Berry78

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Berry78 liked a status update by Apple203, Got my date, and I'm kinda bummed because its so far away:  March 14th.  My surgeo   
    Got my date, and I'm kinda bummed because its so far away:  March 14th.  My surgeon is a marshmallow about the dates, but his office staff is run by an 86-star general and she says I have to have 180 days in before we file with insurance -- not just 6 dietitian meetings, but 7, effectively.  And here I thought I could even get in early -- nope!  Oh well, it is what it is.  
    My personal goal is to lose 10 pounds by March 1st, but no more.  Feels doable.
  2. Berry78 liked a status update by Nat2252, Good Morning Everyone! I am fairly new here, just a few days on the app and we   
    Good Morning Everyone!
    I am fairly new here, just a few days on the app and website. I am 16 days pre-op and on the liquid diet currently. I chose to start liquids 4 weeks out to ensure I hit the pre-op goal from my doctor. I'm 10 days into the liquids and I've already shed 13lbs. The liquid diet has not been easy and really brought forward the realization of how addicted to food I was. Smells of real food still make me hungry, but I try to avoid them at all costs and keep myself full with protein shake and veggies. I can't wait until my VSG procedure. Being on this app and reading all of your stories and experiences has really helped me and I want you all to know how much I appreciate you.
    Hope you have a good Monday!
  3. Berry78 liked a status update by Meryline, 100 freaking pounds gone, and only 5.3 lbs from goal.   
    100 freaking pounds gone, and only 5.3 lbs from goal.

  4. Berry78 liked a status update by Thejeweledsleeve, It has been awhile since my last status update. Sorry. I have been busy with work   
    It has been awhile since my last status update. Sorry. I have been busy with work and working out. I am now up to 6 days a week. 2 Cardio Days, 1 extremely light cardio day, 2 strength training days and 1 HIIT day. 
    I know it seems like a lot however, my light cardio day is just me riding a bike around without trying to break a sweat lol. 
    Sunday: Light Cardio (Ride Bike to Work)
    Monday: Strength Training - Lower Body & Core
    Tuesday: Cardio - 30/30 Medium Intensity 
    Wednesday: Strength Training - Upper Body & Core
    Thursday: 30/30 Medium Intensity
    Friday: HIIT
    Saturday: Rest
    I have made some smalls workout gains. I can do lunges with 10lbs weights in each hand. I am do reverse lunges with bar using 20lbs of weight. I can leg press 90lbs (which is shocking. I thought since I was heavier and my legs had to move more weight, I would be able to leg press more weight). I can do squats with 25lbs now. 
    My booty is lifting and firming up too!!!


  5. Berry78 liked a status update by NewLe, Hello everyone... I am very new here.  My weight loss journey is on the way.  I lo   
    Hello everyone... I am very new here.  My weight loss journey is on the way.  I look forward to sharing my progress with the community.  
  6. Berry78 liked a status update by bluedragon0110, I am now working as a server at Cracker Barrel, sometimes able to do 2 back to bac   
    I am now working as a server at Cracker Barrel, sometimes able to do 2 back to back 15 hour days which is a long way from where I was 1 year ago. But I am now down 197lbs @ 16 months post op
  7. Berry78 liked a status update by Taunter, Surgery date is Monday, November 20th. Conversion from Lap-band to RNY. Need to ke   
    Surgery date is Monday, November 20th. Conversion from Lap-band to RNY. Need to keep my A1C below 9. Pre-surgery physical is Friday, November 10th. Wish me luck! OH - and I just got married on 10/21/2017!!

  8. Berry78 liked a status update by Gen17, Ran my first 5k yesterday! Ran the entire time.    
    Ran my first 5k yesterday! Ran the entire time. 

  9. Berry78 liked a status update by AK82, Today is my two month "surgiverssary"! I had SIPS on Agusut 30th and so far I have   
    Today is my two month "surgiverssary"! I had SIPS on Agusut 30th and so far I have left 48 lbs behind.
    Here's to 50 more! 
  10. Berry78 liked a status update by MG1776, Today is my first day back at work since my surgery 10/16. I thought I had thought   
    Today is my first day back at work since my surgery 10/16. I thought I had thought about everything and returning to work, meals, protein, water, etc. One major thing I didn't think about was me getting dressed for work this morning and putting on slacks that I wore pre-surgery...they looked ridiculous and were entirely too big. It was awesome and stressful at the same time. Luckily, as I rummaged through the closet I found a smaller size that I kept for some strange reason, and while still a bit baggy, they were much better. Guess I'll need to get a couple pairs of slacks tonight to get me through the next month or so, then swap those out. What an awesome feeling to get rid of clothes for being to big for a change.
  11. Berry78 liked a status update by bostonmama, Last week I poured out all the alcohol in the house. I rarely drank pre op but abo   
    Last week I poured out all the alcohol in the house. I rarely drank pre op but about 6 mths post RNY I stopped declining wine with dinner and very quickly recognized that I was experiencing the food to alcohol addiction transfer.
    I'm so glad the alcohol is gone! If anyone feels they are on that slippery slope I encourage you to do the same. So much easy to resist if it is not in the house.
    Also, for the first time in 6 months I've broken out of the gain/lose/gain/lose the same few lbs stall and have started to lose again!

  12. Berry78 liked a status update by pfisher, OH BOY!!  I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the l   
    OH BOY!!  I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the last day of my full liquid diet. All clear liquids tomorrow with the awesome mag citrate. 
    Also working this evening and tomorrow evening as well. That's the not so fun part.
    Prayers, well wishes, and positive vibes appreciated!
    Thanks!
  13. Berry78 liked a status update by ihill85, Good day beautiful people! I finally have a date for Gastric Sleeve Surgery! It's   
    Good day beautiful people! I finally have a date for Gastric Sleeve Surgery! It's December 28th I am so excited, nervous and terrified! lol 
  14. Berry78 liked a status update by biginjapan, Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, an   
    Today I finally hit 100 pounds lost since my highest weight! I'm pretty stoked, and hoping I can get to goal weight by the time of my one-year surgiversary. 
  15. Berry78 liked a status update by cassislame, Six days post op I'm down 13 pounds which I'm excited about. My mom had been stayi   
    Six days post op I'm down 13 pounds which I'm excited about. My mom had been staying with me for the past 3 months to help me get to the weight that I needed to get the surgery and she had to leave the day after I came home from the hospital. I'm really close to my mom, she's like my best friend and I'm so lucky to have her. But her leaving has been really hard on me, I had separation anxiety with her as a child and I guess its never really been addressed because I still have it lol. I know this is only temporary but damn it sucks.
  16. Berry78 liked a status update by Thejeweledsleeve, So I have come to the conclusion that I have a racer back gym shirt problem. I kee   
    So I have come to the conclusion that I have a racer back gym shirt problem. I keep buying more shirts and they are soo cute and they make me feel cute. I am still kicking butt on my workouts and I have decided to end Keto for now. I have been stressing a lot about food and unfortunately, I hold on to weight that way. It is time to go back to just being mindful of what I eat and how much. 
    Although I look great in clothing, I wanted to show what my body looks like outside of it. My stomach is sagging lower than before I lost weight. My arms are sagging and my breast have deflated. 
    With that being said, I would not go back and change anything. I would not give up being able to jump, bike, go shopping easily and feel comfortable in clothes for anything. I would not trade this confidence or happiness. I am soo a peace with myself and my body. The aches that I feel are from soreness of pushing my body, than from being too heavy that my body cannot handle the weight. 
    This journey has saved my life in more ways than I could ever imagine. I do not hide from the world anymore. I do not hide from people. I go out and want to explore. I meet new people. I have been freed from the burdens my weight had placed on me mentally and physically. 
    With being said, "I LOVE MY IMPERFECTLY PERFECT BODY!!" 




  17. Booandfrida liked a status update by Berry78, Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads t   
    Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads the same weight I was when I graduated from High School (215)!  Ok, so .. yes, I was fat when I was 17!  Lol.  After graduating, I started dieting, and so from the ages of 18 to 23, I usually weighed somewhere between 145 and 200.  But after turning 23 and having had 3 pregnancies, I never got back down to onederland... (I'm almost 39 now).  
  18. Booandfrida liked a status update by Berry78, Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads t   
    Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads the same weight I was when I graduated from High School (215)!  Ok, so .. yes, I was fat when I was 17!  Lol.  After graduating, I started dieting, and so from the ages of 18 to 23, I usually weighed somewhere between 145 and 200.  But after turning 23 and having had 3 pregnancies, I never got back down to onederland... (I'm almost 39 now).  
  19. Booandfrida liked a status update by Berry78, Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads t   
    Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads the same weight I was when I graduated from High School (215)!  Ok, so .. yes, I was fat when I was 17!  Lol.  After graduating, I started dieting, and so from the ages of 18 to 23, I usually weighed somewhere between 145 and 200.  But after turning 23 and having had 3 pregnancies, I never got back down to onederland... (I'm almost 39 now).  
  20. Booandfrida liked a status update by Berry78, Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads t   
    Today is a special day!  I'm 6 months and 3 days postop, and the scale now reads the same weight I was when I graduated from High School (215)!  Ok, so .. yes, I was fat when I was 17!  Lol.  After graduating, I started dieting, and so from the ages of 18 to 23, I usually weighed somewhere between 145 and 200.  But after turning 23 and having had 3 pregnancies, I never got back down to onederland... (I'm almost 39 now).  
  21. Berry78 liked a status update by Thejeweledsleeve, Since my hair will not stop falling out and I still have a lot on my head. I decid   
    Since my hair will not stop falling out and I still have a lot on my head. I decided to stick with the up-do. 
    I also added a picture of my ID at my highest weight versus today. I was sooo shocked by the difference. 
    My gym day. I wanted to show my setup at the gym so you can see what I do. 
    I have stopped losing weight but I am losing inches. 



  22. Berry78 liked a status update by OutsideMatchInside, I went shopping again this weekend, building the Fall wardrobe. I was feeling kind   
    I went shopping again this weekend, building the Fall wardrobe. I was feeling kind of crappy because I had to get size 31 skinny jeans from J.Crew because of my hips and thighs. Then I thought about it. I used to have a 66 inch waist, my hips were 70 inches. That fact that I had to get size 31 jeans instead of 30 shouldn't be a real issue at this point. This is the point where weight loss just gets nitpicky. On the bright size. I wear a size 8 at Brooks Brothers! Also I got some size 10 over the knee boots from a brand that runs small and they fit perfect.
  23. Berry78 liked a status update by blizair09, I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in).  I lost 3   
    I just got back from a 3 week work trip (with 2 fun weekends thrown in).  I lost 3 pounds during that time, and I weighed 182 this morning.  I am now a normal BMI and 2 pounds from goal.  (Although I seriously question whether I really need to lose 2 more pounds...)  Exciting time!!
  24. Berry78 liked a status update by Deeme, Update: Surgery changed last week to the By~Pass.  Dr. & I decided this wo   
    Update:
    Surgery changed last week to the By~Pass.  Dr. & I decided this would be a better option for me.
    Nurse called my insurance company & it was approved right over the phone.  I'm soOOoooo exited!!!
  25. Berry78 liked a status update by OutsideMatchInside, I purchased a blouse last week at Nordstrom without trying it on, just looked at i   
    I purchased a blouse last week at Nordstrom without trying it on, just looked at it on the rack and purchased. I went back to get it in another color yesterday because when I wore it yesterday I loved it. I automatically picked the large because I assumed that was the size I had on. I asked the sales person to double check the tag of the top I was wearing, It was a medium! I usually buy medium tops now but sometimes I forget and grab larges. The sales person said "You have to remember you are little now!" That made me feel so good. When she said that, she had no idea how large I was when I started. When people that didn't know me when I was huge comment that I am small, it really helps it sink in with me that I am actually a small person now.