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  1. Ellf


    Nicely done. I hope that all of us here can find such success.
  2. Ellf

    WLS and Clothes

    So, I'm down to a size 42 waist, down from a size 54 at my heaviest. I was wondering at what point I can start buying pants and shirts at a place like Target or Walmart again. (Yes, I know, they're not super high end, but I'm going to be losing more weight and I need interim clothing, especially with Fall/Winter on their way)
  3. Oh, tic tacs, those delicious little 2 calorie mints can cause some serious issues if you're thinking about having them. Serving size: 1 tic tac, Calories per tic tac: 2. Sugar, according to the box: 0 g. But my title isn't a lie. That 0g of sugar is a sneaky little brat. It's actually 0.5g of sugar. So, the more tic tacs you have, the more sugar you're taking in. Also, the calories do add up, but with how little calories you're taking in per day as a bariatric patient, that matters far less than the sugar. Guess who had a blood sugar crash due to an insulin spike due to too much sugar...
  4. I'm right there with you. I'm in a stall at the moment myself. Have been for a week.
  5. Ellf

    PSA: Tic Tacs are NOT sugar-free

    In less than an hour. Back when I was doing low carb in high school (Got down to 190-ish), tic tacs were my go-to "low-carb" candy. I thought they might be okay here. I was wrong.
  6. Ellf

    PSA: Tic Tacs are NOT sugar-free

    Well, I had these mini-containers and they had about 8 in each... and I had a total of four containers... so, 64 calories, 32 g of sugar.
  7. Ellf

    WLS and Clothes

    Ah, that explains it. I was 360.8 on surgery day myself.
  8. Ellf

    WLS and Clothes

    Shoot, you're lower than me and in less time. What did you weigh on surgery day?
  9. In a bit of a stall right now.   267-269 lbs the past week.   Almost wrote that as "367-369".   

    Still 158 lbs. lighter than my heaviest.

  10. Yeah, I know that it's only September, but this will be my first Thanksgiving post-op. Of the standard stuff, I know eat in small amounts, moderation, and stop when I'm full, but what sorts of alternatives do people suggest making?
  11. Try increasing water consumption.
  12. A big part of why we all got this particular surgery over any of the others is the malabsorptive aspect. What I'd like to know is if anyone knows if there's an easy way to calculate approximately how many calories we actually absorb per... say, 100 calories.
  13. I started the process at 415 lbs. at the start of the six month diet and exercise program. I was 360.8 on the day of surgery, and as of today, I am 267.7 lbs. My highest weight was 427. I don't exercise nearly as much as I should, but I do swim and mow the lawn. I also walk around my work a lot during the day. I've found I'm able to walk around a lot more in general.
  14. So, I had some abdominal pain on Friday along with feeling a bit sick, and my surgical team said that if it didn't go away, they wanted me to come in for a CT scan of the area to check on the Y-connection. Luckily, the pain went away mostly, and it seemed to be gas, but the rest of the symptoms just seem like cold or flu-like ones instead. Has anyone ever heard of the y-connection being messed up due to rapid weight loss within the first six months? I've lost over 85 lbs. since surgery.
  15. Ellf

    March Bypass Buddies

    Me, today. Me, at my highest weight.
  16. Ellf


    Salad and spinach don't sit well with me.
  17. Ellf

    Peanut butter?

    I do okay with peanut butter, but I go for the reduced fat kind.
  18. Well, good news is that the CAT Scan turned up nothing bad. Bad news is that I was prescribed two doses of milk of magnesia or Miralax tonight.
  19. I am having quite a few BMs today.
  20. Well, the pain hasn't gone away completely, so I do have a CT scan tomorrow for this. What sort of treatment is done for each of those options?
  21. I'm going to have a CT scan tomorrow, and it's about five months out now
  22. Ellf


    If you can do the bars, I recommend microwaving the chocolate bar for 30 seconds. It's almost like a brownie then. The soups... well, they're okay. Add in garlic powder to a couple of the soups to add a bit of seasoning.
  23. So, Friday, I spent the day at Cedar Point here in NE Ohio with my wife. We got there at about 10 AM, and we ended up leaving at 10:30 PM. In that time, I managed to ride almost every roller coaster that they had in the park. Only one of them was I completely too big for. Sure, some of the safety bars and harnesses were a little on the tighter side, even for their larger riders areas, but six months ago, I wouldn't have been able to ride anything. I had a blast with my wife, and as of today, my BMI is now enough under 40 that it no longer rounds up to 40.
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    Loose skin

    Oddly, I've lost about 150 lbs so far since last year, and I haven't had any loose skin issues. I still have 100 lbs. to lose, but this seems promising. I'm 32.
  25. Yeah. I'm at about 1000-1100 calories per day now. I can eat about 1 cup of food at a time, give or take a little, and I get 80+ grams of protein a day. I'm losing about 2-3 lbs a week right now, and I'm pretty happy.