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About Zyia

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  • Birthday 04/07/1982

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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Patrick Coates

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  1. If you read all of the forums, you'd find that yes this is normal. Around 5-6 months our hunger returns. =)
  2. Everything on is a medium!! Woo hoo!!
  3. That really does seem fast. Mine took 8 months, however I appreciated every moment of that because I had to take classes, talk with a psychologist, nail down a diet, change how I ate, It really helped me to prepare. If you are not ready for it, then I would postpone until you are. It's an amazingly huge adjustment, and even with all of what I had to do, the hoops I had to go through, I don't think I would have done as well as I did/am without it.
  4. First, congrats on surgery. I hope you are healing well! I am seven months out, and I have lost about 125lbs. I followed my 'diet' to the letter. Even today, I eat protein, no carbs, no starches. I was 290 when it all started, today I hover around 165, my goal is 160, and my surgeron's goal was never quite talked about, just wanted my co-morbidies gone (Diabetes, and high-blood pressure). I am currently in a stall, which I have been for about a month and a half. However, all bodies are different. It's hard, I remember at first, wondering if I even had the surgery done because I wasn't losing much weight, and I really didn't have to heal much. However, once it started, it really started. Good luck to you!
  5. This may help =)
  6. I have a minor obsession with lotion (And for that matter blowing my nose, which means every room of my house has tissues, next to a bottle of lotion, my husband laughs at me, and makes jokes like "Thankfully you are not a teenage boy"..). I use lotion all of the time, all day long, after showers, when I wake up, after I wash my face. I have found that Vaseline leaves a residue, and so here are the lotions I use all of the time : Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing lotion https://smile.amazon.com/Aveeno-Daily-Moisturizing-Lotion-Fl/dp/B001459IEE/ BioOil - https://smile.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-Scars-Stretch-Uneven-Dehydrated/dp/B00NFFZOPI Nuxe Creme Fraiche - This is expensive, but oh my gosh it's the best - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NUXE-Creme-Fraiche-de-Beaute-LGT-24HR-Soothing-Moisturizing-Emulsion-1-7oz-Allur Shea Moisture - Body Lotion with Frankincense and Myrrh - https://smile.amazon.com/SheaMoisture-Shea-Butter-Frankincense-Extract/dp/B00B3A0D4O/ (They make other lotion with different ingredients, this one and the African Black Soap one smell the best to me, and they are the thickest. I found that the Coconut one was really watery) Ren Body Cream is fantastic but again, really expensive. As is Rodial Stem Cell lotion. BioOil is an oil, but it's made for scar repair, and it really soaks in quickly. Additionally, just flat out Olive Oil that you buy from the store will moisturize your skin, and stay on you. I wash my face with Olive Oil probably twice a week.
  7. I use Fitbit Alta, and the Fitbit Aria scale, which I really love because it gives me a body fat percentage also. I average about 6 miles a day walking. I do take it with a grain of salt, but I appreciate the input and go from there.
  8. I wouldn't say you are sabotaging yourself, but I would ask yourself, and think, why are you doing this surgery? I personally didn't do this to my body to fail, and 'cheating' by eating the things I shouldn't, is what got me into having this surgery in the first place. It's not that you are never going to eat this again, but more, it'll be a year or so before you can, or you can but in smaller quantities, and changed a bit. I have found that my wants in regards to food has changed, a lot since surgery. However with all of that said, I didn't know I would be having my surgery until 3 days before. Giving me very very little time to prep for it.
  9. Looking great sweetie!! =) Good job!
  10. Thank you all so much. I know that before my surgery I kept on looking for before and after pictures and I am so happy to share my own, and I appreciate your words all so much!!
  11. The ones on the left were this time last year - I am down about 125lbs, and I feel great. What a difference. I went from a size 24 in jeans, and 3xl in shirts to 8/10 in jeans, and Medium/small in shirts.
  12. I eat salad, but what I do is I take a handful of the greens out, so that it's mostly just meat and cheese.
  13. Today is my husband and my 15 year anniversary. He's been there for thick and thin, though 3 kids, and cross country moves. He's supportive, and there for me. He doesn't bat an eye when I spend too much on clothes, but laughs at me for it. He can now literally pick me up and he thinks that's just great. But we went through 4 years of unemployment and I say if you can deal with your spouse, for 4 years, 24 hours a day and things are still good, you can get through anything. I got pregnant with our son the very first day I met him, and we've been together since.
  14. If you have them in your area, I recently found Slim Fast Shakes - The ones that give 20g of protein, are very. very.. good. http://slimfast.com/advanced-nutrition/#shakes
  15. This is my shopping list for myself lately. Slim Fast High Protein Shakes (20 grams of protein and 1g of sugar, and they taste fantastic) - http://slimfast.com/advanced-nutrition/#shakes (I am partial to the coffee flavored ones). I find myself drinking one in the morning for breakfast, but it's also 20g of protein so I am 1/3 of the way of protein down for the day. Sargento Balanced Breaks - 7 - 8g of protein and 1.5 ounces. I may or may not be addicted to these things, at my local store they are 3$ for 3. https://www.sargento.com/our-cheese/balanced-breaks Beef Jerky / Beef Sticks Oscar Mayer p3 packs - Portable Protein Packs, They just came out with some more that have like turkey, cheese, and bacon with 15g of protein, and 1.50$ price tag which isn't so bad. - http://www.proteinproteinprotein.com/ Salads that are low in sugar and high in protein, like caesar salad, or cobb salad, or make your own salad bar places that I load eggs, turkey, cheese, ham, bacon, and very little anything else. I am finding that if I buy yogurt I have to force myself to eat it, and that's odd, but true, so I am not buying that lately, but I am buying chilli, or things to make it. Cheddar and Broccoli soup, Sushi with brown rice and salmon (Though that's rare as I can only eat about 4 pieces and I am full). Pork Rinds, BBQ flavored is my favorite, and lots and lots of nuts, mixed nuts are great for a snack for me.