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xoxococojay

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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Omg my fat friends are worse than my skinny bitch friends...wtf   
    @outsidematchinside i agree with you on that. I have several friends that don't understand what a normal portion is so they think they're being healthy but they still eat way to much.



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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Omg my fat friends are worse than my skinny bitch friends...wtf   
    I'm just venting.
    Lately all of my heavy friends that know i've had my sleeve are irritating the living **** out of me. They all know i'm working really hard on losing weight. They all know i'm not big on eating out anymore because it's a complete waste of my time and money.
    But yet all they want to do is ask me to go out to eat more unhealthy **** with them. I realize that they don't get it. But it's beyond annoying. I wish they would understand that i don't need to do that anymore.
    Side note: one of my other friends sees me with my shakes now so she started to do them too. She hasn't quite figured out that it's not going to work for her if she just eats junk food for the rest of the day and doesn't exercise.
    Sorry for being so bitchy. Can anyone relate??
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from DKG_WLJ in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Overall i eat really really well, but i definitely had some caramel m&m’s a few days ago because i was craving chocolate and it was amazeballs.

    I’ll say this though so it’s clear. Live your life and don’t apologize or feel guilty about it. But at the same time cheats are for occasions, and they tend to work out better for people in the maintenance phase vs still losing phase. If you want to cheat do it, but own it and be accountable so you dont fall off the wagon. It’s easy to do. It’s your journey, have fun with it.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from DKG_WLJ in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Overall i eat really really well, but i definitely had some caramel m&m’s a few days ago because i was craving chocolate and it was amazeballs.

    I’ll say this though so it’s clear. Live your life and don’t apologize or feel guilty about it. But at the same time cheats are for occasions, and they tend to work out better for people in the maintenance phase vs still losing phase. If you want to cheat do it, but own it and be accountable so you dont fall off the wagon. It’s easy to do. It’s your journey, have fun with it.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Has anyone kept their surgery a secret?   
    Yeah i don’t tell anyone. It’s not their business. Co workers don’t know because i’ve changed jobs since. It’s not shame or a secret it’s more like who cares? I don’t volunteer info about anything else in my life. Nor have i ever felt the need to announce that i was fat, so why announce that i’m not? If they as how i lost weight, i just say i watch what i eat which is very accurate and i workout a lot.

    Some people believe in telling the world because it could help someone and what not, that’s their choice. I’m always willing to help in a support group format. I would never discuss anyone’s weight otherwise.

    I also just don’t have time for nosy questions or judgement, it’s just freeing to be more private.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Bastian in Teriffying experience blockage of food   
    You do realize this happens to everyone right?? That’s what you signed up for- it’s restriction.

    Just keep doing you and focus on your progress. The pitty party thing won’t help you in the long run so don’t worry about what naturally thin people get to do, it doesn’t matter. They don’t think about food like that. Just keep on pushing through and things will get easier as you continue to adjust. Focus more on how far you’ve come in your journey as a whole.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Bastian in Teriffying experience blockage of food   
    You do realize this happens to everyone right?? That’s what you signed up for- it’s restriction.

    Just keep doing you and focus on your progress. The pitty party thing won’t help you in the long run so don’t worry about what naturally thin people get to do, it doesn’t matter. They don’t think about food like that. Just keep on pushing through and things will get easier as you continue to adjust. Focus more on how far you’ve come in your journey as a whole.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Can I afford the post-op diet?   
    Unfortunately, the surgery cost itself i can’t advise on, but i would consider reaching out to your hospital directly. They may have some financial aid available to you, that you may not know about yet. Good luck.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Can I afford the post-op diet?   
    Wait, you realize this makes zero sense right? You can easily afford the food- you will barely be eating lol so groceries will stretch.
    Plus if you stick to basics (chicken, veggies, eggs, greek yogurt etc) it’s not expensive at all, you just have to know where to shop.

    You may even be spending more of food now if you eat out often and also portion. Remember you will be unprocessing your diet so it gets cheaper.

    I find cheap meats at target and costco (costco literally lasts forever and chicken drumsticks are only $7 for a pack of 30) if cooking isn’t for you, you can do rotissierie chicken etc which is also affordable.

    I will say Protein Shakes and Vitamins might add up but there are ways around that too. And also once you get further out, you may not even need shakes like that. Oh and Water is dirt cheap.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from DKG_WLJ in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Overall i eat really really well, but i definitely had some caramel m&m’s a few days ago because i was craving chocolate and it was amazeballs.

    I’ll say this though so it’s clear. Live your life and don’t apologize or feel guilty about it. But at the same time cheats are for occasions, and they tend to work out better for people in the maintenance phase vs still losing phase. If you want to cheat do it, but own it and be accountable so you dont fall off the wagon. It’s easy to do. It’s your journey, have fun with it.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from DKG_WLJ in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Overall i eat really really well, but i definitely had some caramel m&m’s a few days ago because i was craving chocolate and it was amazeballs.

    I’ll say this though so it’s clear. Live your life and don’t apologize or feel guilty about it. But at the same time cheats are for occasions, and they tend to work out better for people in the maintenance phase vs still losing phase. If you want to cheat do it, but own it and be accountable so you dont fall off the wagon. It’s easy to do. It’s your journey, have fun with it.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in ❤Summer Body Routines❤   
    Do what you like so you can stick to it.

    I do the following:
    Workout bare minimum 5 days per week
    Split my days: leg day 3x per week, back and arms 2 days, core is done every single day and i do mostly weights. When i do cardio it’s only for about 20 minutes.

    Sometimes i’ll switch it up and do boxing or T-25 or another at home workout (at home workouts are not my personal preference)

    I also rest either in a whirlpool or soak in a bath with scented epsom salt to relax my muscles.

    As for supplements: pre-workout, bccaa’s, fish oil and a multi and at least a half gallon of Water or more per day.

    If you don’t know where to start, instagram has tons of amazing videos, create a collection and save them as a reference point.

    Good luck everyone!
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from bigovergrowndork in Breast reduction- did anyone get one after surgery? If so why?   
    So now that i'm closer to my goal, i'm looking into possibly having some work done so i can feel great about myself.
    I'm definitely buying a bigger butt. But i'm debating on whether or not i should get a breast reduction too. I'm not having pains or anything that would require me to get one. And i'm conflicted because i'm glad they're still intact post op. The reason why i'm actually considering it is because of buying clothes, my waist is a small, but my chest is definitely a large, so it makes buying anything with a button or a zipper a challenge. I'm also afraid that if i do get a reduction then my stomach will become more noticeable.  
    Below are my before and after photos. What do you suggest i do? (Obviously the two photos on the left are my before pics and the jumpsuit is my after)
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from starr313 in 10 yr challenge   
    Me: 2008 ish vs 2019

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    xoxococojay got a reaction from nenes78 in Phone holder for the gym   
    This isn’t much help, but i literally just put my phone on the ground when lifting and then in the cup holder when i’m doing cardio. I do the wireless headphone thing too.

    I bought like an invisible belt that holds my phone too, and it works but it was a waste, i never use it. I also don’t think it comes in all sizes, it’s limited.
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    xoxococojay reacted to jongetsfit in Has anyone tried Orange theory?   
    Oh one more thing, this guy on youtube is a big OTF fan, he started a year or so ago. His videos are pretty good:

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    xoxococojay reacted to jongetsfit in Has anyone tried Orange theory?   
    Yes there are three tiers. If you plan to go more then 3x a week, unlimited is the best value. However, most people I've talked to start at elite which is cheaper and gives you 8 classes a month, but they don't rollover. Most studios will let you move between tiers pretty easily. My wife also goes, she does the 8 classes a month, but occasionally does an extra or two. In that case she pays the "drop in" rate. I think its $18 dollars per but I'm not sure.



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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in ❤Summer Body Routines❤   
    Congrats!!! You’re doing awesome. You might be able to find a buddy to help you workout before doing the trainer route, or even youtube/ instagram videos.

    I did the trainer route and found that it was a waste of money. I did learn some stuff but nothing that was truly worth $120 per session. Group fitness classes might even be more enjoyable too. Good luck.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in ❤Summer Body Routines❤   
    Do what you like so you can stick to it.

    I do the following:
    Workout bare minimum 5 days per week
    Split my days: leg day 3x per week, back and arms 2 days, core is done every single day and i do mostly weights. When i do cardio it’s only for about 20 minutes.

    Sometimes i’ll switch it up and do boxing or T-25 or another at home workout (at home workouts are not my personal preference)

    I also rest either in a whirlpool or soak in a bath with scented epsom salt to relax my muscles.

    As for supplements: pre-workout, bccaa’s, fish oil and a multi and at least a half gallon of Water or more per day.

    If you don’t know where to start, instagram has tons of amazing videos, create a collection and save them as a reference point.

    Good luck everyone!
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in ❤Summer Body Routines❤   
    Do what you like so you can stick to it.

    I do the following:
    Workout bare minimum 5 days per week
    Split my days: leg day 3x per week, back and arms 2 days, core is done every single day and i do mostly weights. When i do cardio it’s only for about 20 minutes.

    Sometimes i’ll switch it up and do boxing or T-25 or another at home workout (at home workouts are not my personal preference)

    I also rest either in a whirlpool or soak in a bath with scented epsom salt to relax my muscles.

    As for supplements: pre-workout, bccaa’s, fish oil and a multi and at least a half gallon of Water or more per day.

    If you don’t know where to start, instagram has tons of amazing videos, create a collection and save them as a reference point.

    Good luck everyone!
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in ❤Summer Body Routines❤   
    Congrats!!! You’re doing awesome. You might be able to find a buddy to help you workout before doing the trainer route, or even youtube/ instagram videos.

    I did the trainer route and found that it was a waste of money. I did learn some stuff but nothing that was truly worth $120 per session. Group fitness classes might even be more enjoyable too. Good luck.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from dndshepherd in Has anyone tried Orange theory?   
    You can still definitely workout. You won’t “over burn” and you’ll be fine. Also, you’re nervous about being exhausted, start with a low impact workout instead like zumba or Water aerobics, barre class etc.

    Orange theory is more of a high intensity workout, but you can modify it for your needs.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from GreenTealael in Smooth Sailing for Anyone?   
    I had two trouble free surgeries. I think you’ll be just fine but everyone does adjust differently. The first time, i had the sleeve and i was totally fine. Ready to go back to work by day 5. I wouldn’t say i was in much pain or anything. I just felt a lot of gas pressure sitting on my chest. But that naturally went away by walking a ton the first few days. I had bad reflux so they did a revision 2 yrs later and honestly that felt like a nap. Except now i can eat like anyone else who has never had surgery.

    You can’t control how much weight you lose. I was fine with being a size 8. I accidentally made it down to a 4 and i’m still constantly losing weight. I’m sure your dr and nutritionist team gave you dietary guidelines or phases to follow. Stick to that and find exercises you like that you can stick to and you’ll literally be just fine. I would say if you’re fortunate enough to not have any complications or other health issues, then your surgery won’t be a big deal. Just remember it is a tool, so it all depends on how you use it. Good luck. I’m sure you will be fine.


    Also, fyi- the reason why you don’t see tons of complication free success stories is because we’re to busy enjoying our new lives to post all the time.
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    xoxococojay got a reaction from dndshepherd in Has anyone tried Orange theory?   
    You can still definitely workout. You won’t “over burn” and you’ll be fine. Also, you’re nervous about being exhausted, start with a low impact workout instead like zumba or Water aerobics, barre class etc.

    Orange theory is more of a high intensity workout, but you can modify it for your needs.
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    xoxococojay reacted to ProudGrammy in At what point do you stop counting the months?   
    @NYJenn
    my toddler is 504 years old!!🤣
    aka, my 42 year old daughter
    kathy

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