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Quick post before Pilates class then I’ll go back later today and read back through the last couple days.

Wanted to post 5 month progress pics.
My cat kept trying to photobomb so I was trying my best not to laugh, but despite the weird look on my face, here is this months version

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On 07/10/2019 at 22:01, Everythinganna said:





Snacking is the only thing keeping me alive!! I feel dehydrated and malnourished lately. I’ve been working hard today to get Vitamins, Protein and Water. I dry heaved like mad after the Vitamins, but I kept them down. I can barely eat most days, Then, randomly, I will eat like eight chicken nuggets in a period of two hours. It is the most random unpredictable thing ever! I snack to live!!


I’m a bit more consistent, but I know what you mean.
Some days, I struggle to choke down a boiled egg by noon and I know those are they days when my Protein intake is going to suffer. Those days I’m hard pressed to take in 500 calories.
Then I have days when I’m actually hungry (not head hunger) by 10am and I find myself eating 3-4 times in a day. My sleeve is able to hold more (without feeling overstretched) and I know I’m going to rock the protein and get in all the nutrients I need.
So I know I’m not actually stretching my sleeve because I’ll go back to days where it feels like I can’t hold much of anything without pain.

It’s a mystery to me and I haven’t found the root cause. If there even is one. 🤷‍♀️

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On 07/12/2019 at 16:40, Recidivist said:



I recently noticed something. I commute to work on the Washington, DC Metro. When I was big, people generally wouldn't sit next to me unless there were not other options (kind of like being picked last in gym class). Now I'm one of the first to have someone join me. That's progress, although I always enjoyed having the seat to myself.


I’m going to be flying solo for the first time post-surgery this coming Friday.
I’m looking forward to not stressing about how much I’m going to spill out over into the next seat. That’s the thing about carrying a majority of weight in hips/thighs... cant suck those in and take up less space.
Fingers crossed this time I will actually be able to see the edges of the seat on either side of my thighs.

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2 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

I’m going to be flying solo for the first time post-surgery this coming Friday.
I’m looking forward to not stressing about how much I’m going to spill out over into the next seat. That’s the thing about carrying a majority of weight in hips/thighs... cant suck those in and take up less space.
Fingers crossed this time I will actually be able to see the edges of the seat on either side of my thighs.

I totally understand. I have to fly in August. I will not need to carry me seatbelt extender but unfortunately, I will still over into another seat! So hoping they have some cheap upgrades available. I can’t till I can fly without that concern!

I can’t wait to hear about the flight and congrats!

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9 hours ago, Sheribear68 said:

Quick post before Pilates class then I’ll go back later today and read back through the last couple days.

Wanted to post 5 month progress pics.
My cat kept trying to photobomb so I was trying my best not to laugh, but despite the weird look on my face, here is this months version

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wahoo! Looking good. And I love the kitty!😀

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On 7/12/2019 at 4:18 PM, froufrou said:

Are you trying to sabotage yourself Anna?

Frou Frou... maybe??? I wouldn’t say sabotage. I weighed 113.4 pounds this morning. I am thinner than I’ve ever been and it is freaking me out. I am trying to increase calories to slow the weight loss. Now that I’m closing in on 100 pounds it is starting to really unnerve me. I spent today going through my closet and setting up a box of donation items. My “goal” jeans from three years ago (size 9) are now in that box - they were hanging off of me when I tried them on today. This is a huge adjustment I didn’t expect to go through. I was majorly craving sweets when I did the shopping trip but since then I had one small bowl of ice cream. Done and done. Doesn’t really even sound that good. I have had three salads and one bowl of ice cream from that shopping trip. Go figure. Wait... what the hell am I complaining about?!? I guess the better question is why am I not embracing this?

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On 7/12/2019 at 5:40 PM, Recidivist said:

I recently noticed something. I commute to work on the Washington, DC Metro. When I was big, people generally wouldn't sit next to me unless there were not other options (kind of like being picked last in gym class). Now I'm one of the first to have someone join me. That's progress, although I always enjoyed having the seat to myself.

That’s a “NSV” for sure!!

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On 7/13/2019 at 10:49 AM, Sheribear68 said:

Quick post before Pilates class then I’ll go back later today and read back through the last couple days.

Wanted to post 5 month progress pics.
My cat kept trying to photobomb so I was trying my best not to laugh, but despite the weird look on my face, here is this months version

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Oh my god - your house is amazing! And you look great too ;)

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On 7/13/2019 at 9:40 AM, Recidivist said:

I recently noticed something. I commute to work on the Washington, DC Metro. When I was big, people generally wouldn't sit next to me unless there were not other options (kind of like being picked last in gym class). Now I'm one of the first to have someone join me. That's progress, although I always enjoyed having the seat to myself.

I wrote a Facebook post about exactly the same thing a few weeks ago! Can't be bothered retyping so here's a screenshot...

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On 07/15/2019 at 17:52, EmzBee said:





I wrote a Facebook post about exactly the same thing a few weeks ago! Can't be bothered retyping so here's a screenshot...







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Beautiful.
I love the way you write!

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I've had my mum staying with me for 6 weeks and I noticed that I was gradually eating more than I normally do. Not a lot, but enough to make a difference to my weight loss. My mum actually ate more than me and lost 2 lbs. I haven't lost anything for a while now, so it's back to basics - measuring and weighing everything. It's amazing what a head thing this is... I have just had half a cup of food, and in my head I am still hungry, though my stomach is saying otherwise! Crazy - it's a constant struggle.

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48 minutes ago, froufrou said:

I've had my mum staying with me for 6 weeks and I noticed that I was gradually eating more than I normally do. Not a lot, but enough to make a difference to my weight loss. My mum actually ate more than me and lost 2 lbs. I haven't lost anything for a while now, so it's back to basics - measuring and weighing everything. It's amazing what a head thing this is... I have just had half a cup of food, and in my head I am still hungry, though my stomach is saying otherwise! Crazy - it's a constant struggle.

I'm feeling very similar. At 5 months out my appetite has returned and I'm able to eat quite a bit more than before. I find myself grabbing salty Snacks way too often. For some reason I crave Chex Mix and salt & vinegar chips the most, as well as cheese and pimento dip with tortillas. I'm still able to stay away from sweets, but the salty snacks keep calling my name. I have been up a pound, then down a pound, then up again for about 3 weeks now. I am definitely able to eat more than a month ago--a lot more. I guess the pouch has healed but I hope I'm not stretching it. I was able to eat 5 pieces of mozzerella cheese rolled in proscuitto ham today. 5 pieces! A month ago I'd have been full with 1 or 2 pieces. I am terrified that my emotional eating is returning as I find myself wanting to just snack away at work. 😱

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6 minutes ago, Gottajustdoit said:

I'm feeling very similar. At 5 months out my appetite has returned and I'm able to eat quite a bit more than before. I find myself grabbing salty Snacks way too often. For some reason I crave Chex Mix and salt & vinegar chips the most, as well as cheese and pimento dip with tortillas. I'm still able to stay away from sweets, but the salty Snacks keep calling my name. I have been up a pound, then down a pound, then up again for about 3 weeks now. I am definitely able to eat more than a month ago--a lot more. I guess the pouch has healed but I hope I'm not stretching it. I was able to eat 5 pieces of mozzerella cheese rolled in proscuitto ham today. 5 pieces! A month ago I'd have been full with 1 or 2 pieces. I am terrified that my emotional eating is returning as I find myself wanting to just snack away at work. 😱

I know how you two ladies are feeling! It's such a struggle, even with weight loss surgery! Definitely able to eat more myself. 😱

I definitely am trying to reach for fruit and vegetables with the extra room. I've done fairly well at staying away from sweets. Thank goodness we have each other to understand how it is and to encourage each other. I have 90 more pounds to lose and it is overwhelming to say the least! Good luck to everyone!

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3 hours ago, Gottajustdoit said:

I'm feeling very similar. At 5 months out my appetite has returned and I'm able to eat quite a bit more than before. I find myself grabbing salty Snacks way too often. For some reason I crave Chex Mix and salt & vinegar chips the most, as well as cheese and pimento dip with tortillas. I'm still able to stay away from sweets, but the salty Snacks keep calling my name. I have been up a pound, then down a pound, then up again for about 3 weeks now. I am definitely able to eat more than a month ago--a lot more. I guess the pouch has healed but I hope I'm not stretching it. I was able to eat 5 pieces of mozzerella cheese rolled in proscuitto ham today. 5 pieces! A month ago I'd have been full with 1 or 2 pieces. I am terrified that my emotional eating is returning as I find myself wanting to just snack away at work. 😱

I find that I am also able to eat more now, and I haven't experienced any discomfort from eating in several weeks. It's nice to feel "normal" again, but I do wonder whether this mans the honeymoon phase is ending. I am still sticking to the diet, but eating a bit more of everything. I've discovered packages of "protein bites" in cheddar cheese, pizza and Cookies and cream flavors. Each pack contains 90 calories and 13 g of Protein. Those have become my snacks.

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5 hours ago, froufrou said:

I've had my mum staying with me for 6 weeks and I noticed that I was gradually eating more than I normally do. Not a lot, but enough to make a difference to my weight loss. My mum actually ate more than me and lost 2 lbs. I haven't lost anything for a while now, so it's back to basics - measuring and weighing everything. It's amazing what a head thing this is... I have just had half a cup of food, and in my head I am still hungry, though my stomach is saying otherwise! Crazy - it's a constant struggle.

I am going through the same thing. I can eat a meal and then just want more. The head hunger is getting hard to fight. I am snacking way too much. Although my food choices are fine, it is still feeling a bit out of control and that scares me. I've stalled for the past 2 weeks, which is no surprise. My exercise is fine, but my eating is not. My plan is to get back to tracking every bite and maybe even cut back to the extreme - like 400 cal/day (similar to what I was eating the week after surgery) and up it by 100 every week. If I lose 2 pounds per week, I should be a goal by the time I am back up to 1,000 cal/day. I don't want my metabolism to drop into starvation/survival mode, so I am hoping the exercise will prevent that. I am so close to goal, but these last 20 pounds are proving to be the hardest.

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