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  1. Let's see how this goes... I've never created a thread on here only replied... Hope this works Lol. Any Gold Coast / Brisbane people?
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    Any other gay sleevers out there?

    Not in the bear community. I'm worried about being too thin. Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk I agree not in the bear community. Although I don't really fit in to that (or any?) mould. I think I would have been considered a cub before but not sure. I don't really know how all that stuff works though. lol
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    Eating too much...

    I feel like chiming in here to give my $0.02 lol. It seems that with WLS the perception of food as a whole changes. Foods that we might not have thought anything of suddenly become 'bad' or are seen as dangerous to weight loss. This seems true of the amounts of food as well. Normally 2 slices (or even 3-4) pre-surgery would have been standard. All of a sudden anything over 1/2-1 slice becomes too much. While this shows us that we really were over eating pre-WLS, it also highlights, to me anyway, how easy it is to get caught up (or rather not be able to escape) the black and white/ good and bad/ all or nothing mentality that a lot of us struggle or struggled with in the past. Surgery doesn't seem to magically eliminate those thoughts because maybe we aren't taught to trust ourselves or our bodies to tell us we have had enough? Again just my 2 cents/ thoughts. I really struggle with this topic so felt like contributing
  4. I had the MGB with less intestine bypassed and only about half my stomach sectioned (rather than the 70-80%). Anyway long story short. It's apparently better than the full RNY and results are just as comparable to other forms of WLS. So you should have nothing to worry about Good Luck
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    Starting 5:2 and no scale this week

    I actually think it's good that you have come to this realisation. I mean you are listening to your body and doing what works for you. However... The mental games can be torture and while physically you can tell what your body needs you sometimes do have to try and quite the clutter occurring upstairs... I don't mean to be forward or offensive in anyway, but considering a therapist might be an option?
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    Starting 5:2 and no scale this week

    This actually made me incredibly happy to read! I'm so glad for your success! You should be so proud and your inspiring! Well done
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    I'm not a psychologist and don't have kids so I'm the least qualified person to answer you. However that being said I do remember my mum telling me I went through a very similar thing at that age. I assume by 2 a child is aware enough to feel abandoned. Though please take heart that he is just miffed rather than truly angry. Talk to him and gauge his feelings. Kids at that age will generally talk very freely about their feelings if you get down to their level and show them you genuinely care why they are upset at u. (yes I watch TV (albeit trash) and read a lot of self help books... Sue me Lol *puts glasses on*)
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    Three days post op with questions

    This is VERY normal and will pass eventually. I was told that the best thing to do for gas is walk walk walk! Congratulations btw and wishing you nothing but a speedy recovery, fantastic results, happiness and a healthy, fulfilling future!
  9. 5 months out and still feeling like this... I haven't mentioned it to the dr yet as it goes through phases. Give it time I'm sure it will pass but still talk to your surgeons
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    Low Energy

    Peggy you aren't being lazy at all. The pre-op diet is some what of a shock to the system. Take it easy the few weeks leading up to surgery and don't exert yourself. It's a time for mental as well as physical preparation Good Luck
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    5 day pouch test

    Go for it... I have heard people argue against it but my personal opinion is that if it breaks your stall or helps you get back to the basics of why you had this surgery in the first place then it's a good idea. Good luck and let us know how you go
  12. I'm 4 months out and incredibly flat. I'm getting tests to see what's going on. I did have a bit of problems earlier on and had an Iron transfusion a few weeks back but it still hasn't done much... You're frustration is completely understandable.
  13. Stalls early on are actually really common! Even at 2 or 3 weeks out. Additionally dependent on your treatment you may have been pumped with quite a bit of IV fluids. At times is might be very difficult to pinpoint the source of a stall but I've read that changing up the routine can help. For example - if you don't exercise, start doing a little. - if you are at the puree stage and have say mash potatoes try cutting the carbs and increasing the Protein - try to up your Water intake - take your Multivitamins - don't weigh yourself everyday - relax and trust the process because unless you are purposefully sabotaging yourself then the weight is bound to come off... - watch your sodium intake (no more than 4g or 1600mg a day) this can make you retain Fluid I don't know how useful what I posted is, but hopefully you get the idea Good Luck! Phil
  14. I like this thread... It's a good reminder that we are human and will slip up
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    Chewing gum

    I'd have to politely disagree with chelly Lol sorry! As I posted somewhere else I've been chewing gum since while I was still in hospital! The doctors and nurses never said anything about it! Come to think of it I think one of the older nurses suggested it due to the terrible dry mouth I had. Anyway I would ask your doctor or nutritionist just in case.
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    What to eat from Chinese reataurant?

    I have to agree with lellow (although I'm not Asian myself) making your own is a lot safer then eating take-out. I used to cook noodles, Soups, Stir-Frys, rice and all that before surgery. Admittedly I haven't made any Post-op... But it can be very nurtrious! Anyway that being said if you are eating out it never hurts to ask them to modify it to suit your needs (ie. Less oil, less sauce, less noodles but more meat, etc). Do what works for you and enjoy it P.S. A trick I was told by a good Chinese friend is to sprinkle a little bicarbonate soda on the meat your planning on cooking (wash it off before preparing) This will tenderize it like the restaurants.
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    Chewing Gum

    I wasn't told about gum or mints... I was chewing gum while still in hospital Lol the nurses and Dr didn't say anything... So I'm going to go with the majority of responses and say it's best to follow your doctors orders. Good luck!
  18. In short I'm scared to eat... I've plateaued but am also worried about stretching out my stomach. I kept a food diary for a weekend so my Dietician could see and she said i wasn't eating enough... Probably on average less than 500cals a day. But I'm not seeing her any more (at least not yet)... Eating has also become some what of a chore... Knowing what will and won't sit properly etc... I don't want to see the psychologist but I'm contemplating it. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder a few years back, and started going through treatment but stopped for various reasons. Usually the hunger hits in the afternoon/ evening, and while drinking something hot generally helps sometimes I can't help myself but have something to eat... For example today I had 4 x sugar free chocolate Easter eggs (which I know I shouldn't have had!) , 127cal wanton Soup, and 1/4 tea spoon Peanut Butter... Isn't that enough? Oh and some coffee made with skinny milk. Why am I writing this? Well I don't know... To get some input I guess...
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    Eating Anxiety...

    Thank you Ginger and Bandista. I appreciate your support. I will see a therapist it's just a matter of when. But I will try to keep you posted. Phil
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    Eating Anxiety...

    I can't thank you all enough for your supportive words! I had an off day today (which did result im me eating a lot more than i normally have been) but I feel terriblyt guilty. Basically I have spent all day with a friend (who is going through some really rough issues) and I wanted to make sure HE ate... that being said he would only eat when I ate which frustrated me! But it was a good excuse to push me in the right direction I guess... Anyway that being said I am seriously contemplating seeing a therapist, but i'm worried she will relay this eating disordered behaviour back to my dr and he will question me about it... and then reverse the bypass! (i got an Omega loop which is reversable)... I DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN!!! I feel so horrid for eating so much today... that and i don't want to stretch my pouch... This is defnitly making me quesiton myself on a number of levels. Anyway, again thank you for all your input and advice, if anyone else has anything to add please do! i'm always up for suggestions... Phil
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    Stall early on?

    Hi Wayne, Yep thats totally normal (at least for me it is!) im constantly bouncing up and down... the stall doesn't help as I fluctuate around the same numbers... That being said weighing everyday was a bad and discouraging idea but I'd be hypocritical if I didn't practice what i preach... good thing I didn't say it lol my dietician told me Phil
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    Stall early on?

    It seems to be a recurring theme for wls. I don't really have anything to add besides tell you I'm in the same boat and that weighing ourselves every day isn't the best option... I was told to weigh-in once every week if I absolutely must, otherwise every fortnight is better! Yet I still torture myself with the scales every single morning Lol! We just need to keep punching through and hope for the best! Keep the spirits high! Phil
  23. Ok this is going to probably sound silly but I'm going to go off the "poop" tangent mentioned above... It might very well be in your colon. You might want to consider doing a detox and using a soft colon cleanser (magnesium oxide?) to get things moving. Keep in mind though it could make you retain a bit of Water for a few days as water is drawn and flushed through the intestines... But ultimately I wouldn't worry too much. Get back on track and get it done! Ur sooooo close!
  24. Ok so I suck at counting calories... I've never been good at it before or after surgery... I have tried endlessly but have not been able to get the hang of it. Moreover, I find measuring out ingredients and things is a tad difficult when I'm not the one cooking... So I couldn't even begin to guess at what went into the dish let alone the amounts. Does anyone use another for of tracking intake (ie. Spoons, mouthfuls, bites, cups, etc)? And does this equate to a rough caloric estimate (for example 4 mouthfuls is 200 calories?)
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    I can't calorie count...

    Thanks Carol, Your post made a lot of sense. I'm going to try and speak to a therapist or something about the anxiety, doubt, uncertainty, and overall sense of distrust of the process... Thanks Phil