Res Ipsa

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About Res Ipsa

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Boston Area
  • Interests
    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I lost my dad tonight

    I am so very sorry for your and your family’s loss and for the unpleasant way that your father passed. My warmest prayers are with you. An extra nice hug of Harper should help. We are here to support you.
  2. To introduce myself

    Crystal, I am sorry that you are having issues. Can you share them with us so that we can help? And, most importantly, welcome!
  3. Turkey and stuffing ?

    This guide on what to eat after weight loss surgery from a wonderful hospital in Boston should be helpful to you (note that VSG and gastric bypass have the same food plans in most weight loss surgery programs): Care Services/Departments and Services/Weight and Wellness Center/GBP Diet Manual12611.ashx
  4. Newbie!!!

    Welcome to TTF! I am from Boston. I had my gastric bypass a few years ago and it allowed me to become thin, healthy and much more active. It changed my life in so many ways for the better, and I have never regretted having it. Indeed, I wish that I had decided to have the surgery sooner. In terms of recovery, I returned to my office job ten days after my surgery. Some other TTF members had small children when they had their surgery and may be able to talk with you about the challenges of recovery from gastric bypass surgery with a child. For example, @NerdyLady We have a very active TTF member from Alaska who recently had a gastric bypass. Hopefully he will introduce himself soon on this post. @Michael_A What part of Alaska are you from? I have a nephew who lives in Ketchikan.
  5. Want to learn more

    I suggest that we ask @BurgundyBoy
  6. Hi Im New Here.

    Welcome to the losers bench!! It should get a lot better soon.
  7. Hello, new to forum

    Welcome to TTF and to the losers bench. We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey. A lifetime of being thin, healthy and more active awaits you if you can stick to your post-op food plan.
  8. Hi Im New Here.

    This is a great list for what to bring to the hospital, but it is missing one item: bring with you the realization that your surgery will change your life forever - the surgery will allow you to become thin, healthy and more active, it will allow you to have a far greater life expectancy and quality of life, it will allow you to enjoy all those wonderful little things that only thin people can enjoy (like fitting into airplane seats and being able to buy attractive clothes in any shop), and it will allow you to gain control of your body and thus your life. Good luck tomorrow!
  9. Two pounds until goal

    You forgot the other way to lose weight quickly - donating blood. But more seriously, I find that when I want to lose a couple of pounds in a couple of days I dramatically increase my consumption of liquids and drop my consumption of both carbs and calories. This seems to work every time for me.
  10. Hi Im New Here.

    Welcome. The last minute jitters are normal. Very soon you will be with us on the losers bench.
  11. Lapband to sleeve my new story

    Welcome! We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  12. Best tasting thing since surgery

    Maintenance is wonderful - you can eat more, you are at a healthy weight, and everyone that you meet for the first time has no idea that you used to be overweight.
  13. No exercise for me for a while :(

    Yikes - but I am very glad that you did not hurt yourself more. You need to rest your injury for now, but you'll be back hiking and working out in a few weeks. In the meantime you can use the downtime to catch up on some reading.
  14. I Need Maintenance Help.

    The strange (but important) thing to realize when you reach maintenance is that it is a lifelong status that will affect all aspects of your life (including but certainly not limited to food). Quite simply, unless you regain weight (which obviously is something to avoid at all costs), your days of being overweight and everything that came with being overweight are over ... forever. The new normal is being thin, healthy and more active. So maintenance will change your life in many ways. It’s both wonderful and a bit scary at times. Being too low is weight is not healthy - so just like you take your vitamins every day to be healthy, you now have to have enough protein and calories every day to stay healthy. Eating enough food every day is not a choice, it is an obligation. But once you are at maintenance there is no reason that you cannot add more carbs back into your diet to help increase calories. My go to snack foods are Jif peanut butter, smokehouse almonds, Goldfish crackers, dry roasted peanuts, Wheat Thins and hummus. When I am at home and need a healthy meal I just pop a couple of flavored chicken sausages into the oven, or a frozen cordon blue chicken breast. It’s easy and tasty. The days of dieting, of gaining and then losing large amounts of weight, of being overweight, and of having all the awful physical and emotional side effects of being overweight are over. That is life at the maintenance cafe. It’s a big cafe, so everyone is welcome.
  15. One month labs

    Congratulations Michael for the great A1C numbers and for being on the cusp of onederland. Just keep doing what you are doing and you’ll be at goal weight before you know it.