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  1. 4 points

    Money money money

    I went for my pre-op today and they decide to play the money card.. I was taken back of the amount that was quoted differently than first. So the lady asked me .. do you still want to do it! It took everything that I had to tell her that I've come to far and will do what I have to do to make this happen. My heart rate was trying to come up and then a still small voice came over me (The Lord) and said trust. Pre-op [emoji818]️ pre op diet.. Thursday and surgery March 7! I need some March cheerleaders to help me/us stay focused on this new life GOAL! Ain't no stopping us now ...
  2. 2 points
    Thank you guys for all the feedback!! I'm definitely not drinking again until I hit 6 months post-op, if not longer. I've never been a big drinker but being young and around it so often it's definitely hard to say no. Bachelorette parties and weddings at least once every two months, living in New Orleans, being single and going on dates. You name it. But that's what this whole decision was about - a lifestyle change to say no to the way I was living
  3. 1 point

    Vitamins are killing my carb limit!

    My NUT recommends Nutrametrix Isotonix Multivitamin w/Iron and Calcium powders that you mix with Water. They are 95% absorbed so I only have to take the Multivitamin once a day. I mix 1 capful of MV and 1 serving of Calcium together and drink it before leaving for work. I then take an extra Iron supplement and take 4 more (250mg) chewables of Calcium later in the day and B12 every other day. They are a more expensive up front than store brand Vitamins but since I only have to take 1 serving a day the cost works out to be about the same. I don't worry about carbs at all, just Protein. I follow my NUTs program of 5 meals daily that include a protein serving at each meal plus 3 healthy fats, 2 multigrains and 2 fruits daily plus veggies.
  4. 1 point

    Got my clearance!!!!

    Congratulations Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. 1 point

    So now waiting for the big day

    Your doctor's advice trumps all. If he said that was what you should get, go with that.
  6. 1 point

    So now waiting for the big day

    You may not be able to take the chewable ones early on. The strips dissolve completely, but the chewables may put material in your sleeve that your doctor doesn't want there in the first few days.
  7. 1 point


    I'm thinking I'll be ordering the sides or apps from now on instead of full dishes.
  8. 1 point

    What to tell my boss

    I told my boss I was having gallbladder surgery
  9. 1 point

    5 month update with pics!

    To answer a few different questions.... I'm 5'7 I lost 13lbs on the preop diet before my surgery. I have followed the food guidelines a lot! I listen to my body and really push the Protein. I drink about 80oz of Water per day. I go to the gym 3 times per week, do yoga 2 times per week and I walk at least a mile EVERY day! An average day for me food wise: Breakfast - a low carb Carnation Instant breakfast packet mixed into 1 cup of 2% Fairlife milk. Mid morning snack - a handful of roasted almonds lunch - 1/2 cup of chicken fried rice (with carrots, peas and scrambled egg whites) Afternoon snack: 1 Colby jack cheese stick Dinner: small piece of grilled/pan seared Ahi tuna, green Beans and sautéed squash Sometimes I have 3-5 Nilla wafers for dessert. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. 1 point

    What would you do differently?

    GENEPRO sp? At GNC Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App