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LadyK44

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    LadyK44 got a reaction from Triedit in Best Tasting Chicken Broth?   
    Two days after my surgery the hospital gave me lukewarm chicken broth. When it touched my lips I was feeling well enough to go home. I almost walked home. At home it is low-sodium Campbell's with white pepper.
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    LadyK44 got a reaction from cockapoomom in 6 years post-op, thinking about Overstitch revision   
    First congrats. Secondly, I agree it seems a little drastic to have another surgery for 15-20lbs. Look, I am not the best sleeved person. However, I believe in hope and the power of choice each day. In August my sleeve will be 2 years old. I am still learning how to get the best out of her. I spent 13 years killing my body with my food choices. Only in the last 30 months did I truly start to use my mind before eating. It sounds like you can do this just by utilizing your greatest tool "your mind" in conjuction with your second greatest tool "your 6 year old sleeve." But, It is your choice and body. Best to you and keep reaching out.
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    LadyK44 got a reaction from xoxococojay in Question for all post op vets ( at least 2 years post op or longer)   
    Drinking Water not a problem. Sleeved 08/01/2014. Dense meat will aways be a problem. I cannot eat heavy sauces with Pasta at all. That is a blessing. I am still moving forward towards my goals.
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    LadyK44 got a reaction from Renea Glover in Almost 100 lbs down   
    Congrats! Keep it moving! Good job!
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    LadyK44 reacted to vanessa012287 in April 2014 Surgery   
    Hi my name is VaNeSSa I had my surgery on April 2014 and I have to say it's been a journey but don't regret having the surgery done .. My weight was 360 and right now I weight 204 I'm so exited knowing I'm almost in onederland lol.. all I have to say is keep it up never give up I thought I would never ever be in my 200s and look at me now almost in my 100s it's an amazing feeling... trust yourself cause you can do it  
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    My surgeon never told me to take Vitamins. I did read about them in the information that came from my dietitian pre-op. I moved out of state 1 1/2 years later. Although, his office never called after my first post-op appointment. My surgery went great. I had to take it from that point. Maybe because it was just before the holidays.
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    I need to just put myself first. I often forget about what I need. I am better at taking care of others. I am just happy to have this tool and it still works! Sent from my KFFOWI using the BariatricPal App
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    I suck at taking my Vitamins. My D is low. I need to get my prescription this weekend. Today, I am having carb withdrawal from this 5 Day Pouch Test. Lol But, I am not at all hungry. I even passed on my favorite cake at a work party. They do not know I am sleeved. They know that working out is part of my lifestyle.
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    Sure, I think it is a great idea for you to join us. We can support each other. I think we should all make a commitment to check in at least once a weekl? I truly believe the support will help us reach our goals.
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    Thank you. Yes. My goal weight is 147-150. I am 5'6" as this morning I am 200 starting weight 270. It kinda hurts to write that. However, let"s do this. I work out 5 days a week. I just need to get off the carbs. The last few months I starting drinking due to stress (weekends). That stopped as of last weekend. I am happy and see hope. Let us keep eachother accountable. Sent from my LGMS428 using the BariatricPal App
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    LadyK44 reacted to TinyLittleFractures in Long term   
    I'm glad the sleeve kept your weight down 67 pounds. Good luck with everything
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    I have started the 5 Day Pouch Test. I am ready, set and go. Thanks!
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    Thank you for the encouragement. I will do the pouch test starting tomorrow!
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    LadyK44 reacted to Mrs.ChangingTX in Long term   
    Starting over for me is hard. I was sleeved in late 2014 (age 44). I have lost 67 pounds as of 1/17/2017 that have stayed off. I need to lose 57 more pounds to be at my goal weight. I had a lot of things going on. I left me behind.
    I want to be healthy. For me that equals, working out, planning and recording meals and with no more excuses. This is hard. I am going to get it done. My last start over. I will get my goal as my health is vital. I am open to any suggestions positive . This is truly humbling.
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    LadyK44 reacted to Kindle in Three years and a lifetime later   
    Good morning, BP Campers. Thought I'd stop in for a a quick visit and update. I started my preop diet 3 years ago today. I always consider this my anniversary, rather than the surgery date. Here's a recap of my journey so far.....
    Year 1 - the year of losing all of my excess weight (100 pounds), dozens of NSVs, and a new wardrobe. By far, the most exciting year. Even the month of liquids, 6 weeks of diarrhea and 2 insanely painful gallbladder attacks couldn't put a dent in my enthusiasm. It was all so new and fun and easy. Life was great and I was invincible! Year 2 - the year of finding out life still sucks no matter what size you are, losing my best friend to suicide, sinking into a deep hole of depression and finding that I could no longer rely on my old friends.....food, alcohol and cigarettes. Just struggling to get through each day with really no desire to. Two more gallbladder attacks which I finally put an end to with a long overdue cholecystectomy. Despite a complete breakdown of my emotional stability, I was surprisingly able to maintain my weight loss from the 1st year. I held onto the fact that what I put in my mouth was one of the few things I could control at that point. Year 3 - the year of emotional healing (well, at least a start in that direction) with a grief therapist, testosterone replacement and an antidepressant. Finally able to crawl out the darkness into a somewhat bearable existence. My latest breakthrough is I actually said yes when asked out on a date about a month ago. Considering my introvert personality and swearing off relationships almost 20 years ago, this is an extraordinary step for me. We've been out 1/2 dozen times and I'm actually enjoying it. Who knows what Year 4 will bring. But I've definitely come to realize as time goes on, everything has become less and less about surgery and weightloss and more and more about life. I maintain my weight the same way I lost it....80+ grams of Protein, 100+ ounces of Water, low carb, balanced diet including veggies, fruit and whole grains. I pretty much eat whatever I want but I make smart choices when it comes to quantities. No tracking, no measuring, just mindful eating. I am diligent about keeping any regains in check. I've got too much invested, both financially and emotionally to let a 1-2 pound regain turn into 10-20 pounds. I have labs done annually and follow a Vitamin regimen based on the results. I don't have an exercise routine, just a very busy, active life. Bottom line is a successful WLS result is not rocket science. Whatever you had to do to lose weight is pretty much what you need to do forever. If you can't control sliders and trigger foods, they WILL lead to regain. If you don't make the psychological adjustments and permanently change your habits and behaviors, you WILL regain. It's totally up to you whether or not your surgery becomes just another failed diet. Don't be afraid to seek professional help with the mental side of it. I finally did...thank goodness. Good luck to the newbies. Congrats to the veterans.
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    LadyK44 reacted to SalOdyssey in Weight Loss/Excess skin Story   
    Thank you!!
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    LadyK44 reacted to highfunctioningfatman in The mighty scale   
    Damn you guys...
    I shot the piss out of my scale and it felt great! Fifty rounds through my .357 up in the woods making that piece of crap dance! Ahhhhh!
    One of my other duties at work is that I teach defensive driving. I was teaching a class 2 days before my pre op diet and I was stressing using mirrors while backing not just the camera. I always stress that the back up camera is a tool, the mirrors are a tool, keeping your eyes moving is a skill and a tool, getting your happy butt out of the seat and looking behind you isn't you lacking skills, it is using your brain as a tool.
    Then came my training line that hit me right between the eyes, "a mechanic doesn't just use a screwdriver, he uses every tool available to him to get the job done right".
    I went out and bought another scale. Not a fancy thing that I hate like my last one that I had to type with my toes to get that damn thing to work but a simple one that I step on it, it gives me a number and I tell it to piss off.
    My doctor can still kiss my already saggy ass though. I still have no desire to have my number defined in the scrolls of time.
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    LadyK44 reacted to motochic in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Before pic 247lbs

    NOW pic 146lbs
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    LadyK44 reacted to losergrl75 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
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    LadyK44 reacted to atontor in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
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    LadyK44 reacted to atontor in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    17 months post op.
    HW 340 CW 200. NYC

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    LadyK44 reacted to otillie03103 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Maintaining!
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    LadyK44 reacted to cdsjjotn in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    pounds gone!!
    SW 252
    CW 152
    GW 150
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    LadyK44 reacted to jccanada in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    5 days until I'm 6 months postop. 84 pounds down. Been on a stall for nearly a month. However I can not complain too much!

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    LadyK44 reacted to leeka in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    I am very proud of myself , but have not meet my goal yet . 248 to 206 sleeved march 2, 2016[
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