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  1. 1. Female, 38 (at surgery), 5’4” 2. 31 lbs (half of which was during the 2 weeks before surgery day liver shrinking liquid diet. 3. 202 4. 187 5. 165 6. 144 7. 125
  2. I'm doing good still! I over shot my weight loss goal of 140 pounds all the way to 125 but have regained those 15 pounds in the last 3 years. I dont want to get back down just stay the weight I am. I pretty much let myself eat whatever I want, just try to stick to the rules of no snacking, no drinking while eating and no drinking 30 minutes after eating.
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    Vitamins after surgery

    Chewables until you’re healed, then normal are fine. I take BariatricPal One.
  4. According to the formula others have given (5 ft = 100lbs +5lb per inch after) at 5’4” my ideal weight is 120. I got down to 125 and I was incredibly thin to the point I was urged to stop my weight loss by my husband, friends, and coworkers. Unless waif thin is the look you’re going for, the BMI chart and formula is a little excessive (in my opinion)
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    What to eat

    If you’re going to Disney WORLD, here are a couple places I would choose to find the healthiest dishes: Magic Kingdom - the chicken rice bowls, pork carnitas rice bowls, or southwest salads at Pecos Bills. Epcot - Sunshine Seasons has rotisserie chicken as well as grilled salmon options Hollywood Studios - Mediterranean Salad with Chicken at ABC CommIssary Animal Kingdom - either Harambe Market or Satu’li Canteen for their bowls. I’m not sure what the calorie count is on any of these but they are all options with vegetables and lean meats. Enjoy your trip!
  6. Since I can no longer take Aleve or Ibuprofen for my backaches and pains, I’m looking into using CBD oil tintures to replace them. Does anyone use it for pain and inflammation? I don’t live a legal state, so it would be just the CBD, not THC.
  7. I was posing all goofy for a friend and when she showed me the picture I was shocked! I knew everyone was TELLING me I was so skinny but this picture blows my mind! Its like my face was photoshopped on someone else's body! Look at those skinny legs!! 😱
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    Hang in there! You can make it! The first couple days were the worst for me as well but by day 4 or 6 I felt more at peace. Don’t cheat yourself - you can do this!
  9. My husband tried some of his coworker's and really liked it. Thought I might want to get some. Has anyone tried this brand? Is it good for bariatrics? I think it has to be purchased directly from their website.
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    Blahhh STOPPED!

    Track everything you're eating and keep tabs on your calories and macros. You can hit the gym but remember you can't out exercise a bad diet!
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    Almost 3 months post op

    Well done! Enjoy the process!
  12. These are my favorite too! I buy them from the Bariatric Pal store for about $34 each, I participate in the forums and about every 3 months redeem my points for gift cards to use. And because I order 3 month supplies at a time, I always qualify for the free shipping!
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    I've found that if sipping from a straw slowly and concentrating on what I'm doing I can drink from it without swallowing too much air. But for the most part I've just given them up. Better for the environment anyways, right?
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    Where is everyone from??

    I'm in the Kansas City area (shocking given my username, right?)
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    When was your first stall?

    This was posted by someone way back in 2015, but is one of the best responses Ive seen about stall concerns: It seems that at least 50% of the posts on BariatriPal are bemoaning a stall. Daily, and sometimes hourly, I am reading about how someone ONLY lost x number of pounds and now the scale hasn't moved in ___ [fill in the blank] days/months, etc. Oh no, they write, I am a failure/unique/my surgery didn't work/life is not fair, ... Why am I in a stall? I know I am exaggerating but I think you get the idea. Guess what? STALLS are a NORMAL part of the PROCESS of losing weight. If you want to lose weight, you will stall. Not just once, but over and over. And, guess what? A stall is where your body actually does the hard work of becoming smaller. It takes a lot of work and energy to dismantle a structure that has been holding up, in some cases, hundreds of pounds. For those who think they have to DO something to somehow "break a stall" (in my opinion, you do not break a stall, you just ride them out), here is my response: What can you do to "break" a stall? 1) STAY OFF THE SCALE Relax and stay off the scale if it bothers you so much. Weigh no more than once a week, or even less often. Weighing only at your doctor's appointments early in the process is a good strategy if your mood and self-worth are dictated by the numbers on the scale. 2) PICK UP A TAPE MEASURE In addition to using the numbers on the scale to measure your progress, take your measurements. Inches lost are also a great way to see physical progress when the scale isn't moving. Most people see the biggest physical changes in their body when the scale seems stuck. 3) TRACK YOUR Protein AND Water AND MEET OR EXCEED YOUR PROTEIN AND WATER GOAL EVERY DAY As long as you are getting in all your protein and water and following your NUT and surgeon's instructions, you are doing what you are supposed to do. If you aren't getting in all your protein and water, then increasing your protein and water is something you can do (and should be doing anyway whether or not you are in a stall). 4) EXERCISE If you aren't exercising, then you can exercise (and should be whether or not you are in a stall). You can start slowly by walking or even moving more around the house. Exercising will help you feel better, tone your skin and build fat-burning muscle. 5) MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR NUT If you are unsure or unclear about what you are supposed to be, or should not be eating, then make an appointment with your NUT (which you should be doing whether or not you are in a stall). 6) REASSESS AND REEVALUATE About the only good result I see that comes from complaining about a stall is when you take an honest look at what you are doing and realign with the program recommended by your NUT and surgeon. Have you started eating more outside of your plan? Are you restricting calories? Are you eating enough carbs and protein for your exercise? Are you taking your Vitamins? Are you eating often enough? Are you eating slowly with protein first? Sometimes, all you need to DO is go back to basics. 7) JOURNAL One of the biggest things I have noticed from the various posts is how anxious and out-of-control some people feel when they notice a stall. Journaling can help you gain some perspective and deal with some of the emotional turmoil. -- Write about how you are feeling about the stall and your weight loss, and surgery in general. -- Write about why you had the surgery in the first place. -- Write about what life was like before surgery. -- Write about what you hope and dream about accomplishing in the future. -- Write about your fears. -- Write about your NSVs. -- Make a gratitude list. -- Make a bucket list. -- Write a letter to your old self; write a letter to your new self. Just write. 😎 SEEK HELP Stalls are when too many people seem to revert to old, counterproductive dieting behaviors (restricting calories, over exercising, bingeing, etc.). If this is you, then another thing you can DO is to talk to a counselor or therapist or consider joining a bariatric support group or a twelve-step group like Overeater's Anonymous. The discomfort of being in a stall can also drive people to develop new, unhealthy coping habits or even transfer addictions. This is where you want to marshall all the resources you have available to you and use them. The last, and most important thing you can DO is: 9) EMBRACE THE STALL Stalls are a normal and natural part of the process. Our bodies are complex systems and not simple machines. Stalls go hand-in-hand with weight loss. If you had Weight Loss Surgery, then you probably want to lose a significant amount of weight. So, get ready to embrace the many stalls you will experience as your body is transformed. It will be worth it.
  16. Cook them low and slow. I bake my boneless chicken breasts at 325 deg F for 40 minutes. I struggle with chicken and usually recognize that I'm eating it too fast. I don't have the same problem with beef for some reason, I naturally chew it a lot longer.
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    Exciting times!
  18. I had success at Jason’s Deli with my card! They let me get the kid’s salad bar price $4.69.
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    ❤My Revision Story❤

    Glad to hear your surgery was successful and I hope your recovery goes well!!
  20. Good one! Me too... other donuts don’t tempt me at all but Krispy Kreme sure do!
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    Oh the places you'll go!

    I don’t know if I’ll ever make it there but NO I wouldn’t enjoy pouring a cup of salt in my eyes! I’ll definitely remember that! :)
  22. I have a very loving family, both my own and my inlaws. So I felt comfortable sharing with them, confident they would be supportive. However, your MIL sounds like she would be judgmental about it and it would only be stressful for you. Don't feel like you have to share with someone - family or not - who isn't going to be supportive and rooting for your success.
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    How do you have your coffee?

    Im one of the folks that uses caramel protein shakes like Premier or Slim Fast Advanced in my coffee. Creamy and no additional sugars.
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    The Forbidden Craves

    The part of nearly every episode that frustrates me the most: Husband (to camera): I'm watching her dying right before my eyes and there's nothing I can do about it! Wife: HONEY! Go pick me up some fried chicken, a couple 2 liters of Pepsi, and a gallon of ice cream. Husband: Yes dear.
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    Sleep....and what i miss

    I would think the more weight you lose the better sleep you'll eventually get as sleep apnea symptoms tend to disappear as you return to a normal weight. Have you tried some OTC sleep aids like melatonin or antihistamines?

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