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About ShrinkingViolet2

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/04/1970

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  • Location
    New Mexico


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Tyner
  • Height (ft-in)
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  • Current Weight
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  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Welcome to Thinner Times! In looking at your info, you're not even two months post-op, so 55lbs lost in a month and a half is nothing to sneeze at. I personally think that's a commendable amount to have lost. In addition, everyone is different in the rate of weight loss. Do you have a nutritionist as part of your program? My program requires nutritionist consults. There are plenty of people on here who can speak to you about the basics of their plans if you need more info. This site has been tremendously helpful to me and I hope you'll find it helpful to you. My basic plan is to consume 60-80g of protein, limit carbs to 30-50g. Keep calories under 1,200, although I try to keep my calories 1,000 or under. Drink 64+ ounces of water/sugar-free liquids per day. Eat three meals per day. Allow one low calorie, high protein snack. Those are the basics of my plan.
  2. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble, but I'm convinced your positive attitude and determination will eventually yield the answers and results you're looking for. Keep up the good work!
  3. Go early to avoid bad weather, for sure. There's nothing worse than stressing over whether or not you'll make your appointment. In terms of pain, it really wasn't that bad for me. The hospital staff stayed on top of it and kept me comfortable. If your experience is like mine, you'll experience discomfort getting up from the bed and sitting down. However, it was certainly nothing unbearable. Just remember to walk, walk, walk when they tell you to. It realeases gas trapped in your chest and it prevents blood clots. You've got this!
  4. This is hot! Fantastic look.
  5. Thank you! I teach 7th grade language arts. I like that age (12-13) because they're still innocent, want to please you, and you can have real conversations with them, too.
  6. Aww! That's so sweet! I love my kids and my job.
  7. Love those pants! Very cute ensemble!
  8. Today's ensemble: Gap khaki trousers, size 12 (no stretch, woot woot!), Ambiance black lace top, xl, Sarah Spencer alpaca jacket, xl. I still wear my larger-sized clothes. I'm not getting rid of everything until absolutely I can't wear them. Trying to build a new wardrobe but not until I reach goal (40 more lbs).
  9. Well, 111 pounds in a year is nothing to sneeze at! That's awesome. How long have you been stalled?
  10. It sounds like your thyroid issues are the culprit (maybe that and the meds?). What does your thyroid doc say about the health of your thyroid?
  11. You can do it! Good for you!
  12. Congratulations! Woo hoo!
  13. I hit 80.5 lbs lost today, so I'm doing a major happy dance! This pic was from a week ago. Wearing my new favorite Roccowear cargo pants with embellished pockets and wedge boots. The weather has turned super cold in NM lately!
  14. Nice to meet you, Valerie! It's good that you're giving yourself permission to focus on your needs and aspirations. Congrats! -Kim
  15. Gabby, I think most of us considered WLS a last resort. Not many people get excited at the idea of voluntarily having themselves cut on. So most of us tried to exhaust all other options before resorting to this. I told myself many, many times I could do it on my own. Guess what? I couldn't. Now I wish, wish, wish I hadn't postponed WLS this long. It was the best thing I've done for myself. The fatigue, the shame, the dread of clothes-shopping you speak of? Those things are in my rear view mirror now. Thank God. I wish you peace in whatever decision you make.