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happyteacher
on 7/20/16 8:53 am
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

I will- 

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 7/19/16 8:41 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

I think you totally could. If it helps, I would use a Torano low carb wrap as the base for a pizze (low carb, 45 cals) with a little sauce and cheese. It bakes up with a crispy type crust and is pretty darn tasty. 

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 7/19/16 8:27 pm
Topic: RE: Go to breakfast other than eggs?

Greek yogurt with TVP sprinkled on it. If it is just the yogurt it doesn't hold me over, but with the TVP it does. It is crunchy like grape nuts if you are not familiar with 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 7/19/16 8:25 pm
Topic: RE: Concerned Friend

Everybody's plans can be a little different. Progressing through stages a little more slowly is advocated by some of the docs per the posts I have seen over the years. It does allow a more gentle progression and better healing time. I don't see an issue with a little more time on soft foods. The Flintstone vitamin is different- I wonder if the doc has that going short term due to it being chewable? I agree- that is not a long term quaility supplement to meet our needs. Personally, I use the multi from patchmd.com. It is the only thing that brought up my persistently low iron and other areas, and I was taking legit supplements prior to switching. 

It will be hard, but your friend will likely stumble here and there and may have a different path to take on this journey. Try to be supportive in your friend's journey. 

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 7/18/16 7:59 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

I could probably do that if you could turn the meat flour into a donut!

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 7/18/16 3:53 pm
Topic: RE: Drain tube incision after surgery

What Sparkle said, and add to that if the area gets red... and then the red spreads.

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 7/18/16 8:41 am
Topic: RE: Revision

I had a second hiatel hernia repair, and going into that surgery the doc said he might tighten it due to the upper gi showing it bieng pretty mishapen/stretched. I also gained a little during the period of time leading up to this. He found during surgery though once he put the stomach back where it belonged he did not need to revise or tighten in anyway. It was the hiatel hernia that was causing the 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  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 7/18/16 8:38 am
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

For sure couldn't eat the bug- but maybe flour. Yuck- but thank you for sharing what it tasted like!

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 7/18/16 8:37 am
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

I love a good veggie burger! I think I am in the same camp with you- willing to try it, not sure if I am willing to order it though. Still debating-

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 7/18/16 8:36 am
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

It is a flesh thing. Flour is just flour :) 

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 7/18/16 8:34 am
Topic: RE: What were you allowed to drink post VSG??

This various by plan... for me I was on full liquids, so protein shakes were fine. I did a lot of clear broth, Crystal light, and found plain water needed a squeeze of lemon or something. Warm tea really helped at first as the sleeve was at times a little tempermental and not liking cold when warm would do just fine. I also did high protein hot chocolate. 

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 7/17/16 7:14 am
Topic: RE: In my own little peer group of 1!

Baby nourishment is critical right now, so make excellent choices to meet that goal. Given we eat a very healthy diet in order to lose and maintain, think of it as simply being on plan. Hence, post delivery you will still continue with being on plan albeit you will not need the same portion sizes/frequency. You will not just magically lose your discipline in other words. The birth of your babies will be great motivation to eat healthy in order to raise them with a healthy and balanced approach to 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  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 7/14/16 5:08 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try 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 7/14/16 4:53 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

It totally looked like flour though- nothing nasty looking at all. The guy who tried it prior to knowing what it was thought the bread was terrific, albeit he seemed a little repulsed after he saw what he just ate. 

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 7/14/16 4:52 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

Uh, not looking to eat the cricket poop!! Lol...

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 7/14/16 4:50 pm
Topic: RE: Palpitations after surgery?

 I can have that happen sometimes- it is a form of dumping. Usually for me it is triggered by carbs- especially ice cream for some reason. I was also prone to low sugar right out of surgery. Keep an eye on your blood sugar levels. 

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 7/14/16 4:47 pm
Topic: RE: VSG + hiatal hernia = tummy tuck??

Nope. When I had my TT the insurance paid for the pannilectomy (spelling is way off), and I had to pay for the tightening of the muscles. During the procedure he also repaired a hernia (somewhere around the belly button area) that the insurance paid for, but I still had to pay for the tightening of the muscles. After all was said and done though, it only cost me $2,000. My plastic surgeon did a fantastic job of getting the insurance to cover as much as possible overall.

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 7/14/16 4:44 pm
Topic: RE: For (newbie) Instant Pot owners- website with very helpful info for beginners

I have a cookbook I put together that I can email you if interested. Simple recipes overall and a collection of my "go to" options. PM me if interested.

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 7/14/16 4:42 pm
Topic: RE: Cricket flour- anyone try it?

Just saw a blurb on a tv show about Cricket flour. Sounds gross, but the guy who tried it on the show liked it in banana bread. 10g protein and less than 2 carbs, 90 cals. Anyone here try it? Hubby is repulsed by it, but hell- I will try anything with a decent nutritional profile. Especially one that lets me do baked good again-

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 7/14/16 6:03 am
Topic: RE: For (newbie) Instant Pot owners- website with very helpful info for beginners

Hi,

I know several of you out there picked up an Instant Pot pressure cooker on Prime day. Here is a site that is loaded with great info to help you get started!

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 7/14/16 5:57 am
Topic: RE: Cleaning out your system before surgery...

Yes to ensuring you are going in to a procedure reasonably cleaned out. It does help a lot during the first week of everything being so sluggish. My doc did not require it though for any of my procedures. 

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 7/12/16 7:56 pm
Topic: RE: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker $69 Prime day deal- fantastic price, makes yogurt...

It is such a perfect compliment to the vsg diet- you will love it! If you are a total newbie to pressure cooking I woould encourage you to join this Facebook group. You can get questions answered immediately and will learn a ton. Everyone is great about helping newbies through the learning curve. 

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 7/12/16 8:21 am
Topic: RE: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker $69 Prime day deal- fantastic price, makes yogurt...

This normally sells at $119, and this is the best price I have seen on it by far. Here is a link for those interested. Ends in 14 hours I think...

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 7/11/16 8:48 pm
Topic: RE: Kombucha- it helps spur digestion, eliminated my acid reflux... making booch!

We are brewers here (beer) already and know the importance of following guidelines. And as always, if in doubt throw it out. There is some more recent research pointing to some benefits, but again not trying to make it out like it is some panacea of health mojo. There are a few documented myths out there. The anthrax case was a farmer who brewed adjacent to a cow that had anthrax issues. Not planning on brewing next to cows.

There are two deaths also commonly connected to it, however, in both cases it is not confirmed the booch was the culprit. One person was an aids patient, and the other brewer was using scobys that many others in the community were- basically chalked up to coincidence that those two deaths happened to brew booch in other words. 

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 7/11/16 8:39 pm
Topic: RE: HELP!! I have 24 hours to make a decision!!! DESPERATE!!!

The only thing I should probably add is my doc said if my stomach develops another large hernia and symptoms absolutely require intervention then he has to revise me to rny to help the acid issue. 

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