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On 07/18/2018 at 13:42, macadamia said:





That was my BEFORE in the army jacket.















Quite the transformation! Nice job!


Thanks :) I’m not done yet! Fingers crossed. Need to push harder now.

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18 hours ago, Matt Z said:

I said "Lets keep this as civil as possible" and "Nothing negative"... neither of which can be applied to my statement about moving the cheat meal to another part of the day to avoid consuming those calories so close to bedtime. There are plenty of studies into cheating (potentially) being beneficial. I passed no judgement. If someone is going to cheat, that's on them, however helping someone who's already cheating to "cheat better" isn't anything bad at all. I mean, if someone could give you a simple tip to change your cheating into something that might actually benefit you... wouldn't you want to know what that change was? I know I would.

I'm not cheating, I'm in defiance- I'm starving by bedtime. Add sleepy and drowsy and I grab the bad stuff. Trust me, I know I self sabotage. What you said was right, I'm at 600 cals at bedtime and then packing another 200 in just a few bites with Peanut Butter. It's not the end of the world, yet but I was told to stay under 800 for the first 6 months. It's hard to lay in bed hungry.

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@sillykitty. I talked to my youngest doctor son and he pretty much, but nicely, let me know that I didn't actually have a good grasp on the TOTAL Protein test. His explanation was way over my head. All I remember him saying was something about children in poor countries who are protein-starved... I think, :( I'm still not sure.

That said, I stand corrected. I'm the first to admit when I've mispresented a medical fact.

Another confession!!!:blush:

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Aaahhhhh, Matt! I’m embarrassed. Your small cheats make mine look like epic fails of character! Hahahaha

Let’s start with the 2/3 box of Cheez-Its yesterday afternoon. I had planned to have a small afternoon snack of 14 small calories, 75 calories. Not so fast, Blondie! How did 2/3 of a box simply disappear into thin air? I had anticipated that my constriction would stop me, but not with slider foods like crackers and chips. Alas, no more sliders for this gal.

On the pre-op diet, I would gag on Protein Shakes so I simply went full Protein with no carbs. Yes, this was cheating according to my doctor, but I still lost weight and my liver was perfect for surgery.

There have been numerous cheats along the way. After surgery, I felt nauseous for quite sometime. The culprit was Wellbutrin. After going off Wellbutrin, the nausea has disappeared. Due to the nausea, I advanced to real food sooner than the suggested diet after surgery. Granted, it was mostly Wendy’s chili, but that would be technically cheating.

Carbonated beverages are another cheat. I never drink any carbonated beverages with calories, however. I love diet, caffeine-free Mountain Dew. In fact, it was one of the few fluids I could stomach initially, drinking it flat for the first 6 weeks.

Given all the above admissions, I am happy with my slow but sure progress. I’m working hard to get my 60 grams of protein, 64 ounces of fluids, follow the 30/30 rule and making good choices.

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I drank more than I should have starting around one year post op, and ended up with transfer addiction to alcohol. (I very rarely drank pre op).

Tried to quit drinking, and could see the addiction reverting back to food, I regained 15 lb from my lowest weight in a couple of months.

I tried counseling, was put on a lot of medications that made me feel like a actual crazy person, so ended up quitting them all, now I am trying to cut back on drinking with a goal of quitting on my own.

My experience with alcohol now is much like my old experience with food before surgery. I sometimes wish I had never gotten WLS in the first place, but if I am able to quit drinking it will hopefully be a small bump in the road to an overall healthier life post wls.

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I have a confession to make and it is not of dietary variety. I am posting on the hopes of making someone in BariatricLand feel less alone. If it is TMI I apologize but here it goes. Among my problems that my future RnY surgery will either abolish or lessen is lymphedema in my lower legs, not a fun condition to have. I am supposed to be taking Lasix which is a strong enough strength I have to supplement with K Clor so that I don't deplete my body's Potassium,levels . Do I like doing it? Not especially. I am currently drinking 84-120 oz of varied fluids daily, one because,i'm in training for surgery and two because I have 3 healthy functioning kidneys so can clear that much.. Plus I don't get so hungry when I'm full of Water. So why would I want a medication that only makes me void more? So I confess I haven't been super compliant. Well I did see my surgeon Dr Needleman on Tuesday, anybody who follows me knows that, well in the chit chat he asked if I had any circulatory problems, I am a truthful little elk even if it makes me look dumb, so I told him about the lymphedema and faulty drainage from my legs." Hmmn" he says" one leg more than the other?" Left one I said , pulled off my shoe and sock, then he says " You are taking your Lasix faithfully, aren't you?" Oops I'm caught in the cross-hairs now, I m8ght have temporarily fooled PCP but I'm not going to fool THIS dude. So I said yes and I have been good every since To save on b b 73rd linen and the carpeting I have put myself in adult pull-ups at night. See I am also To be complient with my c pap until my surgery, I sleep more soundly and nature calls and I make my way to the pretty porcelain plumbing I can make it there with less embarrassment. Doesn't it figure, my bedroom is at the front of the house, that other room at the rear so I have to go through living room, dining room and kitchen to get there. And if I should have to dribble in the kitchen that's a fall risk. So pride has had to take a backseat for awhile. I figure as I get thinner i.Will move faster and get there in time again. So folks if you're walking with me in this,it will be better soon and it's okay anyway. Your friend Frustr8 .aka. Princess Tinkle-pants👖

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I drank more than I should have starting around one year post op, and ended up with transfer addiction to alcohol. (I very rarely drank pre op).
Tried to quit drinking, and could see the addiction reverting back to food, I regained 15 lb from my lowest weight in a couple of months.
I tried counseling, was put on a lot of medications that made me feel like a actual crazy person, so ended up quitting them all, now I am trying to cut back on drinking with a goal of quitting on my own.
My experience with alcohol now is much like my old experience with food before surgery. I sometimes wish I had never gotten WLS in the first place, but if I am able to quit drinking it will hopefully be a small bump in the road to an overall healthier life post wls.
I sincerely hope the best for you and that you are receiving the supports you need. If not, ask for them.

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 167

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I just ate 6 Fig Newtons. Can I rationalize I'm a wee bit constipated? Nope I guess "that dog don't hunt" anyway they didn't taste as good as they once did, guess I'll give the. rest of the package back to Tomkitten,they were his in the first place!🍪

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I didn’t have a pre op diet, only the day before was all Clear Liquids. I don’t know how folks did this for 2 weeks! I was light headed from one day of it.

Flash to post op.... I never puréed anything. I did have yogurt, mashed potatoes, and Soups, things that were naturally smooth. But mentally I couldn’t do the meats in smoothie form. I just chewed A LOT.

Some other cheats- I went to McDonalds about 3 weeks post op. I figured the food (fries) was squishy enough and I could chew it down. The first few bites were heaven. Then about 15 minutes later I got incredibly sick. That was the last of that.

Also, when I progressed to soft foods, I tried chicken wings- a pre op favorite. I ate about 1.5 wings before I was sick to my stomach. It tasted so good going down.... not as much coming back up.

I found a low calorie, high Protein ice cream I eat fairly often. I’ve never felt sick from it and it’s been refreshing on these hot summer days.

So... definitely not perfect. I hit a stall my 3rd week but once I incorporated more exercise the weight started falling off again. Trying to stick to Proteins and cooked vegetables now and I’ve been pretty good.

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@QTRNY2018 whats this ice cream you found thats high Protein?

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@GeminiSky so it’s not technically high in Protein, it does have 6g, but the brand is Chilly Cow.

I did read a lot of the Halo top ice creams have a good amount of protein.

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[mention=344236]GeminiSky[/mention] so it’s not technically high in Protein, it does have 6g, but the brand is Chilly Cow.
I did read a lot of the Halo top ice creams have a good amount of Protein.
I like chilly cow, they come as bars also 100 cals 6 g protein

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 167

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So im usually pretty good with my food choices. But i am human.

Here goes....my drug of choice? Reeses Peanut Butter cups...not the regular. The white chocolate. OMG....delicious

I keep a secret stash, downstairs in the freezer....😋

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