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I weigh myself very infrequently. I just did and I am 265. I’ve lost about 30 pounds since surgery on March 24 (so it’s been about 5 weeks) . The big number is from my highest weight though. I’ve lost 65 pounds from my highest “I am so out of control ....eye opening .....need to get my life together” moment. Lol

Furthering my determination to be successful: I was just informed yesterday that my brother (who is only 1 year older than myself) is going into dialysis due to kidney failure. I have kidney disease as well..... we both got it from my dad.... who got it from HIS dad. My grandfather died at 42 due to kidney failure and his symptoms were sever just like my brother. my brother is a healthy weight but his kidney issues are worse than mine.
One reason for my decision to get surgery was because it would help preserve my kidneys and make them function better. That reasoning is now at the forefront in light of what my brother is now going through. I just got a big reality check. So glad I did this.

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2 hours ago, Orinskye said:

I weigh myself very infrequently. I just did and I am 265. I’ve lost about 30 pounds since surgery on March 24 (so it’s been about 5 weeks) . The big number is from my highest weight though. I’ve lost 65 pounds from my highest “I am so out of control ....eye opening .....need to get my life together” moment. Lol

Furthering my determination to be successful: I was just informed yesterday that my brother (who is only 1 year older than myself) is going into dialysis due to kidney failure. I have kidney disease as well..... we both got it from my dad.... who got it from HIS dad. My grandfather died at 42 due to kidney failure and his symptoms were sever just like my brother. my brother is a healthy weight but his kidney issues are worse than mine.
One reason for my decision to get surgery was because it would help preserve my kidneys and make them function better. That reasoning is now at the forefront in light of what my brother is now going through. I just got a big reality check. So glad I did this.

That's awesome 👏👏👏... you are doing great... ive also lost 30 pounds and my surgery was on March 2nd. My highest was 216, Surgery weight was 210 I am at 180 now... absolutely best decision ever made!

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2 hours ago, baritheri said:

That's awesome 👏👏👏... you are doing great... ive also lost 30 pounds and my surgery was on March 2nd. My highest was 216, Surgery weight was 210 I am at 180 now... absolutely best decision ever made!

I’m in the midst of a stall I think...... so I’m just waiting for it to get moving again.
I started exercising more this last week (I couldn’t earlier due to blood pressure issues) so I’m hoping that it jumpstarts my body again.

How many ounces can you take in of solids at once? I can have about one and a half ounces of chicken and a few bites of potatoes and I’m done. Fish I can have a bit more at two ounces. Two egg whites is too much for me to eat at once and I have to stick to one hard boiled egg white for lunch (that’s it, just a hard boiled egg white)
I feel as though their expectations are a tad much. They are saying 2 meals, two Protein supplements, and 1-2 Snacks. The serving size for my upcoming stage is 2-3 ounces of protein and a quarter cup of veggies/side dish and there is just no way that’s going to happen... I can barely choke down HALF the protein without feeling full. 😬

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26 minutes ago, Orinskye said:

I’m in the midst of a stall I think...... so I’m just waiting for it to get moving again.
I started exercising more this last week (I couldn’t earlier due to blood pressure issues) so I’m hoping that it jumpstarts my body again.

How many ounces can you take in of solids at once? I can have about one and a half ounces of chicken and a few bites of potatoes and I’m done. Fish I can have a bit more at two ounces. Two egg whites is too much for me to eat at once and I have to stick to one hard boiled egg white for lunch (that’s it, just a hard boiled egg white)
I feel as though their expectations are a tad much. They are saying 2 meals, two Protein supplements, and 1-2 Snacks. The serving size for my upcoming stage is 2-3 ounces of Protein and a quarter cup of veggies/side dish and there is just no way that’s going to happen... I can barely choke down HALF the protein without feeling full. 😬

I honestly dont know im not really doing the portiom thing ... i eat as much or as little qs my body asks... i am just trying to avoid sugar carbs and all that extra stuff and taking my Vitamins as directed... i am walking/jogging 3-5 miles 4 times a week

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So my “tiny jeans that didn’t fit pre surgery” are now too big lol.
thankfully I have a **** ton of leggings that will hold me over because I won’t be buying clothes until my weight is more stabilized.
I started off as a size 24 (those were getting tight) and my smaller jeans are some strange sizing so I don’t have an accurate measurement there. I DO know that I was wearing an XXXL in PJ pants and my mom just gave me some XL PJ pants that were too long for her and they totally fit me. So I went from a 3x to a XL in about five weeks.
I still have another 65 pounds to loose.
oh..... and I had some smaller bras floating around. My boobs have officially shrunk lol. Kinda knew that was a guarantee though.

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I’m so excited!!!! They called me today to schedule my surgery for June 2nd. Wow that’s soon. I thought she was going to say July. I do have a pre-op appointment next week. What does that consist of? Do they just talk about surgery?

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Congrats on finally getting there!!! I’m So excited for you.
For my pre op he confirmed what surgery I was doing, he confirmed if I still wanted surgery, he also went over my medications, he explained about the surgery process. He explained about the pre surgery diet. He made sure I understood that this was a lifestyle change and made sure I was aware that I couldn’t eat certain things.
They took vitals.... the basic stuff.

it was no big deal. I had two pre ops. I had one over the phone.... and then I had to go for my pre surgical one a week or so before surgery.

My pre op diet only needed to be two days. I’m not going to lie: toughest thing ever. Nothing but Clear Liquids for two days was torture. The people that do that for two weeks are rock stars. lol

I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. To look people in the eye and honestly tell them I am doing great is amazing. Before I had chronic pain that was excruciating ALL THE TIME and I would smile..... I was go through the motions and tell them I’m good..... but I was lying. I’m not lying anymore.

I just applied for more teaching positions (getting a job with my weight and health things.... it was impossible. They always chose the skinny blond. Always. It was really upsetting to me every time I got passed over even though I had the experience and the skinny blond didn’t... they had zero experience and were fresh out of school. Unfortunately discrimination because of weight is still legal.)
so hopefully things change this year. I’ve got much more confidence in myself now

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I am so glad everything is going so well for you. You hear some people having a hard time after surgery, but you make my stress go away. I too have chronic pain and to hear that its better for you is awesome. Hope you find some teaching jobs. Jobs should go to who is qualified not who looks better. You are there to teach not to have a fashion show. Good luck to you. I’m sure you will find something soon and it will be great.
I hope my surgery goes smoothly and with no complications. Im so excited.

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1 hour ago, Samym said:

I am so glad everything is going so well for you. You hear some people having a hard time after surgery, but you make my stress go away. I too have chronic pain and to hear that its better for you is awesome. Hope you find some teaching jobs. Jobs should go to who is qualified not who looks better. You are there to teach not to have a fashion show. Good luck to you. I’m sure you will find something soon and it will be great.
I hope my surgery goes smoothly and with no complications. Im so excited.

This was my last ditch effort to make the pain go away. I admit I was skeptical lol.
I knew it would lesson the pain but I didn’t expect it to completely go away, especially not THIS quickly.
I am only 38 and they were talking joint replacements but my weight was an issue.., as well as my young age. Now I’m good and I no longer even need to look at joint replacements. If I keep up with cortisone shots here and there it will be good for a LONG time.
the first few days after surgery when you have gas is the worst. After you move from that it gets better

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The stalls are no joke. I was stuck in a stall for a while (I was at 266-264 for a long time over a week… possibly more) and then I stepped on the scale this morning and I weigh in at 258. That major drop happened in only a few days. Lol

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