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amyg80

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    amyg80 got a reaction from Stephinae Howard in New sleevers how are you doing   
    I was sleeved on 12/1! It's going great so far! I only had one week of Soups and liquids, and I've been on purées since Tuesday. I'm down 10lbs!
    I'm trying to get my Protein in by Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, tuna, canned chicken breast, Protein shake here or there. Can't eat too much at one time but I'm grazing. I'm failing on my fluids but each day I can take in more and more.
    Hopefully things stay this way! Let's all keep in touch and help each other out!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Pinkgirl1234 in Revision from Band - Surgeon wants sleeve, I want bypass!   
    I had band to sleeve revision on 12/1, and have lost 20lbs so far. With the band I only lost 25lbs and then got preg and gained 50.
    For me the sleeve was my personal choice and I couldn't be more pleased. I have about 95lbs total to go, but I think with any surgery/diet plan you have to be compliant. I know people who have had the bypass and 5yrs later are heavier then when they had surgery.
    For me cutting out my stomach is drastic enough. I don't want to mess with my bowels. If this fails it's my own doing.
    It's a personal choice, and one you need to decide after research and self analysis. You know what you can handle. No one else does. Good luck.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Paluma0268 in Slow loss, eating more   
    I'm pretty much the same as you but only 3 months out. 20 the 1st month then 5 Jan and 6 this month. However I slacked off for about 2wks this month and have gotten back on track. But I'm good with it. I'd rather lose slowly and have a chance to fill in my skin with muscle then losing so rapidly that i have so much loose skin. I'll have loose skin anyways but I want to lose at a healthy rate. 1-2lb/week. It's going to come off eventually, so if I keep plucking away I'll accomplish both losing the way and practice living a healthy lifestyle for life. It's not a race. If you work at it, you will get there. At your pace. No one else's.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Amelie2016 in Do you feel you still have to obsess about food?   
    It depends on your personality. I did weigh stuff for the first couple of weeks on the general diet but then I learned to visualize. I do checks here and there but I'm pretty good about eyeballing something. However I'm def not obsessed with food. If I go out to eat I can pick healthy food for the most part. If I have a drink I don't beat myself up bc I work hard most days out of the week. Would I lose faster if I obsessed? Probably, but my personality is that I can be obsessive about something new and then get bored or exhausted after a few weeks so I go back to old patters. I give myself some wiggle room, and just continue plucking away. I see it as a lifestyle change, not a change for 6-9mo.
    On the other hand I do know people who are obsessive about food and they go in viscous cycles of being obsessed with eating healthy foods and working out and then other cycles of binge eating crap food and never working out.
    So it's pretty much a personality thing and how you look at this journey.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from HanSolo1977 in I have a complete aversion to exercise--rant   
    I actually like it. I never regret a workout after I'm done. Do I have to talk myself into it many time. Yes. With that said, I despised working out too. For so long it was like a chore. Every time I started a new routine I'd quit after a few weeks. Then I'd try to get back on track but dreaded going to the gym so I'd quit altogether.
    What I've realized is that I actually didn't despise the gym, I despised me giving up all the time. If I ignored the gym, I wouldn't have to worry about starting something new, quitting it, and disappointing myself. I was so tired of disappointing myself. After I got the sleeve I knew that i had just done something drastic and I better make the best of it. So I let go of the idea of hating the gym or working out, and told myself that I would not give up again. That I would set out to do one program at a time and finish it. And this is what I've done. I'm one week away from finishing my 1st c25k programs which I have tried many times in the past to complete but would give up.
    So ask urself. Do you despise work or do you despise the constant disappointment of not accomplishing ur workout goals. There's a difference.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Kathy812 in Almost a year out and only lost 64lbs   
    So 40 mins of cardio a day? Is it the same routine? If so switch it up! Add some strength training and that'll really speed up metabolism and burn calories!
    Are you eating the same diet, if so switch it up. You have to shock ur body. I'm a huge fan of carb cycling. Most days I eat just Protein and meat. When I add in a carb here and there I notice still I lose weight and even more.
    You need to trick ur body otherwise it adapts and u get stuck. Find new workouts and new eating plans. Good luck!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from vsgSarah3 in Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge   
    Can you correct mine? It's suppose to be 215.0 not 215.6.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from vsgSarah3 in Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge   
    215...6 more lbs to go. I'm cutting it close.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Caela88 in 1 week post op! Puree time!   
    @@rking just curious how much have you lost on suck a strict nutrition plan? You are def strong!
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    amyg80 reacted to Babbs in GoFundMe accounts?   
    Remember back in the day, if you didn't have the money for something, you were just sh*t outta luck?
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    amyg80 reacted to FrankyG in GoFundMe accounts?   
    Totally my opinion...
    If you have to beg others (friends and strangers) to afford something like this, then you can't afford it.
    Reduce your spending, save money and pay for it yourself. Living below your means (which means you aren't spending every last penny of your paycheck and that you are saving a good percentage) should be a given. Just off the top of my head - cut out the high phone bill (plenty of low cost phone plans out there below $40/month - I pay around $30/for TWO phone plans!), stop eating out, cook in bulk and freeze meals, do away with shopping for fun or things like car washes, manicures or cable... just about everyone has one or two (or 10) things that they do that could be stopped to save up without causing real pain. The money is there, you just have to give up some other luxury to find it.
    Again, completely my opinion, but I think it is a really sad sign that some people think they are owed an easy time just because they want something, instead of working hard and making some effort to do it themselves.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from vsgSarah3 in Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge   
    I'll weigh in today bc I might forget tomorrow.
    Current 216.8
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Jessica _ Stephens in Post op 6 weeks...   
    I'd agree with this but I also do a lot salmon, ground turkey, chicken (shredded), roast pork tenderloins, and black Beans. Love black beans.
    I usually do one Pure Protein shake first thing in the AM to get 35g of Protein in right off the bat.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from NewNewMe in C25K   
    I finished Wk2 day 3 today! The furthest I've gotten was week4 day1, so I'm looking very forward to finishing what I started this time! I love running and it really seems to shed he weight a lot faster for me.
    I'm also adding 2-3 weight training days in between my running days.
    Good luck!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from vsgSarah3 in Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge   
    Weight today is 219. Ughhh it won't budge even after working out all last week. Lol. Oh well
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Pinkgirl1234 in Revision from Band - Surgeon wants sleeve, I want bypass!   
    I had band to sleeve revision on 12/1, and have lost 20lbs so far. With the band I only lost 25lbs and then got preg and gained 50.
    For me the sleeve was my personal choice and I couldn't be more pleased. I have about 95lbs total to go, but I think with any surgery/diet plan you have to be compliant. I know people who have had the bypass and 5yrs later are heavier then when they had surgery.
    For me cutting out my stomach is drastic enough. I don't want to mess with my bowels. If this fails it's my own doing.
    It's a personal choice, and one you need to decide after research and self analysis. You know what you can handle. No one else does. Good luck.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from OKCPirate in Am I losing too slow?   
    I had my surgery 12/1, and have lost 19lbs and couldn't be happier! I weighed 238.6 then, so we pretty much started at the same weight. We can't be compared to someone who weighs 100-200lbs more than us. If you want to compare, which you shouldn't, you could calculate the % lost.
    Anyhow plus I don't want to lose too fast bc I want a chance to gain muscle which will counteract the loose skin. The faster u lose the more loose skin ur likely to have. Of course it depends on ur skin elasticity but for me that is true.
    Don't rush things, and just focus on what ur doing to get the best results possible. Good luck!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from Inner Surfer Girl in I embraced it but now I need to break!   
    The gym will prob get things going! If u just started will prob take a week to see results. If ur food intake, Water, and exercise is on point...then don't sweat it. Relax and go with it. Ull see results soon enough!
    At least that's what I tell myself. Lol. Good luck.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from MillieBug in Pureed diet   
    I ate Greek yogurts, Soups, applesauce, puréed sweet potatoes, cauliflower mash, black Beans, avocado. I was able to handle over easy egg and ate that too. Hope that helps.
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    amyg80 got a reaction from vsgSarah3 in Valentine's Day Weight Loss Challenge   
    Ok I'm in! Not sure if it's too late.
    Current weight: 221.8
    Goal weight: 210.8
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    amyg80 got a reaction from RuralNurse in Now I understand why we dont tell people we are getting the sleeve...   
    I don't understand why plastic surgery is acceptable but bariatric surgery is not. Whatever. I don't listen to the haters. They don't live my life and I'm not living for them.
    As the kids these days say...bye Felicia!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from SunnyPiper in 3 Month Post-Op and feel good,but slow losing   
    I'm sorry but I'm not sure why you think 51lbs in 3mo is slow. That's great progress to me! Congrats!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from SunnyPiper in 3 Month Post-Op and feel good,but slow losing   
    I'm sorry but I'm not sure why you think 51lbs in 3mo is slow. That's great progress to me! Congrats!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from SunnyPiper in 3 Month Post-Op and feel good,but slow losing   
    I'm sorry but I'm not sure why you think 51lbs in 3mo is slow. That's great progress to me! Congrats!
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    amyg80 got a reaction from SunnyPiper in 3 Month Post-Op and feel good,but slow losing   
    I'm sorry but I'm not sure why you think 51lbs in 3mo is slow. That's great progress to me! Congrats!
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