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Writerjennifer

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    NV - Reno

    Anyone in the Reno area interested in putting together a group? In addition to informational sessions, Q & A, and guest speakers,I would like to see us do more than sit around taking about bariatric surgery. I'm thinking we can plan support group meetings, but also friends and family parties, with games, contests, a potluck (healthy choices and maybe more), we could have movie night, or board games, or billiards. So many ways to get together and share stories, successes, setbacks, wins. And make friends. What do you think? Anyone interested? Anyone have any more ideas?
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    Eating too much too soon?

    I had the same thing... the first week or two I didn't get nauseous, or feel over full, I could eat anything as long as i chewed it to pulp and only had something get stuck once. However, I portioned every bit of food out because I was afraid to overeat and bust my staples. Now, three weeks out, I have started getting nauseous when I eat greasy foods. I eat sugar (imitation sugar gives me migraines), but i have not eaten the unhealthy sugars (like candy), only things like yogurt, popsicles and instant oatmeal. I am still watching portions carefully. fear does wonders. Jennifer
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    Protein Powders/Supplements

    unjury has a viariety sample pack, 2 each of 5 flavors for about 24 bucks. MuscleMilk will send you a sample if you email requesting it. Insure will give you $3 coupon for proving your information, and i think they are emailing more offers. I know there are others... and one of the discussions on this site has a more complete list, a quick search should pull it up. But companies want you to try their products... all you have to do is ask. Jennifer
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    Ok all... anyone who had surgery in June 2014... if you would like to join the facebook page I will need your email address, the one you use to login to facebook, in order to send the invite. You can message your email address to me via the "send message" button. Just hover your cursor over my name and a box should open, on the bottom left there should be a "send message" button. Let me know if you need anything else. I have gone through my mail and sent the invites (as well as checked this forum. If you already gave me your email address, please go to your facebook page and check to see if the invite is there. If I missed your request, please send me your email via message here. Thank you, Jennifer
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    I'm not sure where you requested... If you want to join, just message me your email address (the one you use for facebook). I will send the invite once I get that. Jennifer
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    Yes. I went a few days without going and when I tried to go it was too big. Ouch. Next time I will be taking a stool softener before I get to that point again.
  7. In the process of changing my life, preparing for WLS, I have tried to find things for my husband and I to do on Date Night besides "Going out to dinner". The kids want to go to lunch and a movie, and even my mom and I... our Saturday outing is going out to lunch. So what do you do? What is there to do besides go out to eat, with friends, family, lovers? What else is there? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Jennifer P.S. Feel free to friend me, we need all the support we can get.
  8. After you cut back on carbs... did your stall finally end? Details. How long were you stalled? How far out from surgery were you? Jennifer
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    I don't know how to "message" you except for this way (I'm new to BP), unless this is what you mean by message you. I had surgery on Monday (June 30) so I just got in under the wire. Anyway, please invite me. Should I send you my F'book email "publicly" like this? Please let me know. Thanks so much. I'm really eager to join the FB group! I sent you a private message... at the top tight of the bariatric pal website there should be a mail icon. click it and it should open the list of mail you have received. Let me know if you have any questions. writerjennifer
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    Pouch test

    Did your doctor actually tell you to stay under 600 calories a day? A lot of people find that when they aren't getting enough calories their body goes into starvation mode and refuses to let go of even one pound. You might want to check with your nut or the doctors office.
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    To: @@manofsize, @@danaalonzo, @@tiggr6199 And to anyone else interested in the Junies 2014 facebook page: It's a closed group so no one on facebook will see out posts. If you want to join, please message me here on BP and provide your facebook email address and request to be added to the Junies Group, I will invite you. (Please, only those who have had surgery in June 2014.) Jennifer
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    showering - how long

    I was told it's ok to shower, but no baths or jacuzzi until after the incisions are completely healed. Jennifer
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    JUNE 2014 POST OP SUPPORT GROUP!

    I sent you an message...
  14. I have HMR shakes, and they are pretty good. My Surgeons office sells the Bariatric Advantage too... but I wasn't 'required' to get them.
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    How long is too long?

    My nut had me on shakes with one healthy frozen dinner and veggies for months before surgery... Does your doc require you to lose some weight before surgery? Also, going on liquid, or modified liquid like mine, helped me to adjust to the post-surgery requirements. Good luck!
  16. The only time I have been nauseous is when I ate too much. I would suggest you review your surgeon's recommendations and make sure you're not pushing the shakes to fast. Good luck!
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    Chewable calcium citrate

    Oh hell yes! I got a bottle of the chocolate flavored calcium chewable tablets. I think they are Bariatric Advantage. Disgusting! And they have fake sugar in them. That stuff gives me migraines. I did like the lemon calcium chew, but it's only like 150mg of calcium so I would have to eat 10 of them. I was never big on candy, and now I can't imagine how long it would take me to eat 10 of them, on top of all the other Vitamins and Protein shakes and meals. Insane. Jennifer
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    InsureNutrition.com it works! :)

    They called me. The prescription is required so they can tell your insurance what the doctor is prescribing and see if they will cover it.
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    WLS?

    I started not wanting surgery. I wanted the weight management my insurance would pay for. I dieted and worked and lost 27 pounds. And during the process I discovered the reason I should have surgery. I can't do it alone. I tried. I would suggest you see what your insurance needs. Do they require the 6 months weight management before approving surgery? If so, maybe you could explore both options and have nearly 6 months to decide. Good luck, whatever you decide.
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    three pairs of pants....

    NSV! Congrats.
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    did anyone think. ....

    I always assumed it would work. The statistics show it works. Then I had the surgery 5 days ago and realized... it's only a tool and if I don't find a way to use it, I'm not going to lose anything, and certainly not everything I want to lose. Not to mention keep it off. Jennifer
  22. Oh my goodness! YES! Toast rocks! I've been craving Toast for months. Jennifer
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    What is the #1 food you'll miss?

    I had RNY in April 2013 so im a little over a year out. pizza is my number one, all time favorite food! Everyones perception of rny is that you will never be able to eat certain foods again. That is not true! I was worried about never having pizza again too. I eat pizza now but differently than before. I have ultra thin crust vs thick. And 1 slice vs 6! LOL Some people avoid crust altogether, but I feel that we eat such a little amount, might as well enjoy it. Some things I refuse to give up! I've lost around 150lbs so I must be doing something right! First, congrats on the 150lb loss. Second, I was so afraid my nut was going to refuse to write the recommendation letter because I said I want to still eat pizza, just less. She was adamant that I wouldn't be able to eat pizza (or any other high calorie/high fat/high sugar foods) if I wanted this to work. I don't exactly believe her, and your story lets me know I am right not to do so. I do believe she had my number though... I do better with absolutes. I quit smoking, difficult, but I did it. Now, i wont even allow my self one puff, not one drag. I know it wouldn't stop with one. I am looking forward to eating pizza again... but I am not even willing to try until after my stomach has healed. I know myself too. Jennifer
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    Really!?!?

    my H will take my son to get junk at the corner store in the evening...i dont eat that kind of chocolate or candy. i am a chocolate snob. lol. and the artisan chocolate place is stupid expensive and closes at 6. so win-win for me! i get my super dark chocolate at trade joe's and eat small pieces of that. only time in last year i actually got in my car at 8 oclock at night to drive to get chocolate... i had super bad PMS! took me four days to eat 2 bars. so i think i am doing pretty well, considering. lol i am an impulsive person when it comes to food. that is one reason i got fat. so its good we usually dont have any extra money. what a crazy thing to say! :/ It's not crazy. Sometimes you get your will power where you can. And I remember when my kids we young and times were leaner... we still found a way to buy cigarettes and eat out at least once a week (dollar menu at McDonald's at least). Where there's a will, there's a way. And sometimes, all we need is one excuse to grab on to... and that goes both ways. Jennifer
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    What is the #1 food you'll miss?

    Food... oh... I'm only 4 days out, and a lot of things sound good. Pizza, corn chips (thank you @healthyme1963), pasta... real food. Pasta. Yeah, that's my number one. Pasta. *sigh*
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