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JosieAppleHead

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from MsMiamiMami in GA - Atlanta   
    I am a lifetime member of Emory Midtown theres also one in Decatur at Dekalb Medical.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to Daisee68 in Finally! Plastics time! Tell me everything!   
    @@Elode - SO excited for you! Not sure which doctor you consulted in Tulsa but I recall a post a long time ago from @@OKCPirate recommending an excellent doctor in OK (I think with an office in Tulsa). I don't remember the name now though. Maybe he will see this and let you know.
    @@JamieLogical - So glad you weighed in. I know you have had great experience in Mexico and was hoping you would give dr name and other info to @@Elode.
    @@NewSetOfCurves - I am SUPER excited you used this doctor and the info you provided. Did you do brachioplasty? Your arms and abs look AMAZING! I looked at Dr. Fisher's site last week after you posted about him. I really like the info he provided. You would think living in Dallas I could find a great surgeon here, but I like the idea that Dr. Fisher seems to be such an artist specifically with weight loss patients. You mentioned you went home 2 days later. Did you not have to go in for follow-ups? I guess that was my concern - driving 5 hours for a follow-up visit too early in to the process. I like the Mexico idea, but I just don't think my family would go for it and couldn't take off for 2 weeks for sure. At least if I was in San Antonio, I could fly them back very cheaply if I needed to stay in SA for longer.
    Lastly, @@AvaFern, I am so glad you said you were able to care for yourself so much after these surgeries. I live alone and I have amazing family who will help, but I get tired of them being here. I have cared for myself (after 2 or 3 days) after RNY, rotator cuff surgery, hysterectomy and more, so it sounds like I might be able to handle this after a couple of days too. Plus I am starting a new job on March 1 where I will be working from home and it sounds like barring unforeseen circumstances, I can likely work from home (at least part-time) after a week off.
    Sorry @@Elode to hijack your post, but I am started to get excited about this and I am not even at goal! I am getting a little ahead of myself but all this great info has really helped! PS - I am going to Cancun on vacation Feb. 22-29. If you can bump up your surgery, I can be there to help take care of you!
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to JamieLogical in Finally! Plastics time! Tell me everything!   
    Here is what I looked like at my highest weight pre-TT at 265 pounds:
    I then had my Tummy Tuck done at 180 pounds, but regained most of the weight before being sleeved. Here is what I looked like pre-sleeve at about 240 pounds: So, you can see that even with the regained weight, my stomach remained very flat. I put most of my weight back on in my butt, thighs, hips, and back. Here is what I looked like at goal of 165 after re-losing the weight with my sleeve:
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to Healthy_life2 in Bra math - don't try this at home.   
    @@Sharon1964
    Bra math hurts my brain. I did a bra fitting at Victoria secret.The correct size and fit helped keep the girls high and in place.
    My family Dr asked me today if I had a boob job. I told her no. The girls are tube socks. I have to roll and stuff them in to the cup's. Can't wait for my next mammogram. Laying them out on the plate to be pressed will be a piece of cake.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to Miss Mac in What, specifically, caused you to become obese?   
    Being raised poor where every meal was mostly starch, gravy bread, brown sugar sandwiches, chicken and homemade noodle served as gravy for mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, dumplings, etc....
    Gained 15 pounds with my first pregnancy / 70 pounds with second.
    Two lousy way too long marriages and several immobilizing surgeries.
    Orthopedic issues and neuropathies.
    Steroids and Lyrica to treat those.
    Yo-yo dieting since 1978
    What convinced me that I needed to do something drastic to lose the weight? A stroke.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from Dub in Intimacy after sleeve   
    This post made me LOL, you guys are truly the best.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to Bufflehead in What do you eat in a day?   
    1. Breakfast.

    I really struggle with this one. Can you give me some low carb, low fat ideas for breakfast? I've been eating Bagels and cereal which I feel is too high carb.
    I have chicken breast for breakfast almost every day. Greek yogurt is an option that is higher Protein and lower carb than cereal or bagels too.

    2. lunch.

    I hate smoothies- and I eat out a ton because of my job. Anyone have any great lunch ideas that will keep me satisfied until at least the afternoon?
    Some form of lean Protein + green veggies will keep you very satisfied. tuna salad made with chopped green veggies and guacamole or low fat Salad Dressing, for example.

    3. Snack

    I don't really like snacking but I do get hungry in the afternoon. I've been eating beef Jerky. Any other ideas as to what will keep in my car?
    You could do Protein Bars or nuts, but jerky is probably your best option in terms of bang for your caloric buck. Try mixing it up with different kinds of jerky: turkey jerky, salmon jerky, bacon jerky. I buy variety bundles of Ostrim jerky sticks, they have lots of different meats (ostrich jerky, elk jerky) as well as all kinds of different flavors.

    4. dinner.

    I'm always at a loss for dinner. What do you eat?
    My usual dinner is a couple ounces of fish with an egg poached or baked on top, also some green veggies. Sometimes I add some cheese and/or sauce to bump up the flavor.


    5. Late night snack.
    I like to eat before bed although I know I shouldn't. Hopefully I can get some options here besides cereal which is my go to.
    My usual late night snack is either Greek yogurt or some nuts and a couple pieces of dried fruit.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to FrankyG in that time of the month   
    I'm the opposite. I'm STARVING around my period and really don't think that much about food the rest of the time.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to tfarr in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You all are so wonderful
    You've inspired me to take a better look at my life and manage my plan better.
    I do have a therapist, actually for like 4 yrs now lol
    We talk about it, but, we both know it's hard for me to deal w emotional eating. I see her tomorrow and will be discussing it more
    Thanks again Ladies! Muah!
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from BigTink2LilTink in Protein help!   
    Try adding the unflavored unjury kind to grits or Soup try the powder kind. I couldn't do any thing but Syntax nectar they sell the individual packs at Vitamin Shoppe see how you like them with the milk you drink I started with the Lactose free fat free milk from Walmart now I use almond milk 30 calories with my Syntax has no after taste or smell.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from mboyd74 in Where does everyone get there vitamins? I'm trying to figure out what would be best.. I can get them through my Doctor for $122.00 every 3 months.   
    I buy opurity brand once a day Multivitamin 90 day supply for under $40. I buy citrical calcium citrate for less than $12 a month. So, I spend $76 for 3 months worth of Vitamins and supplements. There is a link for opurity on this site and I buy the Calcium form Amazon.
    My nut also recommended the Centrum chewable 2X a day for 100 count its about $10 so 50 days worth.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from del112 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    You have come to far to turn back now. you are 20lbs from losing 100lbs thats major. Why are you sabotaging yourself?
    tfarr, you have a beautiful baby in the pic with you who is cheering for you to be her role model and in her eyes you are the best and whats crazy is you know you are worth this, you know you deserve this and you know you can do this. Why are you afraid of your own success?
    Pull up those boot straps throw out all of that junk food and do this cause it will make you feel good about yourself and good about life and good about your health. HEY LADY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! The only thing between you and losing this weight to your goal is YOU!
    Now big huge hug and lets look at this as one meal messed up back to plan.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from swimbikerun in What can you eat dip with?   
    Cucumbers and carrots are another option. Seriously some crackers are low in carbs and give you like six with less than 100 calories. I can't eat six crackers plus this is one snack and not an everyday event for this one time I don't see it as a fat meal that will destroy your regular healthy eating.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to BLERDgirl in Bras...   
    I started at a 46 DD, I'm now about a 40/42 C. First I was able to wear some older bras that no longer fit. Now I just buy 2 reg. bras, 1 sport bra and handwash them. Bras coast too much to buy more than that when you are losing.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from Seahawkgirl in Bras...   
    I went from a 44DDD TO A 40DD. I still can fit my 44 DDD on the sides it supports the under arm flubber but the cups are sad, but not a real big issue. You will probably be ready to downsize in 2-3 months so just be prepared I have not resorted to the unibra as of yet I just bought 2 because I had 2 that were too tight before and now they fit perfect. I found some inexpensive Bras at wally world $10 so worse case scenario while you are in transition buy a cheap one or two. Don't be in to much of a hurry to find the right size cause you are still losing and you may lose it faster or slower but you are not at goal and don't want to get to comfortable in these temporary sizes.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to bluedawn28 in In need of some tough love and inspiring comments :)   
    I'm not one for tough love. Personally, I'm struggling day 9 post-op liquid diet has me loopy. Back to you - your not perfect you slipped. Your 10 months in you've proven you are strong. Take your moment and move on. You know better then anyone else, what your trigger is and how you can conquer it. You inspire others with your honesty. ????
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from swimbikerun in What can you eat dip with?   
    Cucumbers and carrots are another option. Seriously some crackers are low in carbs and give you like six with less than 100 calories. I can't eat six crackers plus this is one snack and not an everyday event for this one time I don't see it as a fat meal that will destroy your regular healthy eating.
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    JosieAppleHead got a reaction from sbg224 in May, June and July sleeve update   
    How are you (mentally, physically)?
    Hows work/family?
    How are your eating schedule?
    What are you doing for exercise?
    What are you having trouble with?
    What advice do you have for sleevers a month after you?
    Single sleevers (and committed) noticed anyone trying to flirt?
    Favorite food?
    I will start
    How are you (mentally, physically)? I feel good but since I hit 60lbs lost I felt the self sabotage itch I got when I last lost 60 pounds. But I didn't act on it which will usually be eat something outrageously unhealthy like a honeybun or something. I did not exercise 2 days this week because of procrastination and in part that self sabotage itch but I did 4 miles the next day instead of 3 miles.
    Hows work/family? I am a full time student who wants to work so bad but must get this degree first. School is going awesome, family is falling in line as far as keeping temptations out of site and being supportive of my daily walking.
    How are your eating schedule? I need to work on this. I ordered some containers for meal prepping hoping to get some ideas from you guys on what to prep for lunch and Breakfast? I have dinner and Snacks lined up.
    What are you doing for exercise? Right now I walk 3 miles a day for 6 days I use 2 apps Nike+ which has challenges with friends to see who walks the most and measures distance and miles, and I have a vivo fit that I wear everyday that does the same. I am open for friends on both apps.
    What are you having trouble with? eating on schedule, knowing what to eat for breakfast and lunch?
    What advice do you have for sleevers a month after you? If you haven't already start exercising as much as you can, make a eating schedule to eat every three hours. Plan your meals. No one is perfect so keep your cheat meals to a minimum if you find yourself cheating every week, you have a problem and should nip it in the bud. Don't sweat that someone else lost 100 plus pounds in 3 months and you haven't lost 20 pounds you will get there.
    Single sleevers (and committed) noticed anyone trying to flirt? It could be I am feeling myself but I always think someone other than me thinks Im cute. joking, I haven't noticed anyone.
    I am now over 3 months out still walking still losing down 64lbs. I reached the weightless goal I set last month today, which was 15lbs. I see a lot of others who may started close to my weight and may have lost more than I or some who may not have lost as much, but I am content that the scale is steadily going down no matter the amount. The goal is we all get to our optimum healthy weight that we set for ourselves and stay there. Does not matter how fast we get there as long as we are headed in that direction.
    With that said, I now allow myself healthy carbs like a half of a baked sweet potato and fruits like apples. I eat spinach based salads like Subways steak and cheese (without the cheese, lactose intolerant) fat free onion sauce or the tuna salad usually with all the veggies excluding onion and olives. My stomach still bubbles just not as much. I can eat almost anything I don't try with foods that don't have.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to Elode in Husband rant   
    Well I can't speak on anyone's marriage, it's not my place but what I will say is my ex never noticed when I lost weight either until I dropped 180 lbs, that being his ass.....trust me he noticed then.
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    JosieAppleHead reacted to jesstea2 in Bucket list of things to do after weight loss...   
    Amongst other things, I'm really looking forward to once again comfortably cross my legs while sitting.
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