Mexico Location's - Please Help


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On 4/5/2017 at 8:06 AM, biginjapan said:

Great! Tomorrow will be my two-month surgiversary (wow, that's the first time I've written that). I've lost 50 pounds so far from my highest weight, almost 29 pounds since surgery (first time I've written that too). It doesn't seem like much compared to others, but I don't really compare myself to others, just myself. I haven't been this low a weight since 2012! I've gone through a few stalls already (currently in one) but I don't let them bother me. That said, I haven't been tracking like I should so I will be getting back to that to see if it helps. One problem I have, which isn't really a problem, is that I have no restriction. I never have, not even from day 1 post-op. To be fair, it does take me a while to eat or drink, but even after a month out 1/2 cup to a full cup of food is no problem for me (of course, getting close to a cup can be very filling). I have no aversions to any food, which is why I am very strict about not even sampling a little bit a trigger food for me (like chocolate or fried food). Luckily though, I don't have any cravings, and I don't long for any particular food or drink.

I've recently been going through my closet and my 12 (!) storage containers of clothes - I've gone from a 3x/24 in pants to a definite 1x/20, and some brands I can get into an 18 or X. Tops I'm already down to an 18/16 or L size, and I'm down a band/cup size for my bra. Shoes are the biggest win - I've been a size 8 most of my life, but the last 2-4 years I've had to wear wide size 9's because of swelling in my feet and fat. But I can now toss those big shoes because I can fit into all of my old shoes. That makes me happier than anything else! Tomorrow I'll do all my official measurements to see how far I've come that way.

Anyway, back on track, all the women in my life (friends and co-workers) have definitely noticed the change (I haven't seen most of them in 2 months since we were on vacation) and they have made really positive comments to me (I've still told no one about the surgery, just focusing on the high Protein, low carb diet, which is also true - lost 23 pounds in 3 weeks pre-surgery that way). None of the men I know have said anything to me, which makes me wonder if they've noticed, or if they are just reluctant to comment about a woman's weight to her face (even something positive). ;)

What doctor did you end up using? I get my band removed July 20h and depending on the damage will also know how long i need to wait to revise to sleeve

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18 hours ago, JTHmom said:

What doctor did you end up using? I get my band removed July 20h and depending on the damage will also know how long i need to wait to revise to sleeve

I went with Dr. Cabrera at Mexico Bariatric Center.

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On July 8, 2017 at 2:09 AM, biginjapan said:

I went with Dr. Cabrera at Mexico Bariatric Center.

How are you doing with your surgery?

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11 hours ago, JTHmom said:

How are you doing with your surgery?

Do you mean now that I'm 6 months post-op? (as of tomorrow, yay!)

Honestly, I had no problems in the hospital or afterwards, never had any real restrictions, food aversions, or anything else like that. I try to stay from carbs just because they are real slider foods for me and don't provide the nutrition I need, otherwise I eat whatever is available - usually Protein and veggies (and sometimes fruit). Of course, my portions are pretty small (compared to before) but bigger than what most here have posted about.

That said, my weight loss has slowed considerably, so I'll need to re-evaluate what I'm consuming and change up my exercise. Unfortunately I'll be travelling for the next 3 weeks which makes any kind of consistently to my food and/or schedule pretty difficult. Not to mention no weigh-ins! (that might be a good thing).

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Im glad you are doing so well :)

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