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PAstudent

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Really excited to have gotten back into jogging! I used to do cross country back in h   
    Really excited to have gotten back into jogging! I used to do cross country back in high school, but after putting on weight I found running difficult, painful, and that I was getting injured often. I'm in the middle of couch to 5k right now and I'm so amazed at how much easier and more pleasant jogging is! Can't wait to get faster, be able to run longer, and see the pounds/inches continue to come off
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    PAstudent reacted to Berry78 for a status update, Holidays are treating me super well. I had my surgery on the first day of spring. On   
    Holidays are treating me super well.  I had my surgery on the first day of spring.  On Halloween I reached my 100lb loss goal (205lbs).  On Thanksgiving, I reached an even 200lbs!  Shy of onederland, but at least 200 is a nice, round number  
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    PAstudent reacted to Tania211001 for a status update, omg omg I am so excited I found a group per say that I can vent too about this I am 2   
    omg omg I am so excited I found a group per say that I can vent too about this I am 29 years old and I am getting gastric sleeve surgery on October 26 just two days away I am on my third day of liquid diet and I am getting scared and nervous my highest weight was 255 and last time I weighed myself I was 248 I am gonna weigh myself tonight but I’m sure I lost with this liquid diet. Like I said it’s day three and I am feeling weak hungry headaches and antsy today is better than the last two anyone else is getting sleeved soon? This is my last hope to loose weight I have been trying so hard 
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    PAstudent reacted to Ldyvenus for a status update, 9 months post op and 65 lbs. down. I am happy with this weight, I feel really good he   
    9 months post op and 65 lbs. down. I am happy with this weight, I feel really good here, normalish...
    I can no longer "shop" in my own closet. I am in size L strechy pants and size 14 jeans. I still grab the XL/16 when I go shopping, because I'm convinced it's all vanity sizing. 
    I need to work on treats and social food gatherings. I allow myself too much. I am determined to get to goal over the next few months, so I will be changing my evening snack, and saying no to the Halloween treats that will be in the office over the next few weeks.
    Things I am still doing right:
    - Tracking my food...honestly 
    - Waiting 1/2 hour after eating, to drink
    - Focusing on protein
    - No chips or white bread in the house
    - 15 min walk during the week
    - Eating out less
     
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    PAstudent reacted to Sleeve1stFitNext for a status update, So when I say my hair is coming out....I mean it. Please view the picture below. Each   
    So when I say my hair is coming out....I mean it. Please view the picture below. Each ball is from a side of my head. Honestly, I still have a ton of hair left on my head. I did not know I had that much hair. 
    I went to Wendy's with my mom and got a Jr. Cheeseburger (no-bun). They put that little burger in a huge container lol. I was like, yall know you could have given it to me in a fries holder lol. 
    Here is my dog thinking that he is a human.  He climbed under my cover and went to sleep. This dog is too much lol. 



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    PAstudent reacted to Apple1 for a status update, Yesterday was 3 months post-op. I have lost 35 lbs since my surgery and 82 lbs since   
    Yesterday was 3 months post-op. I have lost 35 lbs since my surgery and 82 lbs since August of last year. I am so happy that I decided to do this for myself. I am healthier than I have been in years and I feel amazing.
    I was eating a low carb diet since December of last year and recently decided to transition to a whole foods plant based diet after reading the book Proteinaholic and  doing my own research. I have an incredible support system for this change as my circle of friends from church are all vegans/vegetarians. At this point my daily carb consumption has gone from 30g to about 55-70g and my protein has dropped from 80-85 down to 50-55. My blood sugar control has remained perfect despite the increase in complex carbs. I continue to avoid sugar, white flour, bread, white rice, and pasta. 
    My weight loss has actually picked up this past week, but this may just be a coincidence. I feel really good. The only slight negative I can note is am a little more drained after a run and have been unable to run my long distance of 3 miles yet. I have been sticking to 2-2.5 miles for now. I think my body is still adjusting to the change. 
    I am going to post my photo because a couple of people have requested before and after pics.  It is hard looking back, but it does help show us just how far we have come and what a difference a year can make.
     

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    PAstudent reacted to blizair09 for a status update, 3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!! It can be done!!   
    3 pounds from a "normal" BMI and 7 pounds from goal!!  It can be done!!
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    PAstudent got a reaction from MOcatmom for a status update, Feeling ecstatic about the doors the sleeve has opened for me! I'm (slowly) losing we   
    Feeling ecstatic about the doors the sleeve has opened for me! I'm (slowly) losing weight and getting more active. This last week I climbed a 60 foot tall rock wall and went zip lining! A few months ago, I never thought I'd do either of those things lol

    Wishing I was losing faster, but my surgeon and nut have me eating 900-1200 calories a day with all the exercise I'm doing.
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    PAstudent reacted to Newme17 for a status update, Sooo...I decided to keep a pair of brand new dress pants that I've never worn from th   
    Sooo...I decided to keep a pair of brand new dress pants that I've never worn from the past two years (that I could also never wear due to them being way too small) for when I need a pair to wear. I decided to try them on this morning (for an important appointment this week) and they are now too big! Lol. 
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    PAstudent reacted to MOcatmom for a status update, Read something that resonated with me..."You believed in Santa for 8 years. You can b   
    Read something that resonated with me..."You believed in Santa for 8 years.  You can believe in yourself for 10 seconds."  I need to remember that.
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or sh   
    Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or should I say one that I haven't had since I was a child) to stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore instead of when I'm full. I portioned out my 3 ounces of meat and 1 ounce of zucchini this morning after the gym. I had maybe 1 or 2 ounces of meat before deciding I'd had enough and packing the rest for later.
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or sh   
    Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or should I say one that I haven't had since I was a child) to stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore instead of when I'm full. I portioned out my 3 ounces of meat and 1 ounce of zucchini this morning after the gym. I had maybe 1 or 2 ounces of meat before deciding I'd had enough and packing the rest for later.
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or sh   
    Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or should I say one that I haven't had since I was a child) to stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore instead of when I'm full. I portioned out my 3 ounces of meat and 1 ounce of zucchini this morning after the gym. I had maybe 1 or 2 ounces of meat before deciding I'd had enough and packing the rest for later.
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or sh   
    Repeatedly amazed by and so grateful for the sleeve! It's such a new sensation (or should I say one that I haven't had since I was a child) to stop eating when I'm not hungry anymore instead of when I'm full. I portioned out my 3 ounces of meat and 1 ounce of zucchini this morning after the gym. I had maybe 1 or 2 ounces of meat before deciding I'd had enough and packing the rest for later.
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    PAstudent reacted to shazwott13 for a status update, First day of soft foods and I celebrated by going to outback with my sister and order   
    First day of soft foods and I celebrated by going to outback with my sister and ordering the plain grilled tilapia.  I've never had a more delicious meal!!! It felt so good to feel normal again, even though I only ate about 1/4 of a thin fillet :).  It also felt good needing a large to go box and knowing that I had 3 more meals left!
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    PAstudent reacted to Apple1 for a status update, I ran in the pouring rain this morning for the first time. It was actually not too ba   
    I ran in the pouring rain this morning for the first time. It was actually not too bad except for the rain in my eyes. I am having a slight issue with my right knee, nothing serious just a twinge so I am running with a compression sleeve and following the RICE protocol. I am praying this doesn't side line me. I will be taking an extra rest day tomorrow just to be careful.
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    PAstudent reacted to Newme17 for a status update, It's nice hearing "your legs are smaller" My hubby told me this on my way out to the   
    It's nice hearing "your legs are smaller" My hubby told me this on my way out to the gym. Had to look for myself...I guess he's right.
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower in   
    If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower instead of potato, I highly recommend it! I used 2 cups of mashed cauliflower, a cup of fat free mozzarella cheese, a pound of ground beef, an egg, some Worcestershire sauce, some spices, and a cup of peas and carrots and got 8 servings with less than 200 calories each. Tasty, filling, and guilt free!
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower in   
    If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower instead of potato, I highly recommend it! I used 2 cups of mashed cauliflower, a cup of fat free mozzarella cheese, a pound of ground beef, an egg, some Worcestershire sauce, some spices, and a cup of peas and carrots and got 8 servings with less than 200 calories each. Tasty, filling, and guilt free!
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Introversion for a status update, If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower in   
    If you guys haven't tried making a crustless shepherds pie with mashed cauliflower instead of potato, I highly recommend it! I used 2 cups of mashed cauliflower, a cup of fat free mozzarella cheese, a pound of ground beef, an egg, some Worcestershire sauce, some spices, and a cup of peas and carrots and got 8 servings with less than 200 calories each. Tasty, filling, and guilt free!
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Slowed down my exercise regimen. I'm planning on only going to the gym 3-4 days a wee   
    Slowed down my exercise regimen. I'm planning on only going to the gym 3-4 days a week now instead of 7. Also, I started drinking gatorade during my workouts instead of water. I'm feeling great and have so much more energy now!
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    PAstudent got a reaction from Newme17 for a status update, Slowed down my exercise regimen. I'm planning on only going to the gym 3-4 days a wee   
    Slowed down my exercise regimen. I'm planning on only going to the gym 3-4 days a week now instead of 7. Also, I started drinking gatorade during my workouts instead of water. I'm feeling great and have so much more energy now!
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    PAstudent reacted to bayougirlmrsc for a status update, Wow.... 43,328 people have viewed my profile. I sure hope that i was able to at least   
    Wow....  43,328 people have viewed my profile.
    I sure hope that i was able to at least inspire one person.... That would be nice.
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    PAstudent reacted to Apple1 for a status update, As I was running this morning I was thinking. I am enthusiastic and determined after   
    As I was running this morning I was thinking. I am enthusiastic and determined after having WLS to get healthy and increase my fitness. I am doing this for me and no one else. The negativity and sometimes downright stupidity that I read on here does not have to impact me at all. 
    So as much as I think I could help some others I am not going to enter into the craziness. I am going to stick with my status and the thread my friend and fellow sleeve sister @Newme17 started. 
    Running is getting easier day by day. I ran 1.5 miles today with no walk breaks. I think I am done with walking.... it feels so good to say that.
    Have a great day everyone!!
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    PAstudent reacted to MSinger for a status update, Month 2 is in the books! I am 8 weeks out today and weighed in this morning. Down 4lb   
    Month 2 is in the books! I am 8 weeks out today and weighed in this morning. Down 4lbs for the month. It's not the number I was hoping for, I had a few struggles this month and fell off the wagon a couple of times. I also had to play around with my eating program a bit, but I feel I have figured out what my sleeve needs. Eating 6x a day and limiting the number of calories I eat per meal has been working well.
    Activity-wise, I'm plugging away with my daily walks. My activity tolerance is slowly improving and I'm not as dizzy as I have been, but I'm not trying to push it. I'm still heavy enough to feel small injuries. What I hope is that as I lose more weight the activity will come more easily for me. For now, I learned not to feel guilty or compare myself to others. As long as I am losing I'm doing ok. I also noticed that days I push myself too hard physically my hunger goes crazy. I'd rather take it easy on activity than to eat back all of my progress. 
    Going into month 3, I feel like I have my eating program, activity program, and my food tracking figured out. I just need to stay focused and keep plugging away. I am happy that my weight is down for the month, but I'm hoping for a better loss next month. Let's do this!
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