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  1. AndreaK.

    I Was Amazed When I Heard This

    I love this!!! And look at you!!!! You are doing freaking amazing!!!!
  2. AndreaK.

    Tips Needed Please

    This is so me right now! My sister and wife both say I'm 3 bites and done. I know its because I am doing too big of bites, not chewing enough and then eating too fast. Its so hard for me to change this bc everyone I'm around eats super fast and here I am like well hell. So 3 bites and done! I am going to follow this to see recommendations as well!
  3. AndreaK.


    No. No regrets. There are times I'm like OHMYGAWD I just want to go out to eat w/ my wife and be normal ya know buttttt. Then I look at my progress and I'm like no. I'll take this 3 bite and done thing over feeling sluggish all day and zero energy. It'll be hard at first and I think everyone goes the buyers remorse so to say lol. However the end results are well worth the hard times.
  4. I had my surgery Oct 25,2018. I have had a TON of stalls. It can be so discouraging at time however I just keep focusing on the end game ya know. I've asked the same question you asked, have I done this for nothing???? But then I'll loose 7llbs and I'm like o wow....ok. So. Just keep pushing love you got this. Everyone's body is different and responds to all of this differently! Also....25lbs in a month?!? Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. I can completely relate to this! Unfortunately I've given into my hunger and I feel like ...a...piece...of.....poop. I ate chips (not a lot but I ate em) and I ate this toaster thingy (full of carbs and sugar) and then this morning my sister comes to me w/ a lemon filled donut which is my absolute favorite.!!! And guess what? Yea. I ate it. Now Idk about anyone else but I struggle to get protein down but the bad stuff. Carbs? Candy? DONUTS!!!!???? Yea. For some reason I can eat them and I don't get that stuck in my throat feeling as I do when I eat healthy. Which I find....rude LOL. Why ???? lol. Anywho. Back to you... Yes! I can understand. And It is a struggle bus over here as well!!!!! But. Its a new day. And I know I can do it. You can too
  6. AndreaK.


    I needed this. I'm 6 weeks post op. I'm loosing very slowly. I could give a bazillion reasons why I think I am but hey lets be honest, God made us different, So. Lol. But Anywho. I am my own worst enemy most days. Accountability yes! How do I PM you, I could use someone in my corner!!!!
  7. AndreaK.

    Hello Gay Sleevers

    Good luck!!!!!!!! You got this!
  8. AndreaK.

    Stalling Early ON

    I so so SO needed this today!!!!
  9. AndreaK.

    Hello Gay Sleevers

    Sleeved lesbian here as well!!! 10/25/18
  10. AndreaK.

    Cramping tummy at night 5 days post op

    just take it slow. bc I rushed and it HURTS and get "stuck" so to say . It give me anxiety bc I don't wanna throw up haha. But I'm not a quitter lol I go back and try again a day or two later. For Thanksgiving I was able to eat like 4 good bites and then boop done. Its crazy. Bc I was an eater !!! LOL like 2 plates and some more type a girl lol. Reach out of you have any other questions !!!!
  11. AndreaK.

    Cramping tummy at night 5 days post op

    Ummmm....I am doing ok. I would say good but I don't feel like I've been doing good bc I've only lost 35llbs. I can eat solid foods already like 2-3 bites and I'm done. I pretty much hit fluid goals some days ...I don't. I have super good days and my stomach is calm and easy going lol and then I have some ugly days and I'm like WHY did eat thisssssss??? LOL Its all an experience and you'll get to know your body in ways you thought you already knew it but no...you didn't. hahaha.
  12. AndreaK.

    Cramping tummy at night 5 days post op

    Literally sounds like my experience to the T lol lol I'm sure you'll feel better. Mine was cramping oh so hard my wife was ready to take me to the hospital lol lol. But all is well
  13. AndreaK.

    Cramping tummy at night 5 days post op

    May be too personal but have you gone to the bathroom recently? I had INTENSE cramping a few days after surgery and it was because of that reason. So. Maybe that?
  14. You look amazing. Yesterday I am one month out and I've lost 36llbs. I feel like I'm loosing slower but I also feel accomplished. Seeing your pics and hearing your words of wisdom really makes me feel like I'm on the right path. Good luck w/ your journey!!!!
  15. Two days guys!!!! I am excited and nervous!!!! I'm ready for it to be done w/ so I can get on w/ healing and get my life going again!! Any words of wisdom?
  16. So I've been told. Everyone was like OMG your back to work already?!?!?! But IDK I just felt better and full of energy ready to go!! lol
  17. AndreaK.

    Two Weeks Post Op

    I can totally relate to this. However my surgeon said to take it slow and I would know when I could move to the "mushie/pureed" stage. Well. I thought I was good to go because like you I wanted to chew something SO badly. But no, My stomach was not ready. Take it slow. I am almost 2 weeks post op and I've had some pureed foods but mostly sticking to yogurt and broth still. Everything else is hard to get down and hurts. Good luck!!!!!
  18. I have a desk job as well. I had my surgery on a Thursday (sleeve) and returned the next Wednesday. I work 10 hour shifts and only "problem" I had was sitting down for long periods of time, so I took frequent breaks walking around for 5-7 minutes and everything would feel better. Hope that helps !
  19. AndreaK.

    2 days!!!!

    Oh yes you got this!!!! Sometimes we just need a little aid (WLS) to get us to where or whom we were meant to be! Keep me updated on how it goes, I'll keep you in my thoughts!!!!!
  20. AndreaK.

    2 days!!!!

    Hey! I'm doing good!!! I followed my Dr to a T about pre op instructions. They said my liver was perfect and such. I forced myself to get up and walk. I did not want to however. It was more painful then i was prepared for however getting up and moving as soon as you can will help you sooooo much. Right now im on mushie stages but i feel like i pushed myself to get there and alot of days I go back to liquid because i know my stomach isnt ready. Just listen to your doctors and your body. You got this!!!!! Good luck!!!!!
  21. So I got sleeved 10/25/18. It went really well!!! Doctor said my liver was perfect and I was actually released same day!!!! But today I went back to work , which I work at a desk so its not aggressive or anything however I've been getting this great pain in my back. The same side that the larger incision was made so I don't know if its normal or not? Also. It hurts to drink water. I've tried it room temp and cold. Its so hurty lol. I am drinking PowerAde Zero however doctor said it was fine but I was curious if others had a water problem? Or am I just being a baby lol Thanks for listening!
  22. Seeing an actual ankle! (which I do now I've lost some weight) Going to an amusement park and not being afraid to ride rides!!! Sky diving! Horseback riding which I've never experienced! Not getting so exhausted on family vacations. Fitting into my soon to be purchased wedding dress!!! Annnnd maybe wearing a swim suit in public! lol....maybe
  23. AndreaK.

    2 days!!!!

    Thank you everyone. It all went well. I woke up with a lot more pain then what I anticipated however my nurses were on top of it!!! I was walking w/in 20 min of waking up and getting into my room ANNNND was released the same day to go home, I was super proud of myself. I now am back to work ( I work at a desk) and I am in some pain and super uncomfy butttt I'm pushing through!
  24. AndreaK.

    Finally scheduled for my Gastric sleeve

    I sure will try to remember!
  25. AndreaK.

    Finally scheduled for my Gastric sleeve

    @covarrubia911 YAY!!!!! Congratulations! Good luck w/ everything!!!! Three days for me....and I'll be sleeved!