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Blog Comments posted by Afro_Cyster

  1. Please don't take it personally. Your friends are probably still your friends. What I find is that we bombard our friends with new discoveries about our new body. It does get tiring to our friends. As exciting as our news may seem to us, it gets old fast with them. Maybe ration your victories to once a week?

    Also, we sometimes forget about the struggles of others. If she's had the surgery, is she going through a stall or personal issue while you are excelling?

    Continue to be encouraged......we are all winners.

  2. I definitely know what you are talking about. Some of my depression was linked to PCOS and it hit me hard when I was in college. I barely wanted to get out of the bed and face the world. I'd go to school then come home and hide. When I hit my breaking point, it was my mom that saved me. I did my share of crying, then I worked out of it. Every once in a while I feel depression trying to sneak back in. On those days, I do something nice for myself (which I never do). It always perks me up.

  3. We are in the exact same position. I am in the mushy/pureed stage and food seems so different now. My first experience with refried beans kept me full for a day and a half. It seems like I'm full just drinking water. On top of that, my weightloss has also stalled. Although I'm not terribly disappointed with the stall, my relationship with my stomach really has me down. I don't feel like myself. It feels like I'll never be able to move from the pureed stage.

  4. I have been told by other posters that the protein shots Char mentioned should not be taken because they contain collagen. I have only been able to find one company that sells protein shots made for bariatric patients with 42gm per serving.

    I think it only comes in a few choices, but I figured I could put the Lemon-Lime or Watermelon in a Crystal Light Lemonade.

    Protein Bullet Shot


    Can be found at:


    but may also be found at other supplement stores

    Hope that helps. I'm going to order some soon.

  5. Congrats on the weightloss. I've been up and moving around since I got back from Mexico. I'm going back to work tomorrow (I have a desk job). I also have annoying gas pains. Today at church I forgot all about my sleeve and took part in communion. Luckily I didn't have a problem with sleevie.

    Just keep up the good work and stay hydrated.

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