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  1. JD7176

    289 Lbs To Go. Is It Even Possible?!

    I started my journey at 465 and I am 5"11. Day of surgery I was 442. My surgeon actually preferred doing the sleeve on me v. RNY because I already had some serious vitamin deficiencies that would only become much worse after RNY. I'm setting my weight loss goal at about 230. Yes, that's still pretty heavy, but considering where I came from... Oh and today I'm 359 and 5.5 months post-op.
  2. I just so happened to come in with a reply and have found some of my sleeve family! I was sleeved by Dr.Carlin on 6/12/12. I'm picking up my last script of actigall this week.
  3. Your bodies are still swollen and bloated from surgery. Stay off the scale. My doc told me don't even think about getting on a scale. The first time he wanted me to weigh was my 3 week post op appt at his office.
  4. I never had issues revealing that I underwent WLS to people I know. I'm almost 3 weeks post-op and am getting out more, resuming my regular life and the one question that's starting to burn me is, "so how much weight have you lost?" with this wide eyed expression. When I say 20 or so, they almost get this disappointed look. Did you think I was going to lose 100lbs in 2.5 weeks?! WLS is a tool not a magic pill. It takes months and years and WORK to pull down those types of numbers. I had to get that off my chest! Have a happy Saturday!
  5. JD7176

    Post Op Naseua

    I was extremely nauseous about an hour or so after surgery. I really thought I was going to die!! I vomited what little I had in my system and heaved the next 2 days. I remained nauseous for really that Tuesday, ALLLL of Wednesday and finally on Thursday I begin to feel a little better. The medicine for nausea that they gave me, forgot the name, helped very little and for a very short time. My surgeon kept telling me that it would eventually pass...didn't believe him lol...then all of a sudden, it did. Once I was home, maybe the first week the nausea would hit me, but nothing like when I was in the hospital. Then after that, again every once and a while after I drank Water I would get it. Nothing to remember.
  6. JD7176


    I went back to Zumba at either 3 or 4 weeks out, but skipped the gyrating lol. I didn't move as I normally would....kinda eased back into it.
  7. Hello! June 12th here. SW 465 Surgery 442 CW 378 Total of 87 lbs. Everyday is still a struggle but I am loving every moment.
  8. So I've been meaning to ask this question... We know that things like soups, yogurt, jello, pudding are really considered to be liquids because they break down. We also know that we shouldn't eat and drink at the same time. So does anyone eat soup and say a piece of chicken? I guess it never really occured to me not to do this until I was dining out last week and got full really fast after having a few spoonfuls of soup and then trying to eat some chicken. I often take yogurt and some type of solid to work for lunch too. Was anyone told specifically not to eat these combinations? Or did I miss the common sense on this one?
  9. I just passed 3 months and was around the 50lb mark.
  10. JD7176

    5 Confessions (Join In)

    Yes. Yes. And yes. I may be mourning my clothes more than food.
  11. JD7176

    5 Confessions (Join In)

    I confess... *My eyes are still bigger than my stomach so many times I end up with a plate full of food I can't eat. *Stalls scare the crap out of me. I feel like a failure and my thinking gets skewed and I binge...well as much as my sleeve will let me. *Im mad they came out with all the "good" food after I got sleeved. pizza on garlic bread?!?! That's freakin genius! Lol *I fall in and out of love with exercise. *I downplay my weight loss to my friends who are overweight or who I know are jealous. *I hate when people ask me about health/nutrition and I know theyre not serious. Why waste my time? And don't "act" serious about weight because the fat girl is getting ready to pass you up. This feels good. May be back lol.
  12. My NUT said that after 2 months I should eat closer to 1000 calories. I was at full food at 6 weeks. I read what you posted before about eating "wrong" bumping you out of a stall and found what you said to be true. I had been stalled for 2.5 weeks. I was getting depressed and Friday night found some popcorn I had hidden from myself, because it was sliding oh so wonderfully lol, and went to town. I probably ate about 3-4 cups. Saturday morning I woke up, threw the remaining popcorn away and said I would try liquids and solid Protein for a few days to see what would happen. Well...woke up today and lost 2 lbs.
  13. So I'm 6 weeks post op and experimenting with different options. I'm on a full diet and return to work Aug 6 (teacher) so I said I would try a bar to see if that could be an option if I'm in a jam or working late unplanned. I ate the bar slowly, it went down well and I was very full. About an hour later....my stomach started to send me hate mail lol. It is the first belly ache that I've had post op. Ugh! Soon after you know where I had to spend some quality time (at least I finally finished 50 Shades while in there lol). When I looked at the ingredients I think it was the sugar alcohols which I didn't have much trouble with before. Welp....cross those off my list!
  14. So lately (8 weeks post op) I've been feeling like I have a tape worm lol. I am hungry most of the day. I'm getting at least 60g or Protein, often more because I've been hungry. I've been taking a PPI (Prevacid) since I left the hospital and slated to take it for 3 months. I've been stalled for 2 weeks and hungry so I'm trying to think of everything and trying to manipulate what I can to try to "jump start" me again. My question is when do you take your PPI? I've always taken mine at night, before bed. No particular reason why. When I came home I had, what seemed like, a trillion pills to take and it just ended in the night bunch. Looking at the box tonight I noticed it said take in the morning before your first meal. I wonder should I switch to taking it in the morning? When do you take your PPI and have you noticed a difference if you switched?
  15. I'm going to switch to morning and see if I feel a difference, then I'll call my surgeon after a while to see if I should increase.
  16. Do you take 2-24hr pills? Or some other dosage.
  17. I'm 8 weeks post op, have lost 35 so thats a little over 4lbs/week average. I'm happy about what I've lost at well, but when you're losing, losing, losing and then it stops it's kinda hard to take. It's almost like all the other diets you've tried, been successful for a short time and then failed. I know that this won't fail if I do what I'm supposed to do, but it is a hard wait.
  18. I'm right here with you and this isn't the first post I've seen lately for folks around 8-9 weeks. I've been stalled for 2 weeks, even gained a pound (I weigh 2x a week). I'm frustrated, somewhat angry, disappointed, but I'm trying to keep the faith.
  19. JD7176

    How Many Calories?

    I'm 8 weeks out and I've noticed my calorie count creep up for the last couple of weeks. It's like my appetite kicked back in all of a sudden. I was eating 600-800 calories, but lately I've been averaging 1000-1100. I've also been in a stall the past 2 weeks. I'm getting discouraged, but trying to hold it together.
  20. JD7176

    Early Stall!

    Ive been hovering for 2 weeks at 406. I'm 8 weeks tomorrow. I got a depo lupron shot 2 weeks ago and I think that may be the culprit *sigh* In the meantime I'm doing Zumba 3x a week, limiting my carbs (which I was never instructed to do, but picked up from here), trying to drink more water and waiting on a miracle lol.
  21. JD7176


    Yogurt popsicles. I buy the popsicle brand. I was an ice cream junkie and they've calmed the beast. Ninety calories for the 2.
  22. I feel your pain, but I can offer you some consolation. Nothing that I have tried tasted the same or very good, except one thing. I had a serious addiction to cheez its. I decided to buy some reduced fat kind. Ehhh....lol. I'm kinda mad I have a whole box. A serving is 29 crackers and it takes me all day to finish them. Today an ex came to visit said he was going to Buffalo Wild Wings and asked did I want anything. I asked for 6 naked tenders, sauce on the side. I didn't eat with him because I had eaten about an hour earlier. I finally open the box, after he left and there were FRIES in the box with the tenders. WHAT THE... I tasted one....nope. it didn't do it for me anymore. The only "treat" I enjoy are the yogurt pops by popsicle. I have/had a serious love affair with ice cream. They have calmed the beast for 90 calories. I still go to the ice cream section and gaze, survey the new flavors, reminisce... I can't bring myself to buy it though, too much going for me.
  23. JD7176

    Ok So Maybe Its A Pcos Thing?

    How many calories do you take in on liquids? It's possible to take in more calories on liquids than what you are eating, especially if they go down easier than solids. I could take in 600 calories easy while on liquids.
  24. I've had the Crunch O's or something like that. They come in BBQ and sour cream and look like cheerios. Those are pretty good and the only ones I would really recommend. The pretzels aren't horrible either.

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