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SabrinaGoddess

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. SabrinaGoddess

    Medical ID Bracelets

    Hey my loves! When I was banded I was told it would be a great idea to have medical bracelet that said I was banded in case of emergency. What are your thoughts on having one when you have The Sleeve or the Bypass? They make some cute ones now. I did order one but I was wondering what others are doing.
  2. SabrinaGoddess

    Medical ID Bracelets

    https://etsy.me/2t1gygu see above for link
  3. My life is WONDERFUL

    JUST PLAIN WONDERFUL

    Four Months and Life is GRAND
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    It's been a while since I checked in, but to be honest I have been enjoying life so much I have just been taking the time to smell the roses.
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    But it's time to let you know how things are!.
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    Check out my new blog post at:
    https://sabrinagoddess.com/almost-4-months-and-im-back
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    I'm over the halfway mark to my weight goal!

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  4. It was easy for me. I was able to get up and walk within an hour. I was able to go to the restroom. My son walked with me down the halls. I was able to sip and eat jello. You will need to be kind to yourself. It's a major surgery and your body will need to heal and rest but make sure you walk and get them liquids in or you won't be able to go home. You have this! You can do it.
  5. Married people share a life but they still have separate journey's. Your journey is important and it's even more important that you are healthy for that baby. You gonna be one busy papa! Try to sit and talk with her and make he understand this is a healthy choice. She may just be scared. Congrats on the baby! You got this! I even suggest therapy if you can because you need to get to the root of the issue and address it so your relationship can thrive.
  6. My life is WONDERFUL

    JUST PLAIN WONDERFUL

    I am 10 weeks post op today. I have lost 43 pounds!

    I walk 3-5 miles daily and I have picked up Hoola Hooping! I am on a dang roll and I love it.

    SO HAPPY I GOT THE SLEEVE!

    Sorry I have been absent on here but I really have made it a point to take care of ME. My exercise time is precious so I have to get it in before working or anything else.

    I wish there was MORE than WORDS to express to you just how wonderful I feel!

    I even created a new blog post today! https://sabrinagoddess.com/create-a-life-that-you-love

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    1. Michaeljex

      Michaeljex

      http://herbalgeek.com/products/weight_loss/hoodia

    2. Michaeljex

      Michaeljex

      http://herbalgeek.com/products/weight_loss/hoodia

    3. zombierayvinn

      zombierayvinn

      Great job!!! keep it up....

  7. Hide and Seek? No....
     
    If you have noticed, it’s been a little bit of stretch between posts. It’s not because I am not interested in blogging. I absolutely love sharing my journey with you.
     
    You see, my world has changed! I now exercise every single morning with a 3 to 4-mile walk. I also now meal prep so I don’t fall into old habits.
     
    I am also a bit hooked on closing my Apple Watch Fitness Rings! In fact, I am obsessed with doubling and tripling most of them.
     
    So this does take up a lot of time and by the time you add work into the mix and family time, it becomes a shorter day.
     
    Priorities are in order for me and I could not be happier.
     
    So in the last week, I’ve been hitting goals that I never thought I would be able to hit again. I weigh myself on Sunday’s now. It’s just easier to do before I get dressed for church. It just feels good. I refuse to constantly get on the scale when I see everyday victories. Like getting back into clothes I never thought I could, or taking the time to just breathe and be grateful for the blessings I have in my life right now.
     
    Continued on www.SabrinaGoddess.com

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  8. 6 Weeks Post Op!

    My world is drastically different! I now walk 3 to 4 miles a day and I’m constantly getting up to move my body! .

    I close my Apple Watch rings daily and about 4 to 6 days a week I double or triple them!

    I have been released to have all foods. When I reintroduce some I need to start at 1 ounce to see how “Tiny Tummy” likes it!

    I am not reintroducing sugars, coffee or junk! I did not pay close to $13,000 to fail! .

    I went to get follow up bloodwork done this week and my numbers are all in the perfect range! .

    This is my new world and I am happy it!

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    1. Arabesque

      Arabesque

      Congratulations. It’s a great feeling when the weight disappears & you can start to do so much more. 😁

    2. Slownstedy

      Slownstedy

      ….and this is only the beginning :)

  9. Week 5 Post Op Report

    What a journey! I am 5 weeks from surgery and a total of 24.4 pounds down!

    I feel amazing! I’ve incorporated a ton of walking and I’m using my Apple Watch to help me along! I have closed all three of my fitness rings for 11 days straight! Ok, so I am in LOVE with my Apple Watch. I've had it for almost a year and I am just now tapping into it's fitness power!

    I keep on top of my protein, vitamins and biotin!

    I struggle with water but I average about 50 ounces a day. I have only had one day where I had to “purge” because something did not agree with me. Tuna and my Tiny Tummy still do not agree so I’m going to leave it alone for a while!

    I walk on average a little more than 3 miles a day for my exercise but manage to get in at least 13,000-17,000 steps a day depending on how my schedule goes.

    I get up every hour and walk around for at least five minutes. Then if I’m watching a show I get up and walk in place during the commercials!

    I meet with my doc this week for a progress report.

    I have one more week before I graduate from soft foods to the final phase!

    I’ve got my cookbooks ready, my food scale ready and my measuring plates ready!

    I could NOT be more happy with my progress! I feel amazing and I’m grateful to have this tool!

    None Scale Victory: My rings on my finger are spinning!

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    2. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      You got this sis! You totally do.
      The ocean is so peaceful. Some days I get blessed with seeing whales, dolphins and seals. It is truly amazing.

      You can go to under our name at the top left section and click "TICKERS" you can create them there. Then when you lose weight you just go to "my surgery" and change your weight and they will adjust.

      On the liquids, do sugar free pop-cycles. They are more like a treat than a liquid and they count as 2 ounces each! Liquids not the funnest part of our journey but who cares....LOL. I do like the IsoPure clear liquid protein drinks, you can get them at GNC. The flavors are ok. I also LOVED Kettle and FIre Broth and Epic Broths so I drank them all the time, it's good for you. It's BONE BROTH. Kinda pricey but the good stuff usually is.

    3. Krimsonbutterflies

      Krimsonbutterflies

      Thank you for the encouragement/positivity!!! I'm going to conquer this liquid phase, moment by moment. I also appreciate the mini tutorial of how to get the ticker. I'm thinking of starting status updates after my pre-op visit with the surgeon on Friday. I really enjoy the personal perspective and experience being shared, without feeling like the thread is being dominated. I look forward to how each person is approaching the wls lifestyle. Thank you lady, good night. Happy Whale watching. I love seeing the dolphins at Hermosa Beach.

    4. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      @Krimsonbutterflies Checking in on you. How are you doing?

  10. I can't believe this is my life. I am so happy!

    Today I walked 3.4 miles. It was a beautiful walk. I am so blessed to live by the ocean. I like the gym but these outdoor walks have really made me happy. I may even try to start jogging once I am approved to do so.

    Set your intentions now! Start working toward them NOW. No matter if you are pre-op or post op. Go get it! You wanted it, and it's up to you to grab it.

    Four weeks post op and all is well.

    How is is going for you?

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    1. Krimsonbutterflies

      Krimsonbutterflies

      I love that you live by the ocean, kind of jealous

    2. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      It does make it easier to just get out an go! But when I first started I went to the gym because I was told not to walk to fast. I used the treadmill to keep me steady. It turned out to be true too because after about 10 minutes my incisions were talking to me...hey what you going girl...stop that. LOL

  11. Three weeks post-op and I am feeling WONDERFUL!

    I can now eat soft foods. I have not had any issues tolerating anything.

    Found some awesome 4 ounce pyrex containers that I mix my 2 ounces in for meals and it's perfect. This week I tried my Italian Garden Meatballs which have 10 grams of protein per 2 ounce ball. PERFECT. I am down 19 pounds (that equals 76 bananas-lol)

    I did try Tuna today but I don't think "Tiny Tummy" digs it too much. I did not get sick but she kinda grumbled a little  bit.

    I've started going to the gym. I walk 30 minutes on the treadmill at about 2.8-3.0 speed. When I first started a week ago I had to stay at 2.5 because my incisions would feel weird if I did anything over that. By the way my incisions are healing perfectly.

    I managed to cook my family a wonderful Christmas dinner. My hubby was my taste tester and co-pilot. I feel so blessed to have a supportive spouse! I did not taste one thing. Stayed the course with my pureed foods.

    I haven't been on here much, just because I wanted to focus on my healing and my family during the holidays but I have SO MUCH TO BLOG ABOUT!

    It's gonna be a great 2020!

    Blessings to you all, let's rock out the new decade in healthy bodies and relationships!

    Recipe for the meatballs! Please check with your doctor to see when you are allowed on these!!! I add coconut amino acids to make them more juicy.

    https://hayliepomroy.com/blogs/recipes/italian-garden-meatballs

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    1. Krimsonbutterflies

      Krimsonbutterflies

      I have been checking in on your posts and status updates, so proud of you. I feel incredibly inspired when you share your journey with us. Thank you and A splendid 2020 to you and your family.

    2. Amy_new

      Amy_new

      I've got to get me some of those "awesome 4 ounce pyrex containers". What a great idea! How did you make your tuna? I mixed some tuna with cottage cheese for lunch today, and it was yummy!

    3. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      @Amy_new Well I did use some approved mayo and some pickle juice, onion powder and garlic powder since I can't have chunks per my nutritionist. It really was yummy but my tummy said....NOPE NOPE NOPE we don't like it. It's so funny how everyone is different. My nutritionist said most people can deal with tuna easy but not me. I can do chicken and ground turkey but I tried tuna twice and each time I felt my face was green. LOL

  12. SabrinaGoddess

    Has anyone kept their surgery a secret?

    Yep! After my lapband failed in 2012 people told me how they really felt! I found out many who I thought were supportive were not at all. So when I decided to get sleeved (Dec 9, 2019) I only let a hand full of family know!
  13. SabrinaGoddess

    I feel so stupid right now....

    Yay BOB!!!!! Congrats
  14. SabrinaGoddess

    Lord help me....

    I was sleeved Dec 9th so I totally feel you. I am a rule type of chick on this! We work to hard to get to this point!
  15. SabrinaGoddess

    Lord help me....

    It happens and you will get better at remembering. I am going to cook Christmas Dinner and hubby and I have a plan. It's gonna be kinda fun, he's not leaving my side in the kitchen, we gonna stir and bake and HE's gonna taste. LOL We are all ready giggling about it. You are doing great, I know you are, know why....because you were concerned about this! LOL
  16. SabrinaGoddess

    No F#$ckin BMI Way

    Girl those BMI's are trash. I get so tired of that. Every body is different. If I tried to be 140 I'd look like a skeleton!
  17. I am sitting here in AWE of this past week. I have done well. I am able to get all my liquids in and I am not hungry and my progress is steady!

    Today was my first week post-op nutritionist meeting. I have been released to the next phase! So I can look forward to sugar-free puddings, low-fat cottage cheese, creamed soups, eggwhites, humus, and pureed/refried beans. NOTHING with chunks, seeds or spicy.

    In addition to that I am still to get 48 ounces of CLEAR liquids in (broth, water, decaf tea) And I am suppose to have my vitamins as well as my protein shakes! Right now I am just loving Muscle Milk. It’s 25 grams of protein per bottle. I love chocolate but I find the chocolate one seems a bit too thick for me at this phase. So I am drinking the Vanilla Creme and Banana Creme.

    This morning I had 1 ounce of Kettle and Fire Butternut Squash Soup with is made with bone broth! So yummy!

    15lbs down

    https://sabrinagoddess.com/one-week-post-op

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  18. SabrinaGoddess

    I feel so stupid right now....

    Nothing stupid about it! Food is a safety zone and now you are living a different way of life. Also you are just a few days post-op so you are extremely limited on what you can have. I had to get some sugar- free jello yesterday and it was the first time I walked thru the grocery since surgery. My mind immediately started checking off things that I can’t have. I thought that was very intresting! But this is a process which also deals with our thinking! You have this. Start replacing the negative thoughts immediately with a positive one. It’s gonna take time.
  19. I hate these Lovenox shots.  That is all! LOL

    Feeling like a pin cushion.

    I know they are needed and it's only 10 days worth but I really hate giving myself shots. It's one of the reasons I want to be healthy because diabetes runs in my family

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  20. You can't compare your journey with others. Each body is different. Take notes, pay attention to changes, talk to your doc. You will find your sweet spot.
  21. You are NOT a failure, you are on a journey. When we fall we learn lessons. You got this, you know what to do. Try to get to a support group with real people, not just online.
  22. SabrinaGoddess

    Surgery went well

    So happy for you! Welcome to the other side. I was sleeved Monday, Dec. 9th. I am doing great.
  23. Yas, I am HOME! Traveling back home was interesting but I made it.

    For the first time in my flying life we had NO drink service due to the turbulence! It was crazy. I had to call the steward to bring me water. You CAN NOT let yourself get behind on drinking! That would be dangerous.

    My new blog post is up! https://sabrinagoddess.com/day-3-4-post-op-doc-visit

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  24. I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)

    It was an easy procedure for me and I am not having complications. If you want to see part one of my journey go here: https://sabrinagoddess.com/life-on-the-other-side-post-op-wls

    I will be making new posts during this whole process!

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    2. BayougirlMrsS

      BayougirlMrsS

      yeahhhhhh we are only 3 months apart on the sleeve journey. I found it has been way easier to lose with the sleeve than it was with the band...... although i loved my band. Sleeve was the easiest SX i ever had too.....

    3. SabrinaGoddess

      SabrinaGoddess

      @bayougirlmrss I was told this is the fastest weight loss surgery, but I am not really looking for extremely fast. I want it to be healthy. This is our new tool and we can use it wisely for sure. Are you taking your biotin and vitamins?

    4. BayougirlMrsS

      BayougirlMrsS

      I try to remember.... but i forget sometimes.

      the fastest way is GB.... but my dr wouldn't do that. Said the sleeve was the way to go. Now i agree.

  25. TOMORROW IS MY DAY! (note this did not post properly so I am still  posting it after the fact)

    I am so very excited! My sister is here with me and my son. I am so excited. My anesthesiologist called me tonight to discuss our plans for tomorrow. I am not feeling nervous at all. Just excited for the future!

    I did buy a few bottles of CFpreop which is really suppose to help you stay hydrated. It's pricey but I feel it's worth it. I tried the Watermelon tonight. I have to stop all liquids after midnight and I go into the hospital at 5:30am for check in. My surgery is at 8am.

    SO HAPPY for this journey!

    You can get the CFpreop on Amazon if anyone is interested. It comes in Watermelon and White Grape.

    Read my night before thoughts on: www.SabrinaGoddess.com

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