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  2. OCT 5TH for me. So ready, SW=280 CW=240 GW=180 Sent from my SM-G935T using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. I started at 223- I'm at 180 13 weeks post op and my goal is also 135. I've had to retire all of my pre surgery pants and a lot of my tops- they just looked too baggy. I've relied on the kindness of friends who passed down clothes, shopping in my own closet and buying just a few things. You won't drop so quickly that you can't enjoy the new clothes. I went from a 16-18 to a 10 now already. It's also a fun treat to get a couple of new things. I'm passing off my larger clothes to a friend at work - it's such a blessing to get new clothes this way I want to bless someone else too. Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 181 GW 135
  4. Jillian Michaels app. The beginner workouts are only 30 mins. And each exercise is only 20 seconds. You rate the difficulty at the end and how you rate it determines how hard the next one will be. I'm almost to the end of the beginner. I am so proud of myself. I hated exercise and now I feel SO MUCH BETTER when I do. She is different every day and you can do it on your iPad or phone anywhere, using your own music in the background.
  5. Slightly different response. If you are in the first couple months after surgery, you might need to really use protein powder to get Un hungry. Because that dizzy weak feeling, if that is what it is, means your body needs more protein. And the tiny amount of food (even the yogurt) might not be getting rid of the dizzy weak feeling. So make up a protein drink to keep in the fridge or a metal thermos beside you all day, and sip from it when your tiny mini meal doesn't satisfy that genuine hunger. It can be tricky to figure out head hunger (cravings) from real need for more protein at first. A few sips of a boring unsweetened protein powder mixed with plain milk will satisfy that protein deficit. It would not satisfy a "head hunger" dreaming of French fries. Maybe it will help you learn.
  6. You can try gas x strips but walking is the best thing for that trapped air and gas. I hope it passes soon! Mich W Hw 223, SW 217 CW 181 GW 135
  7. @ebroms17 ((hugs)) Sorry for your frustration! I'm terrified of this exact situation. You revise your entire digestive system and yet, the loss isn't the fantasy loss you see on t.v. of 15-20-25 lbs. I know this is unrealistic to expect--especially every month as others have mentioned. But still, when was the last time you've lost 31 lbs in 2 months? Right? That's outstanding. Congrats to you!! What are you eating right now? Maybe list a day or two of your meals? Maybe cleaning up your eating and looking at what you were eating in month 2 would be helpful?
  8. Mine came in curly after chemo. Had not heard it could change color or texture after regrowth from WLS though! How wild and fun!
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  10. I've lost just over 100 lbs and still walk in the plus size section it's such a habit, I do shop a lot at old navy, JCPENNY clearance section, walmart and even goodwill. I'm a nurse so had to buy all new scrubs but I bargin shop. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Is it sad that this topic is one of my biggest fears of the surgery lol. I have dreads and I love them so much and I'm afraid that they will fall out and I will have to shave my hair off and regrow them. 5 years down the drain. Vanity comes before a fall I guess.
  12. I'm Caucasian, mine started around the 4th month and my hair is already thin to begin with. Just hoping it will stop Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Hey guys! I’m new to this group and I just have to say all of you guys post are so helpful and also encouraging! I just had a question. I recently met with the psychologist for an evaluation and he put me on a 1500 calorie diet and told me to log all my food and exercise on myfitnesspal app. He then set me up with an appointment for the nutritionist which is October 20th. He says at this appointment the nutritionist will review my food log!I have been following the diet and losing weight and feeling great! I know my insurance requires a 6 month supervised program before surgery, I am just wondering if the 5 weeks of logging I have already done count towards this? Thanks for the help!
  14. I think that time will help skin rebound to the extent that genes, age, ethnicity, yo yo dieting history, length of time you were overweight, etc allow. If you lose slowly the skin will keep pace, if you lose more quickly it will catch up down the road. I lost 135lbs in a year and for another six months it caught up somewhat... but then that was it. So my experience fits what I've read on the subject.
  15. I had my revision from Lapband to Gastric Bypass in the same surgery. It was easy... maybe not for the surgeon but easier for me than 2 separate surgeries, anesthesia, recovery, etc.
  16. Also, my removal wasn't bad. Everyone is different but i was down for about 2 weeks. GOOD LUCK! Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. I'm Caucasian and mine was about the same... maybe started month four or five, but not in the first three months.
  18. I did mine at different times. My surgeon said it was better to heal first. Also he would have a better idea about how much scar tissue I had before he converted me. He seemed to believe it was safer. It worked out for me bc at first my insurance wasn't going to cover the sleeve and after my band was out thry did! Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. I'm four years out and carbonation hurts my sleeve. So I guess I'm the reason it's a rule for some! I drink caffeine but it's fine on my plan. I'm another one who doesn't do the drinking/eating together thing. I drink while eating not always but frequently. "Snacking" is fine on my plan as well or I'd have to admit to breaking that one too. Lol. I should add i maintain at goal too!
  20. Choice of two ways: 1) electric yoghurt maker appliance OR 2) store-bought yoghurt-making kit ... a reservoir for hot water, culture and other media. Both work out to 25%-35% the price of supermarket yoghurt. I use method 2.
  21. I'm one week post op and I'm experiencing really bad pains in the middle of my chest, when I breath in its tight, then if I bend over or stand up it's like someone is hitting me in the chest from inside! Any advice?
  22. Khols on the West coast has all sizes great sales and even full price isn't too bad. So if you don't want to spend a lot of time shopping it's a good bet. I love thrifting, but it's time consuming!
  23. You are so brave and strong! Congrats on coming this far!
  24. Yeah I'm with everyone else... I don't know your height or what size you wear currently... but here's why I say that.... You can see I literally could not have worn those jeans.... I am standing in one leg! Went from 271 to 135.
  25. We can be awkward weight loss buddies!
  26. Mine was done all of a sudden in the er without any time to think about my next step if what surgery to do. Some doctors wait because of scar tissue. I had a ton.
  27. I thought I was going to be the person who wore my size 24 jeans through most of my weight loss, but after the first two months, I was getting so frustrated with pulling up my pants or having them fit awkwardly, that I bought smaller sizes from some thrift stores.
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