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Nnoi

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    Nnoi reacted to summerset in No F#$ckin BMI Way   
    Sorry, the obsession with this number is sometimes almost unbearable.
    Same with calories, carbs, protein... Who gives a flying f**k if you're eating 800 or 808 cals a day? Or if your "carb intake" is 4 g above your limit? We're talking 16 freaking calories here! Six-teen. Not six-hundred.
    The obsession is real and it's not a healthy one. Obsessions are not healthy. That's why they're called obsessions.
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    Nnoi reacted to Frustr8 in No F#$ckin BMI Way   
    And my BMI teeters between 28/29 - big change from 55+, isn't IT?
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    Nnoi reacted to FluffyChix in I messed up, what was I thinking   
    Look. I don't get why we all think we must test the envelope.
    But seriously...cheese will stop you up on the top and the bottom and is much too heavy for now. Avoid it till you're poopin like a champ and your tummy has healed a little more. The rules are there for a REASON!
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    Nnoi reacted to Frustr8 in I hate my neck   
    It was bad enough I was as Big as a Dragon, but now I have a neck like a flippin' turtle, not desirous of being an reptile unless I can be pretty like a Coral Snake or as fearsome as an Gila Monster, they're poisonous, Nobody messes with THEM!
    I've only made it down to a 18-20 but starting with 28-30W that is COOL at this point. And I may still whittle down to my 175 Goal!
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    Nnoi reacted to TakingABreak in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    me either. I cannot do straight Water, makes me nauseous every time!
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    Nnoi reacted to wjgo in Confessional - Lets post our cheats/confessions/etc so others can see that we are all human   
    Peatnut butter is my new cocaine

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    Nnoi reacted to Frustr8 in Feeling cold, does it get better with time or a forever thing?   
    But it is what it is and you are sti'll triumphing,in the War! you Still are one,on my inspirations, n3ver will change There.
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    Nnoi reacted to GradyCat in Dehydration this helps me   
    I've never heard of that. I use Crystal Light in my Water and that seems to do the trick for me.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from FluffyChix in Holy pistachios Batman!!!   
    I appreciate nuts and I believe we were allowed to start introducing them around 5-6 weeks post op they were one of the last foods
    I will say however that I can not eat Pistachios anymore. I used to love them, but they are the one and only food I have dumped on
    It is confusing to a lot of people why I would dump on pistachios of all things but they triggered something in me that was very very VERY bad, so anyone seeing them remember just because a food is delicious, and fits in your doctors limits, and it went down fine before. Try to remember to take it slow the first time to see how your new body handles it because it made me very very sick (to the point that the sounds I was making were compared to a wildcat trapped in my throat as I dry heaved)
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Carrot64 in Ya , it’s me   
    I have some similar issues, Some people who are still bigger that I used to be "One Of Them" now get uncomfortable talking about things dealing with weight or food around me. Not so much that they are cold just that my weight loss has perhaps made them more self conscious about themselves. I also have found the thinner/average sized co-workers fall into three groups
    1. The super supportive ones who suddenly want to discuss Protein Shakes and workout routines with yout
    2. The insecure ones who start telling you to STOP LOSING WEIGHT, or YOU LOOK SICK, or YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD
    3. The secret saboteurs those ones that come in with a bag of peanut m&ms and offer you some
    I try to remind myself that the only thing I can do is not let their reactions change my attitude which is honestly easier said than done. But I am trying everyday to stay the same personality wise, and I am still and will always be a fat girl in my head so I try to not let my appearance or the surgery and my lifestyle changes change the way that I interact with people and it has honestly gotten better. My larger friends know I am not judging them or their food choices and also that they can talk about food or eat in front of me it doesn't bother me at all. My thinner/average size friends know that I am not going to eat what they offer me but thanks anyway, and I will totally talk about Protein shakes but I still hate working out, and the insecure ones have to work on themselves not the other way around so I don't waste my time of them if they are rude or negative toward me because they are the ones who changed not me.

    Hang in there it can be alarming on the outside to see the changes we are going through after surgery but if you keep being you they will either come around or they were not worth your time to begin with.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Carrot64 in Ya , it’s me   
    I have some similar issues, Some people who are still bigger that I used to be "One Of Them" now get uncomfortable talking about things dealing with weight or food around me. Not so much that they are cold just that my weight loss has perhaps made them more self conscious about themselves. I also have found the thinner/average sized co-workers fall into three groups
    1. The super supportive ones who suddenly want to discuss Protein Shakes and workout routines with yout
    2. The insecure ones who start telling you to STOP LOSING WEIGHT, or YOU LOOK SICK, or YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD
    3. The secret saboteurs those ones that come in with a bag of peanut m&ms and offer you some
    I try to remind myself that the only thing I can do is not let their reactions change my attitude which is honestly easier said than done. But I am trying everyday to stay the same personality wise, and I am still and will always be a fat girl in my head so I try to not let my appearance or the surgery and my lifestyle changes change the way that I interact with people and it has honestly gotten better. My larger friends know I am not judging them or their food choices and also that they can talk about food or eat in front of me it doesn't bother me at all. My thinner/average size friends know that I am not going to eat what they offer me but thanks anyway, and I will totally talk about Protein shakes but I still hate working out, and the insecure ones have to work on themselves not the other way around so I don't waste my time of them if they are rude or negative toward me because they are the ones who changed not me.

    Hang in there it can be alarming on the outside to see the changes we are going through after surgery but if you keep being you they will either come around or they were not worth your time to begin with.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from laura071693 in Thyroid Uptake with Radioactive Tracers   
    I am just going to reply to this topic with an update in case anyone searching comes across this post.

    I did discuss it with my Bariatric Surgeon and they did not see a problem with it (which honestly still surprises me) but when I saw my Oncologist he just assumed we were putting it off a year and I was FINE with that. So I am seeing my Oncologist again next month and will be scheduling my uptake for most likely late August or Early September (more than a year post op) because I will have to do the Low Iodine Diet for a few weeks before my uptake. The Low Iodine diet is a whole different can of worms. So anyone who is seeing them in the future that is going through what I am, please feel free to reach out to me here and I can discuss my experiences with Radiation Uptakes and Low Iodine Diets after RNY with you.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Carrot64 in Ya , it’s me   
    I have some similar issues, Some people who are still bigger that I used to be "One Of Them" now get uncomfortable talking about things dealing with weight or food around me. Not so much that they are cold just that my weight loss has perhaps made them more self conscious about themselves. I also have found the thinner/average sized co-workers fall into three groups
    1. The super supportive ones who suddenly want to discuss Protein Shakes and workout routines with yout
    2. The insecure ones who start telling you to STOP LOSING WEIGHT, or YOU LOOK SICK, or YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD
    3. The secret saboteurs those ones that come in with a bag of peanut m&ms and offer you some
    I try to remind myself that the only thing I can do is not let their reactions change my attitude which is honestly easier said than done. But I am trying everyday to stay the same personality wise, and I am still and will always be a fat girl in my head so I try to not let my appearance or the surgery and my lifestyle changes change the way that I interact with people and it has honestly gotten better. My larger friends know I am not judging them or their food choices and also that they can talk about food or eat in front of me it doesn't bother me at all. My thinner/average size friends know that I am not going to eat what they offer me but thanks anyway, and I will totally talk about Protein shakes but I still hate working out, and the insecure ones have to work on themselves not the other way around so I don't waste my time of them if they are rude or negative toward me because they are the ones who changed not me.

    Hang in there it can be alarming on the outside to see the changes we are going through after surgery but if you keep being you they will either come around or they were not worth your time to begin with.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Carrot64 in Ya , it’s me   
    I have some similar issues, Some people who are still bigger that I used to be "One Of Them" now get uncomfortable talking about things dealing with weight or food around me. Not so much that they are cold just that my weight loss has perhaps made them more self conscious about themselves. I also have found the thinner/average sized co-workers fall into three groups
    1. The super supportive ones who suddenly want to discuss Protein Shakes and workout routines with yout
    2. The insecure ones who start telling you to STOP LOSING WEIGHT, or YOU LOOK SICK, or YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD
    3. The secret saboteurs those ones that come in with a bag of peanut m&ms and offer you some
    I try to remind myself that the only thing I can do is not let their reactions change my attitude which is honestly easier said than done. But I am trying everyday to stay the same personality wise, and I am still and will always be a fat girl in my head so I try to not let my appearance or the surgery and my lifestyle changes change the way that I interact with people and it has honestly gotten better. My larger friends know I am not judging them or their food choices and also that they can talk about food or eat in front of me it doesn't bother me at all. My thinner/average size friends know that I am not going to eat what they offer me but thanks anyway, and I will totally talk about Protein shakes but I still hate working out, and the insecure ones have to work on themselves not the other way around so I don't waste my time of them if they are rude or negative toward me because they are the ones who changed not me.

    Hang in there it can be alarming on the outside to see the changes we are going through after surgery but if you keep being you they will either come around or they were not worth your time to begin with.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Carrot64 in Ya , it’s me   
    I have some similar issues, Some people who are still bigger that I used to be "One Of Them" now get uncomfortable talking about things dealing with weight or food around me. Not so much that they are cold just that my weight loss has perhaps made them more self conscious about themselves. I also have found the thinner/average sized co-workers fall into three groups
    1. The super supportive ones who suddenly want to discuss Protein Shakes and workout routines with yout
    2. The insecure ones who start telling you to STOP LOSING WEIGHT, or YOU LOOK SICK, or YOU LOOK LIKE A BOBBLE HEAD
    3. The secret saboteurs those ones that come in with a bag of peanut m&ms and offer you some
    I try to remind myself that the only thing I can do is not let their reactions change my attitude which is honestly easier said than done. But I am trying everyday to stay the same personality wise, and I am still and will always be a fat girl in my head so I try to not let my appearance or the surgery and my lifestyle changes change the way that I interact with people and it has honestly gotten better. My larger friends know I am not judging them or their food choices and also that they can talk about food or eat in front of me it doesn't bother me at all. My thinner/average size friends know that I am not going to eat what they offer me but thanks anyway, and I will totally talk about Protein shakes but I still hate working out, and the insecure ones have to work on themselves not the other way around so I don't waste my time of them if they are rude or negative toward me because they are the ones who changed not me.

    Hang in there it can be alarming on the outside to see the changes we are going through after surgery but if you keep being you they will either come around or they were not worth your time to begin with.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Frustr8 in Thyroid Uptake with Radioactive Tracers   
    Hello My Friends 💜
    I had Gastric Bypass in July. So far I am doing pretty well, feeling great, I have my three month check-up with my surgeon the end of the month!
    But today I wanted to talk more about something else

    I am a thyroid cancer survivor, I was diagnosed, had my thyroid removed and did radiation in 2012. Every year my oncologist alternates between doing a chest x-ray or a Thyroid uptake scan to check that the cancer is not back. I am due for a Thyroid uptake scan soon. I WILL be talking with my surgeon at my appointment about it. But was curious if any of you wonderful people were also Thyroid Cancer survivors or have done a thyroid uptake scan post-op.

    My main concern is that while the dose of radiation you take for an uptake scan is not as high as when you are doing actual radiation I will still be swallowing a radioactive pill, which they request/suggest you take with a full glass of Water all at once. I know I can not drink that much water all at once, but I am also concerned that if I am discouraged to consume caffeine for six months post-op (which is what my program suggests I know not all of them do) that consuming actual radioactive materials is probably not advisable either.

    Anyone here who does Radioactive Thyroid Uptake Scans? Any suggestions on how long you waited post-op?
    Again I will talk with my doctor's both my Bariatric Surgeon and my Oncologist about my concerns and imagine that I will just be pushing the Uptake scan out at least a year post-op but I am just checking to see what other peoples experiences were...
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    Nnoi got a reaction from AEdoesRnY in How often do you weigh yourself?   
    I weight once a week which I guess is not normal ... but I will also weight again sometimes if I have success in the bathroom and want to see if that made an impact. I also take a selfie on weigh in days so that I might eventually look back on the weekly selfies and see myself changing (?) I don't know I don't notice a difference in the selfies but I do on the scale...
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    Nnoi got a reaction from AEdoesRnY in How often do you weigh yourself?   
    I weight once a week which I guess is not normal ... but I will also weight again sometimes if I have success in the bathroom and want to see if that made an impact. I also take a selfie on weigh in days so that I might eventually look back on the weekly selfies and see myself changing (?) I don't know I don't notice a difference in the selfies but I do on the scale...
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Frustr8 in Hospital Packing   
    Phone and charger, eye mask, and headphones were a lifesaver.
    I also took my own toothbrush and toothpaste and
    I have super thick hair so I took Shampoo and conditioner and went home sparkling clean.

    Most hospitals will give you baby shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, and chapstick but anything you need/like special take.

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    Nnoi got a reaction from Frustr8 in day 10 and if I don't have an espresso soon, there will be hell to pay.   
    I was told the caffeine is too acidic and can cause post pone healing. I am sure someone is going to come behind me and act like I'm an idiot. But honestly it's up to you if you do I wouldn't do it often and would maybe drink some milk or something with it. But it's up to you listen to your pouch if you drink it and it doesn't sit well try again later.
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Wanda247 in New here and very nervous...   
    Hello!
    I am another Ohioan, had my surgery last month at Riverside (this way you will know two people Frustr8 - OSU and Me @ Riverside in case you are going through either place and have questions) It is perfectly normal to be nervous. General Anes can be scary, I work in surgery at a different hospital and it is often something people worry about before going under the first time. Often if you left them know before the surgery that you nervous they can give you something to calm you down, or make you sleepy so you don't even remember going into the OR. I know my mom had RNY before me and she did not even remember being wheeled into the back let alone see any OR's for me they shot something in my IV in the hallway right outside of my OR wheeled in me told me to introduce myself and confirm my surgery which I did and then I woke up in recovery. The risks of complication are very low, but it is scary and they will make you sign some papers before surgery with a list of all the scary complications to prove you are aware of them. Try to get through it the risk of a leak and tube feedings is very very low.

    As for thinking of your babies. Of course you are, that is part of being a Mom and feeling guilty for doing this. You have to remember all the wonderful memories you are going to be able to make post-op when you are lighter and healthier and feeling better. You have so many games of tag to play, and laughs to share, and memories to be made. You are making a choice to do what is best for you right now so that you are here and healthy enough to invest in their futures! So it may feel selfish right now and but you are doing something so selfless and ensure you are in their lives so much longer.

    Hang in there!
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    Nnoi got a reaction from Frustr8 in July Gastric Bypass?   
    I was told that the site where the doc works aka the big incision will have internal stitches that can cause some pain when they start to dissolve. Some people describe it as a dull ache others a spasm. Sounds like that might be what you're doing
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    Nnoi reacted to mercmerc in July Gastric Bypass?   
    Hahahaaha ❤️❤️❤️
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    Nnoi reacted to Frustr8 in July Gastric Bypass?   
    You and @Nnoi are my Local Militia, won't be anything we 3 cannot handle, we make it the Power Rangers look like wimps!💆&🙋&🙅
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    Nnoi reacted to CyclicalLoser in Drinking too fast?   
    Thank you Matt, I really appreciate the feedback. At 4 weeks out, I still feel very much like a freshman wandering the halls just trying to find class
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