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  1. ForLfKlovr

    feeling of food in esophagus and heartburn?

    Thank you for sharing! I will contact my surgeon to see if they can do anything. All the best!
  2. Hey All, I am a few weeks from my 3 year anniversary of having my sleeve surgery. Sometimes I have the feeling that there is food stuck in my esophagus or I get heartburn. I never had heartburn prior to surgery. Any thoughts about why this might be happening and what I can do to get rid of these problems? TIA!
  3. Hey Beth, I agree with you 100%! Other than the meeting with a therapist to fill out required questionnaires and reviewing it with the therapist (she then gave the OK to my bariatric surgery office), there was no emotional support. Oh, and they do offer a monthly bariatric support group. I think the emotional support piece is a majorly important part of the surgery process. I mean honestly, there is an underlying reason why we are obese and if we don't deal with the core issues, (in my opinion) we will regain the weight.
  4. ForLfKlovr

    Still seeing bariatric for annual appointment?

    Thanks for sharing, y'all!
  5. Hey All, It has almost been 3 years since my sleeve surgery. I am curious how many of you go to your bariatric annual appointments? I am going this year to ensure my bloodwork is still good. Please share if you still go, how may years out you are and why you still go/don't go. Thanks! Patricia
  6. I love reading all of the different (but in lots of ways similar) responses! Thank you for sharing what is working for you, what you may have struggled with and your thoughts and suggestions!
  7. I started seeing a new therapist to continue to work on my eating issues. I really enjoy working with her and think she has a lot of great insight. She asked why I focus my meals on high protein/low carb. I told her that the high protein helps the body to heal after surgery and my small stomach doesn't have room for much else, so getting some vitamins through veggies is next and if I am still hungry then to have some healthy carb. She said that if I had surgery almost 3 years ago, isn't my body healed? And if so, why do I continue to eat the high protein, low carb? Other than this type of eating leads to weight loss/helps to maintain weight loss, is there any other reason to continue to eat this way? Can't we get proper nutrition/maintain our weight through healthy eating and not having to follow the "rules" so rigidly? Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Patricia
  8. I have had a similar experience - I had the sleeve in August 2015. I weighted 225 and have lost 60 pounds and have stayed at this weight for about a year. Although I would like to lose more, I am so happy with the amount I have lost and am grateful to have had the surgery. I know that I could have never lost the weight without the surgery. I don't always make the best food choices and know that I need to kick up my exercise and track my food. I would be happy to share what my NUT and I talked about recently to help me get back on track - just let me know.
  9. ForLfKlovr

    Breakfast help

    I can't remember what you can/can't eat 7 months out but I usually have Kay's natural cereal (buy through Walmart.com) with Fair Life milk. I wasn't a big egg fan prior to surgery but I love a frittata now!
  10. ForLfKlovr

    Rice/pasta alternatives

    I was so excited when I found Birds Eye vegetable made pasta in the frozen food veggie section. It is very tasty - high protein, low carb - nice with some baked chicken!
  11. I eat Kay's Natural Ceral (I order mine from Walmart.com) with Fairlife milk or Light and Fit Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup of chopped almonds or low fat cottage cheese with blueberries.
  12. Thank you for sharing!
  13. Thank you both for sharing!
  14. Has anyone used vyvanse to reduce binge eating episodes? How about post sleeve surgery?