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PinkPolkadot619

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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to kimr in California? Anyone...ツ   
    pinkpolkadot, I had my first surgery at Pacific Bariatric!
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to lifeofblair in Bread/wraps   
    Has anyone tried these http://www.flatoutbread.com/products/flatout-wraps/flatout-light/?
    The nutrition doesn't look terrible on the light or the Protein one. Just wondering. They look big, so I am assuming I wouldn't be able to eat a whole one one I put meat and such.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Shadow427 in OCTOBER 2014   
    Good morning. Reporting in. Just finished 2 weeks of the 3 Protein Shakes, 2 Protein Bars and 1 meal of Protein and veg a day. Down 8 pounds and back to my lowest weight since surgery.... Hopefully this will jump start that plateau I've been on since Aug
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Andrew0929 in Need a Healthy Snack   
    www.KaysNaturals.com
    120 calories
    12g Protein
    crunchy- sweet, savory, lots of choices
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to James Marusek in Questions and concerns on malabsorption   
    I am 32 months post-op RNY gastric bypass surgery. Before surgery, I had severe acid reflux (GERD) along with a number of other medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. These conditions went into remission within days after surgery and remained there.
    If you have GERD, bypass surgery is generally the recommended approach. If you have the sleeve with this condition it can make the condition worse. Several individuals on this board had sleeve and because of GERD had to have a revision to RNY gastric bypass.
    I do not find that the malabsorption issue is a problem. I take a lot more Vitamins now after surgery but their cost is offset by the fact that I am no longer buying prescription medicine for my other conditions that went into remission. I think it may in all likelihood be the exact opposite. After surgery, they periodically require a complete blood workup. This nails any malabsorption issues. The Vitamin regiment is modified after these tests to correct any malabsorption issues. So my body is probably better tweeked than before surgery.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to CRMMFW in OCTOBER 2014   
    hello glads, it has been a long time but I have been trying to keep up on your posts but I have to admit it has been a month since I checked in the posts back than were far and few!! Life happens we are all busy. I have been doing well down to 123.6lbs my personal goal is 120lbs!!! so about 3 away than on to maintenance..... I'm wearing size 6 pants/jeans and small to medium tops my shoe size from size 7 to 6- 61/2 so much has changed!!!! I'm eating about 800-1000 cals a day still losing but much slower pace but no worries here!! I now live in Seattle, WA from Phoenix, AZ I work at a hospital/Medical Center in the Cardiology Dept most of my coworkers are surprised that I had GB they thought I was this thin my whole life!! LOL!! it seems we are all doing fairly well even though the holidays caused some turmoil but you all seem to bounce back!! well just
    wanted to check in and update you all XOXO
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Beni in OCTOBER 2014   
    @@Bronxmerci
    I am so sorry for your loss! I can not even imagine. *cyber hugs*
    You look amazing by the way!! If I did not know I would have no clue that you had surgery. keep up the hard work and healthy new life.
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Beni in OCTOBER 2014   
    @@Bronxmerci
    I am so sorry for your loss! I can not even imagine. *cyber hugs*
    You look amazing by the way!! If I did not know I would have no clue that you had surgery. keep up the hard work and healthy new life.
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Bronxmerci in OCTOBER 2014   
    That is good to hear! Healthy is the main goal. and if we keep healthy goals and habits then the rest seems to fall in to place.
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Fiqah87 in A Horrid Rejection!   
    I am sorry but that seems much to early to be eating meat. Most people I know say 6 months for chicken. And honestly the first 3 months it is fine to get your Protein from shakes if meat does not work. Do not force it, it is rejecting it for a reason. There are so many options to get you through the first 6 months. there is no reason that you NEED meat, yes you NEED protein but it does not have to be from meat.
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Fiqah87 in A Horrid Rejection!   
    I am sorry but that seems much to early to be eating meat. Most people I know say 6 months for chicken. And honestly the first 3 months it is fine to get your Protein from shakes if meat does not work. Do not force it, it is rejecting it for a reason. There are so many options to get you through the first 6 months. there is no reason that you NEED meat, yes you NEED protein but it does not have to be from meat.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to LisaCO in OCTOBER 2014   
    I think at some point everyone loses there mind a little. I know I did in August. All the attention I was receiving was over whelming. I made some bad decisions & put my marriage at risk. I do want to live life to the fullest but with confidence & power that comes from inside me. The outside is only for show it doesn't bring you the love you want & need by the people who really love you. I am glad that I am back to me. Have a great day everyone!
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Bronxmerci in OCTOBER 2014   
    That is good to hear! Healthy is the main goal. and if we keep healthy goals and habits then the rest seems to fall in to place.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Bronxmerci in OCTOBER 2014   
    Thanks in all ive been healthier, it was an eye opener i was really gone and not taking care of myself. Its been 2 months and im not anemic anymore and im eating maintaining at 140.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to wildGoose in OCTOBER 2014   
    one of the best things I have been doing for myself is staying in touch with what happens in this group! I used to not press the "notify me" button, but now when somebody posts I o ow it!! when I have time, I read it. Just this simple task helps me stay in the game. It is such a simple thing. Now that I'm a normal-weight person, where there is not even a hint of diabetes, I tend to want to forget. So that's it for today. I e been to the pool for 90 minutes and had my fave yogurt breakfast with an orange and bluebies. Also cinnamon and nutmeg. I just don't know about lunch. keep your courage.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to amylynns in OCTOBER 2014   
    Nice job Beni!!
    I had my Subway flatbread for breakfast
    Was on the run for lunch time--so I grabbed Noodles & Company 420 calories, but I ate about 3/4 of it, so not quite the whole 420...
    Raw carrots for snack
    dinner will be on the run also...wrestling meet tonight.
    People have told me my face is too thin, but I think it's alright. I do feel like the dark circles under my eyes are worse than they used to be. But I am prone to them anyway. :-(
    My biggest "too skinny" issue is my dang armpits! It's SO flipping hard to shave them now! they're too deep or something. Does that make sense to anyone? LOL...so silly.
    I need to do some major rear end lifting exercises too, wowzers.
    I'm like you though....hate to be picky, but.....
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Shadow427 in OCTOBER 2014   
    Pink.... One day at a time. Pick one thing you will do better tomorrow.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Shadow427 in OCTOBER 2014   
    Status of my 3 day liquid (ish) diet... It has been fairly easy so far.... Protein Shake for Breakfast. The weight watcher veg Soup w chicken and white Beans for lunch and dinner. Snacks included yogurt, herbal teas and I needed a Protein Bar yesterday afternoon before a big meeting. But all in all, it has been a success and has helped with some of the bloating from holiday eating. Tomorrow I'll integrate other Protein. But so far, doing good without carbs (ie bread).
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Shadow427 in OCTOBER 2014   
    Hi Gladiators! So, I am prepared for my 3 days of liquids(ish). In the crock pot is the Weight Watchers zero point vegetable Soup. (Google it. It is filling and healthy). I did add chicken so I have Protein in it. I also have almond milk and protein mix yogart and frozen blueberries for morning shake. Herbal teas. Pure Protein Shakes for work. Three days if liquid(ish) to jump start the New Year!
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    PinkPolkadot619 got a reaction from Beni in OCTOBER 2014   
    as soon as I stopped using myfitness pal religiously is when junk started sneaking in and then becoming more and more.
    Yes I agree we need accountability!! I am completely down to do a 3 day challenge. I know I need to rid my diet of the extra sugar. I hate feeling controlled by it again!!
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to LisaCO in OCTOBER 2014   
    Good morning from wintery Colorado. I am happy to report that I lost 4 pounds. I am thrilled. I was so worried. I focused on Protein yesterday was craving carbs so I ate about 5 Truscott but mostly sticking to salmon & sautéed veggies. Have a great day everyone
    *triscuits
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Kathy Coop in Extremely Fertile   
    I too gained almost nothing 5 months out and pregnant.
    This last pregnancy I gained 50 pounds and wanted to cry.
    WLS 6/12
    Baby born 9/13
    Baby born 10/15
    She is 11 weeks. I have 30 pounds to go.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to amylynns in OCTOBER 2014   
    Counseling REALLY helps me!! I am definitely a self sabotage! But I've gotten SO much better with counseling.
    We have all come SO far. I just love you all and all of the support here. I know we can do this friends!
    I have not worked out in over a month! I am making a promise to you all that I will get back at it. I seem to have lots of excuses, and some truly are legit.
    I started college (on break now), work full time, and our 2 15 year old boys are in wrestling and basketball, so most evenings are FULL with games/ meets and homework. Jan. 11th I start classes again, and I'm taking one more than I did last semester.
    But I know I need to be doing "something." I will have an hour between a couple classes this next semester and I have free access to an amazing gym at school, so I plan on at least walking during that time!
    By the way, I got a 4.0 my first semester!! Yay!
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to wildGoose in OCTOBER 2014   
    It is amazing what the holidays will do to us. When thanksgiving came around it was like an alarm went off in my head saying "ready, set, eat." Just not fair. I've eaten a few Cookies that someone brought to my house. If my stomach gets weird, I either drink peppermint tea or chew mint gum. I think I should just let myself suffer. My new stomach is still sensitive. I'm grateful that it really won't let me eat much. On Christmas I had steak and roasted veggies. An hour later I had half a baked potato with some butter. That was my planned indulgence. I'm so grateful that I haven't had a drink of alcohol since before my surgery. I had my annual Christmas party that I've been throwing for ten years. The same people every year. They all know the whole story and don't even try to entice me (for the most part). I am still using my fitness pal. At least I start out that way each day. My weight has been stuck at 172-175 for months. My PA says that is normal for my AGE. I don't like weighing that, which is so silly. But wouldn't 160 be "sexier?" I'm a nut!! happy holiday everyone.
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    PinkPolkadot619 reacted to Beni in OCTOBER 2014   
    Oh no, my scale is up 3 lbs. Yes, the holidays have been hard. I keep stealing treats all day long. One or two bites at a time but I have eaten a box of chocolate pretty much by myself. I have to get this under control or I am going to lose this war. Three pounds is not the end of the world but the slippery slope is here. We all have seen fluctuations but we still have to watch. Nothing is forever without work. The new year will bring some much needed stability form the holiday craziness. I need to workout again and focus on overall health. We are going to need to "be good" but I fear the cold depressing months of January and February. I get depressed at this time of year and in the past always gained weight during these months.
    I am glad you are all going through the same struggle. Misery does like company, right? But all joking aside our struggle is within the norm and knowing that provides much needed support. Knowing you are all going through this is such a comfort to me.
    Did I mention lately, I love you all. Well, its true.

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