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  1. I love your writing!!
  2. Oh man. I'm at 3 weeks postop this week not excited about a stall. So with my surgeon they want you to start puréed at 3 weeks. For those with the 3 week stall did you also start puréed foods also at that time ?
  3. Thank you ladies!! I know I'm just being hard on myself i need to be giving myself some time to heal before thinking I'll be able to just bounce up and be active. Such a huge reason I did this was to have more energy from not lugging all these extra pounds so now I just want them off. Like now. That's probably not the best way to look at it though.
  4. Happy Sunday Friends. I am 4 days postop (lap band removal, gastric sleeve and some other things) and I know being tired is normal just wondering when this wears off? Is this the type of thing where if I nap and rest too much I'm just making myself more tired?
  5. I think that the most important thing is to ask for professional help when you encounter big life stress. Therapist, group therapy, etc...they can help you the most by letting you get your feelings out and giving you ways to cope. The food is just a way for us to avoid dealing with stress. Spending our energy on trying to control our diet never works. What works is facing our lives head on.
  6. Yay!! Congrats.
  7. Day 2 after surgery I fell really pretty well. They ended up taking out my lap-band, revision to gastric sleeve, removed my gall bladder and fixed a hernia. Did I mention my surgeon is my new favorite person. Came home yesterday. Like everything is going really really well. I can drink water and protein shakes. I can walk. It hurts to roll around in bed but really considering the pain is manageable. So of course I made the mistake of getting on the scale ... not the number I was expecting but I know that's just the gas they pumped in. I just feel like it all went so well. The best part is I don't miss the food. Food-shmood. I don't want it. I want to be skinny. I want to be able to wear anything in my closet again. I want my fire and my self confidence back. I want to celebrate this entire journey. I just wanted to share my joy.
  8. I highly recommend "Intuitive Eating". Though we can't follow all of the guidelines since we can't truly eat whatever we want you may find self forgiveness for how we got here: the wicked cycle of dieting and the dieting industry which I'm convinced is evil and has contributed much to the obesity in our society.
  9. I am dating someone who I think is as large as you once were. I am having my own WLS Wednesday and trying to encourage him to start the process. I know he has to be the one to put down the food and do the work but in guy speak how can I encourage a guy who has truly given up on himself? He is "in the food" as we say in OA. Did you have a medical wake-up call or what truly got you to make the move to start the process?
  10. Help. Too much sweat and movement and I have raw skin under my bottom belly and they said they will postpone surgery if you have that. Any tried and true fast treatments?
  11. Day 5 liquid diet for pre-op. I think if it weren't for the kid food this would be a easier instead I had to bag up animal crackers for one kid and sesame chicken for dinner while I sip my soup back in my room away from them because it's impossible to watch them eat what I made them. I'm doing this all for them so they have a Mama longer but wow this temptation isn't going to go away anytime soon.
  12. I am 10 days prior to surgery and have those doubts too. Thinking to myself couldn't I just do this with diet and exercise? The answer for me is "no". I've tried everything including lap band surgery. For me I need this huge tool in order to motivate me to do follow the meal plans and exercizing needed for the amount of weight loss I want. Sure I could probably lose 50 pounds without it but I'm ready to be thin and skinny and healthy and keep up it off and most importantly break my addiction to food. I have to believe my surgery will be my needed kick in the bottom to heal my relationship to my body and food.
  13. So granted I'm pre-surgery but see where you are at in your lady cycle? I am always ready to eat a grocery store one week per month then it passes. I'm hoping this may lessen after surgery but it very well might not. If you can tie it to stupid hormones I have found it easier to remind myself that's my hormones and they lie sometimes about what you really need. The bottom line is we need very little to sustain us the rest is just our bodies messing with us.
  14. This is the part I'm hoping helps with the sleeve. I mean I could eat all day every day hungry or not. What does it really feel like? Do you feel full? Does your tummy just feel "off" when you think of food? Do have cravings still? Do you go to the grocery store and get unhealthy things? Oh and is it just certain things that don't sound good or nothing in the world appeals to you? Also for the ladies that might see this have you found changes in your eating "desire" fluctuating with your cycle ?
  15. I'm not that far behind you. Started my liquid diet yesterday. Day one I was okay. Today I skipped my lunch protein shake and have been hungry the whole rest of the day. Good luck you your surgery must be soon.