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Christina Phillips

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  1. Has anyone ordered their unflavored protein powder from Walmart? I found one I think would be good but just thought I'd see what everyone said on here first.. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Christina Phillips

    6 Months and Stalled

    Well first off I love your name!! Lol I was born in long Island. Moved away when I was real little unfortunately though...but yeah I am right with you too, I have been at a stall to I guess, seems like forever though like around 4 weeks. I've actually only lost a total of 37lbs though!!! Which is wayyy less than I expected:( I also have been going through ALOT here at home though...I'm married to a a very mentally abusive guy and have zero friends or family but still I should be trying harder to lose the weight. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Christina Phillips


    Nope, if you go through it you just go through it....and it is not fun! Lol just try really hard not to go through it lol don't eat too much sugar or fatty foods. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Trust me you are doing great. I had surgery in June and I've only lost 40:( idk what to do! Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Christina Phillips


    Oh it is rough at first that's for sure but trust me it will get better! I actually wish I could go back to eating two bites and being done lol bc I'm at 4 mo ths post op and can eat almost anything and any amount lol I do get that dumping syndrome which really sucks sometimes but when it passes your all good. It's my own fault though. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Christina Phillips

    My story... I caused my own stalls.

    I am right there with you. I just passed my 4 months and I am so ashamed of myself for not trying harder...I've literally only lost 40 pounds! I'm at 262 this morning and I just don't know what to do anymore. I just started working this desk job and before I was a stay at home mom so I'm even more mad at myself that I didn't take advantage of the time I had off to exercise bc now I'm literally stuck in a chair for 8.5 hours a day and when I get off I have a crazy kid schedule and it's all about them and not me so no time to do anything. But I know that I gotta find the time somehow and do me! It's just so hard sometimes you just wanna give up and eat every thing in the house! [emoji20] I really thought I would lose like 100 pounds at least but it's just not happening and feel like I've missed a huge opportunity to get it off! Well anyways, I'm glad you got yourself mad and committed yourself! You will do great with the right mindset! I gotta try to get there myself lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Christina Phillips

    Completely over the darn scale

    I am right there with ya! I am 7 ¹\² weeks out and I'm only down 16 lbs. I'm just blah at this point and don't know what to do either. I am 37 years old and should be able to do wayyyy more than I do. I really thought that with this surgery it would change that but my legs knees hips feet back just everything still hurt after just a lil bit if housework. I mean yeah I can do more technically than what I was prior to surgery but I guess I had my hopes up high bc I'm not where I wanted to be at this point. I guess we just got to keep on keeping on...and not give up and just try our best to be as healthy as we can be. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Christina Phillips

    It happened- I got canceled

    Wow, I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine being that close to it and then it being taken away:( I am so sorry. But don't lose hope! I agree with the person who mentioned the cobra too. Or even the financing if at all possible. Or even try for state insurance if unable to do the others, not sure exactly if they do it in your area but I know they do in Tennessee with the right company. So if you go that route make sure you do your research first so they put you in the right plan. Good luck to you!!! ♡ Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. So how are you feeling now? Better I hope.. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Christina Phillips

    Recommendations for unflavored protein powder

    Thank you everyone! I have some purchasing to to now lol I have been slacking with the protein lately I got to get back into a good routine. I basically only have one shake a day so that's only 30 grams. Ugh. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Christina Phillips

    Vomiting blood 6 weeks post op

    Hey guys, thanks for helping me out. I know I probably should have went to the hospital but I didn't get sick again after I posted that last one. I am sure I'll here from my dr tomorrow though so I'll see what he says. I had my in laws down this wknd so I didn't get a chance to do any research but I'd assume I'm okay if it hasn't happened again right? Or am I just being dumb and need to still be seen? Ugh idk..I feel fine ever since yesterday evening... so I'd think I'm okay...I can eat food again with no major issues so idk I will keep you guys posted on what happens tomorrow or this week on if the dr decides to see me. Thanks:) Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. So I have been vomiting blood! I called Dr office and left message with answering service. They called me back and it was a dr I didn't know standing in for my dr. She suggested prilosec bc it could be an ulcer. When I called I had only thrown up once today with blood. Well now I've thrown up since I've been home about 4x and all have deep red color still. She said something about basically resting the rest of the wknd taking it easy on foods and that shed let my dr know what was going on and that I may need an endoscopy. My daughter just got home from buying the prilocec for me and I am Literally scared to try to swallow it. I barely even ate anything at the restaurant too and didn't even get a sip outta my water....I am so upset. I had to run out and threw up in my car! Not the way I wanted to start the wknd! Ughhh! I am like an hour away from their emergency room too idk if I should go or not since I have thrown up since talking to her. Any suggestions? Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Christina Phillips

    Anyone near the Nashville area?

    Thanks! I have been all the way up to 319 at one point probably about 2 and a half years ago but when I started with my surgeon in Feb, I was 299.5 and day of surgery was 291. And this morning I was 276.0 so idk I know I haven't EXACTLY been eating quite the way I should though which I'm mad at my self for but at the same time its so hard bc I do still crave the thi gs I shouldn't have. Plus, my family all eats terrible and I mean TERRIBLE so that doesn't help me either[emoji19] but when I do eat kinda bad it's not like THAT MUCH ya know? So idk I guess I just gotta keep on... keepin on! Lol Thanks for the info and help dear![emoji4] Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. Christina Phillips

    Anyone near the Nashville area?

    Hi! Just wondering if anyone on here was near the Nashville area? I live in Burns, TN and could use amsome friends that "get it" lol ya know the new lifestyle etc etc. I moved here about a year and a half ago from Port Charlotte FL and have made some friends but just curious if anyone on here (who understands this whole lifestyle change) was in the area.... I had the RNY June 14th 2021 and am losing some weight but not as much as I hoped. I know everyone loses different but just still a tad concerned. I've lost 15lbs and I will be 6 weeks out on Monday. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I don't exercise so I'm sure this is my own fault but I'm so so tired all the time. Lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. I am 5 weeks out from bypass and I get hunger pains too but the worst is for some reason I never threw up up until now. I've thrown up 3x in the last 5 days. I think it's bc I ate too fast and too much:( so just dont do what I did lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. Christina Phillips

    Water sipping

    I hated that too! I used to live chugging water so it was quite an adjustment for me. I am 5 weeks out... Soon enough you will be able to drink a lot at a time. Idk if I'm really supposed to but I pretty much chug sometimes lol I love ice cold water lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. Christina Phillips


    I wouldn't do it! It's pretty painfull when you start introducing stuff too soon. Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. Christina Phillips

    Severe left side pain directly after surgery?

    I had the bypass on June 14th. Ohhh I know exactly how she feels though. I was in so much pain all I could do is cry but yet that hurt too lol I however don't deal with pain well. I was miserable till probably almost 3 weeks. Walking a little bit each day really did help though..well in a weird way lol it hurt yet felt good lol. I so had nooo support from my husband so trust me just be patient with her and be as helpful as possible. Worrying about her and posting this is how it should be. That's awesome of you! Just help her as much as possible. Make her foods etc well when she starts pureed and stuff. Good luck to you both:) Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. Christina Phillips


    I totally get it. It's frustrating [emoji19] I tried walking today and I'm just blah like ehhh I hate this. I wish I enjoyed it the way I want to! My dr wants me to be doing 10miles in a week! I can't even do 1 mile a day without my hips and upper thighs hurting! My right one especially really bothers me idk why.... Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. Christina Phillips


    So how are you doing now? I came across this thread bc I am actually 5 weeks today and lost only like 15 if that. I haven't exactly been the "best" patient though...going through some family/marital issues and got off track so I'm sure that has alot to do with my amount but I'm hoping to get back on track asap and hopefully lose some more. Lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. Christina Phillips

    If you're looking for noodles...

    I actually have those squishy noodles in my fridge right now lol idk why I bought them a while back but now I'm glad I did! So how do you cook them or warm them up? Do you warm them up in whatever they are already in?? I will also have to try that other kind but the angel hair ones...that sounds good! Thanks everyone! Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Christina Phillips

    3 days post-op questions

    Yeah I completely agree with everyone else on here. It was like ridiculously painful for 3 weeks. Slept on our couch that was a recliner and boy oh boy I hurt alot but before you know it you will be back to laying down comfortably in your bed. Lol Whatever you do don't be like me and stop walking just bc you don't hurt that much anymore bc I was just getting into the walking thing and stopped and bam now I don't wanna go do it! I want to kick my own ass but at the same time I'm dreading going outside to go walk! Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Christina Phillips

    June Surgeries

    Wow! You lost alot! Good for you!! I'm at 5 weeks today and I've lost only 15lbs:( it's very hard to stay positive and be patient right now bc of that...so I've been doing what I do best unfortunately and eat the wrong things or eat too much. It really stinks! I was trying to be what I call active which isn't much unfortunately but now I haven't even been doing that! Idk whats going on with me...I had 2 premiere protein shakes today and my 4 chewable vitamins and still hurt all over and have no energy. I probably didn't have enough water though now that I think about it. Gosh, I gotta start logging everything I eat and drink. I have been slacking with so much since I've had marital problems going on, family issues, and daughter going off to college, and my 2 lil boys are just driving me nuts this summer:/ I need to step my game up I guess ughhh Well anyways, glad your healing real well and feeling good! I hope to join you there soon lol Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. Christina Phillips


    Not sure if this is where I should ask this but, I was doing some house work today nothing major and noticed my pants were sliding down a tad and went to pull them up and I noticed I felt like something a little wet. Well it's like hardly nothing but still....it was one of my bigger incisions (from the bypass I had 4 and half weeks ago) that had a teeny tiny of blood and I'm guessing pus coming out. At first I was freaking but it's really not alot but I thought I was all closed up for good lol I know I should probably call my dr but I really hate calling them:( has anyone else had an issue like this? Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Christina Phillips

    When does it get better!?

    How are you feeling now? I also had my surgery on June 14th 21. And boy oh boy I couldn't agree with you more! I'm just now feeling like a normal human being again. With that said though, I actually have had a a few days here n there where I was so super weak and shakey. But as in pain I'm much much better than I was those first 2 or even 3 weeks. I just cried n cried alot. I also didn't have a good support system whatsoever either though so I was going through alot besides having major surgery. I think I'm weak and shakey bc I'm not getting in my fluids and protein like I should be. How much have you lost? I actually have only lost 14 lbs! And I'm very concerned about that! [emoji53] I don't mind being a slow loser but I'm terrified like I'd be the one in a million who just DOESN'T lose the weight lol I am also not very active like I was trying to be before. I thi k I'm just being down n depressed and giving up already:( but hopefully it's a just a stage I'm in and will snap outta it soon. I hope your feeling better!! Let me know:) take care!! Sent from my SM-G981U using BariatricPal mobile app

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