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  1. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    date nights

    My husband loves when we eat out because he gets 80% of my food to take home. Your life doesn't stop because you had weight loss surgery. You can still eat out and enjoy your date nights. If I want something I eat it. Just not a lot of it.
  2. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Food at work ?

    If you're on soft foods you don't need pureed food. There are plenty of things you can eat. Yogurt, small curd cottage cheese, refried beans, blended soups, eggs, mashed bananas, apple sauce, humus, avocado, smoothies, tuna fish, oatmeal, cream of wheat, cooked vegetables, baked beans, guacamole, baked potato, sugar free pudding. The list is endless you just have to be creative.
  3. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Measurements and hunger post op?

    I still get hungry after my surgeon told me I wouldn't. I just eat what I think is about a cup of food and I eat several small meals a day.
  4. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Where am I going wrong?

    Get rid of the sweetener and the cheese. You are not eating enough protein. Yes cheese has protein but its fattening. Unless you are a vegan you need to eat meat.
  5. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Weight gain

    I don't know how you all can eat as much as you want because I get full quickly and stay full for a while. If I eat more it just comes right back up into my throat. You can't force food and you are at risk of possibly a terrible outcome. Eat only a cup of food at one time and take 20 minutes to eat that. I have a sugar addiction too but I can't even eat enough to even make it count.
  6. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Slow WL

    I am five months post op and only down 43lbs. The scale has not moved in over two months no matter what I have done. Exercise, protein, sleep the scale won't move but I have lost a lot of inches because I was in a 26/28 pants and now in a 16/18. I still think I should be past 50lbs. My surgeon wanted me to have the bypass and I refused. At my three month check up he said I was right where I should be but I don't think so. I really am just glad that I am not out of breath anymore. I am doing more things and not coming home from work and getting in my bed to veg out and watch tv. I haven't changed my ticker because I barely come on here. Just being nosey I guess. lol I lost my mom in October all of sudden for no reason so I really have not cared about much of anything else.
  7. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Where do you find your vitamin supplements?

    I use the Walgreen multi vitamin for 50 plus. I eat enough dairy for the calcium and I take D3 because I am deficient in Vitamin D. You can get sublingual B12 at Walmart for cheap. You don't need any vitamin with iron unless you are iron deficient.
  8. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    So Dramatic...

    My worst moment was waking up from surgery and the pain being so bad that I threw up. A one and a half surgery that turned into four hours. I had my lapband removed but there were so many adhesions it took them two hours just to get my band free to remove. It was attached to my liver and my stomach wall and other organs. Now I understand why everything was getting stuck because the damn thing was so severely adhered to my other organs I couldn't get food down most days.
  9. Staple line leak can happen in any of the bariatric surgeries but it is only 0.5% that is way less then 80% failure rate of the lap band at ten years. I will take the risk.
  10. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Choosing a surgery ...

    I had the lapband too. I am 4 week post op with the sleeve and I still get hungry. I don't think any surgery would take away my appetite but I can only eat so much now so I try to get in the protein. I think I would still be hungry if they removed my whole stomach lol
  11. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Extreme Stress but Surgery Date Set

    Sorry for all the stress and my deepest condolences for your losses. I don't know what I would do in your situation. You need to get healthy so that you will be ok. I know its hard and your husband surely has your heart in his hands. He is giving you the ok so do it. You won't be down for long and I am sure he will be just fine. Big hugs and I hope you have much success on your journey.
  12. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Hair Loss Already, less than 2 months out! *WHINE*

    Get some hair skin and nails it will help
  13. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Pasta and weight stall!!!! :o

    You will be lucky now to lose 2lbs a week. The less your eating the harder it is to lose. Your body is screaming what are you doing to me. Hold on fat hold on. I didn't lose weight for two weeks, I didn't care. I know I am doing what I am supposed to do. Just hold on and it will happen.
  14. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Gym Weight Lifting recovery takes longer

    Are you getting enough protein? You have to stretch a lot after lifting weights to release the lactic acid in the muscles. If you don't stretch good that could be a sign of soreness.
  15. iluvbears42@yahoo.com

    Newbie with a couple questions

    My stomach growls and I get hungry. I have been hungry since the second week of surgery. I was hoping I wouldn't be but I am.

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