Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 hours, 12 minutes ago

Do you carry your before picture with you?

I went to group therapy for the first time on Thursday and the therapist asked me this. She seemed shocked that I didn't carry my before picture with me. Is this a thing that people do? Do you all


Gwen M. posted a comment 1 day, 7 hours ago
It's also never too early to start saving money!

Gwen M. posted a comment 1 day, 7 hours ago
I recommend that, when the topic comes up in the future, you pick a...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 days, 12 hours ago

I haven't done a post like this in a while.. what would YOU order here? (Ignore the prices, and remember that I'm not asking you to tell me what I should order, I'm asking what YOU would order for yourself.)


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 days, 18 hours ago

I'm pretty sure I have a hernia. What I'm not sure about is what doctor I should be seeing to address this issue.

Signs: 1-2 times I week I feel a bulge in my back on the lower left side. Tends to occur in the middle of the night. When I feel i


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 days, 14 hours ago

Three weeks to go until my final reconstructive surgery! Of course life is throwing lots of lemons at me right now, but I'm determined that this will happen.

Last week I did my pre-op clearance with my PCP and got my blood work taken care of


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 6 days, 14 hours ago

Hi all! I hope InsertFitness is okay!

I'll suck it up and get us going this week, even though I'm not thrilled with where my weight is at right now. I know why, and I know what I need to do, but knowing a thing and doing a thing are two sep


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 3 days ago

I know that I'm a big banger of the "addressing the mental health aspects of obesity is REALLY important" drum, but I also know that mental health services can be challenging for people to access due to location, scheduling, and cost.

My favo


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

Whenever I get cold, my left nipple hurts a lot. My mastopexy incisions encircle my areola, so I assume that this is because cold = skin contraction = incision tugging = pain.

Did any of you experience this?


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

I've had a really easy time with swelling post-op. Super easy.

Until the last few weeks. And, suddenly, my LBL and arms have started swelling like crazy. I'm 126 days post-op and I'm back to wearing compression sleeves and compression brie


Gwen M. posted a comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Skip the pretzels, crackers and fruit. Try softer things like protein...

Gwen M. posted a comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago
What are you eating? Post a sample of your daily meals/liquids.

Gwen M. posted a comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago
My method for learning to love exercise was to try everything I had...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

I pre-ordered a Sous Vide about three years ago and it's finally arriving this week! I'm so excited!

For those of you who sous vide, what do you recommend I cook first? Recipes appreciated.


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

I pre-ordered a Sous Vide about three years ago and it's finally arriving this week! I'm so excited!

For those of you who sous vide, what do you recommend I cook first? Recipes appreciated.


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

Happy October!

I am super swollen today from spending yesterday at the Ren Faire, but it was a glorious day and I managed to get a lot of school work done when I got home. For the first time this week I'm feeling like I'll actually be capabl


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Today I went to my "local" lingerie store for a proper fitting. I'm officially 6 weeks post-op from my mastopexy.

My surgeon told me I could expect a small C or large B. I was feeling like I was larger than that, and eagerly looking forward


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I'm channeling Erin this morning I guess. I woke up in the middle of the night and then couldn't get back to sleep due to obsessing over Art's office furniture since he wants to buy himself a guitar rack and UGH where will it go?! So I got out of bed


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I am up very early since it's race day! Although not for me. Sigh :P I'm going into the city with Lance to cheer him on for a race. I ran it last year, but I can't this year due to recovery. Once home again, I'll have time to finish up my school w


Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I saw my surgeon yesterday for my 4 week follow up from my mastopexy and upper body lift. It's hard to believe it has only been 4 weeks. This recovery has been easy enough that I forget I'm still so newly post-op and then I'm prone to overdoing thing


Gwen M. posted a comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Aw, that was a crappy thing for that nurse to tell you. We all lose at...

Gwen M. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I guess I'll get us started today! My weight is all over the place at the moment, but I was able to wear (and buy) an amazing bodice in an amazing size yesterday, so I'm not too concerned right now. Weighing the day after going to the Ren Faire does


Gwen M. posted a comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I think the first thing that needs to happen is to figure out how to get...

Gwen M. posted a comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Posting this to the VSG forum might get you more replies. Not many...

Gwen M. posted a comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago
What sort of calcium supplement are you taking?
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