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JeezLouise91

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to sleevedin2018 in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I’m on the 17th of Jan too!! . It sounds like you’re pretty prepared for post-op. I’m cooking up Soups to purée and freeze so I won’t need to worry about that stuff when I get home. Aside from that, I figure I’ll buy what I need as I learn about my new stomach and health needs.


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from BigAussieGirl in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Yeah I thought on the same lines as you and was hoping it was true! Like some things just seem really gimmicky and not worth it. I shall definitely take the lip balm then haha.

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Emailkariann in 6 month update, pic and question   
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to stabb009 in Gained weight! Will they cancel surgery?   
    Will someone still get the surgery if they gained weight at last appointment or is the same weight as previous appt? I really did struggle for the holidays. This is my last appt before they submit to insurance. Will i get another month to prepare?
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from 823freckles in Wls body shamers smh   
    I'm only 5"2 and weigh 238 so that's alot for me! And do these people think we should just wait until we get to that size? Why wait? Just nip it in the bud asap while it's safe!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Missy161 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Definitely. The lady checking me I. At the hospital told me I didn't need surgery- I wasn't big enough. Big help (not) made me question it but I don't question it at all now!
    You'll do great. Good luck!


    Mich W
    Hw 223, SW 217 CW 172.8 GW 135
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from 823freckles in Wls body shamers smh   
    I'm only 5"2 and weigh 238 so that's alot for me! And do these people think we should just wait until we get to that size? Why wait? Just nip it in the bud asap while it's safe!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Missy161 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I'm really happy that even though you had the same thoughts as me you don't regret anything. Sounds like the surgery was definitely for you!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Sullie06 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I for sure had some mild depression and regret directly after the surgery but as time went on and I was losing weight and getting ahold of my diet better I started to feel better over all. I think being prepared and knowing it can happen allows you to better take control of the situation going into it.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Norma Jean in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I think anyone can lose weight.
    I have lost hundreds (yes, hundreds) of pounds over my lifetime. I have been fat my entire life. I was also an athlete, so, when I was younger, I was able to manage being a bigger girl because even though I was 180lbs at 5'5" in high school - I was strong. I am going to be 50 this year, and even though I am active, I am definitely limited with what activities I can do at my current weight (300lbs).
    I have been in and out of weight watchers since I was 12. Have done every diet that has EVER existed (seriously, can anyone say/smell cabbage soup). I have yo-yo'ed my entire life. Some diets more successful than others. When I was in my twenties, I had my most success with a nutritionist. I lost about 80lbs with her and when I couldn't get the remaining 25lb's to go - I made a desperate move and saw a total quack of a Dr. that gave me black beauties (it was the late 80's) and I lost the rest of the weight. It was an unhealthy end to what had been such a successful weight loss but once I stopped with the pills, I slowly started eating poorly and over the following 3-4 years, gained all the weight back and then some.
    I understand your question. I deeply understand it. I can only speak for myself, and the short answer is "YES" I can lose weight without surgery. The longer answer is that after struggling for 50 years, I am tired and need something that will not only help me lose the weight but more importantly help with maintaining this for the rest of my life because unlike the "YES" answer to losing the weight it has proven to be a hard "NO" about being able to maintain for any length of time.
    I refuse to beat myself up any longer by asking myself if I could have done this on my own. I have a proven track record of NOT being able to sustain a weight loss. I have made a mental shift to not focus on that type of thinking but rather look forward and embrace where I am now - 2 weeks out from surgery and 25lbs lighter.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to psyance in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I’ll throw in. I first tried losing weight at about 18. I dropped over a hundred pounds. But, slowly put it all back on. Did it again in my late twenties (~80lbs) and slowly put it back on. At 34, I got on Phentramine. Dropped 100 lbs. by 40, had put it all back on. I found that during the last time, I had to run every day and keep a ridiculously strict diet (always felt like I was starving) to not gain weight. I injured myself (running 8-10 miles every day) and the weight piled back. I’m hoping this will be the last time I ever have to drop huge amounts of weight. Smaller portions and a size that allows me to stay active without injury. Fingers crossed.



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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from jennypenny1998 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    There you are! Someone who feels like me! I knew you were out there somewhere haha. This has made me feel so much less alone. And thank you, I wouldn't of walked if it wasn't for these comments, this community has been a life saver for me. I'm glad I've posted this. Sorry to hear you feel your slipping back onto old habits but you've also done so well! You can do it! xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Sosewsue61 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Thanks so much for your advice. I will try to use this time wisely while I can in regards to my relationship with food. can't wait to join you!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to jennypenny1998 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I definitely thought that I didn't try hard enough to lose weight. I remember the night before surgery, I was very emotional and just wanted to go home. I felt so guilty because I honestly didn't exercise much and used food as a crutch when I was feeling down. I had my surgery in October, and I've gone from 220 to 180 lbs. I'm slipping back into my old habits (I've figured out which foods are sliders for me and take advantage of it). I don't exercise (hopefully joining the gym today) and I've stayed at 180 even for the past three weeks. Although my insurance covered most of my surgery, I still had to pay a hefty amount to the hospital. My advice to you is to not over think it. Whatever thoughts and decisions that brought you to the idea of WLS were for a reason. Do not feel guilty for wanting to feel better. I always thought of surgery as a reset button, a second chance to start all over. Don't feel guilty about wanting a second chance. You're exercising, which shows that you are committed to it! Be proud, girl! You're already taking steps to better your health and future!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to DropWt4Life in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I have been dieting off and on since the early 80s. I was a 38 waist when I entered high school. I got down to a 31 waist by Sophomore year, and maintained until graduation (playing sports and very active). I ballooned back up to a 38 waist by the age of 25 I then started see-sawing back and forth every year, and the range bottom got higher and higher until I was 326 with a 44 waist.
    I definitely deserved this surgery. I paid for it. I did what I needed to do to prepare for it. I am doing what I need to do to ensure my success. I am a loose 36 waist now. I can wear some 34s. I am not going back.
    If you feel that you haven't legitimately tried to lose weight and keep it off before, then that doesn't mean you don't deserve the surgery. I will just say that you'd better put in the work now. You are going to have to change your relationship with food, and hopefully get over the resistance to exercise. Otherwise, you might have a hard time losing and/or keeping off the weight. This isn't a magic bullet, and isn't easy. It takes work even with the surgery.
    Your surgery is on January 17th. That means you have roughly a month to prepare. Go on a diet now, and see what you can do. Add in some walking everyday. You will at least have a better understanding of what it is going to take, and whether or not you will be able to do it without surgery.
    I wish you the very best.

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Sosewsue61 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    Beating yourself up over deserving/not deserving surgery is wrong headed thinking. Value yourself enough to take an oppotunity when it is presented - would you turn down a raise because well, you didn't work to perfection? I'm thinking that answer is no. We are not perfect, we can only be better and move forward.
    Surgery will give you better tools to KEEP the weight off providing you get your whole self in the game, especially your mind. I used the preop time to think about my relationship to food, my body needs fuel but food is not my comfort, my friend, a solution to anxiety or problems - after you indulge in food as a behavior - those issues are still there. Stop fearing food, stop giving it power over you. The surgery took my hunger and desire away, but I was ready to let go of food controlling me.
    Have surgery. Good luck. See you on the 'other side'.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to FluffyChix in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I've tried since I was 9. My longest lasting attempt has been low carb (since 2000). I too have PCOS. I'm also pre-diabetic, have had a pretty severe hormone positive (obesity related) breast cancer, asthma, arthritis, left arm lymphedema (from the cancer treatment), high blood pressure, and other stuff. The likelihood of losing the weight and maintaining the loss with my health situation is about the same as me winning a multi-million dollar lottery. It's not impossible that I could do this on my own, it's just highly unlikely and improbable.
    But in saying this, I do not excuse my personal responsibility in contributing to my obesity. It's another chicken/egg thing. Did I eat myself into obesity? Or did my constant yo-yo dieting get me to the point that I was unable to resist the hormonal drive to eat--and to eat crap food, rather than lean, clean food? Dunno. Doesn't matter. I'm here and that's enough. Research is showing that the reason so few are successful long term in losing and maintaining weight loss is because the body will sabotage us. Once we get fat, it seems--the body wants to keep us fat and will dump a whole host of hormones on us to make sure we eat and re-feed to beyond our previous weight. It sounds like we're victims of our fat body. Right? Except I don't want to be a victim--it robs us of power and action.
    So where I am right now is at the point where I have to accept that I need an additional boost (through a metabolic reset and surgery) in order to succeed at this whole weight loss thing. Will it change my head? Nope. I still have to work on changing that. But it will change a whole host of things they "think" contributes to long term obesity. It will immediately within about 3 weeks drop my chance of cancer recurrence about another 30-45% (I'm presently now at a 25% recurrence rate--so it will split it in half).
    Do I need this surgery? Absolutely.
    Do I deserve this surgery? Well, that's putting a value statement on it. Maybe. Maybe not. It's almost a Schroedinger's Cat question. Philosophically, do you believe the cat in the box is dead? Does anyone deserve a better metabolic chance at changing their life long term, but for at least a minimum of 12 years? Are any of us worthy--or more worthy than another? I don't fool myself that I will suddenly be healthy enough to go out there and cure cancer, or solve the meaning of life and existence. But, chances are (and my insurance company is betting on this), that I will be healthier after surgery to more than pay for the $50000 or so they will spend on me having the surgery. So I'ma say I deserve the surgery. Cuz I can.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to 1234567890 in Time to be honest. Anyone care to join?   
    I tried loosing weight on my own for about 8 years.. lost / gained weight, it’s no beainer.. it was due food addiction. Surgery gave me the opportunity not only to lose weight.. but to re-think and fix my earing habbits. See food a different way and eat to live.. not the other way around.. People think we chose the eas way..frankly, surgery helped me, but I also spend aboout 8 hours a week working out at the gym. At the end of day part of me says I couldn’t do it on my own.. other part of me is satrisfied and happy with my results and change.. not only physically, but mentally.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to psyance in Not sure what to do...family doc against bariatric surgery   
    Yes. Switch PCs (or at least that’s what I would do). That’s BS.
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from DDubzzy in Let's do this   
    OK so if my name looks familiar to any of you, you may remember me as the indecisive, anxious all over the place girl who asked 1000s of questions and really wasn't sure whether to get the sleeve or not
    After re-reading through all your advice and doing more searches I've decided to stop being such a wuss and JUST GO FOR It.
    This is my little thank you post to you all as I don't think without this community I would of decided to do this.
    My surgery date was moved and is now January 17th. Now that I've decided to do it the nerves have got a little worse, but one thing that's changed is for the first time in a long time I'm actually excited. Now I can look at all these inspirational photos and say "that'll be me soon!"
    I've decided to make an Instagram account (jeez_sleevedlouise) especially for my journey and even posted a cheeky vlog which is not like me! But then again getting a major surgery isn't like me either lol.
    Thanks guys once again and glad to finally feel like part of this with all of you!
    Much love xxx
    Surgery due January 10th 2018
    CW 238
    GW 133
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from DDubzzy in Let's do this   
    OK so if my name looks familiar to any of you, you may remember me as the indecisive, anxious all over the place girl who asked 1000s of questions and really wasn't sure whether to get the sleeve or not
    After re-reading through all your advice and doing more searches I've decided to stop being such a wuss and JUST GO FOR It.
    This is my little thank you post to you all as I don't think without this community I would of decided to do this.
    My surgery date was moved and is now January 17th. Now that I've decided to do it the nerves have got a little worse, but one thing that's changed is for the first time in a long time I'm actually excited. Now I can look at all these inspirational photos and say "that'll be me soon!"
    I've decided to make an Instagram account (jeez_sleevedlouise) especially for my journey and even posted a cheeky vlog which is not like me! But then again getting a major surgery isn't like me either lol.
    Thanks guys once again and glad to finally feel like part of this with all of you!
    Much love xxx
    Surgery due January 10th 2018
    CW 238
    GW 133
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gnat in Cold feet a day away from Gastric Sleeve surgery   
    I've had cold feet for about a month and I don't even get sleeved until January! It's so easy to be sure about getting it when we're in the process isn't it?! But as soon as you get accepted and get a date, bam it hits. Unfortunately we can't see into the future so nothing is certain. Complications can happen but that's the risk we're willing to take for a better life. I don't have diabetes or high blood pressure either, but will probably get it the way I'm going, so when you think about it, not having the surgery is a risk too! Losing weight is harder for me too with PCOS. Let's face it, the chances of us successfully losing weight and keeping it off without the surgery is slim. It's not like we haven't tried. Sorry I can't answer any of your questions as I'm not quite there yet! But I really related to some parts of your post so wanted to give you some encouragement [emoji3] xxx

    Surgery due January 10th 2018


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gnat in Cold feet a day away from Gastric Sleeve surgery   
    I've had cold feet for about a month and I don't even get sleeved until January! It's so easy to be sure about getting it when we're in the process isn't it?! But as soon as you get accepted and get a date, bam it hits. Unfortunately we can't see into the future so nothing is certain. Complications can happen but that's the risk we're willing to take for a better life. I don't have diabetes or high blood pressure either, but will probably get it the way I'm going, so when you think about it, not having the surgery is a risk too! Losing weight is harder for me too with PCOS. Let's face it, the chances of us successfully losing weight and keeping it off without the surgery is slim. It's not like we haven't tried. Sorry I can't answer any of your questions as I'm not quite there yet! But I really related to some parts of your post so wanted to give you some encouragement [emoji3] xxx

    Surgery due January 10th 2018


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from DropWt4Life in TMI but need help   
    Definitely go to the ER! doesn't sound normal at all. Hoping it gets better for you soon xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gnat in Cold feet a day away from Gastric Sleeve surgery   
    I've had cold feet for about a month and I don't even get sleeved until January! It's so easy to be sure about getting it when we're in the process isn't it?! But as soon as you get accepted and get a date, bam it hits. Unfortunately we can't see into the future so nothing is certain. Complications can happen but that's the risk we're willing to take for a better life. I don't have diabetes or high blood pressure either, but will probably get it the way I'm going, so when you think about it, not having the surgery is a risk too! Losing weight is harder for me too with PCOS. Let's face it, the chances of us successfully losing weight and keeping it off without the surgery is slim. It's not like we haven't tried. Sorry I can't answer any of your questions as I'm not quite there yet! But I really related to some parts of your post so wanted to give you some encouragement [emoji3] xxx

    Surgery due January 10th 2018


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