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SlimJill

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Chrystee in The dumbest diet you tried?   
    Hypnosis!
    My mom and I tried hypnosis a few years back...
    "Imagine the waves rolling onto the beach like a lace tablecloth..." every time we say it we burst out laughing!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Chrystee in The dumbest diet you tried?   
    Hypnosis!
    My mom and I tried hypnosis a few years back...
    "Imagine the waves rolling onto the beach like a lace tablecloth..." every time we say it we burst out laughing!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from momfromjersey22 in Are Toxins Affecting Your Weight Loss?   
    I went to see my therapist 2 days ago and she told me an interesting perspective on stalls and plateau. She went to this health conference and one person was doing a demonstration on toxins in your body and how they can affect weight loss. She said that when your body has toxins, it actually tries to protect the fat by putting a protective Water "bubble" around each fat cell, which will not allow the fat to leave!



    To get rid of this toxic water you can take a 20+ minute warm bath filled with Epsom salts and green algae tablets. She said this combination literally pulls the toxins and toxic water out of your body, and remineralizes you (She also noted you can double the recommended amount of Epsom salt on the package). She told me when they tested her she had a quart and a half of toxic water surrounding her fat, while her husband who is an auto mechanic had far more! And when you take the bath you can actually see a line of yellow bile in the tub! Pretty freaking cool, and I'm going to try this sometime this week!



    Please tell me if any of you try it and if/how much you lose/ if you can see a line a yellow bile!



    food - just think of how many sugar free products they encourage you to eat post-op! All filled with chemicals and additives! (Or really any prepackaged food, or even vegetables grown with pesticides)



    Water- most of us struggle to get in our water which could result in us storing more of it!



    Stress - every time we don't lose we get stressed which is probably contributing to our smaller losses or no losses!

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    SlimJill got a reaction from alicia54 in Feeling really discouraged...   
    I think the stall has come to an end!!!
    Today I woke up at 218.4 which is 1.2 less than yesterday and a new number for me so I think my 16 day stall has finally ended!!! WOOOHOOOO
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    SlimJill got a reaction from alicia54 in Feeling really discouraged...   
    I think the stall has come to an end!!!
    Today I woke up at 218.4 which is 1.2 less than yesterday and a new number for me so I think my 16 day stall has finally ended!!! WOOOHOOOO
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    SlimJill got a reaction from alicia54 in Feeling really discouraged...   
    I think the stall has come to an end!!!
    Today I woke up at 218.4 which is 1.2 less than yesterday and a new number for me so I think my 16 day stall has finally ended!!! WOOOHOOOO
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    SlimJill got a reaction from miks in Feeling really discouraged...   
    Hearing that you guys are going through it too makes me feel better/normal.
    I just want to take my scale and throw it like a discus!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Swampdoggie in Are stalls real or do we just make excuses ?   
    Must say I have been asking myself this question...
    I am 3 weeks post-op and haven't lost ANYTHING for 2 weeks! It's so frustrating!
    I am someone who is very good at being honest with myself. In the past when I gained weight at weight watchers I immediately knew it was my fault... and didn't blame anything but myself. That being said.... this is the first time in my weight loss efforts history that I can say "I am doing everything by the book and it's not working!" I want to slap the law of physics because I'm counting my calories and they are far less than my body needs to even maintain! But alas... I believe in stalls... and I know my body is readjusting to this new lifestyle... and I hope to God the weight will start coming off again this week or may just cry!
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    SlimJill reacted to Babbs in How do you reward yourself?   
    All of the above except for the new pet. I have enough of those already!
    Another fun reward I did before my trip to Hawaii was get eyelash extentions. Just another thing that makes me feel pretty after my weight loss
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Swampdoggie in Are stalls real or do we just make excuses ?   
    Must say I have been asking myself this question...
    I am 3 weeks post-op and haven't lost ANYTHING for 2 weeks! It's so frustrating!
    I am someone who is very good at being honest with myself. In the past when I gained weight at weight watchers I immediately knew it was my fault... and didn't blame anything but myself. That being said.... this is the first time in my weight loss efforts history that I can say "I am doing everything by the book and it's not working!" I want to slap the law of physics because I'm counting my calories and they are far less than my body needs to even maintain! But alas... I believe in stalls... and I know my body is readjusting to this new lifestyle... and I hope to God the weight will start coming off again this week or may just cry!
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    SlimJill reacted to OneManWolfpack in Post Op Penis Size   
    I'm just looking forward to a feeling similar to about the 0:32 mark of this clip:
    (Warning: content may be offensive to those who don't appreciate good old fashioned tasteless humor)
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    SlimJill got a reaction from miks in Feeling really discouraged...   
    Hearing that you guys are going through it too makes me feel better/normal.
    I just want to take my scale and throw it like a discus!
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    SlimJill reacted to LisaLouBop in Things men say when told about WLS :)   
    Can't wait to hear about number four!!
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    SlimJill reacted to mahickmore in Short Sleevers?   
    I am 5'2" - at my heaviest I was 210 (size 18/20)- had surgery on June 16, 2014 my weight was 196. I was about 175 in August and 150 in November.
    Now almost a year out I'm down to 128 (size5/6) - my goal is 125 so I'm almost there!
    My only regret is the thinning hair...........but loving the short cut now that it is summertime.

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    SlimJill reacted to agalindo17 in March check in and sweet addiction modifications   
    I used to love sweet i will go to parties just to eat the cake lol ... but now after surgery my taste buds changed to not liking sweets in a way is good so i can stay away but i do miss having a good tasting cake or candy now even the Protein is too sweet for me and thats why I'm still having an issue with it but is getting better everyday!! i was sleeved a day before you 3/23/15
    great tips btw!!
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    SlimJill reacted to germgirl in Feeling really discouraged...   
    I had my sleeve on 12 May and exactly the same thing has happened to me!
    Week 1 lost 8lb
    Week 2 nothing
    Week 3 nothing!
    Very very disheartening but apparently it's your liver hanging onto every bit of glycogen it can. Our weight loss WILL start up again.
    (I hope!)
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    SlimJill reacted to AnA92212 in Feeling really discouraged...   
    Oh my goodness! I am here! Lost 40 pounds pre op. Had surgery on 4/27/15. I've only lost 25 pounds. I work out 6 days a week and eat 400 to 500 calories a day. I haven't lost any in almost 2 weeks. So discouraged.
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    SlimJill reacted to Bufflehead in Feeling really discouraged...   
    It is very normal to pause in your losing in about weeks 2 - 4. That's just the way the body works. It will pick up again as long as you are following your plan. If you are following your plan, just relax, stay away from the scale, and focus on adjusting to your new life. Here's a timely post from Alex:
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/341581-help-weight-loss-surgery-isn%E2%80%99t-working-for-me/
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    SlimJill reacted to miks in Feeling really discouraged...   
    Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!! I came on here today to post asking about this!!! You're not going to beleive the similarity in our stories;
    Sleeved may 12th on self pay also!
    Week 1: lost 8lbs
    Week 2: lost nothing!
    Week 3: lost nothing! (Actually gained 2.5 and lost that but that doesn't really count overall)
    Wow it's so nice to feel like I'm not the only one!
    I was eating about 400-500 cals and now am up to 700-800, which helped me Lose the 2.5 gain! I get my 2 liters (67oz) and walk about 2-3 miles a day. Maybe it's just how we're made?? I don't know I just feel some relief seeing your post
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    SlimJill got a reaction from miks in Feeling really discouraged...   
    I had surgery May 11th 2015 so I am 3 weeks post-op and so far this has been my weight loss...
    Week 1: 5 lbs
    Week 2: Nothing
    Week 3: Nothing AGAIN
    I'm beginning to think I'm not doing something right...
    I'm getting in almost 64 oz of Fluid, probably 50 every day.
    I'm eating about 800 calories a day to get in my 60 grams of Protein. (Is that too much for this early on? Should I cut back on real food and supplement with more shakes? )
    I am walking about .5 to 1.5 miles a day. (Is this too little? Should I be pushing myself to maybe walk 5 miles since I am unemployed right now and don't get much activity beyond my walks?)
    I'm just feeling really down in the dumps... I thought after I paid all that money (self pay), went through all that pain and discomfort in the hospital, and followed the rules that life would reward me! And so far I just feel like crap. 23 pounds total with pre-op is amazing, but I thought I would be down at least 8-10 more pounds by now! F :ock!
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    SlimJill got a reaction from stephh in 4th of July Challenge   
    I would like to take this challenge. (Although not really sure what to put my goal at because I've had a 2 week stall immediately after surgery, 3 weeks post-op and last 2 weeks have lost nothing... so I'll put a conservative goal since I'm not sure when my weight loss will pick up again)
    This morning I weighed in at 219.
    I want my goal to be 209.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from lara1 in Will l feel Deprived ?   
    Sometimes it is difficult to be around other people when they eat... my dad is an amazing cook so when he makes a new recipe I want to try it and then remember I am only 3 weeks post-op and very limited. Or activities that revolve around food... I avoid those as well because I know it will tempt me to be bad.
    Overall though I would say once I could move into the "soft food" stage I felt A LOT less deprived. Hated the liquid pre-op! But now that I can eat string cheese, eggs, lunch meat, chili, chicken, tuna fish it is much better. Although one thing my surgeon put on the soft foods list that I must be careful with is mashed potatoes... I could eat 5+ cups of them before surgery on thanksgiving... now I can eat about 1-2oz before I get a pain... the pain doesn't make my brain NOT want to eat more, but it makes me stop... So with some things you will feel deprived... if they were trigger foods before.
    One of the reasons I got the surgery was so I could only eat a little of something and be satisfied... I feel like I have more control and freedom over food now in that I'm not a slave to it. But I know I still have to check myself with certain foods... I think for myself, and probably you too, that we need to rethink WHY is food so important to me... food is fuel, not my friend. I have to repeat that mantra to myself all the time and it's still hard to believe.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from lara1 in Will l feel Deprived ?   
    Sometimes it is difficult to be around other people when they eat... my dad is an amazing cook so when he makes a new recipe I want to try it and then remember I am only 3 weeks post-op and very limited. Or activities that revolve around food... I avoid those as well because I know it will tempt me to be bad.
    Overall though I would say once I could move into the "soft food" stage I felt A LOT less deprived. Hated the liquid pre-op! But now that I can eat string cheese, eggs, lunch meat, chili, chicken, tuna fish it is much better. Although one thing my surgeon put on the soft foods list that I must be careful with is mashed potatoes... I could eat 5+ cups of them before surgery on thanksgiving... now I can eat about 1-2oz before I get a pain... the pain doesn't make my brain NOT want to eat more, but it makes me stop... So with some things you will feel deprived... if they were trigger foods before.
    One of the reasons I got the surgery was so I could only eat a little of something and be satisfied... I feel like I have more control and freedom over food now in that I'm not a slave to it. But I know I still have to check myself with certain foods... I think for myself, and probably you too, that we need to rethink WHY is food so important to me... food is fuel, not my friend. I have to repeat that mantra to myself all the time and it's still hard to believe.
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Sabrina Tanner Edmundson in Pre-op diet is a b***h   
    My surgery is scheduled for May 11th, only 7 days away! This pre-op diet is a real b***h though... my surgeon required a 2 week Protein shake diet, and only a bit of grilled chicken if I had a headache...
    I will admit, because I must keep myself accountable, I have cheated 3 times. Tortilla chips on day 2, 4 oreos on day 4, and half a milky way on day 5... As a disclaimer I did not intentionally buy these foods or have them around but I live with roommates and these were all things they put in the "freebie" basket. I walked past them once, twice, a dozen times... but eventually I caved.
    Now that being said, I don't think I've done a horrible job overall as I have lost 11.2 pounds in 7 days. And since the last hiccup I have been perfect. I suppose I wanted to write this topic because I have this overwhelming sense of "I JUST WANT TO EAT!" So much so that I can't wait for the surgery to happen because that is sooner I get to eat normal food. I wanted to leave the food addict behind but it seems to be lurking within me more than ever. I find myself watching food videos, looking at grocery store ads online, etc.
    My question to you all is... how many of you feel this way? how many of you felt this way prior to surgery and how are dealing with things now?
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    SlimJill got a reaction from Chrystee in Call the Bariatrics police!   
    Personally I spoke to my therapist before surgery about alcohol and decided I would not touch it until I felt I had replaced my addiction with something healthy... It's just too risky to me.
    The way I see it is - alcohol never meant anything to me before surgery and I'm going to keep it that way!
    Once I get to a point where I am healthy, happy, and alcohol is purely a social activity then I will experiment a little. The only thing I worry about is my 21st birthday will be approximately 6 months post op in October. Most people know 21st birthdays usually end up in young people getting sick, passing out, or ending up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning ... so the peer pressure will be strong to go crazy but I'll have to reign those crazy friends in and remind them I have something more important to me.

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