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About Ladybugzzz86

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  • Birthday 10/19/1986

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    Gaming, playing guitar, watching a good movie or reading a good book, listening to music (all but Country), being in nature, helping those who are in need
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Ellesmere
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    Vertical Sleeve
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    Hobbit #1
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    Hobbit #2

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  1. Not at all. She was very pleased. It used to be high 9's for the three month average. Anything below a 7 is what diabetics should aim for. Can't wait to beat my last score now
  2. Hey @middie5, good work! I'm not sure if you ever tried it, but I find yoga and pilates fantastic at building lean, strong muscles especially for core strength. As an added bonus, it also helped keep things 'firmish'. I do still have some excess skin, but I really do think it would have been much worse without these exercises. Maybe try out some YouTube clips to try it out? Good luck! Might save you some money too
  3. We are all here for you @Abbey Morrison what you are feeling is totally normal, and its your body's way of making sure you are as prepared as much as possible before you start your journey. Ask any and all questions you would like - everyone is so fantastic and supportive here, you will feel right at home. Welcome to the family
  4. @Cheesehead @Aussie Bear, you are both an inspiration. These situations have in the past caused us to self soothe with food. But now they are opportunities to grow stronger, set healthy boundaries, and (hopefully ) find happiness. Or at least some peace within ourselves. And I am very sorry to hear about the explosion around the holidays Cheesehead, but kudos to you on how you handled it!
  5. Thanks for your post @Cheesehead, sounds like a fantastic idea. And I hope things start to get a little less stressful for your household situation
  6. Thanks so much everyone for the kind words and support. @Nana Trish, that gives me much hope to hear. Only makes sense that body will need to readjust also, never thought of it that way. Merci
  7. Dang Trish, hope you get some pain relief very soon. Sometimes prednisone can mess around with your sugars, but if it helps it would be very worth it. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
  8. Start eating slowly, asap. That is one of the hardest for me to do on a regular basis, takes a while to break those old bad habits. So maybe find out which habit that you have, that if changed now, will make it much easier for you to adapt to post surgery. You got this
  9. Awe! Cutest pic in the world!!! You look fantastic, and I just love your festive spirit. Merry Christmas to you and yours Tracy
  10. Thanks @Jen581791 - you are so right. Still a learning curve for me, but I think I am getting a bit better at it everyday.
  11. Thank you so much for sharing your experience withe @Aussie Bear. You are right, we can get through this. Trying to be kind to myself this time around by reaching out instead of holding it in Feels a little bit better already. One day at a time
  12. Thanks folks (((Hugggzzz))) to you all. Glad to be back, and still moving toward my goal - might take me a bit longer but I am determined. Bring it on, 2019
  13. ODAT Start 334 Dec 12/17 Current 232 Dec 12/18 102# lost, and a new love for salads found lol Thank you all for the love and support along this journey. Still a way to go, but I have faith in the process and will keep trucking on. Last A1C 6.3, never thought I would see that day. Still have back pain that I am trying to manage to the best of my ability, but am no longer bed bound for weeks on end. Overall, a fantastic year- and hope next year will be even better
  14. I am feeling stronger now emotionally then I have in Years. Unfortunately, that has made me realize some of my triggers from the past are things that I can no longer handle mentally. I love my father very much, but he is very self centered. He gave up alcohol, and has now become a binge eater. To the point where he cracks jokes over it, offering to get me pizza, bars, steaks, ect. Almost to rub it in that he can and I can't? My heart weeps tonight because I did address this issue, but all he could do is talk over me, dismiss me, and tell me my lips never stop flapping. Then followed up with well you are just too sensitive. I was tempted to cut tonight (self harm), a reality from my past which I haven't felt the desire to do in years. My addiction to food was used similarly : a coping mechanism that would help distract emotional pain and turn it into physical pain. After discussing my concerns tonight I went for a drive to cool off, I don't like being hollered at when I am not doing that to another. I returned back to the house and its like nothing happened. My mother is carrying on with her day, and father is still binge eating zoned out into the TV. The way we were raised is that you burry everything deep down, don't talk about it. Never worked for me obviously. There are only two options when you do that: implode or explode. I have to admit to doing both over my lifetime. I guess I just feel like I'm hitting a wall, trying to set healthy boundaries that are just being ignored. And I am stuck here until my return to work progresses, or crashes. Either way it is going to be a few months. I have lost 102#, and am very proud of it. I do not want to give in to my urges to hurt myself with food or anything else as a way of coping, or as a cry for help. It doesn't work. I am just not sure where to go from here, how can I take back that control that I feel he steals from me with his words and life choices? On the plus side, I am glad I am finally able to recognize it and address it now much better than I have in the past. Things are improving in terms of healthier coping mechanisms. Any suggestions would be nice, or if you dealt with similar, I would love to hear your story. Thanks folks for listening