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About Aubreanna

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  1. 1. My 5 year old asking me why I'm not skinny 2. Ankle swelling 3. Always out of breath 4. NEVER in pictures, and if I'm in the background of one I delete the evidence 5. MIL calling me fat 6. Being judged by my lunch like I should be eating lettuce only 7. Dreaming of all the clothes I could wear if I was thin, but having to shop in a tiny section with no selection instead of a whole store. I could go on forever! I've come so far. This is a great thread. How encouraging.
  2. so on point with Victoria secret! Lol!!
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    Thanksgiving Challenge

    Cw-184 goal for thanksgiving-175
  4. May have stolen some candy from my daughters Halloween loot. I ate starbursts and a mini Hershey's bar. I drink a lot of wine.
  5. My nutritionist suggests 70-90 grams of protein. I don't count carbs but have to aim for my protein goal, which is really hard to do, so it leaves out eating carbs because I don't have room. A rule of thumb is protein first, veggie or fruits next, carbs last (which is really not at all since I am full after protein most of the time). My meals today- protein shake for breakfast, Greek yogurt snack, lunch - two slices of lunchmeat and one spice of cheese rolled up, dinner I had teriyaki chicken and two bites of broccoli, late snack of one tangerine. HW- 250, CW-183. Sleeved 4/16/2013. Hope this helps.
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    The Challenge

    Definitely eating too fast is my challenge. I also need to exercise more. I'm only working out 2x per week.
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    Kaiser question

    Don't stress. You will be fine! We are here to help you if you need it. Best of luck!
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    Kaiser question

    I work for Kaiser- SoCal and I was sleeved April 16,2013. There are several factors that all work together that make you eligible for surgery. 1st is PCP referral to options. Sometimes you have to meet with an MD or NP just establish a base line and goal. Then you have your options class which are all the same, just depends on how the time is spread out. Some do two classes in one meeting-12 weeks instead of 24. After options and you have to do several series of lab work, food logs, and don't miss any classes. After that you have your med clearance appt (more labs, EKG, etc), meet with the surgeon where they will decide what the best procedure is, then surgery. Sometimes surgery isn't the best option, so all the questions and process is to ensure your safety, health, and if it is right for you. Ultimately, this is a huge investment and KP wants to make sure you are a success story. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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    Hair loss

    Hair loss is common month 3-6. It will stop and it will grow back. It felt like my hair fell out in chunks, shedding everywhere. I am 5 months post op and it has slowed down. Not much hair loss anymore. My NUT told me to make sure I get 70g of protein and take my vitamins.
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    It honestly varies. I was cleared for coffee 6 weeks post op and I drink it with no problems. I drink a tall nonfat cafe misto from Starbucks everyday. Some NUTs will tell you no coffee at all because it can irritate your stomach. Mine said it was fine
  11. For me, it depends what I am eating. Certain foods like beans fill me up with literally three bites, but I can eat a bowl of watermelon. I guess it depends on the density of the food
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    Mine were left open, no band aides. No problems at all. 4 months post op and my incision scars are disappearing. Hope this helps.
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    why do we get acid reflux post op

    I don't know why, but mine is much better now. Two and a half months post op and I take Prilosec maybe once a week. Right after surgery I took it twice a day.
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    coffee drinkers?

    I'm also a huge coffee drinker!! I went from drinking a grande coffee with raw sugar and 2% milk to a short coffee with half a Splenda and 2%milk. I still get my fix with very little calories. I'm glad I'm not alone.
  15. So I ran into a friend I have not seen in about a year and she told me she didn't recognize me because I was so tiny. I have never been called tiny!!!! I'm only 2 months post op and have lost 40 lbs, so I still have a long way to go, but this just made my day. The scale means nothing. It's about how you look and feel. Here's to many more victories!