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I often wonder if for every person who is helped with the tough love given so freely here, if there aren't several who could have used our help that are driven away from the boards because they're so turned off by the non-compromising, non-compassionate responses to those who post what are often simply ignorant questions or suggestions.
It seems like we could still be firm and resolute without unleashing our "tough love" wrath which is often insulting and derogatory.
**sips her 3.5 oz pour**
5'4" 49yrs at surgery date
SW - 206 CW - 128
M1 - 20lb M2 - 9 lb M3 - 7 lb M4 - 7 lb M5 - 7 lb M6 - 6 lb M7 - 4 lb M8 - 1 lb M9 - 2 lb M10 - 4 lb M11 - 0lb M12 - 3lb M13 - 0 lb M14 - 2 lb M15 - 0 lb M16 - 3 lb
*Shrugs and points out that transfer addictions are a real danger, so a vodka shot in a protein drink and a 3.5 ounce pour on a regular basis aren't the best choices*
I fight badgers with spoons.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Some of us have watched how transfer addictions destroy lives. Some of us have friends that have lost their careers, marriages, and their children refuse to talk to them. Some of us have watched our friends die because they can't stop drinking. Some of us see the red flags and try to warn people.
And...some of us use inflammatory rhetoric in a post reminding us to play nice.
Enjoy your 3.5 pour!
Amen, Rocky. I recently attended a memorial, of a very close friend, who was post several years RNY...
An occasional glass of wine wasn't going to hurt her either...
She is now forever dead...
Transfer addiction is REAL, people
Please be as tough as you have to be, with the people you care about
Dead :is forever
**ETA: Photo: This is my friend, Liz, taken at an OH conference, a few years back
RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine
LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160
I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body
Thanks Gina. I know I like a glass of wine too but feel the pull def more then I did prior to WLS. I cut it out completely. Now curbing my shopping! No joke can be just as bad! Back to no debt and need to stay that way out of stores and online!
I am so sorry for your loss... very pretty and too young to die.
I'm sorry, Gina.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.