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  1. Lanie992

    Thanksgiving win

    Nice job! I actually like the taste and consistency of almond flour. I know a lot of people don't like it though... I miss dressing -- I used to cook it year round, so I will definitely try out your recipe. I had a little regular dressing, two scoops of mashed potatoes & 2 scoops of corn casserole on Thanksgiving (plus turkey and asparagus) but I am 6 months out. I haven't gained anything yet although I know it takes a couple days to see the damage.. but I think I will be okay because that's really all I ate all day besides a protein drink. I am very strict with low carb/low sugar, so I figured one day won't hurt me too much!
  2. My nutritionist and doctor don't even agree on the diet plan and it's the nutritionist he referred me to. My doctor got irritated at me for eating Laughing Cow cheese during the soft food stage - even though it was on the list of foods to eat PDF that my nutritionist sent me. I told him that and he just shrugged and told me not to take her advice. 😂 😂 😂 😂 .... MmmmmmmMMM k. I just follow his advice though. I trust his recommendations.. but it can be very confusing if you start googling recipes for each stage of your journey..
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    Waist Trainer

    I wanted to buy some Skims (Kim Kardashian line -- not a fan of hers but still wanted to try her line) -- I saw a review which said they're really comfortable.. I Just don't know if they're heavy duty enough to work. I definitely do NOT want one that has the super uncomfortable boning I've read about -- where it is hard to breathe. But Skims are supposedly a more breathable lightweight fabric, so will it actually work? I am very curious. If she has a good Black Friday sale -- I might bite.
  4. Hope you are doing okay.. Day 5 is when I started feeling better... (day 3 & 4 were the worst for me).. Keep us updated.
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    Low carb bread?

    I agree... Aldis Zero Net Carb bread is good. I had to get used to it, but I like it now. It is $3.99/loaf at my Aldis though. I wish it was $2.50 here!
  6. My dog -- who was like my child -- died two days before my surgery and I was in a dark place. I decided to go ahead with the surgery - it gave me something to focus on. I don't want to advise you to do it -- if you aren't in a good head space as this is a major surgery and a big commitment. Even though I was beyond depressed -- I really didn't think twice about having the surgery... if you're not confident you can handle it, then I say perhaps it is best to postpone it. Can you talk to your psychiatrist and get advice?
  7. Day 5 for me, but days 1-2 weren't bad because I was in the hospital getting pain medicine every 2 hours, if needed. Things are were still uncomfortable for the first two weeks though.. not painful, just not comfortable.
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    Stopped Losing Weight

    Oh that is probably what the weight gain is. I always gain a few lbs during my cycle.. That happened before I had surgery too. You get bloated. Make sure to always weigh yourself as soon as you wake up and after you use the bathroom -- that way you can have a more clear idea of your weight. Everyone's weight fluctuates during the day after eating & drinking -- it can be a 2-3 lbs difference. But if you weigh yourself when you wakeup; therefore - have less food/liquids in your system, then you'll get a more accurate, consistent idea of your weight.
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    I was constipated too. I finally used Miralax - it works fast and doesn't give me cramps like traditional laxatives. You can mix it into your protein shake or Gatorade Zero.. You can not taste it. I still take it from time to time.
  10. Oh no! I was wondering if you were at work. I *hate* when I am sick at work... it makes things 100x worse. I am glad it finally got better and you didn't have to leave. I wonder why we can no longer throw up anymore? I guess I am off to google that!
  11. Ugh. I hate that feeling. I never can throw up anymore either... I just get the nasty mucus. I used to throw up pretty regularly before surgery since I am cursed w/migraines which come with nausea & my migraine med (imitrex) makes me even more sick.. now I can NOT puke, even if I feel like I need to. The only thing that makes me feel better - is to lay down and sleep/rest... usually subsides in about 2 hours. (Before surgery - when I ate too much.. I'd just be uncomfortable for 15 minutes and be fine). Hope you feel better soon.. Just take it easy for the rest of the day.
  12. I absolutely understand wishing you knew sooner! I looked at your location to see if we had the same surgeon -- to see if this is a common occurrence with him 😂, but we are in different parts of the country. Maybe it is due to CoVid that such disorganization is going on? It is frustrating. Sending good thoughts your way and hoping it gets resolved soon and you'll be on your way to your new life!
  13. Oh no! I am so sorry! Mine was NOT cancelled, but the Tuesday before my surgery which was scheduled for Thursday -- they told me I needed another EKG & stress test done and my surgery could possibly be postponed.. The next day (Wednesday)-- the day before my surgery... I had both done. Luckily I passed both and literally found out I got cleared for surgery for the next day... late in the afternoon on Wednesday. I had gotten my previous EKG & stress test more than 2 months prior -- not sure why it took them 2 days before the surgery to decide that mine needed to be done again?.... I am sorry that happened to you. Try to remember that it being done as a precaution & to ensure you're in good health before having major surgery.
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    Clothes during Weight Loss

    I can't wear my size 8 jeans anymore!! They're too big. I had been getting away with wearing them at times but they're falling off of me now. I am in a size 4 but my size 6's still work too... FWIW, I wear American Eagle jeans only. Their sizes seems to be consistent across all different jean types. Size 4s are tight but loosen up & fit good.. I haven't lost any more weight, but I have lost an inch and a half in my waist.. an inch in my hips and an inch in my bust.
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    Incisional Scars and Creams?

    Bio Oil top ingredient is mineral oil --- which is made from petroleum... IE, baby oil... which I don't let touch my skin.