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kellym1220

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from GreenTealael in UTTERLY LOST SLEEVE PATIENT   
    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!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from GreenTealael in UTTERLY LOST SLEEVE PATIENT   
    I think at this point, you need to develop a more common sense approach to this. It sounds like you know what you should not be eating and need to focus on what you can eat and track that as accurately as possible. I am attaching my Boot Camp document again...which in the final stage says to eat three 4 oz high Protein meals, plus two servings of vegetables, two servings of fruit and three servings of complex carbs. Get a tracker like My Fitness Pal and track your intake. I do NOT think you need to "smoosh" things into a measuring cup, you should be able to "eyeball" a cup or quarter cup of food, or weigh it.
    Good luck and I hope you can find something that works for you!
    Post Op Diet Boot Camp.pdf
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    kellym1220 reacted to ms.sss in UTTERLY LOST SLEEVE PATIENT   
    hmmmm....if it ain't broke, why fix it?
    From what you've posted sounds like you are already doing/have done just fine for your own personal experience.
    That feeling you get when you can't eat anymore is what will prevent your "stomach from stretching" (though I have some thoughts on the misconceptions of this in another vein...but I digress). Sounds like you are listening to your "signal" and are stopping before you get too full. Which is a behaviour that many struggle to learn and implement. You are doing great.

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from alysefowler in Slee e revision or gastric bypass   
    Maybe look into a "reset" before surgery? This is where you go back to the basic basics for a week or so...liquid, etc. After, (my understanding is) you start feeling the restriction again and have a better chance of continuing down the right path.

    Good luck!!
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    kellym1220 reacted to Hop_Scotch in Hungry   
    Okay..it is possible that your stomach is producing too much acid for the little amount of food/liquid you are consuming.
    I had to take nexium for a month following my sleeve surgery. Maybe have a chat with your doctor or surgeon see if they recommend taking something in the short term to reduce stomach acid. If that is the issue hopefully it helps.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from ruthpets in 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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from gabbyd in Ate too much, in pain   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from ruthpets in 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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from gabbyd in Ate too much, in pain   
    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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from newyorklady20 in The Night Before Is Here!   
    Good luck! How exciting for you!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from MandoGetsSleeved in 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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    kellym1220 got a reaction from bufbills in Pureed Meats Struggles   
    Refried Beans with a little bit of cheese was one of my go to's. And the infamous Ricotta Bake. I never ONCE pureed meat. YUCK!
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    kellym1220 reacted to Creekimp13 in Bad Advice and being honest.   
    ms.sss.....if I ever call you obsessive or crazy, it will most definately be meant in a complimentary way. You're a delight.
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    kellym1220 reacted to Creekimp13 in Bad Advice and being honest.   
    I genuinely appreciate you Ms. Sss. 💜
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    kellym1220 reacted to ms.sss in Bad Advice and being honest.   
    The better question is what genre do I NOT binge.
    I don't watch "scary" series-es (yes, I consider Stranger Things scary...don't judge me), everything else is fair game.
    I'm currently watching The Good Place and Wanda Vision (I can't binge the latter as much as I'd like cuz my husband wants to watch too and he has a 2-episode limit per sitting. He's a lightweight).
    If not watching something specific I have the food Network on for background noise.
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    kellym1220 reacted to ms.sss in Bad Advice and being honest.   
    Hi. My name is ms.sss and I am a human being.
    I drink alcohol, coffee and carbonated Water almost daily. I eat deep fried foods, fatty foods, and desserts on the regular. I eat popcorn (smothered in butter and lots of salt). There were 4-5 straight days just after Christmas where my diet for the entire day(s) consisted of solely alcohol and pecan butter tarts, no joke! I smoke cigarettes and drive well above the speed limit. I smoked pot almost every weekend last summer. I have not filed my personal income taxes for the past 2 years. If I'm home, I eat lunch on the couch with laptop, and binge watch TV for hours on end. I haven't taken my vitamins/supplements in over year. I didn't brush my teeth before I went to bed last night.
    Sometimes (sometimes!) I worry that people will read what I post and get the wrong idea/message...like I'm eating too little, or too much, or just unhealthily. Or that I'm wholly irresponsible or going down the path the h*ll. Or, that someone with a different temperament than mine will do as I do and get unexpected results. But we are all adults here and we each can make decisions on our own lives without putting any onus on some stranger on the internet.
    In the end, I don't assume any responsibility for your actions, nor your reactions to mine. I will commiserate with you, make suggestions, share a joke, and offer up my own personal experiences. But what you do with your lives is on you*.
    * Clarification: You == the collective "You", NOT the OP nor anyone else on this thread specifically.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Nanagrrl3 in Can eating chicken skin cause a leak?   
    I don't think chicken skin would cause a leak...unless it was SUPER crispy (and really, not even then!) I think I had a KFC chicken breast at about 4 weeks, and while my stomach was upset, it didn't cause a leak!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Definitely trying this!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Jaye W in Down 50 lbs today   
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You go!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Chantrella in Update on my post op appointment   
    Glad you are felling better! How scary! I'm glad you took your doctor's advice and got it taken care of!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Barb Being Barb in WLS Veteran Back for Support   
    Good luck! I hope things turn around for you!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Chantrella in Update on my post op appointment   
    Glad you are felling better! How scary! I'm glad you took your doctor's advice and got it taken care of!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from bufbills in Anyone else have issues with restaurants!   
    I'm so sorry that you feel this way! I have been eating out fairly regularly since about 2 months out. Did it slow my weight loss? Possibly. But I am significantly happier! I went to a thing called magical dining in September, where it's a three course meal, twice, Once, I ordered salmon with a tuna appetizer (I know you don't like seafood, I love it as long as I don't have to cook it!) and the next time I ordered filet mignon and some sort of Soup. Both times, I ate about 1/2 of the appetizer, 1/3 of the Protein and a bite or two of the sides and then one bite of the dessert and then packed it in a doggy bag and brought it home to my son. If my son wasn't the sort to eat JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, I would have eaten the leftovers over the next two days! I've had fajitas and refried Beans at a Mexican restaurant and a sashimi appetizer at a sushi restaurant. I haven't eaten Italian (too tempting, although I might order veal or chicken piccata, it I did!) I focus on eating the protein first and then take a bite or two of the sides. I ALWAYS look at the menu on line and figure out what I can eat and WANT to eat. Luckily, my family lets me lead the charge on where we go, so I can find somewhere that has something I want to eat.
    So anyway, long post, but don't give up. Two months is still early and you should be able to enjoy food a bit sooner or later. I hope you can find that balance! Good luck.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Mrb1807 in I have got to stop weighing everyday!   
    As someone who has had three LONG stalls, back to back, I still weigh every day...I just only record the drops below previous recorded weight. Otherwise, it's up 1 pound, down 1 pound, up 2 pounds, down 1 pound (ugh), up 1 pound, down 4 pounds...hit record, 2 pounds down!
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    kellym1220 reacted to Creekimp13 in Raking   
    According to WebMD a 150 pound person burns 350-450 calories per hour of raking and bagging leaves. Other sources are less generous and estimate 250 calories per hour. Depends a little on your size, how vigorously you rake, how often you take breaks, if you keep your heart rate up, etc.
    Regardless of if you're chugging away, sweating....or taking breaks and doing it gently.....It's a great work out:) Good core strength exercise with all the bending and twisting and pulling.
    I totally understand your enjoyment of this. And I think it's awesome.
    Congrats on coming so far!

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