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happyteacher
on 12/2/16 5:10 pm
Topic: RE: Meh.

I second the idea of giving an online dating site a try. Gotta show up if you want to be seen kind of thing! Congrats on your awesome weightloss!!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 12/2/16 5:09 pm
Topic: RE: Meh.

I second the idea of giving an online dating site a try. Gotta show up if you want to be seen kind of thing! Congrats on your awesome weightloss!!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/18/16 7:02 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

My nephew is a chef as well. The first sous vide item I had first was a brisket he prepared. It was insanely delicious. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/18/16 7:00 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

There are a lot of DIY ways to sous vide. If you go to Chefsteps.com they actually have a section that will show you how to do it. I would for sure try it out first before you invest. I picked up the Joule as a preorder, so only $149 for it. Before I bought it though I used my bluetooth Instant Pot pressure cooker to cook my first sous vide. It only took one steak for me to start looking for a dedicated sous vide option. It is just that good! 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/18/16 6:57 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

We adore our air fryer! I find that especially since I had my gallbladder out and get sick if I eat fatty anything it has been especially helpful. Worth the purchase, especially if you have room to store it. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/18/16 6:55 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

Chefsteps has a video on how to make Eggs Benedict. I adore them, but never wanted to deal with making it. I can find it locally, but usually it is not very good. That is one that I am really going to look forward to making! Bought some fish tonight, and also bought two turkeys. Going to sous vide one and do the other the traditional way just in case :) 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/18/16 3:36 am
Topic: RE: My worst fear came true. :(

Regain is not entirely uncommon even if the sleeve does not stretch. I am about 30 pounds lighter than my one period that I regained. It went slower to get it off, so be patient. But it can come off! Maybe make a small goal to start with, like 5 pounds?

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 6:20 pm
Topic: RE: Plastic surgery

Congrats! You might want to ask your surgeon how much to have the tummy tuck part added on and muscles tightened. It was an extra $2,000 but holy heck did it make a huge difference!! It is never a great time to take 6 weeks to recover IMHO. Schedule it now, use the relative savings to cover the TT.  :)

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 6:13 pm
Topic: RE: My worst fear came true. :(

My sleeve was mishapen due to a hiatel hernia. Nearly all of the stomach was in the chest area, and it was stretched out and such. However, the surgeon said when he put the stomach back where it belonged it resumed back to the normal shape for the most part. 

It is not a forgone conclusion that you have to gain weight. You can do this- put yourself back in the weight loss mode mind set and work at it. You know how to lose 60 pounds! Exercise, eat protein first, all the normal stuff we always talk about here.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 6:08 pm
Topic: RE: NSV -- my friends are developing amnesia.

I totally agree that the old heavier image fades with people we know and see regularly. So glad that it took your friend some thinking to even realize what it meant!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 6:03 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

Have not tried fish yet, but am looking forward to it. Did pork chops tonight, and probably for the first time in my life they were not dry/tough. Fish is another one I am terrible at cooking, either over or under done and never at the right amount. I am also toying with the idea of doing the turkey this way, but slightly afraid of a colossal fail and I have family coming over. They would understand, but seems like a gamble. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 5:59 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

The bags have to be food grade, no bpa. Ziploc brand is Ok- the heavier ones that are labeled for the freezer. Off brand bags similar to Ziploc should be avoided. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 3:32 pm
Topic: RE: Received my first negative comment yesterday...How would you respond?

I wonder if she meant it as a compliment? I think your response was perfect. People really do need time to adjust to massive weight loss, and their brains remember us at full weight. Compared to full weight we are down right thin, but that is not the same thing as being at goal weight either. Hang in there and remember that it is because you are doing so well that something was mentioned.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/17/16 3:30 pm
Topic: RE: New Toy- Joule (sous vide cooker)

New toy that is a great tool to have for those of us who love tender cooked proteins! Joule is a sous vide appliance. If you are not familiar with sous vide it just means that you put your food items in a bag like a Ziploc or vacuum style sealed bag and cook it in a water bath. The  water is held at a very precise temperature, and it gives you a highly consistent result every time. I am prone to really overcooking meat, and holy yikes my stomach does not like that one bit! This cranks out crazy tender steak even when using sirloin. Anyway, if you are one afflicted with kitchen gadget disease it is a must have now in my book. At least this doesn't require a ton of storage space :) 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/16/16 2:52 pm
Topic: RE: Give me 10 truths about VSG

1) Does everyone get reflux? I have no history of it. No. And some of us who went into surgery with bad reflux find it resolved IF a hiatel hernia was reparied at the same time. This was my case. Then 4 years after surgery more reflux to the point I couldn't keep food down, and found out another large hiatel hernia. 

2) Do you get dumping with VSG? I do. Not as bad as a Rny patient, but enough that I need to be mindful.

3) I have read that some people cannot eat  months after surgery or they will vomit. Yep. We call it the "foamies" and you are going to want to avoid that. Trust me on this. 

4)Hair loss? Even if I eat all my required protein will I lose my hair? Does it grow back? I lost about a third of my hair, but also was dealing with some cander treatment at the same time. It did grow back. 

5)Did your mobility improve? Oh goodness yes!!

6)How long before your co-morbidities went into remission? No longer diabetic almost immediately. Some problems with low blood sugar early out, but once I figured out how to eat then it was not a problem. Cholesterol actually went up quite a bit due to surgery and caused me to have to start taking meds for it. Blew out the gallbladder, as I was allergic to the meds they gave me to protect the gallbladder. Mood improved greatly, as there was a tremendous increase in the quality of life. I was not clinically depressed prior to surgery, but in a dark place nonetheless.

7)After surgery you can only eat or drink a little at a time. If a protein shake has 11 oz how long did it take you to drink it? Hours? First couple of weeks I actually opted for an option that drank more like Koolaid. Isopure. I found the shakes to be too heavy at first. This resolved by a month out. I did not have issues in general with getting liquids in, but was always careful to have them with me to sip on.

8)Any complications? Directly out of surgery, none. A couple years later a gallbladder was lost and a second large hiatel hernia repaired. Both might have happened anyway without the sleeve surgery.

9) What pre-op testing was required? Shrink, blood work, meeting with nutritionists, sleep center was waived due to being married to a guy that worked at one and also working in one so we know what it looks/sounds like to have apnea and we don't have issues, stress test for the heart. Probably missing something, as there was a slew. Took me a couple  months to get through them all.

10) Any regrets? either having WLS or the type you chose. None. Unless the hiatel hernia comes back again, because then I will have to revise to Rny. If that were to occur than I would likely regret not going RNy in the first place.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/16/16 2:39 pm
Topic: RE: Sheesh, ya think I'd know better...

Yes, we can dump. There is a much smaller percentage of us that do, but it can happen. I have also endured this, but usually mine comes in the form of heart palpitations.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/16/16 2:36 pm
Topic: RE: Spaghettie squash lasagna, and Greek yogurt

IP is short for Instant Pot- a brand of a pressure cooker, not a quick fix for a smoke type thing! PIP is "pot in pot". This is where you pu****er in the pressure cooker, then a trivet on the bottom, and then a pot on top of the trivet. This allows the contents to cook under pressure without getting soppy wet in the water. 

If you are not one that uses a pressure cooker, it might be worth checking into. You can cook a full meal in 15 minutes and have it be lean protein, veggies, etc with minimal fat or processed food. I swear by it, and it for sure helps me to maintain my weight due to skipping going out to eat all the time. I also save a small fortune by making my own yogurt in it. 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/16/16 2:33 pm
Topic: RE: Spaghettie squash lasagna, and Greek yogurt

Oh, he might really like it then. You get the creaminess part, but no texture issues. :) 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/15/16 5:03 pm
Topic: RE: Spaghettie squash lasagna, and Greek yogurt

I have made lasagna without noodles and instead using spaghetti squash- very tasty and pretty good stats. Tonight I had cooked the squash, then realized I didn't have the fat free ricotta. I have buckets of fat free plain yogurt though, so used that with an egg in it and shredded parmesan. Wasn't sure if it would work, but holy smokes! We liked it a lot better than the ricotta version. Here is the recipe- I used the pressure cooker, but it for sure would be good in the oven as well. 

1 spaghetti squash

2 cups meat sauce (or sauce of choice)

1 cup or so of fat free Greek yogurt

1 egg, whisked

Parmesan cheese, shredded (didn't measure, but a handful)

low fat mozzarella cheese

pasta sprinkle (spice blend from Penzeys, similar to Italian herb mix)

salt and pepper

Directions:

Toss the squash in the IP whole, no punctures needed with 1.5 cups water. High pressure 20 minutes, quick release. (Or cook it in the stove until done). While that cooks, blend the yogurt, Parmesan, pasta sprinkle, salt and pepper. Once squash is done, scoop out the seeds. Layer squash, yogurt, meat sauce, and mozzarella. Repeat to fill your dish. You can make it directly in the IP liner, but I prefer the PIP method. 20 minutes high. Fold tin foil strips to make a sling to go under the PIP so you can get it out. I forgot, so the hubby had to fi**** out. He is getting very good at that at this point since I routinely forget.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/12/16 1:21 pm
Topic: RE: GERD, Vyvanse, and EGDs, oh my (an update)

I always love your replies. Off to check out the article now, thank you!

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/12/16 12:57 pm
Topic: RE: DIY Sugar free Torani syrups

Dollar tree sometimes has the caramel, but there is not enough caramel flavor or something in general is just a little off. You can make it hazelnut simply by swapping out the extract. The same recipe above, in other words, can mutate into vanilla, mint, coconut, mocha, etc just by changing up the extract. I am going to a do a batch of caramel vanilla to see if I like it.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/12/16 11:49 am
Topic: RE: DIY Sugar free Torani syrups

Ran out of my Salted Caramel sugar free Torani sryup. This time though, I couldn't spend the $100 on Netrition.com to get my bulk order (saving pennies to pay the daughter's rent while she is in college). I realized that it should be easy enough to make. Took some searching to find a sugar free simple syrup recipe, and never did find a recipe for the caramel sugar free stuff. But it wasn't hard at all!

1 cup water, boiling

1 cup Splenda

Caramel extract

 

Dissolve the splenda in the boiling water. Add the caramel extract to taste (I went by color for my first batch). Store in an air tight container in the fridge- but only because I don't know it is Ok to keep on the counter. Sooooo much cheaper to make and it took just a couple of minutes. The time spent was mostly waiting for the water to boil :) 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/12/16 11:34 am
Topic: RE: Ketchup!

I am sure most all of you are aware of how much sugar is in commercial ketchup. I started buying a sugar free version online at Amazon, but hated how pricey it was relatively speaking. In class I am teaching the nutrition unit, and we talk about the sugar in ketchup- the kids were floored once they realized how much was in there. One of my cuties raised his hand and piped in that this is why his mom makes it homemade. Well duh! I never thought to Google a sugar free recipe. I assumed it would be a long simmer type process, and that I could toss it in the pressure cooker. Nope- way easier! A few commonly stocked pantry items tossed in the Vitamix and done! I adjusted the recipe below based on a few different ones I found online, and it turned out to be a great starting point. I will adjust a little more on the next batch, but it really seemed like it is a can't **** it up type process.  The Chef Steps recipe called for glucose syrup, so I used my Vita Fiber syrup instead- worked well. You can skip that and use a little more xanthum gum I think if you want to lower the calories. Also, there is a cheaper alternative to the Vita Fiber syrup out there, but I cannot recall the brand- but it was a lot cheaper.

 

Here you go if you are interested:

1 can tomatoe paste (6 ounces)

6 ounces distilled white vinegar

6 ounces Vita Fiber syrup (note: sugar free, but NOT calorie free!)

3/4 tsp salt

3/4 tsp granulated onion powder

3/4 tsp granulated garlic powder

1/4 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp cloves

couple dashes of cayenne pepper

2 drops or so of liquid stevia

1/4 tsp xanthum gum (approximately, I spilled the stuff so scraped it off the counter- not sure how much I ended tossing in!)

 

Everything but the xanthum gum in the blender, and blend. Once you can see the vortex going, sprinkle in the xanthum gum and blend. Done! I am putting it in a flip top styled bottle and am reading online it is good for about 2 weeks. I was paying nearly $4 for a small bottle before so this makes me happy! Not to mention I can adjust the seasoning more to my taste.

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/11/16 7:02 pm
Topic: RE: GERD, Vyvanse, and EGDs, oh my (an update)

I am glad to read that you found some relief with the Gerd! Avoiding lactose is a bummer, but at least it is something within your sphere of influence and seems to be dramatically helping. My daughter takes Vyvanse (when she remembers anyway). Initially she lost weight, but eventually started to gain a little due to changing her eating habits to her boyfriend's junk food driven diet. Not that she is heavy at all, but heavier than she used to be. She asked at the beginning of the school year if it might be needed to increase her dose, due to it losing effectiveness. Not sure if this might be an issue for you, nor do I know if there is a point she just becomes more and more habituated to it. In her case she doesn't take it at all over the summer or on the weekends. Not sure if that is long enough to detox, but it can't hurt. Anyway, after that rambling my question is if you are aware of any research indicating the propensity to habituate to the drug and needing it to spiral up in the dosage to maintain effectiveness?

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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happyteacher
on 11/3/16 5:12 pm
Topic: RE: 2nd Hiatal Hernia Repair... Gastro or Bariatric Surgeon ?

I too had a hiatel hernia repaired during the sleeve surgery. A few years later, another large hiatel hernia. I went to a gastro doc to get it diagnosed, but when we discussed who should do the surgery he was 100% supportive of my bariatric guy doing both that and taking out the bum gallbladder. (My bariatric guy is an internist.) So far so good. He did tell me that if it is an issue again, I am looking at a revision to rny. He also said it was a lot higher risk due to being the second time. Try to find a bariatric guy who has done 2nd repairs like this if possible.  Here is hoping it holds. :) 

Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  A little less carb eating compared to my weight loss phase loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 103%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) now size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost  

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