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Come and join the June challenge if you wish. Do as little or as much that works for you. Hopefully @GreenTealael will provide “B side questions “ if she has time.

Off we go!

Start by saying hi, surgery date (unless you are pre-op), type of surgery and state 1 or 2 goals you plan to accomplish this month. Goals don’t have to be weight or food related. Everyone is welcome to join at anytime, we are just supporting each other.00F29830-13D1-4FEC-8F32-DB270F24FB05.thumb.jpeg.0298ad8341b8c7edc3078d715d5bcdcf.jpeg

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9 hours ago, Cheeseburgh said:

Come and join the June challenge if you wish. Do as little or as much that works for you. Hopefully @GreenTealael will provide “B side questions “ if she has time.

Off we go!

Start by saying hi, surgery date (unless you are pre-op), type of surgery and state 1 or 2 goals you plan to accomplish this month. Goals don’t have to be weight or food related. Everyone is welcome to join at anytime, we are just supporting each other.00F29830-13D1-4FEC-8F32-DB270F24FB05.thumb.jpeg.0298ad8341b8c7edc3078d715d5bcdcf.jpeg

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💙💙💙I'm In!!! HAPPY JUNE EVERYONE!💙💙💙

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#1 it is 8:30 AM on June the First. And am I mentally ready for a new month? Nope- it may be a new month but it seems like same old, same old. My right shoulder is c4amping pretty badly, this is from the surgery on April 4th, the one where I went to have my support hardware from my humerus FX 9 years ago removed, nobody warned me that my fat loss would occur in my upper arm alsom Well it got inflamed internally from things bring loose enough to rock back i& forth, Okay I went to surgical La La land thinking that was all being done. Woke up to find out my Orthopaedic, Dr Doolittle, who I normally like/respect had decided to repair my rotator cuff as well,,he rationalized" She's asleep anyway, I'll have to bring her back. in a couple months to repair it. While I have this lovely incision open,hmmmn!" The mental state I'm in today? Beset- upon!!! I also am fighting my obstitnate 💩. I spent last evening trying to get relief, oh some would pass, but I was trying so hard it was making me vomit also. A miserable time had by all, finally my son shows up with the liquid Ducolax- it says relief as soon as 30 minutes- as long as 6 hours. I didn't care but took a healthy dose followed by 8 oz Water in my usual 2 per drink, didn't want to lose the Ducolax. Well relief did not come to in a half-hour, hour, 2 hours so finally I rationalize maybe going to sleep would make everything relax, put on an adult pull-up just in case something started before I could travel to the Bathroom. Nope I awoke to no cramps, no extrusion, tried again, small amount came, not as painful,but still no sense of release and relief. 50-50 chance when my son arises we will take a little trip to the ER for my Milk and Molasses Enema. And no I do not find much enjoyment, but I have stayed away for a month, maybe they won't MIND as much as I WILL
And then perhaps my Sunny Disposition will return! Because basically I was looking forward to a New Month, New NSV, continuing weight loss and feeling good enough to mentor others instead of whining like a 🐕 left out in the cold. And if this is what I need done, there is always a Constipation thread or 2 to report back on, right?

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Hi everyone!!

VSG 11/2017, BMI 27, 155lbs maintenance

Goal for this month is to lose 5lbs (very hard in maintenance 😳), walk more, enjoy the sunshine & family

6/1:

How do I feel at the moment?

Peaceful. Rested. Ready for drinks 😉... Tea coffee and maybe a smoothie. I had an allergic reaction to something that bit me yesterday (mosquito likely) so i had to take 2 Benadryl last night. I forget how strong the effect is.

Today is the Sabbath for me (Jew) and it will be sunny and then thunderstorms so i hope i can walk for a few minutes before the weather grows tempestuous.

Happy June Everyone!!!

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My first goal this month is to hit my first goal of 140. I’m 3-4 pounds away and it’s been slow but I’ll get there! My second goal is to find a healthy gym/workout balance. I tend to be gung-ho the first few months and then burn out. I’m very aware of that and want to avoid that pitfall. I had sleeve surgery 8/18.

I feel optimistic today. We have family coming for the weekend and I’m excited to hang out with them.

Going to take a long walk today, and do a plank the best I can.

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Good morning everyone! Happy June!

Surgery: RNY, May 16, 2019

Goal #1: To get back to regular walking/nordic pole walking 6 days a week, 5km per day, by the end of the month.

Goal #2: To feel comfortable eating at the table with my family again. I've been eating separately from them since my liquid diet began because it's been too much of a challenge to be around while they're eating real food.< br>
No weight related goals as I don't really know what to expect this early out from surgery. And I know my 3 week stall is looming.

Day 1: How do I feel at the moment? Emotionally, I think I'm in an okay place right now. No buyers remorse, no new stress, and I'm very pleased with where I'm at right now. Physically, I'm still nursing a wicked cold which is adding to my fatigue.

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25 minutes ago, MrsGamgee said:

Physically, I'm still nursing a wicked cold which is adding to my fatigue

💙💙💙💙💙💙Get Well Soon💙💙💙💙💙💙

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38 minutes ago, Cheeseburgh said:

My first goal this month is to hit my first goal of 140. I’m 3-4 pounds away and it’s been slow but I’ll get there! My second goal is to find a healthy gym/workout balance. I tend to be gung-ho the first few months and then burn out. I’m very aware of that and want to avoid that pitfall. I had sleeve surgery 8/18.

I feel optimistic today. We have family coming for the weekend and I’m excited to hang out with them.

Going to take a long walk today, and do a plank the best I can.

Have a blast!!!

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Goal # 1 - To be more forgiving of myself and try to move past some of the 'old stuff' that's coming up as a result of weight loss and then let it go... for good.

Goal # 2 - Find a therapist.

How am I feeling at the moment? - I feel a bit bruised emotionally. Last night was not great - was faced with old feelings of self loathing, but I'm able to identify it better now. I was able to take myself off to bed and realise that what I was doing was serving no purpose. It's just an old habit that needs to be broken. I have chosen to forgive myself and move on.

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*Guest* B-Side Question:

Would/Could you ask for professional mental health help / therapy ? Or is the stigma still prevalent ?

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B-side... Seeking help for my mental health.

Yup, I've done it (prior to my experience at the bariatric clinic) and I'd do it again. That said, I think there is still a stigma around it. I know when I told people that I was having appointments with the mental health department with my clinic, some people would give me a bit of side eye.

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I'm here. I can not do some of these exercises, but can supplement them with something else. I just hit 60 lbs this morning and weigh 278. I hope to lose 10 pounds this month, but would be happy with half of that.

Mow that I've lost a good bit I'm motivated to walk everyday. Before I would never go out and walk. I'm working myself up to have the courage to walk by myself.

My mental healh today is fabulous! I feel so good! Today I will do 10,000 steps as I can't do a plank.

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B side - Mental health not good. Dealing with a child who has autism and a husband who sleeps in bed on Saturdays till 1.30pm is just too much for me right now along with trying to take care of myself. I feel like a pressure cooker about to explode.

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Hi, everybody! I fell off the wagon on the May challenge but I'm back for June. :) I'm almost 11 months post-op, 165 pounds, 28 BMI and shooting for 140. My goal for June is to reach 160.

I'm so excited for June's challenge and the focus on mental health!

B-side: I was diagnosed with depression in 2008 and my therapist (and later, also a psychiatrist) became very important to me. I had suicidal ideation at one time and my therapist absolutely helped me get through that. I am an open book, and I have never shied away from talking about my mental health or that I see two! professionals to deal with it. There is still such a stigma (especially in the South, where I live) around seeing a mental health professional. When my father-in-law died, I asked my mother-in-law if she wanted the name of my therapist and she told me, "I'm not weak minded." Well, neither am I. In fact, I'm stronger BECAUSE I see someone who can help me understand the issues I'm facing and grow as a person. I see seeing a mental health professional like utilizing a personal trainer -- sure, you can go it alone, but even just a few sessions with an expert can make all the difference in your journey.

I am thrilled to say that my depression is in remission (WLS being a big part of that) and I'm now weaning off my antidepressants. But I'll still continue to see my therapist because there are several issues I want to continue to work on.

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6 hours ago, froufrou said:

B side - Mental health not good. Dealing with a child who has autism and a husband who sleeps in bed on Saturdays till 1.30pm is just too much for me right now along with trying to take care of myself. I feel like a pressure cooker about to explode.

I'm so sorry. That is a lot to deal with and try to take care of yourself, too. Sending you internet hugs.

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