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  2. Welcome to Thinner Times Mrs E! I'm sorry you're having problems with solid foods but we don't all come out of the gate with our diet progression. Have you tried things like softly scrambled eggs, cottage cheese, mashed tuna with low fat mayo, flaking your fish before eating it? A lot of our members got on well with fast food chili from Wendy's etc. What has your surgeon/dietician suggested?
  3. It’s been almost 10 weeks. I can still only do shakes and soups and yoghurts. Is this normal? Will I ever move onto other foods? Feels like I will never recover right now. Anything else I try just comes back up, like pasta or beetroot or fish ?
  4. I have a home scale that measures body composition. Every time I weigh it measures body fat and lean muscle using electrical impedance. It's probably not super accurate but it seems fairly consistent and usually isn't too far off from those big expensive machines at the doctors office. The home body composition scales usually have 4 electrical sensors, 2 under the front of your feet and two under your heals. My doctors office machine has 6 as it has two additional sensors for the hands. They all use electrical impedance though.
  5. Recent selfie below: LOL, joking. Ok, that is from one of those photo apps. I promise I will take some new pics soon!
  6. I'd be interested to know how you are measuring your fat % as often as you do. So far I've only been able to do that about every six months at $150 a pop!
  7. Welcome! And congratulations on taking this life-saving step! We are all equals here! I may not have started as heavy as you did, but I did need to lose about half my body weight. It's all relative, and all a giant, wonderful journey! This forum REALLY helped me lose and still helps me every day. SO glad you're here!
  8. Welcome! My son in law started at over 400 a year ago, he’s down to a 34” waist at 6’4” tall. Follow your doctors plan. Keep carbs super low! Get as much protein as you can. Life is good on the losers bench! I suggest measuring yourself now then compare if you ever get frustrated that you are in a stall. Measure everything, upper arms, thighs, calves, ankles, wrist, neck...
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  10. Sorry, for the late response, I just saw this. Thanks so much for posting pictures! You look so healthy, happy, strong and adorable! You are a true TTF hero!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration you give!
  11. That is SOOOOO awesome!!! Congratulations!!! And I agree with @Cheesehead. These are the moments that mean SO much and you could never predict them. Thanks SO much for sharing your news. We get it why you were sobbing happy tears!
  12. Welcome to Thinner Times DrCohbi - looks like you are off to a great start.
  13. @DrCohbi...welcome to Thinner Times!! Congratulations on your surgery, and your decision to get healthy! If you follow your post op plan, you will be successful! And we are all here to support you Welcome to the losers bench...it’s so nice to have you here!
  14. Hello everyone. I am new here but I am so glad I found you all. I feel like I may not be having to go through this alone. However, I do believe I may be one of the heaviest if not THE heaviest to be a member here, starting my weight loss at just under 500 lbs. I hope to be successful, and with my doctors and new friends I may make here, I know I will be.
  15. It’s the simple, everyday things that are the best! I like getting on a plane and having to snug the seatbelt in instead of stretch it out.. and the tray seems to have moved further away (just like my steering wheel.)
  16. I just got off a plane and DIDN’T NEED A SEAT BELT EXTENSION!!! I’m sure that people were wondering why I was sobbing. lol
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  18. Tracy, good work. Hoping you keep the heartburn at bay! Love your avatar. @Rob_VSG yes pictures please!
  19. @Rob_VSG - Do take a selfie and update your photo! You are doing SOOOO well! Great job.
  20. @LVS Hope all is well with you and that the endoscopy is negative. If it is negative, maybe you just need to continue on a soft diet for now. Not everyone's body advances to solid foods at the same pace - the guidelines are about how much time has gone by since surgery, they are not about your individual circumstance and personal pace. A lot of people who have posted here have been relatively intolerant of solids for a longer time than their guidelines ... the guidelines are about being cleared to try solids, they are not about being guaranteed you can without issue eat solids! Best of luck!
  21. BurgundyBoy

    One month

    @robin0418 Do consider, if one can discretely accomplish this suggestion, doing something sensory, something that tickles your senses. Many of the most powerful memories we have are those of powerful emotion or sensation: so, I suppose, in some form, am suggesting a Rite of Spring-like dance in the woods while it is raining . While of course doing so on the same lunar cycle point, like Full Moon or something (that might be my interpretation, but not yours). Many of us, and perhaps you as well, have experienced limitation or discomfort or fat bias. For me this included physical limitations. For me the physical limitations led to less enjoyment of the physical world. So less sensory enjoyment of the physical world. So, at the end of the day, losing weight meant more quality time with the physical world. Quality time with "Mother Gaia" might be as simple as spending time every day walking in your neighborhood, learning how the shrubs grow through the seasons and respond to challenges like cold, drought or heat; planting the bulbs you treasured as a child but have not yet re-grown; a walk by a canal or river; all of these enhance not only your exercise quotient, but also your social support, which is so critical to long-term success. Every time you go around the block and say hello to someone, you build non-judgmental relationships that engender confidence. (Yes this means I like to garden).
  22. BurgundyBoy

    One month

    Excellent Robin, excellent! Just do whatever works, so if putting protein into fruit smoothies works, do it! (I learned how to make soft-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot recently - had I known this when I had my surgery in 2017, I think I would have been able to eat them much sooner. For what it is worth, I cook 2 eggs with pressure for 4 minutes and then let them sit in the heated Instant Pot for another 4 minutes. Reliably soft-cooked. If I forget to take them out -> hard boiled. May still be too soon for you. thankfully, I can eat eggs now, unlike @cinwa).
  23. Res Ipsa

    One month

    In contrast, I have had no problems eating (and enjoying) eggs. It just goes to show that everyone's weight loss surgery journey is different when it come to foods and liquids that are tolerated after the surgery.
  24. cinwa

    One month

    I haven't been able to eat eggs since my surgery - no matter how they're prepared. They just stick like a brick at the bottom of my throat.
  25. robin0418

    One month

    I can't eat eggs!!!! Makes me I'll for hours. Protein shakes rough, putting protein in fruit smoothies works great . just 20 pounds and I'm feeling so much better I can't believe it
  26. GAviv

    Revision complete

    Hi BB, I'm doing well. Back to myself, and busy at work with quarterly earnings. I'm down almost down pounds - yesterday was 3 weeks, so hopefully that progress sticks. Just got cleared to start eating solids,so that is a nice change. Going back to basics, protein, no carbs, no sugar, and some veggies. Clean and easy. Meal prepped last night so I'm all set for a few days. My goal this time around is to bring my family along for the ride, and to start cooking healthier low carb options for everyone.
  27. Thank you so much, I am so happy to have you all. I am still struggling but I am choosing healthy foods to eat. My struggles are becoming harder and harder I am not getting my 4oz of food with each meal. I measure my food and chew it very slow but for some reason my stomach starts gurgling even before I eat the first bite so by the second bite I am usually done and if I try one more bite everything I ate comes back up and at doesn't even warned me. I don't feel bad but I know it's going to catch up to me. My doc. Wants to do and endoscopy to make sure nothing it's stuck.
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