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happyteacher
on 6/29/16 10:13 am
Topic: RE: I just want to poop!

Just checking in- did everything come out ok?  

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 10:12 am
Topic: RE: I just want to poop!

Increasing fiber is always what works best for me... perhaps milege varies by user?

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 2:50 am
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

You might want to consider joining the Facebook group. It is crazy active, but the constant postings will help you to get past your scaredness. You will see someone post something you will want to try, and then when you have questions your posts get answered almost immediately- literally while you are trying to cook it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/InstantPotCommunity/ 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 2:48 am
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

Yes, it is the only way I do it now. 6 minutes high pressure, 6 minutes natural release, 6 minutes in ice water. If you want soft boiled you can tinker with the times. Farm fresh eggs peel amazingly well. You can also do a lot at one time. I put them on a trivet, couple of cups water in the bottom, stack the eggs. My issue, as always, is getting to them at the end of the 6 minute natural release. I always friggin' lose track of time. I now have the smart IP, and I can write a script for it to beep at the end of the NR now that I think about it- that would solve my forgetting to pull them out :)

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 2:39 am
Topic: RE: Newbiw Needs some advice from the Pros!

Oh goodness, yes on all accounts. I lost 155+, and all of the things on your list occurred for me. And rapidly. Within 2 months my energy level was through the roof, and I was able to exercise vigoursly and (gasp) actually enjoy it. I took up backpacking, and carried a pack 12 miles on mixed elevation, and another 11 miles the following day on the return trip. Loved every minute of it. My knees and joints were killing me, and that improved tremendously. It didn't cure arthritis, so still some issues here and there- but drastic improvement. I used to have a resting heart rate up in the 90s, and any activity (even minimal) and it would jump to 120 in a blink of an eye. Even slow, easy exercise and it would go up to 160 and higher. That is better too. In all, dramtic health and quality of life improvements.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 2:28 am
Topic: RE: Going to Mexico even though I HAVE insurance. Am I crazy?

I would gently support the choice of going via your insurance. I am not against medical tourism so to speak, and for those without insurance I think that option makes a lot of sense. My concern is if you have complications, will your insuranc then cover it? Most folks don't have complications, but a small percentage do. My surgeon told me back before surgery that they were not able to predict who would have compliations and who would not (of course considering particularly sick or otherwise not included). Additionally, you wlll not have the same level of support offered- local dietician appointments, support group meetings, etc. You can replicate that yourself by locating these resources, but it will make it a little more challenging. There are many on the boards here who use this as their support. It helps, but quality meetings are better.

I remember being super annoyed with all of the hoops and tests. I thought they were a waste, as I 'knew" I would pass them. It was a little different for me though, as due to a history of cancer I was already medically stalked and had a crap ton of testing under my belt. Still, better safe than sorry. They have those requirements in place to help maximize your success. It is not so bad working your way though that process as a result, as it gives you time to prepare yourself emotionally and time to start making some of the needed changes to help maximize your outcome. 

Either way, I wish you luck. I suppose if money is less of a concern for you Mexico by all accounts is a faster path. I get that, I do. 6 months of waiting for insurance approval compared to potentially being at a goal weight in 6 months is very understandable. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/29/16 2:19 am
Topic: RE: I am scared

Come on Rachel, you can do it! Just toss them out, get them out, and don't allow yourself to go buy more. Preop diet, it is challenging for those who are on an all liquid diet. Brutally difficult for those two weeks- but it is only 10 days. Just take it one day at a time. If you can get post op, you will not want to eat in the same manner as what you are struggling with right now. I would have a very open conversation with your surgeon about the smoking thing and how that might impact you. Not informing you might put you at risk otherwise. I don't know much about how smoking impacts, other than it is standard procedure for docs to tell you to stop. Try to use the energy that is going to being scared right now and instead use it to work on stopping smoking and adhering to the liquid diet. Just take it once choice at a time, and the 10 days will be over with before you know 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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 4:00 pm
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

Yes... just to make sure. After the 4 minutes is up, let it sit for 4 minutes, then open it and check the temp.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 2:57 pm
Topic: RE: Kitchen Gadget Disease Chronicles: Air fryer and an upgraded Instant Pot

I have to admit the IP does a great job. I didn't want to like it, since I am so used to using the oven. Texture is much nice and better looking. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 2:54 pm
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

I usually only do breasts with some type of sauce or something. There is a butter chicken packet that I like to use for example.  Also, if a breast I do 4 minutes high, 4 minutes natural release. I have a terrific instant thermometer that I use to confirm it hit the right temp. If not, in a bit longer. If you do a quick release it makes it tough. My daughter's boyfriend was just teasing me yesterday if I cool EVERYTHING under pressure. He has never seen me use the stove :)

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 10:45 am
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

I now keep two on the counter. Bougt an Ikea cart so one could go there, but then cluttered that up. Maybe I will make that a goal today- clear the clutter to put the pot there. Between the two pots, air fryer, 3 coffee makers, juicer, electric tea kettle, Breville juicer, and toaster my real estate is maxed out.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 10:43 am
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

I know. This week I started cooking again. The leftovers are just obnoxious. Made pulled pork and even with freezing half of the finished product I will still be tossing some. Zuppa toscana is going to get tossed as well.

On a happy note, just made my first homemade bb1 sauce using the IP (and first time ever). The recipe I used is not diet so to speak, but after seeing how stupid easy it was a couple simple tweaks would certianly pull out the sugars and such. I don't see me buying bbq sauce anymore, as the recipe I used skipped using white or brown sugar. (Made with prunes and honey- sounds nasty, but quite 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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 10:30 am
Topic: RE: Super Confused now

I exercised a lot during my weigh loss phase- typically at least an hour a day 6 days a week, and doubling up on weekends. Did it help? Absolutely. But not a crazy amount calorically speaking. I have now had a long period where I have not been able to exercise, and in order to maintain need to eat about 400 calories less. I do agree with the idea of you can't eat your way around a bad diet though. I think for me the biggest help was keeping me busy at night during my normal high grazing period- so helpful for what I ddin't eat due to exercising was the big benefit.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 6:33 am
Topic: RE: Super Confused now

I don't know. 1500 calories without surgery is totally different than 1500 calories post surgery as far as satiety goes. I don't think she would truly get a feel for if 1500 calories is doable post op this way. Just my 2 cents. I agree with the 2 step procedure option- try the less invasive, then go DS if needed.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 6:28 am
Topic: RE: Super Confused now

I am calling bull**** I had a bmi of 44 when I started and had absolutely no problem getting to a normal bmi. We have a lot of folks here that pull off over 200 pounds as well. Not that I am slamming the DS, it is a very powerful surgery. Personally, the vitamin malabsorption would be a problem for me due to being so forgetful with my supplements. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 6:26 am
Topic: RE: Surgery this Friday

Sparkle is a beast. 5 days is not very long :)   I went back exactly 2 weeks post op. At the time, I was teaching 5th grade. I had the kids do all the lifting for me for a few weeks. Kids are awesome by the way! I wasn't too sore, but did notice that I was ready for bed by like 6 PM, so fatigue was more of an issue. Not a terrible issue though. I am better at dealing with pain then fatigue 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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/28/16 6:23 am
Topic: RE: I just want to poop!

I have heard that the squatty potty works- it is not too expensive. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 8:12 pm
Topic: RE: Kitchen Gadget Disease Chronicles: Air fryer and an upgraded Instant Pot

I could just hug you right now! My charges finally arrived. Made my first cheesecake in the IP (uh, crazy delicious and not weight loss friendly) and used my whip cream maker. What a game changer!! Love this thing!

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 2:34 pm
Topic: RE: I just want to poop!

Daaammmmnnnnn that is a long time. You want to get on that pronto, because you absoltely don't want to deal with an impaction. Try colace.,e enema, anything to get moving. Call your doc to find out what the maximum amount is you can safely take.  Add fiber. Get walking. You are not losing weight because you are full of [email protected] so to speak! 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 2:31 pm
Topic: RE: My only complication after VSG - girls only!

I was always super heavy. Post op though, just insande. I ended up getting an ablation, and thank goodness that took care of the periods. I was dealing with low blood pressure though. Just thought I would throw that out there in case it continues to be an issue for 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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 2:24 pm
Topic: RE: Deconstructed eggrolls Instant Pot pressure cooker or skillet friendly

Just found this recpe for deconstructed egg rolls. It can be very friendly to our weight loss phase, especially if you use ground turkey. 

Eggrolls, deconstructed  Happen to have a cabbage kicking around and love that this works in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 11:49 am
Topic: RE: Frustrated is an Understatement !

Hang in there. I know a few days feels like an eternity right now- I remember feeling exactly the same way. But you will get there! 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 8:23 am
Topic: RE: Kitchen Gadget Disease Chronicles: Air fryer and an upgraded Instant Pot

Thanks for thinking of me. I put in a preorder on the Joule already. Paid a bit more for sure, but they have an app where you can look at the picture of how well done you want your meat, then touch that to set the program. Very helpful for someone like me that really doesn't know half the time what I am doing when it comes to meat. It is small too- fits easily in a drawer, which for my very crowded kitchen condition is super important. Only bummer is I have to wait until September, which means I can't play over the summer. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 8:20 am
Topic: RE: PatchMd code- movemd

This code just came through my email. "movemd" will get 30%, adn the email warned shipping is slow due to them moving facilities. 

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise

happyteacher
on 6/27/16 5:53 am
Topic: RE: MultiVitamin Plus Patch

Yes

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  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) 4.5 Years Oout: maintenance so far so good!  BMI 23.4  CW: 182  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  Post Op lost the gallbladder and saw a return of a very large hiatel hernia, no issues otherwise