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Posts posted by FlyFatA$$Fly

  1. Just went on a cruise. Besides being a cheap date( really feel it after 2 drinks) I was fine. It was nice to have some drinks again, but I didn't over do it......ok maybe one night when my favorite bartender gave me a 4 finger pour of some amazing scotch. lol buzz goes away very quickly.

  2. Yesterday I hit the 70lbs mark at 166lb! I started 12/13/16 on my 6 month diet, and was sleeved 8/10/17. I’m 16lbs from my goal weight.

    I had to go jeans shopping this week as even my “small” jeans were too big. I was wearing 38 waist last December, and now I just bought 30 waist! Crazy!IMG_9097.JPG

  3. I'm 3 months post VSG, and can eat just about everything BUT I don't. The amount I can eat has increased. A month ago I could only eat 2oz,and now I can eat a whole 3.5oz [emoji23]. For me surgery was an extreme step,and I considered it the last. So, I will not go back to old habits. I eat Protein first then if I have room veggies. If I need something sweet I have some halo top, but I make sure I stick to one serving. I do get hungry every 3 hours or so, and try to eat 5-6 small meals a day.

    Before surgery I loved food, and always craved different foods all day. I'd see fast food commercials and want that food. Now I just don't care, and when I see those commercial they almost make me sick. I eat when I'm hungry, and for the nutrients. It was a difficult adjustment, but it's great now! Food is no longer the center piece of my life, and I feel free!

  4. I am a long time fan of Tolkien, and before I was married my online persona was always missbaggins. I over-identify with the hobbits, and have long considered myself a third-cousin twice-removed to the halflings. Short, round, rather obsessed with food and homely comforts. When I got married, of course I couldn't remain 'miss' anything, so I changed it up to MrsGamgee. The funny thing... if I had to say my husband was any sort of Tolkien creature, he would be an Ent (one of the tree-herders). [emoji4]

    Ha! my wife calls me a Hobbit, and I'm thinking about second Breakfast right now. [emoji23]

  5. Hi guys,
    I'm from LA and sinceeee the Dodgers are in the world series, I wanted to support my team but still dress up for Halloween...
    I decided to rock some boy shorts. I WOULD HAVE NEVER worn these before surgery. I was so insecure and in hiding. I developed social anxiety and never wanted to go anywhere or do anything. But I've lost 42 lbs and feeling confident. Yes, I have stretch marks, cellulite and fat, but why does that mean I should hide myself or not get to wear what "skinny" women wear?
    So I put on booty shorts and didn't care who looked, who judged, I WAS HAPPY. 185 lbs and I am loving myself. oh and GOOOOO DODGERSSSSSS!


    Can't stand the Dodgers ( go Cubs), but you make the Dodgers look good!

  6. Hi all so excited that surgery is nearing on the 14th of November and I have almost finished this liquid diet, I got everything lined up except I'm not sure if I'll qualify for Ca state disability or who I talk to about getting it. I have a physically demanding job that requires heavy lifting and repetitive motion so doc says I'll probably be out 3-4 weeks, I have some $ saved up but if I could get short term disability it would really help get through this time. Any information is greatly appreciated.

    I received 2 months of California disability for my sleeve. I'm a pilot, and 2 months off was required by the FAA. California didn't question it.

  7. Hey guys!!! I️ recently met with my surgeon for a consultation. I️ was told that my insurance required a 6 month supervised diet. From the policy I️ read, I️ saw NOTHING that specified 6 months. Does anyone have BCBS IL, if so what was your experience?

    I'm also in Illinois, but have anthem BCBS. They required a 6 month supervised diet for me and my wife. At first I wasn't happy, but it ended up being the best thing ever! The wait sucked, but I had a great weight loss doctor and dietitian. I learned how to eat, and lost 35lbs during those 6 months. It set me up for success post op. I already knew how to eat, and it's been smooth sailing. I'm 3 months post op, and 18lbs from my goal weight.