Kaylar posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

Hey all!

Just thought I'd check in. I'm now 6 and a half months post op, and as of yesterday I'm officially down 100lbs!

I'm really excited to have hit this milestone, but now that I've lost enough weight to be able to move more easil


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

Hey all,

Canadian tire has a $2000 treadmill on for $699 on their website right now. It was the same in my local store, but I'm in PEI now, so I'm not sure if it's the same in Ontario. It's a really good deal if you're in the market for one, s


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey all,

I'm five months out, so I'm not quite at the point where I can start working out normally. I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for light cardio to do at home? Maybe an exercise video? Preferably something that doesn't involve much jum


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

Hey everyone,

So I'm in the thick of the hair loss period, and I've been hearing that cutting your hair short can help, especially once the regrowth starts since there isn't as much to catch up to.

Is this true? And how short are we tal


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey all,

So now that I'm over 4 months out I'm starting to try some of the "may not go well" foods like celery and lettuce and ground meat and etc, and I've noticed something that's got me wondering.

The thing I've noticed is that when


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

As much as I've loved seeing the scale go down, I'm also weirdly happy when I get a longer stall.

I was stalling for most of January, and even though I was a little worried that it meant I was doing something wrong, I was also glad to be stalli


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

So I haven't bought any new clothes since my surgery in October, but at Christmas my mom gave me two tops in a 1x that fit fairly nicely, but were a tiny bit too big. But I've got a new job, and I figured it'd be nice to have some tops that I wasn't ad


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

Hi everyone,

So it finally happened. I got an offer from work to transfer back home to PEI, and I'm taking it. I'm leaving mid-January, but I'll still be paying rent at my place in Toronto until the end of February, so I miiight be able to sqea


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey all,

I'll be taking the train home to visit my family for Christmas, and will be be "en route" for about a day and half without access to a microwave or other means of heating up any food that I bring with me.

I would really rather


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Hey everyone,

Awkward TMI time!

So I'm about a month and a half out, and I'm noticing a bathroom trend that I'm a little concerned about.

I've been having normal BMs, but then once every few weeks or so I'll go to the bathroom


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Does anyone have any good low-carb, high protein recipes they'd like to share?

I've been looking into flour alternatives, and it looks like almond flour has too much fat (or do people find they tolerate it well??), but coconut flour seems like


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Hey all,

So I've been looking over the guidelines for exercise post-op, and it says that regular biking is out for a while because it involves balancing and coordination, but what about an exercise bike? It has a solid base, so the balance fact


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

Hey all!

I've been on a stall for about 3 weeks, and though I could tell I was still losing inches here and there, I started weighing myself almost every day in the hopes of finally seeing movement. I'm guessing it was mainly because I was rega


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 10 months, 1 week ago

Hi all,

So I stocked up on chocolate premier protein shakes before surgery, but after surgery I suddenly can't stand the taste of them. It's been 6 weeks and I still can't drink them, so it's time to clear out the cabinet space.

I have


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 11 months, 1 week ago

So I'm almost two weeks post op, and I'm still having trouble getting anything but water and protein shakes in because I'm just constantly thirsty!! I'm not getting any dry mouth or anything, I just seem to want water so much more than anything else I


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi everyone!

Still settling in to my liquid diet, but one thing I'm having trouble with is conceptualizing what weighs more than ten pounds and thus will be limiting for the next six weeks.

My parents will be here until Thursday to hel


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi again everyone! I got home yesterday afternoon (Yay for one night hospital stays, am I right?), and spent most of it sleeping (between the CPAP and my roommate constantly setting off her IV monitor I got maybe 4 hours while I was there). I think all


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey all!

We're just about to leave for the hospital, so wish me luck! Those 3 weeks of Opti went by way quicker than I expected.

I'm super proud of myself for not cheating at all, and it's made me more confident that I can pull this o


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

One down, two to go! I did a weigh in this morning, and I've lost ten pounds since last Friday! :D

I know it's probably all water weight, but it's still a start and I'm still excited! I haven't cheated, I've taken all of my Opti, and I'm feeli


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Hi everyone! So I'm on day 5 of my 3 weeks of optifast, and I'm pretty sure I'm in ketosis at this point. The back of my mouth tastes pretty gross, which I'm assuming is the bad breath, and I was able to get out of bed much MUCH easier than usual this


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

So my first day on Opti went well. I went half vanilla and half chocolate, and luckily I don't mind the taste of either, but I'm sure I'll be picking up some sugar-free syrups within the next week for the sake of variety and in the hopes of making it b


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

Hey everyone, just wondering if anyone is able to answer a question I have about the vitamins we take post surgery.

So I 100% understand the pouch size and the malabsorption and whatnot making them necessary after surgery, but I've seen severa


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi everyone!

I'm wondering what you've experienced after surgery in terms of how the hospital billing for private rooms works for part days?? Like, let's say you're surgery is Monday morning and you leave Wednesday in the early afternoon. Would


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

Hi everyone,

Last week's protein week didn't quite go as planned, unfortunately. I found I didn't really like any of the sample packs I bought online (I liked the flavour of the syntrex, but the milky texture started to bother me pretty quickly


Kaylar posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Hi again everyone! I got a bit distracted this weekend, so again I'm posting this a day late. Maybe I should just start these on Tuesdays, haha.

My caffeine-free week went really well! I was completely soda, tea, and coffee free! The coffee was

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