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FutureSylph

Gastric Bypass Patients
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    FutureSylph reacted to STLoser in Weirdest None-Scale-Victory - I'll go first   
    Best. One. Ever. It snowed here in the St. Louis area, and I have always loved snow but haven't been able to play in it for years because of my weight. My 11 year old son and I just came inside from playing in the snow and sledding and I went up and down our hill so many times to sled and wasn't winded AT ALL. This is the first time in my son's life that I've been able to get out there and keep up with him in the snow and this and this alone is worth every penny I paid for my surgery!!! [emoji16]

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    FutureSylph got a reaction from lizonaplane in Secret   
    I'm a huge fan of privacy, but not of lying. I'd say "I'm having a procedure" without specifying which one, then change the subject.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Lisa LoVuolo in no appetite   
    Peace and comfort to you.

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    FutureSylph reacted to Josmyra89 in March 2022 Surgery Buddies   
    Super happy to announce that I have my surgery date it’s my first time on here
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    FutureSylph reacted to Sleeve_Me_Alone in Some questions   
    Any WLS will work if you learn to use it properly. Obviously, the lap-band had some inherent issues, so I'm NOT AT ALL blaming you for the regain there. But as far as surgical WLS options go, they are guaranteed to create a calorie deficit to induce weight loss. BUT - and its a big but - you have to be ready and willing to commit to the life long changes necessary to be truly successful. I am almost 5 months post-op and have lost nearly 70lbs. I'm VERY happy with my progress so far, but its not easy. Every single day I have to hit my Protein, drink my fluids, take my Vitamins, move my body and make a million other decisions to prioritize my health and stay on track. That being said, I would do it again in a heartbeat. My only regret is not having done it sooner. I also went the self-pay route via Mexico and was 100% satisfied with the experience. Ultimately, only YOU can decide what's right for YOU. Do your homework, really dig in to learn what it would entail for you, and then decide.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Getting past the gatekeeper   
    I feel your pain. Eight months since my first appointment and I can't a straight answer on the status of my insurance approval from the patient navigator. I understand that they can't perform any RNY surgeries due to COVID, but that doesn't mean the entire practice should come to a halt.
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    FutureSylph reacted to GradyCat in Reward Yourself for Consistency   
    I heard somebody say this the other day and it really resonated with me. She said, "Reward yourself for consistency."
    Too often we set unrealistic goals over which we have no control, like "I've got to lose 5 lbs by the end of the month and if I do, I'll buy myself a new sweater."
    But what if instead we rewarded our BEHAVIOR instead of relying on the results, which may or may not come by the scale.
    Say, for instance, we rewarded ourself for tracking our food every day for a month. Or we rewarded ourself for every 10 times we exercised.
    It can be small things like a mani/pedi or a new outfit or a foot massager or movie tickets or anything, but reward yourself for making the effort.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from ClareLynn in Did your comorbidities go away after surgery?   
    If your listed BMI of 38 is current, it's way too early to lose hope. Congrats on your great work so far, and best of luck reaching your goal.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from ClareLynn in Did your comorbidities go away after surgery?   
    If your listed BMI of 38 is current, it's way too early to lose hope. Congrats on your great work so far, and best of luck reaching your goal.
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from ClareLynn in Did your comorbidities go away after surgery?   
    If your listed BMI of 38 is current, it's way too early to lose hope. Congrats on your great work so far, and best of luck reaching your goal.
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    FutureSylph reacted to GradyCat in I’m sad and I don’t know what to do.   
    Yes! It's possible! I gained maybe 25-30 COVID pounds and just lost them all. My stomach did what it was supposed to do (sleeve) and still worked as a tool 3 years post-WLS. It still works! I just went back to the basics of tracking EVERYTHING I eat, working out, focusing on Protein and Water and THE WEIGHT CAME OFF! I'm now on Weight Watchers to keep this momentum going.
    Believe in yourself. You can do it!
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    FutureSylph reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Of course. Recipe is below…you can sub some or all of the sugar with a low cal sweetener (I sometimes use swerve or monk fruit…me nor fam can tell the difference). The original recipe actually called for almost double the amount of sugar/sweetener that I’m using below…I have made this a number of times with varying amounts of sugar to find what we think is “sweet enough”…so you like it sweeter, just add more sugar in any of the various elements.
    Also, here are a couple pics of ones I’ve made before for reference of what it looks like before cut into…yum, right?!?! Lol
    Recipe here: Strawberry Meringue Cake.pdf
    P.s.I’ve also subbed the strawberries with peaches, chocolate, and lemon curd, all quite successful…but strawberries remain our fave.
    p.p.s. …and can swap out the almonds for basically any nut..I added some ground sesame seeds last time and it was delicious.




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    FutureSylph got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    I'd love to have your recipe if you're willing to share it, @ms.sss. (I love dacquoise, and think everything about it is yummy, including the word.) Yours looks fabulous!
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    FutureSylph reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    I make a mean strawberry meringue cake (technically a Dacquoise, but i feel like “dacquoise” just doesn’t sound yummy, lol)…layers of nut meringue between layers of a whipped cream-mascarpone mixture and strawberries. It’s actually quite easy to make, but the baking/resting of the meringue takes forever.
    I wasn’t able to take a big of the whole thing before the fam dove into it, but my slice will have to do. Oh, and that’s 1/3 of a dulce de ledge churro in the bowl: 307 calories.
    I are the churro and about 1/2 the cake slice, because I had put the bowl down to take a break and someone came by and gobbled it up cuz he assumed I was done. I hate when he does that. 🙄


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    FutureSylph got a reaction from STLoser in ONEDERLAND!   
    Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment. You're a rock star in that shirt!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from STLoser in ONEDERLAND!   
    Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishment. You're a rock star in that shirt!
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from ♡MyCurves in This surgery is bullshit...   
    It sure doesn't sound like you had realistic expectations of WLS, and I'm wondering how you were approved for it.
    Instead of cursing your surgery, though, how about investing in some bariatric therapy to help you develop some new attitudes and strategies that will make you happier as you do the hard work we all need to do to lose weight?
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    FutureSylph got a reaction from CowboyKurt in Post op - Liquid Only - Suggestions?   
    Yes, temperature can make a surprisingly large difference in how satisfying liquids (and solid foods) can be. When Protein Shakes are hard to get down, for example, I find them more palatable shaken with plenty of ice.
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    FutureSylph reacted to GradyCat in Food   
    It's a little high in carbs and sugar. Here's a site where foods are "graded" for healthiness.
    Fooducate


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    FutureSylph got a reaction from Esi in getting rid of too-big clothing   
    I'm still pre-op, but I can't wait to get rid of these gigantic clothes. I understand the superstitious resistance, since I hung onto maternity clothes long after they had gone out of style because I was afraid I'd end up pregnant again. But regain this weight again, after so much effort and risk? Nope, not gonna happen. This wardrobe will be history.
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    FutureSylph reacted to ShannonCorbin in 3 days Post Op-please tell me it's going to get better   
    I’m almost 2 weeks out. At 3 days out I was miserable. By 5 days I felt fine.
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    FutureSylph reacted to Jaelzion in Falling off   
    Do you know why you gave up on your eating plan? Is there something happening in your life causing you undue stress. Are you grieving a loss? Do you think you might be depressed? Are you self-medicating with food? If you have access to a therapist, they can help you try to get to the root of WHY you feel the urge to eat the wrong things (or in the wrong amounts). Unfortunately, surgery helps the body lose weight but it doesn't cure the emotional issues that may have caused us to overeat in the first place.
    In the meantime, I don't know what you're eating that is problematic, but maybe start by getting rid of junk food, soda, sugar, etc. Go back to Protein, veggies and fruit. Don't worry about quantity, but start by focusing on making good food choices. Once you "detox" from your problem foods, it will be much easier to figure out how you should eat going forward.
    Have you contacted your bariatric team? They should be able to provide support and guidance (and maybe a referral to a therapist). Best wishes, hope you can get back on track soon. Hugs. 🤗
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    FutureSylph reacted to Arabesque in Food Before and After Photos   
    Merry Christmas from the Southern Hemisphere. Picture of the traditional Christmas dessert, well in my family anyway, pavlova. We also had steamed marmalade pudding, fruit salad, trifle, egg custard & jelly. (I had a little marmalade pudding, jelly & custard - my Christmas treat.) Have to admit the pavlova was a shop bought one but it was lovingly decorated with Chantilly cream & fresh fruit by my nephews (21 & 16) under close supervision of Nana. Think they did a damn good job.

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    FutureSylph reacted to waterwoman in This surgery is bullshit...   
    Achieving any goal takes discipline and desire.

    What do you really, really want? What are you willing to do to get it?

    These are tough questions in any area of life, including health.

    As we examine ourselves carefully we may see areas where we excel and where we need to make changes.

    Wishing you wisdom and courage as you discover who you want to be.
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    FutureSylph reacted to BirdLady21 in Breakfast   
    Yeah, I found that out the hard way. It made me so sick. I didn’t even think about it containing caffeine. Lesson learned. Thanks for the tip on the power. 💛💛💛💛

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