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doxieville

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    doxieville got a reaction from logicwand in When Will The Gurgling Stop?   
    Don't hate me: my tummy has rarely made a peep. Hmmmmm.....is that good or bad? Lol.
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    doxieville got a reaction from wbtx in This Is A Disgusting Post, Please Only Readif You're Ok With Explicit Fces Talk!   
    Being impacted is NOT fun!! I think it's very brave that you came on here and talked about it. People do end up in hospitals for impactions. It's serious stuff!!
    Keep that liquid moving. I'm sure you'll be sore tomorrow. Maybe a nice bath w epson salts will help if you feel discomfort.
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    doxieville got a reaction from suburban30311 in When You Were 3 Months Post-Op Vsg How Many Pounds Had You Lost?   
    I'm gonna annoy some people.....but, come on! These numbers you all are mentioning are FANTASTIC!!!! It's pounds that are coming off and you'll never see again! That's the miracle of this surgery. Not that it's coming off 'slowly.' If you really wanted to lose it quickly then you picked the wrong surgery, should have done the bypass.
    As long as you are following your program and exercising, it will come off. Stop beating yourselves up. Enjoy the process! It really is a miracle what is happening to our bodies. So stop comparing yourself to others. It's all apples and oranges. :-)
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    doxieville got a reaction from vanscep in Has Any One Tried Mozzarella Sticks After Surgery   
    I eat one or two a day. I only count carbs and they are zero carbs.
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    doxieville got a reaction from SuninVirgo in When Did You Eat Pizza?   
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    doxieville got a reaction from suburban30311 in When You Were 3 Months Post-Op Vsg How Many Pounds Had You Lost?   
    I'm gonna annoy some people.....but, come on! These numbers you all are mentioning are FANTASTIC!!!! It's pounds that are coming off and you'll never see again! That's the miracle of this surgery. Not that it's coming off 'slowly.' If you really wanted to lose it quickly then you picked the wrong surgery, should have done the bypass.
    As long as you are following your program and exercising, it will come off. Stop beating yourselves up. Enjoy the process! It really is a miracle what is happening to our bodies. So stop comparing yourself to others. It's all apples and oranges. :-)
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    doxieville got a reaction from AzElle in Am I Loosing Fast Enough? (Got The Sleeve At 154#)   
    Wow, this thread is tackling lots of interesting issues!! Great discussions!
    I want to second what BTB said about slider foods. I realize now, with the education from my NUT, here, and my research, that even though I didn't have a lapband, I WAS eating only slider foods. I was on medicine that hurt my tummy and it was so much easier to fill up on 7-up and mashed potatoes rather than broccoli & fish. I suspect that is why I have to stay away from carbs now. Can anyone say Comfort Foods? Most of us ate those pre-surgery.
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    doxieville got a reaction from missbrown30 in Share your "slow loss" success!   
    I tried to tell people over and over again that we are all individuals. I felt like I was talking to a brick wall. I guess shame on me for giving up on trying to help people who wanted help. But really, my weight loss is all about ME. Just like 'your' (as the collective you) weight loss is all about you. As it should be!
    We all lose differently. And if people have higher BMI's generally they will lose weight quicker in the beginning; but not always. The point is we are all unique. So this comparison has got to stop. It really doesn't help anyone and I think does significant emotionally damage to some people.
    Judy
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    doxieville got a reaction from Bridez in I Want To See Before & After Pics!   
    BTB, you don't even look like the same guy!!
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    doxieville got a reaction from Fluffnomore in Chewable Multivitamin Taste Survey   
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    doxieville got a reaction from supbanana in Share your "slow loss" success!   
    Oh, and one more IMPORTANT item: I feel that because I am losing slowly, or not at all at times, that it has allowed me to focus on HOW to eat for MY body. Not anyone else's. Mine. What makes me feel good. I have had the time to adjust and work out how I can eat healthy (90/10) for the rest of my life. No more fad/crash diets for me ever again!!
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    doxieville got a reaction from kvlasy in Share your "slow loss" success!   
    My story is like many of you on here. I've lost 59 pounds. Still have 40-50 to go. I was sleeved 8/21/2012. I lost about 25 pounds pre-op and the rest postop. So yep, that's slow. I was in a 9 week stall after Thanksgiving. Lost a few pounds and back to about a 5 week stall.
    Honestly, at this point, i've stopped stressing. I do weigh myself almost daily because it holds me accountable. But that doesn't work for everyone.
    I do log what I eat and focus on low carbs/high fat & Protein.
    I feel better than I have in years. The weight will come off at it's own darn pace. I've accepted it and my surgeon better accept it when I see him in a few weeks.
    At almost exactly 6 months I realized I could eat more. I can now eat 2 eggs for Breakfast instead of one. I like this because it means that I don't have to eat as often. And it sure as hell isn't ANYTHING close to the quantity I could eat pre-sleeve.
    I stopped posting on VST a few months ago. I found myself getting WAAAY too adjitaded with all the competition, comparisons, etc. I've just started reading at the Veterans forum. If I start feeling that panicky 'i'm not losing fast enough' again, I probably will go back into hiding for my own sanity.
    Cheri & Sweetums are right- there is no 'end' date. Patience. Tolerance. Acceptance. And work the sleeve.
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    doxieville got a reaction from Pixie Dust in I Want To See Before & After Pics!   
    Surgery 8/21/12
    52 pounds total weight loss.
    :-)


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    doxieville got a reaction from NtvTxn in VSG as a preventive measure?   
    This question has been rolling around in my head for months. I've mentioned it once, but the thread was more interested in flaming IggyChic than having a real discussion. So here goes:
    Do the veterans on here think that the sleeve is a good way to prevent obesity? Let's take away the danger part of it, let's say if it was 100% safe. (Just go with that idea for this question; we all know that no surgery can ever be 100% safe.)
    From what I've been reading, I'd say it is NOT a good way to prevent obesity. It seems like the only thing that the sleeve is good for is relearning how and what to eat, and it does a great job of that. But if someone hasn't conquered their issues during the 'restriction stage' then how can this surgery help them in the long run?
    I love my sleeve. I am in a 7 week stall and pre-sleeve I would have given up by now and regained the weight. I am so pleased with 4oz and I'm full! I am comforted in knowing that when this stall breaks, the weight will drop off. With that thought, I'm not saying 'screw it, i may as well pig out.' And at 5 months out, I can pig out. I was one of those people who would only eat once a day. Now I can't do that because I get that empty feeling. The sleeve has taught me HOW to eat. So for me, if I weren't conquering my food demons, I think this sleeve would be pretty worthless. I could easily graze on fattening & sugary foods all day and gain weight.
    I am not bringing this up to judge people, or to start ANY arguments. In fact, if anyone flames me or this topic, I would ask that the thread gets shut down. I just want honest answers from veterans, and I hope that this is a safe environment to discuss this topic.
    Thank you,
    Judy
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    doxieville got a reaction from soonerorlater in What Do You Fear Most?   
    Gaining weight back.
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    doxieville got a reaction from Pixie Dust in I Want To See Before & After Pics!   
    Surgery 8/21/12
    52 pounds total weight loss.
    :-)


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    doxieville got a reaction from lessofmeismore in Stuggling, need help with head hunger!   
    I get a lot of prepared healthy foods. costco has some really nice healthy shrimp platters. Any store does really. I go to the store & get a rotisserie chicken, container of cut up veggies, salmon w pesto butter ready to be baked....different items that require less than 5 minute prep time.
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    doxieville got a reaction from TES in Rapidly Gaining Weight 2 Years Post Op Sleeve Surgery   
    Both my NUT and SUR made it VERY clear to me that I would have to be diligent and live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. Both had stories about people who had lost the weight but didn't keep it off. One day while waiting for an appt w my NUT I saw a woman who had gained back 50 pounds about 2 yrs postop. She had in her hand a huge starbucks coffee (don't drink it so I don't know the lingo) with all kinds of writing on the side. While in the waiting room I casually asked her what she was drinking. I can't remember it all, but she told me that it wasn't 'sleeve approved' and had gotten addicted to them again and was gaining her weight back. It was really sad. Addictions can grab ahold of any of us and we can fail. We need to realize that we have to work the program. Forever. In whatever capacity that means for you to be succesful.
    This is why it drives me nuts when post-op people on this forum post that they aren't eating because they 'aren't hungry' but are still losing weight. That not feeling hungry won't last, and when hunger does come back, they won't have learned anything about changing bad food habits. That doesn't seem like success to me. Sucess is learning how to use food to live a happy & healthy life. And that does take work! This isn't the magic cure that so many people are expecting it to be.
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    doxieville got a reaction from SleeveandRNYchica in How Did You Celebrate Getting to Goal?   
    I'm going to learn how to scuba dive when I get to goal! Already have started a scuba diving fund. Will probably be in 2014 since I'm a slow slow loser, but that doesn't matter. I am absolutely enjoying my transformation along the way and am enjoying my life.
    Plastic surgery....maybe, maybe not.
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    doxieville got a reaction from SleeveandRNYchica in How Did You Celebrate Getting to Goal?   
    I'm going to learn how to scuba dive when I get to goal! Already have started a scuba diving fund. Will probably be in 2014 since I'm a slow slow loser, but that doesn't matter. I am absolutely enjoying my transformation along the way and am enjoying my life.
    Plastic surgery....maybe, maybe not.
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    doxieville got a reaction from SleeveandRNYchica in How Did You Celebrate Getting to Goal?   
    I'm going to learn how to scuba dive when I get to goal! Already have started a scuba diving fund. Will probably be in 2014 since I'm a slow slow loser, but that doesn't matter. I am absolutely enjoying my transformation along the way and am enjoying my life.
    Plastic surgery....maybe, maybe not.
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    doxieville got a reaction from lessofmeismore in Stuggling, need help with head hunger!   
    I get a lot of prepared healthy foods. costco has some really nice healthy shrimp platters. Any store does really. I go to the store & get a rotisserie chicken, container of cut up veggies, salmon w pesto butter ready to be baked....different items that require less than 5 minute prep time.
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    doxieville got a reaction from .......... in Stuggling, need help with head hunger!   
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