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  1. 5 points
    CJireh

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    @Gretta, thanks, I am sure they are normal, and I will be relieved tomorrow when it is over! @kristinwitha_k, I won't have to beat myself up long after seeing the progression down I will be making in the pics! @Kio, I remember following yours from just before surgery so I do remember...I am actually sleepy now. Just a few more things to do and more to drink before going NPO! @Trish1967Thanks for your prayers, they are appreciated for sure! I am not worrying about any of that stuff...what will happen will happen and the drs will deal with that then, so I haven't even thought about that part. I know to expect pain, but I also know I've been through worse, so I am not stressed. @Jen581791, thanks, I hope it is quick and easy! I am still totally confident in my decision and this liquid diet has made it really easy so I am not going into it feeling deprived so I doubt it will be killing me the first few weeks...maybe just getting enough in, but just drinking and not chewing will be easy to do still. Thanks all of my TT friends! Your love and support and prayers are really a blessing to me! I had a good long talk w/ my son (the almost 16 yr old who asked me what I was having done--the kids seem to not care but he wanted to ask me himself. He wanted to know if I was coming home thinner like if I was having my fat cut off....I wish! haha! I explained the procedure and he understood it completely and was very supportive! It was a sweet time so I feel very relaxed). We will take that son to school tomorrow then head to the hospital and my FIL is taking the other one in...then will do the pick ups. DH and I are taking the train into the city, as it is easier and cheaper. Then tomorrow he will drive in so he can pick me up. I will post as soon as I can!
  2. 5 points
    kristinwitha_k

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    Of course you're a little emotional - this is a big deal! Be kind to yourself, from what I understand it probably won't be the last time you're an emotional mess on this journey. Don't forget to be kind to yourself about your body, too; obviously you're having this surgery because you want to lose weight, but you are beautiful as you are now. I promise. (I don't even need to know what you look like to know this: all bodies are beautiful. Pinky swear.) See you on the flip side, CJ! So excited for you.
  3. 5 points
    CurvyMermaid

    F-O-U-R

    @Jen581791 I'm not going to lie, I googled adult hobbies because I think I need more than the exercise too. I was trying to learn French with the Duolingo app but honestly, my brain gets fried from my work so I wanted something relaxing and artful - stimulate the other side of my brain! When I was younger I knitted and did cross stitch. I've done glass blowing and pottery. I pretty much dabble in what piques my interest and master none of it! @CJireh I saw your update and your date CJ!!! How exciting! @Trish13 and I will have to plan a visit to take you out for your first official mushy food experience! @Gretta Not quite at -100 but I feel it for month 5! It will feel doubly great to get rid of this 100 lbs of food piled in my kitchen as a donation to the food bank! Thanks for you votes of support - it means so much when you chime in with your encouragement and wisdom.
  4. 4 points
    Cardamom77

    The worst week of my life

    Something that is holding me together a little is that I have not screwed up on my pre-op diet. I have not smoked (I haven't in years, but all of this kind of made me want to bum a cigarette), I have not drank, I have quit drinking caffeine entirely - all while coping with the death of my sister. If that isn't a testament that I can do this, then I don't know what is.
  5. 4 points
    Jen581791

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    So glad to hear you're doing OK and getting up and around, and I'm sorry all this is accompanied by nausea and dizziness This phase will be over and done with soon, and you'll be feeling much better when you get back home and in your comfortable own place and have a shower, etc. Glad your hernia got spotted and fixed. Hang in there. This is temporary (even though nausea seems to make the clock go v e r y s l o w l y). Your real journey begins now!
  6. 4 points
    Boho Rosy

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    I love this post. I am also a fan of the body positive movement, and for many many years I accepted that I would always be overweight and that I could still be beautiful and healthy regardless of my BMI. I come from a long line of fat women who live into their 90's in perfect health. Although I'm still young, it appears that I have those same genetics. Because of this, I NEVER wanted to have this surgery. Something changed for me, though. I moved to a new city for a fresh start after ending a long-term relationship and I wasn't moving through the world with the same confidence I once had. Insecurities preyed on me, and I became a person who was constantly feeling ashamed of my appearance and eventually, uncomfortable in my body. That's what pushed me to do this. The way I viewed myself had inexplicably changed (even though I've been roughly the same size plus or minus a few pounds for over a decade). I began sitting on the sidelines of my own life and that scared me. I look at women like Tess Holliday with a great deal of admiration. I could probably be her body double, we are so similar in size and proportion. I think she's gorgeous and I appreciate her message very much, and if I could maintain my confidence and self-worth the way she does, I probably wouldn't be doing this at all. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is a very personal choice and there are so many factors that go into it. Those factors are different for all of us. What's right for me may not be right for Tess Holliday, but I can still support her and others like her without being a sell-out. You are doing the right thing for you, and I'm behind you all the way for what it's worth!
  7. 4 points
    Cardamom77

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    I also found that the bariatric providers were FAR more accepting and respectful than the ER doctors/nurses and general practitioners that I've seen. They help people of size every day and completely understand the difficulty. And I'm cool with novels of comments. Ha!
  8. 4 points
    kristinwitha_k

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    I cannot even tell you how happy I am to read that you also identify with the fat acceptance movement! I haven't seen a lot of that in WLS circles, and it's been a difficult thing to manage for me, as well. I kept worrying that I was capitulating to societal pressure to be thin, and betraying all the work that fat activism has been doing. But you know, no: I actually have found less judgment and more validation and understanding from my bariatric providers than I ever have from the regular medical community. The WLS community understands that you can't just "try harder" to lose weight and keep it off. Size acceptance and the WLS community BOTH believe that diets don't work, that weight isn't a simple calories in/calories out sum game, and that BMI isn't a good indicator of health. They honestly have so much in common that's it heartbreaking to think of them at odds with each other. Anyway, sorry to write a novel of a comment on your blog post, but I hear you. We'll just have to turn into size acceptance allies, instead.
  9. 4 points
    Trish1967

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    Oh CJ, my heart goes out to you ❤️ As much as we want and need this surgery, it still makes us think thoughts that we wouldn't normally. Emotions are high right now. For me, the biggest fear was how to get enough protein in after surgery, lol. And I was worried about severe nausea, which of course I got. I was a little worried about post op pain, since I've had lots of abdominal (both laparoscopically and open) so I knew what to expect. But I was very pleasantly surprised that I had no post op pain. Your fears are coming to the surface right now, and that's to be expected. It's a scary thing, but you will be so much healthier and happier once you drop that weight...you can't even imagine! I came on here to tell you I'm praying for you, and how I'm so excited that you're joining us on the losers bench tomorrow. Then I saw this thread, so I figured I'd add my two cents, lol. I wish you the best of luck tomorrow, and I'm sending tons of hugs and love to you tonight!! Let us know how you're doing as soon as you're up to it. Almost there!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  10. 4 points
    CurvyMermaid

    F-O-U-R

    @BurgundyBoy the picture you paint is beautiful. Nature is completely where I recharge and yes, we are out of season for any outdoor horticulture although today it was 72. I'm trying hard for self-care - have upped the meditation and beach walks, but a woman can only handle so much. And today I was just disgusted with all my flabby extra skin. I mean, I have fully expected it from the beginning, but I can't handle the rashes and itching and smell. Yuck. Okay, and to be honest the visual of that flabby skin is not at all beautiful no matter how I tried to prepare myself. Not what I need when I've been beaten down. Which is what I'm feeling from work. My colleagues are supportive (which is great) but have no first-hand advice to give as I am the one to boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before. Yay me. I *know* I have survived worse. I *know* I am strong and on this remarkable journey post-WLS. I can list the positives that come as a result of that flabby skin. I am self-aware enough to know that this too shall pass.....and all that other happy horse sh*t. LOL @NerdyLady I am channeling you in my rant and pout and grumble. Since I know you always emerge so positive and supportive from your rants, I hope I can be as good as you.
  11. 3 points
    Jen581791

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    I have a lot of respect and admiration for those who approach WLS from a fat acceptance perspective. I'm sure it's far healthier to find some peace with your body before deciding to do surgery (for whatever reasons). I have never been at peace with my body. I've always felt that fat was my enemy - in myself, not in others. I'm pretty sure that self-loathing is not a great attitude to have about your body, but it's certainly been the way I feel about mine. It's not 100% appearance based - a lot of it is based on how being fat has limited my activities and made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin. Sure, there's vanity there, as well. Also the feeling that others may not take me as seriously as I'd like to be taken when I'm fat. I wish wish wish I could come around to feeling more positive about my fat self, but I just fail at that. I'm very glad to hear from those who have been able to do that in their lives
  12. 3 points
    Cardamom77

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    Absolutely! I thought about it and researched it without breathing a word about it for about 2 months before I decided to take the leap and do the required pre-program class at the clinic. Throughout that time, I also researched successful fat women like Tess Holliday and activists like Virgie Tovar and Lindy West. I read a lot of articles that refer to WLS as "stomach amputation" and vilify it completely - but I had to look at it from every angle before I made this very serious decision. I know the gravity of what I'm doing. I think it's offensive, actually, when activists insist that women (and men, but the articles are almost always focused on women) who choose WLS are doing so because they've been somehow duped into it. I have not been duped. I don't think you can do the amount of research I've done - including purposefully seeking out research and opinion that cast WLS in a negative light - and be duped. Ha!
  13. 3 points
    Jen581791

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    Best wishes for a quick and easy surgery. It'll be a bit of an emotional roller coaster for a while, but you'll get through it just fine. So many amazing things to look forward to. You're making a huge step towards a happier healthier you. Let us know when you can how it went
  14. 3 points
    @Jen581791 What a beautiful story. Not only were you treated to beautiful vistas, but you were treated to the fruits of your hard work. As the weight drops off my body, I realize that our bodies are tools to be utilized in ways that make us happy. That said, your hike sounds impossibly difficult. I would have audibly called for Jesus to take me home. Your fitness is an inspiration and makes me want to achieve more for myself. You picked the right profession because you are a true teacher. Brava!
  15. 3 points
    Thanks, @delilas and @Res Ipsa! Quite a change from what I was up to last year at this time. Hopefully lots more adventures to come.
  16. 3 points
    babykinz53

    Ramblings of a slow loser.

    Doing okay, I have decided to stop stressing about losing weight and just be happy where I am, for now. I still need to work on a cardio routine, its just something I cant conjure up the motivation for.
  17. 3 points
    Readytobeme

    ONE WEEK and counting!!!

    I have to agree with you, CJ. Every single WLS class that I go to I find that I already know most of what they are teaching. That is from being right here on this forum with people that are willing to share their knowledge with us. Matter of fact, I talked to a few people before the class yesterday that are much farther along than I am. They asked how I know all that I know about WLS. I not only told them of this forum, I wrote down the name of the site. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they show up here. I don't always post much but, know that I am watching closely.
  18. 3 points
    @CJireh, yeah, it was pretty amazing. It was hot at the bottom (100F/38C), but got cooler as we climbed. The real life-saver was that we DIDN'T have to climb back down - we had parked one car at the top and driven another to the bottom so we could relay out after the climb. Climbing up was a scramble - climbing down would have been straight up dangerous It is really nice to have found a nice group of people who are very active and do fun things (and if they're willing to let us tag along...). I think they're playing the long game, assuming we'll get in better shape as we go! It was my hubs taking the photos. I have a lot of nice ones of him, too. For once in our lives, he actually had a bit harder a time of it than I did - he's not really any more overweight than I am (he's lost some weight simply by being forced to be around me during this interesting time), but I think I've been doing more cardio at the gym. Let's hear it for cardio!
  19. 2 points
    AustinJ

    It's been 12 days already?!?!

    It is hard to believe its been 12 days for you and 10 days for me! I am glad to hear thing are going well for you. They have been going well for me also. Walkin', drinkn' and getting in protein that's how my days seem to go.. Just remember when you start that puree diet TAKE IT SLOW!!!! I had refried beans the other day, and 1/2 a teaspoon too much left me in pain for and hour. Just from feelin' good, to my gosh I'm dying in 1/2 a teaspoon. I can eat about 1/4 cup of soft protein in a sitting.
  20. 2 points
    hermit0208

    my surgical week....

    My surgeons plan stated flatly that straws were ok from the moment I was allowed clear liquids and have never had a problem, which I am grateful for since I have sensitive teeth and straws help me to drink without hot/cold liquids running over them, would never have been able to hit liquid goals if I had to fight tooth pain!
  21. 2 points
    Kio

    7 weeks out - ups and downs again

    Cardio plus resistance! I'm kind of looking forward to it - shoveling has to be easier at 255 than it was at 355, and I figure that's about where I'll be when the first snowfall sticks... At first I did have a little trouble with beans, but no problems since that first attempt. The half-taco I put them on satisfies my need for crunch with very few carbs, and the cheese and greek yogurt add protein. It's kind of like nachos, only super easy to digest and pretty healthy too!
  22. 2 points
    Readytobeme

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    I am so sorry that you are feeling badly right now, CJ. There is no doubt in my mind that this phase will go by quickly. You will soon be on your way to the healthier you that you have waited so long for. Hang in there.
  23. 2 points
    kristinwitha_k

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    Aw, bummer. I hope you get to go home tomorrow! You're a trooper. Really glad to see you posting with all your updates - it's just not TTF without CJ! You're definitely a life-of-the-party type, even when you're dizzy and nauseous.
  24. 2 points
    Gretta

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    So sorry the nausea is hanging on. Glad you're where they can do a lot for it. Being home and helpless would be worse. Hoping it all resolves soon. Gentle hugs.
  25. 2 points
    AustinJ

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    I hope you were able to go home tonight CJ. Next time you hear from me I'll be on the losers bench with you.
  26. 2 points
    Cardamom77

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    I think I personally had to come around to a place of not hating my body before I could consider what I wanted life to be like and how I wanted to feel. Hating my body took up too much time and energy. I had to accept the way I look before I could get very far on changing it and before I could detach my feelings about body image from my health priorities - if that makes sense? But not everyone is in the same boat and that's totally fine. I do think that the hard work I've done on body acceptance will help when my body inevitably doesn't look perfect after losing the weight, though.
  27. 2 points
    Trish1967

    A bit of a rough start but doing better

    Looking good, girl!! I'm sorry for the troubles you're having with nausea and dizziness I completely agree with Gretta...I'd take pain over nausea any day! I had 8 solid hours of horrific nausea immediately post op, but no gas or surgical pain. I hope the nausea/dizziness gets better soon! But what a trooper you are, powering through and drinking anyway! Great job! Sorry, also, about the hernia. But I'm so glad they were able to fix it!
  28. 2 points
    CJireh

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    Surely a different point of view you all have. I hate being trapped in a fat body and have never accepted it. I never make fat jokes around other fat ppl, I never joke about my weight, I just can't ever accept it...but that is Bc I am super hard on myself. I don't judge any of my fat friends, I just judge me. That being said, I won't be skinny, just normal with lots of skin, but much less visceral fat and a longer life expectancy! I guess it doesn't matter how we get to where we are, but that we accept our differences and go for the surgery with peace in our hearts!!
  29. 2 points
    BurgundyBoy

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    Just adding, there is an article in today's New York Times that reviewed some recent medical studies... which found that people who are "Fat but Fit" still have significantly higher risks of cardiovascular disease. For many years I would have called myself 'healthy and fat' as @Cardamom77 put it... and just as she noted, my joints started to go downhill - and I treated myself as if I was a diabetic and ate no sugar, etc... but still had borderline indices for diabetes. So I've come to think you can be a beautiful person, healthy, fit and fat - but not for very long. Things catch up with you. The beauty may be there but 'Things Fall Apart' (to plagarize the title of Achebe's novel about Nigeria).
  30. 2 points
    Cardamom77

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    @Res Ipsa, I have a similar thought process as your heart attack one. Most members of my family are overweight/obese and have major mobility issues. Genetics seem to have shielded me from diabetes, but I do have elevated blood pressure (remarkably, not in the "hypertension" category) and my knees are starting to act up. I thought to myself that I don't want to have major mobility problems 20 years from now thinking "Well, at least I can eat cheesecake." I do think that folks can be healthy and fat. However, I have noticed that most of those arguments start to dissipate as folks age. I was extremely healthy when I was fat and active - I rode my bike daily and skated several times a week. My resting heart rate was excellent and my blood pressure was normal and I had no major health problems. I think the kicker is the active part, but as we age, our joints don't hold up as well and things start to get more difficult. My husband got cancer a couple of years ago (he's ok now) and chemo and grad school took away so much of my time that my own active pursuits were set aside, so the strength I had built and the habits I had built took a nosedive. Over the last year, I've tried multiple lifestyle changes and diet and exercise changes, as well as Contrave (which likely triggered the gall bladder issues that led to my gall bladder surgery) and my weight has just continually increased. I'm happy to have made the decision to do something that will WORK and I'm happy my insurance will cover it. I think I accidentally wrote another blog post as a comment. Haha!
  31. 2 points
    Gretta

    I'm in surgery!!!!!

    Thinking of you!!! Can't wait to hear how it went!
  32. 2 points
    Kio

    I'm in surgery!!!!!

    I love that we talk a lot about the Loser's Bench - but we don't spend a lot of time SITTING after surgery! You'll be on your feet walking the halls in no time. (Don't stub your toes on the IV pole!!)
  33. 2 points
    Cardamom77

    Two weeks out - starting a blog

    That's true, but I think it's natural as part of their education and training to do research on obesity. When I had to research things for my education and training, it definitely opened my eyes to perspectives I hadn't considered previously. It makes sense that they don't want to drive "customers" away, but I think it's just as probable that they have also put a lot of energy into trying to understand their patients. At least that's the feeling I get from where I'm going for care. But on the cynical side, boy do they hawk Celebrate supplements! Haha!
  34. 2 points
    cinwa

    I'm in surgery!!!!!

    Warming up a spot on the losers bench!
  35. 2 points
    Gretta

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    Looking forward to hearing all about your successful surgery! Hugs hugs hugs!
  36. 2 points
    Kio

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    I’m going to be thinking about you all day CJ! Let us know how you are as soon as you can! i felt much the same as you the night before my surgery. I didn’t sleep much at all! But it’s ok, you will get PLENTY of sleep over the next couple of days! =D. I’m glad you’re not scared of this - you’re starting a new exciting chapter. Can’t wait to hear from you on the other side! <3
  37. 2 points
    Gretta

    'Twas the Night Before Surgery.....

    I'm so excited for you! I think feeling emotional is normal. Big changes ahead!
  38. 2 points
    Wow, just wow. So beautiful, such an amazing experience, and most importantly clear proof of how your surgery and weight loss has changed your life and your capabilities. You are an inspiration to us all.
  39. 2 points
    This is so awesome! I only recently (late August) started in to hiking, and I live in a relatively flat area - some foothills here and there - and found myself in over my head a few times, but man - isn't finishing it the best? I can't say I've done anything near like that, but I'm super proud you got through the whole thing - and man! Those views!
  40. 2 points
    Thanks, @BurgundyBoy! Yes, I know thin people who definitely couldn't have done it. (Or wouldn't want to - it was hard!) This is really meaningful to me because it really was losing the ability to enjoy hiking that got me starting thinking about WLS seriously. I used to love it, but over the years, it got harder and harder, and the trails I hiked got easier and easier (well, for everyone else - still harder for me!), until eventually I said "Stop. It's not fun anymore - just work. And I feel like I might keel over from a heart attack after not much of a climb!" The last hiking straw was at Lake Willoughby in Vermont's NE Kingdom. I climbed up about 1500 feet to the top of a big cliff overlooking the lake, which was surrounded by cliffs and the bright fall colors of the trees - it was a magical view, but it nearly killed me. Every part of my body ached, and I definitely should have quit before I reached the top. My legs were so tired that I could have easily stumbled and really hurt myself. The next day I decided I wouldn't go hiking again unless I lost a bunch of weight, and I knew that meant WLS. I dream of hiking in the Alps. Maybe soon Do the locals still take the paths? Apparently yes. I've heard that the local kids who watch the goats (which scramble all over the mountain, of course) can get to the top in an hour and a half. We took four... Even driving from the village to the top takes about an hour - it's a crazy twisty unpaved road with some hair raising turns. I'll go hiking with these people again. Above all, they were very nice about telling us that we did a good job for getting through the tough hike, and didn't complain at all about how slow we were
  41. 2 points
    BurgundyBoy

    F-O-U-R

    @CurvyMermaid Your posts are the best. Sorry for the work stress, have had lots of the same myself and it feeds into my propensity to snack. It's a little hard to recommend this just now as the weather is a bit seasonal (for you California and Texas persons, this means Cold) - but I find gardening feeds my soul. At my old house I built a pond, and stocked it with fish, and the frogs moved in and serenaded us. I also raised ~ 600 perennial Alpine strawberry plants in a special bed which yielded little tiny intense flavor bombs of goodness for 9 months of the year here, and the neighborhood kids were always sneaking in to comb them for new berries. (I intentionally put the bed where it would be easy for them to get to it, and to hide from The Adults). Had wisteria trained on a pergola; and to sit there in the gloaming and sip a glass of wine with the people I love...
  42. 2 points
    AustinJ

    ONE WEEK and counting!!!

    My son isn't a candy kid. He is going to scare trick or treaters at our house instead of going out. Since I own online toy stores, we give out toys instead of candy. So the only candy I will see is in the trick or treaters bags.
  43. 2 points
    CJireh

    ONE WEEK and counting!!!

    LOL!I was thinking the same thing....no candy for me and at school i will be SURROUNDED by class parties and goodies and "taste the cupcakes I made for the class" etc! Then comes the grandkids coming to my house so I need to have some treats (luckily our grandson has severe food allergies so we don't get them candy) but we will get them some snacks (in bags to take home!) and my teens will all bring home their haul of candy BUT I am determined to be STRONG and I CAN do this...just like YOU can! (don't even look in your son's candy bag and I won't look in my kids'! )
  44. 2 points
    AustinJ

    ONE WEEK and counting!!!

    What a great day for haunting... Happy (candy free) Halloween every one.
  45. 2 points
    CJireh

    ONE WEEK and counting!!!

    it is funny how I do think about what everyone here would recommend or do....but it is a good thing!
  46. 2 points
    CJireh

    Into the single digits countdown!!!

    I only have checked the calculators as to how much i could lose overall, not month by month....it looked interesting (the link you sent) but I won't get caught up seeing where I should be when. I'm on my own journey (along side all my friends here!) i did go to he other....my dr set my goal weight at 170, but I believe I could do better. Here's a "picture" of my before and after. . I could live with that. (Side note, although I see myself as fat, I never see myself as THIS fat! I think Bc I avoid full length mirrors and photos, but honestly this probably is the real way I look.
  47. 2 points
    Sounds like my first mountain hike in Austria. My neck was gritty with salt crystals from my dried-up sweat. It was amazing to realize I’d done something like that. I still have the photo of myself with the town waaaaaay down in the valley. Congrats! If you do something like this again, let me suggest one of those electrolyte drinks, even diluted. Plain water washes the electrolytes out of your body. I learned this the hard way....
  48. 2 points
    BurgundyBoy

    Ramblings of a slow loser.

    @babykinz53 totally get this. - You look great. - Lipids profile are a dream. Wow. I think you are a big success. Sometimes stalls are due to body thinking it is in a desert or a famine --- more fluids or a few more calories convinces the body that it is not longer in a drought or famine and it's okay to lose a little bit. I find if I up by exercise a little bit and my calories a little bit that may restart the loss process. Though I'm a sleever there is a lot in the Pouch Rules relevant to me. I eat a ton of fiber, and find fruit quenches my appetite in a way that empty carbos (pasta, pizza, rice, etc) does not. Having said that... we each have to find what works for us. Good luck and sure you will continue to be in a good place.
  49. 2 points
    Okay, I'll start eating, the fridge should be empty by Friday. LOL!!! I really can't get rid of much my son and wife wouldn't be to happy about it. Although, my wife has been complaining that my lack of eating has inspired her to eat more. My son never seems to stop eating. They have all kinds of meals planned for when I'm on the liquid diet all the stuff I don't like and lots of pasta. They are also going to eat out a few times which we've only done twice in the last 5 months. I told them if they have left overs from eating out to throw them away or they will be sleeping with it in the car. I am ready for the surgery, not excited, not nervous , just ready. I'm sure that will change as we get closer to the day. I am a man of faith and have been my entire life. I pray often to be lead in the right direction, and with the ways thing have fallen into place it's hard for me to argue. I also really trust my surgeon with 18,000 bariatric surgeries under his belt and 0 deaths, and only 1 leak almost 15 years ago I am confident in his skills.
  50. 2 points
    babykinz53

    Ramblings of a slow loser.

    SO I Googled this and it seems I have been doing this all wrong! WOW! 5 hours apart? I stay away from fruit completely and rarely eat veggies.....gotta change that! But that Google search led to many more and I have learned some stuff I will try.