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The diet you can't quit!



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I think it is safe to say that none of us got here without trying diets that we inevitably cheated on and then quit. I am at week seven and I have lost 33lbs. My clothes are getting big and I am starting to see changes. If I wasn't seeing changes, I think I would be having a harder time dealing with my new lifestyle. Now that I can't turn to food, unless I want to suffer, I am starting to realize how much I used food to deal with almost everything from stress to boredom. I know I would have never found the self control to stop abusing food without this surgery. I am so glad that I jumped through all of those hoops to make this possible.

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Nice job! Amazing isn’t it?!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”

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this is the part that excites and scares me the most i am really hoping to change my relationship with food but i am preop and having a hard time saying no to the bad stuff ill do good for like a week then fall off for a day or two then go back so any advice guys

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Use a version of one of my late mamma's habits and it used to drive me bonkers. She would hold her medications in her hand and talk to them. She would say" if I take you what will you do to or for me?" So say to the food " if I eat you, what will you do to me?" if it is going to just make you fatter, make you sick to your stomach, break out in hives or give you diarrhea or constipation, just pass on by, don't stop to reach out for it! You're bigger than it, smarter than it, stop listening if it calls out to you or whispers your name. You have a new goal in life, you do not want swerve from it. Oh it will try to seduce you back into,its web, you have been a friend for years. Like a controlling boyfriend it doesn't want to break up the relationship. Divorce MickyD's,abandon KFC, and tell Church's Fried chicken you're no longer worshiping there! Buck up, Bucky Beaver, you KNOW what to do, I believe in you and given the chance you'll do the correct thing! We are here for you Every step of the way, we've been tempted and we've overcame. You can too.

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thank you @frust8 i am ready for a no holds barred divorce but it is hard when my hubby isnt he is trying but he is my biggest support and enabler so am i though so we need to make this work together im getting stronger but its draining making good choices all the time when in like the back of my mind im like you are never gonna be able to eat this stuff again do it all right now even though i know it is crazy i feel like that sometimes

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Some of it,you will re establish a relationship with, if it is something basically good. You'll have a grownup relationship, a couple bites will satisfy you or you may lose your taste for it. People say even Water can taste sweet afterwards. You may want things seasoned differently or no seasoning at all. I also am presurg, now before you discount my advice, I have gastritis, in many ways I've had to go into post surgery mode. I can't eat large portions at a time, I used to engulf my food like an aomeba so it didn't get away. I have in the past ate leftovers so I didn't have to refrigerate them. Now cake sickens me, bread products sit in my tummy like a frozen hockey puck, some meats I can't keep down if I manage to swallow them. I wonder if I'll end up vegan before I'm thru? What sounds good? Vegetables especially microwaved sweet potatoes, no butter, no brown sugar, just split it open and eat. Tofu and sometimes broth. These are all things after surg people eat also. Why aren't I losing faster?, I'm not exercising except in my house, when it's warmer I'll be walking more. I have 2 knee replacements so I'll walk in smaller spurts but I will do it. And sometimes I eat dinner later than 7 pm. Well I just do not get around to doing it earlier. I am still having trouble convincing my son I don't want his large portion size, I guess he worries about me, at least I rationalize it that way. I have tried every diet up to and including starvation, don't work. I need the tool of surgery! Have I rambled on long enough? I am not immune to struggle, I just try to overcome to the best of my ability. Get some good quality rest, tomorrow is another day and you need your strength.

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Thanks im unfortunately in the phase of life where insomnia is rulling so most of my day is spent sleeping and i am up all night your a kind soul its not that i dont like veggies or fruit or even lean meats i love all of it i just hate cooking and cleaning but alas i need to get past that

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I am a horrid housekeeper. Family joke: if the police came in they'd find evidence of a struggle. My project for tonight--- clear off the couch. I have bariatric papers lying on one end. Thought I'd better put them in the file cabinet before they got lost or thrown out with the newspapers What are the newspapers doing there? My son and heir to my miniscule fortune put them there when he was finished reading them. Why are they still there? Because last night was trash night and he didn't want to fill up another bag. Ah- life at Chez frust8 is like a soap opera, its cluttered but its warm and it's home. Besides he assured me nothing is on the floor so I'll fall down on it, of course not,its there on the flippin couch.

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Oh I feel you my bedroom looks like the closet exploded and all the cloths ended up on the ground now don't get me started on the dishes lol

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Nice job! Amazing isn’t it?!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”


My RNY was 12/21. SW 218 and I’m 185 today. I have had a LOT of stalls and thought I would be further along than I am. You however are doing awesome! I wish I had your post op success


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My RNY was 12/21. SW 218 and I’m 185 today. I have had a LOT of stalls and thought I would be further along than I am. You however are doing awesome! I wish I had your post op success



Thanks! 33 is also amazing! Remember I started heavier :).

I’ve had stalls too. I’ve slowed to 2 lbs a week if I’m lucky

Keep it up :)


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”

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How are you doing Nicmarie75?


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 184
5’6”

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