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  1. FuriosMommy

    C360 2012 11 03 22 44 52

    From the album: Progress

    Finally a size 10
  2. I'm looking for others that had their arm lift, breast augmentation and lift all in the same surgery? I'm scheduled for the first week of June, can't wait! I do however have 3 little ones at home (3.5 year old and 1 year old twins). How was the recovery for you? Any tips or pointers? For the BA part, how did you decide on size??? Thanks so much!
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    Here are my progress pictures including pg photos
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    From the album: Progress

    Christmas 2012
  7. Hi ladies, I just wanted to chime in on this topic. I'm currently 11 months post op from my sleeve and I am just about 7 months pregnant with twins. My surgeon advised to wait 12-18 months which was the plan. We were using condoms and apparently my body decided to function that month and now there will be 2 more. We're excited to be having twins, but it certainly wasn't planned. Luckily at the time my weight loss was slowing down and my Vitamin levels were all great. The twins are big and strong and growing very well. At the time of getting pg I was down 80lbs. I was so sick in the first trimester that I lost an additional 20lbs. As of today I have gained 2lbs from my conception weight. My doctor would like me to gain another 10lbs, so we'll see. As far as PCOS prior to having my sleeve I never ovulated on my own. I did spontaneously one month when I was at my highest weight of 338 and I conceived my son. After my son was born in August 2009 we decided not to prevent pg because it took me 2 years to conceive him. From August 2009 to January 2011 I didn't ovulate once that I know of. I had my surgery on 1/4/2011 and started using ovulation tests just to see if my body was responding to the weight loss. I never did get a positive ovulation test until the day the twins were conceived. Of course we had already DTD and used a condom, but after seeing that bright positive ovulation test later that day I just knew it had happened. But all things considering things are going really well. I've been really lucky to have such a healthy pregnancy so close to having my surgery. Luckily with VSG we don't have malabsorption issues so if we do end up accidentally getting pg close to surgery it's not the end of the world. It's not recommended, but would be as bad as say RNY or DS. From my first prenatal visit on my doctor wasn't worried in the slightest. I've seen the same OB for 8 years now and she was my acting primary to help me get my VSG. She wasn't concerned. She knew that carrying twins so close to VSG but being 80lbs lighter would be far better than being pregnant close to 350lbs again. I'm scheduled for a repeat c-section on Feb. 7th to have these munchkins then I'll be back on plan trying to lose the rest of my weight. I'm tall so my goal is 175lbs. I haven't gained much with my pregnancy, but I still have a long ways to go to reach my weight loss goal. I would recommend getting as close to goal as possible before TTC. I just think things would be easier after.
  8. I've always had huge upper arms. It's always bothered me and I've never been able to comfortably wear sleeveless clothing in public. I know that I'll eventually have to get a brachioplasty (I'm fine with the big scar if I can wear the clothes I want). I'm thinking some type of a upper arm compression garment would help. Anyone else use one? I'm hoping it'll minimize the extra skin. I'm just thinking that while I'm working out and just going through my day it keeps hanging there and bouncing around (gross lol). I'm just thinking it might be getting worse. I'm 27 so I hope it'll get a little better, but let's be realistic. I've been overweight/obese my entire life, so it's not going to be perfect and I don't expect it to be. I'm thinking of just using Ace wraps while working out, but I'd like to find something I can wear under my clothes to give a little extra support in that area. Hey, we wear Spanx to help hold together out tummies and thighs, why not our flabby arms too?
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    4th of July - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Furiosmommy .......262..............245.........235........... 10
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    4th of July - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    Checking in and changing goal... My initial goal didn't seem all that unattainable, however as the time gets closer things just aren't going as swiftly as I like. SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Furiosmommy .......262..............249..........235........... 14
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    4th of July - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    Checking in! SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Furiosmommy .......262..............254..........230........... 24
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    4th of July - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    Checking in! SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Furiosmommy .......262..............258..........230........... 28
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    Has anyone tried Slim Fast Low Carb Shakes

    Ibejjo, did you try the chocolate or the vanilla? Walmart.com only carried the chocolate so that is what I bought. I'm curious to know how the vanilla is, but Walmart doesn't have it.
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    4th of July - WHAT WILL YOU WEIGH???

    I'm in! I messed up the Easter challenge, so I'm back to try again! SN..............Starting Wt........Current.......Goal.......Lbs to Goal Furiosmommy .......262..............262..........230........... 32
  15. Great post, I think tracking is so important. Sometimes on the weekend I don't track and towards the end of the day I'll think "I wonder how much protein I got today.." I like using the Fat secret calorie counter app on my smartphone. No excuses to not track my food!
  16. I would call both. Check in with the surgeon's office to make sure everything was submitted when they say it was. Then check with the insurance company. Good luck! Just like senior said, be nice, but be persistent.
  17. Well... yes and no.... I'm not sure if it's just you or if you have a family to shop for, so this is what I do. I have to shop for myself, Hubby and our toddler. I still buy a lot of the same things for them so I really don't spend less on actual groceries possibly a little more. I buy a lot more protein now. But I am also a big couponer so I'm always looking for the best deal. But, we eat out far less. Far less for us is once a week down from 3 or 4 meals out a week. If it's just you, I think you will have a decent amount of savings on your hands!
  18. FuriosMommy

    How the HELL do you know what size you are?

    I know what you mean! My lane bryant 22's got way too big, and now my 24's from JcPenny's fit, and I can fit into Old Navy 20's (not plus). It's so hard to keep up with sizing, that's why I don't have a size goal! And I have to ask what exactly does "30 day shitters" mean? That just sounded too funny.
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    Has anyone tried Slim Fast Low Carb Shakes

    Thanks for the input Irene. The reviews looked pretty good so I went ahead and ordered a 4 pack from walmart for $7. I'll try them out as soon as they arrive!
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    Has anyone tried Slim Fast Low Carb Shakes

    It doesn't look like they carry them locally for me either. But you can order them online from walmart.com and just buy one pack to see how they taste. Might be worth a shot! Here's the link My link
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    Has anyone tried Slim Fast Low Carb Shakes

    I think the nutrition info looks pretty good on those! I've also been looking for a good RTD shake. I think it'd be nice to have on hand but I think all of the RTD stuff is horrible. I think they would be worth a try. But you are right, $40 is a lot on a risk. I'd try to find some locally, or buy online in a smaller quantity if you could. I might look for them myself though to try them out. You figure a protein powder is going to be around 120 calories, 24g of protein and about 4 carbs (mine is anyway). But when you add that to a cup of milk you add on another 12g of carbs. I just hate blowing that many carbs in one go personally. Thanks for posting, i'll look for them locally and report back with what I find out!
  22. Hi ladies just passing on a discovery I had this morning. All of the Kmart's in the Phoenix area are closing down (as they are everywhere else I assume). In it's place the one down the street from me was turned into a Sears Outlet store. Most clothing is $8 and less. I didn't find anything great in the clothing, but I did get two shapers there for $5 each. They are both Dr. Rey brand, you know... the cutie doc from Dr. 90210. I've bought one of his in the past and paid $55 for it and loved it and I hate that it's too big now. So these were a great deal for me and they look perfect. Just passing it on if you have a Sears outlet near you, it might be worth a look. I will admit though, the store was kind creepy and very wherehouse like, but for a $5 shaper I can be brave!
  23. Hmm, I never noticed that on the unjury container, but I believe you I never really looked. I only tried the sample. The ON seems to be fine. I've never had trouble. I know alot of people throw a scoop into their coffee too. The container for the optimum nutrition one says it's great for baking and lists beverages that it can be mixed into including coffee and hot chocolate so I would assume that is fine. I guess they all just vary.
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    Like kinky (cute name) said, it's totally up to you. You have to do what is best for you. If you feel they will be supportive and you need their support then you can tell them. But if you'd rather not, I think that's fine too. During the approval process my Husband, in laws and parents knew, but my Brother didn't. I didn't want too many people to know until it was a sure thing. I email my brother a week before my surgery to let him know. Because honestly, if he was going through something like this and I didn't know, I would feel a little hurt and left out. But that's just us... we were close growing up, fat growing up, we grew away, he lost over 250lbs in a year, then gained it all back. I think we were close growing up because we knew what it was like to be uncool, heavy, outsider kid. Now that the surgery has been done and things are going well I don't really care who knows. But again, this is your journey and your decision so tell who you feel comfortable telling.

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