Learningtolovemyself

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About Learningtolovemyself

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    Female

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    318
  • Current Weight
    171
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Surgery Date
    8/31/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Learningtolovemyself

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Thank you so much! I still think people are looking at me in shorts and are wondering why that chubby girl is wearing them. I totally understand the weirdness of shopping for the correct size. I also am SO encouraged that you and @BurgundyBoy are still able to lose after a few months stall! I have been jumping up and down the same 2 pounds for a while now and I am so motivaed to keep going knowing others understand and are still finding success.
  2. Learningtolovemyself

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Thanks so much! I never had an honest pic of myself either.
  3. Learningtolovemyself

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Thank you! I relate completely to just barely being able to pick out the right size for myself. I was going through a phase where everything I brought into the dressing room was huge!
  4. Learningtolovemyself

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Thank you and YES!! It's been worth it every step of the way even through all the challenges. I wouldn't take it back for anything!
  5. Learningtolovemyself

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    Thank you Tracy, you are rocking it as well! Great job, you look awesome!
  6. Hi all, I am not one who wants to show my face but I wanted to post my success for numerous reasons. 1) To help others stay motivated. 2) To keep myself stay motivated 3) to CELEBRATE!! I have lost a total of 147 pounds so far! 28 pre-op, 122 post op! My one year Anniversary was at the end of August but I didn't celebrate it. I have struggled lately with the slowed down weight loss, the desire to eat more and the ability to eat more. However, I realized that I really need to take a step back and focus on my victory. I am so close to goal and I want to keep moving forward on a more positive note and that means remembering to celebrate achievements too. I am sometimes stunned when I see myself. I can't BELIEVE that either one of those pics is me! I am going to keep swimming and I am never going to stop reaching for my health and my goals!
  7. Learningtolovemyself

    Period changes

    My period's have also changed. They are every 23-25 days and are very heavy and very short (3 days). Sadly, my PMS hasn't changed and I still feel a little crazy that time of the month. Our bodies had to deal with a major change. I am 9 months out and feel like everything is just now starting to shift to a new type of normal.
  8. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    Wow! I love that you delved into some research for this question. I agree about the appetite. I really did feel so much hungrier on them. Also, thank you for your words of encouragement! They are so appreciated!
  9. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    I never knew that this acid stuff would be such a huge deal, but then again, this whole journey has been unexpected. What I do know for a fact though is that every quirk and weird thing that has happened has been worth it for how much better I feel. For your acid issues, I have heard that papaya enzymes chewed after meals helps a lot, I have yet to try them. Let me know if you find a solution. The main thing that has worked for me is to avoid aspartame and drink low acid coffee.
  10. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    Thanks for the response! I definitely experienced withdrawal as well. I switched from prilosec to tagamet for a month in order to be acid reducer free. My doctor just kind of shrugged and said that every body is so different and that maybe I never needed the acid reducer so now getting off of it, my body can find it's new normal. I don't know, I don't love my surgeon . My GP said that since the prilosec caused me anxiety, now that I am off of it, I don't feel that I need to emotionally eat for the anxiety anymore. I think there is not real explanation that the medical world can find honestly. I just thought it was so strange.
  11. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    Thank you! I also wondered if it was because I had higher acid now as well. I do know that getting off of them has made my stomach feel like it did at 4 months post op, I can't eat as much at one sitting as I was starting to be able to do at 8 months post op. I switched to low acid coffee and have had 0 problems with heartburn since. Thank goodness too because we have to give up so much after this surgery I may have cried if someone took my coffee!!
  12. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    Hi, I don't want to scare anyone, as I am always that 2% when responding to medication or supplements. I personally had high anxiety on antacids which caused a lot of issues. My GP said this can happen with acid reducers as they are messing with your stomach, which is like a second nervous system in the body and where most of our serotonin is stored. I also had a hard time withdrawing from them, but feel so much better off of them now.
  13. Learningtolovemyself

    Stopped acid reducer

    Hi guys, I have been meaning to get on here and be more participatory but I have been starting my own business, personal marriage issues etc...but I had a quick question! I stopped my antacid because of various side effects. I tried several different ones. Now I find that It is harder to eat, I get full faster and my interest in food has waned. Anyone else experienced this? Thank you very much for any info!
  14. Learningtolovemyself

    Onederland and 120 pounds gone!!

    Thanks so much everyone. I feel like getting past that 200 pound barrier was agonizingly slow, but when I look at the big picture as @BurgundyBoy said, this is a forever journey so a few weeks are really just a blip. Pretty sure that will be a thing I have to continuously remind myself of though!!
  15. Learningtolovemyself

    Onederland and 120 pounds gone!!

    Thank you! Maintenance cafe sounds good to me