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stacy@5

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  1. Congrats!
    stacy@5 got a reaction from Tierra T Tij in Why Can't I Get Gastric Bypass?   
    Yayyyyy I am so happy for you!! My surgery is scheduled for May 18, 2018!!


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    stacy@5 got a reaction from Lola4rmKona in 18 months post op   
    You look great!! Keep up the hard work!!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from FluffyChix in I Was Amazed When I Heard This   
    Well I am 7 months out and my go to food is Hormel frozen vacuumed packed Roast Beef!! I can eat some ham, chicken breast! Lean Ground beef is only a sometime food!! Oh how I wish I loved turkey and seafood, two of the best meats to eat and I can’t stand either one!!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


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    stacy@5 got a reaction from FluffyChix in I Was Amazed When I Heard This   
    Well I am 7 months out and my go to food is Hormel frozen vacuumed packed Roast Beef!! I can eat some ham, chicken breast! Lean Ground beef is only a sometime food!! Oh how I wish I loved turkey and seafood, two of the best meats to eat and I can’t stand either one!!
  6. Thanks
    stacy@5 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    FluffyChix it is L’Oréal Magic Root Cover Up Spray!! I love it!! I also tried the powder kind, but I like this a lot better!!!
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    stacy@5 reacted to FancyChristine15 in I Was Amazed When I Heard This   
    I kind of agree with the gentleman at your meeting. Now, I will say, I don't know how he's able to tolerate all that meat so early, but I agree with him about depriving himself. I also allow myself to have certain things that other people who have had this surgery wouldn't dare have. I eat chocolate daily. It's something that I really enjoy. Now, I don't overindulge in it, but I do have a bit every day, and I make sure to track it.
    I've dieted for a large portion of my life, and what's always happened before is that I'm really strict, then I'll allow myself to have a little something on special occasions, then I get completely derailed and can't get back on track. Well, this time is different. I don't count anything as getting off track really. This is a lifestyle change; it's not a diet. I choose to primarily eat healthy, but every now and then, I eat things that aren't necessarily good for me. This is how I plan to keep this going for the long term.
  8. Haha
    stacy@5 reacted to sideeye in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    @sideeye
    IT IS DONE. Ho away:
    Hopefully jamming the mission statement up there in the title will work.
    It's addiction transference, we know no pacing. Better that we're addicted to a message board rather than drugs or sex? (Though some of us are actively working on transferring to the latter.)
    --thread fin --
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    FluffyChix it is L’Oréal Magic Root Cover Up Spray!! I love it!! I also tried the powder kind, but I like this a lot better!!!
  10. Haha
    stacy@5 reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    I'm so jealous that your hair is growing back. Mine is falling out by the handful again, probably because of the second surgery! I'll look like Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future soon!

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    stacy@5 reacted to Orchids&Dragons in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    Check out the recipes at Skinnytaste.com! I love them. If you sign up, you can even get weekly meal plans with shopping lists! All the recipes include nutritional information
  12. Congrats!
    stacy@5 reacted to GreenTealael in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    CONGRATS, soon you'll be size 0!
  13. Congrats!
    stacy@5 reacted to FluffyChix in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    Welcome!!! Ok, spill it! What color/brand of spray on color do you use? I am right there with you. I presently use this "eye shadow" for your scalp, then set it with hairspray (Big Sexy Hair). I use dark brown and kinda scrub it in. Then I also use the BSH volumizer powder to "fump it up". I also do backcomb close to the head and set it in with a straightening Iron, so it lasts a couple of days. Ugh! I used to have such thick hair.
    Congrats on being below goal girl!!!! Woooohoooo!!! (And quit snacking! Eat 2-3 meals per day and be done with it!!)
  14. Congrats!
    stacy@5 reacted to sillykitty in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    Some random stuff
    My hair is growing back, that's the good news. The bad news is, it looks insane, all this hair sticking up all over my head! Also, I was oblivious to this, until I get to a hotel with good lighting in the bathroom. I wish life were more dimly lit! No more worries about crazy hair or pooling thigh skin!
    I maybe had my first dumping incident last night? Had dinner, nothing unusual for me, taco, cheese with chorizo, rice, Beans, beer. Then was offered free Baileys. Who am I to turn down free!? Well, almost finished and started to feel nauseous. Then a few minutes later the cramps started. I've felt slightly nauseous before eating something sweet, but it usually passes in about 15 minutes. But this was me in a fetal position for 2 hrs until the cramping mostly stopped. No other symptoms, didn't puke, no runs, just a couple of hours of misery. I think I have had Bailey's post op. Not positive, but it is something I sometimes order if I'm on a plane and want something sweet. Whatever it was, I'm swearing off Baileys for now, even if it's free!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from sillykitty in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    As of December 18th I am 7 months out. My HW 246, GW 160, CW 152!! The things I need to work on now is snacking (I try to do healthy snacking, but it don’t always happen that way)! I haven’t gotten to crazy with it but, my thoughts are I don’t want to go back to the way I used to be! I go to the gym straight after work at least 3 days a week, but during long breaks I don’t go because my job and gym are an hour away (which sucks) but living out in the country I have no other choice! So my next step is to find some exercise, weight training and yoga I can and will do at home!! This is extremely important to me!! The next thing is to continue looking and finding healthy recipes that I love and to learn to meal prep!! The only thing is I don’t like many kinds of left over meat!! Like they said the hard work really begins when you begin trying to maintain and knowing you can’t go back to the way things were and expect different results!! Hair loss is a big thing for me, which most people say they can’t tell it but they just don’t know what I have to do to my scalp (in the front and a little on the sides) to cover up these thin spots!! That spray on cover color is my best friend at the moment!! Happy New Year to all of you and I hope 2019 will be an even better year for you!!!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


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    stacy@5 got a reaction from sillykitty in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    As of December 18th I am 7 months out. My HW 246, GW 160, CW 152!! The things I need to work on now is snacking (I try to do healthy snacking, but it don’t always happen that way)! I haven’t gotten to crazy with it but, my thoughts are I don’t want to go back to the way I used to be! I go to the gym straight after work at least 3 days a week, but during long breaks I don’t go because my job and gym are an hour away (which sucks) but living out in the country I have no other choice! So my next step is to find some exercise, weight training and yoga I can and will do at home!! This is extremely important to me!! The next thing is to continue looking and finding healthy recipes that I love and to learn to meal prep!! The only thing is I don’t like many kinds of left over meat!! Like they said the hard work really begins when you begin trying to maintain and knowing you can’t go back to the way things were and expect different results!! Hair loss is a big thing for me, which most people say they can’t tell it but they just don’t know what I have to do to my scalp (in the front and a little on the sides) to cover up these thin spots!! That spray on cover color is my best friend at the moment!! Happy New Year to all of you and I hope 2019 will be an even better year for you!!!
  18. Like
    stacy@5 got a reaction from sillykitty in Sophomoreville - A Home For The the Tweeners   
    As of December 18th I am 7 months out. My HW 246, GW 160, CW 152!! The things I need to work on now is snacking (I try to do healthy snacking, but it don’t always happen that way)! I haven’t gotten to crazy with it but, my thoughts are I don’t want to go back to the way I used to be! I go to the gym straight after work at least 3 days a week, but during long breaks I don’t go because my job and gym are an hour away (which sucks) but living out in the country I have no other choice! So my next step is to find some exercise, weight training and yoga I can and will do at home!! This is extremely important to me!! The next thing is to continue looking and finding healthy recipes that I love and to learn to meal prep!! The only thing is I don’t like many kinds of left over meat!! Like they said the hard work really begins when you begin trying to maintain and knowing you can’t go back to the way things were and expect different results!! Hair loss is a big thing for me, which most people say they can’t tell it but they just don’t know what I have to do to my scalp (in the front and a little on the sides) to cover up these thin spots!! That spray on cover color is my best friend at the moment!! Happy New Year to all of you and I hope 2019 will be an even better year for you!!!
  19. Like
    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


  20. Like
    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


  21. Like
    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


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    stacy@5 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Depressed, Scared, and Everything In Between   
    I was still on the liquid diet when we went on a family vacation and I was far from pleasant!! I was a total bitch!! Everyone was eating and having a good time and I was watching them getting madder and madder!!! I really had to make many apologies at the end of that vacation!! But my friend it does get better!! I still have times when I crave certain things and I do have problems with wanting to snack before I go to bed (I try to eat healthy things but some are semi healthy)!! I am 7 months out and I still have to weigh my food and time myself between bites and I may have to do that for a very long time!! But I joined the gym and I have come off my blood pressure medicine (I was taking 2 a day), no more sleep apnea and I feel better than I have in years!! Yes my hair has thinned but I’m hoping that it will soon start growing again! Vitamins, I use the chews from Bariatric Advantage and I have not had a problem at all and they taste pretty good!! Things will get better and you will be thankful for this journey!! I am still in my infancy of this journey and my fear is going back to my old ways!! But I am more aware of the things I really need to work on!! Yes you will over eat from time to time, I have thrown up many times but now only every once in a while! Good luck!!
    SW: 246
    GW: 160
    CW: 151.2
    Now the hard part is learning to maintain through a different way of living!!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from Liz The New Me in I Was Amazed When I Heard This   
    CyndieRI I don’t like seafood or turkey either!! I have never liked it and probably never will!! My go to foods are lean roast (very Tender) and chicken breast!!
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    stacy@5 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Depressed, Scared, and Everything In Between   
    I was still on the liquid diet when we went on a family vacation and I was far from pleasant!! I was a total bitch!! Everyone was eating and having a good time and I was watching them getting madder and madder!!! I really had to make many apologies at the end of that vacation!! But my friend it does get better!! I still have times when I crave certain things and I do have problems with wanting to snack before I go to bed (I try to eat healthy things but some are semi healthy)!! I am 7 months out and I still have to weigh my food and time myself between bites and I may have to do that for a very long time!! But I joined the gym and I have come off my blood pressure medicine (I was taking 2 a day), no more sleep apnea and I feel better than I have in years!! Yes my hair has thinned but I’m hoping that it will soon start growing again! Vitamins, I use the chews from Bariatric Advantage and I have not had a problem at all and they taste pretty good!! Things will get better and you will be thankful for this journey!! I am still in my infancy of this journey and my fear is going back to my old ways!! But I am more aware of the things I really need to work on!! Yes you will over eat from time to time, I have thrown up many times but now only every once in a while! Good luck!!
    SW: 246
    GW: 160
    CW: 151.2
    Now the hard part is learning to maintain through a different way of living!!
  25. Like
    stacy@5 got a reaction from ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    I had surgery May 18th of this year and I still find it unbelievable that I can go and get close in a non plus size section!! Blood pressure issues are gone, no more sleep apnea can work out with weights and the elliptical!! I will be 50 my birthday and I feel better than I have since I was 30!!
    SW- 246
    GW-160
    CW-151.2


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