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Blog Comments posted by newnatalie

  1. You were right to give your hubby the finger! He was suppose to sneak out and eat pizza if that's what he wanted to do. You are a good woman.

    But the reality is, there will be many days when you will be faced with temptation. This may have been a good test (although a bit insensitive on your husband's part). The world will not stop eating pizza, fried chicken, cheeseburgers, tacos (now, I'm talking to my self) just because you have surgery!

    I am over 3 months post-op and happy to report that most of the time, I am not bothered by what other people are eating. Your new stomach will help you in this area. I wish you the best! Keep us posted.


  2. Oh Carnm! I can so relate to what you experienced. My first "puke" experience was with scrambled eggs during week 4. I took two bites and the eggs just wouldn't move. I fought of the inevitable for about 15 minutes and knew that it had to come up! For the record, I hate throwing up.

    Once the eggs were ejected I was fine. I am almost 7 weeks post-op now and still have not eating an egg! That day may have ruined eggs for me for good!

    Take care!


  3. @Seniorsleever- Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I love to write! I pray that you and your son can get through to his wife. Sounds like an intervention may be needed. I will be praying for her and that you will be her inspiration.

    @punkin7 - Thanks!

    @Prolific T - Congrats on your progress! You are doing great! Another one of my friends pointed out that when we lose weight, it is an adjustment for all those around us. I guess this comes along with the journey! I will check out your blog. Keep in touch!

  4. @ProlificT - Girl my new name is BeNatlay. I told Beyonce' she better watch out! My kids are scheduled for their annual birthday photo shoot the end of January. I think I may get in a few shots! EXCITED!

    @K8walsh - Thanks for sharing your list. I have to agree with you on the restaurant booth. It's no fun when my boobs are sitting on the table! I shared my list with my family and friends. Many of them were truly shocked at some of my desires. It was interesting to see their reaction.

    @jollyj - What is your doctor saying? I am 5 weeks post-op and still losing like crazy. Even when I think I've gained, I will have lost. I wish a speedy road back to "loseland" Keep me posted ...

  5. This is great! I was sleeved on Nov. 30 and have lost 28 pounds in about 4 weeks! I go to the doctor this week and hope he releases me to exercise. I only hope I love it as much as you.

    My family is also in awe at how little I eat. It is amazing how fast you get full and one bite too much will put you in a miserable state. I learned that the hard way.

    Congrats and I am sure love will find you soon! Happy New Year!

  6. Congrats Mu Dog! You are making excellent progress. I can so relate to how food can rule your life. I am almost 3 weeks post-op and I cannot count the number of times I have said "I just want something good!" Now good for me means illegal. Good is fried chicken, tacos, nachos, shrimp fried rice (Ok, I better stop. I am getting hungry now. Someone pass me a protein shake!)

    As you said the Sleeve is just a tool. We must be committed to changing the way we eat and think about food. Thanks for reminding me of this. I wish you the best.


  7. The first few days were very painful for me, but it gets better. Remember, you had surgery! Take your pain meds. Don't let em wear off. In a few days, you won't even need them. I am 2 weeks post-op and have not had any pain meds since day 7 after surgery. If you feel anything extreme, don't ignore it. Call your doctor. I wish you the best!

  8. Congrats Cat28! This is going to be an amazing journey. I am 4 days post-op and feeling good.

    I use to say that I was not an "emotional eater." It wasn't until I really examined my behavior that I realized that was false. I didn't eat gallons of ice cream, or 5 candy bars at a time, but at the slightest stressful moment, I would find myself eating.

    I come from a huge family and everything we do centers around food. Food is our recreation. I am sure this new way of life will not be easy, but I am grateful for the change and looking forward to the new me!

    I wish you the best!

  9. @emilygrace - I respect your right to privacy and realize everyone is not as open as I am. I also know how difficult this obesity battle is so if I can help anyone along the way, I will. Trust me, I won't walk around shouting "I had VSG" to the roof top. But if someone approaches me and is sincerely seeking help, I would feel awful if I did not let them know my secret.

    To say that "other obese brothers and sisters are not my responsibility" is a little cold! This forum has been a life saver. If it had not been for those who have shared their experience and encouraged me, I would be very afraid right now. I am grateful that they did not simply get healthy and forget about everyone else who is struggling. It is VERY important to support one another!

    You owe no one an explanation for your decision to have WLS. There's no reason to be embarrassed or ashamed. As long as these are not your reasons fro keeping it a secret, I say do what makes you comfortable. I wish you the best!

  10. @MicNic - I just think we should encourage one another on this weight loss journey as much as possible! You don't have to go around shouting you had WLS, but if someone asked what you have been doing, with a sincere heart, you should tell them truth. Thanks for checking out my blog!