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deb2571

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    deb2571 reacted to WLSResources/ClothingExch in Do you tell others? Do you feel embarrassed or ashamed?   
    Being private about surgery is one subject, dwelling in stigma and shame is another. No one can stigmatize and shame you as deeply and harmfully as you are doing on your own.
    It's my non-professional, yet quite human opinion that you're not ready for surgery. To go ahead with it already believing that it's shameful and wanting to live invisibly ("I kind of just want no one to notice at all") is masochistic. If you strutted your fat to prove to the world that you had a right to live, why don't you have the right to live differently because you're decided that you want something different? If it's the fat-acceptance population you're fearing, don't. Any member of that group who understands that she has a right to a place in society should understand that, unless others have the same rights, no one does.
    "I want to be lighter and smaller for health and other reasons." What other reasons? Might "appearance" be among them? That's a good thing. Aesthetics of environment and body have been part of the existence of higher life forms since the days before speech. People not only painted the walls of caves, they also adorned their bodies.
    If I were you, I'd hold off surgery until I knew I'd walk into the OR with my head high and eager for the future. I'd see a therapist. Until your emotions and thinking are positive, it's premature to think about whom to tell and what to tell those you haven't told when they comment on the weight loss. That last part is easy, anyway.
    P.S. I felt no shame about surgery before and have felt none since. The people I've told have been supportive to one degree or another; some were neither here nor there. There are times I've told strangers because it was appropriate to the conversation. There was no reason to tell anyone else.
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    deb2571 reacted to laurak814 in Who is choosing to keep surgery a secret?   
    Holy wowza!!! 319# is impressive!! Congratulations! You're a Rock Star!!!
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    deb2571 got a reaction from halftheman.co.za in Who is choosing to keep surgery a secret?   
    I will tell anyone that asks. I have nothing to be ashamed of or hide. If I can help someone else struggling with their weight I'm all for it.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from laurak814 in Rny? Or sleeve?   
    I'm your age too. I chose Rny because I had acid reflux and because Rny is the gold standard. I wanted the dumping aspect as well. I needed to lose about the same amount of weight as you. I've lost 72 lbs since my surgery 4 months ago. I'm about half way to my goal. I have had no complications so far. The best decision I ever made.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from halftheman.co.za in Who is choosing to keep surgery a secret?   
    I will tell anyone that asks. I have nothing to be ashamed of or hide. If I can help someone else struggling with their weight I'm all for it.
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    deb2571 reacted to Treadmillwalker in Dear Fairy Godmother or Santa...   
    Banded 10/12/16
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Siyaa Ela in Gasritis/gasreflux disorder   
    You may want to consider gastric bypass. I had acid reflux before my bypass. It was one of the main reasons why I chose bypass over sleeve.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from thenewandbestme in Passed out   
    Could be low blood sugar. Check with your Dr.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from MrsPenguin in Biotin. How much?   
    I take 5000 mcg. (5mg.)
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    deb2571 got a reaction from MrzGainey88 in Day 6 cheat   
    You will be fine. You know what to do to get back on track.
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    deb2571 reacted to achappex3 in Day 6 cheat   
    There's a difference between being honest and rude and not really caring. She messed up, yes. She knows this. But throwing it in her face and questioning her motives is completely uncalled for.
    Look, pick yourself up and continue to succeed. It's hard and there WILL be bumps in the road, learn from it and move on.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from MrzGainey88 in Day 6 cheat   
    You will be fine. You know what to do to get back on track.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Treadmillwalker in Calorie intake   
    I get 700 to 800 calories a day. I'm 4 months out. I've lost 70 lb. I eat at least four times a day focusing on Protein.
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    deb2571 reacted to highfunctioningfatman in What did you replace food with?   
    More sex!
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    deb2571 got a reaction from MissJDVSG in Terrified of surgery.   
    Spanx!!! It's a wonderful thing!
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Dashofpixiedust8 in Crustless Pizza recipies?   
    Flat out brand tortillas make a good pizza crust. They're low carb too.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Redmaxx in What's everyone's weightless so far?   
    3 months out today, 52 lb.loss Rny
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    deb2571 got a reaction from taurus71 in Protein Bar Recommendation?   
    Pure Protein are pretty good and not to expensive
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Kernowgirl in My gastric bypass operation is booked for 11th August!   
    My surgery date is august 8. I too am nervous, but I have some medical issues caused because of my weight. I tell myself I'm doing this to improve the quality and save my life. You say your lucky and have no health issues that is great...but being obese it will catch up with you. I don't know how old you are, I'm 44 and the last few years my health has deteirated because of my weight. You have tell keep reminding yourself your getting this surgery to save your life period.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from Kernowgirl in My gastric bypass operation is booked for 11th August!   
    My surgery date is august 8. I too am nervous, but I have some medical issues caused because of my weight. I tell myself I'm doing this to improve the quality and save my life. You say your lucky and have no health issues that is great...but being obese it will catch up with you. I don't know how old you are, I'm 44 and the last few years my health has deteirated because of my weight. You have tell keep reminding yourself your getting this surgery to save your life period.
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    deb2571 reacted to LaDivaDev in August Bypass Buddies!   
    August 8. RNYGB. Nervous mostly.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from CrystalS86 in September Surgery...Lets do this   
    I'm set for surgery August 8...yes I'm nervous! It's been a long hard road to get here. Looking forward to getting healthy and enjoying life.
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    deb2571 got a reaction from CrystalS86 in September Surgery...Lets do this   
    I'm set for surgery August 8...yes I'm nervous! It's been a long hard road to get here. Looking forward to getting healthy and enjoying life.
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