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    gabybab reacted to Healthy_life2 in Food Before and After Photos   
    On the run meal at café zupas. Chipotle pulled pork salad.

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    gabybab got a reaction from mr.sean in Weird fluttering/seizing/twisting feeling in stomach after VSG   
    I am 6.5 months post-op and have had a cramping nausea feeling in my stomach since surgery. I'm not sure what it is caused by and am considering doing an endoscopy to find out if something is wrong. Like you, it doesn't last too long. Maybe 15 seconds. It comes and goes and is unpleasant.
  3. Congrats!
    gabybab reacted to Goody222 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    You look great! Isn’t it crazy to think six months ago the jacket that is too big actually fit? Great job

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    gabybab got a reaction from froufrou in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Frou frou. I know the feeling. I only lost 4.5 in the month of August. Makes me feel like this the end of my weightloss. I started losing again. I have lost 4 pounds this week. Maybe because I started Metformin instead of Lantus? Hang in there, you have lost a lot of weight. Hoping your stall breaks soon!
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    gabybab reacted to tal in 2 Month Appointment   
    thank you so much and congrats for you too!
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    gabybab reacted to Recidivist in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Since I'm in the process of moving, I went through all of the clothes I own over the course of several weeks. I was thrilled to see that almost nothing fit any longer (including the "skinny jeans" I was keeping as inspiration), but I was then faced with the prospect of buying a whole new wardrobe. I dropped off many trash bags full of clothes to the local Salvation Army store, and then immediately walked around to the front to enter the store as a customer to buy smaller stuff. It's a relatively inexpensive way to refresh your wardrobe quickly!
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    gabybab got a reaction from Frustr8 in I am scared to get GERD, please give me advice   
    You are very knowledgeable! This is why I chose the vsg, if needed I can revise, which I prefer not, but we will see what the future holds. My Dr wanted me to do the DS, but I refused, for now.
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    gabybab got a reaction from tal in 2 Month Appointment   
    45 seems amazing! With my 1 week pre-op diet I lost 43. I think you are doing great!
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    gabybab reacted to Recidivist in is it just me?   
    It's not just you! I was originally drinking the juice from the pickle jar, but then I discovered you can buy a gallon of Pickle Juice on Amazon. (It's not the real thing, but pretty darn close.) When we have guests, I often have a small glass of pickle juice when everyone else is having wine or cocktails. I somehow makes me feel more like a part of the group as opposed to drinking plain Water. Strange, I know!
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    gabybab reacted to Bastian in is it just me?   
    Or is anyone else craving Pickle Juice?
    I always wanted pickled things when pregnant which I am most definitely not and I am craving the juice from the jalapeno jar too :O
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    gabybab reacted to Sheribear68 in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Very soon I plan on going through what’s left of last winters stuff and I can’t wait to finish getting rid of it.
    CONGRATS on leaving Lane Bryant in the rear-view.
    Today I put on size 10 pants and a medium top to go to work and it feels AMAZING.

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    gabybab reacted to Gottajustdoit in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    Awesome! I spent most of the day yesterday trying all my "winter" clothes and sorting through everything. I ended up with 5 13-gallon-sized bags of clothes that were too big. I'm donating it all to the Salvation Army. Some of the stuff had been in my closet for years as items I thought I would "someday" be able to fit into--and even they were too big. It was a great feeling to rid myself of this baggage (emotionally and physically!). I then took my daughter shopping with me and bought a few items. I can't believe I can shop at stores that I stopped going into years ago. It felt sooooooo good! Goodbye Lane Bryant!
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    gabybab reacted to ldawn in February 2019 weight loss buds   
    I bought my very first regular sized outfit today!!
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    gabybab reacted to Zemi in Has your shoe size gone down? 100+ pounds gone   
    I’m needing a mans size 9 and hating no choice in women’s shoes so really hope so with shoe sizes changing
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    gabybab got a reaction from ProudGrammy in What a Difference a Poop Makes!   
    I'm planning in seeing my dietitian soon to help me get through this slump and will asj her about it. I'm also going to see my endocrinologist because my bs levels are still a little elevated and I need to see how to handle it. I definitely interested in doing low carb and the fasting to help get the sugars down!
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    gabybab got a reaction from ProudGrammy in What a Difference a Poop Makes!   
    Yes, I believe it is ok to fast with metformin. As far as I know it doesn't cause lows like other drugs may. Since I have started the Lantus I have noticed a big slow down in my weight loss. I'm eating about 1200, (which may be too much) but, not hardly moving now at the all. I'm worried I will not lose anymore weight and am struggling to stay motivated.
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    gabybab got a reaction from ProudGrammy in What a Difference a Poop Makes!   
    I take an opioid for chronic pain and that seems to make it worse. I'm lucky if I go every 4 days. I'm just not sure how I can be stuck at this stall again. Like you said, maybe metformin will help. Lantus seems to help, but I'm told it may slow down weigh loss even more. 🥵
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    gabybab got a reaction from ProudGrammy in What a Difference a Poop Makes!   
    I've been terribly constipated. I talked to my PA at my 6 month checkup and I'm going back in my metformin. My blood sugars are still a little elevated. Only 130 this morning, but metformin get things rapidly moving. Lol
    Hopefully my weightloss will get moving again.
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    gabybab reacted to Healthy_life2 in Cravings? HELP   
    When you deny craving it can make you want them more. Keep healthy options for sweet and salty cravings on hand. Real food stage You can make old favorites in a healthy way. No need to add extra calories and gain weight.
    Make sure my examples fit your food plan and stay within your weight loss calories/macros for the day. (log your food) Try to satify cravings with real whole foods first.
    mushroom cap pizza bites or cauliflower crust pizza – add lots of veggies use the meats allowed on your plan. Limit or omit cheese depending on your plan.
    turkey meatballs dipped in pizza sauce
    Hamburgers –
    Turkey burgers – You can buy butter ball frozen patties for convenience or make your own. I place them on a bed of salad add pickles, Tomato and onion. Optional olive oil mayo and mustard.
    Or a lettuce wrapped burger -
    chips – Salty cravings
    crisp veggies dipped in hummus or any low calorie dip – to cut the calories in hummus I add plain yogurt
    Quest Protein chips. They are made from Protein Powder. The flavor is better if you dip them in salsa. I like the BBQ or nacho. I try not to make these a habit. (processed food) I use them as a snack to kick a craving.
    beef or chicken Jerkey
    chicken fajitas no tortilla
    Sweet –
    Dannon light n fit Greek yogurt - option freeze to make popsicle
    Protein Bar or shake
    Small amount of strawberries – option dip in hersheys sugar free cholate Syrup

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    gabybab reacted to TotallyPosh in Hello!!   
    Hi!! Im new here 🤗 (but have been lurking for months 😂😂) I started my journey for WLS in March of this year, Im looking to have VSG, my insurance has a 6 month period before approval..

    Ive also struggled with weight all my life.. Ive been working out with a Personal Trainer since 2012 and I will admit tht my dedication has been more geared towards the workout vs. diet. I have tried Atkins lost 50 lbs and gained it back plus some, Keto, diet pills, calorie counting.. and still have yet to break 300 lbs (except for whn i did atkins).. I am so happy to have found this App because I love to hear the success stories as well as the bad stories (evn tho they scare me 😳).. I have 1 thing left to check off and then I guess ill be waiting for the approval from my insurance and thn on to surgery... On one hand im like no dont do and thn the other im like you have done all of the test and been to so many appts just do it lol.. Hopefully ill b on the Losers Bench soon!!
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    gabybab got a reaction from Zemi in Has your shoe size gone down? 100+ pounds gone   
    When I young and thin I wore a 9. I was an 11 pre-op and now a 10. I'm hoping to get back to 9. So, yes you do lose weight in your feet.
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    gabybab reacted to Mzmarthaperez in Ladies   
    I believe it's menopause. I bleed for a whole year, it was awful. And then finally after 53 yrs old one day it just stopped. Happiest day ever

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using BariatricPal mobile app

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    gabybab reacted to Frustr8 in Ladies   
    You girls make me happy I'm years past "the CHANGE". But I got the mood swings, the "weepies", the "What did I do and why at my age (then 72) did I ask for this to happen?" & the bottom line " This was Elective surgery and I went and did THIS?", for a while I was a Storming Norma, eventually this flood of Fat containing Hormones melted and dissipated but TOMKITTEN ( my Son) said " Mama if I EVER get married remind me NOT to,pick a Menopausal woman with Teenaged Daughters- I couldn't live with another flood of Fem- min- nine Hormones!" Told him for the right gal He might do it but he just shook his head and walked into the Next Room. Its been a year yesterday and things stay pretty smooth at Chez FRUSTR8 but for a while he wasn't sure whether to speak or risk being murdered where he stood! Didn't want to send me to the "Gyno" but wasn't sure a psychiatrist and a Rubber Room weren't Needed. So I'll testify it rocks you on your ear or rear before everything settles down. And NOW when I am 1/2 the size I started, 180 instead of 365+, feeling so much healthier, in sizes I wore when I graduated High School 56 years ago, getting second looks and even a few Wolf Whistles from guys ( yeah should be offended but it's thrilling to be an object for a second or 2) Frustr8 is Not Sorry for her RNY, did for me what ALL THOSE DIETS never did and I have renewed life and a FUTURE when I was 7/8ths of the way to die sadly obese. And my new motto will always be
    THE REST OF MY LIFE WILL BE THE BEST OF MY LIFE- now and forever more!👵=😝👍🌈
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    gabybab got a reaction from Ruby Hernandez in Progress Pictures 💪🏻   
    So pretty Ruby! Congrats!
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    gabybab reacted to sillykitty in Scar Cream!   
    Silicone tape!
    Silicone is the only clinically proven treatment for scars. It was originally used on burn patients.
    Inexpensive on Amazon