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Everything posted by Krestel

  1. First head cold since the surgery....at least I know that my body is back to "normal". /sigh

  2. Me: Hey Siri, Is it raining outside? (for my morning walks with the dogs)

    Siri: I don't think it's raining at the moment.

    Wet Dogs: Then why are we wet? This damn Siri person is more stupid than we are.

  3. Krestel

    I can eat basically anything

    I have dumped a few times, but oddly enough it was from things I had been eating just days earlier. But otherwise, I do have problems with toast with jam and butter (I know...not a good meal)...and I have one coffee house that for some reason, no matter what I try there, I dump massively. I wonder if they put tons of sugar in EVERYTHING that they have. I can basically only drink tea while Im there, but go there often to get out of the house and get some real work done in peace.
  4. It's easier to create new babits than to break old ones.

  5. Im originally from Ohio, but now live in Stockholm, Sweden. 5 months post-op and it was covered by national health insurance. Lucky me.
  6. I really like my 5am walks with the dogs. I can't even believe that I would ever say that, but I truly look forward to them in the mornings. Nothing beats happy dogs when you're grumpy! I even got a new (much smaller) high-visibility jacket in order to keep warm this winter and be seen even if it's dark. Since we have wooded trails close by that no-one uses (especially in the dark and during bad weather), I can let them off their leashes and run around and get in touch with their  wild gogginess. I can't wait for it to get reeeally cold (and snowy) so that I have to buy new snow pants as well.

  7. Krestel

    Pre-op and obsessed?

    5 months on and Im not as obsessed but I still am learning about my own body. I may be a bit more passive, but Im still thinking about my health most of the time. Just saying...
  8. Agreed...I had it in spades when I went on my pre-op diet along with massive amounts of gas.
  9. Do you normally drink coffee and have stopped now? The withdrawal from caffeine can be horrid. Also cutting out carbohydrates can also do it as well. I dont think it's uncommon to react that way. Try drinking more water. Headaches are a common side affect of being dehydrated.
  10. Goal setting should be something you have total control over. I was thinking about this the other day. Weight loss is not something we have total control over, but eating a certain number of calories or exercising a number of times per week is.

    I realized this when I was thinking about how my students set goals for getting better grades. Getting the grade they want is only partially within their power. So if they don't get the better grade they worked towards, then the positive behaviour they have formed will be seen as useless even if it's going to eventually get them to their goal.

    We've all played these games, but I think many times our goal setting misses the point. Choose something we have control over and measure ourselves that way rather than using something that can at times seem arbitrary. 

  11. I have been pretty down in the dumps recently due to the pressures of a new job....so I need a pick me up! So tell me all about: What is your WORST (in other words favorite) Halloween candy? Personally, Im stuck on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but thank gawd I can't get them too often over here in Europe or I would be going BACK up in weight after my 4 month GBP anniversary! I can't weight (hehe..see what I did there?!?) to hear all of your stories.
  12. Krestel

    Emotional eating

    Gah! I don't know. I got some of my hunger back and seem to be backsliding after just 4 months due to really bad stress from my new job. Thank gawd for my dogs though. I get up with them at 5am and go for an hour walk in the mornings before work. I think this helps me keep sane. So I listen to my dogs in the morning and can't help but get caught up in their happiness.
  13. Today was a really tough day and I turned to food (and a watered down glass of wine). The interesting part was that I felt REALLY full after eating half my go to cheat snack, tortilla chips with cheese. So the GBP is doing its job!

  14. The only way I can tell that I'm losing weight is from the scale and my clothes "getting bigger".

    1. nenes78


      When logged in, click on your username up top then choose my surgery, from there choose your option on the left menu. Or click the link https://www.bariatricpal.com/patients/portal/?do=progress

  15. I can now buy clothes in normal stores again. Admittedly the first time when I started trying on clothes, I really had to keep myself calm. Normally trying on clothes causes me to become SOOO depressed that it take weeks just to get over it. Now, I have to keep myself from not wanting to buy everything!

    1. AngieBear


      Right?! It’s an amazing, freeing feeling.

    2. SabrinaGoddess


      Congrats! It's an amazing feeling. I am so happy for you! And yes...it's a BIG DEAL!

  16. Krestel

    Quotes & Inspiration

    There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes! It rhymes in Swedish, but means basically that there are no excuses for not venturing out in bad weather.
  17. I'm wondering if all of you have some weird things that you are looking forward to after surgery? I have a few: Being able to eat cheese again (without feelnbg guilty) and feeling full from it Being able to look forward to only tasting a (tiny) bit of everything instead of eating lots of the first thing I like. Drinking milk again Well, they may not be all that weird, but they do seem odd in a positive way. What about you guys?
  18. Yesterday I discovered stretchy pants. It was the first time that I walked into a normal store and dared to try on clothes in over many many years. Scary, but I found some guy chinos that I liked. I was even able to wear women's sizes even though the legs were wayyyyy too short.

  19. Yesterday, I got to do one of the things that I was looking forward to. It was trying on clothes in a normal sized store and beginning not to feel like a failure in my own body. For me it was a huge step out of my comfort zone, but Im glad that I did it. I never knew that the stretch pants were so comfy. I totally missed this trend and have been living in cargos for the past twenty years. I just wish that I could get ahold of tall women's sizes here in Europe. But I'll still be happy just to be able to wear men's chinos to work. (Anything but jeans is a no-no where I work.)
  20. Im now wearing my smallest pants...now what? 

    1. Recidivist


      It depends on where you are in your weight loss journey. I went through a number of sizes on the way to my goal weight, and I had decided I was not going to get a whole new wardrobe until I was there. Before that, I went to thrift shops and looked for great deals online for a few items of clothing that could tide me over until I went down another size.

  21. I felt that I ate like a horse this week and still lost weight. WTF?!? 

  22. Krestel

    How many calories do you eat a day?

    Are you still at 1/3 cup? even now?
  23. Krestel

    How many calories do you eat a day?

    Fluffy...You are a legend! Thank you for sharing your experiences. It really helps us newbies see what it's going to be like in the future so we can establish good habits now. /hugs
  24. Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe. Gosh that was nice.

    1. ValerieInMexico


      I Remember that milestone. Next one for me was being able to do a pedicure on myself. Still like to have them done at the salon or spa, but I can do it if I want to. Also, I could only wear wide or double wide shoes. Now I can wear a regular width shoe. Keep going!

    2. Goldn02Grl


      The little things are so awesome! Keep up the great work!

  25. I just realized that I miss breads and buns much more than chocolate amd candy. How wierd!