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Jiggly Puff

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  • Birthday October 16

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    "Life is what you make of it. Why not make it beautiful?" ~Ashton Kutcher
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  1. Jiggly Puff

    Fall cravings

    Any recipes with healthy squash of any sort is my comfort food for fall. I love spaghetti squash, butternut, acorn, yellow, pumpkin, etc. Especially with brown sugar, cinnamon or maple syrup. And since I can only eat 2 oz's at a time, it's perfect. Eat it right out of the oven, or make a casserole or soups, etc. This is my most fav time of the year. Squash is also very healthy and packed with fiber, vitamins and good stuff in general.
  2. I think I lived on Tums for about a month. Then I started taking the Prilosec. And my doctor didn't have any issues with me taking a tiny little birth control pill and my Ambien from day one. So I didn't even think twice about taking the Prilosec and I've been fine ever since.
  3. Hello! I know exactly what you're going through. It's horrible! I've never felt anything like that before in my life. So I take one Prilosec every morning and I've never had heartburn since. I am planning on going to my doctor to get a prescription for it because it'll be cheaper for me. Right now I'm buying them at Sam's for about $28 a package. They have 3 boxes in each one. And the box says to only take them for 2 wks at a time. Which is ridiculous. My dad has been taking prescription strength Prilosec for years, every single day. At least you just take it once in the morning and forget all about it for the rest of the day. Good luck!
  4. Jiggly Puff

    Average cost for self-pay

    I went through www.alighterme.com . I worked with Ronda and Janese as the U.S. coordinators. And Abraham and Eduardo on the Mexico side. I had Dr. Elias Ortiz and his entire team, the staff and the hospital were all fantastic. The Marriott hotel in TJ was the nicest I've ever stayed in. And it was easily the best decision I've ever made.
  5. WOW! How good do you look?!!! Congrats on your fantastic weight loss! You look happier and so much healthier too.
  6. Jiggly Puff

    1 year and 8 months post op! ????

    That's fantastic! Good luck to you and your hubby!
  7. Jiggly Puff

    7 months out down 120 pounds

    Not only do you look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! But the most inspiration, for me, is your smile girl!!!!!!!!! Your before picture is almost heartbreaking! And then to see how happy you are now is what is so inspirational. How we all feel about ourselves after we go through something that is this life changing is what matters most. I'm so very happy for you! I wish you many years of continued success and happiness.
  8. Yes, I freeze them. I make chocolate shake pops in little paper cups and popsicle sticks. They are cheaper and better for you than the frozen popsicles at the store. There is no reason at all not to make them. None what so ever. Enjoy!
  9. Jiggly Puff

    Why the sleeve?

    I really was going to get the band as well because my BF did it. I did a lot of research on all 3 options and I realized the sleeve was a much better, safer and permanent choice for me. I agree with the person who mentioned that the band seemed to be "temporary"? I also thought that was odd. I need to be healthy and happy always! Why wouldn't I choose a permanent solution for weight loss?! LOL! Also, my BF who has the LB is not doing very well. She's had hers for 2 yrs now and I was just sleeved in July and I've already lost more weight than she has. She is sick all the time, can't afford the adjustments to her band and is miserable. It runs her life basically. And how long is that thing going to last inside your body? That just sounds awful, like it shouldn't be there. And then with the bypass, I did not want my intestines messed with, plain and simple. Not to mention the absorption and dumping issues. So that's basically why I chose the sleeve.
  10. Jiggly Puff

    Colorado, anyone?

    I went to Dr. Elias Ortiz and Dr. Lopez also cared for me as well. I had a terrific time in TJ, MX! Everything about it was awesome and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. However, the flights were insane. Both of my flights were delayed by HOURS! Weather issues mostly and then one passenger had a medical issue. Other than that, it was fantastic! TY for asking!
  11. I didn't think I would have that problem either right after surgery. Then about a month later it will hit you! All of a sudden one day you realize how much trouble you are really in. I was drinking my water, getting in my protein and eating some pureed squash (for fiber) as often as I could. I was still in a world of pain and embarrassment. Of course I didn't tell anyone at work why I had to call in sick, but still... So my expert "sleever" advice would be to buy a bottle of MOM or some kind of laxative to power blast that out of your system. I was taking stool softeners twice a day since surgery and they had ZERO effect on me. I wish, wish, wish, somebody had told me about that before it happened to me. I never heard one word about it until after the fact. Good luck everyone!
  12. Jiggly Puff

    Anyone not tracking?

    I don't count anything, I never have with this surgery. I make sure I get my protein shake in the morning. I stay away from unhealthy foods like white carbs, red meat and sugary things. I eat seafood, Silk (instead of milk), cottage cheese, yogurt, pudding, veggie burgers and bean burgers. The only thing I measure are my portions on a food scale or just eyeball it for about 2 oz's. I've lost 47#'s as of today! Good luck to you, take it easy, relax and enjoy some good healthy food.
  13. Jiggly Puff

    Colorado, anyone?

    Congrats on being approved!!!!!!! That's so exciting! I'm in Denver and I met Dr. Snyder. I like him very much and I know several people who had their surgeries through him at Rose Medical Center. He would've done mine but he wanted $17,500 to do it. So off to Mexico I went for $4650! My insurance wouldn't cover it here. But you'll be in good hands with a great team.
  14. Wow! You hit the nail on the head girl. I also think I sabotaged my love life. Hence, why I'm single. I hope that hamster wheel has stopped now. Maybe I will get another chance to fall in love someday. I'd really like to see a better me on the other side of this weight issue. I won't have that fear of my weight problem bearing down on me like this ever again. Here's to being hopeful! :wub: