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gigito2

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    gigito2 got a reaction from Gladys_Overwith in Will we have to low carb for ever?   
    Thank you for the explanation.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from BariatricBarb in Is / was your nutritionist all that helpful?   
    I'm not drmeow, but I believe the rationale is that with her high blood pressure, the sleep apnea adds a second co-morbidity, therefore the BMI requirement gets lowered to 35.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from VSGAnn2014 in Maintenance behaviors that keep you successful?   
    Great questions and I'm interested in the answers too - although I'm still in the pre-op stage. Still learning all I can.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from banded2004 in Lipozene recall   
    When Dr. Oz started caring more about the money he would be getting from all the bogus supplements he recommended, I lost all respect for him. Why a well regarded cardiac surgeon would go down that road is a mystery to me.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from missheidi47 in Share your rants about the fashion industry!   
    NikkiDoc - I've found that pants by "Women with Control" on QVC fit nicely in this size range. HTH
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    gigito2 got a reaction from Bandora in Share your rants about the fashion industry!   
    I, too hate the glitter, rhinestones, and sequins. Can't stand the shiny, clingy fabric they make most tops out of! And why all the cut-outs and/or macramé tops?
    Why can't someone make a nice tailored blouse like Ina Garten and Martha Stewart wear? Much more flattering.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from OKCPirate in What to Expect During Year Two After the Sleeve   
    OKC Pirate - it's generally true that consuming excess Protein won't harm healthy kidneys, but it can in fact, further impair damaged kidneys. Excess Protein does force your kidneys to work harder and can cause problems for people with existing medical conditions.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from banded2004 in Lipozene recall   
    When Dr. Oz started caring more about the money he would be getting from all the bogus supplements he recommended, I lost all respect for him. Why a well regarded cardiac surgeon would go down that road is a mystery to me.
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    gigito2 reacted to Kasey85 in Smell and Taste? Did yours change?   
    I like certain fish now. I love crab Rangoon. I love tilapia, flounder, bluefish... They are not very fishy
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    gigito2 got a reaction from BariatricBarb in Is / was your nutritionist all that helpful?   
    I'm not drmeow, but I believe the rationale is that with her high blood pressure, the sleep apnea adds a second co-morbidity, therefore the BMI requirement gets lowered to 35.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from BariatricBarb in Is / was your nutritionist all that helpful?   
    I'm not drmeow, but I believe the rationale is that with her high blood pressure, the sleep apnea adds a second co-morbidity, therefore the BMI requirement gets lowered to 35.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from swimbikerun in Is / was your nutritionist all that helpful?   
    Seriously?!? You asked about Type I DM with a BS of 35 & she didn't know or get back to you?!? While a label of "nutritionist" doesn't imply any specific level of education or licensing; that is just beyond the pale. Perhaps you should mention this to your surgeon? She (your NUT) definitely should not be counselling anyone...
    To get back to the original question - my NUT was not the greatest, but would seem like a genius compared to PP's!
    She also recommended all sorts of foods with artificial sweeteners and other ingredients I consider almost harmful to one's health. When I asked how she could consider them "healthy" she changed tactics and proffered using instant brown & wild rice (just 2 examples). Sorry - what's the point of that? And I'll pass on using Aspartame & the like in the Quest for "health". Just sayin...
    She also told my son (who is going thru the process as well) that he should change his career because he's a shift worker and mentioned that he probably couldn't give up caffeine forever. Right - like that's gonna happen.... (He's in his mid-forties & makes a good living.)
    In the end, I think it's up to us, as educated consumers, to follow the advice of the professionals - but also to know the difference between a professional & someone who may not know his/her head from a hole in the ground.... Research & education are good things - especially under the guidance of a good physician.
    @@VSGAnn2014
    I had four consults wit my dietician/nutritionist. It was good information for beginners in WLS. Protein and Water requirements. Vitamin supplements. food portions and stages.
    My team from our hospital is great. With this exception. All answers are cookie cut for people in the weightloss stage. Its a one size fits all.
    I talked to my dietician at a meeting. I asked about my blood sugars dropping to 35. I'm a type one diabetic. She did not know. Took my information and said she would call me...Never returned my call
    I talked with the same nutritionist at another meeting. My hair loss is ridiculous at this point. I'm over a year out and its still falling. She gave me the cookie cut answers that we all get. Biotine, Protein intake.. i had to explain how far I'm out again and I have tried more that what she had mentioned. She took my contact information said she would call me back ....Still have not received a call back.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from JessterNC in Tired of my life like this   
    I am so happy for you!!! I hope you will continue to do as well with your recovery. Considering all you've been thru in the past, you're golden now! Best of luck.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from VSGAnn2014 in Maintenance behaviors that keep you successful?   
    Great questions and I'm interested in the answers too - although I'm still in the pre-op stage. Still learning all I can.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from choosehope in Aspartame   
    I'm so glad you asked this question and will be checking out all the answers. Thanks to you, OP - and to those who have answered.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from joatsaint in Isatori Eat Smart Protein Bars - $0.50 each (normally $2.99) + $5.95 shipping   
    Thanks for the info!
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    gigito2 reacted to IcanMakeit in Am I learning to set limits? Will the lesson stay with me?   
    For my son-in-law's birthday, we had dinner tonight at one of my favorite Indian cuisine restaurants. I made sure to keep my calories very low at Breakfast and lunch because I planned to have both birthday cake and wine. When I entered the whole meal into MFP, it totaled 600 calories. But my daily total was not over my maintenance allotment. This made me feel very hopeful for my long term success. I indulged in high calorie foods at a birthday dinner, but did not do any real damage.
    I enjoy eating good food with good company. I am annoyed when people say, "food is only fuel." It is not only fuel to me and I don't want it to be. Good food (and wine) is pleasurable and that should be ok. What I have to continue to learn is how to balance my needs with my desires. I acknowledge the fact that if I eat more calories than I need, I will gain weight. If I don't eat the nutrients my body needs, my health will suffer. This should not mean I have to become an ascetic. I also understand that if I did not still have a small stomach, the meal could have been more than 1200 calories. I would have been able to eat at least twice as much. So I'm not declaring victory yet. I will still have to control myself when my restriction is weaker. I don't think it's impossible. Thin people do it every day.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from Nyelaah in Preop diet Confession   
    Amen, Sistah! Wishing you all the best as you move forward.
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    gigito2 reacted to bswagler in surgery scheduled for July 20!   
    I'm scheduled for the 20th started my pre op on Friday.. I have spent every 1-2 hours in the bathroom..I never realized there was so much Fluid in me.. I've lost 8 pounds in fluid.. I can't leave my house.
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    gigito2 reacted to BigViffer in Guys Room - Is everyone else overly emotional or am I just an a*****e?   
    lol... just noticed this. You're my kind of an asshole.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from joatsaint in Free Samples from Bariatricchoice.com   
    Thank you.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from khaled in Aetna...What did you do to get approved?   
    Congratulations!!!
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    gigito2 reacted to khaled in Aetna...What did you do to get approved?   
    I was approved in less than 24 hours !!
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    gigito2 reacted to recordsmom in No Wonder I Wasn’t Skinny!   
    My mom was a great cook, she learned how to cook from her mom and in turn taught me to cook the same way. She made a balanced dinner every night, a meat or Protein, a vegetable or two and a starch. Very balanced, but cooked with full fats and with no thought to limiting sugar or salt when it was called for...
    chicken Fried Steak
    Mashed Potatoes
    Meatloaf
    macaroni & cheese with Meatsauce
    Fried chicken
    Hamburger (salisbury) steak
    Fish Sticks
    Pea salad
    Potato salad
    tuna Salad Sandwiches on White bread
    chips
    Cakes, Pies, Cookies
    Turkey & Dressing with all the sides and fixings at Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Ham & Scalloped Potatoes for Easter
    I don't blame any of my weight issues on my Mom, most of the people in our country cooked the way she did in the 50's and 60's. I blame myself for not changing what I ate when I learned better.
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    gigito2 got a reaction from Bandista in I Walk Alone!   
    Atta girl Bandista - keep up the good work. That's great!
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