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About able2cope

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  • Birthday 12/28/1968

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  1. able2cope

    Never me

    You just keep thinking postively. Don't stop until you get where you want to be. Sleep well x
  2. able2cope

    Never me

    Hi Chrissylynn80 Its been many years since I have posted on here, but your post has just hit out at me. I'm sitting up, in the middle of the night in Scotland UK. You have a massive family here at Bariatricpal - and I'm pretty sure that each one of us can relate to how you are feeling at this moment! You simply can not give up - and as the other lady said, you must get a second, even a third opinion if you come up against a door that first appointment you have. DO NOT GIVE UP! I thought that it would never happen to me - they put me on new diets - meal packets - that they were using as a trial, I truly felt like a guinea pig - but I did it. It took me a full 6 years to get the sleeve done, from going to my doctor in the first instance, to going through those theatre doors. 6 years is a long time when you are struggling with weight issues and 3 young kids, to me it did feel like a lifetime, but sticking with it was what had to be done - and I got there in the end. Thinking of you - and virtually throwing all my available willpower your way. Please don't be giving up - you owe this to yourself x
  3. able2cope

    Asda Protein water

    Thanks for the heads up - will look out for it
  4. able2cope

    Anyone around?

    Hi, I was sleeved in Oct 2012 in Aberdeen, Scotland... How are you feeling?
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    Sounds like a really good plan! I hope that you do well on it. I had surgery in 2012 too - and have regained quite a bit - far too much - I may join you with this plan - right now I'm concentrating on cutting out Chocolate, cakes, biscuits (cookies) and ice cream... cold turkey. Going well so far. What surgery did you have?
  6. able2cope

    Swallowing/back discomfort

    Hi, This is quite normal... try eating really slow though... maybe you are eating a tad too fast
  7. able2cope

    Coffee consumption

    I drink at least two coffees every day with no issues. im 4 years out in 2 weeks time.
  8. Yes, able2cope...what gave it away I wonder?! I'm doing well thanks, felt much better once I ditched the pain meds on day 1 and got discharged day 2. It's nice to be home, I'm keeping fluids up but it's a scunner that I can't seem to swallow anything thicker than Water. All in good time I guess...at least there is no hunger there though!! How are you finding maintenence? SaveSave Maintenance not going so well at the moment to be honest - I've put on about 14lbs.. There's a new group that's started up at the Health Village in Aberdeen and ARI though that I'm going to be attending, so hopefully thats going to help me.
  9. @ Whereabouts are you from? Not from Northern Scotland are you? I'm Aberdeenshire.... Hope that you are recovering well. Take it one day at a time and remember your fluids!
  10. able2cope

    Ketosis - How safe is it?

    @@rydersmama thanks. I'm a flat out failure of late - I managed low card for a week and half - fell off the wagon today with a pancake! so big style I've been trying to force myself to have mainly Protein shakes.. and I bought chocolate ones by mistake - a BIG mistake - could hardly put them down my throat - and that put me off I think. I've decided to just bin those ones - i like the strawberry and vanilla ones I have - perhaps if I concentrate on just having the shake in the morning and 'real' food the rest of the time - try to mix it up a little... Devilled eggs are ok aren't they? I could go some of those - well in all honestly one and half tops before I'm full.. but you know what I mean I find eggs on their own too dry for me. meat too really - all types... it all sticks, but then again I suppose thats what its meant to do nowadays.. I really need to shake this regain I've got happening.. I'm going on holiday in three weeks to the Grand Canyon - a big adventure for a girl from Scotland UK! and want to be able to fit into at least some of the clothes I have bought in the past couple years.. Wish me luck!
  11. able2cope

    Ketosis - How safe is it?

    This has rang a bell with me... since going on the low/no carb - I've been put on ramirpril for having protein in my kidneys - I'm taking it that the diet wouldn't have helped? Also yes! I'm having problems with constipation - onto taking 2 dulcoease and 2 dulcolax each day - instead of my normal was about once a week...
  12. able2cope

    Ketosis - How safe is it?

    what all sort of things are you eating? awesome loss. well done!
  13. able2cope

    Pouch Reset

    I will do - thank you
  14. able2cope

    Pouch Reset

    Strange as it may seem - I've never considered having meatballs - that would certainly work for us here Thanks for the idea. I don't really work out either - though I do have a treadmill so theres no excuse really - other than there not being enough hours in the day. I'm in Scotland, so have different shakes available than you guys have - I've got two right now -one small bottle thats 20g in it and one 50g in it - its kinda big though so need to space that one out. I do have a powdered one too - I usually make that up in the morning with unsweetened almond milk.
  15. able2cope

    Pouch Reset

    What sort of thing are you having for your meal, may I ask? Also on average how many shakes would you be having? amount of Protein in them... I've been trying this, but my blood sugar went too low, so I succumbed to eating some carbs That was yesterday afternoon I've been feeling it difficult to get back into since..

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