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Need some encouragement

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

  1. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Woot woot! It's good to read somethin from you. I appreciate you taking the time out. I still have 97 pounds to lose but ya know once I lose it I'm shakin the spot (leaving that behind). I wouldn't want it to find me again either. Listen to me talying about fat like it's sentient all its own. Seems like it. The stubborn expletive! Two jobs? Wow. Are they sit down jobs or are you always on your feet? Sitting here contemplating whether I miss work or not....not. again it's good to read somethin from you. Dont work too hard. They don't pay you enough for all that.
     
  2. 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
    Fat is a spooky thing to attach itself to us. I am terrified it will cause more health issues if I don't lose it. Every thing I've been diagnosed with can end my existence. So yes, fear is a good motivator. (Music) we are the champions, of the world!
     
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  3. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Wow. 150! You are doing awesome my friend. Positive about being at a standstill. You know you can maintain your weightloss. I’ve missed you around here, but I knew you were busy so I wasn’t worried.
     
  4. 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
    I work in a school as a paraprofessional (teacher's aide), in a MDS class I try not to sit down, and then 3 to 4 days a week I work in the evening I work for a company that deals with adults with disabilities, so I get to hang out with them, take them shopping or anywhere else the want to go, I don't let them sit down either lol, I also started bowling again one night a week and play darts another night, busy busy busy
     
  5. 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
    I miss talking to you as well, our exercise post never did catch on to the rest of our followers lol, but it did help me , we need to stay in touch
     
  6. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Yay your back! I was hoping you were just on vacation :p Congrats on the 150! It is encouraging to hear that both you and Christine are still working towards goal even after losing so much already, it is awesome. I hope this happens for you both! I think I hit another plateau but it is kind of my fault. I struggle with protein intake on my days off with my hours flipping on me and the busy schedule I maintain. My goal is to figure that out eventually! :D
     
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  7. Annchan

    Annchan New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    1992
    Start Weight:
    247
    Current Weight:
    169
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    AT this stage of the game food is really not the enemy. But my emotional relationship with food is. My cravings are tempting but I have had bariatric surgery twice. When I crave something I shouldn't eat i run my hand over the scars on my stomach and realize that I have to stay on course. I remind myself everyday a chocolate bar is just a chocolate bar and I dont have to eat it. I try to be happy with a taste. I try not to see my eating in a negative way. Its that negativity that gets me binging again. So I allow myself a taste of something and still record it in my diary. Celebrate where you have come from, don't dwell on the "bad" food days. Change your thinking to allowing craving foods for a while then returning to your daily program. Try not to give food a positive or negative thought. Its our behavior and thinking we need to focus on. Stay in the positive area and give yourself kudos for maintaining your weight and not gaining.
     
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  8. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    780
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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
    Well spoken, now if I could remember that when the cravings hit, I do give in sometimes and then I feel guilty, but I'm not giving up
     
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  9. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I know. It was pretty much just the two of us. :D We do need to stay in touch. I think of you when I’m on the treadmill at the gym.
     
  10. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Plateaus suck! I hate that any little thing can put you in one. I hope you get out of your’s soon.
     
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  11. QueenofDhygiene

    QueenofDhygiene Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    10/17/2017
    Start Weight:
    377
    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    200
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    You ladies are amazing. I’m very glad I found this site. Your encouragement of each other gives me hope. I’m 5 days post op and can honestly say I have had the “did I do the right thing” thought at least once a day so far. Reading your posts let’s me know it will get better and will be worth it.
     
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  12. 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
    I remember that feeling, I was sitting at home unable to eat, wondering why I would put myself through all of this, but it will pass and you will be so glad you did it, congratulations on your choice, you won't be sorry about it someday soon
     
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  13. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    It is hard in the beginning, but it does get easier, I promise. Plus, you have all of us to help you through the tough times!
     
  14. QueenofDhygiene

    QueenofDhygiene Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    10/17/2017
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    200
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I keep telling myself not everyone gets the hang of it the first week and to stay positive. Glad I found this site for words of wisdom and encouragement. Thanks ladies!
     
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  15. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Staying positive is very important. With this big of a lifestyle change, it is easy to get depressed.
     
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  16. QueenofDhygiene

    QueenofDhygiene Active Member

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    10/17/2017
    Start Weight:
    377
    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    200
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I read about that but thought since I’ve never had depression I won’t struggle. I think I may need to start doing daily affirmations for awhile. Lol.
     
  17. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    962
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    I like the idea of daily affirmations! Unfortunately, depression can hit anyone, but hopefully you will be able to steer clear. A good support system helps a lot. This place is great as everyone understands what you are going through.
     
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  18. QueenofDhygiene

    QueenofDhygiene Active Member

    Messages:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    10/17/2017
    Start Weight:
    377
    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    200
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    I have awesome support at home. My son is trying to keep me focused and my mom checks in daily. This site will probably be the best platform. Very nice to message with people who understand for sure.
     
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  19. 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
    We are here for you : )
     
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  20. QueenofDhygiene

    QueenofDhygiene Active Member

    Messages:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    10/17/2017
    Start Weight:
    377
    Current Weight:
    340
    Goal Weight:
    200
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
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