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Hormones go CRAZY after surgery and everyone I've talked to has said they have been suggested to use TWO forms of birth control after surgery. I never stopped using my pills and my dr never told me to. I'd be careful with only depending on the pills if you do decide to take them.
It is SO rare for me to comment here anymore but you have to know that that was SO moving. It brought tears to my eyes... I felt like it was coming from my own diary.
Oh yeah, I used to say that I had T-Rex arms because I was so big that I swear I couldn't reach stuff! Now I definitely think my arms have gotten longer. There's just so much less "fluff"...
If you do it slowly, you will know when to stop. Your body will tell you.
I had mine out about a year after the VSG. I wish i would have had it out at the same time as the VSG. Worst pain of my life! Recovery from the surgery wasn't bad and they sent me home within an hour of the surgery.
Ohhh the 6 pound burrito. THey had an episode about a place like that in LA and I HAD to go (presurgery). 2 of us ate at least 3 times off of it. I actually used to watch that show after surgery and it would make me depressed. I do miss eating large quantities BUT if I hadn't had the surgery I'd probably be riding a scooter so it's a blessing to not be able to eat that much.
Just be honest about what's going on and if they see there's a danger in doing the procedure, be happy they reschedule it.
two months and you lost 27% of your excess weight. You can't compare pounds, you have to compare %s if you're going to compare anything. So let's say that person who lost 40 pounds in the same time frame actually has more to lose than you do. Like, Elina, her goal was like 110 or 105. So if she started out at your weight and lost 40 pounds, she would be losing 9 more actual pounds than you BUT her percentage would be slightly less than yours.
My 146 pound loss is only 65% of my excess weight, but for other people a 146 pound loss is only 50% or can even be 100%+ Actual pounds don't matter.
All you can really do is focus on YOUR percentage and be proud in that number. You lost over a quarter of your excess weight in TWO months. Do that 3 more times and you're at goal! It'll happen quickly if you stay focused.
There is a girl on here who started at like 390, 370 surgery which is right where I was. She had her surgery AFTER I did and she's lost over 200 pounds. I've only lost 146 (in more time). I can beat myself up or look at the fact that *I* lost 150 pounds!
One more thing, depending on the way you're losing weight, you may be better off to lose less weight by building muscle. It's quite easy to lose muscle mass and then become what we call "skinny fat". You weigh less but you have a bunch of skin and fat and no muscle. I'd rather weigh more and have a more toned and fit body. When someone loses more weight than you it could just be genetic. Some people have certain ailments that others don't and they can either do good or bad for us when it comes to weight loss.
It's just too complicated. Just focus on your percentages and you'll be fine.
You. Are. My. Hero.
I was terrified that if I ate anything, I would gain weight so I wouldn't eat. 2 times a day MAX and my dr kept telling me to eat 4-6 times a day. My anxiety about it lasted for months. I had no urge for junk food let alone healthy food. Eventually, the more I ate, the more comfortable I got.
It actually made me get more fat. Being called fat enough makes you not want to go out in public and instead stay home... what happens at home? FOOOD! And the isolation you feel makes the food tastes so much better
So what... they'll never know until you're naked... and by then it's too late!!! ;)
LMAO!!!!!!! That's hilarious!!! People tell me I look younger too but I feel sad that you can see lines on my face now :( Before the fat filled them out apparently :(
I had one maybe 3-4 months ago and I kept waking up during it and gagging and fighting. They found out I had gastritis (inflamed stomach lining) and took some biopsies. They couldn't get passed my stomach though. I'm pretty sure my stomach is shaped wrong now and collapsed in on itself. That's a whole nother story. The procedure is pretty painless.
Totally different person!
I think you were really pretty before.... but now? JEEESUS!
Damn.... damn.... damn. A bathing suit! Did you ever imagine that day? I'd totally hit it if I was a guy!
OMG! I think this is one of the best ones I've seen yet. You both look like you were never overweight. I bet you guys look at each other and can't believe how hot the other one is now!
ugh... skinny *****!
Dannnng hot stuff! You look like you were never overweight... EVER!!!