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Price Tag Realness


Today’s food choices, from upper right: scrambled egg with ham and cheese; Boar’s Head Maple Glazed turkey slices; barbecued boneless chicken thighs with pinto beans; Rudy’s smoked ham with pinto beans; Trader Joe’s dark chocolate caramel wedges (I ate 1 serving, which is two pieces); multivitamin and calcium supplements x2. Not pictured: a single serve container of organic applesauce.

I gave into my hormones and ate some chocolate today.  Not chocolate nibs, some actual chocolate.  I know there are some that during this phase of their sleeve life would gasp in horror that I am eating chocolate (OMG WTF U DOING), but the dark chocolate actually quelled any craving I had to eat any more food this evening.  AND I was under 800 calories today, so I don’t feel the least bit bad about eating the damned chocolate, especially since I ate a single serving and not the entire friggin’ container.

One of the things no one ever talks about is just how much this sleeve REALLY costs.

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My insurance company has approved me for sleeve gastrectomy surgery!   My surgeon’s office submitted paperwork on the 19th, and I was approved for surgery YESTERDAY–just one week after they got my paperwork.  According to the customer service representative at my insurance company, this is nearly unheard of.  I joked with him that they probably approved me so quickly because in my current state, I am costing them a ton of cash and this surgery will be cheaper for THEM in the long run!  We both laughed and he congratulated me.  I thanked him for giving me the best news I’d gotten in a while.

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