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Posts posted by ShoppGirl

  1. It sort of reminds me of signing up for college classes. The hoops you go through to get signed up, financing, acquiring books, etc is often more difficult than the classes themselves. Makes you sort of wonder if they make it hard on purpose sometimes. Obviously they don’t but it is a necessary part of the process. Just keep pushing forward and know that it will all be worth it in the end.

  2. I am so sorry to hear that your surgery didn’t go on as planned. Some time has passed now, I hope you have wrapped your mind around it now and are committed to losing the extra bit of weight so that you can get your surgery and reach your goals. I know it will not be easy but I believe that you can do it and it will just be that much weight you don’t have to lose AFTER surgery. You have come so far already…don’t just give up.

  3. My joint issues were just beginning because of my weight and trying to exercise made it worse pre surgery. But 40 pounds lighter now and I have found the treadmill to be less stressful on my knees already. Hopefully as you lose some weight you will find it easier and more possible to get some exercise in.

  4. 6 hours ago, Orinskye said:

    I’m only two and A half months out. I had a Few complications with blood pressure issues which pushed my timeline back. My “exercise” really just consists of my day to day activities at this point…

    I go up and down the stairs multiple times a day, we (my kids and I) walk to the pool, we swim, we walk back, we go to the beach, I walk on the sand and play with my kids (this totally counts when you have a 4 year old! Lol). I have even volunteered to go run errands so I can get out and walk….

    I have had severe mobility issues and I am just now able to get up and move. Before it was excruciating just sitting in a chair! I approached my ortho dr and asked if I could do physical therapy since I am now able to move more and I would like to figure out how to move correctly, build strength, and built flexibility in those joints I haven’t used in years. I get to call in on Monday and figure out when they can schedule me. I’m really looking forward to physical therapy!

    Good for you. Being able to start PT is an Awesome non scale victory.

  5. 7 hours ago, Morachia said:

    Question for those who have recently had their surgeries. I'm in the Full liquid stage just fyi: Do your Protein Drinks count towards your total liquid intake? Or is your liquid intake only Water? They would like me to get 3 Protein Shakes in a day with 64 oz of Water. Haven't been able to make that happen yet. I'm around 300-400 calories a day. 3 days post op. Also the bloating and constipation are REAL.

    My Protein Shakes counted towards my liquid goal.

  6. I am three months out and have not been able to motivate myself to exercise either. I need to though as I am also able to eat larger portions and feel like I may be close to putting myself into maintenance if I can’t cut back on the Snacks. At least the weight loss has slowed WAY down already and I am nowhere near goal.

  7. I didn’t feel any different and didn’t really even feel restriction until I got to soft foods. It’s not uncommon to sorta feel like now what. According to the nurse practitioner Some people even have a sort of post partum depression after doing all we go through before the surgery and you wake up afterwards and feel pretty much the same.

  8. 2 minutes ago, MistySkye said:

    I did it! As I guessed, the one they take the stomach out was the only bad one I have. It’s healing fine, just spread a bit, I don’t think the nurses put the steristrips on good when she replaced them. (I suspected this after I was able to take the covering bandage off after 72 hours.) My other 4 will barely leave a scar.


  9. 21 minutes ago, kristieshannon said:

    On vacation on Nantucket. Navy & white stripes seems to be the uniform around here, it’s all you see walking around town.


    Very cute uniform 👍

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