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  1. mocha

    About To Go Into Surgery!

    Excited for you! Be well!
  2. mocha

    How To Stay Satisfied?

    I'm only 6 months out from surgery but the more dense protein like salmon, chicken, turkey, pork, beef keeps me more full than things like soft fish, tuna fish and egg salad.
  3. Hello all! I'm so glad you formed this group. I've emailed with a few of you and I think you'll all have a great experience with Dr. Washington, his staff and Conway Medical Center. I came all the way from Bermuda for my surgery with him back in October 2011. You'll get through this pre-op liquid diet - no problem! LOL Headaches and not feeling so great the first few days is normal as your body detoxes and sheds the cravings for carbs. Good luck to each of you!
  4. mocha

    Wow, So Many Changes

    You look great! Congratulations!
  5. mocha

    8000.00 Self Pay In The Us!

    I had surgery with Dr. Washington on October 18, 2011. He and his staff and the hospital staff were great! I have no regrets and had no complications. Look at my ticker for weight lost. Good luck to you!
  6. Hi andi0120- Don't overdo it! I was exhausted at the end of my first week back to work. I was working at my normal pace but with so little food that I was using up all my energy reserves. I also was careful to only eat when I was not rushed. Eating too fast or not paying attention and eating just that little bite too much can be ugly! LOL Find a routine that works for you for getting all of your Protein, Water and supplements in for the day. Once I found a rhythm that worked,most of the time I was able to reach my daily goals (minimum 60g protein and 64 oz water). But I had to find the best timing in my work day. Like I found if I didn't get at least 40-48oz of water in before I left work to go home, I would be nowhere near my water goal for the day. Also, if I didn't get a less dense protein source in for lunch (chili, milk based chowder, yogurt), i couldn't hit my protein goal. I think the key is to listen to and learn your body and how it's adjusting to this new way of life. Good luck!
  7. mocha

    Guess What?

    You go girl!
  8. Lissa you look amazing! Congrats on your success and I look forward to seeing less of you real soon!
  9. Work that dress Girl! LOL You look wonderful and so happy. Congratulations on your NSVs!
  10. mocha

    The Guilt I Carried

    Sis - I don't know what you do in your professional life, but your ability to reach out and touch our hearts and souls through your writing is a GIFT from God. Thank you for sharing your heart, your healing and your wisdom. I pray that God will continue to do a GREAT work in and through you. And I know your Mom is proudly smiling at what her baby girl is doing with her life! Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged!
  11. mocha

    Can't Stop Crying...

    Praying for you and wishing you a safe and speedy recovery!
  12. You look great! Congratulations.
  13. mocha

    Isopure Zero Carb Drinks

    I've used the ready to drink and the powdered isopure. I can taste the protein in the RTD but it's not terrible and you should try different flavors. The powdered isopure is the only protein i'll use! It's the only one I can't smell. If I can smell the protein it makes me sick so isopure works for me.
  14. mocha

    Dr. Morris Washington

    Hey there! I used Dr. Washington and would be happy to share my experience with his practice. Other sleevers have emailed me and I've sent them my response. Send me a message if you'd like.
  15. mocha

    Nsv... Hehehehe

    Girl, go with it and enjoy! Keep your head on straight and have a good time!