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  1. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Hi! I am doing really well with the Wegovy - no bad side effects - it stops all of the food chatter in my head and makes me less obsessive. I LOVE it and I hope I can stay on it. It's what I hoped the surgery had done instead. I have lost 30 lbs since beginning of December. It might seem slow, but I am ok with it. There's no rush. I'm getting close to what I was pre pandemic, which was my goal, and then hopefully back on track.
  2. He didn’t give me figures but the gastroenterologist said he was surprised I lost any weight at all. The stretching came from all of the stents they tried to place (about 4 until they went in and SEWED one in place!). I don’t think there is any stretch this time round.
  3. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    It isn’t THAT much but it will be if I keep going like this. Have to put the brakes on now before it’s too late. A distal is where they take one part of a tube and stick it somewhere else... lengthening the limb so that there is more malabsorption. That’s kind of the idea haha. I’m planning on staying on the Saxenda till my surgery - it’s really holding me accountable especially with alcohol. I had a drink on it my first night and felt terribly ill - my guess is my blood sugar went very low. So, I’ve given up alcohol and I have to say it’s really hard! It’s been my go to, to destress. Doing a lot of deep breathing and positive self talk lol.
  4. froufrou

    Food Before and After Photos

    Home made vegetarian PF Chang’s lettuce wraps. Made with Quorn mince, onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha, rice wine.
  5. froufrou

    Food Before and After Photos

    I’ve come back to say the cheese and egg chaffle is so bad in comparison with the one I made last night. I will have to count the calories in with the almond flour.
  6. froufrou

    No one has noticed ...

    Well - it’s nice to hear positive feedback. That’s why some of us care. I love hearing how good I look now and I love not hating my reflection. By the way, it took until I was about 100 lbs down before anyone said anything.
  7. My husband didn't want me to go through with the bypass after having a failed (in hospital with a leak for 3 months) gastric sleeve. He said that he didn't want me to have it, but he would support me. i said 'ok then' and did it anyway.
  8. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I remember back in the day - mid 90s - when I lost a ton of weight and was actually skinny. My brain wasn't caught up though and I felt naked. I see weight as layers of protection for some people. You suddenly feel seen and it can be quite painful if you're not ready. Be kind to yourselves and definitely come here and talk to us about it if you need some support.
  9. froufrou

    Weight more now than before surgery

    Yep - you will holding on to a lot of fluid. I gained 9 lbs after my surgery.
  10. froufrou

    Slightly Discouraged

    Oh - for some reason missed your post about it being on the kidney! That’s great news!
  11. froufrou

    Slightly Discouraged

    Thank goodness they found the cyst and you’re getting it seen to. Definitely a priority.
  12. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    ok I'm back! It's surgiversary day! Like I said before, I'm kind of stuck... so, today I have signed up to Weight Watchers to help me lose the rest of the weight. I feel like it's a good way to celebrate! 🎉
  13. I really love the zero vitamin water - sweetened with stevia.
  14. My fibro definitely got better. I still have flare ups - mainly hormone related though. But on the whole my body is less fibro affected.
  15. froufrou

    Forced to do Bypass

    What are you afraid of with gastric bypass?
  16. That's absolutely not true. The OP asked for advice. She got the advice and now she's going to follow it. We're not all nutritionist on this board and we don't all have the answers, which is why we humble ourselves and get on here and ask. What would be nice is if people could approach some of these questions in a kindly manner and try to help people. If anyone doesn't feel like they can do this... then just don't try. Best to leave it to the rest of us who actually feel empathy.
  17. froufrou

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    You look amazing! Well done!! ☺️
  18. froufrou

    Hunger pains?

    I get this terribly at times and have to take a prilosec. That seems to sort me out.
  19. This is me in the last year... And in the last 3 months... Definitely steps... some going up! 😂
  20. froufrou

    Aversion to smells

    Yep! I had to throw out a lot of candles and wall pluggy smelling things because they smelled awful to me 😝
  21. froufrou

    Food Before and After Photos

    I cannot live without my frother! I use the Almond Breeze unsweetened. Sometimes the mixture is not thick enough, but normally that brand is really really good at frothing.
  22. So you don't think that a life time of bad habits, ways of thinking, periods, menopause, various hormonal ailments, childbirth, various abuses that people suffer, genetics, medications, etc etc etc have any factor? Holy ****, you should write a book on this because you might be on to a winner. You would make a mint. (That was a rhetorical question btw - not going to discuss this anymore. You made your scientific point and it's up to whoever to take that on board or not.)
  23. froufrou

    Stomach leaks

    That's wonderful - I will be wanting to know how it went! Please keep me updated. Yes, his staff are wonderful too and they absolutely love Dr Snyder too. Great team.
  24. froufrou

    Stomach leaks

    You are definitely in the best hands. When he says you can text him... you really can. He gives you his cell phone number and he will reply.
  25. froufrou

    Stomach leaks

    That’s so funny... Dr Snyder is my surgeon and I recommend him in a pm to Cathy. He is the best of the best and saw me through my difficult time. Poor man... I was his first (and hopefully only) leak. After my surgery he actually revised how he did the sleeve. Great man - I actually texted him today to thank him for everything.

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