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Krestel

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  1. I drank for the first time yesterday. I only took 2 sips of a vodka and cranberry drink and I was truly buzzed. I finished that drink and felt pretty hammered. Funny thing is though I ate something and it seem to all go away. I was at an event so 30 mins later I had another drink and it went the same as the first, had one more and I didn't seem to get really drunk but quite buzzed really quickly. More food came out, I ate and my buzz was gone almost completely. Once again after 30 minutes I had yet one more drink with the same affect. The final round of food came out later that night and I partook and it cleared it up again. I then switched to water and was perfectly fine, as though I hadn't drank a thing all night. 

    I can see after last night how this could become a replacement addiction for some. It's interesting how it affects people differently.

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      I have tried a half glass of wine along with carbonated water twice and boy did I feel the effects. The day after I didn't have a hangover or anything, but I definitely felt that if i had drank more, that there would have been a price to pay. I hear you on the transfer addiction....

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  2. This week has been emotional! I did finally get on the scale. I am freaking 270lbs and I threw a tandrum just like a 2 year old in Target. For years I did not touch that scale! I did not want to put myself through that torture. I think after this surgery I won't be weighing except for one or two months. I think we can focus on that scale a little too damn hard.

    My sis gets on it freaking twice a day. I do not want to chain myself to that evil witch.

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    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Yeah, it sounds like a bad week. Just remember it's a journey (cheesy I know). Try setting other types of (sustainable) goals rather than weight loss until you feel you get a handle on losing the weight again. Remember keep it sustainable and small (mini-habits) otherwise the anxiety gets you off track.

      My absolute first step was my my teeny tiny New Year's Resolution of keeping a food journal. I think it's the only resolution that Ive ever kept. Next, I started by just walking an hour with my dogs each morning four times a week and I used the Sports-Tracker app to keep myself accountable. From there it became easier and I lightened up about the whole thing.

      Just a suggestion. Keep at it girl!

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  3. RE: the running/training

    Honestly it started with me just doing laps around the kitchen that first post-op week.

    In a week, I graduated to walking up and down my street, then to walking around the block every day.

    The distance increased, then the speed.

    Then I started running little spurts during my walks, then to alternating 1km runs with 1km walks.

    And now I can do a continuous 10k (which I totally did for the first time this morning...so full of myself about it today, it’s disgusting.)

    Just do something everyday and slowly increase speed and duration, next thing you know you’ll be one of those odd “running people” (who I never understood pre-op, but now totally get, lol)

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      hahaha...I have the same thing about going out. I know that I like walking (and so do my dogs), but getting out the door is more difficult than the walk itself. /sigh

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  4. RE: the running/training

    Honestly it started with me just doing laps around the kitchen that first post-op week.

    In a week, I graduated to walking up and down my street, then to walking around the block every day.

    The distance increased, then the speed.

    Then I started running little spurts during my walks, then to alternating 1km runs with 1km walks.

    And now I can do a continuous 10k (which I totally did for the first time this morning...so full of myself about it today, it’s disgusting.)

    Just do something everyday and slowly increase speed and duration, next thing you know you’ll be one of those odd “running people” (who I never understood pre-op, but now totally get, lol)

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Thanks for the feedback. I got the 5k walking everydy thing down and now I just need to start jogging parts of it. It feels like an interesting experience so far. (I can only say interesting because I'm not all that positive about it, but Im sure Ill get there.)

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  5. Yup, I did it! I RAN my SECOND continuous 5K ever this morning! There is an option to do a 10K Sunday morning and I'm going to give it a try. It's basically the 5K twice. Even though this is a girls' trip, I kinda wish Mr. was here so he could witness my awesomeness.

    @FluffyChix, no it wasn't on the beach nor was I wearing a bikini, but I think I should get bonus points anyway, just for doing it a second time 😎

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      OMG! You are so inspiring! How did you get started with your training? Running/jogging a 5k is one of my goals as well. Your journey is truly wonderful.

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  6. I just took another flight for work on a non-american airline (fun fact, their seat belts are shorter) and i had to take a pic I was so proud.  I'm only 4 months post-op and I'm down almost 100lbs from the first surgeon consult later year in September.

    The whole trip while away I worked out on the eliptical for a full hour every night.  It felt great to be able to sustain for that long.

    Pic attached

    20190725_150517.jpg

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Great job! This is one of my goals as well...but my gosh that is a lot of extra belt there.

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  7. 3 days post op and I want to go to the movies to see The Lion King... #slowdown

  8. slow and steady wins the race.  don't get discouraged and just keep at it. Let your sleeve do its job and try not to stress yourself out.

    hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying what your sleeve has given you.

    just got back from a wedding in OR. and man am i afraid to get on the scale :) 

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Great reminder about how fast you can lose weight. The mind games we play with ourselves are the worst.

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