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FutureSylph

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FutureSylph reacted to vikingbeast in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    So my first NSV for the week is making me scratch my head. I'm still losing, which is nice, but I had to return a pair of American Eagle brand shorts because they were too large—apparently I'm a size medium now. The idea of a six-foot-tall, 268-pound man being a medium in ANYTHING clothing related is just too bizarre for words. I expected it in Carhartt work t-shirts because they're like Chucks, they're known to run very large and you have to size down. But a teenage clothing line??
    But that's not the weird NSV. The weird NSV requires some backstory.
    I live in a two-story home that is a little older (by local standards; stop laughing, Europeans).
    My beloved offspring's bedroom is directly above the doorbell—the actual thing that makes the chime sound itself.
    Whenever I would walk across her room, my weight would compress the floor and press down on the wall that the doorbell mechanism is mounted on, and because of how it's wired, the doorbell would ring.
    It took me WEEKS after we moved in to figure out what the heck was happening. I'd be putting her to bed and the doorbell would ring. She'd wake up and need Water or to chase away a nightmare at 2:30 a.m., and I'd walk in and... the doorbell would ring. Freaked me out!
    Well, the other day I was putting clean laundry on her bed ("put it away yourself!") and I noticed that I don't make the doorbell ring anymore. Not even if I hop up and down on the spot. Nothing else has changed except the size of me, and so... weird non-scale victory!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in How much calcium??   
    My clinic doesn't have specific Fiber recommendations. For calcium citrate, it's 1200-1500 mg per day, split into 2 or three doses, at least 2-3 hours apart, separate from Multivitamins. Hope this helps.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Alcohol 3 weeks post sleeve op.   
    I'd stick to a Virgin Mary. Looks and tastes like a Bloody Mary, with none of the transfer addiction/dumping/hangover risks. But of course, you do you.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from kcuster83 in These are handy!   
    I've been eating these once or twice a week, too -- or plain water-packed tuna with a squirt of lemon juice. (I dislike fish packed in oil.)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    You look healthy and happy (and perfectly lovely!) to me.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    You look healthy and happy (and perfectly lovely!) to me.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from liveaboard15 in Surgery tomorrow morning   
    Here's to an uneventful surgery and a prompt recovery.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Smanky in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have a jawline. It's visible in the mirror and everything. Woohoo!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Fingersx in I’m just going to ask!   
    I'm not sexually active, but it seems to me that position would be more important than timing.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Smanky in Alcohol 3 weeks post sleeve op.   
    For what it's worth, all my friends are big drinkers. Social events are always boozy. I was a bit unsure how my first social gathering post-surgery would go being the only sober person and... I still had a great night! I sat on fizzy Water with fresh lime all night, felt like I was having a "fancy drink" because bubbles, and I honestly didn't miss the alcohol. Friends got drunk around me, and I laughed along with them.
    So the dry route isn't a terrible one.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Alcohol 3 weeks post sleeve op.   
    I'd stick to a Virgin Mary. Looks and tastes like a Bloody Mary, with none of the transfer addiction/dumping/hangover risks. But of course, you do you.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Alcohol 3 weeks post sleeve op.   
    I'd stick to a Virgin Mary. Looks and tastes like a Bloody Mary, with none of the transfer addiction/dumping/hangover risks. But of course, you do you.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Tony B - NJ in 100 pounds lost!!   
    Outstanding! That's a fabulous accomplishment, and I'm so happy for you.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    "The old-fashioned way -- by eating less and moving more." It's true (albeit incomplete).
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from summerseeker in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    "The old-fashioned way -- by eating less and moving more." It's true (albeit incomplete).
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from liveaboard15 in How to make sugar free pudding taste yummier   
    Have you tried Torani or Da Vinci sugar-free syrups? They come in a lot of yummy flavors.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from I♡BypassedMyPhatAss♡ in Just ordered my shakes   
    It does to me. And may I add, you're already looking much slimmer in the wallet. ;-D
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    FutureSylph reacted to Smanky in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have 2 additions to my list!
    It finally occurred to me today: my heels aren't cracking anymore. Sure, I'm not a dainty-sandal or slingback-kitten-heel person in any way, but even still - my feet are looking good! No more cracks so big you could go spelunking.
    And second: I've become a morning person and can't oversleep. I used to be a night owl, and would easily sleep ten hours if allowed, and that sleep wouldn't be quality because of my terrible breathing (undiagnosed, but I know I had sleep apnea). Now that I breathe normally, I can get by on a lot less sleep, even WITH my cat waking me up multiple times during the night. I wake up at dawn and... I like it!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Smanky in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    I have a jawline. It's visible in the mirror and everything. Woohoo!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Surgery on Wednesday. Scared, 2nd thoughts   
    Freaking out a bit? Entirely normal. It's a big decision, and only you can make it for yourself. Do consider, though, that most people who regret having WLS shortly after the surgery are singing a much different tune a few weeks later as their bodies adjust and the weight comes off. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Surgery on Wednesday. Scared, 2nd thoughts   
    Freaking out a bit? Entirely normal. It's a big decision, and only you can make it for yourself. Do consider, though, that most people who regret having WLS shortly after the surgery are singing a much different tune a few weeks later as their bodies adjust and the weight comes off. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GradyCat in Weight loss starts when?   
    LOL! And sometimes that feeling sticks around for several weeks (almost six so far, in my case).
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GradyCat in Weight loss starts when?   
    LOL! And sometimes that feeling sticks around for several weeks (almost six so far, in my case).

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