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Newyearnewme2019

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  1. Congrats!
    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Jazzy1125 in PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games   
    I did not think about it in this way, but I did think about it in a sense of I already have the food plan from the surgeons office, what if I could do the surgery food plan without the surgery it would accomplish the same thing.. Then my mind wandered to.. I wonder if anybody has ever tried it.. and then to.. Naw.. if they were successful it would be known out there and surgeries would be on the decrease not the increase.. and then I proceeded to continue my journey to have the surgery done. I will be a month post op in 5 days!
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Healthy_life in PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games   
    It's a big decision to have surgery. I think most of us second guessed and questioned our decision. If I could do it on my own and keep it off I would have. I have lost and regained many times. I needed something long term.



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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to BeanieSprouts in PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games   
    I feel like it all gets back to this idea that weight loss surgery is "unnatural" or like "Cheating". My parents asked me the same thing before surgery. Like, "Well you've lost 30 pounds before, why can't you do it without surgery?". I told them how I look at it is this: When I was the lowest point in my depression, I couldn't bring myself to get up and shower, eat, or do much of anything. If I hadn't reached out for help, I'm sure at SOME point I would have made myself get up and shower. Or eat. Generally act like I wasn't depressed. But I needed help, and I made the doctor's appointments to get myself the help I needed.
    When I reached my highest weight, I realized I couldn't walk around like I normally could, that my back hurt all the time, that I would get shakes for no reason at all. I realized that, yes, I could possibly go on a diet and lose some weight. I could act like I would stick to a diet plan and lose the weight. But I needed help, and I made the doctor's appointments to get myself the help I needed.
    Both appointments changed my life, but knowing that I was beyond the "quick fixes" everyone always suggests was the turning point for me. I could have gone on Atkin's again. I could have just watched Ghost Adventures and tried not to be depressed. But admitting I needed something beyond what I could physically do was the turning point!
    the Pre-op diet is hard! You got this!
  4. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

  5. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

  6. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

  7. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

  8. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Kristen94 in Protien and Broth!   
    Hey guys!
    This past Monday I finally got sleeved and I am having so much trouble finding ways to get my protien in! During the pre-op diet I guzzled down Protein Shakes (even though they made me gag) but now I’m post-op and I’ve tried the premier protien clear and it’s disgusting! I also wanted to know if any one had any tips for broth! I drank it fine pre-op but now even the mere thought of broth makes me gag! I’ve been living on sugar free popsicles for the past 3 days! Help! Does anyone have any recommendations on ways to get my Protein and broth in during the clear liquid stage??
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Protien and Broth!   
    I prefer Protein20 Protein Water from Sam's. Not quite as sweet. Also, the other ones can be mixed with sugar-free lemonade to lessen the sweetness. Don't get too concerned about your protein right now, hydration is the most important. It takes a lot of people a few weeks to get all their protein
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    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Sigi42 in PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games   
    I began my pre-op liquid diet on November 26, 2018. I am scheduled for surgery on 12/12/18.
    I knew that I would lose weight during the pre-op stage, but I didn't know it would be such a mind screw. The liquid diet can result in rapid weight loss, and when you begin to see the pounds fall off, you may begin to rethink having surgery. (Well at least this thought did cross my mind). You begin to think, "Wow, I have lost, so many pounds already, maybe I don't need to go through with the surgery." "Maybe I can just stick to a diet plan and keep losing the weight." But just as this thought went through my mind, the parallel thought of, "if you could just watch your diet and loss the weight, why haven't you been able to do so and keep up with it?" This truly a mind screw.
    Don't get me wrong I know weight loss surgery is not a miracle. It's a tool to help you reset your lifestyle for weight loss. I am definitely going to continue my preop, and have my surgery, but I that mind screw was something I hadn't prepared myself for.
    I asked a few friends that have already had, different forms of bariatric surgery if they felt this way anytime during their preop, and all of them said YES! One of my friends even talked to their surgeon about it, but lucky for them the surgeon knew this was a phase and asked my friend to think it over for a few days before they took any steps to cancel the surgery.
    Another friend said a lady in per surgery group had cancelled their surgery for this exact same reason and had to start their 6-month supervised program all over again...twice.
    I even found previous VSG patients on YouTube, who stated they felt this way. Has anyone here felt like this?





  12. Haha
    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Wanda247 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

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    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Sigi42 in PRE OP Weight loss Mind Games   
    I began my pre-op liquid diet on November 26, 2018. I am scheduled for surgery on 12/12/18.
    I knew that I would lose weight during the pre-op stage, but I didn't know it would be such a mind screw. The liquid diet can result in rapid weight loss, and when you begin to see the pounds fall off, you may begin to rethink having surgery. (Well at least this thought did cross my mind). You begin to think, "Wow, I have lost, so many pounds already, maybe I don't need to go through with the surgery." "Maybe I can just stick to a diet plan and keep losing the weight." But just as this thought went through my mind, the parallel thought of, "if you could just watch your diet and loss the weight, why haven't you been able to do so and keep up with it?" This truly a mind screw.
    Don't get me wrong I know weight loss surgery is not a miracle. It's a tool to help you reset your lifestyle for weight loss. I am definitely going to continue my preop, and have my surgery, but I that mind screw was something I hadn't prepared myself for.
    I asked a few friends that have already had, different forms of bariatric surgery if they felt this way anytime during their preop, and all of them said YES! One of my friends even talked to their surgeon about it, but lucky for them the surgeon knew this was a phase and asked my friend to think it over for a few days before they took any steps to cancel the surgery.
    Another friend said a lady in per surgery group had cancelled their surgery for this exact same reason and had to start their 6-month supervised program all over again...twice.
    I even found previous VSG patients on YouTube, who stated they felt this way. Has anyone here felt like this?





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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to AMPitup in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Hi! New here. My sleeve surgery is on December 19 and I started my pre-op diet today. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and sharing our journeys!
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to kjuno in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    8 days till I’m sleeved woohoo. Tomorrow I have to have an upper GI. Has anyone had this? How did you feel after?
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to TeeMillz in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    I'm December 7th

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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Matt Z in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I figured it would be nice to have a section where we could just confess to some of the potentially dumb things we've done, pre or post op. Just so others can see we are all human. I want this to be kept as civil as possible, where people can own up to things without anyone else chiming in with anything negative, we all know what we did wasn't "right" but I'm sure we ALL have done something we shouldn't have.

    I'll start.

    I cheated on my pre-op diet a few times. I also like to find loop holes and exploit the crap out of them. I drank beer for a week+ on my pre-op, because it didn't say I couldn't. I only stopped after I was forced to, because my wife asked my surgeon and of course they said "no"... boo. I also ate a whole slice of French meat Pie at my Dad's 60th birthday luncheon.

    I cheated on my post-op diet/puree stage a bit too. I ate rice cakes and Protein chips or other veggie chips. Not a lot, but it happened. I "pureed" a steak and cheese sandwich once. I ate a few fried ravioli on my puree stage as well.

    This past weekend, I had a beer. My wife and I took my parents out to dinner at a local casino, it's Restaurant week, so we found a good looking location and went out to eat, part of the deal was that you got a draft beer with your meal. So, I had a shipyard summer ale with my grilled chicken parm sandwich (only ended up eating 3 bites of the chicken and none of the bread).

    I did all that thus far and nothing bad happened.
    I understand the changes are to ensure we stick to our diets, but understanding that we are all human and WILL either slip up or just stray from our diets on purpose like I did. It's good to see that, it's possible to still live and be able to enjoy a few things we "shouldn't" without any negatives happening.

    So, what's your WLS confession?
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    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from SarahBoBera in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    You will come through like a champ! Congrats!!!
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to shrinkme79 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Can you believe it’s December already and it’s our surgery month ?! I’m from Australia and new to this site and am scheduled for VSG on dec 13th I am so excited !!
  20. Congrats!
    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to CWhip in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Hi Everyone.... sorry for the delay in my post, but I have been sleeping/healing most of the time.
    My day started at 3am to drink the presurgery ClearFast... then off to the hospital for arrival by 6am. Surgery time at 7:30. Every thing ran very smoothly. They gave me another recap of what the surgery would entail. I arrived in the OR at 7:38 and that is the last thing I remember before waking up in the recovery room. My surgeon said that it only took him 45 minutes to do his job... then off to tell my husband how it went. I was in my room at about 10am and feeling pretty well. I was up and walking about an hour after that.
    My pain never went above 4... but that could be because of the anesthesia still in my system. For me, the worst part at this stage was the heartburn. My belly was very tender, but nothing that a few ice packs couldn't help. I actually stole the reusable ice pack and am still icing. Hoping to get the swelling down.
    I had 5 incisions... the largest one was where they removed my stomach through. According to my surgeon, I had a very large stomach. Normal is 7 inches.... mine was 12. So, needless to say, the largest incision is showing more bruising than the other 4.
    I am very happy that it is over... Now onto recovery. It is a little weird being excited that I can finish a Protein Shake (even tho it took 3 hours to finish!!)
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Thebestme😀 in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    Will do!
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to ElectricBoogaloo in Pre-Op Diet Emotions   
    Oh no! Emotions can definitely be raw during this process. It gets better!
    FWIW, most broth boxes are designed to have the seal break when you twist the top (similar to Muscle Milk Light Protein shakes); if you listen you can hear it rip and can then feel the seal inside the container.
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to wanda1952 in Pre-Op Diet Emotions   
    I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at your story. Bless your heart and you are so brave having all of this done at the holiday. Your surgery date echoes your determination. My date for my revision is in Feb. not sure of exact day yet. I have decided to follow the Doctor recommendation and go with bypass. So many emotions crop up. Do it or don't do it. This is my second time around and I just pray that this is the right tool to help me. Please stay in touch and let me know how you are. Don't hold back anything after your surgery and let us know how you are doing.
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    Newyearnewme2019 got a reaction from Myhorseisfattoo in Pre-Op Diet Emotions   
    I had to lay down my rant about my mini emotional breakdown during the pre-op diet.
    I have been taking my time to get ready for my pre and post op diet, since August. Buying some little things here and there to make sure I was completely stocked up. My surgery is not scheduled until 12/12/2018. I knew I would have to do the diet for 2 weeks before my surgery, so I had plenty of time to get everything together. One of the last things I purchased was my broth.< span> I decided to wait until around Thanksgiving to purchase it, thinking it may be on sale since it is a thanksgiving hot item.
    A few days before Thanksgiving, I went to my local Wally world (I live within 10 miles of 2 Walmart superstores and a Walmart neighborhood Grocery Store) and picked up 2 boxes of the chicken broth and a bone beef broth. And stored it away I the pantry.
    Fast forward to 11/24
    I was required to begin the pre-op diet until 11/28. I decided to jumpstart my pre-op diet a few days early, just to give myself a few days to work any kinks out. For the first 3 days. I took in Protein Shakes for all 3 meals per day. But by the 4th day, I wanted something warm for dinner, because I was fighting off a cold.
    Now by this day, I was definitely feeling the sugar and carb withdrawal. I was tired, cranky and had a little bit of brain fog. I decided that today I would have broth! I was super excited. I took my broths out of the cabinet, got my pot ready on the stove (yes, I was so excited I was going to heat it up on the stove to make me feel as if I was really preparing myself a grand meal). I opened the top, only to find the security seal was broken. I told myself “Okay no problem, I have 2 other boxes.” I proceeded to open the next box only to find the same thing. I looked at the last box and thought, “well this it, I will go back to the store tomorrow and get more.” I opened the 3rd box only to find the seal on it was also broken. I was furious! I collected myself and decided to take all 3 boxes back to the store, the only problem was I no longer had the receipt. Dag Nabit! By now I am thinking “Well just chalk it up and go to the store.” Now by this time, I am getting very hungry and I am ready to have my dinner.
    I leave my home and head to one of the other Wally Worlds that are close to my home. I go to the store and purchased 2 new boxes of broth. I get home and open the first box…safety seal is broken! I open the second box and the safety seal is broke! WHAT, HOW AND WHO WOULD DO THAT TO BROTH! BROTH! By this time, I have broken down crying. I mean balling!
    My poor husband hears me in the kitchen and comes in and asks what’s wrong, I just slide to the kitchen floor and through tears explain what happened and that I have nothing to take in for dinner but a shake, and I really wanted something warm on my stomach.
    I sat there and cried for about 5 minutes while my husband looked in the cabinet to attempt to find something that I would be able to have for dinner. (eventually, he did but after my breakdown.)
    I wondered if I was making the right decision to have the surgery. Never once did I even think of eating any of the other food that was in the kitchen or pantry. I was purely upset that I had now purchased 5 boxes of broth and they were all tainted. And Now I have to drink a cold shake.
    Then I thought, you’re not crying about wanting the other foods you’re not supposed to eat during the pre-diet, your crying about the food you can normally have but can’t because of the broken protective seal!
    Right then and there I knew I was committed, and I was making the right decision and could make it through this.
    Thanks you for letting me share
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    Newyearnewme2019 reacted to Jacie63 in Anyone scheduled for December yet?   
    12/12, nervous but excited!!

    Jacie63


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