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erica_ozzy73

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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Stella84 in Low BMI sleevers... results?   
    I had a BMI of 31 and self funded which cost me a shit load of money.
    I have had no problems losing weight except now for the last few kgs.
    My dr warned me that some people would be very opinionated about the surgery because I never looked like I needed it lol.

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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Goddesslola in Any light (feather) weights had surgery? Bmi 29-30??   
    My highest weight was 85kgs or around 188lbs and my bmi was nearly 31. I had the sleeve last Dec and my weight is now around 63.5kgs - 64.5kgs or around 141 lbs.. I'm 166cm or around 5ft 6..
    I eat hflc and for the last 2 weeks have started intermittent fasting or 16:8.
    To lose some more fat etc.
    I carried the majority of my weight around my waist and have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. I have an extremely strong family history of heart issues and diabetes.
    Im def not too light and struggle with NOT eating food as I still have a good addiction.
    I'm going good apart from getting full on dense Protein real fast and I get annoyed quick lol..
    I don't enjoy food anymore but I still want to eat . I don't regret it though one bit.




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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from 802Sleeved1983 in You know you lost weight when   
    I can do my shoe laces and breathe at the same time
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from NJRangergirl in Ice Cream Post Op   
    Christ I wish I hated the taste of it after the sleeve...
    nothing tastes different to me at all. So disappointing lol.
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from 802Sleeved1983 in You know you lost weight when   
    I can do my shoe laces and breathe at the same time
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Nicky03 in Changes and Shape   
    Shit I have no clothes from that far back to even try lol..
    My necklace still fits though !!!! Lol
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from GeTnBackuP in What was your mental state after surgery?   
    Nearly 11 mths out and I suffer from apathetic feelings and anhedonia which are both in the same kinda group as depression. Never ever had it before my surgery and bam it was here two days after. Surgeon and gp honestly thought it would go away. Maybe it was from the anaesthetic etc or from having the surgery itself...
    but unfortunately looks like it's here to stay
    It's ****!!!!!! ....



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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to Berry78 in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    So this looks like a pretty new adjunct to a bypass or sleeve. Apparently it is creating good results for additional weight loss since the patients retain their restriction.
    My concern is the potential for erosion into the stomach or surrounding tissues/organs, since this is a foreign body with sticky-outy parts (technical term ).
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    I know of two people that have.. obviously it's through going back to bad ol habits
    But why wouldn't we want precautions in place for this
    Good for others to read thanks



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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    Hi, pulled this off a website regarding minimiser rings. It's fairly new, not all surgeons do it yet my surgeon told me it will be moving this way to prevent regaining weight at the 1 year to 18 months.

    "The Minimizer Ring will be restrictive only if excessive intake of food occurs, but is not designed to be restrictive ongoing like the gastric band procedure. The Minimizer Ring will also help reduce the incidence of future pouch dilatation.'

    I didn't want to regain and I know some people who have stretched their sleeve sometime down the track.

    [emoji4]



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    Huh.... it's nothing remotely like the lapband.
    The minimiser has nothing to do with restriction like the band or how tight your sleeve is lol
    It had everything to do with done the track when some people will push the limits with eating and over do it.. this won't allow me to stretch my sleeve. Not saying if u don't have it you will stretch it but it's a precautionary measure.
    The Lapband is nothing like it at all
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    Hey
    I'm 10mths post op and have the minimizer ring in as well. I've had no problems thus so far. I haven't heard of anyone else having any issues.
    Don't worry about if you've buggered up on the pre op phase, as long as u have mainly stuck to it I wouldn't worry. I had to do two weeks of opti and hated every minute lol
    Good luck with your journey



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    Also you won't hear of many having the ring as well as the sleeve. I'm in Perth and I know of a few that have had it here. We are few and far between lol
    If u wanna know anything I'll be more then happy to answer if I can...
    hope your op goes well and good luck on your journey [emoji108][emoji4]



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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to MsButterflyKiss in To Minimiser Ring or not to Minimiser Ring, that is the question.   
    Thank you so much for your reply, feel a bit less nervous now. [emoji4]


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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Goddesslola in Any light (feather) weights had surgery? Bmi 29-30??   
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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Goddesslola in Any light (feather) weights had surgery? Bmi 29-30??   
    My highest weight was 85kgs or around 188lbs and my bmi was nearly 31. I had the sleeve last Dec and my weight is now around 63.5kgs - 64.5kgs or around 141 lbs.. I'm 166cm or around 5ft 6..
    I eat hflc and for the last 2 weeks have started intermittent fasting or 16:8.
    To lose some more fat etc.
    I carried the majority of my weight around my waist and have high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. I have an extremely strong family history of heart issues and diabetes.
    Im def not too light and struggle with NOT eating food as I still have a good addiction.
    I'm going good apart from getting full on dense Protein real fast and I get annoyed quick lol..
    I don't enjoy food anymore but I still want to eat . I don't regret it though one bit.




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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to dreamingsmall in Intermittent Fasting   
    You are both right.
    People coin the word fasting to have many different variations.
    The two main ones:
    Fasting means no food or liquid other than Water. then some allow black coffee/tea no sugar.
    Fasting associated with low carb etc, is were you are allowed fat because it does not cause an insulin spike. Alot of people do 'bullet proof coffee fasts 'and have great success.
    But many prefer to abstain from any calories during their fasting window, and it works for them. Alot of people find this type of fasting to have alot of 'healing properties' & have great success.
    Many choose to allow fats in their fasting window and it also works for them.
    But it just depends on the individual, their needs, health, goals etc. which form of fasting suits them best.


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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Time4Me2017 in Do you find that vomiting has become part of your post VSG life?   
    Not vomited at all... 6 weeks post op
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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to SleevedinSI in Problem with purging   
    I am six months out. I feel very full and queezy after I eat. I also find a small walk helps. Literally a flight of stair or to the mailbox. I agree with the other poster you need to have a different replacement behavior to the sensation of fullness. It has to be a routine.



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Jamocoa in Pasta and Rice substitutes   
    What's spaghetti squash?... ever heard of it



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from graziellabs in Pasta and Rice substitutes   
    Oh kinda looks like a light coloured pumpkin. I have never seen one before . Thanks



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from graziellabs in Pasta and Rice substitutes   
    Oh kinda looks like a light coloured pumpkin. I have never seen one before . Thanks



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from Jamocoa in Pasta and Rice substitutes   
    What's spaghetti squash?... ever heard of it



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    erica_ozzy73 got a reaction from vantucky in Intermittent Fasting   
    I'm the same with the denser Protein foods. I can only have so much which is great. Tonight I had a little rissole and a stalk of broccoli with a cheese sauce and I'm done .... but I could eat more I think if I really wanted to lol
    Chips and biscuits are he same for me too. I can't have them around me as I know they are a slippery slop for disaster and I can eat heaps .
    If I over eat on sugary stuff or icecream I get nauseous quick. But I don't seem to learn as the next time I do it again.
    Foos addiction and little self control make it a little harder.
    I go really well for days and then slide a bit and so on..
    If I've planned my lunch for the day I seem to go well but when I get home I sometimes slip into old habits.
    My exercising isn't too bad . At the gym 3-4 days a week and do weights with some cardio. I also walk the dog but this can be spasmodic. Some Days I can't be bothered and find an excuse not to exercise lol.. I don't have a set finish time at work so it makes it hard having to do the cooking etc. as I said excuses !!..
    After my op I feel Iike I've changed mentally as I have apathetic feelings and anger can be an issue. It's bizarre tbh cause it happened so quick after the op. The surgeon and my dr have no clue as to why but "depression" has come up. The ability of being able to laugh and feel the good feelings has gone unfortunately. I find things funny but have a forced laugh ( weird I know lol)
    Over all I feel ok. I'm still on hypothyroid meds and bp meds but lowered dose...
    I do like the size I am but hate my tummy area lol.. 3 c sections and being overweight will do that to u lol.
    You sound like your going great guns ... and all the power to you.
    U have made some great achievements... well done

    It's a life time change and I do want to get it under control while I'm still in the honey moon period lol ..





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    erica_ozzy73 reacted to erik78 in Intermittent Fasting   
    Maybe we are thinking of different types of fasting. I'm talking about the Dave Asprey's Bulletproof method( he considers it fasting as there is no food, just oils and coffee" too may make the mistake of doing low carb and low fat. The high fat coffee is a great way to kick start your high fat day. I've broken every weight loss plateau I've had doing it.



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