cinwa

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About cinwa

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    WA
  • Age
    64

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    260
  • Current Weight
    120
  • Goal Weight
    130
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    18.6
  • Surgery Date
    09/24/2007
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Welcome Yara! You're off to a great start.
  2. Welcome to the losers bench K.So! If you're just on liquids then the lack of BM's isn't concerning but just in case, I'd recommend you have something on-hand. Colace (docusate) or Dulcolax (bisacodyl) work well but in different ways: Colace: Stool softener: works by drawing in water from the small intestines. Dulcolax: Stimulant laxative: causes the intestinal muscles to contract rhythmically which helps push out/stimulate a bowel movement. Either way, up your fluid intake as much as you can.
  3. cinwa

    Constipation

    Yep! I'll be 13 years out in September and I have still use Miralax (well, a generic Polyethylene Glycol 3350 from Walmart which is the active ingredient in Miralax but it's a whole lot cleaper - 70 cents per oz as opposed to 91 cents per oz for Miralax) .
  4. I drink herbal teas of various kinds 5-6 times a day and none have caused adverse effects.
  5. It's good to see you again daisychains. Have you taken a look at doing a pouch reset? It used to be a 5 Day Pouch Test way back but it would seem that the 10 day (or longer) is proving more successful: The Pouch Reset – Losing Weight After Weight Regain
  6. Welcome to Thinner Times Dleaird! I found Metamucil or Miralax (fiber supplementsl) better than stool softeners (Colace) but you have to increase your fluids as much as possible.
  7. cinwa

    Newcomer

    Welcome to Thinner Times Bernard. Might be worth taking a look at some of the bottles of protein infused water - Walmart has a pretty good selection. I'll be 13 years post-WLS in September and still use them - I don't eat meat so a protein drink (or half of one usually) helps me keep up with my protein goal. Wherever possible go for whey protein: Protein2o Protein Infused Water, Premier Protein Clear Protein Drink, BiPro Protein Water are a few I use but I find them a little strong as is but I dilute them with water and sip away all day long.
  8. Like a lot of career dieters, I found it difficult/impossible to keep off the scales early post-op so I had my DH hide/lock them away. They came out once a month. That was the best thing I could have done for myself. It allowed me to focus on following the programme and keeping up with my daily walking/exercise schedule.
  9. Something that can help slow you down a little Brandi is to use your fork/spoon in the opposite hand.
  10. I'm with Tracy. It's just water weight. After surgery the body retains fluid - the interstitial spaces (spaces between cells in the body) fill with the fluids - that's called edema. And surgery related stresses accounts for high level of ADH (Anti-Diuretic Hormone) - that encourages your kidneys to save water for the body. The stress we go through can trigger a hormonal imbalance and that can lead to fluid retention too. Combine that with all the drugs and medication they give us and decreased activity early post-op all leads to most of us coming home with a few more pounds than we started out with.
  11. It's always worth trying a pouch reset. It used to be a 5 Day Pouch Test way back but it would seem that the 10 day (or longer) is proving more successful: The Pouch Reset – Losing Weight After Weight Regain
  12. Welcome to Thinner Times Tammy! Have you tried the pouch reset: The Pouch Reset – Losing Weight After Weight Regain
  13. I had a bit of an iron issue early post-WLS - this might help:
  14. My entrance to bariatric surgery was because of a hernia that needed repair too. My surgeon suggested doing a RNY at the same time because unless I lost weight (and kept it off), any repair was unlikely to be successful for too long. That was back in September of 2007 and here I am, still sticking with the programme and holding fast between 118 and 220lb.