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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 :-).
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    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.
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    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!
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    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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    Eating Right While Traveling Internationally

    Thanks B and parisshel! My husband made it through with an empty water bottle without issue last time, so I guess I will give that a try. Heck maybe 2 bottles. Living dangerously! Lol. With a cpap machine as well. I may just ask for a pat down for good measure.
  17. bloreorbust

    What ya eating tonight?

    Meatball curry and roasted chickpeas.
  18. bloreorbust

    What ya eating tonight?

    General tso's tofu from Whole Foods. Probably not the best as I'm sure the sauce has sugar, but every once in a while SO good.
  19. Personally, not much if any. I have to buy a lot more vitamins than I did before surgery. Also, I eat small portions of everything so I try to do as much organic/grass fed as possible which raises the cost. I could eat a lot cheaper if I was doing more tuna or egg salads, and meatloaf/meatballs.
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    Is it right for me?

    Well, if you're thinking your weight isn't high enough to consider it, I can tell you there are smaller folks that go for it. With the other health concerns you're beginning to have, and your weight, yes this surgery could help you. Now "right" I think is relative to your expectations and what you want to get out of the surgery if you have it. Personally, I'm 28 and much larger than you, and I saw the writing on the wall for my future and it wasn't good. I also was really struggling to do the physical things I liked and even basic stuff I needed. So I decided surgery was what would give me the tools I needed to get my life back and enjoy more of it. You have to decide what you want, and what you think the best way to get there is. Read as much as you can about surgery options and try visiting a surgery seminar at a hospital in your area.
  21. bloreorbust

    How to take vitamins after surgery

    Most of the vitamins you will need after surgery will be chewable, so shouldn't be too bad with gag reflex.
  22. bloreorbust

    How about some NSVs!?!?

    I jogged for the very first time on the treadmill today. Jogging/running again is my number 1 dream, top of all of my WLS related goals. I seriously have dreams at night about being able to do this. I had to fight hard to hold back the tears, even now it is still pulling my strings.
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    Get a tub of plain yogurt, and mix in any sugar free jam or syrup you enjoy. This is my favorite way to get sugar free flavored yogurt.
  24. bloreorbust

    How about some NSVs!?!?

    Walking for longer periods of time is so much less painful now. That is so what I really wanted. Baaic things like being able to walk or stand for a few hours are taken for granted way too easily.
  25. bloreorbust

    What ya eating tonight?

    Chicken breast stuffed with feta, cranberries, pinenuts, and spinach. It was ok, but I'm thinking snacky type meals sound better lately. And cheese, my nemesis.

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