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happyteacher
on 3/27/17 6:15 pm
Topic: RE: Orthostatic Hypotension

I also use MFP and aim to keep the daily sodium intake within normal parameters. On the fresh/whole food path I gravitate toward it can get very low consistently without really thinking about working it into the diet.

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 3/27/17 6:13 pm
Topic: RE: Juicing

You are pretty freshly sleeved there... a little early to be thinking about it. I did juice during the weight loss phase, however, it was in part due to some of the treatment I was going through for some cancer issues. I was having a lot of deficiencies there for a bit, and it did help to pull up many of the values that I was low in. I would still do it if I wasn't so flipping lazy.

But, with that said... my juice was almost all derived from veggies and predominantly green leafy. A little lemon and apple, but just enough to take the bitterness off. If you are using a lot of fruit or starchy veggies the calories can skyrocket pretty fast.

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 3/27/17 6:06 pm
Topic: RE: Fiber queston

Milege will vary with that estimate. Back when I was at or under 800 cals, I still needed over 30g of fiber. For sure I am a higher need type in that department, but perhaps start at that lower number. If it works stay with it, but if not you might need to up it a bit. Colace might also help.

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 3/27/17 6:04 pm
Topic: RE: Fiber queston

Play around with different flavorings and temperatures. Warm tea, Mio, etc.

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 3/27/17 5:58 pm
Topic: RE: Fiber queston

My body needs fiber, period. More than typical too- I shoot for 30-35 grams daily. I also eat the Fiberone cereal, and additionally routinely eat Fibergourmet Thinnables (crackers that are very high fiber). Benefiber, Metamucil, etc. never seemed to do a thing for me and I hated choking it down. After the first several weeks post-op I abandoned trying to keep carbs under 40 due to low blood sugar issues, so I switched to eating 30 grams at meals and 15 at snacks. (3 meals, 2-3 snacks). Most seem to do well with the lower carbs though.

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 3/26/17 6:07 am
Topic: RE: Back at home after the surgery and finally feeling a bit better today

First week is the toughest. Right around day 7 or so if I recall it became a lot easier. Try different temps for liquids. Early out warm tea sat best for me. Congrats on being through 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 3/24/17 2:28 pm
Topic: RE: Late Dumping and Reactive Hypoglycemia - What to do?

One thing that may help track down symptoms is tracking blood sugar levels, food, and exercise very precisely for two weeks. You can see trends then. I test far more frequently when I do this, but it allows me to see how the different foods affect me, and at the end of the two weeks I was able to track down some of the problem areas. I set up a spreadsheet and tracked blood sugar when I woke up (before eating), just prior to eating, 30 then 60 then 90 then 120 minutes after eating, logged exactly what I ate including protein/carbs, and logged exercise. When exercising I would test prior and after to see the impact.

Given the oreo makes you feel better that is an indicator of low blood sugar. If you have not tested before, it is not all that expensive to get a blood sugar monitor- Walmart has the Relion brand for under $10 right now. You will also need some test strips and lancets, and check that they fit the model that you purchase should you decide to give this a try.

One thing that surprised me is that drinking just a protein shake first thing in the morning dropped my blood sugar level. Good luck in tracking down the issue, and I hope you can find a resolution.

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 3/23/17 5:21 pm
Topic: RE: Orthostatic Hypotension

The salt was a major contributor for me. Once I upped the salt intake, the episodes diminished almost completely. I drank Powerade Zero which helped, but eventually took a salt pill. One every couple of weeks did the trick. Once the salt levels climbed back up into the normal range I stopped doing the salt pill thing. Now if I start to have symptoms, I can just increase salt for a couple of days to take care of it. I think for a lot of us when we switch over to the new eating plan it is primarily fresh whole food, and we lose all the salt from the processed crap we used to eat.

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 3/23/17 5:18 pm
Topic: RE: PatchMD question

I have been using them for a while.e I take the multi that has iron, and use the calcium patch that also has D3 in it. I am now also using the sleep starter patch, which works shockingly well for me.

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 3/23/17 5:14 pm
Topic: RE: What were your most common mistakes starting out?
  1. Eating too fast.
  2. Not paying attention to when my stomach first indicated it was not going to tolerate whatever it was I just ate. For example, scrambled eggs that are very cooked KILL my stomach still. Early out the intial little bit of cramping was ignored. No longer.
  3. Calories creeping up and not realizing it due to being too lazy to weigh and track.

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 3/23/17 5:12 pm
Topic: RE: Co-Morbidity????

I qualified due to the bmi being over 40. You would have to call your insurance to check what the requirements are- every policy is different.

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 3/21/17 2:31 pm
Topic: RE: Visited the ER yesterday.

To the OP,

Not your new normal. Just the healing process, take heart. As others posted before, fluids. If protein shakes sit to heavy, try Isopure. It drinks more like koolaid- one bottle of that will get at least half of the protein you need along with your fluids. You can get it at places like Gnc or Vitamin World. I did the green one, apple something. Not fantastic tasting, but very tolerable. I used that a lot for the first few weeks and eventually progressed to regular shakes. Just buy one bottle to try at first, as they are not cheap and you don't want to load up on something you don't tolerate well.

Also, becoming lactose intolerent post vsg is somewhat common. Maybe check to see if that is causing issues. Some shakes are lactose free.

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 3/20/17 3:59 pm
Topic: RE: OT: PPI's (like prilosec)

I can feel your frustration. I do think, however, that changes can occur even 7 years out. At 4 years out I developed a large hiatel hernia, which led to crazy acid. It would not have been diagnosed without a CT scan being ordered for something entirely different, then confirmed with being scoped. They fixed it and now the aid is manageable.

Regarding OTC prilosec. It is pricey compared to the prescription stuff. I had to take a higher dose and that was much cheaper than OTC, even though I could have taken a few OTC to up the dosage that way. Not sure what it would run you, but you may want to take a look at the numbers. Different pharmacies also vary widely in price.

I am so sorry you are dealing with so much acid. If it were me, I would get checked- but I have a nasty little history with cancer and such, so I am very cautious.

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 3/19/17 4:40 pm
Topic: RE: Second Sleeve Procedure

I had regained a little over my goal weight (after being close to 20 under goal). Turned out I had a very large hiatel hernia, and via that also acid issues. Going into surgery to have that repaired and the gallbladder removed my surgeon indicated he planned on resleeving due to the results showing a large, misshapen sleeve. Turned out once he smooshed it back where it belonged it resumed a fairly normal shape so he did not revise. He did explain that it was much higher risk going in a second time, so ensure you have truly tried everything. You might want to try acid reducers. My acid issues were "silent" and for sure when I have acid I eat a lot more calories.

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 3/13/17 2:18 pm
Topic: RE: For those who have had VSG (long, sorry!)

Very common feelings there. It is so difficult to wrap your head around what it will be like to eat post-op. Many of us worry about mourning portion size loss. In reality, it just isn't like that though. You will find absolutely just as much satisfaction from the tiny portion as the crazy obscene large one- and many times actually more satisfying as it is no longer the mindless shoveling it in type thing. Sounds like you are ready, but only will know that for sure!

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 3/13/17 2:12 pm
Topic: RE: My sister is...?

Just found out today that my sister is pursuing WLS. Not sure which type yet. She has talked with me about it before on countless occasions, but always a little scared to take the plunge. Her heart conditioning is worsening though so I suspect this is motivating her to move forward. I know in our earlier conversations a few years back she was all about the lap band. I have gently tried to sway her from that into whatever other option proves to be a best fit, be it Rny, Vsg, or Ds. I doubt she would do DS though given it is the most drastic. Anyway, they are estimating an August date for her. She just finished the psych eval, so not sure how many more hurdles to go other than she is planning on having a heart surgery prior so that makes it a little different path for her. Fingers crossed this works out for her!

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 3/13/17 2:08 pm
Topic: RE: Whatcha eating today? Monday, 3/13/2017

Girl Scout cookies. Way to many. They really should not call them "Thin Mints" because they sure as hell don't make you thin. Daughter brought a box home yesterday and about ready to throw them in the garbage. Ugh!

B: steak, egg, potato

L: third of a Costco sized croissant with tuna

S: Mango, cup of bean soup

Once home cookies. like 6 of the damn things.

D: something that is not cookies. :(

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 3/11/17 8:50 am
Topic: RE: Whatcha eating today VSGers? 3/11/2017

I have had a lot of success subbing cream cheese for greek yogurt cream cheese. Cracker Barrel also makes a reduced fat cheddar that melts quite nicely- you don't miss the fat in it at all.

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 3/11/17 8:49 am
Topic: RE: Whatcha eating today VSGers? 3/11/2017

Happy birthday and hope the race goes well!!

B: cinnamon rolls

L: deconstructed egg rolls

D: chicken stir fry, egg roll or bean soup.

S: have not decided yet, but given my sugary start want to go light and sugar free

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 3/10/17 4:08 pm
Topic: RE: Vitamin Requirements

I am supposed to take (long term) the following:

Multivitamin that includes iron

D3

Calcium

Monitor B12 (many of us get a monthly shot or use supplements)

You have to time the iron and calcium- at least 2 hours apart.

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 3/8/17 4:33 pm
Topic: RE: Whatcha eating today? Wednesday, 3/8/2017

The accountability continues...

B: half a breakfast sandwich (Great harvest country french bread, egg, cheese, bacon)

Drive thru donut with the coffee. Ugh, no more coffee drive thru for a bit until I can get the sugar beast more under control

L: turkey cabbage soup, saltine crackers

S: cheese stick, protein bar

D: bottom round roast, mashed potatoes, corn

Off to do mfp now. Yesterday came in about 200 calories high, so need to get back in the habit of logging as I eat. That always helps me to curb the bs calories that I can mindlessly eat otherwise.

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 3/7/17 6:54 pm
Topic: RE: Whatcha eating today? Tuesday, 3/7/2017

I have been struggling with very consistent poor choices. Seems like I can adjust and do well for a few days, then several days of awful. So, going to start posting the food for a form of accountability. I am (at the moment) looking to clean up the diet more to feel better than for weight loss... although I have gained now 6 pounds since November (up and down over the months) and I need to put a stop to that crazy train.

B: vitamins, latte

L: turkey cabbage soup, mango, 2 saltines

S: protein bar

D: (daughter meltdown, so skipped the plan meal to go assist) Fiberone bar, dried cherries then a little later pineapple curry (very small amount)

S: cereal, milk, kombucha

Didn't login to MFP yet, but next on the list.

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 3/7/17 6:44 pm
Topic: RE: Miscommunications

The boards here go through cycles. We go drama free for a bit, then the drama ramps up for a bit, and so on and so forth. I have found it best to simply ignore drama- if you fuel the fire it just burns brighter. For some, it is the attention from the drama that they seek. Not saying anyone in whatever thread you are referring to was doing that- I did not read the thread. But in general, ignore. Blocking, IMHO, is silly. In the years I have been here I have only blocked one person. If somebody rubs me the wrong way, I simply don't read their posts and comments.

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 3/7/17 6:35 pm
Topic: RE: Lost in the woods: Skin issues, food intolerance, bloating, and the mystery therein

It does certainly present like something triggered via what you are eating. It is tough, but if you can do a 6 week regiment following a strict AI diet, and then reintroduce one food at a time slowly you will be able to pinpoint hopefully what the triggers are. If that is a little too much to deal with, try starting with completely eliminating those items you suspect might be triggers- all of them. Then reintroduce one at a time. You have to eliminate them for a while though to let things simmer down though before attempting to reintroduce.

Regarding the probiotics, digestive issues, and heartburn. I found that kombucha is truly helpful with that. Back when I was really struggling with acid issues and taking medicine daily, I realized that when I drank kombucha fairly consistently the acid improved so much no meds were needed. It also helps digestion too. If you have not tried it, I would gently suggest maybe 4 ounces or so for the first try. See how your body responds. It will not take too long to comfortably drink 8-10 ounces once some of the probiotic benefits repopulate the good bacteria a bit. I seem to do best drinking a bottle on alternate days. this stuff is naturally low in calories (30 cals/8 ounces with what I currently drink) I was pretty happy to notice that my localCostco now carries it, and at a much better price than I had been paying at Trader Joes :)

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 3/5/17 6:45 pm
Topic: RE: GASTRIC SLEEVE CONVERTED TO A GASTRIC BYPASS.. HELP!!

I am in the exact same situation. Over Christmas of 2016 I had my gallbladder removed and a very large hiatel hernia repaired. During the vsg surgery I had a hiatel hernia repaired, so there is no third time for me. My surgeon also indicated that I will revise to bypass should further severe symptoms continue. I was doing very well for a while, but starting to be mildly symptomatic again. If gerd resumes without relief via prescriptions then I will revise. I am hoping to avoid that.

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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