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12/19/14 9:09 P

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Hi everyone
Sorry I was so busy I couldn't post

Went to Dr for my dizziness , I have low blood pressure so I have to add salt to my diet!!!
I don't like salt that much , I only put a little in the meals I'm cooking. No choice now ...

Sharon you are welcome
Time flies....
I hope you have fun with your new toy lol

Jen congrats , it will be here sooner than you think


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12/19/14 12:13 P

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Surgery on Jan 21. VSG

Does anyone here have a weight loss YouTube channel?

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12/18/14 4:33 A

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emoticon Hi everyone, hope all is well with everyone.

cant believe next week is xmas.... the ONLY reason why I remember is because I get 2 days OFF from work LOL giggling.


Tomorrow my Power Tower is scheduled to arrive by UPS.
it is an exercise machine that you stand in and hold yourself UP with your elbows and do crunches and leg lifts to work on strengthening the stomach muscles and strength training period really and you can also get off the machine and do like push ups and chin ups....

okay ANY excuse to go shopping but its a NEW toy to me emoticon and it may inspire me to get back on track I tell ya LOL and its my new xmas present :) to me by me. :)

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12/18/14 4:29 A

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Karrimarie congrats and scheduling your pre-admissions appointment :) emoticon

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12/18/14 4:28 A

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emoticon Kaza, your post was sooooooo wonderful and ya know what? I completely completeyyyyyyyyyy forgot about taking my vitamins, thank you :)

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12/18/14 4:27 A

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emoticon congrats Lindsey on your surgery, yeh!!!!!!!!!

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12/18/14 4:26 A

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emoticon hi DIINTRP

lawrd I read your post and almost cried.... you kind of reminded me WHY I had the surgery,

emoticon (((((((((( great job! ))))))))))

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12/17/14 12:16 P

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O good , see it was not that bad
When will you get some news?
Let us know

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12/17/14 12:09 A

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Time flies!!!

My pre-stuff was an EKG, blood and urine tests and a discussion about how I was feeling. That was my doctors request.

Good luck. Hugs

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12/16/14 9:28 P

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Hi
Yes time passes so fast

I don't know what the pre- admission tests are
Don't be nervous you will be fine .

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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12/16/14 1:57 P

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Hi everyone!
Hard to imagine Christmas is next week huh?!

Monday I go for pre-admissions testing - does anyone know what this involves? I'll also have a gallbladder ultrasound, upper GI test, and physical therapy. I know I have to fast with only water from 6pm to midnight, then nothing after midnight. I'm nervous but know it's all part of the process. :)



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12/16/14 11:33 A

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Lindsey welcome to the team
Congrats on your surgery
It is a life changing experience
I had my sleeve done 61/2 months a go and I am more than happy that I did it.
Started at 277 lbs and I am at 181 lbs today .
You'll be so diffrent in six months.
It's great to have a supportive husband .
I am sorry that you lost your mother .
I told my mom to do the surgery but she dose the want to .:(

This is where I get my support and happy to be a part of the team
I hope that we can give you support and some answer when you have questions

Yalda

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12/16/14 11:25 A

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Hello everyone

Sharon , don't feel down .you can do this
Yes you have to follow the rules because it makes a big diffrence .
With time you get off the track more often and you have to keep reminding yourself why you did the surgery and get back as soon as possible.
I try my best but I still have chocolate ( I just love. Love love it) not everyday of course and in small amounts not like before.

This in not and easy journey but it pays off and it feels great . I am so much more alive and happier now that I feel better in my skin.
Don't focus on the number only ,
Before I used to write everything I ate on my phone and now to make sure that I take my vitamines I made a chart and put it on the fridge and I feel it out everyday: what I ate to get my protein, nuts to increase HDL , how much water I drank ....
Make small changes everyday and you'll be fully back on track emoticon

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Hello everyone!
I had my bypass a week ago. :)
I had a bad day yesterday, good day today. I seem to be having mostly pretty good days though. Maybe it's because I'm only focusing on what is directly in front of me. I tend to get overwhelmed with really big things in my life, ..and really, how much bigger can you get?

I have been married to a wonderful man for 14 years now, and we have three beautiful children adoring us here and one glorious child loving us from Heaven. Life is amazing, I just forget to live it sometimes. You can only live through your kids for so long, eventually it catches up with you. So, here I am, ..a week in to the rest of my life.

I'm trying to wrap my brain around changing my life to fit me into it. I get the kids where they need to be, but I will have to plan for me now, ..food, water, steps...you know the drill.

I programmed my phone to alarm at mealtimes. I got a bunch of travel mugs for my water and stashed a case of bottled water in the hatch of my car. My amazing Dad bought me a jawbone up24 fitness band. (I know, ...he's awesome)

I worry about my emotions,...my Mom tried to get the surgery, but had waited too late. She was denied because of the risk factor. I held her hand 2 years later as her heart died. Those two years were degrading, they were enlightening, they were a tragic waste of an amazing Woman. Much of this journey is for my Mom, for myself, and so that my kids and Husband would never have to see the things that my Dad and I did. We witnessed her pain, her humiliation, her sense of betrayal at the body that no longer bounced back.

I don't know how to "Be" involved in a message board. I know how to reach out to people that have touched me, and I know how to reach out blindly in search of people that just "get it". I've never done this before, and I apologize if I am not a good member. I can say that when I have time, I will be here, when I am overwhelmed I may step back, but I'll come back as soon as I can.

I want to share in your ups and downs, and I really want you there for mine. I think talking to folks that know much of your story is an important way to develop yourself and your goals.

So, this is me, in my journey, taking it one step at a time...and down a little bit to boot. :)

Thank you for taking the time to listen to me, I hope to see you soon in the posts.
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12/15/14 11:55 A

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For me: what keeps me on track is....

Compliance: I follow the program. For me, no grains at all (for now). I eat ALL proteins, dairy, veggies, nuts and fruit. I use sugar substitutes in my coffee or when I treat myself to one piece of candy. I eat 5-6 times a day.

Focus: The reason I had RNY is to get healthier so I can keep up with my family. I dont want to hold up my family because I cant keep up and have to stop just to breath when we travel which we love.. I want to live longer and see my daughter grow into a beautiful woman and have her own kids.

Support: I go to support group every month and interact with others who have or will have weight loss surgery. I keep my fiance informed of my thoughts and feelings so he can support me.

If I am not compliant, loose my focus and am not getting the support I need, I WILL get off track. I remember to love myself and be patient with myself as this is a life time process.

So... love yourself enough to make you a priority. Think of the airplane example. If the plane is going down, you MUST put the mask on yourself before assisting others. So love you. You will stop loosing weight, then start again... hang in there. Im 9 months out and have lost 107lbs. I experienced the same thing.

Good Luck... HUGS!!!

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good morning everyone :)

is it just me, or is it hard to get motivated to get back on board for "some" of you?

Problem: it is like... I had my surgery, lost 53 lbs and its like I feel like I am done and in REALITY there is a lot more to lose yet it is difficult to follow thru.

It is hard to follow the rules, like protein first, etc.... when I want to and do endulge in carbohydrates MOST of the time as far as consumption.

how do you or anyone get BACK on track?

I even ordered an exercise machine to help me move my body... it will arrive before xmas.



*** People ask me how many lbs I lost (at work) and I began replying: I am where I need to be.

I know they are curious as to HOW much weight I lost by now... I am just embarrassed that it has only been 53 lbs in 4 months where I feel it should be more wt loss than that. :(

why is it not happening? because I am not following the rules... I am rebelling and am spoiled and want what I want.

My stomach is STILL VERY SMALL but it dosent stop me from eating things like: candy, etc.


ANY realistic advise would be appreciated emoticon

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12/10/14 1:13 P

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Hi
Thank you
I don't know , the Dr says this happens .
It might be the exercise . I was doing some intense exercise maybe to soon.
They didn't gave me an specific answer .

I am much better now . Over 3 weeks post op now .
I am not exercising for now , ( no exercising for the first month) I am a little scared to start
But when I do . I won't be jumping or anything.
I'll be more carefull about the type of workouts I will do .

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Hi, Kaz. Any idea what caused your incision hernia? How is the healing going? Get 100% soon!

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Ah those Yaki shakes hehe

My birthday is few days before Christmas to :)
Enjoy the holidays and hold on to your pre op diet . You can do it :)


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I've been trying different shakes for a while. I grabbed the chocolate peanut butter one the other day, oh gosh it's gross lol. But I have 2 pounds of it so I'll be drinking it! I emailed the nutritionist and she gave me some good ideas to add to it so hopefully it'll help :)

Hard to believe that Christmas is so close. It's a super busy time of year for me in regards to working in a church lol. But Christmas is also my birthday, I've always loved this time of year not for gifts but just being able to spend time with loved ones and generally people are a bit kinder.



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Hi

The nutritinist does help . It is expensive it has to be the same price here
Because i paid my surgery my self i had about 10 meeting that was included from pre op till the year anniversary. I have few left .

Its ok to be exited at Christmas time , doesnt matter how old we are :)
Have a good weekend

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hi Everyone emoticon

Hi Karrie :) = I drank chocolate shakes for like 2 more or 2.5 months BEFORE I got brave enough to try another flavor LOL
Tried Strawberry and it was a nice surprise and great taste. I just made my shakes with water and ice :) yum yum

Kaza :) = Glad you are feeling a lil better.... yes I agree it is HARD to stop with the sweets :)

Glad you got to see the nutritionist and she or he is guiding you.
for me.... I just ummmm don't wanna pay $50 to go see her again. I mean really $50.00 for 30 minutes or LESS..... that's such a waste of money that I paid and ummmm

I don't wanna do that again.... I just wanna keep my money emoticon


All is wll here... 19 more days until Christmas....

and ya know what that means..................... drum roll please ************


SANTA is a comin" yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited.... you would think I was a child LOL giggles.

hugs

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Hello all
I am ok still some pain but ok
Stop with the tootsie role hahaha
I have to stop eating sweets

Karrie are you allowed to add some low carb fruits in your shakes? That will change the taste
Use some cinnamon or other spices in to the shakes

I had my app with my Nut. Today I have to eat more veggies and fruits. ,
My vitamins D is to low and worst of all my good cholestrol went down !!
I have to add healthy fats into my diet now

Have a great day everyone

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12/3/14 7:36 A

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They provide a list of various protein powders but also give us guidelines (calories, sugar, etc) on which to purchase. I've found one that I like but I imagine vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry are going to get old really quick!
I will not see the doctor before the pre-op diet. Just the testing at the hospital on the 22nd.



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Hi Kaza, congrats on your sixth month anniversary yeh!!! emoticon emoticon


I am doing great... just trying to STOP eating tootsie rolls LOL smiles.

how has your week been so far?

hi everyone emoticon

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11/29/14 2:42 P

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Happy thanksgiving everyone

Sunshine how is everything with you?
enjoy your mini vacation :)

Today its my 6 months surgieversary lol
I went shopping :) Bought 5 tops in large and 2 pants size 13-14
I a am so happy with all the weight I lost , I have 40 lbs to go and I plan to get there for my year
Surgieversary

Karri emoticon I am so happy for you. It's a great way to start the new year:)
Don't they give you the shakes? If you can call and ask them . Will you see the Dr before your pre diet?
Me I bought it directly from the clinic . Unfortunately I don't remember the name of it . It wasn't good anyway ...

Have a great weekend


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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I got great news this week - my insurance approved the surgery!

My surgery date is January 12!!!

What are some or where can I find protein shake recipes. I start my liquid diet on 12/29 so I want to be prepared! :)



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aaaawww that Is sweet :)

I am cooking my turkey as we speak :)

I have 5 days off so I am most happy , yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy thanksgiving everyone emoticon and Happy Thursday to everyone emoticon

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Hi sunshine
My thanksgiving is already passed and didn't do anything this year ....
But I do make a mean chocolate Pumking pie yum......
How about you

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what is everyone having for thanksgiving.... emoticon

Edited by: SUNSHINE5268 at: 11/20/2014 (20:45)
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So happy for you Carol. You are awesome

I am in pain right now from surgery and the 2 procedures
I had aderance inside meaning that something was sticking one of my wound from inside and pulling so it caused lots of pain when I was walking or moving( so no hernia thank god)
On top of that I had to remove my apendice because it was getting bigger and causing pain.

I am in my bed now , surrounded by my phone , TV remote and iPad .
Trying to pass the time and ignoring the pain .

I hope everybody else is doing good

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I'm 14 months post-op, 7 months at goal weight..... and feeling GOOD! Love this second chance to be healthy, active, and more alive!!


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Thank you Carol

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Oh Kaza!
I pray surgery goes smoothly and for a speedy recovery!
God bless you!
Carol

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That is great you are doing awesome

I have bad news and I am in big pain
I have to have a surgery because I have a incision hernia from my operation .
It is so frustrating , I have to stop my zumba classes for a while .
I am a little anxious and mad at the same time .


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7 months in maintenance phase and just had a weigh in at the PCP office yesterday -- still below goal weight and in overall great health! This surgery gave me a second chance at a blessed life! Super stoked!

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Hi Alisha
First way to go on losing 40 lbs on your own . I am sure you will lose those 5 lbs easily
You can do it.
I hope that you get your surgery date soon :)
Keep up the good work
Drink lots of water it really helps with the weight loss

Yalda

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I had to go see the dietician again, because I saw her last year and for insurance purposes it has to be within a year of surgery for visits to count. She was very happy with my progress and my weight was up a bit, but it is probably due to TOM. I have to lose 5 pounds and have that faxed up to the surgeon. Then they said they would send it into the insurance for prior authorization. After that, they said they can make a surgery date. I am super excited! I can't wait, it has been a very long journey that has last over 1 year. It took me forever to get my blood work to look the way the surgeon wanted it to. I should be able to lose the weight pretty quickly, just have to do what I did to lose the beginning weight. It was cool to find out that I am down almost 40 pounds from my heaviest weight. Also, it is sort of depressing to know I let myself get to that weight. Well, now I am back to walking and watching what I eat like a shark and feeling good about it. I know I will be able to accomplish the weight loss I need before long and that makes me very happy. Just have to keep working on it.

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Hi Connie
Glad to hear from you
I hope you find some help soon
Be strong , I know you are very busy
Take care

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emoticon Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be absent from now until we can get some help with my in-laws. My husband and I are taking on a full load and I just can't get on the computer like I use to. Hope everyone is doing alright and those that are having surgery soon, I wish you luck.

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RNY Date: 8/8/2013
Pre Surgery Weight: 255
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"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I"m possible!" ~Audrey Hepburn ~


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10/21/14 1:22 P

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Hello
How is everyone doing?

After a month of stall I finally lost a couple of pounds
200.4 lbs today , so close to onederland .
I hope to reach it next week ...

Have a great day all

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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10/18/14 10:28 A

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Karri - Woooo Hooooo! Way to go!

Jen -- WOW! YEAH! I pray you get a date for surgery! Super excited for you!

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Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
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Goal Weight: 134 (met April 14, 2014)


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10/17/14 12:01 A

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Your welcome
For me in the beggining I was losing even if I had 2 little stall.
Now it's been a month and nothing . I have to be patient .I have to admit that i am disappointed. But have to keep reminding myself that I did lose 75 lbs ...

Keep up the good work

I will break this plateau and keep on loosing



Edited by: KAZABLANKA2009 at: 10/17/2014 (00:02)
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Thank you! I was definitely worried as I was at a conference October 1-4 and we ended up eating every meal out so I was more than happy with the loss! :)



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10/14/14 4:34 P

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Hi

Karri. Way to go on your 7lbs loss. I am happy for you , you are doing great

Jens .that is exiting I hope they will give you a date .

I am in my stall hope to break it so I can go under the 200's that I haven't seen in many years

Yalda

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I was told to only take Tylenol after surgery.I did take something stronger just after surgery but I don't remember what it was.
I took childrens chewable or liquid at first.
Carmen

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I'm seeing the surgeon tomorrow to sign consent forms etc. I'm hoping to get a date. I've got some meds that need to be decreased and eliminated soon unless it's still months away.

Did anyone take buproprion shortly after surgery it's a SNRI it's not crush able because it's long acting.

I have gone off it twice before and gained 30lbs in 20 days both times. It's the same drug used to quit smoking Zyban. I'm pretty sure it helps me not want to satisfy my mental itch with food or cigarettes. I have been quit for four years this month and I have been getting tabaco cravings now that I'm saying no to junk food more often.



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Had my follow up psych eval - nothing from holding me back from his standpoint, lost 7 pounds since my first appointment with the dietician (she was super happy with that). Once the surgeon gets the paperwork from the psychologist I'll have a consultation set up with him, then another appointment in early Nov. with the dietician. I'm SUPER excited :)



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Hi everyone
How is everyone doing?

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Hi everyone

Wow 176 lbs in 10 months it's amazing
Congrats you are doing great..
Drink lots of water , it's hard for me to do but when I do it I lose more weight.
Try changing your exercise routine.

Karrimarie you will be fine don't worry to much
For me to it was one of the best deli ion of my life

I am 4 months post op today and I have lost 75 lbs
I am so close to go under the 200's lbs as I weight 202.4 lbs today

Kaza

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Thanks, I'm not sure what it was the other day where I was like oh my gosh am I doing the right thing. I talked with my sister and she said to just take a moment, breathe, and know it's going to work out how it's supposed it.

I have my psych eval tomorrow morning, I know I'll be there for a couple hours but I'm not sure what to expect while I'm there.



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BHendrick! Wow! I mean WOW! Your success is commendable!

Are you getting enough calories to continue your weightloss? I know at around 7 months I had to actually increase my calories by 100 per day (protein and fat calories) to get the weight dropping again. By 7 months I was eating 700-800 calories per day and losing about a pound a week. By 10 months I was eating between 800-900 calories (again really low carb, high protein, high fat). This may not work for you, but it worked for me!!

I pray you enjoy continued success and reach your goal!


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i am nearly 10 months post op
my calories fluctuate today i had 418 calories yesterday 205 and day before that 333
176 lbs lost from 281 to 105 lbs
im feeling well to be honest stressed because i am having a time with food and figuring out how to get to my weight goal and what that should be and eating now stresses me

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KarriMarie -- YES!! I had second thoughts, and third and fourth thoughts......right up to the morning of surgery -- the "stinkin' thinkin'" in my head kept saying, "You don't have to do this", "You're taking the easy way out", "What if something goes wrong?".....my brain would shut down with all the negativity. BUT -- I can honestly say WLS was the best decision I have made in a long, long time! I am happier and healthier than I have been in the past 20 years.

I pray you can shut off the "stinkin' thinkin'" and make the decision that is best for you!

Carol Thomas
Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
Pre-Surgery Weight: 234
Goal Weight: 134 (met April 14, 2014)


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