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Tauruslady5

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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Kindle in Movie time   
    Why would you even think to eat popcorn. You just had this surgery to loose weight and become healthier.
    Bring Water and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in What's it like to eat with other people?   
    Hi...
    I had my surgery on 11/21/14.
    I have already gone to restaurants and also family funcitons. I eat the way I am suppose to, and it does not bother the others I am with.
    when I go to the restaurant, I eat slowly so it looks like I am eating along with my friends. It is no big deal. As for the drinking, I got use to drinking 1/2 hour before I would go out to dinner. Then 1/2 hour after eating. Most of my friends do not drink with their meals anyways, so it was no big deal.
    You just eat like you normally would.....just smaller bites.
    Enjoy this beautiful day !!!
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in What's it like to eat with other people?   
    Hi...
    I had my surgery on 11/21/14.
    I have already gone to restaurants and also family funcitons. I eat the way I am suppose to, and it does not bother the others I am with.
    when I go to the restaurant, I eat slowly so it looks like I am eating along with my friends. It is no big deal. As for the drinking, I got use to drinking 1/2 hour before I would go out to dinner. Then 1/2 hour after eating. Most of my friends do not drink with their meals anyways, so it was no big deal.
    You just eat like you normally would.....just smaller bites.
    Enjoy this beautiful day !!!
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Kindle in Movie time   
    Why would you even think to eat popcorn. You just had this surgery to loose weight and become healthier.
    Bring Water and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in What's it like to eat with other people?   
    Hi...
    I had my surgery on 11/21/14.
    I have already gone to restaurants and also family funcitons. I eat the way I am suppose to, and it does not bother the others I am with.
    when I go to the restaurant, I eat slowly so it looks like I am eating along with my friends. It is no big deal. As for the drinking, I got use to drinking 1/2 hour before I would go out to dinner. Then 1/2 hour after eating. Most of my friends do not drink with their meals anyways, so it was no big deal.
    You just eat like you normally would.....just smaller bites.
    Enjoy this beautiful day !!!
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Post-op day 3 and no weight loss?   
    Morning.
    Three days......be patient. Your body is still full of the gas that was put there to help with the surgery. You are still swollen and healing. You will really not see any weight change until a month out. Your body needs to adjust.
    Be patient, breathe, and enjoy this ride.
    If you have that fear you will fail...........then you most likely will. You need to change that outlook. Be positive, know that this is a new life change. Your surgeon did surgery on your stomach not your brain.
    You will need to do alot of work. I have love 71 pounds total (not including what I lost prior to surgery). I had my surgery on 11/21/14. Just make sure you drink and do what you are told for food/drinks.
    If you cannot handle the Protein drinks, then so be it. I have not had a Protein Drink, since pre-surgery. I had my labs drawn and my Protein levels are amazing.
    Just remember first two weeks is liquids only so that your stomach can heal, then into the mushy foods for the next 3-6 weeks, after that you introduce small amounts of food into you new baby tummy. Take your time, you will not starve. You will see the weight come off the way it is suppose to.
    I remember the first food I ate after I was allowed, was only 2 teaspoons of oatmeal. Was the most amazing food. Even today, I eat every 2 hours and only about 2-3 teaspoons. I feel full. I drink my Water, or hot cocoa. I do eat alot of cheese and foods with protein in them more than carbs. Remember, your stomach is a baby stomach, eat exactly like a baby would.
    Just be patient, you will do fine. And remember.....we were all in your shows at one time.
    Have a sparkling day ................ Annamarie
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Tamsboyd in Eggs 7 days postop   
    Morning.
    The reason they have you on clear liquids for 2 weeks afterwards is because your stomach is still healing. If you put food into your new stomach, those tiny pieces could get lodged into where the sutures are and cause infection. Also, this is the time where they find if there is a leak.
    You should do what your surgeon told you to do. If you become ill by infection, then now you have caused a bigger problem. so would eggs be worth that pain.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Tamsboyd in Eggs 7 days postop   
    Morning.
    The reason they have you on clear liquids for 2 weeks afterwards is because your stomach is still healing. If you put food into your new stomach, those tiny pieces could get lodged into where the sutures are and cause infection. Also, this is the time where they find if there is a leak.
    You should do what your surgeon told you to do. If you become ill by infection, then now you have caused a bigger problem. so would eggs be worth that pain.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from AlanaRN in 6 months post op pictures   
    GREAT JOB..................It is a great feeling, isn't it
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from kymmiej11 in 3 months out and pregnant   
    Congrats !! Please make sure you talk with your dietician to make sure you get the right amount of calories in for you and the baby. I don't know of anyone this has happened to. Can't understand how you become more fertile, but oh well....things happen.
    Again, Congrats !!!
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Riz2006 in What are your food stages?   
    Hellooooo
    I was the same as your schedule. Worked out great.
    When I was finally able to eat, I was only allowed to eat 2 teaspoons every 2 hours. To this date, I have continued this way of eating. Still works great. I just had my labs done so I know i am eating enough Protein. I do not, however, drink Protein shakes because they did not settle well in my tummy.
    Puree/Soft foods were the same. At this time I was eating refried Beans w/shredded cheese because it was soft.
    Have a fun journey.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Please Tell Me It Gets Better...   
    Evening....
    You will get through this, I am only 4 months out and still unable to eat a full meal. I only eat about 800 calories per day. From day 1, I never drank another Protein drink. They were gross and made me sick. So I stopped and found other ways to get my Protein in.
    Just breathe and relax, it is only a passing problem. You will survive this and will look back saying "wonder why I was complaining". lol
    This is a new journey and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Please Tell Me It Gets Better...   
    Evening....
    You will get through this, I am only 4 months out and still unable to eat a full meal. I only eat about 800 calories per day. From day 1, I never drank another Protein drink. They were gross and made me sick. So I stopped and found other ways to get my Protein in.
    Just breathe and relax, it is only a passing problem. You will survive this and will look back saying "wonder why I was complaining". lol
    This is a new journey and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Please Tell Me It Gets Better...   
    Evening....
    You will get through this, I am only 4 months out and still unable to eat a full meal. I only eat about 800 calories per day. From day 1, I never drank another Protein drink. They were gross and made me sick. So I stopped and found other ways to get my Protein in.
    Just breathe and relax, it is only a passing problem. You will survive this and will look back saying "wonder why I was complaining". lol
    This is a new journey and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from BLERDgirl in Please Tell Me It Gets Better...   
    Evening....
    You will get through this, I am only 4 months out and still unable to eat a full meal. I only eat about 800 calories per day. From day 1, I never drank another Protein drink. They were gross and made me sick. So I stopped and found other ways to get my Protein in.
    Just breathe and relax, it is only a passing problem. You will survive this and will look back saying "wonder why I was complaining". lol
    This is a new journey and you will be fine.
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from samuelsmom in Caloric Intake   
    Hi.
    I am 4 months out and have just started to intake about 800 calories a day. My dietician has recommended a 1200 calorie a day limit, but I have not even reached that. She is not concerned, but everyone is different.
    I got on the scale again today and now am 229. I am so excited, I loose about 1-2 pounds a week which is slow but successful. My doctor and dietician think I am doing great. Whereas my friends who have had this done think I should be drinking more calories to make up for what I am not getting by food. What the do not understand is I cannot put anymore food or liquid in my stomach. I go until my body says STOP.
    Do not feel rushed if you are not getting in what your nutritionist wants, it is your body, just remember to eat and drink responsibliy and stay hydrated.
    Annamarie
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from sarahbeth3569 in Gastric sleeve Dumping   
    Mine was tuna Fish. I was at work, I tried only a teaspoon and within minutes I was nauseated, very cold, and ended up going home because I got so sick.
    I have not tried Tuna Fish since.....too afraid ...I had my surgery on 11/21/14....
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from kymmiej11 in 3 months out and pregnant   
    Congrats !! Please make sure you talk with your dietician to make sure you get the right amount of calories in for you and the baby. I don't know of anyone this has happened to. Can't understand how you become more fertile, but oh well....things happen.
    Again, Congrats !!!
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from MeAndTinyTina in People change   
    I know the feeling. But......I haven't changed how I feel about those who never talked to me before. When they say how good I look, I just say "Thank you" and go about my way.
    If they were not good enough to talk to me when I was 300 pounds, why bother talking to me know. Again, I have not changed I am still the same person, just my body image has changed.
    Don't become friends with someone that couldn't be friends prior. Those are not friends at all.
    You will make new friends along the way that see you for who you are now and never knew you before.....those are the people I would start being friends with.
    Please don't change for them, change for you.,
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from Madmax68 in Nine days out and only down 2 pounds   
    Hi.
    First thing, you are only 9 days out. Relax, Breathe and enjoy this new self.
    You will finally start noticing a change about 1 to 1.5 months out. I had my surgery on 11/21/14 and have lost 69 pounds. Please do not get discouraged, which I see alot do.
    Being only 9 days out your body is still adjusting to the surgery. One thing I can say is make sure you do not eat solid food until your surgeon states. Right now I assume you are only on liquids.
    Remember, you have a new "baby" tummy. Treat it just like you would if you were a baby and starting on new foods/liquids.
    Again, enjoy this beautiful ride.
    Annamarie
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    Tauruslady5 reacted to Jerr_Bear in Disappointed in myself   
    Don't be discouraged. Just my perspective here, but you've already lost ~30% of your expected weight loss in 2 months! That looks like progress to me. In 6 or 7 months you'll be where you want to be. I'm sure it gets tough, but stick with it, and you'll do great.
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    Tauruslady5 reacted to MommyMeghan in Disappointed in myself   
    You're averaging 4lbs a week which is double the norm for nonsurgical weight loss. I'd say you're doing good. If you're having other health issues don't be so hard on yourself. 9 weeks isn't that long. Be patient & allow yourself time to heal. Are you doing any exercises? Once the doctor clears you for that, you'll see more progress. Chin up! It's a journey, not a race
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from MoMo12onTheGo in Artificial sugar vs real sugar   
    Afternoon....
    What a great topic. I have actually written up a report on Sugar versus Artificial Sugars. It is a proven fact that artificial sweetners cause Cancer.
    I also performed a study where I had diabetic eat sugar-free products and then take their blood sugars two hours later and those results proved that their levels were "way too high". Then I would have them, on another day, eat regular sugar and take their levels. Those levels were within normal ranges.
    You really have to watch what you eat, drink, use for bathroom products, because most items have artificial sweetners in them. Even the Stevia, unless you are eating the leaf directly, it is a process sugar.
    I have had alot of my diabetic, surgery, and regular friends stop taking artificial sweetners and the feel so much better. Once I have also told them that it is a proven fact that it causes Cancer, they stop.
    As long as you listen to your dietician and eat a product that has only 8 or less grams of sugar, you should be fine. I had my surgery in November and I continue to loose weight and I do not eat anything that states "Sugar-Free".
    Annamarie
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from jersey_girl_86 in Hypothyroid Meds   
    Morning.
    I am on thyroid meds for Hypothyroidism. My strength has changed, it went to a lower dosage. I am happy, but I know that I will never be off this medication. It is okay if this is the only medication I have to continue to take.
    Annamarie
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    Tauruslady5 got a reaction from alwaysvegas in March goals?   
    My March goals are:
    1. by the end of March I wish to be 225. Right now I am 233, so I believe this is reasonable.
    2. Try more new foods, especially cauliflower
    3. Eat more fish. I have tried cod, haddock and love both.
    I make my goals reachable, it keeps me on track.
    You will be great with your goals.............Just remember the outcome will be amazing.

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