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About bellamoma

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    philadelphia, pa
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Haha aw!!!! I love it! You guys can split a bottle of peas
  2. This baby. He's killing me. SO cute!!!
  3. Waaaaaaaaaaaat????? Omg raeme!!!!!!!!! This is an amazing, total and complete transformation. I'm so happy for you!
  4. Hello Ashley, and welcome! I'm sorry to hear you've had such a tough time. Thank god for your mom. She definitely kept you safe earlier on! I hope you get the answers you need from your doctors and the support you need here. Good luck to you!
  5. Hello and welcome! How did it go?
  6. Welcome! I couldn't stand the sweetness of things post op. I did a lot of cream of chicken instant soup from Lipton with milk. It was nice and savory and gave me a protein boost. I just dealt with the protein shakes until I didn't have to drink them anymore. I don't miss them!
  7. It's an emotional rollercoaster early on. As others have said, be sure to follow the plan. You will get to your goal if you follow the plan. You may slip up from time to time (I have, and many others have as well-)but dust yourself off and get right back on plan. You can do it. We are all rooting for you!
  8. Hello and welcome!
  9. Welcome! My advice is always to white knuckle it through the pre op diet, bc the fact is, it blows. It's especially hard the first few days. It gets better. It just keeps getting better from there. I'm so glad I did it. Hang in there!!
  10. To tell or not to tell is such a personal decision. I have heard the argument that you can be open and hopefully inspire change. I totally get that. In the end, however, for me- I have to go with what works for me. Not disclosing works for me at this time. I am open to that changing some day, but for now, mum's the word. I worked in outpatient medicine for many years- plus on the floor. Cluckers gonna cluck, you know? There's always something to cluck about. Annoying but true. I don't base my decision to not disclose on the cluckers. They're surely clucking about my weight loss as it is! You have to do what works for you, personally. If that means shouting from the rooftop, I support you. If that means needing help with a lie, hit me up. I'll figure one out
  11. Hi Squishee! welcome to TT. You're almost there! Have a look around and ask any questions you have, we're here to help!
  12. you're almost there! we're rooting for you!
  13. sounds like many good things have been happening for you. congrats! you are killing your WLS!
  14. I've had so many NSVs lately! I now track my food religiously, even though i was a staunch anti-tracker before. I just bought a pedometer to track my steps daily. I am exercising more. I plan on doing the couch to 5k program. I just bought a bike! Haven't had once in over 10 years! My boys and I will be biking many trails this summer. We also completed the 5k color run, and are signed up for another fun run in June. This is the most active I've ever been with them. This is what it's all about, folks. i'm leaving behind the fat girl and embracing my smaller, more limber, more active self. The cherry on top is we are exercising more as a family and spending quality time together that doesn't involve a screen. I'm feeling so grateful.
  15. agreed, check with your doctor.