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butterflypinup

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  1. butterflypinup

    April 16th role call - who's with me!

    I'm eerily calm. Slept like a rock. Check in at 11. My mouth feels like a desert and I'm waiting on a mirage to show up with g2 and crystal light and wait.....what is that???? Chicken broth and strawberry jello???I'm so excited to share this day and experience with all of you. I'm sure we are all going to do so great! Hugs! I'll check in on the other side.
  2. butterflypinup

    To date or not to date?

    Coming up on the two week mark for surgery. My mind is going crazy thinking of all these questions. :/ What will my life look like in a year? How will I feel? What will I have accomplished that I couldn't have right now? So of course I'm throwing it all out to you guys my wls surgery family. Yes yes I'm already attached to you . My life has been a whirlwind the last couple of years. I gained custody of my niece and went from a single girl in an apartment with a dog to a single mom with a child and two dogs! I tried internet dating on and off for years and man oh man has that been a crazy ride! Funny that now my confidence is higher than it's ever been and my New Years resolution was no more dating for 2014. I wanted to concentrate on myself with surgery and I just started looking for a house to buy for my expanded amazing little family! That being said I'm getting older. I'm 34 and I'd like to think that someday I'll find that someone! I had a fleeting moment last summer where I thought I had found the one but it was just that a moment. How long do I wait before I get back out there? How is dating after wls? Any crazy stories?
  3. butterflypinup

    April 16th role call - who's with me!

    YAY! Yah I think Im just feeling anxious at this point. Check in at 11AM. We are going to rock this WLS thing!
  4. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    Everyone sounds great so far. Congrats! I will be joining you in two more days.
  5. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    How are all our girls whose surgery day has past?
  6. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    I think you need more calories. Sounds like your getting enough Fluid. Remember your using the same amount of energy but eating way less. I would try adding one more shake in there and see how you feel. Do you have a NUT you can contact?
  7. I called out today! Stomach issues and headache from hell! I'm not sick I'm not sick I'm not sick. Mind over matter. A day of rest is all I need.!

    1. Mikee57

      Mikee57

      feel better!!!

    2. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      oh no! i hope you feel better soon!! vitamins, lots of water, get some rest!

       

    3. msfitn2014

      msfitn2014

      I agree you are not sick, a day of rest is all you need!! Hope you feeling better today

       

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  8. butterflypinup

    Gosh Im Nervous!

    I must say I started this journey about four years ago. I started the process for gastric surgery then but ended up losing over 50 lbs on my own and thinking that I could do it all by myself so I dropped out. I then started it again about two years ago and the same thing happened. So I dropped out again. I dont seem to have a problem losing that first 50lbs but keeping it off is the issue. Everytime I gain the weight back I just feel worse. I hurt worse. My joints just are not made to carry this much weight! I have to admit that the first two times I was doing this all for the wrong reasons. Well, at least to for me it was the wrong reasons. I just wanted to be thinner and look better. I wasnt so much focused on the health portion. Now, this last year I have really been working on myself. I have the best self esteem I have had in my adult life. I can look in the mirror and actually like who I am and what I see but the health thing is a concern. I really want to be able to run with my little girl and have no hold ups. That is more important to me and being there for her for life. So, now surgery is finally booked for April 16th and Im so nervous. I dont want to lose the new self esteem I have gained and not like what I see in the mirror! I know that it may just give me more self esteem but the fear of the opposite is consuming me. Is this normal to have so much doubt after your surgery is finally booked!?!?!
  9. Hi Everyone! As my Surgery date quickly approaches I know that some of us as I have had some STINKIN THINKIN going on! Yes, we are afraid of the unknown. Who isnt? We doubt our decision to have WLS. Im sure everyone who has had followed through with this had a doubt there somewhere. I just wanted to step in here and be all of our cheerleaders!!!! Lets just call this my last rant and rave! We are not the first to feel this way and we will not be the last. This wasnt a decision that we made lightly. We took our health into concideration and decided to yes, what some may say, go to extremes. We are doing this for the right reasons though. We are doing this to have a better more healthier life. Yes we could continue to yoyo diet, excersize with our own personal trainers while the extra funds are still there to do so, but the chances of gaining it back without this tool is so much higher. Yes, we need to battle what initially caused this and I think for most of us its just an unhealthy relationship to food and excersize. We can overcome this and jump start to the rest of our lifes!! I dont know about the rest of you but I wasnt living a life. I am just existing in one. Im missing out on so much! I know this road isnt going to be easy. Im going to be in pain for awhile. Im going to be on a emotional rollercoaster for awhile. Im going to have to beat myself up to get off my lazy bum and workout and monitor everything that goes into my mouth (shouldnt I have already been doing this before surgery) Im going to have to take Vitamins every single day for the rest of my life. Im going to lose hair. I may even lose some friends along the way.......................BUT I, WE, are worth it! I FOR ONE, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, VOW TO STOP MY STINKIN THINKIN and LIVE MY NEW WLS LIFE ON A POSITIVE NOTE! If it hurts its only for today, if I lose hair its only for a short time period, if I lose friends, they werent friends to begin with, if I have gas and constipation, in time this too shall pass I am wishing us all a more happier healthier self! Okay Okay I am done........for today! One week from today! YAY!
  10. butterflypinup

    12/09/13

    From the album: Before/Current

  11. I think I just had my first NSV without dropping a lbs or inch. To realize that I have all these amazing people to share stories with and it brings a smile to my face even if I do not know you personally, I DO KNOW YOU ON A PERSONAL LEVEL! Thank you so much for sharing!
  12. butterflypinup

    Apparently I disappointed someone...

    I am currently pre op and having taken a different approach than some. I have told everyone that would be seeing me on a regular basis what I was kind of surgery I was having. I have had great responses. Even the couple that have said "Oh Im scared for you" and "but you do so well at losing weight on your own" (um have you not realized that everytime I lose 60 lbs I put it all back on?) have been supportive. I just didnt want to have to answer a bunch of questions about how i did it after knowing that I would already be dealing with some mental defeats of my own and an emotional rollercoaster ride in the first couple of months. As far as FB and IG, I have chose not to be so open. I started a private group and hid it. I added family and friends who I knew would be supportive and want to keep up on how I was doing. Its about 40 of my closest fb family people. I love all the support. I know I will run into this but I am ready. Ill have pics of all my Vitamins, my hair loss, my workout schedule, and pics of a normal meal through each of my stages. This is not the easy road and I will be spending more time on meals, workouts, suppliments, and mental health than I ever have in life all because I WILL BE A HAPPIER HEALTHIER ME and for once people like this person I will not put before myself. You really did handle this with such grace. Im not sure how I will but I will try to have as much class as you or maybe I will just use "BITE ME"
  13. butterflypinup

    MAJOR regrets

    Im not upset with you at all for posting this. I am a week pre op and i need to hear that its not going to all be unicorns and butterflies and then hear this is normal because I am sure I will be going through the same thing and I dont want to feel like Im in this alone. So I thank you miss for venting where I can read and prepare for a month or two of hardship. I am sure of it though that in the end it will all feel like a distant dream and I will be happy about it. I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope that you start feeling the sunshine on your face and your beauty within come to the surface leaving you with no more regrets just a wonderful life and future to enjoy! HUGS!
  14. One week from today! So, looks like it was definately allergies. I have started taken allergy medicine and feel a ton better. I just need to stay away from the sickies here at work!!!!!

    1. Jenelle

      Jenelle

      LOL...Girl I hear you, three weeks ago I started getting sick and I panicked, My surgery is tomorrow. I started taking my vitamins, Since it was three weeks from surgery I took all the medicine I could and lots of water...Then the I became a germophobic at work..lol I carry the lysol wipes with me everywhere. And if someone was coughing I would stay away from them..I even went as far as to telling my son to stay away from anyone coughing in school..LOL So I can totally relate.

    2. DOMINICANA88

      DOMINICANA88

      omg i am sick tooo! and i think its allergies and i have 15 days till surgery day, i hope it goes away because i know they wont do it if i am sick right? what meds did they approve for you to take during your liquid diet?

    3. Jenelle

      Jenelle

      I got sick three weeks before surgery and my Dr said only to stop 10 days before surgery so I took Mucinex and all the other stuff I could find. Took my vitamins and lots of water. And then avoid all the sickies. lol

       

  15. Um......Crystal Light liquir Strawberry Lemonade!!?! Yum! ;)

    1. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      Hahaha!! I have that in my desk drawer! So Yummy!

    2. Mikee57
    3. butterflypinup

      butterflypinup

      Was that a fruedian slip? LOL!

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  16. 8 Days Left! Im not feeling super awesome. Kind of concerned that if I get this cold that everyone at work is spreading that they will reschedule me. I am on top of my vitamins so lets hope this achiness and runny nose is allergies :/

    1. butterflypinup

      butterflypinup

      See girly! One thing to be thankful for. :) Im taking so many vitamins my body better kick this craps butt without me suffering at all. LOL!

    2. pupichupi

      pupichupi

      I hear that, I am on a million things I wasn't on before???? LOL I thought the surgery was supposed to help eliminate medicine? LMAO, instead we get more vitamins??? LOL I'm good with it, its the one kind of candy like thing I get every morning. I got gummy vitamins, and I love them!!!

       

    3. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      hand sanitizer, face mask and airborne vitamins!!

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    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    I like the premier already made shakes from costco, some walmarts, sams club, and walgreens. I have also tried and liked the dymatize ISO-100 from GNC and Vitamine Shoppe. Not sure how i will feel about them after surgery but for now they all taste like pudding!
  18. butterflypinup

    Shoe size?!?!

    So there is one thing as a big girl I have always let's myself indulge in and that was shoes. No matter what size I was they always looked good . So now that I'm on this journey my girlfriend tells me that she lost two shoe sizes! Um noooooooo! I own over 50 pairs and I love them all. say it isn't so? Curious did you all lose shoe sizes? Sigh......so new clothes and shoes? Hmmmm just might have to take both clothes and shoe shopping to a whole new level! lol!!!
  19. So somehow, in the middle of all this I somehow am going on a date tonight! Yea, totally not sure how the heck that happened since I wasnt even looking but Im just going to go with it! :) Wish me luck!

    1. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      How did your date go??!

    2. butterflypinup

      butterflypinup

      Eh! It wasnt good it wasnt bad. Im kind of indifferent. I think I have too much going on and he was too hard to read. LOL!

    3. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      Hahaha. You do have a lot on your plate right now (or not??!) :)

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  20. So glad that everything went okay. I knew you would be fine. Your going to do great!
  21. So I was just given my surgery time. 1:36PM. Kind of a weird time. Maybe that is a lucky number 136 :)

    1. 1Day1Life4Now

      1Day1Life4Now

      I've never seen the odd number for a surgery time but maybe that really is your lucky number. good luck.

    2. aroundhky

      aroundhky

      That is odd....more like a flight departure/arrival. Good luck!

    3. pupichupi

      pupichupi

      Good luck your going to do amazing!!!

       

  22. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    hi tangy! We are getting quite the group for the 16th. They just called me for preadmitions. My surgery is at 136pm. What an odd time but that must be a lucky time. . Feel free to pm me and we can keep in touch and share experiences.
  23. And........she sleeps! :) Feeling much better now that I have caught up on sleep! :) Might I say yum to the premier shakes too! Taste like pudding!

    1. missecua

      missecua

      where did u get the premier shakes..are they the ones that say "frosty " @ walmart?

    2. butterflypinup

      butterflypinup

      missecua I dont think walmart carries them at all. They are at costco, sams club, and walgreens.

    3. SkinnyMinnyIwillBe

      SkinnyMinnyIwillBe

      Walmart here does carry them as well as Kroger if you have them in your area.

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  24. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    PhatCat oh yes! I'm normally in bed by 9 and 2am is the new norm. :/. I know I just need to make it to surgery day and all will be fine. I think I just have too much darn time to think. I ran a red light this morning because of lack of sleep I think. :/ I've done enough thinking though and running through every scenario possible that I am mentally prepared for all that comes along with this. I think nerves is normal. I just hope I don't give myself an ulcer before the 16th comes. Then I also have the super excited feeling and anxious like I wish I was over this hump already. I know that we will be fit and fabulous really soon. Trying to stay positive. We got this.
  25. butterflypinup

    Anyone having the sleeve in april?!

    Good morning! April is here!!!!! Are you all ready to start our new healthier life's?!?! I might be letting my nerves get to me a little but I am ready! I'm excited for all of us and can't wait to hear all about your successes! :)
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