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Today makes 6 weeks since my surgery and I officially go back to regular foods. It has definitely been a journey, learning my new stomach during this process. I have begun to eat food that I never liked before and certain foods that I used to love, I truly despise now. I have learned my stomach no longer likes chicken and i'm okay with that. Vegetables are my best friend so far. Some sugar free drinks actually taste too sweet and I have to Water them down. My weight is coming off at a steady and not too rapid pace, which I am glad of. I can tell the difference with the weight I have lost so far. I can now walk up a flight of stairs normally. I used to have to walk one step at a time. My blood pressure and sleep apnea are steadily improving and I have more energy now. I am happy that I went through with the surgery overall.
RNYGB: 6/25/2018
HW: 297
SW: 246
CW: 220
GW: 165C360_2018-07-23-11-19-37-790.thumb.jpeg.03b92d25254e6bcb31e927578de4ead4.jpeg


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You look AMAZING!!! You are doing a bang up job of losing!! Congrats and Keep On Keeping on!!

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You look AMAZING!!! You are doing a bang up job of losing!! Congrats and Keep On Keeping on!!
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Hey, AlteredReality. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Amazing results. I am sooo happy for you.

It's hard, though, not to compare results. My guess is that my slower weight loss has something to do with the fact that I have been unable to fully incorporate exercise into my plan. I have; however, broken my first milestone of 250, so there's that. My next milestone will be under 200.

My leg still cramps up. I'll be seeing my new primary today. (The primary I adored --the one who believed my pain, and treated me like a valuable person-- just retired.:( ) This crampy leg is not the pain I'm referring to. My challenge is the chronic pain in my right ankle THAT CANNOT BE FIXED.

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Hey, AlteredReality. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Amazing results. I am sooo happy for you.
It's hard, though, not to compare results. My guess is that my slower weight loss has something to do with the fact that I have been unable to fully incorporate exercise into my plan. I have; however, broken my first milestone of 250, so there's that. My next milestone will be under 200.
My leg still cramps up. I'll be seeing my new primary today. (The primary I adored --the one who believed my pain, and treated me like a valuable person-- just retired.[emoji20] ) This crampy leg is not the pain I'm referring to. My challenge is the chronic pain in my right ankle THAT CANNOT BE FIXED.
Thank you so much. Congrats on making 250! Try not to compare your progress though. We all lose at different paces. I know it can feel somewhat disappointing at times, when you're not seeing a lot of weight coming off. You're just dealing with other health issues, that are making things go at a slower pace. Don't beat yourself up about it. Just do what you can. Exercising sitting down, doing low impact exercises would be a good way for you to be active. Just don't over push yourself. I hope your new doctor will be able to help you. I'm rooting for your success![emoji4]

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@AlteredReality Your kind words mean a lot. We started our journeys at about the same time, so we'll forever be buddies in that sense. Isn't it funny how we know better about things like comparing but allow our minds to make irrational conclusions anyway?

My oldest son and his wife (both doctors) sent me some unflavored collagen peptides 18g Protein today. All I see is that it contains bovine hide collagen peptides. Why don't they just say cow hide?! I guess the kids sent this because it supports skin, hair, nail and joint support. Not sure what'll do for my cramping, but I'm willing to try it. I wonder if adding it to something hot* would degrade the ingredients.

*After reading the label more carefully it says that I can add it to Water, coffee, smoothies, and recipes. The ingredients are easily digestible, mix in hot or cold liquids and can be taken any time of day.

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@AlteredReality Your kind words mean a lot. We started our journeys at about the same time, so we'll forever be buddies in that sense. Isn't it funny how we know better about things like comparing but allow our minds to make irrational conclusions anyway?

My oldest son and his wife (both doctors) sent me some unflavored collagen peptides 18g Protein today. All I see is that it contains bovine hide collagen peptides. Why don't they just say cow hide?! I guess the kids sent this because it supports skin, hair, nail and joint support. Not sure what'll do for my cramping, but I'm willing to try it. I wonder if adding it to something hot* would degrade the ingredients.

*After reading the label more carefully it says that I can add it to Water, coffee, smoothies, and recipes. The ingredients are easily digestible, mix in hot or cold liquids and can be taken any time of day.
I'm thankful for you and the way you always have something good to share, as well as great words of encouragement. Yes we will always be buddies in this journey. I hope the peptides work well for you. It's great that it will help with hair. I know I have to get something to help in that area, due to my hair starting to shed really bad, from the weight loss. My surgeon recommended Biotin supplements, so I will try them out and see if it helps. Keep your head up and don't get discouraged!
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Congrats for both of ladies. You both have a week on me. I'm progressing very slowly into foods. Not that I'm having problems, but I'm just not that hungry and don't feel like pureeing chicken. My BP has went down quite a bit as well, it's amazing how much this helps. It's not like I am anywhere near what I should be at, yet my BP went from a solid borderline to basically perfect.

I don't know about you ladies, but I definitely don't fit in my old clothes anymore. I'm too cheap to buy anything that I know will be transient, so I just cinch up the belt a bit. Most definitely stairs hurt less. Glad you're both having steady progress!

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