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kellyw74 last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. Hi Kelly how are you??? :-)

  2. I had the sleeve surgery with Kaiser. Best thing I ever did! Good luck to you. Kelly
  3. went on my trip home for holidays. everyone was SHOCKED at how good i looked 117lbs lighter!! i gained .3, but lost 2 lbs in 2 days after getting home. so, all in all i did good. hope you all had a good holiday!! :)

  4. went on my trip home for holidays. everyone was SHOCKED at how good i looked 117lbs lighter!! i gained .3, but lost 2 lbs in 2 days after getting home. so, all in all i did good. hope you all had a good holiday!! :)

  5. I had surgery on Monday, May 9th, and so far have lost 60lbs. I also lost 55lbs pre-op for a total lost of 115lbs!! WOOT!! Kelly
  6. I had to slowly transition into eating again. I had to do liquids, then purees, then solids. Now that I am almost 7 months out, I pretty much eat whatever I want. I always do my protein first and don't eat pasta, rice, chips, cookies, pies, cakes etc. But, if I want some chocolate, I have a piece. I didn't however, eat anything but protein and a few veggies/fruit for 6 months. I got to goal really fast by sticking to my dr.'s rules. Now, I eat what I want and don't worry too much because I know I can't eat too much of anything!! Good luck to you! Kelly
  7. For me, I followed my surgeons guidelines. I exercise daily and that is it. No magic here. Just did what I was told and was persistant about my exercise. Good luck to you! Kelly
  8. kellyw74

    Ashamed of WLS?

    I told nobody except my husband, not even my own mother knows and she is my bff.!! I think people can be so negative and just down right mean about the subject. Just the other day, I was talking to my unlce's gf and she was telling me about a friend of her's that had lap band and how she "would never" do something like that!!! why not just diet and exercise and do it "THE RIGHT WAY"!! I was so offended. What is the right way is what I wanted to say, but I didn't. My husband sat there snickering and we laughed later. It isn't like I sit on the couch on my A$$ and eat bon-bons all day long and lose 5lbs at the end of the week. It DOES NOT work that way!!! But, that is how ignorant people are. They really are un-educated and have not a clue that you still have to exercise and eat right. I have worked harder to lose every lb since my surgery than I ever have in my entire life and THAT MY FRIENDS is THE HONEST TRUTH!! There is not a magic trick or pill. Nothing about this is easy!!!. I may tell my mom in a couple weeks when I see her-she lives in another state, but for now, only my husband knows. I tell people I eat low carb and high protein and that I exercise. That is the truth, I just omit the part about the VSG. Kelly
  9. going to see my family in a week in another state for thanksgiving. non of them know about my surgery and the last time they saw me i was 280lbs. i am nervous and excited of how they are going to react to my 160lb body! wish me luck!

  10. kellyw74

    Completely F*%King LOST

    i dobut you have stretched your sleeve. it looks like what you are eating are all slider foods and that could be your problem. if you are eating maily sliders, you wont feel restriction with them and can eat and eat and eat all day. try following the "rules" of the sleeve and eating dense protein at each meal FIRST and then some veggies and then fruit if you have room. I bet money, that you will feel restriction. follow the rules and you will be just fine!! Kelly
  11. i walked day one home from the hospital. no issues with walking, it was encouraged. i was not supposed to lift over 10lbs for the 1st 2 weeks and 20lbs up to week 5 or until i saw my surgeon for clearance and NO ab exercises till then either. all i did was walk until seeing my dr. then it all fair game. walking is great exercise anyway. i still do it almost daily at 7 months out. kelly
  12. how awesome, and yes def a nsv!! CONGRATS!! i have had to buy lots of undies. went from a size 9 to a 5. i can't stand underware that doesn't fit!! drives me crazy! Kelly
  13. kellyw74

    At 2 months out, how much could you eat?

    i didn't eat much at 2 months out either. i was eating a bite or two of things and that was it. i am just over 6 months out and still can not eat more than 3 oz of meat at a time. usully 2.5oz, a bite or two of veggies and i am finished! i use to take 20 minutes to eat my meal, but i can eat much faster than that now. i still eat slow for the amount of food i do eat tho. kelly
  14. WOW!! Irene, you have had a lot done since I was away!! Good for you. Glad you are feeling good. The girls look great and so do your legs!! Keep us posted on your progress!!! Hugs, Kelly
  15. kellyw74

    Almost 4 months post-op

    So happy for you! COngrats, that is awesome!! Babyt, I only spent the night and went home the next day. I had no complications at all and was up walking a few hours after surgery. Hope you have a good experience too! Kelly