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Mrs Ganges our Bari Friend in Red Deer, Alberta's mother came up with this term. It stands for Poor Little Old Me.

Let's see if we can get rid of some of this syndrome and its effect

Have you hit a stall in your weight loss journey ? Maybe you're not as light in weight as you planned? Well you're also not as heavy as you once were. Stalls have a way of smoothing out, just takes time.

Are you still presurgery and it seems like it's taking forever to get requirements done? Well each one has its purpose in preparing you for surgery. The better you are prepared the smoother your surgery will go

You look outside and everything looks gray and dismal? Well that only works if you are in the Northern Hemisphere like me. If you are in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or even the Middle East that excuse won't work. If the weather is nasty outside walk inside, if you're tired of being housebound go to the mall to do your walking.

And hard as it might seem, think of one good thing today. You haven't lost enough weight? Well you're not as heavy as you once were. Nobody cares for you? Then step up and care

about you. Your family is getting on your nerves? Go give them a hug anyway, kids grow up so soon, the other adult in your life might need a hug too. Even pet your cat or dog and believe the love you pass out will return to you. And it will.

You've recently had your surgery, You feel meh. It will pass, the tummy will get less tender, your diet will smooth out once you get through the different levels, remember you are healing inside and out. Be greatful for the chance to get healthier, to get thinner, to get more fit. You've. taken charge of your life now. And guess who the ultimate winner is?

YOU

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:1298_raised_hands_tone4: Well said. Well said. We tend to stress over the smallest of things that are normal or soo small compared to the changes we are going through. It is best to relax. It took me over 8 months to figure that out.

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Love this! LOL. I was definitely a PLOM! bahahahahahaha! But you know, I dress up and wear hats and serve tea and sympathy at my pity parties! Good times!

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2 hours ago, kakatlady612 said:

Mrs Ganges our Bari Friend in Red Deer, Alberta's mother came up with this term. It stands for Poor Little Old Me.

Let's see if we can get rid of some of this syndrome and its effect

Have you hit a stall in your weight loss journey ? Maybe you're not as light in weight as you planned? Well you're also not as heavy as you once were. Stalls have a way of smoothing out, just takes time.

Are you still presurgery and it seems like it's taking forever to get requirements done? Well each one has its purpose in preparing you for surgery. The better you are prepared the smoother your surgery will go

You look outside and everything looks gray and dismal? Well that only works if you are in the Northern Hemisphere like me. If you are in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or even the Middle East that excuse won't work. If the weather is nasty outside walk inside, if you're tired of being housebound go to the mall to do your walking.

And hard as it might seem, think of one good thing today. You haven't lost enough weight? Well you're not as heavy as you once were. Nobody cares for you? Then step up and care

about you. Your family is getting on your nerves? Go give them a hug anyway, kids grow up so soon, the other adult in your life might need a hug too. Even pet your cat or dog and believe the love you pass out will return to you. And it will.

You've recently had your surgery, You feel meh. It will pass, the tummy will get less tender, your diet will smooth out once you get through the different levels, remember you are healing inside and out. Be greatful for the chance to get healthier, to get thinner, to get more fit. You've. taken charge of your life now. And guess who the ultimate winner is?

YOU

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PLOM. Pretty cute...

I have days I've kicked my teddy bear. Seeing people have struggles (even small) with WLS don't bother me. Just don't wallow in it..lol

Perspective: A cancer patient with a month to live would gladly trade places with any of us for weight loss struggles. So pick your PLOM up and press on!

Life is to short.

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Jenn'l may I share something with you? Hope I'm not a Debbie Downer to interject this. My 2nd born and older son died at 31 of a undiagnosed heart condition. He and I both worked in retail, I returned after a short bereavement leave because that would have been the way he would have wanted it. A fairly short time later a woman came into my work area dragging her son by one arm. Same first name as my son, she stated in a very nasty tone of voice "******, it's a nasty name and only nasty people have that name. You are lucky you don't have a son with that name!" I looked at her with tears starting to come into my eyes and said. quietly" I once had a son with exactly that name, he is now dead and I would give every breath in my body just to. have him back again" ---so yes a cancer patient might wish for only the struggle of weight loss as they face the spectre of their own mortality. Life is too short and too precious to waste even a minute of it.

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20 minutes ago, kakatlady612 said:

Jenn'l may I share something with you? Hope I'm not a Debbie Downer to interject this. My 2nd born and older son died at 31 of a undiagnosed heart condition. He and I both worked in retail, I returned after a short bereavement leave because that would have been the way he would have wanted it. A fairly short time later a woman came into my work area dragging her son by one arm. Same first name as my son, she stated in a very nasty tone of voice "******, it's a nasty name and only nasty people have that name. You are lucky you don't have a son with that name!" I looked at her with tears starting to come into my eyes and said. quietly" I once had a son with exactly that name, he is now dead and I would give every breath in my body just to. have him back again" ---so yes a cancer patient might wish for only the struggle of weight loss as they face the spectre of their own mortality. Life is too short and too precious to waste even a minute of it.

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Not a debbie downer at all. That is a major life event for you. I'm sorry for your loss.

I try to show compassion daily. People hide what they are going through or experienced well. You never know who the walking wounded are.

My turn to share,

It's hard to let go of the people we love. My mother and father in law were diagnosed with stage four cancer with months to live. They passed with in four days of each other. This was right before my surgery. My goal after surgery was to do distance runs in their memory. I continue to do them.

My weight was not only health issues. It was holding me back from living the best life I can. I feel like I'm making up for lost time.

Live life like today is the last.

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I send balloons to heaven every year on his Angel Day, it was January 11th 10 years ago. Your parents would be so proud of you, you know a portion of them lives on in you. I believe in Heaven and I feel they are watching and smiling at how healthy and strong you have become. Keep on racing in their honor, it's a beautiful memorialization.

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2 hours ago, kakatlady612 said:

Jenn'l may I share something with you? Hope I'm not a Debbie Downer to interject this. My 2nd born and older son died at 31 of a undiagnosed heart condition. He and I both worked in retail, I returned after a short bereavement leave because that would have been the way he would have wanted it. A fairly short time later a woman came into my work area dragging her son by one arm. Same first name as my son, she stated in a very nasty tone of voice "******, it's a nasty name and only nasty people have that name. You are lucky you don't have a son with that name!" I looked at her with tears starting to come into my eyes and said. quietly" I once had a son with exactly that name, he is now dead and I would give every breath in my body just to. have him back again" ---so yes a cancer patient might wish for only the struggle of weight loss as they face the spectre of their own mortality. Life is too short and too precious to waste even a minute of it.

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@FluffyChix - some how i deleted your emoticon when i posted my sad face??? kathy

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