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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #61
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Hello all. I have been very busy the last week. Then yesterday morning my BF's 92 year old mother fell outside Saturday night (we think between midnight and 2am) and she had a compound fracture of her tibia and fibula. Poor thing laid there on the sidewalk until 7am when a neighbor saw her. So she has had surgery and I am at the hospital talking with doctors about her status and trying to deal with her pain and figure out what her future will be. We support her completely financially but she has been pretty self sufficient and living on her own until now.

So stress levels are very hight right now. Food is precarious but I brought yogurt and meat and cheese snack to the hospital as I will be the one here most of the time. My BF (who is low carbing also ) have talked about making sure that we stay on plan as much as possible for the next few weeks while the stress is high.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:13 AM   #63
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Duh---time got away from me and I was posting in the Nov thread. THanks Phranquie for sterring me here. Now to read and get caught up.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #64
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Chrissykins---wow, you look like a new person. I'm super impressed. Get some smaller jeans.

Gymnopedie--sorry you had a rough time. I've been super blessed---I'm burping and feeling pretty well. Getting all my liquids and 2 shakes a day in with no problem.

Mary---hope you start feeling better soon.

Heather---good for you, you have come such a long way and deserve the lift if that's what you want. I hope you can get it all worked out.

Jesse---you are doing great.

Awlass---good job on getting on track.

My post this am: Wow--it sure is quiet here. Where is everyone? I hope Mary and Gymnopedie are doing well. I'm getting all my shakes in but sore. I was planning to go back to work today but decided I wasn't ready. It might have more to do with me being pissed about the whole situation but they can just wait till I'm ready. I'll probably go back on Wed.I'm feeling ok and until last night I was sleeping well too. Today I'm tired but I'll get some walking in and a nap too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #65
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So Gymnopedie---what is your post op diet? I am on 2 protein shakes a day and 64 oz of clear liquids until I see my surgeon on Dec. 20--then should move to pureed food. My goal is 60 grams of protein and my 2 premiere shakes provide that. I've really not had much problem with water and am getting in more than the 64 required most days.
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I am officially cleared for purees, but I find that I am having a tough time getting them down. I called the nurse this morning, and she said if I need to stay on clears shakes for a while, then to do that. So I am.

I have one shake in the morning and one in the evening, and then a ton of peppermint tea. My tummy has been very queasy, even with the scopalamine patch I am on.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #67
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Gymopedie---I have to have 2 ounces of protein shake an hour plus 3 ounces of water throught out the whole day. I can get more than that down and I like to take a nap so I'm doing it a little different. Now that it's a week out, it's all good. Sorry you're quesy. I've been lucky---had none of that. My night nurse told me I was the only patient on Monday that slept through the night and didn't get sick all night. I didn't get nauseous or anything ever. Even my dr was surprised. The nurse later told me VSG patients get more vomiting than any other wl surgery. I guess they don't tell you that.
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Hello all. I have been very busy the last week. Then yesterday morning my BF's 92 year old mother fell outside Saturday night (we think between midnight and 2am) and she had a compound fracture of her tibia and fibula. Poor thing laid there on the sidewalk until 7am when a neighbor saw her. So she has had surgery and I am at the hospital talking with doctors about her status and trying to deal with her pain and figure out what her future will be. We support her completely financially but she has been pretty self sufficient and living on her own until now.

So stress levels are very hight right now. Food is precarious but I brought yogurt and meat and cheese snack to the hospital as I will be the one here most of the time. My BF (who is low carbing also ) have talked about making sure that we stay on plan as much as possible for the next few weeks while the stress is high.
So sorry to hear about the fall of the BF's mother hope she does well & doesn't suffer too much! Sounds like you & BF have a solid plan!


Chewiegand-- you are doing a great job kutgw!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #69
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I have been working a lot of hours so I haven't been around much. Hope everyone is doing well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #70
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Thanks, Savannah. Hi Chrissy.
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My latest obsession. It will be mine.



It's the Withings WiFi Body Scale. I'm such a technology geek. The features of this scale are just amazing, and I've been eyeing it for a while. I think I'm going to just splurge and do it. I'm just giddy thinking about it.

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An included free service links your scale to the internet
The web dashboard is the extension of your WiFi scale. From any web browser, or from the free iPhone application supplied by Withings, you can log on and see a rich, relevant view of all of your weight data collected by your scale, with no time limitation and in total confidentiality.

Install the Withings app on your iPhone, iPad or Android free of charge.

Each time you weigh yourself
Everyday the WiFi scale measures your lean and fat mass automatically. This allows you to concentrate on the origins of your weight variations.

The web dashboard offers a rich graphical interface with easy browsing over time and allows you to zoom in on the date ranges of your choice. You therefore take pleasure in observing the evolution of your fitness in a simple, intuitive environment.


Precise, personalized data
The WiFi scale is extremely accurate. It is normal that the web dashboard takes into account this precision and reliably reproduces your data.

Click on the label of a weigh-in to accurately see your weight, your fat mass, and your lean mass. Then the screen displays your body mass index (BMI) and situates your data in relation to the healthy reference ranges set to your profile.

For the whole family
The WiFi scale is for the entire family, and the dashboard lets you manage up to 8 users.

You can monitor your children's growth directly in your interface so you can keep an eye on their health over time.


Advantages


Stay motivated
Monitor changes in your weight with graphs automatically generated by the Withings scale and avoid getting discouraged.

Share your progress with friends on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Let your friends cheer you on!

Set your goals and get a weekly progress report by email.

Assess your efforts
Body composition model
The Withings scale can measure your muscle mass and fat mass so you can see the real impact of your efforts.

A balanced diet
Evaluate your diet with Withings' nutrition partners and consult your results.

Sports program
Create your own sports programme with any of the many Withings partners and monitor its effectiveness. Discover a range of compatible services

A high-tech tool
Multiple users
Your entire family can use the Withings body scale. It can automatically recognise different users.

Mobile
Consult your graphs on your iPhone with WiScale, the free Withings app.

Instant results
Your weight is measured immediately. No need to calibrate or turn on the Withings scale.

A healthcare partner
For your specialists
Your coach or nutritionist can monitor your progress directly on their computers.

For your medical records
Add your measurements directly to your medical records online.

For your doctor
Generate and print graphs showing your growth, weight, height and BMI for your medical records.

I mean, really... what's not to LOVE about all that. Step on the scale daily, hourly, whatever - then open the app on your phone or computer to see your progress graphed for you. Weight, BMI, % body fat, % muscle mass... I'm sold. My scale does a lot of those things, but it's not consistently accurate and it makes ME do all the tracking. AND this one works with TONS of online programs and apps because it's WiFi. It works with my BodyMedia Fit too.

My other obsession is a Garmin HR monitor. Less so than the scale, but I'll get one of those too. Just not yet.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #72
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Hmmmmm!!Heather that sounds like a neat scale I am so scale obsessed now
I hope you enjoy it!!

So angry & depressed today we had a horrible day in court & now have no access to our grandson at all. He has been with us for 9 yrs & now we can't even see him or talk to him. The court system is so screwed up & I am so hearbroken
I have to deal with this without falling into old habits & it is taking a toll physically on me palpitations all day. If I coud run I would be runnung like Forest

I'm @ 228 again today so holding firm!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #73
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my skin is super irritable right now, itchy, blisters, angry at binder material...
my appetite is nil. pain and percocet are appetite suppressants and even my favorite shakes taste crappy, yet im supposed to aim for 150g protein

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #74
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My latest obsession. It will be mine.



It's the Withings WiFi Body Scale. I'm such a technology geek. The features of this scale are just amazing, and I've been eyeing it for a while. I think I'm going to just splurge and do it. I'm just giddy thinking about it.




I mean, really... what's not to LOVE about all that. Step on the scale daily, hourly, whatever - then open the app on your phone or computer to see your progress graphed for you. Weight, BMI, % body fat, % muscle mass... I'm sold. My scale does a lot of those things, but it's not consistently accurate and it makes ME do all the tracking. AND this one works with TONS of online programs and apps because it's WiFi. It works with my BodyMedia Fit too.

My other obsession is a Garmin HR monitor. Less so than the scale, but I'll get one of those too. Just not yet.
Let us know how you like it. My hubby offered to buy it for me at the beginning of my journey and the reviews were so mixed I passed. If it works I would get it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:30 AM   #75
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Mary, I hope you feel better just think how hot you are going to look!

I am drowning in my life. I am working a lot. They keep slamming me with hours and doubles most days. I have been getting noticed as a star and have gotten some nice motivational rewards at work and I talked to my managers the other day about getting some higher security clearance so I can do more things without needing managers intervention. It feels really good to be noticed. Yesterday, I was working lunch and my GM came in for the night shift and he told me he was disappointed I wasn't going to be there last night because he knows he can depend on me. It made me feel good.

Also, to help out at home I decided to hire a housekeeper. I am hoping she can start next week. I am just so overwhelmed with everything. My house is 4500 sq. foot and I just can't keep up with everything. I barely managed to get my tree up and have to find the time to get my shopping done. Christmas will be here before I know it.

I hope everyone is having a great day.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #76
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Hi everyone. Just checking in. I am only weighing in once a month now so I don't have anything to report yet. I did start walking an hour a day again. Sort of feels like time rewind a bit as far as exercise but one day at a time. I don't have motivation at all so the fact that I am getting up and doing it is big. I do feel amazing right after. Accomplished in a way. Muscles feel warmed up. Its a nice feeling. I've been thinking about surgery lately since my parents brought it up. They asked me when I was planning on having skin removal surgery and I told them that I still did not want to. I am set on not having any surgery until I lose all the weight and ya'll know that I have been bouncing. Right now I am trying really hard to deal with the physical but I think that my journey was primarily weight loss initially but then it shifted to psychological. I've had some transfer addictions surface so that is like adding logs to an already burning fire. Hasn't been easy but I keep trying. As long as I do not give up, I am still in the game. I am always beating myself up for not reaching goal yet when its within reach but then today I saw a before picture and wow. What a difference! Even after the weight loss I could not see it at all but now 2+years later I am finally able to so I can at least appreciate the progress made. More later. Just wanted to touch base before the year ends.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #77
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Hi. I'm doing well. Feeling a tad cranky but tomorrow I'm back to work so at least I'll get out of the house. Starting to go stir crazy. I walked on my treadmill for a bit over 8 minutes. I know that's nothing but it's a start and maybe tomorrow I can do 10 minutes.
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Ok.... so today was a good day for me. FINALLY got in all my liquids!!

DH wanted to go to the Y, so I tagged along and attended the beginner's beginner's basic yoga. It was 30 minutes long and 20 of that was sitting/laying and breathing... OH.MY.STARS. I have never been so tired in my life. Never.

I am sure I will regret it tomorrow, but I feel really good right now. I did, however, learn what happens when you try to drink to much to quickly. Ugh.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #79
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Hi. I'm at work. Not happy. Feeling unappreciated and unwanted. Plus just found out that my dh's car's engine is dead. Needs to be totally rebuilt or replaced. Not good when my job is in jeopardy and my ds17 just lost his job.
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I'm sorry Chewie... that really stinks.

Did they make any progress on your offer?
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Hi everyone. Just checking in. I am only weighing in once a month now so I don't have anything to report yet. I did start walking an hour a day again. Sort of feels like time rewind a bit as far as exercise but one day at a time. I don't have motivation at all so the fact that I am getting up and doing it is big. I do feel amazing right after. Accomplished in a way. Muscles feel warmed up. Its a nice feeling. I've been thinking about surgery lately since my parents brought it up. They asked me when I was planning on having skin removal surgery and I told them that I still did not want to. I am set on not having any surgery until I lose all the weight and ya'll know that I have been bouncing. Right now I am trying really hard to deal with the physical but I think that my journey was primarily weight loss initially but then it shifted to psychological. I've had some transfer addictions surface so that is like adding logs to an already burning fire. Hasn't been easy but I keep trying. As long as I do not give up, I am still in the game. I am always beating myself up for not reaching goal yet when its within reach but then today I saw a before picture and wow. What a difference! Even after the weight loss I could not see it at all but now 2+years later I am finally able to so I can at least appreciate the progress made. More later. Just wanted to touch base before the year ends.

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:14 PM   #82
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Thanks Angel.

Quick update...
I am going to start strict low carb tomorrow. I hope it helps. I have a full physical scheduled later this month as I do not think my medications are working as well anymore. No exercise today. It's my day off. Thinking of buying a treadmill again. I regret selling it! It was such a huge help to have it in my home vs. trying to get to the gym.
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I'm sorry Chewie... that really stinks.

Did they make any progress on your offer?
I haven't given them my offer yet. I guess I'll just get it over and do it tomorrow or Friday. I'm getting a feeling they just want me to quit.

Today, that work day knocked me out. Hard to believe it made me so tired. I came home and went right to bed and slept for almost 3 hours. Didn't move one inch either AND I'm still tired. I'm also cold today. Hope I'm not coming down with anything. I had a hard time getting my water in today but I'm now up to 56 oz and 1 shake. I still need another shake and to get to 64 oz water.

How are you today, Gymnopedie? Are you sore from the yoga? What happened when you drank too fast?

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Hi Everyone, I am so sorry I haven't been chattier lately. Things are really stressful here - at work, at home, just life in general. My life seems to always either be building up to something or finally getting over something. Kinda drama-filled, at least lately. I'll just give the general advice of telling everyone that you have to make - and keep - yourself your number one priority - at least most of the time. I am being pulled in ten different directions, but I am still making exercise a priority. I am also working at eating better. I have developed some really strange habits with food and I need to get back to more "regular" eating. I feel for all of us going through cruddy times but I also know time moves on and nothing (bad) lasts forever so let's all keep our chins up and get through the crud! Love you ladies!
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Stick with it. I have two words: yoga works. Promise.

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Hi. I'm at work. Not happy. Feeling unappreciated and unwanted. Plus just found out that my dh's car's engine is dead. Needs to be totally rebuilt or replaced. Not good when my job is in jeopardy and my ds17 just lost his job.
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just did my last heparin shot.

believe it or not, all I have had to eat the last 10 days are shakes (primarily), quest bars, one bowl of yogurt with berries, and sugar free popcyles (the only things that actually sound GOOD to me)

but today I am going to make the Aceves staff chicken veggie soup and try to have some of that.
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Hiya!

Yes, I was a bit sore from the yoga, but it was a really good sore. I totally plan on doing it again. Tonight I tried a water aerobics class and it was a ton of fun... zero impact, but I can feel it.

Oh yeah... when I drank too fast, it was like I couldn't breathe, and finally it all came gushing back up. NOT recommended.
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Tonight was the Holiday party version of the support group I have been going to every month. It was pretty much a lesson in what not to do and reinforcement that I am on the right path. I think I keep going because it shows me I'm not doing as badly as my mind sometimes tells me I am. I exercise more than regularly. I have three big unbreakable rules to help prevent regain and I stick to them. It reinforces my good behavior and makes me see that my head is on straight.

#1. No sugar. Period. Ever. It's my vice and I can't have it. I was amazed how many things people brought that were not sugar free. It's not like they brought straight up sugary desserts, but we all brought recipes for what we made and simple things like jams or whipped topping or yogurt that have perfectly GOOD nsa alternatives were used in full sugar form. I had to pass on several things and I was okay with that...


#2. No drinking with or 1 hour after meals. No good can come of washing my food out of my pouch early. This is my steadfast unbreakable unbendable rule, no exceptions ever. Every person in the meeting had and drank water with their meal. OR immediately after. Not one person put it aside or out of reach. And probably not coincidentally every other person cleared their plate of all food (which gave me #4).


#3. Bank, don't borrow. It's okay to skip a workout, but don't tell myself I'll make it up tomorrow. It doesn't happen. Bank extra time before hand to give myself leeway. One thing I heard repeatedly as we made suggestions for next year's meetings was exercise. How do I do it, what do I do, how do I make myself go... it was a common comment. And it makes me thankful that my approach to exercise is what it is. I told them it was not an option in my life, it was on my calendar. It was scheduled. And I plan things around my workouts just like I do my job... it's non-negotiable.

And I think I'm adding a 4th after tonight.

#4. Eat it, then leave it. I saw so many people grazing and eating more than they really probably needed because they kept their plate through out the meeting and kept picking at it. So... eat what you need and remove the rest. If it's left in front of me it is so much easier to graze and overeat.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #90
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Good post, Heather. Thanks.
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