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SabrinaGoddess

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. SabrinaGoddess

    What are you eating?

    I love KimChi, glad to hear you can still have it. I am not sleeved yet but will be soon and kimchi is one of my favs. All kinds, cucumber, radish, etc.
  2. I think it depends on the person as well. I do see his points. I like his videos, but when I had my band I started walking after a month and kept it up and increased as time went on and was totally fine. Lost all my weight in 9 months. I was SO freaking happy. Plan on listening to my doc and my body this time around as well.
  3. SabrinaGoddess

    December 2019 Sleeves

    December 9th and I'd love to stay in touch. Today I got my nutrition book and checklist. I am super uber excited. I also got some pretty nice Gastric Sleeve cookbooks on Kindle for like $2.99 Let's do this! I also created a blog. I was banded in 2009 and unbanded in 2012 so it's going to be interesting to compare the two.
  4. SabrinaGoddess

    friends?

    No you are not overthinking. When I was banded in 2009 (unbanded in 2012) That's all I heard from people. Christmas Party...Oh you are not going to be able to eat....Office Birthday...Oh you can't have a cupcake... They said it like I was on punishment or something! LOL And to be very very honest. I lost a LOT of so-called friends. Your circles will change because your life will change and sometimes that means some people have to go.
  5. SabrinaGoddess

    Just sleeved 6-17-19!!

    How is your progress coming along?
  6. I received my nutrition book and checklist today! I am so very excited (and a tad bit scared too) Each day this is becoming a reality!

    I created a new blog post about how BRAVE we all are for doing this. Because I think we are! Most of us know the horrors of people calling us nasty names, saying we can't control ourselves, we are easy targets for people's verbal attacks! But I feel we are BRAVE because we are taking control over our lives and creating a new world of happiness.

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  7. Today I scheduled my mental evaluation and my nutritionist appointments. Yes, we are moving along quiet nice.  December 9th will be here before you know it.

    I have informed my inner circle of family about the surgery and I will be keeping it in my CORE!

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  8. So, I decided to move forward with the surgery around Oct 17th, consulted with my doc on Oct 30th, Set surgery date for Dec 9th! (I am self-pay) So this week I have to schedule my mental evaluation and nutritionist appointment. I am so excited I can just scream! My flight arrangements are made and hotel room booked! (flying to Denver for my doctor and my sister will be coming to stay with me after surgery) So I started fooling around on Amazon a bit looking for some carry on bags for my flight and stuff. I saw some pretty cool Bariatric plates and bowls with line guides (WOW) and a great little mini blender to take with me for the hotel room. So, my question for you who have already been sleeved. In hindsight, what did you wish you had the first week after surgery that you did not expect? I will be in a hotel room for 3 days after surgery. Follow me on 💟➡️Follow Me On IG: @sabrina.goddess.vsg My blog: www.SabrinaGoddess.com
  9. SabrinaGoddess

    Surgery Prep - What was your must haves.

    Oh YES! that is a must!
  10. SabrinaGoddess

    Surgery Prep - What was your must haves.

    I remember those. They weren't so bad for me either in 2009
  11. 👀All of a sudden it hit me yesterday that this is GONNA happen! You know when you plan for something so hard you focus on it happening and all the little details, but yesterday it truly hit me that this is just right around the corner.

    I was looking on Amazon for some great cookbooks and I also found some pretty cool bariatric plates. Man things have come a long way since I was banded in 2009 and unbanded in 2012!

    I AM SO EXCITED!

  12. I have been so excited over these past few days....I KNOW what it feels like to hit the goal and live a happy and healthy life. I had that with my lapband...then it all dissolved when my band eroded. My life went back into the dept of depression hell! Yes, I tried eating less, yes I tried exercise. blah blah blah...I KNOW you all understand where I am coming from!

    So here is a shortlist of things I am looking forward to after my surgery!

    • Tying my shoes without a struggle
    • Wrapping a towel around me and have it fit!
    • Shopping in regular-sized stores
    • New photoshoot
    • Flying and being able to feel comfy in my seatbelt
    • Working Out and not feeling like I can't breathe
    • Having a thin face and neck
    • Compliments given without this phrasing....You are cute for a big girl!

    Follow my journey: www.SabrinaGoddess.com
    IG: sabrina.goddess.vsg

  13. Now that I have my date I have several things that need to be done.

    Since I am self-pay I do not have to deal with the hoops most people go through with insurance. I feel very blessed about that and I understand the struggle many have to go through.

    So today I am looking up flights, contacting my nutritionist for the required meeting and also the mental evaluation person. I am so excited I just can't contain myself.

    I am blogging every single day and it feels good to just let it all out!

    www.SabrinaGoddess.com

  14. December 9th, 2019 is my SURGERY date!

    All is right with the world!

    1. BlueIGT

      BlueIGT

      Congratulations and a speedy recovery too you when you get there :)

  15. SabrinaGoddess

    December Sleeve Date!

    That’s my date too
  16. SabrinaGoddess

    December Sleeve Date!

    My date is December 9th!! so excited! I’m self pay so I’m felling blessed.
  17. SabrinaGoddess

    Beginning All Over Again

    I have my surgery date! Dec 9th
  18. One thing I was NOT prepared for when I had my LapBand and lost all my weight was how others reacted to my changes. I was so focused on me and getting healthy that I did not see the others around me seething with toxic thoughts and words. Took me completely by surprise how you know people for years then all of a sudden their true character showed up.

    This time around I am prepared but I am totally documenting this journey from the very beginning in my blog! It's been therapeutic to write it all out. 

    Anyone else have issues with friendships dissolving after WLS?

    Created a new blog to journal ALL of my thoughts and progresses
    www.SabrinaGoddess.com

    Banded in 2009; Unbanded 2012
    Lived life 2012-2019 struggling with weight gain and massive depression
    The decision to have Gastric Sleeve made Oct. 17th, 2019
    Contacted my doc for the initial consultation (Oct 30th)
    Self Pay

    Here we go....finally getting back to ME

  19. SabrinaGoddess

    Flying so soon after surgery!

    Hi! I am looking through threads and saw this. I will be flying to Denver for my surgery and about 4 days after I will be flying back home to the west coast. How did your flight go? Did you have any issues?
  20. Banded in 2009; Unbanded 2012 (due to erosion) Lived life 2012-2019 struggling with weight gain and massive depression The decision to have Gastric Sleeve made Oct. 17th, 2019 Contacted my doc for initial consultation (Oct 30th) Self Pay This time...I tell nobody but my CORE family....I can't deal with the stupidity of people who don't understand this life! Here we go....finally getting back to ME Created a new blog to journal ALL of my thoughts and progresses www.SabrinaGoddess.com
  21. SabrinaGoddess

    Beginning All Over Again

    You are so awesome BayougirlMrsS Thank you for your comments. It made me feel better about keeping this to my core family of 5!
  22. This week has been emotional! I did finally get on the scale. I am freaking 270lbs and I threw a tandrum just like a 2 year old in Target. For years I did not touch that scale! I did not want to put myself through that torture. I think after this surgery I won't be weighing except for one or two months. I think we can focus on that scale a little too damn hard.

    My sis gets on it freaking twice a day. I do not want to chain myself to that evil witch.

    Check out my new blog post.
    www.SabrinaGoddess.com

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Yeah, it sounds like a bad week. Just remember it's a journey (cheesy I know). Try setting other types of (sustainable) goals rather than weight loss until you feel you get a handle on losing the weight again. Remember keep it sustainable and small (mini-habits) otherwise the anxiety gets you off track.

      My absolute first step was my my teeny tiny New Year's Resolution of keeping a food journal. I think it's the only resolution that Ive ever kept. Next, I started by just walking an hour with my dogs each morning four times a week and I used the Sports-Tracker app to keep myself accountable. From there it became easier and I lightened up about the whole thing.

      Just a suggestion. Keep at it girl!

    2. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      Well, I love your suggestion and I am going to do just that. I will not focus on weight. I actually have some dresses that I have never worn that I am looking forward to wearing and I am going to focus on visualizing me in them and looking fabulous. It's so funny. I am truly looking at all of this differently since it will be my 2nd surgery. I learned so much from that first journey.

  23. Banded in 2009; Unbanded 2012
    Lived life 2012-2019 struggling with weight again and massive depression
    The decision to have Gastric Sleeve made Oct. 17th, 2019
    Contacted my doc for inital consultation (Oct 30th)
    Self Pay

    Here we go....finally getting back to ME

    Created a new blog to journal ALL of my thoughts and progresses
    www.SabrinaGoddess.com

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