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About Sadlers1999

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    Former EFL/ESL teacher. Currently a SAHM of four ages 10, 8, 4 and 2.
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  1. Sadlers1999

    All of my December sleevers...

    I haven't had this problem exactly. In general, I can eat "normal" size meals (small but not absurdly small) and every now and then, something will surprise me and fill me up more quickly than normal. But, if I was only eating yogurt, I don't think I would feel the restriction. Maybe this is not a negative thing because it will keep your eating in check. It's harder when you don't feel the restriction on a regular basis.
  2. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    That's interesting that you have to find your own person to do the psych evaluation. At Parker Adventist, the psych evaluation is done on site. The person is part of the bariatric team. I can't give you any suggestions about how to find someone, because I didn't need to look. So sorry about that! BUt, otherwise, sounds like you are doing great! I lost 20 lbs in the 4 months prior to surgery, but 7 of those pounds came from the pre-surgery liquid diet.
  3. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    How is your pre-surgery weight loss going? Have you weaned yourself off of caffeine and things that have bubbles? I don't feel like I did enough before surgery...except that I got off of caffeine and bubbles.
  4. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    How are you doing? On this thread, you are one of the newest people to be sleeved to date and I know the first month is usually the hardest and then it slowly gets better (re: eating)...
  5. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    How are you doing approximately 5 months post op?
  6. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    I am almost 6 months out and I can eat a little spice, but it doesn't feel the same as pre-sleeve. In other words, I feel the acidity and heat more than prior to surgery. It does get better though. Couldn't eat any kind of spice the first 3-4 months. re: location - I am in Parker and I have connected with another person in Parker. She had her surgery in FL and we have gone to a support group meeting at Sky Ridge in Lone Tree (right off of I25).
  7. You look so much younger now compared with profile picture. Congrats!
  8. Sadlers1999

    Any Colorado sleevers?

    Are you posting to the forum from the hospital or from home? Where did you have your surgery and how are you feeling today? Day 3 was the hardest for me, because of my throat...not because of my stomach. They did two endoscopies on me and my throat was just so raw feeling. Water hurt. Hoping you are doing okay.
  9. Had my 3-month check up yesterday. I've lost 38 lbs since the day of surgery; 45 since my last pre-op appointment (when I started clear liquids pre-op) and 58 lbs since last July when I started the process of taking classes. The doctor told me that most people who are sleeved only lose 60% of their weight. Even though my post-surgery weight loss hasn't been ultra speedy, I am hoping that I better that statistic. I mean, whatever weight has come off has put me in a better place than where I was, but I would like to get to my goal of 140 and stay there. He did tell me that someone my height should be 115-125, but I told him that I did not think that was likely for me. The last time I was in that range, I was ten (5th grade). When I got married, I was 140 and i know I was overweight by chart standards, but i didn't feel it and I dont' think I looked like it either. I felt really healthy. When I met with the NUT yesterday, she reiterated that using straws and drinking carbonated beverages at this point might not feel uncomfortable, but the gas expands our stomachs and stretches them out quicker. i don't drink anything carbonated, but I have used a straw from time to time. I guess based on her warning, if I want to improve my chances of getting to 140, I will try harder to avoid straws.

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