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  1. I'm with Res Ipsa - not all food measures the same and for that reason, I still follow my guidelines to weigh solid food and measure liquids with calories. I LOVE Horizon Organic Fat Free Milk and would drink it all day long if I could but at even at just 90 calories/cup, those calories would mount up if I didn't limit myself to 1 or 2 cups a day I'll be 14 years post-RNY this September and maintain my weight at 112-115lb. I'm 5'5" with a small frame.
  2. Welcome to Thinner Times and congratulations on starting your weight loss surgery journey. Exciting times ahead for sure. I hear you on looking forward to getting on a roller coaster ride although that would be a little too much for me. One of my goals was to be able to fit my derrière into a playground swing. I hadn't been able to fit in one since I was something like 9 or 10. Now, when I take my dog for a walk, I often go down the kiddies slide for no other reason than I can. Keep focused on your goals.
  3. Good grief! That's like carrying around a gallon of paint or 1.25 gallons of milk or a bowling ball 24/7!
  4. That's outstanding news Mike and thank you for sharing a picture. Did your surgeon tell you how much skin he removed?
  5. Congratulations on beating cancer Thallen! Best advice I can give for getting back on track is to do the "Pouch Reset". It's not easy but several of my online bariatric friends have found it helpful: https://www.obesitycoverage.com/the-pouch-reset-losing-weight-after-weight-regain/
  6. Kristian - you really should talk with your surgeon/bariatric unit about that ASAP - it's not something you should ignore. It sounds like a problem called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which is not uncommon. I was on Prilosec for 3 months post-op (standard practice at my hospital).
  7. Yep! That's a downside with the bypass. We're pretty much left with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). I was never much of a pill popper pre my RNY but I miss the efficacy of of Ibuprofen.
  8. Having had a lifetime of failed dieting attempts - all sabotaged by what I perceived a failure the day the scales showed a zero loss, I decided something had to change so I got the scales out of the house until I got into the normal BMI range for my height. I relied on follow-up visits with my bariatric unit/primary care doc. to get weighed. Best thing I could have done because it freed me to focus on following the programme and getting in a good daily walk.
  9. Sam is around 6 1/2. I'm sure I've mentioned that my neighbour rescued her 5 September 2019, brought her and his own silver lab. up to check on the progress of his house building. He went back home - minus Sam ... she's been here ever since I'd just lost by beloved Meg and didn't feel ready for another but Sam changed that pretty quickly. We're having some amazing weather - clear skies and low to mid-50's temps today - good for dog walking. My neighbour moved into his house and now has a black lab puppy along with his silver one. I often take all 3 down to the river regardless o
  10. Great that David isn't travelling for work - that must be a pain. And good that he's working on his arcade and has employees that are already trained. Fingers crossed that he up and running for the theme park reopening. I hear you on chasing a fur baby around Trish - I could walk Sam (my chocolate lab.) for miles (and I do) but it never seems enough for her. She's a regular energizer bunny. We're having amazing weather - low to mid 50 °F - clear blue skies and not a cloud in the sky. I've had the hummingbird feeders out all winter because a few of the gorgeous little birds never
  11. I've never been much of a meat eater - and that was the case pre-WLS too. I like fish but I don't want to eat it at every mealtime or even daily for that matter but to keep up with my protein intake, I still have a protein shake (or at least 1/2 of one) most days. I had my RNY 09/24/2007 and have maintained my weight loss (112lb this morning).
  12. Oh Trish - I can't tell you how sorry I am that you are having to deal with that. I don't have any words of inspiration - I've never had anything even remotely close to that happen. Just know that your'e in my thoughs and I'm sending you a huge cyber-hug.
  13. Welcome to Thinner Times ninadiamonds. I could have made a career out of yoyo-ing dieting that lasted 35+ years prior to my bariatric surgery - all sabotaged by what I perceived a failure the moment the scales didn't record a loss. That's certainly not my experience. You will have a tool that will help you to get and stay at your goal weight provided you continue to follow the guidelines that you were given. I made it clear that I did not want a goal weight and was never given one which was as well because as it turned out, I wasn't large framed (as my mother always told m
  14. I don't know that I could cope with that amount of snow Trish. We're way up in the hills at the base of Mt.Rainier but we've never had even close to that amount. They get the snow ploughs out pretty promptly but the major problem we have is our long gravel drive - I have a Ford Explorer with 4 wheel drive but when the snow is deep, it's not going anywhere. We've had several power outrages but thankfully, we have a generator for the lights and freezers and I have an old wood stove for heat (open plan house) that I can cook on (learnt a long time ago to have cooked stews/casserole in the
  15. A warm welcome to Thinner Times Stephenie! Read all you can and ask questions.
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