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About aussieslady

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  • Birthday 06/03/1971

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    Florida Girl that is ready to move out of the big girl stage of life
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  1. aussieslady

    I hate protein shakes

    I find all of the shakes overly sweet as well and recently I realized that I can make an Australian iced coffee. Decaf instant coffee usually 1 tsp or to taste with just enough water to dissolve, then add Fairlife ff milk and ice. 26 grams of protein for two cups of milk!
  2. aussieslady

    April Bypass Updates?!

    I had my bypass on April 11. HW was 288, down 55 in total to 233. I have hit several small stalls in the past few weeks but figure it is just my body adjusting. Most days my calories are around 750 with an occasional 1000. Clothes shopping in the spare bedroom of long lost sizes has been fun but will soon require real store shopping.
  3. aussieslady


    Shave your sugar free popsicle to make like shaved ice.
  4. I plan to travel to Australia in February of next year. Do any Aussie’s have recommendations for ready made protein shakes to have on the go? And where is best to purchase? Will be in South Australia and Victoria. Thank you in advance.
  5. I would love to hear everyone little tricks and tips. I drink the ready to drink premier protein shakes but I add 1 cup fair life fat free milk. Helps thin out the shakes so not so thick (for those that don’t like them) I don’t mind the shakes but enjoy the extra fluid and the protein boost (43 grams).
  6. aussieslady

    Post op pain

    I had two c-sections (27 / 25 years ago). Those were hard to recover from. RNY on 4/11 and little to no pain and incisions are higher so much easier to navigate
  7. aussieslady

    Sleep post surgery.

    I am the opposite. I have trouble staying awake. Slept in the recliner for first few nights and last night ended up in bed. But fall asleep at the drop of a hat.
  8. aussieslady


    My doc gave me an exercise band to do stretching when you are sitting and get up and move even if small amounts
  9. aussieslady

    Bypassed and on the mend

    Home safe and sound. Feeling so much better in my own space.
  10. So far so good. Hope to be released later today. Been doing the walks and they do help with the gas. Feels good to be up but is a pain because of iv and stuff still hooked to me.
  11. aussieslady

    April 19th (or about) surgery buddies??

    Wishing you all the best! Tomorrow is my big day. Arrive at the hospital at 5:30 and surgery around 10:30. Can't believe this day is finally here.
  12. aussieslady

    When is your wls?

    Florida and Bypass on April 11th!
  13. aussieslady

    I need help

    I am on day two of my preop and I am holding up okay. Some tricks I learned here from other posters is change your settings. Refocus. I am not sitting in the same room doing the same things. And remember your goal. Chin up and we can do this!
  14. aussieslady

    Any April surgery buddies

    April 11th bypass
  15. Just had my PREOP Nutrition Class and will have to do 10 days preop diet shakes for two meals, 2 - 8oz milk or yogurt (ff/low-fat), 4oz lean meat, 1 cup non starchy vegi and a Protein snack (can be a bar, lean meat, eggs) and in any order I choose. Along with 72oz of Water or unsweetened drinks. I start on Easter Sunday.