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Iluvbats last won the day on June 20

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About Iluvbats

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  • Birthday 01/10/1959

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    Born and raised in Northamptonshire, UK. Relocated to US.
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    Bible reading/study; horses and riding, travelling the world and music
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  1. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    Excellent idea! Sometimes we forget what works and need someone to remind us! [emoji1433][emoji1433][emoji1433]
  2. I'm 4 months post-op sleeve and I have had several stalls. One thing that helps me is not seeing the scale go UP! I stay at the same weight for a couple of weeks and then I might lose a pound. I totally celebrate that pound and I say, even out loud: "I'll take it!" Reason: I got to this point in my life because I did stupid fad diets and wrecked my metabolism and my body. This is my last chance to get this right. I figure it will take me a year to get to 50 lb weight lost and then another 6 months to a year to get to my goal. But, I WILL GET THERE in the end! [emoji23]
  3. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    I have the same problem! I am now 4 months post op. I don't lose weight every week and I believe that is partly to my psych make up and past history with food. If I get hungry I inevitably think I'm going to starve. As kids, we always went to bed hungry due to having a mentally deranged "mother." My husband tells me: You're not going to starve! So I tell myself: "You're not going to starve!" Cheating with food was an accepted norm for me because I didn't/don't want to feel like that deprived kid anymore. It's a struggle but I'm so glad I accepted the challenge to be on this journey. I can't wait until "I get there!"
  4. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    @ClarkKent It is a tough journey but I still know that this is the best decision I ever made weight loss wise. If anyone dare say to me I "took the easy way out" I swear I will slap them! Jk 😉
  5. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    So happy to see everyone doing so well! I had my sleeve on June 16. I am down approximately 33 lbs. My weight loss has slowed to a crawl but I am 5'1" and alot older than most people so for me, this is good. I have been experiencing excruciating hunger pains for some time. The first 6 - 8 weeks was the worst. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like I'm going through some sort of "withdrawal" symptoms. Definitely not fun!
  6. Iluvbats

    Multi Vitamin Suggestions??

    Me too! I bought the same ones and the sight of them makes me gag! Then I bought some chewables but they are soft. I have to take 4 and then 2 calcium. It's too much! So I am going to try some of the other suggestions once I'm done with the chews.
  7. Iluvbats

    Skin removal

    Thanks for sharing! That's amazing!
  8. Hi Rachel! I wish you all the best! I don't fit your criteria exactly but I'm same height+ starting weight. I hear they are very good in Mexico. I would advise you not to go on too many websites because I did that a couple of years ago and freaked myself out. The surgery is not painful. I only needed Tylenol the day after. The hardest part for me was week 3 & 4 with the hunger pains that were very real for me. But you will get through it. You will be so happy once you see the difference in your life. Congratulations!
  9. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    I hear you, Christina! I feel the same way. I had to buy different vitamins because the chewables made me nauseous. I barely lost any weight and I have no energy whatsoever. The scale finally moved today so I'm feeling hopeful. If we keep doing what we are supposed to be doing, it's going to work!
  10. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    Excellent! I can't sing to save my life but I have friends who can. What a gift!
  11. Iluvbats

    June Surgeries

    Me too! I am still having hunger pains like I have never experienced in my life! I still feel like I can always eat more! Big mistake because then I usually end up regretting one extra bite. I'm giving myself until Monday to see if these hunger pains go away and then I might call the office just to check and see if it's normal. I'm also going to call t to see if I can start getting some counseling because I know that alot of this is emotional. Hang in there!

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