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About Carina

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    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Carina

    Happy Fall! Pumpkin spice protein shake season

    Nice! I don't have a blender, but maybe it would work with a stick mixer.
  2. Carina

    Goal day!

    Fantastic! You must feel great.
  3. Carina

    Calcium Conundrum

    Man, I would just want to snack on those puppies.... Doesn't look like I can get them here, though.
  4. Carina

    Not exactly a recipe but...

    Whoa, what a fabulous idea! I work "alone" now, so no immediate colleagues, but I'm squirreling this idea a way to use at some point. Thanks!
  5. Carina

    Hi Everyone...Any advice?

    There's a lot of wisdom in these paragraphs (as usual)! Emma, this is the real deal. My two cents: at this point (18 months out) I am working on the emotional eating. I am lucky enough not to have had any complications with the surgery, and I can pretty much eat anything I want, just not much at once. That's both a blessing and a curse, as you can imagine. I think the work you have already done on creating a stable eating pattern (yay you!) will serve you well after surgery. The first few months are different, because you are "starting over" and then slowly introducing other kinds of food. But after a few months you will be back on "normal" food, just less of it and emphasizing healthy food. An occasional treat shouldn't be a problem. It sounds like you are really thinking this through, and that's great. That makes a good WLS patient. Feel free to message me (or anyone else, probably) if you want to chat. Good luck! You'll be OK.
  6. Carina

    One year!

    This is great...both your success and your way of writing about it. Cheers!
  7. Carina

    My Ongoing Transformation - After

    You look so healthy and happy! I bet you're fishing up a storm. Enjoy!
  8. Carina

    Energy? and transition

    This has been exactly my experience. I'm about a year and a half out, and I can definitely do a lot more than before surgery, which is great. But it's not like I magically started dancing through the meadows on my way to work or anything like that!
  9. Carina

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    Haha, you rock!
  10. Wow, @Aussie Bear, what a story.... Thinking of you!
  11. Carina

    Finally had my MRI and testing done

    Love you, Punkin, and I've got everything crossed for a good outcome. So sorry you have to wait so long for the next appointment. As others have said, try to do what's within your power to take care of yourself, like the vitamins, water, and protein. And try to rest when you can. So glad to hear from you; keep us posted when you can. PM me if you like.
  12. Is there a way you can make/get your iced coffee that doesn't involve 400 calories? That's a lot, but it would be nice to be able to enjoy coffee. Not sure where all those calories are coming from, but there are sugar-free syrups if you use those. Good luck!
  13. Carina

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    That looks very cute on you!
  14. Carina

    Traveling Post-Op

    Hi, @QuietMissB, just another thought: two months is not long after surgery. You will likely still be getting tired sooner than you'd like. You might want to go light on the scheduling as far as activities go, so you can really enjoy your trip. You can always add activities if you feel up to them.
  15. I think there are several people here who have been on a CPAP, including me. It's pretty common with obesity. Sounds like you are getting the right treatment for now and your PCP is alert to other tests that might help you. Good thing you went to see her! 80% is very low and you do want to figure out what's going on. Are you doing OK with the CPAP? I didn't have much trouble adjusting. It's a weird feeling, but once you trust that you really can breathe with that thing on your face, then it's OK. Good luck and keep us posted.