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lizzyshade

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    lizzyshade got a reaction from CarolinePT09 in One year surgiversary!   
    I'm 13 months out now, lost 104 lbs. I stalled out completely until I connected here again recently & read some advice. I also started fitnesspal & realized I was eating nore calories than I thought. I went back to 800 calories, Protein first (even bought the powder again) & am still walking. Lost 2 lbs this week, first loss in months, has to be the portions! I want ti lose 35 more pounds. I have to repeat my mantra & live it too! Eat small, Be small! Either way, like you, I am so thankful!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from DUBrookie03 in 100 LBS LOST!   
    Congratulations!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from laceeb in myfitnesspal and your opinion   
    I downloaded & tracked my calorie intake today on myfitnesspal. I needed the wake up call! Weight loss has stopped, my caloric intake is a lot more than I thought & my Protein less. Good tool if you chart honestly to yourself, I need to get back on track! Eat small, Be small!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from Laura V in Stay the course   
    I'm 13 months post sleeve, Ive lost 104 lbs. I haven't lost or gained weight since January. For me this journey has become about staying the course. About not fading back into what I was & not giving up on my goal to lose 35 more lbs. Im hungry again, I eat more & sometimes I don't choose what I should. Those times I have to acknowledge my choices & forgive lmy weakness, so I can make better choices next time. I won't give in, give up, be that big stranger again. It would be easier to fade into food, but through my WLS experience, I discovered strength, I am capable of living thin. Eat small, Be small! Stay the course!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from Carly4HandinSD in 9 months, 134 pounds - Pics included :)   
    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing, I needed this today. Ive lost 104 lbs, but have been stalled out for a while. I need to get back to basics, so my tool can work. Thanks for the reminder, you are an inspiration!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from LouiseC in Always Thinking about food!   
    Im really glad I read this thread tonight. Ive been stuck at the same weight since January. Thinking of food all the time again & eating more often than needed. Today I downloaded mfp to get a calorie reality check & came here for advice/ support. Mindfulness is a great word to end tonight with & begin with again tomorrow! Thanks, Eat small, Be small!
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    lizzyshade reacted to Laura V in Always Thinking about food!   
    Yes I think it's disconcerting to be thinking about food still. And as you know I still do. Having this surgery has you thinking about it naturally because of the timing and amounts of food figure into your daily life even more now.
    But as a food addict, it's more than just timing and measuring of food that consume me at times. I still, even though I don't... think about eating all the time. Is it because I have a tendency to have obsessive thoughts and actions
    (OCD diagnosed and runs in my family)
    I've thought about the oral fixation I have too, I mean literally oral! it's my mouth, I feel the "need"
    To have something in there (no wise ass joke men please) at all waking moments.
    Like I said on the other thread... I still go to bed thinking about food and wake up thinking about food.
    Am I destined to fail? Depends on what I do with it. My eyes are wide open and I will continue to learn about my complicated self.
    As always my name is Laura and I am a food addict and a work in progress.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from laceeb in myfitnesspal and your opinion   
    I downloaded & tracked my calorie intake today on myfitnesspal. I needed the wake up call! Weight loss has stopped, my caloric intake is a lot more than I thought & my Protein less. Good tool if you chart honestly to yourself, I need to get back on track! Eat small, Be small!
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    lizzyshade reacted to mokee in Need Advice About Protein   
    Get some PB2. This is dry Peanut Butter. Add 2 tbs to shake when making and the peanut butter taste takes over. It makes them tolerable and also gives you more Protein with no fat and low calorie.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from Laura V in Stay the course   
    I'm 13 months post sleeve, Ive lost 104 lbs. I haven't lost or gained weight since January. For me this journey has become about staying the course. About not fading back into what I was & not giving up on my goal to lose 35 more lbs. Im hungry again, I eat more & sometimes I don't choose what I should. Those times I have to acknowledge my choices & forgive lmy weakness, so I can make better choices next time. I won't give in, give up, be that big stranger again. It would be easier to fade into food, but through my WLS experience, I discovered strength, I am capable of living thin. Eat small, Be small! Stay the course!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from Laura V in Stay the course   
    I'm 13 months post sleeve, Ive lost 104 lbs. I haven't lost or gained weight since January. For me this journey has become about staying the course. About not fading back into what I was & not giving up on my goal to lose 35 more lbs. Im hungry again, I eat more & sometimes I don't choose what I should. Those times I have to acknowledge my choices & forgive lmy weakness, so I can make better choices next time. I won't give in, give up, be that big stranger again. It would be easier to fade into food, but through my WLS experience, I discovered strength, I am capable of living thin. Eat small, Be small! Stay the course!
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from Laura V in Stay the course   
    I'm 13 months post sleeve, Ive lost 104 lbs. I haven't lost or gained weight since January. For me this journey has become about staying the course. About not fading back into what I was & not giving up on my goal to lose 35 more lbs. Im hungry again, I eat more & sometimes I don't choose what I should. Those times I have to acknowledge my choices & forgive lmy weakness, so I can make better choices next time. I won't give in, give up, be that big stranger again. It would be easier to fade into food, but through my WLS experience, I discovered strength, I am capable of living thin. Eat small, Be small! Stay the course!
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    lizzyshade reacted to Butterthebean in List of slider foods   
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from ReduceReuseRecycle-Me! in Looking for Negative stories! What are the Cons if any?   
    I'm 7 months post op & 100 lbs less today! I have had complications, I had an infection after surgery, then another in my intestine and have endured pain, nausea, depression & finally lots of Hair loss. I missed 3 months of work since surgery in May due to surgical complications & then the infections. However, I've learned a lot about myself, I've learned to exercise, forced to learn Portion Control & would do it all again. I'm not the typical story & even I think its been worth it.
    One thing I've learned is that under my layers of fat & skin, I'm still me. So the struggles I had are still there. Also there is the reality of whats left of my body, my skin with a lot of fat gone... not a pretty sight. Looks ok under clothes though. And still with all that, I would do it again.
    Today I'm am half of me, surgery set me free.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from foxymomma in pain after sex   
    I'm thankful for the support here. It's amazing how many aspects of our lives weight gain & weight loss effects. You'd think with a hundred pounds gone everything would be great, but there are still challenges everyday, just different ones. Happy New Year everyone.
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    lizzyshade reacted to Ms skinniness in pain after sex   
    Lizzy ~ this is a supportive site, some people just want to make sure that the OP's are aware that it is important ti get medical tx whenever needed. Please don't hesitate to ask and keep in mind that we care a lot about you and sometimes forget that you know that you are aware of the need for medical advice and already have an appointment with a doc. Please ask and don't hesitate.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from 2013isit in pain after sex   
    I was not looking for a diagnosis, just support from other sleevers that may have experienced negative changes in their sex life due to pain. Before being sleeved I never had low abdominal cramps after sex & wondered if I was alone or not. It's not a lube problem or misunderstanding of my anatomy. I have an apt made to see a doctor. Doctor's aren't your support group though, here was supposed to be that.
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    lizzyshade reacted to AliveAgain in Met Someone Who Gained Back Half Their Weight After Vsg   
    This is a big one for me this week as I've been having a tough time emotionally and mentally with some things going on, and my "head hunger" has come back to the forefront of my thinking. When I'm sad, I want comfort foods. Thankfully I have not broken down at all and have stuck with the program and my weight loss is still progressing. But even today, after a tough session with my therapist, I really wanted to hit the Jack in the Box. Granted, I justified it by saying I'll just get chicken strips and eat two of them. I was halfway there when I stopped at a light and made a hard u-turn saying out loud, "Just go home! GO HOME NOW!" and I did. I came home and made a Protein shake instead. I was hungry (hadn't had enough Protein today) and emotional -- two weaknesses. It just goes to show how there is more to this surgery than just the incisions, gas, and pills. It's about knowing what you got in trouble in the first place and taking control.
    I personally know that having the sleeve has been the best and most consistent tool I've had in weight loss ever. Before, I'd diet, I'd exercise, I'd get into a program and inevitably I'd lose momentum after 2-3 months. Having PAID for the surgery (a small chunk of savings that could have gone to SO many other things), gone through the cutting, the healing and that horrible first month -- I NEVER want to do it again. That does not mean I regret ever doing it -- just the opposite -- now that I have done it, I have so much motivation to never have to do it again! Not to mention seeing the results for the first time in six years! Yes, my weight yo-yo'd some in my twenties, but I've never had to lose this much weight before. To know I've been able to lose 50 pounds in three months, is just amazing.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from TheGamer in carb/portion reality   
    I've been stuck @ 97lbs lost for all of December, its a great success, but too close to 100 to have it stall before the new year. A friend reminded me to go back to measuring & using fitness pal to record calories. Wow, an eye opener this wk. Somehow I reverted slowly to higher carb/fat intake than my Proteins & my portions were more than I thought. I'm 7 months out & eating 1/2 cup per meal. But I get hungry every 2 hrs & found that I was eating 1/2 c during snack time too. So yesterday I went back to Protein 1st, 1/2 cup meals & 2 oz protein Snacks. My caloric intake was down by 300 & the scale moved down 1.5 lbs! So if you or I get stuck, we need to get back to basics
    ... protein 1st & honest portions. I have a feeling this will still be a lifelong battle, even when I reach my ultimate goal.
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    lizzyshade got a reaction from MarKing15 in 200   
    Made my 2nd weight goal today ... 200 lbs, 69 gone forever! Haven't weighed 200 for over 15 years. So excited

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