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  1. BabyNewYear


    Well I'm now in Day 2 of the fast days. Had to break out the Prilosec on day 1 and had a bit of a headache by that evening. The second day has been much easier. Just eating dinner on both days then nothing else.Trying to stick to the 500 calories per day during the fast. I'm over a year and a half post op so my daily normal calorie intake is around 1500 to 2000. This fasting regime was actually recommended by my team when I went to my 1 year checkup. It's supposed to help with metabolic resistance. I was one of those people who could live on air and still gain weight before surgery and I'm petrified I'm going to gain it all back again. Hoping the 5:2 will keep the gain from creeping up. Mosley is the one I'm trying to follow.
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    Hashimotos and need to lose 60 lbs

    Hello Heather, I had my thyroid removed and VSG 2 months later. I've lost 60 lbs but medication issues still affect weight loss. I am confident that I never could have lost the weight without having my thyroid removed. I could eat nothing (and pretty much did)lol but no weight would come off. Once I had the surgery I couldn't believe I could eat and not gain weight. There's so much more to obesity than calories and exercise. Good luck managing your Hashi's I know it's tough.
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    I was wondering the same thing. I'm going to give the 5:2 fasting program a try and see how it goes. I've gained a few pounds and feel like it's probably the equivalent of going back to the liquid diet again. Stay tuned.
  4. Hey All! My surgery date was 1/6/16 I plateaued at 50lbs last May and stayed there. On the up side I haven't gained any back and my hair isn't falling out any more but I still want to lose 30lbs more. Menopause is creeping up and that will not help matters I know. How's everyone else doing?
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    Hi There, Just saw your post and am thinking of switching from synthrroid to armour. I am a year and a half out with my sleeve and have been stalled at the same weight for a year. I am 40lbs from my goal. I have been having terrible hot flashes recently and am on .125 synthroid since my surgery 2yrs ago. I know my endo will want to lower my dose which will make the weight that much harder to get off but the hot flashes are miserable, too. How is the armour working for you?
  6. That's great that you have found an exercise regime with herniated disks. I know that can be tricky. Having the skin surgery will take off some pounds too. Good luck with the microcalcifications, as well. Never what you want to hear I know. Been there.
  7. Baa! I get it! Still not mentally ready to throw my plus size clothes catalogs away. Also a size 12 now but doesn't seem real. Healthy ideas for me are kicking the carbs and sugars. They mess things up! Dessert is the devil, lol I'm trying to eat paleo as much as possible. My workout routine could use a boost, too. Stay Strong my friends. We got this!
  8. 195 lbs Didn't lose any weight actually gained some May be water weight though as long as it's within 5lbs of where I was I don't get too concerned just know I need to get back to work Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. Better late than never Current weight: 190 Goal weight: 185 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. Definitely interested. I've been in a stall for a while and this may help my resolve- think I need to shift my set point Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. t This is a favorite of mine, too. Love that protein filled nutritional yeast! Great stuff! the extra Fiber is a good thing,too Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Delaware Sleevers

    DE Area Bariatric Clothing Swap? Does anyone know if there is a clothing swap for our area ? It would be nice to have if there is an interest - I know I have stuff that I'd like to swap out. I hear it's better not to buy too many things in each size since you'll keep getting smaller Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Anyone struggling?

    Hey There, Sorry I didn't respond right away I can't always find things on this site. I am close to 4 mos out and down 50lbsHow's it going for you now? I am losing slowly still - but it IS coming off. My clothes are starting to look too big so that's encouraging. Let me know how you are doing. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Delaware anyone?

    Hi Cindyb15, I'm a January 2016 DE Sleevr, too. I am living in Wilmington but visit Dover a lot. Where are you located? How's it going for you? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. Bought my first size 12's in a long time, too, last week Great feeling !!!! Wondering about clothing swaps in my area because I'm only halfway to goal right now Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I had my thyroid removed at 48 for suspicious nodules it has been enlarged all my life and I have battled with weight all my life. Coincidence? I think not. I had to put my WLS on hold to address the thyroid but they had no problem going forward with the surgery later. This was only 3 months later. I've lost weight but I still think its harder for me due to the thyroid stuff. Regardless its definitely better now than before WLS.
  17. I would be interested in joining you at Glascow Park to walk just let me know the "when and where" > I'm almost 4 months out and need to pour on the exercise because I'm stalling out with my weightloss : (
  18. Hi GG123, Not to rain on your parade or anything but I just returned from a cruise on Norwegian to Mexico, Belize and Honduras and got Canflybactor!! I was 3 months post op and since we were eating on the cruise ship I thought I would be safe. So wrong!! Long story short it was miserable and my doc said the WLS probably made it worse. I wish I had known about the risk ahead of time which is why I am responding to your post. I love to travel and won't stop but I might consider taking along some antibiotics just in case. Oh and I''ll never travel with Norwegian either, lol
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    Hair loss I know it's normal but...

    I am 3 months post op and losing hair like crazy, too. Taking the Biotin and Vitamins as well. I, too, would like to know when this super- shed is going to let up. I'm close to shaving it all off and buying a wig! At least that would end the perpetual fall! Didn't expect the loss to be so intense. My hair is usual fairly thick. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    GI Ills:: Foreign Travel Post VSG

    I tried to eat in the main dining rooms ordering healthier options and stayed away from the buffet when I could. I'm not a big drinker either nor is the rest of my family so didn't have that temptation. Just didn't think I'd get so sick. Its gonna be a long time before I go on another cruise!
  21. Went on a cruise with my family to The Caribbean and ended up with terrible GI issues. without getting too graphic lets just say I have been unable to eat anything other than broth and Gatorade for a week post cruise. Everyone got ill but my situation was the worst. Could it be due to to my VSG? What do you think? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    GI Ills:: Foreign Travel Post VSG

    I am 3 mos post surgery but I had been doing great. The cruise food isn't a huge temptation so I wasn't worried about blowing things that way. Just wanted to spend some quality time with my family. It just never occurred to me that I would get sick like I did. It has taken me a full week to feel better, yikes! Just never saw this coming.
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    GI Ills:: Foreign Travel Post VSG

    Doesn't anyone on this board travel outside the country? How have you dealt with it post VSG? Took all the usual precautions with bottled Water, etc. I would hate to think that my traveling days are over now that my stomach is small.
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    United Healthcare - Just Beginning

    Had UHC and approval was easy but did have to do the six mos nutrition classes. Needed clearance from cardio, polmonologist, & psych, too. They required co-pays and there was a $250.00 inpatient deductible, too. The total bill said $26,000+ so I feel like it's a small outlay of cash in retrospect. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App