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LowBMISleever

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  1. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    I just take 2 flintstone complete vitamins once a day. My health is perfect, my numbers are perfect, all hair loss has reversed and my hair is thicker than it used to be! Things I can’t do anymore: -drink soda out of a can quickly - but I can sip on it over ice just like anyone else.👌 -drink alcohol heavily or quickly - unless I don’t want to remember the night 🤦🏼‍♀️ -binge on large quantities of carbs/sugar without throwing up🙌🏻 Hope you’re feeling well! I remember it took me 3 months to feel energy, 6 months to feel normal, and 1 year to wish I had more restriction again lol.
  2. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    this one is great
  3. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    Hey all! I had to figure out what my password was to get back on here!!! My update: I’m over 2 years out from surgery. I can eat whatever I want in moderation. I definitely can overeat the wrong foods now. I try to eat mostly keto (high fat, low carb, no sugar). I weighed 132lbs this morning. My lowest I believe was 121lbs. I have to diet to weight under 128. My body’s happy weight is 130. I still want to binge occasionally. And occasionally I do. But bingeing post surgery is very different than presurgery. It’s 2 slices (maybe) of pizza and a dessert 2 hours later. Sugar still hits my stomach like a ton of bricks. Carbs fill me up like a balloon was inflated in my stomach. When I eat healthy, I feel amazing. I can eat just about the same amount of food as my friends when we go out to dinner. I’ll skip the bread, have a few bites of salad, then be able to eat almost all the protein on the plate, a few bites of the veggie side and then I’m done. I don’t get dessert. I’ll tell you what I don’t like. I can’t drink like I used to. I thought I’d eventually be able to have 4 glasses of wine and be okay, but I’m now. After #2 I’m drunk, and I’m blacked out if I drink more than 3. My friends are heavy drinkers and this has been a bit of a problem. I have to tell them I can only have 2. That’s really the only thing that’s affected my life negatively. Here’s my most recent after. It’s from 2 weeks ago. Please let me know if you have any other questions this surgery is still the best thing I ever did!!!!
  4. I don't think the 2 week pre-op diet got any easier. I just had to stay home and keep myself busy trying not to think about food. The only thing that made things easier was being post-op! Stick it out, it's not forever!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    ...last selfie before I sabotaged my diet lol So happy to be back on track! But man I miss the bushwhackers... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    So it was my 6 month surgiversary, and I went to a wedding in the Keys (spent 4 days there). Ate what was served in a grazing-style all day, every day and drank to my heart's content (rum punch, wine, bushwhackers, margaritas). I did not work out. Overall, I was absolutely horrible. I gained 5 pounds. Got right back on the wagon yesterday, but WOW have I been hungry. Totally not worth it. I'm down 2 lbs already, but I'm irritable, hungry and mad at myself. Anyway, just a reminder that the surgery does NOT do all the work for us. It's just a tool. We have to use it. Just sharing Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  7. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    Remember, your pre-surgery diet will have you losing around 10 pounds before you even have the surgery! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    We lose a lot the first month - like 10-15. Then maybe 7 - 10 the next month. Then 5 - 10. It's not really an average - the farther out from surgery you are, the less you lose. I'm basically 6 months out, and I lost 3 pounds last month - BUT I'm also at goal. Everything I'm losing now is just icing on the cake. Just plan to stick to your meal plan and exercise the first 6 months & you'll get to goal within those months as long as you have less than 70 pounds to lose. I lost 55 and only had 50 to lose. Just my experience though Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  9. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    #noregrets Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    Do not, have not & will not EVER regret this surgery! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    Cheers to you @@hats123 !!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. There's no point to a food funeral in my opinion. Get on track now, lose the weight, get to goal. Make working out a habit in your life and enjoy delicious food you love AFTER you hit goal. I'm below my goal. I work out 5-7x a week. On New Year's I had a glass of Moet, 6 oysters and a couple bites of truffled lobster Mac n cheese. I finished the night off with 2 dark chocolate truffles. You'll be satisfied completely and won't feel like you're missing out on anything. The next morning I worked it off at the gym and got right back to my usual food program (2 premier Protein shakes, a Quest bar and 2 3 oz meals of a protein and a cheese). No need for funerals when you're starting a new life! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  13. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    Hey all!! Since my last post, I've changed careers, bought a house and completely changed my life!! Quick check in: I'm now 125 lbs, losing about 4 pounds a month at almost 6 months. I still work out religiously and can almost see abs. This surgery is the best thing that EVER happened to me! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    @@bellamia1359 my doc said no to vitamin patches. After the first month, I switched to Flintstones Complete chewables and life was much happier . When I was fresh out of surgery, I dumped the contents of my Calcium pills into my drinkable yogurt. Didn't even know I was taking them and the yogurt went down great. Take your time moving onto new foods, it takes a while for your tummy's inflammation to go down. I found that Fage yogurt mixed with a little Stevia, melted cheese mixed with some low sugar marinara sauce, and string cheese eaten VERY slowly were the only "solids" I could stand for a while. Good luck and take it easy! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App @@bellamia1359 my doc said no to Vitamin Patches. After the first month, I switched to Flintstones Complete chewables and life was much happier . When I was fresh out of surgery, I dumped the contents of my calcium pills into my drinkable yogurt. Didn't even know I was taking them and the yogurt went down great. Take your time moving onto new foods, it takes a while for your tummy's inflammation to go down. I found that Fage yogurt mixed with a little Stevia, melted cheese mixed with some low sugar marinara sauce, and string cheese eaten VERY slowly were the only "solids" I could stand for a while. Good luck and take it easy! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. LowBMISleever

    Started at 29 BMI

    My bad on being late everyone!!! I'm buying a house and the lender has me running like a chicken with her head cut off to find all my records! I completely lost track of time. So, today is October 28th. I had my surgery July 22nd, which makes me almost exactly 14 weeks out! Stats: HW:180 SW:173 CW:136!! GW:125-130? On September 28th I have my weight recorded at 142.6 and today I've got 136.0, which puts my month 3 loss at 6.6 pounds! Again, I have to say I'm thrilled with this number. If I lost 6.6 pounds next month, that would mean I made goal at week 18 post op!!! I don't foresee that though. I'm very close to goal and am now starting to lift heavy weights to create more muscle. I will be very happy with a 3 pound loss next month. Right now, I'm paying more attention to measurements and body fat. I started at (I'm pretty sure) 41% body fat, and am now down to 21%!!!!! The ultimate goal is under 20%. hair Loss: None Loose Skin: None Scarring: 2 "big" scars next to belly button are visible but still shrinking. Boobs: Gone lol Energy Level: Through the Roof! Calories: 700-800 Vitamins: Flintstones Complete 2x a day; Calcium/Vit D 2x a day; B12/Folic Acid 1x a day, probiotic 1x p/ day Protein/Carbs/fats: 90+/ 10 or less/do not count, eat full fat everything Fluids: 64+ (regular coffee, propel, Vitamin Water zero, water at the gym...I still hate water). Stomach Capacity: still about 2 oz of meat. I can eat 18 raw oysters during a 2 hour restaurant meal though . Normal food in a day: 7:00am Coffee mixed w: Premier Protein (before gym) 10:00am Quest Protein Bar 1:00pm 2 Suzie's Thin Cakes with 1/3 cup melted cheese and 70 cals worth of guacamole on top (YUM!) 5:00pm 2 oz of something raw - salmon sashimi, tuna tartare, oysters - or 1 serving of almonds. 8:00pm 1 Suzie's Thin Cake with Smart Balance Butter and 2 tbsp PB2. If I feel extra hungry (like during cycle), I'll take a Fage yogurt and mix it with PB2, 10 almonds and a little stevia for the world's most creamy, crunchy & delicious Peanut Butter high Protein treat!! Enjoying my sleeve so much!!! But, like I always say, this process is soooooo not about getting down to goal, it's about STAYING there! So, reaching goal is only step 1 in this process!! I'll attach pics in my next post and will try to do better in getting my November post on the 22nd!! Congrats to everyone on this journey & good luck to all making their decision about moving forward with the sleeve. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App

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