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About SlimSmitty

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  • Birthday 05/23/1983

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  • Website URL http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/SlimSmittySleeved

Profile Information

  • Gender Female
  • Location Connecticut ( CT )
  • Interests my dogs, curling, fine art, and web design
  • Age 32


  • Surgeon Dr. Tim Ehrlich
  • Hospital Griffin Hospital
  • Height (ft-in) 5-11
  • Start Weight 328
  • Current Weight 253
  • Goal Weight 195
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 33
  • Surgery Date 7/17/2012
  • Surgery Type Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Depressed heading into the holidays

    One huge issue is that my folks are living in our house. Have been since 2013. Planning to move out in January 2017. My father is a sweet-a-holic... He used to be a very bad alcoholic, but now with AA, a support system and cake, he's sober 4 years. But having that cake in my house, it just weighs on my mind... I don't eat it, but I feel like I make bad choices because I'm cooking for 5 instead of cooking for just myself, which was when I was the most successful... Thanks for all the kind words of wisdom. I will take the "one day at a time" approach and get back on my routine.
  2. Depressed heading into the holidays

    Yes, I know about the 5DPT quite well, thank you, Tom!
  3. It took me a few months to get back to "normal" workout mode. I would get so lightheaded and dizzy. Make sure you have something in your stomach when you workout, keep your sugar up but not high/spiking, and drink lots of water! you'll do awesome. good luck
  4. Surgery tomorrow

    You will do awesome! (by this time you probably already have!) Update when you can
  5. 2 week diet........help!

    Being sick during this process is no fun. Call your surgeon's office and let them know you are sick and what do they recommend for you... If you can, I'd stick to tea, hot broth, and your protein shakes. They may give you other suggestions based on your progress in the pre-op process... Personally, I had shakes for months leading up to it to get used to it. So my liver was less fatty than if I had started liquids only 10-14 days pre-op. I don't know what your diet has been like. Basically, call your doctor and double check. They may give you approval to have some greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Good luck! And feel well soon!
  6. Depressed heading into the holidays

    It's been a LONG time since I posted on here on a daily basis. I haven't read the forums or looked through the galleries like I used to. I loved being an active member. I need to get myself back into my pre-op/newly post-op mind set, because right now I'm struggling. Hard. I had my sleeve done in July 2012. Split with my current ex-husband in September 2012. We were legally divorced by June 2013. By then I had lost 127 pounds and I felt like I had the world at my finger tips. I no longer had a man who kept me down emotionally. I was single and supporting myself happily. Fast forward to July 2013 and I meet the man of my dreams. By mid-November we were pregnant ... something I had prayed for, wanted so badly, and had caused so much disappointment over and over again... one of the main reasons I had WLS was to get pregnant. And now I finally was it was a very easy pregnancy, I was so lucky. My daughter was born July 2014. I was overjoyed. I was also 37 pounds heavier. She is now 16 months old, and I'm 48 pounds heavier than my lowest weight post-WLS. I started my journey at 330 pounds, was 205 when I got pregnant. I'm now 253 pounds. And I'm so depressed. I feel like I wasted my tool and my opportunity to live a healthy life. Other mom friends (WLS and non-WLS alike) have both told me to give myself a break and not be so hard on myself. That I "put my body through extensive trauma having a child, and to be patient taking the weight off." But I feel like a failure, nonetheless... My daughter's father and I are happy, head-over-heels in love, and we got married in August (we actually got married 4 times for family all over the country but that's another story LOL)... Anyway, bottom line is, we are heading into the holidays... a time full of sugar and temptation... The two seasons I've already celebrated post-op went well, but I'm worried this year I wont be able to manage mentally because of how I'm seeing myself at the moment. It makes me want to cry. I'm hoping I can get some advice from you wonderful people, on how to buckle down and get back on track. I didn't come all this way to give up. Please HALP lol. (L) 6/2009 328 lbs (C) 11/2013 210 lbs (R) 8/2015 245 lbs
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  8. Food Funeral tonight

    you can still have your sauce! just don't put it over pasta. put it over sauteed cauliflower or grilled vegetables! bake chicken in it. there are plenty of things you can do. Don't start mourning the foods you love completely. You'd be surprised
  9. I want to cry

    stalls will come and go! don't worry. keep getting your protein and fluids in. Also, give your dr a call or set up an appt with your dietician! that's what they're there for
  10. You don't just have protein shakes for 5 days on the 5DPT. The first two days are liquids only, then you move over to soft proteins, firm protein, solid proteins over the following three days. Good luck,bbaisden... Hopefully in those 9 weeks you've seen your dr multiple times?? Call him/her asap. Call your bariatric shrink. Go to a support meeting. Anything! Don't just sit at home and snack. Get up and go for a long walk. Anything other than what you're doing now. Once you make a habit out of good eating, it's easy to stay on track.