Good morning weekenders! I got to come home last evening about 7:00 and it was great to sleep in my own bed last night. I got some good rest and don't feel too bad this morning. I think the hard part is that my healthier body is making my recovery much
I have noticed that in the 11 months since surgery that my nails chip and break alot more than they did. I am wondering if I may have some type of vitamin deficiency. I take multi-vitamins, iron, calcium, B12 and Vitamin C. I eat 80-100 g of protein a
Happy New Year to all of you in OH Land, but particularly you my friends in the menu thread! It's cold here and I'm up early as usual, so I thought that I'd start us out for the new year.
I didn't make it very long last night but I did wake up
Since I up'ed my iron dosage several months ago, I have had some problems with my stomach. Some of you have said that you use iron vitamin patches. My doctor is not familiar with them. Do they require a prescription? Where do you get them? Are they exp
I have always heard that one should wait 30 minutes after eating to have anything to drink. Post surgery I am always careful to take note of the time when I am done eating and not have any beverages for that time. I do notice, though, that when I do dr
Since surgery, I am cold most of the time. It isn't even winter yet and I am already freezing. Now that the weather is getting colder, I am looking for extra layers to add. I am having trouble finding something like long johns in the usual places that
Not the best images, but I wanted to share the results of my Dexa scan. I have 16.7% total body fat with the most in my arms and hips. That is no surprise. I will work on the arms with weights to see if I can improve that somewhat. Also my bone density
I just had to share that I had my 8-month appointment with my surgeon today and was very disappointed with him and the nutritionist. I had lost 6 pounds since my last visit, and I am now at my personal goal. He spent the whole visit lecturing me for lo
I am proud to say that as of this morning, I am officially at goal. I had a stall that lasted almost 4 weeks and included some weight gain, but the pounds have started coming off again. I am 124 as of this morning. That is several pounds within the Nor
I am a bit more than 7 months post surgery and have lost my weight consistently with only several short stalls. For the last 2 weeks, I have been stalled out at less than 10 pounds from my goal. I would like to make it to 125, which is 3 pounds below N
Good morning menu folks! I'll start out the thread today, but I won't be able to tomorrow.
QOTD: Do you drink protein shakes? What are your favorite brands and flavors? Do you use a RTD or a mix? I like the Syntrax Nectar brand of mixes. I keep
Good morning menu folks! I just saw Daisy's post about stepping down from the menu thread leadership. I am sad to hear this news. I have tried to do some fill-ins since I am up early, but I can't say that I feel qualified to lead the group. I am starti
Good morning menu folks! Here we are at Thursday and the weekend is just over the horizon. Do you have big plans for this weekend?
QOTD: What is your favorite ethnic food? I love Indian food alot, but I haven't had it since surgery. I was conce
Good morning menu folks! We're back to the work week with a shorter week ahead.
QOTD: What kind of music do you like? Do you like to listen to the radio or an online service such as Spotify or Pandora? I usually have my car radio on classical f
Good morning menu folks! It's a holiday Monday here and in spite of the chance to sleep in, I'm wide awake and ready to go. For those of you with a holiday, what are your plans for the extra day?
QOTD: I'm a lifelong reader and always on the se
I've noticed that alot of the bariatric vitamins are chewable. Is it important to only take chewable or sublingual vitamins? I understand that early in the post-surgery period that it may be difficult to handle large pills, but is there some reason tha
Just had to share that as of today, I've lost 100.6 pounds since my initial surgery consultation on February 2. I feel great and am off all of my meds for diabetes and high blood pressure. I feel stronger and more healthy in my body, which is a great f