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Deb9386

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from TheMoxieMama in HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE LOSS OF FOOD AS AN EMOTIONAL TOOL?   
    I've definitely found this. I hadn't realised how much I was using food to "self-soothe" until I couldn't have it. I haven't yet found a way to deal with it effectively, other than trying to distract myself by doing other things. It's difficult here - we're in a full lockdown so no visiting family/friends & no trips or holidays, or even going out for a meal/coffee.
    But I've now dropped sufficient weight that I need new clothes and I've started selling my better quality clothes (i.e. the stuff I might have bought for a wedding or party and hardly worn) on ebay and am replacing it on ebay with smaller sized items. It's given me a bit of a boost to get into clothes that are at least 3 sizes smaller; it doesn't cost a lot and I'm making what I spend anyway on my sales. It can get a bit addictive though! I've become someone with lots of party/wedding guest dresses and nowhere to go!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from SophieJo in Hypothyroidism and gastric bypass surgery   
    Hi 🙋‍♀️ - I have hypothyroidism and had the RNY bypass in October 2020. It definitely contributed to my decision to get the surgery as it made it so much more difficult to lose weight by dieting. How's it going since getting surgery? My weight loss has been steady, but not quick!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from TheMoxieMama in HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE LOSS OF FOOD AS AN EMOTIONAL TOOL?   
    I've definitely found this. I hadn't realised how much I was using food to "self-soothe" until I couldn't have it. I haven't yet found a way to deal with it effectively, other than trying to distract myself by doing other things. It's difficult here - we're in a full lockdown so no visiting family/friends & no trips or holidays, or even going out for a meal/coffee.
    But I've now dropped sufficient weight that I need new clothes and I've started selling my better quality clothes (i.e. the stuff I might have bought for a wedding or party and hardly worn) on ebay and am replacing it on ebay with smaller sized items. It's given me a bit of a boost to get into clothes that are at least 3 sizes smaller; it doesn't cost a lot and I'm making what I spend anyway on my sales. It can get a bit addictive though! I've become someone with lots of party/wedding guest dresses and nowhere to go!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from kc892020 in Can We Talk About...Birth Control?   
    No suggestions about better methods I'm afraid as I'm post menopausal, but I think you're right about the pill causing weight gain. My daughter who was always very slim put on a ton of weight when she went on the pill and really struggled to lose it. She became pregnant last summer almost immediately on giving up the pill to ttc, and was nearly 3 stone over the weight she should have been i.e. that she had been until she went on the pill. While pregnant she has managed to gain hardly any weight with very little effort and while eating well for the baby. So when she isn't on the pill she can control her weight easily and when she's on it she balloons. Hope you find a good solution!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from lizonaplane in Clothes etc   
    Yes, I've found this too! Semi retired and at home a lot during lockdown I've managed largely with very casual clothes and it doesn't really matter if things are a bit big on me. Some of the clothes I had from before I put on weight were not very flattering when I tried them again, so I bought some new things a couple of months ago - they're now getting loose. It's a nice problem to have but as I'm only a couple of pounds from my goal weight, I really can't wait to stabilise my weight and get into a maintenance mode.
    I've also been buying and selling some clothes on ebay which has worked well so far.

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    Deb9386 reacted to alemmon9181 in Dumping advice please   
    Yes I did have something similar. I would have several bm during the day but the middle of the night and early morning was the worst! For me it was my Vitamins. They had a lot of sugar alcohol in them. I switch everything over a capsule and the problem has been solved.
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    Deb9386 reacted to 2Bsmaller18 in Dumping advice please   
    Did you start a new Vitamin? Even if it's the same brand but a new bottle it could be a reaction to a filler in it. New medicine like an allergy pill?
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    Deb9386 reacted to catwoman7 in Dumping advice please   
    no. they can go on for a couple of hours, but not days. There's something else going on.
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from TheMoxieMama in HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE LOSS OF FOOD AS AN EMOTIONAL TOOL?   
    I've definitely found this. I hadn't realised how much I was using food to "self-soothe" until I couldn't have it. I haven't yet found a way to deal with it effectively, other than trying to distract myself by doing other things. It's difficult here - we're in a full lockdown so no visiting family/friends & no trips or holidays, or even going out for a meal/coffee.
    But I've now dropped sufficient weight that I need new clothes and I've started selling my better quality clothes (i.e. the stuff I might have bought for a wedding or party and hardly worn) on ebay and am replacing it on ebay with smaller sized items. It's given me a bit of a boost to get into clothes that are at least 3 sizes smaller; it doesn't cost a lot and I'm making what I spend anyway on my sales. It can get a bit addictive though! I've become someone with lots of party/wedding guest dresses and nowhere to go!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from nessie in Fairlife and Nespresso   
    That sounds a great idea! I'll try it!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from TheMoxieMama in HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE LOSS OF FOOD AS AN EMOTIONAL TOOL?   
    I've definitely found this. I hadn't realised how much I was using food to "self-soothe" until I couldn't have it. I haven't yet found a way to deal with it effectively, other than trying to distract myself by doing other things. It's difficult here - we're in a full lockdown so no visiting family/friends & no trips or holidays, or even going out for a meal/coffee.
    But I've now dropped sufficient weight that I need new clothes and I've started selling my better quality clothes (i.e. the stuff I might have bought for a wedding or party and hardly worn) on ebay and am replacing it on ebay with smaller sized items. It's given me a bit of a boost to get into clothes that are at least 3 sizes smaller; it doesn't cost a lot and I'm making what I spend anyway on my sales. It can get a bit addictive though! I've become someone with lots of party/wedding guest dresses and nowhere to go!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from ThisMomOf5 in 1 month post op. Shocked by nutritionist’s recommendations. Anyone else?   
    The first few weeks I was advised to concentrate just on getting in the Protein and fluids. The suggested menu for when I started the puree stage came to about 800 calories per day. This gradually increased with the new menu plans, and at the 3 month stage post-bypass my nutritionist told me to aim for between 1000-1200 per day. I couldn't have physically taken in 1200 calories at the stage you're at. My weight loss has been steady with this plan.
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from Pinkbunny in Weight stall - Insight/Encouragement needed   
    I find that the days when I drink more Fluid (usually 70 fl oz), I lose more weight the day after. Maybe try to up your fluid intake?
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from Kris77 in Loss of Son   
    Thank you for your prayers 💗
    I understand about you feeling guilt. I feel guilty still about my son's death and think that somehow I should have prevented it. He hadn't been well, but went to Asia for an extended trip and died while there - I "knew" if you see what I mean that he wasn't really well enough to go but didn't talk him out of going. I could have persuaded him not to go I think and he wouldn't have died - so I blame myself for not listening to my "inner voice".
    As a parent it's hard not to feel guilty if your child dies. It's such an unnatural thing that a child dies before their parent. It's very hard because our sons & husbands so often don't talk about their pain - mental or physical; they hide it from us.
    Do you have other children?

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    Deb9386 reacted to Circus321 in "Head Hunger"   
    I think she meant that you were assuming that your personal experiences apply to everybody. That might be your experience but not everybody experiences the same things after wls. You will feel both real hunger and head hunger as you’re losing weight, it’s part of the process. Your body has to be hungry in order to consume your fat. She meant that calling any hunger someone experiences on their weight loss journey “head hunger” is frustrating because our bodies are actually hungry too.

    I understand what you meant about not all calories being equal but even if you’re only eating good calories you’re still experiencing a caloric deficit (which is necessary to lose weight) and will thus feel actual hunger. As well as the head hunger from not eating as much/the same things as you used to.

    I don’t know why people are so easily offended and wanting to fight on these forums. Maybe it’s because we’re all hungry all the time 😂
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from GreenThumb in Depression after surgery?   
    Yes, I've found this. Everyone's different, but my depression increased after surgery. My overeating was driven in large part by stress and depression and I knew that losing weight wouldn't make me feel "happier" but felt that it would make my life easier. I didn't expect the depression to be worse after the op, but it is. I think it's because the comfort eating was fairly effective at distracting from/damping down my depression and that coping strategy has gone. I'm 4 months post-op and still unsure what to do about it - I take a very low dose of anti anxiety medicine and am reluctant to take anti-depressants proper, but may have to go to my doctor if things don't improve. Good luck with your journey.
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from dms75 in Friend saw me for the first time in 3 months...   
    I really like that! I've had to go non-contact with my sister for various reasons, which was initially very hard but this made me laugh about it! I miss her less with every day that goes by - it really is true that "out of sight is out of mind".
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from dms75 in Friend saw me for the first time in 3 months...   
    I really like that! I've had to go non-contact with my sister for various reasons, which was initially very hard but this made me laugh about it! I miss her less with every day that goes by - it really is true that "out of sight is out of mind".
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from SophieJo in Hypothyroidism and gastric bypass surgery   
    Hi 🙋‍♀️ - I have hypothyroidism and had the RNY bypass in October 2020. It definitely contributed to my decision to get the surgery as it made it so much more difficult to lose weight by dieting. How's it going since getting surgery? My weight loss has been steady, but not quick!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from Debs6688 in Losing too much   
    What about adding chopped mixed nuts onto e.g. yoghurt, porridge, Cereal? It adds a lot of calories with not much extra bulk, is easily weighed out and also gives you a bit of Protein plus antioxidants, minerals, Vitamins & fibre. I'm still trying to lose weight but added some into my diet for Omega 3 reasons - my goodness you don't get many for quite a few calories!
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    Deb9386 reacted to catwoman7 in Post. Op 20+ years   
    I wouldn't do the pouch test again. Most nutritionists hate it because it's too much of a restriction, which for many people will just end up setting them up for a binge. Just start logging your food again and see how many calories you're averaging a day (may have to do this for a couple of weeks to get an average). Then once you know your average, start cutting back - slowly - by about 100 calories each time (maybe once every two weeks) until you start losing. Gradually getting down to 1200 a day (or whatever you need to for losing) should be easier than dropping 500 - or 600 - or whatever - calories overnight.
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    Deb9386 reacted to Yray in Anyone for October 2020?   
    Since I can’t seem to take in to much to 1,200 seems like something in the far far future but that’s where you really want to be get the your nutrition & Vitamin. I started to tolerate nuts too I’m going to incorporate that in my Breakfast that will help me.
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Some Surprises I didn't expect with WLS   
    Haha! Me too!
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Clothes etc   
    I was the weight I'm now trying to get to for most of my adult life - I only gained the excess 5 stone or so in the last 8 years due to thyroid issues, stress, bereavement - and I kept my good clothes from before then. While I've been very overweight I found it difficult to get decent clothes so they're all cheap or frumpy and I'm throwing all of them out as I go down the sizes. I'm nearly back into my "good clothes" which is great. But if it was the other way round I still think I'd throw them away because otherwise I think I'd be "expecting" to gain the weight back.
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    Deb9386 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Jejunal Ulcer, Fatty Liver? and difficulty eating   
    I'm sorry that you have so much to deal with - it sounds miserable, and sending you virtual hugs.
    I hadn't heard of liver issues being caused by bariatric surgery, like you I'd been told that a fatty liver would be helped by the surgery. But looking at this article here it seems to be a potential outcome from the surgery, and some of the symptoms you mention (pain, nausea) are listed as known signs & symptoms in the article.
    https://sites.kowsarpub.com/hepatmon/articles/86078.html
    If your bariatric consultant isn't really taking on board what you're saying about this could you ask for a consultation with a hepatic consultant or find another bariatric consultant, preferably one who is very experienced (as they might have more knowledge of this area) and who would be prepared to consult with hepatologists about your care?
    Good luck.
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