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Meryline

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    Meryline got a reaction from Subaru in Bullied into the Sleeve   
    If you have GERD, the sleeve should not be an option for you. Several people have had to convert their sleeve to a bypass because of GERD, so if you are already struggling, I would not consider the sleeve.
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    Meryline reacted to Neens in 3 months post op   
    Its incredible how fast time passes, yesterday was my 3 months surgiversary and I couldn’t be happier.
    The results im seeing amaze me, every day i’m more and more in love with my surgery, i became a new person, i’m happier, been going out a lot more, i can walk all I want and don’t get tired, i’m still working on some things like my laziness (the couch calls my name and i can’t resist it) luckily i lost my love for fries and chicken nuggets but i do miss diet coke [emoji17]
    So far i lost almost 34 kg which I couldn’t have done without surgery.
    Surgery was magical for me and the only thing I regret about this is that I didn’t do it sooner.
    I’ll leave you some pics of my highest weight compared to what I look today and some stats.



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    Meryline got a reaction from Sherry Rice in Am I Eating Too Much?   
    I would get my BMR and RMR tested.
    If you have been eating like this for the past 6 months and you haven't gained, it looks like you have found your maintenance lvl. If you are still loosing, you are below, if you are gaining, you are above. Adjust accordingly.
    I'm a 5ft 5inch female and my RMR, what I need to eat to maintain, is just over 2000kcal. (tested)
    There are no set maintenance lvl, it's all individual. If you are worried you are eating too much, get it tested.
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    Meryline reacted to prettysfitjourney in 2 months post op: RNY   
    I’m so proud of where I came from. I’ve been so discouraged lately, then I saw this.
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Obesity and malnutrition   
    @Berry78 you are amazing. I needed this today. I have had horrible eating pattern for the past 3 days. Already back on right path, but this has made me realize that I don't eat enough veggies. I'm so focused on getting enough Protein in, and I'm getting like 120g from just food, and not getting over like 1200kcal, but I need more veggies.
    I have meal prepped since day one, and it has saved me, but I make the same stuff over and over. I need to venture out more.
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    Meryline got a reaction from FluffyChix in Obesity and malnutrition   
    @Berry78 you are amazing. I needed this today. I have had horrible eating pattern for the past 3 days. Already back on right path, but this has made me realize that I don't eat enough veggies. I'm so focused on getting enough Protein in, and I'm getting like 120g from just food, and not getting over like 1200kcal, but I need more veggies.
    I have meal prepped since day one, and it has saved me, but I make the same stuff over and over. I need to venture out more.
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    Meryline reacted to Berry78 in Obesity and malnutrition   
    If you type "obesity" and "malnutrition" into a search engine, it will return over a million results. The first few articles that show up are pretty much saying, hey! Obese people are actually malnourished! Who would have thought?!
    Then you read the articles, and they start blaming the modern agricultural methods and processed foods, soda pop and high fructose corn Syrup. They could be right.
    But I'm interested in following this in a different direction.. or perhaps just further along the same lines.
    So, we'll take a person (we'll call her Cindy) that is eating the typical flour and shortening diet. She is gonna be short on Vitamin C. (And D, and chromium, and iron.. etc. etc but we'll pick on C). So, now the body says, HEY, we're missing something, yo!! But, it can only say it with a nagging hunger that sends Cindy searching through her cupboards. Her eye lands on some ice cream (in the cupboard.. I know, right?).. and she digs it out and starts eating. But since there isn't vit. C in the ice cream, a couple spoonfuls doesn't quell her hunger, so she eats until she's ready to pop.
    Now she puts on some weight. 5'1 Cindy, who should weigh maybe 120lbs, now weighs 140. With the increase in weight, her body now has to work harder just to exist (the muscles have to carry the extra load, etc), so she needs MORE nutrients.. more Vitamin C, and Calcium, calories, etc. etc.
    But, does Cindy increase her consumption? No, of course not! She sees her pants don't fit, the scale has the wrong number, and so what does she do? She goes on a diet! Slashes her calories. But if she just eats less of the same nutrient-poor food that caused her to gain weight in the first place, then she's eating fewer nutrients too! (Imagine she was eating a big plate of spaghetti that had 2 cups of Tomato sauce on it, and changes to a small plate of spaghetti with 1/2 cup sauce. The majority of the Vitamins in that spaghetti are in the sauce, and now she is eating 25% of the vit C. that she had been).
    The pounds drop off, but so does her basic nutrition level. Eventually her body rebels and she can't keep to her diet anymore. She starts eating again, and her body is screaming for nutrients, but keeps getting fed junk, so the pounds just pile on. Now she's heavier than she was before!
    People that are carrying too much weight need to be FED, not starved. But WHAT they are fed MUST CHANGE! We have all the energy we need (and more).. but it's the missing nutrients that we must find and replenish.
    Bariatric surgery works because we are able to decrease our calories. The postop diet is designed to keep our Protein levels up, and we are to take vitamins to replace those we don't get from our food. But not every vitamin comes in pill form, and not every nutrient has a blood test. We HAVE to continue working to improve our food choices so that we can fill all those needs.
    I have people at home that are trying to lose weight, and I'm watching my MIL grab about 1oz of pork loin to eat for dinner (with some corn). I'm like, what the *expletive* do you think you are doing? She's sooo.... clueless... when it comes to nutrition. But she won't let me formulate a plan for her.
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    Meryline reacted to OmaJ in Thrilled with Health Benefits!   
    I am THRILLED with the health benefits thusfar, after seeing my Endocrinologist today! I had surgery over 2 months ago (9/5/17) and my lab results were wonderful! Hgb A1C is 5.7, and have been off weekly Trulicity injections since just prior to surgery, Cholesterol 168 total (HDL, LDL good), Triglycerides down from 168 to 101 and my weight down 30 lbs. - I've had a few wt. loss stalls, but can't complain! Absolutely NO reflux since surgery, and it was severe before. I have been off Cholesterol med. since before surgery & can stay off. Praise the Lord, I feel very blessed!
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    Meryline reacted to Heagler in Down 74 Pounds   
    I had my surgery June 20th, 2017 and so far I am down 74 pounds. I'm currently 221 Pounds. I have quite a bit more to go but I'm getting there!

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    Meryline got a reaction from Rose400491 in Gastric Sleeve: Daily Calorie Intake   
    Granted I'm bypass, I'll be 8 months since surgery on Monday and I'm suppose to eat 1400-1500 kcal a day, and I'm managing 1200-1500 with 120-140g of Protein.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Sosewsue61 in How long before others noticed your weight loss?   
    So I started at 255 2 weeks before, surgery at 243, the day I came back to work after 2.5 week after surgery (could have come before, but my back made it so I couldn't walk without extreme pain so I needed a nerve blockage 10 days after surgery) at 226 and people could already tell on my face. No one knew about the surgery.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Sosewsue61 in How long before others noticed your weight loss?   
    So I started at 255 2 weeks before, surgery at 243, the day I came back to work after 2.5 week after surgery (could have come before, but my back made it so I couldn't walk without extreme pain so I needed a nerve blockage 10 days after surgery) at 226 and people could already tell on my face. No one knew about the surgery.
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    Meryline got a reaction from tani in Something to brighten your day   
    Yaaaas, this girl has now lost a 2 month old horse. 8 month and 2 days since starting my pre op diet, and 7.5 months since surgery.
    I'm only a freaking Chihuahua from goal.
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    Meryline reacted to Monasmle in Not finished yet.   
    What a journey! I don't feel like I'm at the finish line yet, but my life is 100x better. I go on walks with co-workers that I would have been afraid to take before for fear of passing out. I fit into a size 14 pant. And most of all, I don't hate myself for not having the willpower to lose weight. I'm 4.5 months out and highly recommend this surgery to anyone considering it. It's been a wonderful experience that I hope to benefit from for the rest of my life.
    Hw 310
    Sw 299
    Cw 229
    Gw 180

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    Meryline got a reaction from Apple1 in Intermittent Fasting   
    Well, must only be in Australia then, because everywhere where I have been where they use AM/PM it's used as posted in my previous post.
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    Meryline got a reaction from tani in Something to brighten your day   
    Yaaaas, this girl has now lost a 2 month old horse. 8 month and 2 days since starting my pre op diet, and 7.5 months since surgery.
    I'm only a freaking Chihuahua from goal.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Apple1 in Intermittent Fasting   
    Well, must only be in Australia then, because everywhere where I have been where they use AM/PM it's used as posted in my previous post.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Apple1 in Intermittent Fasting   
    Are you sure about that? I have never heard or seen it used that way
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock
    The 12-hour clock is a time convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods: a.m. (from the Latin, ante meridiem, meaning before midday) and p.m. (post meridiem, meaning past midday). Each period consists of 12 hours numbered: 12 (acting as zero). The 24 hour/day cycle starts at 12 midnight (often indicated as 12 a.m.), runs through 12 noon (often indicated as 12 p.m.), and continues to the midnight at the end of the day. The 12-hour clock was developed over time from the mid-second millennium BC to the 16th century AD.
    The 12-hour time convention is common in several English-speaking nations and former British colonies, as well as a few other countries.
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    Meryline reacted to ChaosUnlimited in No longer ignored   
    I just want to make an observation in a forum where I know others will have experienced something similar. Since losing a lot of weight over the last several months, I have noticed people (mostly men) acknowledge me and speak to me more. I'm not saying that it's people that I see every day or that I know, just random people I pass by in the halls at work, or in parking lots, or at the store, or the gym. They actually look at me, say hello, smile, etc. It's new to me, and I am just amazed that it happens so often. I'm sure it's a mix of my weight loss and my confidence returning that makes me stand out more, but it makes me kind of sad that I was deprived of this friendliness for so long because of my weight!
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    Meryline got a reaction from BuffaloBill in My story - Would like a friend in similar situation   
    I'm honestly surprised that you have cleared to run just a week after surgery. And now you are running and lifting on the same day. Most people are allowed to lift max 5kg for the first 3 weeks, and no running, just walking. The body is healing and should get as much energy as possible for that, not deplete it with exercise.
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    Meryline got a reaction from jess9395 in Intermittent Fasting   
    I use 24h clock, and that's it. I guess they should reteach English teachers around the world then, because they teach AM/PM as I have described over. I have been thought English in 4 different countries, including the UK and USA.
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    Meryline got a reaction from DropWt4Life in 3 Months Out Progress and Height Surprise!   
    Awesome job. You look AMAZING!
    I too has grown after surgery. I was 1.65, now I'm 1.66 or 1.67.
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    Meryline reacted to Amburmist in Anyone under 300lbs getting the surgery?   
    I don't want to rain on ur parade or lessen the wonderful rate of weight loss of 68lbs in 3 months, but that's not generally the norm, especially if u start out having less weight to lose. Generally u may lose big the first couple weeks but after that, it slows down to a few lbs a month...yes, i said a FEW lbs a MONTH. It can be agonizingly slow. Hell, even me having over 100lbs to lose, I'm right at about 2 months post-op and am only down 23lbs. I hate that my weightloss is going so slowly, but i just have to keep with the plan and eventually my body has to let go of the fat. Somone told me once, and it made sense, that yes, everyone's body is different...but, know that the people who are losing lots of weight quickly are excited so u see a lot of those types of posts. And it IS wonderful. But many folks who are losing super slow aren't posting, so u can get a skewed idea of really how slow the weight loss can truly be. Just keep that in mind.
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    Meryline reacted to Rainbow_Warrior in Can't change height   
    I live in Australia where we've been metric for 45 years now. I set my height as 176cm on day one of joining here but the system came up at 175cm.
    I tried to adjust my profile ... several times. No luck.
    I have now written twice to the website manager. Still no reply after 5 weeks and 2 weeks respectively.
    I am a tad annoyed as being a whole centimetre shorter elevates my BMI by a few tenths above its real number. If you look left now you'll see "Height: 175cm" and BMI: 50" when it's truly 176cm and 49.6 ... go figure.
    I sense it annoys you too!
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    Meryline got a reaction from AnnieGreen in Low Carb   
    In the beginning, focus on getting your Protein in. There will be no room for carbs until later. I'm 7.5 months out and I usually stay under 100g carbs, but I also eat 120g+ of protein at this point.
    Right after surgery it was low fat and low sugar. Under 15g of fat and 8g of sugar per 100g. That was for the first 6 weeks, after that, everything was fair game.
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