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  1. Sorry to hear, Meow2. My A1c was getting progressively higher post RNY also, my high number went around 5.6. Perplexed, as the only sugars in my diet at that point were from fruit. Nurse practitioner cited the watermelon I was juicing was very high in sugar, and on a lower fat, lower calorie, lower food volume intake would really spike my blood sugar. It was like putting pure sugar in my veins with little to slow, offset or balance it. To test it, she had me quit watermelon and sure enough, next blood work was impressively better. Though not fun, you might try only having fruit or sugar items AFTER, and along with, a Protein (and ideally, a tad bit of fat) intake. It helps to slow the absorption of sugar, has worked for me and better than where this was heading. Good luck!💗
  2. Lily66

    How hunger feels now

    You folks have summed up my experiences, each and all. The worst is the shaky part. Though not diabetic, I do have a mojo kit to test blood sugar and ketone strips. Next time I’m shaky I’m going to prick that finger and check the numbers. Arabesque, smart choice for protein bar in the night. A small carb may have been quicker but then we’re back where we started...blood sugar drop in a few hours. This happened to me about a month ago, true hunger from no protein since 4pm, then 1:30am and unable to sleep. I wandered into kitchen and went for ‘quick’, ate 1/2 banana. Next time I’ll go for 1/2 protein bar.
  3. Lily66

    How Often Do You Weigh Yourself?

    Same, EVERY morning like clockwork. I don’t let it get me down, expect fluctuations but as long as overall trend is right I’m a happy lady. Will never, ever give it up! Waaaaay to easy for me to look the other way and bury head in the sand—been there and know how that movie ends.😫
  4. Absolutely LOVE this cut on you!! You have a perfectly shaped head for the stacked height in back. It looks like a full, thick head of healthy hair. Congrats! So wish I could pull this off but don’t think I could. My hair has been falling out terribly for past months...each week I hope it will be the last but no, shocking. I just remind myself it’s better than carrying life shortening fat. ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL NEW YOU!💝
  5. Lily66

    Regained weight support

    Once again, one size doesn’t fit all and that’s the great thing about a forum like this, as a smorgasbord with many perspectives and options sans calories. Generally speaking, with just a tad of introspection each of us know what we need to do, given the individual circumstance we’re in. There have been times in life that I needed direct straight talk and other times when ‘I had the facts’ yet needed the positive Can Do!, You Go Girl!, You Got This!, support and motivation that community can provide. Both were and are valid needs. Both were and are available on this forum, both were and are what make it a great place! Take what we need and leave the rest.💖
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  7. Welcome Neller! Congratulations on your decision to be as healthy as you possibly can, and happy you have a supportive doctor. I’m 66 and have zero regrets in having this. Though I worked at it (aerobics, eating pretty well, etc.,) my weight was always in the normal range until 50’s, then hysterectomy, HRT, slowed metabolism, stresses of life, ya di ya da there I went. Many, many on this board are 60’s, 70’s, even recall one over 80. As long as you have a very good medical team and follow their instructions, I believe you will be pleased as punch!😀 Glad that you found this site, it will help you to learn and keep motivation high.
  8. Lily66

    Diet Changes Do Make a Difference

    At my June bloodwork (3 month post op appt) my A1c was 5.6 which was higher than it’s ever been. I had been enjoying watermelon as it soothed my internals greatly since surgery and gave me a bit more energy. Nut suggested I change to lower glycemic fruits such as berries, etc. My A1c on bloodwork last week has me back at 5.2. Maybe try the lower glycemic fruit & veggies.🤞
  9. Lily66

    Can anyone eat carbs?

    Love hearing this, Cheeseburgh. My DNA sounds much as yours, maybe because I was born in Illinois, lol. Realizing we are all different, my stats were much the same as yours pre-op, I’m very much limiting carbs during this WL phase, but if I can enjoy 1350-1500 in maintenance I will be a happy camper with a balanced menu. Congratulations on your stellar success! and thank you for sharing your journey!
  10. Lily66

    Does hunger come back?

    I think you’ve hit it there...stress, work, mood. The change around month 5 feels more about insides being less swollen, better healed, less nausea, ability to tolerate more foods, life “feels more back to normal”. The real work begins.
  11. Lily66

    Does hunger come back?

    I’ve noticed a definite increase in appetite since around month 5, requiring much greater diligence and am sure this becomes even more challenging over time.😖Thanks for posting Dr. Weiner reminders and suggestions!
  12. Lily66

    The Struggle is Real

    My heart goes out to you, mysuccess, for we all know what that pull and feeling is like. You’ve come so far on this journey to health...I would feel no shame and call my surgeon’s office or nutritionist, whichever you feel more connected to and that has a compassionate understanding. You deserve help through this and that’s what they should be there for. You will eventually have to discuss this with them during the periodic progress check ups, best they can help you through this now with a local recommendation. Surely they have seen this and will know how to best guide you. Hugs and more hugs, please keep us posted.
  13. Lily66

    Body Fat

    My Renpho shows I’m at 24.9% body fat but I’m still 29 lbs from goal weight🤷‍♀️.
  14. I would praise him for being “so tuned in to the marriage”! I’d then explain it takes 2 to make it work and since he IS so tuned in, he certainly wouldn’t let anything negatively affect your relationship. In other words, step up to the plate Mr Sweet Cheeks and stop depending upon my understanding for areas of life and our relationship that you KNOW you can do something about, too! What a Wonderful time to make our relationship the BEST it can be!
  15. Lily66


    Congrats, Jake! On both counts, your success and new relationship!!😍

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