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About kayak19

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  • Surgeon
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    St. Mary's
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  1. Sounds like you're really crunching the numbers! I made some similar spreadsheets. After reading some of the threads on this forum I also added a tracking sheet for measurements and lab numbers so I could keep track of changes on those too. Do you use an app for the food? A lot of people use My Fitness Pal; I mostly use my fitbit app. It makes it so you don't have to do so much nutrition math when the amounts change.
  2. I did a similar thing about two weeks out...I was feeling so good that I momentarily forgot I was recovering from surgery. I bent over a little too far too fast and really crunched myself. I was in pain for awhile after that, days...at the time I did it I was barely on Tylenol but after that I had to take the stronger meds for a couple days because the pain would not subside. A couple days later it was fine - no meds needed. I was worried I damaged something but it was all fine.
  3. A little bit of Neosporin usually helps for me if it's gotten to the point of being red/sore.
  4. Welcome! Thinner Times is where I gained the confidence to make the final decision to follow through. There are many, many success stories here and much support. I'm glad to hear you've been experiencing that support already.
  5. I agree with @Gretta - love, love, love all the ways you are marking these occasions and milestones. Very inspiring! Congrats!
  6. Congratulations, Kio! Glad to hear you're doing well.
  7. Thank you for sharing your story. You never know what someone else's tipping point was. I found myself doing a lot of reflecting during the pre-op days as well. Keep us posted on how your surgery goes this week - we'll be thinking of you!
  8. You look fantastic and uber-confident!
  9. Wow, I am so happy for you. Having a family member with longtime diabetes, I know firsthand the issues that you have halted or avoided by taking the brave steps that you took. Congratulations for taking massive control of your health and your future. You have an amazing story!
  10. I've been using these containers and really like them - they are for baby food, but oh well they hold four ounces. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E7K3LU/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I6CLL4HZMOM52&colid=1MBBPJ91R1SEF I make sure I have a couple high protein meals with me and then take a variety of smaller protein snacks, so I know I'm getting the bulk of my protein in the main meals and then have some choice with appropriate snacks. Pretty much the same list as Jen...I have protein bars, jerky and almonds in my desk at work and a few cheese sticks in the refrigerator as back ups. I also know if I'm ever out and need to eat I can get chili at Wendy's (although I've not had it yet), pintos and cheese at Taco Bell or black bean soup at Panera, common places near me. I don't love protein shakes but you can't beat the high protein, low calories, so I take one most days, but I can reach my protein goals without it. I don't care for sf yogurt, so I have 3 oz of plain greek yogurt, 1 oz of unsweetened apple sauce and 1 T of Barlean's Digestive Blend for one of my meals. The blend has spices like cinnamon, chia seeds and flax seeds, so it adds some flavor, texture and fiber. I think it's pretty good. I take this for lunch almost every day. I also have a couple .5 oz size containers, one is Tupperware that I don't even know where it came from, had it forever; but they are perfect for taking .5 oz of pumpkin seeds (Superseedz, my new love, thank you @CurvyMermaid) or dip/dressing. Trying to find more of them as I use them all the time.
  11. Welcome, Drake! Thank you for sharing your story thus far. New chapters await and are just around the corner. Thinner Times is where I discovered so many success stories which gave me confidence that I could do this and be successful as well. WLS is a powerful tool that will support your efforts, which would seem formidable given the losses you've already achieved. Hang in there with the liquids - before you know it that part will be back in the distance.
  12. I take Claritin everyday. The didn't have me take it the day of surgery and I can't remember if they gave it to me in the hospital or not post op, but I know I was taking it when I got home because I wanted to avoid sneeze attacks in the first days after surgery!
  13. Congratulations! I'm with you - totally disregard the dr scale number in the middle of the day with all my clothes on! Morning weight is the one that counts!
  14. Me too. I was sent home with a prescription for a pill about the size of a typical capsule. I haven't had trouble swallowing any pills or meds.
  15. I agree - it seems like there's a new NSV every other day!