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Fat Pat no more

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. My best NSV. Was when I went shopping in my all time favorite store Catos and the sales lady told me I needed to go to the other side of the store. Now I can't fine anything that fits on the plus side.


  2. I made this over the weekend. I used to have it all the time on Weight Watchers. I love it this time of the year. pumpkin Mousse 1 15oz. Can pumpkin 1 ¾ cup skim milk 2 1oz. boxes Sugar Free/ Fat Free Instant Vanilla pudding 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie spice 2 cups Cool Whip Free ( You could add vanilla Protein Powder or unflavored to boost the Protein. I did not have any) Mix Milk' date=' Pumpkin & Spice together until smooth. Add pudding and mix until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip Chill for a few hours , Serve. I sprinkled a little more spice on top and a small bit of cool whip. 8 Servings Calories: 93 Fat: <1gm Protein: 4gm Carbs: 18 Fiber: 3 gm[/quote']thanks


  3. Good morning! I am so sorry about the weight gain. All I can tell you is what I do' date=' what I've done from the beginning. For me it is a total lifestyle change, as natural to me as breathing. I call this my 'dashboard'. 1) I weigh EVERY day. I KNOW how quickly I could gain eight or ten pounds, and that would be overwhelming to me. If I'm up a pound or two, I just make a change or two and it's gone in several days. 2) I weigh and/or measure my food when I am at home (eye ball it carefully when out) 3) I log my food on my fitness pal. Before discovering MFP, I used fitday.com and at the VERY beginning, I have a spiral notebook and wrote it down. 4) I attend support groups My comfort zone is 142 - 145, I weigh first thing in the morning, out of bed, go to the bathroom and on the scale. A pound or two is manageable, but for me, I cannot go by how my jeans fit, by that time I'd be up ten pounds and it would take me a few months to get that off, I'm sure of it. I must track my calorie, there is a fine line for me between maintaining, gaining and losing. I've been doing this for over 2.5 years, so I've got the hang of it, but I can never be complacent. Like I said, this is my new normal. This is why I call what I do, my dashboard, if a 'light' comes on, and to me, being up a couple of pounds, or my calories being above what I need.....those are my lights. I just change things up a little, meaning, I lower my calories by 100 -150 and that takes care of it. Make sense? My advice is, find something that works for you, something you can do forever, there is no end date, we've made a lifetime commitment.....and make it part of your life. Good luck, you can do this.[/quote']

    Good advice


  4. Had my first post op check up to day. All good still have to be-careful because of scaring making my abdominals weak. I don't want any more hernias.

    Heavy wt. 242

    1st visit wt 238

    Preop wt. 215

    Surgery wt. 217

    Came home 219 and today I weight

    205

    I loving my sleeve even if it's trying to slime me.


  5. I hiked in a cave today. For an hour. And then I swam in it. And then I walked 2 miles wearing a wetsuit and the heaviest life jacket ever. And then I walked another mile. YESSSS!!! This was not any old flat cave. This was a very uneven cave floor in a very dark cave' date=' with some of it under Water and the rest above and I hiked through it for an hour. I haven't shared this before but two years ago, I ended up in a wheelchair due to a very incompetent doctor. I was in it and bed-ridden for three months and it took me 3 months to learn how to walk again, by which time I had significant damage to the cartilage in my knees. For all of last year, I wasn't able to do stairs at all, and was reduced to using handicapped elevators if there were a ton of stairs. I couldn't sit on the floor comfortably and couldn't fold my legs in half and it took me months before I could climb in and out of a bath tub. But today, I did all that. I hiked up and down some very rough terrain, I fell, I scraped my knee, I used a big stick to balance myself. I stepped sideways, forward, back, up, and down big ledges. I had to fold myself in half as I walked, and I had to fold my knees in half. And I enjoyed every freaking minute of it. I was probably the least well-balanced person of our group. As I said, I had to learn how to walk again, and I don't think I'm as well-balanced as I used to be. I can no longer stand on one foot for any length of time. My husband made me take a walking stick and took me to keep me company (because on my own I'm too damn macho to admit I need help). I was so worried about today. I was sure I would peter out before everyone. I was worried I wasn't a strong enough swimmer. i was concerned I"d hold everyone up. Well, everyone else there was much younger than us, but I'm happy to see we did not bring up the rear. Yes I struggled, but I finished it. I love my sleeve, and I love the October Challenge on this forum that got me to the point I could do this today. And btw, my husband is freaking stud muffin. The very-fit instructor dropped his flashlight under water. He tried to dive for it, couldn't get it. The younger guys are standing around half-heartedly offering to go get it. My 60-year old man says, here, I'll do it. Off comes his helmet and his life jacket, he dives down and gets it with no fuss. I almost jumped his bones right there <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> I also now know beyond a shadow of a doubt what I want in my life. If it's a choice between being skinny and lying by the pool looking gorgeous vs. hiking in a dark, dusty cave, I'm choosing hiking. VERY LONG post! Thank you for reading. I'm just very excited about all of it <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />[/quote']

    Way to go Game girl alright


  6. I was just sleeved last Monday the 14th and just had my first BM today. I took laxatives on Friday and it did nothing. I started drinking v8 with fiber. Last night I took a stole softener and fiber pill and this morning I went! Just have to figure out what works for you. We are really not eating anything and I have trouble drinking Water so I have been trying other things that work! Decafe tea and power aide zero.

    I had to take imodem because I couldn't stop poohing

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