TheTurtleLady88 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 3 months ago

I had VSG November of 2015 and had dropped about 120 pounds since my start weight. I've got 100 more pounds to lose and I've been on a 3 month stall, then gained 11 pounds back. I'm panicky and I have an appointment with my nutritionist to see if there

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TheTurtleLady88 wrote A year out. Struggling. 7 years, 3 months ago

I have been stuck between 272 and 266 for three months. I need help! I cannot find anyone here who is willing to come workout. Honestly, no one around me understands what this is like. I hate the w...

TheTurtleLady88 posted a discussion topic 7 years, 7 months ago

I'm looking to get together with or make friends with people around the area that have had weight loss surgery. I do not currently have a support group so having someone to talk to that knows what is going on and familiar with my experiences would be g

TheTurtleLady88 has a new goal: lose 100 pounds 7 years, 7 months ago
I plan to re-focus my energy toward this goal. Pre-plan food and eat more thoughtfully. Cut out all the bad habits I've gotten back into and exercise my butt off(literally).

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TheTurtleLady88 wrote I need to eat better and exercise more... 7 years, 7 months ago

To be completely honest, I've been in a funk for months. I feel great about what I've done so far and as quickly as it came, it goes away. I'm stalled, again. I have 106 more pounds to lose but I a...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote I haven't the words 7 years, 11 months ago

I have finally broken the stall! I've also hit what I consider a milestone. For the first time in an least 8 years, I am officially under 300 pounds!!!!!!!! I can't even explain what I'm feeling ri...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote Trying to keep my head up... 8 years ago

I want so badly to break the 300lb mark. I have been in a stall for awhile now, with everything going on I cannot be too upset about it...or at least that is what everyone around me says. I've been...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote The Past Month 8 years, 1 month ago

So, I've done a lot over the last month. I can't say that my weight is where I want it to be, my exercise has been pretty non-existent but I moved to Wilmington which is a long-distance move for me...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote Maybe February will be better... 8 years, 3 months ago

I gained 4 lbs this week and I am all but having a breakdown. I have been stressed lately, fighting with my boyfriend, running important errands for a long distance move, bills, and doctors appoint...

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TheTurtleLady88 wrote I've Lost... 8 years, 3 months ago

So, I began my journey in April right after my heighest weigh-in at the doctor at 383 lbs. I can now officially say that I have lost 54lbs since April!!!! I have been so focused on the pounds going...

TheTurtleLady88 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago

My taste buds absolutely hate me! I have started getting some soft foods down but I have yet to find a vitamin that doesn't taste like a chewed up Tylenol. Any suggestions? Also, any recipes for soft food would be greatly appreciated! I hate to say tha

TheTurtleLady88 wrote 1 month Post-Op!!!! 8 years, 4 months ago

I've honestly been struggling the last week and a half or so. Not so much because I'm hungry or I'm wanting something bad for me but because everything I do have tends to taste like a chewed up Tyl...

TheTurtleLady88 posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago

Hey Everyone!


Christmas is fast approaching and I'm getting questioned about what I'd like this year. I found a pair of tennis shoes that I would really love to have but I just had surgery on November 12th and I'm honestly worried tha

TheTurtleLady88 wrote 2 Week Post-Op 8 years, 4 months ago

Wednesday was my first post-op appointment. For the most part, I've been getting a lot better. I'm on the move a lot more and I try to deal with my pain one step at a time. I've lost 32.2 pounds si...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote Well, that's new... 8 years, 5 months ago

So, I finally ventured out today to WalMart of all places to try and find something that I can get down well. I picked up some premiere protein and carnation instant breakfast (no sugar added of co...

TheTurtleLady88 wrote Thank you all... 8 years, 5 months ago

Thank you guys so much for the support! I'm at home, resting. I'm doing my best to move around and stay hydrated. So far I can only get down water and Isopure. Unfortunately, I've had to use the pa...

rustimart wrote 8 years, 5 months ago
Hello TheTurtleLady88, Hope you are doing well on your recover. Just wanted to let you know that you have a whole lot of people here to support you on your Journey. Please keep us posted on your success.

TheTurtleLady88 wrote Full Liquid Diet 8 years, 5 months ago

Hello All!

I started my 2-week, full-liquid diet on October 29th. I am down 9 pounds as of 11/2/15. Technically 9 mo...

Kathy S. wrote 8 years, 5 months ago
Hello TheTurtleLady88, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: t-loss-surgery-journey/ tial-stay-what-to-pack/ are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Cathy W. wrote 8 years, 5 months ago
What a great way to celebrate the holidays by being a WLS post-op! I had WLS in October 2001 and my holidays were different due to being on soft foods. It didn't matter because I was so happy to be losing weight and feeling so much better. I wish you all the best on your own WLS journey!
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