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koketika

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    koketika got a reaction from Frustr8 in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    When I was a teenager and early 20s, before the weight gain, I was a 36B... At my heaviest I was a 44C. I just got re-measured and I'm at a 40C.
    They've never been big, but they look sad.
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    koketika reacted to SeattleLady in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    Yeah, I always had heavy big boobs.[emoji5]The world is not ready for them to be free! It's funny the amount of men who what to hug you when they are loose![emoji23] My husband is not into that![emoji79]

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    koketika got a reaction from SeattleLady in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    Go for it... more power to you!!!
    I try to go braless at times, but I'm as perky as I wish they were.
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    koketika got a reaction from SeattleLady in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    Go for it... more power to you!!!
    I try to go braless at times, but I'm as perky as I wish they were.
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    koketika reacted to SeattleLady in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    I am so frustrated with bras? I want to burn, bury, and forget about them. I'm trying to free the boobs for life

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    koketika got a reaction from rs in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    See if they have a Lane Bryant in your area, so they can remeasure you properly and get one of their tshirt bras or their push up plunges for special occasions. The padding bottom of the push up help reduce the look of sagginess.
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    koketika got a reaction from rs in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    See if they have a Lane Bryant in your area, so they can remeasure you properly and get one of their tshirt bras or their push up plunges for special occasions. The padding bottom of the push up help reduce the look of sagginess.
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    koketika reacted to GradyCat in Let’s talk bras! I can’t find one to fit my sagging bust lol   
    I use Cacique brand bras from Lane Bryant and so far am not having any problems with fitting in the sagginess.
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    koketika reacted to 1badassbiggurl in Impatience & how to prevent loose skin   
    Loose skin is the one constant thing that I have struggled with the most during my weight loss journey. But then I remind myself that I’d rather be carrying around a couple pounds of loose skin rather than the 140+ lbs I’ve lost! I’ve thought about surgery, however it’s very costly and I’m not sure if it will happen for me, so I’m learning to adjust and love my new body.
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    koketika reacted to GradyCat in Impatience & how to prevent loose skin   
    That's why it's better to lose slowly, to avoid the big issue of a lot of excess skin. What's your hurry? Let it happen.
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    koketika reacted to elcee in Impatience & how to prevent loose skin   
    The only way to prevent loose skin is not lose weight
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    koketika reacted to Hop_Scotch in Impatience & how to prevent loose skin   
    It is highly likely you are going to have some loose skin, how much is likly to depend mostly on genetics, age, history of yoyo dieting/big losses and regains (impacting on elasticity of skin), amount of weight lost etc. Once you have lost your excess fat, skin can take up to about two years for it to contract the most it is likely to. Exercise (building underlying muscle), Water, getting some good fats are some good things that may help with the 'appearance' of the loose skin, but not a significant help.
    Impatience to lose weight is not going to help your situation, it leads to significant disappointment with unreasonable expectations. For weight loss goals be guided by your doctor's expectations.
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    koketika reacted to Sbetsy in Constipation Again   
    girl same but once i upped my veggies things got much better!!
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    koketika reacted to GradyCat in Walking   
    You can do as much walking as you have energy to do. Break it up into small 5 or 10 minute walks instead of one big long walk if you want to. Yes, it's different being on a two week liquid diet, but it's perfectly doable and you won't die from it. 🙂
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    koketika reacted to SusieQ2019 in It's National Donut Day   
    I took my daughter to get one this morning. I never liked donuts so I am safe.
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    koketika reacted to KCgirl061 in It's National Donut Day   
    LOOK OUT FOR BOXES OF DONUTS TODAY! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR TEMPTATION AND STAY STRONG PEOPLE!
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    koketika reacted to SusieQ2019 in Please help!   
    Have you tried calling the insurance company to see what the process is and what the estimated cost will be. You can get the procedure code from the surgeons office. If you normally pay a co-payment when you visit the doctor most likely they will apply, and if you need to reach a deductible the insurance company will be able to provide you with that information. When I went to my first appointment, my surgeon's office gave me a list of all the requirement needed by my insurance.
    Good luck with your journey.
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    koketika reacted to catwoman7 in I Think I'm Allergic To Carbs   
    the above poster is right. Also, with tacos, you're probably dealing with sodium as well. That makes a lot of people retain Water (including me!!)
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    koketika reacted to summerset in I Think I'm Allergic To Carbs   
    If you tend to freak out about sudden weight gains invest in a scale that measures body fat as well. These things might not be very accurate but when you gain weight and see a sudden drop in body fat at the same time - you're retaining Water.
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    koketika reacted to catwoman7 in PLEASE HELP. I’m 2 weeks post op with very little weight loss.   
    people lose at all kinds of rates for lots of different reasons - gender, age, metabolic rate, starting BMI, whether or not they lost a lot of weight before surgery, etc. You are female - and you are starting at a low BMI (for a WLS patient), so right there that tells me that you're most likely not going to lose nearly as fast as some male who starts off at over 300 lbs.
    I was a slow loser from the get-go - I lost a total of 16 lbs my first month, and I started out WAY heavier than you. Yet I lost all of my excess weight. Just stick to your plan and the weight will come off - whether fast or slow...
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    koketika reacted to SusieQ2019 in Was anyone else told not to shave their legs 4 days before surgery?   
    My instruction say do not shave the area where the incision will be and do not apply perfume, deodorant, lotion, makeup or chemical where incision will be.
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    koketika reacted to SleevieInNewJersey in Finish protein shake   
    Everyone is a little different. When I was on liquids I had 4oz at a time. No reason to rush anything. Finish what you can. At your stage you're all about healing.
    Good Luck!
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    koketika got a reaction from QueAnd in To tell or not to tell   
    I've told immediate family and close friends. When people see me and they comment on how much slimmer I look, I do tell them that I had bariatric surgery. I'm not publishing it in social media.
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    koketika got a reaction from alex76 in my gassy experiment   
    Check what kind of Protein in your protein bars. whey proteinis dairy based.
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    koketika reacted to mrblond in Drinking   
    way I see it, ya have to live your life. We are not all joining a monastery or anything. have a drink if you want, just dont drink the whole bottle and dont do it every day.
    Same goes with food. Looking at my recommended things the Dr wants me to eat, no way. I will have a fat, juicy cheeseburger and fries some time. just not every week...need to have balance in all things..
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