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LaLaDee

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    LaLaDee reacted to GreenTealael in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    LOL I dropped 2-3 more lbs overnight. I'm still within ideal range (so no stress) but now I know I have to take it easy with hardcore IF for a bit and only do a modified version
    I guess there is merit for me in being flexible, stepping in and out of the lifestyle as needed.
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    LaLaDee reacted to Sheribear68 in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    True.
    If I don’t get at least 7 hrs sleep, I’m going to feel like crap and need to break my fast earlier.
    Which sucks bc getting enough sleep sometimes is nearly impossible
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    LaLaDee reacted to AnewAngela in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    If you can only do 12 hours, it’s ok. The scale is moving and that’s the ultimate goal. Consistency is the most important tactic.
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from GreenTealael in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Hi all, everyone seems to be doing really well! I'm down about 6kg or 13lb since I decided to tackle my regain as a New Year resolution.
    I have to take a lot of medications with Breakfast and with dinner, so I was struggling a bit with IF. I get nauseated and sick if pills aren't accompanied by some food. I had to adjust everything so I'm now doing 14 hour fasting window, with a 10 hour eating window. Unfortunately, due to my long working hours, sometimes it's 12:12 by the time I get around to eating dinner. Hopefully, I'm still getting some benefits from this IF approach. It's early days. My long term goal is to find an approach I can use for the rest of my life. It would be great to lose some more weight and then finally figure out this maintenance business!
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from GreenTealael in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Hi all, everyone seems to be doing really well! I'm down about 6kg or 13lb since I decided to tackle my regain as a New Year resolution.
    I have to take a lot of medications with Breakfast and with dinner, so I was struggling a bit with IF. I get nauseated and sick if pills aren't accompanied by some food. I had to adjust everything so I'm now doing 14 hour fasting window, with a 10 hour eating window. Unfortunately, due to my long working hours, sometimes it's 12:12 by the time I get around to eating dinner. Hopefully, I'm still getting some benefits from this IF approach. It's early days. My long term goal is to find an approach I can use for the rest of my life. It would be great to lose some more weight and then finally figure out this maintenance business!
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from GreenTealael in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Hi all, everyone seems to be doing really well! I'm down about 6kg or 13lb since I decided to tackle my regain as a New Year resolution.
    I have to take a lot of medications with Breakfast and with dinner, so I was struggling a bit with IF. I get nauseated and sick if pills aren't accompanied by some food. I had to adjust everything so I'm now doing 14 hour fasting window, with a 10 hour eating window. Unfortunately, due to my long working hours, sometimes it's 12:12 by the time I get around to eating dinner. Hopefully, I'm still getting some benefits from this IF approach. It's early days. My long term goal is to find an approach I can use for the rest of my life. It would be great to lose some more weight and then finally figure out this maintenance business!
  7. Congrats!
    LaLaDee reacted to GreenTealael in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Back on IF today since I'm officially 1 month post op (plastics) and in need of some autophagy. Just drinking tea, Water. etc
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    LaLaDee reacted to Frustr8 in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    And a 1 year after update for you all. I went from not being able to cross my legs, to cross in the shape of a figure 4, well last night I crossed them and I almost make a Roman Numeral I, I used to envy my late father-in- law, a tall thin normal- proportioned Dutchman, cause He Could and I Never Could, well today I CAN and. even wrap one foot around behind the other like I've seen Fox News Ladies do, so their undies aren't in view. Whooee, Yippee Yahoo, I'm almost NORMAL & AVERAGE in appearance, Another NSV that I never planned for, they just keep coming and I 💕each and every new thing about ME I FIND!👈😛👉
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    LaLaDee reacted to Claudine J. in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    To apply for a new job and feel confident and not think I won’t get the job, because I am too fat!
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    LaLaDee reacted to Mom_of_Chaos in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    I'm a social butterfly with a fun personality and a love for sports and outdoors ... and good cooking (obviously). I've always been the big girl that broke the rules. I was always fiercley confident (or atleast I led the world around me to believe that) and that air of confidence has carried me pretty far. I've dated and married the men who'd never been with big girls before me. I have a job not typically held by big girls or big anyone. I keep up with the latest trends and fashions reguarldless of being a big girl. I am a fat runner. And perhaps the sharpets jab of all ... I'm often described as "so beautiful ... for a big girl".

    What I am looking forward to MOST after surgery is dropping that adjective. I want my accomplishments not to be mentioned as if they are in spite of being the fat girl as if fat people arent allowed to break all these "rules"
    For the first time in a long time I wan't to NOT be the biggest female or biggest person in the room
    I don't want the say give me the biggest you have when signing up for a race and they hand me an XL that obviously will not fit
    I want to run at the gym invisibly next to all the other runners with out heads turning and people making comments in awe that i can actually run
    I don't want people questioning my ability to perform my job due to my size
    I don't want to be "beautiful for a big girl" I just want to be plain ole beautiful
    I want to be able to follow the trends without the nightmare that is finding trendy plus size items . Ive become great at it but honestly its a pain in the ass
    I don't want my son to feel shame for having the fat mom that people assume sits on the couch and isnt the very active person that I am
    I want to talk about the gym or running without people scoffing as if theres no way I could possibly be serious
    I want to do all of the things i love that my weight now limits like sky diving, scuba diving, zip lining, bunjee jumping, wakeboarding ETC.
    I just want to live my life without that label I just want to be the regular ordinary old me without the need for my size to be attatched to everything i do.
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    LaLaDee reacted to ypease in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    Sounds weird but -
    Running up my credit cards at the Mall on cute, fashionable clothes! (I won't think twice about the interest rate!) Buying the ones I look at now, knowing they will never make my current size in.
    I'm not kidding, I have a shopping plan laid out! By summer 2020, I will be covered in cute shorts, maybe a crop top and a very stylish swimsuit!
    I have a son who lives in Hawaii and I will be Hawaii bound for sure. To visit of course, but to catch some rays on my glistening toned body & trot around in a swimsuit, not shorts and a tee shirt. ALOHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from Lbtnew in 10mg Buspar & 15mg Lexapro Sleeve Compatibly   
    Me too! Never had an issue with Lexapro and sleeve and I “feel” when I’ve forgotten to take it because I start grinding my teeth at night, so I would know if it wasn’t absorbing properly.
  13. Congrats!
    LaLaDee reacted to Cherylmilla in Oh, Hello there, NSVs   
    So, I've experienced quite a few NSVs as of recent. I can cross my legs (not super comfortably yet, but hey); I'm in a size 14/16, down from a 26; and I see my collarbones. Yay!
    2 1/2 months out - 50 lbs lost post surgery and an additional 54 lbs was lost before (on my own, July 2019).
    I'm walking fast and exercising amazingly. This, all from the woman who got winded walking down the block to her car.
    Life is good!
  14. Haha
    LaLaDee reacted to Lynda486 in More fat on one side than the other   
    My right boob has always been bigger then the left and my husbands favorite 😉
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from Slownstedy in More fat on one side than the other   
    I can go to the gym and exercise. It’s hard to walk my dogs in the smoke/pollution. It’s hard to breathe. I actually had to go get an inhaler from my doctor. Hoping that things get better soon.
  16. Congrats!
    LaLaDee reacted to CubaRican73 in Happy!   
    36lbs dwn moving slowly but moving and I'm excited....No one can get me dwn 
    Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from Slownstedy in More fat on one side than the other   
    I think that’s pretty normal. My right arm is definitely leaner than my left arm.
    I don’t think there is much we can about it either.
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    LaLaDee got a reaction from Slownstedy in More fat on one side than the other   
    I think that’s pretty normal. My right arm is definitely leaner than my left arm.
    I don’t think there is much we can about it either.
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    LaLaDee reacted to NightPilgrim in Nipping the slide in the bud   
    Before my VSG (April 2017) I read everything that there was to read about the process.
    My surgery changed my life and my body! I lost more weight than I ever thought I would. I looked and felt beyond incredible!
    I've been maintaining at a BMI of around 20 - 21 for about 1.5 years
    But now, the slippage has started and I am NOT happy about it. People said it would and they were right.
    When I was in maintenance mode and I slowly started reintroducing more foods back into my diet, I absolutely loved that I could consume small portions of pretty much anything without gaining. But now the restriction has massively lessened. I can see that my portion sizes are growing again. My hunger is back. I can't kick my nightly "sweet treat" that's slowly turning from a square of dark chocolate back to a bar.
    I've gained 5lbs from my goal weight. I can feel my clothes getting tighter. I need to nip this in the bud right now!!! I don't want to ever ever ever go back to how things were before. And I don't want this whole process to be wasted. 5lb may not sound like a lot but I have a small frame so it shows. Plus, its a slippery, slippery slope.
    So I'm posting here to get some support and to stay accountable.
    I've got to lose this 5lbs.
    I'm going back to tracking my calories and my macros every day. Portion Control through weighing. Low carb high Protein. Fibre. Water intake.
    I can do this.
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    LaLaDee reacted to Apple1 in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Hi @FluffyChix. It is so great to see you are still here helping people and you have reached your goal weight!!!
    Life got busy for me and I sort of dropped off the map for the past year and a half. I decided I should come back and see how some of my surgery pals are doing and hang around for some support and accountability.
    I find being almost three years out that I am able to keep my bounce weight in a 10-15 lbs range. I am usually in the 150-160 range, but this winter and holiday season I saw 165 on the scale. I have tightened up my diet and I always eat in an 8 hour window with a 16 hr fast. I can't run like I used to because of knee pain so I have been sticking to walking the past 6 months. I would like to keep my weight closer to the 150 end because I am so aware of how easy it would be to end up on that slippery slope.

    It is great to be here again and I am looking forward to making new friends.
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    LaLaDee reacted to Shparks in Lost / Gained 100 Pounds   
    I am not trying to discourage anyone. If you want to do the surgery, just don't make the types of bad choices that I did. I thought of the sleeve as an alternative to watching what I eat. I lost weight that way for a year, only eating as much as the sleeve allowed me to eat. But I should have purposefully changed my eating habits from the beginning - and I should have when I stopped losing weight - and I should have when I started gaining weight.
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    LaLaDee reacted to FluffyChix in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    Hi glad you found us! Hopefully others will chime in. No tummy pains here! Tell us more about it?

    LOL, yes, I could see where "Christmas trees" might make you hungrier!
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    LaLaDee reacted to NightPilgrim in Intermittent Fasting Daily Menu/Results/Accountability   
    I'm so excited to find this thread! Started IF 1st January 2019... Doing 18/6 and 1200 calorie restriction preferably high Protein low ish carb for endomorph macros. Feeling great. Pouch resetting Weight starting to come off! Just got to stay away from the 🌲🌲🌲 during or near my fasting times or it all goes to 'pot' 😆
    Tho has anyone else experienced stomach pains doing this?
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    LaLaDee reacted to MichiganChic in 2020 Vets Updates   
    I am 7 years post VSG. I lost 145 pounds and kept it off 3-4 years, had plastics and looked and felt great, and then life happened. I cared for Sick parents, husband with early onset dementia and dearth subsequent death, a year of grieving....then one day I woke up and faced the truth of a 55 pound weight gain.

    September 2019 I began focusing on my health and goals again, and I’ve lost 22 pounds. I had a barium swallow which revealed I have a normal capacity stomach, so really, no restriction. I never had the restriction others describe. Anyway, as much as I hated to do it, I joined WW. I basically eat like a Bariatric patient, using WW as guardrails. I also have increased my exercise and am totally in the Peloton “cult”, which is great because I am loving exercise for the first time ever.
    I never thought I’d be here..yet here I am, living proof that stomachs DO stretch and even smart, determined people can end up with regain. I believe it will take me until June or July to get back to goal, but every pound lost is a great feeling of accomplishment.
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    LaLaDee reacted to GreenTealael in 2020 Vets Updates   
    Awwwwww now I'm ugly crying 😭
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