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About MegHealthy

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  1. MegHealthy

    6 months

    I’m the same and I believe it’s the fact we can eat a little bit more... or our bodies have adapted to the low calories? I don’t know, it’s depressing and disheartening but I’m telling myself every day that I can’t give up. So keep going because we have to.
  2. I have had shrimp, scallops, seared tuna, salmon, cod, dark meat chicken (Rotisserie), lean meatloaf, roast, lean sausage, stewed lamb. So I have had a lot of the meats. The only one that sat heavy and did not give me a good feeling was the roast. We chose a lean roast and cut fat off but it was still to much. Everything else has been great. I would also say that a boiled egg has left me feeling a little less than stellar.
  3. MegHealthy

    It loves it-It loves it NOT

    I am like that with the on again off again sleeve. Mornings, like Sosewsue61 said, can be more difficult until I have some liquids. Warm liquids seem to help even better when I have time to make tea. I have experienced eggs making me feel like a whole new person and amazing and eggs (cooked the same way) sitting like a lead weight in my new stomach. I'm beginning my 8th week post op so this may be something that gets better with time.... maybe not. Good luck with it!
  4. MegHealthy

    MAY 2019 Sleevers

    Lovelots, my pre op diet is 2 weeks. Two shakes a day with high protein snacks in between and a lean + green dinner.
  5. MegHealthy

    MAY 2019 Sleevers

    I’m going in May 29th, my pre op at the surgery center done- just pre op diet and waiting!
  6. MegHealthy

    MAY 2019 Sleevers

    Hey! just got my 'tentative' date today - May 29th!!! woot!!! so excited, anxious.. well Anx-ited. Ive done so much for so long that i'm really just ready!
  7. MegHealthy

    Middle GA(2018)

    That’s a great idea to start to taper more! Diet Coke and not drinking while I’m eating are going to be two big ones for me! I’ll keep you posted, I hope you are doing well on your journey!
  8. MegHealthy

    Middle GA(2018)

    I’m super excited and still on my way towards a VSG! My sleep study is complete with no need for follow up. My psych eval has been completed and cleared. I have 4 more visits with my Dietician and I hope to have my surgery scheduled in May or early June. I don’t really know how long the approval process and scheduling usually extends beyond that last visit with my dietician which will be the last week of April but I’m thinking at least two weeks due to the liquid diet. Haven’t lost any but haven’t gained either while I wait. I haaaave tapered out most carbonated beverages and cut down on caffeine. How are you all? I’m nervous one week and excited the next... and then nervous all over again. Seems like 6 months is just enough time to go through the wringer emotionally!
  9. MegHealthy

    And Goal Has Been Hit!

    Beautiful! Congratulations!
  10. This is still so inspirational! Thanks to everyone for sharing!
  11. MegHealthy

    Southern Sleevers

    Hi! From Macon Georgia here, in the process to have the sleeve this summer!
  12. MegHealthy

    Hard time

    I haven't had my surgery yet but I think you're averaging about 3lbs a week right? Sounds amazing to me! At this rate, even if you slow down some you'll be around 200 lbs at a year mark - how awesome will that be!! I think you're kicking butt, but I know there are a lot of experienced peeps on this board who can lend some knowledge to.
  13. Hope you're doing well! How are you about 3 months out? I was reading over the packet the dietician gave me yesterday and i'm definitely going to need to work on some of the habits to make this process easier now. Cutting out carbonated drinks and caffeine will be biggies. I am nervous about the risks but I probably was at higher risk when I had a C-section back in the day so I keep telling myself that. How is your energy? I figure it will be a challenge the first six or so weeks but after that, are you able to stay hydrated easy enough? Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I wonder how those traditions around food will change or how I will change around those. Have a good one!
  14. Had my first appointment and starting to check things off my requirements list! Hopefully this will put me in line to have the sleeve in May or June! Hope all is well your way to!
  15. Afternoon All! For anyone who is curious I had my appointment with the surgeon and the insurance specialist today. The insurance requires that I attend 6 months consecutive visits with a dietician. I was told that if a month is missed, I will have to start over. Insurance requires that I have that consultation with a psych. The doctor's office requires more - that I attend a surgery seminar, join a WLS support group (in person or online), have an upper GI, and a sleep study. I'm excited to start the journey! My first visit doesn't count as the dietician visit, but that will be later this month. Now, the insurance question I had as it relates to my BMI. I ended up having a co-morbidity that will put me in the range to have a 35 or 40 BMI. Because of this, as long as I stay above 35 I will be ok per my Surgeon. If I fall below 35 before the 6 months, I will not be approved, even if my first BMI measurement was at 41.5. I don't even know if I can lose that much weight before April/May but I do want to try to get my habits surgery ready.