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genn

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    genn got a reaction from rozay55 in Milk or water for protein shakes   
    Water it is I think !!! Less calories and I wanna loose weight while doing my preop diet. After all if I'm gunna go through all that might as well do it right lol
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    genn got a reaction from msfaybe in Post op necessities?   
    A mini blender with attached mug and a Water infuser mug  
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    genn got a reaction from mrobles1027 in Waiting Game sucks... Anyone recently submit to Insurance?   
    My office was great they submitted it and called me three days later with approval. Wish u guys the best of luck!!!
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    genn got a reaction from Noname22 in 8 days out can I eat eggs and turkey sausage?   
    SMH
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    genn got a reaction from rolosmom7 in Walking the dogs   
    Lol thanks and yea we tried walking her but she just sits there she walks when she wants runs when she wants even if we leash her up to go outside which we haven't done in years she will lay there and not go to the bathroom just mopes lol I swear the bull part of the name is for bullheaded lolthats her favorite spot lol SPOILED!!!
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    genn reacted to Montana Gal in Walking the dogs   
    Emmy makes sure I walk everyday!

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    genn got a reaction from Noname22 in 8 days out can I eat eggs and turkey sausage?   
    SMH
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    genn got a reaction from Noname22 in 8 days out can I eat eggs and turkey sausage?   
    well said!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    genn reacted to Noname22 in 8 days out can I eat eggs and turkey sausage?   
    Sure, if that is what your plan calls for. Every surgeon's plan is different. Personally, I was still on full liquids. It's best to follow your plan, they gave it to you for a reason.
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    genn got a reaction from AmandaGillis in Progress!   
    Congrats !!!!
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    genn got a reaction from Noname22 in 8 days out can I eat eggs and turkey sausage?   
    SMH
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    genn got a reaction from Pazza in Walking the dogs   
    I'm lucky my dog walks herself we have plenty of space lol lol
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    genn reacted to rolosmom7 in Beating yourself up   
    I'll bite and say that after I found out my Mom had terminal cancer, I went into a tail spin of depression and anxiety. Yes, depression meds can cause weight gain - but 5 pounds of weight gain. My depression/anxiety (which I'm still medi cated and in therapy for) may have helped my weight gain but 95% of it was me eating cheap convenient meals. It wasn't so much fast food as frozen carb loaded dinners and pizza/chinese delivery.
    I will probably have to take meds my whole life. And maybe they'll cause me to have a lower metabolism. But that just means I have to work harder and eat smarter. We made excuses to the point of morbid obesity. So, I'm done with excuses - even if there is a slight (note slight) bit of reality to antidepressants causing weight gain.
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    genn reacted to PorkChopExpress in Beating yourself up   
    @@Barepigies3 I had the kind of depression that required 8 months of therapy and Paxil to correct a chemical imbalance. The therapy gave me the tools I needed to manage it and the Paxil helped reset my brain chemistry. I still have to be aware of my emotions, to this day. But for years, it was untreated and it contributed to my weight gain. But it was because I had come to use food as a coping mechanism that I gained weight, and I could have opted to make exercise my outlet instead. I just didn't.
    The fact of the matter is, it won't do any of us any good whatsoever to sit around absolving ourselves of responsibility and saying, "No it's my genetics, it's my depression, it's because I didn't get enough hugs as a child..." No...it's because we ate too much and moved too little, and we developed unhealthy relationships with food. That's it.
    I wasn't trying to attack you, I'm just pointing out the fallacy in your thinking. Nobody is helped by passing responsibility off onto someone or something else, we have to OWN this in order to fix it. I don't need anyone to feel sorry for me for where I got to and I don't feel sorry for myself. In fact I feel like I've finally taken control of the situation, and that's empowering.
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    genn got a reaction from Ahoraflaca in Any other November sleevers out there?   
    Nov 22!
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    genn got a reaction from My4Brownies in BIG Day TOMORROW   
    That's great I'm so happy for you and glad everything went well still sending prayers for a speedy recovery
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    genn reacted to LipstickLady in Seriously?   
    A true "safe space" is one where people tell you what you NEED to hear, not what you WANT to hear. That's the diff. IN MY OPINION.
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    genn reacted to ShelterDog64 in Seriously?   
    @@Hammer_Down I agree with everything you wrote, and you said it so well. Indeed, why should WLS patients be treated as though they're fragile butterflies, unable to hear that they need to learn to OWN their self-destructive behaviors? You're right in that I'd kick the living shit out of someone for indulging in one little rock of crack, so why indulge someone who eats chicken 3 days post op then declares "I don't have a problem with food"?? The bias goes both ways...if we want obesity treated like a dangerous disease, then the seriousness needs to convey when people talk about 'cheating' and 'indulging' in things that are clearly dangerous to them.
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    genn reacted to Babbs in Beating yourself up   
    If that's the case, then why do people who have surgery lose weight? It's because of the calorie deficit. None of us obviously had enough of one to lose weight and keep it off before surgery. I'll be the first one to admit it. I ate like crap and sat on my ass, therefore I was fat. Now I eat less, eat healthy, and no longer sit on my ass all the time, therefore I'm not fat.
    I agree with you that there are factors that make losing weight more difficult, but let's not sugar coat it. Sometimes those factors are nothing but excuses. After all, you didn't see people in concentration camps who were fat because of depression or PCOS.
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    genn got a reaction from OzRoo in Beating yourself up   
    And nobody can judge anybody else's depression because you never know what that person has been through and you're not walking in their shoes so to say that you don't have the depression that I have should not be said you don't know if he has PTSD I do from stuff that I suffered as a kid with I've been through hell and back but I would never sit there and say your depression isn't like mine. he could've been kidnapped as a kid and held hostage he could've been in the US Army and saw that or watched his friends get blown to pieces or smithereens you don't know what it is that caused his depression that's wrong I'm sorry I'm not trying to be rude but that is something that you don't say to anybody especially if you suffer from depression you should know not to judge anybody else's depression because you don't know what they feel every day only you know what you feel. Gl on ur journey n best wishes to all.
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    No war here just speaking my mind LOL did you ever notice that every time you talk in a forum at starting a war that's what you post and a form right is to get people's opinion on subjects at least that's what I thought it was about.
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    genn got a reaction from OzRoo in Beating yourself up   
    If genetics plays a role in how is it that my brother and I come from the same family same genetics he chose to eat healthy I chose not to you chose the exercise I chose not to make time for exercise I ended up fat he ended up healthy and skinny because he chose his destination and I chose mine I am making changes now to correct the changes that I want to make but is my choice to take ownership in my part of where I went wrong and to make those changes genetics can play a role you're correct it is up to you to change those genetics. I suffer from depression anxiety and numerous health problems not related to the depression and anxiety it may not be my fault that I got depressed or that I have anxiety but it is my fault for using food to cope with that so as I see were part or you were coming from I agree with everything else you have to take ownership. That's like people saying we're all human we all make mistakes you're right we're all human but a mistake is something that you on intentionally do choosing the wrong food and shoving it in your mouth is not a mistake it's a bad choice that needs to be corrected bad choices once again you can say it's human but it's not there are people out there that choose to make the right choices because they're human as well. I have not had my surgery yet I have it on 22 November but I have realized that it's my choices in life that made me the way IM I've used excuses long enough I am no longer allowing those excuses to take over my life I am no longer going to allow food to take over my life excuses are like assholes everybody has one and I'm not saying this to be meani'm being honest we have to take ownership and are part of what made us fat it's not just all one big excuse or genetics good luck to everyone.
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    genn reacted to LipstickLady in Beating yourself up   
    Wait...WHUUUUUUUT?? Who is pissed off? What war?
    Just because someone disagrees does not mean they are "attaching" you.
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    genn reacted to LipstickLady in Seriously?   
    Helping someone justify potato chips at five weeks out, Swedish fish at five days out, alcohol at three days out, etc. is not **MY** idea of compassion or kindness. It doesn't help them and it especially doesn't help others reading, researching, absorbing.
    People choose to be be offended or read comments as judgmental around these parts when their bad choices are not coddled, high fived and justified. From me, judgement is not at all intended 99% of the time (true story!) but clearly I am NEVER going to be a warm and fuzzy person so some choose to read it that way.
    Everyone has a different interpretation of support and we will never all agree in that RIGHT definition. Some like it soft and coddling, others like it straight forward and to the point. It's the internet. Take what you need and ignore the rest.
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    genn got a reaction from YaneR321 in Waiting on insurane   
    Congrats!!!
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    genn reacted to Diva Taunia in Seriously?   
    I guess what I'm trying to understand is why there's so much anger and vitriol instead of compassion and more understanding. None of us get to a place where we need surgery because we've made good choices or had 100% transparency or honesty with ourselves or with others. Sometimes there are issues that run a lot deeper with some folks than others. You just never know a person's background or story.
    I also know from my own past (I'm almost nine years out) and many of my friends in the WLS community we all had experiences where when we first had surgery and were doing remarkably well, we felt invincible and full of conviction and top of the world with our choices and actions. It's easy to get to a place of high-ground when you feel that way, which is why I think it's important to remember that it doesn't always stay that way. There are always going to be times when you question others actions, and that's normal and fine. But remember, there are probably others doing the same to you. Extend the same kindness you'd want for yourself.

    Being judgemental with each other NEVER helps. Support is not judgemental. Support is support. You're there through the good times and the bad listening, lending an ear, giving the best advice you can through a supportive and encouraging lens that won't further damage someone(s) already struggling.

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