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  1. Mell


    I had the exact same thing. Part of it is anxiety, but mostly it was my low iron. I starting taking iron and vitamin c together (helps the iron absorb) and it went away. Try it, it'll go away!
  2. Lol actually it's one of my favorite things of peoples before and after pics how they always look younger
  3. Bought an elliptical today. hopefully get some exercising in now, haven't done much yet. About ten pounds lost pre op. [ATTACH]7556[/ATTACH]
  4. Mell

    Big Meal!

    It's scary for sure, but all will be well! Good luck and keep me up to date with how youre doing!
  5. Mell

    Grocery List

    This one contains collagen whey and casein proteins. My nutritionist gave it the thumbs up today at the office. Good enough for me lol
  6. Mell

    Grocery List

    Hmmmm these shots I bought say "complete protein matrix" containing all essential amino acids. im at the office for my two week follow up so I'll ask while I'm here.
  7. Mell

    Grocery List

    Protein shots! They sell them at wal mart, gnc. 42g protein in only 3.8oz. I mix them with flavored water to get protein in, but you can drink it straight if you want, though they taste really thick and concentrated.
  8. Mell

    2 Weeks Out!

    Sweet! I'm glad this is working cuz my only other idea was to have some one lock me up in a room with a treadmill and refuse to feed me until I worked out lol
  9. Had my surgery on august 28th, and so far have lost 20 pounds already! I know it's going to slow down soon, but I'll take what I can get right now. At first I was really frustrated with the liquids only and all that, but it seems like the surgery kind of slapped my"food obsession" right out of me. I don't think about food constantly anymore, and it's way easier to ignore. Even things that I loved before like pizza and chips, are just kind of eh...I'm not hungry right now. So weird!
  10. Mell

    Big Meal!

    Lol here is how my pre op diet went: day 1, threw up. Day 2, had the poos. Awful headache for like three or for days in a row. Sucked. the hunger part does go away for the most part after the third day or so, but it's the "wanting" food that didn't go away for me. It was all I thought about. The thing that helped me the most was meditating. Which sounds corny and ridiculous, but I needed to take a step back, breathe, and be like "calm down, it is not the end of the world, you will get to eat again, your fine." Lol. Letting go of such a huge habit is HARD. So try and relax, what you are trying to do is hard as hell, be firm, but gentle with yourself.
  11. Mell

    Big Meal!

    You will all make it through! Not gonna lie, that pre op diet sucked HARD. I totally feel your pain lol. Good luck, you got this!
  12. Thats nice to hear. I agree with the needing to relax part. As long as you don't go hog wild with anything, relax and let the weight come off!
  13. Mell

    This May Be Inappropriate, Forgive Me :)

    Omg...that made me laugh so hard I bout pulled my stitches out
  14. Same thing you'll hear from everybody else I think. Get up and walk whenever you can. Sip sip sip. Press a pillow on your belly if you have to sneeze or cough helps with the pain. Ask for pain meds before the pain gets bad, it's easier to control if you catch it early. First couple of days were really rough for me, but it gets better. Hang in there, it's gonna be all good!

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