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Inner Surfer Girl

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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Inner Surfer Girl last won the day on September 30 2016

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About Inner Surfer Girl

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  • Birthday 06/19/1964

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    photography,swimming, reading, writing, nature, and someday surfing
  • Occupation
    Unemployed/Disabled
  • City
    Danville
  • State
    KY
  • Zip Code
    40422

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  1. Inner Surfer Girl

    Anyone from KY?

    I don't really remember. About an hour give or take.
  2. Inner Surfer Girl

    Anyone from KY?

    I think Dr. Weiss is awesome.
  3. Inner Surfer Girl

    Craving chocolate and sugar

    I like Quest bars. Smore, double chocolate chunk and the new oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorites. The Power Crunch bars are pretty good, too.
  4. Inner Surfer Girl

    How long to wait to go in a swimming pool?

    I was cleared to get on the pool once my incisions had healed over with no holes. It was about 4 weeks pay-op. Definitely ask this question at your follow-up appointments. It really depends on how well you are healing.
  5. I haven't posted in a while --- busy living life! --- but saw this today and thought it was quite helpful. If your support system is thin then you may find this particularly helpful. http://www.success.com/blog/3-ways-to-boost-your-confidence-when-nobody-else-believes-in-you
  6. What is on your post-op food plan? It is important to follow the food stages carefully as you heal. Even if you don't have an appetitive (which is very normal) you need to treat eating like a prescription. Getting in enough nutrition, especially Protein and fluids, is critical for healing and for weight loss. At three weeks I was on soft foods: which meant things like tuna, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, deli turkey, chili, etc. Your primary focus should be making sure you are getting in all of your protein and fluids. The World According to Eggface blog has lots of ideas for each food stage.
  7. Definitely wait until your surgeon clears you. You may also ask your surgeon about modifying your squat in the meantime. Walking is a great exercise until you are cleared for something more intense. Personally, swimming is my exercise of choice. I was cleared to get in the Water about four weeks post-op.
  8. Inner Surfer Girl

    Drinking sprite

    It has carbonation so my guess is that it would be painful or at the least make you very, very uncomfortable. Carbonation is one thing I gave up completely pre-op and frankly, I don't miss it at all. There are alternatives.
  9. Inner Surfer Girl

    This is Us -- possible spoilers

    Edited to add: The actress who plays Kate is Chrissy Metz. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1978680/
  10. If anyone is watching the excellent drama on NBC called This Is Us then you are familiar with the character Kate and her struggles. In case you missed it she announced the decision last night at Thanksgiving dinner to have gastric bypass surgery. Here is an open invitation to the writers, the character, and the actress to join our community at Bariatric Pal. Lots of ideas for drama here!
  11. Inner Surfer Girl

    Not losing

    Embrace the Stall http://BariatricPal.com/index.php?/topic/351046-Embrace-the-Stall
  12. Inner Surfer Girl

    Feel like I'm not accomplishing anything

    Embrace the Stall http://BariatricPal.com/index.php?/topic/351046-Embrace-the-Stall
  13. Inner Surfer Girl

    mean people

    Wow. It sounds like your sister has some serious issues. All I can suggest off the top of my head is to: 1) love her, 2) set and enforce the boundaries that you need to take care of yourself, 3) talk with a professional therapist or counselor about healthy ways of coping and interacting with her if you need guidance, and 3) take care of yourself first. Although it may seem impossible, please try not to take her actions and attitude personally. Marshall all of your other resources: this site, a support group, your Bariatric team, a therapist or counselor, books/reading, etc. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
  14. Inner Surfer Girl

    3 weeks out

    How are you doing at getting in all of your Protein and fluids? Stalls are a normal, natural, and necessary part of the process of losing weight. We all experience stalls, and just about everyone experiences a stall about three weeks after surgery. Just follow your program and make sure you are getting enough fluids and protein. Embrace the Stall http://BariatricPal.com/index.php?/topic/351046-Embrace-the-Stall
  15. Inner Surfer Girl

    Hitting a plateau

    Stalls are a normal, natural, and necessary part of the process of losing weight. You will experience stalls and just about everyone experiences a stall about three weeks after surgery. Just follow your program, and do everything you can to get in all of your fluids and protein. Embrace the Stall http://BariatricPal.com/index.php?/topic/351046-Embrace-the-Stall
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