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About Beckiewiththegoodhair

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  • Birthday 11/21/1977

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    Washington DC
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    Dr C Steeve David
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I wore two dresses this week that I have never worn because they were too small and looked great. I had to wear spanx with one bc the material showed all the lumps and bumps but I looked great. Started running a couple weeks ago and let ok’ing forward to weight training once I get the okay. This is hard - there’s pain, discomfort, not knowing how something will go down (if it will go down), there’s diarrhea and dehydration. And mentally - wow. I use food for consolation and socialization so much! And if I feel down I cannot stuff my face and feel better. You realize how much eating has nothing to do with hunger. It’s different even from the lap band - maybe because I know it’s permanent? But it seems like as I get used to things and how and what to eat, I feel better and better.
  2. She’s great but I’m not a cook. Rotisserie chicken is a good idea.
  3. I am losing and looking good already. Still figuring out the stomach though. Gurgling. Diarrhea. Some vomiting/gagging. Overall though I am pretty happy with everything. I follow a couple VSG chefs but as someone who doesn’t really cook, it’s not so great for me. Any suggestions on quick meals to make or purchase that are diet friendly? Tuna and chicken salad I got as well as soups. Had sashimi today. Just need some staple options.
  4. Send your number! Tomorrow afternoon should be fine. Glad to be getting it to someone who will use it and to meet a fellow traveler.
  5. They are available! Let me know when you want to pick up. I’m in Petworth in NW DC.
  6. Nine days out. Those first few days were torture. So much pain I couldn’t imagine that it would end. But I was off meds after three days. Back in my office after five days. And it hasn’t been so bad. Some dumping symptoms - I ate a scoop of yogurt (low sugar) and it had me feeling light headed and dizzy for hours, for example. But I have been conscious about staying hydrated, trying to get down protein shakes - premier caramel and strawberry are good. Chike high protein coffee is a life changer! Trying to take it slow but it is hard - I mean that’s what got me fat in the first place! Not just eating slowly but taking these first few weeks slowly. I feel good so I want to move on to puréed foods but my stomach isn’t ready. But it tells me quickly to watch out and I listen the pounds are already coming off so fast. My face is thinner, stomach less bloated, my next official weigh in is on the 28th but my scale says I’m down 30 pounds - but that seems impossible
  7. I bought a case and hate them. Please take them off my hands. DC. Pick up only.
  8. Five days into a new normal. I feel okay, surprisingly. I am hungry however - which is not what I expected but not excessively hungry. Just had a cup of broth for lunch and will have a yogurt later. Still taking it easy but haven't been on pain meds since day 3. Mostly just tired, low energy, but so far not excessively so. I do have a crazy work life so that is a bit worrisome because I am out of office until Wednesday but still working from home and its not letting up. There is no such thing as letting people heal these days... Almost done with 32 ounce G2 which is a major improvement on getting in my liquids. The protein drinks though. So gross and artificial tasting. Any recommendations?? The strawberry Protein Plus is okay. But these Svelte brand drinks are nauseating as are the muscle milks. Is it better to do a powder with skim milk or water? Anyway, glad to have a place to turn to for information and advice.