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  1. Here's the link giving more detail: Walter Kempner, MD – Founder of the Rice Diet This 2017 article is worth a read too: What Happened to the Rice Diet?
  2. I had a RNY back in 2007 and even now, I don't eat a "regular" sized meal. Unless it's soup, my meals are less than 1 cup total.
  3. I was allowed to drink regular tea and coffee once I was able to meet and maintain my non-caffeine liquid requirements.
  4. I wish I had some advice for you Siobhain but I don't. My bone density test have been excellent these past few years. I'm compliant with my calcium - along with the citrate supplements and vitamin D3 but I believe my level of exercise also has a lot to do with it. We heat the house with a wood stove - I do all the splitting, stacking and bringing it in daily. I also walk at least 3 miles a day regardless of the weather (thanks to an active dog) and I spend a good 20-30 minutes a day on an exercise skier.
  5. I just guessing April but at your current weight, your surgeon may feel that dropping a few more pounds would make surgery safer for you. Have you asked her?
  6. Welcome to Thinner Times Dbrh. How are you doing at 8 years out?
  7. Brass Monkey - try warm drinks like teas (I like Celestial Seasonings - caffeine free) when the hunger pangs it but it's not time to eat. I find them good for a grumbling tummy.
  8. cinwa

    9 Years out

    Happy 9th surgiversary Lori! Got to say - lady! .... you are looking gorgeous.
  9. Welcome to Thinner Times Dianerae. I'm with Mary and Tammy - the nerves and second thoughts are normal for sure. It would help if you started researching all the health issues that obesity can bring about - here are a few: High blood pressure (Hypertension) High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia) Type 2 diabetes Coronary heart disease Stroke Gallbladder disease Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint) Sleep apnea and breathing problems Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver) Low quality of life Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning
  10. I had my WLS in 2007 and my pouch can still be pretty vocal after drinking. Not as bad as it was early out but it can still gurgle away.
  11. Welcome to Thinner Times! Hang in there - you've done 2 weeks, you can get through the last week. Hit some warm drinks like herbal teas (I like Celestial Seasonings - especially the fruity flavours). Warm drinks are more satisfying than cold ones.
  12. Welcome Sheri! A thought - could your aversion to protein drinks be a temperature issue. The reason I mention that is because even now (and I had my surgery a good few years ago), my pouch doesn't tolerate anything cooler than room temperature. I found that warming protein shakes in the microwave solved the spasm issue so that might be worth a try.
  13. That's funny but I know exactly what you're going through. As you know, I recently adopted a 4 year old chocolate lab. rescue and I'm positive she has an identity crisis and thinks she a cat. I can't sit in an armchair without her trying to get on my lap and she's a big girl. But she was left alone for hours on end so I'm not surprised at her behaviour. Labs are great pets!
  14. David has done an amazing job Trish - you both look fantastic.
  15. cinwa


    Welcome to Thinner Times WL87! I had my RNY back in September of 2007 and touch wood, I have not had any issues with my RNY - exactly the opposite in fact. Pre-WLS, I was knocking on the door of multiple comorbidity related issues but all have been resolved post-surgery. The only problems I had post-op were all related to years of obesity - hernias (things don't always shrink back as they should as we lose weight) and varicose veins.