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  1. 3 points
    So I've been trying to wake up early and get my workouts in, only did it twice. I can't seem to shake off my tiredness in the mornings! I know if I kept it up, I'd make it into a habit and it'll get easier, but I don't know if I want to do that. When I workout in the evenings, take my shower, I'm so ready to lay down and sleep. I think I'll stick to my evenings. Now, if I decided to stop working, then I'll do mornings...around 9 or 10. LOL
  2. 2 points

    How do I stop cravings ?

    My appetite returned between the 8th and 9th post-op month. Activities that decrease my cravings and hunger include aerobic exercise (e.g. running, jogging, bicycling, hiking, stair climbing) and drinking caffeinated coffee. Caffeine cuts my appetite dramatically, even though some people may be opposed to it. Activities that cause me to feel hungrier include weightlifting and watching television. While I'll continue to lift weights, I've greatly curtailed my TV-watching because it promotes a sedentary life.
  3. 2 points


    Thanks for the comprehensive list, James. I drummed up a few more... AKA = also known as; above-the-knee amputation BBF = best buddy forever BKA = better known as; below-the-knee amputation BL = baseline CC = cardiac clearance CHO = carbohydrates CV = cardiovascular EBW = excess body weight FDL = fleur de lis (a type of tummy tuck) FNP = family nurse practitioner GW = goal weight HLD = hyperlipidemia HTN = hypertension IIFYM = if it fits your macros (macronutrients) LBL = lower body lift LW = lowest weight MCD = Medicaid MCR = Medicare MD = doctor of medicine (physician) MGB = mini gastric bypass MO = morbidly obese MVI = multivitamins OA = osteoarthritis OP = original poster, original post PA = physician assistant PS = plastic surgery, plastics Psych = psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychologist SILS = single incision laporascopic surgery SMO = super morbidly obese UBL = upper body lift UR = "you're" or "you are" VBG = vertical banded gastroplasty YMMV = your mileage may vary
  4. 2 points
    They gave me my scripts for pain meds and Prilosec at my preop appt two weeks prior to surgery. It was so convenient!
  5. 2 points

    Vent..complain..self pity perhaps

    I am 4 weeks post op and I think my biggest issue is not enjoying the prep that goes into cooking. So I'm often looking for pre-mede meals. I also need to do better at calorie counting. Tedious.... HW: 265 SW: 250 CW: 222
  6. 1 point


    Good for you!!!! HW 330 SW 292 CW 226.0 GW below 200
  7. 1 point
    The pain is different I had 3 c-sections, I had pain but I guess not as bad but a lot of ppl say they didn't have much pain from VSG I did so idk I take pain well & some days was better than others everyone is different, but if you had a c-section you should be fine! good luck!
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    LBL post op day 1

    The pain is intense whenever I move, not gonna lie. I have ice on my side and crotch right now. And yesterday after surgery I had to go to the ER because of extreme bleeding from my rear incision. Fortunately my doctor met me there, checked everything, and assured me it was normal to have leakage especially in the first few days even though I have drains. It has subsided since then but is not completely done. But I had my binder off for the first time and I cried with joy at the sight of my flat stomach and the fact that I could see my hooha without lifting up a pile of fat or skin. I will take the pain for a lifetime of flat tummy any day! Time for my meds! Sent from my XT1635-01 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. 1 point

    Ketogenic diet post sleeve?

    I ate Keto pre-op and plan to resume after I am healed. I will do low carb, high protein, moderate fat. My husband (normal weight athlete) does low carb, high fat. We will be on similar eating plans which will be a lifesaver. We can cook one meal, and he can add extra fat to his plate only. We have found this to be a sustainable way of eating. And it is right in line with my NUT recommendations.
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    It Happened But I Don't Know When.

    I made it to onderland [emoji1373][emoji1437]but because I haven't been weighing regularly I don't know when it happened. I am beyond excited. Been over 16 years since I was in onderland. I am so grateful and thankful for this decision to make myself healthy and fit. My relationship with food is so much healthier now. I don't obsess about anything I consume. If I do eat a carb mainly as dessert I don't beat myself because I know I make good food choices 90 percent of the time. I am proud of myself and how far I have come. Just like everyone else I get my fair share of not so favorable days in life but I don't seek comfort from foods or alcohol like old me would have. It is my choice to make me and keep me healthy. Please be kind to you because you are very special and don't give up.

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