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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Its 6 Months since my surgery.

    What can I tell you?

    I have never felt so happy with life!

    Why? because it's my time! I am a different girl.

    I now eat meals regularly instead of skipping breakfast and lunch because I was too busy.

    I am organized and feel well because I eat healthily.
    I have more time for me and the things that make me happy which is physical exercise and my singing and my dogs and now have the energy for socialising.

    I think I avoided doing any of the above through lack of self-esteem as well as being tired all the time I always blamed it on running our own business.

    I make time now!
    I can't do everything, but I delegate things and prioritize things in a very different way.
    I no longer feel resentful or bitter about putting myself last, because that's a thing of the past.

    It began pre-surgery I became organized around preparing the food for the freezer in advance so when I came out of the hospital it was all ready.
    I researched and made time for that so I felt educated in my journey, my surgeon remarked to me in person how he had never had someone ask the questions and show such an interest in the subject in the way that I had approached it.

    I was lucky I had a week with my team in the hospital and gained all the help and support I could have dreamed of, I live in a foreign country and there was a language barrier at times that we overcame easily with Google translate.

    I am traveling to visit the team on Sunday and having a few days in a city that I love very much, seeing my Surgeon and dietician who whatapp me on a regular basis as we have formed a wonderful connection.
    I had my blood test results back and checked they are ALL normal and I am healthy.

    I am very fortunate that another 2 KG (about 4.5 Lbs) and I will be normal BMI.

    So I can only say how it becomes a very good habit.

    At 4 months I started losing my hair every time I touched it, I added 1 Biotin tablet a day and use a shampoo that was recommended for hair loss by my hairdresser.
    I had wigs ready as I also had my parathyroids removed in January which was only discovered as I was booked for sleeve surgery in January (i had my sleeve done in March 2018) So I would have not known about the thyroid problem if it was not for the choice to have the sleeve.
    So I am so blessed to have got that sorted

    I had a stall for a month at 5 months I wondered if I was going to lose any more weight, but it started up again I added a little snack of sunflower seeds to my day or 4 almonds and it started moving again.

    Due to the weather being rain and very hot I could not exercise for 20 days heavy storms and the heat causing no outdoor activities made me wonder if I would gain, But I actually lost weight.

    I like how people say nice things about my health.

    The strange thing is All the Men I know have said the same thing "have you had a facelift?"
    I have known these guys for years!
    I am getting used to them saying that now, but I don't know how to answer I am so puzzled by this statement.

    Cant, they see I have lost weight not had a facelift LOL?

    The females just say "You look fantastic"
    Which is so good to hear! as I feel Fantastic and healthy.
    I expected to age with weight loss You know look a bit gaunt or saggy and wrinkly but seems that it is not how it is.

    So there are surprises nice ones!

    Hope it helps anyone who wonders what 6 months might be like.

    I can only praise my sleeve as it has given me a new life!

    I enjoy all the food as I cook it in a delicious way using spices and herbs.
    Rice made with berries and lavender and cinnamon and lime only a dessert spoon! Moroccan Tanginne Lamb. I freeze most of it so I have meals ready all the time as I make enough for 2 normal portions that means I have 4 for the freezer for me for another time.

    Stirfry with steak and veg in a sizzling sauce .... Wonderful.


    I don't eat junk food I never liked it My problem was eating way too big a portion late in the day.
    Or following a diet of food that was not tasty or in some cases just did not satisfy my appetite so I was never sated then I would break the diet.
    I am sure you know how it goes.

    Thanks for All the support.
    Its inspiring to be amongst such wonderful people.




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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    06/28/2018
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    How wonderful! Congrats, Pudsley it sounds like you have a very fulfilling life and good health. P.S. Your cooking sounds divine!


    1 month-219 lbs (-25)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenloris View Post
    How wonderful! Congrats, Pudsley it sounds like you have a very fulfilling life and good health. P.S. Your cooking sounds divine!
    Hi Tenloris

    Thank You!
    I am indeed!
    I wish you everything you wish for yourself.

    I just wanted people to know that you can eat such beautiful food.

    Do you know I really do NOT like cooking but I love delicious food so I cook even though I would prefer to clean or iron I personally like to do those kind of chores I find it relaxing and very satisfying but I have never enjoyed cooking.

    But I like the sleeve because I am eating so well, just TINY and its brilliant !!!!!!

    I love this sleeve so much.
    I really hope you have as much fun and feel so happy that you eat nice and wonderful tasting food I see you are a couple of months down the line.

    How are you doing? Its a great time to experiment and lose a lot of weight!

    By the way, My husband has just cooked prawns with ginger and lime and paprika in the oven with red pepper dip made from pepper and a chilli.

    My Goodness, it was superb!
    Delicious and Tasty.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenloris View Post
    How wonderful! Congrats, Pudsley it sounds like you have a very fulfilling life and good health. P.S. Your cooking sounds divine!
    Hi Tenloris

    Thank You!
    I am indeed!
    I wish you everything you wish for yourself.

    I just wanted people to know that you can eat such beautiful food.

    Do you know I really do NOT like cooking but I love delicious food so I cook even though I would prefer to clean or iron I personally like to do those kind of chores I find it relaxing and very satisfying but I have never enjoyed cooking.

    But I like the sleeve because I am eating so well, just TINY and its brilliant !!!!!!

    I love this sleeve so much.
    I really hope you have as much fun and feel so happy that you eat nice and wonderful tasting food I see you are a couple of months down the line.

    How are you doing? Its a great time to experiment and lose a lot of weight!

    By the way, My husband has just cooked prawns with ginger and lime and paprika in the oven with red pepper dip pepper and a chilli.

    My Goodness, it was superb!
    Delicious and Tasty.



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    HI Carla, well done, you are doing really well. I also snack on sunflower seeds and they are delicious. keep going!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    This is so wonderful to read. Such a great success story. Well done you!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Juanita62's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Your post made my day! Your happiness and energy showed. Congratulations!!!!



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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Pudsley, you are doing so GREAT! Your hard work and great attitude is yield great results.

    I'm so tickled you've taken this opportunity and maxed out everything positive. I know you'll keep moving forward. The best is yet to come!

    Ann



    Consult: 235 lbs
    My and doc's preop diet: 216 -19 lbs
    M1 postop 205 -30
    M2 193 -42
    M3 184 -51
    M4 174 -61
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    M6 162 -73
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    Gastric Sleeve Member Stacey03's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    So great Pusley, you have done so well :-)


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    That is so awesome Carla. You sound as giddy as I was throughout my journey. Your happiness is awesome! Keep up all that positivity.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita62 View Post
    Your post made my day! Your happiness and energy showed. Congratulations!!!!
    Thank You so much for that!

    We seem to have a similar surgery date Mine was in March, I can see how well you are doing!

    I am excited for you as I know how this just keeps getting better and better.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    03/02/2018
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    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Christie13 View Post
    That is so awesome Carla. You sound as giddy as I was throughout my journey. Your happiness is awesome! Keep up all that positivity.
    I am Giddy

    Sorry for late reply, just had that trip to my team and then work was a little full on as well as a sick animal,( He was treated properly yesterday)

    I love reading everything you have put up on the site!

    Thank You also for the recent pearls of wisdom that has grounded me for the next leg of this, Which is what to expect from 6 months post sleeve.

    Feel in acceptance of that and you have no idea how much that has given me comfort as I started to wonder will I shift this next 5 to 10 KG.

    Slowly is what I believe you are saying and that's good because I think I like what I see most of the time the other bits like flabby arms and tummy need to happen slowly.

    Bless you, Christie.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Annie
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pudsley View Post
    Its 6 Months since my surgery.

    What can I tell you?

    I have never felt so happy with life!

    Why? because it's my time! I am a different girl.

    I now eat meals regularly instead of skipping breakfast and lunch because I was too busy.

    I am organized and feel well because I eat healthily.
    I have more time for me and the things that make me happy which is physical exercise and my singing and my dogs and now have the energy for socialising.

    I think I avoided doing any of the above through lack of self-esteem as well as being tired all the time I always blamed it on running our own business.

    I make time now!
    I can't do everything, but I delegate things and prioritize things in a very different way.
    I no longer feel resentful or bitter about putting myself last, because that's a thing of the past.

    It began pre-surgery I became organized around preparing the food for the freezer in advance so when I came out of the hospital it was all ready.
    I researched and made time for that so I felt educated in my journey, my surgeon remarked to me in person how he had never had someone ask the questions and show such an interest in the subject in the way that I had approached it.

    I was lucky I had a week with my team in the hospital and gained all the help and support I could have dreamed of, I live in a foreign country and there was a language barrier at times that we overcame easily with Google translate.

    I am traveling to visit the team on Sunday and having a few days in a city that I love very much, seeing my Surgeon and dietician who whatapp me on a regular basis as we have formed a wonderful connection.
    I had my blood test results back and checked they are ALL normal and I am healthy.

    I am very fortunate that another 2 KG (about 4.5 Lbs) and I will be normal BMI.

    So I can only say how it becomes a very good habit.

    At 4 months I started losing my hair every time I touched it, I added 1 Biotin tablet a day and use a shampoo that was recommended for hair loss by my hairdresser.
    I had wigs ready as I also had my parathyroids removed in January which was only discovered as I was booked for sleeve surgery in January (i had my sleeve done in March 2018) So I would have not known about the thyroid problem if it was not for the choice to have the sleeve.
    So I am so blessed to have got that sorted

    I had a stall for a month at 5 months I wondered if I was going to lose any more weight, but it started up again I added a little snack of sunflower seeds to my day or 4 almonds and it started moving again.

    Due to the weather being rain and very hot I could not exercise for 20 days heavy storms and the heat causing no outdoor activities made me wonder if I would gain, But I actually lost weight.

    I like how people say nice things about my health.

    The strange thing is All the Men I know have said the same thing "have you had a facelift?"
    I have known these guys for years!
    I am getting used to them saying that now, but I don't know how to answer I am so puzzled by this statement.

    Cant, they see I have lost weight not had a facelift LOL?

    The females just say "You look fantastic"
    Which is so good to hear! as I feel Fantastic and healthy.
    I expected to age with weight loss You know look a bit gaunt or saggy and wrinkly but seems that it is not how it is.

    So there are surprises nice ones!

    Hope it helps anyone who wonders what 6 months might be like.

    I can only praise my sleeve as it has given me a new life!

    I enjoy all the food as I cook it in a delicious way using spices and herbs.
    Rice made with berries and lavender and cinnamon and lime only a dessert spoon! Moroccan Tanginne Lamb. I freeze most of it so I have meals ready all the time as I make enough for 2 normal portions that means I have 4 for the freezer for me for another time.

    Stirfry with steak and veg in a sizzling sauce .... Wonderful.


    I don't eat junk food I never liked it My problem was eating way too big a portion late in the day.
    Or following a diet of food that was not tasty or in some cases just did not satisfy my appetite so I was never sated then I would break the diet.
    I am sure you know how it goes.

    Thanks for All the support.
    Its inspiring to be amongst such wonderful people.
    You've found the joyful balance that self-compassion brings! Well done! And what great progress you have in your journey..
    HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0
    2 MO = 156.4
    3 MO = 148.4
    4 MO = 140.6
    5 MO = 136.0
    6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0
    Inches: 50.5 lost


    “What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.”

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    03/02/2018
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    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey03 View Post
    So great Pusley, you have done so well :-)
    How Are You?

    Thank You so much for that I am so pleased with your recent news regarding your daughter!

    Its wonderful for you and she is a beauty like a pretty princess she has a fairytale look.

    Congratulations to you.

    I am bursting to tell you I had to buy new clothes whilst I was traveling,

    Oh My goodness I tried on size 16 they were huge then a 10 but no ....... Size 8!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You know I had things altered at the tailors, well I needed tops and jeans.

    I am still in shock really I don't know how I have been walking around with baggy size 20 clothes sloppy was good as it was 40 C most days for 8 months this year.

    Crazy fantastic and so happy!
    Thank you xx



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pudsley's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Carla
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    03/02/2018
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    Professor Bulbuller
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    Default Re: 6 Months and I am Delighted!

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieG View Post
    You've found the joyful balance that self-compassion brings! Well done! And what great progress you have in your journey..
    Oh Thanks so much

    You are right!

    I am joyful and so Thankful for everything.
    I say Thank you out loud every day for my health, for my Husband, My home, My family, my animals, My business, my clients, My income, My happiness.

    You look so Adorable and I am so pleased you have your health in such a wonderful space.

    Your Health is your Wealth.
    xxxx



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