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About SkinnyMinnie123

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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Expected recovery time after sleeve surgery?

    I had my surgery on a Weds and went back to work the following Weds. Honestly I could have gone back the following Mon. I felt totally fine after just a few days.
  2. Pictures... To see what my brain can't!

    Wowzers! What a difference. Good job!
  3. Greek Yogurt

    I'll have to give it a try... we've only got ONE where we live and it's rather inconvenient to get to, but if I drive home from work the right way I can stop by. I actually try to avoid that store cause they've got SOOOO many good and very naughty treats! But maybe I can discipline myself to JUST walk to the yogurt section. No looking at anything else!
  4. Greek Yogurt

    I've never tried adding anything to yogurt. I've seen a lot of people say that they do that, but I've never tried it. It seems like it would make it gritty or something. Texture is a BIG thing with me...
  5. Greek Yogurt

    I've been too chicken to try Fage yet. It's so much more expensive and I worry that it will be nasty. I had a carton of it my hand today, but ended up setting it down. I keep trying to work up the nerve to try plain greek yogurt, but haven't gotten that far yet.
  6. Greek Yogurt

    I'm sitting here knoshing on Chobani Vanilla bean. I have to admit, my fav has been Dannon Oikos Vanilla. But after reading this I've decided to switch to Chobani. I think I will get used to it, but might have a period of mourning over my Oikos.
  7. Greek Yogurt

    I know a lot of us use Greek yogurt as a staple in our diets, but I've long suspected that not all Greek yogurts are created equal and I've grown to be a more suspicious consumer since I've started this weight loss journey. There are a lot of companies that jump on the "healthy" bandwagon but really are deceiving us. I found this article that ranks the different Greek yogurt varieties that may be of interest to some: Let me know what you think
  8. moving and taking it harder than normal

    Although my situation isn't nearly as drastic as yours, I can certainly empathize. We're in the process of selling our house so that we can get on better financial ground. I'm not happy about it. Although things should be great after the sale goes through, I'm not looking forward to the change. I love my house and I'm comfortable here. I had intended this to be my forever house. I have no idea what the future holds and that's scary. I don't know what the answer is... for me I try to focus on the positives as much as possible. As Dorey from Finding Nemo says, "just keep swimmin'". I'm with you tho, even the positives don't feel worth it sometimes. I guess it just boils down to change being hard. But, generally, things have a way of working themselves out. I read a quote the other day that helped me a bit. I've heard it before, but it was a good reminder. "Things will be ok in the end. If they're not ok, it's not the end" Good luck! Hopefully it's the start of something great and you'll look back and say "if we hadn't have moved, x x and x wouldn't have happened".
  9. Fun after Bariatric surgery

    Oh man.. I used to work in the tax industry (for the big guys themselves... That three letter agency people are scared of... may I emphasize the USED TO in case anyone wants to yell at me) Needless to say, I DO NOT envy you. April is the worst time of the year for people in your profession! Well... that and Oct 15th...
  10. Indigestion can anyone help?

    Ugh, my heartburn's been WAY worse post op than it was before. Prilosec (generic is called Omeprozole) It's the only thing that saves me. Insurance covers it for fairly cheap for me, but it's also pretty cheap at wal-mart and/ or Costco. Look for the generic name if you buy it at wal-mart or Costco.. same thing but cheaper than Prilosec OTC
  11. High Heel Shoes

    I can't wear heels (damn MS and my tendency to fall over...) but I've been so excited since losing weight at how much better I look in flats. I always felt ballet flats were a skinny girl shoe before. Now they're a Me girl thing! I love them!
  12. one month post op and not losing i need help

    Trust me... I think nearly everyone on this site has gone through a period where they thought "Yup, I'm the one person in the world that the surgery didn't work for". You're not. Just keep doing what you need to do. I didn't have GB so my initial eating experience was different, but it sounds others have given a lot of good advice. For me, I at lots of cottage cheese, protein shakes, yogurt and very, very moist chicken (like chicken salad and bbq chicken, etc) Also, look up threads on the dreaded week 3 stall. It can last for quite some time for some people. If I recall it lasted about two weeks for me.
  13. one month post op and not losing i need help

    I'm with Cinwa. 35lbs in 5 weeks? Were you expecting to have the surgery and wake up a size 2? I know, I know, you'll say you weren't.... but I think there's a little part in all of us that did/does. You have to balance realistic expectations against what you'd had built up in your mind. My first month after surgery I lost 19 lbs and then about 9-10 lbs each month thereafter. If you just look at it and say "woah, 9lbs in a month, that's not really very much", it's true. But 9-10 lbs a month for 6 months? Well, that's significant. Trust me, it all adds up... quicker than you expected... eventually. It's like compounding interest. It doesn't seem like much at first, but then you're like "woah! where did all that weight go". Getting past the first few months is the hardest cause you feel like you're doing all this work and don't really have much to show for it, but you'll get there. Keep you eyes set to about month 3 or 4. That's when you really feel and notice (not to mention that's about when other's notice) the change.
  14. Ok, I'd gained a few lbs the past few months, but wasn't really too bothered by it. Yesterday, my "fat jeans" were tight. This is not acceptable. Day 1 of getting back on the trail.

    1. cherylm321
    2. SkinnyMinnie123


      Thank you! Did good today. Phew! One day down...

  15. Breakfasts Have Become So Frustrating

    Cottage cheese and peaches? I like that in the mornings from time to time. How about oatmeal too? Since you're well onto maintainence phase, I would think having the whole grains of oatmeal would be ok in the mornings. I believe it has some protein too.... I'm an odd creature of habit. I actually look forward to my protein shake every morning and get thrown all off kilter if I don't have one