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Krestel

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Krestel reacted to biginjapan for a status update, Yay! Finally hit onederland! My weight loss was stalled for a couple of weeks but the   
    Yay! Finally hit onederland! My weight loss was stalled for a couple of weeks but the last week or so it has been moving again. Because I'm tracking in kilos I didn't actually realize that I am now under 200 pounds. I'm so happy! Next goal to hit, probably this week, is for my BMI to hit the lowest obesity level (class I). After that I'll be gunning for just overweight, but that probably won't happen until summer, provided I can keep from snacking during all this working from home!
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    Krestel got a reaction from biginjapan for a status update, Officially no longer over weight! Goal #1 reached! I'm now under 80kgs (176 lbs) at 1   
    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!!!
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    Krestel got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, Psyllium husk is the sh*t! No really, it's my new go to for fiber in order to get reg   
    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. 
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    Krestel got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies for a status update, I wonder what life would be like if everyone dumped. I just ate a few too many (oreo   
    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.
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    Krestel got a reaction from FluffyChix for a status update, New found appreciation for you all! So Im back in the US to take care of my aging fat   
    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!
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    Krestel got a reaction from lvidacovich for a status update, I baked a gross of (144) chocolate chip cookies for the coffee break (fika) at work.   
    I baked a gross of (144) chocolate chip cookies for the coffee break (fika) at work. The cool part was that I managed to not eat a single one of them. Not only that but I finished with my baking by 11pm and got up at 5am for my doggie walk before work. This time it was MUCH easier to skip the cookies since I was thinking about dumping in the back of my mind. That and the damn gremlins (oops I mean  grehlins) are on vacation at the moment.
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    Krestel got a reaction from lvidacovich for a status update, How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?   
    How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?
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    Krestel got a reaction from lvidacovich for a status update, How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?   
    How can a bowel movement make me lose almost 4 pounds? How much poo am I full of?
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    Krestel got a reaction from SabrinaGoddess for a status update, It's easier to create new babits than to break old ones.   
    It's easier to create new babits than to break old ones.
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    Krestel got a reaction from SabrinaGoddess for a status update, I really like my 5am walks with the dogs. I can't even believe that I would ever say   
    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.
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    Krestel got a reaction from ms.sss for a status update, Goal setting should be something you have total control over. I was thinking about th   
    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. 
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    Krestel got a reaction from GodHatesFagsAndSoDoesAlex for a status update, Yesterday I discovered stretchy pants. It was the first time that I walked into a nor   
    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.
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    Krestel got a reaction from gwoodgm for a status update, I can now buy clothes in normal stores again. Admittedly the first time when I starte   
    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!
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    Krestel got a reaction from gwoodgm for a status update, I can now buy clothes in normal stores again. Admittedly the first time when I starte   
    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!
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    Krestel got a reaction from GodHatesFagsAndSoDoesAlex for a status update, Yesterday I discovered stretchy pants. It was the first time that I walked into a nor   
    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.
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    Krestel got a reaction from Healthy_life2 for a status update, Im now wearing my smallest pants...now what?   
    Im now wearing my smallest pants...now what? 
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    Krestel got a reaction from ubiquity for a status update, Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe.   
    Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe. Gosh that was nice.
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    Krestel got a reaction from ubiquity for a status update, Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe.   
    Today I could tie my shoes without havung to sit down. I could still easily breathe. Gosh that was nice.
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    Krestel got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons for a status update, I just looked through all my old pants after my pre-op pants started getting to big.   
    I just looked through all my old pants after my pre-op pants started getting to big. Keep in mind that I wear men's pants (usually cargos) because I am so tall 5'10"/5'11" ish. I also find that men's baggies tend to fit me better.
    I started out at a 44 in waist pant and quickly found that I was back down to my 42's. So even when thise got to be too big, I had to start pulling old clothes out of storage. After finding my 38's, I thought that these would not yet fit, but when I tried them on, they fit perfectly. I also found some older pants that now fit better than I remembered. What a relief! It's not like I can pop down to the store like I could do in the US and the styles here in Sweden are all skinnt jeans which I cant stand. I also found some 36's, but I'm not mentally ready to try those on yet. The biggest challenge will be buying women's clothing again. 
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