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JRT Mom last won the day on April 8

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    Let's go Hokies!!
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  1. I love the Whisps crisps. Very low carb and that satisfying crunch. They are small but you could put your hummus on them. Love your idea about "Bariatric Nachos"!
  2. I have this same problem! When I lay on my side my knees clack together like castanets...
  3. JRT Mom

    Can anyone eat carbs?

    You don't have to deprive yourself of sandwiches. There are a lot of low carb high fiber tortillas, pitas and flatbreads that make great sandwiches! Just stay away from fluffy white bread.
  4. JRT Mom

    1 year anniversary

    200 pounds! That's amazing--good job!
  5. Haha! I was going to be nicer and say "Men manifest their insecurities differently than women" but Tek hit the nail on the head. Don't feel bad, Tek, us women THINK we know how men work, but not really...Hey baseball is back, also! Woot!
  6. All of this here is good advice. Your health should be your primary focus, but you don't want to destroy a relationship if you can avoid it. Your husband sounds just like mine...he was worried that once I lost the weight I would not still want to be married to him. And unfortunately the data after WLS shows many marriages do dissolve. But that's all up to you...if you want it to work, it will! But again, your health is the most important consideration. The marriage will certainly be over if you die due to your weight issues!
  7. JRT Mom


    This. The fear of dumping is an incredible motivator to avoid eating high sugar foods.
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    This is hard, isn't it? But don't give up hope. It WILL get easier. Also my nutritionist said 64 ounces is ideal, but she's happy with the 48 that I currently get. Also Arabesque is right--as long as your pee is pale yellow you are getting adequate hydration. Hang in there and be patient with yourself.
  9. JRT Mom

    Prerequisites Completed!

    It's amazing how you work and work to get approval and how looooong it seems to take. But then you get that phone call with your date--BAM!! it's here! Einstein was right about time....
  10. I was diabetic taking Metformin every day....glucose and a1c totally normal now and no more metformin! I had sleep apnea....gone Cholesterol and Triglycerides elevated....normal now I still have some blood pressure issues but I've been able to cut my dosage in half.
  11. Hi Hope to Resolve Your story sounds a lot like mine. Long story short--12 year old lap band slipped, caused hiatal hernia, constant sliming with no fill in it, etc. Had it taken out and revised to bypass in one surgery. My only regret was I wasted 12 years futzing around with the band. Your concerns about vitamins are valid, but easily addressed with multivitamins and calcium supplements. Hair loss is likely to occur with both the sleeve and bypass but is not as terrible as say chemotherapy--usually only YOU notice it, and it will grow back. Dumping is totally avoidable by not eating sugary or fatty foods, and I consider it a plus since it makes it easier to avoid potential trigger foods for fear of dumping! One definite plus is my a1c and glucose are now totally normal, and that's without ANY metformin at all! I was on 1000 mg a day and now take none. I think the bypass has better statistics for resolving diabetes than the sleeve. Whatever you decide, good luck, and keep us posted!
  12. JRT Mom

    I may have a small problem...

    I heard about using the protein shakes as coffee creamer on these boards and now it is all I use...you learn the most useful stuff here! But I'd be afraid to store stuff in my oven--I'd forget it was there and turn on the "Preheat"...I HAVE stored things in the microwave since I don't preheat it...
  13. Do you have a e-reader like Kindle? There are TONS of free or low cost books that will help with your meal planning and the different stages of eating. As far as pain, I think you will be surprised at what a small amount you have. The hospital should stay on top of your pain relief the first day or two so the worst pain you will have will most likely be the gas pains from the surgery. My doc doesn't even send anyone home with pain meds because it's usually minimal! If you feel like you aren't getting guidance from your bariatric team you might have to get sorta pushy about it. Make a list of questions that you have and when you go in for a visit be sure to bring your list and get them all answered. Be proactive about your care and you'll get a far better outcome!
  14. Since you are only a few weeks out be patient and a lot of your troubles should subside. I struggled with fluids at first but it WILL get easier--your stomach is probably still swollen from your procedure. Is your flushing from a fever or is it more like hot flashes? If it's a fever you need to let your surgeon know but if it's like menopause hot flashes that's normal...surgery will upset your hormones something awful at first. Hang in there, give it a couple of weeks more and things should be easier. If not PLEASE contact your doctor. Good luck!
  15. JRT Mom

    Before and After Pics

    Dang, Viking, you look GREAT!