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Teachamy

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Teachamy got a reaction from fit4life123 in "You'd be much prettier if you lost weight"   
    I am so sorry. I can imagine the sting of that comment. Maybe she is feeling threatened because soon you will be "100 and sexy". My advice--tell her how rude the comment was and how it bothered you. If she can't accept it and apologize, lose that 115 pound baggage. You don't need toxic people in your world.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from fit4life123 in "You'd be much prettier if you lost weight"   
    I am so sorry. I can imagine the sting of that comment. Maybe she is feeling threatened because soon you will be "100 and sexy". My advice--tell her how rude the comment was and how it bothered you. If she can't accept it and apologize, lose that 115 pound baggage. You don't need toxic people in your world.
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    Teachamy reacted to LipstickLady in "You'd be much prettier if you lost weight"   
    "Wow! It's hard to imagine that you don't know how rude you are."
    "I'd hate to think you thought that was a compliment."
    "You really didn't think that comment through before you said it out loud, did you?"
    Follow any of those up with a patronizing "bless your heart" smile snd walk away. Or tell her to suck your ass, your choice.
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    Teachamy reacted to kay1117 in A NSV   
    I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in May of 2007- when I was 23 years old. I've struggled with having good numbers, taking 2000 mg of metformin a day I. Addition to glimiperide and I also tried invokana. I had my sleeve done on March 4th of this year. I have not taken any diabetes medication since the second week after my surgery. This morning my fasting blood sugar was 79! I have not seen numbers that low, even with medication ever! Needed to share with someone!
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    Teachamy got a reaction from agalindo17 in Need some female advice please   
    I too had the Mirena and was surprised when I bled for the first few weeks. It was light, but I usually didn't get a period. That being said, this January (1 yr. post-sleeve) I started bleeding again and found out I had a large fibroid that led to a hysterectomy. Most ob/gyn's will tell you if you are bleeding in a way that is abnormal for you, you should get it checked out because it is a sign of uterine or ovarian cancer. Luckily for me it was neither. I know it is very expensive, but peace of mind and assurance that you are healthy is very important!
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    Teachamy reacted to LipstickLady in I blew it   
    Girl, if there is ever a time to stress eat, this is it. Bring some knitting, paint your nails while you wait, walk the halls.
    Tell her to feel better soon and give her a hug from me! A hug to you, too. That's tough.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Failing   
    I "third" the vote to track on My Fitness Pal. It keeps me honest. I do it whenever I think a pound or 2 may have creeped on. Also, measure or weigh everything you eat. Your carbs may be higher than you realize. Also, do you have regular appointments with a nutritionist/dietician? They are trained to help. Sometimes a once a week appointment can really improve one's mood. Most importantly, don't give up!
    Best,
    Amy
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    Teachamy reacted to cantseemytoes in Am I Just Being Vain   
    Teachamy my family says it's my stubbornness that got me through those walks and mud runs. Plus they're fun so I love to do them. But I have to admit, I'd like to be able to run a 5k, maybe even a half marathon.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from liannatx in Am I Just Being Vain   
    I once heard an interview with a couple who decided on bariatric surgery. They were told, "look around for people your size who are 70 ." The sad truth is, people who are morbidly obese will die earlier than those who maintain a healthy lifestyle/weight. I had a host of comorbidities prior to surgery. (I too was 39) It has improved or ended all of the health issues I experienced. (With the possible exception of asthma and a spinal tumor...) It is wonderful that you do 5k's and that you were able to lose some weight on your own. Wouldn't you like your appearance to reflect the amount of effort you put forth? I don't call that vain. I call that human!
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    Teachamy got a reaction from === in I absolutely cannot make up my mind!   
    I am 16 months out. I have no complications associated with the surgery, and haven't had any for a long, long time. I did have some nausea at the beginning when I ate too much, but as my sleeve healed, my knowledge of how to work with it improved. It is hard at the beginning, but everyday is better. Here's my naughty list:
    1. If I need a sip of Water while eating, I take it.
    2. I drink from straws.
    3. I drink carbonated beverages (Seltzer or a RARE diet pepsi)
    4. I started drinking coffee 6 weeks after surgery, even though I was told to wait 12 weeks.
    There are probably other naughty things I do, but this is what works for me. (And I have come clean with my bariatric team, btw) I am not telling you this because I advocate breaking rules--just to show that a year out of surgery, I am not ultra-focused on bariatric rules. I can and do lead a normal, thin life. You can do this!
    Best,
    Amy
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    Teachamy got a reaction from === in I absolutely cannot make up my mind!   
    I am 16 months out. I have no complications associated with the surgery, and haven't had any for a long, long time. I did have some nausea at the beginning when I ate too much, but as my sleeve healed, my knowledge of how to work with it improved. It is hard at the beginning, but everyday is better. Here's my naughty list:
    1. If I need a sip of Water while eating, I take it.
    2. I drink from straws.
    3. I drink carbonated beverages (Seltzer or a RARE diet pepsi)
    4. I started drinking coffee 6 weeks after surgery, even though I was told to wait 12 weeks.
    There are probably other naughty things I do, but this is what works for me. (And I have come clean with my bariatric team, btw) I am not telling you this because I advocate breaking rules--just to show that a year out of surgery, I am not ultra-focused on bariatric rules. I can and do lead a normal, thin life. You can do this!
    Best,
    Amy
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    Teachamy got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in How much food could you consume 6 months post op?   
    I have done that too. I stick a measuring cup in a plastic baggie and throw it in my bag when we go out. It helps me remind my brain I am in control, and my tummy does need excess portions.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from liannatx in Am I Just Being Vain   
    I once heard an interview with a couple who decided on bariatric surgery. They were told, "look around for people your size who are 70 ." The sad truth is, people who are morbidly obese will die earlier than those who maintain a healthy lifestyle/weight. I had a host of comorbidities prior to surgery. (I too was 39) It has improved or ended all of the health issues I experienced. (With the possible exception of asthma and a spinal tumor...) It is wonderful that you do 5k's and that you were able to lose some weight on your own. Wouldn't you like your appearance to reflect the amount of effort you put forth? I don't call that vain. I call that human!
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    Teachamy reacted to alindsey in Low BMI-ers   
    Thank you hun! That's what they said with a lower BMI my liver won't be that bad! Thx for the kind words ❤️
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    Teachamy reacted to Babbs in Am I Just Being Vain   
    It's not vain to want to live a healthier, happier life. I did all the 5K walks, too at 235lbs, but I was far from healthy. You may feel pretty good and claim to not have serious medical issues, but let's not mince words here. Being obese is NOT healthy. It puts a constant strain on all your organs, joints and emotional health.
    To put it in perspective, instead of walking 5K's, I am currently training to RUN a 5K. I could not have done that at 235lbs. Don't feel guilty. Just DO it
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    Teachamy reacted to AvaFern in Am I Just Being Vain   
    You are not being vain. To start off with, at 270 you may not have medical issues right now, but you will in the future. If you can avoid ever having to go through unhealthy comorbidities in the future, why not do so? I did not have any healthy issues and at my pre-surgery weight of 237 I was well into the morbid obesity phase. All through my teens and twenties I gained and lost weight, usually 50-80 pounds at a time, so I wasn't fat or thin for extended periods which is why I likely didn't have any major health issues. I chose to get the surgery because I was tired of having to always be on a diet, always feel like I was starving, and never feel like I really had any control over my weight. Also, because I like being thin and this seemed like an excellent way to get back to being a "normal" size. If you have surgery, any kind of surgery, because it makes you feel healthier, happier, or more confident in your own skin, then more power to you. There is nothing wrong with being a little vain, although in the incidence of the sleeve, I really don't think you can call it that by any stretch of the word.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...
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    Teachamy got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in How much food could you consume 6 months post op?   
    I have done that too. I stick a measuring cup in a plastic baggie and throw it in my bag when we go out. It helps me remind my brain I am in control, and my tummy does need excess portions.
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    Teachamy got a reaction from MrsSugarbabe in How much food could you consume 6 months post op?   
    Yes, measure, measure, measure your foods! Many of us never felt "full" pre-sleeve, and I think once the restriction of the sleeve lessons, we can tend to push it a little too far. Pay attention to your serving sizes and remind yourself that your body is satisfied and nourished. Also try to avoid those triggers that convince your brain that you are hungry. For me, that's salty-crunchy junk food. For others it's sweets or artificial sweeteners, for others it's fat. If I eat a chip, I am done for! I work hard to keep those flood gates closed! (In the grocery store today I kept repeating the mantra, "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels, nothing tastes as good...") I find I can eat a surprising amount of salty-crunchy junk if I am not paying attention.
    At 16 months out, I still try to focus on meat, fruit and veggies, and then carbs. I try to eat 3 oz. of meat, and focus on veggies after that. I don't eat bread, but I do eat 90 cal. wraps for sandwiches, and occasionally a half cup of Pasta or rice. I am maintaining, so I am eating around 1200 calories a day.
    Good luck! (And by the way, a little extra tuna or a few extra shrimps are fine! Good Protein, low cal.)
    Amy
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...
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    Teachamy got a reaction from able2cope in Fiber. Does anyone take fiber supplements? Chewables etc? I need fiber! :)   
    I eat Vitafusion Fiber Well gummies. 2 a day when all is moving normally, 4 a day when there have been no BM's in my neighborhood, so to speak! They are delicious and taste like candy!
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...
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    Teachamy got a reaction from nabaganmyesh in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Has anyone gone for the panniculectomy alone? I just had a hysterectomy, and I just don't think I can deal with surgery again. Just wondering...

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