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FluffyChix

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FluffyChix reacted to Krestel for a status update, How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?   
    How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?
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    FluffyChix reacted to GreenTealael 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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    FluffyChix reacted to BoredCW for a status update, On the 3 week plateau from hell.. It seems like an endless desert with sand dunes tha   
    On the 3 week plateau from hell.. It seems like an endless desert with sand dunes that represent the 1-2 pounds gain then dropped from day to day. Met with my weight loss group tonight and was told its normal. That this is sometimes like a step, plateau then drop, plateau then drop. Only for the plateau's to go on longer the farther away from the surgery date I get. Much like EDM, I can't wait for the drop. 
    On top of it all, I lost my ass. Seriously.. its gone. All that cushion that I enjoyed lounging on eating what ever I ate, watching what ever was on the computer or tv... is gone. That glorious support system is vamoosed. I know this because my ass (tailbone) hurts all the time. I'm sitting on bone now and its sore. I am my own literal Pain in the Ass! (My family would say whats new, but who cares about them.. my butt hurts.) I have yet to bring a pillow with me everywhere I go to sit on, but I'm getting ready to as I sit for my job working on computers. So far losing the weight is a Pain. I hope it gets better. 
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, I just read @BoredCW 's status post and also want to lament the loss of my butt. Look   
    I just read @BoredCW's status post and also want to lament the loss of my butt.  Looking at me the side, my back is basically flat from my neck to my knees.  My jeans have lovely fabric folds draping from my backside from lack of filling.
    Two days ago, I was sitting on a worn couch at the gym and I could feel the springs and count how many I was sitting on.  Told the Kid and she said she wants to find her childhood alphabet fridge magnets in the basement to spell out words and have me sit on them and do some "butt-braille-reading" 😂
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    FluffyChix reacted to GreenTealael 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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    FluffyChix reacted to allwet for a status update, My Surgeon asked me a question the other day and i didn't give it a lot of thought at   
    My Surgeon asked me a question the other day and i didn't give it a lot of thought at the time.
    He asked "do you tell"
    we were talking about peoples reaction to seeing me since i lost such a large amount of me.
    I answered that i do tell if they ask but that it seems most everyone is afraid to mention it if they haven't seen me in a while or they decided they already know the answer so they don't need the truth from me (we all know those types)
    I have had exactly one family friend come right out and ask me how i lost so much weight this year and i told her i had Gastric Sleeve.
    I am sure family has passed it around to other family (you have that type family don't you? or is it just me)  
    So that left me wondering "do you tell" and i dont mean right at surgery time. more like a year or so down the road do you say how or do you just say cut out the sugar and carbs and WAALAA
    Its a real personal choice to open yourself up to that kind of criticism and we know all about how we took the "Easy" way and yada yada yada.
    hope everyone is having a great week
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Looks like I need people around to complete a 10K. I tried to do one by myself this a   
    Looks like I need people around to complete a 10K.  I tried to do one by myself this afternoon and I gave up at around the 7km mark.  Gonna try again on Friday, but I may have to look into joining a running club...
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Yup, I did it! I RAN my SECOND continuous 5K ever this morning! There is an option to   
    Yup, I did it! I RAN my SECOND continuous 5K ever this morning! There is an option to do a 10K Sunday morning and I'm going to give it a try. It's basically the 5K twice. Even though this is a girls' trip, I kinda wish Mr. was here so he could witness my awesomeness.
    @FluffyChix, no it wasn't on the beach nor was I wearing a bikini, but I think I should get bonus points anyway, just for doing it a second time 😎
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, So this morning I RAN my first continuous 5K ever. On vacation, no less!! I had gone   
    So this morning I RAN my first continuous 5K ever.  On vacation, no less!!  I had gone to the hotel gym with the intention to do 45 mins of run/walk on the treadmill when I crossed paths with a group (led by hotel staff) who were going off-grounds for a group run.  They convinced to join them and I totally did it!!!  Funny because if I were alone I would have gave up at 3km...the presence of the others brought out my "if-you-can-do-this-so-can-i-dammit"  attitude..gonna join them again on Friday!
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Um...so all this time I thought I had a lumpy lower abdomen due to stubborn fat depos   
    Um...so all this time I thought I had a lumpy lower abdomen due to stubborn fat deposits or uneven fat loss.  Turns out two of those lumps are my hip bones.
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    FluffyChix reacted to Goldn02Grl for a status update, Claiming that today I will not be "mind hungry!"   
    Claiming that today I will not be "mind hungry!"
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    FluffyChix reacted to allwet for a status update, https://idmprogram.com/insulin-index/   
    https://idmprogram.com/insulin-index/
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, So just came back from my first mini-vacay since getting into maintenance. I didn't h   
    So just came back from my first mini-vacay since getting into maintenance.  I didn't have a food nor body scale, so I was winging it.  I estimated to have taken in well over 2000 calories for each of the 4 days we were road trippin'.  I was fully prepared to see a noticeable weight increase upon our return due to the higher volume and calorie rich foods I was eating.  Plus I didn't poop the entire time, so all the food is technically still in me, lol.
    Imagine my surprise when I got on the scale this morning and it read 116.2 😲
    The exact same weight I was the morning I left.  WTF?
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    FluffyChix reacted to Jobber for a status update, I just took another flight for work on a non-american airline (fun fact, their seat b   
    I just took another flight for work on a non-american airline (fun fact, their seat belts are shorter) and i had to take a pic I was so proud.  I'm only 4 months post-op and I'm down almost 100lbs from the first surgeon consult later year in September.
    The whole trip while away I worked out on the eliptical for a full hour every night.  It felt great to be able to sustain for that long.
    Pic attached

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    FluffyChix reacted to demayome for a status update, 3 days to go & I will be sitting on the losers bench! So ready for this journey   
    3 days to go & I will be sitting  on the losers bench! So ready for this journey
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    FluffyChix reacted to allwet for a status update, if you watch nothing else this week watch this and see if you feel as sad about our g   
    if you watch nothing else this week  watch this and see if you feel as sad about our gov't and what it has done to us as i do.
     
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Ok...so keeping my daily weight updated on here is getting tedious due to the the dai   
    Ok...so keeping my daily weight updated on here is getting tedious due to the the daily 0-3 lbs fluctuations.  Soooo...I figure I'm just going to update every 1-2 weeks moving forward.
     
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    FluffyChix reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, 7 days post revision... I am wiped out! I forgot about the energy depletion stage Log   
    7 days post revision... I am wiped out! I forgot about the energy depletion stage 
    Logically I know there is some fat left for use... But not much
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    FluffyChix reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, 3 days post op and I want to go to the movies to see The Lion King... #slowdown   
    3 days post op and I want to go to the movies to see The Lion King... #slowdown
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    FluffyChix reacted to Jobber for a status update, Feel like it's time for a status update, I haven't been on here regularly in a while   
    Feel like it's time for a status update, I haven't been on here regularly in a while and I need to keep my mindset focused on my goals.
    I haven't weighed myself in ~ 3 weeks.  I think I'm becoming the opposite of "obsessive" about tracking my progress and it could cause me some issues.  The good thing is that there have still been quite a number of NSV's happening that is telling me that I'm still progressing without knowing what the scale says.
    First one is that a belt I bought about 5 weeks ago because all my other belts were too big is also on the last hole so I'll have to buy yet another belt again.  second, I bought new jeans about a month ago and I have a lot more slack in the waist than I did when I purchased them.  I also boarded a plane and had about 8 inches of slack in the belt.  Finally, I hit my goal last week of being able to ride go-carts with my kids.  The last time I tried about 4 years ago, I had to leave because I couldn't fit in the harness.  This was sweet victory and I showed those two how it was done on the race course!!  😈
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    FluffyChix reacted to allwet for a status update, https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l2408 bad news for fruit juice drinkers - sugar i   
    https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l2408
    bad news for fruit juice drinkers - sugar is just sugar -source doesn't matter
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    FluffyChix reacted to allwet for a status update, slow and steady wins the race. don't get discouraged and just keep at it. Let your sl   
    slow and steady wins the race.  don't get discouraged and just keep at it. Let your sleeve do its job and try not to stress yourself out.
    hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying what your sleeve has given you.
    just got back from a wedding in OR. and man am i afraid to get on the scale  
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    FluffyChix reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, Watching Dan + Shay on a Citi concert series ... Favorite song : Tequila 💜   
    Watching Dan + Shay on a Citi concert series ... Favorite song : Tequila 💜
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    FluffyChix reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Worst. Dumping. Ever. Last. Night. So I thought I would throw caution to the wind and   
    Worst. Dumping. Ever. Last. Night.
    So I thought I would throw caution to the wind and sample some of the fruit salad that my mom brought over for the fam. I dutifully portioned out 1/8 cup of the stuff.  I figured the sugar in the fruit may be in issue, but come on, 1/8 cup?  Barely a couple bites, should be fine.
    Before I could finish it, my heart started to feel like it was beating out of my chest.
    *** TMI Alert: continue reading at your own risk ***
    Ended up in the washroom barfing. And while I was barfing, I had to .  I was literally alternating ends to face the toilet until it felt like there was nothing left in my insides.  I swear more came out of me that I even put in it over the last 3 days.
    I laid down with my forehead on the cold bathroom floor tile for like 20 minutes afterwards to recuperate.  Then Mr. (my hero ) carried me to the shower and helped me crawl into bed.
    So yeah, I'm feeling pretty shitty this AM.
     
     
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    FluffyChix reacted to MrsGamgee for a status update, Well, long time no see. It's been a rough couple of weeks. I should have been expecti   
    Well, long time no see. 
    It's been a rough couple of weeks. I should have been expecting the other shoe to drop after having it so easy for the first three weeks post op. I was getting my water and protein easily, had no pain, nausea, or vomiting.
    But as soon as the soft foods really started in earnest I started having problems. Pain, foamies, slimeys, vomiting galore. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it. Something that I ate easily yesterday causes pain and vomiting after the first bite today. Sometimes it's my pills, other times they go down easy. I just don't get it. 
    I'm trying to stay positive. I know this is a season in my life, and things will eventually even out. I'm just so tired of being afraid to eat, not knowing what kind of response my body will have. I'm mostly hitting my protein target, thanks in large part to protein shakes (which I hate, but look at as medicine). I missed my water targets by a lot over the weekend, due mostly to feeling awful, which I know is a terrible cycle... throw up, don't feel like drinking anything, get dehydrated, get constipated, feel like crap, repeat. 
    The three-week stall is also still here. I thought I had busted through it, but I've been bouncing between 216-219 for the last two and a half weeks, which is a contributing factor to my mood and frustration level. And add in wee-lings who are going crazy with end of the school year insanity, friends with busy schedules who I haven't been able to see in weeks, and I'm an unhappy girl. 
    Things will turn around. I know they will. Just not feeling it at this moment. 
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