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NewAdventure2016

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  1. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    Anyone use Dr Borland in New Iberia, Louisiana recently? Would like to hear results, etc. Heard great things about him but latest posts have been back in October last year. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  2. I hit so many stalls along the way and was convinced EVERY time that that was all I would lose. I'm at almost 10 months and have lost all I want to lose. I passed my lowest goal - 145 and I'm at 143 now. Now my goal is to up my calories in a healthy way. I have always been weight-loss resistant so this is huge for me!
  3. If you are post-op and were a low BMI patient ... Did you still have hair loss considering you most likely didn't have a huge amount of weight to lose? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  4. NewAdventure2016

    Hair Loss Question for Post-op Low BMI'ers

    Starting about 5 months out I started losing it and am now at 8 months and still losing (hair). I don't think there's much you can do to stop or slow it down. Biotin is good because when the time comes and the old has stopped falling, you will have already pushed out some new growth. Seems to be working for me.
  5. NewAdventure2016

    Am I broken?

    Don't stress it .... even eating 3 oz you'll be losing just as fast. Some days you will be able to eat more and some days less. Just take it a day at a time and stay consistent. You got this!
  6. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    That's great!
  7. NewAdventure2016

    I'll eventually be able to eat more, right?

    This is so encouraging. Although I have definitely found my slider foods, I still work hard to not indulge too much. I have been so afraid that I would eventually lose the restriction in how much I can eat.
  8. Yes, I'll look into that!
  9. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    How did everything go? Are you back home yet or still at hotel? Fill us in! We want to hear everything!
  10. NewAdventure2016

    NSV!

    I'm down 40 pounds, and almost to my 1st goal. According to my BMI, I'm still considered overweight but if I don't lose another pound, I will be just as content. Had an awesome NSV last week. Was talking to a stranger outside and was shivering from the cold. I had never met this person before so they had no idea what I looked like pre-sleeve and he said "well of course your cold, you're too skinny not to be"! First time in my life I've ever been called skinny!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    Good luck tomorrow!!! Check in and let us know how you're doing! You are about to start the Great Adventure. Don't get discouraged during the rough times, because there will be some. Expect it and just look forward to the rewards that are to come! Saying a prayer for a quick recovery!
  12. I'm finding that most of the weight charts for women are so skewed and although I will select a weight that fits me best I would like to see a reasonable chart for a good guideline. Recommendations? I'm 5'6" with a medium build and the ones I've seen lean toward the 130 pound range. I believe I would look like a skeleton according to what the charts tell me I should weigh!
  13. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    I remember packing Protein Waters and not drinking them. The first 24 hours I barely got anything down. I would try to sip, but that was it. Seems like hot water went down easiest. Don't carry much with you. You really won't drink much of it. I think I brought 6 and couldn't even get 1 down in the 3 days I was there!
  14. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    I haven't needed iron and yes I forgot, I do take biotin and a probiotic,
  15. NewAdventure2016

    Fears

    Going great! I am down 52 pounds since August 2016. I'm working hard to learn new habits and not allow anything to happen to make me regain all my weight. I'm hoping my fears will keep me in line!
  16. NewAdventure2016

    Fears

    I am one week post op tomorrow and have convinced myself that I will be "the" one that this won't work for. The crazy part about it is that I know I have what it takes to eat the limited portions (basically forced now) and that I will follow the "rules" but just have it in my head that I've lost all I'm going to lose. Crazy fears! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  17. NewAdventure2016

    NSV!

    NSV - Pre-surgery I would put on an outfit and look in the mirror and first question was "does this make me look fat". Now, 7 months later I can just about put on anything and not look fat. All this hard work has been worth every second,
  18. I'm blown away by that formula. I'm 5'6", medium build. I've lost 52 pounds and am at 146 pounds and wear either a Small or Medium too and about size 8 pants. My friends and family have lovingly told me I'm getting pretty thin now and to start maintenance. I can't imagine losing 16 more pounds. Personally I would be a skeleton!
  19. But be sure your brother didn't forget to tell your SIL that it was a secret. Guys can forget those important details.
  20. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    The ones that seem to be easiest on my stomach are the chewable Flintstones and then I get the caramel or chocolate calcium chews (I can't remember the brand).
  21. From the day I could start buying Protein shakes, the Premier Protein chocolate have been my favorite and are now just a part of my grocery list. I get them at Walmart (4 for $6.67) and usually drink 1-2 a day. 30 grams of protein each. I loved bananas before surgery and now after, they make me nauseated (even at 7 months out!). Mostly the rest of foods I like (or dislike) about the same.
  22. NewAdventure2016

    Starting to look older

    Buying some bio oil TODAY!
  23. NewAdventure2016

    Dr Borland - Louisiana

    That's awesome! Let us know if you have any questions. We've all been there and are here for you if you need anything! Good luck, it will be here before you know it! Here are my stats at 7 months post op: HW: 198.7 CW: 146.7
  24. I would feel the same way but yeah, the cat is out of the bag now and you just have to make the best of it. Family is family but for future reference you know now who to share things with and who to not share with. When you get to the party, most likely everyone will just tell you how great you look. I would just emphasize that it's still hard work and that it's not the easy way out. When I've been faced with this, I typically will point out how much respect I have for those that did it before me and that I didn't realize that it was still going to take a lot of hard work and persistence. Believe me, it's not for the weak at heart! You have to be prepared for the pain of occasionally eating too fast or eating too much, it's not a true "pain event" for those who haven't had surgery! Hang in there and let us know how it turns out. It will probably go smoother than you expect. Most people are mostly just impressed with the changes.
  25. I would like to share that I too had a lot of emotional eating issues before the surgery, particularly if I was trying to procrastinate doing something. The surgery has given me a "forced window" to change my habits. Now when I attempt to eat to avoid doing something, I have a Protein shake or string cheese. Once I've had that I am done and full. At that point I make the conscious effort to do what I was procrastinating. Sometimes, if I already feel a restriction, I make myself do what I need to do and THEN have my Protein Shake. My point is this: I'm making a conscious decision to utilize the surgery to change my bad habit patterns. I do allow myself some sliders at 6 months but only a bite. That's my rule. If it's Cookies, I allow for 3 small cookies (never more than that in one day) or if it's cake, only a bite or two. Again, I'm building controlled habits. If I see that I've moved to a few more bites I make myself cut back again and replace with more protein. I USE my tool to make a better life. I too feel uncomfortable when I eat with family and friends but what I've started doing is get up from the table a little sooner and start cleaning or serving others or visit more. No one seems to really notice and they seem happy so that's what matters in the long run. I may be at the table for 30 minutes less but I'll be in their life for more years in the long run! I would highly advise going full in on the surgery. In the end, you'll be eating normal amounts of food and you'll know that it worked the way it was intended to work. Remove less and you probably will not lose the amount of weight that your body was never intended to carry around for a lifetime anyway. You got this and if f you have any more questions, we're here for you!
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