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About Bluebonnetgirl

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  1. While on Vacation with my husband took a historical tour and for the first time, I was one of the smallest people in the room! And also could walk the tour including 6 flights of stairs with no problems what so ever!
  2. I felt the same way as you at first. I am 7 months out now and it isn't as bad. I can enjoy going out. I still struggle sometimes with wanting more of something just because it tastes good not becuz I need it. I am working on that. When that happens I tell myself I can have it later (in 2-3 hours) or tomorrow. It helps in the moment and usually by later, I no longer want it. However, I am not sad about it anymore. Food is losing its power over me slowly and I am enjoying the benefits of being a " normal" size much more than eating. I can do so much more! Wear so much more! Be less anxious about where I can go/fit/ wear/ so much more! One thing I still am having trouble with is people paying attention to me. I was used to being invisible/unseen by others and now people "see" me, talk to me, hold doors for me, look at me...and it just feels weird after being ignored by everyone so long!
  3. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Congratulations. So happy for you! Can't wait to hear that you made goal!
  4. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Had my surgery July 15, 2021. Down 68 pounds. In November I hit a stall that lasted well into the first week of January. I just started losing again last week. I am happy with my progress and still hopeful I will hit my target eventually. Would love to hear how others are doing.
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    Suggestions on helping with loose skin

    I agree with what has already been said. I am sure you are already aware but I do wear shape wear garments under my clothes to help hide the loose skin a little.
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    6 Almost 6 months out and have lost

    I am 6 months out and have lost about 68 pounds. I had been stalled since the end of November and sought advice from my nutritionist. She said to to keep on keeping on. So I did and suddenly this past week, I started losing again. I go by volume rather than oz. But I eat 3/4 a cup at a time. Eat between 800-1000 calories a day. Work out at the gym 3 times a week and do 30 minutes of cardio 6 days a week. I wish it were more and I have certainly not my surgeons goals at any check up, but I am close. He wanted me to be at 160 by my February appt. I am not sure I am going to make that, but I will be within 10lbs of it.
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    Reverse gastric bypass

    I agree with everyone else. One month out is too soon to think about a reversal. I experienced "buyer's regret" at first. Your mind has to adjust. Food didn't seem to hold the same appeal and I still don't get the same pleasure from it, but I have adjusted and am so glad I had the surgery. Food doesn't rule my life anymore, I am finding new ways to get that pleasurable feeling. Food is for fuel. I have discovered there is so much more to life and living than food! But boy did it make me sad and mad and regretful at first. Ride it out a little longer, give your mind time to adjust and then see how you feel!
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    Are you a member of the polar bear club?

    I am 6 months and still freezing- all the time. I do notice that when I keep up on my movement/exercise goals in addition to my macro goals it is not nearly as bad as the days/weeks when I don't. So I am learning it is important to keep that metabolism up and keep the fires burning not just for weight loss but for warmth!
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    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    Hi Everyone! Hope all has been well with you. Just checking in to see how all if us are doing! I have been on a stall the last couple of weeks but keeping my head up and chugging along. Down 42 pounds total including weight lost on pre-op diet. How are you doing?
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    Daily Calories

    I agree with everyone else 300 seems low. I am to stay between 600-800 for the first year. My Nutritionist told me it was fine to break my meals into 2 meals so I eat 6 small meals a day and am losing. I am down to 207 from 245 and I am one month and one day out from surgery.
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    Please Help, Advice Needed!

    I had surgery in the same day as you and. Just went through a similar experience. I was stalled with no weight loss and gaining and losing the same pound or two for a week and a half. I just kept following my regimen and suddenly yesterday ai was down three pounds. I figured my body was just adjusting to the until weight loss and just trusted the process. That was really hard for me because on previous diets a stall like that would totally derail me. I am pretty proud of myself for sticking it through. My doctor said everyone's experience is different except for that first stall 3-4 weeks out. She said universally everyone experiences some sort of stall.
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    Pain pump🤷🏽‍♀️

    I was glad for the pain pump. It helps keep your tummy numb. I came home with mine and was instructed to remove it three days later. I think they are very common now for WLS surgery. The liquid diet is super hard and very trying at times, but you can do it! I was on liquids for 15 Days and once it was over I was so glad. I had surgery on July 15 and yesterday I got to move to normal foods. Just try to remember this is temporary.
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    In the beginning it was hard for me too. I had my surgery July 15. I found taking very small sips from a shot glass worked best or taking warm drinks from a cappuccino cup worked for me. I drank protein water to do double duty. And if those tricks didn't work, I grabbed sugar free popsicles and tried to suck on a few of those an hour. Mine were 1.5 ounces each so four of those an hour gave me six ounces of hydration
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I had my surgery on July 15 and initially after surgery, I had similar feelings. I am feeling better and not regretful at this point and looking forward to the positive changes.
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Getting your hydration is very important. I think alot of people recommend getting 4 oz every 15 minutes. But however to can do it is fine as long as it doesn't cause discomfort. I sip all day long! I just started puree foods and have kept it pretty simple. Alot of people talk about the ricotta bake. I haven't tried it becuz my store was out of ricotta but I plan to try it. So far I have has cottage cheese with pureed fruit, refried beans and pureed salsa chicken, tonight I made shrimp scampi and pureed the shrimp and had mashed potatoes. I need to try some veggies next. I chose just a few foods to start and plan to add a different one every few days as tolerated. Mu stomach stayed swollen for quite a few days even though I was losing weight. I amon Day 14 and it seems to be pretty normal now. I hope your recovery is a smooth one and look forward to hearing updates on your progress.

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