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  2. Nana Trish

    Look what I just bought, Burgundy Boy...

    Too funny...lol... I knew it was going to be a sous vide cooker before I even clicked on your post!! Let us know how it works for you!!
  3. Nana Trish

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    The more weight you can lose pre op, the safer surgery will be for you!! I believe most insurance companies use your BMI at the start of the program anyway, so you truly don't have anything to worry about as far as that's concerned And some of the brightest minds here on the forum have said (for as long as I can remember in my almost 3 years here)...your pre op weight loss is a very strong indicator of how well you will do post op!! Keep killing it!!
  4. Cheesehead

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Could you say something to the person in charge of the bariatric department. First time can be overlooked but a second time? And if he does it to you rest assured you aren’t the only one.. keep plugging away. Every pound you lose before surgery is a pound less to lose after. Some programs make you lose a percentage of your weight before surgery..
  5. athenarose

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    So, smile and nod while thinking those things to yourself?
  6. Thanks so much. I needed this today.
  7. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    I wish! I’m a GA transplant (born in PA) I have ZERO southern charm/ people skills lol
  8. athenarose

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Ooh! I just remembered that you’re in the south. Can’t you do that whole “bless your heart” thing to him? You know, where you sound all sweet but you’re basically telling him that he’s an idiot and to f*** off? (My kids’ aunt is from Georgia and went to school in Valdosta and has that skill perfected. I’m just a blunt, socially awkward California girl who is so jealous of her southern charm sometimes. )
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  10. Look, @BurgundyBoy...I want one of these every time you talk about it and I know you said prices were dropping. So I wanted for amazon prime day and I just scored this for $69! (Even has WiFi/app though I probably won’t use that as much, but still, it seemed like a great deal! If it doesn’t work for me, I’ll send it back.
  11. Lisa050505

    5 week post op stall, need some encouragement

    Thanks so much to all that responded. I really needed to hear some positive thoughts today
  12. athenarose

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    See?! Even he knows that he’s out of line. He needs to just shut his mouth and stop trying to “help”. At least you know he’s not worth listening to. Jeez....
  13. Kio

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    FWIW I was 355 when I met with my surgeon and 298 on surgery day, and my insurance (Harvard Pilgrim) never gave me any trouble about it. I also did it via low carb. Good luck!
  14. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    @athenarose yup same guy. I swear there’s something about him that’s skeevy to me. Something along the lines of “that friend you haven’t talked to since high school but messages you on Facebook trying to get you roped into their pyramid scheme”. I really only have to see him like 3 more times. I’ll just hold out for my surgery date while getting my info from more credible sources lol he even told me “ don’t tell anyone, I could get fired for saying this”. Like bruh. Probably a good reason for that...
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  16. athenarose

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Ditto @Stephtay. My pre-surgery BMI was close to the qualifying cut off point so I was instructed not to lose weight until after insurance approved my surgery, but that’s the only situation where anyone should be careful about pre-op weight loss. Am I remembering right that this is the same guy who was making negative comments about gastric bypass? If so, I think your best bet may be to dismiss pretty much anything that comes out of his mouth.
  17. AliPat

    Period changes

    mine changed too. I have pcos but still have reg periods....ish they've gotten heavier and irregular...ish.... still not bad though, I went from 1.5days to now a half day teaser then a day off THEN a 2 dy period. nothing to complain about there but the mood swings between periods are killin me. crying one minute, screaming the next.... yikes! with mood swings like that...who needs birth control....!!!
  18. Cardamom77

    Gastric bypass weight loss montly

    Here’s my graph for the last 3 months. Things have slowed down a bit. But there have been clear stalls and recently I had a point where I actually gained for a day or two! This is a rate of about 7-8 lbs a month loss. Overall, the graph is headed down. As long as it’s heading down, you’re on the right track. Just follow the plan and you’ll be fine!
  19. AliPat

    4 month check in

    congrats!! Impressive results! I personally can't eat more than 2-3 parm crisps in a week.... they tend to stop me up...and that's a GO!!! (pardon the pun)
  20. I too am having a hard time with enough fluids and also considered a week of liquid only. In hopes of getting my mind focused on fluids. I can and do sometimes drink right up to eating (funnel thoughts) but I occasionally have a few teeny sips during a meal. it's that or mayonaise. some foods just make me need SOMEthing for moisture.
  21. That is so awesome... I'm having trouble even envisioning next month, let alone a year out. Hope you are feeling better soon!!
  22. Stephtay

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    He needs a spanking. And I don't mean the good kind.
  23. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    @Stephtay that’s the reassurance I was hoping for lol. I would have payed him no mind at all but he’s technically “part of my medical team”. At least that’s how I felt. This was the person who checks my weight every month. This person is a nutritionist, not a registered dietitian and I think I need to learn to take the advice they give me with a grain of salt. When I had my very first meeting with my surgeon I asked him specifically about this and he told me not even to worry about it. I think I’ll listen to the actual doctor.
  24. Stephtay

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    It doesn't work that way. I've never heard of insurance denying anyone because you lost too much pre-op. The standard seems to be a BMI of 35+ with co-morbidities or a BMI of 40+. The reason you have to lose weight before surgery is to prove you can stick to some kind of diet and to shrink your liver. Keep doing what you are doing and ignore anyone who either isn't on your medical team, doesn't work for your insurance company or isn't on this site. (Not that every here is an expert but we know more than the average person.) You are going to be a rock star - I just know it. Stay focused and ignore the noise of the uninformed.
  25. Cheesehead

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    I love that dress! Looks great on you!
  26. Cheesehead

    Gastric bypass weight loss montly

    I only weighed once every other Saturday. For too long I let the scale influence my emotions which then sabotaged my diets. Pre surgery, if the scale went down, I rewarded myself, if it went up I figured said diet wasn’t working so I might as well eat what I wanted.. hubby hid the scale and only brought it outevery other week. There is also the dreaded stall around week 3, stalls are your body adjusting. You didn’t gain weight over night, it won’t come off over night either. Follow your plan and it will come off. Good luck..
  27. Rager2Sharp

    Pre-surgery weight loss

    Hey guys. I was curious how much weight each of you were able to lose in the 6 month observation period. I started myself on a low carb diet before I even set up my first appointment and have been doing well so far, but was told by someone today that I better slow down my weight loss or my insurance might deny me because they think I can do it on my own. I was just wondering if any of you have had anyone say this to you, or if you’ve had insurance deny you for this reason. I would still be well above the BMI threshold for bypass I was just kindof disheartened by the comment today because I thought I was doing really well.
  28. BurgundyBoy

    Gastric bypass weight loss montly

    hI @Heavenlyy_piink Must agree with Rachel @athenarose weight loss is only smooth and predictable... in our dreams. I have been a series of steps. The suggestion to measure arms, bust, thighs, calves, neck, everywhere you can and take photos is a great one and cannot recommend it highly enough. Days and weeks when my weight did not change, my neck and waist got smaller. That helps keep the emotional boat afloat and keeps you on an emotional even keel. Weight is only ONE of the metrics to think about; never forget your blood pressure, blood sugars, load on your joints, and all sorts of other stuff will get better too. Congrats on having the surgery done!
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