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Uomograsso

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from 2Bsmaller18 in I'm so scared regarding a new issue   
    Might have them check for kidney stones. They can cause back pain and nausea. I had kidney stones prior to WLS and woke up in middle of the night to throw up a few times because of it. Disclaimer: I am not doctor nor have i ever played one on TV.
  2. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to DwGirl in Wonderland   
    Woke up this morning and decided to step on the scale....IDK WHY, but guess what I saw 198........ I can't even believe that I have lost 37lbs in 3 month post opp. This is an amazing feeling.
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    Uomograsso reacted to AZhiker in Hard to lose 9 lbs by December 16tj   
    Eat a lot more veggies. Try to eat a big salad (watch out for the dressing) or a bowl of vegetable Soup before meals. This greatly reduces overall caloric intake. Studies also show that eating an apple before a meal reduces overall calories. I lost 15 pounds on the 2 week pre-op diet. It is not out of reason to think that you can lose 9 more pounds in 3 weeks.
    Juicing will absolutely make you more hungry because you are getting all the calories and sugar from the food, but none of the Fiber. One rule of thumb is to never "drink your calories." It's just too easy to get way too much, and the juice is not very satisfying since it lacks fiber. Fiber fills you up, slows down your eating, and slows down the digestion of the food instead of just dumping it all in at once. Eat the WHOLE food - the whole apple and carrot, not just the juice. Think about the volume of juice you get from an apple, a carrot, a cucumber, and 1 cup of spinach. You could swallow that right down with no problem, I'm guessing. But how would you feel about eating the whole apple, whole carrot, whole cucumber, and the cup of raw spinach? Pretty full, right? That's the difference fiber makes. Do you know that fiber is what your gut biome thrives on, and that very very few people even get close to the 30 gms of daily fiber that is recommended? In short, CHEW your calories, don't drink them.
  4. Congrats!
    Uomograsso reacted to abiebaby in Hit onederland!   
    I'm only only 5 months post op (sleeve), but I had to post this! HW 308, SW 288, and current weight 198! Yes!!! I've made it to onederland!
    I know I haven't had as much to lose as some others might have, but this is really exciting! Haven't been this weight since I was 14! It's been a hard road, and it ain't over yet (well, it never will be, really), but it's great to finally be here!
    Plenty of NSVs along the way! No more meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. No more snoring at night. Went from a tight size 44 waist to a loose 34.
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    Uomograsso reacted to timothy.fleischer in Turkey ricotta Italian bake   
    This is a twist on the ricotta bake

    2 parts cooked ground turkey
    1 part ricotta
    Raw spinach
    Kalamata olives
    Artichoke heart in Water quarters
    Ragu sauce
    In bullet/blender give cooked turkey and small amount of ragu a good spin.
    Empty into bowl.
    Grind up artichoke hearts and kalamata olives. Add to bowl.
    Stir well with ricotta.
    Put 1/4 cup (or amount allowed by your plan) into ramekin.
    Spoon a light cover of ragu over mix and sprinkle grated parmesan on top.
    Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

    About 90 cals and 9 grams or more Protein.
    I filled 3 ramekins and out the filler in a tub for later use.

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    Uomograsso reacted to catwoman7 in 2 Weeks Post-Op--Puree time!   
    we were told the food had to be pureed - we couldn't just chew it to pureed consistency.
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    Uomograsso reacted to GivinItMyALL in Tracking apps   
    I've been using the Baritastic app, and really enjoy it. It does have measurements as one of its features (though admittedly, I haven't used it), but I mostly use it for logging my meals, Water, etc...
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from timothy.fleischer in Pureed food recipes   
    There are quite a few websites with bariatric recipes. I like Bariatric Foodie. Just do a search for bariatric puree recipes and start browsing.
    https://www.bariatricfoodie.com/category/bariatric-recipes/purees/
    I was able to have ricotta bake during my purree stage. It's listed on this page.
    https://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/08/pureed-foods.html
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    Uomograsso reacted to RickM in Driving Restrictions   
    Only to the extent that you may still be on narcotic pain relievers post-op.
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    Uomograsso reacted to bufbills in pre-op diet   
    Focus and keep your eye on the prize. Thats what helped me. I kept reminding myself of why I was there.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from AZhiker in Fell Off Bad   
    No one is perfect, slips happen. It's what you do next that counts. You recognize your mistake and learn from it. Then you get right back after it!
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    Uomograsso reacted to AZhiker in Fell Off Bad   
    Just pick yourself up and get going again. But think about it and try to learn from the experience. If you can learn what triggered the problem, you can figure out how to avoid another call. As long as you keep learning from failure, you set yourself up for success.
    For example, I remember twice after riding my bike that I absolutely craved french fries. I gave in both times and got sick both times. Then I realized it was the salt I was actually craving. Once I added some electrolytes to my water bottle during rides, I never experienced that again. So try to think it through - was it boredom, stress, or something else? What can you do during those times rather than eat? One of my big temptations is munching while watching TV. Now I have some sewing hand work to finish up before Christmas and I do that instead of eating. So much more productive! You can do this. You are not alone.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from Megan831 in Poll   
    Just remember as you lose weight, your BMR, basal metabolic rate will decrease. BMR is the amount of calories your body needs to maintain it's current weight. For example my BMR at my surgery weight was 2366 calories/ day. 11 months post surgery my BMR is 1776 calories/ day. That is 600 calories per day less! So of course I am losing weight at a slower rate than I was 11 months ago. Just something to think about. Yes losing all that weight is great, but also concentrate on building healthy habits as well.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from Megan831 in Poll   
    Just remember as you lose weight, your BMR, basal metabolic rate will decrease. BMR is the amount of calories your body needs to maintain it's current weight. For example my BMR at my surgery weight was 2366 calories/ day. 11 months post surgery my BMR is 1776 calories/ day. That is 600 calories per day less! So of course I am losing weight at a slower rate than I was 11 months ago. Just something to think about. Yes losing all that weight is great, but also concentrate on building healthy habits as well.
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    Uomograsso reacted to Horseshowmom in Do you have an awesome doctor?   
    I searched for quite awhile before selecting my surgeon, and I am so happy with the choice I made. I live in GA and had my surgery in Deluth at Northside hospital, my surgeon was Dr. Del Mazo. I really like his bedside manner, and have been very comfortable with him from the initial consult. The dietitians, fitness instructors, nurses and office staff have all been wonderful and when I was discharged from the hospital he gave me a teddy bear; of course I said that’s not necessary and he goes...”well yeah we do, it’s “bear”iatrics.” Lol

    I cried, because I’m a softie, and because it was just unexpected, and no it doesn’t matter that they do it for all of their patients, it was touching to me:)

    I wanted to share, because I don’t genuinely enjoy and click with every doctor, but feel
    It’s worth some kudos to them when you find a good one.

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    Uomograsso reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    On a lighter note, I finally got around to dealing with a pumpkin I bought weeks ago. Meant to make a jack-o-lantern for halloween but got lazy (surprise, surprise).
    Anyhoo, I ended up making a pumpkin carbonara for the fam (no pic, sorry!..plus I didn't eat any of it anyway) and roasted the seeds with various spices. Pretty tasty.
    Ate about 1/4 cup: 134 calories

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    Uomograsso reacted to ChubRub in 4 days Post Op hunger   
    How about sugar free popsicles to soothe your mouth?
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    Uomograsso reacted to Slightly Less Fatty Matty in I’m not obese!   
    So for the first time since probably middle school (30 years ago! (Omg that hurt)) I’m not technically obese per BMI charts! Broke below 240 this morning which puts me at 29. I have a friend who’s a pro body builder and he’s technically obese too without a lick of fat on him so I don’t really give much credit to those charts but I’ll take the little wins wherever I can!
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from JoanneLaRusch in Corona delaying weight loss surgery dates? Anyone?   
    What is driving fear is ignorance and people reacting on emotion rather than facts.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from JoanneLaRusch in Corona delaying weight loss surgery dates? Anyone?   
    It originated in Wuhan China. Historically flu strains are named after their place of origin. Hence Wuhan virus. More accurately it is Wuhan coronavirus. The disease it causes is named COVID 19. The official name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2. A coronavirus encompasses a wide variety of viruses, not just the Wuhan coronavirus. It is now being report that the death rate for those under 50 is 0.1%. Yes it is serious due to the transmission rate being higher than that of influenza, but the irrational fear being pumped out daily does nothing to help the situation.
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    Uomograsso reacted to AZhiker in Constantly ill   
    Are you trying to eat too much? Try cutting your portion sizes in half and see how you feel. As you advance your diet, there are ups and downs and you have to find the sweet spot in what you can tolerate. The frustrating thing is that it is not consistent from day to day. One day you can eat 1/2 cup of something and the next day it is only 2 bites. This will get better, but you have to take it easy. If you are getting sick and slimy after you eat, cut back on the bites.
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    Uomograsso reacted to jami.1992 in 100 pounds!!!!   
    I have officially lost 100 pounds!!! I honestly never thought I’d be here!! I’m just so excited!!

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    Uomograsso got a reaction from blackgirlmagicrnybypass in I'm Hungry are You?   
    In addition to shakes, I was allowed to have sugar free Jello and popsicles. Sometimes having something a little more solid helps.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from JoanneLaRusch in Half the person I used to be   
    Hit a pretty awesome goal. When I started out in July of 2019 and decided to have WLS, I weighed 427 lbs. My last weekly weigh in I was 212.2. That means I am officially half the person I used to be. On another note, I am now officially overweight! You might ask why that is a good thing. I have spent almost all of my adult life with a BMI that put me in the obese category, but now with my weight loss my BMI is 29.6 which is considered overweight. When I started out my BMI was 60. My surgeon required me to get my BMI to 50 before the surgery so I lost 92 lbs between July 2019 and January 2020 and my BMI was about 48 at the time of my surgery. After surgery I have lost another 123 lbs. No secret, just follow your plan. Eat you Protein first, meet your daily protein goals, exercise, exercise, exercise. I am doing a minimum of 30 minutes 5 days a week and usually shooting for 60 minutes daily of intense exercise. My only regret is that I didn't have WLS years earlier.
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    Uomograsso got a reaction from MarahH in Surgery in my 20’s   
    I have been "big" all my life as well. I wish I had had my surgery much, much earlier than i did. It is a big change and it isn't always easy, but if if you are willing to commit to change, it will work. I am 9 months post surgery and feel better than I ever have in years.
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