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  2. Lovelavida

    Hello! I'm new here

    Hey everyone, I'm brand new to this. I have been contemplating doing something to get my weight down. I am considering getting the lap band. I am 5'4 and 192 lbs so my BMI is on the lower end. I had a baby 6 months ago and ironically lost weight from that. However, like my other two pregnancies. I end up regaining the weight. My weight is creeping back up to its baseline which is between 195 to 205. I'm at a BMI of 32 and some change now. In order to be able to fight for insurance coverage, I know you need to have a minimum of 35 BMI plus a comorbid condition. I'm worried about the latter part because I am unsure of which ones qualify you. I only have a history of hypertension and presently have bilateral lymphedema affecting my legs and a chronic skin condition called HS. Both of which affect my mobility and could really benefit from losing weight. Presently, I do not have the option to self pay but I'm going to give it a go to see my options. Does anyone know of a similar situation that was covered? I couldn't find one by searching. It probably seems silly to be considering this at this weight but I have been stuck at this size for what feels like a lifetime. Whatever I try, does not help. Nice to meet you all!
  3. Krestel

    May 2019

    Mine is the 27th. I have a question for you all. I was thinking of starting my pre-op VLCD diet on the 1st, but really hate those meal replacement shakes. The sweetener in them gives me diarea and my face breaks out. Do you think it work it/be able to plan a pre-op diet with normal food? Something like taking multivitamins, breakfast: protein/smoothie, lunch: weight watchers soup or modifast soup, supper: chicken breast/salmon and veg (no starchy one). I may even have enough calories to put in a protein pudding snack for the evening or protein shake. I've been lucky enough to find a protein powder that has no sugar added and free from sweetner. It has only slightly more calories (40) than other ones and I really like the taste. So what do you guys think? Eat like I described or suck it up from the 1st until the 27th? or just do VLCD for the two weeks that my surgeon has asked for? (Of course, I am going to ask for approval from my nutritionist, but dont want to bother them if im being stupid.)
  4. ypease

    Fear!!

    You will be fine. Listen to those who have replied to you. You have a ton of support and as for the fear? Ya, know...I think I would be worried for you, if you weren't worried for yourself. Thanks to everyone who has posted to this thread!
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  6. Venessa  Blair

    Post op

    Well I’m 4 days post op and just now able to walk upright.. lol I went to the gym to walk on the treadmill, I was so embarrassed as other people are walking fast, jogging and such, I’m only able to walk at 1.7 mph and still feel a little pain and couldn’t walk but about half a mile.. how long does the site usually hurt on the side the Dr takes the part of the stomach out?
  7. ypease

    Supplies prior to Surgery

    Thank you! That was what I was wondering about. I see so many folks post that their taste totally changes or they can't tolerate some things after surgery. I really want to thank you for your input. I will take the minimalist approach and maybe try some samples as well. Having a few months to plan for my surgery has been good in some respects and not so good in others. Again, thank you very, very much.
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  9. I'm turning 47 later this year and have set up 3 consults in the coming weeks to weigh my plastics options. I've lost about 95 lbs and my arms are looking saggy. I want them to look as good as I feel You are never too old!
  10. gabybab

    Month Post Surgery

    Your story sounds like mine. I hated the whey after surgery. It would make me gag, so I drank fairlife milk, high protein yogurt and cheese. I also did refried beans, and cottage cheese. Good luck!
  11. You will find that the eating plans prescribed vary greatly from doctor to doctor (or nutritionist to nutrition, for that matter). Like the poster said above, it's best to follow the plan outlined by your own team. With that said, when I was at the 4 week mark I was taking in probably 300-400 cals on good days.
  12. gabybab

    Supplies prior to Surgery

    Don't do like I did and purchase stuff. I would say maybe vitamins and a protein supplement. I gave away 90% off what I bought, and it was a lot! My taste buds changed so much. I couldn't stomach whey afterwards. I used fairlife milk and yogurt. Good luck!
  13. I've used Milk of Magnesia when I haven't pooped in a while. Though once, immediately after surgery, I hadn't gone for a week or so and when the MOM didn't work, I took Senkot-S and that did the trick. Explosively, in fact. I haven't taken it since as just the MOM (or glycerin suppositories) works for me now when things get backed up.
  14. dsdesigna

    Headaches after eating?

    Over eating can cause a number of issues for people a headache is one, hiccups, burping, excessive salivating, feeling over full, chest pain, shortness of breath. Try walking for about 10 minutes or more and try to stop eating before you feel full. Over chew before you swallow. One bite can make a huge difference. Good luck.
  15. When I get my surgery and lose weight I might write a book about my weight loss surgery so I can help anyone who started at my weight, or who think about getting the surgery.

  16. Frustr8

    One more step closer

    You're moving right along, let's hope everything else goes smoothly so your surgery can happen!😝🍀😝
  17. How many of you you have or did lay in supplies (nutritional items, vitamins, eat) prior to your surgery? Did you think this is a good or not so good idea? My surgery date isn't until 10/1/19, so I have plenty of time to figure this out. I just don't want to find myself purchasing unnecessary items. Any thoughts?
  18. Lochnessamber

    All kinds of bathroom problems

    I'll try it! Thanks for taking the time to read and reply.
  19. janetwagoner@gmail.com

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Surgery went great. Pain is being manage! Had a problem at first going number one ! But , things are flowing now. Walked 10 laps todAy. So grateful I have suffered for years , this is going to be what I needed ! I know this in my heart. Thank you for all the positive vibes!
  20. undeadDharma

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    I had my sleeve on 4/8 and I’m right there with you. Never thought I’d kill to eat an egg.
  21. Alwzla8

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    While other are posting progress I’ll throw my little bit in:) Sleeved on 4/9: HW:242 Surgery Day: 229 Weight after I came home:235 Todays weight: 217!!! I am utterly tired of all protein ahhhh... can’t wait until May 1 for some mushy food!! Sweet Jesus let time pass quickly 🤣🤣. Best of wishes to you all!!
  22. jayharris192

    Month Post Surgery

    Hi, I am new to this app but figured I’d download it for some support and questions.I am a month post surgery and a little worried.I can still barely eat any solid foods and my tastebuds have changed so much I can’t stand the taste of the protein shakes.I can consume a decent amount of liquid ow sugar juices etc but warm water hurts my tummy (weird I know) I am so hungry but I know it’s because I lack protein since I refuse to drink the drinks .I tried some noodles the other day and they went down pretty well but I’m afraid to eat them again because noodles are carbs which turn into sugar.HELP ☹️
  23. Start Senna, or colace. Not fiber. Hopefully it gets better soon
  24. taylormomto6

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Froufrou, yes my hunger has returned, but I get hungry when it’s meal time and then I’m not hungry again for about 3 hours or so.
  25. SilverOctober

    Feeling Down

    I’m sorry to hear this, but hang in there. I have thyroid issues as well and it is a process sometimes to get them worked out, but it will happen.
  26. BulletWithButterflyWings

    Fear!!

    For some reason this post actually struck a chord in me. You're right. If I die on the table then I wont know.
  27. BulletWithButterflyWings

    Fear!!

    I loved this. It made me feel better. Plus I just watched a video of the surgery and it was oddly comforting lol
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