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  1. WeightWatchMe

    Finished My First 5K Today!

    I did my first 5K today on my 3 month post surgery anniversary!!! Although I wasn't really happy that it took me 48 minutes to complete it I do have to think back and realize that 3 months ago I may not have been able to even finish it much less run half of it. This surgery has really been a blessing in my life!!! And thanks everyone that has shown support since I have started my training. It's always a nice feeling when you know you have people cheering you on!!!
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    That's AWESOME!!! I'll be praying for you!!! It's gonna go great!!!
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    Training Is Going Awesome!

    So I've been in training for the Graffiti Run (it's a super fun 5K) and it is going so GREAT!!! I never realized how much I could truely accomplish when I really put my mind to it. If anyone else is thinking about trying a 5K I found an app called couch-to-5K. IT WORKS!!!! I've gotten my miles down to 15 minutes a piece which for me is out of this world mind blowing!!!! I find myself just relieving so much stress now on the track and the fact that I actually have the energy to do it now amazes me everyday!!!!
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    Officially In Training

    Ok so autocorrect added a n to your name lol...sorry about that
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    Officially In Training

    So as of yesterday I am officially in training for my first 5K run. I am super excited and nervous at the same time. I really needed something to get me jump started. My energy hasn't been where I wanted it or needed it to be since surgery. So my friend invited me to run in the Graffiti Run with her. This is a super fun run/walk. It's a no pressure run that isn't about winning but more about celebrating the fact that you can actually finish the 5K. So yesterday I started my first day of training and was pretty pleasantly surprised that I did my first 2 miles in 20 minutes. Now I know to most runners that's nothing but for me someone who has never been a runner it was super huge. A 5K is actually a little over 3 miles so I have my work cut out for me. I am very excited about continuing my training and seeing how fast I can get my 5K time down to. I have til December so wish me luck guys!!!
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    Officially In Training

    Thank you Mz_Ellen!!!! I'll take all the encouragement I can get
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    This happened to me too. And just like you I became very frustrated. But after making my husband take my scale away and not getting on it for a week I was super suprised at the number I saw. Don't worry my doctor told me it is super normal because your body is healing and to heal it makes fluid so that may be why you aren't seeing it on the scale. Everything will be fine. Don't stress because stress can also slow down your weight loss progress. It will happen for you don't worry!!!
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    Finally Moving Forward

    Keep that positive attitude. This process takes a positive attitude. I'm super excited for you. I'm sure that everything will work out just like you want it and need it to. You'll be a new you before you know it!!!
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    So Excited!

    I can't wait to see that post...you should for sure put a pic up when you get into it...nobody will be able to rain on your parade that day
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    So Excited!

    So about 2 months before my surgery my loving Husband bought me a pair of pants. The size on the inside of them was indeed my size but you know how some stores sizes run much smaller than others. These came from one of those stores. So when I tried them on I couldn't even get them up past my knees. Talk about embarrassing and just making me feel like my life was over. Welp yesterday I decided I would try on those same pants (since my Husband has taken and hidden the scale I don't really have a clue what my weight is unless I go to the doctor). I figured the pants would for sure let me know just how much weight I have lost so far. Weeeeeell to my surprise they did fit and I even had to wear a belt with them because they were big in the waist.Talk about a WONDERFUL feeling. I mean when I left my house yesterday no one or nothing could've taken the smile off of my face. What made me feel even better is knowing that this is just the beginning and I have so much more weight to lose. I couldn't be happier about making the decision to have my surgery. What a life changing day yesterday was for me!!!!
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    East Texas?

    I'm in Beaumont...I just made one month post-opt this weekend
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    A Day Without Cake

    Today we had my daughter's 8th birthday party...I've always been a sweet eater...birthday cake was always a for sure thing for me at parties...I never knew how people had the will power or just the unwant of cake (or any sweets for that matter)...but today I realized how much this surgery really has changed me...I didn't even have the yearning to cut myself the smallest crumb of cake...It really didn't hit me until the end of the party after everyone had left...I got so excited when I realized I went through a whole party and didn't even think twice about it...now I know to some people that may be such a small thing but to someone like me with such a sweet tooth that was a huge milestone...anyways just thought I'd tell you guys about it since I know other people around me might not get it as much as all of you...HAVE A GREAT NIGHT YOU GUYS!!!!
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    A Day Without Cake

    Thank you for being excited for me...it's always nice to know people are hoping good things for you...I'm excited for you too...and don't worry you will have that feeling soon enough...I hope all goes well with your surgery please keep us updated and if you have any questions or just need to vent or release stress afterwards I'm here for you...I know the first 2 weeks after surgery I had a lot of questions and doubts and I needed lots of support
  14. I didn't put on any weight in the hospital...it wasn't until after the first week I put on 4 pounds...but that was it...my doctor made me stay on clear liquids for a week after the hospital and the second week out I started full liquids...Hope You Start To Feel Better Soon!!!!
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    Scaling Back

    Ok so today I made my Husband take the scale out of the bathroom and hide it from me....I was driving myself completely crazy...I would get on the dang thing everytime I walked by it...I mean I'm not sure what I was expecting to see everytime I got on it...I mean it's not like I was gonna drop 10 pounds every 10 minutes lol but apparently that's what I was looking for...But it's gone now and I only want to see it maybe once every 2 weeks....hopefully this will lighten the stress and craziness in my head!!!
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    Scaling Back

    I am exactly 3 weeks post-opt today and my weight moved the first week and hasn't moved since..well it moved up 4 pounds and then back down those 4 pounds but that was it...and the scale has really made me depressed and doubting why I got the surgery in the first place...but I know it takes time and tourturing myself everyday just isn't gonna help me any
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    I am only 2 weeks post-surgery...and already I have gained back 4 pounds...I am so emotional right now I don't know what to do...I can't understand not eating anything but gaining weight...I am just so frustated...I know I sound like a big baby...but everytime I think about gaining the weight back I tear up...just wanted to vent...sorry guys
  18. So I'm so excited to say that after almost 2 weeks of stalling....my weigt finally started going down again!!!...I just want to say thank you to the ones who gave me some helpful advise and helped me keep my head on straight when I was feeling like a mess...I am so very thankful for this website and all the helpful blogs and all the people who take the time to extend helpful words when things aren't going exactly like you thought they would...It's nice to be able to talk to people who are going through the exact same things as I am!!!!
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    Weight Lifted Off My Shoulders (Literally)

    Thank You Lila and that is a HUGE issue for me...I just asked my husband yesterday to hide the scale from me so I can't drive myself crazy everyday...I plan on only weighting once a week from now on
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    Bowel Movements?

    I am 14 days out and had this same issue...I called my doc and they said as long as I was passing gas that I was Ok...they also told me that this is normal after surgery and that it's ok to take a stool softner if it was bothering me too much...They told me to drink as much water as I could and that everything was ok.
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    Libido After Vsg

    I am a little over 2 weeks post-surgery and I have to say I was very ready a few days ago...My Husband on the other hand was scared he was going to hurt me so he made me call and ask the doctor if it was ok so go ahead and be intimate...althought I didn't want to call and ask I did it to make him feel better and my nurse told me to go ahead and have a great weekend LOL...it was fine for me no pain and no discomfort either
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    Thanks so much guys!!!! I needed all of those comments...I'm usually not one to reach out for help...but I'm so glad this site is here because Y'all just made me feel so much better...Really thank Y'all soooooo soooo much!!!
  23. It can only get better!!!!

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    Thank you so much Katie...I just need some support right now and someone to shake me and tell me to get it together...your comment really helped...THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!
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    BTW I know I was typing so fast I didn't spell everything correct...just emotional

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