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About KT74

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    Dr Dicicco
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    Vertical Sleeve
  1. I swear all 75 lbs came out of my face. (I'm on the left in both photos)
  2. This one? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0017WG180/ref=sxts_sxwds-tsp_1_a_it?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3155180962&pd_rd_wg=B8BkY&pf_rd_r=Q1QW4GP07F5N1RQFKQVW&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B0017WG180&pd_rd_w=FliUj&pf_rd_i=now%2Bstevia&pd_rd_r=1H5P8MNVDTX4PYK5PPS0&ie=UTF8&qid=1502298531&sr=1&th=1
  3. LOL not TMI at all, that is the OTHER issue I have that makes me stall. That protein just gets me good, I have to drink Smooth Move tea or I won't lose any weight for days.
  4. Maybe hormones or stress, who knows. I'm just glad to see it going back down! My kids start school for the first time tomorrow and we're in the process of a military move so it's a very stressful time.
  5. I've been using the individual Truvia packets. Might be time to find something else.
  6. I DID actually know this, funnily enough. My mother is diabetic and only eats strawberries and apples. I knew she couldn't have grapes. I keep them around because I have little kiddos and they eat them daily. I do love blackberries, I might go back to those.
  7. I think I was more shocked that Truvia has carbs, even though it's zero calorie. Science confuses me.
  8. Incidentally, I went out and got a new protein powder and cut out most of my carbs for the last 2 days and I'm back down 3 lbs. So, there's that. This process is just becoming frustrating at this point. I need to cut down my carbs, so I up my protein and fluids, then I have OTHER issues which definitely make me stall out. I just haven't found that balance yet. I will confess something embarrassing, I haven't started working out yet. I go on hikes and swim with my kiddos, just day to day stuff, but no actual gym time. I've lost 75 lbs without "working out" so I can't really complain, but I know it's time to start. I'm just so lazy.
  9. Before I went on vacation, for the first 3 months post op, I didn't eat any hard carbs (no bread, pasta, rice, or fruit with skin) and very little other carbs, so that was something new I added to my diet in Texas, and it actually seemed to help, strangely enough. I was on vacation for 2-3 weeks and one day I guess my body had enough and I felt very weak and faint. This is when I reintroduced carbs (whole wheat, some crackers etc, no pasta or rice) and I instantly felt better. Maybe I've adjusted to carbs now and it's time to take them back out, that's the only thing I can think of causing this weight gain.
  10. Hopefully you can see this.
  11. I am horrible about taking vitamins. I haven't found one that I can tolerate well and WANT to take daily. Will that cause a stall? I know my fluid intake could be better as well. It's just very confusing with such a drastic switch from 2 weeks ago.
  12. I had such a great Summer and the lbs just fell off slow and steady while I was on vacation for 2+ months. Now I've been home for 11 days and I have GAINED 7 lbs. I haven't changed my eating habits from vacation, I feel like I'm doing everything the same for the most part. I have a check up with my surgeon in a couple of weeks and I am freaking out a bit over this gain. I was so close (263) to hitting my goal for that check up (257, 40 lb loss for 4 months), now I've shot back up to 269/270. Any ideas why this is happening? I was not expecting to slow/gain at this point (5 months out), this is very frustrating. Husband thinks it's stress, I'm not convinced stress could make me shoot up 7 lbs in such a short time. Or I'm just crazy for worrying over that amount and it's a horrible fluctuation. I have also heard that you begin to slow when you get closer to your 100 lb loss mark? I've been dreading that. Advice? Rationalizations? Sedative?
  13. Thank you!