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This is my WLS journey.

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11 days until surgery

Again from Blogger, Feb 2, 2017 My Baritastic App informs me that I have 11 more days until SD. I am getting really antsy for it to just arrive so I don't have to fret about it anymore. I'm spending A LOT OF TIME on WLS forums and blogs reading everything I can get my eyes on about how people deal with this. This is good because 1) it helps me feel like it's a real thing coming up in my near real actual future, 2) it passes the time doing something that seems productive (learning about peop

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To be a vegetarian after surgery, or not?

Again from Blogger, Jan 29, 2017   I've been a vegetarian for maybe 13 years or so. Vegetarian like I don't eat any animals, but I eat dairy and eggs. Every once in a while I eat some seafood, usually out of total desperation if there's really nothing else. I'm a vegetarian primarily for anti-animal-cruelty reasons - I looked into factory farming practices, and I decided that I wanted to do my own small part in not perpetuating that. I'm not judgmental of people who eat meat. I do

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Things I'm looking forward to

Again, from my Blogger blog, Jan 29, 2017.   I've been thin before, so I know what kinds of things to look forward to. These are things that have slowly changed as I've gained weight, so slowly that I don't notice until they've changed completely and are in the rear view mirror. Speaking of rear views and mirrors...   Looking in the mirror and being pleased with myself Checking myself out in the mirror to find the good aspects, rather than avoiding mirrors so I don't hav

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Surgery scheduled!

I started this on Blogger a week or so ago - I'm jamming the first several posts on here (TTF) all in one day. - Jan 28, 2017 - Well, it's official, I guess, since I have a surgeon, I have a date, and I've paid a deposit on it. I'm scheduled for gastric bypass on February 14, 2017, which my Baritastic app informs me is 17 days from now.My story is a little different from many WLS patients' since I'm doing this without insurance (self-funded). I'm going to Monterrey, Mexico for the surg

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