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About allwet

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    2. Charlessmott



    3. JerryDew



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


  2. allwet

    Gaining!!!! Feeling lost

    ryguy - are you tracking your food? You cant fix anything you dont measure. track every bit of food for 7 days and then look at those macros. will you see carbs leading the way. The desire to eat after eating is driven by your insulin rising quickly after carbs and sugar and when it drops 2-3 hours later you will feel hunger again. this up down cycle of your insulin is the driver of the weight gain train. after you track your food for a week try this- Zero sugar for 1 week - none of the fake sugars this week no bread no flour for this whole week no starches this week no fruit this week get your carbs from veggies No snacking - eat 3 meals and take at least 20 minutes to eat your meal - if you eat to fast then try eating 1/2 the plate of food then stepping away for 15 minutes then return and eat the other half good luck and dont give up
  3. would you believe that you have cleared the carb/sugar addiction and your body has fat adapted and switched to burning fat for fuel instead of expecting a new dose of sugar/carbs every 3 hrs as before. amazing isn't it
  4. oh it does but nothing suppress's the human mind. Head hunger is just as real to you as anything else in your life and it can drive you nuts if you let it. you really have to work to occupy your mind with things that take a lot of concentration. take up a new hobby, get lost in a book or do crossword puzzles or my favor Sudoku's. just try to distract yourself avoid the idiot box (tv) for awhile. way to much hard sell. good luck
  5. 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. ms.sss


      I'm about 10 months post op, and my standard answer is I eat way less and exercise way more (oh, and I cut the carbs by a lot). The only people I told were Mr., the Kid, BFF and my Mom.

    3. 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..."

  6. allwet

    Post-op two week liquid diet!

    Distract yourself when at all possible. The head games have just started and can take some time to master(if ever) and what you learn about yourself and how you feel about food right now when you dont have any will set the stage going forward. Get out of your head with a book or a puzzle or a good movie. whatever works for you. avoid TV way to many food adverts these can be difficult days but they only last Days and you will slowly return to a new normal with food you enjoy. Take it one day at a time and know you have many great days ahead of you.
  7. allwet

    NSV's Spring 2019 Edition

    I had this one but it was an office building with the windows that are like mirrors to reflect the light cause it gets real hot here in the summer. I rounded the corner and came face to face with a total stranger. It was a little unnerving to realize i didnt know myself. I have since gotten used to my new looks but it is odd the way we hold onto how we think we look and how long it can take to see the changes. keep up the posts, i come to the NSV whenever i need a pick me up cause seeing everyone's joy at the small wins over life is a real upbeat way smooth out a day with too many downs and short of ups

  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. zero added sugar - under 10 grams from any source - no fruit while trying to lose weight under 50 carbs and all of those from veggies eat nothing from a box keep your liquids high get your protein in and do something for 30-60 minutes everyday. essential - proteins yep essential fats - yep essential carbs - NO NO NO such thing i know this will upset some of you. but i believed it then and 2 years later i still believe it. if you want to get the max return for effort you must avoid all sugar and most carbs. Is this an all or nothing thing. No. but this must be your goal at the start of everyday and then do the very best you can and look for ways to improve when you fall short. When you reach Maintenance you will have more room to make more choices (fruit) but not during the honeymoon phase you want to squeeze every pound out of this special time that you can. good luck
  12. put in a call to your doctor and or surgeon and see about a blood work up. a fecal sample my solve the issue if it turns out you picked up a bug. dont assume this can only be from WLS. and never fear the poop questions here. this is one group that has walked that walk and can talk the talk.