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Mz D

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Mz D reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Beef brisket chilli atop mashed potatoes with cheddar, sour cream and pita chips: 321 calories for the bowl contents + 3 cals for the green onions I missed lol.
    Could barely finish half the chilli (but ate all the pita chips) it was unbelievably filling. Must’ve been the potatoes. Mr. ate my leftovers.

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    Mz D got a reaction from huskymama in What were some of the first solid foods you tried?   
    Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt or something else with high Protein low sugar. chicken salad. Egg salad. tuna Salad. Refried beans! i never knew those Beans could taste so heavenly.
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    Mz D got a reaction from loridee11 in Topical NSAIDS?   
    My doctor told me I can keep using diclofenac gel too. You can buy it over the counter now. It's great for arthritis joint pain.
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    Mz D got a reaction from loridee11 in Topical NSAIDS?   
    My doctor told me I can keep using diclofenac gel too. You can buy it over the counter now. It's great for arthritis joint pain.
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    Mz D got a reaction from SwedishPisces in Any October 2021 Surgeries?   
    Hope you're feeling better after your emergency surgeries! Are you tracking your food? I use the Baritastic app and I notice I stall if I don't track and hit my Protein goal. I had my surgery on October 11, and I'm a slow loser because I have a disability and don't get in much physical activity. So long as you're not eating over your calories and getting enough protein though you're on the right track.
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    Mz D got a reaction from loridee11 in Topical NSAIDS?   
    My doctor told me I can keep using diclofenac gel too. You can buy it over the counter now. It's great for arthritis joint pain.
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    Mz D got a reaction from summerseeker in Are you a member of the polar bear club?   
    All the fricking time! My fingers, nose, and toes are permanent icicles now! I live on the Gulf of Mexico, lol, it's been in the 70s this week and I'm dressed like I'm about to trek through the arctic.
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    Mz D got a reaction from summerseeker in Are you a member of the polar bear club?   
    All the fricking time! My fingers, nose, and toes are permanent icicles now! I live on the Gulf of Mexico, lol, it's been in the 70s this week and I'm dressed like I'm about to trek through the arctic.
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    Mz D 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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    Mz D reacted to Fl_Dad in 3 month update   
    Well, 3 months have gone by since my surgery and I wanted to throw a little bit of what's been happening out there. At surgery I weighed 292 lbs, this morning I weighed 230 lbs. Happy New Year to me!! In July I was 317 lbs, most I will ever weigh. I haven't had alot of issues so far. I'm hoping that trend continues into the New Year and beyond! I look forward to reading posts on this site. It has really helped me through all of this! I stalk more than I talk so, with that in mind, Happy New Year everyone and congratulations on your personal victories! This site is full of amazing people.
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    Mz D got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Idk about the what Green Tealael used but we really enjoy the sweet & spicy BBQ Sauce from G. Hughes.
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    Mz D reacted to blackcatsandbaddecisions in I hit goal today!   
    I had surgery on 11/10/20, but started my weight loss efforts on 7/5/20. If you’ve been here a while I’m sure you’ve seen me lurking about the forums.
    Stats: SW 339. CW: 165. I am a 5’10 woman in her 40s. I work full time and have young children. My current BMI is 23, I started off with it closer to 50.

    I knew it was going to take me a while to hit goal- I had 174 lbs to lose. I did all the calculators pre-op that said I would be lucky to get under 200 lbs, but I decided that just wasn’t going to apply to me (haha). My plan was to focus on fruits, vegetables, and healthy Proteins while ramping up exercise. I eliminated Cookies, pastries, and candy but that’s about it. I don’t do low carb, because that isn’t how I’m planning on living the rest of my life. I focus on calorie reduction, which sounds like oh if that’s so easy why did you need surgery? Well cutting calories is possible if you aren’t hungry all the time no matter how much you eat, and if you can fill up on the healthy things without it being like flash paper into a volcano. I honestly did need the surgery, and I’m not going to pretend it did the work for me, but it gave me the help for the work I wanted to be able to do.

    Six days a week I do a split between running and rowing for a half hour. I’m going to run in a 5k this spring, which has been a dream of mine for years. I exercise on my lunch break every day.

    Yes, I have some loose skin. It’s nowhere as bad as people make it out to be. I am not exactly planning on running around in a bikini so it’s not like it limits my life at all. It’s not visible in my clothes, not even tight fitting ones. I might get it removed some day, but if I don’t I’ll still be happy.

    This weight loss has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me. Life is difficult when you are morbidly obese. It’s difficult physically, emotionally, and socially. This weight loss hasn’t fixed every problem in my life, but I didn’t expect for it to. It fixed my weight related problems, and I had a lot of them.

    This surgery can be life changing, but it’s not a magic bullet. You still have to make huge life changes. But if you feel sabotaged you your own constant hunger, cravings, and binges, this can really be the tool you use to dig yourself out of the seemingly insurmountable weight you need to lose.

    This isn’t a finish line for me. I am still working on hopefully losing another 15 lbs, and I’m never going back to my old eating habits. I know I signed up for a lifelong change, otherwise I’ll be right back where I started. But finally hitting goal was a nice early Christmas present to myself. Sorry for the essay, but I don’t really have anyone in real life to share with who gets it!




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    Mz D reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Small plates are my absolute fave way to eat a restaurant meal (I.e., dim sum, tapas, izakaya, tasting menus). One can sample a variety of food without the commitment of a full entrée.
    Here was last night’s 13 course meal. Each course was probably the size of a fork head (no more than 2 normal sized bites each). Didn’t eat everything put in front of me…I marked the items I passed on with an X below for reference…which someone gladly ate lol. Figured I ate about 2 (maybe 2.5) cups total in food volume over a span of 3+ hours. Was more than satisfied, on the verge of stuffed…almost, but not quite.
    There was no easy way to figure out the calories for everything so I just logged 1800 cals for the night (I also had 2 glasses of wine).
    Now while me and the Kid were happy, the men wanted to go for pizza after 🙄


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    Mz D reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Junky afternoon snack while watching John Wick for like the 20th time.
    Sour cream and onion chips and a Peanut Butter cup: 292 calories
    Yes, i eat chips and chocolate.
    Mr. ate a little less than 1/2 the PB cup and a couple chips and i ate the rest.

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    Mz D got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Genepro - 3rd generation?   
    Just got around to trying the new GENEPRO gen 3. Not for me! I tried to hide it in my some sugar-free oatmeal and it clumped so bad I tossed it after just taking a few bites. Terrible!
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    Mz D got a reaction from SummerTimeGirl in Genepro - 3rd generation?   
    Just got around to trying the new GENEPRO gen 3. Not for me! I tried to hide it in my some sugar-free oatmeal and it clumped so bad I tossed it after just taking a few bites. Terrible!
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    Mz D reacted to Summermoose in Food Before and After Photos   
    Spaghetti bolognaise!
    My husbands portion on the left (what I would have eaten pre op), mine on the right.
    It was delicious!

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    Mz D reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    A very late lunch: sashimi/maki takeout: 323 calories.
    Ate it all. YUM.

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    Mz D got a reaction from EsojLabina in Any October 2021 Surgeries?   
    50 pounds is freaking amazing!! Way to go!
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    Mz D got a reaction from Cynkentayjus1 in Dumb   
    Mistakes happen, don't be so hard on yourself. Do better from here on out and try to put the temptations where you won't see them.
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    Mz D got a reaction from Cynkentayjus1 in Dumb   
    Mistakes happen, don't be so hard on yourself. Do better from here on out and try to put the temptations where you won't see them.
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    Mz D got a reaction from Cynkentayjus1 in Dumb   
    Mistakes happen, don't be so hard on yourself. Do better from here on out and try to put the temptations where you won't see them.
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    Mz D got a reaction from Cynkentayjus1 in Dumb   
    Mistakes happen, don't be so hard on yourself. Do better from here on out and try to put the temptations where you won't see them.
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    Mz D reacted to Astonishing Mr J in Best broth?   
    From a chef's perspective.
    I wanted to keep things interesting. Just because I had do drink a ton of broth doesn't mean I wanted to give up flavor. These are my favorites:

    Zoup Brand chicken Bone Broth (more Protein than their regular broth which is also good.) Rich rich roasted chicken flavor. Low calorie, lower than average in sodium.

    Target brand Good & Gather Ramen Broth (more sodium but good caloric count) Chicken broth with good ginger and scallion flavor with a hint of toasted sesame oil.

    Good & Gather Pho Broth: Same as the ramen nutritionally. Star anise, ginger and a bit of cinnamon.

    For a Protein Shake replacement I can not recommend the Unjury Chicken Broth mix enough. It tastes like Mrs. Grass Soup with parsley and that really condensed chicken flavor. FYI, they also offer a chili flavor. PASS on it. It was one of my purchase regrets.

    Of course, if you can make your own you it's so much better but not everyone has time for that as to do it correctly takes hours. I am in the midst of opening a gelato shop so I had no time.

    Cheers
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    Mz D got a reaction from fourmonthspreop in I’m nervous   
    You're making a HUGE change, so it's okay to be nervous about it! Don't be surprised if you struggle, and don't feel bad when you inevitably do. Look at this amazing community you found that you can reach out to when you need an understanding friend! This is going to be an amazing change your body will thank you for later.

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