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  1. That's what I do before high-days and holidays. Just 2 or 3 lb is what I usually aim for which gives me a little bit of leeway but I'm still mindful not to overdo it and so far, it's worked. I shall be 12 years out on Tuesday and as of this morning, I'm still holding fast at 123.6lb. p.s. I dream about those cookies you made me ..... the lemon ones especially - I shared the others but not those.
  2. Yay! Welcome to Thinner Times David! Not long to go until you're on the losers bench but you're off to a great start by kicking those 50lb to the kerb pre-op. That shows an amazing commitment to the programme.
  3. Welcome to Thinner Times Kay! Just a tip - don't stock up on anything pre-WLS because you can't rely on liking/tolerating the same stuff post-op as you do pre-op - tastes can change post-op. But to get back to your post - yep! I added protein powder (Syntrax Nectar Cappuccino was and still is my choice) to plain yogurt - better still if I did it a good hour or more before eating it.
  4. I unashamedly admit that I bought a variety of Papa Trish's cookies last Christmas (4 or 5 different ones) and can vouch that every single one was absolutely delicious - lemon being my favourite. They were vacuum sealed, well packaged (not one was broken in transit across the country) and kept well in the freezer (not that they lasted too long! ).
  5. I'm sorry you had to go through that Sarsar. Can you tell us what you ate (and how much) when this happened?
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    feeling yucky

    I'm sorry to hear about ulcers Tracy but at least you know what the problem is. I haven't had to deal with ulcers but a WLS buddy has and this gives a list from this website of what to eat and what to avoid: Eat: yogurt, miso, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and tempeh are rich in “good” bacteria called probiotics. They may help ulcers by fighting an H. pylori infection or by helping treatments work better. Apples, pears, oatmeal, and other foods that are high in fiber are good for ulcers in two ways. Fiber can lower the amount of acid in your stomach while easing bloating and pain. Sweet potato, red bell pepper. Drop the milk - it used to be thought to be a good thing but apparently, it can cause your stomach/pouch to produce more acid. And keep to a low fat diet. According to a review from 2014, probiotics cannot kill H. pylori bacteria. However, they may reduce the amount of bacteria present, speed up the healing process, and improve some symptoms. There's more to it so read the link .... I hope you feel better soon.
  7. Congratulations Robin - you are off to a great start!
  8. I haven't had a revision Blayze so can't help you there but welcome to Thinner Times.
  9. I could have made a career out of yoyo-ing diets.
  10. Welcome to Thinner Times Hope! I didn't set out to have bariatric surgery. I was referred to a surgeon about a large umbilical hernia which was causing a lot of discomfort. He said I needed surgery but unless I lost weight and kept it off, the mesh patch wasn't likely to hold. I told him that I had a 30+ year documented history of yoyo dieting, only to end up heavier each time and didn't remember a time when I wasn't obese/morbidly obese. He asked if I had considered bariatric surgery. I was 52. I had zero idea of what was involved but agreed to go on the bariatric programme and it didn't take but one session to make me realise that a RNY was probably my last hope. So! Here I am - just a few days away from my 12th anniversary. I've stuck with the programme, kept up with exercising and as of today, I'm holding at 120-125lb. I have zero morbidities and take no prescribed medications - acetaminophen occasionally for a touch of arthritis. If I had to do it all again tomorrow, I'd be skipping into theatre because WLS has given me a truly amazing life.
  11. Welcome to Thinner Times Margaret!
  12. LOL! Yep! I'm sure that jersey feels like a dress - it certainly looks like one. But isn't that a great feeling! You really have done an amazing job.
  13. My favourites (and I still have my nutrition guidelines and notes from my WLS back in 2007 and I didn't always go for really low or non-fat), strained Progressos Traditional Chicken and Wild Rice, Minestrone, Italian Style Wedding, French Onion, Pacific Foods Organic Spicy Black Bean & Kale, their Hearty Soup Split Pea & Uncured Ham, (their all really good when you get to the pureed solids stage too). None of the strained bits went to waste - my dog loved them with her dinner.
  14. Congratulations Dunndeal and congratulations on your 5th surgiversary! Got to tell you - my DH was walking behind me as I was looking at your photo. His exact words: "She's gorgeous".
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    Hi all!

    Welcome to Thinner Times José and congratulations on getting off to a great start with losing that first 40lb.
  16. Congratulations and a happy 4th surgiversary to you for tomorrow kdeniset!
  17. He was doing that from a week post-op (a serving of Upcal-D is 5g which is a tad over 1 level teaspoon. I've sprinkled it onto yogurt as I'm eating it. It's pretty much tasteless. A little granular but nothing that bothered me.
  18. I found this on the National Headache Foundation website: There are many factors to be considered in a post-operative headache syndrome, with anesthetic agents serving as just one factor. Fasting prior to surgery can act as a headache trigger for some people. Other factors are related to being in the hospital itself and can include sleep changes, dietary changes, caffeine withdrawal, and the stress of being away from your usual environment.....
  19. I'll be thinking of you - have a safe trip to the losers bench.
  20. Congratulations and welcome to the losers bench!
  21. My choice from day one is Syntrax Nectar Whey Protein Isolate. I like the shake type flavours but it comes in fruity ones too. If you're interested in trying it, do a search for sample packs rather than buying big tubs first. It'll save you money in the long run.
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    Jackey N.

    Welcome to Thinner Times jny218 - I look forward to following you on your journey.
  23. Welcome to Thinner Times! I'm sorry you're having to have a revision. I have never had to deal with GERD but I've been around this forum long enough to know that it's not something you'd wish on anyone.