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happyteacher
on 4/17/15 3:12 pm
Topic: RE: Protein Smoothie I've Been LOVING

Ran it through MFP, 356 cal, 47 carb, 41 protein (with skim milk), 23 sugar, 8 fiber. This would make a lot, and I wonder if half would be more typical for the weight loss phase? It totally meets my protein to calorie ratio, so if I scale down the portion a tad it works fine. 

Strawberries - Raw, 0.5 cup, halves 24 6 4 1 2 2 Ico_delete
Blueberries - Raw, 0.5 cup 41 11 7 1 2 1 Ico_delete
Blackberries - Raw, 0.5 cup 31 7 4 1 4 2 Ico_delete
Dannon - Greek Light and Fit Blueberry Yogurt (150g), 1 container (150g) 80 9 7 12 0 0 Ico_delete
Milk - Nonfat (fat free or skim), 1 cup 86 12 0 8 0 1 Ico_delete
Jarrow - Unflavored Whey Protein, 1 Scoop 94 2 1 18 0 2 Ico_delete
Add Ingredient              

 

Total: 356 47 23 41 8 8  
Per Serving: 356 47 23 41 8 8

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/17/15 3:04 pm
Topic: RE: Protein Smoothie I've Been LOVING

This sounds really good. I just found a big ol' container of unflavored protein powder. If it is still good I am going with this. Thanks for posting!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/17/15 2:59 pm
Topic: RE: Did the vertical sleeve surgery cure your diabetes?

Diagnosed diabetic officially just a month or so before surgury. Normal A1C post surgery. Slight creep in the last 6 months and now sitting at the very low end of the pre-diabetic range. I gained and lost a gob. So far so good on making goal and staying there, and that never would have happened without the surgery.

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 5:00 pm
Topic: RE: Wasting Food

Agree. Initially i was sensitive about asking my family to purge the junk food and healthy up the meals. My husband especially as it was really bad diet wise and did not want to give up the fried fatty stuff. My daughters finally told me they WANTED to, but dad wasn't going for it. We got dad on track after he realized I might eat something that could really hurt me right after surgery. We all benefited and healthy can taste great too!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:45 pm
Topic: RE: BREAKING NEWS: WOMAN FROM NEW BRUNSWICK GROWS WINGS!!!

I am smiling a mile wide for you- congrats!!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:36 pm
Topic: RE: Bruising?

You need to see a doctor, it is not typical to bruise easily post op. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:32 pm
Topic: RE: constant cold feet and hands

We had a former poster explain it once... I am going to paraphrase (badly) and I cannot verify if it is true- but it does kind of make sense. There are different types of fat cells. During weight loss we lose the ones that are insulating. After weight loss stops eventually it evens out again and you are not as cold.

I am a few years out. I FROZE during the weightloss phase. No joke, in 90 degree heat I would go sit in my oven of a car for 5 minutes or so in an attempt to warm up. This past winter I noticed it was better- not normal, but better. When I put myself back in weight loss mode for brief stints (around 1-2 weeks normally) I get cold again. Go figure. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:23 pm
Topic: RE: Antihistamines

I take a slow release of adderol without an issue- 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:22 pm
Topic: RE: Antihistamines

I take the daily- no issue. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:14 pm
Topic: RE: Back again

If I had to choose the loose skin or the fat, the loose skin wins every time. Try not to worry about that... once you lose the weight to cause the loose skin you will be feeling so darn good you will realize that it is not a big deal and there are ways to manage it. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:12 pm
Topic: RE: Back again

Those were the ONLY two reasons I did it (health, mobility). Do I look better? I do and I appreciate that aspect, but as a cancer patient health was paramount. Prior to surgery I was trying to be realistic about how much mobility I would regain, but ended up far surpassing that. The only thing I don't do is run, but that is not an issue for me. 

I am glad you are able to follow this path finally! It can change your life for sure.

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/13/15 4:08 pm
Topic: RE: Beans: Do you eat them often?

I am a bean eater. The protein to calorie ratio is not ideal, as during the weight loss phase I tried to get 1 gram of protein for every 10 calories. But, I would still eat them and balance the day with protein shakes (nearly a 2:1 ratio of protein to caloires). In maintenance, I eat them at least once per week and usually a couple of times per week. 

Another consideration is to really pay attention to what happens to your eating AFTER you eat them. If you notice you get hungry faster, or experience cravings then I would not recommend them. Carbs can trigger that even if from a "quality" source. Beans do not have that effect on me so it is Ok, but steel cut oatmeal does so even though some can do that I cannot. 

I share your "issues" so it is a great way to get fiber and get things moving. Now beans with rice- that rice is terribel for you so skip that part!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/9/15 6:38 pm
Topic: RE: Goal!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 4/9/15 6:26 pm
Topic: RE: Tummy tuck on Monday

Hi Carol,

The recovery process is totally worth it! I am excited for you and wish you the best of luck!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/29/15 4:56 pm
Topic: RE: Maintenance/goal BMI?

I am tall at 6'2''. I originally set my goal at a bmi of 24.9. Then right after surgery (2 weeks or so) I didn't think that was "realistic" and thought I would be content at 220 (much higher bmi, as 194 was the original goal weight). After a while I realized I was more scared to fail than anything given my prior history. I reset it at 24.9 and never looked back. I hit goal in 8 months. I have a couple of times popped above goal since then (over three years out), but have been able to reel it right back in. The majority of my maintenance has been at 185 pounds. 

Go for your goal. Early out it seems impossible, but it is not. The months slip by. Each month won't be huge numbers, but that cumlative total is pretty darn amazing. Check my ticker to see what I mean. At first I was so dissapointed because my rate of loss was similar to my normal dieting routine. The differnce was is I didn't quit and then regain all of it back and then some. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/29/15 4:50 pm
Topic: RE: problem with protein shakes?

My bariatric team encouraged them post-op. It is pretty tough getting your protein in for the first several months out, even with protein shakes. I am over 3 years out and still regularly use them (5-6 per week). One thing for sure, the days that I use them for breakfast my calories are always lower hands-down and I hit my protein target. I can now hit my protein target without them, but appreciate the convenience and ease of taking the burden off the protein target. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/29/15 8:11 am
Topic: RE: My experience at 2.5 years post op

Good to see you friend! Glad to read you continue to thrive!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/28/15 6:53 pm
Topic: RE: On-the-go, high protein breakfast

If you like iced coffee try the Chike coffee made with almond milk.

If you are a smoothie fan you can make a fantastic smoothie with vanilla protein powder, sugar free lemonade, greek yogurt (ff, sf), a splash of sweetner, and fruit (low glycemic options- strawberry, blackberry, etc.).

Cheese cubes would be easy if that is your thing.

I also love egg sandwiches. If you are watching carbs there are low carb wraps (turano or something similar is the brand, check labels on all varieties as one is very low in cals and carb) that could be used instead of a 100 calorie english muffin. I haven't tried one wrapped with lettuce instead of bread, but I bet that would wor****anadian bacon adds protein and lean low calories.

My best advice though- don't eat in the car. I know in our hurried over-scheduled states it happens, but for many of us obese types the habit of eating in the car leads to loads of calories and mindless eating. It is worth waking up 10 minutes earlier to allow yourself to eat mindfully at home and maintain good eating habits! 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/28/15 6:37 pm, edited 3/28/15 6:38 pm
Topic: RE: 5 years after VSG

I have experienced this. It is usually from one of the following reasons, so perhaps one of them may be the culprit for you?

1. Acid. Like the above poster mentioned, try a ppi. Huge difference. I don't have acid issues very often at all, so sometimes it takes a bit to realize what it is. Fix the acid, and the hunger is gone.

2. Sweets. If I allow myself to make poor choices it triggers terrible cravings. I can detox and it gets better.

3. Break the rules. This one means when I don't get the protein in, and instead eat too much carb. Or perhaps drinking with or right after eating.  It is scary how much I can put down when I get in this type of cycle. After 4 or 5 consecutive days, I would swear the restriction is also barely present as my portion size begins to sky rocket. Detox with back to basics and full restriction returns within a couple of days. 

4. Hormones. For a long time I tracked all food and weight daily. It became clear that my eating patterns changed depending on the time of the month. My calories always spiked, weight loss would stop, etc. during this period. Try tracking both to look for patterns. It took about 3 months to really see it. 

5. Medicine. I am a cancer patient and various drugs have been involved throughout my entire post surgical process. Some without a doubt trigger tons of hunger and eating. Steroids for me are extremely difficult to stay in weight loss mode. My goal on steroids is to work like heck to simply not gain. Check your meds and see if any recent changes may be responsible.

6. Emotional eating. This was a problem pre-surgery and can still be an issue not, albeit not as much. For me if I am cleared for exercise this really helps- especially long walks outdoors :)

Good luck, and you can turn it around. It is really great that just after a couple days your awareness is high and you are being proactive. Keep low calorie options on hand and switch your meals to the lower calorie higher fill type meals (fish with veggies/salad type option versus the same calories but less food).

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/14/15 10:07 am
Topic: RE: I made the switch and wowsers lol

Thanks for the post on that- I am off to search for that brand now!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/14/15 7:17 am
Topic: RE: I made the switch and wowsers lol

Now that I think about it, I have to agree. I am a voracious splenda fan, but bought stevia packets for work. I am going to switch at home too... once I finish the ginormous costco sized splenda that I have :)

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/14/15 7:15 am
Topic: RE: 7 year surgiversery

I agree with Cappy- it is reassuring to see someone much further out still able to have adequate restriction, even after a stint of off plan escapades. I am glad to see you have found your mojo again and pulled off 25. Congrats on that for sure!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/14/15 7:13 am
Topic: RE: Great article on what NOT to say

Here is the link  Thanks for the post, and so so true!!!  Worse than the dying comment (thinks the chic with cancer) is the intial compliment immediately cast with the eyes of "Oh dear God, I just realize you have cancer and you are probably going to die soon. Now how do I get out of this conversation without looking like a total ass, upsetting you? damn"

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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 

happyteacher
on 3/3/15 1:12 pm
Topic: RE: Nutri Bullet VS. Ninja

I don't like either. I bought and tried several options. Ninja and the bullet leave chunks of ice when blending shakes. I also bought a cheap Oster model with the same issue. Eventually, I bought the Vitamix ($350, basic model) and I love it. I spent more on the variety of cheap options than I did with the Vitamix, so lesson learned. I will be giving my Ninja and other models to my children as they move out of the house :)

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 24  CW: 188  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