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About Michael_A

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  • Birthday 09/21/1974

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    I'm an IT guy, so gadgets and electronics to a certain extent. I play the piano. I'm raising 5 kids, ages 2 yo to 12 yo.
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    Aug 2017
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    Gastric Bypass
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  1. My insurance also requires a 6 month supervised diet, and that's about it. My surgeon is out of state, but the monthly telephone visits with her count as monthly appointments. She has prescribed a specific diet that I'm supposed to be aiming for, but the insurance company doesn't require any specific number of pounds that have to be lost or anything like that, just 6 months of physician-documented weights on a scale. The surgeon herself requires the psych eval, visit with nutritionist, long list of labs, and clearance from PCP. But that's pretty normal I think for either the insurance company, or the program, to require.
  2. Congrats on making the decision for some kind of weight loss intervention, but definitely do your research on the Lap Band first. It has shown to have many complications that required a lot of them to have to be removed. Several members here are "former" lap band patients, that converted to something else.
  3. This is not a friend, this is an "acquaintance". And for the life of me, I can't understand how you don't see that this individual is damaging to you, and has some kind of hold on you. You have a freshly minted sleeve, use it as an opportunity for a "new beginning" and rid yourself of this woman's drama! The negativity she's bringing to your whole life will only slow down the great progress that awaits you!
  4. Go here and change it to something else- http://www.thinnertimesforum.com/settings/username/ Edit- I see you say you already tried. Maybe @cinwa can do it for you...
  5. For every time you've been temped to quit, throw in the towel, or just afraid to cross the line....
  6. @Res Ipsa has linked to, I think, the dietary outline from his program. It was quite good. Hopefully he does it here again...
  7. Karen (another member and sleever) said she didn't lose anything for the first 6 weeks! Of course she lost it all eventually...
  8. Which are....?
  9. You have a great smile!
  10. I got the flu a few months ago and developed pneumonia at the same time, and the antibiotics this time around really did a number on my gut. It was a really odd situation. Anyways, usually gas is something that is not digesting very well, and for me it was every single thing I ate. I started a probiotic (http://amazon.com/dp/B002S1U7RU ) and am now taking it twice a day. But far and away the most helpful thing was I started taking a digestive enzyme (http://amazon.com/dp/B0013OXKHC) before everything I eat, usually 3 or 4 capsules. The enzyme has eliminated about 90% of the "issue". It is amazing stuff. You should be able to find something very similar at your local health store. I hope it helps!
  11. What's the FB version?
  12. My wife said to check out Trim Healthy Mama' s nursing and breastfeeding FB group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/THMPregnantNursing/ THM is a very low-carb and healthy eating lifestyle, and many of the concepts easily apply to the post- WLS diet. Hope it helps!
  13. I like the lack of hair also!
  14. Yogurt freezes really well. Even if the grocery store won't stock it "normally" anymore, maybe they'd order you several flats, and you could have a couple months' supply in the freezer.
  15. DUDE. Incredible.