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FutureSylph

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FutureSylph reacted to BigSue in Average Weight Loss In 6 Months   
    https://mbsc.arbormetrix.com/Registry/public/calculator/uiCalculator/7?menuId=1013
    This site has a lot of data about weight loss surgery. You can enter your information and see the average weight loss for your demographics at 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years. (Hint: after you enter your data, click the disk icon on the top right of the page to calculate.)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SarahMan80 in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have a jawline. It's visible in the mirror and everything. Woohoo!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SarahMan80 in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have a jawline. It's visible in the mirror and everything. Woohoo!
  4. Congrats!
    FutureSylph reacted to Spinoza in I'm overweight!   
    Just updating to say I entered onederland today and it's every bit as good as I remember. I hope I never leave.
    Onwards and downwards!!
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    FutureSylph reacted to Smanky in Slow Losers Club…..officially *sigh*   
    Hi, official card carrying member of the SLC here!
    You're losing at about 1.2kg a week, which is around what my average weekly loss has been.
    First up, that is good weight loss! It's nothing to be discouraged about, that is a healthy, good rate. It's easy to buy into the rapid-loss dream, and I absolutely don't begrudge folks who have had their "honeymoon period" and had weight "melt off" - genuinely thrilled for you! But I think it's vital to go into WLS managing your expectations (with rate of loss, loose skin and hair loss). I went into it pretty zen, though I have had my perfectly human moments of wishing I was losing faster. BUT, I'm losing well, about 7 months out and have lost over half my excess body weight and have dropped 4 sizes. Results aren't always on the scale - it's important to remember that!
    I'm not just a slow loser, but I'm also a serial staller. I have lost count of how many stalls I've had - stalls and I are on a first-name basis. In the first four months I was stalling every second week, for at least a week at a time. I feel like I earned a damned trophy for my stalling expertise. But they always break (even if they go on for weeks), and that's what you need to keep in mind. Stay off the scale when it happens, focus on the good things like feeling better, clearer skin, the clothes that are starting to fall off you.
    And ultimately? You're not alone. Your experience isn't weird, or wrong, or abnormal. Don't compare yourself to others, manage your expectations, slow down and breathe. Enjoy all the small victories the journey brings.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Regret is normal and part of the process for many   
    It wasn't bad at all for me, and it dissipated quickly with walking. I hope your experience is similar.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Upgrade5.0 in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    I pretty much lived on hummus and applesauce during the puree stage.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    I know I'm starved for greens when even kale looks good to me. ;-D
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    FutureSylph reacted to Smanky in Kept it Quiet?   
    I told my family and in-law family (all supportive), my partner (supportive after I had a meltdown, where he found out how miserable I truly was), and my closest friends (I was a little nervous about that, but they've also been super supportive). I've been very fortunate. However, I was prepared to do it with or without support, since it's my choice and only I know hard the journey to getting well has been.
    Plus it's hard to argue with a visibly thinner, healthier and most importantly happier me.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from lizonaplane in Yes, you can eat out after surgery   
    You rebel, you! LOL
    Great post.
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    FutureSylph reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Ok, i gotta ask: why do you have 6 large macchiatos from all over town??
    Also, i would like to be part of this science experiment…but maybe for iced americanos.
    P.S. My regular order is a Grande Starbucks Iced Blonde Americano Soy Misto with 1/2 a shot of sugar free vanilla Syrup. I ask for the syrup in a separate container cuz (1) i like to control the sweetness and (2) i like to be difficult 😂 JK (kind of)
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    FutureSylph reacted to lizonaplane in Utter regret   
    I hope OP is reaching out to a crisis line. I will say that although I was never suicidal, I did have a lot of regret for the first few months. I was hungry all the time and every time I ate I was in pain. Nothing tasted good in the first month or so.
    After about 5 months, I felt really glad I had done it. It took me a while to get adjusted.
    Find a support group if you can, and a therapist who is trained in bariatric issues. Reach out to your surgery center. If you PM me I can get you in touch with a Zoom support group that meets twice a week.
  13. Congrats!
    FutureSylph got a reaction from RaisnHL in Post op necessities   
    Whatever else you do/don't do, I strongly recommend not stockpiling Protein Shakes before surgery. I didn't listen to this advice beforehand, and sure enough, my sense of taste altered immediately after surgery and I can barely gag down my Protein shakes now.
  14. Congrats!
    FutureSylph got a reaction from RaisnHL in Post op necessities   
    Whatever else you do/don't do, I strongly recommend not stockpiling Protein Shakes before surgery. I didn't listen to this advice beforehand, and sure enough, my sense of taste altered immediately after surgery and I can barely gag down my Protein shakes now.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from lizonaplane in Yes, you can eat out after surgery   
    You rebel, you! LOL
    Great post.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Medical Marijuana Edibles After Gastric Bypass (RnY)   
    I do, too. I trust their products, and their customer service is terrific.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from catwoman7 in Less than month preop weight gain   
    So stay off the scale. (I know, I know -- easier said than done.) Seriously, stay on plan and the weight will come off.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    That looks divine. (It's four of my favorite foods.)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    That looks divine. (It's four of my favorite foods.)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from UniqueHandle in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    LOL! I thought I was the only one who named my new stomach (Steve, currently known as Baby Stevie). He hates several things I've tried, too. He's a picky little cuss at times.
    Keep setting and reaching those little goals -- they're the best way of making steady progress toward the big ones.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Spinoza in I'm overweight!   
    Such wonderful news! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment, and best of luck with your continued success.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from UniqueHandle in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    LOL! I thought I was the only one who named my new stomach (Steve, currently known as Baby Stevie). He hates several things I've tried, too. He's a picky little cuss at times.
    Keep setting and reaching those little goals -- they're the best way of making steady progress toward the big ones.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Ren2022 in What was your "this is it" moment   
    For me, I just know. I am just starting my journey and had my first nutrionist appt today! Needless to say, when they weighed me I was horrified at how much I gained in 2 years!! I was never heavy as a child or teen and mostly gained all my weight by the time I was 30. Then I lost big amounts over the years, but then gained it back tenfold.
    I just turned 49 a few months ago. I hate the way I look and feel and I have a 10.5 year old son I have to live for. This is it. I am determined!!! I am not scared anymore. I can do this and I am going to hopefully feel great and look fantastic!! Thankful I found this site tonight. I know it will help!!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from UniqueHandle 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!
  25. Congrats!
    FutureSylph reacted to Spinoza in I'm overweight!   
    4.5 months after my sleeve and I am officially overweight. It's the best thing I have ever done. I cannot believe the speed with which I have lost all that weight. I know that I want to lose another 40 pounds or so and I can only hope that I do, but honestly if I stopped losing weight in the morning I would be happy with what I have achieved right now. Best of luck to those of you starting out on your journey - it's a wild ride.

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