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    LeeAnn Peluso
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    UPMC St. Margaret's
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  1. I've had some pretty significant hair loss even with taking biotin. Luckily, my hair was pretty thick to start with, so no one can really tell but me.
  2. annabp

    down 115 lbs!

    Thank you, everyone, for all your kind words!
  3. Hi all! I've been MIA from this site for a while. Had a couple of stricture issues, spent almost 2 weeks in the hospital, yadda yadda yadda... I am happy to report that all seems to be back to normal now. Surgery was 12/11/12, and I am down almost 114 lbs. I hadn't weighed myself for a while when I was sick, so imagine my surprise when I stepped on and found that I was under 200 lbs! It has been many, many years since that was the case. I actually cried! lol So glad to hear of all of your successes as well!
  4. No secrets to it, GAviv! Just trying to follow my program, get my fluids & protein in, & exercise a little. Believe me, I struggle with some of those things plenty! KimmieB- catch up with me? Heck girl, you're already there! Keep up the good work!
  5. Mine has all been post op. I wasn't required to lose anything pre op.
  6. My bypass was Dec. 11, and I am down 78lbs as of today.
  7. I am so struggling with this too! I am about 3 1/2 months post op, and I feel like I am eating less now than when I was on puréed. It's become a challenge to get my protein in as I just don't really ever feel like eating. (Thank goodness for my shakes!) It's not a matter of not tolerating things or getting sick, just don't feel like eating. I recognize that it's an issue, and am continuing to work on it. Like so many other things along this journey, it's a process...
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  9. A tip on the eggs - try cooking them in the microwave. I found that when I cooked them in a pan on the stovetop, I had problems with them. I tried doing them in the microwave, and the texture is totally different, in a good way. Much lighter and airier (is that even a word?). BTW, love your blog!
  10. Congratulations! You look amazing!
  11. Anybody use these? I am really getting tired of the chewable ones, and wondered if, at about 3 months post op, the capsules would be doable. I take a Prilosec capsule daily and have no problem with that or other various pills I take. Are they comparable to the Prilosec in size?
  12. With a lot of the different shakes I tried, I found the biggest hurdle to get over was the smell. Just getting a whiff of that protein smell was enough to turn my stomach, regardless of the taste. I highly suggest getting a couple blender bottles or some other sort of container with a lid. I found that once I took the smell aspect out of the equation, it was much easier to taste the various brands/flavors and figure out which ones I actually liked.