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  1. You can put Greek yogurt in a Baggie, cut then end off the corner of the bag and pipe small dollops onto a cookie sheet. Then put in freezer. Once they are frozen, they make a good, higher protein snack.
  2. choosehope

    12-Step Help?

    I know it's been a while since this thread was active, but I'm interested in finding/helping start an online (Skype or Zoom) OA group for WLS patients. I've been searching and searching for one. Do you know of one or are you interested in starting one? Thanks - Cyndi
  3. choosehope

    Any christian sleevers?

    Just thought I'd let y'all know that there is now a FB group called "bariatric believers". It's for Christians who have had any WLS. If you are interested, private message me on FB. Find Cyndi Jordan with a cartoon face that says "hopeful." We ask that everyone read the guiding principles and agree with them. Just an FYI. Certainly not to take away from this. BTW, I had bypass Jan 7. Hope i'm not interloping on a sleeve group.
  4. I am getting a bypass and also have a clotting disorder. Mine is such that I bleed too easily. I've worked with the hematologist and they are giving me a DDAVP infusion prior to surgery and will keep me in ICU to monitor my bleeding. I'd encourage you to talk with a hematologist. Always better safe than sorry. Good luck!
  5. Prednisone - that about sums it up!! I am crazy hungry when on steroids! Gained 30 pounds in two months with steroids! Hang in there! Hope you don't have to be on them long!
  6. There are a couple of other threads on this, but not a lot of people are citing Jan dates. I'm Jan 7. Good luck!!!
  7. choosehope

    Just got my surgery date!

    I'm January 7!
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    Torani vs extracts

  9. Queen of Crops, I did it on my own, but I also did the same when I was 30. Now that I'm older and have more aches and pains, I just can't seem to do it again. I'm hoping bypass will be both the jump start I need, as well as the tool to remind me and limit me. I wish I knew then what I know now. Maybe I wouldn't feel the need to do this; I certainly stood against it for me for years. Yet a lifetime of being overweight and obese makes me wonder if I could have ever maintained without some help.
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    Ice cream?

    Recipes for making ice cream of your protein shake. Some are quite yummy! http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2008/08/protein-ice-cream.html?m=1
  11. It was hard. On top of that, due to an undiagnosed bleeding disorder, I bled out during the surgery and essentially died. Thanks to my sister's and a nurse's fast acting, they caught it in time, but I ended up with another surgery to stop the bleeding. My point in sharing about my panni and regain is that, in my experience and opinion, I had lost the weight but had no experience keeping it off. It may have worked as an incentive if my only problem was that I over ate. However, I now know that I am a food addict, for lack of a better word. Now I know I need just as significant head as weight changes. I wish someone had told me to let myself stay in maintenance for a year before I had done it. Many of you considering it have obviously done that.
  12. By all means, wait until you've been at a stable weight for a couple of years. Eight years ago I lost 140 lbs. I had to have a hysterectomy when I was within 25 pounds of goal weight. My doc encouraged me to have a panniculectomy which I did. I have since gained the majority of it back and am having bypass in January. May not happen to any of you, but I was sure it wouldn't happen to me. This time I know this is so much more a mind/emotion thing than a food thing and have a psych who is promising to keep me hyper aware of that! Thank God!
  13. I'm scheduled for January 7. Anyone else have WLS plans for January?

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