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About Seerae3

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  • Birthday 04/18/1970

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  1. I haven’t taken any essential oil supplements but I have continued to diffuse and use oils topically daily since surgery. DoTerra make a blend called DigestZen that completely knocks out any nausea I have! Highly recommend it
  2. Seerae3

    Clothes Funeral

    I had a similar experience, a clothing funeral. I packed up all my work clothes and gave them to a good friend of mine. She was very happy to get them! The daily wear and older comfy clothes I donated to goodwill. I’ve been losing fast so nothing fits for very long, I’ve been hitting up the thrift stores and consignment shops for items here and there. I’m not ready to spend $$ on new clothes that I will shrink out of. Congratulations on your achievements! Keep up the good work.
  3. I have a desk job (mostly) and I was off for 3 weeks, that was plenty of time.
  4. My surgery is Jan 8th and I'm planning on sleeping in my recliner for as long as it takes.
  5. I am scheduled for Monday January 8th! I'm excited and nervous. I would be interested in a Facebook buddy thing
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    Also measure everything to the ounce! No guessing on serving sizes and change things up. Your body gets used to things pretty quickly, so try different types of exercise, different proteins, different carbs. I got stuck in a habit of eating the same thing every day because it was easy, but I stalled out. I had to change things up.
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    Your body thinks it's starving so it's hanging on to everything it can. I just got through a month long stall and FINALLY hit my pre-surgery weight loss goal! It was terrible. I was exercising, sticking to plan, everything 72 ounces of water a day. And I took someone's advice and had a "cheat weekend", I didn't go overboard but added about 200-300 calories a day more for those two days, it reset my body and then once I was back on track Monday BOOM the scale started moving again. Try a cheat day or cheat meal, trick your body into thinking it's not starving anymore. Good luck!
  8. I want to enjoy the outdoors again. I want to go kayaking and camping. I want to be able to fit into a regular bathtub. I want to ride a roller coaster again and fit, fly in an airplane without asking for a seat belt extender. I want to own shoes with shoelaces.
  9. Hi PaulaUSN, I asked the same question a while ago and the best answers I got in my opinion were a long charging cord for your phone or tablet, and a good lip balm because your mouth will get dry. Other folks mentioned warm socks for your feet, and your own hairbrush. Another poster mentioned bringing facial wipes or baby wipes for your face to freshen up and another lady used dry shampoo for her hair. My surgery date will likely be in December so I'm preparing as well. Good luck!!
  10. Seerae3

    My spouse is obese too

    Thank you all for your comments and insight, I truly appreciate all of it. I have an extra psychology appointment next week already scheduled and my wife and I continue to talk about things as they pop up. We're planning on sticking to a paleo keto style diet after surgery so by proxy she'll be eating more healthy. I am the cook in our family so like another person said, if I'm on a diet everyone else is too!
  11. Seerae3

    My spouse is obese too

    My wife is not open to a second opinion at this time, we have Kaiser and it's kind of a united front with their team of surgeons. Mexico is out of the question, too risky in our minds. I think my main concern at this point is not how to get her surgery done but how do we move forward together when I'm the only one having surgery. I don't want us to fall into the " high rate of divorce after weight loss surgery "crowd. We have a great relationship, really open and good communication so we've already talked a lot about it, I'm just looking for any insight from people who've been in similar circumstances. Thank you all so much!
  12. Seerae3

    My spouse is obese too

    Thank you, yes my spouse is a woman. We are wives. I typically use generic/neutral terms when posting in forums. Not everyone is accepting and I'm not here to fire up any grand debates, just trying to get advice. Thanks!
  13. Seerae3

    My spouse is obese too

    Sorry I mistyped, the surgeon said the sleeve would be a 50/50 outcome of making the GERD worse.
  14. Seerae3

    My spouse is obese too

    The reasons the surgeon gave against RNY was that the risk of ulcers is extremely high and could be life threatening in someone who is a smoker, my spouse quit about 6 weeks ago in prep for surgery, the surgeon said they like to have someone quit smoking at least 10 years before they would consider RNY. And the bypass was questionable because of the severe GERD, the surgeon reported that with GERD the chances after bypass of it getting worse is about 50/50, so he didn't recommend it but would go forward if that's what we wanted (with further testing like endoscopy and looking for a potential hernia).
  15. I want to live long enough to see grandkids, I was tired of being sick and tired all the time. I was missing out on my own life.