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MrsSugarbabe

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to JamieLogical in Help! Hopelessly tired!   
    Has your surgeon explained why you aren't allowed Protein Shakes? Mine wanted me to eventually be able to replace them with "real food", but recognized how challenging it would be to achieve Protein goals before being back on solid foods without them. It seems *highly* unlikely that any VSG patient would be able to reach protein goals at only two weeks out with no supplementation.
    Also, I find it insane that you are already working out at only 2 weeks post-op. I wasn't cleared for anything more than "brisk walking" until 60 days post-op. Of course you are tired if you are still consuming energy to heal, burning calories from working out, not getting enough protein, and probably only getting about 400-500 calories a day at best! How could you possibly NOT be tired?
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to scampbell33 in My first time eating pizza!   
    Omg ..yes i did eat the crust... it was a small pizza , however i couldnt believe i ate it either! I probably won't be eating any more pizza... ive been doing pretty good w diet and exercise... but i do NOT wana start any bad habits.

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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to JamieLogical in My first time eating pizza!   
    I ate pizza today! But I am at goal and maintaining. Did you eat the crust? It would be a little surprising if your restriction didn't kick in from that much food in one sitting. I haven't tried a personal size pizza, but I know that I can usually only do about two slices of pizza in a sitting and only if I just eat the toppings off of one of the pieces and not the second piece of crust.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to Glitterisalwaysappropriate in Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) anyone?   
    My surgery is scheduled on 2/28/2017 for the sleeve. But I have done lots of research and my program has many classes and support groups o have been too and had to attend 6 months of nutrition classes prior to approval. I use powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury Protein shakes, they are tasty and are medical grade and don't have all the extra nonsense in there. They also have a chicken broth flavor that is good and unflavored. You can sprinkle the unflavored on anything and as long as it's not over 140 degrees it won't change the consistency. That can help you get an easy 20 g of Protein in right there, and with the requirement 60-80 that covers a big portion.


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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to gowalking in Just a reminder   
    I'm not on here much as most of you are pre surgery or going through the weight loss process. I do pop up now and then just to let you know what's doing in terms of living life post WLS.
    I'm four years post surgery and have been in maintenance for about 2 1/2 years. When I do come on the boards, I see posts about what to eat, what not to eat, how much weight has been lost, how much has been gained, and other similar topics. When I was in the early stages of my weight loss journey, i read and posted alot regarding those same issues. Now that I'm further out, I don't focus on the details...I just focus on living my life as a normal sized person with all that entails.
    I just wanted to post these two pictures to show the new folks that you can be successful with weight loss. Know that while I'm smiling in the before and after pictures, I was not happy in the before shots because of the issues surrounding my obesity. Also know that I have been, and am still in therapy to address my food addiction and the root causes of my obesity. It's my path and know that I'm not advocating that this should be part of yours.
    Again, I'm here just as a reminder that once the newness is over, the weight loss is done, and the emotions settle down....this is the reason I had the surgery. It's about health, mobility, and living my life rather than watching from the sidelines.



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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to klette0147 in 2 yrs post op Gastric sleeve. New reflux's issue   
    I think you should see a gastrointestinal consultant to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to BigViffer in Carbonated beverages   
    There is plenty to be said that is bad about carbonated beverages, but I wanted to address this one in particular. Depending on the surgery, the stretchy part of of the stomach (the fundus) is removed (sleeve) or bypassed (bypass). Therefore it is not possible to stretch the stomach again.
    However! Once the scar tissue has fully healed, the stomach that remains does regain some pliability. I would liken it to a garden hose in the winter versus the same hose in the summer. On a properly performed surgery, when people say that their stomach has stretched, most likely what has happened is that the pylorus (for sleeves) or the created opening to the intestine (bypass) has been weakened and/or stretched and food can move from the stomach or pouch into the intestine quicker allowing for more food to be consumed.
    To make the myth worse is the fact that doctors/surgeons will put the above into "laymans terms" for their patients. Thus perpetuating the belief that you can stretch your sleeve by eating poorly or too much or drinking carbonated beverages.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to JamieLogical in Gaining weight   
    Over what period of time have you "gained" this 3 pounds? If it has just been a day or two, it's likely Water retention. A million things can make you retain water... sodium, carbs, hormones, dehydration....
    If it's been more like 2-3 weeks, they that is some cause for concern. We would need to hear more about what you are eating/drinking and what your activity level is like to evaluate what might be the problem.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to RJC5197 in Increasing Calories to change set point   
    Yes I have with good results.
    From severe calorie deficit for months, I stalled, and could not gain any muscle weight. Only losing muscle mass. I increased my calories for a few days (Maintenance level) then down to 30% deficit from it, and now even though actual bathroom the scale is not moving, my muscle mass is increasing and my fat levels are going down. My scale says I have 15 lbs. more to lose to goal, but muscle/Fat ration says 5 lbs. only of fat to lose, and my cloths fit like that too.
    We have to eat to fuel our workouts. For some that do not exercise or only a little a increase for a day will help some, but if muscle loss keeps happening, our metabolism will go to a crawl because it does not need to be revved up.
    The more fat a person needs to lose, the more and longer a deficit can be in place before metabolism is affected much.
    Note: Every person is different and responds differently. It takes a lot of trial and error to get it right, and also our body constantly adapts so what we did one week, may not be what works a few weeks later.

    Good luck.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to trekker954 in This is what I tell myself everyday!   
    I just finished reading, the Beck Diet Solution which is filled with these type of confirmations. I actually first heard about this book here on a post. I'm glad I went to the library and got it and I rarely make recommendations.
    It's all about changing your thinking and how to deal with food choices/challenges.
    Basically it's a great book, awesome tips and a heck of a lot cheaper than seeing a therapist.
    The tips I took got me thru my 2 week holiday home to NYC and losing another 2 pounds as I am close to goal.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to Djmohr in This is what I tell myself everyday!   
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to BayougirlMrsS in Saying.... Thanks   
    @@tonyyy normal It took a few weeks for me not to be tired. As far as normal. I never didn't feel normal. For me my life have never been the same. When I started losing weight my whole life changed. My husband was never supportive of my decision to have LB. the more I lost the more distant we became. This is why we are now getting a divorce after 26 years of marriage.
    As far as the eating. Nothing is ever the same. It's a whole new way of life. I watched everything I eat and how I eat it. I never weighed or logged anything. It just never worked for me. That's not to say it won't work for others. I followed the rules and exercised my ass off.
    I'm courious as to what your meaning about "normal "
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to BayougirlMrsS in Saying.... Thanks   
    hello everyone .... And thanks for sticking around. From someone that's been on this site for a long time.... Since 2009.... from time to time a change is needed.... We should never let a few bad apple spoil the whole bunch.
    Never is it ok to allow any person/persons to make anyone feel bullied, belittled, unimportant, dumb... Etc. We are all here for basically the same reason.... To be with people that have been in our shoes... We all started at the same place. We were all obese and looking to make a change in our lives for the better. We found this site looking for answers. Answers to questions no matter how large or small. I'm sure if you thought of the question... someone else is thinking it too but may be afraid to ask. NO ONE has all the answers.
    So I say.... ask... I'm sure someone here may have an answer... if not, must of us will say... Check with your DR.
    So stick around... there are still plenty of the Vet's here with years and years of experience, knowledge and advice to give. Lots of amazing people here with amazing success stories to aspire too...
    I'm not going to say the thought of leaving didn't cross my mind... it did. I was going to only because i didn't like the drama..... Then that night I got a PM asking if a member could share my Before/Afters with a coworker... I said sure and the next message was how encouraged he said she was to start her very own journey. THAT.. makes it all worth it... so I stay to try and encourage those who are to come behind me, like I was encouraged all the years ago...
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to Little Green in Saying.... Thanks   
    I'm so glad to read this thread and see that there are still a bunch of "vets" out there sticking around for us newbs! Thank you SO much - I love to read through archives, but I know I will need plenty of current peeps around to answer my own questions, too. I JUST joined the site in December, and read a ton of stuff, but somehow I missed the kerfuffle a few weeks ago. I came back the last few days and noticed while reading through threads that people's profile photos were gone, names weren't "clickable," etc. I was so confused until I finally found Alex's post that explained it so I'm more in the loop now!

    I have to say, I'm new to this forum but not to forums in general. I tend to see it both ways... on any forum there is usually a core group of vets (or "regs" as they are usually called) that make up the bulk of the posting and set the terms of the culture. They tend to see it as "their" board because of the time they dedicate to posting and building a community. Unfortunately sometimes the culture that builds up isn't exactly what the board admins want, particularly if the board is part of a bigger brand. One of the forums I'm a member of dealt with this issue by just removing the link to the forums from their website altogether. LOL. It's kinda funny, actually, we hardly ever get new members anymore which cuts down on the drama! Better for the blood pressure, bad for the gossip factor.
    Anyway, even being out of the loop of the "regs" I did notice some extremely presumptive tough-love going around... I'm sure it gets old for the vets to say the same thing multiple times but part of being a member of a forum is realizing how many people never read a single thing before posting - they have a question, they register an account, they post the question. They don't know that four posts down you just told someone the same darn thing for the umpteenth time this week. So, jumping down someone's throat right away simply for asking a question (even if it's, admittedly, a stupid or reckless one) tends to create drama and then people choose sides and jump in to argue it until the house burns down. Believe me, I'm very used to a blunt tone from my previous forum experience and even I had to raise my eyebrows multiple times per visit to BP. That said, I appreciated the actual message of the tough love even if I thought the tone was overly aggressive, and I feel I am armed much better for the battle to come because of those posts.
    However, I also think it's Alex's prerogative to call the shots, particularly as he is a WLS professional with colleagues in the medical community. Protecting your brand is very important - it's not just about your revenue but your goodwill and reputation in the particular community you are trying to reach out to. I cringed when I read that some of his colleagues remarked about the negative feedback they had heard from patients about BP. Ouch... there's too much invested into this website to allow that to continue. He makes the rules and we have to play by them. And, I personally did not see reading the PM's as a big deal - but, that is maybe because I am a longtime redditor, where there is absolutely no expectation of privacy from the admins.
    So, like I said, I see it both ways. I see why people were upset and left, and I see why Alex put his foot down. I'm sad that there was a mass exodus of knowledgeable people - but I am so glad to read this post and realized many of you have stayed, and maybe we can use the kerfuffle as a reset button to build up another great, solid community here.
    Thanks for letting me ramble!
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from _Kate_ in Notifications Icon and List   
    Thanks, @_Kate_.
    I was hoping to easily see a lot of the posts I've missed over the past week. Guess I'll have to search for them another way.
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to _Kate_ in Notifications Icon and List   
    I lost all my notifications too but the new ones will start coming through.
    I will 'like' your post so you will see.
    Kate


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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from _Kate_ in Notifications Icon and List   
    Today is the first time in at least a week since I've logged on. I always go to the "Notifications" icon to check the newest items. Today, the icon indicated there were 30 notifications, however, when I clicked on the icon, a popup said there weren't any notifications. Since it's been several days since I last logged on, I know that is not the case. Do I need to change something in my settings to make this icon functional again? Thanks!
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    MrsSugarbabe reacted to Dub in Notifications not opening....   
    I can see a number in the red box but the notifications will not open.
    Any ideas how to correct this ?
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from nabell in Embrace the Stall   
    Excellent post! Thank you for the reminders and encouragement!!!
    My current stall has lasted about 4 months so I'm just riding the wave and doing what I know I should be doing.
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from Chrisanna in My new favorite yogurt   
    I'm a fan of the Great Value Lite (or Dannon Lite and Fit) Greek yogurt. Haven't tried Oikos yet.
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from rebecca wills in WHO EATS JUST "3 BITES"?   
    For me it depends on the food and how dense it is. At just over 2 years post-op, the ideal MEAL size for me is 1/2 - 3/4 cup or 2 to 3 ounces of dense Protein and a couple bites of veggies. If I take 1 or 2 bites too many, then I'm miserable for about the next hour. I don't like how I feel physically or psychologically when I've eaten more than what my tummy can handle at a meal, so I try not to go there.
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from TaureanMe in I'M OVER THIS!   
    THIS!!
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from rebecca wills in WHO EATS JUST "3 BITES"?   
    For me it depends on the food and how dense it is. At just over 2 years post-op, the ideal MEAL size for me is 1/2 - 3/4 cup or 2 to 3 ounces of dense Protein and a couple bites of veggies. If I take 1 or 2 bites too many, then I'm miserable for about the next hour. I don't like how I feel physically or psychologically when I've eaten more than what my tummy can handle at a meal, so I try not to go there.
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from Newme17 in Denial about my weight   
    @@Walter.Sobchak
    I concur with everything everyone has already said, esp. @ShelterDog64.
    Like others have said, the person I see in the mirror isn't the same person I see in photos. Those pictures are a rude awakening.
    Your health is more important than anything. There's no time like the present to make the lifestyle changes necessary toward being healthier. I had to have the surgery for health reasons, also. Much has improved since that day, but I have to be vigilant and disciplined and stay the course or I will lose ground. The struggle is real.
    Wishing the very best to you as you travel along this road.....nothing but success!
    I read this article earlier today. It's something to ponder on; I know I will be.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/page/articles.html/_/support/weight-loss-surgery-is-not-the-solution-r651
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    MrsSugarbabe got a reaction from Newme17 in Denial about my weight   
    @@Walter.Sobchak
    I concur with everything everyone has already said, esp. @ShelterDog64.
    Like others have said, the person I see in the mirror isn't the same person I see in photos. Those pictures are a rude awakening.
    Your health is more important than anything. There's no time like the present to make the lifestyle changes necessary toward being healthier. I had to have the surgery for health reasons, also. Much has improved since that day, but I have to be vigilant and disciplined and stay the course or I will lose ground. The struggle is real.
    Wishing the very best to you as you travel along this road.....nothing but success!
    I read this article earlier today. It's something to ponder on; I know I will be.
    http://www.bariatricpal.com/page/articles.html/_/support/weight-loss-surgery-is-not-the-solution-r651
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