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About Smashlee83

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  • Birthday 08/26/1983

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dirk Rodriguez
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Last night I had dinner with my husbands cousin who was in town from the east coast. He's 1yr post op VSG. He looks incredible. I couldn't get over how thin he was. He's down nearly 200lbs and still losing! There was so much reassurance in that dinner. He leads a basically normal life with dinners out, occasional sugary carbs and all. He's active and healthy and so happy. I told him about my sugar issues of lately and he related and understood and affirmed what others have said. Eating an occasional guilty pleasure is OK! It's when that occasional becomes a regular that it's the problem. Stay aware and critical and I will get to my goal and stay there.
  2. I think you're my new hero.
  3. Jen!!! You look incredible!! My heart is happy for you.
  4. I love you guys. I'm white knuckling it through this week. I had my normal cheese and turkey lunch but when I finished I thought, I really want some chocolate, or more cheese, or powdered donuts and then I couldn't get the thoughts out of my head. Almost felt like I used to feel when I wanted a cigarette. I guess that's the withdrawals part.
  5. I fell off the wagon a little this weekend. We had a mini vaca for my husbands birthday Friday and Saturday. I packed a lot of high protein low carb foods for myself. I also packed whatever else anyone wanted. When I was little powdered donuts were my jam! Anytime we went camping my mom always got me some. This continued into adult life and I would house a bag of them no problem! Nothing good can come from a powdered donut. I had two on Saturday. Then I had another on Sunday. Then Sunday evening I had a few bites of my husbands birthday cheesecake. Now, days later, I can't stop snacking, grazing and thinking of sugar. Why do I already feel like I've already failed at 5 months? I was doing so well. And I still am. I tried on all of the pants I had in a size 12 and they all fit. The first time I've worn a 12 in nearly a decade. But I am worried that might not last much longer if I can't get these cravings under control. Words of encouragement or advice on how to curb cravings welcome.
  6. I would imagine 2 weeks in a hospital with @NerdyLady & @Jen581791 would be almost like a vacation.
  7. Girls trip / Surgery buddies?
  8. You looks beautiful and happy!
  9. I would LOVE to know what the cost looked like for the full thing. Did it take the full 2 weeks in the hospital to feel well enough to return home?
  10. So crazy! I have noticed that there is something in Greek Yogurt and in Halo Top that has a strange effect on me. My throat gets extremely itchy/scratchy when I have either. I thought it was maybe a lactose thing, but I have cheese everyday and it doesn't have this side effect.
  11. amazing progress!
  12. So some of ya'll know I was on the struggle bus with constipation. Like Miralax, Probiotics, Smooth Move Tea, Glycerin Suppositories and Saline Enemas. At the same time. A few weeks ago my surgeon prescribed me Linzess. It works. Maybe too well? Last week I spent most of my work week in the bathroom and even had to go home one day because it was just too much. I've also started burping this horrid taste, like burnt popcorn. It's terrible. I've been getting some acid reflux as well that started before the linzess. What is going on? I can't decide what is from the meds and what isn't. I stopped the Linzess for a few days but the constipation came back. At what point do I start seeing a GI dr, and stop asking my surgeon?
  13. This post spoke to me on so many levels. Please keep writing and sharing what's in your head and heart.
  14. I usually do some snaps of our rides if we take a break. This was from a few weeks ago. Feel free to add me on snap chat. Username: smash-bola This one is at a park in Katy that has a lot of bridges over swamp land. I'm hoping we see an alligator... from a distance.
  15. Apparently they censor the word t*ts. lol.