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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from IWantTheDream in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Hi. I'm 800-1000 a day. And I keep my Protein and my carbs matched at around 65 grams a day. I walk 3-5 miles a day. My losses are slow but steady. Hope this helps!

    WishMESmaller... you're doing GREAT! So impressed with your workouts.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from GataAnime in Corona delaying weight loss surgery dates? Anyone?   
    I did not have any comorbidities and my BMI was in the lower range so I did not apply for insurance coverage as my surgeon said he was certain I would not be approved. I paid out of pocket. I will cross my fingers for you that you are approved.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Lesson: You'll waste food. Don't beat yourself up   
    Just throwing this out (pun intended) as it was something I really grappled with. I waste food now. And I was raised not to so it's been hard. But the bottom line is I've had to come to terms with it and let it be "no big deal". My work is the kind that often provides "Meals" as part of it's meetings etc. Which is lovely. No complaining here. But I have found that nearly every single time I end up throwing away more than half the meal. And quickly so people don't notice. I've tried to "save" it in a doggy bag for the next day and/or bring it home for the family. But the truth is... day-old Protein doesn't go down as well. Often too dry. And neither my hubs or the kiddo are eager for my leftovers.
    So I've found myself hiding the food under a napkin until it is removed for me or I can sneak to a trash can. I used to feel this weight of guilt with the waste. Of course I order the smallest option offered. I did attempt in the beginning out of necessity eating my cottage cheese and tomatoes out of a tupperware during these meetings. It felt like a SPOTLIGHT ON MY DIET. But I did it until I could eat most foods. But now... I order like everyone else. And toss.
    So, I guess my whole point of this post is to say... the moment I decided I wasn't going to beat myself up for the wasted food was the moment I felt a cloud pass that had been hanging over me for a while. It's a part of my journey. And if it's a part of yours too I'd like to encourage you to give yourself permission to not stress about it. As the months pass I find it happens less and less. That's a good thing. But I'm no longer worried about it. People don't talk about this much so I wanted to share. ONWARD!
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Michael2428 in MAY-JUNE-JULY 2020 BYPASSERS UNITE!! Veterans Welcome too!   
    @Groovymommy... You're doing GREAT! I'm so impressed with your high losses.

    How many grams of Protein and Water would you say you honestly get a day? The faintness and dizzy spells are a concern. Maybe now that the pepcid is helping your stomach you'll be able to eat and drink more. Crossing my fingers for you. And congrats on the new underwear! I look forward to that.
    I'm moving along. At my slow pace. My hair has started falling out. That's new and unwelcomed since I already thinned out when the early menopause hit. But I suppose it was expected. I'll also expect it to stop around month 8 like many say it will. And try and be clever with my hair styles until then. At least we're all mostly stuck at home right now.
    I'm 4.5 months post and I've lost 37 since surgery and 42 since the pre-op diet. I'm between 180-181 and Just past my halfway goal to 150. On average I eat about 1000 cals a day with 65-70 protein and about the same in carbs. I get 48 ounces of water a day. No more no less. It seems to be sustaining me. I don'T have dizzy spells or weakness. But I struggle to poop and have a LOT of headaches/migraines. I've started taking motrin now and again always with a prilosec. And started a steroid for a few days sue to several mirgaines in a row. A little worried about how they will affect my stomach but so far so good minus the constant constipation.
    Not a great deal else to share. No new clothes yet but I'd gained weight fairly quickly the last year so I was still wearing a couple different sizes regularly. Clothes are definitely looser and people are starting to comment on my losses now and the which is nice. I'm eager to hit 179 as that's what I weighed on a vacation we took 4 years ago where I enjoy the pictures I'm in. So it feels like a weight I can start acknowledging that I'm looking better despite having that common resistance to actually SEEING my progress in the mirror.
    The weather has turned cold here in the midwest so the daily long walks are over for a while. It's onto the treadmill which I don't love. But netflix makes it easier.
    Whatcha guys eating? I still rarely get fruits and veggies in. Maybe one serving a day. Hope my Vitamin covers the rest. But I'm always hitting my protein goal so I'm feeling pretty accomplished. This is a typical day... I have my 23 gram smoothie in the morning which is greek yogurt, banana almond milk and PB2. Just had 2 oz of strip steak for lunch at 17 grams pro and two bites of my daughter's apple. The snack I just finished is coffee with chocolate fairlife milk and 1/4 cottage cheese for 13 grams pro. So I'm at 53 grams. dinner will probably Chinese stirfry. I'll have 2 oz chicken and a few snowpeas. For another 12 grams protein. Then I'll have a treat... like a square of dark chocolate or a few bites of my husband's dessert. That's a typical day. Plus 48oz water and at least 30 minutes cardio/power walking.
    Hope everyone else is seeing success. Feel free to share their typical day.
    ONWARD!
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Arabesque in Choosing Bougie Size   
    As far as Bypass goes my surgeon and I spoke at length about how much bowel he would bypass. He did a short or 100cm bypass on me when most do 150-200cm I'm told. I preferred this as I'd come in for a sleeve with 65 pounds to lose and he convinced me with my history of GERD the Bypass would be better. I was concerned about malabsorption and dumping and he said he found the shorter bypasses had far less dumping and said the bloodwork of his patients was usually better with the shorter bypass as well. He did say the weight loss was sometimes slower with the shorter bypass. And mine definitely is with a 37 pound loss at 4.5 months post op. But I'm ok with it.
    So... not stomach size but bowel bypass... yes!
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from IWantTheDream in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Hi. I'm 800-1000 a day. And I keep my Protein and my carbs matched at around 65 grams a day. I walk 3-5 miles a day. My losses are slow but steady. Hope this helps!

    WishMESmaller... you're doing GREAT! So impressed with your workouts.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from IWantTheDream in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Hi. I'm 800-1000 a day. And I keep my Protein and my carbs matched at around 65 grams a day. I walk 3-5 miles a day. My losses are slow but steady. Hope this helps!

    WishMESmaller... you're doing GREAT! So impressed with your workouts.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    banana ALMOND MILK is my savior. I love it so much. Far less carbs than bananas which I love in smoothies and have missed terribly.
    I mix 1/2 cup with chocolate PB2 and a single serving Fage Greek Yogurt along with a couple drops of chocolate stevia. This is my 23 gram Protein Shake I drink every morning. 180 calories 13 carb 23 Protein.
    The other things I eat at least a few times a week and always need in the house:
    1% cottage cheese with a teaspoon of REAL Ranch dressing and a small finely chopped Tomato.
    Crack An Egg with the ham or bacon added only.
    Peel and eat shrimp with cocktail sauce from Whole Foods.
    Old Wisconsin Turkey bites
    Rotisserie chicken.
    Riced cauliflower
    Fresh Apples or right now Pears (perfect this time of year but a lot of sugar so just a slice or two at a time)
    93% lean cooked Ground beef and crunchy taco shells with a good fresh pico.
    Brie
    pretzels
    This is pretty much my diet at 4 months post op.


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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    banana ALMOND MILK is my savior. I love it so much. Far less carbs than bananas which I love in smoothies and have missed terribly.
    I mix 1/2 cup with chocolate PB2 and a single serving Fage Greek Yogurt along with a couple drops of chocolate stevia. This is my 23 gram Protein Shake I drink every morning. 180 calories 13 carb 23 Protein.
    The other things I eat at least a few times a week and always need in the house:
    1% cottage cheese with a teaspoon of REAL Ranch dressing and a small finely chopped Tomato.
    Crack An Egg with the ham or bacon added only.
    Peel and eat shrimp with cocktail sauce from Whole Foods.
    Old Wisconsin Turkey bites
    Rotisserie chicken.
    Riced cauliflower
    Fresh Apples or right now Pears (perfect this time of year but a lot of sugar so just a slice or two at a time)
    93% lean cooked Ground beef and crunchy taco shells with a good fresh pico.
    Brie
    pretzels
    This is pretty much my diet at 4 months post op.


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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    banana ALMOND MILK is my savior. I love it so much. Far less carbs than bananas which I love in smoothies and have missed terribly.
    I mix 1/2 cup with chocolate PB2 and a single serving Fage Greek Yogurt along with a couple drops of chocolate stevia. This is my 23 gram Protein Shake I drink every morning. 180 calories 13 carb 23 Protein.
    The other things I eat at least a few times a week and always need in the house:
    1% cottage cheese with a teaspoon of REAL Ranch dressing and a small finely chopped Tomato.
    Crack An Egg with the ham or bacon added only.
    Peel and eat shrimp with cocktail sauce from Whole Foods.
    Old Wisconsin Turkey bites
    Rotisserie chicken.
    Riced cauliflower
    Fresh Apples or right now Pears (perfect this time of year but a lot of sugar so just a slice or two at a time)
    93% lean cooked Ground beef and crunchy taco shells with a good fresh pico.
    Brie
    pretzels
    This is pretty much my diet at 4 months post op.


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    MaybeMeow reacted to Pandemonium in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I'm below BMI 30 as of this morning's weigh-in.
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    MaybeMeow reacted to summerset in Hate bypass   
    He can't answer because he was banned a while ago. However, my guess is that he'll discover gaining weight is still possible quite soon anyway.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Lesson: You'll waste food. Don't beat yourself up   
    Just throwing this out (pun intended) as it was something I really grappled with. I waste food now. And I was raised not to so it's been hard. But the bottom line is I've had to come to terms with it and let it be "no big deal". My work is the kind that often provides "Meals" as part of it's meetings etc. Which is lovely. No complaining here. But I have found that nearly every single time I end up throwing away more than half the meal. And quickly so people don't notice. I've tried to "save" it in a doggy bag for the next day and/or bring it home for the family. But the truth is... day-old Protein doesn't go down as well. Often too dry. And neither my hubs or the kiddo are eager for my leftovers.
    So I've found myself hiding the food under a napkin until it is removed for me or I can sneak to a trash can. I used to feel this weight of guilt with the waste. Of course I order the smallest option offered. I did attempt in the beginning out of necessity eating my cottage cheese and tomatoes out of a tupperware during these meetings. It felt like a SPOTLIGHT ON MY DIET. But I did it until I could eat most foods. But now... I order like everyone else. And toss.
    So, I guess my whole point of this post is to say... the moment I decided I wasn't going to beat myself up for the wasted food was the moment I felt a cloud pass that had been hanging over me for a while. It's a part of my journey. And if it's a part of yours too I'd like to encourage you to give yourself permission to not stress about it. As the months pass I find it happens less and less. That's a good thing. But I'm no longer worried about it. People don't talk about this much so I wanted to share. ONWARD!
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from ChubRub in Hit goal today! (Loose skin pics)   
    Pleased for you! You've been an inspiration to many of us. Enjoy this new lease on life! Best of luck with the PS.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Lesson: You'll waste food. Don't beat yourself up   
    Just throwing this out (pun intended) as it was something I really grappled with. I waste food now. And I was raised not to so it's been hard. But the bottom line is I've had to come to terms with it and let it be "no big deal". My work is the kind that often provides "Meals" as part of it's meetings etc. Which is lovely. No complaining here. But I have found that nearly every single time I end up throwing away more than half the meal. And quickly so people don't notice. I've tried to "save" it in a doggy bag for the next day and/or bring it home for the family. But the truth is... day-old Protein doesn't go down as well. Often too dry. And neither my hubs or the kiddo are eager for my leftovers.
    So I've found myself hiding the food under a napkin until it is removed for me or I can sneak to a trash can. I used to feel this weight of guilt with the waste. Of course I order the smallest option offered. I did attempt in the beginning out of necessity eating my cottage cheese and tomatoes out of a tupperware during these meetings. It felt like a SPOTLIGHT ON MY DIET. But I did it until I could eat most foods. But now... I order like everyone else. And toss.
    So, I guess my whole point of this post is to say... the moment I decided I wasn't going to beat myself up for the wasted food was the moment I felt a cloud pass that had been hanging over me for a while. It's a part of my journey. And if it's a part of yours too I'd like to encourage you to give yourself permission to not stress about it. As the months pass I find it happens less and less. That's a good thing. But I'm no longer worried about it. People don't talk about this much so I wanted to share. ONWARD!
  16. Like
    MaybeMeow got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Lesson: You'll waste food. Don't beat yourself up   
    Just throwing this out (pun intended) as it was something I really grappled with. I waste food now. And I was raised not to so it's been hard. But the bottom line is I've had to come to terms with it and let it be "no big deal". My work is the kind that often provides "Meals" as part of it's meetings etc. Which is lovely. No complaining here. But I have found that nearly every single time I end up throwing away more than half the meal. And quickly so people don't notice. I've tried to "save" it in a doggy bag for the next day and/or bring it home for the family. But the truth is... day-old Protein doesn't go down as well. Often too dry. And neither my hubs or the kiddo are eager for my leftovers.
    So I've found myself hiding the food under a napkin until it is removed for me or I can sneak to a trash can. I used to feel this weight of guilt with the waste. Of course I order the smallest option offered. I did attempt in the beginning out of necessity eating my cottage cheese and tomatoes out of a tupperware during these meetings. It felt like a SPOTLIGHT ON MY DIET. But I did it until I could eat most foods. But now... I order like everyone else. And toss.
    So, I guess my whole point of this post is to say... the moment I decided I wasn't going to beat myself up for the wasted food was the moment I felt a cloud pass that had been hanging over me for a while. It's a part of my journey. And if it's a part of yours too I'd like to encourage you to give yourself permission to not stress about it. As the months pass I find it happens less and less. That's a good thing. But I'm no longer worried about it. People don't talk about this much so I wanted to share. ONWARD!
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    MaybeMeow reacted to colormehappy in Hair shedding but 9 lbs from goal weight   
    It more or less happens to everyone. I had surgery on 6/2 and my hair is falling out like crazy too. It should stop before the year mark.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Bastian in Loving life, feeling amazing, 9 months post op check in :)   
    Never mind.
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    MaybeMeow reacted to Repeatingthoughts in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I am officially out of obesity! 29.9 BMI..ill take it lol.
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    MaybeMeow reacted to Lily66 in Calories Week 6, 7, etc.   
    Hi MaybeMeow😀! Glad to see you’re doing so well! My Nut as well as PA both echoed the 800-1,000 cal. during months 3-6 for energy, metabolism, etc. That’s pretty well where I’ve stayed. Though the loss seems slow, it’s steady and does start adding up.
    BUT, I must say, it has not helped with the hair loss😩. I thought I was finished shedding but just now in the shower??? Aye Carrumba!! Hopefully it will slow sooooon and hope you have a better experience! But hey, still worth it by a long shot! Keep up the great work!💖
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Lily66 in Calories Week 6, 7, etc.   
    My nut said 800-1000 for months 3-6 to lessen risk of Hair loss, mal nutrition and metabolism distress. That seemed like a lot for a couple weeks. Now I get it no problem. When I hear those lower numbers I wonder if I should be eating less as my WL is slow (about 1.5 pounds a week) but my hunger is increasing since I started walking 4-5 miles a day so I worry I wouldn't be able to feel ok on 400-600. I suppose I'll continue to follow my nut's advise. Something I'm looking forward to is at 6 months my carb number can match my Protein number. I really crave pretzels, fruit and rice so that will be nice.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Lily66 in Calories Week 6, 7, etc.   
    My nut said 800-1000 for months 3-6 to lessen risk of Hair loss, mal nutrition and metabolism distress. That seemed like a lot for a couple weeks. Now I get it no problem. When I hear those lower numbers I wonder if I should be eating less as my WL is slow (about 1.5 pounds a week) but my hunger is increasing since I started walking 4-5 miles a day so I worry I wouldn't be able to feel ok on 400-600. I suppose I'll continue to follow my nut's advise. Something I'm looking forward to is at 6 months my carb number can match my Protein number. I really crave pretzels, fruit and rice so that will be nice.
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    MaybeMeow got a reaction from Lily66 in Calories Week 6, 7, etc.   
    My nut said 800-1000 for months 3-6 to lessen risk of Hair loss, mal nutrition and metabolism distress. That seemed like a lot for a couple weeks. Now I get it no problem. When I hear those lower numbers I wonder if I should be eating less as my WL is slow (about 1.5 pounds a week) but my hunger is increasing since I started walking 4-5 miles a day so I worry I wouldn't be able to feel ok on 400-600. I suppose I'll continue to follow my nut's advise. Something I'm looking forward to is at 6 months my carb number can match my Protein number. I really crave pretzels, fruit and rice so that will be nice.
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    MaybeMeow reacted to Repeatingthoughts in MAY-JUNE-JULY 2020 BYPASSERS UNITE!! Veterans Welcome too!   
    thanks!!! For cardio I either take peloton classes or use the elliptical for 45 minutes. I make sure I get over 10k steps at least 6x a week. I was also doing very light weight training. No more than 10lbs. Now that I am clear for everything, I am doing a lot of strength training and cutting back on cardio. Exercise helps a lot withy anxiety. Sadly a few years ago due to an injury I slowed down and gained a bunch of weight.
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    MaybeMeow reacted to Double_Me in MAY-JUNE-JULY 2020 BYPASSERS UNITE!! Veterans Welcome too!   
    I've been doing well, like @613cnn I've been losing a little slowly. My high weight was 245 lbs, surgery weight on 7/27 was 215 lbs, and I'm currently hovering around 198 lbs. I weigh often and found I tend to alternate between losing for 3-4 days and stalling for 3-4 days. It might be a result of me measuring at night with clothes on, instead of in the morning... but part of me likes the idea that my 'real' weight is a couple lbs under what I see on the scale 😏. I also started out at a lower weight so I imagine that factors in. My weight for the past month...

    I've been mercifully able to tolerate most foods I've tried. Ground pork shaped into a meatball has been the worst so far. Turkey, cheese, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced steak, ground beef, fish, potato... all have been fine. I average 45-70g Protein and 500-700 cals per day. I have yet to attempt any Desserts or fried foods, but the cravings are starting to come back. Focusing now on not snacking in the evening!
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