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Old 03-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #91
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Scale said 184 this morning. I stood in quiet disbelief, then in gratitude, as I realized that I have lost 100# since surgery, 109# since I began this journey. I feel more than . I am 14 pounds away from my first goal.
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Reflectin on why I needed WLS

So today I reached that big milestone ~ 100# lost since surgery. A 100# in 9 months. I realize now (what I've know since I started this journey actually) that this kind of weight loss, for me, was only possible through WLS. First there are the statistics that only 5% of people maintain their loss after diets. My surgeon says research for the morbidly obese indicates it is only 1%. 1% I didn't feel that lucky, that I could be that 1%, no matter how hard I worked. And now that I am sleeved, I look at the reality of my life. After 9 months of careful eating, tracking protein, calories and water, exercising, I have lost 100 pounds. This is wonderful, but again, I think it shows how much I needed this surgery. Without my sleeve, there isn't a 1% chance I could maintain a regime of 800 calories a day or less, there is absolutely 0% chance I could have done it. And now it is clear, in order to lose a significant amount of weight, to coax my body to let go of it's fat, that is what's necessary. I have to eat very low calorie. We talk a lot about needing to change habits and the way we think; without the sleeve, I couldn't do that because I was white knuckling it through the diet deprivation, and losing slowly. The sleeve has allowed me to unclench and reflect; all the energy I spent trying to fight off hunger I can now use to get my head straight. And the rewards that re-enforce my hard work, well they seem infinite. I have escaped fat prison. I think that this journey will never be over, but it is no longer an impossible feat. To everyone here who went there before me, thank you for posting about your experience your struggles and your triumphs. You pointed me towards this path, and I am eternally grateful. For everyone on this same journey right now, thanks for your support and encouragement.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #94
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I have a black Kitchenaid mixer - I've never used it, it's just countertop bling
I have had mine for years and I LOVE it. I use it all the time. I even shred cooked chicken in it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #95
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So today I reached that big milestone ~ 100# lost since surgery. A 100# in 9 months. I realize now (what I've know since I started this journey actually) that this kind of weight loss, for me, was only possible through WLS. First there are the statistics that only 5% of people maintain their loss after diets. My surgeon says research for the morbidly obese indicates it is only 1%. 1% I didn't feel that lucky, that I could be that 1%, no matter how hard I worked. And now that I am sleeved, I look at the reality of my life. After 9 months of careful eating, tracking protein, calories and water, exercising, I have lost 100 pounds. This is wonderful, but again, I think it shows how much I needed this surgery. Without my sleeve, there isn't a 1% chance I could maintain a regime of 800 calories a day or less, there is absolutely 0% chance I could have done it. And now it is clear, in order to lose a significant amount of weight, to coax my body to let go of it's fat, that is what's necessary. I have to eat very low calorie. We talk a lot about needing to change habits and the way we think; without the sleeve, I couldn't do that because I was white knuckling it through the diet deprivation, and losing slowly. The sleeve has allowed me to unclench and reflect; all the energy I spent trying to fight off hunger I can now use to get my head straight. And the rewards that re-enforce my hard work, well they seem infinite. I have escaped fat prison. I think that this journey will never be over, but it is no longer an impossible feat. To everyone here who went there before me, thank you for posting about your experience your struggles and your triumphs. You pointed me towards this path, and I am eternally grateful. For everyone on this same journey right now, thanks for your support and encouragement.
You have done phenomenal.
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Jesse that is AWESOME!!!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:17 PM   #97
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Today is my surgiversary. 3 years... unbelievable!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #99
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Hi folks. Wow, things are all of a sudden changing big time. I'm in a size 1X top from a 3X. I was able to comfortably cross my legs on Sunday. I can't even remember the last time I could do that and today, I am 1 pound away from 60 pounds gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations! Isn't it a great feeling?!?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #100
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So today I reached that big milestone ~ 100# lost since surgery. A 100# in 9 months. I realize now (what I've know since I started this journey actually) that this kind of weight loss, for me, was only possible through WLS. First there are the statistics that only 5% of people maintain their loss after diets. My surgeon says research for the morbidly obese indicates it is only 1%. 1% I didn't feel that lucky, that I could be that 1%, no matter how hard I worked. And now that I am sleeved, I look at the reality of my life. After 9 months of careful eating, tracking protein, calories and water, exercising, I have lost 100 pounds. This is wonderful, but again, I think it shows how much I needed this surgery. Without my sleeve, there isn't a 1% chance I could maintain a regime of 800 calories a day or less, there is absolutely 0% chance I could have done it. And now it is clear, in order to lose a significant amount of weight, to coax my body to let go of it's fat, that is what's necessary. I have to eat very low calorie. We talk a lot about needing to change habits and the way we think; without the sleeve, I couldn't do that because I was white knuckling it through the diet deprivation, and losing slowly. The sleeve has allowed me to unclench and reflect; all the energy I spent trying to fight off hunger I can now use to get my head straight. And the rewards that re-enforce my hard work, well they seem infinite. I have escaped fat prison. I think that this journey will never be over, but it is no longer an impossible feat. To everyone here who went there before me, thank you for posting about your experience your struggles and your triumphs. You pointed me towards this path, and I am eternally grateful. For everyone on this same journey right now, thanks for your support and encouragement.
I'm so happy for you - and i agree with every word you said
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #101
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I have been invited to be a panelist at a symposium for the medical staff at the hospital I had my surgery at. I will be speaking about how I'm treated differently now that I've lost weight, compared to how I was treated when I was obese. I participate in every support group meeting that I can (I only miss when I'm out of town for work), and the group organizer recruited me. I'm very excited about this.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 AM   #102
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:29 AM   #103
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I have been invited to be a panelist at a symposium for the medical staff at the hospital I had my surgery at. I will be speaking about how I'm treated differently now that I've lost weight, compared to how I was treated when I was obese. I participate in every support group meeting that I can (I only miss when I'm out of town for work), and the group organizer recruited me. I'm very excited about this.
That's great.
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I stepped on the scale today and SURPRISE! I am now down 63 pounds!!!!! Today is 15 weeks so a little over 4 pounds a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So today I reached that big milestone ~ 100# lost since surgery. A 100# in 9 months. I realize now (what I've know since I started this journey actually) that this kind of weight loss, for me, was only possible through WLS. First there are the statistics that only 5% of people maintain their loss after diets. My surgeon says research for the morbidly obese indicates it is only 1%. 1% I didn't feel that lucky, that I could be that 1%, no matter how hard I worked. And now that I am sleeved, I look at the reality of my life. After 9 months of careful eating, tracking protein, calories and water, exercising, I have lost 100 pounds. This is wonderful, but again, I think it shows how much I needed this surgery. Without my sleeve, there isn't a 1% chance I could maintain a regime of 800 calories a day or less, there is absolutely 0% chance I could have done it. And now it is clear, in order to lose a significant amount of weight, to coax my body to let go of it's fat, that is what's necessary. I have to eat very low calorie. We talk a lot about needing to change habits and the way we think; without the sleeve, I couldn't do that because I was white knuckling it through the diet deprivation, and losing slowly. The sleeve has allowed me to unclench and reflect; all the energy I spent trying to fight off hunger I can now use to get my head straight. And the rewards that re-enforce my hard work, well they seem infinite. I have escaped fat prison. I think that this journey will never be over, but it is no longer an impossible feat. To everyone here who went there before me, thank you for posting about your experience your struggles and your triumphs. You pointed me towards this path, and I am eternally grateful. For everyone on this same journey right now, thanks for your support and encouragement.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #106
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I have had mine for years and I LOVE it. I use it all the time. I even shred cooked chicken in it.
Ooh - tell me more! I don't even know where to begin to use it - but I wanted it so I bought it lol. I've made meatloaf in it so far!

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Today is my surgiversary. 3 years... unbelievable!
Congrats! As much as I dislike the word itself (nails on chalkboard lol) I grasp it significance. My 3 years is the 29th. Soon.

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I have been invited to be a panelist at a symposium for the medical staff at the hospital I had my surgery at. I will be speaking about how I'm treated differently now that I've lost weight, compared to how I was treated when I was obese. I participate in every support group meeting that I can (I only miss when I'm out of town for work), and the group organizer recruited me. I'm very excited about this.
How awesome! And very true. I am treated very differently!

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I stepped on the scale today and SURPRISE! I am now down 63 pounds!!!!! Today is 15 weeks so a little over 4 pounds a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:18 AM   #107
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I use it to make all kinds of stuff---lc baking, breads, meringues, etc I have had it for many years and for a year, I baked my way through an artisan bread cookbook. Not for lc. LOL
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I had my three month surgical follow up yesterday afternoon... and my doc is VERY happy with my progress.

Still waiting on my lab results, but so far, so good!
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Thanks HT! Gymnopedie, I loved going to my follow ups to show off and get pats on the back tee hee
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Today is my 7-month surgiversary. Today, I weigh 170 pounds. <-- tears of joy. I wore a new jacket to work today - one of my amazing finds at the Burlington Coat Factory. It's a little snug, but I'm all about form-fitting these days, now that I have discovered I actually have a waist and hips. It's a size small. I'm not kidding myself - it should be marked a medium at best, but the psychological boost it gives me is immeasurable.
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Today is my 7-month surgiversary. Today, I weigh 170 pounds. <-- tears of joy. I wore a new jacket to work today - one of my amazing finds at the Burlington Coat Factory. It's a little snug, but I'm all about form-fitting these days, now that I have discovered I actually have a waist and hips. It's a size small. I'm not kidding myself - it should be marked a medium at best, but the psychological boost it gives me is immeasurable.
I'm so flippin' happy for you!
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Hi friends. Took my ds14 to Tulsa to the zoo and aquarium for a few days but we're home. My legs are so sore from all the walking, which is a good thing. Now back to reality and work tomorrow. I took my shakes with me and made good choices so it was doable. We went to places that had half price appetizers for our dinners and that was perfect. We got 4 different things and I made sure we had protein for me. It was perfect and fun. DS14 got to eat what I didn't which as you know, was a lot and he loved it.
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I'm having a problem with my feet. My ankles hurt like crazy, so I went to see a podiatrist today. He puts me through some tests, tells me some ligiment (says the name can;t remember) is overworked and says I have flat arches. He prescribes home care (icing, elevation) and physical therapy 2 x a week for four weeks. He also prescribes new orthotics. I thought maybe because I've lost weight they weren't fitting right and actually aggravating things, but he thought they weren't providing enough support, but were still okay to wear until I got new ones. Nobody has ever told me I have flat arches, and I've been treated for foot problems before I don't doubt his diagnosis, I liked him and the I felt he took his time examining me and asking questions. Isn't it strange though that I would have way worse foot problems AFTER I lost 100 pounds? I wondering if our gaits change, or the shape of our foot changes and changes our gaits, or if all the hormonal upheaval causes weirdness with the tendons etc. I feel like the physical therapy will help a lot, but I'm on the fence about new inserts. They are so expensive! The ones I am wearing now I had made four years ago and never really used them up until about 2 months ago when my feet started to hurt. I walked around for years weighing 100 pounds more than I do now and did okay. Anybody have any experience with this?
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #117
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Jesse, my feet haven't hurt - but the bones in my lower legs (I guess my shins?) were achingly terribly from months 2 to 4.
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There was a while there that I was off balance a lot. I was used to a lot more weight to move around with and it took time to get used to it. I have a lot less pain now than I did then, however. I used to just ache a lot, but now my biggest complaint is a sore knee when I have jogged too much. I'll take it!

I do hope you get to the bottom of your issue as quickly and painlessly as possible!

Allison, Congrats! You're doing so well!
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my feet got smaller... and I am trying to remember for sure, but I think I did have a period of time when my feet were hurting allot.... I know for sure I had a period of time when my tail bone hurt all the time and it was from having less cushioning around it (or so I am told).
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My tailbone hurt for several months and I could not sit down witout fidgeting - a LOT!

My shoe size went from a 12W in most shoes to a "regular" 11 - or probably a 10.5 (if they'd make it...). I still need a wide calf boot, however... Darn you big legs!! :P
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