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  1. bmxmama2

    5 Confessions (Join In)

    I confess that... 1) I lied about the surgery I was having to my husband because he would never understand. He’s in the “get up and move and it’s oh, so easy” mentality. He thinks the surgery was for something else and weight loss is a weird side effect. 2) I miss Goldfish crackers so much that I “eat” handfuls of them by sucking the seasoning off and spitting them into the garbage. 3) I bought a kid’s meal and ate the French fries first. My punishment was they wouldn’t stay down. 4) I threw out my big clothes yesterday instead of giving them to charity. 5) I’m loving the attention I’m getting from guys right now even though I’m married. I have lost 40.2 as this morning. Sleeved 10/3.
  2. All of those are great ideas, but you do need to get your water in. I live near Disney, and our winter is not like actual winter. February is often in the 80s and extremely sunny. Dehydration can happen year round. If you don’t want to carry food around, Disney has lots of options that can be fairly inexpensive. There are stands everywhere with healthy snacks so you aren’t spending a lot on huge meals that would take a month to eat. I usually get a kid’s meal with grilled chicken, side salad or broccoli, yogurt, and bottled water for $4.95. They have condiment bars with the peanut butter containers that I take for snacks. Have fun! You’ll have a great time!
  3. bmxmama2


    Hi! I had my surgery 10/3. Before the liquid diet, I was 212 at 5’3”. Surgery date was 207. This morning I’m 181.6. I know some may think this is slow progress, but I’m ecstatic!
  4. Yesterday was my four week mark, and I was very nervous because I knew the candy situation. I’m a teacher, and we have Halloween parties, kids bring me special treats, and then there is trick-or-treating at night. Not only did I make it through alive, I didn’t have one bite of candy. My cravings didn’t exist. I wasn’t even interested when people brought me my own bag of Snickers. This is the most amazing feeling! I can do this!!![emoji4] Have a great day, all!
  5. Hi, all. I wanted to find a place where i can document everything so this is it. I had my sleeve done on 10/3/17. What amazes me is that what I have experienced seems to follow most people to a T. The past week-and-a-half was very frustrating as I hit a nine day stall, experienced that slime everyone has spoken of, had a bout of depression where I couldn't stop crying for days, and was so tired I couldn't function once I got home from work. Oh, and the monthly friend I haven't seen in two years came back to visit. I've been having a really hard time getting all of my protein and liquids. I mean I'm lucky if I get one water bottle in an entire day. I am finally able to eat soft foods so it feels like a whole new world has opened up to me. That gourmet meal of fat-free refried beans with some shredded cheese was the one of the best I've ever had. However, both times I tried fish... definitely not something my new stomach likes. It came back up immediately. Anyway, the happy news is that this morning I woke up bright and early, was finally able to down an entire protein shake, and the scale said I was down two pounds. Oh... and I was able to put on an old pair of jeans two sizes smaller than the day I went in for surgery. Now, technically they are over my butt and can button if I suck in my belly, but they can't be zipped up. I don't care though. They feel good. LOL I feel so energetic this morning, and these jeans with the two pound loss on the scale was definitely the new motivation I needed. I was really starting to feel down in the dumps, even though in my head I know my loss has been amazing. It was seeing the scale not move coupled with wanting to throw chicken broth out the window that was getting to me. So tonight I plan to increase my walking after work, and hopefully I'll be able to stay awake until 9:00. Have a great day everyone!
  6. I want to thank you all for the well wishes. I am now four days post-op, and I'm feeling pretty well. It's so true what they say about not being hungry. I am forcing myself to get in the little bit that my body allows. It is so strange not being able to eat or drink like I normally would. It's like my body has an automatic shut off valve that says stop, that's it, and I just can't get anymore down. The hospital experience was so much better than I expected. The only thing that would have been awesome to know in advance was that they required TWO IV ports. One was for fluids and medications, and the other was in case I needed blood. So... the part I feared the most was doubled. Other than that, I can't complain about a single thing. They made sure that I never even had a chance to feel much pain because they were on top of it. Even now that I'm home, there is only a little bit of soreness. I'm not even taking the prescription painkillers. I have taken Extra Strength Tylenol a few times because I'm sore and a little stiff when I wake up in the morning. Be sure to do your coughing and breathing exercises because they do help so much. I was a little freaked out because I gained weight in the hospital, but it's already almost gone. I'm told it's from being pumped full of fluids. Anyway, now I'm on the other side and am so excited for this journey towards the new me. No regrets!
  7. I was sleeved on 10/3, and I feel amazing! I can't wait to read about all of your experiences this month. Congratulations to all of us!
  8. Tomorrow is the big day! All I keep thinking is at this time tomorrow I’ll be a post-op girl. My nerves are in high gear though. I’m so nervous that something will happen at the last minute like all of a sudden I get symptoms of the bug going around where I teach or the doctor won’t like the number on the scale before surgery. I don’t know. I’m just all over the place. Of all things to be scared of from this surgery, I’m freaking out about the IV. [emoji23] My bag is packed, and I’m ready! I’ll stop with the rambling now.[emoji23]
  9. I had my surgery on 10/3 as well. I was discharged yesterday, and today I’m allowed to move from clear liquids to the next stage. My only real pain has been the gas, but this morning I woke up with tightness in my chest. I made myself cough a lot, and it seems to have subsided. I think today I’ll need to try some of that vitamin water zero and diet Snapple. I also noticed that everything tastes super sweet. I’m used to having a Splenda with my tea, and I had to dump it and go without. I also couldn’t get the pro stat protein down because the vanilla flavor was just too sweet. It feels good to know I’m kinda on a normal track. Good luck to us all!
  10. bmxmama2

    It’s finally here!

    Thanks for your kind words! I’m so glad you are doing so well. I heard the gas is awful.
  11. bmxmama2

    FL Sleevers in October

    Hi! I'm in West Palm Beach and getting sleeved on 10/3. One week from today, and I'm so excited!
  12. bmxmama2

    [emoji860] it's surgery day!!!

    I hope all is well! Good luck!
  13. I honestly thought I was the only one keeping this a secret. I know I'm on the lower end as far as weight goes, but with my height and comorbidities this choice is really not that far off from people with higher numbers on the scale that are several inches taller. I never even would have considered the surgery if my team of doctors had not recommended it. I have tried everything over the course of several years, and this is my last resort. I can't deal with the negativity I know I'll get if I tell people. My mother and my sister know. My husband knows I'm having a surgery on my stomach, but he doesn't know it's for weight loss. Other than that, it's nobody else's business. I also feel very alone in keeping this to myself. The surgery is now just over a week away, and I pray the outcome is what I've been hoping. Good luck to all of us!
  14. bmxmama2

    Young, Short + Female

    Thank you for your details of the first few days. They have been a great read. This is the kind of information I've been searching for. I'm scheduled to be sleeved on 10/3, and all I want are real accounts of what I may or may not expect. I do hope you are home safely and feeling better. [emoji846]
  15. Hi! My date is 10/3! I'm getting so excited, yet I'm so nervous at the same time. I'll admit I'm not a fan of this liquid preop diet either. I have a headache that won't go away, and I feel like I could sleep all day. However, I know this is all going to be worth it in the end. Good luck to all of us!
  16. Mine is October 3rd. I can't wait!