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  1. 2 hours ago, Nana Trish said:

    I’ll be here to cheer you on, my friend! Today is day 5 for me, and I’m down 6 pounds since last Saturday! I had gotten up to 159, and this morning I was 153 :) At least I’m back in the “normal” BMI range. And all of the carb cravings are gone! Head hunger is still a bear, but I think that’s something I’m always gonna have to deal with. The scary part is...I had gotten to the point where I couldn’t tell the difference between real hunger and head hunger anymore. Kind of like before surgery. That’s part of why this pouch test is so good for me :) If you stay busy, the 5 days will fly by! I’m here for you ❤️

    Congratulations Trish - I'm proud of you.    :wub:

  2. 11 hours ago, LeeC said:

    You can go online with Costco and have premier protein shakes delivered.  I just did it this morning.  You can do this and you will have your surgery in due time.  Take care.

    Good advice Lee - I live in the boonies and shop a lot online with Walmart.   I included a case of Protein2o Protein Infused Water and Protein2o Protein Infused Water (amongst other things).  It's free delivery on $35 and over.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear that your WLS has been cancelled Thawk.  These are not good times but I suspect that most - if not all non essential surgeries have (or will be) cancelled.

    My husband (in his mid-80's) has heart failure and was supposed to see his cardiologist this week but that too has been put on hold.    

  4. On 3/8/2020 at 3:33 PM, Res Ipsa said:

    .....My golden retriever Seamus (who is now 11months old) is a wonderful dog - sweet, supportive and easy to be around. He gives me great joy. 

    Seamus is gorgeous!

    As you know, I opened up my home (and heart) to a rescue chocolate labrador back in September and she has turned my world around - for the better.  Labs and retrievers need a lot of exercise to keep them happy and healthy and without a doubt, I feel all the better for it too. 


  5. Welcome It's Lit.

    I don't think it's unusual for NUT's to be against smoothies in general.  Mostly because they don't want us drinking our calories with the exception of protein shakes.

    Also, I did a search for recipes and personally, even at almost 13 post-RNY, I would have difficulty with the sugars in recipes like the following.  It would have me dumping like this one from JJ Smith like there's no tomorrow:

    2 large handfuls spinach
    1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
    2 cups frozen peaches
    2 bananas
    1 packet Stevia
    2 cups water

  6. Welcome to Thinner Times Vicky!

    Sorry to hear you're off to a rough start.  Try some of the clear protein drinks.  I don't know what's available in the UK but you can certainly get a reasonable variety on Amazon UK.    Sainsbury's has Upbeat Protein & Vitamin Water

    I found most of them a little strong but they were great diluted with some water.

  7. Welcome to the losers bench 1Badbeat!

    It's important to have a drink close by you at all times - that'll make you more inclined to drink more often so in theory, you'll be less likely to take too big a mouthful.

    I doubt you'll have much of any sensation of fullness after 1/2 cup of soup unless it was thick/chunky.

    The scales are going to drive you nuts - you've lost 9lb in 9 days which is excellent.  I chose not to have scales in the house until I got into the normal BMI for my height.  I was obsessed with the damn things.  That was probably the smartest thing I did because it allowed me to focus on following the programme and upping my exercise.

  8. Because I had never been anything than overweight/obese that I could remember, I decided just to get to a normal BMI for my height and take it from there.  I was never given a goal weight (and never asked for one).

    Once I got into the normal BMI range, I had a bone density test which showed that I had a below normal frame size.  My shoe size went from a 7 - 8 extra wide down to a 5 1/2.  My wedding ring went from an 8 down to a 4 at my lowest but ended up having it resized to a 4.5 - now it's back to a 4.

    It's my experience that my body told me where I felt most comfortable with weight-wise but something I was not going to settle for was a weight that was above the normal range for my height.


  9. Welcome Kmanzer!

    Early out, I was prescribed a medication that could not be crushed.  I was told to use a pill splitter to cut it into quarters (pieces small enough to swallow whole) and put one piece at a time in a spoon of jello or yogurt and chase each spoonful with a drink of water.