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Serengirl

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Serengirl

    Skin dryness after sleeve?

    I had the same thing but drinking all of your water will help this. Also just make sure to moisturize right when you get out of the shower. But getting all of your water in is imperative and should help this issue.
  2. those aren't friends and as crappy as it feels you're lucky they are showing their true colors. Get them out of your life asap as you level up. When someone shows you who they are, believe them. They want to keep you as their (no offense) "fat friend" and they cant stand the idea you are no longer going to be that so they are actively trying to sabotage you. Dont let them. Hugs to you and your journey
  3. So everyone hears about the folks that are lucky enough to lose quickly and we see them lose 100lbs in 5 months but for many of us we lose slowly and feel like CRAP about it. This should be a place for us to talk about our frustrations and get advice or encouragement. Maybe you have found a way to speed up your weight loss through trial and error and that might help someone too. I know I work my ass off and I still lose slowly... and then every once in a blue moon ill lose quickly (for me anyway) but I can eat consistently in the mid 600's, protein around 90, water over 80oz and i workout hard at least an hour 6 days a week and i can lose - NOTHING. ZILCH. NADA and its upsetting as heck and makes me feel like complete failure. Before surgery when i did IF/ OMAD I lost a bunch of weight, way faster than I am now, barely exercised so I definitely have moments where i am like- Why did I even do this? Anyway, we all need to sound off at times or get encouragement or great advice and this is a safe place for you to do that and to know you are NOT alone.
  4. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    You're doing great so dont give up... in a year you could easily be at your goal weight and then it will all have been worth it.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    This is amazingly informative and thank you so much for posting this... I think it will help a lot of people.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    The microbiome and that change in it is the very reason they have found bariatric surgery more effective than say the Band- because it changes most peoples microbiome... its isn't about calories restricted as much as it is about the fact that you are changing your microbiome radically or circumventing it all together depending on your surgery type. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343052/
  7. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    I think this is why IF works for many and why they say you should stop eating by 7 if possible so that your body has several hours to digest the food in your stomach before you go to bed... everyone's body is different so this might be a factor for you.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    https://www.viome.com/blog/microbiome-and-weight-gain-everything-we-know-so-far https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190212-could-gut-bacteria-microbes-make-you-fat Some bacteria we get from our diet could indirectly cause weight gain by changing the gut’s behaviour https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-years-after-the-biggest-loser-metabolism-is-slower-and-weight-is-back-up/
  9. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    This I found for me is true. I have tried to cut down to 1 shake a day even though it has meant having more dairy... I do wonder if the unsweetened and unflavored powder protein has this same effect as say a Premiere shake?
  10. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    I am not misunderstanding. at my weight i can burn 600-800 for an hour of high intensity working out. I also work in a profession on set where I am up and moving around for easily 14- 16 hours a day, sometimes 20 hours. if your resting metabolic burn- as in sitting on a couch all day is say 2400 and then ontop of that you Burn another 2000 between workouts and moving around all day your full calories burned over the course of a 24 hr period is 4400. It is absolutely possible. and then subtract what you eat and thats your deficit. But here's a story for you. i worked several season on the B1ggest Loser show. They often worked out 8 hours a day. Everything they ate was controlled down the the precise calories macros you name it. On average they would hit a Minimum 5000 calorie deficit burn from exercise a day many would burn way more 6000-7000 A DAY- and they would get on the scale (especially the women) and lose 0 lbs or 2 lbs or 3 lbs... all of the time. their calories in and out in no way on earth reflected 3500= 1 lbs. And the women (and men) who had always been overweight lost much slower than the ones who had once been thin but then gained weight. The fact is Drs are learning moe and more all of the time about the microbiome and how a 100 of spinach isn't the same was as 100 cals of a candy bar and the way you body processes it is different. It is why people who eat all raw or Keto can eat a TON of calories and still lose. They dont even count calories and they lose weight hand over fist. So Dont tell me what You know when most drs are only still figuring it out and there is tons of research talking about the microbiome now. Ion fact studies were done on people who were on the Biggest loser and how afterwards their metabolisms change so significantly that even eating 1200 cals a day they gained weight.... because their bodies were fighting like hell to go back to their set point of weight. because your body has a set point. Any other person would lose on that amount but they gained... and they couldn't work out enough to maintain because they were having to do 2 or more hours every days and eat 1200 cals or less just to maintain their weight. Never underestimate the power of the human body to do what ever the heck it wants...
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    The same happened for me too. It can freak you out for sure to add calories and lose because it is counter to everything we have been taught to believe. I also decided to not weigh myself as often bec i can't let a number on a scale define my day... it was making me frustrated and it is counter productive... I am still trying to work through the idea that its okay to have more calories because my instinct is to cut them. So far too low carbs or too low calories over time seem to slow things down for me but I tend to mix things up so well see but congrats on the loss! I did do IF with the higher calories though so i dont know if that helped too. So i kept my eating window smaller.
  12. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    I hear you. I think the best advice - knowing everyones body is very different of course - I have seen /used to break a stall is Intermittent Fasting, Upping my water and protein, lowering carbs below 30 (sometimes even KETO so more healthy fats) and if say you have been really low on calories I just upped mine and the scale moved again. Which really messes with your head. Or at least it did mine. I have PCOS, I am insulin resistant, I have endometriosis AND I am hypothyroid all four which just make me a slower loser. Its hard to wrap your head around the fact that sometimes you need more CARBS or Calories to get the scale to move... I just keep ploughing forward and then if I stall- which is ALOT- i try to mix it up. And I am here for encouragement and i hope others are too vs casting blame or suspicions on others. Life is too short for the BS and negativity. Some people get dealt a crappier hand and its okay to get bummed out by that because you are human and have good days and bad days and thats OK. I tend to be very glass half full but every once in a blue moon I get frustrated and its okay to feel that way because thats how you move through the emotion to a better place. At the end of the day i am still going to wake up and try. I ran into my old trainer the other day at the gym (she left to go to law school) and she was blown away with how much I have lost and how I look and she texted me after and said I am so proud of you for never giving up because i know all of your health issues and how hard you work but you never ever give up and you should be proud of yourself. I say this because its a good reminder that waking up every day and trying sometimes is the biggest win of all. And there is no crime in encouraging people... That said i know for a fact I have stalled more than a week and it had nothing to do with calories. My surgeon and my Drs all attribute that to the above mentioned medical issues I have. But I can only speak to my body as you can only speak to yours. And to other we should speak with the kindness we wish to get in return. Life is too short for anything else.
  13. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    Oh also the other way to shake up a stall is to have a day or three of really low calories- like go back to the stage 1 diet and or if your cals have consistently been low you can shake it up with a single day of higher calories but dont do too many high calorie days- One day is normally enough. Those are both other ways I have broken a stall. And exercise if you dont do that consistently will definitely help. Good luck and hang in there.
  14. Deep breaths it is soon BUT you need to tell your DRS asap... and they need to get you on the right diet and vitamin plan ASAP. I have seen some people have healthy pregnancies this soon out but they had DRs who were super involved early on. Its is possible to have a healthy pregnancy but there are risks... But congrats to you and your baby just talk to an OBGYN and bariatric teams ASAP.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    Intermittent fasting has helped me for sure. you can still eat your same amount of calories but in a smaller window. Its definitely worth trying. And upping your water to 80-120 Oz if possible if you don't happen to drink a lot of water. The water part can be hard though... Hang in there bec three months stall is tough mentally. IF is excellent and Fluffy chic had a great thread on that....
  16. I am an isopure and Genepro fan...
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    right but Im not in a coma. I have an apple watch and they have been proven to underestimate what you burn in a day. Its not hard to calculate how many calories you burn all day long between apps and the watch. You can get a pretty accurate sense of what your full burn is for the day and per workout in addition to steps etc. My resting ,metabolic rate - if i laid down all day is around 1900 (lowballing) add in my workouts and my daily activities and its really easy to burn another 2100 ontop of the 1900. burning 3500 calories (which includes the 1900 -ish) over the course of a day is super easy especially if you aren't sitting around all day. And again, I am lowballing numbers.
  18. Serengirl

    Missed period?

    my surgery was Sept and I have only had two since then... My Surgeon said it was normal.
  19. DID you check out the IF thread. Theres a bunch of people in there who found a way to get the last pounds off with IF. Its worth checking out.
  20. Serengirl

    Could i smoke after 1 month ?

    First of all smoking will kill you and is horrible for you but that aside, I know at least the program I did- they refuse to do the surgery on smokers and you are told you can never smoke again. And since you already got over the hard part and quit why pick up the bad habit again. You are doing so well. Stay the course and stay off the Cigs. You can do this.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    I guess I am just going to experiment- eating a few meals over the course of the day for a few weeks and then switch and have less... Might as well right? thank you so much for the advice. I am going to have to do more research. in the past IF did really well for me BUT that was before VSG
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    Thank you for this, I am trying this now- started this week and Ill keep this up for a few weeks and see how it goes.
  23. Serengirl

    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    You make some excellent points and have some great advice... I think i wa shaving a really bad day- we all do and I needed to vent which is why i created this thread and i appreciate your thoughtful but also helpful feedback.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    In my case i measure by using only packed food. Premiere shakes, cottage cheese yogurt, all in individual sizes. I eat pretty much the same thing almost every day.
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    THE SLOW LOSERS CLUB SUPPORT THREAD

    we can agree to disagree and this is a place for those who dont lose in a typical fashion I am losing slowly I NEVER said i haven't lost any weight at all but I can indeed go weeks and weeks without losing and since all of my food is premeasured by the containers i buy them in- eg. premiere shakes- i know their exact calorie counts. In fact except for having sushi maybe once a week all of my food (greek yogurt, cottage cheese, premiere shakes) comes in pre measured packets for that very reason so I CANNOT underestimate or overestimate my food amounts. So feel free to hit up another thread if you dont agree. Also please dont tell ME WHAT TO DO or not to do. Its my G-d given right to have my opinion and last i checked I live in a free country where speech is a constitutional right.... I am entitled to be frustrated and feel overwhelmed. I am HUMAN. Hence this thread is a Support thread - not a "please dont type something I don't want to read because Im a snowflake thread" Feel free to not visit this thread at all if it offends you so much.
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