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  1. My surgeon's office never gave me a goal weight. I am going with 190 though. I'm 5'10", and I've lost 250 pounds at this point, so I have excess skin all over, which adds weight to me.
  2. FancyChristine15

    Foodies - honestly how bad is it?

    Of course there is the risk of side effects with either procedure. From what I've read and what I know though, dumping, which is having to run to the bathroom after you eat, is more common with the bypass. I had the sleeve, and it's happened to me once or twice in 14 months. You will eventually be able to physically eat whatever you want; now, the issue is: will those foods help you reach your weight loss goals? I usually eat really well; for instance, an egg and a couple of bacon for breakfast, fruit for a snack, grilled chicken for lunch, etc.... but every now and then I allow myself to have something I really want...maybe a donut even, but it's not all the time and it's not regularly. You can have the foods you love, but you may not be able to have them everyday if you want to lose weight.
  3. FancyChristine15

    Overtraining & Stalls???? Frustrated.....

    Your caloric intake is definitely NOT too high. I think that's a great amount for someone who does as much activity as you do. Are your clothes looser? I've noticed that I haven't lost a lot of pounds lately, but my clothes feel looser.
  4. FancyChristine15

    Eating & Fullness.

    In the beginning I would weigh and measure, but now, I stop when I'm full. I can usually eyeball how much I can eat, so I'll just get that amount. If I'm hungry, I can get more, but that's usually not the case. Learning to listen to your body is a great way to use your tool. Just be sure you do what your body says and stop eating when you start getting full.
  5. FancyChristine15

    Hijacking a Group Session

    Honestly, that's why I quit going to group meetings once I had gone to the required amount. In every meeting there was someone who dominated the conversation, and it was never in a way that benefited the entire group. It was always just about them. I get my support on this site now.
  6. FancyChristine15

    Feeling Hopless...:(

    First thing is don't beat yourself up. You're going to slip up every now and then. As long as it's not all the time, that's what counts. You're human, and you're going to make mistakes. How long have you been in this stall? How many calories are you eating? How much water are you drinking?
  7. FancyChristine15

    y'all still drining coffee ?

    I drink coffee daily and have no problems. I did wait until about 3 months post op to drink it. Cold brew coffee is less acidic, so I drink that. Regular coffee tends to give me heartburn.
  8. FancyChristine15

    Let's talk about body dysmorphia

    I'm also similar. I was 463 at my largest. Now, I knew that I was big, but I don't think I realized quite how big I was. Now that I've lost a lot of weight, I know that I look much better than I did, but sometimes I don't see much of a difference, even though I know that I look like a totally different person. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I'm excited about what I see and other days I don't like what I see so much. It's such a mind game.
  9. FancyChristine15

    Under 400lbs in over 6 years

    Awesome! Congrats!
  10. FancyChristine15

    Surgery went well

    Sounds like you're doing well! Good to hear!
  11. FancyChristine15

    1/2 the person I used to be

    Oh my, @Frustr8! I didn't know you were having so many issues. I hate that for you. I'm so sorry. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers that things start working out.
  12. As of today's weigh in, I weigh exactly half of what I weighed when I began this journey! I've lost exactly 50% of my starting weight, and I've lost almost 85% of my excess weight! So glad I did this!
  13. FancyChristine15

    What Counts as Water

    Same here. All of my liquids count towards my water. I only do sugar free, so it all counts.
  14. FancyChristine15

    Protein shakes and bars forever?

    I did have to drink 2 shakes a day for a while, but I was never told to eat protein bars, as they are usually higher in sugar/carbs. I was always encouraged to eat normal food, once I got to that point in my program.
  15. FancyChristine15

    SLEEVE regret

    I'm 13 months post op. My acid reflux hasn't gotten better or worse. I would choose the VSG again.

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