Cheesehead

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  1. Stressed!

    Keep a list of your questions and concerns. Make sure you are satisfied with his answers. Good luck and I hope you can get piece of mind..
  2. Why is it so hard to drink 2oz every 15min?

    Yep, I figured 8 hours and I was done. Or think of it as getting 1 1/2 bottles of water in in the morning, 1 1/2 in the afternoon and 1 bottle in the evening! I used a shot glass and it didn't seem so daunting..I was knocking the back, lol!
  3. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    I'm dying for that bread!! Happy thanksgiving everyone!
  4. Did you bring medications to the hospital ?

    I took a list. My surgeon also had a list and he did away with some, with some he adjusted the dose. But most hospitals don't want outside meds there.. good luck!
  5. Surgery moved up!

    I agree, I loved my comfy robe. Not only cover my butt but I could cover my legs with it when in bed.
  6. You guys, thanksgiving is coming and i love stuffing.

    I pretty much eat shrimp cocktail. After I cook a massive meal I don't feel like eating! But usually the next day hubby makes home made tortillas and cuts the ham up finely and we have cole slaw on top of the ham. Kinda a ham taco. It's a treat.
  7. Hello

    A belated welcome from a fellow Michigander:)
  8. Yep, papaya enzymes! Hubby says there's a country that actually serves a piece of papaya at the end of a meal to aid in digestion. They also help if the too full feeling hits..I can't do eggs or hamburger..my thanksgiving will be shrimp cocktail:). Have you tried the butter spray, comes in the refrigerator section.. @Trish1967
  9. Yeah I worried about the salsa being chunky so I use taco sauce. My kids have always liked Taco Bell's pintos and cheese with the taco sauce... i usually use low fat cheese but don't think it matters unless otherwise told. You only use a minute amount. I fixed a half a custard cup and ate only about a half tablespoon, lol! I used to like scrambled egg with cream cheese (can't do eggs anymore:( ).. i also craved pizza, I used a tablespoon of spaghetti sauce on top and heated for a couple seconds just to warm.. I think the sauce is what I really crave about pizza, because I'm satisfied with pulling cheese and toppings off and there's enough sauce one to satisfy me... greek yogurt with sf coffee flavoring is good..
  10. Refried beans, melted cheese and taco sauce. Never tasted so good! I love Mexican!
  11. Met my first TT celebrity today!

    The people I work with now never knew me as heavy, but know I lost weight. We have to bring in pictures about once a year that represent us. I brought in a before picture and was asked by several if that was my sister, lol! I should just tell them a long lost relative, lol! I just posted a couple before pics in the bypass section..my short hair and chubbier face...
  12. AHA! Moments 2

    I've known all my life that I was overweight, but dieting just never got it off. Then I was on medications that made losing weight impossible. (My first known diet was when I was 4). I decided on wls while on vacation in May 2012. I had a new granddaughter on the way and wanted to live to see her grow up. I checked into when we got home and the rest is history. Picture is July 2012; I'd just started the wls program, next picture picture is October 2017..also October 2017 scuba gear isn't flattering but it's something I couldn't do before and last picture is August 2010. Hoping these aren't huge when I post..
  13. Hang in there folks

    You lost one of the current you! You look tiny!
  14. Let's Talk Turkey

    @Jen581791, you are so close to your goal weight! Way to go!,
  15. Kinda Miss the Camaraderie Here

    My first real food after surgery was refried beans, cheese and taco sauce..but that doesn't even sound appealing..
  16. Let's Talk Turkey

    Tell them to bring their own to go containers or yours will disappear...never to be seen again..I start saving disposable containers (dishes of shame) for those who forget! I got tired of buying new zip lock containers every time they came:)
  17. Pre op weight loss

    A high protein, low carb diet will help prepare you for post surgery..it's basically what most of us eat. I was told at the start of my 6 month program that that I couldn't gain weight. I held my breath at every weigh in and even wore the same clothes so something wouldn't weigh more... like shorts vs jeans..
  18. Let's Talk Turkey

    Easter was my first post op holiday. I was able to eat very little but did have a teaspoon of my favorites then consentrated on protein. Fast forward to this Easter and I forgot to eat. Hit me at 9 pm. I'd gotten busy and forgot, lol! I'm usually busy getting dishes out and making sure everyone is eating. The kids know the drill, pack it up and take it home. After dinner it looks like buzzards got turned loose, hubby is happy with a turkey carcass to turn into soup..
  19. 6 month surgiversary!

    You are so close to onederland! Way to go! I see you going below your goal.. how is walking coming along? Running sprints up and down the driveway?
  20. Drinking with Meals

    Yes, this. I order water and hubby drinks it! They never can keep his water filled enough..
  21. Odd symptoms?

    Can you try a different protein drink? How about Greek yogurt for some protein? Low blood pressure made things go black for me when getting up. Low blood sugars and I tremble and my neck sweats..hope you get it figured out!
  22. Kinda Miss the Camaraderie Here

    Who would have thought years ago we would have an aversion to food? I can get a cup of coffe down on my way to work but later in the day, nope! And early in the day I can get an 11 ounce protein drink in. But later nope. I think yesterday I counted 43 ounces of liquid. A normal day I'm over 100. I try to ride it out. For a couple years I've been addicted to apples and Greek yogurt but even the Greek yogurt is a no go.. if you figure anything out give me a heads up..I'm not sure if this is head or body.
  23. Kinda Miss the Camaraderie Here

    I'm going through this right now. Usually mornings are a little better so I try to get a protein drink in. This afternoon I ate 10 grapes. But I get ya. I'm down 6 # this go around. Tried a protein bar this morning and that didn't go well, I gag..I force myself to get liquids in. But food, forget it. Hubby is out of town so thanking God I don't have to cook at home. The smell of food is also nauseating. Do food smells bother you? I never know how long it's going to last.. how long does it last for you?
  24. Post Surgery Plateau

    I only weighed every other week early out. I never noticed the dreaded stall. I knew I would be discouraged. You are doing really good in looking at your stats you are almost in the century club! And welcome!
  25. Met my first TT celebrity today!

    You may find you need volume around your face as you lose weight. I always had my hair really short but as I lost weight my face was way too thin. I'm hoping to donate mine in the spring. And it's really not much extra work, just takes forever to dry..