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auntiemel

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    auntiemel got a reaction from swimbikerun in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I agree with making a positive change, I just won't keep my feelings bottled up anymore. Things need to be talked about and put out in the open or all the pent up feelings will eventually build up again.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from shellyd88 in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I turned into a major b***h for a while. I finally had enough of my sister calling me fat all the time. It is different! Normally I used to keep my mouth shut and then eat my feelings. NOT ANYMORE lol! If people make me mad they will be hearing about it
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Shell88 in Read me.   
    Where they ate candy and...
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    auntiemel got a reaction from shellyd88 in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I turned into a major b***h for a while. I finally had enough of my sister calling me fat all the time. It is different! Normally I used to keep my mouth shut and then eat my feelings. NOT ANYMORE lol! If people make me mad they will be hearing about it
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Miss Mac in What do you order when you go out to eat with your family?   
    The only noodles I have had were in liptons noodle Soup and I ate a few spoons and put the rest in the fridge for later. I wonder if the noodles were small and cooked enough not to bother me, but breads and doughs are way too much to handle for me! I tried a tiny bit of pizza just to see and it was like a rock in my stomach.
    I have had a piece of toast that I split with my niece, but anything other than very crisp toast is too hard to eat.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from wannaBthinsoon in sleeved last night   
    Have your loved one karate chop your shoulders and back to help disperse the air bubbles. It helped me.
    I also used gas x strips, but I don't think they helped much. Try getting on your hands and knees and sticking your butt in the air, or pumping your legs like we do with babies who have gas. Laying in the fetal position helps me with gas pain.
    Keep walking! I think all my gas came out in burps! At least I wasn't stinking up the hospital corridor when I was walking lol
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    auntiemel got a reaction from shellyd88 in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I turned into a major b***h for a while. I finally had enough of my sister calling me fat all the time. It is different! Normally I used to keep my mouth shut and then eat my feelings. NOT ANYMORE lol! If people make me mad they will be hearing about it
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    auntiemel got a reaction from BellaLuce4 in Struggling with the decision to have WLS   
    Thanks! I'm blogging too. I need to catch up on that...oops
    I come on here to be inspired by you guys!
    My blog: adayinthesleevedlife.com
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    auntiemel got a reaction from shellyd88 in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I turned into a major b***h for a while. I finally had enough of my sister calling me fat all the time. It is different! Normally I used to keep my mouth shut and then eat my feelings. NOT ANYMORE lol! If people make me mad they will be hearing about it
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    auntiemel got a reaction from shellyd88 in Anyone else turning into an a-hole   
    I turned into a major b***h for a while. I finally had enough of my sister calling me fat all the time. It is different! Normally I used to keep my mouth shut and then eat my feelings. NOT ANYMORE lol! If people make me mad they will be hearing about it
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Wynnie in Struggling with the decision to have WLS   
    I was like you a few years ago. At my heaviest I was 337 pounds. Every year I kept gaining. I tried south beach, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, dr phil's diet, the Apple shape diet, slim fast and other diets. I could never stick to them and when I lost a few pounds I would gain back double.
    My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents have all struggled with obesity. My surgeon actually said that genetically, I was wired to hold onto fat. I have watched my maternal aunt gain and lose hundreds of pounds over the years. My mom lost 100 lbs on her own, but she now drinks a lot.
    In 2012, I went to a surgical clinic in Everett, went through all the nutrition visits and psychological testing, and was approved for surgery. Unfortunately, I woke up from surgery and was told he couldn't do the surgery because my liver was too big. I was so disappointed. I ended up gaining more weight over the next year and was at my highest of 337.
    In January of this year, I went to PSSC in Edmonds and met with Dr. Landerholm, I told him about my previous attempt and he told me not to give up hope.
    I went through 6 months of nutrition visits and another psychological test and had surgery on 9/22/14. The first time I had to do an1 week pre-op diet and this surgeon normally does two weeks, but I did 3 just to be sure my liver was shrunk.
    I woke up and was so glad that my surgery was done. My doc actually said he didn't know why the other doctor couldn't do the surgery, but at least it is done now.
    I have lost 27 pounds since 9/22 and love my sleeve. It honestly has stopped my overeating in its tracks. I can only eat small portions and they are very filling. A few bites of chicken and I feel stuffed. Before, I was like a bottomless pit and could eat thanksgiving dinner and be hungry an hour later.
    I feel like I'm now eating to live, not living to eat. I'm down to a weight I haven't been in 7 or 8 years. None of my pants fit and I can't wait until I can walk into any store and buy clothes.
    It will be a long road and I will more than likely have skin removed down the road, but it will be worth it to run and hopefully have kids, which is one of the reasons I had this surgery. I've been married for 13 years and haven't been able to have kids and the docs say it's weight causing anovulation. So hopefully in the next 2 years I will have a baby ????
    I hope you choose the best option for yourself. Many choose between sleeve and bypass now. I'm not much of a sweets eater just a volume eater.
    Good luck
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Wynnie in Struggling with the decision to have WLS   
    I was like you a few years ago. At my heaviest I was 337 pounds. Every year I kept gaining. I tried south beach, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, dr phil's diet, the Apple shape diet, slim fast and other diets. I could never stick to them and when I lost a few pounds I would gain back double.
    My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents have all struggled with obesity. My surgeon actually said that genetically, I was wired to hold onto fat. I have watched my maternal aunt gain and lose hundreds of pounds over the years. My mom lost 100 lbs on her own, but she now drinks a lot.
    In 2012, I went to a surgical clinic in Everett, went through all the nutrition visits and psychological testing, and was approved for surgery. Unfortunately, I woke up from surgery and was told he couldn't do the surgery because my liver was too big. I was so disappointed. I ended up gaining more weight over the next year and was at my highest of 337.
    In January of this year, I went to PSSC in Edmonds and met with Dr. Landerholm, I told him about my previous attempt and he told me not to give up hope.
    I went through 6 months of nutrition visits and another psychological test and had surgery on 9/22/14. The first time I had to do an1 week pre-op diet and this surgeon normally does two weeks, but I did 3 just to be sure my liver was shrunk.
    I woke up and was so glad that my surgery was done. My doc actually said he didn't know why the other doctor couldn't do the surgery, but at least it is done now.
    I have lost 27 pounds since 9/22 and love my sleeve. It honestly has stopped my overeating in its tracks. I can only eat small portions and they are very filling. A few bites of chicken and I feel stuffed. Before, I was like a bottomless pit and could eat thanksgiving dinner and be hungry an hour later.
    I feel like I'm now eating to live, not living to eat. I'm down to a weight I haven't been in 7 or 8 years. None of my pants fit and I can't wait until I can walk into any store and buy clothes.
    It will be a long road and I will more than likely have skin removed down the road, but it will be worth it to run and hopefully have kids, which is one of the reasons I had this surgery. I've been married for 13 years and haven't been able to have kids and the docs say it's weight causing anovulation. So hopefully in the next 2 years I will have a baby ????
    I hope you choose the best option for yourself. Many choose between sleeve and bypass now. I'm not much of a sweets eater just a volume eater.
    Good luck
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    auntiemel got a reaction from FairySleeve in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    1. Your pants fall off when you get out of your car
    2. Your boobs start shrinking
    3. You can walk easier
    4. You no longer have to stoop over the kitchen sink to do dishes because your back hurts
    5. Your shirts start becoming dress like
    6. Your closet space starts increasing as you get rid of clothes
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    auntiemel got a reaction from ❤️lovemysleeve in Tea   
    I use stevia in my tea. I didn't realize some of my tea wasn't Decaf and I drank it since the day I came home. I also got Isopure lemon black tea that has 40 grams of caffeine and 40 grams of Protein so I get my fix.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from boosh10 in Protein powder recommendations?   
    I can't stand any of the powders anymore. My nut suggested Isopure black tea and I have to say I love it! 40 grams in a bottle and I split it up during the day. So I mix half isopure with more iced tea and get my liquids and Protein all in one.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from boosh10 in Protein powder recommendations?   
    I can't stand any of the powders anymore. My nut suggested Isopure black tea and I have to say I love it! 40 grams in a bottle and I split it up during the day. So I mix half isopure with more iced tea and get my liquids and Protein all in one.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Elode in Did anyone develop acid reflux after VSG?   
    I've had reflux since I was a teenager. Doctor found and repaired a hiatal hernia and now I haven't had any major reflux since.
    I started taking my acid reducer about a week after surgery per my doctor's orders to keep my tummy calm, normally I'd have been popping antacids and eating yogurt to calm the burn in my throat.
    Reflux could have gotten worse post op, but I took my chances not knowing I had a hernia. I would stay on acid reducers the rest of my life if I needed to. I've already taken them for 15 years, so I was used to it.
    I thought to myself, which is healthier a morbidly obese girl with reflux or a healthier bmi girl with reflux?
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    auntiemel got a reaction from 00Zazzy in Soft Food Expectations   
    I was sleeved on 9/22/14 and can't eat an entire lean cuisine. I try to keep my portions at 1/3-1/2 a cup for most things. I can have larger portions of things like salad.
    Since your meal was meat loaf and mashed potatoes I'm sure that's why you could eat that much. The puréed soft foods seem to go right through. "Sliders" is what they call them.
    Once I started eating regular chicken and ground turkey I could eat so much less than broth or yogurt.
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    auntiemel reacted to Kindle in How Do You Get In Enough a Protein - Soft Foods and Beyond?   
    Even at 10 months out I couldn't get in enough Protein without my protein smoothie because I can eat so little. Knowing I'm getting 30-40g protein plus a bonus 24-32oz of fluids allows me to eat a healthy balance of other foods including fruits and veggies and whole grains. Otherwise I would be eating protein for every meal and snack just to get enough and I'd be too full for anything else. And that is neither fun nor healthy.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from ❤️lovemysleeve in Tea   
    I use stevia in my tea. I didn't realize some of my tea wasn't Decaf and I drank it since the day I came home. I also got Isopure lemon black tea that has 40 grams of caffeine and 40 grams of Protein so I get my fix.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from Alex Brecher in What’s Your Halloween Plan?   
    My nutritionist told me to be real about food. She said if you are craving a piece of candy to eat one of the minis.
    I have taken a nibble of a few candies, but I worry too much about dumping syndrome. I'm not ever really hungry either so when I eat I try to eat Protein rich foods and have some fruit as a snack.
    Right now a few grapes are hitting that sweet spot ????
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    auntiemel got a reaction from docbree in Depressed   
    I felt that way before surgery, thinking how I'll never be able to eat the same again. I am now modifying foods I like. I made wonton wrapper pizza so I get my pizza fix. One of them topped with pizza sauce, mozzerella, Parmesan and turkey pepperoni is filling for me.
    I haven't made any regular meals since surgery, but I hope to get back to cooking soon.
    I have had turkey taco meat with just a tiny bit of shredded lettuce and cheese on them. To get crunch I smashed up two tortilla chips on top.
    You will still be able to eat what you like, but in smaller quantities. I have lost 26 pounds since surgery and already feel the difference, not to mention I've had my pants fall off a few times.
    The smaller we become the less calories we need to sustain our bodies. Eating smaller amounts will soon become a regular part of our lives.
    Don't deprive yourself, just take a bite or two and move on.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from docbree in Depressed   
    I felt that way before surgery, thinking how I'll never be able to eat the same again. I am now modifying foods I like. I made wonton wrapper pizza so I get my pizza fix. One of them topped with pizza sauce, mozzerella, Parmesan and turkey pepperoni is filling for me.
    I haven't made any regular meals since surgery, but I hope to get back to cooking soon.
    I have had turkey taco meat with just a tiny bit of shredded lettuce and cheese on them. To get crunch I smashed up two tortilla chips on top.
    You will still be able to eat what you like, but in smaller quantities. I have lost 26 pounds since surgery and already feel the difference, not to mention I've had my pants fall off a few times.
    The smaller we become the less calories we need to sustain our bodies. Eating smaller amounts will soon become a regular part of our lives.
    Don't deprive yourself, just take a bite or two and move on.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from MisforMimi in Let's talk hunger: sleeve versus bypass   
    I had the sleeve on 9/22/14 and am never hungry. I have to remind myself to eat otherwise I could go all day just drinking liquids.
    I chose the sleeve because I didn't want a blind stomach, the change in anatomy (besides part of my stomach being removed), and I'm a volume eater.
    You can still dump with the sleeve! I haven't had a major episode, but really fatty foods like Peanut Butter and sugary things like jelly bother me.
    I spent the first month drinking tea and Water and now I'm drinking Isopure black tea mixed with regular tea. It tastes like crystal light or Lipton packets and I get my Protein.
    I still can't eat much, I know they say that both the sleeve and bypass can stretch, but I'm never going to eat more than I should and have given up soda! How I miss it! But I took a tiny sip and let it sit on my tongue and it tastes so sweet and fake! No more diet coke for me!
    I also have no comorbidities, which is why some choose bypass over the sleeve.
    You can always go from sleeve to bypass if it doesn't work, but after bypass the only thing you can do is revision or band over pouch like Carnie Wilson did.
    I also didn't want to ever be scoped by a doctor or paramedic and having my bypass pouch perforated. Most bypass patients wear medical bracelets after surgery.
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    auntiemel got a reaction from MistyAnnMoon829 in Tampons!   
    Okay ladies, I hope I'm not the only one who had this NSV lol, but using a tampon used to be a struggle for me to get around my big stomach! (When I actually had a period)
    I'm down a total of about 50 lbs from my high weight, 26 since surgery, and it has made this and so many other things easier!
    I also did the dishes without having to lean over the sink with my back killing me! Woohoo
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