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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfuwgI95tI

    Hope you all are keeping it safe and staying sane during these difficult times.

    Stress has never been good for food habits and these are odd times so keep working on your mental game and don't beat yourself up too much for any setbacks. 

    I enjoyed this little video and wanted to share.

    1. Judy1107


      I totally agree with you! Mindset is so powerful! There have been times before surgery, and since, that I have started to feel scared or like just throwing in the towel and crying my eyes out! But I keep telling myself that as long as I can stay positive, my recovery will go smoother and I will be so much happier! It's so hard to do right now with all this other going on, but we have to look out for ourselves!!

  2. I hope everyone is keeping safe and doing well.

  3. Got my haircut today and its always amazing how much better i feel afterwards.

    i have always considered it an odd thing that i enjoy a haircut so much.

    The smell of the barbershop (no salons allowed) and the whole scissors and clippers feel and sound is so relaxing.

    I have had the same barber since 1987 and i am not sure how i will handle it if that guy ever dares to die on me. I am pretty sure that the magazines on the bottom of the stack are the same ones from my first visit.

    just started Ron Powers -Mark Twain Biography- enjoying it


  4. I have to say, even more than 2 years out, it is so much easier to be good when your busy and so easy to go wrong when your bored.  Crappy weather and the wife is sick so i feel trapped in this house and i have to really watch myself.  At least the holiday leftovers are gone.

    Going to get out this week even if for only a few hours, maybe go see  Ford vs Ferrari that looks real good.

    Ok, whining over, I hope everyone is doing well and had a good thanksgiving.

  5. had to stop in and read some NSV.  I hope everyone is doing well.

    not much to update.  Weight is stable and labs are good.  always seem to be low on Vit. D but that seems to be the new it thing.

    It's a weddings and Funerals kind of week and not something i enjoy so i needed the pick me up from the NSV page.  Keep posting there it really is little things that make this all worth it and reading about your small victories along the way helps more than you will ever know.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and give those close to you a hug

    1. FluffyChix


      Hi we've missed you!! How are you doing? ((hugs))

    2. GreenTealael


      Doing well! Glad you are too! 💝

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  6. nice to see the data starting to come in on the longer term benefits 


  7. My Surgeon asked me a question the other day and i didn't give it a lot of thought at the time.

    He asked "do you tell"

    we were talking about peoples reaction to seeing me since i lost such a large amount of me.

    I answered that i do tell if they ask but that it seems most everyone is afraid to mention it if they haven't seen me in a while or they decided they already know the answer so they don't need the truth from me (we all know those types)

    I have had exactly one family friend come right out and ask me how i lost so much weight this year and i told her i had Gastric Sleeve.

    I am sure family has passed it around to other family (you have that type family don't you? or is it just me) :) 

    So that left me wondering "do you tell" and i dont mean right at surgery time. more like a year or so down the road do you say how or do you just say cut out the sugar and carbs and WAALAA

    Its a real personal choice to open yourself up to that kind of criticism and we know all about how we took the "Easy" way and yada yada yada.

    hope everyone is having a great week

    1. Orchids&Dragons


      If people ask, I am open about it

    2. FluffyChix


      People know cuz my sissies have big mouths. And when skinny peeps ask out of morbid curiousity and they are "related" somehow to me, I look at em and arch my eyebrow and smile like, WTF? Then I just shrug and say, "I can neither confirm nor deny." (I've practiced this in the mirror many times. LOL!)

      But today, I was talking to a lady in my oncologist's office and she said "Oh don't you love you Surgeon X - bariatric surgeon? I'm in her weigh loss program!" And so I really opened up to her and talked frankly about the program and the surgery and details and how I'm so much happier and healthier, etc. So there has to be a real genuine need and desire for comraderie--otherwise, "Bye Felicia..."


  9. ok, I know it proves me as weird as some of you always thought but this was a fun site to kill time on.



    1. Ava R

      Ava R

      Happy Sunday! I like weird people. Normal people are boring! :) I began following you and wanted to know if there are any other members you would recommend? My surgery is 8/29/19 and I want to learn as much as possible. Have a great day and thanks so much for the website.

    2. Orchids&Dragons


      I love it! Thanks!

  10. 08/20/18 - weight 165.5 / bmi 25.9 / bmr 1602 kcals / fat% 17.4% / fat mass 29 lbs

    08/16/19 - weight 149.5 /  bmi 23.5 / bmr 1500 kcals / fat% 16.7% / fat mass 25 lbs

    desired range fat % 11-22 / fat mass 17-38.5 lbs

    just got back from my 2 year check up and wanted to post.  The kcal drop has me worried and thinking i need to up the weights and trim back the cardio. Never saw myself as a person who cared for bulky muscles but the increased calorie burn from more muscle mass certainly wont hurt. 

    New goal for the next year i guess.

  11. So today was my monthly Costco run and i am trying a new protein drink.

    plant based (Peas) instead of whey based.  I really really hate peas so i was worried but it is not bad.  Not as "smooth" i guess is the term i am searching for. The whey based was very creamy and smooth and the Pea based one not to the same degree.

    I will use the whole 18 pak over the next few weeks and see if i just get used to the new mouth feel.

    1. Goldn02Grl


      Please let us know how it is!


    1. Orchids&Dragons


      The part about low stomach acid is especially interesting to bariatric patients who have less stomach to produce acid, plus a smaller "chamber" for the acid to break down the foods. Good topic!


    1. Travlep


      http://qa-travel.com Are there still travel agents

    2. Orchids&Dragons


      That was excellent. She breaks things down extremely well. Thanks for posting!

    1. FluffyChix


      Well holy crap!!! I'd always suspected that the whey protein drinks were highly insulinogenic (for me), cuz my weight loss always responds better for me when I'm eating real foods than when I'm on protein drinks...and I read this as I'm drinking an atypical afternoon iced protein coffee cuz I've been doing a really "shitty" job getting my protein in since my surgery. :( Ok, starting tomorrow, no more protein drinks--all protein from food and I somehow someway make myself get in my 60-80g/day!!!

      TY for sharing this!!! I'd either missed or ignored it. Those damn incretins! :(

    2. allwet


      those things that raise insulin but not blood sugar are so much harder to track and control.

      no simple finger stick and done.

      i am going to try a pea protein if i can find a small container to try out cause i hate peas and i dont know if i can get past the taste.

  14. if you watch nothing else this week  watch this and see if you feel as sad about our gov't and what it has done to us as i do.


    1. Orchids&Dragons


      That was great, thanks!

    1. Orchids&Dragons


      It will be interesting to watch as this theory develops. Thanks for posting!

  15. slow and steady wins the race.  don't get discouraged and just keep at it. Let your sleeve do its job and try not to stress yourself out.

    hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying what your sleeve has given you.

    just got back from a wedding in OR. and man am i afraid to get on the scale :) 

    1. Orchids&Dragons


      Fascinating! Thank you!

    2. Krestel


      Great reminder about how fast you can lose weight. The mind games we play with ourselves are the worst.

  16. https://www.bmj.com/content/366/bmj.l2408

    bad news for fruit juice drinkers - sugar is just sugar -source doesn't matter

    1. FluffyChix


      Actually source does matter. :( Fructose is much more of a liver bomb than pure glucose. And sucrose (a combo of fructose/glucose) is the devil used by big food companies to enslave the sheeple and plump up as fat as the Christmas goose...

      But yeah, I know where you are going with this and in essence, ALL carbs (even good ones) break down to sugar/fuel of some derivation/formula.