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Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by Christine Seese, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    What if seems like a durn good question until you realize there's no right or wrong answer just a recoup on goal setting and reaching them. I like this group because ya'll are down to earth and kind. I was in the funk for a while and when I saw accomplishments I rejoiced. I guess we just have to realize that the setbacks are temporary if we want them to be. So hears my cheer: Tracy is number one! They know they can't get none! Boom boom! ...I think those four years in our youth going to pep rallies might pay off. Everything seems easier said than done. It's a uphill battle but I got your back.
     
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  2. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Sorry, I am just now getting to your post. I just decided to log on after stuffing myself on guess what...four slices of pizza. It was free! I hadn't had it in months buy I think I might have screwed up majorly. I know that's a falter but I can say this...I'm not perect. If I was I wouldn't need surgery or support, right? I will bounce back. And I will bring you with me if you let me. The song We are the Champions comes to mind. Sing it loud! Please don't give up. It would mean the world to me to know you're happy.
     
  3. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    We all have set backs, but we can't let it define us, we need to keep going forward, don't dwell on your mistakes, learn from them, you can do it
     
  4. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Thanks, we all need a pick me up once in a while, I appreciate it.
     
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  5. Cindy Thomas

    Cindy Thomas Active Member

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    Location:
    Bowling Green, Ky
    I wasn't going to let my sister and Mom know, I really thought they would try to talk me out of it, they live 6 hours away in Arkansas, so I could have gotten away with it, but changed my mind, glad I did, both were supportive
     
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  6. Amber C.

    Amber C. Member

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    I'm glad to hear it worked out for you. I just don't think it would work the same way for me, which is ok. All that matters in the end is that I'm healthier and I certainly won't be as healthy if I'm dealing with unnecessary stress. It's just easier for me this way and everyone still wins!
     
  7. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    This was the first I saw of your post. It didn't show up in my email. Thanks for responding. It is interesting you ate pizza. That was my next step. I've been craving it so badly. I'm sorry you indulged and have to feel guilty. You seem to be handling it well though, which helps me. Together we can get through this hump. Which surgery did you have? I had bypass on 12/6. I've lost 90# so far. Been slow while I've been having my eating issues.
     
  8. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I had a deviled egg and enjoyed it just for you, Amber. The next day I went to have another one and dumped the container of them on the floor. I guess I wasn't meant to have another one.
     
  9. Cindy Thomas

    Cindy Thomas Active Member

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    Bowling Green, Ky
    We all have differences in our journeys, we make choices for our own successes. I wish you the best on your journey.
     
  10. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
     
  11. Amber C.

    Amber C. Member

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    I made some today for everyone else to enjoy. They looked sooooo good. I did manage a small taste of the yolk mix....
     
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  12. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Anyone know why they are called deviled eggs? It must be cause they are too good with not so hidden disasters to a weight loss plan. Lol. I know I used to eat a half dozen.
     
  13. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Lol
     
  14. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    337lbs
    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Hey Christine Seese and Tracy L. How are ya'll doing?
     
  15. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Hey Carolyn. I’m doing good. Actually joined a gym. I’m trying to get better about keeping active on the website as I seem to stay on track better. How have you been?
     
  16. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    I'm nauseous right now. No clue what brought it on. I ate hours ago. I am otherwise fine. I will be joining the rec center soon. I just have to spend all my money on a dentist first. Tooth extraction time. My weight is...idk. haven't touched the scale in a while. Trying not to worry too much. People and my clothes tell me I'm on the right track, though.
     
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  17. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Location:
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    I’m sorry you are having nausea issues. That really sucks. Tooth extraction. Oh no. Not fun. I’m glad you are on the losing side of things. It is so nice to have people notice it, isn’t it? I’m slowly going down. Better slow than not at all, I suppose.
     
  18. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Yes, slow is good.. what would you do if you lost all the weight all at once? First off your skin would be hanging something weird. Second when you woke up that way how would you get to the storest to buy clothes cause the clothes you have don't fit? Nudity in public is a no no. You'd be labeled an offender. Slow is not a bad thing when it comes down to it. It's finding that steady slow pace that I keep trying to achieve. I don't want it to start and stop like a bad driver. I would like to thank you and everyone else for joining this site and sharing so that folks can continue to uplift and be uplifting. I read sone posts from April how some got discouraged and I must say you are awesome cause there is no giving up. I used to be skinny til about 28 years old. At first I blamed it in having three kids. Then in psychiatric meds, then on soda. Yeah I blamed the soda. Yet I needed to accept that I'm the one needing change. Ya'll have stood by each other and every one that joined after and if I can give you back the support and kindness you given, I will. Please please don't feel bad when you don't see a lower number. As long as you keep the lost weight lost... Cool beans!
     
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  19. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Thank you for a good laugh. Made me remember when I did lose my shorts in public. That isn’t happening again. Now I’m diligent about keeping clothes that actually fit in my dresser and my closet. Goodwill, Walmart and Burlington have become my friends. I’m now in a size 16. Down from a 28. I’ll take those non scale victories. The support on here is great. I’m so glad I found this group. The local group I can go to only meets once a month that fits into my schedule. It also was a big competition to see who had lost the most weight. Not something that does anything for me. My doc has told me that my 4 psych drugs are slowing down my progress, but is happy that I continue to lose. As I was telling a friend, I have 60# to go to get to my goal weight, but if I can maintain from where I am now I will be happy. My biggest fear is gaining the 130# I’ve lost. Hopefully fear will be the biggest motivator. I’m still trying to get to goal though.
     
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  20. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Hello, I'm still kicking, my weight is now at a stand still, but I'm not giving up I'm so close to my goal, I weigh 150 now, big change from 280, feeling great, and looking for some things that will be fun that I couldn't do before. I am working two jobs now so I don't have alot of down time which is probably a good thing for me, I tend to snack if I sit at home, that s probably why I'm at a stand still, I really do need you all for support, sometimes we think we can do it alone but that is not the case for me, I am going to have to find the time to get back on here
     
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