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summerseeker

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    summerseeker reacted to smc124 in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I’ve lost 30lbs preparing for surgery (on Dec 5) and the most exciting NSW for me is that when I take a bath my butt no longer serves as a stop gap when draining the tub. Previously Water would be able to pass by but now there are multiple inches between my sides and the tub walls on both sides.
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    summerseeker reacted to omrhsn in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    A local online platform had a big sale on clothing recently. I was really frustrated that all the size M shirts were already sold out and only bigger sizes up to 5XL were available. I was complaining to my wife and then she started laughing and reminded me that is this not what I was complaining about last year 😂.
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    summerseeker got a reaction from JenX74 in December 2022 Buddies   
    Everyone has these pre op nerves, we just would not be human if we didn't. I was so ready for the surgery and so sick of the pre op diet that I couldn't get to the theatre quick enough. The night before however I didn't sleep too well but I told myself to pull up my big girl pants and said bye for now to my family with a lump in my throat. Its safe surgery now adays.
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    summerseeker got a reaction from Hop_Scotch in Cheated for the 1st time since surgery   
    I am so sorry you thought you Cheated. It made me really sad. Please relax a little. Have holidays and enjoy them like the rest of the world.
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    summerseeker got a reaction from Jeanniebug in Onederland!!!   
    Huge congratulations. Its a fantastic milestone to duck under
  6. Congrats!
    summerseeker reacted to Jeanniebug in Onederland!!!   
    I reached onederland today! I haven't been here in years.
    HW: 245. SW: 220. CW: 199. GW: 150. RnY 10/18/22. 52-years old. 5'6" tall.


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    summerseeker reacted to losinglosinglosing in NSV: I'm a SMALL Now!   
    Went to buy new clothes yesterday, and I needed a SMALL. My problem now is finding clothes that are small enough!
     
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    summerseeker reacted to Fred in Pa in Waiting   
    I’m in the same boat as you…and understand the anxiety of just wanting it to come.
    I need 12 visits in my program per my insurance which puts me in Feb-Mar 2023.
    I try to use the time to really study my eating habits, get educated on what to expect, make lists of what I’ll need, try different shakes and such…that helps. YouTube us great for education videos. I’m really trying to “think” about why I eat, what I eat, etc.
    I made myself a binder with all my info, visit reports, etc to review and keep track. I use myfitnesspal.com to track food and exercise.
    Think about other distractions…things you always wanted to get done, new hobbies, a new reading list, etc.
    Make this time about “you”. Taking care of you, prioritizing you, really studying you, so when surgery comes, you are in a good place and ready for your new life…YOUR new life.
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    summerseeker reacted to Melissa Iris Bertwistle in Post surgery, June 2022 - weight loss   
    So helpful, thanks 😊

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    summerseeker got a reaction from Hop_Scotch in Cheated for the 1st time since surgery   
    I am so sorry you thought you Cheated. It made me really sad. Please relax a little. Have holidays and enjoy them like the rest of the world.
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    summerseeker reacted to Laura M in Stricture 3 weeks after gastric bypass   
    Thank you so much. I'm not vomiting Water or all foods yet so they want me to back down to pureed for now. Still feel like I have a rock in my stomach. I hope it digests soon. Thank you so much for your response, Will be interesting to see where things progress.
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    summerseeker reacted to sillykitty in Cheated for the 1st time since surgery   
    As a vet, I'd like to kindly suggest you reframe your thinking. There's no cheating, there are no bad foods. You're still allowed to eat and enjoy food. It's all about balance. You don't need to feel guilty or do an extreme work out to make up for anything. You're going to need to find a sustainable way of eating and relating to food.
    Realistically, you likely ate under 1500 calories0 calories
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    summerseeker reacted to Isaywarsh in 3 days out   
    Sleeve on 11/22 and following post-op diet strictly and haven’t lost but maybe a pound. Is this normal?
  14. Congrats!
    summerseeker reacted to ashleydashley in October 6tj Surgery update?   
    Heaviest weight 356. Weight before surgery 313... Weight since getting surgery October 6th...drumroll please........279! Woot woot! 23 lbs toil I hit 100 lost! About 3 to 4 weeks after surgery. I didn't lose weight for about 3 to 4 weeks... I was freaking out. I felt defeated like I was doing something wrong but then I looked back and realized I was doing every single thing exactly how it was told to be done... I know we're not supposed to doctor Google but I looked it up and The three week post-operative stall is actually a thing! It happens to most people that get bariatric surgery and it can last anywhere from two weeks to 5 weeks roughly. It is simply your body and metabolism getting used to your new stomach... But I'm back on track and happier than ever with the decision that I've made. Just thought you guys deserved an update for the ones that are rooting for me! The ones that think this was the easy way out. It's okay. You're entitled to your opinion, but you're definitely wrong... It's been a lot of work and dedication. It's been pain and hunger at times, but for the most part it's been the best experience I've ever put myself through for my own self-love and care. I started routine to take care of myself such as putting makeup on every day for work and doing my hair for work. These things sound small to some people, but for somebody like me that suffers with depression that's huge. So if you're not proud of me, I sure am! To the left is April at my largest weight. I have no full body pictures because I was so ashamed of myself... To the right is me last week... Progress not perfection.. how is everybody else doing for my October? 
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    summerseeker reacted to flamingolady1408 in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    IKWYM! I put on a size 16 not expecting to get them past my thighs let alone button them, but my 22's were getting dangerously loose, luckily baggy is in. Not only did they get past my thighs but I was able to button them without laying down or sucking in. I was in tears. I mean you know you'll get results but going from 26-28 to 16 in 6 months just puts me in awe. My youngest(12F) told me today she saw an old picture of me and didn't realize until that moment just how much weight I had lost.
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    summerseeker reacted to bbykitty in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I just went shopping for the first time! I used to be a size 3x/4x. This is a large & it's somewhat a loose fit! It's perfect for what I want this winter but I was so sure it'd be form-fitting. I can't believe I'm in the 'straight size' section now

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    summerseeker reacted to sillykitty in Food Before and After Photos   
    More lazy cooking - Gringo Tacos



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    summerseeker reacted to NP_WIP in Surgeriversary   
    Happy surgiversary!!

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    summerseeker got a reaction from sillykitty in Surgeriversary   
    Well its exactly one year since I got my sleeve. I am so glad that I was able to do this. I cannot believe the difference in myself. As the pounds fell off, I gained my independence and gained myself-esteem back. That alone was worth every penny it cost me. I was beginning to become a hermit, happy to stay home and never face anyone again.
    Yes, the preop diet was hard. I was sick and nauseated for weeks after and my recovery was slow. Would I do this again? in a heartbeat, I wish I could have done it years ago. If you are thinking about the surgery and are still on the fence. If I could do this, you can too
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    summerseeker got a reaction from Tomo in Pre-surgery diet   
    It's like getting tortured isn't it. Just struggle through. By day four you will have it easier. Everyone is set a different diet so we can't really advise you on what you could eat. sugar free ice pops should be fine though.
    The reason they do the diet is to -
    1. Make us realise how much and how badly we ate. It helps break the sugar and junk food cycle.
    2. To shrink our livers so the surgery is safe. A fatty liver is very fragile, they have to move it to get at the surgery site. A few people have had the surgery begin and woke to find the surgeon said, 'sorry can't do this today' They were heartbroken.
    Stick with it, it's worth it in the end. We are all living proof its possible. Mine was 3 long torturous weeks and I was so sick of it that I almost ran to the operating theatre shouting ' let's get this done'











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    summerseeker got a reaction from Tomo in Pre-surgery diet   
    It's like getting tortured isn't it. Just struggle through. By day four you will have it easier. Everyone is set a different diet so we can't really advise you on what you could eat. sugar free ice pops should be fine though.
    The reason they do the diet is to -
    1. Make us realise how much and how badly we ate. It helps break the sugar and junk food cycle.
    2. To shrink our livers so the surgery is safe. A fatty liver is very fragile, they have to move it to get at the surgery site. A few people have had the surgery begin and woke to find the surgeon said, 'sorry can't do this today' They were heartbroken.
    Stick with it, it's worth it in the end. We are all living proof its possible. Mine was 3 long torturous weeks and I was so sick of it that I almost ran to the operating theatre shouting ' let's get this done'











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    summerseeker got a reaction from NP_WIP in Surgeriversary   
    Not today but this weekend we are going away with friends to the coast, it's an all-inclusive hotel so hopefully it should get messy !
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    summerseeker reacted to Smanky in Surgeriversary   
    That's brilliant. Happy surgiversary Summerseeker! Rejoining the world is definitely the biggest prize. Here's to your well deserved messy coastal knees-up! 🤪😎🥂
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    summerseeker reacted to Arabesque in Surgeriversary   
    Happy surgery birthday, @summerseeker. 🥳🎉
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    summerseeker reacted to BigSue in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    Torrid is a plus-size store, so their size 0 is equivalent to a large in non-plus sizing.
    It was weird for me to size out of plus-size stores. For my entire adult life, I was limited to a handful of stores that made clothes in my size, and now that I can find clothes in my size almost anywhere, the options are overwhelming and I have no idea where to shop!

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