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blackcatsandbaddecisions

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from Starwarsandcupcakes in Cleaning up diet Pre Surgery   
    I didn’t do it gradually, but about 4 months preop I did a low carb/low calorie diet. It was born out of fear that I would have gained during a pre-op period that could have disqualified me from the program. It was intended to be short term but I stuck with it for 4 months and lost 57 lbs with it.

    I really feel like it helped some of the changes during surgery be less jarring. The liquid diet was no problem at all, because I was already eating small portions and low carb. I don’t deal well with huge changes and I think I could have had some real problems giving up sugar/carbs/huge portions at the same time as I was recovering from surgery. Also I have a huge amount of weight to lose (started at 339, goal of 165) so I was also trying to get a head start. So far so good, I’ve lost 137 of the total 174 lbs I need to lose at almost 7 months post op.
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to Crystalmoon in Onederland!   
    Congratulations
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to Penny1966 in Onederland!   
    Congratulations!!!
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to Peaches75 in Onederland!   
    Congratulations!! I was just wondering today how much I can lose by the end of the year! I am 3 weeks out now. Hopefully I can go at your pace! Congratulations again!
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to Kris77 in Onederland!   
    CONGRATS!! That is so awesome!!!
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from pdc1605 in Surprising Bariatric Surgery Discoveries?   
    I discovered that I actually wasn’t happy sitting alone in my bedroom eating a family sized bag of candy and chips every Saturday night. Crazy.

    Seriously though, I am impressed at my own ability to follow through and persevere. The whole process isn’t easy, from insurance to surgery to recovery and then weight loss. But it’s nice to feel accomplished and have reached a goal that I set.
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to Luna Girl in Onederland!   
    Congratulations! 🏆
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to kristieshannon in Onederland!   
    One-derful!!! Congrats!
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to ShoppGirl in Onederland!   
    Congratulations 🍾
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Onederland!   
    Just another onederland post. 198.4 this morning on the seven month anniversary of my surgery date. 140 down total. Feeling great, no longer obese, and 33.4 lbs from goal!


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions got a reaction from FMK965 in Insurance Through Postop   
    Let’s see if this works to upload a progress pic.

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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to AnnaTM in Wasn't sure who else to ask ...   
    I think there is a real advantage going into the surgery already in ketosis. It took me a good 3 or 4 day to get there but I made sure I did not add in any carbs during the pre surgery liquid diet. I had headaches the first three day of the liquid diet but I'm relieved that I won't be going through carb withdrawal right after surgery.

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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to catwoman7 in Wasn't sure who else to ask ...   
    it's a challenge -- but most of us are required to do it. You just have to white knuckle it. I never cheated. It was hard, but I powered through it, as I suspect the majority do. Yes - some people have reported here that they cheated once or twice - but I didn't want to go down that rabbit hole. I don't know how much better it is if you have a couple of "cheats", since you have to be on the diet for 14 days, so you're still going to have many days where you're going to have to deal with the diet and the hunger. That is, unless you "cheat" every day (or most days), which defeats the purpose and can cause your surgery to be canceled.
    I never thought I'd be able to do it, but I did it. It gets a lot easier by day 3 or 4, when your body gets into ketosis. And that's another issue - I'm not sure your body is going to go into ketosis if you cheat. So you'll be dealing with hunger the whole two weeks.
    there's nothing you can really do to prepare except to stock up on things you're going to need. In my case, it was sugar free Jello, sugar free popsicles, chicken broth, Tomato juice/V8, and lots of clear no-cal (or ultra-low-cal) beverages, like Crystal Light.
    the thing I kept in mind is that if I could do this, I could definitely handle any of the post-op diet requirements.
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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to STLoser in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    Right now I'm in Florida on vacation and this is the smallest I've ever been on a beach. It's SO much easier to walk on the sand and I even RAN on the sand today. I have not gotten short of breath at all. Last year a month before my surgery we went to Orange Beach, AL, and I had to keep stopping for breath every few feet and it was miserable. I was in so much pain too. swear I feel like a teenager again at almost 50!

    Sent from my Nokia 7.2 using BariatricPal mobile app


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    blackcatsandbaddecisions reacted to BigSue in Follow up to my restaurant post   
    Sorry to hear you had a bad experience, but there are things you can do as a customer to make things go more smoothly. Yes, it's her job to serve you, but it looks like you might have overwhelmed her by giving her so much information about your situation. She just wanted to take your order, and probably wasn't prepared to hear your whole story about your COVID anxiety, your surgery, your medical restrictions, etc.. It's not really fair to put that responsibility on the server. It's probably standard protocol for them to bring Water to people who don't order a beverage, and assuming you didn't get charged for it (which you typically don't, even if you ask for water), did it hurt anything to have an extra glass of water sitting on the table? It's good to be assertive about what you need, but you don't need to go out of your way to make additional demands.

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