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FutureSylph

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    "The old-fashioned way -- by eating less and moving more." It's true (albeit incomplete).
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from liveaboard15 in How to make sugar free pudding taste yummier   
    Have you tried Torani or Da Vinci sugar-free syrups? They come in a lot of yummy flavors.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from BypassingMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph reacted to Smanky in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have 2 additions to my list!
    It finally occurred to me today: my heels aren't cracking anymore. Sure, I'm not a dainty-sandal or slingback-kitten-heel person in any way, but even still - my feet are looking good! No more cracks so big you could go spelunking.
    And second: I've become a morning person and can't oversleep. I used to be a night owl, and would easily sleep ten hours if allowed, and that sleep wouldn't be quality because of my terrible breathing (undiagnosed, but I know I had sleep apnea). Now that I breathe normally, I can get by on a lot less sleep, even WITH my cat waking me up multiple times during the night. I wake up at dawn and... I like it!
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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 SleeveDiva2022 in Surgery on Wednesday. Scared, 2nd thoughts   
    Freaking out a bit? Entirely normal. It's a big decision, and only you can make it for yourself. Do consider, though, that most people who regret having WLS shortly after the surgery are singing a much different tune a few weeks later as their bodies adjust and the weight comes off. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Surgery on Wednesday. Scared, 2nd thoughts   
    Freaking out a bit? Entirely normal. It's a big decision, and only you can make it for yourself. Do consider, though, that most people who regret having WLS shortly after the surgery are singing a much different tune a few weeks later as their bodies adjust and the weight comes off. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GradyCat in Weight loss starts when?   
    LOL! And sometimes that feeling sticks around for several weeks (almost six so far, in my case).
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GradyCat in Weight loss starts when?   
    LOL! And sometimes that feeling sticks around for several weeks (almost six so far, in my case).
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    FutureSylph reacted to oldandtired in Wanted to see what your program says about raw vegetables, bread and alcohol   
    You know, it's so strange how the docs vary so wildly on what and when to eat certain foods. My doc says no salads till 6 months out. So naturally I crave them.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Wizzer3801 in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    I had rny on 3/1. I’m eating everything. Just got the ok to eat raw veggies and I couldn’t wait to have a salad. Somethings are too much for me - like grilled chicken (too tough) and seafood - but most things I’m handling well. Still staying away from the bad foods tho. Soups still go down a lot easier and better.
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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!
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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!
  19. 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 learn2cook in Yes, you can eat out after surgery   
    You rebel, you! LOL
    Great post.

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