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teekay8887

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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I had my six month check-up today and I've lost 85lbs which equals 60% of my weight which puts me ahead of the curve. YEAH! I understand that the six month average is around 50%. I was worried because my weight loss has slowed down in the last six weeks but I'm right on course. I must remember that this is my journey, and I can't compare with others. I see all of these high numbers of weight loss and think I'm not doing well but this just isn't true. WOW, the games our heads can play with us. I feel so much better now especially since I only have 24 more pounds to my goal weight. I'm so happy that I made this decision, and changed my life, and health for the better. HW: 264, SW: 147 CW: 179. Goal 155 BMI < 25.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I've been seeing my therapist for about a year, before and after surgery, and it's been a great help through my weight loss journey. I owe a lot of my success to Regina for helping me through all the reasons I have been addicted to food. I really hope you find a good therapist to help you also get to the root of your addiction so you can be successful in your journey. Bless you Mary you've done a great job. Put on your little girl panties Lol and finish this journey. You can do this
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Hello everyone. I haven't posted for a while, so I wanted to check in with all of my fellow December pals. My surgery date was 12/18 so I'm three months out and doing great. HW 264 SW 247 CW 201. I'm so happy I made this decision, and I'm loving my new life even though dealing with emotions and why I was obese has been hard I would not change a thing. I'm so excited about my future active life that I'm beside myself, which is easy to do since I've lost over sixty pounds. :-) I'm so happy for all of you on your journey and wishing each of you the best. I know this site has been a God sent for me in the days leading up to my surgery and the weeks after. Thanks everybody
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    O my gosh. Just wanted to share this. I was sitting at work and look down an saw I had cross my legs. I was amazed and looked at my coworker and said "look my legs are crossed." She had a blank look on her face and I told her this was a first for me in a long time. We had a NSV high five. Yeah for me.
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    Help me?

    I gained back the ten pounds after surgery that I had lost before surgery. My pressure was low so I was loaded me with IV fluids and it took over two weeks just to get back to my pre surgery weight. So don't beat yourself up. I'm nine weeks out and just came off a three weeks stall. It was really hard to stay positive. But my body was still working because I lost inches not weight over that three week period. So hang in there this to shall past just follow the program you physician gave you.
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    At the hospital! :/

    Congrats on you decision it will be the beginning of a whole new life for you. Glad your doing well just, follow you physicians program and you will see the pounds and inches come off and your energy level increase. Just remember fluids and protein first. You will be feeling better in no time. The first few weeks are the hardest then it gets better everyday. you can do this
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Well dec. sleevers it's been two months and three days since my VGS. I'm down 52.4 from my highest weight. I'm overjoyed with my weight loss and higher energy level. The journey has had it highs and lows but the highs out weigh the lows. I'm so glad I made this decision and I look forward to my new life and all the activities I've been missing (but didn't know it). Wishing all of my Dec. buddies well and would love to hear about your progress. Miss seeing your thoughts, rantings, and ideas. :-)
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    BTW you Look great. Congrats. Answer to you question have you tried using any of the yummy crystal lite drink mixes like mango pineapple, lemonaid, cherry etc. Vodka really mixes with anything as it really doesn't have much of a taste and clamato make a really good Bloody Mary. You could make a fresh fruit smoothie using berries instead of citrus. Wow lots of possibilities.
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    She didn't recognize the old me

    Great job and so happy that you will enjoy a lifetime of health with your daughter.
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    myFitnessPal

    Would love more friends on fitness pal. My diary is open and I get a lot of ideas from others on new things to try. Please add me teekay8887.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Yes, the drinking while eating has been hard to break and if I do drink while I eat I feel the same way you do. I forget and will sip, then I get that heavy full feeling in my chest. I know it's because of the liquid.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Hi everyone, I'm about six weeks out from surgery and have hit a second stall. So discouraging. Have any of you hand this problem six weeks out and what did you do to get restarted? I thought about just going on a protein shake fast day.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    My stall was about three weeks out and lasted for about a week. I was sleeved on 12/18. My weight lose is now steady and I really try only to weight myself a couple of time a week but that's not working to well. I'm still on phase two of my physician's diet. Don't move to fruits and veggies for another two weeks. :-(. Missing my veggies. My physician is conservative on diets. Hope that's a good thing. I go back to work on the 29th and I'm looking forward to getting back in a routine. I'm trying to get my daily meals on my work schedule to make it easier. I work some crazy hours and take call at least three days a week. My days can last from 10 to 16 hours especially this time of year when so many dialysis patients are hospitalize due to illness. Taking a big tub of my favorite protein powder to leave in my locker for those O My Goodness moments need some energy. Need some ideas on easy meals for breakfast and lunch.
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    Discouraged

    I understand how his words can be very discouraging for you. I asked my adult son if he thought I was a failure for having weight loss surgery. His first comment was "Where is that question coming from?" I responded that I was wondering how my family and friends were looking at my choices. His answer was, " Do you think I was a failure for going to rehab for alcohol abuse?" I opened my mouth to respond and stopped. Then all I could say when the light went off in my head was "touché". I too must realize I have an addiction problem and will be working the rest of my life to contain my addiction and my WLS is just a tool in my arsenal. I must make this journey about me and working hard to be the best, healthy, and happy me. I hope that you too can realize it doesn't matter how you get to your goal but that you got to your goal. You go girl.
  15. Congrats to you. Your at the starting point of a new life for yourself. Best advice I can give you is to make this journey all about you, and the new you. Distance yourself from negative comments, negative friends, and people that try to undermined your new way of eating. For me that includes family. When negative is spoken I graciously leave the situation. Surround yourself with love, peace, and joy. You can do this just follow the program.
  16. In my recent understanding we are taking to much calcium in vitamin form. At last years ANNA's (American Nephrology Nurses Association) convention research has shown we only need 1/2 the amount of RDA of calcium. Also we absorb more than previously thought through our food. So as said before eat calcium rich foods and check your vitamin d levels.
  17. Great information, and glad to hear about breakfast. I also prefer eating a few hours after waking. I find my hungry is more controlled and the less carbs I eat the less craving I have.
  18. I'm four weeks post-op and I still do not drink any iced drinks. I like room temp or hot drinks. I found in the hospital that cold causes me cramps I'm my new tummy, so I'm just taking my time with cold. The first week is hard but you'll get through it and I promise it does get better. The time passes quick and you will get to feeling better.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Please add me to MFP group. User name teekay8887. Email tommiejulian@gmail.com.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    That's great Red. WOW 32 lbs. and 5 points off your BMI. Yeah.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Welcome. I was sleeved on the 18th and this thread has been full of information, support, and words of encouragement. All two hundred pages are worth the read.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Yeah your home. So happy for you. It's always great to to be home in your own bed with your own bathroom. You've lost twenty lbs already. Your a tough cookie and you made it through all those days with nothing to drink. I'm proud of you. I think I might have cracked. Now to get use to your new tummy and start this new year right.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I haven't really updated you guys in a while so here goes. Surgery was on 12/18 and the shoulder pain was terrible but I made it through. I really felt tired and run down for about a week. I've had some head hungry and I've have had my time of chewing and spitting out like all of us have had, but I'm really not hungry much anymore. Now that I'm about sixteen days out I have to remember to eat and measure or I get that overfilled feeling with pain and I don't like it. I'm getting in all of the liquids but lately it's hard to get all the protein in. Guess I'm just getting tired of the flavors. I've enjoyed the retried beans thinned with chicken broth and some cheese. Mainly stay with soups, soft eggs, and cheese grits. I can eat about 1/4 cup of solids now so I guess that's good. I watched TLC's my six hundred pound life and it scared me to death because the guy lost 400 pounds and he gained back almost 300 pounds. I hope and pray this doesn't happen to me or us, not after going through all of this. Guess this shows me this surgery is just a tool I could be back here again. It makes me determine to make this change for the rest of my life. I pray that we all succeed in our journeys. Also my prayer and thoughts are with our friend Deez. Wishing you well and a I hope your home soon.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I also have a vitamix. Would love it if you shared some of your secrets. I haven't had mine long so I'm still new with it.
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    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Six days post-op and first time I slept through the night. Did not wake for pain or peeing. Yeah. Feeling more like myself today. Merry Christmas everyone. God Bless each of you.
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