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About bloreorbust

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 04/21/1985

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    Fat, fed-up, and ready to change!
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    operations analyst
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  1. bloreorbust

    How about some NSVs!?!?

    I recover SO MUCH FASTER from any physical work I have to do. I moved and cleaned all weekend, and I am only tired. Had I tried that 100lbs ago, I would be out for days. It's been like this for a while now, but it still amazes me every time.
  2. bloreorbust

    Sweet tooth

    I'm able to have sweets in moderation 8 months post op. That means one piece of chocolate. Any more than that and I feel sick like when I was a kid and ate way too much Halloween candy. That said, for me milk helps my sweet cravings. Also, fruit. Those usually give me enough sweet to say no to thay craving for pie I've been having lately, or the chocolate craving before that.
  3. She must have said it in a mean spirited way. Or our senses of humor are vastly different. I just think if someone said that to me, I WOULD DO IT. Then lift up my arm and tweak my fake underarm nipple and stare at them, breathing heavily.
  4. bloreorbust

    I'm in the medical field.

    How DARE you discuss grilled cheese on a thread a pregnant woman is subscribed to. How. Dare. You.
  5. bloreorbust

    August Post Ops

    I'm wondering if this is probably the normal faltering period. Where we figure out we can eat some things we shouldn't and a little bit of old habit comes back. Gotta keep on fighting and changing. I know I have to keep reminding myself I didn't do this surgery to only lose half my weight. I want the whole shebang gone. You must be getting close to being out of the 3s, too? Or did you make it?! Hope you are doing well. Take care of yourself.
  6. bloreorbust

    Scared of stretch marks

    There's no way to be sure how your body will be after. Some people have very little excess skin, and some have more. Do your best to drink lots of water and moisturize your skin, since those are the best ways to keep your skin healthy and in good shape.
  7. bloreorbust

    Filet'd open like a fish?

    When I asked my surgeon about whether I might get opened up, he said that they avoid that unless it is a very last resort. Open procedures are not the standard anymore; most are done laproscopically. If you are under the impression that you would have 5 incision, then your surgeon must have talked with you about laporoscopic surgery. Ease your mind. I thought I would just have 5 incisions, but came out with 7. No biggie. They are all tiny. And at 7 months, 2 of the scars can barely even be seen anymore they are so faint. Blessings to you on your surgery tomorrow! Think positively and follow directions. You'll do great!
  8. For me, I see it as I have now lost 8 years worth of weight. I know others talk about "I haven't been this weight in 5 (or 10 or 25) years", and this is similar, but possibly a little different. For many of us, the extra weight is a reflection of so many emotions we carry around with us. Baggage. So what I am trying to visualise when I think about how far I have come, is all those emotions being peeled off pound by pound with my weight. In a way I think, if I can let go of these layers of fat I have encased myself with, I can let go of these emotions, these feelings, and not be weighed down by them anymore either, you know? There's this version of me that only I and people who really know me see, and she's not obese. She's a strong, healthy woman. And as I peel back each pound, she comes a little more to the surface. For me, losing weight is being able to show who I really am, but I would also like it to be a way to let go of the emotional baggage of the past.
  9. bloreorbust

    Phase 1 chicken broth question

    Liquid. There's not enough protein in it to consider it a meal. Meals should be protein shakes at this stage, or protein enhanced broth and such. Now if you add a scoop of unflavored protein to the broth...then you have a meal :-).
  10. bloreorbust

    my 600 pound life

    You've probably finished the episode by now, so you'll see he finally gets his act together. He had a lot of growing to do, and it was nice to see by the end the real man he became. I hope he keeps up where he has come to and will be the husband and father he ought to be.
  11. bloreorbust

    I would like to see your " most have" foods.

    Roasted chickpeas, gouda parrano, premier protein drinks, deli sliced turkey, marinated chicken or salmon, a good steak, chicken cesar salads with roasted onions and tomatoes (Whole Foods has this perfect combo in their salad bar. I'm wanting it every day lately.)
  12. bloreorbust

    What ya eating tonight?

    Chicken soup. Oh so good.
  13. bloreorbust

    Acid Reflux Smoothie

    The enzymes in pineapple are good for digestion, so acid from it wouldn't be a problem. All the sugar, even from fruit, might be a problem for bypass folks though. That said, it sounds delish! If I could fit it in my diet I'd do it!
  14. bloreorbust

    What ya eating tonight?

    Mongolian beef. I think I had a weird reaction to the ginger or something. I was super flushed.
  15. I was so exhausted from lack of sleep by the time they were prepping me for surgery that I passed out before I made it to the OR and before sedation lol.

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