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JeezLouise91

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to jess9395 in Petrified and indecisive   
    I drink a glass of wine now and then, or do a shot of hard alcohol in a sugar free or low cal mixer. I like a shot of whiskey in sugar free cider or vodka in low cal cranberry juice. There are "light" margarita mixers. I'm at goal so I do vodka Collins sometimes. If I could do carbonation I'd do gin and soda. Some people use crystal light mixers. If you can tolerate carbonation there are plenty of light beers or heck Jack (or rum) and Diet Coke. Just mix more of the mixer to alcohol than you used to!


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from jess9395 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Funny enough you mentioned that, my Dr referd me today! So hopefully that will help. You've been great too tho [emoji16]

    And you're right when I look at myself being big I do class myself different in a negative way, maybe being different can be good too.

    Sent from my F5121 using BariatricPal mobile app

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to BDME in Petrified and indecisive   
    Thank you! My IG is @2infinityandbree_ond



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Healthy_life2 in Petrified and indecisive   
    No apology needed,
    I'm sitting here giggling to myself because your posts sound like me. I was so much the same at the beginning of this. (I'm three years out)
    Normal sized food? Humm you will be amazed that food does not control you. You are full and satisfied on a salad plate sized meal. food is still a joy. You don't feel deprived. I think I eat normal after surgery. I didn't eat normal before surgery. That is how I got to 254 pounds. I'm now 140.
    I still feel hunger at times. I can satisfy it with healthy alternatives. I also have to decide if its head hunger, eating out of boredom or emotional/stress eating.
    Maintaining your weight after goal will be a balance...You can indulge but get things back on track when you have a gain. If I chose to have pie. I workout extra at the gym.
    Big debates on stomach stretching. I'm not going to touch on that.
    Reality is you can "eat around" any surgery and fail. If you graze - (Eats small meals all day) It's the same as not having surgery. You can get in many calories and make bad food choices.
    Know that you will only get out of surgery what you are willing to put into it. None of us want to have regain. If you work your program you will be successful.

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from tahoegirl96118 in Petrified and indecisive   
    This is my first post so my apologies if I've posted in the wrong place!
    This website seems to keep popping up while I frantically Google advice, so thought it would make sense to sign myself up.
    On Friday I was accepted for gastric sleeve surgery, and now being accepted after trying to get to this point for over a year my nerves are telling me to back out
    I'm 26, BMI 42, have polycystic ovary syndrome and apart from asthma no other health problems.
    I've been battling with my weight for about 6 years now and decided to get surgery after my 3rd Misscarraige and learning that early menopause runs in the family. When I signed up for the surgery, I was in a bad place e.g. Smoking, drinking binge eating. But now that I've been off the cigarettes for a month and cut my alcohol intake by more than half, part of me is thinking if I can do what I've done so far, shouldn't I give the weightloss another go without the surgery?
    The thought of being young and spending the rest of my 20s being miserable and not being able to go for drinks or meals with friends and family is something that concerns me. It sounds pretty pathetic when I should be thinking more about my health but I can't help but think about it!
    Will life ever be the same again? Am I prepared mentally for it? My family and partner are 50/50 about it too.
    Seeing as I don't have any major health problems and I'm fairly young, does that make the risks lower? The risks are also something that keeps spinning in my head
    And my last question is if I'm this scared and indecisive about the whole thing does that mean I'm not ready yet?
    I was told by my hospital that if I were to back out, I'd have to do the year long program all over again, and in my head probably won't be accepted again if I had mucked them about last time!
    I'm sure (well I hope) I'm not the only one that has thought about backing out so if you were like me and decided to go for it or anything similar I'd love to hear your stories/thoughts. I get that only I can make this decision but some encouragement would be really appreciated!
    Lou xx
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Apple203 in Non supportive support system   
    Yea, and ugh, this is why I am not sharing with my family (other than H and kids). Sometimes I wonder if their own regrets may be a factor. What would my 63 yo future self say to me if she had a time machine? I'm pretty sure she would kick my butt for staying obese and unable to live the life she/I deserves << maybe that is what my 75yo mom would think about my upcoming surgery, but about herself?
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to KarenOR in Petrified and indecisive   
    I turned 50 this summer. I spent 40 years yo-yo dieting and destroying my metabolism in the process. I just had to stop the madness. I went in thinking I would just use the nutrition services (after my stupid insurance wouldn't pay for a nutritionist because I wasn't diabetic or had other issues) but through the course of those 6 months came to realize that the only want to get it to stop was to have a more permanent tool. It was just gets harder and harder. I got sleeved on 9/27. It hasn't been a breeze but no major complications. I suspect I will wish I had doe it sooner.



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to eden30 in Petrified and indecisive   
    I think it’s so great to do this while you are still young. Maybe chat to a consellor? Best of luck to you and I hope it all works out well



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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from dcole007 in I haven't told anyone   
    I actually told everyone straight away but my father would really rather me not get it. It can be discouraging so if you are absolutely certain you want to do it and feel like your family will try to change your mind keep it to yourself. You are an adult at the end of the day! It may cause upset if it comes out but atleast they won't have to worry about you in the days leading up to it
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to jess9395 in Petrified and indecisive   
    Why would you be miserable and unable to go out to eat/drink with friends and family? I do it all the time.

    Perhaps you can't drink alcohol for six months or a year... perhaps WHAT you eat when you go out will be different, especially at first, but you can go out!

    And isn't that time to enjoy other people's company anyhow? You can do that no matter what you are eating.



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to tahoegirl96118 in Petrified and indecisive   
    I'm just under 5 weeks out and I'm feeling some of the same things you are, as are and were so many others. If you weren't having some of these thoughts you wouldn't be normal.
    Life is full of "what if's". Only you can know for sure if this is the best path for you.
    This is my surgeons take on things and I tend to agree. What ever I have been trying in the past has gotten me where I am today. What I choose to do for me and my future will get me where I want to be. He also brings up Oprah......He says "she has all the money in the world and all the resources available to her and she still struggles with losing weight on her own".
    I wish you all the best on your journey and that you make the best decision for you.

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from tahoegirl96118 in Petrified and indecisive   
    This is my first post so my apologies if I've posted in the wrong place!
    This website seems to keep popping up while I frantically Google advice, so thought it would make sense to sign myself up.
    On Friday I was accepted for gastric sleeve surgery, and now being accepted after trying to get to this point for over a year my nerves are telling me to back out
    I'm 26, BMI 42, have polycystic ovary syndrome and apart from asthma no other health problems.
    I've been battling with my weight for about 6 years now and decided to get surgery after my 3rd Misscarraige and learning that early menopause runs in the family. When I signed up for the surgery, I was in a bad place e.g. Smoking, drinking binge eating. But now that I've been off the cigarettes for a month and cut my alcohol intake by more than half, part of me is thinking if I can do what I've done so far, shouldn't I give the weightloss another go without the surgery?
    The thought of being young and spending the rest of my 20s being miserable and not being able to go for drinks or meals with friends and family is something that concerns me. It sounds pretty pathetic when I should be thinking more about my health but I can't help but think about it!
    Will life ever be the same again? Am I prepared mentally for it? My family and partner are 50/50 about it too.
    Seeing as I don't have any major health problems and I'm fairly young, does that make the risks lower? The risks are also something that keeps spinning in my head
    And my last question is if I'm this scared and indecisive about the whole thing does that mean I'm not ready yet?
    I was told by my hospital that if I were to back out, I'd have to do the year long program all over again, and in my head probably won't be accepted again if I had mucked them about last time!
    I'm sure (well I hope) I'm not the only one that has thought about backing out so if you were like me and decided to go for it or anything similar I'd love to hear your stories/thoughts. I get that only I can make this decision but some encouragement would be really appreciated!
    Lou xx
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