- HEALTH TRACKER
Thank you so much. And happy nurses day to you too.
You can order on the kids (of all ages) menu. I get the chicken tenderloins and greens. It also includes a beverage, which I get unsweet tea or decaf coffee. I drink a glass/cup before my meal and get a refill to go.
I understand. I'm a slow loser too. I lost 12 lbs first month, 11 lbs second month and 13 lbs the third month. I was a professional yo-yo dieter most of my life and it slowed my metabolism down. Three months after bypass, my heart rate at rest was in the 40s. I had multi lab test and saw a cardiologist who did an echo...all test normal. Due to a knee injury/repair, I can't do much in exercise. (I miss my NSAIDS!) Now over a year later, my heart rate is back to baseline of 60 and I initially lost another 7 lbs, but nothing in the past month. I'm now 18 months out and have lost 100 lbs (plus 26 lbs pre-op). I would like to lose another 45 lbs, but would be happy with 30 lbs.
I used to take those same capsules, until I found out a couple of months ago, that it wasn't 500mg but 145mg a capsule. I had been taking those over a year!
I haven't tried their milk, but eat their yogurt. Also Kroger has a lite Greek yogurt with 18 gm of protein, in 4 flavors (vanilla, strawberry, peach and blueberry). In my area, it's 80 cents each, so much cheaper than brand names. The Carbmaster has 8 gms protein and is 40 cents each with a lot of flavors.
Where does your cup leak? If the snap on spout isn't closed well, it can leak there. I had to stop using the top spout and screw off the lid, because I ripped off a fingernail trying to open it.
I have several shaker bottles with metal wisk ball that I got from GNC on sale.
Not necessarily. What is your level? Pre-op, I was only taking 2000 a day (soft gels), because there wasn't any malabsorption. Post-op, I'm need to take 10,000 a day of dry D3 to keep my level > 80.
I had a 3 week stall at 3 months. At 11 months, I had a 4 month stall.
My surgeon wanted me to start my multivitamin after I got home from surgery, so I had already purchased those. Everybody recuperates differently, but I was glad I already had them. I was over a week post-op before I left the house the first time.
I am so sorry Lora. Our 4-legged furry pets are our babies. Max will be much happier and not in pain in doggie Heaven. Gus will be there to help you grieve. Enjoy your cookie. Hugs.
Hello! I wanted the sleeve initially, but at the time, insurance wouldn't pay for it and I didn't have 20k lying around. My surgeon felt that the rny was better for me than the sleeve because of my severe GERD. Two months after jumping through the hoops with all the pre-op requirements (pulmonary, cardiology, swallow/UGI, nutrition, psych), I found out by my surgeon, that my insurance would pay for the sleeve, but he still felt the rny was better "for me," so, I chose the rny. My GERD is much better, but not 100%. My other co-morbidities, high BP, high cholesterol, shortness of breath, swollen ankles probable sleep apnea and pre-diabetic are cured. All which could happen with any large weight loss. I do miss my NSAIDS, because my repaired knee from injury continues to swell and hurt with walking. I consider myself fortunate to be a dumper, because it keeps me from eating too many sweets. (only 30% of rny dump) I wouldn't have that with the sleeve.
With either surgery, you still have to work at it to lose and maintain, for success. The calorie malabsorption of rny is temporary (about 18 months) and you're left with restriction and malabsorption of nutrients that have to be supplemented for life.
One comment on the band, it has over a 60% failure rate. Look at the revision board and you'll be surprised to see how many revised to a sleeve, rny or DS.
I use Nectar Chocolate Truffle to add to my diet Swiss miss pkts. I also use all water. Each microwave varies with cooking time, so you should use a cooking thermometer. Protein curdles if it gets hotter than 130 degrees, which is too hot for me to drink.
I mix 6 oz water with my hot chocolate and cook for about 1.5 mins in the microwave. I put 6 oz water and a scoop of protein powder in my shaker cup and mix. I add the heated hot chocolate to shaker cup with protein mixture. I shake again. Check temp. Usually that's not hot enough, so I pour most of it back into my cup and cook another 45 secs. and mix it back in the shaker cup. Recheck temp. Sometimes that's hot enough and sometimes it needs another 30 secs. Be careful if you use milk, it seems to heat up quicker than water.
I agree, the sizes have changed at least 2. In 1976, when I got married, I weighed 150 lbs and wore a 14. I also remembered my measurements, which are the same as a size 10. Currently, I'm a 16/18 and I would love to be a 10 or even an 8!
Your weight loss is great. It averages 4.18 lbs a week. For the first 6 months the average loss is 3-5 lbs a week. Mine was 2.35 lbs. Just continue to do what you can do and it will continue to come off. :)
You're doing OK. Everyone loses differently. There are a lot of varaibles, younger, high BMI, and males tend to lose quicker. Revisions tend to lose slower. Even though my BMI was 50, I'm 55, female and had a shot metabolism due to yo-yo dieting over the years. I am a slow loser. I lost 12 lbs the first month, 36 lbs by 3 months, 61 lbs by 6 months and 90 lbs by 1 year. Most people average 3-5 lbs a week for first 6 months. Mine was 2.35 lbs. Some weeks, you lose more and others you lose less/none. Continue to follow your plan and enjoy your journey. :)
I lost 26 lbs pre-op, but I've been a slow loser post-op. The first month, I lost 12 lbs. The 2nd month was 11 lbs and 3rd month was 13 lbs. By 6 months, I lost 61 lbs and a year was 90 lbs. In the past 4.5 months, I've lost 8 lbs, and 5 were in the last 6 weeks. (I reduced my carbs and increased my protein)
I gained 12 lbs in the hospital and it took 8 days to lose. I had been on BP med that was a diuretic, however, I am a slow loser and lost 12 lbs the first month (not counting the extra fluid). It is good that you're weighing once a week. Also, don't forget there is a 3 week plateau.