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  1. MIZ60

    Picky eater

    For this to be successful for anyone, it is necessary to adjust your diet within your individual tastes in accordance with the recommendations from your program. Basically, protein and vegetables are the mainstays of your daily intake with some other things added as you go along. If you mean picky like only eating fast food and junk food then you are going to have problems. My friends sister had GBP (paying cash) and lost a grand total of 12 pounds in a year because the only things she "liked" were chocolate milk. macaroni and cheese and cashews. It is important to be open to change your diet unless you want to stay at a dangerously unhealthy weight.
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    How is everyone holding up?

    I am currently working with a precious, medically fragile 19 month old in a private home. I am actually increasing my hours over there to limit his exposure to other nurses. Just the parents and 4 y.o. brother in the home. Buying essentials online or using curbside to limit my exposure. Talking and texting with friends a lot more than normal. Worried about some of my dear friends (musicians and restaurant owners) who basically have no income during this time. There are not too many cases here in Central Texas at this point which I think gives people a false sense of security. Hoping for the best.
  3. I dont know about other places but where I am the hospital/clinic is closing many entrances so they can screen everyone coming into the hospital for any reason and send them to the ER if they are febrile or sick. This will translate to everyone standing in line for likely hours and possible getting exposed to COVID-19 even though the county I live in only has 3 confirmed cases. It might be a blessing in disguise to have your surgery postponed because the last thing you want is to be sick while trying to recover from surgery. I called and cancelled my colonoscopy scheduled for next Monday because I do not want to go anywhere near the hospital. Can be done in a few months...
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    Caffeine post op

    I did decaf for the first 6 weeks, then resumed my regular Columbian Supreme. Never a problem.
  5. Just got an email from my local Sam's Wholesale Club that TOILET PAPER is back in stock. I was in there on Monday and there was not a roll available to purchase. Get to pick it up tomorrow at 0700!!!
  6. As a nurse practitioner for 30 years, I see this as the same level of panic and crazy as what occurred during the swine flu and SARS outbreaks. I always practice good handwashing wherever I am. Since there is no treatment I am not sure about the value of testing. If you are sick with any virus you need to stay home. period. There are no reported cases in the immediate area where I live but if there are I will just stay home. Super easy to have essentials delivered if necessary. I am not buying or stocking up on anything more than normal.
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    Dry/Scaly Skin?

    I have been putting Bulletproof collagen powder in my coffee every day for about 6 months. I was skeptical about it helping my dry, flaky. crepey old lady skin but it has really helped a great deal. I still use Cetaphil daily but I see a huge difference in the appearance and feel of my skin. Best price I have found is at Sams.
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    How long?

    5 months but it mostly depends on your insurance and what they require.
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    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Just snorted my water😂😂
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    You look so tall and skinny here..those proportions are just right on you. Woo Hoo!!!
  11. Hey there...I just looked at the Massachuesetts General Hospital website and they have 8 gastroenterologists/internists that specialize in non alcoholic liver disease. I would ask your PCP and surgeon for an ASAP referral because something is up and you need answers sooner than later. If you are not getting anywhere with them, contact the patient advocate at the hospital and ask them (nicely😃) for help at getting you seen by a specialist. Stay away from the tylenol for sure until you know what is going on. You need your liver to live so please get on the phone ASAP and start the process. I had my sleeve the day before you did and my liver enzymes were very slightly elevated at the time of surgery which my surgeon said was common with morbid obesity. He said my liver look "perfect" at the time of surgery and when I had the labs checked again at 6 months and i8 months out the enzymes were completely normal. Good luck and please be your own advocate.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    DAY 30: The experience I am most grateful this month happened a little over a week ago. Our goddaughter gave birth to 2 beautiful girls and I am just so happy for them. Can not wait to go meet them in a couple of weeks.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 29: I am grateful that we are able to pay all our bills and not have credit card or other debt. We do occasionally use a 6 month no interest thing on big purchases (most recently 10 tires) because I hate paying interest. Well I have really enjoyed this challenge even though I have failed miserably. Weight this morning was 212.4 and I only went alcohol free on 3 days. I did stay within my 4 ounce limit with only a few deviations though. I am just too weak....
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 28: What about your home are you most grateful for? I am most grateful that we were able to pay off the mortgage this past April so I no longer have a house payment. When we bought it 15 years ago I am so grateful that interest rates were low enough that we could do a 15 year mortgage. Makes thinking about retirement so much easier when I know we have a secure, comfortable home that belongs to us. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
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    That whole outfit looks fantastic!!
  16. Only you can decide if it is worth it to you. I had my sleeve at age 60 and it is by far the best thing I could have done for myself. I had horrible asthma/COPD , horrible lower back and leg pain and borderline high blood pressure. All of these comorbidities have completely resolved and I feel so much better. My tastes in food have changed but I am able to enjoy what I eat and not feel deprived.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 26: The meal I was most thankful for yesterday was my grilled cheese sandwich made with cauliflower sandwich thins, pepper jack cheese and cooked taco meat. Sooooo tasty. Day 27: I am very grateful for the beauty of so many parts of the US, still some places I want to see but it is just hard to describe how gorgeous Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park, Lake Tahoe and so many other places are. The fact that I am able to move about freely all over the county makes me very grateful.
  19. My favorite part: I used her she used me But neither one cared We were getting our share My musician friend sings this one and it is one of my favorites.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 24: I think I wrote this previously but I am most grateful for Facebook for letting me reconnect with long lost friends and famiy members that I would never be in touch with otherwise. And to be able to see pictures of pets, kids, grandkids etc. Day 25: As far as the city we live in I am most grateful that it is not as crowded and busy as Austin or Dallas but still has enough going on to be enjoyable. I will never live in a huge city again.
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    Weight-loss funnies

  22. I would think just using milk, cocoa powder and sweetener of choice would be all that you would need. Easy peasy.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 23: Hard to express gratitude for my phone since I basically hate it but it is necessary in the current times. I do like being able to use the calendar so I do not have to keep up with appointment cards or papers. That is about it. I am grateful that I am not obsessed with talking while driving, shopping, eating etc.
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    Day 22: No real Thanksgiving memory really stands out for me at all. Every year was exactly the same....but this is funny. On holidays, my mom always fixed a pickle tray with several kinds, including black olives. I have loved black olives ever since I can remember. I remember thinking they must be super expensive since we only had them on holidays. When I got older and realized that they were not expensive at all, I pointed this out to my mom and asked her why we did not have them at other times. She said it was because no one liked them except me. Thanks mom!! And, guess where that pickle tray is now...
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    🍂 Nov 2019 Challenge🍂

    No but I will check it out....thanks!!