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About CassieWNY

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  1. CassieWNY

    Personal Trainers & gyms

    Similar to some others, I enjoy the personal accountability of a trainer. Mine is also a PT so I do appreciate the fact that he can help me avoid injury and keep me on track if I do get injured. No, it is not cheap but there is no gym overhead for him or me so that does cut the cost. The cost is going to be area specific so if you go this way, do the research. I started about 8 weeks after my sleeve. I switched trainers about 6 months later. Much happier with my current one. At first I had a few people say to me that it was not a sustainable model to have a trainer. But I got rid of that guilt and negativity and it worked. I do cardio on my own but I am sitting here almost a year from surgery and 2 months short of working out at least 3 times per week for a year. I wish you the best - bottomline - do what works for you. Focus on getting fit, using my fitness pal, getting in your protein and the weight will come off.
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    Light Headish/ Tingly

    I had the same issue the other day - turns out it was sinus pressure. I am sure it could be one of a number of things. If it persists, definitely see your doctor.
  4. Seela - My recovery was similar to yours. I was cleared for exercise at 4 weeks and I started walking. Started out a more thorough personal training regime approximately 7 weeks post-surgery. I did not want to start out too early, hurt myself and get scared off. How about making a call to your surgeon and asking what you can add in? Just a thought. Best of luck to you on your journed.
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  6. Not sure on the price but I saw a Group On yesterday for a Sams Club Membership....might want to check that out in your area. The RTDs may be pricier but if you have a hectic lifestyle and still want shakes - then consider them. The 30g in Protein is just amazing. I have been using them exclusively since the end of month 2 (I am now month 4) and taking my Vitamins... No hair loss. Previously I was using the Bariatric fusion brand - which was very good but found it so hard to get the RTD - I just got tired of making shakes. Drinking a premier RTD now as I head off to the gym. Best of luck on your journey!
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    Working out post op

    I was cleared for all exercises 4 weeks out but I started with cardio for weeks 5 and 6 post-op. The first month I had only walked. At 7 weeks post-op I started with a trainer. Cross-fit is intense (and addictive I hear) so I would suggest that you talk with your surgeon and/or PCP about what is involved and what your specific limitations are for crossfit. Best of luck. You'Ll do great!
  8. Yes you will be able to eat more than one...but I found that I was pleased with eating just one. My attitude towards eating and feeling :"full" has completely changed for the better. At a few weeks out, I did feel strange about not being able to eat like before (I was still on liquids then) but it dissipated. Over 70 lbs down since then and I feel great about having one meatball. Wishing you the best!
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    Ablation, sleeve, now periods? What gives?

    I had Nova in April 2012. No periods after that until one small period after I was sleeved. Since then, back to nothing/spotting. gomekast is correct when she says that you can still get your periods after as many women do. Your ob/gyn will likely have some good information for you.
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    Protein drinks

    Love the premier and 30g of Protein.
  11. CassieWNY

    100 poounds down in 6 months

    GREAT NEWS! This is my current goal too. I went down 67 in 3 months and want to do 100 in 6 months!! Thanks for sharing with us!
  12. I have both the hiatal hernia and asymptomatic reflux. My physician had me take omeprazole by prescription for 2 weeks prior to the surgery and 3 months after. It did not change my date or insurance submittal. Best of luck on your journey.
  13. FANTASTIC! Keep up the hard work!
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    150 lbs lighter

    WOW!! Hard work really paid off for you. Congratulations on hitting your goal.

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