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  1. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    I think I'm getting an ulcer. I finished up my PPI regimen a few weeks ago, and I had a feeling this would happen. [emoji29] I'm trying to control it with diet right now but I dont know if the pain will go away without getting back on the PPI or taking something like carafate. I was really trying to limit my ppi use. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    3 month surgiversary yesterday (10/8) and I'm down 40lbs since surgery day, 70lbs overall! I've been really frustrated with being in my second stall for the past 2 weeks, but I have to keep telling myself to just stick to the program. I'll admit I haven't eaten the best, but I have my head back in the game and I remind myself that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I started working out again, so itll be interesting to see what my body needs in terms of consumption as it adjusts. Most of my protein comes in the form of gene pro unflavored protein powder in diet tea (57 calories/ 30 grams protein) Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Weekly Check In: Down 8lbs this week I broke my stall so I'm pleased I didn't work out this week but I'm motivated and committed to working out 3x this next week. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Jolexis

    Non Scale Victories

    Big NSV I've gone from barely fitting a 3x to fitting into a 1x. It's like a whole clothing world is opening up. I shop at stores like Burlington and Ross and I feel like the plus size selection is sparse for 2X and up. It's also kind of bittersweet. I'm getting off all of this weight that I've gained since having 2 kids and I'm learning that my body composition is.... Different. The biggest part of my body has always been my butt and thighs. My stomach is now the largest area. I'm still thrilled with the changes! Just learning to dress a new body type! Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. I had a glass of wine at my high school reunion (and an egg roll). Back on the grind today. I'm grateful for the changes that I've made. In the past I would have had 3-4 drinks and stress ate all night. [emoji28]
  6. Week 1 check in: Down 2 lbs! It's not much, but this is amazing to me as I've always pigged out Thanksgiving (and the days after...). I did much better than I thought I would and I wasn't really craving the carb heavy foods...
  7. Challenge Starting weight: 237.2lbs Current weight lost: 50.8lbs Losing or maintaining weight:losing Fitness/exercise goal: 3-4x a week Total weight loss at the end of challenge: (Post January 1st 2019) 25lbs Check in: Tell us how you are doing - (How is your diet and exercise plan going? Any struggles? Stress level? What have you overcome? Any strategies that have helped: Currently working out 3x a week and the weight is coming off slowly. Up 1/2lb today from the red dragon but that's life. [emoji849] Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Jolexis

    The Dreaded Holidays

    I'm nervous but I think I'll get through it. My mom and I aren't cooking this year for the family (too expensive and dont want the mess) and I procrastinated on dinner reservations so we're trying something different and ordering a catered meal for the 7 of us. My absolute favorite is my moms sausage stuffing and I'm not having that this year so I banking on that helping me through. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Jolexis


    *Ride a rollercoaster without attendants having to jump and push down the bar *Run a 5k in 30mins or less *Wear and maintain a single digit jeans size Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. I'm down 50lbs and losing fat everywhere but my stomach. I was always coke bottle and my butt and thighs are disappearing before this stomach. [emoji25]I just figured that's what happens when 2 children (and csections) destroy your abdomen. Hang in there! Itll shrink! It might just take a little longer than other target areas.
  11. I have double coverage too. They sent the bill to the first insurance like 2 weeks after the procedure and then to the 2nd insurance a week or two after that. How it worked for me was the first insurance paid everything but the deductible and then the 2nd insurance paid the deductable of the first insurance and no other costs came out of it. I'm sure they all work differently but that's just how mine processed 🤷🏽‍♀️
  12. Jolexis

    🎉1 Year Post Op🎉

    Amazing!! I cannot wait until I can have veggies again. I haven't had any since early September and the struggle is real! Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    I had surgery 10/8 and it took me 10 days and the help of a laxative to go. It was probably a combination of lack of Water, lack of food and opioids slowing everything down. I've been taking Miralax regularly since then and things have been much better. I've always had slow bowels though and normally only go 1-2x a week. Keep hanging in there everyone! I promise it gets better. I would kill for some fresh steamed veggies though. Everything tastes too salty or too sweet for me.
  14. Almost 4 weeks post OP and I have pretty much an aversion to everything. I used to love spicy ethnic foods. Now the only thing I enjoy the taste of is ice water... Everything else just tastes "off" to me. Granted I'm still on a soft diet, but I haven't found anything that doesnt leave me with a bad taste in my mouth and nausea afterwards...
  15. ER nurse here. I thought about all the risks, but I tried not to let them get to me. I made sure I was compliant with my post OP lovenox shots though since I'm on birth control. PEs hit fast. If anything, I think it's made certain things easier. I already know how to fix common postop ailments just from working on a surgical floor in the beginning of my career. The biggest difficulty I've had is eating and getting fluids in at work but thatll just take time I guess. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    Surgery date 10/8 , down 16lbs. I hit the dreaded 3 week stall this week but the scale finally moved today. I have a total food aversion to chicken. I'm cleared to eat it but I feel horrible after doing so... nauseous, gassy and in pain. Even when its soaked in gravy. I was trick or treating last night with my kids and drinking water while walking. Strangely enough, water went down super easy while walking. I'm sure it was because I was mobile, but I might try to take a bottle of water on a walk now and kill 2 bbn birds with 1 stone. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    I wouldn't describe what I feel as hunger. Lots of head hunger for sure... My stomach just kind of gurgles and makes too much noise when I go too long without eating. Its definitely not what I used to feel as hunger. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. Jolexis

    Non Scale Victories

    First 2 NSV: I fit into a pair of jeans that I haven't been able to fit in 3 years! And they actually fit well. There was no sucking in or squeezing involved. I was able to zip closed my north face jacket I have never been able to zip closed. I bought it last year on clearance ($20!!). I haven't been able to buy a winter jacket I could close in years (short with an oversized bottom). Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. I've been on the nuvaring for 9 years now (minus when I was trying to get pregnant/pregnant). I like it well enough. As with many contraceptives, there is a risk for blood clots, but I'm trying to minimize them (I dont smoke and I'm trying to loose weight). Actually birth control was one of the things that drove me to surgery. I was trying to get an iud after my son was born and the obgyn couldn't visualize my cervix well due to its placement and my level of obesity. That was like a big slap in my face to wake me up and here we are. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. I had a Foley for almost 24 hours after surgery. Honestly... I needed it. I was so out of it from the anesthesia that I dont know if I would have been coherent enough to get up and go to the bathroom or realize I even had the urge to go. Anesthesia hits me HARD. It was like that with my first csection. [emoji29]
  21. Jolexis

    October 2018 Sleevers

    I had my surgery on 10/8 (it was bypass but that post is so quiet... [emoji852]). Hoping to get discharged this morning. I have had no urges to consume anything but I'm making myself drink some warm decaffeinated tea right now. I just cant wait to be in my own bed! Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Jolexis

    Gastric bypass

    I actually have had dumping syndrome before bypass. It occurs vary randomly and usually when I eat something sweet like a caramel chocolate bar or something of the such. I get "cold sweats" about 15 mins after eating said item along with RUQ cramps. I immediately have to get to the bathroom because diarrhea quickly follows. I hope it doesn't mean Illl dump worse with gastric bypass but it is an excellent deterrent. I usually refuse to eat the food that causes the issue for a couple months afterwards Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Jolexis

    October Bypass

    I made if to the other side. I'm not going to lie, I am in a lot of pain but I think most of it is gas pain that's having trouble getting out. I just keep telling myself "you wanted this"! Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. We have the same exact surgery date and time! Itll be okay! We've come too far to turn back now Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Jolexis

    October Bypass

    Surgery is tomorrow morning at 730! I'm getting a pedicure currently. Just trying to keep my mind busy! I cant handle anymore of this pre OP diet. Im craving meat like no tomorrow. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

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