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JRT Mom

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. click on your user name. It should open a drop-down window. Select "My Tickers" and select "edit ticker. hit "continue" to get past the background and marker images. the third page should be where you change your weight. "save" the final page and you should be set!
  2. JRT Mom

    How is everyone holding up?

    Believe me, your very thoughts have crossed my mind also, but at 65 it's kinda scary...
  3. JRT Mom

    How is everyone holding up?

    You remind me of what my mother-in-law said to my father-in-law when he retired--"I married you for better or worse, but not for LUNCH!"
  4. JRT Mom

    How is everyone holding up?

    My story is definitely a "good news/bad news" one. The good news is that I have a job that will not go away EVER. The bad news is that I'm a health care worker. Part of me can't wait to be at work because I'm going crazy here at home, but when I get there I start worrying "Am I gonna catch this thing?" But no complaints--I have a job! I feel bad for all the people out there that are uncertain when they will be able to return to work.
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    Help! Craving Pancakes 4 weeks out!!

    Google "Keto Pancake Mix" and you'll find lots of companies that sell keto friendly pancake mix. I can't vouch for how they taste, but they might help your cravings...
  6. Go to a Mexican restaurant and carry out refried beans. They are already pureed! Or if you can find an open Chinese restaurant (for some odd reason all of them are closed in our area) and get some egg drop soup. Bon appetit and thanks for thinking of our economy!👍👍👍
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    Hair loss

    HERE'S A GOOD ARTICLE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR HAIR It's very common and supposedly temporary...
  8. JRT Mom

    Tastebuds change

    My nutritionist told me that most people don't dump eating fresh fruit because of the fiber it has. She also suggested eating fruit and protein together, like apple and peanut butter or an orange and some string cheese.
  9. HI guys--any other November Gobblers here? How are you doing? Figured we needed a thread! And I guess we're Gobblers no more, right?
  10. HA! When you've had an RNY, you have TWO stomachs. I can never tell where the sound is coming from, either my pouch or the remnant. I guess I'll name mine Romulus and Remus, or maybe Castor and Pollux? Or maybe Mary Kate and Ashley?
  11. JRT Mom

    Low Prealbumin

    Wow, I'd be getting hold of your surgeon asap. That much protein is bound to be hard on your kidneys. Are you getting enough zinc, B12, B1 and folic acid? It might be a vitamin or mineral deficiency that might make it harder for you to absorb the protein you eat.
  12. My "go-to" mushies phase food was vegetarian refried beans with a bit of cheddar melted on the top. I also ate a lot of hummus and baba ganoush. A half cup of food one week out is probably a bit too much at this point. I was allowed one tablespoon at first. I'm four months out and only heat half cup servings.
  13. Your stomach is probably swollen from your surgery causing that stuck feeling. Have you experimented with hot vs cold beverages? After my surgery I found that warm drinks went down easier than cold ones. But hang in there--you should find it a bit easier each day to drink. Good luck, it WILL get better!
  14. JRT Mom

    Is There Enough Time?

    Maybe because of all the delays and backups that Covid 19 has caused maybe you can get an extension on your time limit? Can't hurt to ask...
  15. I have a motorhome so I know that paper well. There is a two-ply version that is marginally better than the single ply. With the single ply you'd be better off with a handful of leaves out of your back yard.
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    Edibles

    I've got some gummy edibles from before my RNY that I'm kinda afraid to try. There's no nutritional info on the package so I don't know how much sugar is in them. And I had gotten used to how much to eat and the timeline of when they would kick in before surgery and that's up in the air now. And I don't even wanna think about dumping while high--talk about a buzzkill!
  17. This post made me laugh out loud. Yes, I am twelve...
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    Am I eating too much?

    Fluff, good point. Three weeks after my surgery I was finally allowed a half of a scrambled egg, cottage cheese, applesauce and watered down mashed potatoes.
  19. I know it's tough to be cancelled when you were so close you could almost taste it, but trust me, you don't want to be anywhere near a hospital right now. You would risk being exposed, and many of the staff are distracted with all that's going on around them. Many people have had to call in since their kid's schools are closed and they have no child care so there is a staff shortage and the ones that are still there are frazzled picking up the slack. They are worried about the same thing everyone else is ("where can I get toilet paper? Am I gonna take this virus home to my family?"etc), and feel more at risk since they are on the front line. It's just gonna get worse as the case loads go up and shortages of medical supplies occur. I work in a small rural hospital and until yesterday have had no cases in our area, and this was already occurring even before this first case... So please hang in there, this will eventually be over and we can get on with our normal(?) lives!
  20. Wow, Maddie, you are an inspiration to us all! You were beautiful BEFORE your weight loss but now you look so full of life!
  21. JRT Mom

    Am I eating too much?

    Are you eating very slowly? There are "sensors" in your stomach that signal your brain that you have eaten enough. Unfortunately, they trigger fairly slowly so if you are eating quickly your brain doesn't get the message until you have eaten more than you need. If you eat your meal in tiny bites with pauses in between each mouthful you can trigger that response before you eat a lot. I only eat around one half cup of food for each meal, and by eating this way feel full, and the fullness lasts several hours.
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    For soda/diet soda drinkers..

    Do you mean diet soda, or the regular version?
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