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About EmmaNoel

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  • Birthday 05/15/1989

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    Kickboxing, Reading, Hiking, Running, Crocheting, Movies, Music
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  • Hospital
    Saint V's
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Tomcyzk

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  1. Thanks Cinwa!!! I was thinking that may be a good start as well!
  2. @TammyP very true!! thank you for the kind words! That's where I get so annoyed with myself - I feel amazing, I love the progress and I honestly don't know if I want to be smaller. I am working on building back some muscle on my legs and booty etc. I think when I look in the mirror and see my tummy skin....my brain tells me it is the SAME as before.....obviously not...but combined with my slip ups....it's brutal. you're totally right - I need to focus on protein BIG time....thanks again dear!!
  3. Hi TTers!! I have not forgotten you all....but boy does TIME FLY post op. It is almost as if the world opens up to you. I certainly have taken full advantage of my new body haha hit a rocky few months, could not get my Gut healthy...kept getting sick. if anyone lives in the New England area - you know this winter killed us.....snowed yesterday too UGH. anyways, thought I would share some progress pics. & speaking of struggles, I am 9 months post op as of today (wooo!) and I am starting to mentally freak out a bit. I hit a stall, normal - I completely expected it to happen....but my fear hasn't been that I am NOT loosing weight. My fear is that I am going to gain it all back. I know I know, do the right thing and I won't. But I guess what I am looking for on here is: how do you all handle these overwhelming anxieties? I am so scared since those old habits are knocking at my door. I have been slacking with my nutrition and eating more "snacks" or sweets and then I get so upset with myself. I know it is muscle memory/habit, I know the right choices....but I just can not get out of my head. I know I need to make better choices, I know I need to stay off the scale, I know I should just calm the hell down haha buttttt easier said than done right! I never was a scale obsessed type...but when I see the number go UP...it scares me. so I have stopped weighing myself and trying to just STOP thinking about it and do the healthy stuff. Just for some background, I have ALWAYS loved working out and enjoy healthy food. so in my head I keep thinking, those "tricks" never worked pre op...how will they work now. as far as distracting myself. I work out 3-4x a week, I meal prep...I crochet....idk I guess I am just at a loss as to how to kind of switch it up?? am I making ANY sense??? I feel a little all over the place as these emotions just launched into my head 2 weeks ago (probably also directly related to the whole, no more BC pills and newly implanted IUD - 4months ago lol). any advice is greatly appreciated!! xoxo Em
  4. Im also curious about this! I am still on the pill but they made it clear it won't be 100% post op. For now it's not a worry, but looking into other forms. The whole, object inside me for years, is kinda crazy to me.
  5. Thanks everyone for calming my nerves! I did call the doctor, they said they'd get back to me and did not. I'll be there wed for my 2 week post op any way. Which is fine because the more I read and watch my tongue, the more it's looking like Ketosis. So that's manageable. Gross but manageable! It is incredible how the body transitions and changes through this! I am excited and motivated.
  6. Hello fellow TT-ers! Sorry I didn't check in sooner. I am 8 days post op and feeling great. Some ups and downs but I am pretty impressed with the quick turn around. However, this morning I woke up and thought, damn girl your breath is hot! Ive never had an issue with bad breath so I immediately got up to brush. When I looked at my tongue, it was coated with an light orangey, beige coating. Not spotty like Ive seen thrush so idk if its that? Really grossed me out. Doesn't hurt or feel like anything. I brushed a lot of it off with my toothbrush. But wasn't sure if this is normal? Other than that, doing good. Trying to power through this liquid stage. Side note and TMI: any other ladies get an unexpected period that doesnt seem to want to end? I heard it can happen post op but #%$ when will it end. Lol And down 11lbs so far! -Emma
  7. Thank you both!! I will keep you all updated
  8. Hi everyone! I have been a little MIA, but I did get my surgery date! I go next week, Thursday July 20th (Gastric Bypass). I can not wait! I have been trying to prepare everything and couldn't feel more ready. I am sure I will be leaning on here for support after! I am probably most paranoid about the internal healing than anything. Hope everyone is doing well and kicking their goal's butts!
  9. Congrats! great job you must be feeling great!!!
  10. nomoreyoyo - EVERYTHING about this - yessss. as others said - remember who you are doing this for! a LOT of people have said to me "but you arent as big as people who really need it" "cant you just focus on the gym more" "why dont you stop eating poorly" "you just need to work harder" I get it - and you are not alone! aside from avoiding FUTURE issues - I would love to tie my shoes without losing my breath...walk up stairs and not be winded and huffing and puffing...or go on adventures my weight keeps me from - physically and mentally. can we lose the weight without the surgery - very possible...but this tool is here to help with that AND to keep it off...this choice is YOURS and there is no wrong answer.
  11. Hello fellow TT-ers! I may have missed the thread that covers this (I went to look and ended up down 100 different threads lol naturally). Anyways! I have completed my Group program and now have a few 1x1s while I wait for the team to approve (sounds like this will be in April) and get the call to schedule a date (SOOO excited - and a mix of 100 different emotions ). In the mean time I thought it may be beneficial to get some reading material to continue that emotional support/learning we had during the program. Does anyone have any recommendations? I saw one on here, and then started looking at more and more on amazon. I am posting the titles below - if anyone has others, or has read the ones I am considering - I would love your suggestions/feedback. I am looking more for the complete package - not necessarily on HOW they do the surgery - I have a pretty good handle on that. It is more the emotional side/building a new healthier you. "Eat It Up! The Complete Mind/Body/Spirit Guide to a Full Life After Weight Loss Surgery" by Connie Stapleton PhD "Mindset Breakthrough: Achieve Weight-Loss Surgery Success" by Beth Bianca "Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery" by Sarah Kent MS RDN CD Thank you!! Em
  12. Elizabeth - as someone who is about to have the surgery - this HAS been a thought of mine. seeing as how you are now well beyond your surgery date - how did this turn out? is that awkward to ask? I find I am most nervous about this! ughh struggle is real.
  13. Thank you for the honesty! Strains because you lost weight? Or it changed habits? I decided to be completely upfront about it. Because i know some people DO have a type. And this way if they only want thick women...they can leave now lol But I do imagine if someone is with you through the transformation, it can be hard. Possibly insecurities on their end about you leaving etc. Appreciate everyone's honest opinions!
  14. Thank you everyone! I have no problem walking away from someone who can't love me because of that. But definitely want to prepare myself for it happening etc. I think I am more worried how I WILL feel than them. but at the end of the day, this is for me and my health and I love me no matter what! thanks again!