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  1. So before I had surgery, I would often dream about eating things that I know I shouldn't eat. Deep fried foods, sugary foods, CARBS CARBS CARBS. Now, almost 3 months post-op, I still have this often, only in my dreams I know I have had surgery and medically can't eat this stuff. Does anyone else have this issue? Does it ever go away? I get so much anxiety from the dreams because even though it's a dream, I still feel like I cheated.
  2. I start pureed foods tomorrow and the idea of pureeing meats into the consistency of applesauce makes me want to vomit. I'm autistic and I cannot handle certain textures. I know that yogurt and other dairy products will be fine for me, but I so badly miss meat yet the idea of meatsauce is nasty. How to you all recommend I get around this? Also, I love eggs, so any eggvice on the subject will be appreciated.
  3. Thanks for the heads up! Yeah I did know about the 42g ones but my dietician said the 23g ones or whatever the amount is are fine. The reality is they are great for the beginning of the healing process and good later for supplemental protein, but you don’t want to get most of your protein from shakes. You need to eat real food after a month or so post op.
  4. I drink a power core protein from FairLife. I like the strawberry banana one. It’s the closest thing that I can get to strawberry milk. Mmmmm
  5. Oh boy... I tried the creamer when I tried keto and wow was it not for me.
  6. Kukubari

    What is your why?

    I got gastric sleeve surgery so I could be eligible for a corrective surgery I’ve needed my whole life. At first I couldn’t get it because of finances and then once I had the money, my weight became the new obstacle. The fact that I’m still alive is weird, I was expecting to be gone before I turned 26 and now I’m 32. However, the path is opened to me now and I expect to get my next surgery within the year.
  7. Kukubari

    Hungry hungry hungry

    Idk about your surgeon, but mine said no carbs until waaaay later and even then, they’ll be from veggies. He said the number reason people regain or stop losing is the carbs, especially from bread , beans, and grains, and soda. I’m only 6 weeks post op and I’ve lost 46 pounds so I must be doing something right. Mind you, I do weight more and am taller and such. But still, I only eat protein and non starchy veggies all day. My surgeon said my goal is to be in ketosis at the moment in order to maximize loss. I have noticed that many on here have refried beans, oatmeal, and other carbs. I don’t know why my surgeon and dietitian is so different from others.
  8. Kukubari

    Caffeine limits and guidelines

    I will say that I can't drink the aount of coffee like I once did. Before VSG, I have 3 cups of coffee measuring at 14 ounces each. Now.. I'll be lucky if I can drink one cup of 12 ounces. Though I am only 5 weeks out.
  9. Kukubari

    Caffeine limits and guidelines

    I was allowed caffeine 2 weeks post-op. However, for every 8 ounces of coffee I have, I need to drink 8 ounces of more water a day. The fear of caffeine stems from getting dehydrated with is the number one concern after surgery. You need to be careful to drink enough clear liquids, hopefully water. As for caffeine tablets or other sources other than coffee... I'm unsure. Best practice is to call your surgeon's clinic and talk to a bariatric dietician for guidelines.
  10. I agree with the remark about them. They are very chalky. I honestly hated them before, but after a week or two they aren't bad. The thing is, I'd rather have 2 of them a day than a bunch of capsules any day. It's more a pick your burden. I am on so many meds as it is and they aren't meds that can be removed as weight loss occurs. Each time I take my meds, that's more air into my stomach. So chalky it is lol.
  11. Kukubari

    Living Rent Free

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention, but my surgeon asked if I was in a relationship when I was going through the mental health check list for the insurance. I told him no and asked why. He told me that relationships, after bariatric surgery, can change. This is due to the fact that a lot of successful patients gain confidence, self worth goes up, and there is more assertiveness. In essence, the you after surgery is going to be a different person. Yes, your still you, but you’re going to be a dramatically different place in life. This can lead the souse to feel jealousy, insecurity, or even a sense of lost control. This doesn’t always happen, but it’s common enough that it’s actually being studied more thoroughly right as we speak. Minds can be weird and people are... people.
  12. Kukubari

    Living Rent Free

    There is a lot of potential commentary on society to be had here. Mostly how we treat weight, genders, and emotions. OP, those women were horribly inappropriate to say that stuff. Your husband, regardless of intent, could have said almost anything other than what he said and not come across how he did. I know that I would not want to be referred to as an investment. That’s what real estate is for. As for some of the responses, people are entitled to their opinions but, let’s be serious for a moment. Men and women feel just as strongly and deeply about things, even if there is a stereotype for women showing it more. Feelings are important. I personally don’t believe in the overemotional or oversensitive argument because it’s often used as an excuse to discredit the validity of real issues with interpersonal relations. OP, what you felt from the situation is valid, real, and it’s horrible that it the situation happened. I agree with some of the responses though. I would communicate about it to your husband if it’s bothering you that much. Don’t let it fester and become a wound. It’s ultimately up to you. I’m not married and never have been. So I may be naive. But I do know that all relations with others are built on communication and honest.
  13. I take barimelt multi vitamins that include iron in it. They are chewable.
  14. Kukubari

    Pureed Meats Struggles

    I ended up eating protein shake for breakfast, yogurt for lunch, and a protein shake for dinner. Pretty much every day lol.
  15. This is a time where I should call a nurse at the hospital you got your surgery done at. I get that it's the weekend and the office is probably closed, but this is something that the nurses within the general surgeon department can probably help with and they are 24/7. Dehydration isn't only common after WLS, but also other surgeries, yet it is still serious. Alternatively, did your surgeon give you their cell phone number? Not all do, but some do. At the minimum, it's common for them to give you a number in case of questions or concerns.
  16. What is your body's way of telling you when you are full, Tim? For me I tend to hiccup once if I am full and hiccup a lot if I over ate. Since my surgery I haven't vomited yet, though I had 2 close calls. I know I need to only eat what my body wants, but I was raised to eat everything on my plate AND it's harder to track protein intake if you don't eat what you measured out for yourself. 😕 EDIT: Wow I am silly, I only just realized that you are the OP of this thread and already answered it.
  17. Doing amazing! I hope you have been too. In fact, I have something additional to post in this thread that I only just experienced tonight.. like 20 mins ago. I LOVE EXERCISE NOW. Really, it's true! I'm not able to go all out yet, but I just did a 30 min power walk at night when it was like 50 degrees. I felt alive for the first time in a long while. Mind you all, I live in a REALLY safe area so I'm not too concerned about walking at night. Also about the weight loss, I lost the 30 pounds in the pre-op diet and the post so far. 33 pounds today since Feb. 2nd when I last weighed in before starting the pre-op diet.
  18. Kukubari

    Fairlife is awesome!

    In reference to @ANewJourneyAwaits's post above, it says it has sugar, however you all should be advised that it's not added sugar. It's just from the dairy protein in it. You honestly get more sugar from drinking straight skim milk.
  19. Kukubari

    Puréed Diet Daily Mealplan

    I'm on the diet right now. Breakfast: Fairlife Protein Core Shake - 26g Protein Lunch: Tuna packet with lite mayo - 17g Protein Dinner: 6Tbsp Egg Beaters - 10g Protein Snack/hot beverage: SwissMist Reduced Calorie Hot Cocoa - 6g Protein Total: 59 Protein Goal: 50-60g Protein/day
  20. I'm only 3 weeks post-op and 30 pounds down, but I already can breathe better and actually go on walks/climb stairs. It's really nice.
  21. Kukubari

    Fairlife is awesome!

    I was having trouble drinking premier and ensure shake after my surgery, they were too think and I really needed to try and reach my protein goals. My dietician actually recommended these shakes and I love them. They are thin enough that they don't bother me and I don't need to take as long to drink them as the pureed food I need to eat. I have a power core 26g in the morning for breakfast and then my lunch is tuna with lite mayo and my dinner is egg beaters. Fairlife Power Core is the best thing that has happened to my diet so far. I buy them in bulk from Amazon. I have tried Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, and Strawberry Banana. I love them all.
  22. Kukubari

    Pureed Meats Struggles

    I called the dietician line at my surgeon's office and they told me that I can have fish, eggs, yogurt, and chopped chicken from a chicken salad kit. I told her I was on pureed still, but she claims that it counts. Weird. Eating an Egg Beater's egg right now. Time to see if I keep it or loose it.
  23. Kukubari

    NO pre-op Liquid Diet...Anyone else?

    From what I understand, the pre-op diet is determined by the surgeon's preference, the patient's BMI and bloodwork. My surgeon did not do a 2-week liquid diet. Instead it was a 2-week diet consisting of: Morning: New Directions Protein Shake (or Ensure max Protein) Morning Snack: 2 cup raw non-starchy veggies Lunch: New Directions Protein Shake (or Ensure max Protein) Afternoon Snack: New Direction Protein Bar Dinner: 1/2 cup cooked veggies, 1 serving of fat, 3-4oz lean protein, one serving of carb (max 15g) Snacks x2 a day: 2 Tbsp of fat free cool whip On the last day it was only protein shake. My surgeon said my surgery went amazingly and that I was a model patient to work on. So don't be scared if your surgeon doesn't use the most common pre-op diet. It doesn't make then a bad surgeon and it doesn't mean you will fail.
  24. Kukubari

    R.I.P. Boobs

    I have a question that is kind of on topic: what happens when you have had breast augmentation while morbidity obese and then later get WLS? I only just had my surgery yesterday but I’m already concerned I will sag.
  25. Oh nice, another 2/23rd’er. Mine was at 7:30am. I’m glad you feel great already, that’s awesome. I’m feeling pretty good too with no hunger pains. However I have twinges of pain from the gas. Oh god does the gas make for an unpleasant time lol.