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  1. Yeah the people I was with were experienced smokers with good weed. We smoked A LOT. My friend said it took her 4 or 5 times until she got high. The act of smoking didn't really appeal to me though, I would much rather eat a sundae hahah, that is my drug of choice... and sadly even the surgery didn't take that away I've heard of this, how some people don't get stoned their first time and I always found it interesting. I got super stoned my first time and I just can't imagine how you wouldn't get stoned unless you didn't inhale. Its mind boggling.
  2. That my addiction is still here and I still struggle each day to control my unhealthy relationship with food. Surgery has no doubt helped me, I would probably be 300 + pounds right now without it instead of 175, but I still expected I would have it easier than this.
  3. I never used it before surgery, and tried it after and didn't get high at all. I was so disappointed. Lol But I don't think that is a reflection of the surgery, more a reflection of me being a first time user
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    Water causing stomach pain

    Maybe you are just taking too big of a sip?
  5. Don't cheat because it's for your safety! I tricked myself into thinking that if I cheated during my preop that my liver would not shrink and the surgeon would nick my liver and I'd die on the operating table.... now that is probably not true, but that fear scared me into staying on track. For the my experience with the surgery... The 4 days in the hospital were pretty miserable because your tummy gets sore, nausea, and being in a hospital is never fun. But the recovery was pretty quick and painless once I got home.
  6. Well... my surgeon described it to me like this Bypass is still the gold standard in terms of weightloss... HOWEVER if you have medical problems post-op the bypass could be the reason why. Whereas with the sleeve you still absorb everything as normal and it doesn't create more problems for you. Now what I would use as my deciding factor would be 1. How much weight do you have to lose? 2. What are you triggers? Bypass will give you dumping syndrome if you eat sugary foods, whereas sleeve will not. 3. How much do you have to spend... a huge consideration for me was bypass was $20,000 cash, and sleeve was $10,500 cash. I was already borrowing money and draining my bank account for the sleeve so bypass was out of my reach. Plus if you look at sleeve videos on youtube, or listen to people stories on here you can see that people lose just as much weight with the sleeve versus bypass. It's a tool and it all depends on how you use it. The sleeve has much fewer complications and problems post-op.
  7. Well you won't ever be able to throw back a bottle of Water in 1 minute... or drink while eating... but the further out from surgery you get the easier it is to drink water. It took me 15 minutes in the hospital to drink an ounce of water, but today I can drink almost like normal and don't feel thirsty. BUT you do need to make an effort to drink throughout the day because like I said, you can't just throw back a glass or two. This is something I'm wondering ... Do I will feel thirsty forever after the sleeve? After we Will drink again like normal people? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Should I be upset?

    I definitely know those feelings of anger. My family ordered pizza hut when I was just a few weeks out from surgery! I had such a reaction to it too, sweating, heart racing, anxiety, NOT from eating it, I did not eat it. But just smelling it, seeing it, wanting it, drove me nuts. After that I respectfully told them to please never bring pizza hut into the house and they haven't. I think there is a difference between expecting everyone to live your lifestyle and asking for support.
  9. If he sees you everyday then it can be difficult. I would make a before and after picture for yourself, put it on the fridge for your own motivation and I'll bet when he sees it side by side he'll take back his statement!
  10. I'm 5'1-5'2 and my starting weight was 250... I am now 178 where my body is most comfortable sitting at. I would like to get to 150 lbs as my personal goal weight, but would LOVE to see 125 and be able to say I am half the woman I used to be but 150 would be a dream for me too... lowest I've been in my adult life was 168
  11. You get jealous of people eating and drinking Water, at the same time!
  12. I really admire that I had that as my original goal too, but a few months post-op I took a very stressful job and 1 sugar free reeses cup turned into the beginning of the end for me. I want to get back to that place you speak of... the freedom to say... food is not my everything, it is just fuel for my body. Maybe I can harness some of your good vibes and start fresh tomorrow. When I started this journey back in March with my six-month pre-op diet, my first goal (even above losing weight) was to re-establish my relationship with food. Specifically, I didn't want food to be the focal point of everything in my life anymore. And that was a tall order and took some time, but it eventually happened. When I say that I replaced food with life, I meant that instead of obsessing over where and when (and what and how often) to eat, we think about what activities we are going to do on an outing. My partner and I leave Monday for a 3.5 week tour of Southeast Asia. Our planning has been much more about excursions (some even very physically active) rather than what kind of food we're going to eat. We get out and walk; we go to the movies; we go see the Christmas light displays. And more importantly, we see people; we don't avoid pictures, and we re-connect with old friends that we have been too embarrassed to face for years. I have gotten food to the point of being fuel for me and nothing else. Sure, I want what I eat to be good. If not, I wouldn't have worked so hard to get all of my Protein from food so I could dump those heinous shakes once and for all. But every day, I remind myself that food is just food -- not a friend, not a companion, not a coping device, not a support, not a destination, not an event, not the centerpiece of life. I let food and my out-of-control obesity control my life for far too long. That is over.
  13. Yes I agree with that, food addiction is very tough. It would be so much easier to be able to cast food away forever. To never eat another morsel of food. But we must play this balancing act. Yes, maybe I should just take a minute to recognize what I am feeling, stress at work, etc and channel it elsewhere.
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    I still burp or hiccup 1.5 years out, if you bring in too much air you get it out somehow lol!
  15. What did you replace food with post-surgery? How do you deal with stress, boredom, loneliness, etc? I am 1.5 years out and still struggling with this, every chance I have I turn to food for comfort. So I'm looking to know what our new and older members do in real life to replace foods place in our heart...

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