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About T'snewstart

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  • Birthday 08/02/1963

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  1. no diabetic concerns at all. I only had one episode. I did as the nut told me and it worked. I think I was just waited to long to get calories my body in the mornings. Live and learn!
  2. hi and yes. I am 16 months out and just started having this problem. I was told it is pretty common with wls patients. I had to start eating carbs with protein. The nut told me to never eat a carb without some protein. That has been working for me.
  3. Hi I did try baby food (fruit) only. Eh, it was OK. However, I seemed to enjoy apple sauce and would mix in some unflavored protein powder with it. Or I would have some cottage cheese or yogurt with it. Small amounts of course. I was never worried too much about the sugar content as the amount I was eating was so small... This might sound gross but it worked for me. I would get sugar free pudding and peanut butter and mix those together. Made sure I was getting in some protein with the peanut butter. Again, not real worried about the fat content either .. As I was eating such small amounts. Good stuff!! ( Please make sure these items are on your Dr.'s list of foods to eat) every Dr. Is different... Best Wishes Tina
  4. Hi well most of my circle of friends have been very supportive. However, I do have a friend that. Has struggled with it since day one. She is very competitive and now larger than I am. I will never forget the day she said "Now I am going to be the fattest one in the group" that was sad. I honestly have done everything I can to help her adjust. However, she has to get comfortable in her own skin. We remain friends. But, we are not as close as we used to be. Sad, truly. Sad.
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    I think I overdid it today.

    Hi SandeeD congrats on your successes so far. Try not to get too discouraged. Honestly, it took me 3 months to regain my strength. I had very little stamina. However, it does get better. And as the wieght comes off your energy levels will go through the roof! Best wishes!
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    Vitamin Advice

    hi Backwhereibelong I am 16 months post op. I take centrum multi-vitamins (pills) since 8 weeks post op. Daily I take centrum multi-vitiman, and 2 calcium chews. 3 days a weeks I add a sub-lingual B12. My labs are fantastic.
  7. I did not have a catheter. I was up walking within 2 hours of getting to my room. Walking actually feels really good after. Relieves pressure, gives you something else to.focus on other than sipping every 15 minutes.
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    Ideas For Pre-Op Diet... Please Help!

    Post op the first few weeks I had strained low fat Campbell's cream soups and premier shakes.... I still drink the shakes daily.
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    I drink premier shakes and have since before surgery. My NUT recommended them. They have 30 grams of protein and are 160 calories. They are pre made and are 11 oz of fluid. I buy them in Costco by the case.
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    Call me <evil> but...

    I will be thinking of you Thanksgivingiving ..... that's awesome.... it feels like revenge without hurting anyone. I have a friend that still struggles with me losing weight. Because now she is the Big One in the for group. All of that misery she creates herself.... after a year of this I now feel sorry for her.
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    11 weeks down 54 pounds

    Congratulations ... that is awesome!
  12. Not all of them... however I buy the calcium chews, sub-lingual B12 and centrium multi vitiman. I buy B1 in Kaiser Permanente.
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    I'm Approved!

  14. You will learn to make your food moist.... it does become habit.... I was pretty worried I would find this difficult. It really is not as hard as it sounds like it is. I learned to make meats really moist. And to this day do.not eat many carbs/ breads, pastas or crackers so I really do not eat many dry things. Best Wishes to you!

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