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Maggietcu2

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    Maggietcu2 reacted to bellabloom in Madly in love but holding back info   
    Thank you everyone for kind words and advice. I am six months put from surgery and I do realize that there is a road in front of me. That's part of why I don't want to say anything. I need time to heal and time to form new habits and I don't want to be scrutinized while I'm doing so.
    If I was farther out from surgery and it really was in the distant past I probably wouldn't sweat it as much. I've gotten comfortable telling friends about it and one day I probably won't care who knows.
    I didn't expect to fall for someone like this right now. It's only been about two months since we have been dating buts it's a relationship like none I've even experienced. This could very well be the man I marry.
    Down the road I realize that he should know for medical reasons and because if I'm going to share my life with someone they should know about such a big event in my life.
    But right now I just want to live in the moment and enjoy our relationship without shadows from the past hanging over me.
    One major difference, at least for me, is that I was only overweight for about five years. It was a blip in my life. I dealt with my eating disorder much longer. I went through intensive eating disorder therapy and put it behind me and that's when the weight came on. I had years when I was thin, thin me is who I relate to the most, and I don't want to shape his idea of me in another way. Does that make sense? This is who I am. Not the woman who went through an abusive relationship, gained weight, and lost it.
    I want to just be able to be the me I am now. I've just come into my own again and I'm enjoying it so much. I don't want to have the past hanging over me! Can I just be free of it for while until I am ready?
    I've decided not to tell him for the time being. I'm going to wait until I'm really ready to share that part of my past and no sooner.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Happy13 in Spouse involvement   
    How involved is / was your spouse? Mine is going with me to my first appt today. I am not the kind of person who would typically drag my hubby with me but I am going to need his support and want him to have the same info as me.
    Thanks!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Swampdoggie in Marriage and relationships after Weight Loss Surgery   
    We got our midlife crisis put of the way already lol I know hubby and I will do just fine, we are in a very loving and supportive place. Also have 2 young kiddos to keep us busy.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Garifab_VSG in Your Favorite Post-Op Go-to Foods   
    What are your favorite post-op high Protein go-tos?
    I've relied heavily on:
    Dannon Light and Fit GREEK yogurts - 80 calories, 12g protein, 1g sugar - LOVE! vanilla is my fave.
    StarKist tuna Single Serve Pouches - Lemon Pepper flavor has 18g protein. Also love Ranch, but only 14g protein in Ranch.
    BabyBel Mini Mozzarella cheese - one little disc is 50 cals/6g protein
    Quest Bars in chocolate Brownie. I eat about 1/3 at a time since the carbs are on the higher side. Love them!
    Shrimp - cooked, with a touch of cocktail sauce.
    Alaskan Snow Crab meat - OMG, so delicious. But a special occasion since it's expensive.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Stevehud in A funny thing happened this morning.   
    Hello all, so a funny thing happened this morning. Last weekend i purchased some new shorts for the warmer weather. Well im now in a men's Large so i grabbed some, and bought them. However i made the mistake of just looking at the hanger not the tag on the shorts. so one pair i bought was the wrong size. Now this morning I picked up the shorts, not knowing they were the wrong size and i remarked to my wife how surprised i was at how small these shorts looked in my hands. So i ripped the tags off and then realized the tag inside said XL not L. so i said to my wife, "oh I bought the wrong size dang it." so she picks up the tags i ripped off and said, "yea you really got it wrong, these are a BOYS XL. I laughed and just for the heck of it I tried them on.
    They fit! and I am wearing them as I type. lol
    Seriously? a boys XL? this is wonderful, these little surprises really help to hit home how well you can do with this surgery and will all the help and support of freinds , family and especilly the help and support of all you Bariatric pal people.
    So have a great day!
    food is what you live ON, Not what you live FOR!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to jeaniek in Want more   
    I have slacked off with my diet and Water intake. Today is the day I am getting back in control. Now with that said I haven't done that bad but I will not go backwards. We work way to hard. I like the way I feel. I like the things I can do now! Forward on!!! ☺️
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Swampdoggie in Marriage and relationships after Weight Loss Surgery   
    We got our midlife crisis put of the way already lol I know hubby and I will do just fine, we are in a very loving and supportive place. Also have 2 young kiddos to keep us busy.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to TiredOfMyself in Marriage and relationships after Weight Loss Surgery   
    Hi, I'm new here. I'm taking the steps to start this journey and am really nervous.
    For those of you who have had surgery and have been married or in a relationship for a while, how is your life right now? I know several people (probably 10) who have had weight loss surgery and all but one has divorced or has split up with their significant other. It's almost like they lose weight and have a mid life crisis, always out at bars and running around. These are people who are close friends, the parent teacher association president at my kids school, my dental hygienist, the teller at our bank, so basically people from all walks of life. I obviously don't know all of them on a very close level but these people I like and respect. They lost weight and went nuts almost.
    My husband and I have been together for 16 years (I am 34) and we have 3 children. We are very happy and I worry about how our relationship will change, How I will change. I know I will change but I sure hope I change for the better. Obviously, I know myself and know what kind of person I am and would never risk my family.
    Thanks
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Mremilio in Am I the only one who regrets their Sleeve?   
    I think jaw hit the nail on the head ... your upset you even needed to be in this position in the first place. Me, too! But you're here regardless. Time to pull up your big girl panties and make this work for you. You can do this!

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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from ShrinkingPeach in 6 days postop: parental issues   
    You sure have a lot going on. Clearly they are not dependable right now. Glad you worked out some other arrangements. Could a friend come check on you during the day? Maybe use the motivation to get out of the house to push through your workouts Best of luck to you!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from ShrinkingPeach in 6 days postop: parental issues   
    You sure have a lot going on. Clearly they are not dependable right now. Glad you worked out some other arrangements. Could a friend come check on you during the day? Maybe use the motivation to get out of the house to push through your workouts Best of luck to you!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Sinclairj75 in 6 month Post op checkup today   
    So I have never posted in the forum before. I want to thank everyone who has posted however, as I have found a ton of great information in here on a number of subjects.
    I had my 6 month post op visit today. My starting weight was 377 lbs on December 15th. As of today, I am down to 229 pounds. I've lost 148 pounds in 6 months!! It's really kind of like a dream most days, it just doesn't seem real. I have definitely put in the work between what I eat and when/how I exercise. I am very proud of that. I still feel like I have another 30-50 pounds to lose, but I also know my body will stop when it is ready. Anyway, I just wanted to share my success with you all. Keep up the great work everyone and don't give up!!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from jeanniereenie in March 2015 sleeve have lost 30 pounds   
    Check in with your surgeon or at least call the nurse if you have concerns. I can't tell that there are any "tricks" at this early stage ... just follow the plan as directed by your doctor. Good luck!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from LovinSoul in Husband treats me like a child Re: food   
    You are doing wonderfully and he's being unrealistic. You are completely capable of doing this on your own and I'm sure you'd ask for help if you needed it. He truly needs to focus more on his bad habits. Not only should he not be eating the crap he brings home, he should have a heart and not bring it in the house as some sort of temptation. Sounds like to me your newly learned habits are far better than his own.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to craigcu in Am I the only one who regrets their Sleeve?   
    This is a great topic, thanks all for sharing. I'm sleeved on 5/19 and struggling some with the transitions from liquids, letting my brain dictate how much to eat and then throwing up, etc.. I was lucky not to have any real complications post op except for dehydration, so that went well. I'm having some of the mental issues, but I'm looking for my solution to dealing with them. I don't regret my sleeve decision, but I grieve for its necessity. But my weight was killing me at 394 lbs.
    I look at it this way, if I had had stomach cancer, and the way to save my life was to under go this surgery, would I have made any other choice? No. This surgery for many of us is about saving our lives. You may be young, you may not have had the comorbidities yet ( but they were coming, I assure you). I had them all and I was expecting not to be alive in 5 years from 47..
    So, once I get through denial, I can get angry and kick my own ass back into the gym.
    So, I will pull up my big girl panties ( which seem to fit looser now), and figure out how to make this work so I can live... food is fuel @stephenhud..
    3 weeks post op, 356 lbs..
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to imsoglad56 in Dallas Surgeons / Clinics   
    My husband and I both used Dr. Jayaseelan at Dallas Bariatric Center. Loved, loved, loved him and his staff! We had wonderful experiences and still enjoy going in for follow up appointments.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from meSparkle83 in Damn scale!   
    Cranberry juice has a lot of sugar in it ... typically it's "cranberry cocktail" and not really juice. Good job getting back to the roots. You got this!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from jeanniereenie in March 2015 sleeve have lost 30 pounds   
    Check in with your surgeon or at least call the nurse if you have concerns. I can't tell that there are any "tricks" at this early stage ... just follow the plan as directed by your doctor. Good luck!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from jeanniereenie in March 2015 sleeve have lost 30 pounds   
    Check in with your surgeon or at least call the nurse if you have concerns. I can't tell that there are any "tricks" at this early stage ... just follow the plan as directed by your doctor. Good luck!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from meSparkle83 in Damn scale!   
    Cranberry juice has a lot of sugar in it ... typically it's "cranberry cocktail" and not really juice. Good job getting back to the roots. You got this!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to meSparkle83 in Damn scale!   
    I've been trying to eat a lot of Protein. I've found myself drinking a ton of watered down cranberry juice, lemonade light n drinks like that.
    I'm going back to my shakes, Water & crystal light now because something has slowed, stop n add pounds to my body..
    It's frustrating..
    I walk everyday and now I've started jogging and stairs.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from meSparkle83 in Damn scale!   
    What are you eating? What/how much exercise have you done? Maybe we can find some hidden fat or sugar for you to weed out!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Chrystee in Am I the only one who regrets their Sleeve?   
    Crazy.. I did have some depression while waiting for my surgery.. but since I had it, I'm totally the opposite.. I feel AMAZING. I can run! I can bike faster than I used to.. I can be active.. Keep at it.. you will be able to eat more eventually.. Take this time to continue to change your habits.. I spent TEN years thinking about this surgery. I could lose 50 pounds during a year, but I always gained it back, plus a little.. I'm finally at the smallest weight of my adulthood that I can remember. I eat good food.. high quality, delicious food.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to woo woo in Dallas Surgeons / Clinics   
    Dr Kim has some issues, lawsuits etc. One patient lost his legs due to a mistake during surgery by another surgeon from Kim's office (substituted without patient's knowledge).
    I happen to believe that he has some marketing people on these boards occasionally posing as patients but I cannot prove that.
    I used Nicholson, my procedure and recovery was textbook no issues whatsoever. 9 months out currently.
    I also met with Roshack, he did my most recent follow up appointment and he seems great and very knowledgeable as well.
    Nicholson is an extremely skilled surgeon and also happens to be a very nice and friendly person.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from Mremilio in Am I the only one who regrets their Sleeve?   
    I think jaw hit the nail on the head ... your upset you even needed to be in this position in the first place. Me, too! But you're here regardless. Time to pull up your big girl panties and make this work for you. You can do this!

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