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About kellym1220

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  1. I plan on refocusing in 2022...I have "bounced back" about 5 pounds over the holidays (so not too bad) but I have never reached my goal...I'm still about 20 pounds away. So I am going to focus on protein, start tracking my food again and hit the gym. Fingers crossed!!
  2. I have also noticed that I can reach down and pick up something that falls on the floor! Even in heels! I had fallen when I was large trying to pick something up in the middle of a parking lot and was unable to stand on my own. (So embarrassing!!) After that, I would NOT bend down to pick something up, unless there was something to hold on to and get up again. Now, terror does not strike my heart when I drop something and have to pick it up. Yay me! And by the way, these non-scale victories are great! It's not ALL about the scale!
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    July 2020 Surgery anyone?

    Hello fellow losers! You know how you read that Sleevers lose 80% of their desired weight...well, that's me! I would LOVE to lose another 10-20 pounds, but I'm down 82 pounds and feel GREAT! I did not work out and still don't...but I have been so happy with my results. I keep saying that I am going to get serious and start tracking again...and lose a few more pounds, but then something comes up (like visits, vacations, happy hours, dinners out) and I am just happy to stay below 200 pounds! One-derland!
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    What are your favorite food go-to's ?

    This is a great thread for ideas...but be careful, not all items will appeal to everyone! I'm looking at you Parmesan Crisps! Favorite Grocery Products - General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions - BariatricPal
  5. Chomps - they are grass fed, no preservative meat sticks (beef, venison or turkey) and 90 calories, 9 grams of protein
  6. I am packing to go to a business meeting and for the first time in a loooooooong time I'm excited and not panicking about what I am going to wear! It's an amazing feeling!
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    Alcoholic Drinks

    Have you tried Deep Eddy's vodka? I LOVE Ruby Red (grapefruit) with a splash of soda (about 1/8 of a can) and I hear that the Sweet Tea mixed with Crystal Light is amazing as an alcoholic Arnold Palmer. (I am not a sweet tea fan).
  8. Make sure you have enough protein shakes to last for one or two weeks...I WAY over bought and have had to throw expired stuff away. Even if you like something before surgery, there is no guarantee you will like it after! However, I second the 2 oz cups with lids. I still use those for nuts, salad dressings, etc and right after surgery, I used them for sugar free jello mixed with Genepro protein powder.
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    Fine Dining?

    Additionally, the dishes may be prepared with a lot of fats and butter, or something else that may cause the dreaded dumping! You don't want that to happen in the middle of a 7-8 course meal. That being said, if you can limit yourself to 1 -2 bites of each course, and perhaps share the rest with your hubby, you could go and enjoy the experience. I've been out to eat plenty of times, and as long as I don't push it, I have a great time! Now that one time, when I thought I could have nachos by the pool followed by far more sushi than I should have....I had to leave the table and spend about 20 minutes in the bathroom with the "foamies" and then head home to go to bed. Not fun.
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    This! Soon (I'm 11 months out) you will be able to eat small amounts of the food at the parties and look cute doing it...making the struggle worth it! The first few months are hard and you do what you can to avoid the triggers! Things will get better, but you have to continue avoiding triggers and learning new strategies along the way! Good luck!
  11. Here was my guidance! Good luck! Post Op Diet Boot Camp.pdf
  12. My son (25) just hugged me goodbye and said "my tiny mother!" ❤️
  13. I was actually prepared to make spontaneous plans to see my high school buddies on the 40 year anniversary of our graduation! I was ready to book the plane ticket and go, when they ended up re-scheduling due to other's conflicts. 80 pounds ago, I wouldn't have even considered going...even with 3 months to "lose some weight"! Now, I'm like "Tell me when and where, and I'll be there!" It felt great!!
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    Any tall people who had surgery?

    It's hard to remember, but I think I lost about 50 pounds. The next 30 have been MUCH slower!
  15. Congratulations! You look amazing!

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