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Carlotta1

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Bandista in My introduction to the site   
    I have a lot more Energy since my sleeve surgery. I can jog without huffing and puffing. I am Much more active. I was having high blood pressure and high cholesterol because of my weight . I was afraid that I would get diabetes if I did not lose weight. Usually as you get older and remain obese..health issues escalates with age, So you are wise to get things under control now that you are young, best of luck. !!!!
    Ps..not on any cholesterol or Bp meds anymore .. Not to mention looking good in my size 8 clothes.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from JenryD in what is the real reason I became obese?   
    Eating to numb myself from Stress, or hurt, or anxiety ..food was my best friend that helped me cope with life. I was sexually abused as a young girl..I don't know how it effected me with food,, but I know it effected my body image.
    For a long tine , I felt it was my fault that this old man who was a family member seeked me out to abuse me and no one would believe me. I had to deal with guilt that was not warranted. Of course, I was too young to realize that I was a victim..I worked this issue out with a psychologist.
    I am now very aware of my eating triggers .. I now check with my stomach and determine is this head hunger or real hunger. If it is head hunger,I get away from the situation that I am in.. And I prevail.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from JenryD in what is the real reason I became obese?   
    Eating to numb myself from Stress, or hurt, or anxiety ..food was my best friend that helped me cope with life. I was sexually abused as a young girl..I don't know how it effected me with food,, but I know it effected my body image.
    For a long tine , I felt it was my fault that this old man who was a family member seeked me out to abuse me and no one would believe me. I had to deal with guilt that was not warranted. Of course, I was too young to realize that I was a victim..I worked this issue out with a psychologist.
    I am now very aware of my eating triggers .. I now check with my stomach and determine is this head hunger or real hunger. If it is head hunger,I get away from the situation that I am in.. And I prevail.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from KeeWee in So, this is it....in less than 12 hours, it's my turn!   
    Wishing you a speedy recovery after surgery. Be patient with different eating stages ..by 6 weeks I was eating regular foods. Keep us posted on your progress.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from ☠carolinagirl☠ in Do you eat regular or non/lo fat versions of food?   
    Try to eat healthy meals.. Low fat meats, milk, etc. However, I do at times have a meal that is considered higher in fat and calories. And I think it is ok to break the monotony of eating . I don't feel guilty when I eat this type of meal. I just eat a smaller portion. I've learned to undo my all or nothing attitude of eating that got me in trouble all my life. It is great in feeling less guilty.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Pretty_In_Purple in Respect, Kindness and Empathy   
    Amen.. I agree with u totally. There is absolutely no room on this site to be disrespectful.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to ElyQuint in Feeling less motivated   
    What's the busy all about? Sounds like something other than you is becoming your top priority. You don't have time for that. Life is short and you have wasted too much of it already. It doesn't sound like you are having any fun. What's the point of being 15 pounds from goal if you are too busy to do the things you always wanted to do?
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from mentalistfan in Getting back on track!   
    Last week I hit my 50 pound weight loss ..have 15 pounds to go. I went out of town and ate way too many sweets on Easter Sunday. As a matter of fact I got sick today cause of it. I am getting back on track by :
    Measure and weigh food
    Eat at least 80 grams of Protein
    Eat 800 calories per day
    Drink at least 6 glasses waster
    Exercise (swimming and walk/jog)
    Keep a positive attitude
    I set August 1 to reach my goal weight.
    So happy I had the sleeve.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to Susan-031314 in Help is this normal?!   
    Chiming in here too regarding the lunch meat. In general it has too much salt. Salt on my throat burns as it's tender from reflux. You might try upping the Water, reducing anything with salt and using a liquid antacid to make sure you aren't feeling an irritation and thinking its hunger.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from gourmetone in Feeling less motivated   
    I also have 15 pounds left to lose.. You know the basics of getting back on track. Find a motivator that will get u back on track. Set a realistic time frame that u can reasonably lose the 15 pounds. Break that down to smaller goals. 5 pounds a month is what is set for myself.. August 1., is my target date to reach my goal weight. But I do break it down to each month cause I know it is achievable and realistic to lose 5 pounds for the next 3 months. Reduce your carbs now.. Cause your "wants" for carbs will lessen. I ate way too many sweets over easter. But I know I wiill prevail with my continued weight loss. Find and occasion or maybe a nice outfit that u want to buy when u get to your goal .. I have a wedding to attend early in august and I will buy an evening dress that will bedazzle my husband, no matter what the price .
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    Carlotta1 reacted to ProudGrammy in Holy Easter Candy Batman   
    @@pinkbarbie
    I thought i heard some noise coming from the closet
    it might be calling your name - but pretend "they" have the wrong # and don't answer the phone
    good for you by not buying much of candy you like (i do that too for halloween)
    pre-op people/you need/should prove to yourself (and doc) that you are strong, and will work hard with the sleeve
    stay strong - when/if you reach out for that piece of candy with your left hand.............
    let the right hand reach over and slap it, saying "knock it off!!! !!
    you work with the sleeve and the sleeve will work with you!!!
    temptation is a 4 ltr word
    many/most/all/you/me will have to deal with it for the rest of our healthier, happier, longer lives
    i know you are strong
    i see the determination in your eyes
    you will be successful!!!!
    happy easter
    good luck with surgery
    speedy recovery
    kathy
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Texasmeg in Does anyone eat pizza?   
    I eat pizza maybe once a month. I don't treat it like a cheat. I have one slice.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to Rootman in You know you lost weight when   
    Your old belt now goes 1 1/2 times around your waist.

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    Carlotta1 reacted to Thomas CPA in You know you lost weight when   
    Fun thread. You know you lost weight when
    You have to get new shoes because they are to wide for the feet.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from danaevett in Milestone reached today. !   
    As of today..
    I have lost 50 pounds ...15 pounds left to go. I am in a size 8 now and decided on a goal weight of 150 pounds. That should bring me to a size 6. It has been such a great ride these past 4 months. I have no regrets .. The sleeve is a eons earful tool for me to easily control my hunger. I even have a very keen sense of head hunger now..versus real hunger. Going to a nutritionist and a psychologist since 3 months prior to surgery has been such a priceless tool to go into why I use food to soothe me in times of stress, tiredness, anger, , etc etc. I am a joyous person today.
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    Carlotta1 reacted to PdxMan in Favorite Motovational quote   
    That is a good quote. Mine is rooted in the story of the three frogs sitting on a log:
    Three frogs are sitting on a log, and one decides to jump into the pond, how many frogs left on the log?
    Three
    The frog made the decision to jump in the pond, but hasn't actually done it. We can make decisions to do all sort of things, but until we actually do it ... Which leads to my favorite quote:
    Things only change when we make a change
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Hannah55 in How much protein & how are you getting it?   
    Same here..could not get much Protein for several weeks after surgery. My dr told me not to worry..cause stomach was healing ..it took time for liquids to settle in my stomach without me regurgitating it. At 6 weeks is when I started eating / drinking my protein at 60 grams per day. I have since increased my protein intake since my blood results on protein was low. Now I target 80 grams. I eat cottage cheese, homemade shake with Greek yogurt , skim milk, and fruits. chicken, regular eggs with egg whites, lots of seafood, little beef and pork, cheese sticks low in carbs and fat.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from mgolden1984 in Residual Enlarged Esophagus from lap band turns to gastric sleeve for help!   
    I had the lap band 7 years ago. My lapband never worked for me. I never had the sensation of fullness. In Dec , 2013 I had the sleeve and what a difference. For me, I can feel the fullness with only eating a little. My esophagus did stretch with the lapband ..but I was told it will reduce in time. The sleeve did for me what the lapband could not. So I am a happy camper.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from lark60 in 2 week vacation and I maintained my weight!   
    Good for u. Doesn't it feel great that u maintained your weight on a 2 week vacation. As u said, the walking probably helped a lot. Congrats on your vacation victory.
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    Carlotta1 got a reaction from Terribj in fear of failing   
    Yes I had the same fear at the beginning. I had the sleeve to help me keep weight off once I loss my excess weight .. I am 4 months out and I don't have that fear anymore. As long as I stick t what has to be done to get and stay healthy..there is no reason to be afraid. I do have days when I do treat myself to an occasional ice cream, slice of pizza, speciality meal , especially when I go in a trip. I don't beat myself down anymore for the occasional treat. When I was a "diet" in the past, I felt I cheated if I had something off the plan.. Of course the sabotage began I would binge since I was not perfect on my diet. Nowadays I do have these treats and do not have the cheating mentality. This works for me. As time goes by find out what works for you. Find out your triggers to want to over eat, mine is tiredness and anxiety So when I head hunger I evaluate how am feeling physically and mentally.. Is. My body really hungry ..and how do i feel ..angry, sad, exhausted, Etc. Once I identify my trigger. I take a moment to have a few swords with myself, like "no job or person is worth for me to sabotage my health". .. You will find your way to be more confident in your choices as times go on. Be positive, be hopeful, be courageous .. Best of luck

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