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You have such crazy restriction! I’m always amazed by it.

Also- those look like amazing tacos!

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2 minutes ago, insta_adventurer said:

You have such crazy restriction! I’m always amazed by it.

Also- those look like amazing tacos!

I'm am honestly grateful for it everyday! :)

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I just wanted to share how absolutely ecstatic I am to have had this surgery. :)

I was never deeply unhappy with my weight pre-surgery. I mean, I wanted to be thinner, but lived a happy, successful, fulfilling life. For the most part it was the little things that annoyed me about being overweight, not being able to wear cute clothes, feeling self conscience when I order a non-salad at a restaurant, etc.. The only time my weight truly bothered me was while vacationing. I hated not getting the most out of my travel, and holding my friends back with the physical limitations my weight entailed.

I just returned from a fantastic vacation, and it occurred to me how dramatically happier my weight loss has made me. I didn't have any thoughts at the back of my head about being the "fat American". I walked for miles and miles everyday and it didn't phase me a bit, no foot pain, no exhaustion, nothing. I was the one suggesting to walk vs. take an Uber.

Thinking about it also made me realize how having all those negative thoughts about my weight being gone from inside my head has improved my daily life as well. I don't feel guilty when I sit next to someone in an airplane. I don't have to switch to flats as soon as possible after a meeting. I can wear pencil skirts and sheath dresses. When I see a stranger looking at me, I now assume it's for a good reason, not because my size makes me stand out. I no longer snore, and don't feel self conscience sleeping with my bf. Sooo many little things that really add up!

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2 hours ago, sillykitty said:

Forgot to post a pic!

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Wow! You're looking fantastic! Congrats!

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Holy adorable figure!!!! How’d I miss this pic?? Congrats you look perfect!! 🥰🥰🥰

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For some reason I'm having a hard time liking the individual posts but I wanted to show some serious

💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟

To all of them. Love this thread and everyone in it.

@FluffyChix 🎉🎀Dreams do come true 🎀 🎉

@BadWolf523 are you still on shakes?

@insta_adventurer I don't even think about South Western/ Mexican food lol thanks to Chipotle. Head hunger... No clue what to do except make the best subs and eat on a schedule maybe (team's advice)

@Orchids&Dragons how's are you doing??? Almost there!!!

@sillykitty you are living the dream and your best life!!! Congrats!!!!!

I hope everyone is winning or working towards it &

If I missed anyone it was unintentional.

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Awww! I’m sorry you’re having site probs! The worst!! I’ve missed you this week. It seems like you’ve been absent more and it creates a vacuum in my heart!!! ((Hugs))

Thank you so much for helping me get here!! For all you positive love and influence and inspiration! Muah!

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Soooo... remember when I was bitching about being exhausted and mental and thought it was B1 deficiency? It’s not, it’s Hashimoto’s.

I don’t see anything linking bariatric surgery and Hashimoto’s (in fact, some people say surgery alleviates symptoms), and I’m right on the leading edge of the segment most likely to get it (women age 40-60), but have any of you got it? If so, before or after surgery?

if anything, I’m sort of relieved about the diagnosis - the depression, stalled weight loss, lack of energy, forgetfulness and visibly puffy face (?!) were really freaking me out. A sudden decisive change 9 months after surgery had me seriously worried this was VSG-related and permanent. It’s still likely to be permanent, but at least Hashimoto’s is widely understood and treatable.

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Awwwww shazam! That sure explains things but that is sad to hear!!!! ((hugs)) Have they started your thyroid meds yet? Is it still too early to ask if you feel any relief yet?

I'm so sorry you have to experience this!!!! :(

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7 hours ago, sideeye said:

Soooo... remember when I was bitching about being exhausted and mental and thought it was B1 deficiency? It’s not, it’s Hashimoto’s.

I don’t see anything linking bariatric surgery and Hashimoto’s (in fact, some people say surgery alleviates symptoms), and I’m right on the leading edge of the segment most likely to get it (women age 40-60), but have any of you got it? If so, before or after surgery?

if anything, I’m sort of relieved about the diagnosis - the depression, stalled weight loss, lack of energy, forgetfulness and visibly puffy face (?!) were really freaking me out. A sudden decisive change 9 months after surgery had me seriously worried this was VSG-related and permanent. It’s still likely to be permanent, but at least Hashimoto’s is widely understood and treatable.

So sorry about this, but, as you mentioned, at least you know what it is and it's treatable. Hope you feel better soon.

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12 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

For some reason I'm having a hard time liking the individual posts but I wanted to show some serious

💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟💟

To all of them. Love this thread and everyone in it.

@FluffyChix 🎉🎀Dreams do come true 🎀 🎉

@BadWolf523 are you still on shakes?

@insta_adventurer I don't even think about South Western/ Mexican food lol thanks to Chipotle. Head hunger... No clue what to do except make the best subs and eat on a schedule maybe (team's advice)

@Orchids&Dragons how's are you doing??? Almost there!!!

@sillykitty you are living the dream and your best life!!! Congrats!!!!!

I hope everyone is winning or working towards it &

If I missed anyone it was unintentional.

Thanks, GT! Yes, I'm almost there. Having to tighten my diet to keep the gallbladder happy has moved the scale a couple of pounds. Getting so close to goal! So long as I stay super low-fat (clearly no Keto for me) I don't have any pain, so that's what I'm doing.

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11 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Thanks, GT! Yes, I'm almost there. Having to tighten my diet to keep the gallbladder happy has moved the scale a couple of pounds. Getting so close to goal! So long as I stay super low-fat (clearly no Keto for me) I don't have any pain, so that's what I'm doing.

So sorry about the GB stuff. ((hugs))

But FYI, you can be in a "keto" state without doing fat. :) I just eat low carb and low fat. Works for me. If I eat high fat stuff, I get so sick. Miserable! :(

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16 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Awww! I’m sorry you’re having site probs! The worst!! I’ve missed you this week. It seems like you’ve been absent more and it creates a vacuum in my heart!!! ((Hugs))

Thank you so much for helping me get here!! For all you positive love and influence and inspiration! Muah!

I need a new phone again... I know I know but I accidentally washed my phone with my bedding (story time 😂) so I'm using an older one that's terrible.

One more phone mishap and Walden here I come.

I'm so happy for you to make goal like a champ and everyone that has benefited from this community because I know I have

Tremendously

I think we need a tears of joy response emoji

Oh and I have tea to spill .... Soon

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11 hours ago, sideeye said:

Soooo... remember when I was bitching about being exhausted and mental and thought it was B1 deficiency? It’s not, it’s Hashimoto’s.

I don’t see anything linking bariatric surgery and Hashimoto’s (in fact, some people say surgery alleviates symptoms), and I’m right on the leading edge of the segment most likely to get it (women age 40-60), but have any of you got it? If so, before or after surgery?

if anything, I’m sort of relieved about the diagnosis - the depression, stalled weight loss, lack of energy, forgetfulness and visibly puffy face (?!) were really freaking me out. A sudden decisive change 9 months after surgery had me seriously worried this was VSG-related and permanent. It’s still likely to be permanent, but at least Hashimoto’s is widely understood and treatable.

Woah! Sorry to hear that but glad you have a diagnosis. I'm following closely and prayers up for good health!

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