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Missy161

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Missy161 got a reaction from nonickname4me in June 2017 Sleevers   
    Just updated my signature!!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 199 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from Lumarsolxx in Post your progress pics!   
    No plastics? You look great! I hope my skin goes back into place like yours has!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 194 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from Lumarsolxx in Post your progress pics!   
    No plastics? You look great! I hope my skin goes back into place like yours has!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 194 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from Nesh in Blue Cross Blue Shield   
    Yeah, we have bcbs of Virginia but live in Colorado so they didn't even make me do the long diet before hand. I had to have a nutrition consult and a psych consult and that was it. I feel totally blessed!!! I didn't even have any copay. The hospital finance person said she had never seen that before- I got the explanation of benefits and added them all up-more than $46000!
    So thankful for this new life.


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from SummerDream in Nothing tastes good   
    It will return. Everything tastes metallic to me for awhile! Yuck!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from mrodz63 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Up until I checked into the hospital I wondered if I could do it on my own or if I had tried hard enough. I am 55 years old. I have dieted my whole life. Once I exercised an hour a day for 6 months lost 30 lbs only to put it all back on plus some. When I got over 200 lbs I started diet pills and tried to fit in exercise. When my health started going down hill too fast I knew I wasn't going to do it in my own or I would have already. This surgery is the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is better- I feel better than I ever have. It is not the easy way out but was the only way out for me. Wasn't cosmetic, was essential.


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from SteadyLoser_VSG in Slow weight loss   
    ONLY 40 lbs- I'd say that's great!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from HDScarlett in Hair loss   
    I'm 6 months out and have a lot of long thick hair- it's now falling out in handfuls but I'm told if I use Biotin and make sure I'm getting enough Protein it will stop. Also I was told today that I should mix my Shampoo with apple cider vinegar so I'm going to give it a shot


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Definitely. The lady checking me I. At the hospital told me I didn't need surgery- I wasn't big enough. Big help (not) made me question it but I don't question it at all now!
    You'll do great. Good luck!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Definitely. The lady checking me I. At the hospital told me I didn't need surgery- I wasn't big enough. Big help (not) made me question it but I don't question it at all now!
    You'll do great. Good luck!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 reacted to LittleLizzieLilliput in I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️   
    There is a contingent of very nasty people on here, just steer clear and put them on mute if possible.

    I am so proud of you for going back to your doctor and discussing this with him!! I am sure it's hard, life happens and what we do with it, how we handle it, is where our success lies. Getting back onto the protocol is the best thing for you, focus on 64oz Water, 90g Protein (Or whatever your protocol states), getting in your Vitamins and then getting back to your 10K steps per day. Follow that and it WILL Happen for you again! You are amazing for going to your doctor and being proactive about this. It's OK to fall as long as you pick yourself back up and get moving again. Good luck love and have a WONDERFUL holiday knowing you are getting back on track!
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    Missy161 reacted to JeezLouise91 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I'm really happy that even though you had the same thoughts as me you don't regret anything. Sounds like the surgery was definitely for you!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

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    Missy161 reacted to pinkey2018 in Any January 2018 Sleevers?   
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    Missy161 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Regrets, I feel like Gastric Sleeve Surgery has been the biggest mistake of my life   
    Praying for you now. It will get better! You will feel like a new person in a few months.


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from The New Kel in HOLIDAY CHALLENGE TIME!! LET'S DO THIS!   
    172.8
    Had my 6 month check up yesterday. All is well. Even with all the emotional eating I have been doing.
    My blood pressure was 103/70 in this super stressful time so I'm pretty happy!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from mrodz63 in Can anyone else relate   
    There's a post somewhere on here with the expected monthly weight loss based on your starting weight.
    My surgeon told me 25 lbs the first month and 8-10 each month after that- so you are right on track. I'm 6 months out and if I average my weight loss since the start I've averaged 2 pounds a week- the dr says that's awesome and I am totally happy with it too.
    Try to balance your expectations. The weight didn't go on overnight and won't come off overnight.



    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from Healthy_life2 in I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️   
    If we don't face the emotional side of obesity and change the way we eat we will just put the weight back in. No amount of phenteramine will make you successful unless you plan on taking it forever and facing the mindset that got us here. I think it just takes some longer to get there than others or they may not get there at all. I know I've been emotionally eating for a couple of weeks and didn't realize it until a friend mentioned that she hoped I could get my comfort in another way than food. Then the light went on and I realized what I was doing. Thank God I didn't gain any weight back and now I'm trying to plan better Snacks and build time to walk into my day to help with the stress.
    I saw my surgeon yesterday for my 6 month follow up- I asked about stretching the sleeve- the response was that you'd have to eat large meals consistently to stretch it significantly.
    Bottom line - you have to know yourself and figure out what works for you. Why you sabotage yourself and what will work to end that sabotage. It's not going to be a quick fix.


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 got a reaction from mrodz63 in Can anyone else relate   
    There's a post somewhere on here with the expected monthly weight loss based on your starting weight.
    My surgeon told me 25 lbs the first month and 8-10 each month after that- so you are right on track. I'm 6 months out and if I average my weight loss since the start I've averaged 2 pounds a week- the dr says that's awesome and I am totally happy with it too.
    Try to balance your expectations. The weight didn't go on overnight and won't come off overnight.



    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 reacted to CowgirlJane in Nothing tastes good   
    It's a good thing! My "taster" eventually returned to normal, but it was a good chance to be less focused on food as pleasure when everything tasted odd.
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    Missy161 reacted to JerseyJules in I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️   
    This I do not agree with. Telling someone that their obesity is going to kill them and its their decision making process that is leading to them being obese, is in no way being a narrow minded a$$ hole... Its simply stating the obvious, yet we live in a society where everyone is so offended at every little thing. Will being overly PC get to the point we cant even communicate with each other anymore? Probably..
    People need to face the facts sometimes and its not always what they want to hear. But you cant tell people its their fault for the situations they put themselves in, we have to coddle each other and place blame elsewhere.. Granted, sometimes its a genetic defect or disease that cant be helped that would cause a person to be overweight, but an overwhelming majority of the time its them just not embracing a healthy lifestyle and making poor choices.
    If calling that out on someone is being an A$$ - hole, then Im the biggest one, and I called myself out on my own actions, cause I got myself fat, no one else....
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    Missy161 reacted to Kindle in I’ve regained ALL the weight back 😢♀️   
    My point is, it doesn't matter if you have 10 WLSs, if you don't change your eating habits you will have the same results. I believe too much emphasis is placed on the physical side of WLS, instead of the psychological side. Stories of "failed" WLS all have a common theme, namely, poor choices when it comes to nutrition. With very few exceptions, obesity is a product of addiction, not stomach capacity. And unfortunately surgery and the surgeons that perform them do not address the addiction.
    My sleeve definitely helped me lose weight, but it doesn't keep me from gaining it all back. Choosing grilled chicken, a side of greens and Water over a double cheeseburger, fries and coke does that. Took thousand of hours of introspection, therapy, and mental health support to be able to make those choices.
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    Missy161 reacted to fruitandveggies in Help - I’ve stalled during first month!   
    Yes, virtually everyone has a stall in the first month. You're fine, just keep doing what you're supposed to on your plan and it will start moving along. Stress makes it worse!
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    Missy161 reacted to RickM in Help - I’ve stalled during first month!   
    You would be unusual if you did not stall during your first month:
    https://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.php
    Don't worry about your calorie levels at this point - lots of people are in that range for a while because that is all that they can get in, and they do well. As long as you are getting in your Protein and fluids, you are good to go. Yes, it is ultimately a calorie in/calories out thing, but short term there are all kinds of things that play with your Water retention/rejection, so that the loss that we see is more stair steps than a consistent, linear loss day to day or week to week.

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    Missy161 got a reaction from Nesh in Blue Cross Blue Shield   
    Yeah, we have bcbs of Virginia but live in Colorado so they didn't even make me do the long diet before hand. I had to have a nutrition consult and a psych consult and that was it. I feel totally blessed!!! I didn't even have any copay. The hospital finance person said she had never seen that before- I got the explanation of benefits and added them all up-more than $46000!
    So thankful for this new life.


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    Missy161 reacted to Nesh in Blue Cross Blue Shield   
    What!!!! That is amazing. Congrats on your weight loss and new life!


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