When the **** hits the fan

on 11/10/17 3:33 pm

Greetings all,

It has been a while since I have posted. Apologies for that, as up until the last few months I made an effort to read a few times a week and offer support where applicable. Posting today with a warning for our newer sleeved friends. Life happens. Sometimes bad things happen- really bad. Don't let that be an excuse to derail you. In the last 3 weeks my house has burned down, my husband lost his job, and my cancer has returned. That is a lot on a plate so that means only that I have to be a little extra careful to not eat my emotions. Since vsg, there have been deaths of close loved ones and other hiccups in the road. At the end of all this, the best way you can help yourself navigate life's challenges is to keep yourself nourished correctly, maintain your physical health, be sure to get your rest and the even the larger bumps n the road will work itself out. Be patient and gentle with yourself, but also keep yourself on track.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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on 11/10/17 4:03 pm

Stay strong. You're in my thoughts. I lost everything in a fire several years ago. I can only imagine what you are going through. Practice good self-care.

on 11/10/17 4:24 pm
VSG on 04/30/14

Hugs and balloons of strength to you from all of us. Goodness, that's a heavy load to carry in such a short time. I'm so sorry.

Words seem awkward right now but please know that I've been a long time fan of yours and your journey and know the deep strength and resilience you have. And I'm sending all the positive thoughts and good vibes I can right now. Thank you for reaching out and sharing in this difficult time and know that I (and everyone here) are rooting for you and your family.

Surgery: April 30, 2014: HW: 288 SW: 250 CW: 149, Achieved Goal (155 lbs): April 8, 2015

on 11/10/17 4:48 pm - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

Hugs and positive thoughts on the way. You sound very strong, but I know that moments in dark after lights out are tough to get through. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishes for strength and renewed happiness to you as quickly as possible.


VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) Initial Consult Weight 522 SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 350 (4/5/2018) Next Goal 325 Starting BMI 95.5 Current BMI 64.0

Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: 20 M3: 15 M4: 19 M5: 10 M6: 10 M7: ?

on 11/10/17 5:13 pm
VSG on 08/11/14

Sorry to hear all this bad news. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Donna L.
on 11/10/17 5:35 pm - Chicago, IL
Revision on 02/19/18

Oh my gosh, that's awful :( I am so sorry you and your family are going through this.

I have no words of wisdom or advice, but I am sending much love and many good wishes.

I follow a ketogenic diet post-op. I also have a diagnosis of binge eating disorder. Feel free to ask me about either!

It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much...the life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully. -- Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

Cecily C.
on 11/10/17 6:20 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

I'm so sorry for all you're faced with. Just one of those things could derail the strongest of people. That you are taking care of yourself through all three is a great example to those of us dealing with far, far less. I hope your burdens lessen soon.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 166.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18

on 11/10/17 8:05 pm - Arlington, TX
VSG on 08/17/16

OMG, you've got a lot happening. Hugs!! I hope things get better soonest.

* 8/16/2017 - ONEDERLAND!! *

HW 306 - SW 297 - GW 175 - Surg VSG with Melanie Hafford on 8/17/2016

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H.A.L.A B.
on 11/11/17 8:03 am

I am so sorry to hear that. When it rains, it really does for you? Hugs.

One thing at a time. Small steps. Hugs.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

on 11/11/17 9:18 am
VSG on 11/28/16

Thank you for sharing this. It really hit home. You are not alone. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.