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  1. bluebutterfly

    40 something sleevers?

    I’m 42 was sleeved the end of May this year, so I’m right at 12 weeks out and down 60 pounds as of this morning. Parts have been difficult but no regrets. Think I did the surgery at the right time in order for me to be successful... If I would have done it sooner I’m not sure I would have been as committed
  2. bluebutterfly

    Intermittent Fasting

    I have been doing intermittent fasting by only eating between the hours of noon and 7pm for the past three weeks and love it. I drink water, caffeine free tea and coffee anytime as those do not break the fast. Personally I’ve found myself more hydrated and higher energy levels. I get all my protein in during my eating period and then give my body 16 hours of fasting time. I have had lots of issues with inflammation and breathing problems in the past and feel this has been helpful with that for me.. I’m not a doctor or scientist but so far am liking the results I’m seeing.. also have consistently continuing to loose weight no stalls since starting.
  3. bluebutterfly

    Today was a big milestone

    Congratulations! Nice to see the hard work pay off.
  4. bluebutterfly

    Pizza Lovers

    For me I don’t eat any breads, pastas.. besides the carbs they played a large roll in getting me to the place I was. I know some people are able to eat them in moderation after surgery and I think that’s wonderful. I’m just not one of those people I have to avoid certain foods. That’s why I don’t, can’t speak for others.
  5. bluebutterfly

    Pizza Lovers

    I found a recipe for this on a low carb site and it was delicious I’ll try to post it below. You may it enjoy fresh over a frozen one. It was not hard to make or very time consuming. The only change I made was I didn’t use barbecue sauce I found Raus Homemade Pizza sauce at the store that’s also low carb and used that. The Best Low Carb Chicken Pizza Crust ★★★★★ 4.9 from 8 reviews * Author: Hey Keto Mama * Yield: 4-6 servings ingredients * 1 pound ground chicken thigh (more flavor/fat than ground chicken breast) * 1/2-3/4 cup grated (powdered) Parmesan cheese * 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Mozzarella * 1/4 cup frozen spinach (optional) * Salt, pepper to taste * 1 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional) instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 2. In large bowl mix ground chicken thigh, cheese and seasoning 3. Thaw spinach and remove excess water with paper towel or cheesecloth, add to mixture 4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and press chicken mixture into even thin layer 5. Bake for 20 minutes 6. Remove from oven and top with desired toppings ( I used red onion, cilantro, chicken, bacon and sugar free bbq sauce!) 7. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and brown notes If using ground chicken breast, reduce cooking temperature to 375 and reduce cooking time to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Add additional time after toppings until cheese is melted and golden, being careful not to overcook. Once pizza cools a bit, it can be picked up like regular crust If mixture seems too wet, add more grated parmesan. I used freshly ground chicken thigh so there was less moisture. If you’re using a roll of chicken, it could be more wet and need extra cheese Personalize it with your favorite toppings and seasonings in the crust as well Separate into 4-6 and freeze chicken crust (no toppings) individually for quick meal nutrition * Serving Size: 1/4 Pizza * Calories: 193 * Fat: 8 * Carbohydrates: 0 * Protein: 27 Find it online: https://www.heyketomama.com/best-low-carb-chicken-pizza-crust/
  6. bluebutterfly

    Hair Loss

    Don’t be afraid. You might end pleasantly surprised, I cried when I cut my hair but a cute short cut actually hides how thin my hair has gotten. It did a great job of making my fine thin hair look thicker, which I wasn’t expecting.
  7. bluebutterfly

    Had surgery today

    Wishing a smooth and speedy recovery, congrats
  8. My doctor uses the Da Vinci robot and I was given the choice of him using it or not. I trusted him to decide what was best for me as he is the expert and been doing sleeves and bypass for 15+ years. He recommended to go with the robot and I did. No problems due to the robot just lots of nausea for several weeks but the robot had nothing to do with it. Personally I’d go with whatever your doctor thinks is best.. and if you don’t trust his/her advice I’d find a new one ;) I’m sure whatever you decide it will go well :)
  9. bluebutterfly

    Hair Loss

    You are not alone. I’m almost 2 months out and my hair has been coming out like crazy, the back and center of my head being the thinnest. I couldn’t stand how shabby and horrible it looked. I’ve never had super short hair but at the suggestion of my beautician I cut it all off... 12 inches, she gave me a super short pixie cut. I cried while she cut but I have to admit it looks so much better than my ratty hair looked before. It’s been a few days now and I’m actually liking it and trying to have fun with it. I’m glad I did it. When I was at my highest weight I hid behind my hair, so it’s been a kind of freeing experience if that makes sense.
  10. bluebutterfly

    Eating slowly

    Eating slower and not drinking too fast has taken a bit to get used to. Gulped down some water and it was really painful.. try to only sip now.. my stomach is quick to let me know if I’m eating too fast as well. I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it soon :)
  11. bluebutterfly

    Happy 4th!!.. I'm So F**king Over Broth!!!

    Congratulations both! It’s not easy to do the right thing. Celebrate each day you make good choices for yourself :)
  12. bluebutterfly

    Appetite back with a vengance!

    People are trying to be helpful to you. But you seem determined to come up with reasons/excuses as to why you can’t. Seems more like you are trying to self sabotage. I wish you all the best.
  13. bluebutterfly

    Feeling sick

    I switched to Tespo bariatric vitamins. It’s a very fine powder you mix with water or juice and it’s been the only vitamins I can keep down. Maybe a vitamin you can mix like this one or a liquid would be easier for you to keep down? Hope it gets better for you both.
  14. bluebutterfly

    100 down from lifetime high 11 years ago!

    Congrats... awesome accomplishment!
  15. bluebutterfly

    Appetite back with a vengance!

    I’m sorry you don’t have access to resources and are having a difficult time. Carbs and sweets also make you feel more hungry part of the reason they’re like the devil to me ;) maybe going back to basics and doing protein drinks.. I really hope you find what will work for you. Best wishes!