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Creekimp13

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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from GassyGurl in Had a really cool moment this weekend   
    I'm on a super restrictive liquid diet and my surgery is 11 days away.
    Yesterday, I cooked the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal for my family.
    When I wasn't eating any of it, my surgery came up as dinner conversation.... Joy!
    And of course....there were naysayers. Gentle naysayers...but naysayers. And I expect this. People are gonna have different opinions, and of course people worry....I wasn't offended.
    But here's the cool part....
    My daughter, who was home from college, jumped right into that conversation. But instead of addressing the naysayers, she says to me:
    "Mom, have I told you how proud I am of you for addressing your health issues? When you called last week and told me your new a1c numbers were in the normal range and that you've already corrected your pre-diabetes, I was so happy. I want you to be around a long, long time, and I think you're doing so well. Last time we went for a walk together and I had to tell you to slow down cause you were killing me, I knew you were on the right track. I know your surgery is going to go really well because I know you research the hell out of everything you do. I am really excited for you, and really proud of you. Good job."
    My naysayers...were quiet after that.
    God, my kid is awesome. What a cool person she's grown into.
    Sorry for the proud Mommy gush... just meant a lot to me.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Ginas_vsg in Starting my pre op "liquid" diet - Its not really all liquids   
    Ginas...I feel your pain. Yesterday was hell for me. But we made it through! So good job, and keep strong. I'm rooting for both of us:)
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from FlyFatA$$Fly in Down 70lbs!   
    That is pretty darned awesome. Great job!
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    Creekimp13 reacted to Ginas_vsg in Starting my pre op "liquid" diet - Its not really all liquids   
    My surgery is also on 12/4. I’m on 3 shakes per day. Yesterday was really difficult.



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    Creekimp13 reacted to DaleCruse in Thanksgiving was tough..wowsers! (Liquid Diet)   
    You're stronger than I would have been. You got this. Does it get easier than Thanksgiving? Yes! Congratulations on making it through!
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from GassyGurl in Had a really cool moment this weekend   
    I'm on a super restrictive liquid diet and my surgery is 11 days away.
    Yesterday, I cooked the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal for my family.
    When I wasn't eating any of it, my surgery came up as dinner conversation.... Joy!
    And of course....there were naysayers. Gentle naysayers...but naysayers. And I expect this. People are gonna have different opinions, and of course people worry....I wasn't offended.
    But here's the cool part....
    My daughter, who was home from college, jumped right into that conversation. But instead of addressing the naysayers, she says to me:
    "Mom, have I told you how proud I am of you for addressing your health issues? When you called last week and told me your new a1c numbers were in the normal range and that you've already corrected your pre-diabetes, I was so happy. I want you to be around a long, long time, and I think you're doing so well. Last time we went for a walk together and I had to tell you to slow down cause you were killing me, I knew you were on the right track. I know your surgery is going to go really well because I know you research the hell out of everything you do. I am really excited for you, and really proud of you. Good job."
    My naysayers...were quiet after that.
    God, my kid is awesome. What a cool person she's grown into.
    Sorry for the proud Mommy gush... just meant a lot to me.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from GassyGurl in Had a really cool moment this weekend   
    I'm on a super restrictive liquid diet and my surgery is 11 days away.
    Yesterday, I cooked the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal for my family.
    When I wasn't eating any of it, my surgery came up as dinner conversation.... Joy!
    And of course....there were naysayers. Gentle naysayers...but naysayers. And I expect this. People are gonna have different opinions, and of course people worry....I wasn't offended.
    But here's the cool part....
    My daughter, who was home from college, jumped right into that conversation. But instead of addressing the naysayers, she says to me:
    "Mom, have I told you how proud I am of you for addressing your health issues? When you called last week and told me your new a1c numbers were in the normal range and that you've already corrected your pre-diabetes, I was so happy. I want you to be around a long, long time, and I think you're doing so well. Last time we went for a walk together and I had to tell you to slow down cause you were killing me, I knew you were on the right track. I know your surgery is going to go really well because I know you research the hell out of everything you do. I am really excited for you, and really proud of you. Good job."
    My naysayers...were quiet after that.
    God, my kid is awesome. What a cool person she's grown into.
    Sorry for the proud Mommy gush... just meant a lot to me.
  8. Like
    Creekimp13 got a reaction from GassyGurl in Had a really cool moment this weekend   
    I'm on a super restrictive liquid diet and my surgery is 11 days away.
    Yesterday, I cooked the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal for my family.
    When I wasn't eating any of it, my surgery came up as dinner conversation.... Joy!
    And of course....there were naysayers. Gentle naysayers...but naysayers. And I expect this. People are gonna have different opinions, and of course people worry....I wasn't offended.
    But here's the cool part....
    My daughter, who was home from college, jumped right into that conversation. But instead of addressing the naysayers, she says to me:
    "Mom, have I told you how proud I am of you for addressing your health issues? When you called last week and told me your new a1c numbers were in the normal range and that you've already corrected your pre-diabetes, I was so happy. I want you to be around a long, long time, and I think you're doing so well. Last time we went for a walk together and I had to tell you to slow down cause you were killing me, I knew you were on the right track. I know your surgery is going to go really well because I know you research the hell out of everything you do. I am really excited for you, and really proud of you. Good job."
    My naysayers...were quiet after that.
    God, my kid is awesome. What a cool person she's grown into.
    Sorry for the proud Mommy gush... just meant a lot to me.
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    Creekimp13 reacted to BigViffer in Sex is good exercise   
    Clown cosplay, duh!
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    Creekimp13 reacted to jaminator in Sex is good exercise   
    im interested in learning what is included in "pre-sex silliness".....
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    Creekimp13 reacted to FlyFatA$$Fly in Down 70lbs!   
    Yesterday I hit the 70lbs mark at 166lb! I started 12/13/16 on my 6 month diet, and was sleeved 8/10/17. I’m 16lbs from my goal weight.
    I had to go jeans shopping this week as even my “small” jeans were too big. I was wearing 38 waist last December, and now I just bought 30 waist! Crazy!
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Frankette in Thanksgiving was tough..wowsers! (Liquid Diet)   
    I cooked the whole dinner, I entertained, I got it all put away and the dishes are done. Whew!
    I'll confess outright...I nibbled a very very small amount of turkey. (probably less than half an ounce...just one little chunk)
    But other than that, I was a good doobie and stayed on my liquid diet. It was hell...but the day is winding down and it looks like I made it. Good grief!
    The smell of baking rolls and the pies....nearly did me in. But I resisted.
    11 more days of this till surgery.
    One day at a time. That's about all I can handle.
    I know people do this...and they all seem to kinda act like it was no big deal. I am REALLY not enjoying this.
    I know after the surgery, it's going to be more of the same for a while.....but at least there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully less hunger.
    Right now...the diet I've been on for six months...seems decadent and indulgent.
    I don't mind veggies and lean Proteins and low glycemic carbs.....I just want to eat something that casts a shadow again someday:(
    Kinda crying in my broth tonight. Feel overwhelmed....but I made it through. Proud of that.
    Here's my question: I'm on day 3. Does this get easier?
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    Creekimp13 reacted to Jade5 in December Sleevers??   
    My Surgery is also scheduled for Dec. 5th, I'm on my 2 week liquid diet now. Congrats on your date. We can do this!!!
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    Creekimp13 reacted to Miss Topaz in Thanksgiving was tough..wowsers! (Liquid Diet)   
    Wow. That is strength! Good for you! If you could make it through today, you can make it through the next several!
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Berry78 in MedGem Analyzer for metabolic fingerprint (the test where you breath into the tube)   
    Awesome advice, berry. I think they talked about repeating the test a couple of months after surgery? I can't remember. I can't remember much of anything since starting this liquid diet. Yeesh. But I bet it's in my folder of info. I know everything changes as you go along and you need to eat fewer calories as your body mass goes down.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Frankette in Thanksgiving was tough..wowsers! (Liquid Diet)   
    I cooked the whole dinner, I entertained, I got it all put away and the dishes are done. Whew!
    I'll confess outright...I nibbled a very very small amount of turkey. (probably less than half an ounce...just one little chunk)
    But other than that, I was a good doobie and stayed on my liquid diet. It was hell...but the day is winding down and it looks like I made it. Good grief!
    The smell of baking rolls and the pies....nearly did me in. But I resisted.
    11 more days of this till surgery.
    One day at a time. That's about all I can handle.
    I know people do this...and they all seem to kinda act like it was no big deal. I am REALLY not enjoying this.
    I know after the surgery, it's going to be more of the same for a while.....but at least there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully less hunger.
    Right now...the diet I've been on for six months...seems decadent and indulgent.
    I don't mind veggies and lean Proteins and low glycemic carbs.....I just want to eat something that casts a shadow again someday:(
    Kinda crying in my broth tonight. Feel overwhelmed....but I made it through. Proud of that.
    Here's my question: I'm on day 3. Does this get easier?
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    Creekimp13 reacted to lgt525 in December Sleevers??   
    Hi All,
    This is my first post. My surgery date is December 21. I was going the insurance route but the hoops I had to jump through were endless and I really wanted to get this done this year, so I am self paying with a different surgeon and hospital. I am both excited and scared. This is the biggest commitment I have made to my health in decades.


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    Creekimp13 reacted to Berry78 in MedGem Analyzer for metabolic fingerprint (the test where you breath into the tube)   
    Sounds like it gives a ton of info! I hadn't heard of it, so thank you for mentioning it.
    It's typical as you drop weight, some of it will be from your lean mass. So when you get down around 200lbs, you will want to recheck your numbers because your daily calories burned will go down, and your lean body mass will probably go down. Sometimes people can maintain their lean masses.. but not always.
    (Exercise and Protein consumption is how to keep it up).
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from angyplus5 in Surprise! Your upper GI was ABNORMAL   
    It was a mini vacation with my best friend....this crazy girl I've known for 40 years. (we met the first day of first grade..we talk damned near every day and see each other once a week)
    We took a few days to go see some haunted houses and House on the Rock in Wisconsin.
    House on the Rock is impossible to describe. It's sort of like witnessing a museum, obsessive freak show collector, hoarder, steam punk enthusiast, tree house, the worlds biggest carousel and doll collection....and Japanese garden....all at the same time. It's an amazing place, but to really enjoy it, you have to be kinda artsy and half nuts.....which is why my friend and I were thrilled out of our socks. Takes all day to see everything and you still feel like you haven't scratched the surface. Don't go if you're afraid of heights.
    The haunted house in Chicago was excellent....the Chicago traffic wasn't. This is an annual trip for us, and we had a blast.
    My bestie got me a Fitbit for my birthday this year, and we've been doing step competitions and cooking each other healthy meals....has been really nice to have someone so actively in my corner. Love that girl.
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    Creekimp13 reacted to Sunshine1028 in December Sleevers??   
    Scheduled for 12/20.
    Excited. Anxious.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Tess530 in Turkey vs Human   
    I'm on a liquid pre-surg diet. No temptation...cause nothing is allowed. Cravings and holiday food-grief will be on the menu...but no Turkey. I'm gonna sit at the table and cry in my Protein Drink and broth a little...and then be really thankful that I have good insurance and a good medical team that I trust. I know a lot of people don't....so I'm gonna try to buck up and count my blessings.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Tess530 in Turkey vs Human   
    I'm on a liquid pre-surg diet. No temptation...cause nothing is allowed. Cravings and holiday food-grief will be on the menu...but no Turkey. I'm gonna sit at the table and cry in my Protein Drink and broth a little...and then be really thankful that I have good insurance and a good medical team that I trust. I know a lot of people don't....so I'm gonna try to buck up and count my blessings.
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    Creekimp13 got a reaction from Frankette in 2 weeks before surgery and I broke my foot yesterday   
    Frankette...wishing you a good outcome, no matter if your surgery is on schedule or delayed. It's important to walk after surgery to prevent blood clots, so perhaps that's part of his hesitation? Wishing you good health and a safe surgery:) So sorry for the setback!
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    Creekimp13 reacted to UndercoverDiet in Why is it a secret?   
    Thank you everyone for the honest feedback. All points make sense to me. I do understand not discussing medical conditions and procedures. I'm just so excited about it I can't keep quiet.
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    Creekimp13 reacted to DaleCruse in Why is it a secret?   
    All the other surgical procedures listed here are invisible to other people. The weight loss associated with bariatric surgery is very visible. People are going to notice you're losing weight. You could tell them & control your own narrative or you could remain silent & let people dream up reasons you're losing weight. "Is she sick?! Do he have cancer?! I bet it's HIV!" Control your narrative or let others do it for you.

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