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About imawhodat

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  1. I am 10 months post sleeve and down 100lbs since day of surgery. Unfortuntely my husband and I separated a few weeks ago. I'm in a very bad place mentally. I'm heart broken for my kids but I KNOW in my heart this is for the best. My husband does not want this. We've had problems prior to my surgery though and now I just can't take it anymore. It infuritates me that people think "oh she lost that weight now she is going to leave him." I've heard that comment about some of my friends that had WLS. That is sooo not the case with us. I'm seeing a therapist and taking it literally one moment at a time. I'm scared and very upset with myself. I have been eating JUNK...lots of it. I KNOW this isn't what I should do and that is how I gained weight in the first place. I'm using food to self soothe. I don't need a kick in the ass...I know this isn't what I should be doing. I guess I'm here just to vent. Since my WLS I've had a couple of health issues that I am dealing with along with the emotional crap. I'm feeling so overwhelmed. I also do not know how to handle the attention I'm getting from people..mainly men. I'm not used to being looked at in positive way. When I was overweight it was RARE for someone to make eye contact with me, much less speak to me. I feel like I am rambling. If any of you have gone through a divorce/separation post WLS feel free to comment.
  2. I forget to mention my doctor kept telling me that week 6 will be a turnaround week for me....and he was right. I was in the hospital once a week for various issues. After week 6 I was like a new woman!
  3. I drink the sugar free Carnation instant breakfast for breakfast. I buy the individual packets and mix it in skim milk. I know its kind of high in carbs (24) but I can get in Protein and it tastes really good. I find in the morning I need carbs because I am so busy physically at my job. I do very low carb the rest of the day. I hope you can find something that works. I had quite a few complications early out and I know it can put you in a bad place mentally. Just remember even though it seems like it won't it will get better. I found once I was able to eat soft cheese and have milk I did soooo much better. Thank goodness I'm not lactose intolerant. Please keep us posted. Hugs!!
  4. imawhodat

    Nutritional value of Domino's Thin Crust Pizza

    Myfitnesspal is making me crazy with this. Domino's website isn't that helpful. I don't think they calculate it by a square, more like a quarter of the pizza. Grr....guess I can't be OCD about this one food item.
  5. I had a 4x4 square of this tonight. Thin crust cheese pizza and cannot find the nutrtional value of this anywhere online. I've tried my fitness pal and Domino's website. If you have the stats on this please share! Thank you! P.S. a few minutes after I ate I got such a full sensation and regretted eating that pizza for a good hour.
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    Make ahead Muffin Melts

    Let me know how that turns out. I want to make this but I do not eat bread and stay far away from crackers. I had wondered how your idea would work. Thanks
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    Stress Eating

    Is it normal to be able to eat more around "that time of the month"? I rarely get in 1000 calories but today I'm at a whopping 1300 cal, 66 carbs, and 85 Protein. I live in the area that is being hit by Tropical Storm Lee and maybe subconsiously I'm stressed about that. Weather is too bad to get out so I've been inside all day and bored.
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    Hurricane Rant

    Just wanted to say I hope you and your family stay safe. I live in hurricane country....Katrina...ugh.... and all of us down here are praying for those that are being affected by that storm. Please update when you can.
  9. Meggie, I loved reading your update! I am so happy for you Miss 68lbs Weight Loss Lady It's wonderful you are able to have a wonderful quality of life. I do hope you are pain free very soon. XOXO Leanne
  10. What a scary experience! I'm glad you are ok. Definately talk to your doctor ASAP. For the first month after my surgery I was so weak I was admitted to the hospital several times due to dehydration and extremely low potassium. When my potassium was low I fainted a few times. I hope you feel better soon! I'm at week 6 and can't get over how good I feel. It does get better!
  11. I've tried to pull it "off" thinking it was a scab, but it wasn't coming out. It started stinging and I decided I'd let my doctor do it. Last thing I want to do is pull something out and then cause an infection...and you KNOW that would be my luck LOL. Glad to know this is common. I've had several surgeries and haven't ever experienced this.
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    Whatcha eating today!!! Sunday

    Can you share the recipe for the low carb pizza? Thanks
  13. Thank you!! I had some crab legs today and was so happy. Each day does get better! How is your recovery going? I hope well
  14. I have a teensy tiny incision on my right side. It is very red and scabby. I've also been having some significant pain around it. Its not oozing anything, just real angry red and tender. I am not running a fever either. Well tonight I decided to investigate it further. Getting out of the shower part of the scab looked like it was coming off. Instead of it getting ripped off I decided to gently remove it. Soooo....I tenderly pulled..nothing except a bit of pain. I did get some of the scab off and I discovered a thread! It appears to be an internal stitch that is stuck. I have a follow up appt tomorrow at 1 and I'm going to have them take a look at it. I'm afraid to mess with it because I'm worried about infection. I have been putting Bactraban on it 3 times a day. My other two incisions are healed and not even noticeable. They are almost the same color as my skin. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what did your surgeon do about it? I start my new job on Tuesday and hope this won't interfere. I'm just now feeling great after struggling for so long. The only real pain I've had since about 2 days post op is occuring now. I did take some pain meds so I can lay down without hurting. Thanks y'all!
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    Whatcha eating today!!! Sunday

    Breakfast: Sugarfree Carnation Instant Breakfast mixed with 8oz Skim Milk Lunch: 3 oz. snow crab legs Dinner: 2 oz. refried Beans 64oz of Water Going to try to squeeze in more Protein. Maybe more crab legs for a snack BTW 6 weeks post op.

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