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About finallyfree101

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  1. It’s a special day here at BariatricPal, according to your profile..it’s your birthday. Happy Birthday, finallyfree101!

  2. finallyfree101

    Seriously Depressed

    Part of this process for me is being very cognitive of my emotions as it relates to food and my environment. I have felt depressed as well and really have no reason to be. I do know that making poor choices in the past filled in those gaps. Now I really need to think it through and make a better choice for me. Your nutritionist and Dr should be able to help too. Good luck to you.
  3. Take your time reintroducing foods, you will know almost immediately what you can tolerate. I loved this phase and really started to learn to read labels and change my cooking habits. Favorite meal I learned on this forum was crab bisque and the family loved it too. I also felt my energy come back once I weaned back on regular and soft foods and started weighing 2 times a week instead of daily and never noticed a stall.
  4. This was the post I was looking for. I have the same questions. I feel like I'm relearning to cook and don't really have a clue. I love to cook Soups all the time so my favorite thing to make now is a crab bisque, I also like snack foods so I chop a lot of veggies for my day time Snacks, cheese and turkey. I would love to learn to cook lean fish and kim chi and make a zucchini Pasta from scratch. I would love t hear what others are making? Thanks for posting. I do not want to fall into old habits.
  5. finallyfree101

    Time off of work?

    I have a desk job and only took a long weekend holiday 4 days July 3rd was my sleeve date and I went back to work the following Monday. It depends on how well you recover and handle post-op changes. I had no problems and was very fortunate. Good Luck
  6. I think if you could break it down into mg per meal you would be better off. My Dr. said the chewy bariatric vitamins are fine but I wasn't supposed to start until week 4. so I take my B-12 in the morning and then my Iron pill on an empty stomach this is about 6: 30 am when I go to work. Then Breakfast at 8 with my first 500 mg calcium citrate chew. I have 3 of those a day with each meal. At the end of the day I take my multivitamin since this one seems to make me a little nauseas. I hope this helps.
  7. Interesting topic! I was told it flushes the nutrients out of your system but I think all of the above are true. after eating I go and keep busy for an hour so not to think about it. It is a hard new habit for sure.
  8. finallyfree101

    Bariatricpal scared me shitless

    You should take what you need and leave the rest! for sure, there are a lot of people who need to vent and very few people that have complications. I have not had any complications or issues and I had surgery on July 3rd. No issues for me, I am not saying there are not risks or those individuals didn't follow the rules. Just keep on track and pay attention to your body as you go through phases. I followed the rules my Dr. gave me and researched the risks and new that the risk for me not having it was much higher. Good luck, it's okay to be nervous.
  9. finallyfree101

    Nurtrition Goals

    That's funny I just updated my fitness pal for my 6- 8 week goals. I would like to hear what others are doing too? My instructions were to keep a 60 to 80 Protein balance and low carbs. so I put my protein goals at 60 % into my app which is way higher than it should be but it keeps my carbs at about 25% and my fats under 15%. it's not an exact science. My calorie intake increased from 800 to 1000 and will go up again in 2 weeks. curious about other responses though. there is a bariatric food pyramid as well.
  10. finallyfree101

    told my mom

    Telling my mom was very hard but I had to. At first it was hard some negative talk and then sabotage and now it's better our relationship had to change for me to be healthier. Now We talk about books and music and even TV and that I'm happy. Not an easy thing to do. I would have kept it quiet but it would have been difficult to explain why I'm not cooking for everyone during the holidays this year. empower your choices if you don't tell mom there is good reason.
  11. finallyfree101

    Gastric sleeve

    Hi there, I can tell you every day it get's better. I had mine done July 3rd and I sometimes forget that I had surgery. Once your body starts to adjust and your timing for food, Protein and Water is in sync and walking you will be amazed at how well you've adjusted. Good luck, it's a journey and I am loving every minute of my new learning and taking care of me.
  12. finallyfree101

    Chefs? Avid home cooks?

    I am learning all new recipes, and it is challenging. It's kind of fun to learn new dishes though and my taste testers seem to enjoy it!
  13. finallyfree101

    Does anyone regret it?

    I'm only in 3 1/2 weeks but have not been this happy in a very long time. I understand your concern about divorce, they say it's like 75% but, if you are truly happy with the one your with and they support your choice the 2 of you will be fine! It would take a heck of a lot for me to even think about leaving my man, he's the most supportive man I've ever met. I hope you make the right decision for you. Good luck!
  14. Guacamole or just seasoned avocado for sure, with green Chile hot sauce and soft laughing cow cheese melted on top of refried Beans. I'm still reintroducing, so I can't wait for some humus and I am going to have to try crab bisque, any recipes lipstiklady ?

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