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Cheer Mama

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  • Birthday 03/20/1969

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  1. HI! I look back on my post op experience and my biggest regret is that I got off of the liquid diet too soon. I followed my doctors advice and followed the post op plan, I just wish I had gone even a few more weeks or even a month on pure liquids. I look back and that is when I lost almost all of the weight. I haven't been able to replicate that loss since then. I still have another 20-30 lbs I really want to lose. Post op liquids is also the hardest time. It was like going through withdrawal! haha I thought it was horrible and damn near excruciating to be cut off from solid food, it really wasn't all that bad in hindsight. I wish I had embraced that feeling. Good luck to all!
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    I messed up! Help :-(

    I have been at the same weight now for 8 months. I was just put on a 600-800 calorie restriction. I'm on day 2. I didn't think I would start to loose again so quickly, but I am. This makes it soooo much easier to pass up the pigs in a blanket I made for my family.
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    70 pounds

    Congrats! I've only lost 60..... Great job!
  4. I used to get that.... I'm 5'2" and was 205.... Now I get, "you look great!" or, I LOVE this one, "you are gonna shrink to nuthin'!"
  5. I have been so stressed lately that I think it has actually caused me to have a second period this month! Geez, hasn't this school year been bad enough? But now, my body goes and decides to have another period, stress eating, pimples and all..... I think it might be time for much stronger mood meds.... ugh! Ohhhh, I think I need to ask for Xanax. yep! That's what I want! )
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    oh, my! it IS worth it! I promise! I hope you will soon find a way to keep stuff down. Call your doc again and again till you get to keep your liquids down. You may very well need to get an IV for dehydration. Water is hard to drink for many. sometimes I could only do some watered down crystal light.... good luck!
  7. No, not 40 years old ( I wish), 40 pounds! I have been at a stall for WEEKS! I finally got that 1 more pound to hit 40lbs gone!. I am half way through..... I shouldn't complain, it's only been 2.5 months. :0) ( happy dance!)
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    Dallas people

    cool, I'm in Midlothian!
  9. Cheer Mama

    Sleevers by profession.

    Special education middle school teacher
  10. Cheer Mama

    Sleeping 1 week post op

    I couldn't sleep on side, stomach OR flat on my back for 3 weeks. But I also had an umbilical hernia. Now THAT thing hurt!
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    Burning pain

    Yep! I wasn't even in my bed till 3 weeks out and then it still hurt to lay in bed for another 2 weeks.....
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    protein shakes..... how long?

    I'm in my 3rd month and I use them to up my protein when I can't eat enough. But it is a supplement since I need to eat real food as much as possible.
  13. When it is really bothering you, Ladies, call your doctor and talk to someone.
  14. I couldn't stand canned soups. I got the flavor packets outta the ramen noodle packages and just used those. I added non-flavored Protein when the liquid had cooled enough. I was given extra time on liquids because of a hiatal hernia repair. I almost cried! But remember, this is a very short amount of time in the whole scheme of things.... Your journey is just beginning. You may also be hungry because of not enough protein. Try adding non-flavored protein to your soups. But it might also be stomach acid. I have had a big problem with the acid and have had to double up on the prescription that was given me. But when the acid is high, I so seriously want to eat everything in sight, even though I can only have a bite. :0) Good LUCK!