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    Aint no thang! They just want your money, I had a 3 day long food funeral when I was a week out. No one will know. Just dont do it again lol
  2. 1 point

    Help I cheated on preop diet.

    🤣🤣🤔 There is really a huge difference in surgeons I see.. Mine wanted me to eat a huge carb meal day before surgery.
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    August 2020 Surgery

    Wow your program is very strict. Good luck to you too.
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    My GP says that we probably won't need to take more than annual tests when I hit the year mark. I don't agree with this. There is a LOT of things that can change in a year, and it is to long to go with a possible deficit. Ex, my labs where fine on newyears, but they are in crisis in march. Low b-vit, D-vit and iron has a lot of issues following, thus I think the max time a WLS patient should go without labs are 6 months, and that is stretching it a bit.
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    Weight gain?

    It's going pretty good now [emoji4] I talked to my doctor also and he said not to stress.. plus it was that time of the month so I'm sure it had alot to do Sent from my Z982 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I have a few suggestions for getting the muscle in the calves to thin out and some suggestions about loose skin. I lost all my weight at one point and had thick calves. I switched to non weight bearing exercises such as a exercise bike with no resistance and gradually the calves thinned out. Regarding loose skin. I swear by body brushing to lessen the loose skin. I went from 250 to 175 once and I used a natural boar bristle brush on my legs and thighs. It helped a lot. I also rubbed cocoa butter on my breasts and thighs daily. I was still loose but it helped. I'm due to have surgery in a few weeks and I have a new body brush and cocoa butter on hand. Good luck. Sent from my SM-A102U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Thanks for your responses. To MSWDiet - is that your initials or your degree ? I have an MSW - still working as a social work supervisor in foster care and adoptions. So it is now June, and I am still creeping down the scale - slowly - which has been my plan.... I need to know how to maintain, and how to lose .... something one would think I would have figured out at my age... but I am happy to say that I am at 185 - and feeling really good about it. Of course, now i have to figure out how to get some clothes that fit for going back to work in a few weeks.... and the stores are still closed here. I ordered shorts in 3 sizes from Kohls because mine were falling off... 20,18 and 16. Holy Crap. the 16s fit. My last pair were 2x. Happy to be back down out of plus sizes, and to be feeling strong and healthy.
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    So mad at myself for regain

    Remember your why. Why did you want this back in 2014? For me it was not only my physical looks but other things. I couldn’t bend down and tie my shoes without having to breathe in between. Bending down like that cut off my breath. Another thing and this May be TMI, but I couldn’t hardly wipe my butt when I went potty. I remember sitting on the toilet crying because I couldn’t reach. I couldn’t walk or stand more than just a few minutes without my lower back burning and aching. Diabetes and high blood pressure run in my family. These are my whys. So you’ve gained 40 back. Thank God it’s not the 101, right? Start back with the protein shakes, maybe substitute a meal a day for one and when you’re comfortable with that substitute two meals a day with a shake. I lost 26 pounds in 3 months prior to surgery from that alone. When you want a snack in between, have one. But make it something healthy and filling like a banana or cottage cheese. You’ve done this before. You know what to do. All you have to do now is, just do it. Sending you positive vibes and hopes for your success!!! ❤️
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    I can eat basically anything

    I want to add something to my above post: Some users on this thread talked about "not following the plan" or "one shouldn't test food that aren't on the plan". Well, not all plans are the same. I went back to the first post in this thread and most of the foods I saw listed there seem to be fine to eat. Not all plans damn foods like bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit etc. into deepest hell. In fact I can remember that thin mashed potatoes was one of the recommended foods during the first four weeks, so was apple sauce with quark or yoghurt and that we should start eating bread after four weeks with "soft, not-toasted toast bread" (yuck!) and progress from there. Pasta and rice got a warning sign that not everyone's stomach or pouch can handle them and we should eat them with caution the first times. We got instructions on the minimum amount of protein we should reach but nobody talked about an upper calorie limit, especially not a really low one for months on end. What we always seem to talk about here seems to be the plans that are popular and/or common in the US (understandably because most users seem to live there). However, different countries have different "common staple foods" and I think it's quite rude to not taking this into consideration when starting to criticize the food choices of a user. Maybe eating bread is on their allowed foods list? That said, I sometimes wonder how a post-WLS diet plan might look like in e. g. India or Japan.
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    Food Before and After Photos

    California pizza makes a Cauliflower crust pizza and it’s so good!!