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  1. Heatherr

    The crotch is always the first to go

    ...and for me it was about 170, but like I said, I have always had thighs. Now, I have the gaps I remember of yesteryear.
  2. Heatherr

    ____ years old and never...

    OK, my husband has seen me thin and thick, but if he has seen me poop on a table while giving birth and tearing from hole to hole (sorry for visual, but my pep talk needed it) and he still finds me attractive, you can get naked for your husband. He loves YOU, naked or not, but I'm willing to bet if you got naked for him for the first time ever, he'd love you a little more.
  3. Heatherr

    Just wondering...

    Men have 50% more muscle than women. That alone says they will lose faster. Basic anatomy and physiology.
  4. Heatherr

    i want sex now now now

    Just use a mini and rub one out. You'll feel better, and your wounds won't be compromised. Easy peasy.
  5. Heatherr

    Size 8

    I finally did it. Booya! I don't know if I'll ever see a 6, but that's fine by me.
  6. Heatherr


    I had Blue Moon draught at a tiki hut while on vacation and it was most delicious. Generally the bubbles make it uncomfortable and no way could I do beer straight from the bottle or can.
  7. Heatherr

    Morning Wood

    Hmm, my visual is foggy. I may need pictures....for scientific research and all.
  8. Heatherr


    I woke up catheter and drain free.
  9. Heatherr

    Crock Pot?

    We have 5 kids all in multiple sports and dance and hubby coaches. I live by the crock pot. French dips: I put whatever huge hunk of beef I have in the crock pot. I buy what's on sale, but I prefer chuck for this dish. Pour in a jar of sliced pepperoncinis with juice, an onion sliced and 4-10 cloves of garlic. Cook until you can shred the meat. Depnding on how much broth there is, I'll add some beef broth because we like extra juice for dipping. Scoop mixture onto a bun and top with cheese. Serve with a side of the juice for dipping. I usually put my sandwiches in the over for a bit to melt the cheese and make the bread crusty, but you dont have to. Brown some bone in pork chops. You need the bone for flavor. You don't have to brown them, but this step keeps all the coagulated meat juice from making the dish look not as pretty. Toss in some corn, black Beans and salsa (depends on how many you're serving) and salt and pepper generously. Cook until chops are falling off the bone (depends on thickness) The corn, bean, salsa make a delicious side dish to go with the chops. I throw a whole roast in (beef or whole chicken) with whatever veggies I have on hand. Cook all day and serve. Ham works great in the crok pot, but it's better with the cheaper hams and not the spiral cut. Just get a shoulder or butt ham and put it in the crock pot with green beans. The salty juice from the ham makes the green beans taste so good. I've also made turkey tetrazini with leftover thanksgiving turkey. I found the recipe online and it was very good. I make chili in the crock pot all the time. I toss a whole piece of pork with a little bbq sauce and cook until I can pull it apart. Add more bbq sauce for pulled pork sandwiches. I put boneless chicken thighs in with a bag of broccoli, a can of pineapple chunks, onions, peppers and teriyaki sauce. Cook until done (about 4 hours) and serve over rice. I make baked potatoes in the crock pot in the summer. Sure, they're better in the oven, but I don't have a house that I can turn the oven on for an hour+ during the summer, so I do them in the crock pot. ^^^^^These are all regulars, tried and true, that I make often because we are just so busy in the evenings. These are recipes I make for the family. Clearly I modify what I eat, but usually it's just a matter of not having the starch and I make salads to go with meals 5 nights a week typically.
  10. Heatherr

    Going Out To Eat

    Another example: Texas Roadhouse. If you go before 6pm, you can get petite portions for $7.99. I mean, really, how can I complain when I can get a steak dinner with salad and a side for $7.99? Who cares that I can only eat half of it. I just had a delicious steak dinner for $7.99. My dh doesn't mind helping me with it at all.
  11. Heatherr

    Going Out To Eat

    Order the sides and ask. I've never been out to Breakfast where you couldn't get a side of sausage or 1 or 2 eggs extra. That's how I order because I don't do potatoes. Last time I went to Perkins I got 3 egg whites. It was under $4. Doesn't Friendly's have a 2 egg breakfast for under $3? It's just that we eat out often, and I have never had an issue, I just had to be creative with the menu. Many restaurants also offer "add ons" They are there to increase your check amount. I just get an add on to hubby's meal. Outback, for example, you can add on a skewer of grilled shrimp for...?? can't remember, but $6ish. Boom, that's my meal.
  12. Heatherr

    I found my first "slider" food

    MMMMmmmm. I suddenly want some combos.
  13. Hmmm, even if you can eat 1.5 cups of food, as long as you stick to lean protein, fruits and veggies, it still shouldn't cause a gain. It's just more of a matter of what those 1.5 cups are. Good luck.
  14. Heatherr

    "yes, I Asked For The Side, Not The Large Salad..."

    Methinks it's time to try new restaurants. I've never had an issue and we eat out often. The card is a joke. Just ask politely to order from the kids menu. Usually I get a hesitation then I follow it with "I'm a good tipper" and all is well.
  15. Heatherr

    For The Girls Only

    er...I thought a DDD was an F, it just depended on brand and how they do their sizing.
  16. Heatherr

    R You Hungry?

    I don't get hungry like I did pre-surgery. If I haven't eaten in a long time, I do get syptoms that tell me it's time to eat, but it's more like an empty stomach feeling. Rarely does my stomach actually grumble. I enjoy food and can eat more, but I could mostly pass on it without batting an eye and can easily go a very long time without eating. It's 11am and I'm eating for the first time today, not because I was really hungry but because it's the healthy thing to do. And while the chicken teriyaki is delicious, it's more of a chore I have to get done so I can run my errands and go to work. I hope I explained it well.
  17. It seems that most insurances go by your starting bmi, not the one you have on day of surgery. Start breaking the bad habits now. It will make post op so much less miserable. You don't need to go all uber Ashley aerobics and fitness Phil, but cutting down on simple carbs, eating more vegetables and lean protein and walking is probably a perfect start, and not all that difficult to maintain. GL.
  18. Heatherr

    The Horror Stories *sensitive*

    What a sad and tragic story.
  19. Heatherr

    Bougie Sizes?

    I think mine is one of the bigger sizes Ive seen used, a 40f, and I have plenty of restriction and am 15 pounds to goal. I have 5 kids and go to school full time. I can't imagine going through my day if I could only eat 2 T. of food. I can comfortably eat a cup of soup, half a sandwich (on light bread), a small slice of pizza, a side salad with 3 ounces of protein, 3 egg whites made into a small omelet. Those are typical of what I eat for quantity at one meal. My portions are small, but I feel like I eat a normal amount, just what a normal skinny person would eat.
  20. Heatherr

    Would You Do It Again?

    I'm 9 months post op and loving life. I am 15lbs away from goal, and it's been easy. I'm hot, poeple notice me, the hubby can't keep his hands off me, I got the confidence to go back to school and ended with a 3.97 gpa (still fighting for that 4.0) and I am just enjoying my life where I felt like I was just existing before. Every time I see an obese person, I just want to slip them a note with before and after pictures.
  21. I'm still pre op, but I have been losing steadily and now itch all. the. time. It's not local but all over and it doesn't matter how much oil or moisturizer I use, I am always itchy. When I was pregnant I had cholestasis, where bile salts build up in your blood and come out through the skin, thus causing extreme itching. There is no rash or anything visible and now I'm wondering if there is a reason or cause from weight loss that would cause the body to build up bile salts. Does anyone else itch all the time or know what could be causing this?
  22. Heatherr

    Was Anyone Healthy But Just Fat?

    Mememememe! I never lost 30lbs in one month. I'm only losing 5-8lbs a month now. There is some longer term data and all of it looks very promising. The surgery is not new. They've been doing it for decades as the first part of the duodenal switch and for cancer and ulcer patients. I never had mobility issues either. I've always been active. Nothing has changed in my life except that I eat less and look great.
  23. I've had wings here and there. It's not really diet friendly, but I only eat 2-3 of them so I can still fit them in my daily plan.
  24. Heatherr


    Woot wheeeeewwwww. Milf, love it!
  25. Heatherr

    October 16 check in

    I hadn't lost anything in 10 days then BAM! 3 pounds gone overnight. That is typical when I don't lose for a while.

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