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Brittneykdelacruz

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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from It'sAlbright in Am I doing this right am I broken?   
    I felt exactly like this for weeks, specifically physical symptoms.
    i could barely stand up without feeling like i would black out.
    i found out at my followup appointment that i had really low blood pressure.
    The nurse recommended that I start drinking Gatorade zero every day.
    one full bottle.
    I was on to regular soft foods like Soups and mashed potatoes at that time, I also started adding salt to my foods
    within a few days I started feeling much better.
    im a couple months post op and i still think about food all the time unfortunately. chips especially 😕
    i try and eat little meals and have pretty good restriction so cant eat much but overall i feel good. Ive averaged losing 5lb a week
    surgery day i was 251 and now im at 208. My surgery was may 3rd
    you’re going to get through this. I suggest checking your blood pressure, if it’s low increase your sodium intake
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Darkangel505 in Worried about getting surgery   
    Hi! I had heartburn regularly before surgery. Not every day but frequently i had to take pepcid and tums.
    Immediately following surgery it was worse and i was taking prescription pepcid twice daily, im 2.5 months out no and no longer take it most days. I need one pill every 4-5 days so its definitely improving.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Arabesque in I just want to eat 😓   
    I do love cooking for others. Ive thought about trying to learn to cook really well, like culinary classes or something so i can cook quality- learn to make good food
    i make a lot of throw together meals but if i learned to make high quality meals from scratch it would keep me busy and i would be doing something i enjoy.

    i used to draw, i drew really well but ive lost my technique and just dont have time anymore it seems. I work a very demanding work from home animal rescue job. I work from the time i wake until I go to sleep on call 7 days a week. I also have 3 small children.
    im only 2.5 months out so early for these kind of urges i think 😩
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Smitlivin in I just want to eat 😓   
    Im just thinking of food constantly!
    i don’t eat large amounts of course, i have good restriction but i eat small amounts of different things frequently.
    i don’t feel I’ve fixed my relationship with food, i still am infatuated with food.
    I don’t know how to fix this.
    i don’t just eat for sustenance, i eat because i enjoy food.
    i feel like this destines me to fail!! And i don’t know how to fix it.
    My weight loss is good but i know it won’t stay that way if i can’t fix this.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Arabesque in I just want to eat 😓   
    I do love cooking for others. Ive thought about trying to learn to cook really well, like culinary classes or something so i can cook quality- learn to make good food
    i make a lot of throw together meals but if i learned to make high quality meals from scratch it would keep me busy and i would be doing something i enjoy.

    i used to draw, i drew really well but ive lost my technique and just dont have time anymore it seems. I work a very demanding work from home animal rescue job. I work from the time i wake until I go to sleep on call 7 days a week. I also have 3 small children.
    im only 2.5 months out so early for these kind of urges i think 😩
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Smitlivin in I just want to eat 😓   
    Im just thinking of food constantly!
    i don’t eat large amounts of course, i have good restriction but i eat small amounts of different things frequently.
    i don’t feel I’ve fixed my relationship with food, i still am infatuated with food.
    I don’t know how to fix this.
    i don’t just eat for sustenance, i eat because i enjoy food.
    i feel like this destines me to fail!! And i don’t know how to fix it.
    My weight loss is good but i know it won’t stay that way if i can’t fix this.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from FromNotToHot&Healthy in Chips and salsa and bad eating day   
    Hi do you log every day? I dont log! Im supposed to but i dont end up doing it. I have not logged a full day since surgery
    i feel like maybe this is one of the important changes i must make
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from doobie31 in Chips and salsa and bad eating day   
    Oh man before surgery i ate so much chips. Mindlessly almost. Huge bags of chips.
    Things are soooo much different now.
    the problem now is that if I indulge in chips like i did today i end up with no room in my stomach for food with nutritional value
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from FromNotToHot&Healthy in Chips and salsa and bad eating day   
    That sounds very yummy!
    do you have any suggestions to get the crunch in? I love a salty crunch! I was thinking a taco salad with meat, Beans, corn and salsa but i havent tried lettuce yet for some reason ive got weird fear of lettuce making me sick.
    i dont know why but i just worry it wont digest easily.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from FromNotToHot&Healthy in Chips and salsa and bad eating day   
    Ugh my first bad eating day.
    I am just under 2 months out I’ve been cleared for everything except a small handful of things like steak.
    ive tolerated things fine, everything is good.
    my uncle made some salsa and i had a couple chips and salsa and i was a gonner i couldnt get enough!
    I could only eat like 3 chips with salsa at a time. But throughout the day i kept going back for 3 more.
    it was so good.
    i didn’t actually eat any real food today.
    i had my two Protein Drinks
    i feel guilty and im still thinking about that salsa.
    i wish id gotten some Protein chips instead 😕
    im not here for any real reason but to vent.
    ive got to get some structure to my eating. I have a terrible habit of living off bites and not meals with nothing measured or weighed.
    anyways i just thought maybe some others may have began their journey in chaos and could share their stories of getting everything under control.

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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from doobie31 in Chips and salsa and bad eating day   
    Oh man before surgery i ate so much chips. Mindlessly almost. Huge bags of chips.
    Things are soooo much different now.
    the problem now is that if I indulge in chips like i did today i end up with no room in my stomach for food with nutritional value
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    Thank you! My meal plan shows around 3oz per meal is where we should be. 2 oz meat and 1oz something else
    this evening i tried 2oz chicken and 1oz steamed carrots. I got like 1.2 oz chicken down and 1/3 of my carrots
    just keeping on. Today is better than yesterday though ❤️
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    Brittneykdelacruz reacted to SleeverSk in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    Aawwww big hugs, it gets better it really does. Just do what you can food wise to help me through these stages I had things like KFC mash and gravy, chocolate mousse kids yoghurts and stuff like that. Staying on soft foods longer isn't a bad thing if your tummy isn't ready for the next stage . I was at the 4 month mark before I could comfortably eat real food and I even had days where I couldnt. At this point you are eating such tiny amounts that having things slightly higher in calories isn't going to hurt your weight loss. I know a lot will disagree with that but it worked for me. The restriction lessens so take advantage of it while you can.
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    Brittneykdelacruz reacted to Tink22-sleeve in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    Have you tried popsicles? Give it a shot. Helps with the need for chewing and helps get your fluids in.
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    Brittneykdelacruz reacted to Sunshine Princess in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    This isnt ridiculous at all. Going through a surgery like this one disrupts our normal routines and things we use for comfort. I am trying to find things I enjoy-like taking longer walks while listening to my favorite music, indulging in some nicer shower products, reading a favorite book, instead of turning towards food. I also recommend a therapist to talk to. Sometimes opening up about what makes us overeat or turn to food to a therapist helps us identify the feelings/emotions behind them and how we can cope better.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from SleeveDiva2022 in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    Thank you! My meal plan shows around 3oz per meal is where we should be. 2 oz meat and 1oz something else
    this evening i tried 2oz chicken and 1oz steamed carrots. I got like 1.2 oz chicken down and 1/3 of my carrots
    just keeping on. Today is better than yesterday though ❤️
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    Brittneykdelacruz reacted to EastcoastUSvsg in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    sugar free banana pudding and sf/ff cool whip is my new comfort food.
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from SleeverSk in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    It feels completely rediculous putting this into words but its how I’m feeling.
    im about a month post op and I have had a good experience overall. Nothing ive tried so far has made me sick, im losing pretty steadily.
    but i have heavy restriction, i can eat like 1.5 oz
    today was a really bad, hard day and i am just feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated with life and upset that i can’t have a meal. That i can’t find comfort in food.
    this is the first time ive really come to terms with my food addiction. Im desperately wanting to just eat and my body wont tolerate it so i wont even try so its just making me feel sad and upset.
    i know its stupid and crazy. I just needed to get it out 😞
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from SleeverSk in Frustrated with being unable to eat   
    It feels completely rediculous putting this into words but its how I’m feeling.
    im about a month post op and I have had a good experience overall. Nothing ive tried so far has made me sick, im losing pretty steadily.
    but i have heavy restriction, i can eat like 1.5 oz
    today was a really bad, hard day and i am just feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated with life and upset that i can’t have a meal. That i can’t find comfort in food.
    this is the first time ive really come to terms with my food addiction. Im desperately wanting to just eat and my body wont tolerate it so i wont even try so its just making me feel sad and upset.
    i know its stupid and crazy. I just needed to get it out 😞
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Nikki@50 in Stomach feels bigger and more bloated than before   
    My ribs are uncomfortable off and on as well! No i havent figured it out. I took some Miralax last night and drank a cup of peppermint tea and This morning my guts cleared out it seems and I feel a little bit better as far as the bloating goes
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    Brittneykdelacruz got a reaction from Nikki@50 in Stomach feels bigger and more bloated than before   
    Hello!
    i am new here
    I had gastric sleeve surgery on May 3. I started my journey in December. My first scan at my appointment I weighed 264 pounds, yesterday at my checkup i weighed 234.
    I am struggling because my stomach feels so large. I can’t even wear my exercise pants from when I was 264 pounds, they feel like they put so much pressure on my abdomen which in turn puts pressure in my chest making me very uncomfortable. My belly feels bigger than it did 30 pounds ago. I don’t understand what’s happening. I would assume that I’m losing weight in other parts of my body.
    Could this be some sort of post op bloating? Even taking a deep breath is uncomfortable, it reminds me of when I was super pregnant I'm really bummed.
    im hoping someone might have some insight.
    Thank you guys

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