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Barbara278

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  1. Barbara278

    NSV shout outs

    A couple of NSV's 1. I'm wearing high heels after many years of not being able to 2. I actually bought two pairs of size 8 jeans today. wooohoooo....I can't remember the last time I worse a size 8!
  2. I was warned before I had surgery that hiccups when full is one of the side effects of this surgery. Does anyone else do this? Does it ever go away? The minute my tummy gets full...I do one or two loud hiccups. It's a bit embarassing. :confused1:
  3. 1) How long have you been sleeved?6 months 2) Who was your surgeon?Dr. Aceves 3) What were your experiences with your surgeon?Fantastic 4) Would you recommend your surgeon?Absolutely 5) How much weight have you lost since your sleeve date?72 lbs 6) What type of sleeve do you have?36 oversewn, so more like a 34 according to doc 7) Would you recommend the type of sleeve you have?yes 8) Do you find you still have the necessary level of energy to sustain a good workout?much much more energy than I had pre surgery. 9) Do you find it difficult to keep the weight off once you have lost it?Still going down. 10) Do you have trouble eating, such as getting “stuck”?Never 11) What is the one things about getting the surgery that you regret?Not getting it sooner 12) Would you do this surgery again, or would you have made another choice?absolutely
  4. Best Wishes Kathy. It will be a turning point and a new start for you from this day forward.
  5. You might try boullion cubes in hot water. Warm things might settle your stomach more. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
  6. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    Brenda, that was over a couple of weeks. I haven't been very consistant on logging into here. But I'll take it any way I can get it. lol It hit 70 lbs lost this morning. I love my sleeve! You are doing great, congrats also. We'll get to our goals eventually.
  7. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 171.5 CW 166
  8. Barbara278

    K May 19th 1

    From the album: My Journey

  9. Barbara278

    K May 19th 1

    Thank you Kathy. I need to upload some current pictures as I've lost more now.
  10. Barbara278

    NSV shout outs

    Yes it's very possible! I was in 24's 6 months ago and I'm now in 12's and down 68 pounds! It will work.
  11. Barbara278

    Ham and Cheese Chicken

    I found this online the other night and tried it. It was actually very good. Ingredients ? 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ? 1/4 teaspoon pepper ? 1 ounce very thinly sliced lean cooked ham ? 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon reduced-fat garlic-flavored cream cheese ? 3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs ? 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning ? 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese ? 1/2 cup fat-free milk ? Cooking spray ? 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon reduced-calorie margarine, melted ? 2 teaspoons lemon juice ? Dash of paprika Preparation Preheat oven to 350?. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin. Sprinkle with pepper. Place one-fourth of ham on each chicken breast half. Spread cream cheese evenly over ham. Roll up chicken, starting with short end and tucking ends under. Secure with wooden picks. Combine breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Dip chicken rolls in milk, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place, seam sides down, in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine margarine and lemon juice; drizzle over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350? for 30 minutes or until tender. To serve, remove wooden picks, and slice. Nutritional Info ? CALORIES 245 (0.0% from fat) ? FAT 7.5g (sat 2.3g, mono 0.0g, poly 0.0g) ? Protein 37.7g ? CARBOHYDRATE 4.5g ? Fiber 0.3g ? CHOLESTEROL 101mg ? Iron 0.0mg ? SODIUM 259mg ? Calcium 0.0mg
  12. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 173.5 CW 171.5
  13. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 176.5 CW 173.5
  14. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    Congrats Brenda!!! You are doing fantastic! :biggrin0:
  15. Barbara278

    Monday Morning Weigh In

    HW 257 SW 235 (I better mention I lost 9.5 lbs on pre op diet) LW 181.5 CW 176.5 I've been so darn busy I haven't had much time to post or read the board. Hope everyone is doing well. *hugs*
  16. I'm 13 weeks out today. I feel great. I've lost 46 lbs, but I'm beginning to worry as I have absolutely no appetite at all. I know it's a blessing in disquise, but I find lately that I have to force myself to eat. Nothing taste good at all. I don't know if this is a phase that will pass, but I am a bit worried. Anyone else have this problem? Should it be something I worry about or not? Appreciate any imput.
  17. Barbara278

    No appetite at all.....

    Wanted to update. Those feelings of forcing myself to eat have passed. Food doesn't taste so awful anymore. I went through this phase for about 6 weeks and now it's passed. I am eating regular now and not feeling like I have to force it down. I still can only eat about 2 1/2 onces at best but at least now it tastes ok. We really do go through different phases with the sleeve, but it's all been great. I'm still losing very slowly but headed in the right direction.
  18. Barbara278

    K May 19th 1

    Thanks Tiffy. *very big smile* It is a big difference, but more than anything else I feel so good. Thanks for being a big inspiration. When I feel like I'm struggling or wanting to do the wrong things for my sleeve,. I look at your pictures and it encourages me to keep doing the right things. Thanks!!!
  19. Barbara278

    Leak Repair?

    Just read this whole thread for the first time today. Champ, hang in there and continue to be the strong support you obviously are for your wife and family. It's the worse case sleeve senario. You are defintely in my prayers, and I do beleive in the power or prayer.
  20. Barbara278

    100 Pounds Gone

    Fantastic job! I know all those victories have to feel great. Best wishes to you.
  21. I'm scheduled for my sleeve with Dr. Aceves Jan 19th. I'll be arriving on the January 18th and heading home Jan. 22nd. Would love to touch base with any others scheduled that week. Look forward to meeting some friends while there. 3 weeks and counting *dancing around the room* :thumbup:
  22. My suggestions woud be to follow your doctors orders to a T. There's a reason that they give them to us. I see where many people try to advance the eating stages and it can cause issues and harm to your sleeve. I also suggest to constantly be drinking and sipping. It's really hard to get in all the fluids we should have. At first you have to take pretty tiny sips and your tummy will make weird noises, but later on it gets easier to drink. Now I can drink normal. In the beginning I couldn't really tell when I was full, so I measured everythng I ate. I was allowed 2oz or 1/4 cup per meal, and that's basically what I ate. Sometimes after eating I would feel a weird feeling in my throat, but not the normal full feeling from past days. Now I don't need to measure much anymore as I can tell what portion size is correct. I also have the normal full feeling now in my stomach, however it took a few months before I had that feeling. I still am only able to eat about 2 to 2 1/2 onces per meal. If you follow the rules, you will be successful with your sleeve. I pretty much eat anything I want now. I try very hard to keep my Calories between 600 - 800 per day and my carbs at 30 or lower. Good luck, and keep us posted on how you are doing. If you have any more questions, just ask. You'll find tons of great people and advice on this board. Barb:biggrin0:
  23. I had mine on January 19th, so I'm a little over 4 months out.
  24. It gets better each day. Just keep sipping all day long. And congrats on your sleeve. I love mine!!!
  25. Barbara278

    L May 19th 2 (54 lbs down)

    From the album: My Journey

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