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2019CD

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    2019CD got a reaction from JLarsen in OK guys maybe I’m just pessimistic (I stress maybe) but am I the only one who has found this surgery to be a complete B*TCH?!   
    Hmm that’s odd and unfortunate. I think it could have to do with your surgeons technique?? Waking up was super difficult for me but no pain that is memorable (8 weeks out). I think many factors are involved with how a person recovers. I would speak to your doctor and just be frank. You can ask what do they feel are the reasons your pain was higher than what you’ve discovered is ‘typical’.
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    2019CD reacted to lorraine#11 in Almost there   
    8 months.. I was 220..now 150...yup ..my goal is 140.. I have no doubt I am gonna do it!!!
    Sent from my SM-G892A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    2019CD reacted to Sheribear68 in Asking older sleevers, did I make a mistake?   
    So glad to see the loss is starting again.
    Gaby we are both February sleevers and I’ve just now hit 67 pounds lost since surgery date, 75 pounds lost since I started the 10 day pre-surgery prep.

    I lost a whopping 6.2 pounds in June, but over 12 inches. Remember to measure, measure, measure because our bodies do weird things when the scale isn’t moving as fast as we’re worked the program.

    After my “impressive” 6 pound June loss, I struggled mightily for the first 3 weeks in July where I’d managed to lose all of 2.4 pounds. I was sooooo close to hitting the 180’s and I’d bounce between 181-183 for 2 weeks and thought I was gonna pull my hair out.
    Then I remembered that I was desperately trying not to lose any more hair so that wasn’t an option.

    I just had a really decadent weekend a week ago in NOLA —complete with beignets and giant frozen pina coladas, a hurricane, and a slice of pizza, and don’t even get me started about my 3 old-fashions at the spotted cat last Saturday night!

    Came back from that trip on Monday, weighed myself yesterday and again today and I’m DOWN almost 4 pounds. 🤷‍♀️
    Oh and I’m still constipated as hell even though I’ve drank a serving of miralax every day since Tuesday, lol
    Can’t wait to see how finally being able to have a bm or two might help out, ya know?

    Anyways...... I have no idea why our bodies are so dang fickle and want to be stubborn and not make sense but it seems like just when I start to lose all hope and I’ve convinced myself that I’ll be the most spectacular fail of all when it comes to WLS, I randomly start losing again.
    Editing to add:  this mornings weigh-in had me at 177.6!   Haven’t been in the 170’s since 1996.  

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    2019CD reacted to 336Mike in Tummy Tuck 8/21   
    Can't wait to get my TT next month. I have my pre-op appointment this Friday morning. I'm still on the fence if I'm just gonna do a Tummy Tuck or go with the fleur-de-lis procedure. The surgeon said I might be happier to get rid of some of the laxity around the mid section and go with the fleur-de-lis. It adds $600 to the price which is not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I just don't know if I want a scar going up the middle of my body to my breastbone.🤷‍♂️ The good news is the doc does not recommend tightening my ab muscles because he said they should be in pretty good shape and that's where most of the pain and longer term discomfort comes from.
    Anyhow, I'd like to hear from people who had either procedure done. I'll be staying with my ex mother in law the 1st 2 days and then coming home to take care of myself. My boys will stop in and check on me periodically but other than that I'll be on my own. Is it doable on your own? Honestly that's the part I'm most concerned about.
    HW = 360
    SW = 292
    GW = 220 reached 3/7/18
    CW = 210 @ 6'5"
    150 pounds lost! [emoji106]


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    2019CD reacted to Lynnlovesthebeach in The Last Pound!   
    So, I am now 10 months post op RNY Gastric bypass. I have exactly one more pound until I am "normal" BMI! I am so excited! I saw my doctor recently when I was 125 lbs and he told me not to lose any more weight. After much discussion about how I really want to be a normal BMI and it was only 2 more pounds he agreed it was ok to do. I'm sure this last pound is going to be the hardest one to lose! According to my doctor I have lost 93% of my excess wt. I wonder if I can actually make it to the "ideal" wt they gave me, 117 lbs. My doctor said he doesn't expect me to go that low. Hmmmm....sounds like a challenge!
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    2019CD reacted to Shells83 in 11 month before and after pics!   
    My before and "almost after"! Hoping to lose 15 more pounds and tone up, but I'm feeling pretty good. Just fit into my initial goal jeans!

    It's been a rough year for me since my surgery on 7/2/18. I was rocking it with the exercise for the first several months. Then my company got bought, had a very stressful first project at work that lasted months, and my mom's terminal illness worsened and she passed. While sometimes I feel bad about myself for not losing as quickly as I'd hoped, I know I've done great. I'm certain that if I hadn't had the surgery before my life derailed this last 10 months, I'd be pushing 300 lbs and would have had an even harder time dealing with all the stress.

    Looking forward to my one year follow-up appointment and going to try to rock it on exercise this next month. And stick with it more regularly. :)



  7. Congrats!
    2019CD reacted to LaNueva_Janie in Today is my 1 year Surgiversary!![emoji1327]‍♀️   
    I feel So greatful...So healthy...So blessed!!
    And still Focused!
    I came to share my pictures so far..to all on the same struggle.[emoji173]
    From 298 to 187..and still working on it[emoji173]  
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    2019CD got a reaction from GB in CA in Yet Another Stall Complaint Thread   
    I’m right there with you! It is very, very frustrating. I guess the only thing we can do is keep doing what we’re doing and try to have patience. Wishing you the best.
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    2019CD reacted to GradyCat in So Happy With My Post-Op Labs   
    Today is exactly 8 months since my VSG surgery. I haven't lost as much weight as I had hoped to be this point, but I got back my first lab results since having the sleeve done and I am reflecting on how much healthier I am now than 8 months ago.
    Since having the WLS I have gotten rid of several co-morbidities: no more high blood pressure, no more sleep apnea, no more GERD, no more acid reflux.
    These are the best lab results I have EVER had! My triglycerides 18 months ago were 353 and now they're just 104!
    I'm not pre-diabetic anymore!
    I'm having no trouble absorbing Vitamins . . . in fact they're way above the range where they should be, so I'm super-absorbing them now or something, taken just one soft chew each of Vitamin D, B12, calcium citrate and Multivitamin daily.
    So as I sit here sometimes wishing the scale was showing a lower number, I recognize how blessed I am with these great health results and am so happy that I had this surgery.

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    2019CD reacted to GradyCat in Frustrating weight loss   
    I hear ya! I've tried everything to break the stall and slow weight loss. I tried liquid-only and fewer calories, but that didn't work. But I did have some success on adding more calories, up to 1200 and that showed me some weight loss.
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    2019CD reacted to FluffyChix in Frustrating weight loss   
    Search 3 week stall that can happen between weeks 2-6. It's a thing. You're doing great. Hang in there.
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    2019CD reacted to Macy6 in Frustrating weight loss   
    Just don’t restrict your calories even more and make sure you are getting in your Water. The stall will break.
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    2019CD got a reaction from GreenTealael in Frustrating weight loss   
    So I’ve lost 6 1/2 pounds since July 2. I am following all of the post operative diet instructions and Water intake. I am getting in steps and not doing any heavy weightlifting. I started at 218 pounds on the day of surgery and I’m only at 189. pounds 14 weeks later. I know people are going to say that’s great that’s great and I know it is. But considering I haven’t lost more than 6 1/2 pounds in over a month, it’s very frustrating.

    I’m considering just having a couple Liquid Protein days to see if that helps boost any weight loss.

    😢
  14. Congrats!
    2019CD reacted to Healthy_life2 in Has your face aged following surgery?   
    I’m 50, I think I look my age. I get comments that I look older and younger. I have no idea what my age looks like to other people. One strange thing is my body looks younger (with Spanx lol)
    here is an old thread Face to face Friday. Face before and after’s
    https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/419083-face-to-face-friday/?tab=comments#comment-4688915
    234 day of surgery

    five years out and maintaining in the 130s


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    2019CD got a reaction from JLarsen in OK guys maybe I’m just pessimistic (I stress maybe) but am I the only one who has found this surgery to be a complete B*TCH?!   
    Hmm that’s odd and unfortunate. I think it could have to do with your surgeons technique?? Waking up was super difficult for me but no pain that is memorable (8 weeks out). I think many factors are involved with how a person recovers. I would speak to your doctor and just be frank. You can ask what do they feel are the reasons your pain was higher than what you’ve discovered is ‘typical’.
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    2019CD reacted to Queenbee34 in 10 week post op... stall?   
    I was warned about working out and having to low of calorie count. Sometimes your body will stop you from loosing because you are burning to many calories from working out. I don't know what you are doing as far as a work out but make sure to consult your dr's and nutritionist. They maybe able to help you thru your stall.
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    2019CD reacted to Inner Surfer Girl in Embrace the Stall   
    I definitely agree that both pre-and post-op, the stall is discouraging.
    I certainly remember many times hearing my doctors and weight watcher people questioning why I wasn't losing weight when I was following the plan. That is definitely when I would give up and say, if restricting my food and enduring this deprivation doesn't work, why even try.
    Thankfully, now, for me, giving up isn't an option.
    Now that I have learned so much more about how my body works I have more patience. It makes me so much more willing and able to see a stall as an important and necessary part of the process. Not something to be feared or avoided. Plus, I don't weigh often enough to actually observe many stalls.
    On retrospect, if I knew this 30-40 years ago, I MAY have saved myself from decades of yo-yo dieting and super morbid obesity.
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    2019CD reacted to justmetj in DO YOU   
    Of course everyone is here to give advice to others that need it. But when the advice crosses the line of being condescending, it needs to be called out just like eating that pizza at three weeks does.
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    2019CD got a reaction from justmetj in Where did these wrinkles suddenly come from??!!!!!   
    #botoxwillhelp
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    2019CD got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Pounds lost   
    9 weeks out and have lost 24 lbs. I had a stall for about 8 days. I’m very happy with 10-12 lbs per month!
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    2019CD got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Pounds lost   
    9 weeks out and have lost 24 lbs. I had a stall for about 8 days. I’m very happy with 10-12 lbs per month!
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    2019CD got a reaction from justmetj in Where did these wrinkles suddenly come from??!!!!!   
    #botoxwillhelp
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    2019CD got a reaction from JLarsen in OK guys maybe I’m just pessimistic (I stress maybe) but am I the only one who has found this surgery to be a complete B*TCH?!   
    Hmm that’s odd and unfortunate. I think it could have to do with your surgeons technique?? Waking up was super difficult for me but no pain that is memorable (8 weeks out). I think many factors are involved with how a person recovers. I would speak to your doctor and just be frank. You can ask what do they feel are the reasons your pain was higher than what you’ve discovered is ‘typical’.
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    2019CD got a reaction from alex76 in Oy Vey! What mixed signals!   
    I suggest taking him out of the equation and completely focus on what YOU want and do it for yourself.
  25. Congrats!
    2019CD reacted to med28thmed in Evening sweet tooth   
    Russell stover imitates well on their Sugar Free Chocolates. Peanut Butter, pecan clusters, dark chocolate, coconut, toffee are some of my faves.... 130 cals for 2. Might b worth a try?
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