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    Is This Long Of Stall Normal?

    So glad i read this post I have been at a stall for 3 months. I'm very frustrated and aggravated. I'm trying to add more exercise. I weigh myself everyday I'm sure that's not best thing to do. Very disappointed.
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    8 month "stall" & disgusted with myself

    Wow, I am so grateful I found this forum. I am struggling bad. I haven't lost any weight in 2 months and I had surgery on 01/18/2012. I love to snack and I find myself snacking at work all the time. I can't fool myself when I look in the mirror I still look 350 lbs and I have lost 80 lbs. I so want to ge to my goal weight and just don't see that happening. I'm struggling with exercise and just not sure what to eat anymore. I need help and my will power back.
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    Wedding Dress Blues

    Hi Ladies, I am getting married next month and still don't have a dress. I went to davids Bridal to buy one off the rack. I have lost 66 lbs and I still need a size 26 wedding dress but i can wear size 22 pants. This was very disappointing. My question is does anyone have a beautiful dress in a 26 they want to sell or know where I can purchase one off the rack in ohio, chicago, or Indiana? Any help would be great ahving a small vegas wedding. Trying to get rid of at lest 10 lbs in 2 weeks....lol Thanks for your help.
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    Wedding Dress Blues

    Hi 2bonederfulagain, thanks for the info I located a store in my area!!!! I will check them out Friday!!!ô¿ô
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    I am so disappointed with my weight loss, I had surgery on Jan 18, 2012 and I have been at a stall for over 4 weeks, My scale is stuck it fluctuates 3lbs up or 3 lbs down. I drink my water, eat protein and exercise at least 2 -3 times a week, Just venting. Have a good day!!!!!
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    Wedding Dress Blues

    I have looked online but after going into the store i am not sure what size to order i would hate to pay all that money and the dress does not fit. Plus i am pressed for time. Thanks for the info. Have a good day!
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    Home- The Aftermath....

    Good luck on your journey. I was having what I thought was hunger pangs once I returned to work they went away, to busy to think about them.
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    Nagging Doubts

    Hi, I feel your pain. I'm on day 62 and I have only lost 54lbs. I am trying not to feel sorry for myself. I have been on a stall for the past 3 weeks. I hope you can find piece in knowing that the weight will come off if you are exercising and eating properly. I went to see my Doctor and I was not satisfied with the weight I had lost, but I continue on. I hope you can find peace knowing that this is the best support team right here. Hang in there put your big girl panties on and together we will support one another. I wish you the best of luck on this journey.
  9. Congratualtions....must be a good feeling.
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    Working Out!

    I didn't make it to the gym today but I went online and found some old Richard Simmon videos....LOL. I haven't sweated like that in a long time... I worked out for 20 minutes and then I got on my elipitical machine. I am proud of myself. Starting today I am taking control of my life again. Here's to the new me.
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    Working Out!

    Thanks Rediscover, it's time.
  12. I am scared I am gaining weight, I purchased a scale about 3 weeks ago and I weigh myself 3 to 4 times a day and each time it says something different. I am struggling with what to eat, I think I am doing the right thing and it seem like I am gaining. My Doctors office called today to inform me I was dehydrated and needed to go in and get fluids. I came home got on the scale and it went from 301 this morning to 309 is that right is it normal. I am scared, I am failing, I am not losing the weight I thought I would. I am going to go back and see the Nutrionist to get some help with my meals ans portion sizes. I want to be successful with my weight loss. I started this journey at 349 lbs, when I went to my post op I was 307 lbs, my scale has not gotten down under 300lbs and it's been about 3 week. I have an elipitical machine that I have been using and i am still not losing. Any advice would be helpful. I do mess up and eat the wrong thing sometime but for the most part I am faithful, I have trouble getting the calcium down it makes me nauseated, I am trying to find one I really like. Thanks for listening I appreciate any help, and advice you can give.
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    Un-Clutter Your Life

    Very nice, I needed to read this. thanks.
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    I Am Scared And Trying To Keep The Faith

    Lissa, Thank you so much. After I wrote this I said i was going to focus on getting the protein in and doing more exercise. Boy 64 oz is a lot of water to try and consume but I guess if others are doing it I can to. My clothes are looser so thats a good thing. Thanks again . Thanks so much for the
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    2 Month Post Op Update

    Thank God you are feeling better.
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    Sabatoge Or Love

    My fiance brings sweets into the house all the time. But thankfully I have the willpower to say no. At first I thought it was sabotage but then I thought he has always eaten junk food. I look at it as the sleeve was my decision and therefore it is my responsibility and I can't expect him to diet with me. I did tell him not to offer me any because he knows my fght. It's a struggle and a difficult one. I pray you stay strong and your family takes into consideration the goal you are trying to reach and help with more healthy food choices for you and them. Good luck!!
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    4 Weeks Post-Op Today!

    Congratulations, keep up the good work.
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    Race Day - Valentine's Day 8K

    That was awesome and inspiring. Congrats to you.
  19. I haven't purchased a scale because I didn't want to be weighing myself every day. I am 24 days post op and not sure if i'm losing like i should. When I had my 2 week appointment I had lost 25 lbs. My clothes don't feel as loose as they should at least to me. My stomach feels like it bloated, my incision still hurts like hell. I'm having trouble getting all my vitamins in daily, and I need to start exercising. I'm sure that will help me alot. I am still off work and i'm scared to go back for fear no one will be able to tell i've lost weight. Although I do feel really good. I eat chicken turkey and refried beans all the time trying to get the protein in, my nutritionist told me to eat chicken every meal if it stays down. I don't crave the bad foods i used to eat so I think that's a good thing. Has anyone else felt this way or been through this?
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    I Feel Like I'm Gaining Instead Of Losing

    Yecats and circa, thanks as well. I love this forum everyone is so helpful and sincere.
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    I Feel Like I'm Gaining Instead Of Losing

    CAsleeve, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I broke down and got a scale today and it showed I had lost 3 lbs. I don't want to worry myself with how much weight i've lost but the fact that I feel so much better. The weather where I live is cold and crappy but I will turn some music on and dance around the house. I am going to go buy me some weights as well. Again thanks so much.
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    I'm Craving Cheetos , 13 Days Post Op

    Thanks everyone.
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    I'm Craving Cheetos , 13 Days Post Op

    I am craving cheetos and I know I can't have them. If i could only have one. I don't want to get sick but the craving is bad.
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    Oh, By The Way, I No Longer Snore!

    That is great news. I pray after I lose more weight I will stop snoring. That is such a good thing.
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    Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    Hey everyone, Hope all is well. As for me I was sleeved on 01/18. Since I had my sleeve everything has been going great. And I am so thankful. I am drinking my crystal light and water. I ate some beans and applesauce. The new protein drink was disgusting getting some more good ones tomorrow. I don't know when i am full so I just eat the small amount i put on my little plate. Everything stays down. Should I be eating more or less? Thanks

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