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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kelsey, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Kelsey

    Kelsey New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    08/09/17
    Start Weight:
    230
    Current Weight:
    170
    Goal Weight:
    140
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi, all. I had my surgery in August and really struggled in the beginning. I've kept my surgery a secret for the most part, only people close in my life know about it.

    In the beginning, I struggled a lot mentally with the surgery. Knowing that I couldn't use food/eating as my coping mechanism was really getting to me. I didn't realize how much I relied on food or eating to put me in a better mood or cheer me up when I was down. I couldn't eat the things that used to make me feel better, or I couldn't eat very much of them.

    My taste buds and food interests have really changed since getting the surgery, but now I'm doing a lot better. I've found other ways to deal with my feelings when I'm upset that are much healthier than using eating as the source!

    Because I've kept my surgery a secret, it's been hard finding a support group that I can be a part of without anyone knowing. I'm excited to finally be connected to people who have experienced or are experiencing the same things as me.
     
  2. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Hi my name is Pam and I'm new on here also,maybe we can be friends,I haven't had my surgery yet I have to lose some weight due to insurance but I think I'm getting the sleeve,I'm scared and happy and a little agitated to,seems so hard to lose these 17 pounds,but I'm not giving up.and congrats on your surgery hun,I can't wait for mine,I would feel better if I had a date.
     
  3. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Hi. I just wanted to make sure you feel as welcome as I did when I first signed on. I began this weight journey in February. My surgery was in august as well. I told everyone I knew. Only one person said no, it's just water. I just gave her a look. The rest are very supportive cheerleaders. It's especially good though, to hear your weight loss team tell you youre doing good.

    It's a pleasure to share my journey with all in this group. It's feels good to be able to just log on and babble. Thank you for joining and putting your trust in us.
     
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  4. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    I can't seem to get to many people to talk to me but I'm glad that I do have few on here and I thankful for the ones I have I don't have family much,so I'm kinda a loner,but like to talk to people.
     
  5. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Some people may be struggling with their situations and do not remember to share until theyve made it through. I am a good pretty sure I know how to at least listen. I will do my very best to hear you. It's a tough road to walk practically by yourself so feel free to message me.
     
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  6. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    thank you so much.
     
  7. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    780
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
     
  8. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome Kelsey, glad to have you here. :)
     
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