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  1. I am 7 months post-sleeve and for the past 2 weeks, I've had issues with my vision. I've always had fantastic vision and only used light Rx glasses for when my eyes get tired from working on the computer. I'm talking 20/10 vision. Suddenly every day my vision is getting worse. Up close and far away. Everything is blurry, I'm having to squint as I drive and as I type. So... I went to an optometrist over the weekend, thinking, maybe I'm just getting older and these years of working on the computer are catching up with me. The doctor did his tests and said my vision had definitely gotten "worse" since my last visit (about 2 years ago). My left eye is 20/20 with a little help and my right is 20/40. He decided to dilate my eyes and noticed a "freckle" on my retina on my right eye that wasn't there before. That was the one and only thing he could find that was off, he told me that I need to see an Ophthalmologist for further testing because he "has no idea what's going on" VERY REASSURING lol. He also informed me that my new glasses won't fix whatever underlying cause is making my vision so bad so quickly. I have an appointment next Tuesday to see the Ophthalmologist...so we'll see what is really going on. Just wondering if anyone had anything similar happen with their eyes and what the cause was. It could be completely unrelated to the surgery...so I'm just curious Hope you're all doing fabulous!!!!
  2. I'm 28 and have no clue. My dad had great vision until he was in his early 50's and was stubborn for a while. He finally got some prescription glasses and they've helped him (when he remembers where they are) Ha! My mom, on the other hand, had poor vision her whole life and ended up doing Lasik a few years ago. Maybe it's mom's genes kicking in, maybe it's a vitamin deficiency, getting older, maybe it's working from a computer all day or the dramatic weight loss? No clue! Hoping I'll get a good doctor who can give me some solid answers
  3. Me too! Hoping it's just a quick fix Thank you!!!! ❤️
  4. Thank you, may not be related at all but you never know! I'll post an update after I see the doc next Tuesday!
  5. Thank you very much, but my surgery was in October 7 months later, 100lbs lost since surgery, 135 total. My family members have said their vision has fluctuated with weight loss/gain...IDK, we shall see!
  6. Ladies, I have sagging skin on my inner thigh region and my belly that...eventually I will have removed. But what's really bothering me are my breasts. I would really like to get a lift and probably implants. I haven't been able to get pregnant (which is why I had the surgery in the first place). So I had it in my head I wouldn't do anything drastic like skin removal until I finally get pregnant. Having never been blessed with children, I don't know what to expect if I get my breasts done before we start trying to conceive again. Even if I don't breastfeed, will the fluctuation that happens during pregnancy basically put me in the same position?
  7. Thank you very much for your feedback as well. I didn't know about the potential fo plugged milk ducts...I don't want any unnecessary complications because I was vein 😕 I do want to try and nurse as well, I've heard the same thing. I hope I get that opportunity some day and soon. I think I just have to live with my "lava" boobs as I lovingly refer to them as for a few more years.
  8. Ok, thank you so much for sharing your experience! I wasn't planning on getting anything else done until after I'm done having kids (God willing!) Just was contemplating getting my breasts done, but from this and advice from friends and family, they're telling me to wait. Thank you so much for the advice, I think I'll just have to wait until after for everything put back in it's place!!! LOL
  9. HI there! I'm just wondering if there's anyone in the Las Vegas area that wants a workout buddy/someone to commiserate with about their weight loss journey? I don't have the opportunity to make a lot of new friends and working from home makes it hard to leave my house. I want to maybe try some beginner classes...I've always wanted to try an aerial fitness class, but am nervous going alone. I was always too heavy before to even attempt one of those classes (I think their weight limit is 250). I have a treadmill at my house so even just doing at home work outs is cool with me. Let me know!
  10. danieocean

    This is why....

    Beautifully put, my dear. That is a horrible feeling. The worst is when people just say it out right. Painful stuff we had to overcome! Great post ❤️
  11. You should be more than fine, it's really the first few days of soreness and gas that are the worst. The only way to get that gas pain out is to walk around. I felt almost completely normal after 2 weeks (aside from my new diet). Keep moving when you're awake, rest while you're healing and stay hydrated. Every little sip counts
  12. danieocean

    This is why....

    YOU GO GIRL! I remember I knew I was getting big when I went to California Adventure after not having gone for a few years and had trouble fitting into the seat on the "Soaring Over California" ride. Still took me 8 years to actually do something about it. I'm so happy for you, it's a great feeling!!!!!
  13. danieocean

    This is why....

    I am really happy with my decision. It was the right choice for me and has worked a miracle so far! I TOTALLY get it. My brother and I used to use our phones and look at the internal pedometer and there was one day only 3 steps were logged. Granted, my phone isn't in my hand every-time I get up, but STILL. I know there were days I'd walk to go to the restroom, walk to the fridge to eat and then take a shower and that would be it. My treadmill arrived today so I'm excited to see how the weight loss goes or if I'll put on muscle? We shall see! I was the same, thin all my life...then before I knew it I was 299!!! You can do it and you will get to a place where your body is healthy and comfortable. Thank you so much, I really hope so too. My heart aches every month, but I'm praying it'll just happen in time. Keep me posted on what you decide and if you ever have ANY questions, know you can ask...I'm an open book girl Lots of love and luck on your weight loss journey!!!
  14. danieocean

    This is why....

    He's very thin. But I swear, his bone structure is really small. I've got a strong frame (My last name literally translates to the word LARGE in english HAHA!) and my family are all built the same, more broad and thin. That "I'm just big boned saying is really true!!! He's a type 1 diabetic and has a hard time packing on weight (the opposite of my problem) LOL! When we met I actually put 40lbs on him, he was very very thin. He's maintaining at 185 now and he's happy. Buying clothes for him is such a challenge. Most stores have "big & tall" sections for men, there aren't any "thin & tall" stores out there that I'm aware of. Luckily more places have been carrying "Large Tall" sizes, so it's been easier to buy him clothes that are long enough that he's not swimming in. There are pictures of him on my profile in my before picture. He may appear even smaller because I was so large hahahaha
  15. danieocean

    This is why....

    When I was diagnosed with PCOS, unable to get pregnant for the last 10 years...I was told losing the weight would increase my fertility and some of the PCOS side effects. Also, around the same time II'd had a bad bout of pneumonia and was put on steroids for a good few months and packed on weight. After I recivered from the Pneumonia and was released from the hospital, last April I started the process. A few months into my waiting period, still pushing 300lbs , I broke a chair on the 4th of July. I was so embarrassed. Enough was enough. I want my baby more than anything and I'm tired of worrying about the weight capacity of a lawn chair. All of this was humiliating and discouraging. I also work from home and aside from walking up and down the stairs during work hours, I'm usually sedentary for 10 hours.. My hubs is 6'6" and weighs 178, I FINALLY weigh less than him. HA!!! What procedure are you looking to do?
  16. danieocean

    Any recommendations on smart scales?

    NICE!!! Great price too!!! Keep me posted on if you like it ❤️
  17. I've been reading a lot of posts about "smart scales". I have a basic ol' scale in my bathroom for now. After looking at what some scales can show you, body fat, water weight, bone mass...I was wondering if anyone has purchased these and can verify they're accurate? After some research on my own, I had my eye on the fit bit scale. I would also have to buy a fit bit, but I like the thought of everything being linked. Any input is welcome! Happy Saturday!!!
  18. danieocean

    **BEFORE/AFTER Pics! Ultimate Goal Reached Today!**

    Congratulations, girl, you look absolutely fantastic! I love seeing these posts.
  19. danieocean


    Ohhh, I've never tried that combo before! Thanks for the tip
  20. danieocean


    I live in Vegas and, girl, I get it. I had my first sip of alcohol 6 weeks out and was fine. I drink Jameson on the rocks with a lime every now and again. I'll have one "shot" (sipping, not shooting LOL) and sip on that for a few hours. Usually that's all I'll need in a night. Saves on the bar tab and empty calories. Not a huge drinker, but we just vacationed in Ireland and was worried I'd miss out on all the distilleries! I was totally fine (that was 3 months out). The posts above are right, your sensitivity/tolerance will be much different than before. Just take it really slow, you should be fine. Martini's or straight up liquor would probably be your best bet. Try to avoid bubbles and especially sugary drinks like daquaris at all costs! Best of luck and enjoy your trip!
  21. After work, I run errands/clean and try to get in 6000 to 10000 steps per day. Just from cleaning my house and running errands and taking the dogs out, I get my exercise in. I did just buy a treadmill that's getting delivered soon, so we'll see how that affects the weight loss. I drink lots of iced tea with lemon and Sweet'n'Low and water, and I like to add liquid IV to some of my water bottles throughout the day (google that one if you have a hard time getting your liquids in). I eat lots of protein (even chicken strips from fast food places) but mainly just meat and vegetarian meat substitutes JUST protein. (I've of course cheated on occasion and had some fries). Once I could stop doing the shakes, I stopped them pretty quickly. I hate them and they make me sick...every single one I've tried turns my stomach sour before and after surgery. Also lots of riced cauliflower, you can make that stuff into anything! I do also fast intermittently. A lot of people don't recommend it, but it works for me. I will go 24 hours on liquids alone and have found that when I feel like I'm staling for a few days it kicks my body back into gear. I started doing that around the 3 month mark and it helped me a lot. Fasting isn't for everyone, but my doctor was cool with it and saw the results and said as long as I take my vitamins and keep my liquid intake up, I'm fine to do it when I feel like it.
  22. Hey everybody! I wanted to post in celebration of hitting my weight loss goal just shy of my 6 month mark (5 months and 26 days). I am now 175lbs! I was as thin as a rail in high school and weighed 155 consistently all 4 years. I never thought I'd be this close to my high school weight so quickly. My new goal (which I never thought was possible) is to hit 155 and be done, for my height, I don't want to weigh any less and I don't want to lose my curves. It can be done. Use this tool to change your life and your health! Don't get discouraged or beat yourself up. You can do it. If I can do it, you can do it!!!! I work from home and have led a very sedentary life, just walking and taking the stairs instead of an elevator, parking far across the parking lot at Target...it all adds up and helps! I went from 3-4x Top and bottoms (size 24) to an XL top and L bottoms (size 12) and bra size 42F to 36DDD. I hope if anyone reading this and feels discouraged or has any questions, you can reach out to me and I'm happy to help in any way I can...even if it's just talking it out. I wish everyone nothing but the best and hope you're all happy and healthy!!!
  23. You know our bodies go at their own pace and you're doing fantastic!!! Thank you, I'm glad it's working for you. Slow and steady wins the race, they say! Proud of you girl, keep it going!!! ❤️
  24. danieocean

    Hanging skin

    I do have loose and sagging skin in certain areas. I gained my weight really fast (100lbs) in a year so I was covered in stretch marks from my knees to my armpits lol. So that skin hasn't recovered as well as other areas. My breasts have lost most of their volume. My belly is sort of apron like and my inner thighs sag. My arms came right back. But here's the thing: I lost the genetic lottery when it comes to skin. I scar from even the littlest scratch. I knew this was going to happen. Everyone is different and you may be one of the lucky ones who snaps back into place. But I tell you a little sagging skin is well worth it! I can DM pics if you're worried Dont stress! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Thank you so so so much!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app