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  1. ArtistNic

    Anyone Afraid of Telling Others about WLS?

    I was afraid of sharing it out of facebook. but I am one to post alot on facebook. So after talking to a few, they suggested I make a private group and so I did. I invited people I knew would be supportive, and I also posted in the group that I was making this group to support me, That I didn't want any negativity. This was a hard decision and would be a hard journey and I needed support and encouragement. It was the best decision. It has really been a help. I has some rough times and my friends were there to pick me up, pray for me and encourage me. There will be some people with negativeness. The ones that don't talk to you anymore, you need to evaluate if they were close friends or party friends. The real friends will stick by you and support you.
  2. Happy Birthday! I had my 40th, 10 days after my surgery. Yes at about 4-5 days I was higher than my surgery weight but that doesn't last long. Then it starts to drop. I stalled again at 2.5 weeks for almost 3 weeks which was the most discouraging time. Now it's starting to drop fast again. Keep doing what you are supposed to do and it will come off.
  3. Because you are still retaining fluid and swelling from the surgery. Give it another week and u will be amazed.
  4. ArtistNic


    I find that I am hungry too. Its like an empty feeling. I seem to go from empty to full, I wish I could find a way of staying at content. right in between but I guess with the small stomach now, that's harder to reach.
  5. I had my surgery on August 21st. My dr. told me I should lose about 40 lbs in the first month. I have not seen that happen at all as you can see by my ticker. I was told and read in all the preop surgery papers that I would have Dr. appts every week for the first month and every month for the first year. That they would be checking my bloodwork every month for the first year. Well i was Cashpay and I think this is why they aren't following that. I had my first followup at 2 weeks, 2nd at 5 weeks and now she said she will see me in 2 more months. No bloodwork drawn since week 2. Does that seem right? Also I had told her when I came in initally that I had been successful on Medifast and had lost 90 lbs in 5 months and had maintained it and lost a few more for the next year and a half. but that 5 months ago i got diagnosed with IC and coudlnt do MF anymore. I had gained back 40 lbs in 5 months and that is why I was looking into the surgery. Well at my 5 week followup, she told me she thought I wasn't losing as fast because my body was already used to a low cal diet from medifast and my metabolism was is metabolic fatigue from MF. Well this would have been nice to know before surgery. Has anyone ever heard this?
  6. ArtistNic

    weigh in!

    I was at 20 lbs at two weeks too. Keep up the good work.
  7. ArtistNic

    Do you still get hungry?

    I am three weeks out. I don't get hungry, I feel empty but not hungry.
  8. I am in that stage too. Soft scrambled eggs, ff refried beans, mashed sweet potato, cream of wheat to name a few.
  9. my medical supply carries Unjury as well as my bariatric surgeons office.
  10. ArtistNic

    Your monthly vs. post operation!

    I have stalled too, don't get discouraged. TOM can play a part, but also not getting enough protein and fluids does too. Also my scale moves much better when I am walking every day.
  11. ArtistNic

    Not eating enough

    I have never heard of a nut that knows about this surgery saying you should be taking in that many calories already!!! That's rediculous. Now protein on the other hand!! That's important, and that is what my nut says is important, that and fluids.
  12. ArtistNic

    3 week update

    OHHH Thankyou for posting this, I am at week 3 and scale hasn't moved for me either, I thought it didn't happen til week four and thought I was doing something wrong. Thank you, I feel so much better!
  13. oh and make sure if u put it in hot liquid, its not too hot or it morphs into YUCK!
  14. I use Unjury and it just smells when ur mixing it, but then you don't taste it at all. I am on my third canister. It works the best for me to get my protein in.
  15. I had sex at day 6, It was very carefully. Then again at day 9 and was much less carefull. Rockin' it fully now at day 18. and the 20 lbs off helps!