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This post made me feel so much better, we're all human, we do human things like eat things we're not supposed to and slip past that fine line of good and bad! But it goes to show that you can still lead a "normal" life with little to no repercussions as long as its not a constant reoccurring thing! Thank you so much Matt!
Nope, there are repercussions, dumping, stalling rebound eating, triggering bad habits. This is not a post to undermine the seriousness of following the rules or promote lawlessness , just to show that *Sometimes* SOMETIMES *sometimes* we don't get everything right, but there are repercussions... Because I ate cake and pie and birthday meals... I gained instead of lost. This is my losing phase. Have a short window then its done. My window is closing.

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169

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2 minutes ago, Tealael said:

Nope, there are repercussions, dumping, stalling rebound eating, triggering bad habits. This is not a post to undermine the seriousness of following the rules or promote lawlessness , just to show that *Sometimes* SOMETIMES *sometimes* we don't get everything right, but there are repercussions... Because I ate cake and pie and birthday meals... I gained instead of lost. This is my losing phase. Have a short window then its done. My window is closing.

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169

Hope the price wasn't too high :(

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Just now, Tealael said:

I was willing to pay the toll, but just this once...

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169

I haven't been on the scale yet since my birthday. I'll know tomorrow how badly I get spanked! And my little episode of cheating has all my cravings kicking into high gear. Having to beat them down with a stick!

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I haven't been on the scale yet since my birthday. I'll know tomorrow how badly I get spanked! And my little episode of cheating has all my cravings kicking into high gear. Having to beat them down with a stick!


Skip the scale lol until you know you've lost weight lol

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169

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On 07/16/2018 at 08:53, Matt Z said:



I figured it would be nice to have a section where we could just confess to some of the potentially dumb things we've done, pre or post op. Just so others can see we are all human. I want this to be kept as civil as possible, where people can own up to things without anyone else chiming in with anything negative, we all know what we did wasn't "right" but I'm sure we ALL have done something we shouldn't have.



I'll start.



I cheated on my pre-op diet a few times. I also like to find loop holes and exploit the crap out of them. I drank beer for a week+ on my pre-op, because it didn't say I couldn't. I only stopped after I was forced to, because my wife asked my surgeon and of course they said "no"... boo. I also ate a whole slice of French meat Pie at my Dad's 60th birthday luncheon.



I cheated on my post-op diet/puree stage a bit too. I ate rice cakes and Protein chips or other veggie chips. Not a lot, but it happened. I "pureed" a steak and cheese sandwich once. I ate a few fried ravioli on my puree stage as well.



This past weekend, I had a beer. My wife and I took my parents out to dinner at a local casino, it's Restaurant week, so we found a good looking location and went out to eat, part of the deal was that you got a draft beer with your meal. So, I had a shipyard summer ale with my grilled chicken parm sandwich (only ended up eating 3 bites of the chicken and none of the bread).



I did all that thus far and nothing bad happened.




I understand the changes are to ensure we stick to our diets, but understanding that we are all human and WILL either slip up or just stray from our diets on purpose like I did. It's good to see that, it's possible to still live and be able to enjoy a few things we "shouldn't" without any negatives happening.



So, what's your WLS confession?


Now that we’ve all confessed our deepest food sins- let me post what the heck I look like ...

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On 07/17/2018 at 21:25, SGirl35 said:

Now that we’ve all confessed our deepest food sins- let me post what the heck I look like ...

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That was my BEFORE in the army jacket.

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I jusg had half a cup of bryers sugar free butter pecan ice cream ☹️ I also had one fry smh I dont know what’s going on with me these past two weeks but I haven’t been super motivated. I’m so scared I’m only 7 weeks post op. I really do want to create bad habits. Please help! 😩😓

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Okay. Watch out for the carbs .. especially this early on. But hey- if your doc says it’s okay and you want to- then by all means. I had major dumping symptoms first 4 months at least...

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Yeah I most def am. I use Baritastic app and I usually do really good but today I just couldn’t get the thought of ice cream out of my head. I normally try to ignore it. I never cheated my pre op and my post op until now and I feel guilty. I think im just going to ask my boyfriend to throw it away when I leave to work. 😩☹️ the crazy thing is my stomach didn’t hurt at all and I was hoping it would sadly. I was hoping that I would feel some type of restriction...that’s what scares me the most.

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Well I understand how you feel . Completely. There is a good part and bad to feeling just fine after surgery. You don’t suffer- but you can also be tempted to eat . Trust me- I feel that way 10 months out... still guilty when my stomach doesn’t hurt..

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On July 16, 2018 at 9:36 AM, AshAsh1 said:

I confess that it brings me IMMENSE joy that I weigh less than my two best friends. :lol:

Their combined weight or individually?

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