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  1. Geodude

    Ohhhh... now I have so many questions

    Haha, brilliant. My goal was to be back at work just in time to help with the madness. I don't know what I was thinking.
  2. Geodude

    Ohhhh... now I have so many questions

    My job is mostly a desk job and I took 2 weeks off. I probably could have gone back sooner, but I'm glad I didn't. I think I needed the extra time to heal before coming back to a stressful situation (I work at a University and the semester is about to end, so we're swamped).
  3. Mmmm, I have been mixing Matcha powder into my yogurt and I love it. I can't wait to add more to it once I'm out of phase 2.
  4. Geodude

    What was everyone's first puree ?

    Actually that sounds awesome to me. It's like a Shepard's pie puree. I will be eating this soon. Except I'll have to add buffalo sauce to keep with my current trend. Sent from my Nexus 6P using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Geodude

    What was everyone's first puree ?

    So, let me start with stating the obvious... I'm a bit of an idiot. My first meal was canned tuna mixed with buffalo sauce and a little bit of mayo. I'm damn lucky my stomach seems to like me and I was able to tolerate it. I've eaten buffalo sauce mixed with almost every meal since. I've just been alternating between scrambled eggs with buffalo sauce, tuna with buffalo sauce, and canned chicken with buffalo sauce. So far my stomach loves me. My colon is a different story... That being said, I just finished my lunch. More buffalo sauce.
  6. Yeah, this is totally normal. I dropped 35lbs in the first week and a half I sat at 330 for about a week without the scale moving even though I was only taking in 500-600 calories a day. Now weight is melting off me again and I haven't changed a thing. Just stay focused on your plan. Get in that protein and water and it will resume before you know it. It is hard to ignore the scale when it is giving so many great numbers so rapidly, but I've decided to try to avoid it and I recommend you do the same. I'm going to try to cut back to once a week instead of every day.
  7. Geodude

    Christmas snack recipes ideas add one

    I'm just going to tuck myself in here to see what comes of this post. Those sausage balls sounds tasty.
  8. Geodude


    Woo Shawana, you're a freakin rock star. You've got this. No doubt in my mind.
  9. Geodude

    New me

    Sorry, that's a question better answered by minds more knowledgeable than my own.
  10. You're the best Fluffy. Thanks. I'm going to make up a batch of that to tide me over for a few days.
  11. Geodude


    You may still yet lose it. I've heard a lot of people say their tastes change and my nutritionist says that it often comes after a couple of months when the taste buds change. So try not to worry. Right now focus on protein and water. I've had a couple hard candies since surgery and they seem to sate my sweet tooth. Before surgery I'd need to down a half a batch of brownies to do it in. So, even if you do eat some sweets, maybe the new moderation will do the trick.
  12. In my case, if I drank too quickly (which I did frequently) I would just get a wave of mild pain which told me to think more next time. I know some people will start salivating a lot and some will sick up. I imagine there are people with some horror stories, but I think most people have had a similar experience to mine. Just try to be mindful, and know that you will likely mess up a little bit here and there, but you should be fine.
  13. Geodude


    Which surgery did you do? From what I understand Bypass patients are more likely to have that problem. Even then though, it seems like a crap shoot and the dice land differently for everybody. I think you just got lucky/unlucky depending on how you feel about it.
  14. Umm, this looks super tasty. I'm on Phase 2 now, so I'm basically only eating Eggs, Cottage Cheese, and Tuna. Any recipe on this? Or should I just mix them together with a bit of spice?
  15. Geodude

    New me

    Yup, seems pretty normal. On my 3rd day after surgery I had apparently pooed the bed just a tiny bit. Which I didn't notice at all. So I went to sit in my recliner. You know, just to spread the poo. It wasn't until my first big fart that morning that I realized a 2nd water balloon had just exploded out of me. Super pleasant. I had a leaky bum for about a week. Don't worry, if you're like me you will soon have some stellar constipation and then it should stabilize after a couple weeks. Long story short, it will get better, and it will get better quickly. Although, I'd listen to Fluffy and avoid the juice for a while.
  16. Geodude

    I'm so COLD!

    Yes, I'm freezing. It was a hard shift from always warm to always cold. I imagine it will either get better, or I'll get used to it. I'm only 2 weeks post op right now.
  17. Geodude

    30 days out and FREEZING COLD

    Yes, I can totally relate. Before surgery, which was only two weeks ago, I was always warm. Now I am freezing constantly. At home I have a blanket on me everywhere I go and at work I have a thick jacket on. I'm still cold. Now I know how my wife feels.
  18. I used to eat an entire package of bacon, six eggs, and four pieces of toast in one sitting. I'd be hungry again by lunch. Now this is the remains of two scrambled eggs. I gotta say, I love the restriction.
  19. Geodude

    Pre Op quitting smoking cannabis

    Yeah, I stopped roughly 2-3 weeks before surgery. I used to be a daily user years ago, but now I've got a kid and I'm a weekend user. Today I'm 12 days post op and I smoked weed again for the first time since I ran out of my pain killers a few days ago. I was only using the pain meds once or twice a day. I'm feeling fine, and it is definitely a help with what bit of soreness I was experiencing before. You should be totally fine to continue use post surgery. I don't know that I'd still do daily since I imagine it can still increase odds for an ulcer. Although even a daily smoker of pot isn't taking in nearly the amount of smoke per day a cigarette smoker does.
  20. Geodude

    I feel like I blew it

    Now, I'm not a doctor, but I can't imagine one day will ruin your stomach. If it did stretch a little bit, I'm sure it will retract. It is probably through daily overeating that you really ruin everything.
  21. Wow, well done not eating more than a bite. I'm lucky that I'm on my post op liquid diet. I don't know that I would have shown the restraint you did. Good luck. If you could handle today, you can handle anything.
  22. Geodude

    The Dreaded Holidays

    I feel for you all. I guess luckily, I'll still be on my Phase 1 diet on Thanksgiving. So, I don't really have to worry about eating smart. I'll just be sipping protein shakes. Although, I do expect to suffer from the smells a bit.
  23. Geodude

    Fluids after surgery

    Yeah, it definitely seems to be improving every day. I'm 6 days out and, while I'm still drinking small drinks, it is totally different than days 1-3. Every now and then when I'm not paying attention, I take a normal sized drink and my sleeve lets me know it isn't done healing.
  24. Geodude

    Liver Shrink Diet

    Yeah I was definitely Hangry, luckily my Liver Shrink Diet was only a week. I feel for those of you who have to go through Thanksgiving. I just had my sleeve on the 13th and even though my diet is even more restrictive now, it is so much easier. You'll definitely get through it. As to why your surgeon is being so much more strict than others, mine was the same way. Even post op, he is making sure we do every thing as slowly and carefully as possible. Try to see this as a good thing. It means your surgeon wants you to have the absolutely best chances of success. They aren't willing to compromise if it means lessening your chance of an easy recovery. Although when you're going through it (especially as long as you have to), it is grueling.
  25. Today was my Sleeve surgery and I feel great (probably due to the pain pump). I am so excited to finally have taken such a positive step in my life. I can't wait to be able to sit in a chair without fear of breaking it. My son is about to turn two and now I can help to instill healthy eating habbits. I'm just so excited for the future. To share a success. I lost 20lbs from the liver shrink diet alone. Now just 50 more lbs and I'll be out of the 300's. Thanks for reading - Geo