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Circlesis

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    Circlesis got a reaction from ANewJourneyAwaits in Coronavirus: to mask or not to mask?   
    @numbheart please cite your source. Also curious if you think cloth or other masks cause cancer as well.

    Meantime I will be over here just being *virtuous* around other people.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from ANewJourneyAwaits in Coronavirus: to mask or not to mask?   
    @numbheart please cite your source. Also curious if you think cloth or other masks cause cancer as well.

    Meantime I will be over here just being *virtuous* around other people.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from ANewJourneyAwaits in Coronavirus: to mask or not to mask?   
    @numbheart please cite your source. Also curious if you think cloth or other masks cause cancer as well.

    Meantime I will be over here just being *virtuous* around other people.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from Notwhatyousee in Duodenal switch -Do you physically feel different and what about sex?   
    During the healing period you will feel a little odd in the gut area but after several weeks, no.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from GreenTealael in Just Had DS - feel no different.   
    By reducing the calories absorbed from food. I revised because I had some regain 6 years after sleeve.

    By the way, butter is not going to hurt you with DS because most of the fat you eat will not be absorbed. In fact, you want to eat some because otherwise things will be way too dry.

    Were you able to do much research on the DS separately from talking to the doctor? It is important to understand exactly how it works.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from GreenTealael in Just Had DS - feel no different.   
    In my experience, that has not been the case. I have had the sleeve, and was later revised to DS. There is no food that puts me on the toilet immediately. I do get gas more frequently but that’s about it.

    Sometimes these surgeons oversell.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from GreenTealael in Just Had DS - feel no different.   
    Can you be more specific about what you mean by test the waters?

    If you mean by eating a piece of fried chicken, I don’t think you can safely assume you will have a massive reaction to deter you. I guess it is possible but I would not count on it.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from catwoman7 in Nervous and unsure   
    After a couple of years you will be able to eat a significant amount at a time. At that point it becomes much easier to regain weight however. Research long term out comes.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis reacted to summerset in Energy Drinks?? Bangs?   
    Carbonated drinks don't stretch your stomach. It's a myth.
    Dr. Weiner made a interesting video about this.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis reacted to GreenTealael in The changes we don't talk about   
    I know, I wonder how many people would say it was not hard work if they wouldn't get judged harshly.
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    Circlesis reacted to summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    As long as you think of "eating healthy" as a chore that needs to be done, this will most likely not change. Do you like the "healthy foods" that you eat? If not find foods that are healthy enough which you truly enjoy and see if that makes a difference.
    Does that somehow feel like "doing penance for your sins"... or something like that?
    Cure you from exactly what? From having cravings? From having "bad habits"? From wanting "bad foods"? From "being the bad girl" in regards to food/exercise?
    People will test their boundaries and stretch them sooner or later. Yes, I know, I know... people swear they won't do it like never again and will always be the good dieting gal/guy from now on after WLS and will never fall from grace forever and blah blah blah - but I've seen too many people falling flat down on their faces with that approach to think of it as a feasible for the majority of us. I know I'm not one of these saints, lol.
    Unfortunately we don't have that much old-timers on here. Like five years out and more. What we have to say is not always to the liking of the n00bs but after a few years they might chime in with us. Seen that happen more than once.


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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis got a reaction from summerset in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Thank you for sharing this. I have been on these forums for many years and in my opinion these types of issues/the negatives don’t get nearly enough airplay.
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    Circlesis reacted to summerset in With is up   
    I only have one comment on this:
    Carbohydrates are not the evil guys.
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    Circlesis reacted to MaybeMeow2 in I am a food addict. And Bypass isn't a cure.   
    Hi Gang. Meow here. 5.5 months post op bypass. I've had slow but steady losses. (SW:217 CW:178. GW: 150)
    And I just felt the need to make a post about my sweet addiction. Before my surgery I found myself very concerned about dumping. Often asking in the forum whether Bypass meant I could never have treats again and being assured I could "eventually" or "a bite or two" or "in moderation" etc. This brought me great relief. I knew then I wasn't in the ideal frame of mind but I was doing the best I could.
    I found at about 4 weeks post op I could tolerate about 5 of my favorite chocolate covered almonds and ate them every night as a reward for hitting my Protein and Water goals. Eventually I increased that to 10 choco almonds. Then it moved to other Desserts or candy. What I've found is my entire eating plan is focused on getting my "healthys" in so I can have a treat at the end of the day. I become obsessed. I realize I've always been that way. Eat healthy so you can indulge.
    I find I get nauseous if I eat a full portion of dessert. But I can usually get away with eating half. So I do. Every day. Or I eat the full portion and get nauseous. I get thru it. Usually lasts about 30 minutes. I feel miserable. I don't throw up. When I'm in the middle of the nausea I swear I'll never have sugar again. But then it passes and I'm the addict again.
    The last couple months I've somehow justified 2 treats a day. And this Thanksgiving was the first time I really realized how deeply I don't have control over my treat addiction. I was surrounded by baked goods. I'd eat a small one. Feel sick. Then a couple hours do it again. Over the 2 days of celebration I made myself feel sick about 5 times. The nausea is miserable. Sweats, light headed, toe-curling nausea. Then it passes. And I'm fine. And like a drug addict I indulge again. It's shocking. It's like I'm binging. Except I never throw up and it's only one treat at a time.
    I guess my point is... bypass didn't cure me. I do feel sick when I eat too much sugar. But it doesn't stop me from doing it. From constantly seeing how much I can have before I feel sick. I have a lot of work to do before I am no longer "unhealthy" regardless of my weight. Wanted to share in case others are sweet addicts and wondering how the surgery will affect that.
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    Circlesis reacted to Lauren_Dew in Weight regain...I don't know where to start.   
    I'm almost 13 years out and have faced my fair share of regains (including 2 pregnancies along the way) but have managed to nip them in the bud in the 10-15 lb range. I honestly think regains are just part of the process and we all face them to some extent and i'm sure i'll face them again in the future, so this post is a good reminder for me as well! So here are my go to moves to get rid of regain:
    My go-to moves are:
    Eat Meals (don't graze) - don't skip Breakfast, even if it's small Eat Real food, not processed slider foods like chips and sweets Stop eating after dinner - get away from the kitchen after dinner. Evenings have always been my toughest time and so i make myself a cup of Decaf coffee, take it upstairs with me, and don't go back to the kitchen under any circumstances. Focus on the food, not exercise - 80%+ of weight loss comes down to food Move for Mental Health - aiming for 10K steps works for me and calms my urge to stress eat Talk to someone about mental health - overeating for me is a sure sign that's i'm heading on a downward spiral and the weigh gain and guilt and shame associated just makes it worse...see a doctor, find a medication that works for you, find your way back to a good mental health state Things i that haven't worked for me:
    liquids / Protein Shakes - it's not sustainable (and really hard for even a few days...how did we do it pre- and post-op?), it makes me unbearably grouchy, and the minute i stop the weight comes back on Counting Calories - that is a trigger for me after a LIFETIME of dieting and i don't want to go there! Excessive exercise - it's too hard to outrun a bad diet with exercise and getting hurt would be a sure way to halt my progress. One more change that has truly been life altering for me is something i did after my last regain in 2018. My weight creeped up to 161lbs. That was 20lbs over my usual set point of 140lbs, which i had maintained for 10 years post-op (i'm 5'2" and started my journey at 200 lbs). It was starting to scare me and i knew i needed to do something.
    I went back to all the things I listed above but i also did something i never had done before, i started eating plants for Protein. I cut out the meat first and then the dairy (which seemed overwhelming until i found all my own plant based substitutions), and i started focusing on vegetables! I didn't think about portions (after all, i'm a WLS patient, how much could i really eat) and i found myself shedding weight effortlessly!
    Not only did i lose the 20 lbs i had gained, but for the first time in 12+ years post-op, i hit a new set point of about 122lbs which i've been maintaining with ease for the past year! I didn't start a diet, i didn't ever go off a diet. I just focus on plants and i feel great and have never been lighter! And i know what you're thinking...where do you get your protein??? But there is more than enough protein in plants for anyone who's at least 6 months post op! The funny thing is, i eat more than i have in years, but i finally feel like i'm living the healthy life i wanted and it's easier than i ever though it would be.
    Anyway, sorry for the long post, i'm just so happy with how this has been working and i know it can work for others too! Feel free to message me if you have questions. Keep fighting the good fight!!

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