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Sheribear68

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Sheribear68

    OOTD

    Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree... who is that beauty by your branches?! Thanks for saying that. Right now I’m currently VERY HAPPY with my size, but I’m almost equally UNHappy with how my hair/skin is looking. I’m glad that hubs is 7 yrs older bc otherwise I’d look like his mother ATM
  2. Sheribear68

    The Maintenance Thread

    Good luck tomorrow!
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    The Maintenance Thread

    Lol, I’ll prolly only do 24 hours as I’m pretty positive I’ll need some kind of protein shake/heave cream I’m coffee for traveling on Monday. I’m really prone to headaches, and airplanes are basically auto-headache for me so I’ll def need some liquid caffeine in the morning. Again, it’s a question of “how much” milk/creamer/protein shake counts as “breaking fast”.
  4. Sheribear68

    OOTD

    Right??? *sigh*... now that I’m GW -7 pounds, I realize that plastics are my only hope for thigh gap.
  5. Sheribear68

    OOTD

    From the White House..... BOOMER!!!
  6. Sheribear68

    The Maintenance Thread

    okay, so I’m in my last 2 days of vacay (which started immediately after thanksgiving) needless to day, I’m loving the fact that I’ve relaxed my standards the last 9 days, but I’m honestly ready to “get back on the wagon” im already planing a 24 hour fast for Monday/Tuesday as I travel back home then I’ve got 2 Pilates classes scheduled and I’ve set an alarm on my phone to hit the treadmill Texted my daughter a grocery list of 5-6 must-have foods that I normally eat (she has my extra bank card in her wallet in case of emergencies) so I’ll arrive home with some very healthy options first thing Tuesday am when it’s time to break fast. I have no idea what I’ve lost or gained since Iast weighed myself about 10 days ago. Don’t plan on weighing til Wednesday am. anyone else wanna join me on a fast Monday?
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Okay, so still vacationing, and this is the first time I’ve even tried breakfast (10:30am local). lol, didn’t eat very much.... PS. Mostly I’ve eaten high protein, low carb, but today is Big XII championship game and we got to the sports bar early to claim a good spot. Gotta admit that the tots are currently not sitting well and I’ve got a greasy film in my mouth from them.
  8. Sheribear68

    OOTD

    At a Christmas cocktail party. NEVER would I think that I would be happy posing for pics. Maintenance is fun!
  9. Sheribear68

    OOTD

    Okay, so I haven’t posted in days, but holidays and vacation. Anyway, we are at the art museum and here is my OOTD
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    OOTD

    Happy Thanksgiving! My OOTD: it must be versatile for work today and then for hanging out with family later.
  11. Sheribear68

    The Maintenance Thread

    Lol, I remember last month tentatively sipping on a mimosa before a morning football game and wondering how bad it was gonna hurt.
  12. Sheribear68

    Highest weight

    Okay so today I weighed in again (wasn’t planning on it, but I had some good quality bathroom time (yeah, maybe TMI, but I had been seriously battling some constipation for weeks). I’m down to 146.4, which is unbelievable considering I was in the lower 150’s for about 3 weeks. I think it’s actually going to be possible for me to see 139, which is a complete mind F**K, TBH. That being said, I understand that some rebound is to be expected so right now I’ll say anywhere in my modified GW range of 150-155.
  13. Sheribear68

    The Maintenance Thread

    True story
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    The Maintenance Thread

    Yeah, I had an epiphany of sorts myself today. I realized that I truly don’t want to try to eat over 800 calories daily ATM. I’m quite comfortable with my routine and it seems counter intuitive to try to eat more intentionally at this phase. If I get “ too skinny” then I guess I get thinner until it stops. Lol, there’s always year 3....... I’ll get back to a “normal” weight then. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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    OOTD

    Okay so literally 90% of my wardrobe is from clothes mentor (the higher-end consignment store) or through eBay. What I’ve been doing is going to places where I never thought I’d be able to buy clothes (black and white, Ann Taylor, Talbots, Chico’s, etc...) and try on their clothes to get an idea of the sizing, then start searching to see if anybody has it for sale. I love the clothes mentor philosophy: they simply will not accept anything that is >2 years old and shows any wear and tear.
  16. I ordered also and it arrived today. Won’t have time to start this week, but I’d love to follow along with someone doing this soon.
  17. This! I’m in a couple of the FB groups, and many times I have to restrain the urge to post my true feelings. Not everyone is in the right head space (although I think for long-term success it is absolutely critical to be) to face their demons and address all of the “stuff” that got us and kept us MO. I’m continuing to learn and observe and practice this daily lifestyle and being brutally honest with myself on my own stuff. If I don’t unpack it now and continue to break it down and work on it and through it, this isn’t going to work
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    Highest weight

    What’s funny is that as I continue to go, I’m still slowly losing. I truly thought I was “done” when I blew through all of my weight loss goals, and now I realize that my body is going to continue to do this thing for a bit longer. I’m now 148 and therefore will try to defend 145-150 as my window to stay in. What’s funny is just 2 weeks ago, I had adjusted my window to 150-155. Seeing as I’m not even 10 months post-op, I can see a scenario where I start trying to defend 140-145. It’s strange to think that I’m almost feeling as if I need to justify my lower numbers. Some of it I’m sure is that I’ve been MO for 20+ years, but there’s also a bit in there that is in shock at the changes and is somewhat in denial that this is really my body that has gotten this small. Another part might stem from being afraid to wish for or ask for “too much”. Why I shouldn’t be deserving of a nice BMI as much as the next person will probably take several therapy sessions, lol
  19. Lol, I don’t consider that a cheat. You made a really smart choice based off of your situation. Yeah, pizza smell is tough to beat. Last week someone dropped off scripts through the drive through and they had just picked up pizza. I wasn’t hungry at all, but that smell..... omg I wanted some pizza
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    The Maintenance Thread

    Hmmm. Well that’s interesting bc I literally physically *cannot eat >800-900 calories daily if I’m eating food I want/need to eat. I mean, yeah I could hold 900 calories of chocolate cake, or mashed potatoes, or candy (although probs not in one sitting), but if we are talking about typical things that I eat now, I have nowhere near the capacity to hold over 800 unless I drink a few glasses of wine. Heck even 2-3oz bourbon has at most 150 cals. This makes me think that even though I consider myself more or less in maintenance, I’m basing that off of my BMI and goals that I had set. Wow, my mind is blown thinking about this.....
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    The Maintenance Thread

    I am so going to get one of those sports scans soon. I had one from the dr office that tells me my bone density is in the 90% for my age so I have that, but I truly don’t know my muscle to fat ratio
  22. Sheribear68

    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    Agree to all of the above comments. I’m not totally “there” yet, but I definitely enjoy the freedom associated with not being hungry all the time.
  23. Okay, so this may sound like a ridiculous thing to stress about after reading some of these cheats, but this weekend I grabbed some lifesavers out of our candy bucket at work this weekend. The first one was because I had just gulped down some pepperoni and pepper jack cheese cubes and I had to go give a family flu shots and I didn’t want to knock them over with my bad breath, but the first one led to a second, and then a third. It happened so fast and shocked me at how easy it was to suck all of that useless sugar down in less than an hour. The craving for more was with me for a few hours and it legit worried me. I bought some sugar-free breath mints and now have some of those in my cubby.
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    OOTD

    As an OU fan...... I can completely feel your pain, lol! Looking FABULOUS though in your team colors.
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    OOTD

    Okay so I’ve heard that the “brands” that make it to the outlet stores aren’t the same as the same brands available for the higher price. There apparently is a reason for them to be there for a cheaper price and the stuff in outlets are the irregular fit kind of stuff so your complaints are completely valid and there’s some hard evidence to it. I’m grateful for this experience in that I’ve discovered a love for high-quality consignment. I’ve never felt like spending any more than necessary to clothe myself appropriately and now I’m discovering new favorite styles and brands (even if I’m still very conservative in my style at the end of the day) Yeah, many of the things I’m getting are 1-2 seasons “outdated” but what I do find now is high quality and really much better fitting clothing. Lol, at least better fitting in context: once my body stops changing every 2-3 weeks the clothes will be even MORE fabulous for my body 🤣🤣🤣
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