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Orchids&Dragons

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to MarkLewis for a status update, I had my VSG on 11/19/18. All went very smoothly at the hospital, I was able to get u   
    I had my VSG on 11/19/18. All went very smoothly at the hospital, I was able to get up and walk a bunch, and was discharged at 11 am the next morning. Unfortunately, at about day 6 I noticed that I had thrush and am still taking meds to get rid of it. The first was Nystatin and now on Diclofenac. I also got VERY constipated from the iron supplements, but luckily some Miralax unclogged me. My highest ever weight was 319lbs, I was 282lbs at my first visit with my surgeon and 270lbs on my surgery date. As of this morning, December 9th I am 245lbs.
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to allwet for a status update, I have been very busy lately and my arm has finally stopped hurting, still no lifting   
    I have been very busy lately and my arm has finally stopped hurting, still no lifting, but my weight loss started up again so i am back to trying to find the right calorie number to hold in place. Its weird to think this way now and i am having a harder time increasing my calorie intake than i thought i would. It feels wrong to tell myself to eat more. So many years of yo-yo dieting messing with me right now. The Mental game just never ends.
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, I bet my Bum B scale is lying & I'm not even losing weight 😂 😂 😂 😂   
    I bet my Bum B scale is lying & I'm not even losing weight 😂😂😂😂
  4. Congrats!
    Orchids&Dragons reacted to CrankyMagpie for a status update, There are these chairs at work that someone should really just throw out. They have "   
    There are these chairs at work that someone should really just throw out. They have "arm rests" that are the wrong height (which is only a little offensive) , and those "arm rests" make them impossible for people of a certain girth to sit in (which is very offensive).
    I can now sit in them. ... I still very much think they should be thrown out, because they're exclusionary, but they no longer exclude me, which is a small victory.
  5. Congrats!
    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, 🎉 🎉 Finally gifted myself a new manual espresso maker 🎉 🎉 So much better than a pouro   
    🎉🎉 Finally gifted myself a new manual espresso maker 🎉🎉
    So much better than a pourover maker.
    SO. MUCH. BETTER
  6. Congrats!
    Orchids&Dragons reacted to danieocean for a status update, The stall officially broke yesterday and I'm down to 234! So 3lbs lost in 2 days! HAL   
    The stall officially broke yesterday and I'm down to 234! So 3lbs lost in 2 days! HALLELUJAH!
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to allwet for a status update, if you only watch part of this watch from 34 minutes to 36 minutes. i enjoyed it all.   
    if you only watch part of this watch from 34 minutes to 36 minutes.
    i enjoyed it all.
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to allwet for a status update, "if the experts were right then there would be no problem" never fear asking why.   
    "if the experts were right then there would be no problem"
    never fear asking why.
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to allwet for a status update, Happy Thanksgiving, hope everyone has had a nice day with family and friends.   
    Happy Thanksgiving, hope everyone has had a nice day with family and friends.
     
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, Still buying unreturnable clothing that's too big for me... Sigh...   
    Still buying unreturnable clothing that's too big for me...
    Sigh...
  11. Congrats!
    Orchids&Dragons reacted to danieocean for a status update, Stuck in a stall, been 237 for a few days. Sucks! But good news, I no longer fit in a   
    Stuck in a stall, been 237 for a few days. Sucks! But good news, I no longer fit in a 2XL leggings or shirts. Back to XL in shirts and leggings!!!  WOO!
  12. Congrats!
    Orchids&Dragons reacted to Kay07 for a status update, Oh my goodness... I am no longer obese. Holy freaking cow. I feel like this needs a c   
    Oh my goodness... I am no longer obese. Holy freaking cow. I feel like this needs a celebration this weekend
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, For my Surgiversary I rewarded myself with a facial peel at Sephora (gratis for beaut   
    For my Surgiversary I rewarded myself with a facial peel at Sephora (gratis for beauty insiders) with a friend.
    Highly recommend it!
    Then hanging out briefly at a bar/restaurant where I had lots of water, two chicken wings and met a guy...
     
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to CrankyMagpie for a status update, I lived through the third week (and a half) stall, and I'm past it and losing pounds   
    I lived through the third week (and a half) stall, and I'm past it and losing pounds again. Given the stresses of the last two weeks, losing instead of gaining is a miracle in itself. Or maybe not. It isn't like I can really stress eat, at this stage. I've found that I fail myself in other ways, though: shorting myself on liquids or proteins or -- just the one dose, so far -- vitamins, when the pressure gets to be too much. I'm working on that: I know I can't afford to lose too much muscle mass, so I have to keep my protein up; I spent a day with a splitting headache after falling short on liquids, so that was a decent object lesson; and I know how important vitamins are, too. I'm just ... really crap at self-care, but I'm actively working on getting better.
    I way overdid it at a vigil/protest last week (long walk, long time standing, and I really did know better but also didn't want to "let anyone down" by bowing out early to take care of myself 🙄) and re-damaged an old stress fracture in my foot, so my activity level has dropped badly. Getting in the pool will go a long way toward fixing that, and I'll be cleared for swimming next Tuesday. (I may sneak into the pool on Monday. My incisions are fully closed, and my doctor said that if that's the case, I should be good to go.) In the meantime, I am trying to take good care of my foot so it heals up quickly. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise, they say, so I'm not really losing that much ground, now. It's fine. I can take the time to heal.
    I can finally drink room temperature water again, at least some of the time! I still strongly prefer hot tea. But carrying a water bottle might not be a total waste of time, anymore, which would be amazing for my hydration levels on days when I'm at work or school.
    So. Past my first month, not doing perfectly, but certainly chugging along.
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons got a reaction from CrankyMagpie for a status update, CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!   
    CENTURY CLUB! I hit 100 lbs. lost today!!!!!
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to allwet for a status update, I hope everyone has had a great summer and i hope you go into this holiday season fro   
    I hope everyone has had a great summer and i hope you go into this holiday season from a better place than the year before.
    This last week was my 30th wedding anniversary and i am happy to think that i will have many more to come. In the not so distant past i was not so sure i would live to see this one and 35 or 40 was beyond my expectations. Anything could still happen but at least i have stopped digging in my effort to get of the hole i found myself in.
    I have made 3 life changing decisions in the last few decades.
    1. asking my wife to marry me - being a child of divorced parents colors your expectations about getting and staying married.
    2. saying yes when my wife asked if i wanted children - This was a lie at the time. having a child was THE most terrifying thing i could think of. Today there is nothing i would not do for my daughter and i feel a love  i did not know could exist inside a person.
    3. accepting that i could not control my weight by myself and getting this surgery to save my own life. Putting myself first as a way to be there for them is not a concept that I lived by before.
    If you ever wonder is it worth it yes it is cause i was worth it and they are worth it.
    Never give up folks
    Whatever you are working towards you have the rest of your life to get there.
     
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, I recently had avocado and nuts in yogurt and was definitely getting side eye from pe   
    I recently had avocado and nuts in yogurt and was definitely getting side eye from people ... 
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to CrankyMagpie for a status update, A small NSV: I had a meeting on the third floor of a building without an elevator tod   
    A small NSV: I had a meeting on the third floor of a building without an elevator today, and I was only breathing a little faster (as opposed to being totally winded) when I got to the top.
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    Orchids&Dragons reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, Alright. No more adulting. Burned my nose, broke my espresso maker (officially), stub   
    Alright. No more adulting. Burned my nose, broke my espresso maker (officially), stubbed my toe, and cracked my phone screen all before 8am.
    Going back to bed.
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