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ProfessorSlim

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About ProfessorSlim

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Getting fit, enjoying my kids growing up, living life
  • Occupation
    NP
  • City
    Phila
  • State
    PA

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  1. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I need to make my 1 yr appointment, I keep getting reminders. I was sleeved at the end of October....26th I think....I have lost 95-102 lbs, depending on the day ( my weight varies within a 6 lb range) I have a "normal" BMI. All of my skinny clothes are huge, I need to shop again. I am so glad I did this!!!
  2. ProfessorSlim

    Hair loss--anyt tips?

    I am very happy with my progress. I am 5'10" and I am down to 179....I have lost 84 lbs in 7 months...which is pretty awesome. However, I have some hair thinning. Luckiy, I started with very overly- thick wavy/curly/somewhat frizzy hair. Now, it is thinning, and looks fairly normal, only because I had way too much hair to begin with. It is pretty dry & frizzy, mostly the ponytail and ends (I have past the shoulder lentht hair) What has anyone found that helps this? I have read that after 6 mos or so it should start to come back? I really don't think it is super noticeable, I am hoping the fact that my whole face and body have changed takes away the noticeability that I used to have full, crazy thick hair (think 1980's rocker-hair bands!) and now it is more like a regular/slightly thin look....but yeah, dry and frizzy. i really notice it when shampooing, it feels like I have hardly any hair! Any tips?
  3. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I am very happy with my progress. I am 5'10" and I am down to 179....I have lost 84 lbs in 7 months...which is pretty awesome. However, I have some hair thinning. Luckiy, I started with very overly- thick wavy/curly/somewhat frizzy hair. Now, it is thinning, and looks fairly normal, only because I had way too much hair to begin with. It is pretty dry & frizzy, mostly the ponytail and ends (I have past the shoulder lentht hair) What has anyone found that helps this? I have read that after 6 mos or so it should start to come back? I really don't think it is super noticeable, I am hoping the fact that my whole face and body have changed takes away the noticeability that I used to have full, crazy thick hair (think 1980's rocker-hair bands!) and now it is more like a regular/slightly thin look....but yeah, dry and frizzy. i really notice it when shampooing, it feels like I have hardly any hair! Any tips?
  4. This is one of the best decisions I have ever made. i am no longer a prisoner to food, my appetite, all of it. I had mine done end of October, I am now down 83 lbs. I am fiting into shorts from years ago, into dresses and shirts and everything...it is amazing. I am fitter, more energy, I am just so very glad I did this. Of course, everyone has to evaluate their own fears/choices/etc. But am I glad I did the VSG? Yes, i wish I did this 10 yrs ago. Also, people are opinionated and like to try to push it on others...this is why I did not tell my co-workers or really anyone except my kids and my partner. I didn't want to hear all the comments and opinions etc.
  5. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I am going to try to post some pics later. I have lost 79 lbs from my highest. I am 5'10" and now at 184....I look good!! My face looks a bit thin, but I'm ok with it. I was having a bit of thinning hair but not too badly...and it seems to be thickening up again. I am Soooooooo happy that I had this surgery. Like, ridiculously happy. 79 lbs gone! I am eating so much less, Mostly healthy foods, staying active. My goal is 170-175....so I am pretty close. 79 lbs gone in just a bit over 6 months!!!
  6. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    Lookng for my new ticker.....
  7. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I am so impresed with everyone's progress! I have been following a lot of Dr Weiner's videos on youtube, and I am trying to think Veggie first....but veggies fill me up so fast. I am pretty happy with my progress....and.....very happy to say that for the first time in many years I am under 200 lbs! I am 198 as of today!! So total loss of 65 lbs. I had surgery at the end of October, I lost 10 lbs in the 2 pre-op weeks. My goal is 175-180 ( I am just a sliver under 5'10" tall) so i think this is a decent goal for me.
  8. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    Oh, I didn't mean to lose 20-25 by March first, I meant like 2-3-4 pounds.......just getting the scale moving again. I'd like to be 195-198 by St Patty's Day, and I will absolutely allowing myself a drink that night!
  9. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    Testing to see if my ticker will show up. Also, time for true confessions: I have been dipping slighlty into a few cookies and M&M's, ever since the Superbowl (yay EAGLES !!!) and that stops today, I do not want to fall back into bad habits. It has been pretty minimal, but, still a slipperly slope. I need to refocus, and do my Proten and Veg meals, with minimal carbs. I always do my protein shake with almond milk and a bit of skim milk every morning. I need to stay the course!
  10. ProfessorSlim

    How normal is this?

    You look great!! I know the feeling, I still wear some bigger clothing, at times, I feel like I still should be in them....until my Mom, my daughters and friends tell me things like: "umm, those pants are too big"..."you should think about gettting a new smaller coat'...etc. Time to shop! Congrats on your success, be Happy and Proud!!
  11. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    You look great! ...and those baby blues, too....Keep on going, you will break through the plateau. I know the frustration. I have also lost 60 lbs. Which is great, but I need to keep on losing. One thing that I find very motiviating is that my dress pants for work are all too loose, and I am fitting into smaller sizes that were stored in a closet. Also, my scrubs are way too loose, I need to shop for some more. I was land-locked at 223-226 for a long time, now I am hovering at 201-202 forrevverrrrrr. But I am determined. I am 5'10" and my goal is 170. One day at a time. I am sporadic with exercise, I need more consistency in that area. Also, water drinking. So let's make a deal, we both exercise 5-6 days a week, and drink a sh*t tom of water daily, and check back in here on March 1, and let's see if that scale might drop a little bit.
  12. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    Holy Shite....I have lost 57 lbs since my 1-week-pre-op weight (I count from there, because I dropped a bit that week of pre-op liquids, so I just count from that weight) I have an appt for follow up on Feb 6, my goal is to be under 200 for that appt, and I think I will make it to that wt. The other thing I need to do is get more exercise. Getting enough fluids can also be a challenge. But I am getting there bit by bit!! I am so very, very glad I had this procedure. My only issue (non issue really) is that I am one of those who kept this private. My kids and my partner know, no one else. I did this over a break from work and had some work-at-home days and went back fairly quickly. I never told co-workers and I do not want to tell anyone.....but I am wondering if this rapid wt loss is making it obvious that I had something done. When people ask how i lost the weight, I give a part of the truth...I am walking a lot, some light wt lifting, and I eat protein and veggies, very little fruit and no bready carbs, and I drink only water or de-caf tea. No soda, or juice etc. Smaller portions, focusing on protein and veggies. Either way, I am still just so happy I did this!
  13. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    It's Ok to be pissed....I'm still pissed about my stall too!!
  14. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I have to laugh all of us, including myself. So impatient, we are! I had a stall that lasted 2 weeks, at 223-225 lbs, now I am at a stall of 214-216 lbs. I know it is frustrating. And, like many of you I have said things like"I have only lost 40 lbs since my surgery" (although I lost 49 from my high 1 week pre-op weight) Anyhooooo......we are all nuts! This surgery is fricken'amazing ! I am not longer a prisoner to food, to a large stomach begging to be filled, to the effect of gherlin pumping out hungry impulses like the Bat-Signal.....I feel very fortunate. I am living life, and food is just fuel, not something i am stuffing my face with every 1-2 hours. When else could any of us, in the past, have complained that we "only" lost 30-35-40 lbs in basically 2 months?!? (give or take a couple weeks). We are all doing very well! My advice is to increase fluids, are you getting the needed 64 ounces a day? (I know I am guilty of rarely getting enough fluids) Are you skipping the crackers, the bread, the cereal and doing protein first then veggies? I know I try but sometimes am not perfect. If we continue to try to stick to these guidelines as best as possible, the weight will continue to drop. I know I am dying to get down to 175-185 ish.... I will honestly be thrilled just to be under 200lbs. And I will get there. Maybe not in a week, or a month, or a few months....but I will meet my goals...and so will you! Stay strong and stay positive! We are all losing a bunch of fat!! Just keep moving forward!
  15. ProfessorSlim

    OCTOBER SLEEVERS CHECK IN HERE

    I was sleeved 10/26.....I am down 48 lbs as of today! I was in a stall for a couple weeks, floating between 221-224 for days. Then , the dropping started again. I need to lose just 6 more lbs to go from Obese BMI to Overweight BMI. Then, 33 more lbs off, and I will be "Normal BMI". I am so glad I did this! I get fully pretty quick, if I eat a couple bites too much, it is an uncomfortable, achy heaviness....which reminds me why I should quit eating before getting to that point. I need to increase water/fluids, but since I cannot chug water, or drink after eating, I am finding fluids to be a challenge. I do try to sip all day.
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