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Everything posted by kellym1220

  1. I plan on refocusing in 2022...I have "bounced back" about 5 pounds over the holidays (so not too bad) but I have never reached my goal...I'm still about 20 pounds away. So I am going to focus on protein, start tracking my food again and hit the gym. Fingers crossed!!
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    Yes, it sounds like you have psyched yourself out of eating...bordering on an eating disorder. Forget about volume and eat a healthy diet that includes protein, some veggies, some complex carbs. If you can find a therapist or bariatric team to give you guidance, please do. Are you at goal, close to goal? If so, it is even more important to focus on being healthy and rebuilding your energy and zest for life. PLEASE take care of yourself!!
  3. I believe that's called "foamies" and I have had it a couple of times. It will pass, and (hopefully) teach you a lesson! As you get further in, you will begin to recognize your "full" cues and stop before you get there. I have said this before, but my dog has gained about 15 pounds to keep me from having "one last bite" or thinking "this little bit shouldn't go to waste". Once I get the signal that I am full...down on the floor it goes!
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    Any surgery regrets?

    My sister has always been overweight...I have been overweight for the last 15 years (or so). She is on a diet (Dr. Livinggood) and told me that she had told a friend NOT to get the surgery because it would change her relationship with food FOREVER. I told her "That's kind of the point...even with the program YOU are on". But I will say this, I do not regret it at all! (I DO however, regret the Reeses' Peanut Butter Egg that I just ate...but only to the extent I would have regretted it BEFORE surgery! LOL) I echo those that said wait until you are sure...but I wish I had thought about doing this 10 years ago!
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    Pity Party - Frustrated - Venting!

    Hello! I am so there! Down 73 pounds...stuck at 70-73 pounds for the last few weeks...trying to break through and get to One-derland! LOL I just got my first vaccine and as soon as I feel "safe" I WILL be going to the gym and I HOPE that will be what it takes to get me to goal. I totally understand what you mean about being happy...I mean, I haven't been this low since I had my baby...25 years ago! I've dropped a couple of sizes...even my feet have shrunk! Everyone tells me how great I look! But I don't want to get complacent, and lose everything I've gained lost! Good luck and know that you are NOT alone!
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    Down 50 lbs today

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    3 week stall...I guess

    I also found that people would compliment me when I was in a stall...those that know (almost everyone in my life) would say that I am really losing, and I would think "I haven't lost weight in two weeks" and then I'd start losing again. I think your body needs time to "redistribute" or something, so clothes feel better, you look better, but you weigh the same. I try to focus on NSV's (Non-scale victories) during the stalls.
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    WLS Veteran Back for Support

    Good luck! I hope things turn around for you!
  9. kellym1220

    Packing for hospital

    I didn't stay in a hospital...but I just used my phone, iPad and watched tv for the first few days.
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    Can I see some before and after pics?

    I'm sad that I didn't take a before picture now!
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    Almost that time

    Congratulations! I hope everything heals quickly and pain free!
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    I have had this: https://www.target.com/p/special-k-protein-family-size-breakfast-cereal-19oz-kellogg-s/-/A-54444278?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000012732781&CPNG=PLA_Grocery%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Grocery&LID=700000001170770pgs&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=g&device=c&location=9011798&targetid=pla-966916145752&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1YjsmJKQ7wIVPvvjBx18OgBKEAYYASABEgKeHfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds With Fairlife 1% milk.
  13. Hugs! Congratulations on your weight loss! You are doing amazing, so don't listen to the haters!
  14. kellym1220

    Bariatric multivitamin

    I just looked and Viactiv is Calcium Carbonate. Do you know why we need Calcium Citrate instead? (I love Viactiv caramel flavor!) Thank you!!
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    Need advice

    This is what my surgeon gave me...your mileage may vary! Protein shakes, Milk 1% or less (I recommend Fair Life), Greek Yogurt in addition to the clear liquids (Bariatric Clear Liquids, Broth, De-caf Coffee or Tea, Diet Jello). I highly recommend looking into the Bariatric Hot Cocoa from this site or Amazon. I also recommend Swanson Sipping Bone Broth at this stage. Good luck! Post Op Diet & Boot Camp.pdf
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    How long were your preop diets?

    It all depends on the surgeon and I think also how much weight you have to lose. I had a "fairly" low BMI (I was self pay in order to get the surgery with my BMI). My surgery was cancelled 6 days into my two week liquid pre-op diet. I called and told them I would take any date and do it as out patient, if necessary. They didn't hold out a lot of hope, so I had a great weekend of mexican and italian food, then they called on Monday and said I could have the surgery on Thursday, so I told them what had happened and they said "Just no more cheating!" And it was fine. I would do what you can to stay on track with what the surgeon originally told you and then plead your case when the office re-opens. Good luck!
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    8 year Post-Op Success Pics

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for posting this!!! I love that you included pics of your meals! And you look amazing!!!!! Congratulations!
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    Dreaded STALL

    I've gotten to the point (Gastric Sleeve, just over 6 months out) that the stalls happen more often than consistent loss. But even still, it does break and then I lose for a few days and then I stall again. But I stay focused on the fact that this is a marathon, not a sprint and I'm still losing!!
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    Plastic surgery painful?

    There are several informative threads going on right now - Plastic Surgery Countdown is On, ChubRub's Plastic Surgery Thread and Jan Surgery Countdown - all pretty well balanced.
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    Fell off track 8 months post opp.

    I (who am only six months out) would say no to the liquid diet. I think you need to go back to focusing on protein and water.
  21. Try Bone broth instead of shakes...Swanson's Sipping Broth has 9grams of protein for 45 calories.
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    everything tastes gross!

    It should get better every day. Experiment with temperatures and flavors...sometimes taste buds change. Good luck!!
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    Hot Chip Lovers Rejoice

    I find that the "corn" chips are way better than the "potato" chips. I can't wait to try these. I ordered a sample pack off of Bariatric Pal.
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    The best compliment....

    Yesterday, my boss (a man) came up to me and told me that I looked amazing and "whatever you're doing, keep it up!" I did tell him I was having weight loss surgery, so I think he knows what I'm doing, but it was great to hear!

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