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Everything posted by Krestel

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.

  9. 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.)
  10. 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.

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

  12. Krestel

    How many calories do you eat a day?

    Are you still at 1/3 cup? even now?
  13. 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
  14. 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!

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

  16. I've already had a slight downturn in my wieght loss as well. It was as if my body was taking a breath and sighing after losing so much weight pre- and post-op. Then it started up again. The only thing I did was nothing other than drinking one more protein shake a day. Some days I even ate a bit more calories to keep my metabolism up. Remember a stall is technically when weight-loss has been the same for a longer period. So if you are keeping to your program, dont beat yourself up. You are doing what you need to do and your body will eventually keep up. What was your pre-op starting weight? How much did you go down during pre-op?
  17. Losing 1.2kg/2.6lbs in a week seems to be a bit disappointing when in reality it is quite reasonable at about 5kg/11lbs per month. I think that I cant quite remember the last 30kg/65lbs. Oh the mind games we play!

  18. Krestel

    Quotes & Inspiration

    Gah, I cant delete this post. Sorry, I hit submit twice thinking that the first one didnt post.
  19. Krestel

    Quotes & Inspiration

    I really liked Fustr8's quote here! You go PEGGO!
  20. I so feel you there. I'm losing my balance more often that I did before. It's quite embarrasing when you bump into someone. I was in the cafeteria last week eand I lost my balance and bumped into the guys back sitting behind me. All I thought was, "Please don't tell me that I have mistakenly pushed his face into his food." Since this was during my first day at my new job, doing this would have definitely been a lasting first impression. Thank gawd that it was only a minor bump and not a face meeting plate/table one.
  21. Krestel

    Quotes & Inspiration

    hehe...Although it might take you about 100 years to get there or, if you a looking a bjt closer, you would burn up in the Sun (technically also a star). Although it's a great quote, the physics teacher in me couldnt help myself.
  22. Started going through my clothes and packing away things that are way too big. I now relalize that I neee to learn how to take in pants and t-shirts. Thankfully the new school where i'll be working has a sewing room.

  23. We all do it...admit it. We all play these mind games with ourselves, and when trying to deal with our weight, we probably do it more than the average person. Mine are: - Still not wanting to go out to buy clothes even though i've lost 65 lbs but surfing around incessantly on clothes websites. - The classic of not really "seeing" any weight loss even though I'm already half-way to my goal. So what mind games do you play???
  24. Something tells me that I will always be thinking about food, but now in terms of if I can physically eat it or not.
  25. Krestel

    Weight loss stall in phase 2

    Even though Im a bit further out from my surgery (2 months), Im having my first stall as well. Even though we know it's going to happen, it never feels good. I think it's somewhat like the time right after surgery, it sucks but it will pass. At least I hope it will. Let's keep fighting!