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Midnightsun

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Midnightsun reacted to ms.sss in 1 Year Surgervisary   
    FAB. FAB. FAB.
    You look amazing ❤️
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from SM16 in How to tell family??   
    I only told my husband. Not one other person. I am so glad I didn’t tell anyone. I am losing at a rate that no one has questioned I had surgery. I told everyone before I was using fitness pal app. To track my calories and exercise. Started that long before surgery. Anyways, when a friend had the sleeve she lost a lot of weight and did well. I mentioned it to a couple friends about getting the sleeve surgery and it was “oh, you don’t need that..” etc. so I didn’t go for the surgery then it cost me a lot of time. So I didn’t want talked out of it so I didn’t tell anyone. Then after I had it I didn’t want that to be my only conversation with people etc. I am so happy I didn’t tell anyone. If you decide to tell people I would wait until after surgery or right before so no one can change your mind. This was a great experience for me. Hope you have great success and a speedy recovery!
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from GreenTealael in Crazy personal question   
    I would not worry about it. You may be fine or If by chance they would sag and you had skin irritations...maybe your insurance would cover a breast lift. Just go with the flow and do what you need to do. Sounds like it was a mean comment made out of jealousy or to put you down to make her feel better about herself. Some people like to give those little digs.. I have a friend like that it gets old.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from Lynda486 in Dr. Doesn’t require protein?b   
    Maybe your friend is misunderstanding the directions. Any site you look at Protein is a requirement. I would ask your friend to call the nutritionist \ surgeons office to verify instructions.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from Lynda486 in Dr. Doesn’t require protein?b   
    Maybe your friend is misunderstanding the directions. Any site you look at Protein is a requirement. I would ask your friend to call the nutritionist \ surgeons office to verify instructions.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from GreenTealael in Crazy personal question   
    I would not worry about it. You may be fine or If by chance they would sag and you had skin irritations...maybe your insurance would cover a breast lift. Just go with the flow and do what you need to do. Sounds like it was a mean comment made out of jealousy or to put you down to make her feel better about herself. Some people like to give those little digs.. I have a friend like that it gets old.
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    Midnightsun reacted to Dances with Carbs in Crazy personal question   
    Whatever will be will be. I'm ready mother nature!
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from GreenTealael in Crazy personal question   
    I would not worry about it. You may be fine or If by chance they would sag and you had skin irritations...maybe your insurance would cover a breast lift. Just go with the flow and do what you need to do. Sounds like it was a mean comment made out of jealousy or to put you down to make her feel better about herself. Some people like to give those little digs.. I have a friend like that it gets old.
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    Midnightsun reacted to Hop_Scotch in Sleeve failure??   
    I was watching a video by a weight loss surgeon from Perth, Western Australia. I found a point he made quite interesting. After doing a review of the number of revisions he had done on his patients, he thought that he was using a too large a bougie size for them, now he goes smaller and the revisions have reduced substantially.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from KarenLR75 in Protein and Weight Loss (unrelated)   
    Hi, I would absolutely LOVE to see Alaska! All the wildlife. Yes I am a July sibling lol. July 8th, 2019. I am doing well. Went from start 203, surgery 198 to 166 today. I could... should be better.. I am 53, an do enjoy a little wine etc. I feel so much better. I have fine but a whole lot of hair. At 3.5 month I did have some come out more than I wanted. It appears it may have slowed down now at 4.5 months, I think me and my husband are the only ones to notice. I am going to cut my hair medium length in the next couple days as it isn’t as full. I started bariatric Vitamins months prior to surgery, I take the bariatric vitamins, Biotin, hair skin nails with vitamins, sublingual d3, sublingual b complex, collagen, msm, protein either shake or powder daily. It is frustrating. I guess it is normal to lose up toll 6 months. Hoping it doesn’t last that long. My nails are ruined from my psoriatic arthritis so I couldn’t tell you if that is affected.
    the issue with my liver was 10 years ago when I was just diagnosed with my autoimmune disorders. That is why I try to double check everything from my doctors.

    I made certain I hit my goals. It is confusing because some say you cam only absorb a certain amount at a time. I added Peanut Butter powder, collagen powder to my shakes etc. So all of that may have been a waste.

    hope you Hair loss stops ASAP as it sucks. No other way to say it. Hope you are hitting all your goals!
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from KarenLR75 in Protein and Weight Loss (unrelated)   
    Well FluffyChix, you really don’t need to be so ignorant and rude in your response. Are you a nutritionist? As I stated that is what I was told from my nutritionist. I also advised for them to talk with their nutritionist.
    So I just got off the phone with my nutritionist and I was told to at this point to have at least 30 grams of liquid protein a day until I hit goal weight. Or replace a meal and have the 2 shakes. Earlier it was the 60 grams liquid protein. (I just hit 4 months).

    I asked him what the difference was between the liquid protein and eating food. He stated it’s the liquid protein that drives weight loss. That the liquid protein hits the metabolism harder and is absorbed better. He went on to describe about the difference how food vs the liquid and how and what is actually absorbed. I really could not write that fast. Anyways, Yes, I am still to have liquid protein and there is scientific reasoning behind it.

    I am not a doctor, not a nutritionist, I am doing what My Nutritionist AND Surgeon told me to do. I passed on this information so they can ask THEIR nutritionist about it.. not to take my advice. I think your know it all response and you wahoo you are right attitude is certainly not going to help anyone. It is wrong of you to make fun of someone’s response. You certainly think you know everything don’t you?
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    Midnightsun reacted to lvidacovich in Crazy Question   
    Same here, it was just yesterday for me. I'm amazed at how long some of the nuts and docs keep people on puree and liquids and such. I think there's good research showing moving to real foods faster helps you tolerate them better.
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    Midnightsun reacted to Danny Paul in Crazy Question   
    Just be careful that the sugar substitute doesn't affect your stomach. Some substitutes like erythritol can cause gas and loose stools. Especially if eating too many products with it.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from FluffyChix in Crazy Question   
    Hi, at 4 weeks I was cleared for a regular diet. I would do sugar free. Good luck to you! That is awesome weight loss so far!
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from FluffyChix in Crazy Question   
    Hi, at 4 weeks I was cleared for a regular diet. I would do sugar free. Good luck to you! That is awesome weight loss so far!
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    Midnightsun reacted to RussT in 3 Year Sleeve Anniversary   
    WOW! I can't believe it's been 3 years since my Gastric Sleeve surgery! It feels like I had it yesterday.
    I started out at 470 and I've pretty much maintained at 215 pounds for the bulk of this year. If anyone is on the fence about having this surgery, let me tell you, it's life changing.
    I am so happy I did it. Not only is my health great, I've gotten very fit and am more active now than I have been in years.



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    Midnightsun got a reaction from KarenLR75 in Protein and Weight Loss (unrelated)   
    Well FluffyChix, you really don’t need to be so ignorant and rude in your response. Are you a nutritionist? As I stated that is what I was told from my nutritionist. I also advised for them to talk with their nutritionist.
    So I just got off the phone with my nutritionist and I was told to at this point to have at least 30 grams of liquid protein a day until I hit goal weight. Or replace a meal and have the 2 shakes. Earlier it was the 60 grams liquid protein. (I just hit 4 months).

    I asked him what the difference was between the liquid protein and eating food. He stated it’s the liquid protein that drives weight loss. That the liquid protein hits the metabolism harder and is absorbed better. He went on to describe about the difference how food vs the liquid and how and what is actually absorbed. I really could not write that fast. Anyways, Yes, I am still to have liquid protein and there is scientific reasoning behind it.

    I am not a doctor, not a nutritionist, I am doing what My Nutritionist AND Surgeon told me to do. I passed on this information so they can ask THEIR nutritionist about it.. not to take my advice. I think your know it all response and you wahoo you are right attitude is certainly not going to help anyone. It is wrong of you to make fun of someone’s response. You certainly think you know everything don’t you?
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from SM16 in How to tell family??   
    I only told my husband. Not one other person. I am so glad I didn’t tell anyone. I am losing at a rate that no one has questioned I had surgery. I told everyone before I was using fitness pal app. To track my calories and exercise. Started that long before surgery. Anyways, when a friend had the sleeve she lost a lot of weight and did well. I mentioned it to a couple friends about getting the sleeve surgery and it was “oh, you don’t need that..” etc. so I didn’t go for the surgery then it cost me a lot of time. So I didn’t want talked out of it so I didn’t tell anyone. Then after I had it I didn’t want that to be my only conversation with people etc. I am so happy I didn’t tell anyone. If you decide to tell people I would wait until after surgery or right before so no one can change your mind. This was a great experience for me. Hope you have great success and a speedy recovery!
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from greatgretchen in Weight Loss 8 weeks after VSG   
    I was worried when I went to my appointment as well. They told me I was right on track. I am 53, have psoriatic arthritis so the weight loss is a huge help. Anyways, as the surgeon reminded me to not take advice from these sites as everyone is different and you weight loss is determined by so many factors especially starting weight. At my current weight 168 he said I should lose about 4 lbs a month. Although, I have indulged in a glass or two of wine which would have helped my progress more lol. Anyways, you are doing wonderful and my surgeon says you have a year for it to really come off. Then it slows down. Good luck to you and keep doing what you are doing.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from BayougirlMrsS in Sleeve failure??   
    I guess the surgeon may have not made the sleeve the correct size. I would save after having the sleeve 4 months ago it would be what you eat and drink. With the sleeve you can physically eat anything so if you make bad choices and eat often you can gain. It only restricts how much you eat in one sitting so you could still eat many times a day or be eating all slider foods like ice creams and puddings anything that will keep going through and gain. I would say it’s all about choices.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from FluffyChix in I HATE I GOT THIS STUPID SURGERY!   
    I am so sorry you are having a hard time. I am 4 months out and so happy for this surgery. My start was 203, surgery day 193, today 166. I did this for health reasons so it isn’t so much of being fat. One thing I did and still do is mix my Protein Shake in a nutribullet with ice. After you are cleared for other foods you can mix in berries, PB2 powder etc. I also made my crystal light or Gatorade zero I would put Protein Powder, collagen powder in it and make a frozen drink. It really helps. I always drank fast and gulped. This slowed me down and made it easier.

    My surgeon office really prepared us for what was about to happen. I guess I was fortunate It didn’t bother me with seeing food or even cooking for my husband. This will pass and will be much easier. Once you can even have yogurt it makes a difference. I really forget I had this surgery, I enjoy life much more. I go out to dinner, just eat a lot less and take over half my dinner home. The hard part is the first month after that it is just normal but you eat less at a time.

    if you are struggling a lot physically or mentally I would reach out to your surgeons office for help. You want to nip this in the butt now so you can be successful. It also helps to look at all the pics these nice people post of their transformation. It is very motivational and can help pull you through the rough times. Good luck to you.
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    Midnightsun got a reaction from FluffyChix in I HATE I GOT THIS STUPID SURGERY!   
    I am so sorry you are having a hard time. I am 4 months out and so happy for this surgery. My start was 203, surgery day 193, today 166. I did this for health reasons so it isn’t so much of being fat. One thing I did and still do is mix my Protein Shake in a nutribullet with ice. After you are cleared for other foods you can mix in berries, PB2 powder etc. I also made my crystal light or Gatorade zero I would put Protein Powder, collagen powder in it and make a frozen drink. It really helps. I always drank fast and gulped. This slowed me down and made it easier.

    My surgeon office really prepared us for what was about to happen. I guess I was fortunate It didn’t bother me with seeing food or even cooking for my husband. This will pass and will be much easier. Once you can even have yogurt it makes a difference. I really forget I had this surgery, I enjoy life much more. I go out to dinner, just eat a lot less and take over half my dinner home. The hard part is the first month after that it is just normal but you eat less at a time.

    if you are struggling a lot physically or mentally I would reach out to your surgeons office for help. You want to nip this in the butt now so you can be successful. It also helps to look at all the pics these nice people post of their transformation. It is very motivational and can help pull you through the rough times. Good luck to you.
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    Midnightsun reacted to Jazzy1125 in 1 Year Surgervisary   
    Today is one year from the sleeve. Best decision I ever made... For those of you out there just starting.. do not get discouraged. It may come off slowly, but if you keep on plan and keep on task it will come off.. Keep the faith!

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    Midnightsun got a reaction from Sleeved_Hart2019 in Weight loss   
    If you have a blender or nutribullet something like that, try a Protein Shake blended with ice. I switch it up and add my collagen, and a little extra Protein Powder in with my Protein shake. I also mix in fruit or frozen fruit in as well. I also do that with my crystal light drinks too it makes it easier for me. It seems so much easier on my system. I think I still drink too fast even though it is much slower so it really helps.
  25. Congrats!
    Midnightsun reacted to ms.sss in Weight loss   
    Sleeved Oct 2018
    11.8 lbs during the 2-wk pre-op diet
    21.0 lbs during 1 month following surgery.
    (you can see my month-to-month loss in my signature...and weight milestones in my profile...)
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