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heidikat72

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    heidikat72 got a reaction from blev in Not drinking water with a meal?   
    It takes some getting used to but you will adjust. I would suggest to start practicing before surgery - but actually it is much easier to deal with post surgery. The not drinking for 30 minutes before a meal wasn't a problem for me but initially waiting 30 minutes after was harder. However, i did try drinking about 10 minutes after a meal and it didn't feel so great so now I make sure to wait. To help, I set the timer on my phone. For reference, I'm about 6 weeks out from surgery now and still use the timer on my phone as a reminder but it isn't hard to wait anymore.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from logicwand in I'd love to hear some success stories for joint pain medications......   
    I started routinely adding turmeric to my diet last fall. I was a total skeptic but it definitely helps. I was at the point of taking 2 naproxen every day for my knee pain and knew I had to stop that because I wouldn't be able to after surgery. The turmeric will be a very gradual improvement. In fact I wasn't even sure it was working that much until i stopped for a few days and realized what a difference I had.
    Can't guarantee it will work for you - but work a shot. I just took about 1/2 teaspoon every day - sprinkled on my dinner or mixed into a smoothie (note it does have a bitter taste and will turn a smoothie a funky color).
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from KJencius in Worst Experience so far?   
    or perhaps not enough
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Dashofpixiedust8 in Double-takes F*cking Rule   
    that is great! I'm hoping for a similar reaction when i meet up with two guys I used to work with on wednesday. I haven't seen them since february and march respectively - so a couple months before my surgery and at least 120lbs ago! One knows I had the surgery (but still hasn't seen me) and I think he told the other one. Will be interesting to see what their reaction is.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Dashofpixiedust8 in Double-takes F*cking Rule   
    that is great! I'm hoping for a similar reaction when i meet up with two guys I used to work with on wednesday. I haven't seen them since february and march respectively - so a couple months before my surgery and at least 120lbs ago! One knows I had the surgery (but still hasn't seen me) and I think he told the other one. Will be interesting to see what their reaction is.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from pattycaketoo in Birth control   
    Regardless of what type of weightloss surgery, you should plan to use a back up method of birth control for a while. Fat cells store estrogen, as you lose fat all that estrogen gets released making oral contraceptives (which are hormone based) less effective.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 reacted to Aggiemae in Posting about fast food and unhealthy junk   
    Be careful not to make anyone feel "unsafe" with controversial issues like this or you will be banned.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 reacted to this sucks in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account too. I left LapBandTalk many years ago when bullying got to be an issue and wasn't addressed. When I returned to the "new and improved" BariatricPal, I hoped I would find a source of information where intelligent adults could have an adult conversation.
    I was wrong. BP has become a business-not a source of discussion and support.
    The banning of several veterans, (without the courtesy of notifying them) is proof that you Alex have made a decision.
    Better to create a "safe space" for individuals than a true open forum.
    Have fun with your new world without experienced individuals willing to share a wealth of knowledge.
    Wipe my account clean. I'm too old for this crap
    Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    heidikat72 reacted to ShelterDog64 in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    @@Alex Brecher **Unfortunately, this has not been the case recently. I have heard from multiple sources that some members are uncomfortable here. They feel attacked when they post. I have heard this not only from newbie and veteran members, but also from bariatric surgeons, nurses, and psychologists who are members of ASMBS and who have heard concerns about BariatricPal from their patients.**
    What a bunch of CRAP, Alex. Let me tell you what *I* heard about BP from my surgeon, his nurses and my dietitian: that it's primarily pre-ops or new post-ops sharing bad information, with a store attached to it.
    The funny thing? They were right. You banning people with no warning has taken away 2 of the reasons I bothered to keep coming here. I don't need more newbs crying because they need 'support' when they're eating ribs and corn on the cob 2 weeks post-op...my IRL support group is stuffed to the gills with them. I need the people with the guts to tell them it's a bad idea.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 reacted to KristenLe in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please remove my account as well from both the forum and the Store. I do not want to be part of a site such as this. It's all about making $ for you and your surgeons.
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    heidikat72 reacted to Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account. I have been harassed and bullied but took it on the chin even though these people were newbies and some haven't even had surgery yet!! I can almost guarantee that these are the people who complained to you and about this site!!
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    heidikat72 reacted to Hammer_Down in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account. I have implored you by post, by PM and now for the third time - please delete my account and cease sending me emails about the store.
    I have no interest in being censored or being "allowed" to read only what you decide I am allowed to read.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from Odie in BariatricPal Policy Reminders – Everyone Please Read!   
    Please delete my account as well. When valuable resources of information are banned while leaving accounts who swear and name call, this site is no longer useful for me
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    heidikat72 reacted to Odie in Posting about fast food and unhealthy junk   
    Be careful or you will be banned just like LipstickLady and Babbs!! You're not allowed to ruffle feathers! I'll be next!
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    heidikat72 reacted to OKCPirate in Funny how the political becomes personal   
    @@WLSResources/ClothingExch - that's fair, Red-Neck-Right and Social Justice Warriors are two sides of the same coin. They are both highly anti-intellectual and spout someone else's bumper sticker pablum.
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    heidikat72 reacted to OKCPirate in Any maintenance 10 to 20 pound weight loss mentors?   
    @@jenn1 - just quietly protesting in my own way
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    heidikat72 reacted to WLSResources/ClothingExch in Worried sick;   
    @@brennafaith -- "I didn't blend, no. Wouldnt that just make it chunkier?"
    Brenna, I think it would be in your best interest to speak with the RD or NP or similar at your surgery practice. Pronto. You're working in the dark with such confusions that to continue on your own or wade through responses here in BP probably won't help that much. I say this only because I know first-hand and from speaking with people in the seven years since my surgery that, in the early days, so much info and so many instructions are thrown at us that confusion (even about things a person has always known) is common. That you're thrown at the mention of blender is a clue. Please make the call and let the RD know exactly what you've been doing and what you've done and stopped doing. You'll get clarity and peace of mind. Take a deep breath, too. Please. You'll be fine. That's a promise.
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    heidikat72 got a reaction from pleezeSleeve in Baked Ricotta recipe   
    correct, her blog is called the world according to eggface. she had RNY over 10 years ago and has successfully maintained. Her story is very inspirational and I often go over to her blog and read some of her early posts when I need motivation. She routinely does posts titles "a day in my pouch" where she outlines everything she ate in a day and provides recipes. And most helpful early on was her post devoted to the puree phase and ideas of what to eat then - that's where the ricotta bake came in.
    I made her lazy chili rellano casserole and her turkey squash casserole over the weekend for my lunches and dinners this week - both fab! and have a well stocked assortment of her eggbites (mini crustless quiches) in my freezer. these are so convenient for a grab and go Breakfast - 2 or 3 is all I need and just nuke them for a few seconds,
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    heidikat72 reacted to Victoria Bontempi in how much water?   
    I count Jello too.
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    heidikat72 reacted to Babbs in how much water?   
    I counted everything I could as Fluid. I was never a Water drinker and still struggle with it, so I drink a lot of herbal teas, coffee, no calorie iced tea, and use squirty stuff in my Water when I actually drink it. So yes, I counted my shakes, too, when I was newly post op. Still alive after 2.5 years.
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