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  1. mary77450

    Breakup Because I Had WLS

    Wow. Good riddance I say. My husband lost 70 lbs taking a weekly injectible for diabetes before I had my surgery. I know he wanted me to lose weight too. I had the sleeve in Dec 2019, and lost 104 lbs in 12 months and am maintaining that weight eating and drinking what I want but in tiny portions. I eat healthier than I used to, but I definitely still eat things on occasion that I did not eat in the first year at all, and I had no alcohol for the first 12 months. I am lucky like that, he was very supportive and even did the shake diet with me in the beginning. He's a great cook and it was my love of his good cooking and my liking to eat that got me to 304 lbs in the first place. I ate it all willingly, but he cooks healthier for me now. After 30 years I can't imagine my life with out him. That guy wasn't the right one for you, be glad he helped you see that before he broke your heart or it cost you money.
  2. mary77450

    Protein from Food.

    Wow. That's a shame. I have been really lucky, I have yet to find anything I cannot tolerate. And the Isopures, I prefer cold, but I can drink them room temp and it doesn't bother me at all. You are doing really great on your weight loss tho! I have only lost 84 lbs, but I have a bad hip so walking is out of the question. I limp around the house from spot to spot and move about as little a possible for the most part. They told me they won't fix my hip unless I lost weight first so here I am.
  3. mary77450

    Protein from Food.

    I am going to give those a try, I tried some other things I bought at walmart and they were gross.
  4. mary77450

    Protein from Food.

    If you don't like the milky shakes, try isopure zero carb. They taste like fruit juice and have forty grams of protein per bottle, no carbs, no sugar and no fat. I don't care for the thick shakes either, except the premier protein cafe latte flavor. It tastes like a starbucks latte but has 30 grams of protein. I live on those, beef, shrimp, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, cheese and eggs pretty much. Surgery was 12/18 and I am down 80 lbs
  5. mary77450

    Never could have done this PRE OP

    This is so true. There were fun things I was missing out on because I couldn't walk without being in pain in one hip. I limped around as little as possible and was missing all kinds of fun things I couldn't do due to my weight. I am not done losing yet, only 5 mos post op, but at 71 lbs lighter, I physically feel better and can do more and my hip hurts only occasionally instead of constantly. I am glad you too are enjoying your new found freedom to do fun things you couldn't before. Have a safe holiday weekend and enjoy!
  6. I had a lot of super thick long hair. It started falling out at an alarming rate in month four post op. Like handfuls when I washed it, and them more in the brush. I was sure I was going to be bald if that kept up. I went and bought all kinds of extra vitamins (a hair skin and nails formula with biotin in it) b12, collagen, & D. I started taking those after three weeks of increasing scary hair loss, and it's been a month now I have been taking them. I confess I stopped taking the bariatric vitamin in month three because it was so foul smelling every time I open the bottle I just wanted to hurl. As soon as my hair started falling out I started taking them again, religiously every day along with all the other vitamins I bought. My hair is no longer falling out by the handful, and seems to have tapered off, but my ponytail holder now wraps around three times instead of two. No bald or obviously thinning spots, but I had super thick hair before which is good because it was seriously falling out at an alarming rate. Not sure if the extra vitamins helped but I will keep taking them just in case and I will take the foul smelling bariatric vitamin every day no matter what because I don't want to be bald.
  7. mary77450

    Low Blood Pressure

    I felt dehydrated last night as I was going to bed. Woke still feeling dehydrated, had a little coffee and a protein shake. Got up to go meet a friend for lunch and felt a little light headed as I was leaving. Grabbed a bottle of water for the drive to the restaurant and ate, caught up with her and had some kind of crazy overheated like hot flash during lunch for no apparent reason, felt a little nauseous but thought maybe I was just full since I drank all that water and ate food, which I normally never do anymore. As I was leaving, stood up and felt again a little light headed but thought I was fine. Walked to the front door of the restaurant through. the interior lobby door and then through the outer door. As soon as the 95 degree blast hit me outside as the second door closed behind me I knew I needed to go back inside and sit down. Before I could turn around and open the door I was on the ground hit my head on the door or the stone wall not sure which. Took about five seconds to shake it off and stand back up and five more to be sure I was steady and made for my car and some air conditioning until my husband could come get me. Am a little bruised and scraped and then realized my head was bleeding under my hair. Drank three more bottles of water since I got home and no longer feel like I am going to fall down every time I stand up. Took my BP when I got home, husband said it was low but I don't remember what he said it was. My heart rate was only 36 BPM which for me was normal when I was younger and thinner. The day I checked in for my surgery it was all the way up to 50 BPM because I was so overweight. I am going to have to be way more careful about staying hydrated. Learn from my mistake
  8. mary77450

    help during Covid 19 stay home

    I am working from home and playing FV2 to pass the time. Still living on cottage cheese, greek yogurt, shrimp cocktail, protein shakes and filet mignon and asparagus. If I want a snack, that's cashews or raw veggis with my zero cal/carb ranch dressing. Really boring as far as diet goes, but I have lost 58 lbs without any exercising since the week before Thanksgiving, just modified my dietary habits radically, gave up carbs which used to be my favorite food group and any alcohol. I didn't go out much before other than to work, since I had my surgery, I couldn't eat in restaurants anyway so I wasn't going anywhere anyway so this stay home thing doesn't represent that much of a change for me other than no longer leaving to go to work.
  9. mary77450

    December 2019 Sleeves

    Good to know Dreashall! I struggle to drink enough water to stay hydrated and not have constipation with all this protein. This is just one more great reason to stay on top of our water intake if lack thereof stalls our losing! Thanks for the tip Congrats on losing 23lbs!
  10. mary77450

    Happening so fast

    It was really easy and quick. They knocked me out and I don't remember a thing. I woke up and my throat was a little scratchy for a day or two but otherwise I would have never noticed any difference
  11. mary77450

    Happening so fast

    I had my first appt in very early Dec and got my psych eval done, endoscopy, cardiac clearance, and surgery on the 18th of the same month. My insurance approved in less than 24 hours.
  12. mary77450

    December 2019 Sleeves

    Hi everyone! I had my follow up appt today, I have lost 23 lbs since the 8th of Dec when I went on my shake diet. Only 77 more to go ;o
  13. mary77450

    December 2019 Sleeves

    Welcome Nikki! I was two days behind you on the 18th. I was glad to find this specialized support forum, a few days before my surgery.
  14. mary77450

    December 2019 Sleeves

    I grabbed some isopure unflavored protein yesterday and put it in my favorite soup (italian vegetable with meatballs) and pureed it with an immersion blender. It tasted funky and thickened it up. I think it was pureeing the meatballs that did it. I am going to make some sugar free banana puddng with protein tomorrow. I had cottage cheese today, first solid food in a month and it never tasted so good! Glad you are doing well!
  15. mary77450

    December 2019 Sleeves

    Happy New Year to you! I have my post op follow up on the 8th and I can't wait to see how much I have lost. I hope I have lost. I am sure following this dreadful liquid diet faithfully!

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