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  2. Hello everybody! I am very new to this fasting, doing it for 9 days now, it helps me be more aware of what I eat (if I eat all day there is space for crap eating too :p if I have to eat my proteins within a given window I have to chose what I eat more carefully!) I try to do low carbs high fat ins and time and it is working wonders so far. Overall I am happy with my decision to start this. I had my surgery in October, I am 7 months out. I was logging all my foods now religiously (could not bother before because they were wider spread :p) Well that’s all for now, will be lurking around here too from now on :)
  3. Frustr8

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    My massive drop after my PICC line was removed, was in March my 6th month! I believe your drop also will happen#
  4. Nope, it still doesn't work for me, even moist, even chewed up to a grayish mouth, goes down and less than 30 minutes, she's all packed to wait me out.
  5. Don't worry , you are on the path to become. WowI'm A thingy , just a matter of time! Congratulations and happy wishes for the Future👸❤😝
  6. Hi all, I've just been approved for lap band surgery and my surgery date is 15th of June 2019. I'm excited! Does anyone have any tips for pre-OP, or for the liver shrinking diet that I'll be starting next week? All advice welcome, thanks xx Sent from my SM-N960F using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Well Congratulations my Dear! Follow your surgeon's instructions, he knows your condition best, oh we can give you General Advice, but he knows how you personally should heal. It has got to be a thrill Pazzani Bee!
  8. Frustr8

    October 2018 Sleevers

    oh RoRo Kitty, it is so good to hear from you again! 65 Kilos down, that is wonderful in any measurement, a couple of my doctors use metric, being weighed, 90+ kilo , never thought I would see that , like you, it has been years. And also I weigh less than my son, I'm thrilled, I'm proud, he's peeved and now says " I need to see your surgeon" I am. Morbidly,Obese, BMI,is 38, mine is 33, which,entitles me to be simply" obese" and it gives me hope I will acheive"overweight" ,instead.
  9. I'm doing well. My left side is very very sore. Doc said it's normal, that's where the stomach came out. I'm struggling to get my fluids in but I'm 3 days PO and just trying my best!!
  10. Hi all, just got my date for lap band surgery, 15th of June 2019! I'm excited. Does anyone have any tips for pre-op, especially the liver shrinking diet I'll be starting next week! All advise welcome, thanks in advance xx Sent from my SM-N960F using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. RoRoKitty

    October 2018 Sleevers

    Hello all! I weighted myself this morning and I was happy to see that I am -65kilos from when I started, that is 143lbs less ! Still have about 40 kilos more to lose (88-90lbs) but I am already so happy, reaching the weight I had in my university years (and that was like 20 years ago) Congrats to all of us for taking the decision and doing the best we can for ourselves !!
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  13. stilljustafatguy

    How much walking 2-3 weeks post surgery?

    it took about a month for that dizzy feeling to go away for me. any walking i was doing was just casual like stores and such. i did try ikea and that was a mistake. went home and was a vegetable the rest of the day. almost 2 months out now and i do about 40 minutes on the treadmill. nothing serious. level 2 speed 2.
  14. stilljustafatguy

    Must haves for right after surgery

    was only an overnight stay for me so honestly the only thing i cared about was a super comfy place to rest. nothing else seemed to matter to me lol.
  15. stilljustafatguy

    How sore can I expect to be post op?

    my only pain or discomfort was from the drain. at this point im almost 2 months out and i still feel like ive been doin sit ups from time to time. but im quite sure thats cuz i sit on my ass all day at work.
  16. I like to walk with my dogs for about an hour a day. How will that work post-op with water? Do I have to bring a bottle with me a drink the entire time? Or can I wait until I get home?
  17. Losingit2018

    Foodies - honestly how bad is it?

    One more thing. The folks that have issues with meat may be speaking of dry meat. It is important to keep the meat tender and juicy. If it is chewed well before swallowing, there really should be no issues at all. I have not had issues with any meat that I have tried. But I always make sure that the meat is moist and tender.
  18. Batty2000

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    You've absolutely got this! Sent from my SM-G970U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. Batty2000

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Sending you mad love, Frustr8. Sorry it's been a rough go of it. You've made so much progress -- be proud! I hope this summer brings you good health. [emoji175] Sent from my SM-G970U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. Losingit2018

    Foodies - honestly how bad is it?

    Either surgery does take work to be successful. That is a fact. I am more than a year out from sleeve and I have never had any stomach or bowel issues. I have made online friends that have had the same surgery and none of them have had these issues either. I love to cook and I also love to eat. I do not eat many carbs while in weight loss mode but I do know that I am able to eat small amounts if I so desire. EAting more than just a small portion of anything sweet makes me a bit nauseous. I think that once you reach maintenance you will be ok eating small amounts of carbs. What may surprise you is that once you go without them for awhile you may no longer crave them. If sugar is your thing you may need to keep it to something like special occasions only. Once I started eating better quality food and started losing weight, the “junk” food lost its appeal. This is all honest and true for me. Goid luck!
  21. sisternewt@yahoo.com

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I promised myself I wouldn’t write anything on here, but... oh well. I started out my May challenge with the best of intentions and good motivation. Maybe lasted a day. I am truly in a depression right now having the biggest pity party. I’m almost 5 months out. I had lost 40 pounds at 3 months and have only only lost 8 lbs in the last 2 months. And yes, I stick to plan, drink my water, and get my protein in. I’m just here. That’s it. And I hate feeling this way. Sorry to unload.
  22. Excellent information. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  23. I need some straight talk. I'm considering getting the sleeve, but I'm worried about whether or not I will be able to live with it. while I do want t lose weight, I can't even imagine it so it is hard to have an attitude that I will sacrifice anything for it. One concern is the food. If you are a foodie like me (I love food but I'm good with small amounts of it), how hard is it to live with this surgery? There is a lot of confusing information around. My potential surgeon says after 2 months, you can eat "normally" just smaller amounts. That sounds fantastic, but it doesn't jive with a lot of what I've read/heard. Some people indicate that they can't have carbs like bread. Others talk about having the kind of meat they eat severely restricted. What is the truth? I'm fine with restricting calories, etc., but I still want to be able to enjoy food. Another concern is "accidents". One lady I know talks a lot about all of the diarrhea accidents she had after surgery, particularly in the first year. She did have the full bypass, so maybe that is part of it, but I also know a woman who had the sleeve and talks about how she can never be far from a bathroom. I already have some irritable bowel issues (which is part of why I am considering the sleeve rather than bypass), and I really won't be pleased if that is going to get even worse. I want to have a realistic view of what life would be like post surgery. I really appreciate anything anyone is willing to share.
  24. I am almost 2 yrs out from surgery. I had gotten myself a pair of Miss Me Jeans for my “goal jeans” (from 24 to 14’s). Back when I was a 24- I mentally couldn’t imagine myself ever be close to a 14. (I seriously thought this was too far fetched of a goal) I would love to be there. I even took pics of the 2 pairs of jeans together that was I would have a visual of my success. Well- here I am rocking those 14’s. I probably could go down to 12’s! (Sw 280 to CW 203) Why can I not be happy with this?? I still feel so fat. Almost more conscious than I was when I was larger. It’s like my upper belly area is like a mega muffin top! 😩 I’m starting to be afraid- even if I were to lose more weight- would I even be happy with it. So depression comes in & says.. why bother trying.
  25. Every month for 6 months before surgery, and every month for at least 6 months after. I had a list of behaviors to incorporate prior to approval. My program is pretty rigorous. I am glad I had that time and coaching prior to surgery, I think it helped get me prepared for life after surgery. On Friday I have my first post-surgery appt. with a dietician. I have a list of questions, like suggestions for on long hikes and backpacking. She’s a great resource, and specializes in surgery patients and their needs. I’m a fan. I’d hunt one out that you can work with longer term.
  26. Never heard of that, but I guess we all live and learn as time goes on#
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