Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Strangefruit

Gastric Sleeve Patients
  • Content Count

    563
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from SamG in Gaining Weight   
    You can do this. One question though - what area Kaiser are you a member of? California, Ohio, Mid-Atlantic? I ask because I am in the Mid-Atlantic and there is definitely a weight list for the surgery. So, once I got my approval from the board, there was about a 6 month wait before being scheduled for surgery. I just realized I spelled it the first time "weight", which I guess is also true.
    I am a Kaiser patient...I had my surgery October 2012 and at almost 6 mos out, am down 75lbs. It really does work - BUT - it is also a lot of work. I work out EVERY day, which I never did before...And, I still track everything I eat. Good luck!
  2. Like
    Strangefruit reacted to 920amy in Throwing up   
    How far out are you? You should not be eating until you vomit. If you are within the first month or two, you need to follow your NUTs diet strictly, otherwise, you could bust a staple and be in serious health trouble, also, eat and drink very slowly. If you are further out, and are suddenly having issues, you need to see your Dr. ASAP, maybe even go to the emergency room NOW! No matter what stage you're at, it's not ever 'normal' to vomit, ever, and it is typically because you are eating too much or too fast.
  3. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from erpiedbnuebn in What has changed to speed up my weight loss?   
    how long ago were you sleeved?
  4. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from erpiedbnuebn in What has changed to speed up my weight loss?   
    how long ago were you sleeved?
  5. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from tmorgan813 in They Wanted Me, And I Really Wanted Them   
    This was a good post for me to read... I am a carboholic - breads, pasta and french fries... I get sleeved on MOnday and really hope that I lose my desire for carbs... I *think*. I don't know if it would be better to keep my desire and lose the ability to eat, or just lose the taste for it... I think it would be safer if I just didn't like warm bread and butter anymore...
  6. Like
    Strangefruit reacted to rickgrimestwd in Lapse In Judgment   
    I am post surgery and would love to have a brownie, so thank you for eating mine for me. Hope they tasted yummy!
  7. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from tmorgan813 in They Wanted Me, And I Really Wanted Them   
    This was a good post for me to read... I am a carboholic - breads, pasta and french fries... I get sleeved on MOnday and really hope that I lose my desire for carbs... I *think*. I don't know if it would be better to keep my desire and lose the ability to eat, or just lose the taste for it... I think it would be safer if I just didn't like warm bread and butter anymore...
  8. Like
    Strangefruit reacted to RJ'S/beginning in The Other F Word....   
    There is only so much room in the sleeve for food....and if you don't fill it with good stuff like protein, water, veggies and fruit.......then you will be sick...The surgery has also removed the chemical in your body that tells you you are hungry even if you are not truly hungry......eating 5 or 6 meals a day will seem like you are eating all the time.....that is at least what I have been told.......pre-surgery myself here...I think that the sleeve makes you more cautious to eat properly and not out of the desire just to eat for what ever reason....I have a problem with pasta and sweets as well....they are my comfort foods........neither of those will help me in my journey to a smaller me....
    People say all the time that the surgery changes your likes and dislikes for certain foods......I hope I really hate sugar...lol.......
    I also know how easy it is to roller coaster diet..that is how I got to be this big....for once and for all.....I will do this and for all the right reasons......I will be able to use this tool to help me stick to it and not gain it all back and more......
    It is all a mind set....we don't like food to go bad...because we were taught that others did not have as much as we did...so eat up..it stays with us....we have to change our thinking and put food in its rightful place...to nurture our bodies ....not our pain, desires and emotions......
    I have always controlled what I ate and how much...I will still be in control....for the process of losing all of this.....I still have the power and I plan on using it to help me to continue to grow into a better me....better place and finally put the real power where it belongs.......to eat to live not live to eat.......
    I could not do it before..too many issues....wasn't ready........really had to work on a lot of stuff to get here...now I am here and forward ho I say....engage!!!!!!!
    Good luck to you....
  9. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from sheila2050 in Hungry. Hungry. All The Time Hungry.   
    When did you get sleeved? Have you talked to your doctor about this?
  10. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from Sleeve tattoo in Yesterday's Thoughts   
    I get that feeling... I am approved for surgery, but still on the waiting list... I thought when I began this process, that by now - July - I would have already had the surgery and there would be far 'less of me'... With summer being unbearably hot... nothing fits, and I refuse to buy more 'fat clothes'... I am trying hard NOT to give into depression and EAT. Ya know? (
  11. Like
    Strangefruit got a reaction from Sleeve tattoo in Yesterday's Thoughts   
    I get that feeling... I am approved for surgery, but still on the waiting list... I thought when I began this process, that by now - July - I would have already had the surgery and there would be far 'less of me'... With summer being unbearably hot... nothing fits, and I refuse to buy more 'fat clothes'... I am trying hard NOT to give into depression and EAT. Ya know? (
×