Smashlee83

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About Smashlee83

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  • Birthday 08/26/1983

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston
  • Age
    34

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Dirk Rodriguez
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-02
  • Start Weight
    240
  • Current Weight
    157
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    30
  • Surgery Date
    03/21/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Not my circus, not my monkeys

    Thank you for the perspective @Stephtay & @Cardamom77. I need to remember that just because I'm working out my stuff, doesn't mean he is.
  2. Not my circus, not my monkeys

    I am trying them out this week as a way of switching up my 10 month routine of yogurt. They are tasty and easy, but to be honest I will make them myself next week. I can do the same thing on my own by portioning out ground sausage and cheese and then pouring in egg beaters. This way I can make them with turkey sausage and egg whites and mix in a little salsa
  3. Not my circus, not my monkeys

    This is the mantra that I tell myself over and over when I'm tempted to stick my nose in too far into someone else's like and/or decisions. A colleague on my floor has come over to chat off and on for the last year. A few months ago he asked me about my weight loss and told me he was thinking of also having the surgery. I cheered him on and when the day came for him to return to work I checked on him. He was miserable, in pain and starving. He is about 3 weeks out and chats with me regularly. He complains of stomach pain from steak he had last night. I asked if he's on solids, he said he gets cleared for soft food this coming weekend. He has bragged about having pizza, blending spaghetti etc etc. This morning I got snappy with him. I'm making a Jimmy Dean Scramble cup (22G protein and 2 carbs!) and he tells me the Jimmy Dean sausage croissants have 10G of protein in them. I literally said "I can't with you. I want my weight loss to be permanent" Why go through all of that pain and work and money, to just screw it off? Why???????? Ok end rant.
  4. What Are You Wearing Today?

    Dress my amazing husband bought me for Christmas. Finally got to wear it out this past Friday night to the Joe Rogan show Size 10 by Guess. I don't love the pic because amazing husband isn't an amazing photographer and my bat wings are in full view. But I really did feel stellar.
  5. Protein shakes suck

    I found it impossible to get the full amount of protein in the first few weeks. All that matters is that you are trying to. At 1 week out, nothing tastes good. Just keep trying things and tweaking them. I found if I poured small amounts of the shake over ice and sipped on them I could get in 2 a day if I worked on it all day.
  6. Today and only today, I miss my fat.

    Although I am in Texas and have no concept of real cold, I'm COLD! I love winter, or so I thought. This is the first year of my adult life I can't get warm. I make my husband start a fire every day after work and I am now the lady with the office sweater collection. One for my arms and one for my legs. I miss you Summer.
  7. Annoyed!?!?

    This is such a double edged sword for me. I have been and still am very open about my weight loss. I think it's a little misleading to say I was able accomplish all of this without surgery. I had a lady recently who has never spoken to me more than a hello, ask me in the break room how old my baby was. I thought this was a super weird question, but I answered 4 years. She looked confused. She said that she thought that maybe I had just had a baby when I came to this office a year ago and that's the reason for the weight change. As if my 5lb baby was responsible for the last 85lbs I dropped. But at the end of it, I know that she meant well. I know that she noticed that I was a heavy person who looked unhealthy and now I am not. I told her I had surgery and thanked her for the strange compliment. The part I don't like is the different attention from men. I don't mind niceties, but it's the men who never glanced up to say good morning before, now want to strike up a conversation. Gross.
  8. Checking in - 10 Months out

    Hi Ya'll! I've been terrible about checking in these last few months. Lots of changes at work and home and all this crazy ice that we're not supposed to see in Texas. I started my first college class last week so that's taking up my energies as well. I sifted through some photos and you guys are killing it! @Nana Trish @NerdyToothpick just to name a few. So inspiring to see everyone's success. I am still 18lbs from goal but I feel better than I ever have. I am so ready to be at a place of maintenance and to get to the size I'm going to stay so I can shop! Lucky for me, I still have lots of hand me down clothes from a friend. But those are getting more and more scarce. I'm including a 1 year apart Christmas photo. Woof I can't believe that was me. The second was a pic I took a few weeks ago before going out with a girlfriend.
  9. Before and after airplane photos

    You look gorgeous!!
  10. Confessions

    Exactly. I still have loads of restriction and that parts great. It's the ease of popping a candy into your mouth, and then another an hour later, and another. That's my issue. I just need to be more careful on what I allow in the house. I previously was able to just avoid because I shouldn't eat it. Now that's harder for me and I'm not sure why. Feeling accomplished and thin? Treating myself for doing so well. It's a weird mental thing with me. My brain looks at my daughter's left over waffle and says "DO NOT EAT THAT", "YOU'RE NOT EVEN HUNGRY" and then before I know it, down the hatch. What is that?? I had to reschedule my therapy to next week instead of today. I was hoping to have better insight.
  11. Confessions

    Last week I had to yell at my husband to remove the reeses p-butter trees from the living room. He purchased 3 bags of them and I realized I was back to really dangerous behavior. I would get up in the middle of the night to pee... and eat a piece of candy. That is not who I am anymore!
  12. Confessions

    So. I read this post this morning and I sat on it. And I stewed. I'm still stewing. It felt like an appropriate time to say... I ate a pint of Ice-cream on Saturday. Truth is, I've been totally out of control. Snacks on snacks on snacks. I find it so hard at 9 months out to have idle time. I love being at work because I pack my food for the entire week breakfast lunch and snack and that's all I have. But when left to my own devices, there's been a lot of sweets involved lately. I have therapy Wednesday and I a have made a promise to myself to bring up food addiction. I have tackled all other addictions in therapy and talk about them freely, but this one seems scarier.
  13. It’s really working!!

    SAME! I love this place. You guys get me on so many levels! @Res Ipsa @Chefman77 If I am not weighing it's because I am avoiding it. Before, when my weight was trending upwards I knew. If I didn't get on the scale I didn't have to actually face it. I could keep eating like garbage and try to live in ignorant bliss. My daily weigh-ins keep me in check. I know there will be fluctuation and now I seem to have hit a point where I only lose 1 week a month and that's a minimal amount. Once I learned that my body had it's own way of doing things I adapted to that. Measurements are also great. Every time I would get in a stall I would imagine my body magically moving around fat and changing the shape of my body. I have lost 41 inches and 81lbs and I feel better than I ever have!
  14. Hi. New here.

    Welcome welcome! I had the same fears. Not as much about the actual surgery but for sure the dynamics of my life being altered. I was (And still am) a big entertainer. I love to cook and feed people and have drinks and I thought having this surgery would take all of that from me. It hasn't. It does make me center things less around food, but there is still always something cooking at my house. There are always people coming over to visit. I just take much better care of myself and it shows in my physical and emotional health. I have never been happier and the same will be true for you!
  15. ^^^ What they said! I'm 8 months out and I still don't eat toast. I do eat fruit occasionally but I didn't start that until 5-6 months out.