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rene50

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    rene50 got a reaction from ms.sss in Do you see yourself as thin yet?   
    I'm still overweight, but I no longer feel fat, if that makes sense. LOL! I'm not actually going for skinny, but I want to look good in clothes and be healthy. I've gone from a size 20, and now I'm in 14, a 12 in some things. I'll be happy with 1 more reduction in size, I think.
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    rene50 got a reaction from Tracyringo in Exercise for loose skin   
    I'm so sorry they pointed out your loose skin which I'm sure you had already noticed. I'm dealing with the same thing and have been excercising religiously, light arm weights, yoga, bike riding and swimming. I also put coconut oil on my arms, legs and neck, although I have no idea if this really helps, just read it somehwhere, so figured it couldn't hurt. LOL! I saw a young lady yesterday who is 4 years post surgery, and her arms looked worse than mine, but she's lost more than 100 pounds. From my reading, I think toning and building muscle will help some, but there's no absolute fix unless you have surgery, which I am not considering. Like others mentioned, I am hoping my skin will tighten a little after a year, but I'm 57, so it may not, and I'm okay with that because I still look and feel better. How old are you? It's the very top of my thighs and my batwings that bother me, but, oh well. At my age, I'm not trying to get skinny, just healthy, and if I feel good at 170, I may try to maintain that to avoid more sagging, instead of losing to 160.
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    rene50 got a reaction from ms.sss in Do you see yourself as thin yet?   
    I'm still overweight, but I no longer feel fat, if that makes sense. LOL! I'm not actually going for skinny, but I want to look good in clothes and be healthy. I've gone from a size 20, and now I'm in 14, a 12 in some things. I'll be happy with 1 more reduction in size, I think.
  4. Congrats!
    rene50 reacted to FWJ in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    OK guys. So I went for a 5 month check up and I am officially down 60 pounds!!!! I started at 252 and I am now at 191! The doctor is very pleased with my progress... My GP wants me to get to 160. I am good with 175.
    I think we can all agree that at this point we are all happy with our decisions!!!! I am down from a size 22w to a size 16, with those getting bigger!!! I can no longer shop in the Plus size department!!!! I have not been this size since middle school!!!
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    rene50 reacted to Healthy_life2 in 6 years   
    Happy Sunday!
    6 year sleeve anniversary. Quick photo before my morning run. Still keeping the weight off.



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    rene50 reacted to NovaLuna in Do you see yourself as thin yet?   
    I don't think I'll ever be 'thin' as my family has athletic builds and tend to be on the curvier side. I always told myself my goal was to be at LEAST a size 14 in pants... a 12, if I'm super lucky. I'm in a 20 right now. And yes, I do still feel fat and because of that I do end up buying bigger sizes. I went shopping the other day and bought a bunch of new shirts and when I tried them on at home they were all too big! And I bought 2xl's!
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    rene50 reacted to ltalbert3 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Surgery Jan 13. Down 50. Last week been stalled. So hard in the weeks where there is no drop
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    rene50 reacted to PostVSGandKeto in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Oh good point! Guess I'll hold onto my old "fat" pants for now so I can do a side my side comparison when I'm "tiny". I have noticed my toes getting skinnier ha ha!
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    rene50 reacted to rene50 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi guys. Just checking in. I'm down 41 pounds and feeling great! I would like to lose 25 more pounds, but my weight loss has really slowed, only 1/2 pound last week. No complaints, though, I'm really feeling good.
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    rene50 reacted to rene50 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi guys. Just checking in. I'm down 41 pounds and feeling great! I would like to lose 25 more pounds, but my weight loss has really slowed, only 1/2 pound last week. No complaints, though, I'm really feeling good.
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    rene50 reacted to rene50 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi guys. Just checking in. I'm down 41 pounds and feeling great! I would like to lose 25 more pounds, but my weight loss has really slowed, only 1/2 pound last week. No complaints, though, I'm really feeling good.
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    rene50 reacted to PostVSGandKeto in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    I am thankful also, we are really lucky. I know I'd be binging and gaining weight right now if not for surgery
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    rene50 reacted to sarahSingh91 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Really tired of the shelter in place. But glad went kicking this virus in the butt! We go hiking 3-4 times a week. So still getting out and active. I have been nauseous lately idk why. Just every time I eat and everything I eat. I’m just like 🤢. Other than that doing ok.
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    rene50 got a reaction from sarahSingh91 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Woo, hoo! You are looking great!
  15. Congrats!
    rene50 reacted to sarahSingh91 in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Before surgery and a couple days ago.


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    rene50 got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    I am OVER the Protein Drinks, but I do use a scoop or a half of scoop of GENEPRO Protein Powder everyday, either in a smoothy, or mixed in food like Beans, cooked veggies, Soup, or eggs. It's got 30 grams of protein and only 58 calories. Like you, I can't get in 60 grams of protein without a little help.
  17. Congrats!
    rene50 reacted to alissajs in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hey! I had the sleeve done 1/7/20. I’m official down 60 pounds! I did just come off a three week stall which was so frustrating, but then I lost 7 pounds in 4 days 😂 crazy how this works.
    I don’t get all my Fluid, but I try to get close. Only food I’ve had a problem with are the greasy meats. Sausage, bacon, brats, etc.
    other than that things have been great!

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    rene50 reacted to PostVSGandKeto in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    That's awesome! I just hit the 30lb mark since surgery, but 50 if you count the preop period. I finally got back to work walking dogs though so I'm hoping the extra exercise will help speed things along and get my muscles building again. I hope everyone is doing well!
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    rene50 reacted to SINISTER in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    You absolutely have to eat to keep that weight loss going. Your body needs those calories and that protein. If it doesn't it'll do what it has to to hold onto that weight. Try your best to keep that protein up. On days where it's hard for me I drink a Protein Drink, usually just Premier Protein. For me they're very easy to drink and gives me a quick 30g of protein. It's usually better to get your protein from food but we have to do what we have to do. Unfortunately you're right about the gyms. I was just getting back into working out and they shut them all down, even the one at my work. Try to keep your activity level up though. Just walking will help tremendously. Stay focused and on track and you'll be fine.
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    rene50 reacted to Ready2slimdown in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hello everyone, since gyms are closed I wanted to share I am using YouTube workout videos to keep working out. I am surprised how well they work. My gym routine was getting easier and after one 30 minute video I was sore the next day. It's a good way to stay on track especially since extra Snacks are difficult to avoid with so much time at home. Surgery 1/14 weight 257 current weight is 212.
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    rene50 reacted to Itsrykka in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi everyone, I have a question. I had the sleeve done on 1/3/20 (11 weeks ago) starting weight 267 & now down to about 235 however I’ve been kind of like in limbo for several weeks. I may go down a lb every so often but I just feel like it’s not enough. I barely eat so I’m wondering if I don’t meet my Protein goals if that will affect my weightloss? It’s soooo hard to consume that much protein. I’m a stay at home mom so unfortunately I don’t get much exercise as I should & now with everything being shut down the gym is out of the question. A few weeks ago I did go through a stall where the scale wouldn’t budge for a few weeks, I lost a few pounds & I’m stuck again. Help 😞
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    rene50 got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi everyone! I'm doing okay, but I stalled for several days, then finally lost 1 pound this week. I can tolerate all foods now, even steak and salads, no problem. I'm feeling good. T-Bone (our dog) and I went on a 5 mile bike ride today and I have so much more energy than I did even a week ago.
    My husband has asthma and is 67 years old, so we are staying close to home. I still work, so my biggest fear is I will contract the virus and bring it home. We live in rural Arkansas, but even our church cancelled services for tomorrow. I admit, I'm scared because of hubby's health.
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    rene50 got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Hi everyone! I'm doing okay, but I stalled for several days, then finally lost 1 pound this week. I can tolerate all foods now, even steak and salads, no problem. I'm feeling good. T-Bone (our dog) and I went on a 5 mile bike ride today and I have so much more energy than I did even a week ago.
    My husband has asthma and is 67 years old, so we are staying close to home. I still work, so my biggest fear is I will contract the virus and bring it home. We live in rural Arkansas, but even our church cancelled services for tomorrow. I admit, I'm scared because of hubby's health.
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    rene50 reacted to Miles in the UK in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
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    rene50 reacted to Gsleeve2010 in Sneezing   
    Protein Shakes almost never give me discomfort, it's just a tough call when choosing it over a real meal. Breakfast on an empty stomach is the when my I'm the most sensitive. A little yogurt, cut fruit with a tiny bit of honey sets me up for the day.
    Oddly enough I went to a "raw foods" restaurant. Where the food isn't cooked above 40c? I went in with zero expectations but I ate plenty with no gas, or discomfort. Generally the healthier the foods, the less trouble they give me.

    But this is all after ten years post op and I still have to be very mindful.

    Get to love boiled eggs as Snacks, low fat foods and simple food combinations.
    A burrito, or any stacked sandwich with (fats) cheese, Beans (carbs), meat (protein), dairy dressing and spice... I might as well stick a shotgun on my mouth!

    But I am no longer carrying around two suitcases (100lbs) with every step, which is a good thing.
    But that's all the physical, the mental attachment to taste stimulation is a different ballgame. Don't replace it with booze.
    Good luck.
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