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GreenTealael

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Dtrain84 for a status update, Stay Safe everyone in the path of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias !   
    Stay Safe everyone in the path of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias !
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    GreenTealael reacted to summerset for a status update, I hate that heat! It's not so much that it's hot outside but the houses and flats are   
    I hate that heat!
    It's not so much that it's hot outside but the houses and flats are heating up as well and that's what I hate too boot.
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    GreenTealael reacted to summerset for a status update, Stumbled across this picture and I think it hits the spot.   
    Stumbled across this picture and I think it hits the spot.
     

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    GreenTealael reacted to LinLou for a status update, Please someone Help Im 2 days out from surgery (June 16th). And I can’t locate the pr   
    Please someone Help
    Im 2 days out from surgery (June 16th). And I can’t locate the premier clear protein drinks that I should be starting today.  Can you substitute other brands, if yes, what?
    please anyone respond
     
    thanks
     
     
     
     
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 Fat loss vs Weight loss 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔   
    🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔Fat loss vs Weight loss🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔
     
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, Everyone doing ok? I'm trying to stay safe by staying home (no choice 😥 )   
    Everyone doing ok? I'm trying to stay safe by staying home (no choice 😥)

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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, Happy Passover !   
    Happy Passover !
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    GreenTealael reacted to AshMarie794 for a status update, STAY SAFE EVERYONE!   
    STAY SAFE EVERYONE!
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from NancyLF for a status update, My friend from Brazil sent me photos of our trip to Naples from 2 years ago... I was   
    My friend from Brazil sent me photos of our trip to Naples from 2 years ago... I was 4 months post op


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    GreenTealael got a reaction from JessLess for a status update, Interesting ! http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2019/01/what-i-learned-gaining-30-pounds-   
    Interesting !
    http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2019/01/what-i-learned-gaining-30-pounds-back.html?m=1
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from JessLess for a status update, Interesting ! http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2019/01/what-i-learned-gaining-30-pounds-   
    Interesting !
    http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2019/01/what-i-learned-gaining-30-pounds-back.html?m=1
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    GreenTealael reacted to thatch for a status update, I had a EUREKA (or DUH) moment and realized I don't have to eat 1200 calories EVERY d   
    I had a EUREKA (or DUH) moment and realized I don't have to eat 1200 calories EVERY day, but as an average for the week. So! This week I ate up to 1400 calories on my 2 heavy workout days (adding a protein bar and some extra veggies and allowing myself a little cheese) and 900-1100 on the other 5 days of the week. Lo and behold three pounds melted off this week. I'm so excited because I was ravenous on my workout days and just 200 extra calories have made all the difference. Yay!
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, 🔔 🔔  🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔔 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥  🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙   
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, 🔽 🔽 🔽 🔽 FINAL CHALLENGE ! 🔽 🔽 🔽 🔽   
    🔽🔽🔽🔽 FINAL CHALLENGE ! 🔽🔽🔽🔽
     
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you   
    At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you started seeing me you were 265lbs now you're 148lbs.
    She's right... I lost the fun me 😂 Joking Joking Joking. It's amazing who keeps track when you don't like insurance and browsers feeds
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you   
    At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you started seeing me you were 265lbs now you're 148lbs.
    She's right... I lost the fun me 😂 Joking Joking Joking. It's amazing who keeps track when you don't like insurance and browsers feeds
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update,   
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from seaforest for a status update, 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 CONGRATULATIONS 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥   
    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥CONGRATULATIONS🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update, 👏 🙌 💛 🔔 💪 Ab Challenge 💪 🔔 💛 🙌 👏   
    👏🙌💛🔔💪 Ab Challenge 💪🔔💛🙌👏
     
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    GreenTealael reacted to AshMarie794 for a status update, Feeling cute had to!   
    Feeling cute had to!


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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update, At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't be   
    At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't believe I had surgery. I was told that I look naturally thin 😍
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update, At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't be   
    At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't believe I had surgery. I was told that I look naturally thin 😍
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    GreenTealael got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update, At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't be   
    At my Surgeons office prospective patients are confused when I walk in, they don't believe I had surgery. I was told that I look naturally thin 😍
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    GreenTealael reacted to allwet for a status update, 08/20/18 - weight 165.5 / bmi 25.9 / bmr 1602 kcals / fat% 17.4% / fat mass 29 lbs 08   
    08/20/18 - weight 165.5 / bmi 25.9 / bmr 1602 kcals / fat% 17.4% / fat mass 29 lbs
    08/16/19 - weight 149.5 /  bmi 23.5 / bmr 1500 kcals / fat% 16.7% / fat mass 25 lbs
    desired range fat % 11-22 / fat mass 17-38.5 lbs
    just got back from my 2 year check up and wanted to post.  The kcal drop has me worried and thinking i need to up the weights and trim back the cardio. Never saw myself as a person who cared for bulky muscles but the increased calorie burn from more muscle mass certainly wont hurt. 
    New goal for the next year i guess.
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    GreenTealael reacted to mialoveslenny for a status update, I haven't checked in for a long time. Thought I'd give an update. So after getting wi   
    I haven't checked in for a long time. Thought I'd give an update. So after getting within 15 pounds of my goal, which was 167 the last time I posted, which was approx 16 months after surgery, I little by little started to slide into some old habits - using food for comfort, not eating enough protein, filling up on carbs, etc etc.  As of 3/31/19 I hit another bottom. I'd gone back up to 213 (my top weight was 241) and I was physically miserable and it was impacting my mental and spiritual health. What I was eating was NOT feeding me in any way. My mother had passed away and I found myself avoiding grief by eating anything I wanted.  As of 4/1/19 I began by doing a month of Whole30 to eliminate foods that were causing me distress and inflammation. It was a wake up call I needed. My skin cleared up, my inflammation is in check, my eyes are clear, my body feels more energetic and I don't feel the need to nap everyday due to fatigue, I can take the stairs without dread, and I feel freedom from the effect of food - even peace - for the first time in my life. I did not get to this place of paying REAL attention to nutrition until I hit a bottom. I was one month from turning 55 and I knew if I didn't do something, I was going to really plunge into a despair I might not come back from.  I completely threw myself into learning how to cook from a place of health, not putting butter and cheese on everything to "flavor" it (including salad).  I've eliminate dairy, sugar and flour from my diet almost 100% and I've got a primarily Mediterranean diet at this point. My spiritual/mental/physical health is so much more important to me now. I'm feeling so grateful.  I am 178 pounds - and figure my body is going to find it's stopping point when it's ready. I feel committed to my health in ways I wasn't when I had the sleeve surgery. I thought I was ready to change, I really did, but I was not willing to admit that some foods not only trigger me, they plunge me into addiction and it's very hard for me to find my way back to peace with food once I jump off track.  So I make it my intention to stay clear of processed foods, junk food, fried food, the things that make me not only in full addict mode, but enhance my feelings of low self worth and depression.  If I don't have the first one, I don't have to eat the last.  It's doable. One day at a time.  If you had surgery and gained weight back - DO NOT DESPAIR - you can find your way to health. It may take time and it will surely take effort, but once you get to that place of being done hurting yourself, you will want something different so you'll do something different and find a path back to wellness. It took me a little over two years to feel "ready" to change. I have no more shame for being someone who gained weight after surgery (I sure did though...and it was painful), I feel open and willing and I know that my experience was mine to have.  If I can help anyone else feel hopeful that it's not too late, no matter how many times you've tried to heal yourself and better your health, then it will all have been worth it. I'm 55 and I can tell you from the bottom of my heart...it gets greater later. xoxo
    PS I've attached some before and after pics. Some are before gastric sleeve surgery, some are from March of this year and now (before and after getting back on track).





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