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About ngory07

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  • Birthday 07/19/1987

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  1. Happy 26th Birthday ngory07!

  2. To be honest yes. A lot. And I worked out. I've been obese since I was 12 and I'm 25 now. I'm giving it a few yrs and workouts before I look into plastics.
  3. Hi everybody!! I haven't been on in awhile. Life kind of takes over!! I was sleeved in January 2011 . Starting weight 304. Current weight 153. It pains me to see my old pics but it is a great reminder!! The sleeve is an awesome tool. I have maintained my current weight since January of this yr. I'd still like to lose more but for now I am happy with where I am at.
  4. ngory07

    Drinking alcohol after VSG

    I am almost 2 yrs out. Last yr I drank heavily at about 6 months out. I developed a problem but have gotten it under control. I am a party girl and I do love getting drunk. It took me awhile to learn what my limits are. A good buzz versus blackouts. When I go out I usually only drink vodka and cranberry. I can drink about 5 and here and there I have a couple of shots or a beer. The carbonation in beer just doesn't settle and I don't like the taste much so I usually stick with vodka. I am a lightweight so 3-5 of those babies and I am one happy girl. But be warned beer bongs are a no go!! Forgot I was sleeved for a min and damn did I pay for it!! The dependency thing is very common. Before last yr I had only drank about 5 times in 4 yrs. I have gone from 300 lbs to 148 and there were a lot of mental work I had to do in order to get to where I final feel "normal" again.
  5. ngory07

    Getting Vsg At 22

    I got mine when I was 24. Never too young to be healthy!!!
  6. Happy 25th Birthday ngory07!

  7. ngory07

    Sleeve = anorexia?

    It's the mental aspect but also here way I understand it our very low calorie restriction is for Thr first 9 month or less. There is no way if you are less than 75 overweight you should consume less than 1000 calories a day!
  8. ngory07

    Myfitnesspal Questions

    I usually just use decimals. For example if the only choice is 1/2 cup I choose that one and under serving I put .5 so it halves it if I only had 1/4. Works for everything. You can go to goals and change the calories manually but depending on how far out from surgery you are it might be wise to stick with what they say. I'm a yr out and they set 1460 for me and i m set to lose a lb a week. It works for me. Good luck! It is a great site!
  9. ngory07

    Our Food Choices, Habits And Our Legacy...

    She's in her 40's. I would advise her to up her cals a little at a time and eat instead of drink her cals. For breakfast I usually eat eggs and veggies or steelcut oats and fruit sweetened with a little honey. Or even ww toast with an egg and cheese. For lunch leftovers from dinner or a salad with veggies and meat and cheese. For supper it varies so much. But I love to cook. I usually eat 3 snacks. 1 in am, I in pm and if I'm hungry one before bed. Nuts, cheese, apple with pb. I know ppl find it odd but upping calories works (for me at least) we need calories. What funny is the woman messaged me and said I was eating too many carbs. I usually eat around 120 grams. But they are usually from whole grains and fruit. Id rather eat real food that's good for my body and still lose. Just my opinion.
  10. How far out are u? I am a yr out and get anywhere between 1300-1500 and I've lost 153 lbs and I'm still losing. I reached a healthy bmi 149 but now want to get down to 135. You'll surprised what upping calories will do. I eat eggs, cheese, yogurt, fruit, nuts, meat, veggies, and grains. Just try it for a few weeks.
  11. ngory07

    Our Food Choices, Habits And Our Legacy...

    I agree with what u said to a point. But I had surgery to not let food control me. I am a yr out and finally at a healthy bmi. I have the occasional carbs and pasta and fast food. Not all the time. Some weeks I do great with my clean eating others I'm so busy I grab whatever. But I listen to my bodys signals. I don't overthink food anymore. I love being able to indulge and not overdo it. And I'm still losing. Life would be miserable if we didn't allow ourselves the occasional treat. There's this lady on myfitnesspal.com who is also had the sleeve. She's a yr out like me. But she drinks a protein shake for bfast and lunch ans then some meat and veggie. She tries to stay under 800 cals. At a yr out that is so unhealthy. If u look at my diary I have eggsl and cheese. Steel cut oats, fruit, veggies, grains, healthy fats. I eat 1500 cals a day I still lose about .5 a week and I'm 149. She's 220 complains she's hungry doesn't eat but one actual meal a day and is miserable.
  12. ngory07

    5Grams Of Carbs Per Meal?!

    At first I followed the low carb thing but it wasn't right for me. I am a yr out and have lost 152 lbs. 11 lbs from my goal of 140 and I eat around 130 grm a day. I eat whole grainsl veggies, potatoes, and the occasional sweet. Nothing wrong with it. I find when I limit carbs I'm low on energy and cranky.
  13. My sister is actually not obese just slighty on the bigger side. Maybe20 lbs more than her bmi if that. She used to be 115 when I lived with her in hs. She was anorexic and would lock the cabinets. I was 260 and within almost a yr of living with her dropped to 160. But of course gained it back. She would call me names and fat and lazy all the time. Now that I'm smaller than her she makes snide comments at family dinners that I "eat like a bird" which is funny b/c now I can eat a normal sized meal being a yr out. I would never call her names but it does feel almost good that she gets mad b/c I lost the weight. She invited me to a cardio kickboxing class in nov expecting me to pass out. I made it all the way through! And kept going even after she b/c she says she wasn't losing enough.
  14. I lost a friend when I was just talking about it. At the time I was considering lapband but then went with vsg. She was obese ans still is. Hadn't seen her in over a yr. Then I saw her at a party a month ago. At first I thought she was mad at me b/c she didn't say anything. Then she came over and said she hadn't recognized me and I looked great and she wishes she could have the surgery. I told her what I had but in no way pushed it. It felt good. My sister didn't think id go through with it then freaked right before I did. Came to the hospital once and then didn't talk to me until 2 months later. She is now pissed because I weigh less than her.

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