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brownblonde posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago

I'm pretty upset and I don't think anyone else (irl) will relate.

I've had reflux issues since almost day 1 post VSG. Never had it before. Always had it after. It's "controlled" with a PPI like Prilosec/omeprazole, but if I go a day or two w

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago

Hi all.  I'm over 6 years post op.  I want to continue to keep my weight in check (or even take off a few more).  I've probably been more liberal with my carb intake than most.  Nothing is off-limits in my maintenance plan.  But I've always been good a

brownblonde wrote People Pleaser 8 years, 1 month ago

I'm going to bet that I'm not the only one out there who was obese, and maybe, just maybe, my desire to please others contributed to that.  

Frisco wrote a post on the "power of NO" recently...

brownblonde wrote My hope 8 years, 1 month ago

This has been an exciting week in the world of obesity justice.  First, on Friday there was an article debunking the myth that calories burned during exercise should be given equal weight to calori...

brownblonde wrote Learning to be your own definition of success 8 years, 1 month ago

A lot of motivational speakers and athletes talk about the importance of goals and visualizing yourself achieving them.  They say it's important to visualize yourself making the layup and the crowd...

brownblonde wrote The Weight Loss Surgery Superiority Complex 8 years, 3 months ago

I've been pretty open with my weight gain struggle on here recently.  And one thing that I have noticed that I am shocked by is the weight loss superiority complex.  It turns out that, for some, ha...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago

The best thing about having the sleeve was that, at least initially, it was there to protect me, even when my willpower had given way.  My sleeve is still decently restrictive when I'm eating like I'm supposed to--but snacking and bad food choices have

brownblonde wrote Food Guilt 8 years, 3 months ago

I seem to keep gaining.  I have some thoughts on that.  But for now I want to talk about food guilt.

It's the whole "starving children in China" "clean your plate so you can get a gold star/...

brownblonde wrote A Week Later and a Change of Perspective 8 years, 4 months ago

Last week probably represents the worst meltdown I've had post op.  I guess it was bound to happen.  I am just glad that those feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy have left.  I had a lifetime fil...

brownblonde wrote Almost Overweight...Again 8 years, 4 months ago

This is not a happy post.  This is not an inspirational post.  It is blunt and harsh and real.  A legitimate meldown.

My weight has been steadily creeping up.  No surprise.  It's been going ...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago

I am extremely cold natured now.  My extremities are very chilly.  I never liked water and now I hate it because the last thing I want is something cold.  So I drink coffee.  Lots and lots of coffee.  But I feel like it's dehydrating me and my skin has

brownblonde wrote Life Lately 8 years, 4 months ago

Hi All.  I'll try to keep this short and sweet.  Which, c'mon, it probably won't be.  I don't know if anyone even reads on here any more.  I'm just trying to keep it real.  If any of you are on ins...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 8 years, 11 months ago

Hi all.  So I'm up to about 156, having regained about 5lbs.  I could tell you that I'm pretty pleased with the fact I've only gained back 5lbs. in the 5 years but I'd be lying--because I wanted to go in the other direction!  And it doesn't seem to mat

brownblonde wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
I've Reached the what? - Okay, so maybe not the summit summit.  I still wanted to get down to 138.5 "half my weight" but you get the idea.  I lost the weight.  Now what? For years I heard people say that ...

brownblonde wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
"I could lose the weight if I wanted to" - So I was watching a tv show this week and some druggie said something to the effect of "I could quit it if I want to.  It's not like I can't.  It's not a problem."  And of course I...

brownblonde wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
The Creep - Hello OH family.  These updates have been few and far between the past couple years but I hope to change that over the next couple of months.  You see, I've begun to experience "th...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 9 years, 6 months ago
4 1/2 years out--is this how all regain starts? - Ok to be fair y'all, my scale is all of 3.5lbs. up from the low that I normally maintain.  With the exception of like the day after Thanksgiving, all my clothes still fit fine, som...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 9 years, 7 months ago
No idea what/how much to be eating at 4+ years out - Now I don't want to "toss the baby out with the bath water."  I've eaten pretty healthily but liberally since WLS.  That being said, I gave myself an inch and then took a mile.  Th...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
All About That Bass: Fat Acceptance and Its Place - So have y'all heard that song "All About That Bass"?  It has such a catchy tune that I had NO inkling of an idea that it had anything to do with weight until someone told me it was...

brownblonde posted a discussion topic 9 years, 9 months ago
4 years plus PO (and a wedding!) - 4 years Post OP   I guess 4+ years post op kinda makes me a post op dinosaur.  I occasionally read the message boards to remind myself from whence I come and to refocus on the ri...
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