Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


Pre Op
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by lzucks

  1. lzucks

    Bowl movement

    My nutritionist also recommended Metamucil. I drink it once a day plus take a stool softener and all is good. I like the full feeling I get from the fiber too. Helps me eat less!
  2. lzucks

    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    Thank you both. I will pick up a package at Kroger!
  3. lzucks

    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    @sideeye where did you find that pasta?
  4. Can you call your surgeon/nutritionist even though you’ve moved? Seems like they should be able to give you some advice over the phone. Hopefully you’re taking multi-vitamin, calcium, etc?
  5. You should do fine with yogurt. I was able to have yogurt on the liquid diet and never had any issues.
  6. lzucks


    @SusieQ2019 I think it was about a week so hopefully you’ll get an answer pretty soon
  7. lzucks


    I have Aetna. They required 6 months of medical supervision for weight loss before surgery, but didn’t require that I lost weight during that 6 months. They approved my surgery pretty quickly (about a week, I think). But there are many different Aetna plans so your requirements might be different than mine.
  8. lzucks

    360 Lower Body Lift

    Good luck tomorrow!
  9. My program gave me a card that says I’ve had surgery which only allows me to eat small portions so let me order off the kids menu. I’ve actually never used it (I try to get an app or a small salad with chicken, or a turkey burger no bun, etc). It is a thing! 😀
  10. I would suggest contacting your medical team for advice on this. They should be able to help you the best.
  11. Try unflavored protein in water with Crystal light. I drank that to mix up my protein shakes a little pre-op.
  12. For me, it was a couple weeks
  13. I was expecting a 4-week liquid diet due to fatty liver but my program changed the requirements while I was still pre-op so I only had to do 2 weeks. Honestly it was a huge relief. But now that it’s behind me, I don’t think it would have been too awful because it wasn’t bad after the first few days. Hang in there—you can do it!
  14. My program had me wait until my first post-op visit to start calcium; that was 2 weeks post op.
  15. lzucks

    Swelling legs and feet

    Yes and yes! No more swelling. My shoes are all too big now—used to be ‘wide’ now normal.
  16. lzucks

    NSV's Spring 2019 Edition

    Exercise NSV today! I walked 5k on the treadmill in 1 hour 7 minutes. I’ve never walked more than 40 minutes on the treadmill so this was a big accomplishment for me. I I entered a 5k that’s in a couple weeks so it’s very motivating. 😊
  17. lzucks

    Non Scale Victories

    NSV for me today— The lady who works at our dry cleaners who I’ve seen for years didn’t recognize me until I told her my name. 😳 93 lbs down, 22 to go to hit my goal!
  18. lzucks

    Hospital Bill

    Billed me
  19. lzucks

    Traveling abroad and diet

    Protein bars! I travel a lot for work and always carry Rx Bars and Quest bars with me.
  20. lzucks

    Laying down

    I just noticed this was the bypass forum. I had sleeve actually.
  21. lzucks

    Laying down

    It took me about a week to get comfortable on my side too. Till then I slept on my back, except for the first night home when I slept in a recliner. Getting out of bed was difficult and painful for a few days also.
  22. At one week post op (really for the first couple months) I was told to focus on protein and liquids. Was not given a calorie range but I was at around 600-700 for the first month then 600-800 for months 2 & 3. Hope that helps.
  23. lzucks

    adding in your "addiction foods"

    Have you tried the pasta made from chick peas? There’s one by Barilla which has only chick peas as the ingredients. It’s a good source of protein and carbs. I’m 7 months out and that’s the only pasta I eat, and I’ll have it with some other protein so I just have a small side of pasta (about 1/3 cup). I tried zero carb bread and that did not go well. Felt sick for hours! So no bread for me in the foreseeable future.
  24. Some countries require your passport to be at least 6 months from expiring when you travel. You can find this out on the US passport website. Another thing to consider...
  25. Think positive thoughts about the important changes you’re making and how it will positively impact your life. I wish you all the best!