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  1. Hello my name is Krestel and Im a banana addict...Ive eaten bananas for the past xxx days.

  2. Tips for when you are cold: house cleaning! I get cold no matter what time of the year when Ive been sitting in the soffa and today, I had a bit of an epiphany. If Im so cold, why dont I just get up and move around to fix it and clean the house at the same time. ...and it seems to work. I'll have to see if it's something I can do more long term, but just today it also seemed to alleviate my anxiety as well. You all prolly know this trick but my thick head didnt. Here's to a clean house and warmer feet!

    1. Gorgonio


      Iv been on two pairs of socks. Staying warm seems like a full time gig.

  3. My breasts are still not going down in size! I have a 34I...yes, eye! (I know spelling there...) BUT i really wish they had gone down somewhat cuz tbh, they hurt! I wonder if it will ever happen. Im at a normal BMI now and havnt seen any change in cup size...only strap size. GAH!

  4. Cold grilled chicken straight from the fridge...nom nom nom. Go Protein!

  5. One year surgiversary and feeling GREAT! Best thing I ever did in my life.

    1. Lily66


      CONGRATULATIONS, KRESTEL! SO Happy for YOU and SO MOTIVATING for US to hear it!! 😀

  6. The new teaching job is gonna be so stressful when I start in August. I can already feel my stress levels rising when Im substitute treaching. But I cant let that affect my weight!

  7. I just cant focus or find anything that I want to do until I finish it.

  8. Naval organges are soooo good. How did I miss that oranges now dont have seeds?!? My gawd what a difference.

  9. I now TRULY understand the expression heartburn and it hurts like a MF! I dont know what really caused it yesterday but maybe it was dumping from something that I commonly eat. I really dont care cuz it hurt like F*&K and I think Im going to be on liquids today just to be on the safe side.

  10. The dogs have finally figured out the new schedule for walking twice a day...and keep bugging me at the appropriate times to go out. For those of you who dont't have dogs, they have no snooze function. So they have really held up the bargain of being my personal trainers. Who's a good boi?!?

  11. Just saw this on Youtube about the Quarantine and weight loss:


  12. Officially no longer over weight! Goal #1 reached! I'm now under 80kgs (176 lbs) at 179cm (5'10") and 10 months post-op and am over the moon. My weight at 79.9 kgs (176 lbs) gives me a BMI of 24.9 which means that I have a normal weight! OMG.

    I still want to lose about 16 lbs more though in order to get safely into the middle range to insure against that little regain that happens. The I have maintenence in front of me as well.

    BUT I have hit my first goal. Yeah me!!!

    1. biginjapan


      Fantastic! That's such a great goal to reach and one I hope to get to this year as well.

  13. I wonder what life would be like if everyone dumped. I just ate a few too many (oreo double stuff) cookies and feel like absolute shite. Can you imagine what the food industry would be like if everyone experienced this? Something tells me that we would all be much healthier.

  14. New found appreciation for you all!

    So Im back in the US to take care of my aging father and it seems like more than ever that being bigger is the norm everywhere here. I cant say that Ive been the best, healthiest me at the moment, but I think you all Americans are doing GREAT to even be working towards the goal of getting healthier in face of all this temptation (even if you are a "slow loser"). So give all yourselves a pat on the back!

    1. FluffyChix


      Yep. Temptation around every corner!

  15. Psyllium husk is the sh*t! No really, it's my new go to for fiber in order to get regular. The nice thing is that it doesnt taste and is low in calories, so it's great for my shakes. It isn't expensive either and available in most grocery stores. Looking back on the forums, it seems to be FluffyChix favorite as well. 

  16. My gawd getting rid of old clothes and "junk" is mentally tough! It makes me face all my fears and hoarding and well...everything. On the good side however, I found my skinny me pants. Im gonna wait to try those on later though.

  17. I'm contemplating getting rid of my now ridiculously large clothes. For me it's big step to let go and just do it. My old clothes are like a safety net that I want to keep, but something tells me if I keep that safety net then I will go back up to my old weight. 

    1. november11


      GET RID OF THEM !! You will NOT be needing them EVER ….Go to local thrift shops and get inexpensive good clothes because you will be changing sizes so quickly that is makes no sense to buy expensive .

    2. Krestel


      I actually started putting some of the old stuff in big plastic bags and realized that I had more current size clothes than I thought. Oddly enough.

  18. Second dog walk post depressing event. The plan is to fall back on food journaling and get my head on straight again. No job is worth my health. I am not my job no matter how it feels.

  19. First long walk after major depressing event. If I had been my old self, I would have been crying myself to sleep in a Ben and Jerry's by now. Instead, no tears and meal shakes have been my go to. Not doing perfect, but one day at a time. It's amazing how much easier it is to deal with events like this when you are not hating your own body as much. I wonder if this is how normal people feel.

    1. november11


      Great Report!!! I knew you had it …..

    2. vgs08282019


      What is normal, anyway? I think we all have varying levels of normal. You just experienced a HUGE WIN. These are the changes that will impact major change on the scale in the long run. The head and heart truly need to be in the right place for everything to work the way it should. Congratulations. Sounds like you are on your way.

  20. I'm having a really tough time at work and the boss has called me in for a meeting tomorrow, and Im literally concerned for my job. The question is how do I keep on my road towards weight loss. With all the stress, my dinners probably keep getting bigger and bigger and Im not talking my morning dogs walks like I used to. Yes, Im still down a lot of pounds, but it's these types of situations that got me into the big numbers to begin with. I really need to handle this one better. I dont want to scew up my body with this second chance that Ive been given.

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    2. Bastian


      Sorry to hear the worst happened, everything happens for a reason even if we can't see that reason for a while. One door closes another opens...I really believe new opportunities come along as various stages of life end :) Good luck :)

    3. VIKING 0424

      VIKING 0424


    4. november11


      Yes !!! What they said......

  21. Meal replacement shakes are soooooo good when you have a sore throat and don't feel good enough to cook. Plus, I always have lots of them at home. So I'm not tempted to grab crap from McDonalds (which has the best cold "medication"). 

  22. Cold no.2 since surgery. The funny part is now Ive lost my voice. I feel better in my sinuses now, but my voice is 90% gone. Losing your voice as a person who talks as a teacher for a living is so funny. You feel normal and when you speak, nothing comes out. I hope it goes over by Monday, but if it doesn't oh well. Ill be at school and cant talk to the students. Oh gee darn.

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    2. Krestel


      Ohh..I love fisherman's friend..especially the sugar-free ones. Here, we can get it in all the shops. They are strong though.

    3. VIKING 0424
    4. VIKING 0424

      VIKING 0424


  23. Why do I keep hurting myself? Even if Im losing the weight, I can still feel my old habits clinging to me. I was really stressed this past week and ate at a fast food place and thought for some reason that I could eat my old meal. It turned out to be sooo not true and I felt sick after it. This is not the first time Ive done this kind of thing since surgery, but I seem not to be learning from the experience. So even if Ive been creating some really great new habits, my old ones are still hurting me. At 5 months out, I still have lots to learn about myself and my body. So even with all the weight loss, my journey isn't all that great since I know that if I keep doing this sh*t to myself, I am going to go back to my old weight after the honeymoon is over. 

    1. Lynnlovesthebeach


      You have to make the decision whether you want to go back there or not. You know what got you to your previous weight and know those habits can destroy what you have worked so hard for to get where you are now. Sounds like you need to have a serious conversation with yourself and change your negative thoughts! If that doesn't work does your team have a therapist you can talk to so you can rid yourself of the self sabotage? Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Good luck. This journey sure isn't easy but is so worth it!

    2. Krestel


      Yeah, the whole decision thing is where I need to work. I guess for a long time that Im going to have to make that decision over and over and over again. Falling back on old habits that Ive had for my entire life is so easy unfortunately. Ive got to stop it. Thanks for the insight.

  24. Found a wonderful cafe in downtown Stockholm that served wonderful smoothie "bowls". Got a greek yoghurt bowl with granola, all sorts of berries, and some honey. Was sooo delish. I hate sitting in cafes that only have sweet options cuz I really feel bad after eating a cinnamon bun.

    If anyone is thinking about coming to Stockholm, I definitely have some bariatric tips.