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on 6/22/18 6:21 pm
Topic: RE: 3-Years Post-Op Check In w/Photos!!

Oh, I love it! I was just sleeved 2 weeks and 3 days ago and was having a tough day today (feeling hungry!). This post gives me life.

Valerie G.
on 6/22/18 5:53 pm, edited 6/22/18 10:56 am - Northwest Mountains, GA
Topic: RE: Will I be able to enjoy my 5th year anniversary?

Foods are going to be so iffy that early on to solid foods, and pasta will blow up in your tiny stomach like a blimp after only a couple of bites and chicken can be hard to digest at first, sitting in your stomach like a brick. If you want to truly enjoy it, I would wait for another special occasion several months down the line. I am also a lover of a good Alfredo, too and instead of pasta, I have them replace it with some broccoli or another veggie to go with the chicken. Eggplant, mushrooms and zucchini also go well with the sauce and chicken. Right now, you're lucky to enjoy a few bites of anything before you're asking for a carry-out box.

11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's to the mashed potatoes

Valerie G.
on 6/22/18 5:46 pm - Northwest Mountains, GA
Topic: RE: Discouraged

You have a lot of unnecessary carbs in your day:

  • tortilla chips (corn is high glycemic index...sugars)
  • banana (high natural sugars)
  • apple (natural sugars again)
  • pancake (if you're trying to lose weight, even gluten-free, just no..)
  • rice (might as well have potatoes too)
  • cheerios (they are for toddlers, low in sugar - high carbs)

If you're going to have carbs in your snack, try to override with protein. Get something with favorable nutritional value that is hard to achieve with a vitamin:

  • cheese (cubes, cottage, ricotta)
  • yogurt
  • nuts
  • hummus w/raw veggies
  • deviled eggs
  • roasted pea pods (new fav of mine)

You'll find yourself needing to snack less. Protein has more calories, too. Try instead of pointless "fillers" to keep under 1000 calories, limiting your carbs to 50 or less and get more protein from food instead of a drink. You'll feel more satiated.

11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's to the mashed potatoes

on 6/22/18 4:08 pm
VSG on 10/11/16
Topic: RE: 3-Years Post-Op Check In w/Photos!!

You look great, but what happened to that tattoo?

Total weight lost 218 lbs. Current weight 263, 37 lbs below goal.

on 6/22/18 3:57 pm
VSG on 10/11/16
Topic: RE: Doing well on my vacation

I do hundreds of miles each week. I carry Nature Valley protein bars and beef jerky with me for those times where I can't find good food to eat. I also carry nuts, although some do not think they are a good idea. It all works for me.

Total weight lost 218 lbs. Current weight 263, 37 lbs below goal.

Kathy S.
on 6/22/18 2:47 pm - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with
Topic: RE: 3-Years Post-Op Check In w/Photos!!

Congratulations! You look amazing!

Image result for fireworks gif

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 6/22/18 2:33 pm
VSG on 06/20/18
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Friday, June 22, 2018

Week 1 clear liquids.

Isopure 12 oz

decaf tea 8oz

protwin jello 4 oz

crystal light with isopure powder 24oz (took 4 hours)

chicken broth with isopure 6 oz.

ice pop

Getting this liquid In is hard

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 6/22/18 2:06 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Friday, June 22, 2018

It takes a while to get used to eating some things and sometimes especially early on you have too much before you realize it.

Aruba is warm and windy all the time (day and night). So though it is always about 80-85, there is a warm breeze blowing. I especially love the air at night. And of course the water is amazing. Warm, but not too warm.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 6/22/18 1:29 pm
VSG on 06/07/18 with
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Friday, June 22, 2018

Hello Sleevers! I had a post yesterday, but closed the window before I posted it. For what it's worth, I love traveling solo. LOL Liz, your pictures are amazing. What's the heat/humidity like in Aruba? I don't tolerate wet heat very well.

QOTD: I figure they'll be taking me out from my job on a gurney. I'd love to think I'll retire in 7 or so years, but honestly, I'll be bored out of my gourd and probably eating cat food if I did. Though between my retirement and social security I may be ok.

I'm tolerating most everything I've tried pretty good. I made a shrimp ceviche yesterday for lunch and it was so freaking good...but my stomach didn't think too much of it. I didn't get the foamies or throw up, but my stomach/intestines were not happy for pretty much the rest of the day. I gave the rest of it to my husband.

Today's menu:

Teresa (WA State)
My blog: Corpulent Compulsions

VSG on June 7, 2018
First consult: 303 n Surgery Weight: 260 n CW: 253 n GW: 150

Citizen (USA & Brit) Kim
on 6/22/18 1:08 pm - Castle Rock, CO
Topic: RE: The killjoy of comparison

To give support day in and day out? I don't feel my pictures are anywhere near as valuable as the thousands of pieces of advice I have given over the years, but if anyone were interested, I could show them the ones on my profile.

I'm sure posting your pictures was very altruistic of you. Congratulations on your success, I look forward to you popping in with more pictures next year.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist