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  2. Talk to the gastroenterologist (or whomever it is that is doing the procedure) about the problem, as there are lower volume protocols available. While yes, fluids do pretty much flow on through, a gallon is still a lot in a fairly short time for one who is not far out from surgery. Even my wife, who is 14 years out, the doc set her up with a special low volume product, so there are alternatives.
  3. Sheribear68

    How To Handle Haters

    If someone is determined to have this attitude without bothering to learn the science behind it before they make up their mind, there’s really not a lot that can help them. Now I realize you can’t write these people out of your life, but I’d try to have as little interaction with them as possible. For sure don’t get defensive or feel like you have to justify your decision to them. Hopefully someday they will appreciate the logical and fearless person that you are.
  4. Good question. I’m allergic to Gavilyte-G (just one of the prep solutions) so I had to drink something else. I can't remember what it was.
  5. llfonseca

    Bowl movement

    Ok I will bring it back thanks Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. I'd wait, but that's just me. I'm progressing slowly. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Sheribear68

    Bowl movement

    *pharmacist * I would STRONGLY URGE you to NOT use fiber. Much better to use milk of magnesia for acute constipation and to use Miralax a few times weekly as a preventative.
  8. Orchids&Dragons

    Food Before and After Photos

    Can't disappoint me! Several days this week, I had "meals" of grapes and crackers!
  9. Sheribear68

    Pounds lost

    2.5 months out, VGS. Surgery day weight was 243. Current weight is 204. I have 54 pounds til goal because I’m 5’7” It feels like more than 39 pounds to be honest. If feels like so much more and I’m so psyched for the next 54 pounds.
  10. llfonseca

    Bowl movement

    I brought the wrong one , do I know if this would work Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. So I’ve been craving a tamale(not a full one) and there soft and if I were to eat it I’d had chili and cheese on it. Would this be okay to eat at this point? I think so my mama is iffy and my fiancé said he feels like it would be okay. I tried calling my dr but there collided and won’t be open till Tuesday. Does anyone know if this would be okay to eat today? Or is it to early..
  12. Yes! I’d love to know how far along you are and what your plan looks like.
  13. Hey Fluffy! So I basically break my fast everyday with a premier protein. A couple hours later I have 2.5oz of chicken and then deli meat and a cheese stick around 8:30. In between those meals I TRY to squeeze in some raw veggies or a couple bites of fresh fruit but it doesn’t always happen. As you can see my restriction is still pretty amazing. Eating times are 1pm-9pm. In the last month or so My weight loss had slowed down drastically I think partly bc I’m 9mo out now and partly bc I had been grazing. Nothing crazy but maybe an extra 150-200calories. Can I update ticker from the app?
  14. Make that N=2. This what what I was meaning earlier about any kind of artificial sweetener making me feel like crap and hungry all the time.
  15. I got lucky (well none of it was luck, but you know....) Mine was caught before it had a chance to go anywhere outside of the ducts. TNBC has the worst prognosis in the first 5 years (50% survivor rate) but after 5 years the risk of recurrence almost bottoms out. I’ll never forget going in for that 5 year check up and crying tears of joy when my oncologist pronounced me “free and clear” of the dread 5 year window in July 2014. Then in February 2018 I had some really weird lymph nodes found on a breast MRI and everyone was convinced I had lymphoma. Thankfully I did NOT, but it was the longest 4 weeks I’d had in quite awhile and after it was all over is when I started looking into bariatric surgery as a solution. I was sick and tired of always looking over my shoulder and the fat I was carrying around was like a ticking time bomb. Lol, my “girls” are much worse for the wear also. After the chemo and radiation, I qualified for a reduction and I took it. Went from a DDD to a small C cup and I haven’t regretted it for one second. There’s so much scar tissue and the left one is rock hard compared to the right due to the radiation, but I’ll take being alive over odd-looking tatas hands down. Lol, I do wonder what will happen to the cup size as I get closer to goal. Maybe I won’t have anything left. 👀👀👀👀
  16. SingingEagle

    Food Before and After Photos

    It’s just Prego. 😂 Sorry I feel like I just keep disappointing!
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  18. sdl2019

    Energy level?

    Thank you!!!!!!!
  19. Cheeseburgh


    Phone off is easy for me because I mostly use my iPad! I guess I should just unplug later tonight and watch a movie while paying attention. Going out to a very nice restaurant tonight, I’m so tired of chicken! I really hope I like the fresh catch tonight. I just got back from marathon shopping, unpacked, now heading back out, today might be the first day I miss the daily exercise challenge.
  20. BulletWithButterflyWings


    All great points! Thank you. I've slowly started to wean myself off of carbonated drinks. Diet Root Beer is my stuff lol. My surgeon said I could have diet soda on my liquid diet but I'm just going to go ahead and quit it while I can. I'm pretty active already because I have 3 kids and my 9 year old son is very active lol.
  21. wilsntomas

    April Sleevers

    2 more days to go, before the surgery. Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. wilsntomas

    April surgeries?

    I'm doing ok, My surgery is in 2 days. It's on Monday, April 22nd. Good to hear that you are staying active. From what I read, each day things get better. Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Venessa  Blair


    April 17, 2019 surgery date!! Whoohooo
  24. Oh! That makes sense. I mistakenly thought we'd have to sip, sip, sip the prep liquid!! Thanks! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Orchids&Dragons

    Colonoscopy prep question with bypass

    After a few weeks, most people can drink normally, so you would be able to drink the full prep. Is it really a whole gallon? Yikes!
  26. Orchids&Dragons

    Food Before and After Photos

    Looks good! Do you make a low-cal version of alfredo? If so, please share details!
  27. With my bmi 32. I was going to be self pay so it isnt an insurance issue.I feel now after reading several comments, I will continue with weight watchers and hopefully lose 30. Thx so much Sent from my SM-J727V using BariatricPal mobile app
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