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Riva_G.

Duodenal Switch Patients
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from GreenTealael in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    WTH
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Zom B in Good bye I guess...   
    So.. I’m leaving the app.. sorry if I sounded rude or um.. unwanting to get help like some ppl said. Just for the record I’m literally 18. I had the surgery done when I was 17. I never found any support from someone who fully supported me. I guess if you are not perfect at wls you are not good enough. Just like everything else in life.... I want to thank anyone who took the time to speak with me and I’m sorry to anyone who I hurt because that was totally unintentional...
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    Riva_G. reacted to BayougirlMrsS in Weight gain.....   
    Disingenuously.... hmmmm .... if that's what you think, you have every right to. Just like i have mine. I'm annoyed with how judgmental some people are when they have a difference of opinion. and as far as "superiority".... again your opinion.... i for one don't think anyone is superior to me or that i'm superior to anyone. I am who i am....
    Is it my fault you and or your family couldn't have a funeral.... No. so don't blame me for this. I had my own battles with my husband and covid.
    Your right some people don't care about there weight right now......But i'm also not the one who thought nothing about getting on a plane and flying to Fl to get more plastic surgery in the middle of an epidemic... so don't come at me with a "superiority" you choose yourself when you did that You made yourself "superior"..... So yes... now i'm calling you down for thinking you and your plastic surgery was more important.
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Tracyringo in Weight gain.....   
    Due to Covid 19.. this and that.. so sick of hearing it. Due to Covid 19 I got scammed and PayPal was unavailable to pick up the phone ...
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Tracyringo in Weight gain.....   
    Due to Covid 19.. this and that.. so sick of hearing it. Due to Covid 19 I got scammed and PayPal was unavailable to pick up the phone ...
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from CuriouslyCurious in What are you BINGEING????   
    My big fat body, fasting, thin, my 600lb life 😅 yup... I’m obsessed
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    Riva_G. reacted to New&Improved in Please help. I can’t eat healthy   
    You know what you're doing is completely undoing your surgery....
    You need to complete change your mind frame and throw out all the bad foods..
    Nobody else can do it for you

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    Riva_G. got a reaction from GreenTealael in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    WTH
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from GreenTealael in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    WTH
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from GreenTealael in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    WTH
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from JRT Mom in Self conscious   
    @jrt mom, thank you!!!!! I really appreciate it! I’m going through a bit of an identity crisis transitioning from High school to getting a job, having my entire group of friends betray me, and having my summer plans canceled due to COVID-19... thanks for putting this all into perspective
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
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    Riva_G. reacted to BlueIGT in Self conscious   
    I also suffer from social anxiety which is probably why it took over 40 years. You're in the right head space, you want to make changes and maybe they will be baby steps and it may take some time for you to get there. But I believe in time you can and will do it. How much time, who knows. I just really hope it's not another 20 years. You're so young and it would be such a beautiful thing to get that out of the way earlier on in life. I have never felt freer and I wish that for you. Slow is okay as long as you keep moving forward. You've proven you're strong by overcoming an eating disorder on your own, you got this. Hold your head up high when you're out and about, if even at first you have to pretend that you belong or that you feel comfortable or that you are not self conscious keep doing it until you believe it truly, (because you do belong). And then one day you'll realize that you aren't pretending anymore and that you actually are comfortable in your clothing, with your body, with your choices and you won't care about other people's opinions because who are they anyway? Best of luck my friend.
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from BlueIGT in Self conscious   
    @BlueIGT wow... that sounds amazing. I wish I could do that... I also struggle with a touch of social anxiety which makes that whole thing u wrote about nearly impossible. But I will try. I’m sick of living for others, because of others, and by others. I’m an adult now and it’s time for ME to take control. Everything I’ve been doing was to fit in and be liked in school. From the way I dressed to the way I spoke to the way I thought of myself. I graduated a week ago and up on that stage I made a promise with myself to be ME and not live for others. My friends were not to keen on that idea..... I’ve been getting better slowly. But this eating shame is something I really still struggle with. I think I might have gotten that from an eating disorder I went through about 4 years ago. Although I’ve gotten over starving myself I still have that shameful feeling. I am trying really hard to do this without professional help. I managed to overcome an eating disorder alone without even my parents knowing. I feel I am strong enough to do this. I just need a bit of direction
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    Riva_G. reacted to BlueIGT in Self conscious   
    It took me many years of of being self conscious of everything about myself. I worried about what other people saw when they looked at me, worried that they were judging me. I let what I thought they were thinking about me stop me from doing things I wanted to do. I let what I thought they were thinking about me rule my world and my how I viewed myself. But one day in my early 40's I had a really good conversation with myself. I decided that on that day forward I would not let what I thought others thought of me affect me in anyway. In fact I no longer cared what others thought of me, I only cared what I thought of me. Some days I liked me, some days I didn't and that was okay.

    I realized that I gave 40 years of my life to people I didn't know. Who cares what they think? Not me, not anymore. I used to walk with my head down so I could avoid eye contact. Then I started walking with my head raised high and I looked at their foreheads, not their eyes because I wasn't ready to make eye contact. But I held my head high, I was not ashamed of myself, or my weight anymore. We are all different and if they wanted they judge me based solely on my weight or what I ate, then screw them. The more I held my head high the more I really didn't care. It's my life not theirs. I spent so much of my life worrying about other's peoples opinion about me. Opinions I never heard, I just assumed that's what they were thinking.

    At the end of the day, what other's think of me is none of my business. If they want to judge me without knowing me, it's their loss not mine. I am caring, funny, and loving person and honestly I have no time for judgmental people, they are downers and I want to live a positive happy life. If I could wish for one thing for anyone struggling with their weight or self image, I wish they would learn this lesson that I learned in my 40's when they were your age. I wish I felt this way back then. I wish you felt this way, it takes time but you can. Baby steps. You are special, you are not your weight, you are you, you are one of a kind. You are beautiful no matter what, you just need to believe it and stop caring about what other's think.
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    Riva_G. reacted to JRT Mom in Self conscious   
    Ahhh, it's hard to remember how self conscious you are as a teenager. When you're my age you don't really give a sh*t about what people think--it's one of the few advantages of getting old!
    Riva G, just remember that you've lost almost a hundred pounds and look GREAT! So try to focus on your accomplishments instead of what you think people are thinking about you. They are probably not watching you and thinking badly of you, but even if they are, you are doing this for YOU and your health! Good luck and hang in there--you GOT this!
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from ladyscorpion04 in Before and After Pics   
    Hey I’m 9 months post Sips/ loop ds.
    HW:270
    SW: 269
    GW:145
    CW:177
    Looking at old pics of myself makes me sad because I still feel very negatively about the way I look, but I look so much worse b4 I lost weight and that thought kinda depresses me.


  18. Congrats!
    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
  19. Congrats!
    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from MsMocie in Weight-loss funnies   
    Omg!!! I died!!
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in Did you keep surgery a secret? What did you tell people?   
    10 months out. I’m still keeping my surgery a secret. Sort of. Besides for my parents siblings and two good friends I can trust. I don’t think it’s anyone’s business. When someone asks me what I’m doing I shrug it off or tell them I’m eating healthier- which is the honest truth.
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    Riva_G. got a reaction from Postop in Keto   
    So I’m 3 days into Keto. I’ve lost 3lbs already. I’m dealing with a bit of keto flu (dizzy and insomnia) but I feel good otherwise. I have about 30g of carbs a day. 100g of Protein. And 180g of fat daily.
  23. Congrats!
    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
  24. Congrats!
    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
  25. Congrats!
    Riva_G. got a reaction from Azlanie in Obese? Not me!!!!!   
    I’m no longer obese!!!! I have been obese since I’m 5 years old. This is an amazing accomplishment for me. I never thought I’d get to this point. I can go shopping in whichever store I fancy. My last shopping trip EVERY item I took into the dressing room FIT! I had to get out of there fast. I came home and balled my eyes out... it’s crazy!!!! I am so thankful for this... I can’t explain the emotion going on inside me so I won’t try, all I’m going to say is, if anyone out there is considering surgery but is scared, PLEASE do this for yourself! I promise it will be the best decision you’ll ever make!
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