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FutureSylph

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from AM_is_losing in To Lie or Not to Lie   
    How kind of you to say so! I felt bad that you seemed to take my post in a way that I didn't intend. Apology accepted and returned, since I must have written it poorly to have it misconstrued. I hope your day improves. Peace.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Luna Girl in To Lie or Not to Lie   
    It's not "lying" to choose not to disclose surgery, especially to prying questions. (A better name for this thread would be "To Disclose or Not to Disclose," in my opinion.) Lying would be telling an untruth: "I had liposuction 27 times!" Come to think of it, that's not a bad answer -- but I'm planning to use a cool "I don't care to discuss it publicly" for unwelcome questions.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Hiccup in How much liquids is actually enough?   
    Try different temperatures until you find what your new body likes. I'm still pre-op, but I'm practicing tiny sips for post-op. I find I can drink a lot more Water if it's chilled but not ice-cold. Try room temperature and warm, too. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph reacted to Officially Not Fatty Matty in To Lie or Not to Lie   
    Sorry for my grumpy post. I have no valid excuse just a very bad day etc. I’ll leave it so I can remind myself of how I can act if I don’t think and instead react. I apologize futureselyph, your points are valid.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Dave In Houston in Food Before and After Photos   
    No apologies needed -- I'm always interested!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Tomo in What is your height, pre surgery weight and your 6 month post op weight?   
    You've lost 95 pounds in six months and you think that's slow? How much were you expecting to lose by now? I'm not trying to be snotty; I'm seriously asking why you're devastated rather than thrilled.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Jacks133 in Any 45+ year old women on here with gastric bypass experience?   
    I’m 64 now, and had RNY surgery 8 years ago when I was 56. My surgeon told us that you have a window of about 1 year to 18 months to lose the weight you want - thereafter the ghrelin levels in your stomach and gut (which are disrupted by the surgery) increase. Ghrelin is known as the ‘hunger hormone’ because (amongst other things it does) it triggers hunger. Shortly after RNY surgery you may feel hungry, but this soon passes and you have a ‘honeymoon’ period where you don’t, where you need to build up to a health and sustainable diet. The other thing is that your tiny pouch will stretch in time (the stomach acts as a muscle) and if you consistently eat too much you’ll get a bigger appetite back. It is unusual, but not unknown, for someone to put all the weight back on that they lost from RNY surgery. Of course, why do that to yourself? Probably because you have not sorted out an unhealthy relationship with food.
    Another thing I was told was to exercise, to prevent muscle loss and encourage weight loss. To be honest I didn’t do enough of this. However, from BMI of 35.7 and weight of 190lb (at 5’ 1”) I dropped to my lowest weight of 105lb and BMI of 19.7 at 14 months after surgery. That was nearly half my bodyweight lost. I stayed at 112lbs or under until April 2015, when very, very slowly I put on a bit of weight over each year, I guess as my appetite and tolerance grew. By January 2021 I had been just under 140lb for 3 years, but wished I could be less. Then came cancer treatment and radiotherapy to my entire abdominal area. Left with nausea and no appetite at all, I gradually built back up to eating a healthy diet. I lost 16lb in a few weeks with sepsis in March, but after recovery have lost more through cutting back on carbs and walking every day, to get back to my prime 112lb - and this is where I want to stay!
    It may be harder to lose weight after the menopause but the equation is still the same - too much food in and not enough energy out = slow inevitable weight gain; keeping to what you need (or slightly less) and more energy expended = slow loss. We have a wonderful tool to help us achieve this - which is very hard for an individual with a normal stomach. Plus we have absorption issues, and potential to suffer if we eat too much fat and sugar (especially at once). We can use this tool to achieve our goal, and use it alongside lifestyle changes to maintain it, whatever our age.
    😊
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    FutureSylph reacted to Crick in HELP!   
    Keep in mind, that isn’t a real gain - your body just went through a major trauma. I “gained” 10 lbs 3 days post-op. It came off, and then some. They pump you full of fluids when you are hospitalized and your body is trying to adjust. I was on liquids for a week, then purée for 2 weeks. I would stick with strained Soups and Protein drinks and Greek yogurt. I would suggest starting with a quarter cup and see how it goes. Eat that very slowly and stay off the scale for a few weeks. Also, be sure to drink your Water.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Sunnyway in Hurtful comments   
    Tell your brother, "True, I've eaten too much in the past -- but at least I haven't put my foot in my mouth today."
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from cheryl o in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    I'm hoping for September for me, so I'll be right behind y'all, asking a ton of questions. (Hope you always wanted an annoying little sister! 🙂)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Tomo in What is your height, pre surgery weight and your 6 month post op weight?   
    You've lost 95 pounds in six months and you think that's slow? How much were you expecting to lose by now? I'm not trying to be snotty; I'm seriously asking why you're devastated rather than thrilled.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from james2021 in September Surgeries!   
    I thought I was near the home stretch, but my clinic has come to a screeching halt with the hospital postponing all non-emergent surgeries again due to the past month's pandemic spike. (sigh)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Tomo in What is your height, pre surgery weight and your 6 month post op weight?   
    You've lost 95 pounds in six months and you think that's slow? How much were you expecting to lose by now? I'm not trying to be snotty; I'm seriously asking why you're devastated rather than thrilled.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Chantrella in What is your height, pre surgery weight and your 6 month post op weight?   
    Wish I had a trick to help, but I'm a stall-and-whoosh loser, too. Here's wishing you a good three-pound whoosh soon!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from james2021 in September Surgeries!   
    I thought I was near the home stretch, but my clinic has come to a screeching halt with the hospital postponing all non-emergent surgeries again due to the past month's pandemic spike. (sigh)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Tomo in What is your height, pre surgery weight and your 6 month post op weight?   
    You've lost 95 pounds in six months and you think that's slow? How much were you expecting to lose by now? I'm not trying to be snotty; I'm seriously asking why you're devastated rather than thrilled.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Stalled in 16 weeks postop and hate food   
    That may very well be the cause of some of the trouble you're having. Try strictly following your clinic's timing recommendations about fluids/solid food, and see if that improves things for you. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Stalled in 16 weeks postop and hate food   
    That may very well be the cause of some of the trouble you're having. Try strictly following your clinic's timing recommendations about fluids/solid food, and see if that improves things for you. Good luck!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Sunnyway in Hurtful comments   
    Tell your brother, "True, I've eaten too much in the past -- but at least I haven't put my foot in my mouth today."
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Sunnyway in Hurtful comments   
    Tell your brother, "True, I've eaten too much in the past -- but at least I haven't put my foot in my mouth today."
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Sunnyway in Hurtful comments   
    Tell your brother, "True, I've eaten too much in the past -- but at least I haven't put my foot in my mouth today."
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from cheryl o in WHERE ARE MY AUGUST 2021 PEEPS?   
    I'm hoping for September for me, so I'll be right behind y'all, asking a ton of questions. (Hope you always wanted an annoying little sister! 🙂)
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Sunnyway in Hurtful comments   
    Tell your brother, "True, I've eaten too much in the past -- but at least I haven't put my foot in my mouth today."
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Summermoose in Enhanced sense of smell during pre-op diet? Or am I just smelly 😭   
    Good luck with your surgery tomorrow!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Dave In Houston in Food Before and After Photos   
    No apologies needed -- I'm always interested!

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