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  2. Thanks for all the support! I am going to do much better now
  3. ProudGrammy

    Got my surgery time!!

    @SusieQ2019 very exciting news!! you've probably been waiting a long time for date and WLS we'll be seeing "less and less" of you pretty soon!! lets meet for drinks PO - i'm buying - WATER of course!!😊 good luck speedy recovery kathy
  4. BulletWithButterflyWings

    Its Official!

    Congrats lovely!!!! So excited for you!!!! You can do this.
  5. sallie Lindsey

    March Bypass Buddies

    River walker I was sleeved too march 22,2019
  6. ms.sss

    Non Scale Victories

    I finally ran out of my stash of skinny clothes I have saved over the years, so I figured I'd go mall shopping this morning for some new summer threads. So I reached for size Small tops. NOPE i'm an Xsmall (if not smaller!) Then I went for size 6 dresses. NOPE i'm a Size 2. Tried on size 29 jeans. NOPE i'm a Size 26. I'm holding up these clothes and am amazed that my body managed to get into them. I mean they are tiny. And to me, I don't look anywhere near that tiny in the mirror. The other thing is that back when I was able to fit into these sized clothes , I was weighed much, much less than I do now. I mean, I remember being 105 lbs when I fit into size 4 pants back in high school. Stores must be using vanity sizing more and more...
  7. You'll feel amazeballs with a 1+ lb poop! Just sayin...
  8. Sosewsue61

    Protein shakes and bars forever?

    How long is this regimen of shakes supposed to be? Until you lose x# of pounds or a set time? I can only guess the reasons are that he wants maximum weight off asap in these early months. Honestly I felt better when I could eat real food, and I had an aversion to shakes early on. I had a few other aversion with foods in the early months - beef and chocolate. Chocolate still is iffy. It was a few weeks in the beginning figuring out tolerance, but gets easier as you go. Some people continue with one shake to supplement protein requirements all through the journey. Good luck.
  9. Poppyseed28

    Food Before and After Photos

    My late breakfast. It’s zucchini, bell peppers, and navy beans sautéed in some butter and mixed with some Italian dressing.
  10. How are the other slow losers doing today? I went up .6 of a pound today and feel bloated in my lower belly. Realized I need to take a laxative as it's been a few days. (Sorry for TMI) Hoping that gets me to feeling better. I am feeling a little depressed and could use a boost.
  11. Hello everybody. I’ve just had my surgery recently (19 April). So I am on week one. I am finding it hard to eat. While I was hospitalized they gave me broth and apple sauce. Once I started walking they gave me sort of liquidy mashed food. Like I had a coucous cream. I was operated in France and after watching YouTube videos, I figured that duets varied from hospitals and countries. However during this week, due to how I was fed in the hospital I was confused on how to eat. So I am going through apple sauces, yoghurt adding protein powder to them. And also having soups. My question is has anyone struggled with week one in the same fashion.
  12. Shellcat

    Surgery is complete! Onto road to recover

    So far no reflux but barely eating so not sure yet. I hope I don't. I pray I don't. I want to get on a plane and not worry if the seatbelt will fit. I would like to scuba dive with less then 20pounds of weight since the last time I went I needed 22pounds just to stay down because I float. I want to be able to get in my ski boots again. I have also had two knee surgeries in the last two years so they are screaming for relief. I am a very active person stuck in a fat persons body I guess.
  13. SusieQ2019

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    My surgery is 10:00am on Monday. I like the time because I can still take my daughter to school and make her breakfast before I leave.
  14. Yes, I totally recommend the journalling/food tracking! As for the Biotin, I started taking it about 3 weeks ago (from a tip on this forum :), not sure if its doing anything, but i guess i can't hurt. The label says not to take for more than a month, so I'll do another week then check in with my PCP if I should/can continue *crosses fingers*.
  15. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Everythinganna, If I had only known! I am going for an infusion tomorrow. This s not fun. Hopefully, the infusion will help.
  16. My surgeon's office called and my surgery time is at 10:00am Monday morning. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the number on my caller ID.
  17. Everythinganna

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Sounds like a nightmare goody. I had my gallbladder removed two years ago this me the day after my birthday. It was an emergency surgery so gallstones are definitely worth being aware of but I don’t know that I would take medicine that made me sick. You are a trooper.
  18. I was told not to shave legs within 48 hours of surgery. Knicks are open wounds which could be infected by staph. It’s a precautionary method my hospital used.
  19. Sandra Nuelken

    Surgery is complete! Onto road to recover

    What is on your list of things you want to do after weight loss. My counselor said to make a list. All I want is my knees to quit hurting, they did when I lost my weight before. I also want to wear clothes without 2 being the first number or an X the last number. I don't have any really big goals. So far do you have the reflux you had with the band?
  20. Talk to your doctor and his nutritionist and let them know your concern. Mine was the same until I asked if I could talk to the nutritionist. The doctor said many of his patients are not fully committed and he thinks they lose more quickly when not having to think about real food. He allowed me to work with my nutritionist and truly learn what I should eat. Good luck to you.
  21. I was in the same boat. I had my band removed and did the sleeve. I'm only 2 1/2 months out and very happy with the results. I had a lot of acid reflux when I had the band (because it slipped) so my surgeon had me do extra tests to make sure that the sleeve was a good option for me vs gastric bypass. We decided it was and I have to say I'm very happy with it so far. I'm on daily acid reflux medication as a precaution but I haven't experienced any reflux since surgery. Good luck.
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  23. OhMyGracious!

    Experiences with Phentermine?

    Ditto on most post. Initially it worked great! However it’s an upper, as such expect to be wired, nervous, on edge, easily angered and unable to sleep. It’s a short term solution to a lifestyle problem. If you can’t change your lifestyle weight comes back with a vengeance. I don’t recommend it.
  24. NYC_PAULA

    Protein shakes and bars forever?

    The goal with my nutritionist and surgeon was to slowly start weaning off shakes and bars once I started getting solid foods. I was told to get in a minimum of 70 grams of protein a day. By focusing on lean protein choices like eggs, fish, lean meats, lite cheese, and beans I can get about 20 grams per meal. I have one small high protein snack to get in the extra 10+ grams of protein. Sometimes that snack is a shake or bar and sometimes I'll even do a shake or bar for a meal if I'm in a hurry but I'm trying to focus on whole foods for the most part.
  25. NYC_PAULA

    Throat gurgling after sipping water

    I still gurgle at times. I could not do 64 ounces the first few days. I started with 48 ounces and worked my way up. I'm 2 1/2 months out now and shoot for a minimum of 64 ounces of water which is now easy to fit in. Good luck!
  26. VSG_Me_2019

    Confession

    I've had pizza a couple times since surgery (usually not even a full slice), but it is definitely not as satisfying and doesn't taste as good as before.
  27. Boldilocks

    February 2019 Sleevers?

    Maybe being short has something to do with it too as we're both in the same boat, LOL! Actually - I see that you also have PCOS (it was my main reason for surgery) - that's the culprit in both our cases, I'm sure.
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