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About GermanShepherdMama

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  • Birthday 11/07/1989

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  1. GermanShepherdMama

    Can you visually see your weight loss?

    I don't see it unless I see myself in a photo. Then I'm completely shocked. I still feel obese.
  2. I've scheduled my first consult for plastic surgery for April 1st. My #1 area of concern is my abdominal pannus. I've had one since middle school. I remember how embarrassing it was when my family talked about how I should wear my jeans, with my pooch under my waistband or flopping over it. At the time, I was like 12 maybe, low rise jeans were in. Now, as an adult, I wear my jeans over my pannus, creating an unsightly fat bulge below my belly button. I don't leave the house without making sure I'm presentable...wearing a long shirt/tank to hide it. I'm wondering what it's going to be like not having to hide the area...what it's like to wear jeans normally.
  3. GermanShepherdMama

    Orthostatic Hypotension

    Yep, I had this. Adding salt to my food helped.
  4. GermanShepherdMama

    Real Good Pizza Co

    I really, really wish I could say that I liked the options from Real Good Food. I tried several of them and ughhhh so not good. It made me sad. Blegh
  5. GermanShepherdMama

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Girl you look fine! I'm so impressed and happy for you! Hawt!
  6. GermanShepherdMama

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    Gorgeous!!!!! So happy for you!
  7. GermanShepherdMama

    I thought I was in the clear...

    Can I just say that I love poop threads? Colace + Miralax powder + Milk of Magnesia is what it takes for me! They keep me and my butt happy.
  8. GermanShepherdMama

    Rant about a friend

    Like another poster said, moving on from a friend is hard. You just gotta do what's best for you. Your goal is probably to be more physically healthy AND mentally healthy. There comes a point when that person can become so toxic that it may negatively affect your progress. That's not being selfish, it's finally thinking of yourself for once.
  9. GermanShepherdMama

    Need some advice

    What specifically are you having problems with? That'd help us be better able to give you some advice.
  10. The constipation! Ugh. I unfortunately had to go to the ER due to painkiller induced constipation. It was terrible and embarrassing. I was only advised to take two 100mg capsules of Colace after surgery but that did NOT help me. They had to give me an enema in one of the ER rooms while I sat on a bedside commode. I apologized over and over to the nurse but she and her assistant were angels about it. I have found that milk of magnesia and Miramax powder are the best, man! In other words, stay ahead of the constipation. It sucks balls.
  11. GermanShepherdMama

    Getting myself prepared

    Unfortunately your own record does not count. They are looking for weight loss attempts and programs that were doctor/nutritionist supervised and documented. 6 months will go by faster than you think, even though at the time it seems like FOREVER until you get to take advantage of this great tool. You should use this time to get yourself accustomed to eating healthy, not drinking with meals, educating yourself as much as you can, etc... You'll get there!!!!
  12. GermanShepherdMama

    Surprising calorie counts

    Omg. That's obscene! That must be bigger than it looks holy crap
  13. GermanShepherdMama

    Non Scale Victories

    I love being able to try on anything! Even if it ends up looking absurd lol!!!
  14. GermanShepherdMama

    Tall Ladies Before and Afters with Stats Please!

    Height: 5 feet 10.5 inches Highest Weight: 349 lbs Weight on Day of Surgery: 326 lbs Current Weight: 180 Goal Weight: 175 lbs Surgery: Gastric Bypass 5/9/16 I'm sooooo happy!
  15. GermanShepherdMama

    Pet Peeves

    This! My food gets cold ALL the time.