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gabybab

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    gabybab got a reaction from SabrinaGoddess in Flying so soon after surgery!   
    As much as getting up and down is a pain in the butt, you should do it anyways.
    Also, I'm not sure who you are flying, but you can upgrade on Alaska Air for $50. I always make sure I get right on there 24 hours before boarding when you do your check in and it gives me the option. The extra leg room would be of benefit to extend your legs out and squeeze your calves. Try and get the front row as there is the most room.
    Congrats on your upcoming surgery!
  2. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to Dtrain84 in Before and After Pics   
    Here's another before and after pic. Since reaching goal weight, I absolutely love shopping for clothes. It feels so being able to wear slim fit clothing.

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    gabybab reacted to Lynda486 in Richard Simmons   
    Years ago when I had my VBG I started out exercising to Richard Simmons videos, they are fun, goofy and they get you moving. All I did after that surgery was walk 2 miles a day and then one of Richards CD's. Well, I have decided that today is the day. I actually feel really good for the first time since surgery so out came my dancing shoes. Wish me luck!
  4. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to vdbarbie in July 2019 Sleevers   
    Give me your updates I am 14 weeks post op.
    Starting weight 316
    Present weight 267
    Goal weight 195
    Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to Brent701 in Major Milestone Down 100lbs   
    I was sleeved on April 29 and tomorrow will be 6 months. I am down 100lbs to a weight I have not seen in over 10 years. Its really been quite effortless so far but the last month things have slowed. I still make poor choices and I dont suspect that will ever change but quantity is tiny and I generally think I have retrained my brain as to how much food to eat for meals. Ive achieved these results with basically zero exercise. I am not proud of that and I do think in order to get to the goal weight I am going to have to be more active. For now the goal is 225 but I do expect I will revise that lower.
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    gabybab reacted to Everything in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    OK y’all. After I posted my comment I was so scared of the rebuttals that I Was scared to get back on here. Today is my first time logging on. Glad I wasn’t alone and again I don’t want to isolate anyone at all.
    Things are still going great with me. I’m losing had about a half a pound a month now. As of this morning I weighed 103 pounds. I went to Philadelphia and had an awesome trip! I feel like a completely different person now. I feel beautiful and confident. This surgery has changed my life. I have never felt this way about myself ever before!!!!!! I feel like I can finally live for the first time at 42 years old. It almost makes me want to cry !!

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    gabybab got a reaction from ms.sss in Happy 1 Year to Me :)   
    Amazing job!🎉💗
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    gabybab reacted to NurseMichael in What are you doing with your new weight loss?   
    So what are you guys doing with your new found weight loss. New experiences, new obstacles overcome? This is what i did. Climbed a cliff in Bermuda, swam with a Dolphin. And tomorrow I go parasailing. All things I never did when I was heavy!!!


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    gabybab got a reaction from Confidently_Me in First weigh in   
    How exciting and scary all in one. You're gonna rock this! Congrats!
  10. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to CharlotteWebb in I can't believe it!!   
    I weighed 160 lbs this morning. My son got married today. Mother-Son dance.
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    gabybab reacted to elcee in Has anyone done the endoscopic overstitch to revise bypass   
    That’s helpful, not
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    gabybab reacted to HappyHikerGal in Cold Feet, My Lightbulb Moment   
    I'm a month out from VSG surgery and yesterday had a severe bout of second-guessing myself.
    Is it crazy to cut your stomach to lose weight? Am I making this decision in haste? My family aren't fully on board, but are supportive of my decision - am I right to go through with it anyway?
    All these questions running through my mind made me feel quite low, and I sought some answers, did more research on VSG, why people have it, why it is effective, etc. That helped, but it wasn't the complete answer.
    I realized today, that my deepest fear with such an important surgery is that I will fail like every single other time I tried to lose weight. That my family will see me fail again. That one thought is a ball and chain around my neck that is holding me back from fully believing in myself on this incredible new adventure I'm about to embark on.
    Then I realized something important. That my past can either be a crippling weight on my shoulders, or I can choose to examine what I've learned from all of those dieting experiences and turn that wisdom into rocket fuel to propel me into a new healthy life, with the help of this proven surgical tool. I have to see my past as a source of positive wisdom. Like Thomas Edison, I've learned a 1000 different ways in which it doesn't work, but I will keep trying until I eventually find the one way that does. It's not a lightbulb, but my only one precious life. I'm worth the effort to examine those past experiences and mine every little bit of wisdom I can find, with love, humility, and excitement for the future.
    So, I'm feeling much better about this.
  13. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to Hannah! in Approved!! :)   
    My insurance approved me for a roux en y in only 3 days!! I am so happy! I have a pre-op class to take on 11/15 & 2 more on 12/5 and 12/12. They said they would give me my surgery date sometime between 12/5-12. I can't believe it. It still doesn't feel real!
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    gabybab got a reaction from Sheribear68 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Me✋
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    gabybab reacted to Sheribear68 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    This! The main reason I’m going to save for face/neck plastics before I get others

    And yeah, the ET butt I have going on right now definitely needs to be addressed, but the face is definitely more visible than my nekid butt
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    gabybab reacted to Sheribear68 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Just thought I’d drop this here:


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    gabybab reacted to froufrou in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    I have the same issues with my neck. It's the one thing I want to fix... I don't care about my stomach or boobs, but I do care about my face. It shocks me every time I catch sight of myself. I have no idea how much having this fixed will cost!
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    gabybab reacted to EmzBee in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Sorry to hear about the stomach problems Gaby! That sounds nasty [emoji22]

    When I went in to hosp. for my tummy issues I was in a room with a lady who had some ulceration around her lower join. She was about 5yrs or so post op, I think. Hopefully your tummy issues are something they can solve quickly and easily [emoji4]

    Anyone else fairly dependent on laxitives to keep things moving? I'm taking a laxitive sugar Syrup most days now. I was having some... issues. Like, everything was 'saving up' and when I did go I'd get such intense stomach cramping I had to have a bucket by the loo to dry retch into and it'd take me several hours to feel okay again. Can't believe I put up with that cycle for as long as I did... urgh.

    Anyway! I made it to the 160s, woo! I think I need to up my Protein. Stuck to shakes for a couple days and the weight fell off me... likely I'm just not getting enough protein in from food alone.

    Sent from my CPH1719 using BariatricPal mobile app

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    gabybab reacted to Sheribear68 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Okay so I say we all need to find a groupon for neck plastics.

    Who all is in?
    🤣🤣🤣
  20. Haha
    gabybab reacted to Recidivist in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    I agree with you. I look great in clothes (not so much without them), but the neck is always visible. It really ages me.
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    gabybab got a reaction from EmzBee in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Congrats! You look awesome!
    I, too, worry about sagging skin. I went from I want my breasts and arms done to oh hell no I need my face done. I can tuck the other spots up. My face is showing lines I never had. I have a long way to go (68 pounds) and I'm afraid I will look scary. I'm having a terrible stomach problem and have an endoscopy on the 5th of November. I'm worried I will need a revision. My stomach burns down lower in my stomach and makes me feel nauseated. I had gerd before surgery, so I'm really scared about this.
    Bonus, I too feel so much better about myself. I just broke the threshold to just obese. lol
    But having had had a bmi of 54 I will take it.
    Way to go February friends!
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    gabybab reacted to lisafrommassachusetts in New; pre-surgery; I can't tolerate artificial sweetener   
    Thank you again, everyone. I got some Iconic Protein brand; sweetened with Stevia and it is not whey, 130 calories; 20 G protein and I seem to be able to drink it without any distress. I got it from Amazon (4 sample size chocolate truffle.) I'll try a couple of other flavors, but I am so far quite relieved!
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    gabybab got a reaction from Flo-grown in Slow down   
    You're so early to be depressed💗. It is going to come off, I promise you! You are doing great! Don't compare yourself to others. I have lost less than some and more than some and that is OK!
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    gabybab got a reaction from EmzBee in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Congrats! You look awesome!
    I, too, worry about sagging skin. I went from I want my breasts and arms done to oh hell no I need my face done. I can tuck the other spots up. My face is showing lines I never had. I have a long way to go (68 pounds) and I'm afraid I will look scary. I'm having a terrible stomach problem and have an endoscopy on the 5th of November. I'm worried I will need a revision. My stomach burns down lower in my stomach and makes me feel nauseated. I had gerd before surgery, so I'm really scared about this.
    Bonus, I too feel so much better about myself. I just broke the threshold to just obese. lol
    But having had had a bmi of 54 I will take it.
    Way to go February friends!
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    gabybab got a reaction from EmzBee in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Congrats! You look awesome!
    I, too, worry about sagging skin. I went from I want my breasts and arms done to oh hell no I need my face done. I can tuck the other spots up. My face is showing lines I never had. I have a long way to go (68 pounds) and I'm afraid I will look scary. I'm having a terrible stomach problem and have an endoscopy on the 5th of November. I'm worried I will need a revision. My stomach burns down lower in my stomach and makes me feel nauseated. I had gerd before surgery, so I'm really scared about this.
    Bonus, I too feel so much better about myself. I just broke the threshold to just obese. lol
    But having had had a bmi of 54 I will take it.
    Way to go February friends!
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