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About MrsMurky721

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  1. MrsMurky721

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    I'm so excited to finally get to post on this thread!!! My surgery was on December 11th. I've lost 62 lbs since surgery but 100 lbs overall!! I still have 115 lbs to go but I'm halfway there now!
  2. MrsMurky721

    January 30th Surgery

    Re-fried Beans with queso from my favorite mexican restaurant lasted me days and went down well! I also ate a lot of salmon. I've never liked fish but I needed the Protein so I searched and searched and found a recipe I liked. Also tuna salad! I'm glad you're finally getting into the groove of things after a complication like that!
  3. MrsMurky721

    December Sleevers

    I was sleeved on December 11th. I've lost 62 lbs since surgery and 100 lbs total! Woot!
  4. I'm down 100 lbs!! WOOOOOOO!

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    2. VickiCat


      Good work!!!

    3. blondebomb


      whoop whoop!!! awsome!! congrats great job! :)

    4. jodie1961


      Way to go!!! What an accomplishment!


  5. MrsMurky721

    December sleevers

    I was sleeved December 11th. Since surgery I've lost 44 lbs and I'm down 82 lbs total! I'm feeling like my normal self again! I haven't really hit a stall but the weight is coming off slower now since I'm eating real food. I started exercising about two weeks ago and it has really helped kick start my weight loss again! I'm still having problems with vomiting random things. I think it's because I either eat too fast or one bite too much. I'm able to get all my Protein and Water in, but I keep forgetting to take my Vitamins
  6. My new sleeve HATES lettuce. NO SALAD EVER?? I'm so sad :/

    1. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      It took me about six months to tolerate slald greens and raw foods, but at 13 months out, I can eat that stuff in small amounts. For example, if I want a taco salad, I will heat up 1/2 cup of taco meat, shredded cheese, and salsa to put on top of 1/2 cup of greens and chopped tomato, and will eat about 2/3 of it....no chips.

    2. heynowkc


      I haven't yet had the guts to try lettuce. Have you tried using baby spinach, kale or other types of salad greens?

  7. I love a good exercise high!

    1. Zoey716


      Isn't it the best?!! GREAT JOB!! :)

    2. heynowkc
  8. MrsMurky721

    19 and nervous

    People's pain after surgery differs, really. There's no way to tell how your pain will be so you may as well be prepared or the worst. I've seen stories of people not needing pain meds after leaving the hospital. I needed the pain meds constantly for almost 6 days. When you wake up you may be in pain or you may not. If you are the docs will give you some good stuff to take care of that. Make sure you stay on top of your pain- don't wait to ask for pain meds when you're in dire need of them. I researched obsessively for months before my surgery. The way I went into surgery was this - I knew it would be a shitty first week. I knew I would be in pain. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat and it would suck to do pretty much anything but sleep. I knew work would suck. But I also knew that I was making the decision to have surgery for a damn good reason and the first two weeks are definitely worth a lifetime of health and happiness. Good luck!
  9. I got sleeved December 11th. I've lost 28lbs postop and 67 total. Still having trouble getting all my Protein in but have no problem with Water. Just now beginning to eat, really. Usually one meal a day. About 2 oz of fish and then I try to get in two protein shakes. I can already tell a huge difference in my appearance! Went back to work two weeks ago and still struggling with tiredness and being lightheaded. I'm still trying to wrap my had around this new lifestyle where eating is hard lol but it's what I signed up for. Overall things are good.
  10. Even with the relaxing meds in pre-op that they gave me (which we amazing btw) I still started crying when they wheeled me away. Then I got to the operating room and had a full blown panic attack. It was really scary for me, I can't deny that. But this all happened in a span of like 4 minutes tops, if that. As soon as they saw that I was really freaking out they went ahead and gave me the anesthesia.
  11. MrsMurky721

    Premier Protein

    I didn't like the chocolate but the vanilla is delicious!! It tastes like melted ice cream! Omnomnomnom!
  12. Does anybody know any easy fish recipes that don't involve honey? Or is honey okay since we will only eat such a small amount?

    1. Stevehud


      well if your using like basic whitefish heres a couple one brush with olive oil and top with chopped herbs or mrs dash, two mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 2 teasponns of red wine vinegar and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard wisk up and brush over he fish about 2 to 3 mins before its done. 3. mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup of no sugar added chopped or diced tomatoes in a blender with 1 clove garlic, about 1/8 of a cup or a good amount of chopped fresh cilantro, a dash of salt and pepper. blend to puree like ketchup consistency, ( you can put this in the fridge for over a week easily, bste fish to start cooking then bake the fish and baste every couple minutes and brush just as it comes out of the oven let rest for a minute, makes a great Mexican fish.

    2. MrsMurky721


      Oh my gosh thank you!!! Woohoooo I just need to get the ingredients now!

  13. I had 1.5 ounces of tuna salad for lunch! I'm so excited for real food! WOOOO!

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    2. Elizabeth21


      Actual food will make you feel better. Also, I've been told that after a while the shakes will no longer be effective for weight loss. I also have struggled a bit with the no drinking for 30 minutes before and after eating. I try planning it around activities. For example: I wake up in morning, so have not had anything to drink for 30 minutes, so I have breakfast. Then I get my shower, dressed, etc. and the 30 minutes after time is up. Good luck.

    3. Elizabeth21


      One other thing: try adding just a small bit of canned fruit to your meal (like one or two peach slices). The moisture helps make up for lack of drink.

    4. MrsMurky721


      Those are great ideas!! I never would've thought of those! I'll have to get up early tomorrow to try the breakfast thing. Thank you!!!

  14. MrsMurky721

    Bathroom Situation ?

    I needed help getting to the restroom for the first day or so but no help in the bathroom before or after. Try to get your pain meds in and working before heading to the potty and/or going for a walk so you can do more on your own.

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