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  1. alysia.rush

    Keto/Low Carb

    what would you recommend for Macros, and calorie intake, I had gained 20lbs back durring Covid. I was at my goal and maintained for a few years, now struggling and not seeing the results I was expecting being a Gastric Bypass patient.
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    My mommy makeover

  3. alysia.rush

    Anyone dating after surgery

  4. alysia.rush

    Calories per day?

    Im trying to find an a typical daily calorie limit for a Woman, 4 years out Gastric Bypass. Lost 150 lbs, maintained, then covid and gained 30lbs back. Now I need advice on how many calories I should eat to return to weightloss, and then for long term maintenance, being im so far out and was eating anything, and too much, and not having a problem till recent. Start: 276Lbs., Lowest: 117, maintained 125lbs, Currently 140 lbs. Goal back between 117-125 Lbs. Im also trying Keto, any advice for me is appreciated, Thanks!!!
  5. UPDATE: 

    I was down to lowest weight of 117, kept around 123 for couple years, but recently due to covid gained back. got back up to 146, been trying to bounce back some and right now am at 140. Goal 117-120 ish.

    Experimenting with Macros:

    Keto- 900 calories

    Fat 75%, Net carbs 5%, Protein 20%.

    7/17/21: Day one: lightheaded, tired, randown, headache, not really that hungery, but thinking of food consistently, also but out alcohol and sugar, blah.


    1. Candace76


      Wishing you luck to get back where you want to be!😊

    2. alysia.rush


      Thank you!

  6. my experience with amerigroup was after stage two was completed my NUT had to submit documents to the surgeon that I had completed all apps I think the primary does similar and then the surgeons office submitted it all to my insurance and I was notified about 30 days later for scheduling the surgery.
  7. Im 35 days post op. Ive only lost about 20lbs. Worried im not loosing enough. My starting weight April 2016 was 276, surgery weight was 218 February 1, 2017. Today im at 202, what gives. Only eating 800 cal average, getting my water and at least 60grams of proteins. I can eat 3-5oz meals average. Plus I exercise 4-5 days for 30mins. Is this not enough, or am i on a stall from the beginning? Any advice, females who can me a mentor ? Sent from my iPod touch using the BariatricPal App
  8. alysia.rush


    Personally I play with my Macros often. The best results for me so far has been to up my fat to 55% (60 ish G) carbs 10% (25G) protein 35% (88G)This is for my 1000 calorie intake. I am almost 5 mo post Gastric. I had been eating more veggies and stopped loosing, so I did research and decided to give it a go with more fat and started loosing more weight and working out less. I was working out an hr a day everyday. I feel fuller now and have more energy. Read up on Ketogenic type diets for better weight loss results. p.S I DONT EAT COMPLEX CARBS, NO BREAD,RICE GRAINS, or beans, lentils. Just meat, veggies, some fruit, and nuts and seeds, plus dairy.
  9. alysia.rush

    That time of the month during surgery.

    Happened to me. I was embarrassed telling them all but its fine. They will let you have a pad on with disposable underwear. They will take it off to do the cath but i was told it happens alot.
  10. alysia.rush

    Exercise and weight gain

    My nutritionalist said we also get more blood which weights. Its prob not true weight gain. Stay calm track ur food and stay on track.
  11. Also, if you dont eat enough you can go into starvation mode and not loose much, thats been my struggle finding a balance. Who ever thought not eating enough, lol.
  12. I had gastric bypass feb 1, @ 219lbs im 5'2 and also have pcos i was taking high doses of metformin. Stopped now, three mo post op im 180lbs size 12. Everyone is different. Being smaller it may be a slower rate of loss. Pcos may also hinder loss. Mine has been slow but almost a constant. Track everything and get ur water an protein.
  13. alysia.rush

    New here

    Welcome and good luck, go to GNC if you can, they usually have samples of a few products. Plus you can get great clearance deals and a $5 coupon for signing up for there free reward program. Protein tastes will change after surgery so dont buy too many you may end up hating them. I have like 5-6 big containers i dont like that im struggling to use
  14. congrats, that is awesome. Stay in touch and if you have any questions im more than willing to help.
  15. I had to do mine within 6 mo. I was scheduled every 2 weeks, and I had my last appointment past the 6 mo, my insurance had to add an extension or i would of had to start the entire process over. call your insurance to see the time limit and ask for an extension if needed.
  16. alysia.rush

    Western Washington State

    I'd gladly be your buddy. where are you going to have your surgery?
  17. alysia.rush

    Why can I eat more than most?

    I had surgery 2/1 just had my 6wk check up. NUT said meals should be around 3/4 c of chewed up food lol. Not sure how to measure that. But she said 2 c of salad is about 1/4 c chewed. So can eat up to that but eat 2 bites of protein to 1 bite veggies
  18. alysia.rush

    Anyone in Issaquah, WA?

    Im 6wks post op, i live in port townsend but i also dont know anyone whos had the surgery. We can be buddies.
  19. I feel ya. I had the same experience. At my two week check up post op I talked to the surgeon and NUT about this. They both said not to worry. (yea.. right) they said they don't even count the first month for weight-loss and that is due to adjusting and the fact in the hospital most times they pump you with so much fluid that you actually gain weight. They said think of how much each of those bags of fluid weigh. Plus your body may be in starvation mode. I think that happened to me. I am 6 wks post op and only lost 18 lbs. I follow the program and get my water and protein, I been more active, I dont eat more than 1/2 c, average 1/4 c I dont drink after meals. I been primarily eating chicken, fish, Greek yogurt, low fat cottage cheese, single servings cheese slices 0.5 oz each. some cooked veggies. 1-2 tbs with 2-4 oz meat is a typical meal. They said I am doing everything right. I did how ever prior to surgery lost 65 lbs on my own. so my starting surgery weight was 218. Which they all say is not that big. Therefore will loose slower, I also was wondering if PCOS is an issue. I was taking metformin and was told to stop it before surgery. May be slowing things down. Just think long term, over the next year you will loose weight pretty regularly. you may be on a stall, or hit a weight memory point where your body remember being that weight and wants to hold on to it. Or not eating enough, sounds crazy right? I am almost feeling like I failed @ 6wks, but have to remind my self to give my body time to adjust and try not to compare my loss with others. which is almost the hardest thing to do.
  20. Well, I had been loosing more prior to surgery. Granted my body needed to loose more then. I lost 75lbs so far, only 15 of that is post off though. I guess if I continue to loose that over 8-9 months I may hit my goal. Its frustrating seeing ppl who lost 30-45 pounds in a month, or 100 in 3 mo. I just feel as if I am failing, I guess I need to stop comparing my lost to others. Which is the hardest to do right now.
  21. HW 276- 4/15/16 SW 218- 2/1/17 CW 200 - 3/14/17 6 weeks post op Gastric bypass I am really loosing slow. I am getting extremely frustrated. I just started a pouch re set, if it actually works I doubt it, My scale is not moving, ugggg.
  22. alysia.rush

    Why can I eat more than most?

    ok, thats good to know. Because I can drink a 16 oz cup of broth in less than 10 mins and thats sipping it with a spoon, lol.
  23. alysia.rush

    Why can I eat more than most?

    I had surgery feb. 1 2017 and I feel the same way. I cant eat regular food yet, in the soft stage still. but I too can eat about that amount. Not sure if it is because i drink too much water too quickly and stretched my pouch already or what.
  24. I had a surgery date for my Gastric Bypass on 1/25/17 at University of Washington medical center. I was brought in, but under general anesthesia, tube down my throat, Iv's in place, and catheter. I was woke up after they held a scalpel to my tummy to that left a mark, to be told they had to cancel do it they didn't have the medical stapler used in surgery and could not find one. They said this has never happened before. They had me under for over an hour before waking me up. They scared the crap out of my Husband too, telling him they are so sorry and this never happens without getting to the point, he thought I had died. They sent me home and I just got re scheduled. what a horror. I want to sue, but because they didn't seriously injure me I cant get a Lawyer, even though there is plenty of emotional, financial, and negligence that effected me. They didn't even clean me up before kicking me out of the hospital. They left all the marker marks, Patches, stickers and what not on me.

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