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  1. mykdzmom

    What Is Your Beverage of Choice?

    For me warm water with bullion cubes went down well. I couldn't tolerate sweet very well after all the shakes. I added unflavored protein as well.
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    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    195.6 Congratulations to everyone!
  3. mykdzmom

    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    2/14 - I made it to Onderland!! Woo! Hoo! 198.6 Oops! 3/14 Oops! 3/14 lol!
  4. Hello everyone! I am at 201 - almost to onderland and loving the journey. Loosing at about 1.5 to 3# a week. I have slacked off on my water, so I need to tighten up on that. Otherwise going pretty well
  5. mykdzmom

    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    201.4 SOOOOO close.
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    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    205.2 bleh! Wrong way ????
  7. How much soup/broth did you have a day? Did you have any issues with dehydration because of the salt from these? Immediately post op I would make 8oz of beef or chicken bullion at a time. I would pour it into a shot glass and sip one shot per 15 minutes. This way I could easily measure and track my intake. Early on I had to keep sipping as late as 10 or 11pm some days to meet my Fluid goals. I watered the cream of Soup down and strained it as well. I purchased the low fat version and you can get low sodium as well. I never had any issues with dehydration. I worked at it like it was my job.
  8. I saw mine once before surgery, and at every visit since surgery. In addition I joined the support group that is sponsored by my surgeons office and my NUT leads and attends the monthly meetings. You may find your surgeon does the same and could take advantage of free council that way.
  9. mykdzmom

    Hair loss

    Just wanted you to know you are not alone. I am 4 months out and it rolls across the bathroom floor at my house like tumble weeds if I don't sweep or vacuum every day. BUT you know what? I would do it all again knowing the success I have seen so far. I am not sure the Biotin helps other than making me feel like I am doing something,, but I take 5,000 per day. Good luck on your journey, and we will be growing our locks back in no time. ????
  10. mykdzmom

    Before and after pics

    You look awesome! Congratulations ☺
  11. mykdzmom

    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    SW is 202.9 Goal is 187 Good luck to everyone and thanks Sarah!
  12. G O A L!! 204.0 Ready for the next challenge. Congratulations to everyone ????
  13. I am right there with you!! Yay!
  14. mykdzmom

    Survived a Cruise 1 month post op

    I am so jealous of your cruise and I am glad you went. This tool will be with you for a lifetime and it seems you managed to navigate it pretty well. You were not perfect, but neither is life. ???? Best of luck on continued success!
  15. mykdzmom

    Is it worth it?

    This post is interesting to me because in 2012 I started the 6 month weight loss pre cert for VSG and backed out at 4 months because I thought that the same thing. This is too drastic, and I resolved to lose the weight without surgery. Fast forward to 2014, 2 years later after 3 failed diet attempts and over 30 pounds heavier my husband had an accident that left him unable to walk for 3 months during recovery. My weight limited my ability to help him and worse yet I can't imagine how I would have coped if it had happened to me. THAT WAS THE MOMENT I REALIZED THAT BEING MORBIDLY OBESE IS EXTREME. it sounds crazy, but it is so true. Isn't diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease extreme ? It was a real turning point for me. I again started the 6 month ore op with a different frame of mind. I had surgery September of 2015 and I couldn't be happier. Do what it right for you! Good luck on your journey!
  16. mykdzmom

    Food variety

    I have variety in my Protein source, but to answer your question I only eat one or two things at most. I think that is due to my focus on clean protein and there is usually not room for anything else. I am only 4 months out, so that plays a part too. I try not to include any sauces because I know that has been a major source of carbs not counted in my pre op eating habits. Thanks for sharing what your therapist told you. I wonder if that plays a part in my past history or overeating at buffets?
  17. During soft stage cottage cheese was my go to food. I also ate devil eggs, and canned deviled ham.
  18. I had ready made shakes because they were just easier for me when I was only sipping a couple oz at a time. I ate watered down cream of soups (low fat). I also had beef and chicken bullion cubes that I used to make broth with. I used unflavored protein in the broth and soup to add protein. This was a real staple for me during pre op and the first two weeks post op. It was nice to have something that wasn't sweet. SF Popsicles were a hit with me early post op. Good luck!
  19. I had the same issue with my top incision. I was worried about it opening back up. After talking with my nurse , I put several butterfly stitches over that incision then a large bandage over that during the day or whenever I had my bra on. When I was home without a bra I left the bandage off. Within 4 days that cleared things up for me.
  20. mykdzmom

    Easter Weight Loss Challenge

    I am all in!! Thanks Sarah ????
  21. mykdzmom

    This Week I Failed

    Oh, and I didn't think for a moment that you gave up. ????
  22. mykdzmom

    This Week I Failed

    I don't think you are alone in finding it hard to believe that "it" will really happen. I have been overweight since high school and although the math alone proves we will drop the weight, it still seemed hard to believe in the beginning. I am 4 months out now and somewhere around the 2 month time frame I decided that this was my new life and started treating myself like the person I wanted to be. I know that sounds weird, but I realized that at times I didn't treat myself to well in the past. Manicures, pedicures, fresh haircut and of course that is about the time clothes started to get fun again. My point is that when I started doing that it really took some of the focus off of what had become an obsession for me .... what did I lose today? It is just so much more than that. I know you will find that moment too. Good luck on your journey!
  23. mykdzmom

    5 weeks out

    Try broth with unflavored protein. That worked well for me with 30 min lunches. I just used hot water and bullion cubes. I also made it with my coffee cup / coffee maker hot water during the day. It was a nice break from sweet taste. I added the unflavored protein to cream of soups that were a little watered down. Not sure where you are on your plan, but I ate devil ham early on as well. Good luck and keep pressing to get your protein & water in.
  24. mykdzmom

    Holy Naseua!

    Glad to hear you made it through! I had a great experience as well other than nausea when I first woke up. I did end up having to have a prescription for promethazine once I was home to keep it in check. That cleared in a couple of days. Congratulations!