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kellym1220

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from VSGJen in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I was going to the beach and grabbed one of my Rip Skirts, that I bought 3-4 years ago, when I was about 30 pounds lighter then my heaviest...it was WAY too loose for my waist, but did rest comfortably on my hips. I should be able to have it adjusted (with more velcro) but it was WAY TOO BIG! And...I went to the beach and wore a bathing suit!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from VSGJen in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    For me...this is HUGE! I was looking at my robot vacuum cleaner this weekend, so I was on my knees (something I avoided like the PLAGUE before WLS) When I went to get up, I thought "Can I do it without holding on to something?" AND I DID IT! One of the things that always terrified me, was falling and not being able to get up. It happened once (I dropped some papers in the parking lot and when I tried to get up, I couldn't! I had to crawl to a car and pull myself up. UGH).
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Luna Girl in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    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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    kellym1220 reacted to Chip L in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    What an awesome thread. Mine is easy. I’m in a wheelchair and before my lap was occupied by my stomach. Now I have lots of free space and more every day. I can put a shopping basket on my lap without holding onto it and my little doggo can ride on my lap instead of carrying him.
    It’s an amazing feeling to see these non scale victories. To an outside viewer they might not seem huge but to us who both have them and get to read each others is a sense of pride and accomplishment that we get to feel for ourselves and each other. We’re all in this together like a family
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from 2021NewMe in What was your tipping point?   
    I'm tall, like you. For me, it was that each year (or so) I would gain 20 pounds, and I would say/think, "Well if I could just lose 20 pounds, I would be back where I was last year, and that wasn't so bad." Then I realized that if I said/thought that next year, I would be over 300 pounds. Real eye opener...so I decided to do it, even though it was not covered by my insurance. Best decision of my life!
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    kellym1220 reacted to 2021NewMe in What was your tipping point?   
    I have so many tipping points! as I know many of us probably have, its hard to chose like one particular thing bc just being obese is a reason bc it is linked to so many issues, not just physically but mentally. being obese messes with your state of mind, I think just being obese stops you from being who you trully are meant to be. its stops you from many things that an otherwise healthy or not obese person would do, bc they would not have the same issues that me with my experience with being obese does. I dont like to make obesity into a negative thing, bc there are plenty of obese people that are comfortable in their bodies, but I was not one of them. it really did hinder me from enjoying or doing things and I knew it was only a matter of time that I got a more serious condition that would only further my inability to enjoy life. I wanted a more healthier quality of living. so atleast I can live and be more normal and be a part of society and be comfortable in my own body.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Thuff in What was your tipping point?   
    My post surgery may be different from yours since I had the sleeve...but there's an excellent thread called food Before and After Photos...which has been VERY active, over 6,400 posts. I would start at the beginning (you can just skim it) to see their progress and how they started out. It gave me a LOT of great ideas on what I can eat, also what to eat if I'm flying or in an airport or on vacation or out to dinner...lol!
    As an example, I'm 10 months out, and this weekend I went to Happy Hour and had two limoncello martinis, a half dozen oysters and two lamb shops...all for about $24. It was the perfect amount of food...and very high in Protein. I like to go out to eat too, and I'm in hospitality, so there are many work related "dining out" opportunities. I stick to one to two drinks (I know alcohol is forbidden, but I went rogue on that at about 4 months out!) and high protein. If I go to sushi, I get a sashimi appetizer...at my favorite restaurant, it's probably 3-4 ozs (9 pieces of three different fish) and it's perfect (although I have been known to sneak a piece of my son's eel roll. too!) Mexican, I get shrimp fajitas, no rice and have been know to bring my own low carb tortillas! I haven't really done Italian...but if I did, it would be shrimp scampi or chicken or veal picatta...no pasta!
    I always study the menu before I go anywhere (the same recommendation every diet I have ever been on has made) and choose what I will be eating before I go. This helps me to not make bad choices, most of the time. I just decided that I was going to LIVE with my tiny belly...and living to me includes dining out!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in 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).
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from 2021NewMe in What was your tipping point?   
    I'm tall, like you. For me, it was that each year (or so) I would gain 20 pounds, and I would say/think, "Well if I could just lose 20 pounds, I would be back where I was last year, and that wasn't so bad." Then I realized that if I said/thought that next year, I would be over 300 pounds. Real eye opener...so I decided to do it, even though it was not covered by my insurance. Best decision of my life!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from lizonaplane in Things to get before and after surgery recommendations   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from SunnyinSC in 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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Arabesque in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    My son (25) just hugged me goodbye and said "my tiny mother!" ❤️
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    kellym1220 reacted to Bulabula in 3 weeks post Surgery   
    Swanson sipping Bone Broth cups! Oh my! These come in a variety of flavors. Are microwaveable. Taste yummmm! Has 9g of protien. Perfect for liquid diet.
    sugar free Jello, sf popsicles, sugar free pudding made with almond milk and frozen.

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    kellym1220 reacted to Creekimp13 in I almost gave in to the arches….   
    I eat fast food all the time. But I make better choices. At McD's I'll eat an egg mcmuffin and a coffee with cream and splenda. At Wendy's, I love their grilled chicken strawberry salad and eat about 2/3 of it. At KFC, I've been known to eat two chicken legs, original, no sides...and an ice tea. At Burger King, I'll eat half an Impossible Whopper.
    For some people....stopping at fast food is too triggering and leads to free for all binging melt downs.
    For me, I've found that I need to face my triggers to feel in control of my eating habits.
    I purposefully go to fast food places for lunches (not always, but regularly when working) and order sensibly. I know exactly the number of calories I'm eating and make sure the rest of my day fits. I read the nutrition information before I order, make a plan, and stick to it.
    Fast food places don't bother me anymore. I don't feel threatened with feeling out of control anymore. I feel like I can eat there and still eat responsibly.
    I like fast food. In moderation. With my eyes wide open.
    I like feeling like I've slayed that dragon and it holds no control over me anymore.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Melh9 in 6 weeks in - what is a normal food day?   
    At six weeks, I measured everything. My diet was as follwos:
    Breakfast - coffee with 1/3 of a Protein Shake and collagen powder (19 grams of protein).
    Mid Morning - hard boiled egg OR Chomps (meat stick with 9 grams of protein) OR Protein shake
    lunch - 3 oz protein, could be deli turkey or ham and cheese, or ground beef/chicken with taco seasoning and refried Beans. I would also buy low carb tortillas and make a little wrap or burrito.
    dinner - 3 oz protein (chicken breast/thigh, steak or fish) plus small portion of veggies.
    I tried not to snack at this stage, but Snacks would be 1 oz of nuts, string cheese or CHOMPS.
    And at least 64 oz of Water.
    Good luck!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Greenephoenician68 in Fell off track 8 months post opp.   
    I (who am only six months out) would say no to the liquid diet. I think you need to go back to focusing on Protein and Water.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Arabesque in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    My son (25) just hugged me goodbye and said "my tiny mother!" ❤️
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Arabesque in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    My son (25) just hugged me goodbye and said "my tiny mother!" ❤️
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Arabesque in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    My son (25) just hugged me goodbye and said "my tiny mother!" ❤️

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