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  1. Barbara278

    Two NSV's this week.

    I have felt like I'm losing very slowly since surgery, but I have to realize that my age, and the fact that I haven't been exercising much has a lot to do with it. I know it's a journey that takes time, but it's in my nature to be impatient. lol I had two NSV's (None Scale Victories) this week. The first was being able to scoot the seat up in our jeep and actually reach the pedals. Normally my belly prevented me from being ablet to scoot up far enough to push the clutch down to the floor. Now I can!! woohooo. The second was that I tried a pair of 18 jeans on today and they fit!!! I haven't worn a size 18 in a long time. I've dropped 2 - 3 sizes since surgery. Makes me feel wonderful. To anyone questioning whether this will work or not...I does!!! Trust me. Happy Thursday all! :w00t:
  2. Barbara278

    Two NSV's this week.

    Thanks DeeDee! :biggrin0:
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    How wonderful is that!!! What a great feeling I'm sure. Congrats to you, and keep up the good work!
  4. Barbara278

    Pork rinds?

    Yes loser, that's what Dr Aceves recommended I get in place of my Nexium.
  5. Barbara278

    Pork rinds?

    I want to try the pork rinds but I'm so scared they will be dry since we can't drink. Do they go down ok without drinking anything?
  6. Barbara278

    Pork rinds?

    Loser, Dr. Aceves sent us home with Nexium, but since I've had to increase my dosage due to the blood clots and the fact that I'm taking aspirin everyday, he suggested I by Prilosec. He said it is basically the same thing. So right now I am taking Nexium in the morning and prilosec in the evenings.
  7. I decided to go ahead and order these products now and start using them. I'll report back to let everyone know if I see any changes in hair condition and growth. I haven't started losing my hair yet, but I know it's just around the corner and since I have very thin hair to begin with I thought I'd be proactive and start these products ahead of time. I'll keep you all posted.
  8. Barbara278

    Onderland at last

    He finally moved!!! yaaahoooooo Cajun, congrats!!!!
  9. Barbara278

    Two NSV's this week.

    Thanks Shontel. :biggrin0:
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    Anna,...congratulations!! You will love Dr. Aceves. He's just fantastic. Best wishes to you.
  11. Yah coppers!!! Way to go...sometimes we just have to do a little tweeking along the way. Glad it's moving again.
  12. Barbara278

    NSV shout outs

    I had my first NSV today!!!! I don't use my hubbys Jeep very often but decided to drive it back to work after having lunch at home. He's much taller than me so I always move the seat up first thing. I always move it up until my belly touches the steering wheel and then I can still barely reach the pedals! (I'm only 5'2) And even after doing that I normally can only push the clutch about half way down. Today I got in, moved the seat up until my belly touched the steering wheel and pushed the clutch in to start the jeep....and I was able to push the clutch down to the floor!!! OMG...I did it about 20 x's, I'm just so excited. heheeh *snickering*
  13. Barbara278

    Greetings to All

    KimChi, Hi and welcome to the forum. I was one of the people who also was going to get the band until I found out about all the complications and found out about the sleeve. Best wishes to you along this wonderful/new journey. Look forward to hearing how you are doing along the way.
  14. Barbara278

    Week 1 results are in!

    Kudo's Lee!!! Great job so far.
  15. Barbara278

    Life Changes...here I come!

    Cricket, Welcome to the forum and congratulations on getting your sleeve date. Everything you are feeling is normal. It is a huge life changing event, but each day gets easier and becomes the norm. It's all about changing our habits and relationship with food. It definitely works! Best wishes to you. Barb
  16. wooohooooooooooooo Cajun!! I think tomorrow is gonna be the day! It's so exciting! I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you. ps: I wanted to just kick that little runners hiney (on your ticker) so she'd move over just a hair. lol
  17. Barbara278

    Leak still NOT healed

    Stacie, I'm so sorry things aren't going well for you. I don't really know what to say but I know from your words that your are hurting emotionally. I beleive very strongly in the power of prayer, so you can count on me to be praying for your healing and recovery every day. Please keep up posted on how you are doing.
  18. Barbara278

    were you nervous to eat

    dybarra, I had the exact same feelings you are having. I was really scared to eat anything. Just take it slow and you will be fine. Chew everything very well and eat slowly. It's just a learning process, but I think your fears are very normal. Good Luck.
  19. I'm finally getting more carbs in by adding healthy Snacks to my days routine. Dr Aceves says no snacks between meals but I couldn't get my calories in without them. We are only allowed 2 oz at each meal 3 x's a day. The last week I've been getting in about 35 carbs a day. I've been averaging losing 1/2 a pound per day since surgery. Coppers, try cutting down on your carbs and see if that makes a difference. Good Luck.
  20. Barbara278

    I've blown it this week.

    Ash, I've been cooking differently since my surgery. There are so many wonderful sites that have low fat/ low calorie meals. Try doing a search for those recipes and try them out. So far my hubby has loved everything, and he really doesn't even notice that they are low cal low fat. Web MD has some great recipes. Hope that helps and good luck.
  21. Mornings: Nexium, chewable Vitamin from GNC, Fiberone chewable Lunch: Chewable vitamin Evenings: Prilosec before bed I do have GNC B-12 5000 ZipMelt on order and I think I need to add Iron somewhere as well. Any suggestions on what iron vitamin to take?
  22. Congrats on your your decision! I was sleeved by Dr. Aceves In January and I cannot speak highly enough about him or his staff. I don't think you will be disappointed. Best wishes to you.
  23. Youknowit, congratulations on your first "eat out" experience. It is scary at first because it's all so new and it's hard to know how to react and respond. You did great. If all else fails, I think we can always do a bowl of soup or a cup of chili and be fine.
  24. Barbara278

    Four Weeks Out

    It's been 4 weeks since surgery. Amazing how much my life has changed since then. It's really kind of been a blur;but a good one. I'm just really starting to get in more mushies/soild food in the last couple of days. So far everything has gone down ok. I do find eating chicken feels so dry and I have a hard time swallowing it. I've tried chicken salad with a small amount of lite mayo in it, and that was really hard to swallow. Maybe it's the lack of drinking, but it sure seems foods are much dryer to me than before the surgery. Last night was my first social event with a group of friends. We had a late Valentines dinner with 5 other couples. It was a little akward because it was a sit down dinner severed in courses. First course was a potatoe soup, I did fine with that but ate very little of it. Second course was a pasta salad, which I skipped altogether. Third course was the main course which was baked cornish hen, mashed potatoes with gravy and sweet potatoe cassarole. I did ok with the main course but was really afraid to eat. I have been measuring everything at home, but when you have larger servings on your plate, it's difficult to judge how much you've eaten from each item. I have no doubt in my mind I ate way less that 2 oz because I was unable to judge my portions and I was afraid to get sick in front of others. All in all it went ok. I'm hoping at some point I can get to where I get a full feeling before it's a "too late ohoh I overdid" feeling. My weight loss has been extremely slow. Last week I only lost 2 lbs. I think part of the reason is that I'm having a hard time getting over 500 calories in per day. I'm finding that it's almost impossible to do only eating 3 2oz meals per day with no snacks inbetween. So, I know I'm not suppose to snack, but I'm going to have a mid morning snack of 1tbsp of peanut butter dailey to try to get my calories up. I also havent been exercising because of the clot issue but have decided that I'm going to start in the next two days. Hopefully those two things will help me to lose a little faster. I have set a goal and I'm not sure that it's a good healthy one, but it's one none the less. I am aiming to lose 50% of my weight by my 3 month mark. That means I need to lose 30 more lbs in the next two months. I really want to take advantage of the honeymoon stage of losing. Once I get to my 3 month mark I'll set another goal for my 6 month mark. More later Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!:w00t:

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