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  • Congrats! One step closer to a new way of life! :)
  • It is completely normal. I was mortified about the surgery. It nearly consumed my mind, especially in the weeks before. Interestingly, the evening before my anxieties went away and I felt at peace. I was so happy, and couldn't wait for my "new life". I woke up at 3:30am for my 4:00 check-in and the peace & happiness never…
  • You look AMAZING!! Great job and such an inspiration!
  • I shamefully admit that I did, kind of, for the two days before I started the two week pre-op liquid diet. While I say shamefully, I don't regret it. I also didn't gorge myself into a food coma, but I did go out for lunch and dinner both days at my favorite restaurants and got favorite things.
  • Congratulations! Keep up the great work!
  • Welcome! You came to the right place! It's great to hear from someone who is years out from surgery, and to be reminded of the possibilities. You know what you need to do to get the weight off, and who knows, maybe you will hit that "dream goal"! :smiley: I am 18 months out and have lost 116 lbs, but have 40 more to go to…
  • Like a lot of other posters I did not buy too much early on. As I was losing and it was apparent that the current size I was wearing was falling off of my I'd look for things at second hand stores - thrift stores, consignment stores, ebay, and "high end" second hand stores like Clothes Mentor if I needed to for work. I…
  • Thanks so much! I truly feel beautiful.
  • Posting again. I still have weight to lose, but feel amazing. My goal is somewhere around 150 give or take some. I posted a picture because it has seriously been FOREVER since I've liked a photo of myself. I went out to take professional pictures of photographer friend and had her take a few of me since it'd been forever…
  • Things like crackers are "slider" foods because they DON'T fill you up. They just "slide" right though. I fully admit that I eat slider foods sometimes (there are a lot of things that fall into this category and generally those things are not the best choices, but I try to avoid or limit them as much as I can for this very…
  • Most of us are here because we lack or have very little support in real life. Welcome and CONGRATS!! You are having surgery today! :smiley:
  • Great advice!! Don't rush to lose the weight just to get the surgery asap. Really, if you follow the plan they lay out for you the weight will come off relatively quickly anyway! The more practice you have eating like you will be required to post-op the more successful you will be long term! Good luck!
  • Congrats on your date!! It'll come and go before you know it! Don't go too overboard on purchases. Tastes change. Getting your chewable vitamins is great advice! Otherwise, depending on your surgeon's plan I personally didn't buy more than I would need for a week. I'm glad I did this, too, as I got sick of the shakes I…
  • I ordered the Jawbone UP24. Super excited to get it. Supposed to be here on Wednesday. I miss my Fitbit, and hopefully I'll like the Jawbone!
  • I like the idea of wearing it on a "necklace" of some kind. This would make it easy for me to not forget it's hooked onto my bra, which is where I wore my Fitbit before. I liked the sleep tracker, too. The UP24 also has a sleep tracker. Again, not sure how I'll like wearing it on my wrist. I have been thinking about it…
  • I want to order one like yesterday, but am still undecided. I keep going back and forth between the Fitbit One and the Jawbone UP24. I have also considered the Fitbit Flex, but don't love the design. The Jawbone is a wrist one, too, but the flat watch band design is unappealing to me. I don't wear a watch ever, and I'm not…
  • So glad everything went well and you are feeling good!! Yay!
  • Yeah, I am still torn. When I had my Fitbit I used it every day the two years I had it. I had the Fitbit Wireless, which isn't even made anymore. I liked that I could clip it onto my bra and go. (This is also why I always forgot about it and it got washed). The new ones along with the Up24 are worn on the wrist, which I…
  • They are both effective as long as you make the necessary changes required for either surgery. They are both a fabulous tool that can help you reach a healthy weight, which helps with PCOS. I know people who have PCOS and have had one or the other surgery and both ended up having healthy pregnancies. I also choose the…
  • Weird. Didn't know that could happen, although usually the company you work for chooses your plan, so must be specific to your plan. I have BCBS, too, but through MN and my hubby's job. I'd just wait and see my PCP if I were in that situation.
  • Great job!!! You look great!
  • I count all my fluids per NUT's instructions.
  • Congrats!!!
  • Normal calories and protein. Interestingly, though, at almost a year out I still cannot eat more than 2-2.5 oz of dense protein most of the time. Any more than this and I'd "explode". I have to wonder if my sleeve is extra small or something.
  • To echo what others are saying: At 8 weeks out you will be able to eat barely anything. Shoot, compared to pre-op it'll be like that for a long time. I had my surgery October 16th last year, so I was also in the soft food stage. I am almost a year out and dense food still fills me up with just a few bites. Last year we…
  • For me, I have not had to deal with it. I only told a small handful of people. My hubby, of course, knew from the get go that I was even thinking about it. He, being basically normal weight, was worried about the risks of surgery has been super supportive and is super happy that I'm so much healthier now and getting…
  • SW: 218.9 LW: 216.1 CW: 214.1 GW: 199.9 2 lbs down from last week!!!
  • Ha, Ha! Yes, I was thinking the same thing recently as there has been so little activity in this group lately.
  • Solid food stage, but my surgeon personally highly discourages them. I've never tried one, because for me, I see them a glorified candy bar, and would lead me to make bad choices. (Fiber One bars did this to me pre-op - These do taste like a dang candy bar) I recently tried Syntrax Nectar's protein shakes as I don't like…
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