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About paitynsmama

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    Dr. Fuller
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  1. Hey guys, It has been a while since I have been on but I just had my 1 yr surgiversary, down 116 pounds, and as of yesterday,,,pregnant!!! I saw my surgeon earlier this month and he gave me the ok to start trying....BAM - it didn't take long at all lol. I am so nervous and excited at the same time, but now so many questions are running through my head about being pregnant after WLS. My first question is prenatal it ok to take these pills with my other vitamins everyday? I am worried about taking too many vitamins so I don't know what to do. I am going to start looking for an OBGYN tomorrow and hopefully they will know what they are doing with me lol. I also read about having an underweight baby and having a C-section after WLS - Is this true? I have a 7 year old so it has been a long time since I have done any of this and my nerves are insane lol. Thank you for all of your support in advance!
  2. At 99 pounds lost I have just gone through my longest stall EVER. This morning I was 166 pounds!!! I can't believe I have lost 100 pounds since mid November!! (please dont mind my oily no make up face lol)
  3. I ran to the store on Saturday to pick up a pair of jeans since I have no clothes. I grabbed a size 11 off the rack without trying them on. Put them on today and they fit AMAZING!! 6 months ago I was struggling to zip a pair of size 22's and today I am ROCKING a size 11!!!!
  4. I didn't use straws for a long time but recently I have noticed that it is much easier for me to drink more water with straws. The gulping can still bother my tummy a little bit and using a straw helps it go down smoother, I dont know if we're supossed too but it definitely helps me.
  5. I have started drinking more water when I feel hungry, but then I feel hungrier, so maybe I need to eat something heavier? I tend to snack on small things like beef jerky and skip lunch sometimes. I think if I have a bigger meal when I am supposed to have my meals and stay away from the snacking that might help...I am gonna try it and see if that works.
  6. Why do I feel so hungry one day and not hungry at all the next? I hate these days where I feel like I can eat anything and brings me back to the mindset I used to have and I feel like I have no control. I snacked on beef jerky today, drank a TON of water, and nothing is working. This happened last week too! The following day I could barely eat and just a couple bites made me full - I don't get it : / I was also wondering if the slowing down of my weight loss is normal? I understand I am no longer 266 pounds so there is less to lose, but this last month I have only lost 5 pounds. Is this normal? I was rocking through 15 pounds a month in the beginning and even slowed to 10 a month, but this last month has been brutal! Thanks in advance for your advice
  7. It is absolutely the worst feeling ever, I know but this 3 week stall is very normal for almost everyone. I experienced it too. I didn't lose any weight for 10 entire days. I was freaking out. I am 6 months post op and still freak out when I have a stall. I PROMISE you will start losing again. The best advice I can give, which I didn't follow, is to stay away from the scale. It will keep you from going crazy. I, however, am unable to stay away from the I am constantly driving myself crazy lol. Hang in there, the scale WILL start moving again!
  8. Thanks again guys, I feel great in clothes but still having some body image issues without the clothes. The skin.....omg the skin lol....everything is just so squishy lol. it seems like the skin on my tummy is going with the flow of gravity and everything is really low around my tummy area...I hate it I am down to 177 from 266..... 6 months ago I was 266!! I am amazed by this, seriously, the best decision I have ever made!
  9. I really don't have anyone to talk to so I am just going to vent here lol. I don't know what to do anymore I have been in a pretty toxic relationship for the last 7 years and I have a 6 year old daughter from it. He is emotionally abusive and I honestly feel like he doesn't love me but for some reason he stays. I know that I should leave but it is so hard to think about splitting my family up and having to basically raise my daughter alone. It scares me to be alone and to struggle alone and to know that after all of the hard work I have put into this, I have failed. Recently he has been hiding things from me and deleting text messages between his and this supposed "coworker". It has gotten to the point where I left for a few nights and we decided to even go to couple's therapy. Since the therapy session everything has been really good and then suddenly today he gets this HUGE attitude with me. He said he was gonna be late coming home but refused to tell me why. I had an appointment that I had to cancel because he was going to be late and because I had an "attitude" about it he freaked out on me. He called me names and is treating me like the biggest pos right now. Since losing all of this weight I know that it will be easier to move on. I am still young and somewhat attractive. I am successful, a great cook, a great Mom, I am smart and funny and have set pretty high goals for myself - so why is it so hard to let go? Why is it so hard for me to walk away so I can be happy? What am I so afraid of? I want out of this relationship but it hurts my heart so bad to think about leaving. What is wrong with me?
  10. paitynsmama


    I also cut mine about shoulder length as well and noticed a lot less hair falling out. You will still notice hair coming out but not nearly as bad. I was pulling out handfuls of hair that was freaking me out. Now it is just a few strands
  11. Awww thank you guys! I feel like a completely different person. Purplemist - I wish I would lose my boobs lol - I went from a 44 to a 38 around but my cup size is still a G They aren't as firm as they used to be but they don't want to leave lol. After all the weight is off I am sure a Mommy makeover is going to be needed lol. The skin isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but its definitely there. Its ok though, I haven't been able to rock those sexy boots in a long time lol.
  12. I have a hard time too with the larger pills. Small ones don't seem to be a problem but the big ones are terrible, especially the multivitamin. Makes me wanna vomit when that nasty thing gets stuck in my throat : /
  13. 81 pounds in 5 months!!! Never ever thought this could be possible :)

  14. Today was another success - beef jerky, salad, and a half of a protein shake so far - and the scale was down a pound this morning!! I was getting a little discouraged for a minute because I have not lost as much weight as normal, now I know why. I don't want the carbs as much as I did earlier in the week. So weird how you can just feel so hungry for no reason. I wish I could do Greek Yogurt, I have really tried, even the whipped ones to see if I can eat them and the texture is just too much for me. I am such a regular yogurt lover I thought I could do it, but they just aren't appealing to me. I would rather have a protein shake lol. Thanks again for the support! I feel like I am already getting back on track. its so easy to want to go back to old eating habits but I did not go through all of this to ever be fat again!! I have had 3 people comment on how small I am getting - my little sister even commented about how "skinny" I am Skinny is not a word that has been associated with me in a very, very long time. 44 more pounds till I hit my goal weight! I cant believe it is so close when 4 1/2 months ago it seemed so far away!! Have a great weekend everyone!