Res Ipsa

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    Boston Area
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    Cooking, walking, current events, history, wine, and travel.
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  • Surgeon
    Denise Gee, MD
  • Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Do not lose any weight until you get the surgery approved. If you do lose weight before you get the surgery approval, then be sure to maximize your weight at any weigh in at a doctor's office - drink lots of liquids on the way in, and even put weights in your pockets.
  2. Hang in there. I am very sorry for what you are going through. Sadly, I somewhat know the pain that you are in now as I currently have a close family member in stage four cancer, and I lost my wonderful father a couple of years ago. Do the best now that you can with your diet, and you can pick up the pieces later. Family for now is the most important thing. We are here to support you.
  3. Great job!! You are an inspiration to us all. What do you think are your secrets for not regaining weight after you reached your goal weight?
  4. Welcome! I have never regretted having weight loss surgery. Life is great as a thin, healthy and active person. We are here to support and inform you on your weight loss surgery journey.
  5. I guess that I am lucky, I have never had this problem in the years since my gastric bypass. I do eat a lot of Greek yoghurt, and I think that it helps with my digestion.
  6. I find coming to this forum every day and reading postings to be the best possible group of buddies a person could ever ask for. We support and inform each other on our weight loss surgery journeys. If face to face buddy contact is important to you, you should check with your surgeon's office, as they may know of an in-person support group in your area. Finally, I cannot wait to welcome you to the losers bench in a few days. I have never regretted having my gastric bypass, although the first couple of days after the surgery can be rough.
  7. What a great photo and great story. You are an inspiration to us all.
  8. Relax. Stalls are normal and to be expected. Your weight loss so far has been great. The secret of reach your goal weight after surgery is not to add unhealthy foods back into your diet. If you really stick with the post op diet, drink lots of liquids, lead an active lifestyle, and take your vitamins, you will keep on losing weight month after month. You may lose more weight in some months than in other months, but hang in there and you will become thin, healthy and more alive than you ever expected.
  9. My suggestion is to go back to the basic post operation diet and really stick with that diet until you reach your goal weight. Get the unhealthy food out of your house (even if you have to throw it away), drink lots of liquids, avoid carbonation and alcohol, take your vitamins, avoid drinking liquids before during or right after a meal, and lead an active lifestyle. Your gastric bypass is still inside you ready to help you get back to your goal weight. You can do it! You may only want to weigh yourself only once a week, so that you can see real weekly weight loss and not get caught up with all the stress of daily weight variations in case you do not remember the post operation diet, you will find information on it here in a guide from an excellent hospital gastric bypass program: Care Services/Departments and Services/Weight and Wellness Center/GBP Diet Manual12611.ashx Remember, nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.
  10. Just tell them that you are on a medically supervised high protein diet and working with a personal trainer. No one will question you, and if they do tell them that you would rather not talk about it. You have done a really great job with your weight loss. You are an inspiration to us all. Do not worry about not explaining in detail your diet to co-workers.
  11. I am so very sorry for the bad news on your husband. Hang in there.
  12. Welcome! The psych eval is not usually a major problem even for people with a mental illness. What is important at the eval is to be honest, to have a good support system in place, to have any addictions and mental illnesses under control, and to realize that one will need to develop a healthier relationship with food after surgery in order to achieve long term success.
  13. Although not quite as high in protein as a normal protein shake, my program allowed us to have Carnation Breakfast Essentials no sugar added, made with your own skim milk. You can buy it near cereal in most large supermarkets. The chocolate flavor is very very good (Nestle owns Carnation). Be sure that you get the no sugar added "light start" version as they also make a version with lots of sugar in it.
  14. I agree (as usual) with Cinwa. That having been said, your doctor may well approve you having a few high protein nuts as a snack. The real problem that you will face will be not eating too many nuts at one time, as they are fairly high in calories and most people cannot stop eating nuts after they have a few nuts....
  15. Welcome! I see that you are almost ten years out from your gastric bypass. How has it gone for you?