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  1. Cynisca

    Fear of being thin

    You'll do great! You have amazing insight to some great questions before surgery! Line yourself up with a therapist for post care support! The surgery is only a tool. Every question you have is valid and you'll need some great support systems lined up! Have a successful surgery!
  2. Cynisca

    Weight Loss Too Fast?

    I wouldn't worry. There are too many factors to look at and I'm sure your doctor is on them and knows them. I am at the high end of the weight loss scale (meaning losing quicker) and my doctors attribute it to being very athletic previously, my body is reacting well to the changes and as long as my blood tests come back excellent they aren't concerned.
  3. Only my husband and kids know. Not ashamed this is simply my journey and I want no other influences in this journey except my own. If someone however asks and me sharing could save their lives, then, I know I'm sharing for a reason bigger than my privacy and I would/will.
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    YAY! Less than 100 to go!

    Great Milestone!
  5. Cynisca

    July Sleeve

    Great question! I'm about 2hours+ away from a metropolitan area. So when I researched Food Psychologists I looked for 3 things. 1. Do they do video sessions 2. Are they a fit for my personality 3. Do they specialize in Bariatric patients . Your doctors who performed surgery should absolutely provide you with a great list. When you have the right psychologist they will guide you in exercises to find out the reason why you eat so much (in my case it was opposite than why I thought I ate all the time). It took us 1.5 months to nail down the exact reason. When you find that out, it becomes so much easier to manage cravings and choices. The process of finding out was really hard and frustrating and I spent many days feeling hopeless about a long term solution cause you realize surgery is only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem. Now, like an addiction, I know what my triggers are and I have coping mechanisms put in place so I don't fall into using food to work through them.
  6. Cynisca

    Chick-fil-a : post op

    Why don't you set it as a milestone your "cheat day". Looks like you only have 40lbs to lose left so maybe you incorporate it into your life once you reach goal weight. See if you really want and need it at that point?
  7. Cynisca

    July Sleeve

    I just hit 6.5 months and I'm down around 110-115 lbs since surgery. Haven't cheated and I'm working out 6 days a week with a variance of cycling, running, and cross fit. I've worked hard with a food psychologist so I do this the healthy way. My blood levels are all good as of last week. My hair started falling out insanely about 60 days ago, you can REALLY tell it's thinned out. I bought these hair and nail gummy supplements at costco and within 2 weeks ALL hair falling out stopped. Every day is a reset and reminder that food is a fuel and my body will respond to the fuel I give it.
  8. Absolutley not. I did self pay so first, I'm not wasting money on something that I'm not committed to 100%. Second, I've never been shy that I needed a TON of therapy as to why I ate the way I did. When I discovered the reason and worked on it my choices became clear. I eat for fuel. I don't eat for emotions or pleasure. If I start making those choices then I'm going to go back to where I was before. I didn't do this process to endulge, I did it because it was terrible where I was both physically and mentally. I am just over 6.5 months out and I have lost over 110lbs. I workout 6 days a week (various) and I eat clean and amazing and I've never loved life more.
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    One year out pics

    Great work!!!!
  10. Cynisca


    Welcome to Onederland!!!! WHOOHOOOOO!!!!!
  11. Cynisca

    Exercise ??

    I was cleared at 2 weeks to cycle as long as it was no more than ten miles and on flat roads. I was cycling by 30 days over 25 miles + a day.
  12. Congratulations! These type of posts are awesome!! What's your exercise regime like?
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    I spent a ton of time looking at others progress to see what is normal what isn't and that wasn't a great idea. I've learned to just stick to what your medical team has asked you to do and you will progress how your body determines it best to do so.