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It's been awhile since I blogged...
November 26, 2011 1:47 pm
Well, it's been awhile since Iáblogged. Not much has happened. I am 2 months out of surgery now and am down 34 pounds, maybe more, I haven't gotten on the scale in a few days. Thanksgiving was great, was able to eat without overdoing it or getting sick. Remembered to take my time, chew throughly and eat the right foods. It was a really good day with family. Iástarted going back to they Y. Iálove it. I get on the eliptical, walk the track and work on the weight machines. Iácan already see progress in my arms. Not my "bat flaps" so much, but there is progress. I'm just taking is slow and letting things happen rather than fretting because I might not be losing as much as Iáwant to or for whatever other reason.
I did find out that as well as not being able to each chicken, Iácan't eat potatoes. I did find out that Iácan eat my mom's awesome lemon has no sugar...I had no idea! Iálove getting on this site and going to the RNY forum and reading everyone's advice. It's not great that we all have questions and concerns, but it is great that we aren't going thru anything alone and others have been where we are now. Everyone is so helpful and supportive and no one is condescending or rude. Makes me feel so grateful.
Hope everyone has a great last November weekend!

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Scale has moved!
November 4, 2011 8:45 am
Well, after hitting a plateau for 2 weeks...2 looooong weeks, I am finally down another ten pounds. I have stopped believing that this surgery won't work for me, as Iáam the lowest weight I have been in most of my adult life. It's such a great feeling. Next week, Iáam going to start my routine back up at the Y. Iáhave to go to my appointment first with the physical therapist and be released to exercise and do more than walking. Can't wait to get back on the eliptical!! It's always been my favorite. The first time Iágot on it Iácould only go 500 strides. The last time Iáwas on it Iáwas going 5 miles in 2 hours or Iáwould go for 20 minutes and do 2 minute intervals. Those were killer, but Iácan't wait to do them again! Have a great weekend!
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Dumping syndrome
October 31, 2011 4:26 pm
So, I am not sure, but I may have experienced dumping syndrome. I had 3 bites of a sandwich, only one slice of bread, it was open-faced. Anyway, it had chicken,ábacon, mayo, tomato and cheese...all of which I have eaten before. After 3 bites Iáimmediately had terrible back pain and was super nauseaus, heaving and just felt soooo sick. It went away after about 15 minutes. I wouldn't think this was dumping syndrome but sounds like it must have been. Whatever it was, it sucked and Iánever want to experience it again!!
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October 29, 2011 9:06 am
Got up early today and got things ready for potato soup. I am really looking forward to tasting it and having a bit. It bums me out a little that I can't even stomach eating a potato chunk or mashed potatoes, but it's such a good thing for me, because before this surgery, Iácould have lived on potatoes of any kind. I loved them! Here's the recipe I used.

6 med potatoes, one celery stalk, one carrot, half of a large onion, 1tsp parsley, half of a pound of bacon (I snuck in turkey bacon and bet no one will know) and salt and pepper to taste. Cook the bacon til crisp then add it, along with everything else to the crock pot. Cook til veggies are tender. 5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. An hour before serving, add 1/2 cup of butter (or substitute) and one can of evaporated milk.

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October 28, 2011 5:19 pm
Yay! The scale finally moved! Since Iáwas 2 weeks post op, the scale said 242...finally after 2 more weeks it said 240. That was on Monday. Now finally today it says 236. Definitely made me happy. Had a good day overall. Went out for lunch with a friend and felt horrible, Iáliterally ate 2 bites of my food. Iájust couldn't take another bite. It's weird because some days Iáfeel like Iácan eat more than others. I suppose it's the way things go. I don't care tho. I will take any number on the scale as long as it's lower than the time before :)
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