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  1. Kimchibar

    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    Thanks for the reply. I understand what you mean by bigger people lose weight faster. I know that. Which is why I don’t compare my progress with others who weigh more than me. I follow a few of low BMI groups on fb and many of us start below 200 pounds. Some people just melt off their weight within the first 3-5 months and Losing at a rapid pace while claiming they are scarfing down on pizza bites and nacho cheese. it just bothers me seeing that and compare my lack of progress. I know I shouldn’t complain and compare myself with others but it’s just such a mental battle.
  2. Kimchibar

    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    thank you for your insightful response. I walk nearly 3-4 miles a day at a steady pace. Nothing too intense. I guess I will just be a slow loser. I will eventually accept for what it is.
  3. Kimchibar

    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    My surgeon told me not to exercise at least for 3 months since the first “3 months” is the biggest loss. My surgeon also recommended me not to burn more active calories than what I eat since I could potentially starve my body. I only eat 600-650 calories a day. I don’t think it’s wise for me to exercise this early on.
  4. Kimchibar

    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    Thank you for your reply. I completely understand what you’re saying. I am fully aware that the first 3 months is the hardest in terms of emotions and it’s a mental game. I’ve just been so frustrated since my body has always been against me my whole life. I’m just hopeless at this point.
  5. Hello all I am currently 6 weeks post-op (Surgery date 07/24/2021) and I have been losing SLOWLY after my three-week plateau. I am losing 1 pound A WEEK. Mind you, I have PCOS. So yeah, I get I will be a "slow loser" and such. But aren't I too early in the game for me to lose at such a damn SLOW PACE? I am eating up to 90 g of protein, I stay under 20 net carbs, I eat healthy (hell, I haven't tried anything other than what's on my doctor's list), and yet... my damn scale is frozen in numbers. I am feeling regretful at this point. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am a "lower weight than most." (I am stuck at 167.2) Many are this weight currently and are losing steadily throughout the week. This has got to be the dumbest decision I have ever made in my life at this point. Money down the drain. My mental health is at rock bottom, and my emotional health is on a roller coaster. I envy those who lose every week and out there living their best life while they continue to eat junk.. while I am stuck here, following EVERYTHING TO THE "T" and stuck. Sorry for the vent. But I am over this. I don't know what to think at this point.
  6. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    collagen peptide unflavored powder helps with nails, skin, and hair (hair loss is a huge issue with WLS patients) so many people take it to reduce hair loss. It also has 10g of protein! you can mix it into your protein shakes as it's flavorless! I recommend it! https://www.amazon.com/Collagen-Peptides-Grass-Fed-Certified-Friendly/dp/B00XQ2XGAA I use this one with my coffee, shakes, etc.
  7. Kimchibar

    Today's Rant: Why not what

    I grew as a chubby kid but once I entered school, I was kept in sports my whole life so being skinny was my normal life. It wasn't until I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 22. I was at 150 pounds. A tad bit overweight but hey, I was a university kid who would party, drink and eat junk all the time. What was I expecting? it's what us, uni kids do... right? PCOS never tempered with my life so why care. It wasn't until I was 24 when the weight became my biggest nightmare. It was as if it came with vengeance, full force. This is when everything 'clicked' for me. I would always do crash diets, starve, Intermediate fasting, juicing... you name it, I've tried it. NOTHING WORKED. I would diet with no weight loss. AND TRUST ME... I CALORIE COUNTED EVERY GRAIN OF RICE OR OUNCE. I would go to the gym religiously for 2 hours at a time...I would weigh myself every morning in hopes I finally lost a pound. This developed an unhealthy addiction and I ended up with an eating disorder. I would give up on dieting and binge eat thousands of calories at a time. I would feel guilty, mentally, emotionally, and psychically. I would vomit and start over. I missed the "skinny" me desperately to the point I jeopardized my body, my mind and killed my metabolism due to my eating disorder. I was sitting at my heaviest at 210. For some, this weight isn't much but keep in mind- I didn't feel like myself anymore. I wasn't happy. I would drink myself to sleep. I would cry because I felt that I could have done better with taking care of my body, But Instead, I tortured my body thinking I was doing the "right thing." Scared and lost, I turned to my last resort and to fix my alcohol addiction and health around with the VSG. I am now 1 month post op and down to 169. I hope to get down to 110 like I used to be. But honestly, I just want to be happy again. This time. HEALTHY, regardless of the weight. People think that only thin people have eating disorders but, oh boy are they wrong. I am still learning how to deal with my new tummy. But What I keep in mind is, that this surgery is a tool. Not a 'miracle' surgery. I still need to eat healthy to get the results. And I aim to do so.
  8. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I take the collagen and fiber apart. I take these separate with collagen being 20g and fiber being 10g. My recommended dose of protein is 60-70g but I eat more then recommended since I do not eat much and I need the extra energy.
  9. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Firstly, Congrats!!! 31 pounds is a great victory! It is very normal to experience a stall at that stage. Anywhere from week 2-week 6, most people experience their first stall. By re-evaluating, I wouldn't decrease your calories since I am sure you are eating less than 500-600 calories a day. Move around, up your protein and water. Stalls can last anywhere from a week to a month (from what I read.) but keep in mind, majority of us experience them and they are a pain in the ass to break. Don't feel discouraged as your body is still healing and trying to catch up to your rapid weight loss. Give this time to stay off the scale and focus on your intakes in terms of water and protein. I focus on 80g of protein (with collagen peptide powder and fiber powder) 64 ounces of water (I despise water with a passion ugh) and my calories are anywhere from 500-600 a day as recommended by my NUT. Good luck.
  10. Kimchibar

    Newbie here!

    I am now 1 month post op and I feel GREAT! It really varies person to person. The stomach pain did go away within the 1-2 week period just as my doctor said it would. I found out that with liquids, the stomach is still swollen (it can last up to a month!) and it will be very hard for others to swallow. For me, my stomach was no longer swollen after a week. So I was able to drink my water and shakes like a champ with 0 problem. I thought I was the only one but it turns out It just depends on how fast your stomach stabilizes in terms of inflammation Don't worry about anything! You got this! even though I am losing slowly, I am happy I got the surgery. No regrets so far.
  11. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Drink your 64oz (or more) of water. Move your body, stay on top of your protein and stick to the program. You already lost 26 pounds. That's a huge victory to me! Also, you cannot count your 'stall' as a stall. It's only been a few days. Your body is healing and it will take time to adjust. Give your body time to heal and get back on track. I just got off my 2 week stall and though I am losing slowly, at least I broke the chain. Keep on moving. The scale will move when you least expect it
  12. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Right... logically, I shouldn't even be weighing myself at least once a week. But the scale is so tempting.
  13. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I wish! my BMI shows I am obese.. don't let the numbers fool you.
  14. Kimchibar

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Surgery date: 07/24/2021 HW: 210 SW: 188 CW 169 Finally got off my two week stall but losing weight is SLOOOW. Lost only one pound since my stall Feeling dreadful. I know I don't weigh much but the weight loss is killing me. Even people who weigh the same as me are losing twice as fast. PCOS is a b*tch.

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