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Carlotta1

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Andrew0929 in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from DeezJeanz in December 2013 Sleevers Come In!   
    Surgery is at 7:30 cst. Please send me prayers my way.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Bremartus in I Have Been In Total Fear Of The Surgery Which Is Tomorrow..dec 9Th   
    Thanks bremartus
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    Carlotta1 reacted to Bronco0605 in Anybody Else Cheating?   
    I ate some crackers and bean/pea type Soups a few days earlier than I was supposed to but I made sure to be up front with the nurse and doctor about it. I was very hungry. I was very careful to let the cracker dissolve in my mouth and that nothing solid actually went downmy throat.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to Laura V in Anybody Else Cheating?   
    To a certain extent the sleeve is still about willpower and taking personal responsibility.
    I think this is why fights erupt here sometimes...
    You may eat that pizza and be ok, you may not..
    Like I said that's all of our choices to make.
    But those of us further out know that a "cookie" is not just a cookie, it represents so much more.
    the deeper issue I think is the behavior. We did a serious thing to ourselves having this radical surgery..
    But it is not a miracle or a cure.
    Many people find ways to "eat around" the sleeve. We got here because of our disordered eating so it's not a surprise that we would try to figure out ways to eat still, even right after surgery.
    This is something we need to face and work on changing in the early days. Because it will get increasingly harder to do it the further out you get.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to mistysj in My Doctor Wants Me To Eat More!   
    Yep. Try some denser protein like chicken, ham, or tuna. You might be able to finish 40 grams of dense protein now but I doubt it. If you can, that's ok too. Listen to your sleeve. Our capacities can differ. Not just yogurt, cottage cheese, and eggs. Try to limit your starchy carbs because they have been known to cause cravings.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Bethzy143 in My Update!   
    Good for u..isn't it great to buy new clothes for your new look. ):
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    Carlotta1 reacted to gmanbat in I Traded Fat For Old!   
    First pic 2008, 5 years ago:

    Second pic, 2 weeks ago:

    We lost 245 pounds between us. Do we look older? Depends on your point of view.
    Our wrinkles were being propped up by death dealing fat cells.
    Do we act older? Absolutely not.
    We took 30-40 years off of the way we act.
    Wouldn't go back because of a turkey neck. Let it flap in the breeze, it's a flag of freedom.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Seela in I Traded Fat For Old!   
    Get a new makeover,, new chic hairstyle and clothing.. Even shoes. Build some muscle. Just a few suggestions., sometimes your body has to adjust to weight loss so your skin elasticity will get better over time. If not, Try juvadurm for any sagging or shallow areas.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from gamergirl in Probiotics For Constipation?   
    My nut told me take a probiotic every day.. Cause it so healthy for your Tummy. I would use colace for any constipation issues.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Patty8763 in My Sleeve Surgery Is Scheduled For March 4, 2014   
    Isn't it wonderful u have a date so soon ...congrats...
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from VSG AJH in Officially A Sleever!   
    Good for u that u r feeling well and the surgery was successful.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Depression Setting In.   
    Don't give up.. Please do yourself a big favor and persevere . U have come a long way ..be grateful for your 3 pound loss. The worst thing we can so to our selves is negative thinking. And weight loss on the scale that is less than expected can trigger many self defeating thoughts. I am having the surgery on dec 9 and decided to seek psychological therapy in conjunction with the surgery. Cause I know it is my thinking that gets me in the way . I am too, too critical and hard on myself. So love yourself as best as u can, , treat yourself to things that will make u feel comforted , like a bubble bath, reading a good novel, window shopping, going to a good movie. Keep yourself busy when we get that feeling of failure. You r not failing.. Write down your non weight victories and replace those self defeating thoughts with good thoughts. My psych told me write a gratitude list often to remind myself of the good things in llife that is happening. It is those tough times that we have to go through to take us to a place called victory. This is the time to persevere. Reach out for help , good 4 u that u put your thoughts on this website. ..you have acknowledged your disappointment.. But keep on plugging.. Go back to the basics of eating, exercise harder, and most of all get to a place of gratitude for what u have accomplished thus far. " I WILL reach my weight loss goal. " A good mantra for all of us.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to RJ'S/beginning in Anyone regret WLS and why?   
    I went into surgery with such anticipation...I could not wait..I was ready and willing to do almost anything to get this show on the road.....
    I came home on the 3rd day and returned with a leak 4 days later....This led to 5 months of a hospital stay with several surgeries and other severe complications.....
    After 5 months I came home and had nursing care for another 5 months.....Still not out of the woods yet!
    Would I do it again..In a split second..I am nothing like I was before surgery..I am living now, before, existing...I love my sleeve and so glad I did it...176 lbs. down...36 to go...I feel so brand new!!!!
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    Carlotta1 reacted to clk in I'm 6 & 1/2 Months Out, How Do You Stay Motivated And On Track?   
    Quitting isn't an option. Sometimes it doesn't matter if I'm motivated. I did not spend ten grand and slice out a major organ to fall short of my personal goals. I do what I have to do, even when I hate to do it. Period.
    I forget how far I've come sometimes, because I'm covering ground I've already covered. It's easy to slip into old habits. Both eating habits and self-abuse habits. I can't possibly believe I'm fat or feel fat weighing 100 pounds less than I did the day of surgery but if I don't watch it I'll do think it anyway.
    I look at pictures. I remember how that fat girl felt and I do everything I can to NOT be her again. And if that means I eat chicken instead of cake, so be it and if that means I actually have to get off my can and exercise even though I hate it, so be it.
    ~Cheri
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    Carlotta1 reacted to FitnFabfor2014 in Hey Guys I Need Some Advice....   
    Hi! I agree, he may be uninformed about the reasons that you have decided (or are deciding) to have this surgery. Maybe he also has insecurities? Maybe he fears that you will lose the weight and leave him. As much as we hope that relationships will remain, in reality (whether you are married or not) they do not weather the storm. This surgery is not only a physical but a mental storm. I wish you luck with your gastric journey. And just like others have said, you are doing this for yourself and most importantly for your health. You don't want to look back years from now and have any regrets for living your life for someone else.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from LipstickLady in Me And 6 Months Later Me.   
    Yep looking much younger..that is one thing I hope from this surgery ..is to look younger.. Since I have fined weight I feel older..and look older. I had always prided myself in looking younger, healthy and energetic

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