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Everything posted by lealor

  1. @flipper72 ye I am in the same boat my friend
  2. @SWHF thanks....I am sure eating more bad stuff but trying to stay mindful and do exercise...there are cheaper vitamins out there that are just as good...you are doing good as well
  3. @Sherri1964 I would love to chat almost a year now...message me and we can exchange info :-)
  4. @linuxangel I too am going back to bad habits and definitely eating some slider foods and late night eating....its amazing how fast the weight is coming slowly back. Also adding more carbs and slider foods have really made my mood low,,,,feeling discouraged.
  5. lealor

    Tomorrow is my day

    I was a mess before surgery. I went to Tijuana on top of it all!!!! Very scary. It has beeen 10 months and it still has its emotional, scary moments. I had a hard recovery yet I would do it all over in a heartbeat. You will be fine...be positive, be happy....your new life really begins. You will be fine....xoxoxox P.S. The person that is complaining about pre op diet.......you have to embrace this change, as it is mind blowing after surgery if you don't do it now
  6. Hi I have been struggling my friends. I am at my goal weight of 177.(now its 168)..now i seem to be a fat out of shape person who just happened to lose 72 pounds and has a smaler stomach.I have been eating alot more junk. Funny thing i feel like junk. Felt so good mentally when i was eating better. I have a personal trainer ( no charge and a blessing) to help me get stronger. My hair is so thin, I am thankful i had the surgery but seem like im back to some bad behaviors. Still cant drink water!!! If i use crystal light it is a bit better. I guess I haven't come on here as I don't want to be negative. eating at night, eating chips....having a few cold beers. Ambarrassed.
  7. @ProudMomof2 thanks for post...you are right. We all didn't get obese for no reasons......lets stick together. Yae you for your weight loss ..xoxoxox
  8. @CowgirlJane@Jennifer Ostermeier@@SassyNanny - - - great advice friends. Yes it is a constant living breathing life style change. All these suggestions are so important. Im 6 months out and finding its a conscious effort to stay mindful of my new lifestyle. I work with a lady who was sleeved 5 years ago, she lost 100 pounds, and now has gained 70 back. Scary. It takes time, to lose, to be serious, to stay on track and to get your nutrition and exercise in.
  9. Hi Everyone: I am down 70 pounds, however to everyone else it looks more like 25-30 ish. To be honest, I don't see that much difference either. Getting rid of clothes is a measure I guess as I have gotten rid of 11 garbage bags full of clothes, that was hard. I started thinking maybe Ill keep some OMG no I am not keeping these size 18 clothes. Never going back there.Yet, even to think that scares me. I work with a woman who was sleeved 5 years ago. Lost 100 pounds, and is now 70 pounds heavier. She has gained 70 pounds back. I watch what she eats and drinks and think.....yikes bad habits are a bitch. I do see some habits slowly coming back now after a long rough recovery from my surgery. Is anyone else struggling with exercise and or mind frame? My skin is so saggy and have to start weight training. I guess mentally is just as hard as physical adjustments, and I am struggling with both.
  10. Don't beat yourself up. It is your body that is just taking time to adjust. Make sure you are taking in enough calories for all your workouts. Just breathe and scale will move.!♡
  11. Biggest and best decision you guys. Hard mentally and physically for a while. Im 6 months out and finally feeling normal...lol
  12. @choicemun Bring slippers/shoes to walk around in after surgery. Pajamas. Sip sip sip sip after. I would have started to sip before surgery had I known it was going to be such a transition. I didn't go where you are going but I would do it all over again even with a rough recovery. Take some gas x with you. On plane home, get up and walk around a bit
  13. good for you I had a rough rough recovery. Keep walking and sip sip sip sip
  14. lealor

    Time off work

    @roxiijess314 I only took a week off....not enough time at all and I am reception do sit half the day. Please take at least 2 weeks off both for physical healing but also MENTAL :-)
  15. @Margie122 I too have been at the same lose 3 gain 2 cycle. I truly believe this is where adding some strength training and kick up the exercise. I have not really been diligent in this area. I have lost 65 pounds and still feel fat. My skin is really gross on my arms and legs. Has anyone been kind of cheating now? I feel like Im eating more carbs.....just a piece of pizza kind of mentality again
  16. Flying home was ok. Wear comfy pants and sip water. Stand up once in a while and move around a bit.
  17. lealor

    Discomfort When Eating

    @rachelr28....it gets better.....but unfortunately I have to be on a medication called Dexilant which has helped me. I had to be on soups/pureed longer than normal because of this same thing. My Protein drinks saved my life. It does get better, just eat slowly and actually I feel if I move around a bit after eating it really helps still
  18. @ProudMomof2 500-700 calories is not enough for nutrients. ive lost hair...been through hell. I paid a lot of money for this gastric dietician. 1000-1200 calories is mandatory for healthy weight loss. Now I was getting 700 calories, walking, gym 2 ties a week and was at a negative....not good. How can you keep strength up and energy. I am half bald because of the Vitamins and nutrients I was not getting from oral supplements. Not healthy. Its hard, but I feel better, look better and hair loss is better. I use avocados and a little more veggies tuna and my protein shakes and dip to get them in......
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    Should I Really Do This? HELP

    @@Lindsey Skinner Abbott It is up to you, your life, your journey. I am 4 months out and it has been a hard friggin ride. Both mentally and physically. I have had a hard go at recovery, and have terrible gerd now. My life has changed, in every way imaginable. But I get asked this all the time..........."would you do it again?" in a heartbeat. I self paid in Mexico and wished I would have had counselling and more information and preparation but this is 2016 and the internet is a great tool along with this website. Its a game changer man. I cry about my hair loss daily but...hair grows back. Lots of Protein lots of Vitamins, and support helps. I am 57 pounds lighter. I feel more energized, I feel better . Load yourself with knowledge and prepare yourself, its a new life.
  20. we need at least 1200 calories per day in order to maintain HEALTH and weight loss. ........if you have no appetite, protein shakes...protein...cheese.....my hair is falling out major, and went to a specialist of my own money. Under 1200 calories and no t enough protein and fluids is a disaster in long term health
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    Scared because I cheated

    what a great post ...@@Djmohr. You are an amazing support, God bless you. I needed info too xoxoxoxLeanne
  22. lealor

    Scared because I cheated

    I am not judging you, but I am 4 moths out and have cheated a lot this wek from the holidays, Not good. Just plan and DO better
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    NSV - Shopping at a Regular Store

    Good for you!!!!!! yahoo, very overwhelming for me though. I just went to the Plus section for years, now Ihave all the normal sizes and sections to check out...lol. I am a shopper $$$ so is been hard but I'll take a size 14 over 18 any day.... :)

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