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  1. I can relate also! I had surgery May 2012...I just passed my 1-1/2 year mark and I've somehow gained 20 lbs back in 3 months. I am no where close to my goal and just really....disappointed in myself. I still have 70 pounds to go and I'm wondering if my VSG-surgery is still going to help me get there. I'm terrified of gaining more back. Guess I'll go cruise the "veteran forums" for tips on what to do....
  2. bean406

    Sugar Addiction

    I'm still fighting the sugar battle. I wish I would have never let myself slide so many days in a row and get my body re-addicted to it! My actions have caused an almost 2-month stall so that's been very discouraging and I totally let myself down. I didn't have any cravings really before I let sugar creep back in my diet...evil EVIL sugar. I know this journey isn't meant to be an easy fix and this goes to show we still have to make good choices and use our sleeve as a tool to help us lose the weight.
  3. bean406

    Fell Off The Wagon!

    Man, getting back on track is hard! Once you get that sugar back into your system it causes the "cravings" ...doesn't seem to matter if they're legit physical cravings or if it's a mental thing it still makes it tough! Is there anyone else out there that has gotten way off track with going back to bad eating habits? I am feeling really down about it and feeling like I'm alone in having made all these bad choices. Need to go peruse the recipe section and get some new food ideas as well!
  4. Glad to know there are fellow Dorito lickers out there! I have so been there done that!
  5. bean406

    Fell Off The Wagon!

    Oooh! I've been meaning to put a "fat pic" on the fridge---great reminder!! Thanks everyone else for the encouragement. I talked to someone who told me it takes about 30 days to get something completely out of your system...so I will likely struggle with the sugar "cravings" but I do need to refocus on the goal and stay strong! Going back to a pre-op type diet might not be a bad idea for a while...I was thinking of adding my Protein shakes back in during the day as well. sugar-free popsicles are a good idea as well. I try to stay away from things with Aspartame (just personal preference) but I'm sure I can find something with an alternative. What about making my own by freezing a no-sugar added juice? Just a thought...
  6. Ok, not starting this thread to have a "pity party" or anything like that but I couldn't find the type of threads I was looking for so here it is, I'm starting one. I have "fallen off the wagon" in terms of letting sugar creep back into my diet. I have been stalled for a month and a half and I know it's my own doing. I didn't mean to let old habits creep back in but they sure have a way of doing so! I didn't expect it to be easy and the problem started with me justifying eating something "bad" because I could only eat such a little amount that it wouldn't matter...right?! WRONG! I should have known better. The self-confidence that I was exuding the first few months left-the-building during this stall and my "fat girl" mentality is trying to creep back in...didn't realize how much of a mind-game this could all be! Also, running out of ideas for healthy Snacks as I find myself in a rut with the same types of items. I also find that I have citrus "cravings" a lot. That's where I got myself into trouble with buying popsicles ...epic fail I know! Also, living with someone that's not the greatest support system and who could live on fast food isn't exactly making it any easier. Need a to up the ante in the will-power department for sure. Anyways, just wondering if anyone else has fallen off-course and what you did to reel yourself back in and get back on track. Thanks all!!
  7. bean406

    I Need Help And Im Very Sad

    I tried MANY kinds of shakes and finally found one I like...it's called Chike. http://www.chikenutrition.com/. I understand your frustration with feeling like it's coming off slow--I'm in the same boat. Tomorrow is my 5 month mark as well and I have been stalled for the past 5 weeks. I have definitely let sugar and other bad things creep back into my diet...not on purpose of course but--well, old habits are really tough to break. On a positive note, our weight is going in the right direction. Keep on truckin' and doing your best and good things are bound to happen.
  8. Sleeved May 9th. Been on a month-long stall...hoping things pick back up again soon!!
  9. I am now 13 weeks post op and it's been a pretty good journey so far. I have been stalled again for the past week-ish. I have lost just under 60 pounds and though that's a lot of weight still feel like I'm "missing the mark". I think I need to pay more attention to sugar content. Also my hair has been coming out A LOT, which I know they said it could but at the rate I'm going I'm surprised I'm not bald! Going to add back in two protein shakes a day and be more consistent with my vitamins and see if that makes a difference. Hoping the weight keeps coming off and that eventually my hair will be healthier than ever!
  10. Fabulous transformation!! Congrats
  11. bean406

    8Months Post Op Hairloss

    Thanks for the reply!! Yeah, I have been losing a LOT for the past 3 weeks. I am thinking of going with a really short cut so at least I won't notice as much!! I used to do biotin but can't take the same stuff I used too because the pill is bigger than I'm allowed to swallow. I am pretty sure I'm not getting enough Protein so that's one thing I can do to help...also, I am just now getting going on bariatric Multivitamin and Iron supplement. Guess I'll give it a few weeks and see if it helps. I expected hair loss but not this much this soon!!
  12. bean406

    8Months Post Op Hairloss

    Glad your hair is growing back!! I was actually thinking about this today. I know my surgeon warned that this could happen but said it would be around the 6-9 month mark for most people. Today I am 3 months out of surgery and my hair is coming out in gobs when I comb and in the shower! It seems too soon so now I'm wondering if this could be happening because I'm not getting enough protein?? Any insight is appreciated.
  13. bean406

    Celebrate Vitamins

    I too got nauseous and actually sick once when I started taking a multi a few weeks after surgery. I used Bariatric Advantage and the pills are about the same size as Celebrate. I ended up trying to eat half the Vitamin at a time and it helped with the nausea but even now if I take those vitamins whole it can make me feel queasy. I switched to Celebrate multi and iron tablets and I do better with those. So, the vitamins could go down easier as you get more post-op weeks under-your-belt or maybe they will continue not to agree with you as in my case. You may want to try other flavors too as that may make a difference in how they go down.
  14. bean406

    Another Stall

    I hear ya, stalls are VERY frustrating. I have been on a week-long stall and it definitely has dampened my spirits a bit. I guess we just need to keep our eyes on the end-goal and do the best we can!! Hang in there.

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