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ausmith

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About ausmith

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    Bariatric Evangelist

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    Female
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    Sydney
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    Australia

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  1. ausmith

    Pandemic Check In

    Checking in to see how everyone is going
  2. ausmith

    Pandemic Check In

    I’m the same walk every day but unfortunately the boredom seems to be my biggest problem at the moment
  3. ausmith

    Pandemic Check In

    Yes I am walking about 2 km a day and keeping myself busy with cleaning, cooking and YouTube but boredom is a definite trigger for eating for me. I’ve gone back to a shake in the morning for breakfast to try to help me with this so I’ll see how that goes. Stay safe and positive everyone
  4. ausmith

    Pandemic Check In

    Hi just wanted to check in and see what people are doing differently to deal with what’s going on in the world at the moment. My husband and I were sleeved in Oct 2013 and have started to struggle in the last 2 yrs with 20-30 lbs gain. I’m in Aus and we are only to leave the house for exercise, shopping and essential travel. Neither one of us are working since we returned to Australia so that definitely adds to the stress.
  5. ausmith

    April 2020 Vets Roll Call

    Sleeved in Oct 2013 my husband and I were both done on the same day. I lost about 115 lbs and he lost 110 lbs We were both great for the first 5 years but I struggle with 20 lbs increase and he struggles with about 30 to 35 lbs increase. We do great for a few weeks then stuff it up again. Pandemic is making it worse because we have moved back to Australia and neither of us are working.
  6. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Ive had a few slides in the wrong direction because of stress but back in the game this week. Ill let you know how I’m going in a week
  7. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Thanks
  8. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Thanks your right I just have to keep at it
  9. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Hi plenty of ups and downs down 4.5lb so not the result I was hoping for. Back on normal food but trying to stick to about 1000 cal high protein low carb. Pretty much in a stall but I’ll keep at it because there is no other option
  10. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    FluffyChix i’m using Optifast the same ones I used pre-surgery 5 1/2 years ago. Today was a bust I ate a few things that definitely put me over the 800 calories. Still 6lb down but I know tomorrow I’ll either move backwards or stay the same. Although I’ll be definitely back on track I won’t be using today as an excuse to destroy this opportunity
  11. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Still on plan and really feeling the effects but i know it’ll get easier.6lb down It’s not easy but at least I’m seeing results. This is the most weight I’ve lost at one time since going into maintenance. Not as many steps today only 5600 but i just didn’t have enough energy.
  12. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Ok still on plan 4lb down and met majority of my goals. I only managed 8000 steps today. 3 shakes and a cup of low starch veg. Struggling with low energy but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Knowing that I’m getting results is making it worthwhile
  13. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    Day 3 I’ve stuck to the plan but I’m lacking a bit of energy which is to be expected. I added a cup of low starch veg ( tomato, cucumber and mushroom ) yesterday. This will still keep me under the 800 cal a day. I’ve lost 3.3 pounds I couldn’t help myself so far the majority of that is probably fluid but at least I’m seeing positive results. I also met my step and water goals so all going well, getting closer to were I need to be.
  14. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    So one day down and I woke up this morning feeling good. I completed everything I set out to do yesterday 12,000 steps, 2 liters of water, 3 shakes and tea and coffee throughout the day. It’s funny I found myself going to the fridge to grab a snack from time to time but remembered before I grabbed anything. I haven’t been hungry so I know snacking is just a habit from boredom. I won’t weigh myself for a couple of days, so hopefully this reset gives me the results I need.
  15. ausmith

    Extreme Measures

    So I made the decision to get rid of these extra pounds once and for all. Iv’e been doing this and that but nothing seems to have worked my goal weight is getting further away. After 5 1/2 years I love being at goal and hate the fact I’m carrying around now almost 20lb that I shouldn’t be. It really boils down to lack of making the right choices. There will be many people that disagree with how I’m going to tackle this but I need to act and I need to act now. As of this morning I have gone back on the shakes, 3 a day instead of meals and a small portion of protein at night. Walking 10,000 steps and drinking 2 liters of water. I plan on doing this for 2 weeks and then see where I’m at then start to introduce real food (high protein) If anyone else has done this or is thinking about doing it please let me know how you went. I really dislike the shakes but they worked so well prior to surgery so long ago that I figure it’s worth a try. I’ll check in each day to confirm that I have stuck to it and if it’s working
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