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FutureSylph

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    FutureSylph reacted to BigSue in Depressed and Sad ..8 months post op stalled and not moving ahead.   
    First of all, don't lose sight of the fact that you have done great so far. You lost 95 pounds! That's fantastic.
    Since you said that you've stalled and are not losing, I'm assuming that means you haven't started regaining any of the weight, right? If that's the case, then you're in maintenance, so if you want to start losing again, you just have to lower your food intake and/or increase your exercise. Diet has a much bigger effect on weight loss than exercise, but exercise has a lot of other benefits, so it's a good idea to get back into exercise as well, even if it's just a little. Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home videos on YouTube are great, and you can start with short ones (there are several that are 15 minutes or less) if you don't want to or don't have time to do a longer walk or workout.
    Are you tracking everything you eat? If not, I think that's a great first step to kick-starting a change. Apps like MyFitnessPal or Baritastic make it easy, and tracking can help you identify the easiest changes to make. What are the healthiest foods that you already like to eat? Start eating those things more often, and cut out (or reduce) the stuff that's not worth the calories. If you like to cook, go on Pinterest to find some new recipes that are both tasty and healthy.
    Finally, I recommend not fixating on a specific number on the scale. Everyone is different, and you may not be able to get to 150, but that doesn't mean you failed. I bet you have already had some great non-scale victories with a 95-pound weight loss. Has your health improved? Are you more able to keep up with your kids? Can you wear clothes from non-plus size stores? Are you less self-conscious in social/professional situations? These things are all more meaningful than a number on the scale.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Kelly Sweetheart in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    By this time next week it will be April, and all of us who had March surgeries will be on the mend. I hope we can continue this thread and keep helping and encouraging each other with this exciting new way of life.
    To those having surgery this week, best of luck!
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    FutureSylph reacted to Ephemeral in Depressed and Sad ..8 months post op stalled and not moving ahead.   
    Hi,
    I won't be the best one to help you with a "kickstart", so I will leave that to the ones who have way more knowledge and experience than I do. However, I want to let you know that your weight loss, in 8 months, has inspired me. You have lost a tremendous amount, and I'm confident that your children are proud of you. I'm sorry to hear about the family fight. Hopefully, things are on the mend and you can put it behind you.
    Follow your plan, and re-incorporate your daily walks. You don't have to start at 10K a day. Just make yourself go out there, even if it's just for a few minutes.
    You have accomplished so much in the past months. Be kind to yourself.
    We only have one shot at this life. Focus on you. I'm sending you many blessings your way.
    Tight virtual hug. ♥
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    FutureSylph reacted to Arabesque in Depressed, Sad and Stalled....Need Help Please   
    Sometimes life just throws crap at you. Family, health, work, world issues, etc. can turn everything upside down & we look to old habits which offered comfort in the past. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this now after you had made such great progress. Don’t let the crap win.
    It probably all seems a huge mountain you have to start to climb again but you’ve actually already started. You know what the crap is & how it’s affected you. You know the old habits you’ve fallen back on & the new ones you’ve let slide. Make one change today to reincorporate one of those new habits. Then reincorporate another one next week . Go for a walk, get your Protein in, get your fluids in, drop a snack or swap out a meal choice or whatever you’re ready to do each week. You’ll get there & you’ve great motivators in your children.
    All the best.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Food Before and After Photos   
    Oh, that looks heavenly. So looking forward to that stage!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Food Before and After Photos   
    Oh, that looks heavenly. So looking forward to that stage!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from rjay75 in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    Hope you're feeling much better soon. Do you know about taking your pain meds on schedule, rather than waiting until it's awful? Once the pain gets ahead of you, it's much harder to control. Best of luck!
  8. Congrats!
    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Any pre op smokers   
    I smoked for over 50 years before my surgery. Quitting cigarettes (14 months ago) was by far the hardest thing about this entire process, but also the best thing I've ever accomplished. I still miss cigarettes every single day -- but I'm more determined than ever not to smoke again. Now I'm breaking the chains of morbid obesity, too. I'm all about the freedom, baby!
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    FutureSylph reacted to I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Any pre op smokers   
    Wow! That's awesome! Congrats on an amazing achievement!
  10. Congrats!
    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Any pre op smokers   
    I smoked for over 50 years before my surgery. Quitting cigarettes (14 months ago) was by far the hardest thing about this entire process, but also the best thing I've ever accomplished. I still miss cigarettes every single day -- but I'm more determined than ever not to smoke again. Now I'm breaking the chains of morbid obesity, too. I'm all about the freedom, baby!
  11. Congrats!
    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Any pre op smokers   
    I smoked for over 50 years before my surgery. Quitting cigarettes (14 months ago) was by far the hardest thing about this entire process, but also the best thing I've ever accomplished. I still miss cigarettes every single day -- but I'm more determined than ever not to smoke again. Now I'm breaking the chains of morbid obesity, too. I'm all about the freedom, baby!
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    FutureSylph reacted to ShoppGirl in Food Before and After Photos   
    My copycat Panara bread Cobb salad. Minus the pickled red onions and substituted ranch yogurt dressing. 377 calories

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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Ephemeral in ONEderland!   
    Congratulations on your onederful accomplishment! I hope to join you there in a couple of months.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Kris77 in Food Before and After Photos   
    Thanks so much😊
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from JDLane in Food Before and After Photos   
    Since the OP didn't have a recipe, here's one that looks pretty good:

  16. Congrats!
    FutureSylph reacted to Nifer72 in Surgery day is finally here   
    Less than 12 hrs now and I will be having my revision to distal bypass. I can't believe it's finally here, but I am so ready!
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    FutureSylph reacted to kristieshannon in Food Before and After Photos   
    More Soup for me. Today I challenged myself to find everything to make a pot at the Portland State University farmer’s market. The only things I added from my pantry were chicken stock and salt & pepper. I found at the market: Rainbow chard, butternut squash, wild mushrooms, shallots, garlic, rainbow carrots, thyme, rosemary, and organic free range chicken thighs. This will make a week’s work of lunches.

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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in My Surgery   
    And don't forget to click the Save button (you may need to scroll down to see it).
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    FutureSylph reacted to kaisyl in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    Day 2 of post op. Feeling pretty good. I just have on incision that is swollen and painful but that’s it. Water intake and Protein intake have been going well. I came home yesterday.
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    FutureSylph reacted to lizonaplane in Negative comments from family members   
    I'm so sorry this is happening to you. I agree with others who suggested to work with a therapist or tell your family that the issue is closed, but I realize these are hard things to do and not always an option.
    Are your family members overweight? Sometimes people say these sorts of things out of jealousy or based on their own experiences. It doesn't make it okay, but at least you can know it's their BS and not about you.
    I personally eat sweets from time to time - I was told I didn't have to be 100% perfect, just keep my eating choices good 80-90% of the time. But that may not work for everyone. I do agree that celebrating with food probably isn't the best idea, but a treat on your birthday sounds pretty harmless as long as you can enjoy a reasonable portion and it doesn't become a binge.
    Good luck!
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    FutureSylph reacted to Hop_Scotch in Negative comments from family members   
    Time to assertively tell these people that your weight loss, weight or any related dietary/food intake is no longer up for discussion. If they continue to bring up these matters, restate your position and change the subject.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from JDLane in Food Before and After Photos   
    Since the OP didn't have a recipe, here's one that looks pretty good:

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    FutureSylph reacted to ShoppGirl in Weight loss stall   
    We wouldn’t have anyone to talk to. Lmao
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from JDLane in Food Before and After Photos   
    Since the OP didn't have a recipe, here's one that looks pretty good:

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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    As well you should be. That looks fabulous!

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