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sillykitty last won the day on September 16 2020

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  1. sillykitty

    Food Before and After Photos

    Have I mentioned how much I love my restriction? 😂 Carnitas taco
  2. I have looked in to J-plasma quite a bit. You're right, it's rarely used on it's own, it's nearly always done along with lipo. I'm not sure why it's considered minimally invasive. It's as invasive, but not as traumatic as lipo Some surgeons swear by it, while others don't see any benefit, especially long term. Women online who have had it give mixed reviews as well. Some swear it helped, while others say their skin became lax again after an amount of time. Even those who believe it benefited them can't be sure what their results may have been like without J-plasma. Also, some surgeons don't like J-plasma because they say the tightening is actually caused by the creation of scar tissue and that scar tissue can interfere if you want future lipo or tummy tuck etc. I decided against doing any J-plasma myself. The cost was too high for unpredictable results. Surgical skin removal leaves scars and is a harder recovery, but the results are more certain, so that's what I have done and will continue to do.
  3. My surgeon also told me my stomach may not be completely flat either. Said that yes, he can get rid of skin and some underlying fat, but he cant make my organs smaller! Lol And he was right. Yes, my abdomen has very little “overlay” tissue, but my lower abdomen (below the belly button) is definitely a little rounded. Its especially noticeable (to me) when I have a big meal. I can’t remember , did you have muscle repair?. (And I’ve seen your tummy, it’s pretty damn close to flat flat!)
  4. I’m late to this party. Congrats! I love plastic surgery 😂. What reason did your surgeon give that your stomach wouldn’t be flat? I’m surprised to hear that since you have a low BMI
  5. sillykitty

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    Falafel! Veggies fritters (spinach, carrots, zucchini etc)! Wings! (No recipes from me, I usually just google a few versions and wing it) Also fab for when you don't feel like cooking. It's great with convenience foods like frozen breaded fish, TJ's meatless orange chicken, frozen samosas, spanakopita, egg rolls etc..
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    I'm terrible at following recipes Meringue 4 egg white 1 cup white sugar pinch of cream of tartar bit of vanilla In a mixer blend all ingredients until soft-stiff peaks form. Spoon on to parchment and make a bit of a depression in the middle. I get 6 per 4 egg whites. Baked a 300 degree oven for 45-60 minutes. The texture can either be crunchy like a meringue cookie or crunchy shell & marshmallow-y in the middle, your choice. You can make a day or two prior assuming you don't have high humidity Lemon Curd I use a variation of this: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/how-to-make-lemon-curd/ I use more zest, and 1/2 cup of lemon juice Can make this days ahead of time Berry Sauce I buy frozen berries, sometimes raspberries, sometimes mixed beries. I simple cook down on the stove top, andd sugar to taste & strain Can make the day before Berries Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries Whipped Cream I use an ISI whipped cream dispenser. Heavy cream, tablespoon or two of powdered sugar & vanilla. This can stay in the ISI dispenser for days
  7. sillykitty

    Please Eat

    You can, there's just an extra surgical step called a BBL 🤣
  8. sillykitty

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    You've never had lentils??? They taste closest to beans IMO. A delicious introduction would be Dahl Makahi from and Indian restaurant or make a mediterranean lentil soup.
  9. sillykitty

    Please Eat

    I upped my "normal" weight, when I realized I actually like most parts of my body better with a little more weight on me. My curves are curvier, my face is fuller, and I realized this morning my ribs don't show on my upper chest now.
  10. sillykitty

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    That sounds yum! My absolute favorite springtime dessert is Pavlova. I make them individual size, build your own style with meringue, lemon curd, fresh berries, berry sauce & whipped cream. From Easter:
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    Spicy Tuna & Tempura Shrimp
  12. sillykitty

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    Sushi just isn’t the same to go. Had to go out and satisfy the craving 😋
  13. sillykitty

    Please Eat

    @Creekimp13 You don't like it when your choices are judged and criticized, but seem prone to chastise others. There are many (some?) vets or semi-vets here on this board. We have all successfully lost and maintained. But we have taken different paths. Of course we have our biases that our approach is the best one. But the truth is it's just what worked for us individually, we don't know if it would work for someone else. We also can't be sure if it will continue to work even for us next week or next year. Can't we just share our experiences without telling others they're doing it wrong?
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    @Queen of Crop Have you looked into body dysmorphia at all? At 155, you really should feel miserable and worse than you did at 223. I am now 20 lbs overweight and MISERABLE. In fact, it's so interesting that I feel more uncomfortable now, heavier now, more self-conscious now, than I did at 223 lbs.
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    Headed out to a last minute late night happy hour

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