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Holodisplay

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    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

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    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

  3. Like
    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

  4. Like
    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

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    Holodisplay got a reaction from GreenTealael in becoming a jerk and Insomnia   
    Five months out and I am up most mornings between 3-5 and I have children and I work full time. By the end of the day when I get home, I barely have enough energy to be civil to the kids. I us meltonin twice a week to sleep. I find myself snappish at husband and kids. husband stays home and all he wants to do is talk I understand being home all day wanting adults to talk to. I give everything to everyone and at the end of the day my husband pays the price, i'm tired i want to be left alone. I want to be with my thoughts. Im eating and drinking enough but it is a constant what is next, liquds or food or exercise.... Im constantly thinking Did I take my Vitamins I dont want to be a jerk and I never had insomnia before surgery. advice please
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    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

  7. Like
    Holodisplay got a reaction from Arabesque in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    A few things I wasn't expecting 5 months out from surgery.
    6. I would have to get smaller shoes. I was a size ten 1/2 in shoes and now 8.5.
    5. Also always being cold, I wear thermals almost every day to work , but I live in a cold environment. I always wear a scarf.
    4. Loosing hair was a bit traumatic for me, but it has stabilized
    3. the amount of time I think of food has been transferred into new coping skills, like crafts with yarn and having fun science experiments with my kids.
    2. the need for silence to be alone with my thoughts.
    1. how anxious I get when buying new clothes. what are some surprise that you had?

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    Holodisplay reacted to summerset in Does it count as cheating?   
    "Cheating"? You can cheat on your spouse, not on food.
    As for c/s, you might want to take a look at this website.
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    Holodisplay reacted to catwoman7 in husband thinks Im making him fat   
    Kind of. I occasionally bring home something that I personally can't eat (like maybe some new kind of Cookies that catch my eye), and I give them to my husband to eat. I live vicariously through him sometimes when it comes to things like baked goods.
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    Holodisplay reacted to ms.sss in husband thinks Im making him fat   
    OMG...ME!!!
    I love EVERYTHING about food...cooking it, researching it, plating it, looking at pics of it, shopping for it, watching people eat it, asking people if they like it, smelling it, reading menus of it, taking pics of it....and to a much, much, lesser degree, actually eating it. I find the anticipation of it is much more pleasing to me than the eating.
    I dunno though if this is destructive behaviour...bingeing on food or starving oneself (among other things) would be the destructive part, i think. Ain't nothing wrong with appreciating a good thing!
    ....of course I could be wrong and this food fetish may in fact cause me some real harm one day...but so far so good (and i've been food fetishing since a couple months post surgery, over 2 years ago).
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    Holodisplay got a reaction from GreenTealael in Does it count as cheating?   
    Hello, I'm 5 months out and I cheat, I went to sonic, and ordered chili cheese tots and mozzarella sticks, took the breadin off, took a bit and sucked out the flavor and spit it out. I did that with the tots as well. I will take a bit of something Im not suppose to eat atleast every other day and then spit it out just for the flavor. I still eat my protien shake and get 60 grams of protiens a day. I am adjusting to the new way of eating, but sometimes I want to eat the old way so bad that if I dont take a bit I thiink Ill go crazy. anyone else
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    Holodisplay reacted to AZhiker in I feel like I’m not doing all I can   
    There's nothing fraudulent in telling people you decided to take control over your weight problem. Period. If they press you, it is perfectly acceptable to say something like, "You know, most people regain weight loss within a year, so I really don't want to talk about it or give advice to anyone else right now. Ask me again in a year, if I am still maintaining my weight loss." I think this is very reasonable and actually a wise answer. There's nothing worse than telling people about personal success in anything and then end up eating your words later. I have no doubt that you will be successful in your weight loss, but you don't have to give details to anyone, until you are ready. Some people like to just put it out there, and other people feel a bit to vulnerable to judgement to do that. I still haven't told anyone (except immediate family) about my surgery. My co workers see how I eat, and how healthy it is. There is no question that healthy eating and exercise is what is keeping my weight off, and so they don't even ask.
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    Holodisplay reacted to summerset in I feel like I’m not doing all I can   
    You think that you "could be doing more"? What do you have in mind when it comes to that feeling?
    Having WLS shouldn't make you feel like a fraud. It's a surgical therapy, not "cheating" in any way.
    However, when it comes to being asked how you lost the weight and you decide to give people the "healthy choices" speech and casually gloss over the fact that you had WLS - well, IMO that'd be another story.
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    Holodisplay reacted to California Guy in I feel like I’m not doing all I can   
    No fraud there. You changed your eating habits for the better and lost weight as a result. That's great progress. I started the year at 300 lbs. and had my Revision to DS in May. I talk about the change in nutrition and revision surgery with whoever asks. Getting comments like "You look like a different person" all the time.
    Remember the surgery didn't take any weight off. Your new nutrition plan did. If you follow the plan long term, you'll reach your goal.
    I got the sleeve 7 years ago. I didn't plan out my nutrition very well. I relied on Protein Bars and Protein Shakes heavily as a long term diet. I've learned since then it is better to base your nutrition on natural sources, not processed foods. Once I finished the puree diet, I stopped consuming Protein shakes and protein bars.
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    Holodisplay got a reaction from Lily66 in I feel like I’m not doing all I can   
    Hello, I had surgery August 27, and I didn’t tell anyone . I didn’t want to hear any negativity. So now 9 weeks later, I’m back to work. I take my Vitamins and prescriptions. I don’t exercise as much as I should.
    I eat between 55 -60 grams of Protein. And that is hard to do.
    I drink 60 ounces Water. I wait 30-45 minutes between eating and drinking.
    I have at least one shakes a day, and the rest is Proteins bars , or chicken or other healthy proteins.
    I started at 300 pounds and am down 64 pounds. I get compliments and I feel like a fraud, or like I could be doing more. Anyone else fee like this any advice.
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    Holodisplay got a reaction from VickieRenee in I feel zapped, where’s my energy?   
    Took me about 4 weeks take naps, take it easy and rest . I started taking a Iron supplement and it helped me. Your body is recovering from a major surgery. Have patience . You will get through it
  17. Congrats!
    Holodisplay got a reaction from Lily66 in I feel like I’m not doing all I can   
    Hello, I had surgery August 27, and I didn’t tell anyone . I didn’t want to hear any negativity. So now 9 weeks later, I’m back to work. I take my Vitamins and prescriptions. I don’t exercise as much as I should.
    I eat between 55 -60 grams of Protein. And that is hard to do.
    I drink 60 ounces Water. I wait 30-45 minutes between eating and drinking.
    I have at least one shakes a day, and the rest is Proteins bars , or chicken or other healthy proteins.
    I started at 300 pounds and am down 64 pounds. I get compliments and I feel like a fraud, or like I could be doing more. Anyone else fee like this any advice.
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    Holodisplay reacted to sdjohnson7 in How many calories are you guys getting in per day?   
    8 months...700- 850 calories a day... under 35 grams carb daily
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    Holodisplay reacted to BigSue in How many calories are you guys getting in per day?   
    I'm 3 months out and averaging 450 calories per day. Nutritionist said I should aim for 800-1000 per day.
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