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  1. Welcome to Thinner Times DrCohbi - looks like you are off to a great start.
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    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.
  3. Welcome to Thinner Times Rachel. It's been close to 12 years since I had my RNY but the pre-op process doesn't seem to have changed much. I wasn't given an amount to lose pre-op but I had to lose weight and keep it off between my first consultation and surgery. That was 5 months and I lost close to 35lb. I was a little concerned that I might not get my surgery but all it showed was that I good at dieting (should have been, I had a 35+ year documented history of it), I just couldn't keep it off. Hang in there - life as a slimmer person is amazing.
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    One month

    20lb down in a month is outstanding Robin!
  5. Welcome to Thinner Times Peachysmilz! Best advice I can give is to read all you can, ask question and join in the conversations. Couldn't have said it better!
  6. Just a thought but regardless what what option we choose to help/avoid constipation, the most important thing is to up the fluids as much as possible.
  7. ktallon, I'm holding you in my thoughts and prayers too.
  8. Welcome to Thinner Times Nae. Hang in there and try warm drinks like some fruity Celestial Seasonings Tea (or other caffeine free tea). Warm drinks are more soothing on a grumbling tummy and a little more satisfying than cold ones. I think you'll find that most of us were nervous to some degree or other just before our surgery.
  9. That's outstanding Tracy - both on getting below your goal of 167 lb and finding something that works for your heartburn.
  10. Here you go Nicole: 5 Day Pouch Test The 5 Day Pouch Test is for surgical weight loss patients who fear they have stretched their pouch, regained weight or out of control eating. Having said that, I have a couple of non-WLS friends who have used it to kick start their dieting programme.
  11. Try drinks of different temperature. I found out very quickly that my new pouch did not like drinks colder than room temperature and to this day, tepid to warm fluids go down much easier.
  12. You are looking trim, fit and happy! Bless your grandie for rescuing that dragonfly - he's a handsome looking lad too.
  13. WOW Sama! There's a dramatic change between your before and after pictures. Congratulations!
  14. If I could, I would like this post a million times over.
  15. I like being at the lighter weight but not being able to maintain the extra few pounds that they want me at has pretty significant implications. I started this thread just over 4 years ago and it's a good read for every - and yes, that includes the guys: Osteopenia/Osteoporosis - Think you're safe? Well, think again! UPDATED!
  16. It was a good while until I was able to sleep on my side - it was painful to even try. I can't remember how long it took but I do know that someone suggested I try a body pillow to wedge between my knees so that I didn't tip onto my stomach. That worked and to this day, I still use it. Walmart carries them.
  17. Welcome to Thinner Times Greg. You haven't posted your stats or how long ago you have your WLS (I'm assuming you had a VSG). Tell us more.
  18. I'm 64 and have a continual problem eating enough to maintain the 130-135 lb that my PCP would like to see me at (I have osteopenia which is the midpoint between having healthy bones and having osteoporosis). My goal is 2,000 - 2,200 calories a day (I'm very active) but even on that (and I'm never below 2,000 cals.), my weight drops and yesterday, I was back down to 120 lb (no shoes but fully clothed in jeans, "T" shirt and sweatshirt).
  19. Everything I have read about the DS is that patients need to follow a low fat diet because of undigested fats often leading to loose and frequent uncontrollable bowel movements . This is a good read:
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    Welcome to Thinner Times Patty. I don't know which protein shakes you're on but have you tried some of the bottled clear ones? I still keep a couple of bottles in the house (I like Isopure Zero Carb). I like to dilute them with water (usually 1/2 and 1/2) and swig on them throughout the day. Walmart's Premier Clear is pretty good too. Too sweet as is for me, hence the diluting.
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    Vacay time

    That is some spectacular scenery Jen - thank you for sharing the pics. I am so envious. I'm sorry to hear that your ACL started playing up but maybe you were able to pack in a few more excursions than you would have otherwise with the car.
  22. One of my favourite foods is peeled, raw broccoli stems. Sliced, grated or just munching on the whole thing. Thankfully, my DH likes the florets so it's a win-win. We weren't cleared for raw fruit and vegetables until 12 weeks post-op.
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    That is funny. You know it's going to be a good day when you start off with a good laugh.
  24. You can add UpCal D powder to any drink - hot or cold, yogurt etc. etc. I have a friend who just dumps a scoop (or sachet) straight into his mouth and washes it down with a mouthful or two of water or whatever.