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About cherylm321

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  • Birthday March 21

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  • Location
    New Jersey


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Kini
  • Hospital
    Mount Sinai
  • Height (ft-in)
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. cherylm321

    Ravenously hungry

    Definitely sounds like acid to me too. I was on acid reducers for the first month after surgery.
  2. cherylm321

    "This Is Us"

    Yes! It's such a well-done show. I wonder if the actress wanted WLS so they are possibly writing it in...
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    Wow, I made it!

    Fantastic! !
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    Hair loss questions from a desperate soul

    I've had two surgeries since the sleeve just over 3 years ago, and have lost tons of hair after each one. Good thing it started out really thick!
  5. cherylm321

    Food addiction?

    Wendy, I want to thank you for starting this thread, and being so open and honest about it. I'm battling similar demons, and really need to get it under control NOW. Can't wait for the book to arrive-if that doesn't help I'm going to have to haul myself to a therapist. I'm finding myself making good food choices and planning, then derailing myself with out of control snacking. Not on poor foods necessarily, but sliders that lead to grazing (Skinnypop, Yasso bars, sunflower seeds).
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    Before and After Pics???

    Definitely take before photos! I also took my waist measurement (wish I had done more) and it's a great thing to be able to put a tape measure around- holding it out to my previous 46" -just to remind myself where I started, and how far I've come.
  7. I think you meant to type 379...I was thinking-wow, it took 10 months to lose 40 pounds?!? Congrats! And pics are definitely in order!
  8. cherylm321

    Food addiction?

    Just ordered a copy on Barnes and Noble for $1.99. Thanks for the recommendation, Wendy!
  9. cherylm321


    Take a look: Drinking Alcohol Q: Can I drink alcohol after surgery? A: Alcohol is not recommended after bariatric surgery. Alcohol contains calories but minimal nutrition and will work against your weight loss goal. For example, wine contains twice the calories per ounce that regular soda does. The absorption of alcohol changes with gastric bypass and gastric sleeve because an enzyme in the stomach which usually begins to digest alcohol is absent or greatly reduced. Alcohol may also be absorbed more quickly into the body after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve. The absorbed alcohol will be more potent, and studies have demonstrated that obesity surgery patients reach a higher alcohol level and maintain the higher levels for a longer period than others. In some patients, alcohol use can increase and lead to alcohol dependence. For all of these reasons, it is recommended to avoid alcohol after bariatric surgery.
  10. cherylm321

    Food addiction?

    Thank you for this post, Wendy. Can you give the title of the book you mentioned?
  11. cherylm321

    Portion controlled containers

    I usually eat 2.5-3 ounces of dense protein.
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    I think it's the sleeve.
  13. cherylm321

    Portion controlled containers

    I think weighing food on a scale is a better idea than portion containers-at least for your protein. If you are having 4 ounces of anything, it should be protein. I do measure things like shredded cheese or yogurt iin measuring cups, but weigh just about everything else.
  14. cherylm321

    Sweater weather

    I wore my wool coat today for the first time this season. Too soon!!!
  15. cherylm321

    Need an accurate scale

    I have a scale that I like...doesn't look like the exact one is available anymore, but there is probably a new version now. I like that it gives .1 pound increments, and it is very consistent.