Carina

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About Carina

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Europe

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-09
  • Start Weight
    292.6
  • Current Weight
    212
  • Goal Weight
    198
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    31
  • Surgery Date
    04/14/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Carina

    Hi guys

    Hi @Kio, sorry to hear this. I can relate; we had our beloved dog put to sleep about ten days ago after a lifetime of caring for him and loving him so much, and several months of wondering when we would have to make the decision. We also worked in shifts so there was nearly always someone home with him, just in case. It was so hard, and we miss him so much.
  2. Keep on truckin', @Nana Trish! <3
  3. Nice! I don't have a blender, but maybe it would work with a stick mixer.
  4. Carina

    Goal day!

    Fantastic! You must feel great.
  5. Man, I would just want to snack on those puppies.... Doesn't look like I can get them here, though.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Carina

    One year!

    This is great...both your success and your way of writing about it. Cheers!
  9. You look so healthy and happy! I bet you're fishing up a storm. Enjoy!
  10. 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!
  11. 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. That looks very cute on you!