- HEALTH TRACKER
I am working on a PhD. at North Dakota State University (originally from San Diego) and I was wondering if anyone from the San Diego area or anyone in general who would be willing to do a phone interview with me on a qualitative research project that I am working on? I am looking at the experiences of bariatric patients who are at least two years post-op, and over the age of 18 regardless of surgery type...
The interview lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and the 10 open-ended questions mainly focus on personal satisfaction, nutrition, health, and support. I am interested in looking at the differences we face further out from surgery...I have an invitation letter and everything has been approved by the human subjects board through NDSU. In addition, all your identifying information will be kept anonymous and you will be given a pseudonym.
Message me if interested! I greatly want to hear about your experiences! There really is a lack of research on bariatric patients after the first year...
Thanks for your time!
165--that's what I can maintain at 5'8.5...though today I'm 163, but usually bounce between 163-166. I would love to see 159, but I have to eat 500 cals for that to happen and at 2 years out, I just cannot maintain that low of an intake...I also work out 3-4x a week... At my current weight I'm a 10 in most things, an 8 in some, and a medium top. :)
You know I completely understand your frustration...I just hit 2 years yesterday. I stopped coming here so much because I think most newbies don't understand how much things can change and the struggles we encounter, especially after the "after glow" has worn off. I too am a psychological eater and I know this sounds naive, but I honestly didn't realize this was going to be a lifelong struggle for me until just last week...so, no judgment here. *hugs*
I'm trying to write a literature review for a class based on the book somebody kindly recommended called "Obesity Surgery: Stories of Altered Lives"...the prob is that the stats in the book are from like 2004 and the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR METABOLIC & BARIATRIC SURGERY (ASMBS) stats are from 2006...is this really the most recent?? I imagine the amount of surgeries have grown significantly since then?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
Damn....I know my surgeon in Mexico would INCLUDE a hernia repair if they found it at time of surgery...I have one now, and my insurance is meh. My surgeon would charge $4000 to repair it...
On MFP: AngelaAnn05
My standard reply: Band = BAD, Sleeve = GOOD
(I have had both, and never got below 205 with the band...)
Super Cute Dress! I'm from Southern California and moved to Fargo, North Dakota in August for a doctoral program...let me tell you, I am ready for sunshine! I was ill prepared for the Winter, but at least you're coming here at the tail end of things... :)
I hope you had a good experience at the OCC! I had both my band and revision done by Dr. Ortiz...anyway, the first year I had trouble with plain water, but if you take your G2 and do half water/half G2, that helps you get more fluids...Also, those Costco Premiers ready to drink shakes were my go to protein the first six months too. You definitely should try and up your protein and maybe keep the creamed soup for dinner?? Tea saved me too! Don't worry about calories right now, just stay hydrated and keep your protein up. :)
And make sure to take your acid reducer that they gave you...I took mine in the morning. Cause I would wake up with acid...
You seem to be doing well!
Yup. Hypothyroid and still take meds 150mcg of Armour thyroid daily. My numbers aren't exactly where the doc wants them, but she said that since I'm doing a PhD. they probably won't get to where they need to be until I have lower stress in my life. I did get to goal...even though I was considered a "slow loser."
Yay! Doc! You helped me so much my first year...I've been MIA and just recently came back to work on these last 5 pounds. :) Congrats! I am so happy for you!
Anybody use spelt flour? (I think that's what it's called anyway...) I don't need to "fry" in oil. Something with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, I was thinking in the oven...I'm okay with a few extra carbs. I can always take the breading off too...the saltine one sounds promising...
I just thought to see if anyone has a good recipe for fake "fried" chicken...I live with the pickiest eater known to man. I have heard of the stereotype Midwest boys who literally will only eat "meat and potatoes" but didn't think they really exist! Haha! (And of course he's very thin naturally...)
He says he will eat fried chicken, but I laughed at him and said I won't! LOL! So, anyone have a healthier version that mimics it so I can fake him out? :)
Thanks for any and all assistance!
Yes, I know, I know...I'm late to the exercise train. I can just gain pretty easily now if I don'****ch it and I'm trying to see if I can save myself from more plastic surgery...Anyway:
1. Does muscle really weigh more than fat? In my head, a pound is a pound...I ask this because ever since I have been gyming it 5 days/week (3 weeks), I have gained 3 pounds. 167 now, was maintaining at 164...
2. Is it normal to be hungrier? I haven't felt hunger like this in literally years now! It's weird.
I must also add that it's freaking cold where I'm at (North Dakota) and I've been told by the natives that most people get hungrier during the Winter??
Thanks in Advance for any Advice!
I hope everyone is doing well!
I find this a scary prospect, but it also makes me very sad for your relative. I really don't think "normal, non-obese" people understand the extent of food addiction and how deep it runs...I'm almost 2 years out from revision from lapband and I truly know that this is going to be a forever struggle. One day at a time.
I had plastics at almost 16 months out...boob lift with implant, arm lift, and lipo on thighs and tummy. I still will probably need a thigh lift, but it can wait for now. :)
I heart my quest bars after a work out...I tried some of the pb cups and they hurt my stomach so bad (and gave me horrible gas). I wonder what's in them that does that?
I keep hearing about the Fit Bit...and see that many use it for My Fitness Pal and tracking Calories burned...Anybody want to share stories before I drop the $$? Also, I am not that tech friendly. Is it easy to use?
Thanks and I hope Everyone is doing well!
Be careful of stocking up too much!! Your tastebuds usually change after surgery!! The ready to drink premier chocolate shakes at Costco were my best friend for the first six months after surgery...
You look marvelous!! :)