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Looking for friends i am new. Started my journey 2017 of may

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Sheila Jaime, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

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    64
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    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    hi sherry my name is Pam I'm new need friends and support, and that's funny about the cat it sounds like something my cat would do,lol,,so I'm having the sleeve done but I have to lose 17 pounds before I do and that's due to insurance I just am having hard time wish I could hurry n lose it its hard,I have a lot of health issues so can't exercise much,if you have any advice I'm listening,and sure could use a friend, and great on you losing that's awesome.
     
  2. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    sounds good I'm new and I'm having hard time losing 17 pounds but I'm gonna have sleeve so if you have any advice please feel free to let me no hun and great job..
     
  3. 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 sherry I'm Pam I'm new so I hope I'm doing this right,I'm suppose to get the sleeve but they want me to lose 17 pounds first,and I'm having a hard time,and so you say the bypass is better you lose faster with that,I wonder why they chose the sleeve for me?
     
  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 don't understand why the doctor chose the sleeve for me either,,I no I'm having issues with the 17 pounds and I'm getting agravated
     
  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
    It feels like the pressure is on, huh? I know that my insurance requires me to have tried to lose the weight. Programs and diets. I don't think I like your insurance much but I can be here to support you as you drop those pounds. I feel based on all that you have accomplished you will succeed. Also when I did the protein diet before surgery I tortured myself with the lean cuisine or weight watchers meals in the freezer isle. Sometimes I couldnt take it and ate two. But that did help with the weight and getting in more protein. If I remember right they have 10g. Some 12 to 15 depending on the meal. They didn't taste like cardboard or nothing considering they are microwaved. Anyhow, please keep your head up. I think that they would just push back the date of surgery til they are satisfied (the stankin boogers)
     
  6. Dawn58

    Dawn58 New Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    Unknown
    Start Weight:
    219
    Current Weight:
    214
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Carbondale Pa




    Hi, my name is Dawn. I am new to this. I signed up 2 months ago for weight management and for gastric bypass. I have been eating well and actually lost 7 pounds since I started. So far I have had my initial consult. And month 2 nutrition class #1. I am anxious and nervous. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. Dawn58

    Dawn58 New Member

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    Start Weight:
    219
    Current Weight:
    214
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Carbondale Pa
    My biggest problem is drinking water. I was only a coffee drinker all day every day. It is hard for me to think to drink water, especially when I'm at work.
     
  8. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

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    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Ya I use to hate water but I went thru treatment a year ago and had to learn to drink just water,so I had to give up tea it was so hard,,but I finally did it but I started with the new water,the lemon water n orange,,,its pretty good now I only drink water..you can do it hun,just takes a little time.
     
  9. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
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    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    thank you so much hun ya insurance just don't make any since,I mean its hard enough going through all we have to do and they make it harder on us,but I'm trying my best,just wish it was surgery day,I'm tired of being like this I really am,,,your words are very grateful and I'm glad we became friends on here and I might try the food you talked about to see if that helps also
     
  10. 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
    Okay. The price in my town for them is 1.25 to 2.00 a box. I hope it's affordable in your city. I have a hard time followin the plan because of the amount people on the grocery needs list. I feel good about meeting you as well. Surgery Day is gonna come and you'll probably be lIke "what am I doing?" But no worries that's normal. It's also normal to feel like everything is in the anesthesiologists hands, i did. But I realize I have the will to live. So keep up the good work and enjoy the you you're becoming.
     
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  11. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Don't worry it will come off, just follow the Dr advice, we all stop and start, stop and start on our weight loss, it is normal it takes time, and don't compare your self to others, we are all different
     
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  12. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    I'm trying my best n I'm not gonna give up as long as I got people like for support I don't really have family,so I appreciate everything hun,we can do this.
     
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  13. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    well I weighed today but on 2 different scales,,one real good one and one cheapo one,,good one says 221,other says 223,so I really don't no its crazy not knowing for sure,waiting every month to go to doctor drives me crazy,I don't want to wait a month I want to no every week if I've lost or not,so I'm stuck..hope all is well with you
     
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  14. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    778
    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
    I go to my nutrition Dr. Office once in a while and ask to use their scale, they never mind, well they never say no, I bet they are used to it
     
  15. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
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    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    oh wow really,MMS my doctor is 2 hours away but I might try it at my on doctor,thanks.
     
  16. 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
    I have a scale at home and it's ten pounds lighter than the doctors office. I cannot fot the life ofw convince them that they are a little off lol. I try though. I like my scale even if it's lying to me. I think it's endearing. Lol. Anyhow a nurse once told me that the weights vary for scales especially on carpet versus tile.
     
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  17. Lori W

    Lori W Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    It took me 6 months to lose 15 pounds...I barely made the requirements.
     
  18. HoJo

    HoJo Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    ?April 2018
    Start Weight:
    260
    Current Weight:
    248
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Dallas, PA
    I'm stuck, too. I need to lose a total of 26 lbs in 6 months to be considered for WLS. I lost 11 lbs right a way, but now I only lost 1 lb in the past 3 weeks. My next appointment is in 2 weeks and I have nothing to show for it. I'm also at the point where I'm hungry all the time so I haven't followed my diet as well. I think I need to look at what I'm eating to make it healthier. Maybe then I won't be so hungry and I'll start losing weight again?
     
  19. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    778
    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
    Eat more protein, less carbs, you guys can do it
     
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  20. 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
    It's good to take in as much protein as possible. Even if you gotta drink three yucky shakes a day. The carbs burn off too fast leaving you feeling like you never ate. But I was wondering if you are active at all. Even to walk around the dining table a few times. I think you maybe want to try to get a little more busy moving if this is at all possible. I say it like it's easy. No one wants to exercise while practically starving. I hope this mat be helpful and encouraging though.
     
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