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  1. Hi. :) I would love to also have an accountability partner also. Send me a message and we can exchange info :) ❤️❤️
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Thank you!!
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Thank you!! 😍
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Good Morning All! I just wanted to share my good news. Today I woke up in Onderland! I am so grateful for my tool!!
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    Surgery tomorrow 6/24?!?

    ✍️ My surgery is tomorrow too. I just had to wash off all the antiseptic wipes because I forgot no shaving 24 hr rule and shaved in the shower tonight! I was itching all over. I am wide awake and have to be at the hospital for 5:30 am HST. No sleep for me tonight either I guess. Prayers for all of us!
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    ✍️ Heading to my SAC appointment! I can’t believe Surgery is Monday!!😍
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Thank you so much James! I did see something like that somewhere but I didn't think I was eating so many carbs before that it would affect me! 😐
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Hi All, Last night I read the entire thread! I am getting anxious for my surgery on the 24th! I have been doing very well on the full liquid diet I have been on since June 13th. I have always been good with water so I always drink a minimum of 66 oz. a day. I have been very tired though. It seems like my batteries deplete at 8 PM nearly every night. I wake up at 5:30 AM and by 8 I am literally falling asleep on the couch or in bed. Has anyone else experienced this? I still drink jasmine iced green tea (the Dr. said if I gave up coffee he won't take away my tea) I mix it with crystal lite lemonade so it is like an Arnold Palmer! It tastes amazing and has been one of my lifesavers! I also have never liked liquid water flavorings, does anyone know of any other good powder ones?
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    THANK YOU For savoy I have been drinking chicken stock. I bought beef and vegetable too. I also have been eating tomato soup for lunch.
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    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Hi, My name is Aimy and I am 43. Currently, I live in Honolulu, HI with my husband, two cats, and a dog. I am grandmother of 2 Step Grandchildren and 2 Biological grandchildren from my Son, and will have a new Grandson in September from my Daughter. Both my children followed in my footsteps and married at 20 years old! Oy Vey! I have sleep apnea, arthritis, and acid reflux. I will be moving to our next duty station in VA in August. (My husband is a United States Navy Submariner). My surgery is scheduled for June 24th! I am excited and nervous. I am on day two of my full liquid diet and I haven't felt hungry but I am burping a lot. Strange right?! I set a timer on my phone to go over every 10 minutes to remind me to drink. I good at consuming over 64 oz. of water a day, but I want to be in the habit of taking sips every 10 minutes. It is nice to have this forum to interact with others going through the same things! I look forward to getting to know you all more!
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    Weight-loss funnies

  12. I found this article online and thought it would be good to share Have a great day all you Amazing People! The 'Skinny' on drinking with meals and weight loss after surgery I have heard many times from new patients to our program that they have a friend, co-worker or family member who has had weight loss surgery and were never told not to drink with their meals. My question is always, “How are they doing with their weight loss?” Although success with weight loss surgery is not achieved with just one behavior modification or diet choice, drinking with meals is a problematic behavior. Not drinking with meals and not drinking for 30 minutes following a meal is one of the best pieces of advice I could provide to a patient to help them lose weight, regardless as to if they have had bariatric surgery or not. Many of us are familiar with the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest every July 4th in which contestants compete to see how many hot dogs they can eat in a 10-minute period. These contestants not only train for this event, they have a strategy to win it. Although difficult for some of us to watch, you’ll find that that strategy includes soaking the hot dog and bun in liquid to allow for the faster transit of food and better compression of food into the stomach cavity. This is followed by a sip of liquid. Although the issue for postsurgical patients is not about compacting food, or getting food to pass quickly, (we’re talking about a ¾ cup of food not 61 hot dogs), the benefit of not drinking with the meal is two-fold and clearly a great tool for weight loss. Reasons For Not Drinking With Meals - Stay Full Longer. First, by allowing food to sit in the stomach longer, which happens when food is not mixed with liquid, the patient experiences more fullness and the signal is sent to the brain that it’s time to stop eating. Second, when liquid is added to solid food and mixes with stomach acids, the food literally liquefies faster and moves from the stomach down into the intestine at an accelerated rate. With the stomach emptying faster, and the feeling of fullness not being truly experienced, both physical and emotional hunger return more quickly. This begins the cycle of increasing the amount of food the patient is able to eat (physical) as well as the patient’s need to eat more (emotional), sabotaging a patient’s weight loss success. Not drinking with your meals is a good tool for all of us trying to lose weight. One of my patients shared with me that when she was preparing for weight loss surgery, her spouse asked how he could be supportive of her as she moved through the process. Her one and only request to him was that he also not drink with the meals they shared together. Because of their schedules, this generally meant just one meal a day. That said, during the six months of her preparation process, with just this one change at this one meal, he lost 10 pounds. Thankfully, she lost a few more pounds than he did as that might have been a sore subject, but I share this story often to demonstrate the importance of this one behavior change that can truly make a difference when trying to lose weight. Written by Jeffrey Baker, MD, General Surgeon, Ridgeview Bariatric and Weight Loss Center
  13. I am so glad to help! I was doing the research for myself to understand why, and this article made a lot of sense :)
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    Thank you! I will keep you updated This is such an amazing place for support and knowledge!
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    I had my Bariatric History Appointment today and was told I am an excellent candidate for the RNY Surgery. I have to see a nutritionist, and phycologist. I also have to have an EGD and do a sleep study. The Dr. says we can most likely pick the surgery date on April 16th at my next appointment with him. SUPER EXCITED to start my lifestyle change. 😍
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    Recently approve yessss!!!

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    Pre-op day 1/50

    We are all rooting for you