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WishMeSmaller

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  1. surfing. Me???? A late 40’s, formerly morbidly obese lady??? Yes 😬🏄‍♀️
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    OOTD

    Was on vacation in Maui last week with Mom, Sister, Nephew, and Niece. Had an amazing time and took a surf lesson with the kids. So much fun! Would have never been able to do this before! Sunset is from the backyard of Mom’s Maui house. Fam pic from left to right: Sister, Niece, me, Nephew, and Mom. Kids are almost 13 and almost 15.
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    Can’t keep Most food down

    Also lactose free!
  4. My energy was good within about a week. We are all different, though, so your experience won’t be like anyone else’s. If you can get the protein in, it will really help with energy. The only time I had a hard time with food wanting to revisit in “public,” (closed door office with one co-worker) was about 1.5 months out after having some chicken at lunch. I managed to keep it down 👍🏻 Win! 😬
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    Surgeon Disappointed 😞

    Nope… I consistently lost 15 pounds a month for like the first 4-5 months. I thought I was going to be a slow loser since I “only” lost 15 that first month, but it just kept happening. Usually weight loss does slow after the first month or two, but if you stick with your plan you will keep losing and it adds up quick. We all lose at our own rates, so try not to compare yourself to others. 21 pounds the first month is awesome. You are doing great! Just keep on keeping on, and stick with your plan. 😊
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    Surgeon Disappointed 😞

    I lost 15 pounds the first month after my surgery. Here I am a year later with over 130 lost. Follow your plan and don’t let a thoughtless comment from your surgeon get you down. 😊😊
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Your food looked delicious! Please keep sharing! 😋😊
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    Alcoholic Drinks

    Make yourself some low sugar sangria with dry red wine and diet orange soda. The bubbles from the orange soda are minimal to non-existent when mixed with the wine. I like about 60-40 wine to soda mix, but adjust to suit your tastes. This was just my go to while camping over the 4th. Alcohol hits me way harder these days, so use caution.
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    OOTD

    As another RN working in public health, I can concur that the Delta variant is no joke. One of the infectious disease docs I work with also works at a local VA. A small department there collectively opted to not vaccinate, except for one person. All 7 people in the department contracted the Delta variant. So far, two are dead (young and healthy), two more have been hospitalized, and only the vaccinated person was asymptotic, although they tested positive. I really do not like those odds. So glad all the fam and I are fully vaccinated. Also, as someone who had COVID, I can also attest to the fact that the side effects from the vaccine (yes, I did have horrible body aches and headaches with both doses), were far superior to having COVID.
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    OOTD

    Ha…I was also craving a dog. 😊 Something about summer, perhaps? Had half a dog the other day to scratch that itch 😂
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    Lost my bum

    I always had a butt. When I was in my 20’s and normal weight (150), I actually had a guy, at a club, tell me I had a big butt. It was acknowledged all around that I had a moderately big butt. I figured I would still have a butt after WLS, but I was wrong. 😭 It is gone. I do resistance training specifically to to strengthen, shape, and increase size of said butt, and I think it has helped. I has plastic surgery a month ago including a belt lipectomy in order to get rid of the loose skin on my butt (it was super uncomfortable to sit on). I now have a 20-something year old, tiny butt😂 The struggle is real. I also lost of of my breasts, going from a 40DD to a 34A. My recent plastic surgery fixed that though, with lift and augmentation. Yay for plastic surgery! Below is my post-plastic surgery butt. I have found it looks best in cheeky bikini bottoms, as the lower part of my butt is the only part with ANY shape. Also shown is my pre-plastics butt, complete with sagging skin. 🤦🏼‍♀️
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    OOTD

    Absolutely gorgeous! And the scenery is nice too! 🔥🔥🔥
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    OOTD

    Well I am pretty much jealous of anyone with pigment in their skin, and/or the ability to tan. Pretty much super powers to someone like me 😂😂
  14. WishMeSmaller

    OOTD

    So jealous of your tan! 🔥 Smokin! 🔥
  15. As of this morning, I have achieved my self-determined goal weight of 150 pounds. My surgery date was 7/6/2020, so I am just under 8 months. I am as fit as I have ever been, and feel great. I do have loose, saggy skin, which I hope PS will correct. My tummy does not look too bad when I stand upright, but look out if I bend over. 😱 My boobs are sad, pathetic socks of flesh. But my butt...holy crap I wasn’t expecting all the loose skin back there. 😭😭😭 It is so uncomfortable to sit or lay on folds of extra skin. The butt issue is uncomfortable enough that I am somewhat rushing towards PS, starting with a lower body lift, breast lift/augmentation at the end of May. My thighs look kind of crappy, but I would like to avoid a thigh lift and I am hopeful the lower body lift and time will help their appearance. My arms have some loose skin, but at this point I am ok with them. I hate the loose skin on my neck and I will probably end up having a neck lift at some point, but I am also hopeful time will help. I am no longer trying to lose weight, but I haven’t found the sweet spot with maintenance diet. I am not tracking food and basically eat what I want, in small portions. I do not dump, but too much sugar and/or fat in one sitting makes me feel like crap. I used to drink wine pretty much every day. Since a few months after surgery, I have a a glass or two of wine a few times per month. I am still exercising a lot and I enjoy pushing my body. I do all sorts of exercise, including traditional and functional strength training, running, walking, yoga, all of the different cardio machines at the gym, HIIT. I can’t wait for summer to pack in some hiking. In December I went snowboarding for the first time in about 7 years. I am looking forward to more time on the snow in March. Anyhow, here are some before and after pics...
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    OOTD

    Thank you! 💕💕💕🥰 Lovely on the bed is my little brown dog Henry. He is very attached to me. We have a big, black and white dog (Jed) too, but he is not so mommy-centric…unless I have food or treats or his leash or his ball. 😂😂
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    OOTD

    Thank you! ❤️ It is my favorite. A bit more rose toned in person and backside is cheeky which is flattering on my not curvy behind 😂
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Lunch pita with ham, cheese, veg, Mayo, vinegar, and evoo drizzle. Delicious!
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    OOTD

    For @ms.sss…I have a bunch of swimsuit pics. Bikini and one piece. Here are a couple😊
  20. So I had plastic surgery 3 weeks ago tomorrow. My surgery included belt lipectomy/360 tummy tuck, and breast lift with augmentation. Recovery has been tougher than I expected due to fatigue. I went back to work (RN in a large clinic) last Monday. The fatigue was unreal. On Tuesday, one of the doctors I work with decided I should be checked for anemia. I popped over to our lab and had a quick blood draw. I had finished lunch about 45 prior to getting the blood drawn. The next day when I received my lab results, I was surprised to see my blood glucose was 59. 😲 I do not dump, so I have been eating more simple carbs and sugars to try to keep from losing more weight. I had been eating some candy on Tuesday prior to lunch. Apparently, I have reactive hypoglycemia. No more simple carbs and sugars for me, except small amounts with meals. The bummer part of this, (aside from feeling extra crappy with low blood sugars), is that I am really anxious about not losing any more weight and don’t know how I am going to keep the weight on without the extra calories. I guess I need to increase healthy fats to make sure I keep my calories up. With that said, I have lost about 3 pounds since my plastic surgery. I never thought I would be stressed about losing weight. 🙄🤷‍♀️ I have an appointment with my surgeon’s office in a week and I am looking forward to discussing this with them. My labs also show some iron deficient anemia. I was not iron deficient nor anemic prior to plastics, so this is directly related to blood loss in surgery, and fairly simple to correct with diet and iron supplements (I don’t normally take any iron supplements). Over all, I am doing very well post-plastics. My pain has really been minimal since about day 3 post-plastics. I have had a bit of trouble with my incisions separating (dehiscence) in a few small spots. My husband is a wound nurse, so we have been managing the wound care with pretty good results. I am thrilled to have breasts again after going from a 40 DD to a 34 A. 😬😬😬 Anyhow, here are bikini pics to show off my post-plastics body…swelling included. 😂
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    Swollen belly!

    My belly was really swollen for a good week after my bypass. It might be more trapped air from your surgery, along with general surgical swelling. Best to check with your surgeon. 😊
  22. WishMeSmaller

    OOTD

    And they are gorgeous! 😍😍😍😍 I want 😊
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    Reactive hypoglycemia, anemia, and PS updates

    You are right. I need to track intake. I just don’t want to do it. I have been really busy and pretty much will be super busy until mid-August. It feels like a hard thing to commit to when I will be on the go with parties, camping, and vacation. I will try to track for a week, just to see what my cals look like, and go from there. I do need some data to adjust from. Whaaaa😭
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    Reactive hypoglycemia, anemia, and PS updates

    Yep…constantly feeling like I want to cry, frustration with not having my normal energy levels, disinterest in preparing and eating food. Nice to know I am not the first to feel like this post-ps. 1500 calories not enough??? 😭😭😭 It is already a damn struggle. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I don’t want to track calories😒😒 (petulant and whining). I guess I will just eat more peanut butter🤷‍♀️😂😂😂
  25. WishMeSmaller

    Ideas for purée and soft food diet

    Chicken can be pretty hard for a lot of us early on. Agree with @Arabesque about purée with liquid or some sort of moisture for best results. Take it really slow, too. When things don’t sit well, it can be a very miserable experience and you can hurt yourself this early out. Good luck! 😊

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