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  1. MrsGamgee

    Supplements and such

    Just a heads up about biotin... make sure you let your doc know you're taking it. It can mess with your bloodwork and you should stop taking it 2 weeks before any blood tests. I was advised against taking it. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Iron can be finicky, especially for women (making an assumption here). Being a little low isn't uncommon. I would confirm with your surgeon about the supplements pre op but I wouldn't be too concerned. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Seeing as today was the start of my pre-op diet, I decided to make some other changes. They may seem minor to some, but it was hard to do... Today I broke up with almost every food based Facebook and Instagram account I have followed over the years. Restaurants, recipe sites, foodie celebrities, corporate food accounts, and food festivals all got the axe. The only ones I kept were ones that were things that I could realistically see myself continuing to use after surgery (like my favourite hot sauce) and ones that aren't solely food based. Next will be to remove myself from any recipe newsletter mailing lists. And any plus size clothing stores' mailing lists too. Have you had any unanticipated break ups?
  4. MrsGamgee


    This is my plan for today too... a stop at Timmie's with a little pay it forward.
  5. MrsGamgee

    One Week Check UP

    Totally normal, especially when you consider that you were pumped full of fluids in hospital. Your body is in shock from the surgery. Be kind to yourself! Give your body time to heal. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. The scale still isn't liking me but AF is in full force, so I'm trying to cut myself some slack. The cravings for protein are still hard core, which is frustrating. I've re-upped my activity levels, which I think is contributing to my increased hunger, but I'm trying to stay busy and not think about food too much. The first two weeks of this liquid diet went so smoothly, I should have expected to hit a wall, now I just have to push past it. I can do this... I will be an outlier. 

    1. The 56 Bypass

      The 56 Bypass

      Are you pre or post op?

  7. MrsGamgee

    Anyone else eat melba toast?

    I've seen melba toast on some maintenance food lists, not during active weight loss. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. MrsGamgee

    This is why....

    [emoji4] I'm scheduled for May 16th. The meds are on board now for as long as the docs say I need them... thankfully they've already removed one of my 3 diabetes meds and have cut both my blood pressure meds in half. My goal with surgery from the beginning has been to put the diabetes into remission. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. MrsGamgee

    Why is everything so sweet?

    I've been doctoring my Glucerna shakes for the last couple of weeks. My favourite is adding cinnamon and chipotle powder to my chocolate shakes. Seems to cut that fake sweet taste a little. I'm still pre op and am already looking forward to when I don't need to have so much sweet in my diet. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. MrsGamgee

    This is why....

    My why boils down to 3 things. My husband. My daughter. My son. When my almost-7yo was a year old I was diagnosed with type two diabetes. I had dealt with gestational diabetes twice, and facing the rest of my life with those frustrations and challenges, I committed to losing weight once and for all. And I did lose weight. For a year I did well. I was down almost 80lbs from my highest. Then life got messy and I turned to food again for comfort. I again became a lump on the couch, and to help our meager budget, I went off my meds... for a year. Bad idea. The weight I lost was found. I started getting the tingly toes and fingers that go along with diabetic neuropathy. I was having hypertensive headaches daily. I regularly started having anxiety attacks about my health. I was terrified of dying while my children were still small, of leaving my husband with two kids to care for on his own (my hubs is a great father... but he cannot cook a healthy meal or do a braid to save his life). I was terrified and frozen in place at the same time. What finally sent me back to my doctor was a yeast infection that I couldn't deal with without a prescription. Around that same time two of my SIL were preparing for WLS. I asked a few questions and did my research. And after another 3 or 4 months of working on my courage, I finally asked my doctor to refer me to our bariatric clinic. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. MrsGamgee


    Day 17 - I normally only listen to my playlists when I'm driving or when I'm writing, neither of which are on the schedule today. I will see about putting on my happy playlist while I'm prepping dinner (steak fajitas... no tortilla for me... and black bean salad). B-side - I'm not putting myself at the bottom of my list any more.
  12. I have someone in my family who takes pleasure in sharing articles about WLS horror stories. The thing is, I'm certain that she feels threatened by me taking control of my life and my weight. I've always been the biggest and I don't think she likes that I'm making changes.
  13. MrsGamgee


    This is me too... the TV is on pretty much all day long as background noise. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. MrsGamgee


    Favourite binge worthy TV show? Are you sure you want to ask this? LOL... I'm a big nerd and a tv junkie so my list is probably obscene. My husband and I are big fans of GoT, so that's probably number one on my list. Other than that, I love me some PBS dramas and Call the Midwife just started again recently... yay! Can't watch a single episode without crying. And Star Trek: Discovery and the Orville are brilliant. Oh, and we just turned the wee-lings onto Doctor Who...
  15. MrsGamgee


    Thanks! It was more than a foot all told... I shaved my head a few years ago in support of a friend who was battling cancer, and I had been growing it out since. It was more than time for a major change.
  16. MrsGamgee


    A follow up to my 'treat yourself' day. Before and after the haircut... think I lost a pound? Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. MrsGamgee

    Pre OP bypass

    Lol... they are excited to help. They want me to go on the rides at the fair with them next summer. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. MrsGamgee

    Pre OP bypass

    I'm planning to use my kids' A&W glass mugs. They hold 2.5oz. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. MrsGamgee

    Questions for all of you that are post-op!!!

    I can't speak to the pills or life post-op yet, but my testing was fairly straightforward. I had an endoscopy, a sleep test to rule out apnea, a couple of ECGs, and regular blood work. My program also had me do a refresher course on managing diabetes. Best of luck!
  20. MrsGamgee

    New here

    My reasons... numbers 1, 2, & 3. After dealing with blood pressure issues and Type 2 diabetes for too long, I decided that if I wanted to grow old with my husband and be around (with all my limbs intact) for my wee-lings' graduations, weddings, lives I needed to do something bigger and better than what I had been doing.
  21. MrsGamgee

    Under 25 and choosing this?!

    I wish I would have had the opportunity/wisdom to pursue surgery at a much younger age. It could have saved me so much heartache and $$ (all those years of failed diet programs, diabetes/hbp meds!). Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Had a nice weekend with the family, but didn't get much accomplished. And on top of that I managed to gain a pound and a half over the weekend. Boo. I know that it is most likely water weight as AF is imminent, but it's still frustrating. Also wondering if the Gatorade Zero I had yesterday might be a contributing factor. 

    Today is a new day, and I've already walked 3km. Going to shoot for 3 more mini walks today. Need to up my activity. I've set a target of being at 237lb (or lower) on surgery day. That's the lowest I've been in the last 20 years.  

    And I'm going to take something for this wretched constipation. 

    1. Emilia Danciu

      Emilia Danciu

      You are doing great.

      at my pre-op appt last week we have been encouraged to get on the scale weekly, not more often unless recommend so for other conditions. So don’t worry too much about the weekend. You are definitely on the right track. Gatorade has sodium.

    2. MrsGamgee


      Thanks! I'm a scale addict. It's something I've been working on, unsuccessfully I'm afraid. ;) I managed to do 3 mini walking workouts yesterday... I wanted 4, but it's still more than I did the day before. And I have another bottle of the Gatorade Zero in the fridge, but I think maybe I'll avoid drinking the whole bottle at one shot.

    3. Emilia Danciu

      Emilia Danciu

      On a different note, interested you are referring to lb not kg being that you live in AB. I’m Canadian Citizen myself. My husband was born and raised in Alberta and all his family is there. We moved to North Carolina in 2010 with his job.

  23. MrsGamgee


    Harder for sure... I find it easier to focus on my routine when my kids are at school and hubs is at work. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. MrsGamgee


    That is definitely another reason I decided to go shorter. And I'm sick of finding my hair all over the house. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. MrsGamgee


    Day 15 - treat yourself. Tomorrow I'm going for a major haircut. Currently my hair is down past the middle of my back, but I want it to be easier to deal with after surgery, so I'm thinking of getting a bob. Sent from my SM-G960W using BariatricPal mobile app