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readyforachange

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    readyforachange got a reaction from sizemedown in Gaining Weight Right After Surgery   
    I gained weight when I got home from the hospital. Don't worry. It'll all fall off. It's still the Fluid from your IV's.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from Tammy Oney in No Pre Op Diet?   
    My surgery is tomorrow morning! I've been on a two-day pre-op diet of liquids only. I do agree that it got my mindset ready for the future. Isopure aren't that bad. This is my first post, so thanks for all the info everyone is so willing to share.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from BeYouTiful617 in How Much And What Were You Eating At 2 Months Post Vsg?   
    I was sleeved Feb 6th. I've lost 23 lbs. Can hardly wait to get below 200! 2 lbs to go!
    This is what ate today: Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg w/ big T. of cottage cheese; Lunch: Protein shake w/ 2 scopes of protein; Dinner: Chipotle Burrito Bowl, NO rice...just Beans, chicken, cheese and tomatoes. I scooped out 1/2 c. and ate that.
    I'm 66 years old and haven't started exercising yet. I think I need to do that and get my metabolism going. I'm waiting for nicer weather. ( : I actually should have had a Protein Bar today. This really isn't enough Protein. That's been my biggest problem.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from baseballmom02 in When did your weightloss STOP !?!?!   
    My weight loss really slowed at 6 months. It was also when I started drinking wine again. My sleeve was feeling better and I started having a sweet once in a while. I still eat small portions. I haven't been on this board for a while. Just reading this thread makes me want to get back on board and get the rest of this weight off.
    I've also, rarely, exercised. So there's a lot I could do to help myself.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from Lizanne Martin Skorupski in Hi- New To This Site- Really Depressed   
    I coud never get in all my Protein either. The only drawback is that you'll lose your hair. I lost a ton of hair. My hair was really thick, so it wasn't that big a deal. However, it did get me worried that it wasn't going to stop falling out. We'll, about 3 weeks ago, my hair stopped falling out. On my labs, I've had 3 blood draws since April of this year. My Protein was always off; however, just last week, my protein in now in the normal range.
    For your own health, I'd try to drink a shake everyday. I didn't, I now wish I would have. My friend how had WLS lost a lot of hair, even though she got in all her protein.
    As far as weight loss, I don't worry about it. I didn't lose a pound for 2 months, then I lost 2 lbs over night. We are all eating so little compared to before that we are bound to continue dropping lbs.
    I am just so happy now. I've lost over 50 lbs and look great!! WLS is best the decision I've ever made. Take care! God bless you!!!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from Lizanne Martin Skorupski in Hi- New To This Site- Really Depressed   
    I coud never get in all my Protein either. The only drawback is that you'll lose your hair. I lost a ton of hair. My hair was really thick, so it wasn't that big a deal. However, it did get me worried that it wasn't going to stop falling out. We'll, about 3 weeks ago, my hair stopped falling out. On my labs, I've had 3 blood draws since April of this year. My Protein was always off; however, just last week, my protein in now in the normal range.
    For your own health, I'd try to drink a shake everyday. I didn't, I now wish I would have. My friend how had WLS lost a lot of hair, even though she got in all her protein.
    As far as weight loss, I don't worry about it. I didn't lose a pound for 2 months, then I lost 2 lbs over night. We are all eating so little compared to before that we are bound to continue dropping lbs.
    I am just so happy now. I've lost over 50 lbs and look great!! WLS is best the decision I've ever made. Take care! God bless you!!!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from peacequeen in NSV shout outs   
    Hi everyone! Today is my 8th month surgiversary and I am down 50+ lbs!!! I know that's not a lot to some, but for me, "slow and steady" is the race I'm on. I'm 66 yrs. old and not much of an exerciser, so I'm happy w my slow pace.
    So here's what I"m happy about:
    1. I wear a size 12 (from a tight 18)
    2. I look great in a bathing suit.....for an old broad.
    3. I've cleaned out my closet and love my new organization. I've taken bags and bags to charity. I want to NOT buy so many articles of clothing from now on. I want to be selective and get some wonderful thing I love, wear the heck out of them, then donate and replace. I've realized that I have my favorite items and those few items is what I wear all the time. (that has nothing to do w weight loss.....just a point of view.)
    4. I love the compliments I get.
    5. Only my inside circle know about my surgery, so when someone sees me and remarks about my weight loss, I just say that I've been working on it for the last year. "It's been coming off slow, but I like it that way". I love my little secret!
    6. I love the support of this board! I can't imagine going through this w/o the information I've gotten from this wonderful community!
    7. I almost forgot......the love my new energy and love of life!!!!
    What I don't like:
    1. My hair is dull and I've lost lots of it.
    2. I need a neck lift! I hope that will be my next treat to myself at my one-year.
    3. I need a Tummy Tuck. Maybe the following year!!!
    Lord Jesus bless all of you and continued success to all!!!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from ShouldBlittler in How Long Till I Can Use An Ipad?   
    I was using my iPad and iPhone from the hospital. I slept most the first day. But was glad for the company of technology on my second day. Mainly to get back on this site.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from AngelBaby in Psoriasis Reduction Or Remission After Sleeve?   
    I'm so glad you posted this. I have had the scurge of eczema since my early 20"s. After my second or third month of surgery, I noticed it had cleared up. I'm 8 months out and haven't had any flair ups. I think it's because I've cut out sugar. It's the only thing I can think of. Maybe it's done the same thing for psoriasis??? I love to self-diagnosis.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from samsmom in Slow Loser   
    Slow and steady wins the race. My weight loss has been slow, but the change in my body has been dramatic. And, I feel awesome!!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from samsmom in Slow Loser   
    Slow and steady wins the race. My weight loss has been slow, but the change in my body has been dramatic. And, I feel awesome!!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from samsmom in Slow Loser   
    Slow and steady wins the race. My weight loss has been slow, but the change in my body has been dramatic. And, I feel awesome!!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from peacequeen in NSV shout outs   
    Hi everyone! Today is my 8th month surgiversary and I am down 50+ lbs!!! I know that's not a lot to some, but for me, "slow and steady" is the race I'm on. I'm 66 yrs. old and not much of an exerciser, so I'm happy w my slow pace.
    So here's what I"m happy about:
    1. I wear a size 12 (from a tight 18)
    2. I look great in a bathing suit.....for an old broad.
    3. I've cleaned out my closet and love my new organization. I've taken bags and bags to charity. I want to NOT buy so many articles of clothing from now on. I want to be selective and get some wonderful thing I love, wear the heck out of them, then donate and replace. I've realized that I have my favorite items and those few items is what I wear all the time. (that has nothing to do w weight loss.....just a point of view.)
    4. I love the compliments I get.
    5. Only my inside circle know about my surgery, so when someone sees me and remarks about my weight loss, I just say that I've been working on it for the last year. "It's been coming off slow, but I like it that way". I love my little secret!
    6. I love the support of this board! I can't imagine going through this w/o the information I've gotten from this wonderful community!
    7. I almost forgot......the love my new energy and love of life!!!!
    What I don't like:
    1. My hair is dull and I've lost lots of it.
    2. I need a neck lift! I hope that will be my next treat to myself at my one-year.
    3. I need a Tummy Tuck. Maybe the following year!!!
    Lord Jesus bless all of you and continued success to all!!!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from peacequeen in NSV shout outs   
    Hi everyone! Today is my 8th month surgiversary and I am down 50+ lbs!!! I know that's not a lot to some, but for me, "slow and steady" is the race I'm on. I'm 66 yrs. old and not much of an exerciser, so I'm happy w my slow pace.
    So here's what I"m happy about:
    1. I wear a size 12 (from a tight 18)
    2. I look great in a bathing suit.....for an old broad.
    3. I've cleaned out my closet and love my new organization. I've taken bags and bags to charity. I want to NOT buy so many articles of clothing from now on. I want to be selective and get some wonderful thing I love, wear the heck out of them, then donate and replace. I've realized that I have my favorite items and those few items is what I wear all the time. (that has nothing to do w weight loss.....just a point of view.)
    4. I love the compliments I get.
    5. Only my inside circle know about my surgery, so when someone sees me and remarks about my weight loss, I just say that I've been working on it for the last year. "It's been coming off slow, but I like it that way". I love my little secret!
    6. I love the support of this board! I can't imagine going through this w/o the information I've gotten from this wonderful community!
    7. I almost forgot......the love my new energy and love of life!!!!
    What I don't like:
    1. My hair is dull and I've lost lots of it.
    2. I need a neck lift! I hope that will be my next treat to myself at my one-year.
    3. I need a Tummy Tuck. Maybe the following year!!!
    Lord Jesus bless all of you and continued success to all!!!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from peacequeen in NSV shout outs   
    Hi everyone! Today is my 8th month surgiversary and I am down 50+ lbs!!! I know that's not a lot to some, but for me, "slow and steady" is the race I'm on. I'm 66 yrs. old and not much of an exerciser, so I'm happy w my slow pace.
    So here's what I"m happy about:
    1. I wear a size 12 (from a tight 18)
    2. I look great in a bathing suit.....for an old broad.
    3. I've cleaned out my closet and love my new organization. I've taken bags and bags to charity. I want to NOT buy so many articles of clothing from now on. I want to be selective and get some wonderful thing I love, wear the heck out of them, then donate and replace. I've realized that I have my favorite items and those few items is what I wear all the time. (that has nothing to do w weight loss.....just a point of view.)
    4. I love the compliments I get.
    5. Only my inside circle know about my surgery, so when someone sees me and remarks about my weight loss, I just say that I've been working on it for the last year. "It's been coming off slow, but I like it that way". I love my little secret!
    6. I love the support of this board! I can't imagine going through this w/o the information I've gotten from this wonderful community!
    7. I almost forgot......the love my new energy and love of life!!!!
    What I don't like:
    1. My hair is dull and I've lost lots of it.
    2. I need a neck lift! I hope that will be my next treat to myself at my one-year.
    3. I need a Tummy Tuck. Maybe the following year!!!
    Lord Jesus bless all of you and continued success to all!!!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from peacequeen in NSV shout outs   
    Hi everyone! Today is my 8th month surgiversary and I am down 50+ lbs!!! I know that's not a lot to some, but for me, "slow and steady" is the race I'm on. I'm 66 yrs. old and not much of an exerciser, so I'm happy w my slow pace.
    So here's what I"m happy about:
    1. I wear a size 12 (from a tight 18)
    2. I look great in a bathing suit.....for an old broad.
    3. I've cleaned out my closet and love my new organization. I've taken bags and bags to charity. I want to NOT buy so many articles of clothing from now on. I want to be selective and get some wonderful thing I love, wear the heck out of them, then donate and replace. I've realized that I have my favorite items and those few items is what I wear all the time. (that has nothing to do w weight loss.....just a point of view.)
    4. I love the compliments I get.
    5. Only my inside circle know about my surgery, so when someone sees me and remarks about my weight loss, I just say that I've been working on it for the last year. "It's been coming off slow, but I like it that way". I love my little secret!
    6. I love the support of this board! I can't imagine going through this w/o the information I've gotten from this wonderful community!
    7. I almost forgot......the love my new energy and love of life!!!!
    What I don't like:
    1. My hair is dull and I've lost lots of it.
    2. I need a neck lift! I hope that will be my next treat to myself at my one-year.
    3. I need a Tummy Tuck. Maybe the following year!!!
    Lord Jesus bless all of you and continued success to all!!!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from Lissa in Today Is My One Year Surgiversary...   
    Congrats on your success! You ARE an inspiration!! xoxo
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    readyforachange got a reaction from nyxa in I Have A Question Help   
    I followed my drs. orders to a "T" and have never had one bit of a problem. No reflex, no vomiting, etc. This has been so easy on me. And so happy w the results!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from caroless in Family Issues   
    I'm so sorry for you that your family is not behind you. I agree w what has already been said. This is why I didn't tell anyone but my 2 daughters. I just didn't want to hear any negative talk.....and we all know how people like to be Debbie Downers. I started "fessing up" after my extended family started commenting on how great I looked. So just keep that in mind. YOU are going to be looking FABULOUS down the road!!!
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    readyforachange reacted to UTGal99 in Family Issues   
    food for thought:
    Maybe you should ask your family..."if I had cancer and they told me I would need to undergo surgery that would have a 1% complication rate or else I would die, would you guys tell me to go ahead and die b/c the surgery is too risky?"
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    readyforachange got a reaction from Tameka in Regret   
    Give yourself time! I'm six months out in two days and so happy I did this! It's my "get out of jail free" card. I've almost lost 50 lbs and have a new lease on life. Be patient with yourself.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from rodswife in Onederland   
    Congrats! It's a great feeling. I just broke my 180's. I hit 179 yesterday. My next goal is to be 168....the top of my "healthy" BMI. I'm lovin' the compliments, too!
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    readyforachange got a reaction from PrincessDaffodil in May Sleevers How Much Have You Lost So Far?   
    Today is my 5 month anniversary. I've lost 43 lbs. These last 30 days weren't too good for me. I only lost 2 lbs. I've been more hungry and going back to some bad habits. I've got to get back on course.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from TMyers1471 in Will I Ever Be Able To....   
    I can't believe it's only been 4 months for me being sleeved. It seems like a year ago! I drink out of a straw quite a bit.....yet don't do it all day long. I eat sweets rarely. That was my downfall. Fortunately, they sorta hurt my tummy now. But a small bite now and then won't kill you. You need to wait a year for alcohol. I have a friend who is 3 yrs out and she can only sip on a margarita and will not finish it.
    I have a cup of coffee every morning/w caffine and steamed milk. However, I wait at least 30 mins after I've had my egg so I don't wash away my Protein.
    Protein is a big problem for me. The best thing for me to do is track it on a phone app, "Lose It". I do get around 60 grams a day in regular food for protein. I probably eat a hamburger once a week with the top bun off. I can't eat the whole thing.....but it makes me feel so normal to be able to eat it.
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    readyforachange got a reaction from MzPecanBrown in Hair Loss   
    Losing! That's the opposite of Charlie Sheen's rant......"Winning"!
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