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About MsKate83

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  • Birthday 08/17/1983

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Papasavas
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Band
  1. Nothing like fitting into jeans that didn't fit at all two weeks ago :)

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    2. Kirabelle
    3. katiebug


      haha thats awesome!!

    4. NewLife4Me11


      Dont you just love that feeling!! Great job!!

  2. I'm having a hard time knowing that my one year anniversary is coming up next week and knowing I didn't at all come close to my goals. I hate to make excuses but the last 6 months were incredibly hard and I've been getting on track, but it's not the same! Bummer.

    1. Kirabelle


      I know that the "Honeymoon" period of up to 18 months is the big weight loss time, BUT you can continue losing after that time! Look at the people on My 600 lb life! They keep going 2 and 3 years out. You can still do this. You only fail when you stop trying. Hang in there.

    2. MsKate83
  3. Update New side by side

    Wow, I totally want to do hundreds of crunches tonight! You look fantastic!!
  4. Seeing the weight come off again this week is totally bringing my confidence back up after a horrible last 6 months.. I CAN do this!

    1. Lori88
    2. SlimSmitty


      Lori took the words right out of my mouth :)

      keep it up girl!!

  5. So hard to write this..

    Thank you everyone for your words of support. Writing everything out and reading the responses were surprisingly therapeutic in itself. I went to my surgeon's office before I moved to IL, but there's little that she would do for me being that I was moving the next day. Because my stint in IL is only temporary, I am hesitant on getting a new doctor. I know it's something that I do need to do seeing that I probably need a fill, or will need one soon. But as with everything else, one thing at a time. I started journaling my food intake again, and that is helping me. Once I have that under control, perhaps in a few days, I'll start getting back to the gym. Fortunately, my apartment complex has a free one and I can see it from my window. So, when no one is in there, I'll make my way over. I'm excited to get back on track.
  6. So hard to write this..

    This is all hard for me to admit.. but I need help, support and guidance from people I know will provide me with that. Last year, March 29th 2011, I had Lap Band surgery. After discussion with my doctor we believed it was the best option for me due to my own personal preferences, current medical concerns and goals. I did wonderfully! I was so excited, by the end of the summer I had lost 50 lbs, and made it under 200 for the first time in 10 years. Then a series of horrible things happened to me. I had my heart broken by a guy who I still can't get over. My father died unexpectedly. I had a change of bosses at work, and was then treated like a piece of crap. I got a new job (amazing part!), but it required me to moved to IL (I am from CT). Those 4 drastic things, each are enough in their own right to cause anxiety in someone, but happening to me all at once I lost control of everything. I needed to start anxiety medication. So now, 6 months later and I feel disgusting. I have gained some, not all of my weight back. I feel out of control. I can't get back to feeling in control. I have gained about 15 - 17 (depending on day). I tried many times to jumpstart and get back on track but nothing is going the way I want it to. I hate the excuses but really what happened is I stopped caring about myself the way that I did prior to my dad dying. When I started to take care of myself and really take control of my life and weight it was because my dad was worried about me. He would be so ashamed of me now. I'm crying as I write this. I really need to just get this all out. I feel like a failure and that I wasted all my time, energy and money on a surgery I clearly stopped "working" to my advantage. Help, I need to get the control back. Help. Help!
  7. Well, it's been awhile since I've logged in here.. and man I feel like crap. In the last 1-2 months, I've had my heart broken by someone I truly loved/love, and than my father died unexpectedly. I've gained about 5-7 lbs over the last 2 months from all the stress...

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    2. MsKate83


      Thank you both. I plan to start fresh, but it's still a whole crap load of crap to deal with.. :(

    3. misslacey48


      wow im sorry to hear that :( your in my thoughts and prayers <3 and dont worry girl youll get through it.

    4. misslacey48


      wow im sorry to hear that :( your in my thoughts and prayers <3 and dont worry girl youll get through it.

  8. hey kate! how has everything been going for you?

  9. Well, I didn't reach my goal of onderland by my birthday (today), but it's possible I could reach by Friday, which is a wedding I have to go to! I'll take it!

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    2. Lori88


      Happy Bday! U are doing great - even if not at goal on Friday go and have a great time!

    3. imjustbnme66


      Keep up the good work :)

    4. samone


      Happy Birthday!

  10. Best tasting protein shakes

    I used the Atkins protein shakes. A little $$, but I tried the others and didn't like them. I also have tried CVS brand Protein Whey in Cookies N Cream. I mix it with milk, and drink it cold. It's pretty fantastic!
  11. I'm such a liar. Someone's asking me how I lost my weight.. I can't tell him the real way. I lied. I said the traditional way. I can't believe me. I've not been ashamed of my surgery AT ALL.

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    2. Xan


      when I dont feel like going in to it and explaining stuff to people, I just say "portion control" its not a lie, really...

    3. MsKate83


      I basically said I eat a lot less, and walk a lot more. But I've not once been ashamed of my decision, except for catching up with this old friend who happened to do it the traditional way. I hate myself for lying. First time I've lied about it.

    4. lcrogers99


      It depends on who I am talking to. I told a lady at my daughter's ballet class today and she wanted me to telephone her husband right then and there to explain the surgery to him. lol Not! I guess that she has been pushing him to attend a bariatric seminar.

  12. I've been having a rough last few weeks. Between work, school and dating I've been a walking zombie. Time for some changes in my habits...

  13. 5 pounds away from being at my 1st goal of being under 200 :) I had hoped to reach it by my birthday 8/17... I think I can do it!

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    2. MsKate83


      @DulceLayla33 - Awesome! We both can do it!

      @DGV - Thanks :)

    3. NewMeNow2010


      You can totally do this!! My fingers are crossed :)

    4. sunnydays99


      any day now, i can't wait. come onnnnnnn Onederland!

  14. Feeling a little down about things.. I need to snap out of it..

    1. piper_dl


      Why are you feeling down?

    2. MsKate83


      I've hit a stall and dating among other things. Just one of them weeks!!

  15. Well I I officially started the running portion of my couch to 5k program. I feel like I want to die since it's about 90 out and I'm sunburnt, but I didn't die! whoo hoo!

    1. lcrogers99
    2. msdepew


      So what exactly is this "program"

    3. MsKate83


      There's several online. Some are more aggressive then others. It helps people who aren't runners incorporate running into their lives and work towards doing a 5k.

      Here's the site I'm using, and I opted for the more conservative one. I'll probably speed it up eventually though.