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  1. lauri407

    The zig zag graph

    I think you're right! It does help to take a step back and see the big picture. During my first stall that lasted four weeks, I didn't feel that way at all, but now that I'm losing again, I know that during the stall I was able to lose some inches and my clothes were much looser on me. While I'm enjoying watching the numbers on the scale go down, I feel like it's a matter of time before I stall again. I'm not trying to be a negative nelly, but I do think that it will be a pattern of my weight loss, and not a forever stop. Thank you for taking a big picture look at the graph. I enjoy looking at my full graph too. It makes me hopeful when I get to the 3 mo, 6mo, and 1 year mark. :-)
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    Congrats on onederland! I'm not bruising more, but my bruises are certainly taking longer to go away. I've had some bruises on me for over 3 weeks. I've heard some people say you can "brush" or massage them away but I haven't tried those techniques out.
  3. lauri407

    Work clothes

    If any pants felt tight or were rubbing against the incisions, I padded the incisions with loose gauze taped lightly with papertape. I also would unbutton my pants and make sure my shirt or sweater were well over the pants waistline. I sit in an office chair all day at work, so I only had to remember when I got up to do something. It does feel weird the first few days and you will be extra cautious. It's a good thing! Good luck going back to work! Remember to take your time as it's a big adjustment getting back into a routine!
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    My last 4 can of diet pepsi

    Sorry about feeding the trolls.. but.. Nancy, throw out the soda. Your drama over drinking soda is way overrated and if you can't handle giving up soda, you seriously need to seek out the help of a counselor before, during, and after VSG surgery. I drank soda every day, and had a serious carb and sugar habit too. In order to use the tool of surgery correctly, I had to follow my surgeon's orders, and cut out all the crap. Almost every single one of us who has been through the surgery has had to go through some kind of withdrawal from a food or drink. We didn't end up here because of healthy habits. We've all seen and heard of the person who messes up a bit during pre-op, and that's "normal" as they confess, learn, and move forward. You seem to be confessing, but then going right back to the bad habit. I hate even replying as it's giving your soda habit more attention than it deserves. Get help from a professional.
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    Surviving when life sucks

    I'm so very sorry for your loss and will be thinking and praying for you. I have appreciated learning from you and your posts and hope you take the time you need to come back to us. I'm glad you have support and home. Please also know that we support you as well.
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    is this real?

    This cracked me up a bit. I came out of surgery and when I was finally in my hospital room, I looked around and wondered why I was even there because I hadn't had surgery. I was so high on painkillers I didn't realize I had had surgery already. I took me looking down my hospital gown to realize I had in fact had five new holes in me. I wish you well in your days before surgery! It IS real!
  7. Thanks so much for the replies. I will go to the store and get some tylenol. I think it's the withdrawals more than the lack of water. I'll pay more attention to my hydration though. My saving grace tonight is that it's close to bedtime. Today was my day four pre op.
  8. lauri407

    What does 50lbs lost feel like?

    Thanks for the replies, keep them coming. It's great to hear that the number is going down, but it's the physical changes that are occurring that are making it feel "real". I think I will and have already thought about the fact that the emotional side of this will be a much slower change. I have so much to lose, in numbers, but there is so much I will gain from the loss. Thanks! I'm excited and nervous on my first day. The anticipation of waiting and prepping my body for two weeks will be an ordeal for me, I'm sure. I've read a lot of the stories and truths to these two weeks and I'm dreading the first week the most. Even getting up to this point was filled with anticipation. I talked through my "last supper" although I didn't actually have one. I kept coming up with food or drinks that I would miss or "needed" to have right then before the pre-op diet started, but I kept thinking to myself that it was food. It's not a memory or experience that I would relish or think about five years from now. I won that tiny battle, and I know I have many more to come. I love sweet iced tea and hot tea, so I need to get my hands on some decaffeinated tea. Do you have any suggestions for a sweetener that tastes natural and is safe?

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