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CraftyChristie

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  1. I finally posted my 4 month update with photos and video! Hope you'll come check it out! Thank you so much Health and Happiness: 4 Month Progress Update
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    Everyday eating

    There's nothing I "can't" eat. I don't like spicy, but then I never did. I eat some bread in small quantities. I avoid a lot of carbs like breads, mashed potatoes, rice, etc.. not because I "can't" eat them, but they feel heavier in my stomach and I just don't think the taste is all that appealing anymore. They seem bland. No food has ever upset my stomach! That's been such a blessing to me.
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    Hunger

    I still have hunger! But like you said it doesn't take much to get full. So it doesn't bother me. I'm not hungry 24/7... but I get hungry every 2-3 hours when I am supposed to eat... I eat a little, I'm full, and the cycle goes on. I am fine with it as long as I'm hungry when I'm supposed to be (and not all the time), and my small portions fill me up. At least it makes it easier to remember when I'm supposed to eat
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    1 year/80-100 lbs lost-Heat

    For me by about 35 lbs lost I had way more heat tolerance. Ever since then I am cold even in 70 degrees. When it's 85-90 degrees, I find it only slightly uncomfortable, and sometimes not bad at all.
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    Um... endowment?

    My hubby's is making an appearance after his 65 lbs lost so far.... :001_tt2:
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    I'm so close I can almost TASTE it

    Wow 91 lbs already... you are kicking butt!!!! We are all gonna do the happy dance with you when you get to onederland!!!
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    Closing in on 16 months post op

    Amazing!!! I love that you are loving life :001_tt2:
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    Birth Control After WLS?

    Hi! I went back on the pill at 6 weeks post op. My surgeon told me to wait that long so as not to risk blood clots. I had NO problems swallowing the tiny little pill, even though bigger pills would make me feel sick. I had to be careful not to have too big a swig of water at that point so that it wouldn't hurt but that was about it. I don't know if it's because of going off the pill prior to surgery and staying off it, but I also didn't have a period at ALL til about 8-10 weeks post op. Had one regular cycle and now on my 2nd cycle it is lasting foreeeeeeever. It's been like 5 weeks. Annoying. Hope I get re-accustomed to the pill soon!
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    I'm losing, she is stalled

    Everybody is so different. That's the one challenge to doing this as a couple - you have your partner to compare to. On our side it's the opposite - I'm losing faster than my husband. He isn't doing anything wrong that we can see... he exercises less than I do... but his inches seem to be changing more. Tell her to ask herself, when's the last time she was able to lose 32 lbs in 8 weeks? How happy would she be about that, if she weren't comparing herself to you? Hang in there and it will get better!! As for stalling, when I stalled around by 8 week point, I added in a protein drink every morning and that really helped me.
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    Do we need a B12 supplement?

    Exactly... take a sublingual B12 daily. This means you let it melt under your tongue.
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    Stalling so soon????

    Everyone goes through stalls at different times - your body's gotta do what it's gotta do - so try not to worry! Just keep doing your thing! As far as the small chili.... I hate to tell you this but I can't finish it at 4 months post-op. I wouldn't be concerned though - I think the answer to that is that you are taking 30 mins to finish it. I was told to finish my meals by 15 mins max. If you wait longer, you begin to digest, and therefore can fit more in. Try stopping at 15 mins. It's ok to get hungry more often, I eat every 2-3 hours, 5-6 times a day usually, and that's what my surgeon recommended. I don't know if any of this helps, just thought I'd throw it out there!
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    Few days out

    The restlessness is good because moving around as much as possible will help you feel better faster. By a week a felt pretty good and by 2 weeks I pretty much forgot I had surgery. You will get there!
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    100 lbs in Six Months...almost!

    Amazing... thank you so much for sharing your feelings about your experience.I am right there with you.
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    sharing my little succes with you

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful progress and you look great!!
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    My closet in empty

    Firstly - CONGRATS!!!!! That is wonderful :001_tongue: Secondly, I am a 20 and just barely getting into 18's and I have NOTHING... so if you would like to get rid of them I would LOVE to benefit.... :thumbup:
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    Scale victory... Booya!

    Whoooo hoooo!! I can really relate to your feeling. Every time I lost weight, I stopped at 240. Once I managed 238. Today I am 229 and it feels so amazing being below my previous low weight. Makes you feel like this is it :001_tongue: :thumbup: Way to go!!
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    Half Way Point 105 Pounds Down

    You're doing so great! I really look forward to seeing your pictures!!
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    It's Official!

    WOW... absolutely amazing. A HUGE warm congratulations to you.
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    Best week ever, NSV after NSV!!

    This one had me tearing up. I can feel your beautiful emotion. Thank you so much for sharing this. You will do GREAT at the 5K. Take pics of that event for sure, and I can't wait to see your before and 8 month pics!!
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    Nine month update...

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration and such a beautiful lady!
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    NSV - Sweater from 1982!

    What a fantastic milestone!! Thank you for sharing! I hope you will post a picture! :001_tongue:
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    I stood up, my pants went down!

    LOL!!! Congrats? But also embarrassing? LOL thank you for sharing :001_tongue:
  23. Thank you!! Yes I have been losing quite a bit of hair, but not an extreme amount. I use Ovation which seems to help it break less and stay looking a little thicker.
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    I'm on Blogger!

    Hello everyone! I am pretty new on the boards and I don't have a surgery date just yet but my consult is on May 12th! My husband wants to have the VSG also. I've been a weight-loss and health blogger going on 10 years now. I recently started a new blog when I began therapy for my weight issues... and now it is going to become my sleeve blog :ohmy: I hope you will come follow me! http://healthy-christie.blogspot.com/ If any of you have blogs out there... I'd love to know about them so leave a comment here or on my blog! :cursing:

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