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ish_sheddingitall

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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Sunnilicious in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    1. No longer letting food control my life/my life not revolving around food

    2. Getting rid of my big girl clothes

    3. Fitting on rollercoasters at the theme park

    4. Not needing a seat belt extended on the plane/people not looking at me weirdly

    5. More energy to do fun things with my kids

    6. The look on the haters faces when I come through
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from rs in Not telling anyone   
    I told a few close coworkers when I felt comfortable in doing so. Of course my husband and kids know. One of my sisters and one of my best friends. I think that’s a lot of people. I’ve been laying low while I’m working on myself, inside and out, because I don’t need any outside noise, especially if it’s going to be negative. And you kinda know who’s gonna be supportive and who won’t. Tell whoever you feel comfortable with and be vigilant in protecting your peace and energy. If someone comes with that BS, stop them and let them know their opinion isn’t needed, in a nice way of course lol
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to catwoman7 in Anyone else scared?   
    I think most people freak out before surgery - ANY surgery! So you're in good company!
    I'm RNY, not VSG, but the feelings are the same.
    Loose skin - yes, you will probably have it. Most people worry about this - I worried about it incessantly when I was pre-op. But from where I am now (almost four years out), and from most other vets I know, at some point you will realize that you wasted a lot of brain cells worrying about this. The weight loss is SO much more important than the loose skin. I've since had mine removed (within the last year, actually), but I would take the loose skin any day over weighing 373 lbs again. ANY DAY!! It's a total no-brainer.

    Hair loss - no, it's not a definite thing. Many people do lose hair, but for most, they're really the only ones who notice it. I didn't lose any. Some people don't. This is another thing I worried about incessantly, and it never happened.

    Regrets - there are probably a small minority of people who regret it, but for the vast majority, our only regret is that we didn't do this years earlier.
  4. Congrats!
    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Pounds lost   
    Hi. We are surgery twins! I’m down about 22 lbs since surgery. Looks like we’re losing at the same rate too.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    Had VSG 4/15/19. HW 378 SW 319.8 CW 296.9. Down about 23 lbs in 5 weeks. Down 81 lbs since highest weight. Haven’t been in the 200’s in years so I’m super happy.
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to BajanSleeve in An honest update. Weight Gain   
    Perhaps this post will help someone who is seeking to do VSG or some form of WLS because I will be honest with you about my journey. It has been 8 months since I had VSG surgery and I have lost only 44 lbs. Up to a month ago I had lost 55 lbs but I have since gained 10 lbs. There are a couple reasons for my weight loss failure and I am just putting them down in writing not so much so that folks can be critical, but more for the folks out there considering this surgery or might just have had it.
    I have not been committed to the process of changing bad habits or incorporating exercise into my lifestyle. I must have thought that having VSG was going to magically take away my appetite and food cravings for bad food. Guess what? I was starving the day after surgery! My appetite really never left. So if I did not CHOOSE what to eat and what not to eat, you could pack in tons of calories even in small portions. To cut to the chase, VSG does not work if you are not disciplined with your food choices. That shouldn't be a huge revelation but I actually had a mindset that my stomach would be gone and I would not even want to eat anymore so all the weight would just melt away. It does not happen that way!
    I did not follow the instructions and guidelines post surgery about not eating and drinking at the same time. I had been told not to do it, I read that it would stretch your stomach pouch, but I still went ahead and did it. Guess what? My stomach has stretched and I can basically eat a small 'normal' size meal at only 7 months out when it should not be like that this early. Again, not being committed to the process
    I am a type II diabetic. The catch 22 is that taking insulin makes you GAIN weight. That is just the nature of insulin and the more insulin you have to take, the more you gain weight. The first 4 months after surgery I was taking hardly any insulin at all but as my stomach expanded and I was able to eat more I had to increase insulin intake. So as a diabetic I'm really supposed to be exercising to compensate for that but cant seem to get this life style discipline into my life. I have a tread mill in the spare room - what is wrong with me!!!!
    I am hoping that I can gather the motivation, the inspiration that inner push that I need to develop discipline in my life. i'm almost 50 years old and its really hard changing the way you have lived for so long but there are no short cuts, not even VSG 'saved' me. Sometimes I think the biggest problem and hinderance is just me because discipline does not depend on emotions - discipline is 'just do it' no matter if you 'feel' it or not...………..I NEED this, I need to get this translated from my head knowledge into practical living...….I'm rambling now
    I'm hoping my update in the next 3 months will be a very different one in a more successful direction
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Sunnilicious in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    1. No longer letting food control my life/my life not revolving around food

    2. Getting rid of my big girl clothes

    3. Fitting on rollercoasters at the theme park

    4. Not needing a seat belt extended on the plane/people not looking at me weirdly

    5. More energy to do fun things with my kids

    6. The look on the haters faces when I come through
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Blackangel21 in Sweets   
    You’re lucky. Sweets are my nemesis
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Sunnilicious in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    1. No longer letting food control my life/my life not revolving around food

    2. Getting rid of my big girl clothes

    3. Fitting on rollercoasters at the theme park

    4. Not needing a seat belt extended on the plane/people not looking at me weirdly

    5. More energy to do fun things with my kids

    6. The look on the haters faces when I come through
  10. Congrats!
    ish_sheddingitall reacted to jesseycakes in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I'm one week post-op. Taco bell has their rolled tacos which are one of my favorite things in the whole world. Hubby brings it home for the whole family while I'm here sip sip sipping on liquids that I'm officially sick of. I walk by the bag and look in the bottom and there are little cups of nacho cheese that no one's eaten. I got a spoon and took three tiny bites of the nacho cheese... Hey it's a liquid, right?
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  11. Haha
    ish_sheddingitall reacted to Newyearnewme2019 in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    I am on my pre-op diet and I have done some cheating. However, mines seem mild in comparison. Over the past 8 days, I have eaten some grapes (about 10), a serving of snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (I checked the label and gave myself exactly 1 serving) I put half a banana in my Protein smoothie. I wasn't sure if this is actually cheating or not because bananas weren't on my list of excluded or included fruits I can use for shakes and smoothies. I ate Taco Bell plain Refried Beans when I was out holiday shopping. Ate about 3 sporks of that. My big fail was Sunday. I made a salad for my husband's dinner. Just a plain old iceberg lettuce salad mix with tomatoes, cucumbers, a small amount of bacon bits, cheese, 1/4 a piece of baked crispy chicken, and (yes I counted) croutons with light vinaigrette dressing. Before I know I was huddled in the corner like Smeagal devouring about a cup of the salad! LOL my husband caught me and tried to take it away, but I would not let go of MY PRECIOUS! LOL

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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to TakingABreak in Anxious - Lonely - No Friends to Support My Journey   
    Well you've just gained an entire community of "real" friends, and I know we can't hang out in person, but we will be there for you in any way we can. I shut people out too. There were certain people that I avoided seeing or hanging out with for YEARS. There was only a very select inner circle that I still saw regularly leading up to surgery. I'm afraid I became somewhat of a recluse, and as a result, my husband turned into one too. Our friendships ended and we became even less active.
    I agree with your dietitian about the dress! However, please take another piece of advice. Please establish with a therapist before surgery. Someone who's been punishing themselves by wearing the same thing everyday may struggle with the emotional hurdles of stalls, timing of weight loss, and internal expectations. This is the biggest mind game I've ever played. And I think you need more people in your corner, so to speak.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Mint2bskinny in Depressed   
    Hi. I had surgery on 4/15/19. HW 378. DOS 319.8. CW 296.9. I’m happy with my progress. I lost the first 18 lbs in less than 2 weeks and because of the rapid weight loss my body went into self preservation mode and weight loss stalled. But Its moving again and I think its because I am finally able to get in more Protein and calories. I also walk about 2 miles and do a work out video at home about 5 days per week. So be patient. When you lose weight fast and then stop it’s your body’s natural reaction. Good luck!
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to Sophie7713 in Pounds lost   
    I am 3 ½ months out and have lost 60 pounds. I arrived at Onederland this past Friday at 198. I have not seen the 100's in over 20 years! My next milestone is to achieve another loss of 68 pounds to settle around 130ish. I'm only a petite 5'0" frame, and prefer not to look "just chubby". Very thankful I'm no longer morbidly obese, and continue to strive toward normalcy to the fit and trim range. Looking forward to a much different and better end of 2019 holiday season. I love my new sleeve and the endless possibilities...
    Any other height challenged individuals out there? What is your ideal weight goal?
    Congratulations to all for your weigh downs and continued best wishes. Happy spring!
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to naturallyzee in Pounds lost   
    I'm 2 years out and 130 pounds down.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Sunnilicious in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Late post but I had surgery on 4/15. VSG. SW 319.8 CW 300. HW 378. 5’6”
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to FluffySaysForkIt! in Bariatric surgery was a big mistake   
    First, If your story is real, and you are not a troll,
    please get help. You are dealing with some deep seated mental health issues that need professional help.
    Second, if you are a troll,
    please get help. You are dealing with some deep seated mental health issues that need professional help.
    Either way I wish you healing and peace.
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to GradyCat in I'm in Onederland!   
    OMG! I'm so happy I could dance down the street naked! I FINALLY made it to Onederland today, 5 months post-op sleeve.
    I've been stuck in a stall for five weeks, teasing me at 202 and so close but so stuck and I thought I was never going to lose another ounce for a minute or two.
    But now I'm finally a LOSER! Yay! So excited! Now I feel like the scale will keep moving and it can go down to meet my goal.
    So glad to be in the 100's again!

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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to catwoman7 in weird question   
    this early out, you should be sticking to your program. You're still healing and can injure your stomach if you don't. If your friend cares about you, then she'll be fine with you eating what you're supposed to be eating.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Sunnilicious in Weirdest things you are looking forward to after surgery   
    1. No longer letting food control my life/my life not revolving around food

    2. Getting rid of my big girl clothes

    3. Fitting on rollercoasters at the theme park

    4. Not needing a seat belt extended on the plane/people not looking at me weirdly

    5. More energy to do fun things with my kids

    6. The look on the haters faces when I come through
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Mdnytangel in Pounds lost   
    Had VSG 4/15/19. HW 378 SW 319.8 CW 296.9. Down about 23 lbs in 5 weeks. Down 81 lbs since highest weight. Haven’t been in the 200’s in years so I’m super happy.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Caltania in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    🗣🗣🗣IM OUT OF THE 300’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time in over 15 years!!!
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    ish_sheddingitall reacted to Robin DaVette in April Sleevers   
    Any April 2019 sleevers on here? I am new to this forum and will have my sleeve on April 1 in Tijuana, Mexico.
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Aprilgal in April Sleevers   
    Hi. I had surgery on 4/15/19. HW 378. DOS 319.8. CW 296.9. I’m happy with my progress. I lost the first 18 lbs in less than 2 weeks and because of the rapid weight loss my body went into self preservation mode and it stalled. But I’m moving again and I think its because I am finally able to get in more Protein and calories. I also walk about 2 miles and do a work out video at home about 5 days per week. So be patient. When you lose weight fast and then stop it’s your body’s natural reaction. Good luck!
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    ish_sheddingitall got a reaction from Blackangel21 in Sweets   
    You’re lucky. Sweets are my nemesis
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