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Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    pfisher got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, OH BOY!! I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the last   
    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!
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    pfisher got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, OH BOY!! I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the last   
    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!
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    pfisher got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, OH BOY!! I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the last   
    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!
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    pfisher got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, OH BOY!! I am two days away from sleeve surgery. I am so excited!! Today is the last   
    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!
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    pfisher reacted to Apple1 for a status update, I am getting ready to go for a run this morning. It will be my first time at this dis   
    I am getting ready to go for a run this morning. It will be my first time at this distance 4.5 mi. My training plan has me gradually increasing my long runs and next Sunday I will be doing 6.0. I know I can do this. I am ready, it is exciting, but if I am honest it is also little intimidating seeing all of these dates on my calendar with 3.0-8.5 mi runs for the next 3 months. Gone are the quick 2 mile runs. I will need to get up a little earlier if I am going to be able to do a 4+ run during the week before work. I am proud of myself  I never dreamed I would be a runner. My dh is joining me now on Sunday runs and it is great that we can do this together.
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    pfisher reacted to Joni :) for a status update, I'm such a hypocrite! I legit went into this journey thinking "I got this!" I thought   
    I'm such a hypocrite! I legit went into this journey thinking "I got this!" I thought I was going to be one of the huge successes that was going to be able to be an inspiration to EVERYONE. I wanted to just rock this process. Then once I had the surgery everything changed. I wanted nothing more than to feel "normal" again. I wanted to have my proverbial cake and eat it too. I wanted to lose the weight, but not even acknowledge the newly built pouch that was the secret to my success. I did really good, going from (5'8) 280 to about 215 in four months. Christmas of 2016 was my stall. Well, guess what...I'm still there. In the last nine months, I've slowly been going back to my pre-surgery life. WTH??? Why would I put myself though all this only to go back to where I was? I bounced around getting down as low as 198 once or twice- but that is just it..yo-yoing again! I'm currently back up to 209.8 and determined to turn this **** around! I cannot believe how MUCH I've taken my tool for granted! I started my pouch reset yesterday. I noticed a difference nearly immediately. I took the advice and decided to do what I should have done the first time around. Good habits: stop drinking 30 mins prior to food and after food, eating (or drinking my protein shakes in my case) sloooooooooowly. I did have some low fat cottage cheese yesterday evening and found that it took everything I have in me to finish it! It felt amazing! I got full in no  time JUST from eating slow. I could barely finish that half cup of food!

    So my lesson learned: DO NOT JUDGE. It will be a lifelong battle and journey for me. I was magically thinking my pouch would take away my mental battle with food. The next step is to get help with that mental part. I did have the psych eval, but iI truly think nearly everyone going through this process should have some additional therapy to deal with the eating disorder that caused the obesity. Not many people will acknowledge overeating as an eating disorder- but why is that? If people refuse to eat or cannot eat, its considered an ED, if you purge and vomit or take laxatives to get rid of the food, its an ED. Overeating is, IMO just as bad. 
    I am very anxious to get started with my food therapy and finding someone that can help me. One tool i did not take advantage of is the support groups my doctors offered. BIG mistake. That is free help! I'm going to look into getting involved with those and proudly reclaim my tool.  I'll keep ya posted!
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, Yesterday was my day! After 10 months and 14 days, I can now officially say I am 100   
    Yesterday was my day!  After 10 months and 14 days, I can  now officially say I am 100 pounds down.  Forty more to go before I consider plastics.
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, ANOTHER long stall finally behind me. I lost 2lbs in the last 4 days. I am only 5 itt   
    ANOTHER long stall finally behind  me.  I lost 2lbs in the last 4 days.  I am only 5 itty bitty pounds away from 100 lost.  My 10 month surgiversary is in 4 days.  100 in a year was all I ever wanted.
     
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, They say "You can run, but you can't hide." You know what? If I hide, I can't run and   
    They say "You can run, but you can't hide."  You know what?  If I hide, I can't run and NOTHING beats the feeling of the wind on my face!
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    pfisher reacted to Little Green for a status update, I was behind my mom in the weekly Fitbit challenge so I went to the gym tonight and p   
    I was behind my mom in the weekly Fitbit challenge so I went to the gym tonight and pulled out 5k+ steps to beat her! I'm more competitive than I thought!
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    pfisher reacted to Lexington1020 for a status update, Post op Day 22... So the dreaded stall is here....first I was angry,sad,depressed. I   
    Post op Day 22...
    So the dreaded stall is here....first I was angry,sad,depressed. I think I might have gone through every emotion possible in a matter of a few days...oh lets add confusion. I have been reading too much into other peoples journeys and I simply must stop. I took a break from FB, next might be insta.....then today I was just researching more about the stall and I found a thread were this woman made perfect sense....
    "Please remember, Weight Loss Surgery is NOT a diet, it’s a lifestyle change which requires patience, diligence, mindfulness, change of old habits, etc.; it’s not a quick fix. It really does sound like you are doing very well and you just need to keep going and be kind and loving to yourself and embrace your success right where you are."
    I have been expecting fast results when my body is still healing, my wounds are not even all the way closed up. I am doing more damage by fretting or physicking myself out. I need to relax and continue with my new lifestyle and give it to the Lord. My body is so tired, I get tired in the shower washing my hair. I also think I am about to have a visit from Aunt Flow....so maybe that is playing a part. I felt more bloated and have been having those hunger pains more (usually I eat more during my time of the month) I also saw some candy and wanted it. I only liked candy during my time of the month.
    Also there are a few people on this site who like to give backhanded compliments. Or even advice, this site does have wonderful information but sometimes the threads can go crazy and too many people have an opinion. Just going to keep doing what I am doing and walk more. I have been doing my correct water intake and staying within my approved foods. 
    I hope everyone has a wonderful day! 
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    pfisher reacted to Apple1 for a status update, I am looking forward to the cooler weather the Fall will bring. I say this as I am si   
    I am looking forward to the cooler weather the Fall will bring. I say this as I am sitting here cooling down from my run. The humidity really kills me, but I hate treadmills so I will continue to endure.
     This morning I found the pace that feels like you could run forever and I started going over how my life has improved since last year at this same time. I weighed in the 250's with my highest known weight 255. I wasn't weighing much then because I was disgusted with myself. I had let carbs back into my diet and my weight and blood sugars were out of control. I couldn't understand why I could go 4-6 weeks and then I would just give up. I now know why. My body was fighting me every step of the way. I kept fighting though, and found a new endocrinologist who agreed to change my thyroid medication and help get my diabetes under control. I had to wait 6 months to get an appointment with him, but it was worth it. I saw him in Nov. 2016 and he was the first doctor to suggest WLS. He put the idea in my head and I told him I would think about it. He saved my life that day by having the courage to be honest with me about my weight without judging me or making me feel like the failure I thought I was. The truth hurts sometimes, but it also motivates us, or at least it did me. I was going to be put on insulin if my A1C did not come down to below 7 on my next test in April. 
    Having WLS surgery gave me the metabolism reset I needed. My body is no loner fighting me every step of the way. I realized this morning that I am 74 pounds lighter than I was last summer and this is a miracle. I am on my way to being healthier, stronger, fitter, and happier in my 50's than I ever was in my 40's. 
    I won't go back to last year ever. I know I can't see the future and what it holds. I know my journey won't be easy and I will stumble and fall, but I am certain with all of my being that I am moving forward and never back. As long as I keep getting up I am strong.
    Have a great Monday everyone!
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    pfisher 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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    pfisher reacted to Angel Duggal for a status update, Hello everybody I new to this forum but wanted to share my story . I started my weigh   
    Hello everybody I new to this forum but wanted to share my story . I started my weight loss journey on October 15 2016 when my surgery was scheduled  in Tijuana Mexico. I started a all liquid diet on the 17th of october 2016. On that day I weighed 268 pounds , my Vsg surgery was scheduled for October 27,2016 at 11am. On the day of surgery I weighed in at 258 pounds . The surgery went off with out a hitch. I was released the next day . For the first month I questioned the decision I had made . Nothing can prepare you for the huge life change that's to come. For the first time in my life I have control of my life , my eating and have regained my self confidence that had been gone for so long.  I'm almost 10 months out and have hit my ultimate goal of 150 pounds. I'm embarrassed to admit I never exercised during the 10 months , i always struggled to get my protein in and after work , kids and life I was always exhausted and not motivated. Now after 10 months post op I've started to go to the gym. I don't regret my decision and would do it over if given the opportunity. #Mynewlifeisfabulous
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    pfisher reacted to Bj49 for a status update, Meeting with the nurses and anesthesiologist on the 8th. I need to get blood work don   
    Meeting with the nurses and anesthesiologist on the 8th. I need to get blood work done then too. Surgery is scheduled for August 15th @  9:00. I'm excited at this time. and not really nervous yet. It has been long and drawn out fighting with my insurance on coverage. I started this journey February and it is finally going to happen. I just want to be off the medications and my c-pap. I hope the knee and feet pain go away or at least is more tolerable. So thankful for my supportive husband and family.  
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, Wonderful Onederland!!! My stall finally broke. Saturday I was 199 and this morning I   
    Wonderful Onederland!!!  My stall finally broke.  Saturday I was 199 and this morning I stepped on the scale habitually (I was going to wait a week to enjoy 199, hopefully  without seeing 200 creep back in there somehow) and I weighed 197.  Thanks for all the support and assistance getting me through what was one of the most emotionally painful stalls, EVER!!!!
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    pfisher reacted to Little Green for a status update, The Fitbit is on sale on Amazon today! $129 instead of $149! So we finally took the p   
    The Fitbit is on sale on Amazon today! $129 instead of $149! So we finally took the plunge and ordered them. Alta HR for me and Charge 2 for my husband. I'm excited for info about my heart rate and calorie burn but I'm really interested in the sleep tracking aspects. We'll see!
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    pfisher 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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    pfisher reacted to elean2331 for a status update, Today is my second year surgiversary best decision I ever made. My body change alot i   
    Today is my second year surgiversary  best decision I ever made. My body change alot i still have some stuff i have to get used to but still working on my body.... 187 pounds less 

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    pfisher reacted to Little Green for a status update, Hit my step goal today and made healthier, protein-focused choices at a Mexican resta   
    Hit my step goal today and made healthier, protein-focused choices at a Mexican restaurant! Woohoo!
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, I'll be 9 months post op this week, 90lbs down. I've been stalled at 200lbs since 07/   
    I'll be 9 months post op this week, 90lbs down.  I've been stalled at 200lbs since 07/01/2017, just waiting for the descent into Onderland.  Staying on plan and working out 5 days a week since mid-June and nothing...not an ounce.  Was looking over my fitbit data today and noticed that since the first my body fat percentage has dropped from 42.5 to 37.2%, so that's something!
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    pfisher reacted to KendraMay for a status update, Walked a mile yesterday, I can't wait to walk again.   
    Walked a mile yesterday, I can't wait to walk again.
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    pfisher reacted to RedOrangeSunrise for a status update, Craving exercise (weird, but good). Let's hope these children back off of me long eno   
    Craving exercise (weird, but good).  Let's hope these children back off of me long enough to make that happen!
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, Today is my 8 month Surgiversary!!! I'm down 90lbs from starting weight, down 113lbs   
    Today is my 8 month Surgiversary!!!  I'm down 90lbs from starting weight, down 113lbs from my high weight!  I'm so close to Onderland I can taste it! (It's low carb, so I'm sure it's fine.)
    I celebrated by starting off the day with an hour at the gym.  Did 30 minutes on the treadmill completing Week 3 Day 3 of the C25K and then did the 30 minute express workout at Planet Fitness!
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    pfisher reacted to MowryRocks for a status update, Yesterday was my 6 month post op appointment, even though I'm 8 months out on the 26t   
    Yesterday was my 6 month post op appointment, even though I'm 8 months out on the 26th.  Thinks have been delayed for me since my husband's stroke at the end of February and resulting heart surgery mid- May.  He is still really proud of me. 89 pound down.
    Joined Planet Fitness last night.  Spent an hour there last night on the treadmill, doing the 12 minute ab circuit, and working on arms and shoulders.  Went back again this morning to complete Week 3 Day 1 of C25K and do the ab circuit this morning.  Early morning is going to be my jam.  It's close to work, so it should be easy to keep up with regardless.
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