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    Paula Hushy

    Wind issues

    Hi I'm just curious to know if anyone else suffers with painful wind after eating? The belching not the other end 🤪 I suffer terrible after every meal. In fact I'm getting like i don't want to eat. At the moment I'm away on a break for a couple of days. I've just eaten out at a restaurant. I had 2 mushrooms, a spoon of beans and 1/2 a slice of toast.......i give up...im only 6 month in and still pretty much in recovery but is it normal just to eat so little but still have wind pains. What's your take on it?
  2. 1 point
    The Greater Fool

    Finding the new me

    I'm a guy and a bit further out. I was 600+ pounds. Now normal for my height. Before 2003 I was rarely seen in pictures. There were a few situations I couldn't avoid, but being tall I could stand behind everyone else. No solo pictures, no way, no how. Post-op I am still rarely seen in pictures. There are a few situations I couldn't avoid, but being tall I could stand behind everyone else. No solo pictures, no way, no how. In my work world, I've been a consultant for 45 years. I go to a new place, tell them how it needed to be done, I did it, then in 1-5 years when it was done, I moved on. Pre-op, I never went to social engagements, or out with staff. I was there to do a job, that's all. Post-op it's exactly the same. The one place it has changed is just out and about. People no longer bump into walls or poles because they are staring at me. Turnstiles don't freak me out. Restaurant seats don't freak me out. I no longer fear children. Well, I still do, but not as much. I can do physical activities as well as the next person. And, I can DO stuff. Stuff which I never dreamed I had any inclination to do. So, while a lot stays the same, a lot changes. Good luck, Tek
  3. 1 point
    The Greater Fool

    Hair Loss!

    You may not have much control, as simple shock (such as surgery) can cause hair loss. Enjoy the additional micro-ounces you will lose It will probably come back. If not, I'll bet you can rock the bald look! Tek
  4. 1 point
    mcfluffington

    Bypass Recovery Question!

    I am with Tarotcardreader ask her to stay for a month just in case.
  5. 1 point
    tarotcardreader

    3 months out- upper left pain

    Okay you do need to tell surgeon but also your primary care physician. The reason is that sometimes kidney pain can be like that. With the abdomen there is also this thing called referred pain where the actual spot of the pain might not be the problem area. Visit surgeon and pcp to see if they think you need further testing. I do have some pain there but not in back, and was given xray by surgeon to see what was going on. You might need further testing which isnt something we can help you with. I hope you find some relief 🍀
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    JordanKylie

    Upset

    I've been told by my program and also have seen that it seems to be pretty common to expect to eat 500-600 calories a day for the first few months. I'm 7 weeks out and have yet to go over 600 calories. I also find that when I go back and forth between eating very few calories one day to my upper limit the next day that I lose quicker. So I agree with the above statement about switching it up too.
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    Pandemonium

    Upset

    So, to me, that does seem like it's a bit more than one would expect from an immediate post-op diet. That said, I only have my own experiences from which to speak and if this is the diet that your doctor prescribed, then they may have a reason. For comparison, here is the diet I am on currently (I hit 10 weeks post-op tomorrow), which is not really standard for most programs that I've seen: 2 times a week: Breakfast - 9am - 2 scoops of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (185 calories) Lunch - 1pm - 1 scoop of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (115 calories) Snack - 4pm - 1 protein bar (18-20g of protein -Think, Pure Protein, or Built Bar) (160-230 calories) Dinner - 7pm - 1 protein bar (18-20g of protein -Think, Pure Protein, or Built Bar) (160-230 calories) 60+ ounces of water (usually Crystal Light) (40 calories if all Crystal Light) 1 time a week: Breakfast - 9am - 2 scoops of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (185 calories) Lunch - 1pm - 1 scoop of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (115 calories) Snack - 4pm - 1 bottle of Premiere Protein protein water (20g of protein in 16.9 ounces of fluids) (90 calories) Dinner - 7pm - 1 protein bar (18-20g of protein -Think, Pure Protein, or Built Bar) (160-230 calories) 4 times a week: (up from 3x/week as of this week) Breakfast - 9am - 2 scoops of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (185 calories) Lunch - 1pm - 1 scoops of Celebrate 4-in-1 in 8oz of unsweetened almond milk + 2 tsp Benefiber (115 calories) Snack - 4pm - 1 protein bar (18-20g of protein -Think, Pure Protein, or Built Bar) (160-230 calories) Dinner - 7pm - 3-4.oz of allowable soft foods (I've had ground chicken, ground turkey, pureed chicken salad made with hummus & greek yogurt, ricotta bake, baked/steamed whitefish, scrambled eggs) (210 - 250 calories) So I think there would be room to make adjustments to your diet plan, as long as you would still be hitting your protein goals, but that is definitely a conversation you would want to have with your doctor. Simply be upfront with them about your concerns about the slow weight loss and ask for guidance on how to make changes to your diet plan to facilitate better results. Some times you have to make those changes to the diet plan in order to keep your body on it's toes!
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    Arabesque

    Can anyone eat carbs?

    I haven’t gone back to eating bread & don’t miss it. For me, I don’t want to fill my tummy with bread, rice & pasta but prefer to get in my protein, vegetables, fruit & dairy. Also, I used to eat a lot of bread & rice & believe they contributed to my being the weight I was. Personally, I do feel better without them. I do eat porridge & a single serve of whole/multi grain crackers as a snack with hummus, avocado, etc. most days. That gives me some good carbs & satisfies my desire for them. This works for me. There are low/no carb breads available if you want to try them but as AZhiker suggested: wait until you’ve reached your goal.
  9. 1 point
    Jay19

    Do you see yourself as thin yet?

    I still feel fat after 70 pounds down. My co workers always compliment me on how skinny and good I look but I still see a fat person in the mirror and it really messed with my confidence. I didn’t take measurements. I was just tired of counting calories, weighing in, etc for over a decade that I try not to let dieting weight loss rule my life like it once did. I’m hoping once at my goal of 175 I will see myself as thin. Maybe it’s a mental thing. I don’t know but I don’t see myself as thin yet.
  10. 1 point
    I've been on Wellbutrin forever and nobody will make me stop. Although I am worried about my ability to swallow pills after my surgery. However, just be an advocate for your mental health! Sometimes it takes a LONG time to trial different medications to see how it will affect your mind and body. But just stick with it. I really hope you feel better soon! Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
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