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About msmarymac

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  1. I lost my dad tonight

    I'm so very sorry for your loss, and your experience with that loss. There is not much worse than watching a loved one suffer and being powerless to make it better. Sharing about the details is one of the ways we process and deal with those feelings so please don't apologize for sharing here. Praying for you and your family for peace and for the strength to get through this.
  2. Do you think the Zoloft is causing the nausea? Taking it with a meal may help the nausea if you're not already doing that. Buproprion is not BuSpar as mentioned in the above quote. It's actually generic for Wellbutrin, which does tend to suppress cravings (hence it's use for smoking cessation). You might consider switching anti-depressants if you can't get a handle on the nausea and weight gain with Zoloft. BuSpar is actually for anxiety but is not a benzodiazepine like Xanax and clonazepam; it's typically taken daily instead of "as needed". There are enough options out there that I think it's worth talking to your Dr. about switching meds vs. adding a med for nausea. The more meds you take, the more side effects and potential adverse events. Good luck, and let us know how you're doing.
  3. Emotional eating

    Cracks me up because I have done that as well. How quickly we slip back into "mindless stuff my face" mode!
  4. 5 month update

    You're doing great, keep up the good work!!
  5. The struggle (with the band) is real!

    Please don't try to do the fills yourself, that band needs to come out! I agree with the above...check with your insurance about revision and get on with life! You have suffered too long!
  6. Hello, new to forum

    Wow, that's amazing! Welcome and keep up the good work!
  7. Song of the day Post -

    This entire it!
  8. Lets talk snacks baby!

    I agree with @Stephtay , while you're still in active weight loss, dried fruit is probably not your best friend. There are several P3 offerings that are just nuts, meat and cheese that are a decent snack. Actually sometimes they are an on-the-go meal for me. My favorite snacks are greek yogurt or jerky depending on whether I'm wanting sweet or savory. I don't have issues with artificial sweetners and like the Dannon LIght and Fit greek yogurt.
  9. Welcome to the Maintenance Forum

    I've had plantar fasciitis and it is dreadful! I found that stretching before I even got out of bed (flexing the toes forward to stretch out the bottom of the foot) as did freezing a bottle of water and rolling my foot on it. I also used Birkenstock inserts in my shoes which was like magic. When mine was at it's worst, I did water aerobics instead of my usual walking which seemed not to aggravate it as much. Hope it heals quickly
  10. Struggling

    I froze my protein shakes and then ate them with a spoon to trick myself into thinking I was "eating". Stick with it...before long this will all be an amusing memory as you skip along on your new healthy journey.
  11. Two pounds until goal

    From the years of having to weigh in at Weight Watchers I think I have tried every trick there is. Unfortunately those tricks result in bounce back gain I am confident that (legit) goal is in the near future for Jen, and we'll all celebrate!!
  12. Welcome to the Maintenance Forum

    This is a great idea as I find maintenance is so much more difficult than the losing stage. That has been true my whole life though...I have lost over 100 pounds twice before (plus smaller amounts many times lol) only to gain it all back plus some. That's what WLS is to me; a tool to help maintain. Those of you still in the honeymoon stage where hunger is gone and cravings are minimal...use this time to work on your head because that's where trouble starts for most of us. Being obese is not about physical hunger as most of us quit listening to hunger signals a long time ago. Develop other coping skills if you've used food as comfort, as celebration, as a reward. I find also that exercise, even just a 30 minute walk daily, is critical for me in maintenance, far more than it was in active losing. Plus it helps me deal with stress, which helps me not stuff my face
  13. So good to hear from you and I am so happy for you!! I have had a blissfully happy year as well and agree that it is much more difficult to maintain when things are going well. It's probably a good thing my BF/now husband is only home on weekends or I'd probably be struggling more with regain as I tend to indulge more and exercise less when he's home. So glad you checked in and I wish you continued happiness

    In addition to the warm liquids, walking is great for getting the gas moving. You are doing great, keep up the good work!
  15. I’m a terrible human being and I love myself.

    Where was @Burgundy Boy when I was a newbie and struggling to figure out what to say lol. Mostly i just dodged answering unless it was someone I was close to. I am much more likely to be open about it now that I'm 3 years out. I think part of it was not wanting people to be watching and waiting for me to fail...again.