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Rachel B.
on 10/18/17 7:59 am - Tucson, AZ
VSG on 08/11/08 with
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Wednesday 10/18/17

Good morning, all! Yesterday was mostly a good food day, but I had a little munchies at bedtime. Instead of having what I was hankering for, I tried to have lesser calorie things. So I ended up going over by finally having what I actually wanted.

QOTD: I have pet peeves about everything. Mostly about slow drivers and lolly-gaggers. I'm a move fast- get there and get it done kind of person. Housekeeping does not apply. I am probably the worlds greatest pet peeve myself!

AM: Espresso with van pp, sf white choc & peppermint Torani

S: Cheese Stick

L: Chicken thigh, cottage cheese, hummus

S: Yogurt

Arms!!!

S: Carmel PP

D: Chicken Thigh, Cottage Cheese, hummus

Water & vites!

"...This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away, to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. What he was doing..."

Rachel, PMHNP-BC

HW-271 SW-260 LW(2009)-144 ~ Retread: HW-241 CW-160 GW-150


terrylynnishere
on 10/18/17 7:52 am
Topic: RE: 3 Month before/during progress photos

Right on !

You did real good.

Vertical sleeve, Sept 15

Gwen M.
on 10/18/17 7:36 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: Sleeved 10/10/17 - Pain question

The swelling is likely from gas - are you walking? Walk as much as you can and this will help release the gas that was used during surgery.

I'd ask your surgeon about the pain.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Gwen M.
on 10/18/17 7:35 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: 2 years Post Op - Stretched Pouch?

Luckily it's pretty much impossible to stretch a well constructed sleeve, although we do lose that immediate post-op restriction that's due to swelling once we're completely healed.

If you get back to eating dense protein, chances are you'll feel your sense of restriction kick back in.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Gwen M.
on 10/18/17 7:34 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: How to eat natural foods?

Once in a blue moon, if I'm making a recipe that has a sweet component, I use real sugar or real maple syrup. It's always a small amount, so I don't fret the calories/carbs. I'd rather use those than sugar substitutes - natural or not.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Gwen M.
on 10/18/17 7:32 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: How to eat natural foods?

Sure - that's pretty much how I eat aside from my morning shake for breakfast. If you know how to/like cooking, it's easy to stick to "real" ingredients.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Ladyblu
on 10/18/17 6:50 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Wednesday 10/18/17

Not feeling great today. Been sleeping in the living room since our bedroom is now uninhabitable due to the roof leaks. I miss my bed!

QOTD: My pet peeves are messes and clutter. I'm OCD so I like everything in its place. If you are done with it... put it away!

19 days post-op

M1: Cod and a smidge of cottage cheese

M2: Scoop of unflavored isopure and 98% FF Campbells Broc and cheese soup

M3: Modified Shelley's Ricotta Bake and a chicken meatball

M4: Leftover baked cod and avocado

M5: Chicken thigh stuffed with ground sausage, mush, onion and mozz cheese.

S: Something with Protein

E: Walking more in the house out of the wheelchair

Vites and water: 2 days in a row getting all my water in... going for 3 today. Vites on track.

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VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017

Currently on Soft Food Post-surgery diet Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 565 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 436 (10/15/2017) Next Goal 425 Starting BMI 95.5

ItsTimeNow99
on 10/18/17 4:11 am
Topic: RE: What made you finally decide to have the surgery?

For me the decision to have WLS was twofold.

First, my insurance just started covering WLS in 2016, even though it required me to have the surgery out of state.

Second, my knees were really painful from little remaining cartilage. My PCP kept pushing for me to have knee replacements. At my age this would have meant having them done twice since the average serviceable years of replacements is 10-12. I decided that I wanted to try WLS instead. I was actually the first person to have WLS at Tufts for degenerative joint disease.

Great decision for me since I have no more knee pain!!

Pat

Surgery Date- 10/12/2016!!

HW -265; SW - 251; CW - 164

Erin T.
on 10/18/17 3:59 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Wednesday 10/18/17

I think people either have no reaction to it, or they hate the feeling immediately. I wouldn't suggest trying it as early as I did. I think my surgeon said to try at 6 months. I had ordered a Diet Limeaid from a Sonic and for some reason didn't remember that it's (lightly) carbonated. But truly, once you are fully healed it won't actually damage you, it might just not feel very nice.

VSG: 1/17/17

HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 134.8 GW: 145

Goal Reached 7/31/17!!!

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9: 2.4

TrendWeight

ItsTimeNow99
on 10/18/17 3:58 am
Topic: RE: Sipping question

There is no such thing as a silly question. OH is such a great place to ask anything that concerns you.

Pat

Surgery Date- 10/12/2016!!

HW -265; SW - 251; CW - 164

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