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About gabbyd

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    VSG 3/18/22
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  1. gabbyd

    Feeling discouraged

    Thanks so much for the responses! Sometimes it’s hard to get out of your own head and remain positive.
  2. I am 3 months post op and I am just now starting to workout. Dr didn’t clear me for a while due to some abdominal pain I’d been having. Im eating a protein shake in the am, deli roll ups with cheese and veggies for lunch, chicken for dinner with veggies. I consume almost NO CARBS. I do about 30-45 minutes on the elliptical and I also walk a 2.25 mile bridge by my house. (3 times a week minimum) Sometimes i do the weight machines but I’m easing into that. And Im NOT LOSING A POUND. Been at a stall for 3-4 weeks now. I’ve actually gained a pound which blows my mind because im definitely in a calorie deficit. Anyone else experience this when they started working out? Words of encouragement? Advice? Tips? Please please please help!
  3. gabbyd

    March surgeries

    I’m down 36LBS from surgery weight but 51 down from highest weight! I STILL have some muscle soreness and definitely some mental anxieties.
  4. gabbyd

    Protein Popsicles

    I found one in “the complete bariatric cookbook and meal plan” Chocolate pudding protein pops One 3.9 OZ Package of chocolate flavored instant pudding 2 cups cold low fat milk 2 scoops chocolate protein powder I haven’t made it yet but I am going to try a chocolate protein shake and the pudding mix!
  5. Glad to hear you pulled through!!! What phase are you in? What day was your surgery?
  6. gabbyd

    Any March Surgeries?

    So good to know! I thought I was the only one who woke up in pain! Sorry you went through it too but glad I’m not alone. My surgery was March 18th and I STILL have abdominal pain. How is yours?
  7. gabbyd

    Any March Surgeries?

    Hey! I was sleeved the day after! How are you holding up?!
  8. gabbyd

    Any March Surgeries?

    Hey I had my surgery on the 18th too!!! How are you doing?
  9. gabbyd

    Any March Surgeries?

    Check out the brand called unjury. They have a chili and chicken Santa Fe soup flavored protein powder. Mix it with chicken bone broth!!!
  10. gabbyd

    I Reached My Goal!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!! SO happy for you!!! Sharing your success brings so much hope to the rest of us! You are an inspiration!
  11. gabbyd

    Any surgery regrets?

    Have you considered the sleeve or band? It is my understanding that they have less severe/long lasting side effects.
  12. gabbyd

    4 weeks post op

    I’m 3 weeks post op and I feel the same way. 21lbs down. I find myself having intrusive thoughts like “will this surgery really work for me?” Also I feel like I haven’t felt full yet.
  13. Oof! So sorry to hear you’re in pain! I have not yet experienced this. (I’m starting the puréed stage tomorrow). You’re in my thoughts!!! Hang in there!!!
  14. Hey I am in Tacoma too!!! I will definitely be using this tip and getting myself a squatty potty!!!
  15. gabbyd

    Excruciating Pain Post OP

    @jnfinney Im doing better! Thank you for asking about me. 🥰 I called my dr. and they said to take Tylenol in between the oxy doses. I am using a binder and I got a compression tank top and it is a game changer. I also started using a heating pad and it’s helped a lot too. Im finding that a lot of it is just learning how to manage the pain and adapt around it.

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