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Maggietcu2

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    Maggietcu2 reacted to DoneItForMe in Someone FINALLY noticed my weight loss   
    My WLS was just over 3 months ago and I have managed to loose 47 lbs, something I am very proud of! Apart from my immediate family, not one single person has commented on the change of my appearance and, to be honest, that was really starting to bother me. Was I so fat that loosing a whopping 47 lbs simply wasn't enough to show a change?
    Well someone did finally noticed, the owner of our local chinese restaurant. My husband and I would usually do a chinese take-a-way on saturday nights and since my surgery he has continued this tradition on his own. I think the owner of the restaurant was starting to wonder if we were still together because I was no longer coming in with him and he was constantly making excuses as to why. This past weekend I was the one to go in to pick up his order and was promptly greeted by the owner who's first words to me were "I am so happy to see you, you've lost weight and look fantastic". Music to my ears, the words I have been dying to hear!
    I know my appearance has changed, I certainly can see it in they way my clothes no longer fit. Why, as it would seem, do none of my work colleagues or acquaintances seem to notice? More importantly, why do I care?
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Mbaldree in New to this App   
    Dr.Roshak he was great.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to 2bullymom in Food day @ work...HELP   
    Thank you guys! Once I got over the initial freak out I was ok. I probably grazed more than I should have but over all it was WAY better than I would have done in the past, so I am proud of myself. And I will get up tomorrow morning, shake this day off and get on with it!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to eyhornmom in Breaking up with food and other psychological issues   
    I was attending counseling before surgery, but since surgery I have found it even more important. I have dealt with depression and anxiety for a long time, and I found they both became much worse after surgery. Like Cowgirl Jane said, overeating tends to numb other emotional issues. Without that crutch, I have been forced to face things that I wasn't prepared to face. Many things don't even have anything to do with my weight. I would encourage anyone having the surgery to plan on some counseling pre and post op.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from alicia54 in Breaking up with food and other psychological issues   
    What psychological issues are you dealing with post op? Do you see a baritric psychologist?
    The one surgeon I have talked to didn't talk about it and when I brought it up he washed over it. I think a lot of negative self talk and feeding my emotions got me to this point. I feel like I need to address some issues so I don't make the same mistakes post op.
    However, I'm also of the school of thought you don't have to always know WHY you do things and/or it's not necessarily helpful to keep talking about your problems if it keeps you in a negative place. You often just need the tools to get past the issues and get to a healthy place.
    Thoughts? Thanks for your input!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from KSTUZ in this is the scary part   
    Are their any support groups in your area? How about a couple sessions with a bariatric psychologist? Love your honesty. It's post like yours that make this journey more real for me.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from tberger74 in One year ago today....   
    Great news! I am meeting with a surgeon today for the first time. Gives me hope! Keep up the good work.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from KSTUZ in this is the scary part   
    Are their any support groups in your area? How about a couple sessions with a bariatric psychologist? Love your honesty. It's post like yours that make this journey more real for me.
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from KSTUZ in this is the scary part   
    Are their any support groups in your area? How about a couple sessions with a bariatric psychologist? Love your honesty. It's post like yours that make this journey more real for me.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to gowalking in Considering the Lap Band!   
    Here's what the lapband did for me. Good luck with whichever WLS you decide to go with.

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    Maggietcu2 reacted to Stevehud in Am I the only one who regrets their Sleeve?   
    Vitamins are an adjunct and tyou can look at my tickers to see im a little over 5 1/2 months out and down 137 pounds. It took a good month on solid food before i really felt comfortable with my eating. 3 bites is wayyy too little. my day goes like this and has for quite a while, Breakfast 1 egg scrambled with 3 pieces of turkey bacon or two turkey sausages ( i recommend the Johnsonville pre-cooked turkey sausage links, they are awesome and you cant tell they are turkey..really!. ) then about 3 hours later i have a greek yogurt, the dannon low cal sugar free stuff, then 2 hous later i have my lunch either some veggies or a Protein shake with some Peanut Butter ( all natural no sugar type, or use PB2, or fruit or a mix of both) and then 2 hours later a snack usually carrots and so oil and vinegar salad dresssing as a dip kinda thing although there are some great lite salad dessings, just watch the fat and sugar content. but also can have some apple slices maybe, or the like, dinner is chicken fish, beef or pork or turkey, i love indian food type chicken, but ground beef still not having a great amount of luck with steak, or ground beef patties with cheese ( yes a cheeseburger without the bun) you can wrap in lettuce or use a very low fat low cal. no sugar lw carb bread type.
    I like the josephs lo carb pita and wraps, very low carbs, and i have about 5 ounces of meat and sometimes a little less than that and some veg or a small side salad, i also like having a salad if im in a hurry with some tuna, and hard boiled i egg in it, or some Protein meat in it. Are my portions small, yep , smaller than i ate before, oh yeah, too small to enjoy, no.
    sometimes i wish I could eat more, but i cannot begin to tell you the changes my body has gone through.
    You ll get there just dont rush, enjoy the losing.
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to SuperSleeveMe in Tomorrow is the big day!   
    Hi all!!! Just woke up from yet another nap. Am feeling a little better to post this. Dr came in and said my surgery went very very well. Was down 16 lbs when I came in this morning so my liver was nice and shrunken. CAm in a little pain (gas is actually in abdomen not shoulders) but I'm already up and walking!!!! Even tho I feel drunk when they have me do that.
    Hope all went well with your surgery Lisa!!! I'm ready to begin the rest of my life!!
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    Maggietcu2 reacted to SuperSleeveMe in Tomorrow is the big day!   
    Thank you!!!!
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    Maggietcu2 got a reaction from KSTUZ in 3 months post op pic!   
    Way to go!!
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