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confusedturtle3

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About confusedturtle3

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  • Birthday November 22

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    Female
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    Student
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    Norfolk
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    Virginia

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  1. confusedturtle3

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I would like to join. I'm roughly 18 months PO and was down 86 lbs before a 15 lb regain, these last 2 semesters of school have been rough. My goals for May are to lose 8 lbs of my regain (2 lbs per week), get active again and comfortably fit into a smaller size of scrubs (currently in a large and putting on mediums feels like Im going to be trapped forever lol!). That last one might be stretch but we'll see what happens 😉
  2. I wear an ab binder to help with pain. It holds my stomach tight so that when I sneeze, cough or laugh in public it doesn’t hurt as much. It allows me to sleep on my side and reduces my pain when getting up, sitting down or going for a walk. I love mine, I don’t have any expectations that it will help with sagging skin or anything though. I have no idea about shape wear, wish I could help more. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  3. confusedturtle3

    Fast food

    Yesterday I made a chicken & egg salad for sandwiches with mayo and it was fine. As far as making my own fast food, I do try to make some of my favorites to save money. Just google chick fil a grilled chicken recipe (or whatever Restaraunt and your fave food and you will find recipes for them [emoji177] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  4. I think it depends on the size of your new stomach. My doctor said mine is about 4 oz so all I eat is 4 oz. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  5. confusedturtle3

    Trying to plan ahead (Holiday with in laws)

    I told my husband that as soon as I am cleared for solids I want to try some of these things, that way if I get sick here I can avoid them when we get there. I will ask my doctor about the crackers. I’m thinking they could be a trigger for me though so probably not a great idea. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  6. confusedturtle3

    Trying to plan ahead (Holiday with in laws)

    Awesome! I want all of that now [emoji23] but I will definitely bring that to the parties! Thank you so much [emoji177] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  7. confusedturtle3

    Trying to plan ahead (Holiday with in laws)

    I might try the deviled eggs platter, with a meat & cheese platter are we allowed to eat crackers? I’m assuming we can’t because they expand in our new stomachs, but I never thought to ask. I guess I just wrote them off as being bread like and a no-no lol. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  8. confusedturtle3

    Trying to plan ahead (Holiday with in laws)

    Thank you, that’s what I will do[emoji1360] I will be on solids just before we leave, I don’t think I will have a chance to try those things before going. I really don’t want to have to throw it up, seems easier to just avoid it. Thank you [emoji16] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  9. We will be visiting family for Christmas this year and I will be at the solid foods stage by then. They are all about the food, their cooking means so much to them if you don’t have something then they will get upset. I’ve looked up most of the nutritional info on the foods and have found some I can eat and others to avoid. The ones I am most unsure of is lumpia (egg rolls) because of the wrapper and pancit because it is noodles. I’m concerned the noodles or wrapper might get hung up or swell up, what do you think? I can bypass them, no problem, but asking just to make sure. Please don’t think I am asking because I want to return to the foods that made me fat. I didn’t do all of this just to jump into bad habits. I’m going to be there a week and want to make good decisions while I am there. If I have a plan, I can avoid things that won’t work. I’ve done this same thing with Restaraunt’s and fast food joints incase my family decides to go out. I am not allowed to cook while I am there so it’s their food or protein shakes. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  10. confusedturtle3

    My sleeve hates me

    Thank you, my sleeve (Audrey) and I are getting along great now lol. I named her Audrey after the plant from Little Shop of Horrors because she doesn’t gently grumble when she wants something, she punches my in the chest and demands it. [emoji23] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  11. confusedturtle3

    November sleevers here

    My surgery was 11/21 I had nausea for the first 3 days and could only keep things down when on anti nausea meds. Yesterday was the first day I got close to to my 64 oz and was able to drink a whole protein drink, today I woke up hungry for the first time. Everyday is getting better. My 7 day clear diet ends on the 29th, I would kill for a tiny bowl of cream soup [emoji177] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  12. confusedturtle3

    November sleevers

    I don’t know if that is normal but so far I have not had a BM since the day of my surgery. Now that I am steadily taking in protein again I am going to start adding fiber and try to get things moving. If that doesn’t work I plan to try a laxative. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  13. confusedturtle3

    Turned a corner

    @GRITS77 Mine feels like it is shocked when fluids hit it, it seizes up for a second then it goes in. I get the same feeling when (I think) I’m hungry, so it is confusing. That is great that you are able to get all of your fluids in, I look forward to that. [mention=321206]Mhy12784[/mention] I didn’t want anything either until today. This is the first day that I actually wanted my water, broth & protein. I don’t know why mine will still only allow tiny sips at a time [emoji848] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  14. I was a 41 BMI when I started on my 3 month diet, I needed to stay above a 40 for my insurance to allow it so I ended up losing 13 lbs very quickly then had to maintain that weight within 1.5 lbs either direction (or my surgery would’ve been denied) for 2 months plus 5 weeks waiting for my preop diet to start. I lost 13 lbs preop, 11 lbs during the liquid diet, (gained 8 lbs with surgery) and lost that and a few of its buddies as of today. I enjoyed my liquid diet, I loved the bone broths and can’t wait for my new stomach to let me have them again. Since surgery my diet has been water for the first 4 days and today I can tolerate some of my protein shake and hoping to give bone broth a try. Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 230 SW 231 ASW 239 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼
  15. confusedturtle3

    Turned a corner

    Today, for the first time since surgery, I woke up wanting something. For the last few days I’ve had to force down the water, protein and broth but today I look forward to it. I took a few sips and no pain from my new stomach. I want to gulp it all down but will not, I will just keep sipping for Now. [emoji1374] Thank God I finally can drink fluids again without pain [emoji1374] Have a great day! Amanda [emoji16] HW 248 CW 238 SW 231 Surgery Date: 11/21/2017. Goal weight 150’ish 🤞🏼

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