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  1. cinwa

    ballroom dancing

    WOW - that is a truly amazing transformation - congratulations! (don't forget to update your stats). We often forget the impact our excess weight has on our partners and family Your wife must have been delighted with the dancing classes. .... did you have a good time.
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    Happy New Year!

    You are a sight for sore eyes - we've missed you!
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    Life updates

    Sending a gentle hug your way ktallon.
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    How long?

    That is outstanding Sama!
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    Quotes To Live By!

    I want to be that successful, but when push comes to shove I am not doing everything I can to get there. (Buddymiles5)
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    Next week is my day

    That is a scary prospect but kudos to you for seeking WLS to help you achieve a healthy weight.
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    Next week is my day

    Welcome to Thinner Times and congratulations on your up and coming RNY. I don't know anything about the factor V Leiden (I'll have to do some reading on the subject) but I'm sure that your team will be watching you closely.
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    Jan 23rd surgery date!

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    Jan 23rd surgery date!

    Welcome to Thinner Times and congratulations on your up and coming surgery date. Hang in there with the pre-op diet. It is tough but the more you stick with it, the easier it will get. Keep your eye on the goal.
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    Why so few post

    The DS is generally only recommended for the super morbidly obese and it generally comes with a higher complication rate and potential long-term nutritional issues like protein deficiencies and long-term deficiencies in a number of vitamin and minerals, i.e. iron, calcium, zinc, fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin D. Also, the duodenal switch is associated with more surgical, nutritional, and gastrointestinal adverse effects compared with gastric bypass or vertical sleeve.
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    Day one

    Walking was my best friend early out - that and some gentle stretching with my arms above my head, slowly bending side-to-side really helped my wind and backache. Like you, I'm a side sleeper but that was impossible in the early days post-op but someone suggested trying a body pillow and that was a blessing. In fact, I still use it to this day but now, that's because of my bony knees!
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    Protein shake

    I'm exactly the same - a protein shake satisfies my pouch but strangely, a glass of milk does not.
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    Day one

    Walking and warm drinks (tea) worked for me.
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    17 months post op

    I'm the opposite Tracy - if I don't plan my meals/snacks and weigh my foods, I still have a tendency to overeat. Congratulations on the breast lift and reduction. I pretty much lost all of my boobage and am left with not much more than drooping skin. But with a decent support bra, no one would be any the wiser. I can't help on muscle building - the only weights I come in contact with revolve around me cutting, splitting and stacking wood. I'm proud of my biceps and pectorals though!
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    Rice after a bypass

    Thinking of you today Bev - have a safe trip to the losers bench.
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    How soon to feel better?

    My employer had a 70lb lifting requirement and as I also had a big umbilical hernia repaired at the same time as my WLS, I wasn't able to return to work for 6 weeks (which drove me nuts).
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    Knee surgery

    Good to hear that they've bumped your surgery up Trish. No one should ever have to deal with that pain.
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    Knee surgery

    You've got it Trish. You're a special lady and we're all here to help you on this journey to a pain free future.
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    Seeking post Sleeve Buddy!

    Thinking of you today Abbey - see you on the losers bench.
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    Any ideas

    The only time I've ever had any sensation like that Kim is when a drink or food was colder than room temperature.
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    Rice after a bypass

    Quinoa makes a great alternative to rice and the upside is that it's good cold. Also: "One cup of cooked quinoa has about 40 fewer calories than the same amount of white rice, but the real benefit is in the carbohydrates. White rice has almost 15 times more grams of carbohydrates, and quinoa provides 5 more grams of fiber and double the protein.".
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    It is huge Cheering. I'm now retired but pre-WLS, I wore a uniform and all of my work shirts were hung on extra-wide coat-hangers. The day I had to shop for regular hangers was a really big deal for me.
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    Rice after a bypass

    I have never been a big rice eater (except for Arborio rice - as in rice pudding). So for me, it was easy to switch to cauliflower rice. There are plenty of recipes on the web - this is the one I use from Paleo Cauliflower Rice
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    Anxiously Waiting.....

    Welcome to Thinner Times Abbey. The emotions you're dealing with are perfectly normal but for just about all of us, we've tried every diet known to man (in my case, 35+ years of yoyo dieting only to end up heavier each time). Read all you can and ask questions. All with all forums, the more you put in, the more you'll get out.
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    Don't upset yourself Jlipp - you're doing fine for being early post-op.