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muffin.x

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  1. Congrats!
    muffin.x reacted to Sleeve_Me_Alone in ONEderland!   
    Y'all! I finally cracked the 100s!!! Barely, but I did it!!! I might have been aided by a cold, and general winter malaise, but I did it!!! It might not have been as quickly as I'd hoped, but I DID IT!! I have not been this weight since 16 or 17 years old!? Just feeling super grateful for this tool and the progress is has helped me achieve. [emoji3590]
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    muffin.x got a reaction from Rey Rodriguez in How much weight did you lose per month after 6 months?   
    Start pre-op: 112 kg / 247 lbs
    Surgery: 108 kg / 238 lbs (- 9lbs)
    1 mo: 99 kg / 218 lbs (- 20 lbs)
    2 mo: 93,5 kg / 206 lbs (-12 lbs)
    3 mo: 87 kg / 192 lbs (-14 lbs)
    4 mo: 84 kg / 185 lbs (-7 lbs)
    I started at BMI 35 so my weightloss has not been as fast as others, but I'm happy with it.
    I'm almost 5 months post-op right now, so I don't have more data. I'm just a few pounds away from a healty BMI and my weightloss has definitely slowed down. I've also been struggling since the holidays. Have been eating more crap than I should. Having trouble getting back on track. Would ideally like to get down to 70 kg, but I can't even remember ever being that weight, so I honestly don't even know if that's a realistic goal.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from Rey Rodriguez in How much weight did you lose per month after 6 months?   
    Start pre-op: 112 kg / 247 lbs
    Surgery: 108 kg / 238 lbs (- 9lbs)
    1 mo: 99 kg / 218 lbs (- 20 lbs)
    2 mo: 93,5 kg / 206 lbs (-12 lbs)
    3 mo: 87 kg / 192 lbs (-14 lbs)
    4 mo: 84 kg / 185 lbs (-7 lbs)
    I started at BMI 35 so my weightloss has not been as fast as others, but I'm happy with it.
    I'm almost 5 months post-op right now, so I don't have more data. I'm just a few pounds away from a healty BMI and my weightloss has definitely slowed down. I've also been struggling since the holidays. Have been eating more crap than I should. Having trouble getting back on track. Would ideally like to get down to 70 kg, but I can't even remember ever being that weight, so I honestly don't even know if that's a realistic goal.
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    muffin.x reacted to Blueslily in This surgery is bullshit...   
    Sorry, I cant imagine getting any type of surgery done without knowing what I would need to do afterwards. I used to read these boards a lot when preparing, but post surgery and at goal now, its disheartening to read some posts on here so I'm here a lot less. People not doing what they were advised to do but rant and rave anger here. Seems so silly. Surgery is a tool. That's it. I knew that going in and I knew it during. And, if the surgery team is not giving you enough info, sorry, but there are tons of places online to get it. I never research just using one source. Nor, did I just meet with one surgeon. I get it that some folks have challenges after surgery. No problem. Our bodies are different and react different. But, if someone is not willing to make lifestyle changes, this is not the surgery for them. I'm off to take a break from this site again. Stuff like this is annoying. I dont take it personal, but it just feeds into the negativity out there about having WLS. All the best everyone!
  5. Congrats!
    muffin.x reacted to cellbell in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I had to go buy a new winter coat today because my old ones are so big that they catch the wind and let in all the cold air! Bonus: I've gone from a TIGHT 3x to a comfortable 1x; I'll definitely be in the "regular" sizes next year.
  6. Congrats!
    muffin.x got a reaction from Summermoose in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    That’s awesome! Great job!

    I’m almost 4 months post op and have lost 23 kg (50 lbs). My BMI is now 27.4. Only 8 more kgs (~17lbs) till I’m in the healthy range. I can’t believe it. I can’t remember the last time I was this weight. 😃
  7. Congrats!
    muffin.x got a reaction from Summermoose in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    That’s awesome! Great job!

    I’m almost 4 months post op and have lost 23 kg (50 lbs). My BMI is now 27.4. Only 8 more kgs (~17lbs) till I’m in the healthy range. I can’t believe it. I can’t remember the last time I was this weight. 😃
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    muffin.x reacted to Summermoose in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    I’m two days shy of being 15 weeks po and I’ve lost 70 pounds (32 kg)
    I am so proud of myself 😃🥺
    I can hardly believe it! I can almost taste the 99 kg mark, if I keep losing at this rate I’ll reach it mid January!
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    muffin.x got a reaction from GreenTealael in 3 Meals vs. 6 "Meals"   
    I have been on 6 meals a day from day one. Usually about two of these meals are something like a Protein Shake or yoghurt. I think for Bariatric patients about 5 to 6 meals a day is the most common around where I live. I personally love it. I eat every two to three hours and therefore are never really hungry. Also I wonder how people get their Protein and calories in on only three meals a day. I’m 14 weeks out and eating 800-900 kcal a day (85g protein). I don’t know how I would be able to get in in only three meals?! Also I read that your body can only process about 20-30 grams of protein at a time, so I like to spread it out throughout the day.

    Just make sure you’re committing to the meals and don’t start grazing.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from DaisyAndSunshine in Anything for the scars?   
    The bruising lasted about two weeks around one of my scars.
    When everything was healed (around 4 weeks post op) I started using silicone scar tape. I am now almost 16 weeks post and they look a lot lighter already. I plan to use the scar tape till about 6 months post op (for new scars, at least 3 months is recommended I think).
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    muffin.x got a reaction from DaisyAndSunshine in Anything for the scars?   
    The bruising lasted about two weeks around one of my scars.
    When everything was healed (around 4 weeks post op) I started using silicone scar tape. I am now almost 16 weeks post and they look a lot lighter already. I plan to use the scar tape till about 6 months post op (for new scars, at least 3 months is recommended I think).
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    muffin.x got a reaction from LadyH in how many calories at 6 months post op   
    I’m almost 4 months out now and aiming for 800. I’d like to get up to 1000 by 6 months, but some days I really struggle to get 800 calories in. Might have to switch my diet to incorporate some more calorie-dense foods.
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    muffin.x reacted to Jaelzion in This surgery is bullshit...   
    If you read through the thread, it HAS been stated that the OP was not a good candidate and shouldn't have been approved for the surgery if s/he was not willing to work at adopting the habits that lead to success. We're not focusing on that point because it's not helpful now. What's done is done. As I said in an earlier post, if the OP just wants to vent and isn't really interested in advice, then all we can say is "I'm sorry you're having a hard time."
    But the OP isn't even 6 months out from surgery, so it's much too early to say the surgery has failed unless the OP is unwilling to make changes. People on BariatricPal are disposed to help, so when someone posts "I don't know what to do", we will jump in and try to help with analysis and advice. From the OP's reaction to that advice, it's become clear that this thread was just intended to vent the OP's frustration and anger. Those feelings are valid, but we can't really help with them except to say that it would be a good idea to seek therapy. Beyond that, almost no one on BariatricPal is going to say "Yes, you're right, the surgery is BS." because too many of us have had it change our lives for the better. So if that's the only thing you and the OP would consider to be supportive, you're both likely to be disappointed. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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    muffin.x reacted to Jaye W in This surgery is bullshit...   
    I don’t see how people can expect to be successful early on without tracking Protein and Water. As most of the folks that have had successful weight loss have noted if you meet the 64 oz Fluid guidelines and 60-80 oz of protein daily the tool works. If one was not willing to do that I am not sure why surgery was considered a good option for the OP. The surgery team needs accurate data in order to help you so there has to be some sort of tracking to measure what one is eating. Protocols were developed for a reason. The bullshit is expecting results with little adherence to the recommended protocol.
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    muffin.x reacted to greenwitch17 in This surgery is bullshit...   
    I’m sorry but this negativity is so off putting to your success. You need to do the work and surgery is only ever a TOOL. You should not be assuming it’ll magically work for you but also this should have been explicitly told to you by your care team prior to surgery. I haven’t gotten my surgery yet but I’ve already had every care practitioner emphasize that it’s a tool and I have to actually work for results. The way it’s different than just calorie restriction/exercise is that the surgery limits the amount you can eat and it also removes the part of the stomach that has the hunger hormones. This makes it actually possible to calorie restrict and exercise without the ability to binge or feel super hungry. If someone tried to do 800 calories a day without surgery they would feel like they are completely starving. Listen to your doctor. Seek a therapist. This is a safe space but also the negativity in your comments has been awful. You need to work on yourself and how you treat others too. Healing and weight loss are best friends, it takes a LOT of work.
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    muffin.x reacted to ClareLynn in Back to ER   
    I peed! Was having trouble for a minute, then my cat crawled into my pants which were pooled around my ankles. It was such a normal little thing and I think that made it all work.

    I’m so glad that things are working again.
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    muffin.x reacted to SarahMan80 in 5 months post op - Thankful   
    It has been 5 months and I am so surprised at what a 5 months it has been. I have learned more about my body in the last few months that I ever knew in my previous 40+ years. I have learned the best foods for me, which ones keep me satisfied longer, which ones disagree with me and the ones that hinder weight loss. I am also learning how to leave food on my plate. Some things are easier to learn (portion sizes) while others are still an issue (remembering to eat slowly).
    I have lost 84.6 overall….61.4 pounds since surgery…. and a combined total of 46 inches. As of today I am also officially in the overweight category. I am off my blood pressure and cholesterol medicine and my thyroid meds have been reduced. My knees and back feel better and I have so much energy!
    I have a lot to be thankful for but today I am most thankful that my husband has taken over the thanksgiving meal duty!
    HW: 275
    SW: 251.8
    CW: 190.4
    GW: 140


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    muffin.x got a reaction from TinDE in How do you respond?   
    I think ‘a lot’ is a good answer to give. I honestly can’t think of something better to say. In the past I’d sometimes say I didn’t know exactly, just to avoid further questions.
    Thinking about is, it’s actually really rude to ask someone how much they’ve lost or how much they still have to lose. Fortunately most people just compliment me. I do get an occasional question asking how I’m losing the weight. I’ll answer that I’m eating less, eating more frequent and doing low carb (which is not a lie).
    I do get comments on how little I’m eating sometimes from colleagues (“Are you only eating Soup? Again?” (I was still in puréed and soup was easy!)). Those I find really hard to dodge. Sometimes I’ll take twice the amount of food with me and just leave half, just to avoid any questions. I’ve also gotten non see through plastic containers, so they can’t see the amount of food in my container unless standing next to me. Oh, the struggles keeping wls a secret, lol.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from han27 in Slow weight loss   
    I’m 2 months post op right now and losing about 2 pounds a week. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I’m fine with that. Pre-surgery I would lose the same amount a week on a 1500kcal diet, but I would be struggling mentally to stick with the diet. Now I’m having no trouble at all sticking to my Protein and kcal goal.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from han27 in Slow weight loss   
    I’m 2 months post op right now and losing about 2 pounds a week. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I’m fine with that. Pre-surgery I would lose the same amount a week on a 1500kcal diet, but I would be struggling mentally to stick with the diet. Now I’m having no trouble at all sticking to my Protein and kcal goal.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from Dtrain84 in I've gained weight...   
    You look great! Curios: how did you change your diet to build muscle (more calories/protein)?
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    muffin.x got a reaction from ms.sss in For the Trackers: What's your diet been like the last 30 days?   
    That’s a cool feature. Didn’t even know that existed! I’m only 7 weeks out today so my top 10 actually only consists of Protein Shakes, yoghurt, cheese, salmon and eggs, lol. I do eat a lot of different things, but not every day, and like your salads, they’re low kcal and therefore don’t make it to the top 10.

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    muffin.x got a reaction from TinDE in How do you respond?   
    I think ‘a lot’ is a good answer to give. I honestly can’t think of something better to say. In the past I’d sometimes say I didn’t know exactly, just to avoid further questions.
    Thinking about is, it’s actually really rude to ask someone how much they’ve lost or how much they still have to lose. Fortunately most people just compliment me. I do get an occasional question asking how I’m losing the weight. I’ll answer that I’m eating less, eating more frequent and doing low carb (which is not a lie).
    I do get comments on how little I’m eating sometimes from colleagues (“Are you only eating Soup? Again?” (I was still in puréed and soup was easy!)). Those I find really hard to dodge. Sometimes I’ll take twice the amount of food with me and just leave half, just to avoid any questions. I’ve also gotten non see through plastic containers, so they can’t see the amount of food in my container unless standing next to me. Oh, the struggles keeping wls a secret, lol.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from TinDE in How do you respond?   
    I think ‘a lot’ is a good answer to give. I honestly can’t think of something better to say. In the past I’d sometimes say I didn’t know exactly, just to avoid further questions.
    Thinking about is, it’s actually really rude to ask someone how much they’ve lost or how much they still have to lose. Fortunately most people just compliment me. I do get an occasional question asking how I’m losing the weight. I’ll answer that I’m eating less, eating more frequent and doing low carb (which is not a lie).
    I do get comments on how little I’m eating sometimes from colleagues (“Are you only eating Soup? Again?” (I was still in puréed and soup was easy!)). Those I find really hard to dodge. Sometimes I’ll take twice the amount of food with me and just leave half, just to avoid any questions. I’ve also gotten non see through plastic containers, so they can’t see the amount of food in my container unless standing next to me. Oh, the struggles keeping wls a secret, lol.
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    muffin.x got a reaction from cheryl o in Post Op care when living alone   
    Based on my personal experience, you’ll be able to do most things by yourself. Make sure you clean your house thoroughly before the surgery and get all necessary groceries. I didn’t do any laundry or clean the house the first week. I also was afraid to walk our 200 pound dog the first few day, just in case he’d pull on the line very suddenly. But other than that I did everything myself. Even went home alone the day after surgery (about 4 hours public transportation to a different country).
    After about 5 days I felt good enough to do groceries, walk the dog and do some cleaning. But again, this was my personal experience.
    Best of luck to you!

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