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  1. June 2011 losers

    Hi Rick I've not been on here in forever...although early on - and evenlong before I had surgery this place was my mainstay of encouragement (I think I need to make an effort to come back EVERYDAY) Our surgery was just days apart although our journey was quite different dang it guys are always at an advantage lol) I am down 110 lbs WOW...putting it in writing makes it all seem new since the start of my journey and 88 since surgery. I am battling stress from all areas of life and that was always an issue for me and resulting "emotional eating". Unfortunate for me that my head didn't get surgery too - I do feel I need to lose another 25 lbs (doc and NUT say between 15-30) but it has all but stopped and that is likely due to my inability to exercise as the feet are still so painful even after the weight loss, and more importantly due to "grazing".STRESS, STRESS and MORE STRESS - and darn it the issue with stress eating (even if it is fresh cherries or some other healthy option) creates MORE stress because I live in fear of regain and failure. Looks like you are still rolling right along....congrats!
  2. Scrambled Egg troubles

    NUT says that is her #1 complaint....I am 9 months out now and still dont really TRY scrambled as I VIVIDLY recall the horrible time I had with scrambled. NUT suggested frying (w/o oil) as they seem to work for most and did for me too...boiled seems to go down OK but can't do much volume. GOOD source of protien so dont give up
  3. I Wanna Eat!

    I'm stuck on the ricotta cheese with cocoa powder ((shudder)) that sounds like a strange combo....doe sthis become a high protein dessert?? I'm there with ya though on the crzy pouch rules...I too am horrified that some days I seem to be able to eat more (the whole sandwich) and it SCARES me - scares me as much that I CAN and DO!
  4. I Love Sleep But...

    as for sleep after surgery...mine was wrecked! Sometimes I could fall asleep mid conversation yet couldn't sleep at all at bedtime. As for waking up to discover you are on your stomach...RELAX...I too did that very early out and actually was almost on my tummy in hospital! My surgeon said "if it is comfortable its fine"
  5. My Wls Fashion Show Night!

    BE-YOOT-I-FUL!!!! You ROCK that dress I wanna go play dress up and I HOPE I am not done with the losing any time soon! I have only worn formal for my wedding, 25th re-take and my son's wedding so I wanna go play dress up in the formal store LOL However....nothing above the knees will ever see daylight (not will sleeveless with these saggy, baggy elephant bat wings)
  6. Throwing Up Every Morning

    It is if you are pregnant Seriously....only throwing up in the morning...I would think pregnant first with all the gals on here getting that news early after surgery. If negative - is it after eating?? maybe it doesn't agree with ya and you need to change up???
  7. Roasted Seaweed Snacks! Yum!

    isn't 2 grams of fat per only 30 calories a bit high in fat?????????????? Always told keep it to 3 or less per 100 calories....
  8. Any Help Is Greatly Appreciated

    Melissa i cant offer much in the way of suggestions that would help I am sure but I offer my love and sympathy for what you are going through! I can't imagine the distress you must feel in all this and "helplessness" as well as if you say, your own surgeon and other docs havent' found an answer. I am glad however that you do seem to be an advocate for yourself and continue to search out help. I suffer with a wierd tast in my mouth from time to time that seems unexplainable to me and I find a strong flavored sf gum (COVERS EARS AS EVERYONE YELLS) or sf hard candies helps with that a little...Iimagine would also help moisten the dry mouth. I suffered with extreme reflux for 25 yrs and that it what led me to the gastric bypass so I know the burning you describe. Are you on meds for that? The bypass and hernia repair has cured my reflux issues but somehow I still suffer with too much acid and remain on the high dose Nexium prescribed at 3 weeks due to an ulcer already present form surgery. I still have to open my Nexium and our contents onto my greek yogurt to get it in but it does help. I do hope you find answers and help to feel better very soon!
  9. why did I think "everything" would change...or perhaps more honestly, why did I think I could handle stress differently, or better yet - LESSEN stress _ by having this surgery?????

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      ggrrhh...need to dig into that "emotional toolbox" discussed pre-op and find better ways to cope with it at least

  10. Just wanted to tell you thanks for the kind words you left on my blog. I am really glad you enjoy it. I'm also surprised at how much I have enjoyed writing. It has really helped me sort things out on occasion, too.

  11. In Memory Of... My Butt

    thanks for the smile this morning...you REALLY do have a way with words that makes for a delightful read I have always been the "wide load" but sorta flat behind...guess there is some good to that afterall except that I constantly get the cmment "you don't have a butt anymore-you're FLAT" now if only I could figure out how to get the shrinking to take me in horizontally LOL I can't get brave enough to make friends with Victoria yet but maybe I should! I'm with you on the covering the butt cheeks however - I argued with my daughter about thongs by stating that I have spent my life time trying to keep my panties out of my crack - WHY would I purposely buy a string to fit there????????????????????
  12. Onederland!'

    Congrats! That is such a wonderful feeling and Lord, I hadn't been there in 35 yrs or longer
  13. Popcorn!

    I can't get my nerve up totry popcorn...some FEAR of it getting stuck However, I see I need to just plain fear it period!
  14. Popcorn!

    feeling restricition is the purpose of the tool...I am approaching 8 months out and am JUST NOW getting that point in my head! Was reading something about that very point the other day that brought it home to me...no one likes that tight - and sometimes painful, sensation but there is a reason...OVERFULL! I found that I was leaning toward the greek yogurt, cheese and other softer protein sources so I didn't feel discomfort that I did with a thumbs width of chicken breast, and my downfall was pretzels added because it settled the nausea that I was plagued by so much. OOOPS - and I wonder why my losing slowed down???? NUT advised crackers and pretzels not such an issue (but don't do as a meal) but for me - the carb count is all there is - and worse, it makes me want more carbs but I also find I can eat MORE of that stuff. I am trying to go back to early post op in quantity and making myself eat the dense protein now that I can finally handle meat better. Good thing is - when it is meat for the protein source, I can't hold but a small portion. Let's both Nip that "useless food" pitfall in the bud
  15. The Tale Of Dookie

    Aartemys Upi are already cleared to take capsules at 3 months?????? I would LOVE the option to take a capsule vitamin! Dookie I do use Celebrate chewable (mandarin orange - tried about every other flavor and can't stand) and I have their chewable calcium but I am using the Bariatric advantage sugar free chewy bites for the most part because I can actually ENJOY those. I have been advised by members here that there IS a powder form of calcium you can mix in your drinks and I know celebrate also offers a shake powder that has the vitamis in it - I used those early post op. I struggle with getting supplements in too but am working hard to find a way becasue I do not want to have deficiencies!