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  1. JRT Mom

    What are you BINGEING????

    You should binge the best TV show in the world that no one watched: Breaking Bad. It has incredible characters that you will love and hate simultaneously. You'll laugh, cry and scream--all at the same time.
  2. JRT Mom

    Quarantine and Drinking

    Oh man, I hate threads like this. Not because of anything y'all are doing or saying, but because of the constant reminder of what we've been dealt with this coronavirus sh*t...it's just rough to see the amount of hard times we are having. I feel bad for the people whose surgery got cancelled and their life put on hold. I feel bad for us that have had the surgery and are struggling for one reason or another. It's like I can feel all y'alls pain. I'm glad we have this forum, and we have GOT to be here for each other. Hang in there, I love you all.
  3. WOWEEEWOWWOW! You've lost almost 70 pounds--incredible! (Love your Top Gun shirt, BTW...)
  4. Mikey-I'm running out of superlatives to describe how well you've done!
  5. Wow, you've done great! Be patient with yourself and don't sweat if if you fall off the wagon, as long as you get right back on. Your body is still going through changes and the stalls are part of that. I know how frustrating they can be! Trust in the process and get some feedback from your bariatric team. I'm sure they think you are doing wonderfully! Are you eating your food S-L-O-W-L-Y? The longer it takes to eat the longer that fullness feeling will last with you. Another thing that will help is like BayougirlMrsS said, definitely don't drink until at least a half hour after your finish your meal. You want that food sitting in your pouch or sleeve as long as possible to promote satiety. You really can't drink too much as long as you don't drink as you eat. Apart from the soup and protein shake, your food choices look nice and dense, which also help with the fullness. A good snack is a hand full of nuts, also dense with added protein. Hang in there-you got this!
  6. I wish I knew how frustrating the stalls were gonna be. Hadn't made me regret a single thing, but they are soooo frustrating! I wish I knew that people aren't going to mention that you look like you are losing weight. I'm down 50 pounds, and have only had TWO people say anything. Again, no regrets, but a little feedback for your hard work helps! My ONLY regret is that I wish I hadn't mucked around so long with my lap band before I decided to revise to RNY!
  7. JRT Mom

    help during Covid 19 stay home

    I've been running around looking for toilet paper...😁
  8. JRT Mom

    Long term recovery

    You can avoid your friends and just say you are doing your part by social distancing!😁 Hopefully by the time this virus settles down your stomach will be back to your new normal.
  9. JRT Mom

    2 Year Surgiversary

    WOWOWOW!!!! That is an INCREDIBLE success story. An inspiration to us all!
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    Gatric Bypass or Sleeve?

    I had a slipped lap band that I had to have removed and a revision done. I also thought I wanted a sleeve but my surgeon strongly recommended a bypass because I already had terrible GERD before my lap band. I took his advice and have been very happy with the decision. It's your choice, but be well informed before you decide. Good luck!
  11. JRT Mom

    My third surgiversary!

    I've been stuck at home so I've been binge-watching The Walking Dead. Dtrain84, has anyone told you that you resemble Lenny James, the actor that plays Morgan? He is FINE, but he doesn't have your guns!
  12. JRT Mom

    My third surgiversary!

    Wow, Dtrain84!! You look great! What've you been feeding those GUNS??😁
  13. JRT Mom

    Psych Evaluation

    My next door neighbor works in the local funeral home so I guess he'd be OK to say this. My eval was NO questionnaire and a twenty minute chat with the doc. He mostly wanted to know if I really understood the ramifications about what I was about to do. It wasn't like he was trying to talk me out of it, but he kept harping on this being a lifetime change. He doesn't take insurance but I only paid $150 (I talked them down from $175 by dropping hints that I might go elsewhere) . I did find another one that would bill insurance but the earliest I could get an appointment was December, and my surgery was Nov 20! So it was worth the $150 to get it done. Sounds like these psychiatrists, just like the bariatric surgeons, are all over the map with their requirements.
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    Is everyone doing well? I hope this nasty bug hasn't hit any of you...
  15. JRT Mom

    Insurance denied

    Hang in there. It's like these insurance companies don't really want to spend the money on you so they often deny the first attempt hoping you'll give up. If you jump through the right hoops you should be OK as long as you are willing to play the game!
  16. My hubby and I used to be the same size and I'd wear his jeans, which ticked him off because he'd go to get a clean pair and I'd be wearing the last clean pair. The thing that made him happiest about my weight loss was that I couldn't steal his jeans any more. It was a non-scale victory--for HIM!
  17. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE post these happy posts for us--we all enjoy that there is still good news out there!! I appreciate that you may feel it's insensitive to post such things, but believe me, we ALL can benefit from someone's success. I relish reading people's "atta boy/girl posts"!
  18. JRT Mom

    Three Month Mark

    That may be, but OWN IT, girl!!
  19. JRT Mom

    Three Month Mark

    WOWZA!!! Great job! People call WLS just a tool, but I call it a miracle!😁
  20. JRT Mom

    Hunger Question

    Technically, ALL hunger is in your head--your body sends signals to the brain..."FEED ME!!!" It's whether or not we give in to the messages from our brain that can make a difference. Misdirection works well-if you are feeling hungry and it's not time for a meal try to distract yourself with something--sometimes even a few minutes of distraction can make the diffence when you have the urge to eat. AJ--where are you???😁
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    Hah! Before the stay at home order I was struggling to justify all the time I was spending being a couch potato. Now I don't need an excuse--it has been mandated by my Governor- I'm just being a good citizen! 🤣
  22. JRT Mom

    170LBS & MAINTAINING !!!

    I can't believe how much weight you've lost in such a short time. Congrats! But that's a man for you...they can cut out one gram of carbs a day and lose 50 pounds in three days....😉
  23. This devastating virus not only has had a major impact to those who have contracted it, but much collateral damage to the rest of us. Lives have drastically changed in a matter of two months as many here awaiting their WLS can attest. Eventually life will resume--we just all need to hang in there and be kind and gentle with ourselves and each other. Good luck to all of us!
  24. JRT Mom

    Lap band adjustment

    Mine was eleven years old and even though I had no fill in mine and was still vomiting almost every time I ate. I could only get things like ice cream, pudding and yogurt through it. I went to a different surgeon (the one who did the band moved away about 5 years ago) and said it had to come out because eventually I wasn't even going to get water through it. During the band removal and revision to a RNY they discovered that the band had slipped, and the slip caused a hiatal hernia. I had this done a bit over 4 months ago and weigh less than the lowest weight I ever got with the band. If your surgeon doesn't want to consider removing it, maybe you should consider finding another surgeon who will work with you before it gets worse.