Carrot64 reacted to GreenTealael for a status update, I just scored this Juicy Couture black label dress in a small with room to spare... U
I just scored this Juicy Couture black label dress in a small with room to spare... Unbelievable
Carrot64 reacted to Chicpea for a status update, Hi Everyone! Just found this forum and am loving the content. I just had a VSG on May
Hi Everyone! Just found this forum and am loving the content. I just had a VSG on May 8th. I am doing great! Have been able to get my protein drinks in and all my required fluids. I was pretty sore up until a few days ago, especially on my left side abdomen. The problem I’m dealing with now is the reaction I had to the bandaids! My belly itches! Using ice to calm it is working pretty well. I have my first post-op appointment on the 23rd. Last, but not least, I am down 18 lbs!!!
Carrot64 reacted to ProudGrammy for a status update, home from GA. grand-daughter HS grad - she was the best! are you surprised?!! good to
home from GA. grand-daughter HS grad - she was the best! are you surprised?!! good to be home and back to you guys - missed you all!! - kathy
Carrot64 reacted to ms.sss for a status update, Never thought I would say this, but I think I've lost enough weight. My goal was orig
Never thought I would say this, but I think I've lost enough weight.
My goal was originally 120 lbs, and I think I'm going to stop where I am (127.3 lbs). I'm about to size myself out of the smallest of sizes of women's clothing and I really don't want to sport a wardrobe from Gap Kids (which, btw, I actually wore this morning...my jacket felt so loose on me and its just a little too cold today to go jacket-less, so I put on the Kid's old windbreaker that she wore 2 years ago: Gap Kids size 12. Seriously. I'm wearing my kid's hand-me-downs. What is happening??)
I don't really understand though why when I was in my 20's, when I weighed less than I do right now, was I actually bigger than I am right now. I still have clothes that I wore in my 20's that I am swimming in these days *scratches head*.
...and since I plan to get some PS done in August, I figure whatever skin they chop off of me will get me down closer to 120 without having to lose any more fat and/or muscle and/or overall bulk.
Soooooo....now I have to figure out how to do the maintenance thing.
Carrot64 reacted to jrmolina2006 for a status update, 8 month update... well ill let the pictures speak for themselfs.
8 month update... well ill let the pictures speak for themselfs.
Carrot64 reacted to Domika03 for a status update, 5/31/19 Oh, the journey I've traveled. My weight gain started after a very depressing
Oh, the journey I've traveled.
My weight gain started after a very depressing first marriage & continued on through single parenthood. By the time I met my current husband (of almost 20 yrs now), I guess I was comfortable with myself & my terrible eating habits. I'm not sure I can pinpoint the moment I decided to have the gastric sleeve, but like many, I got to the point where I was so damn depressed that I didn't even want to go out. I didn't want to be seen or noticed. I was incredibly embarrassed with myself.
Fast forward, I had my surgery around 2014. Became a weight loss facilitator hosting support meetings for newbies & post surgery. Started a demanding job that took me away from continuing the meetings only to wind up getting laid off 1 1/2 yrs later. Found a temp job but was very unhappy with the commute so I left.
Here's where you need to pay attention. I wound up unemployed for almost 7 months. I became quite depressed and, guess what gained 25 pounds back. UGH, how could this happen, right? Fortunately, once I was employed & allowed myself to become accountable to myself again, I started Weight Watchers. Yea, you would think I knew what I had to do to lose the weight again but I needed the support & something I could 'share' with others.
Here I am, 4 months later & I lost the weight. Pheww... I'm 5'2 and my average weight is around 142 pounds. I may start those support meetings up again in the North Denver area. MIght be a great resource for many as it was when I first did it
Carrot64 reacted to thatch for a status update, Was feeling sassy after my shower tonight and tried on a dress that I haven't worn si
Was feeling sassy after my shower tonight and tried on a dress that I haven't worn since 2004, when I was 30. It fits!!!