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Neensyb

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  1. Congrats!
    Neensyb got a reaction from groovygal for a status update, Today I could cry. I am now in the "healthy BMI" range of 24.9 and only 10 weeks post   
    Today I could cry.  I am now in the "healthy BMI" range of 24.9 and only 10 weeks post op.  
    I didn't think I could be successful like this, but I trusted the process and follow all the rules.  Thank god for this tool.
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    Neensyb got a reaction from ShoppGirl for a status update, 9 weeks post op today. Gosh, observations are so many..... I am finally back in the 7   
    9 weeks post op today.  Gosh, observations are so many.....
    I am finally back in the 70's (kilograms that is) which is my happy place - preferably the low 70's but I'm getting there.
    My hair is dry, really dry.  Need more water and healthy oils.
    I'm starting to feel thirst again, but gulping isn't a good feeling.  Sip sip sip all day.
    My body transformation is astounding.  I can see contour in my shoulders, and my legs are back where they used to be when I was very active.  
    I tan a LOT better than I used to.  Weird, I don't know why, but we are at the end of our summer here in Australia and I have the BEST tan!  🙂
    I've been more out and about doing things, feeling more motivated.  
    I become exhausted after a short amount of exercise.  This is incredibly frustrating.
    Alcohol hits me, HARD.... 😞 
    Poop is back!  Ha, I know, TMI.  But I am back pooping daily or every other day and they are normal woohoo.
    I'm not scared to try all foods now, just in tiny amounts to begin with.
    I was asked if I was ok the other day by a shop keeper at our local pet and pool store.  She thought I was ill.... 😞
    My body self image is nothing like reality.  My imagination doesn't allow me to try on clothes that will actually fit me, I still feel fat.
    Just my thoughts at 9 weeks.  NO REGRETS!!!!  
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    Neensyb got a reaction from ShoppGirl for a status update, 9 weeks post op today. Gosh, observations are so many..... I am finally back in the 7   
    9 weeks post op today.  Gosh, observations are so many.....
    I am finally back in the 70's (kilograms that is) which is my happy place - preferably the low 70's but I'm getting there.
    My hair is dry, really dry.  Need more water and healthy oils.
    I'm starting to feel thirst again, but gulping isn't a good feeling.  Sip sip sip all day.
    My body transformation is astounding.  I can see contour in my shoulders, and my legs are back where they used to be when I was very active.  
    I tan a LOT better than I used to.  Weird, I don't know why, but we are at the end of our summer here in Australia and I have the BEST tan!  🙂
    I've been more out and about doing things, feeling more motivated.  
    I become exhausted after a short amount of exercise.  This is incredibly frustrating.
    Alcohol hits me, HARD.... 😞 
    Poop is back!  Ha, I know, TMI.  But I am back pooping daily or every other day and they are normal woohoo.
    I'm not scared to try all foods now, just in tiny amounts to begin with.
    I was asked if I was ok the other day by a shop keeper at our local pet and pool store.  She thought I was ill.... 😞
    My body self image is nothing like reality.  My imagination doesn't allow me to try on clothes that will actually fit me, I still feel fat.
    Just my thoughts at 9 weeks.  NO REGRETS!!!!  
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    Neensyb reacted to megosterby@gmail.com for a status update, Post gastric bypass almost 9 years   
    Post gastric bypass almost 9 years
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    Neensyb reacted to Jen2175 for a status update, Hi, all. I'm new here 👋   
    Hi, all. I'm new here 👋
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    Neensyb reacted to Kmk*#71 for a status update, I'm 6'0 and current weight is 268 before Surgery I weighed 359   
    I'm 6'0 and current weight is 268 before Surgery I weighed 359

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    Neensyb reacted to KTNCANDY for a status update, 6 days post op.. Hight..5'4 Highest weight...350lbs Pre op weight ..315 on 2/15/21 Po   
    6 days post op..
    Hight..5'4
    Highest weight...350lbs
    Pre op weight ..315 on 2/15/21
    Post op weight.. 335   2/16/21
    Day 6
    -10.. 325
     
    Alot of swelling.  But up and about.  Started full fluid diet today. 
     
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    Neensyb got a reaction from Spitfireash for a status update, Approaching 7 weeks post op this coming Monday. I've been lazy with cooking, just hav   
    Approaching 7 weeks post op this coming Monday.
    I've been lazy with cooking, just having low fat convenient foods.  I am feeling lethargic and flat.  I forget my multivitamins all the time despite me putting an alarm on my phone.
    Tonight I am doing a full months meal plan and getting my sh*t together!
    Still losing, still happy with my decision to go ahead.  I just need to sort out my motivation!
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    Neensyb got a reaction from njlimmer for a status update, One month today I went in for sleeve surgery. One month....really? It feels like aaaa   
    One month today I went in for sleeve surgery. One month....really?  It feels like aaaages ago.  What are the key notes in the past month:
    being scared on the day was very real.  My surgeon and anesthetist were fabulous talking me through everything and listening to my concerns.   It was over before I knew it Recovery from the GA was awful...the only time I have ever experienced anything like it.  12 hours later I finally came out of it properly Gas pain is awful, but easily remedied by walking Walking isn't as scary and painful as I thought, and I didn't get light headed at all My water bottle has become my best friend.  I bought some new ones, one in particular with Llamas all over it 🙂 My husband won't let me get a pair of Llamas....dammit Following my dietician and surgeons guidelines WORKS!  It really does Scars on my belly are minimal due to using specific scar gel, helps healing and reduces scarring If I have eaten too quickly, the best way to manage the discomfort is to stand up, or sit upright, and wait.....wait wait wait.  20 minutes later the discomfort has gone Don't be scared to move to the next phase, just tiny tiny bites and don't drink with your meal I have learned to really listen to my body.  Eat for satisfaction, not to be full.  The best advice I have been given Don't forget multivitamins, it really does have an impact on fatigue Try not to weigh daily, thought it's tempting Scales are not always an indication of body change - TAKE PHOTOS! My skin is quite dry, and it's loving the attention I am giving it.  Lots of moisturiser and my tan is the best it's ever been.  Not sure what the correlation is, but I haven't burned at all, just nicely browned I had an initial breakout of rosacea on my face, but that is likely to be from the shock of surgery and much less food than usual.  It cleared up after a week or two and now my skin on my face is just lovely! NEVER EVER trust a fart.  Not in the early days.   Constipation is real, coloxyl is the solution for me.   You don't poop anywhere near the volume you consume, I guess most of it is liquid and mushy anyway so no solids formed.   TMI I know, does anyone else miss a decent poop?  🙂 One month and I can say I feel 100% IF I STAY WITHIN MY LIMITS.  Last night we had Chinese takeaways/takeout for the first time, I had a small wonton soup (I know our local Chinese cook, they are very very healthy with their cooking methods).  I sipped away at the liquid and had a wonton.  It was so delicious that I had a second one...bad move.  Felt bloated, a little uncomfortable and had to stand up for a while.  If I had just had the one, all good.  
    I hope this sort of information helps others.  The nearly 13kgs I have lost has had an enormous impact on my life.  I don't huff and puff putting on my undies, clothes I haven't worn for years now fit me - just.  I can cross my legs comfortably, my back pain has gone completely...and I mean 100% goneski!!  I can cross my arms and they sit under my boobs, not on top of my bloated liver and stomach.  I bought my first bikini online.  It arrived, looks great (to me and hubby) and I feel comfortable in it at home.  I have another 17kgs to go, but I'm ok with taking it slowly.
    🙂
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    Neensyb got a reaction from mil_unloaded for a status update, Yesterday was my post op check up with the surgeon and it went well. He is happy with   
    Yesterday was my post op check up with the surgeon and it went well.  He is happy with my progress and I don't need to see him for 6 months.  I'm at day 17 post op and the only real issue I have had is severe constipation.  Warning, TMI coming up.....
    So I have been number twos three times since surgery.  Twice it was tiny, third time was just an absolute crisis.  Crying, sweating, it was right there....just so horribly hard and dry.  I had to get pessaries and take Coloxyl.  Holy crap (pardon the pun) when she finally made it through, she was a stubby whopper.  I drink 2 litres a day, I have stopped taking the protein powder and don't take huge amounts of multi vitamins.  I am on puree now so having weetbix (an Australian/NZ breakfast biscuit) and veges for lunch and dinner.  I am going to look for some tea that helps with the issue, I simply can't go through that again.  It was two days ago and I still feel bruised.   I am not exercising much so will need to increase that too, I just don't want to be taking laxatives as a habit.
    Aside from that my only bug bear is the draw to the scales every day.  I'm going to get my hubby to remove them and hide them from me and only weigh once a week to ensure I'm staying on track.  I'm still seeing losses all the time, but I'm becoming so focused on that I forget that the scales are only one part of the journey, my wellbeing is the other. 
    My son and his fiance are coming up from Melbourne this weekend and arrive tomorrow.  I haven't seen them both since Covid and I've missed them terribly.  I have some fun things organised, but I just can't wait to hug my first born and tell him how much I love him.
    Happy Friday-eve from down under. 
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    Neensyb got a reaction from mil_unloaded for a status update, Yesterday was my post op check up with the surgeon and it went well. He is happy with   
    Yesterday was my post op check up with the surgeon and it went well.  He is happy with my progress and I don't need to see him for 6 months.  I'm at day 17 post op and the only real issue I have had is severe constipation.  Warning, TMI coming up.....
    So I have been number twos three times since surgery.  Twice it was tiny, third time was just an absolute crisis.  Crying, sweating, it was right there....just so horribly hard and dry.  I had to get pessaries and take Coloxyl.  Holy crap (pardon the pun) when she finally made it through, she was a stubby whopper.  I drink 2 litres a day, I have stopped taking the protein powder and don't take huge amounts of multi vitamins.  I am on puree now so having weetbix (an Australian/NZ breakfast biscuit) and veges for lunch and dinner.  I am going to look for some tea that helps with the issue, I simply can't go through that again.  It was two days ago and I still feel bruised.   I am not exercising much so will need to increase that too, I just don't want to be taking laxatives as a habit.
    Aside from that my only bug bear is the draw to the scales every day.  I'm going to get my hubby to remove them and hide them from me and only weigh once a week to ensure I'm staying on track.  I'm still seeing losses all the time, but I'm becoming so focused on that I forget that the scales are only one part of the journey, my wellbeing is the other. 
    My son and his fiance are coming up from Melbourne this weekend and arrive tomorrow.  I haven't seen them both since Covid and I've missed them terribly.  I have some fun things organised, but I just can't wait to hug my first born and tell him how much I love him.
    Happy Friday-eve from down under. 
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    Neensyb reacted to JustMe1313 for a status update, 13 days out from my surgery, have had ups and downs with the biggest challenge be 1)   
    13 days out from my surgery, have had ups and downs with the biggest challenge be 1) energy and 2) hunger at the end of the day.  I've fixed the hunger by making sure I'm sticking to high protein liquids.  Here are some tips and tricks I've learned to help me keep moving forward:
    Food tips:
    Perfect treat:  Pre-mixed Premier Protein, Vanilla.  Warm in microwave then sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Such a treat, and fulfilling!
    Making sure to get my protein drinks in late in the day so I don't have that late night hunger.
    I've been using Gatorade Zero to fill in between meals, since plain water is hard on my stomach.
    I tried a recipe from a cookbook, but it really grossed me out - using plain greek yogurt, mixing it up with my chocolate whey protein.  Gagged!  That memory has kept me going on liquids alone. 
    Use bone broth as a meal, adding my own salt and spices,  nice an warm, and comforting. 
    Exercise Tips:
    Set little goals, and then if you can keep going, keep going.  If you need to take a break in between, take a small break.
    Listen to your body, and if you need to rest, or take a break in between, do it!
    For me, I started with walking laps around my pool / patio at night, and use my FitBit to keep me motivated.  One day I had 10 laps, then I challenged myself to do 5 more, then 5 more, etc.    Started at 5,000 steps then challenged myself each day until I got up to 12,000.  However, if I didn't have the energy, I listened to my body and didn't push it.
    After I was comfortable walking, I started on my Bowflex Max 5 - not at the interval training level, but just at my own pace.  First days were hard.  I skipped two days, but then hopped up on it again and found  I was able to go several additional minutes without needing a break.  Just like any exercise, keep your water or Gatorade Zero or other non-calorie hydration close by, small sips are all you need.
    Setbacks:
    Some days the hunger was really strong - I found myself tasting Kosher salt & spices in between meals, which kicked any feelings of being deprived to the curb.  (I don't know if this is allowed, or healthy - but just a taste did the trick).  I've gotten over those cravings from the first week.
    After losing 12 pounds the first week, I stalled for about 2 days.  I was discouraged, but kept moving and the weight loss kicked in quickly.  I am now down 16 pounds since 12 days since my surgery.
    Keeping my energy levels high enough to put in the walking and/or Bowflex.  I have to push myself at times, but I do it and feel better after knowing that I am increasing my metabolism and strength with each cycle.  I also let myself rest when I need.
    Hope sharing this helps as you approach your post-surgery healing and journey. 
     
     
  13. Congrats!
    Neensyb reacted to Suzi_the_Q for a status update, Just got the medi-tape off my incisions and OMG they are so tiny! They look fine like   
    Just got the medi-tape off my incisions and OMG they are so tiny! They look fine like little scratches- I've had worse scrapes from my cats! I doubt they'll even scar. 😃 
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    Neensyb reacted to Pkump for a status update, I got my date, Feb 2. I am so excited.   
    I got my date, Feb 2.  I am so excited. 

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