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LisaMergs

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. LisaMergs

    8 months...

    You too!!! And thank you---your journey has been stellar!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  2. Don't worry about energy loss one bit--- I think you will be PLEASANTLY surprised... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  3. Word. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. LisaMergs

    Straws

    Do it again tonight I'm getting on a plane and giving you an ass-whopping lol❤️❤️❤️ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Lmao. @@ShelterDog64 It was you I was threatening to come get if you ate more pie lol Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    My work here is done

    That is NOT what I was saying... I was MERELY pointing out that they are two different medical policies. And I wasn't speaking directly to you, simply pointing out MY observation on what I was reading here... Why you needed to take it personally is your business. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. LisaMergs

    Straws

    Do it again tonight I'm getting on a plane and giving you an ass-whopping lol ❤️❤️❤️ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. LisaMergs

    Straws

    Totally agree!!! Great job!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. You are doing an AMAZING job!!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    My work here is done

    I think the terms medicARE and medicAID are being used interchangeably. MediCARE is not the same as public aid based Medicaid. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. LisaMergs

    Recommended calorie intake

    I'm going to take this further... ONE GRAM of protein- 4 calories So, if a person had a low-ish Protein target, of say, 60g a day, THAT is 240 calories. That's not considering fats, carbs, or anything else... And FATS are 9 calories a gram. Most of us don't watch fat content with laser intensity--- we watch sugars. So the likelihood they're getting plenty from fats, and the Fiber in foods... Minimally, I would say, people are hitting the 700-800 cal a day. But 300???? No no no. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. LisaMergs

    Recommended calorie intake

    I'm sorry... But as a lap band patient, I keep seeing you post about bypass and sleeves and I tend to disagree with pretty much everything you're saying. In NO world does ANY NUT or Doctor recommend 300-600 calories a day for the first three months. NEVEE EVER EVER. IF you want to pass information along, please say "in my opinion", or "I THINK", or "I may have heard..." But to the pre-op and newly post op sleeves and bypass patients-- This is false information. One protein shake by J Robb is 110 cal mixed with one cup of skim milk is 91 cal for a total of 201 cal. Are you telling me that at 2-3 months all a person is consuming is 1 1/2 to 2 shakes??? Nothing else??? Please please be careful. People will read your posts and get misinformation. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Thank you for your post. I did mention the dietician who leads my support group shared those calorie guidelines. I don't think she was lying nor am I. We all have different experiences and medical professionals guiding us. Best wishes to you in your journey. Had lapband surgery 10/12/16 Then PERHAPS you misheard her... Because there is NO WAY anyone would suggest a 300 calorie a day diet for a bypass or sleeve 3 months out. Fact. And I stand behind what I said--- Pre Ops and newbies alike- This is misinformation. Either from the poster or her team. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. LisaMergs

    Recommended calorie intake

    I'm sorry... But as a lap band patient, I keep seeing you post about bypass and sleeves and I tend to disagree with pretty much everything you're saying. In NO world does ANY NUT or Doctor recommend 300-600 calories a day for the first three months. NEVER EVER EVER. IF you want to pass information along, please say "in my opinion", or "I THINK", or "I may have heard..." But to the pre-op and newly post op sleeves and bypass patients-- This is false information. One Protein shake by J Robb is 110 cal mixed with one cup of skim milk is 91 cal for a total of 201 cal. Are you telling me that at 2-3 months all a person is consuming is 1 1/2 to 2 shakes??? Nothing else??? Please please be careful. People will read your posts and get misinformation. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. I broke into the 140's today.. Un-freaking believable. 148.8 Just. Wow.

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      LisaMergs

      Thanks guys!!! Such a journey isn't it?? A year ago I was prepping for my first visit... @Babbs 8 lbs which is 140-- but now thinking it may be possible to get where I "lived" most of my pre-gain life which falls somewhere around 128. I've been as low as 120 and frankly look sickly that low.

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  14. LisaMergs

    Straws

    Really? It's a bad thing for ME. And I only know ME... I'm hopeful you've had success since surgery... Mine was March 23- day before yours. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. LisaMergs

    Suddenly very hungry...

    Okay. Tough love here... Get over it. Period. You don't eat that crap any longer. Period. Just saying what you NEED to hear..may not be what you WANT to hear. Solution??? ( cuz I'm not going to dish it out without a helpful hint...) Water. Lots of it. Walk, run, bike, do some kind of cardio. Call an old friend who you want to catch up with and get your mind off food by engaging in a lovely conversation. DO NOT SIT DOWN and watch tv. Clean house, like DEEP CLEAN a closet or something. Just keep busy AWAY from food. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Straws

    Lol. Please please please don't do it because 30 people didn't have an issue... How about this turn instead- " there is NO evidence that straw usage will do anything other than allow you to drink liquid..." We could go round and round... To each, their own I say! It depends on what kind of slush (like a slurpee from 711?) and how you handle sugar. I really badly wanted a slurpee but no one in my area had any sugar free slurpees. I made one myself with crystal light and ice in my ninja. Not perfect but close enough. I use straws too. My surgeon said it was ok, it was up to me and my reaction. I havent had any negitive experiences. HW 385 SW 359 CW 331 (54lbs down!) Sleeved 10/5/16 My dr is definitely against them but i have had a regular slurpee. Im not a cookie, cake, candy person but my craving is a cherry slurpee from 711, and 1x a month, i treat myself. Thats just me. Sent from my SM-N920V using the BariatricPal App[/quote Wow!!! You're LUCKY! You can't use a straw but you CAN ingest a Slurpee? Do you get the ones that are sugar free? And do you eat it with a straw? Those things are soooo pumped full of air. That would certainly cause an issue for me!!! #strawgate Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. LisaMergs

    Dumping?

    Do LapBands dump?? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  18. LisaMergs

    Straws

    Yup. Chewing gum right now actually... Lol And you're welcome, @@imightknow Anytime Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. LisaMergs

    New to posting :)

    Good luck!!! Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  20. LisaMergs

    Suddenly very hungry...

    I would skip the premier Protein and go to a 100% whey protein isolate. Whichever brand you prefer. And how do you know it isn't Acid? I had it horribly and it actually was acid.. One Zantac and within 20 min the "pain" was gone... That was my experience. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Straws

    I've been using straws since about day 5... No issues here. And so, The Great Straw Debate, or Strawgate, returns...lol. Lots of us use them-- without ill effect. They don't stretch anything and they don't introduce too much air. If anything, they nicely funnel the liquids into your tummy... Less than with gulping, that's for sure. @@LipstickLady You NEVER use straws, right? Lol Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  22. @@Babbs Agreed. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  23. LisaMergs

    My work here is done

    Bacon has NOT left the building in my life... Nor will it EVER. As in nevah-evah-evah Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  24. LisaMergs

    Raise your hand . . .

    When you get old you repeat yourself. Did you know that when you get old you tend to repeat yourself? Umm... I don't recall what you were talking about but did you know that as we age we repeat ourselves? Can you repeat what you were saying? Squirrel moment! Easy on the squirrel. It was my dads nickname for me lol Easy on the squirrel. It was my dads nickname for me lol Damn. It happened again. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  25. LisaMergs

    PLEASE HELP

    No problems at all. #12 is not as likely to suffer dry socket as a molar or anterior tooth. Don't use straws, don't spit, don't smoke. You want to keep the blood clot forming and in place. By next week you should be golden. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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