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About DaniLiz

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    Being outdoors and attempting to be the world's best single mom
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    Dr Gachassin
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    Vertical Sleeve
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    Dr. Gachassin

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  1. Well - I bought a Camelbak water bottle last month and still haven't used it. I have a medicine thing just like that 28 compartments. 4x7days -- I'm just annoyed that I really need to take meds 5+ times a day to get all my calcium in. I'm still trying to figure that out. And I wish mine had parts that would come out! mine is like the size of a binder. I am currently taking 4 calcium chews a day (pills were too big), 2 multi's with iron, 1 B-50 and 1 B-12 per day.. plus all my other medications.. it's the timing of the calcium and multi's that is also overwhelming.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I was trying to figure that out the other day. I can't get my heart rate that high so easily anymore either. My elliptical isn't nearly as challenging as it was before. I need to use it more!!!! My biggest frustration is um everything. - lol. vitamins and tracking food/water intake.. I never know when to eat and i hate timing when I can drink, so I made today a shake day - so I knew I could drink water whenever I wanted. Thanks for listening ~d
  3. Well 3 months post op and I'm from a 40DDD/38F... to a 36DD.. Just enough for all my expensive layne bryant swimsuits to not fit! Just got back from vacation. It was nice to buy off the rack swimsuits from target.
  4. I am 3 months post op, and this is hard work. Forget monitoring food, but my medications and my multis, the B's and the calcium!!! I'm also having soo much trouble with the drinking and not eating some days. Does anyone have an app or method they use to make this easier? Or a way for me to take less vitamins that contain all I need?
  5. Thanks everyone. I just found out I've lost 37 lbs since my last doctor's appointment in November (my GP)
  6. What kind of Camelbak? The kind you wear? Thanks
  7. Good Luck. In Louisiana, it is very rare that this surgery is covered by insurance, so mostly - we only do a 2 week preop diet. I fell way below the avg. weight loss for this time period, but I think I'm doing okay now post-op. I've lost 25 lbs since surgery - but I still feel not myself. I'd love to eat something - anything - fried, but it makes me sick. I'd love to have pizza but they said it will make my stomach grow, so I've successfully avoided it. Small cookies, cakes and candies however, do not make me sick at all. I had 2 valentines chocolates, 2 girl scout cookies - and a small petit four. All were cheats, and my dietitian would definitely fuss at me. The hardest thing for me - is just making sure i take 6 vitamins a day 2 hours apart from one another. Drink enough water even though I have to wait 1 hour after eating to drink and 30 min. after drinking to eat. -It stresses me out. Best of Luck!
  8. Will this regret / "what did I get myself into" mood go away? I've lost 25 lbs since the date of surgery, but I still don't feel myself. My stomach gets easily upset and I get the "stuck" feeling so extreme sometimes - and the only way I've found to make it go away is to drink - which is breaking a rule. I'm having trouble with water and protein and taking my vitamins lately. I need to get back on track, but feel I've hit a brick wall and I'm trying to get around it. I'm finally on bipolar meds that seem to be helping with everything else in life - but i hope they aren't the culprit of me avoiding my medical duties of taking all these things. I keep telling myself that once I lose another 40 lbs I'll be glad I did it - and I'm trying not to worry about it. Trying to live each day and enjoy it and do my best. Did anyone else feel this way in the beginning? Like right now, I'm at work, and I just feel uncomfortable. I need to eat, but also need water - so I'm stuck because I always have to choose 1 over the other!
  9. Ok buddies... Entering soft foods today. I am extremely unfamiliar with Ricotta and Cottage Cheeses - but trust me I want something cheesy! LOL.. Do you guys use these in recipes? Can you describe how they taste/what to make with them. I've looked it up - but I just cannot imagine. I'm a mozzarella and mexican blend person. That's all I've ever bought.
  10. Thanks! 197 sometimes lol. I definitely get the Onederland joke now.
  11. Oh.. and girls.. I'm 198 now
  12. Thanks ShrinkingViolet2... Turns out on top of this problem, the medication costs over $500! Ha! I obviously called and asked to be considered for another route of treatment. I called Tuesday, and yesterday - still no return. We shall see. Fingers crossed. I have little money now anyways due to that pocket breaking surgery costs. Thankfully I'd bought hundred of protein shakes and supps ahead of time.
  13. I was talking weight. I am eager to get to 199. When I weigh myself since Jan 23rd.. it's been between 200.0 and 202.6 ugh! lol. Now that's small potatoes. i know I'll lose it. I just want to feel I did this for all good reasons, and the weight loss will help. The big issue today is - I just got prescribed a medication that requires me to have a 350 calorie supper. My suggested dinner is 2 oz. protein, 1 oz fruit or veggie. -- I will have to replace with a protein shake and add 2% milk my dietian says - but that only gets me to 302 calories. SO - I'm asking If I can add a frozen banana to it. Unfortunately - this will make it not as icy as I like it :-(. Hope the volume doesn't get too big. we will see tonight. I want it under 12 oz. Fingers crossed. Thanks yall
  14. Congrats. I'm 3 weeks post op and I'm waiting to lose too! I want to experience a beach vacay under 200 lbs.
  15. So Jan 30th marked 2 weeks post op. Meaning Today - marks my 3 weeks post op day. - They day I should be back at work!!? I worked 3-5 hours each day last week. I live 30+ min away from work and decided to come in and start slow because I was already in town due to doctors appointments, etc. I have been struggling with being tired. I am taking my vitamins and almost following my diet to a T. Some days I eat 1 oz. less veggies than I should or something like that, but that's all. I've gotten much better with the vitamins and liquid. So the issue - I'm not sure I'm ready to come back - OR if I stay home longer - if that will only prolong the feeling. I feel I need to just jump in and get it over with. My problem - I'm so tired. I fell asleep at my desk twice last Friday AND on the way home fell asleep and went off the road. I woke up looking into a ditch. Luckily I corrected well, and no one was hurt - and my car is okay. How can I tell my boss I want to have the right to lay in my office on the floor every couple hours and take power naps lol? This is the only way I see working possible. I cannot drive home tired like that again. *Can I also comment that I've been going between 200-202.5 for 2 weeks now!? Any advice?