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SleeverSk

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    Yeah I am the same was a 2XL now a small. I look at my jeans hold them up and think no way they will fit me but they do even had a shop assistant give me a size 8 shirt I said that won't fit but it did 🤪.I still find it hard to get use to.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from DaisyAndSunshine in Saggy neck?   
    My Neck is awful now too and I noticed some marionet lines today too . I want a neck lift
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    SleeverSk reacted to DaisyAndSunshine in Saggy neck?   
    So having lost some weight, my skin under the neck is a bit saggy. I already have short neck, my side face makes it look more obvious.
    Question is, will the skin snap back a little may be in months to a year?
    How has your experience been, did you face skin snap back especially your neck area?
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    SleeverSk reacted to loli_lotus in A long post for a little reassurance   
    Thank you everyone! It's really helpful to me to hear from other people who have gone through similar things as me!!!
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    SleeverSk reacted to Sleeve_Me_Alone in A long post for a little reassurance   
    First of all, take a deep breath. This is incredibly hard work and you are doing a great job.
    Statistically speaking, people who are obese and have been for a significant period of time, only have about a 5% success rate of losing the weight and keeping it off long term. The reality is, obesity is an incredibly hard thing to overcome, and for most of us, surgery is the tool we need to succeed. That, in addition to counseling to heal my relationship with food and my body, has been absolutely life changing.
    It sounds like you have done your homework about medications, surgery, and other treatments. You've come to a soundly investigated decision based on what is best for YOU. You are doing the mental and emotional work to set yourself up for long term success and wellbeing.
    As for those around you who are naysayers - they do not live in your mind or body and have no right to opine on either. Frankly, folks who have never lived through a life of obesity and disordered eating simply cannot understand it or truly empathize. My husband is the MOST supportive human on the planet and has been my biggest cheerleader through every diet, exercise program, and finally surgery. Truly, he is a gift to me. BUT, he is rail thin and always has been. He openly acknowledges that he cannot understand a life with obesity and because he can't, he has trusted me to make the right decisions for myself and supports me unconditionally without reservation or opinion. If the people in your life cannot see their own bias and acknowledge that they cannot support you without their own opinions clouding things, then maybe they should not be allowed the space to speak into your life. You can love them, but they don't deserve the right to give you their opinions.
    Only you can decide what is right for you and it sounds like you already have. Trust that. You got this.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from Brittneykdelacruz in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    Aawwww big hugs, it gets better it really does. Just do what you can food wise to help me through these stages I had things like KFC mash and gravy, chocolate mousse kids yoghurts and stuff like that. Staying on soft foods longer isn't a bad thing if your tummy isn't ready for the next stage . I was at the 4 month mark before I could comfortably eat real food and I even had days where I couldnt. At this point you are eating such tiny amounts that having things slightly higher in calories isn't going to hurt your weight loss. I know a lot will disagree with that but it worked for me. The restriction lessens so take advantage of it while you can.
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from summerseeker in exercising more and more (6 weeks out)   
    My Bike is still sitting at the side of the house with flat tyres and my gym membership application still stuck to the fridge and the cosy little winter nest I have made on the couch is getting more and more cosy BUT I have purchased a Kayak and have been out 3 times in 3 weeks the last time being for 2.5 hours
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from summerseeker in exercising more and more (6 weeks out)   
    My Bike is still sitting at the side of the house with flat tyres and my gym membership application still stuck to the fridge and the cosy little winter nest I have made on the couch is getting more and more cosy BUT I have purchased a Kayak and have been out 3 times in 3 weeks the last time being for 2.5 hours
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from Possum220 in Blah...my first stall...   
    I didnt either but started to record measurements around the 4 month mark and I have noticed reducing numbers on the tape measure but not so much on the scales so it has been good to see that. Tape measures are cheap I encourage you to get one.
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    SleeverSk reacted to Smanky in Naked and Afraid   
    Surgery is scary! Even for those of us who've been under a few times, and it's especially harrowing when it's the first time. I'm a pretty tough customer, but when I went in for a knee reconstruction about 25 years ago, you betcha I cried on the gurney waiting to be wheeled into the theatre! I'd never felt so vulnerable in my life. But you are taken care of by a team of professionals who are all there to keep you safe and ease you through.
    I'll agree with everyone else about the lap-band. The bypass sounds intimidating (I had planned on the sleeve and was talked out of it because I had pre-existing GERD), I had to sit back and consider logically how it was the best option for me. Now that I'm on the other side I'm so glad I got the bypass and I wish I'd done it sooner.
    You've got some time, so take it slow, acclimate yourself to the idea, and focus on why you're doing it and the pros. And most of all remember you're not alone - this is a well-trodden path!
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from summerseeker in exercising more and more (6 weeks out)   
    My Bike is still sitting at the side of the house with flat tyres and my gym membership application still stuck to the fridge and the cosy little winter nest I have made on the couch is getting more and more cosy BUT I have purchased a Kayak and have been out 3 times in 3 weeks the last time being for 2.5 hours
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    SleeverSk reacted to Mudh8r in MyFitnessPal - Looking for friends   
    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for accountability buddies along with positive people to continue this journey with. Are you on MyFitnessPal? If so, I'd love to be friends. My user name is Mudh8r if you'd like to join me on this journey. I seem to do so much better at tracking and working out when I have friends that are doing the same. I hope to see you there so we can cheer each other on!
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Congrats on the poop


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    SleeverSk reacted to Brittneykdelacruz in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    It feels completely rediculous putting this into words but its how I’m feeling.
    im about a month post op and I have had a good experience overall. Nothing ive tried so far has made me sick, im losing pretty steadily.
    but i have heavy restriction, i can eat like 1.5 oz
    today was a really bad, hard day and i am just feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated with life and upset that i can’t have a meal. That i can’t find comfort in food.
    this is the first time ive really come to terms with my food addiction. Im desperately wanting to just eat and my body wont tolerate it so i wont even try so its just making me feel sad and upset.
    i know its stupid and crazy. I just needed to get it out 😞
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Congrats on the poop


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    SleeverSk reacted to LaTiaV in Food Before and After Photos   
    To be honest I was worried about you, thanks for sharing I am glad you are ok. You may have a record or something.
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    SleeverSk reacted to ShoppGirl in How many tacos one year out?   
    Idk but It’s certainly an interesting theory.
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    SleeverSk reacted to Orinskye in Stall or I am done loosing?   
    I was the same weight for MONTHS (185pounds)… at about a year out I figured “okay, this is it. I’m stable and maintaining now”.
    Recently they have me increasing my calories (I’ve managed to get up to 1500 calories a day which has been a difficult transition because I tend to eat foods that are lower in calories ) and then I dropped a Lot of pounds very quickly. I am now 174 (I hadn’t weighed myself in a while because I always hovered around 185) . My nutritionist about had a fit and wants me to do more regular check ins now. (Insert eye roll here). I just got Invisalign too so my tendency to snack (which is how I upped my calories) is now nonexistent because getting these Invisalign trays off are like wrestling a rabid animal 😅

    anyways…. I know a lot of people have broken stalls by temporarily increasing their caloric intake. 🤷🏼‍♀️ You could increase your calories and see if that jump starts weight loss again


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    SleeverSk got a reaction from ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Congrats on the poop


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    SleeverSk reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Totally unnecessary news, but last night I pooped y’all. 13 days, 2.4 lbs off the scale afterwards. Then i fell asleep afterwards from the effort. 🥹
    Anyhoo, this morning i woke up STARVING (well for me) and fixed myself a rare before-noon meal.
    I made bbq ribs for the fam last night (which I didn’t eat any of…see poop-sleep above), so I heated up some of the leftovers in a dinner roll with some BBQ Sauce. Oy my goodness, I make awesome ribs! Lololololzzz.
    425 calories for the while slider, which i ate half of, so will update MFP to show 213 calories as Mr. ate the other half already.

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    SleeverSk reacted to Crisscat in Am I being a big baby   
    It was weird the leg swelling was just yesterday. From the knee down my legs looked two times bigger than what they were! I put my compression leggings on and used a calf/lower leg massager on them. Then after a restless sleep in the recliner I thought ok I need to get in to my own bed and suffer through any pain and maybe the swelling will go down. Luckily it did. Normal size today and not swollen....yay!
    For the most part the gases dissipated by the evening of day 2 thank goodness. Now I just have the normal stinging pain of moving around but its much better today thats for sure.
    The only problem I am currently experiencing is feeling bloated or full. I doubt Im getting enough fluids in but today its been a real challenge for me. The Protein Shakes are hard for me to stomach now I can barely get through a fairlife in 4 hours. No BM yet so that may be my problem.
    Hoping tomorrow goes better for me!
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    SleeverSk reacted to Smanky in When/How to buy new clothes   
    To date, I've gone from a size AU/UK 24 (US 20) to an AU/UK 16 (US 12), so I can now buy from most "regular size" stores. But because I'm still losing, I've been buying second hand jeans and pants off Ebay. I'm able to wear the smallest clothes I had in storage from before my obese years, so it's nice finally giving those (now vintage) items some love before they too start to look too big on me.
    I've given a metric tonne of clothing to goodwill, and will be pretty much sticking where possible to buying second hand stuff until I reach maintenance. Then I plan on doing the whole sustainable capsule wardrobe thing, along with thrifting.
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    SleeverSk reacted to imaginegirl in Metabolic syndrome   
    Hi, I'm considering bariatric surgery. I've been on a medication for decades and have ended up weighing 250 lbs at 5'3". I can't stop taking this medicine, and there are no alternatives. And as with everyone here, no weight loss or exercise plan has helped me lose weight and keep it off.
    So...as a result of taking this med, I have metabolic syndrome. That means high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and obesity.
    I've finally come to the conclusion that bariatric surgery might be my best solution.
    Has anyone else conquered metabolic syndrome (or any of these symptoms) with bariatric surgery?
    Thank you for your advice!
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    SleeverSk reacted to ChubRub in sleeve vs bypass   
    I went with the bypass because I had GERD, and I didn't want it to get worse with the sleeve. A bonus was that the GERD actually went away after my bypass. It's strange not to carry TUMS in my purse anymore!
    If you have GERD, definitely get the bypass. If not, then it just comes down to your personal choice. Watch the youtube videos, do your research, and see if your surgeon leans one way or the other. Good luck!!
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    SleeverSk got a reaction from ShoppGirl in How many tacos one year out?   
    I am like you I can eat way more than what I think I should/can eat. I can even drink a 600 ml bottle of coke in the space of 20 mins 🤔 not good I know as coke is one of the main culprits of me getting fat in the first place . I reckon I could eat 2 Tacos.. I have to tell myself often "that's enough now your not hungry". I rarely get the full /restriction feeling lots of people talk about. If I allow myself I reckon I could eat all day. I have had to stop bringing food to work on nightshifts otherwise I would just eat all night (another previous bad habit). sigh .........its hard sometimes.

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