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OKSleever

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    OKSleever got a reaction from Richard Foor in Am I big enough?   
    Only you know if you tried hard enough. I certainly wish I'd tried harder. It's not that I'm not happy with the results from my sleeve, but I am six months out and still struggling with the finality of my decision and will always wonder what if I had given it one more real try.
    You're going to hear a lot of people disagree with me and say it was the best thing they ever did and they wish they'd done it sooner, etc. I'm not saying any of them are wrong but please remember they're looking at it from the perspective of having already made the choice; they can't go back and make a different decision. Bottom line: you can always get the surgery later if you're unsure; you can never undo what's been done.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from KeeWee in SEX!   
    As a shrink I endorse this definition
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    OKSleever reacted to unbesleevable1 in Is anyone listening?   
    Just because you don't get it, or it's not what you expected, doesn't make it random. Sorry if that was over your head.
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    OKSleever reacted to Madam Reverie in Oh, do please shut up!   
    Okay, I'm a fairy patient kind of girl. If i see someone in need, I will duly assist in any way possible. That is my nature.
    However, there are limits to this...
    Something is really getting on my proverbial mammary glands and I just have to put it out there... Before I 'go to town' on someone....
    What am I referring to?
    The indomitable, self-indulgent, totally out of proportion whinging on this website.
    What kind of whinging, I hear you cry?! Well, it's not the general and often valid complaints, concerns and outpourings of confusion related to WLS. Which, lets face, it, we all have for time to time... Or even the posts that deviate from being WLS related and are either observations on life or genuine cries for help.
    It's the 'OMG, I ate some fresh air!!!!! <swing your head back whilst placing your wrist on your forehead in a swooning fashion>
    'I am going to have to flagellate myself for the rest of my natural born life because I ate a cracker with cheese spread on it!'
    'I ate a mouthful of cream-cheese frosting, I hate myself' - then cue the over-exaggerated 'depression' and attention-seeking mewing because someone, in a 'moment of madness' <raises an eyebrow> didn't reach for a Protein shake or Quest bar.
    Now, before I get lambasted for not being 'sympathetic' and being told in a lofty and self-righteous way that 'not everyone is as strong as other people and they just need some gentle encouragement'.. What I am going to say to that right now and up front is 'BALLS!'
    So someone ate something with 15g of carbs, 11g of sugar and little Protein. SO WHAT?!!! If you're clever enough to work out that these aren't good nutritional ratios, then you're smart enough to know that you shouldn't be eating it. So get some perspective, be objective, dust yourself off and carry on. Don't take up my visual space with your whinges that do no more than to advertise your bordering on infantile attention seeking ways...
    If you make a habit of making bad food choices when you know the nutritional values - then frankly, you're an idiot. If you're having serious addiction issues - then that's a WHOLE different ball game and there's not a person on the planet that won't do all they can (within the limits of this medium and geography) to help.
    Just to those who want to curry sympathy and 'collect' platitudinous pats on the back for being self-indulgent whinge-bags - over very little - all I have to say is just hope I don't come across those particular posts. The response won't be pretty.....
    And for the smug ones who are undoubtedly going to say 'Well, you don't have to read them.. You can just skip past them..tra-la-la-la' I say BALLS to that too. Attention seekers have a habit of making their topic titles sound very 'life or death'. Having the concept of 'duty of care' bashed into my head for years, I feel obliged to read them. But no sooner do I get to the second sentence, I discover its been written by 'one of those types' and the rage subsequently builds...
    So my rant to 'those types' and in summary is;
    Do, please, and before I turn green, shut up!!!
    <and relax...>
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    OKSleever reacted to LipstickLady in Just putting it out there, so 'dirty' little secrets may see the light of day!   
    Y'all can have my share of candy corn. That's nasty!
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    OKSleever reacted to SeriouslyChange in Tired of women leaving me for the "cute skinny guy"   
    This is an extremely rude assumption to make. it's people like you that make heavier people hate themselves and what they look like. Just remember that you are/were one of those fat ugly guys and if no woman wanted to date you, I think it was more a problem with you bro.
    Ultimately, you will find someone who cares about you as a person. If they are superficial, they were not worth your time anyways. As you begin to feel better about yourself, you'll start to put out a better vibe and you'll attract awesome women, both fat and skinny.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from Georgia in To Flu Shot or Not to Flu Shot   
    Thousands of people die every year from the flu; nobody dies from the flu shot. It's a no-brainer for me.
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    OKSleever reacted to GypsyQueen in Just putting it out there, so 'dirty' little secrets may see the light of day!   
    During purée stage, I made tacos for the kids' dinner and decided to try it. meat, cheese and sour cream blended nicely.
    On vacation, I had a beignet.
    I chew gum ALOT.
    I have a glass of Cheerwine (a regional soda) and a slice of pizza on Tuesday nights (not every, but occasionally). I can eat the crust, use a straw and soda is not flat or diet. It's the only place in town it's on tap, so it's a special treat.
    Sleeve o' Steel here, but I behave at home usually.
    Too bad I'm boarding a cruise ship in the morning! Thank goodness I don't like chocolate!
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    OKSleever reacted to newat52 in What do you ride?   
    Uh...sorry... I thought this thread was something else....I thought it was who do you ride.
    Never mind....I was all excited there for a minute...
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from lizv123 in Seriously?!   
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    OKSleever reacted to NORCALRN in Seriously?!   
    prader-willi syndrome is a terrible diagnosis and those children cannot control their choices - they are always hungry. caregivers-families lock up food and go to extreme lengths to help. until one walks in someones shoes - i do not judge. we do the best we can with what knowledge and resources we have and sometimes that is limited. raising a child with special needs is unique. throw in PW syndrome - i can only imagine how difficult their choice was. i hope everything turns out ok.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from AngiD in You've got to be kidding me!   
    I agree with the previous poster; I hope you are much kinder to your BIL in real life than you were in this post. I'm glad things are going well for you, but you're a month post op! Most people don't start down the pizza and hamburger path a month out when food is still fairly repulsive.
    You will face many challenges along your weight loss journey, and I hope you continue to face them with the same determination you have today. But if you don't, if you make a bad choice, I hope you are kinder and more forgiving of yourself than you have been of your BIL.
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    OKSleever reacted to LipstickLady in So, I consider myself fairly tolerant of stupid people (or I mask it well), but...   
    So I graciously smile and nod through most of the goofy compliments because I know people mean well. The "you are wasting away to nothing" (I'm not), the "I need to go on whatever diet you are on" (no, you don't, you weigh like 80 pounds MAX), the "you were pretty before but you look SO MUCH BETTER now" (I do), etc.
    I chuckle on the inside when people ask me how much I've lost and how much I weigh now because I know they want to do the math and see what a manatee I was. I know that if they are ignorant enough to ask that, they are incapable of doing the math without pencil and paper.
    I smile along when they ask me if my husband likes the new me, cuz GOD KNOWS how he could have ever liked me before.
    I can even take it when I pass on a goodie while out in public and someone says, "OH YEAHHHHHH!!!! You are dieting!!!!!!", and look knowingly at whomever we are with.
    But the one thing that happens almost every freaking day that grates my last nerve is the salad bar at my local grocery. Yes, I do realize this is petty and that it's really nothing to be upset about. I'm NOT upset, it just irritates the FOOK out of me for some reason I can't name other than the fact that I am a grown adult.
    I work out of my car most days. Our local grocery chain has a great salad bar with fresh fruit, veggies, Soups, meats, prepared mayo-based salads, etc. I can go in and get a few pieces of fruit, a tablespoon of my favorite seafood salad with a little extra crab leg mixed in, a bit of teriyaki beef with a stir fried onion, maybe some light tuna salad or a hardboiled egg, whatever I am in the mood for and just the right amount for less than $2. It's a bargain and I rarely ever need to throw anything away. It's great! The only drawback is the cashier, and it's a different cashier EVERY.FREAKING.TIME because I go to different stores and through different lines almost every time.
    The comments on my pathetic little plate make me want to jam a pencil through my eye!!
    "Oh DEAR!! That's not enough!!!" (Uhmm...thanks for letting me know!! I'll run right back and get more!)
    "Goodness! Are you trying to starve yourself?" (No, if I was trying to starve myself, I wouldn't be eating at all.)
    "Honey, I am sure your husband wants you to eat more than that!!" (My husband doesn't feed me nor does he tell me what to eat.)
    "Is that all you are having? That's not enough to feed a baby!!!" (Thankfully, I am not a baby.)
    "You do know it's OK to eat in public, don't you dear?" (Have you seen the size of my ass? Yes, I know.)
    "Now you know that you are just going to go home and eat if that's all you are having for lunch, right?" (Well, yes, I do plan on eating again some time today.)
    I could go on and on.
    I know they mean well/are just trying to make conversation/insert whatever excuse you want to make for them here, but it drives me up a wall. I try and hold back my smart ass rebuttal, but I am so afraid that dam is going to break one day on some poor unsuspecting cashier. Sigh... Lord help me.
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    OKSleever reacted to Itsme! in You've got to be kidding me!   
    Bariatric Surgery doesn't change brains. We (should) all know that. I hope you are respectful and kind to your BIL. He's obviously struggling. Just keep modeling good choices and don't be judgmental. I have a coworker with a band and her "work arounds" with her band was what influenced me to go the sleeve route. She's gained weight, I've lost 95 pounds since starting this whole adventure last November. She sees my success and is talking about a band to sleeve revision. I dread her struggle she'll have if she does this since she's a full fledged food addict. But I concentrate on me. That's all I have time and energy to do right now, but whatever choices she makes I'll still support her.
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    OKSleever got a reaction from lizv123 in Seriously?!   
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    OKSleever got a reaction from I-used-to-be-fat in Protein Fatigue   
    I am a big fan of Premier Protein shakes and Quest Protein Bars to keep my Protein up. The shakes are 30g each and the bars are 20g. You can get the shakes at Sam's Club and the bars from Amazon. HTH!
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    OKSleever got a reaction from meamo in Do you ever feel "normal" again?   
    I'm almost six months out and have yet to have a day that I wasn't obsessed with the scale/carbs/protein/water. So I can only speak for myself, but for me it looks like this is the "new normal" :-/
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    OKSleever got a reaction from Richard Foor in Am I big enough?   
    Only you know if you tried hard enough. I certainly wish I'd tried harder. It's not that I'm not happy with the results from my sleeve, but I am six months out and still struggling with the finality of my decision and will always wonder what if I had given it one more real try.
    You're going to hear a lot of people disagree with me and say it was the best thing they ever did and they wish they'd done it sooner, etc. I'm not saying any of them are wrong but please remember they're looking at it from the perspective of having already made the choice; they can't go back and make a different decision. Bottom line: you can always get the surgery later if you're unsure; you can never undo what's been done.
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