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OK so I haven't used the scale since I posted this thread. Thank you all for your encouragement. I am thankful that I have lost some weight. I realize I have to give my body time to adjust. I guess it doesn't really know what's going on right now. I would rather slowly lose 2lbs a month consistently than continue to gain 2lbs a year.

I am gaining my confidence back. I feel it. My ex used to call me fat ass and would tell me no one was going to date me when I gained weight. 3 years ago I was 130lbs and (not to toot my own horn) very attractive. Then the weight gain and along with the weight gain, depression, hormone imbalance, severe acne and no energy. I started to hate shopping for clothes and became irritable with friends who invited me to the mall. I stopped dating and going out with friends. It's really sad how gaining weight can affect your self esteem, health and relationships.

My kids were very happy for me when I decided to get sleeved. I couldn't tell anyone else because of fear of criticism. My ex told me the other day that my face is getting skinny and asked if I am working out. I told him yes. I think he felt threatened that I am on my way to getting back to the old me because apparently he went and got himself a membership to the gym.

Again thank you all for your words of encouragement. Only people who have been where I am at understand what I am talking about.

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OK so I haven't used the scale since I posted this thread. Thank you all for your encouragement. I am thankful that I have lost some weight. I realize I have to give my body time to adjust. I guess it doesn't really know what's going on right now. I would rather slowly lose 2lbs a month consistently than continue to gain 2lbs a year.

I am gaining my confidence back. I feel it. My ex used to call me fat ass and would tell me no one was going to date me when I gained weight. 3 years ago I was 130lbs and (not to toot my own horn) very attractive. Then the weight gain and along with the weight gain' date=' depression, hormone imbalance, severe acne and no energy. I started to hate shopping for clothes and became irritable with friends who invited me to the mall. I stopped dating and going out with friends. It's really sad how gaining weight can affect your self esteem, health and relationships.

My kids were very happy for me when I decided to get sleeved. I couldn't tell anyone else because of fear of criticism. My ex told me the other day that my face is getting skinny and asked if I am working out. I told him yes. I think he felt threatened that I am on my way to getting back to the old me because apparently he went and got himself a membership to the gym.

Again thank you all for your words of encouragement. Only people who have been where I am at understand what I am talking about.[/quote']

I am glad you're doing we'll. I hope you don't waste your time on your ex when you're back skinny. He doesn't deserve you. He sounds like he will find something else wrong. Be careful.

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I am 30 days out today and have only lost 8 pounds since surgery, 15 total with pre=op, its very depressing, but I did have a few carbs so hoping to get back to Protein only this week and see if that will make a difference, also need to just drink plain Water instead of crystal light, I think the false sugars are a big part too.

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OK so I haven't used the scale since I posted this thread. Thank you all for your encouragement. I am thankful that I have lost some weight. I realize I have to give my body time to adjust. I guess it doesn't really know what's going on right now. I would rather slowly lose 2lbs a month consistently than continue to gain 2lbs a year.

I am gaining my confidence back. I feel it. My ex used to call me fat ass and would tell me no one was going to date me when I gained weight. 3 years ago I was 130lbs and (not to toot my own horn) very attractive. Then the weight gain and along with the weight gain' date=' depression, hormone imbalance, severe acne and no energy. I started to hate shopping for clothes and became irritable with friends who invited me to the mall. I stopped dating and going out with friends. It's really sad how gaining weight can affect your self esteem, health and relationships.

My kids were very happy for me when I decided to get sleeved. I couldn't tell anyone else because of fear of criticism. My ex told me the other day that my face is getting skinny and asked if I am working out. I told him yes. I think he felt threatened that I am on my way to getting back to the old me because apparently he went and got himself a membership to the gym.

Again thank you all for your words of encouragement. Only people who have been where I am at understand what I am talking about.[/quote']

I needed a smile today and u gave it to le thank you for sharing your story. My mom my whole life would tell me how fat i am, even when i was thin. It was so easy to get here but i know i can get me back. Good luck too u on ur journey and remember u have to love urself and the rest will follow

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My weight loss is slow but I am not worried because it is happening. I am 5 months out and at 50lbs. I try not to compare my loss with others because we are each unique individuals with different metabolisms etc. you might want to check in with your doctor and review what you are doing and if he says you are on track then don't stress. It will happen! I have been on a plato several times that will last for two weeks and then I will drop 4 or 5 lbs in a week. Hang in there!

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You know I'm definitley no expert but I will tell you marymouse50 when ever I have lost weight it's because I stay away from carbs. I knew going into this I would. Not change that even though it's not so recommended . I would first be sure to get all your Protein in you have to exercise. If your gonna have carbs eat them early. And you also are small in weight that makes a difference also. Keep trying new things you can do this,! Your already losing! Don't compare I hope this helps.

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Ive only lost 51 lbs. in 5 months, so don't feel bad, everyone looses differently and has different metabolism !!!

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I am trying to concentrate on healthy eating with a variety of foods so I don't get bored! Today for lunch I am having meat marinara sauce cooked with onions, bell pepper and chopped celery over 5 small cheese filled wheat tortellini with a sprinkling of low fat cheese on top. Will give me about 20 grams of Protein plus a limited portion of good carbs and sone veggies! This is more my focus than what my enemy the scale says or limiting myself to only protein. However I do realize this is an individual journey and each person may not agree with my choices so please do not feel I criticizing anyone who chooses more Proteins and no carbs.

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Wow this conversation is really helpful to me, thank you all for your input. I am 1 week post op and I see my surgeon tomorrow. I am sure he will put me on the scale (THE NASTY SCALE) am I am afraid. Once I do this I am not going to get back on the scale unitl I see my nutritionist at the end of the month. This light cranberry juice I have been drinking I just noticed has 50 Calories, 14 grams sugar and 14gram carbs, I am only allowed 10oz of it a day but boy you really need to keep track of what you are drinking. If I do not drink these 10oz of diet ocean spray I sure do not know what to do since everything else is so tasteless.

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Lol iseeyou I want to eat carbs someday. I am a little. You're very right we are all different. I just wanted you to know what worked before surgery. Marinera cheese! Omg I love cheese it's my weakness!

Good luck to you in your journey

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Yes the scales are scary! I use them when I have too and go by inches. juice omg my m ds so screwed up I have not had regular juice in years,! Maybe I'll be dangerous today lol.

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I am on the heavy end of the scale. Starting at 301... lost 13 lbs on my 3 day liquid pre op diet... lost 3 lbs 2 days after surgery (2/28/13) and then 4 more 3 days after that. Have not lost another ounce in 10 days!!!!! I was feeling very alone in this situation. I am doing EVERYTHING like i am suppose to so I have been VERY concerned. However' date=' I KNOW that surely It will begin to come off. RIGHT?? It has to... I know I have never seen a fat person eat as little as I do. It just has to start coming off. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />[/quote']

I'm in the same boat as u. This sucks

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rmubvashtink good luck to you too. I think we all have added a very valuable tool to our successes by getting this surgery. Cheese.....must be why we are told to say that to smile for pictures! lol....say cheese!

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I am 12 days out and have lost 11#. While I wish it was more, I know as long as I am doing what I am supposed to, it will come off. It has no choice. The only carbs I am getting are from about 1/3 cup of Tomato Soup that I am having 3 times a day to sort of simulate meals. walking about 2-3 miles per day split up. Always been a slow loser but a fast gainer. :(

I am committed to being patient with this. Yes, the food sucks right now (or lack there of) but my focus is 6 months down the line.

Also making sure to get the liquids and Protein in. Getting about 80 grams of Protein a day and at least 60 oz of liquids. It's a full time job this liquid thing. :P

Hang in there, It will come off in good time. :)

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Newat52 I think 11pounds is amazing! Keep up the great work.

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