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  1. Failure

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Hey all. I'm about to hit my 1 year surgerversary! I've lost 110 lbs and have 70 more to go. I'd love if someone would message me in the area and we could talk face to face. If you are close enough maybe we can meet up and go for walks or something. I need to get exercising! Please message me so it is easier. I live in Gainesville area!
  2. NurseGrace hit it on the money on what I was trying to say. While better than white rice, it is not something you have to avoid necessarily but there are lots more better alternatives. Complex carbs are controversial in whether they are ok or not. In my dieting postop (or should I say healthier food choices as I don't really "Diet") I just try to eat things in moderation if it's not entirely dubbed a health food (like lean meats, veggies, etc). Here is a website I found for you all to get a better feel for what I mean. http://diaryofanutritionist.com/2010/04/23/rice-white-vs-brown-good-vs-bad/
  3. Failure

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Hey all. I did not have my surgery in GA but I had it in FL. I live in Gainesville, GA but this Atlanta post is the closest I've found right now. I'm 6.5 months out and 83 pounds down. From 353 to 270. I am 5'3". I feel I have a pretty decent grip on keeping the weight loss consistent. If anyone wants a buddy/mentor, please msg me. We can either email or we can text if you prefer. I love talking about the sleeve!!
  4. Failure

    Stomach Stretching

    This is not showing for me, can someone post the link for me or PM it to me please?
  5. Isn't it awesome? I am 11 days after surgery now and losing roughly 2.5 lbs a day. Had a few days where I didn't lose anything but it's been averaging 2.5 a day otherwise. So far.
  6. Failure

    Will They Deny Me?

    I'm not on any medications at this time. But when I had my consultation they actually didn't require any psych eval. They strongly encouraged me to talk to someone before and after the surgery but they did not "require" it.
  7. Failure

    Where Did You Get Your Ramekins?

    I like this in star shape actually because I can pour soup into my mouth easily when it gets low and spoon won't pick it up. Is actually super convenient. I already tried one lol.
  8. Failure

    Where Did You Get Your Ramekins?

    Just wanted to make a quick update. I was at a yard sale type thing today inside of a flea market and you'll never guess what I got! For $3:
  9. I'm so scared but excited at the same time! I'm pretty sure everything will be ok! I do not really need any pre-op tests. They said they will do a pregnancy test because it is mandatory and the anesthesiologist might want a CBC but it's up to him. It won't be any extra cost that they know of, it's included in the hospital fees. They gave me this awesome little shaker bottle that you can use to drink your shakes in, it has a little wire ball that shakes and mixes your powders up really good. Then they gave me only 2 samples of Celebrate Protein mix. I got chocolate and strawberry. I do not like the chocolate, it tastes like chocolate chalk with that fake sugar taste (I HATE that fake sugar taste). Is unjury chocolate any better?? So other than that I feel pretty good. I got all my questions answered, and he said he would take a pic of my tummy for me, lol. He wasn't weirded out by that question at all. I'm overall so pleased with how nice everyone was. The nutritionist was very informative and they have this booklet that had all the answers to my major questions. They want ma to get 70-80g of protein a day. I need to do a "full" liquid diet for a week before surgery (starting the 20th) and then Clear liquids only with no red dyes the day before surgery. And then for after surgery it's the standard 2-2-2 of course. So this is my journey. I'm on my way! Is anyone else having theirs on the 27th??
  10. Failure

    Holy Crap...

    Yeah they suggest the almond milk over the soy milk. They told me not to mix a lot of soy milk in one time, but with PCOS I don't think I have much issue with having "too much" estrogen as we are lacking a bit of it, lol.
  11. Failure

    Bougie Sizes?

    I like this post a lot. It's very informative. I was wondering if a 38 was one of the bigger ones, but if he pulls tight then it may not be much. And I like what Lissa said about it being very minimal. If it's sized by millimeters just remember how tiny a millimeter really is. You can look on a ruler and they are the 2nd smallest lines on there, right? So not much difference really.
  12. Failure

    First Time Sex And Loose Skin

    Sometimes what can be a turn on for a man that would otherwise perhaps be a turn off is the fact that the woman is doin' her thing and she doesn't "show" that she needs the approval. Go in there, even if you're scared, and do your thing. Be you and be all of you and see what happens. I bet that he won't mind because he obviously likes you for you, not because of your weight. It's sexy to anybody really when someone is just being themselves and doing something sexy!
  13. Failure

    No More Spanx

    Maybe it's just me but maybe I've always just been too big for that kind of stuff and don't worry about it. lol No amount of "cinching" will make my rollies go away!
  14. Thank you to everyone that gave well wishes, prays, and hands to hold during the time of concern and upset. After reworking some numbers and getting to the bottom of things, we were able to get coverage for $15,000! That only leaves $3k out of pocket which is perfect! It's very low monthly payment, too. I was surprised. And it's only for 4 years! Pretty awesome. I am so stoked it's not even funny! My consultation next Monday will go on and within the next 60 days I will have my surgery. OMG IS THIS HAPPENING?!!?!
  15. Failure

    Too Big For Surgery?

    If by any chance Mexico does not work out, feel free to contact me. I just got approved financing for my surgery to be done in the US and if you can afford the payments per month then it's perfect. If you don't have good credit they let you put co-signers in so it's not a huge deal as long as you can pay the monthly repayment. I have recently discovered a lot more US surgeons for bariatric are doing this medical financing thing because it's easier for patients without insurance, or insurance that won't cover it.
  16. Failure

    Fatty Liver No More!

    That's awesome! I was watching that Weight Of The World documentary on HBO recently and learned quite a bit about the fatty liver problems that overweight people can have. I didn't know of such a thing but wow! That's great that you are doing better with that
  17. So if you've been following my posts or my blog at all you'd know that originally I was waiting until I moved to Tennessee sometime around September/October and getting the surgery after that, but now it's not going to be then it's going to be NOW. I mean not literally this second, but since there is a surgeon in the area we feel it might be good that I do it here while I am still living with my mom so she can help if I need it and be there for the surgery, etc. There is a bariatric surgeon in the area and they take financing, too! I am only worried about the financing in the sense that now he won't be able to be the one who signs for it so there is a possibility I will be denied. I don't think I would be since my credit score is "okay" but I don't know if that's good "enough" for a lending company to want to accept me. It all depends. And if I did get denied, I don't know if they would let my fiancee sign from another state. Does anyone else know? So tomorrow (although I guess technically today, just after I sleep) I am going to be calling the surgeon's office to ask a few questions and see about setting up a consult date. I'm not sure if they are going to want me to attend the seminar first or not, since I have already done my homework but I'm sure they can't have any trust in that since they do not know me. So I'm not sure if I will be required to do that first or not. I'm just sooooo excited to get this done, I just wish I had a few hundred dollars extra to throw at my fiancee to come down here for the surgery time. I really want him to but I don't know that he would be able to. I miss him so much. I'm just overwhelmed and nervous because I've always had the kind of life where I try to do my best to be as nice to people and do nice things, but I don't always get that back at me. I sort of have bad luck a lot and people don't always treat me as good and I have been burned in a lot of aspects of my life. I'm just hoping and praying that this will not be another one of those moments where I am let down. This needs to happen for me, and for my health. I am 27 and have little issues that will only get worse as I get older. I want to stop them now from getting worse and live a young adult life like I haven't been able to fully enjoy. By the time I am 30 I want to be able to wear all of those clothes types that I really wish I could wear that have all the cool designs and features that I've desperately wished I could fit in to. That could happen for me. And that process could be starting SOON!!!
  18. Failure

    Holy Friggin' Bazookas!

    Oh my gosh I called today to talk to someone about a few questions and also to set up a consultation with the surgeon. And since I am doing this through medical financing they said I can go ahead and do that since I have the pricing sheet from an email the person I spoke with sent to me. So I went ahead and they have already called me to verify a few income related things for me and my co-signer and she said she would call back TODAY and let me know the result of my application. I'm so nervous and on edge, my life is awaiting this phone call and it will be the deciding factor of my future, at least in the immediate. This is my only option right at this moment. I pray to God that this is it for me, I need this for myself. Dear God help me now and please please please let this lender approve me!!!!!
  19. Failure


    I am replying unofficially because I don't know, but I would guess you should take them all out just in case but remember the procedure only lasts a couple of hours at most. I can't imagine there being any reason you can't put them back in after you wake up. Unless they are brand new piercings, they shouldn't close up any by the time you're awake and able to put them in (or have someone help you..). Sometimes I take my lip ring out for a number of days and it won't close up, but I've had it for 12 years.
  20. Failure

    Rude Comments!

    MrzSongbird it was the most selfish and hateful comment I ever heard out of my sisters mouth. I never knew she viewed me that way but it rolls off my back to be honest. If that's how she wants to act then that's ok, she can just sit back and watch me succeed with hazy eyes instead of us having a success "together" as a family and working together.
  21. Failure

    Question About Hernia's

    Hmmm. Not sure what the difference would be doing it in U.S. though. They might not be so generous, lol
  22. Failure

    Unjury And Sodium?

    Thanks so much you guys. I mean I sort of figured all of this, but I always like to double check! @vsginnj I already use myfitnesspal, I have a huge myfitnesspal ticker in my signature with the link to add me if you'd like to be friends on there
  23. Originally my fiancee and I were going to wait until I moved up to TN with him to do the surgery but now it looks like I am going to be doing it here in SW FL. There is a bariatric surgeon that does the sleeve right in my area! His name is Dr. Bass and I will be calling tomorrow to ask a few questions and probably setting up my consultation appointment. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm so stoked! I thought it would be months from now to even start this but it's starting NOW. Eeeeeep!! I'm writing down a list of questions to ask over the phone BEFORE the consultation. I am going to be financing this through www.medicalfinancing.com hopefully they accept me, my credit isn't bad. Creditkarma rates me as a grade C?
  24. Failure

    Let The Countdown Begin......

    I'm soooo happy for you! Congratulations and please keep us updated on the events and how they go/what they say!
  25. Sure I will talk to anyone that wants to I am very social and love to have people to talk about things in common! I will give you a message in private

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