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KCgirl061

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  1. KCgirl061

    Utter regret

    THIS! This. This. This. Please get help, suicidal thoughts are not within the norm and you definitely need to talk to someone.
  2. I'm more than a year out and have regained that 15 pounds too. I know its common but after so many years spent watching the scale go up and up - I cant help but worry that 15 pounds will turn into 20 then 25 then next thing I know I'm back to my surgery weight! psst... my ticker is also a lie! It says I'm at 130 but I'm really at 143. But its been a while since I've messed with it and cant remember how to change it. Not that I'm trying too hard 😳 So what I decided to do was track my food again. And join a gym. I figure if I'm going to spend the time and money to work out I dont want it to go to waste by over eating or eating unhealthy.
  3. KCgirl061

    Want to be a part of this site

    Have you been having pain since your surgery or is this a recent development? It could be that your stomach is still healing and needs more TLC before it can handle the foods youre throwing at it. Maybe try going back to soft foods or even pureed for a week or so. Also, you could be swallowing too big of pieces. Try slowing down and really chewing your food to that applesauce consistancy.
  4. 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.
  5. Surgery day my BMI was 34. I lost slow and steady at about 10lbs a month following my surgeon’s SUPER STRICT diet plan. Very slow progression to each stage. Got down to 125lb (BMI 21) in about 7-8 months.
  6. KCgirl061

    Pickles

    Unless you are on a sodium restriction I say go for it!
  7. KCgirl061

    Hate Food

    That isn’t going to be easy on your new stomach at all. I’d recommend you invest in an air fryer, it will help curb the fried food cravings. Especially if you find a nice almond flour/keto breading recipe.
  8. KCgirl061

    Vitamins after surgery

    Chewables until you’re healed, then normal are fine. I take BariatricPal One.
  9. 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)
  10. KCgirl061

    Some happy raves:)

    I’m definitely going to have to pick up some of those keto buns! None of the healthy foods I enjoyed in my honeymoon phase post surgery seem to appeal to me now so I’m looking for new stuff. On another note, I’m glad to see you back at the forums Creek! I missed you when you left 3ish years ago.
  11. KCgirl061

    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!
  12. It continues to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Yes I ran into the PCP snafu and here is my take on it: I told him I had given the matter a lot of thought before approaching him with it and was determined to get it done and he could either help me or I’d find another doctor that would. Don’t be afraid to FIRE your doctor if the two of you don’t agree on what treatment plan works best for you. They work FOR YOU. Not the other way around.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!! 😱
  15. KCgirl061

    NSV Workout

    One of my goals for WLS was to be able to go rock climbing with my daughter. Today we finally went and it was awesome!
  16. KCgirl061

    carbonated drinks with sleeve

    I'm nearly 2 years out and even sips of carbonated beverages are uncomfortable for me. I don't TRY to get used to drinking it though. I rid myself of my soda addiction preop and have no interest letting it back in my diet.
  17. KCgirl061

    Something seems fishy...

    At 5'3" they want you at 170?! Okay at 5'4" there is NO WAY I would be happy settling at 170. Seems like they are setting a reasonable goal based on the statistics that the surgery doesn't get you 100% of the excess weight off. But I don't think you're unreasonable for shooting for a goal less than that.
  18. Help guys! I have a swollen lymph node on the back of my neck just below the skull. It’s been inflamed since yesterday and is causing a massive headache as well as sharp pain running down my shoulder and arm. I’ve been alternating heat and cold compresses and just about maxed out the Tylenol you can take in a day. I even took a Lortab leftover from my surgery two years ago. I need to hit this with an anti inflammatory. What’s the best way to take an NSAID to reduce risk of ulcers? Take Pepcid with it? Maybe children’s ibuprofen in liquid form so it’s not sitting in my sleeve? Any advice would be welcome!
  19. KCgirl061

    HELP HELP HELP!!

    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!
  20. KCgirl061

    This picture shocked me

    This is a picture taken about a month before my surgery
  21. I’ve tried twice now to make lentil soup. The first time we didn’t think about de-gassing them and a few bites caused incredible bloating and pain. Last night I brought the lentils to a boil. Rinsed them and added new water and baking soda to soak them overnight. Rinsed them again tonight before cooking and they still caused me to bloat uncomfortably. I don’t get it - when I go eat Indian food lentils don’t bother me but when I try to make them at home I’ve had nothing but trouble.
  22. KCgirl061

    Rant re: chairs in the doctors office

    I just want to stand and applaud you, MarigoldSky! Way to make your voice heard! Good luck on your journey!
  23. So I was thinking how there are a number of us that use MFP to log our food and wondered if it would be a good idea to become friends on there for added accountability, support or ideas of what one another is eating for meals. So I'm opening up this thread to share those MFP account usernames to find each other on that app. If anyone is interested in friending me there, my username is ljthon2014 . Just please send me a message with the friend request with your BariatricPal name so I have an idea of who you are! Disclaimer: I'm not always great about logging my food but trying to get better. Also, I don't have a "perfect" diet. If you follow me you'll see I occasionally indulge in some foods a lot of people feel I shouldn't be.
  24. KCgirl061

    Need a good LIE

    I’d go with hernia. If you still have your gallbladder you never know if you legit need that out. But hernias can reoccur and in different locations.
  25. That I would look really good with clothes on, but not so great with clothes off.

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