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  1. jmccarty

    Fighting the Negativity

    Thank you. Really. It’s so upsetting hearing those things. I just have to remind myself why I chose to do this. I want to get healthy. I want a better life. I want to be happy with what I see in the mirror.
  2. jmccarty

    Talk to me! I'm new :)

    When I had my bypass on June 28th it was the very first surgery I had ever had in life. Indeed a big deal! But you will get through it. You’ve got this! Congrats! My sleeve in 2 weeks will be my first surgery as well. My fear is of being put under. But it's gonna be so worth it!
  3. jmccarty

    Fighting the Negativity

    It's just hard to listen to. She gives "her reasons" as to why I'm heavy. Why I haven't lost weight. Hearing that makes feeling good about having surgery almost impossible. Makes me (temporarily) wonder if something is wrong with me.
  4. So, I've been very selective with whom I have told about my upcoming surgery. Just close friends and family. Most of them gave their encouragements and support. However, one work friend I told (who I thought would be sympathetic seeing as how she is very large and understands what it's like) was very much against me having surgery. Actually against VSG or other WLS in general. Something about her sister having gained all her weight back from bypass (or something to that affect). She keeps telling me I just need to get some willpower and work hard. Sends me diets and workout routines on FB. Doesn't she realize that if all it took was willpower and hard work that I would already be fit and thin; those things just haven't worked for me. How have you dealt with bad reactions/negativity you received when people found out about your choice to have VSG?
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    Have you tried adding in a protein shake/supplement? Premier Protein has 30 grams of protein in each bottle, 160-180 calories. And they taste pretty darn good too. Helps satisfy my sweet tooth as well.
  6. jmccarty

    Talk to me! I'm new :)

    My surgery is in 2.5 weeks (July 26). I'm so nervous; never had surgery before. Saw the nutritionist today. Apparently the only pre op diet I need to follow is low carb, high protein. What are some things you wish you'd known before surgery?