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  1. When you mix a shake up with other protein powder are you getting every single ounce of powder? No. Sometimes it sticks or doesn’t mix properly so I’m not sure this is so serious.
  2. Akeem


    Everyone is so upset about not being able to eat regular food. Well regular and fat food got you where you are. Try something new. I’m 5 weeks post op bypass no pain. Blood sugar meds gone. Struggle mentally sure but no insulin no metformin is worth it! Try to relax and see the good.
  3. Have sugar free Gatorade for electrolytes. Your body doesn’t know what is going on. Drink drink drink. Honestly you won’t feel great for awhile. You just have to deal and rest. Not being mean just honest. None of this is a cake walk. But the health benefits are trade off in the future.
  4. Akeem

    Pre-OP Diet Blues

    Pre op is the easy part. It has to be ok in the brain. Ask yourself do I want quality of life? Being off insulin since surgery almost 6 weeks ago is better than any food tastes. After surgery you look at food as fuel. You are breaking up with fun food. Eat to live not live to eat. Physically you won’t be able to digest the bad food so mentally get your head right. Seek counseling
  5. Akeem


    Yes it’s all a mind fuck. But I’m not on insulin since surgery almost 6 weeks ago and that feels better than food tastes. Period.
  6. I never had pain I had pulling by biggest incision but go in and have them look if it’s so painful I feel like something might be going on. I’m 4 1/2 weeks post op from bypass
  7. Well for me it’s realistic because food is not the center of my universe. My mom has such terrible health problems she doesn’t have much time left here. She is 69. We are 23 years a part and I would rather live than EAT bad food. So boo hoo to those who regret it. It’s saving MY life. Food is no longer the most important thing. I look at it as fuel.
  8. Akeem

    Pounds lost

    22 lbs in 26 days. Bypass.
  9. I didn’t know one could choose. But now I’m 3 1/2 weeks post op there is never a great time to go through it. But I’m pleased that part is behind me.
  10. Akeem

    Today is the day!

    The surgery was my most fear but after is when the hard mental work comes in. Relax now as much as you can. Head hunger is real. It’s saying goodbye to everything you once knew food wise. But it’s worth it to save your life! You will do great!
  11. It’s natural to feel that way. For myself instead of taking a compliment I find myself saying ohh but I have so much more to lose! Instead I should say thank you I have worked hard and will continue to do so! Congrats on your weight loss!
  12. Try the brand Unjury at their website.
  13. Akeem


    I went with bypass. I chose that because I use insulin. I haven’t since surgery. I also had indigestion and it can get worse with sleeve.
  14. Please do not listen to all the huge problems have physically. People love to share those but thousands of people do not have any physical issues from recovering from surgery to keeping things down. I find people with no issues tend to stay quiet. You are doing this for quality of life. You are saving your life. Of course there is tons of doubt you are normal but if you stay on current path you know what you get. Take a chance for a fighting chance!