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  1. My husband has made some similar comments to me-and we've been married 33 years- and he is the love of my life. Some of this was HIS insecurity, not mine. I just made sure I talked honestly to him- I always reassure him that he is my one and only- and we are spending more time just trying to be a couple. Simple things- cuddling on the couch with a movie- whatever. Everything said here is true- keep reminding her and all will be well.
  2. I was home for a week also- and used a timer. (I still do before and after meals). The water is a challenge and I did use the sip cups for 2 weeks but now I usually manage fine. I sometimes think I'm drinking too fast but if I do, my pouch tells me! I have really not 'pureed' anything. I just stick to things that are easy to get down. I am eating things I never ate pre-surgery (like cottage cheese, I love it now) and you'll likely find that too. Just try things until you find something that works. And go slowly- this isn't a race.
  3. I can echo what others said, even being new it's good for me to hear such honesty- because I need to know that this isn't an easy fix that will be 'over' in a year or two and then I can go 'back' to how I ate before. And I SO relate to the 'shame' of hiding- replacing foods- that horrible addiction to overeating that overcomes us sometimes. It's hard to be vigilant all the time,but it is what we have to do-just one day at a time, though. You've done the hard part, you've got this.
  4. I just focused on breaking 'habits'. It was a 'habit' to take an egg based breakfast to work every day, so I stopped that. I also tried out different shakes, drinks, etc. though what people tell you is true, your tastes will change somewhat. I don't have an issue with the shake I chose beforehand but some of the other stuff- I did. The sipping is hard- I still 'forget' and take a big swallow sometimes and boy do I know it! Also eating slowly- putting the fork down and waiting- and having no liquid while you eat is hard, so practicing that will get you ready. And have things 'ready' for the recovery process- I made sure bills were pre-paid, the bedroom and bathroom were cleaned and waiting for me...that kind of thing. AND- I made sure I had 'help' when I needed it. You'll be great!
  5. I just dislike room temperature anything, though even my food ends up cold before I'm done.
  6. I hope you listen to the vets here....I am one who let the scale bother me and it made me depressed. Our bodies will do what they are ready to do, and we can't change that. You and I will both be where we want to be if we just stay the course.
  7. Thank you for sharing. I'm new and need to know this can work for a lifetime.
  8. That's wonderful. Every step that brings you closer is a good one.
  9. I struggle now. I was like Beachgirl, I drank water all day. Now....I think it smells and tastes weird, even bottled. I am also using sf Popsicles, sobe life water ( I like the Fuji Apple) and nestle bottled water with flavor, I like the Orange and grape. Hopefully if you keep trying you'll find something that won't make you gag. I know it sucks.
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    I'm sure I did, all the head anxiety has to work itself out somehow. I still dream I'm eating like I did pre surgery cause I forgot, I think it's just anxiety on my part. Fortunately dreams are just dreams. I'm sure when you talk to the surgeon you'll start to feel better about it.
  11. Amber I'm glad today is better. I'm a side sleeper and at 2-3 weeks I could finally lie that way without pain, so you'll get there. I truly believe you're over the rough part, and every day will be better.
  12. At first it was so nice to see the scale go down....it has been SO long since that happened! But it is just making me miserable now so I really do need to stay off. Maybe I'll have my dh hide it from me for awhile!
  13. It is always in the back of my mind that "I" will be the one this won't work on...so I need to keep reminding myself- that the surgery has not failed me. So I will not fail me. thanks.
  14. I almost wish I'd had more time, all of this is a lot to adjust to. You can do this!
  15. I know in my little head that you all told me to NOT do things. Like 1. Freaking out when I stalled and 2. Comparing myself to others But I did...and I am...and I know better but darn it, it's hard to not be human! I'm three weeks this week. I lost 11.5 in week one, 6 in week two and 1.5 in week 3. And I AM happy to see it. But on my hospital wls site a woman not as heavy posted she's lost 34 pounds in three weeks and I felt like having a pity party for one. I'm just venting...I've read the stall thread in the post op thread...and while it goes back to 2010 I also noticed everyone who was unhappy back then is at goal. And so shall I be someday. Still, this sucks. And I should know better....