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Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread



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On 3/14/2019 at 1:46 PM, GreenTealael said:

A. Have an objective support system?

 B. Think they eat too much although there is no evidence?

A. Yes. I’ve told enough coworkers that they provide cover while not totally blowing my spot.

B. Only when I pay attention. If I am trying to “eat right” I eat too much, because I am both instinctively eating AND trying to meet some sort of hypothetical nutrition goal. When I stop paying attention but eat what I think I want (no, not always cookies... but sometimes!) then I end the day thinking I actually ate a somewhat balanced and rational amount.

My restriction’s still pretty darn good. Last night at an event I had a gin and tonic, then two hours later I ate a tiny slider, a spring roll, a pig in a blanket, and a dumpling. And then I was done. Previously in the day I’d had a small thing of yogurt, coffee, and...wait, I think that was it. So obviously by the event I was pretty hungry.

But on days when I’m paying too much attention to “eating right” I just end up stuffed by the end of the day. So I’ll be doing less of that.

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💘 I NEED TO TALK ABOUT MENSTRUAL CYCLE NONSENSE💘

trigger warning: menstruation discussion

My actual hunger and capacity is 3x greater in the luteul phase than at any other point in the month. I stay mostly on plan because i make almost everything i eat but, damn.

Then my body rewards me with weight gain and bloating. At the start of my actual cycle, i want nothing, can go forever again without getting hungry or without food, feel/look thinner, weight begins to recede again.

WTF... usually i can handle it but this month i am unhappy about the whole process.

I don't remember caring so much when i was heavy. I guess i never saw the profound changes so visibly.

Stepping off my Summer's Eve crate

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I got nothing on this. :( I'm just so glad to be past that! ((hugs))

I think we become more insulin resistant at this time, and also our hunger hormones kick it up cuz of more insulin floating around?

I found that keeping very strict Keto during this time seriously used to help me with the hunger. But yeah...hungry hungry heifer days for sure! :( *sob*

Maybe you could look at adding things like chromium picolinate and cinnamon to your foods and see if that helps you? Also adding a couple tsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to Water, some fermented veggies and more protein/fat?

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@GreenTealael Have you considered stopping your cycle altogether? Either through stacking oral bc, or a hormonal IUD, or depo (which I wouldn't recommend)?

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20 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

@GreenTealael Have you considered stopping your cycle altogether? Either through stacking oral bc, or a hormonal IUD, or depo (which I wouldn't recommend)?

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Lol but seriously

This IUD (non hormonal) is only BC im comfortable with ATM. I am un able to fathom the idea of new children. I'd rather be

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1 minute ago, GreenTealael said:

Oh! I a have Paraguard.

I haven't considered stopping my cycle because of other issues

Ahhh .... well I figured you had your reasons. If you ever do change your mind, I love my Mirena IUD. No cycle and no babies 🤣

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03/20/2019 12:14 PM, sillykitty said:





Ahhh .... well I figured you had your reasons. If you ever do change your mind, I love my Mirena IUD. No cycle and no babies 🤣


I love my Mirena too! However, I do still have a lot of monthly PMS type symptoms and I still do have a period (I didn’t have a monthly period before surgery, but the mood and physical changes still showed up). It’s definitely less extreme but I’ve still got them!

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I may have another chat with The Ol OBGYN about Kylena? They weren't offering Mirena anymore last I went. But im only in year ...what... 3 or 5 or something of my 10yr stint with this one... LOL damn i maybe too lazy for the others

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Ok I’m about to hot the eight month mark. Am I in the right place??? Down 94 lbs . I go through plateaus and then stop weighing myself for 2 weeks. I just ran my first 5k in my entire life on Mar 10th and God knows it’s been funny and frustrating at times but No Regrets!!!

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17 minutes ago, skylw6 said:

Ok I’m about to hot the eight month mark. Am I in the right place??? Down 94 lbs . I go through plateaus and then stop weighing myself for 2 weeks. I just ran my first 5k in my entire life on Mar 10th and God knows it’s been funny and frustrating at times but No Regrets!!!

Yes, welcome to the land of experienced, but not yet experts!

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On 3/20/2019 at 12:36 PM, FluffyChix said:

I got nothing on this. :( I'm just so glad to be past that! ((hugs))

I think we become more insulin resistant at this time, and also our hunger hormones kick it up cuz of more insulin floating around?

I found that keeping very strict Keto during this time seriously used to help me with the hunger. But yeah...hungry hungry heifer days for sure! :( *sob*

Maybe you could look at adding things like chromium picolinate and cinnamon to your foods and see if that helps you? Also adding a couple tsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to Water, some fermented veggies and more protein/fat?

I will try this next time and report back

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