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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Shanto in February 2020 Post-Op Thread   
    I haven’t seen any posts on this thread in a while. I’m down 77 pounds since February but still have about 65 to go. Still working the plan!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from lisafrommassachusetts in February 2020 Post-Op Thread   
    @lisafrommassachusetts that is so awesome. You look like you just feel amazing!!! I am so happy for you!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from lisafrommassachusetts in February 2020 Post-Op Thread   
    @lisafrommassachusetts hey it’s so good to hear from you!! I’m glad that you are doing good even in this crazy time that we are living in.
    I am doing well. I’m about where you are on the calories and am able to get my Protein in most days. I’m not feeling so great on the energy but I did just find out that I’m severely low on my Iron so just started supplements for that and am hoping that it helps.
    We have been trying to do a lot of outdoor activities with our kids like doing foot golf, batting cages, and golf. We also enjoy hiking. So on the days that it’s too hot to get out and do any of those kinds of things, I do the walk a mile in your home and try to do several of them. At my 3 month appointment my surgeon wanted me to add some resistance training but I haven’t done too well at being consistent with that so it’s definitely something that I need to work more on.
    As of today, I have lost 90 pounds since February!🤭 however, I still have a long way to go. I’ve been thinking on what my “goal” weight should be. Currently, my BMI is 34 but I feel like if I get to a “healthy” BMI, I would probably look sickly. I don’t ever remember being that low in my life (although of course I was but definitely not as an adult).
    Anyways, I’m rambling. I’m excited to hear from everyone!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from breavsg in Lavash Bread!!   
    I didn’t try it until I was 4 months out. Even now though, I can’t fully eat even half of what they consider a serving size on the package.
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from sillykitty in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    😂😂 y'all are the best!!!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from sillykitty in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    😂😂 y'all are the best!!!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from sillykitty in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    😂😂 y'all are the best!!!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from sillykitty in STOP MAKING EXCUSES   
    😂😂 y'all are the best!!!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lily66 in NSV!!!!   
    Hey everyone. I hope that y’all are doing good.

    So the other day, my little girl came to give me a hug. I was standing at the time and all of a sudden she got really excited and said “mommy, I can put my arms all the way around you now”!!!! It might be dumb to some but it made me so happy and I had to hide my tears from her!

    Also, tonight!!!! I took a very comfortable bath for the first time in a very looonnnng time! Before, I couldn’t even sit comfortably in the tub.


  10. Congrats!
    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lois lane supergirl in Struggling 4 Days Out   
    hey. I am almost 3 months out from RNY. I totally remember being where you're at. Trust me!!! If you follow the plan, it does get better!! I remember wanting so many things that I couldn't have in those first few weeks and being depressed and feeling like what have I done!! For me, when I was able to start eating solids, things got so much better for me. I was able to experiment and try new things. Like I said, I'm almost 3 months post op and I've lost 64 pounds. Now?? I feel great and am wondering why in the world I waited 15 years to do this. I have so much more energy, can keep up better with my kids and my husband, and am helping them to be more healthy. Granted, I still have about 70 pounds to get to where I need to be but I'm on my way and would never have been able to do what I have done without this surgery. But even still, I have my moments where I could have a 44 ounce coke from sonic and I could go on and on and on. But I just try to distract myself and get my mind on other things because that's just not possible.
    What has helped me also, was to find a hobby to get involved in. I love doing diy projects and turning trash into treasure and that type of thing. It really keeps my mind busy.
    Anyways, I hope that offers you some encouragement. Where you're at is a very hard time but you will get through it!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from catwoman7 in Lavash Bread!!   
    So I have to say thank you to @GreenTealael for this. I had never heard of this bread. I am always lurking on the before and after food photos thread to get ideas and several months ago she posted a wrap or sandwich with this bread. I had never heard of it so I took a screenshot and said one day I’ll try it. So then on Father’s Day, my family decided on pulled pork sandwiches. Of course, I wasn’t going to eat the bread. My mom was making the pork and she is super picky so I knew there would be as close to no fat as possible so I decided I would just eat some of the pork with my sugar free BBQ Sauce. Then I remembered the lavash bread and decided to see if I could find it. Well I found it at Walmart and I was so happy with the taste and macros on it. I couldn’t even eat half of a serving but it was so good. I’ve already got plans for chicken salad sandwiches, Arby’s style beef and cheddar and other things.(all bariatric friendly Of course)
    so anyways, if you are looking for a wrap, tortilla, bread, Pizza Crust option, check it out. It’s pretty good.
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lanie992 in Lavash Bread!!   
    They look good! I’m going to look for those.
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lanie992 in Lavash Bread!!   
    @Lanie992 I’ll have to try the pita snack ones. I haven’t heard of those!
    I really am so grateful for this forum. I have learned so much!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from kristieshannon in Onederland!!!!!   
    Y’all I finally got there this morning!!! Exactly 199.0 pounds. I have not been here in over 10 pounds! I’m so happy, excited, and looking forward to the rest of the way.
    However, I wonder if I’m the only one who also kind of gets this feeling of horror. Like I’ve already lost 77.6 pounds since surgery 4 months ago and I feel like that’s a lot of weight but I’m just getting to onederland????! I weighed a lot! Of course I knew that but it just kind of confirms it I guess in my mind. I don’t know how to explain it. People will ask me how much weight I’ve lost and when I tell them they’re like omg that’s a lot!!! And then I’m thinking but I still have a long way to go!!
    but anyways, all that aside, thank all of y’all for your encouragement, advice, listening ears (eyes). This community is awesome!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from kristieshannon in Onederland!!!!!   
    Y’all I finally got there this morning!!! Exactly 199.0 pounds. I have not been here in over 10 pounds! I’m so happy, excited, and looking forward to the rest of the way.
    However, I wonder if I’m the only one who also kind of gets this feeling of horror. Like I’ve already lost 77.6 pounds since surgery 4 months ago and I feel like that’s a lot of weight but I’m just getting to onederland????! I weighed a lot! Of course I knew that but it just kind of confirms it I guess in my mind. I don’t know how to explain it. People will ask me how much weight I’ve lost and when I tell them they’re like omg that’s a lot!!! And then I’m thinking but I still have a long way to go!!
    but anyways, all that aside, thank all of y’all for your encouragement, advice, listening ears (eyes). This community is awesome!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from kristieshannon in Onederland!!!!!   
    Y’all I finally got there this morning!!! Exactly 199.0 pounds. I have not been here in over 10 pounds! I’m so happy, excited, and looking forward to the rest of the way.
    However, I wonder if I’m the only one who also kind of gets this feeling of horror. Like I’ve already lost 77.6 pounds since surgery 4 months ago and I feel like that’s a lot of weight but I’m just getting to onederland????! I weighed a lot! Of course I knew that but it just kind of confirms it I guess in my mind. I don’t know how to explain it. People will ask me how much weight I’ve lost and when I tell them they’re like omg that’s a lot!!! And then I’m thinking but I still have a long way to go!!
    but anyways, all that aside, thank all of y’all for your encouragement, advice, listening ears (eyes). This community is awesome!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from catwoman7 in Lavash Bread!!   
    So I have to say thank you to @GreenTealael for this. I had never heard of this bread. I am always lurking on the before and after food photos thread to get ideas and several months ago she posted a wrap or sandwich with this bread. I had never heard of it so I took a screenshot and said one day I’ll try it. So then on Father’s Day, my family decided on pulled pork sandwiches. Of course, I wasn’t going to eat the bread. My mom was making the pork and she is super picky so I knew there would be as close to no fat as possible so I decided I would just eat some of the pork with my sugar free BBQ Sauce. Then I remembered the lavash bread and decided to see if I could find it. Well I found it at Walmart and I was so happy with the taste and macros on it. I couldn’t even eat half of a serving but it was so good. I’ve already got plans for chicken salad sandwiches, Arby’s style beef and cheddar and other things.(all bariatric friendly Of course)
    so anyways, if you are looking for a wrap, tortilla, bread, Pizza Crust option, check it out. It’s pretty good.
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Unclechaz in Onederland   
    Congratulations!!!! I bet it feels so great. I hope to join you in that land in another day or 2!!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from catwoman7 in Lavash Bread!!   
    So I have to say thank you to @GreenTealael for this. I had never heard of this bread. I am always lurking on the before and after food photos thread to get ideas and several months ago she posted a wrap or sandwich with this bread. I had never heard of it so I took a screenshot and said one day I’ll try it. So then on Father’s Day, my family decided on pulled pork sandwiches. Of course, I wasn’t going to eat the bread. My mom was making the pork and she is super picky so I knew there would be as close to no fat as possible so I decided I would just eat some of the pork with my sugar free BBQ Sauce. Then I remembered the lavash bread and decided to see if I could find it. Well I found it at Walmart and I was so happy with the taste and macros on it. I couldn’t even eat half of a serving but it was so good. I’ve already got plans for chicken salad sandwiches, Arby’s style beef and cheddar and other things.(all bariatric friendly Of course)
    so anyways, if you are looking for a wrap, tortilla, bread, Pizza Crust option, check it out. It’s pretty good.
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from SummerHot in United Healthcare choice plus 6 month diet requirements   
    Hello everyone. I'm new to this and am very nervous about this whole thing. I have been seeing my primary doctor for years about my weight and have tried numerous diets and pills thru my doctor. I have UMR for insurance but they go by the United healthcare choice plus guidelines for bariatric surgery. I have received different answers from different representatives through my insurance place regarding the 6 month diet requirements. Does it need to be consecutive? How far back can those 6 months go? Does it have to be doctor supervised or can I show weight watchers logs? My surgeon office initially told me it doesn't have to be consecutive and can go back 2 years. But I was just doing some reading and saw that some people with this same plan had to have consecutive visits and within the 6 months prior to the authorization being sent in.
    Does anyone have any experience with this?
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from GreenTealael in What's healthy range for Carbs after WLS?   
    So I was wondering if any of you have been given a range of carbs that is considered healthy or ok for us after bariatric surgery.
    do you have a max amount per meal or per day? My doctor and nutritionist keep telling me don’t worry about carbs or calories but instead to focus on getting at least 60 grams of Protein a day. Of course, they don’t want me eating foods high in carbs like bread, Pasta, and those types of things. But I’m just wondering if anyone has ever been given an actual number of what is “normal”. I’m 3 months post op if that makes a difference.
    thanks in advance!
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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Ostflicka in Obsessing about Plastic Surgery!!   
    @ChubRub I am totally with you on this obsession but I have a longer ways to go to get to goal than you do. I have several clinics that are about an hour away and they all recommend coming in and having consultations even before you reach goal. I haven’t gone in though because as @summerset mentioned, they will only do 1 surgery at a time. I’m needing a panniculectomy/tummy tuck(I will have to pay the difference), a breast lift, thigh lift and arm lift. There’s no way I’m doing 4 different surgeries and recoveries! I’m in the Midwest but am thinking of traveling somewhere else for these procedures.
  23. Congrats!
    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lily66 in NSV!!!!   
    Hey everyone. I hope that y’all are doing good.

    So the other day, my little girl came to give me a hug. I was standing at the time and all of a sudden she got really excited and said “mommy, I can put my arms all the way around you now”!!!! It might be dumb to some but it made me so happy and I had to hide my tears from her!

    Also, tonight!!!! I took a very comfortable bath for the first time in a very looonnnng time! Before, I couldn’t even sit comfortably in the tub.


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    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Ostflicka in Obsessing about Plastic Surgery!!   
    @ChubRub I am totally with you on this obsession but I have a longer ways to go to get to goal than you do. I have several clinics that are about an hour away and they all recommend coming in and having consultations even before you reach goal. I haven’t gone in though because as @summerset mentioned, they will only do 1 surgery at a time. I’m needing a panniculectomy/tummy tuck(I will have to pay the difference), a breast lift, thigh lift and arm lift. There’s no way I’m doing 4 different surgeries and recoveries! I’m in the Midwest but am thinking of traveling somewhere else for these procedures.
  25. Congrats!
    Puffy-no-more got a reaction from Lily66 in NSV!!!!   
    Hey everyone. I hope that y’all are doing good.

    So the other day, my little girl came to give me a hug. I was standing at the time and all of a sudden she got really excited and said “mommy, I can put my arms all the way around you now”!!!! It might be dumb to some but it made me so happy and I had to hide my tears from her!

    Also, tonight!!!! I took a very comfortable bath for the first time in a very looonnnng time! Before, I couldn’t even sit comfortably in the tub.


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