NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

I’ve been searching the forums for info about eating oysters. My biggest concern is chewing them - I usually just let them slip down whole. I’m afraid that that chewing them like I do with other meats will be not an enjoyable experience. Any insigh

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 5 days ago

Good morning! I’m struggling to get myself motivated today.

QOTD - what food are you most grateful for post-op? I’m so glad that I discovered that I like cottage cheese. I’ve always hated it with fruit. Who knew it could be so good wit

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Good morning! I'm so thankful it's Friday. I really behind at work. I have my own work to do, plus writing lessons and grading work for a class who's teacher quit. I'm going to be playing catchup this weekend.

QOTD - Besides the people, what a

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I know there are tons of archived questions about this, but I haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. I host Thanksgiving every year, and I'm starting to plan for this year. I'll be three months post-op. I'm not worried about meal (turk

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

The only guidance I had from my nut about calories was to keep it under 800. Most of the advice on here says to keep it closer to 600, so I aim for around 600 but with a max of 800. This morning, when I was putting my meals into My Fitness Pal, my cal

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Has anyone tried a pedal exerciser? I don't want to use it for an actual workout, but thought it might increase my activity level while I'm knitting. I don't know if they're a good product or just infomercial junk.

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I'm about 6 weeks post op, and I've lost 36 lb so far (with about 100 more to go). I've always been hotter than most other people (I don't wear a coat in the car in the winter, I'm usually fine in short sleeves when others are grabbing a sweater, etc)

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I started marinating some chicken for tomorrow (I marinate overnight starting with frozen chicken). The marinade is a quarter cup each of olive oil and vinegar, plus salt, pepper, and garlic. I realized that I have no idea how to track it. I suppose I

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I've been seeing lots of references to using a food scale. At what point did you transition from measuring volume to weighing? Do you weigh it just to get an accurate calorie count or do you use it for portioning?

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Im three weeks out from surgery and down about 30 pounds. I feel great. I've been getting lots of compliments. My shirts drape better. My pants, however, aren't really even loose. Anyone else lose a a significant amount before their pant size went down

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I'm just over two weeks post-op. On Sunday someone told me I looked really stiff. Today a student (that I've known for a year) told me I was walking like a body builder. I don't feel too bad, but I guess I'm holding myself more rigidly than normal. I w

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I bought a specialty ice cube tray a few months ago on clearance. It is similar to

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Does anyone have tips for removing the residue left from the medical tape? I had surgery a week ago and still have a large patch on my thigh that I haven't been able to scrub away. (Also- was anyone else surprised to find out that they were taped down

strategydiva wrote 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Good luck with your surgery today! May good health and blessings fill your new life! Love and hugs!

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

My surgery is on Monday (eek!). All summer, we've planned on going to the Camden Aquarium, but we haven't managed to get there. We're thinking about going on Friday (if I'm up for it, of course). We can go slowly and take breaks. Am I totally off base

Kathy S. wrote 3 months ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Kathy S. wrote 3 months, 1 week ago
Thank you for registering at It's time to begin or continue your weight loss journey. You can get started by customizing your personal profile, set some new goals, begin tracking your weight loss, and post on the message boards. If you need some assistance getting started, that is what I am here for. We hope you enjoy your experience here at

NoraM13 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I'm new here. I started my pre-op diet on Monday, and my surgery is scheduled for 8/21. After eating some sugar free water ice last night, I had some pretty bad stomach trouble. I had trouble with Splenda years ago, but forgot about it because I rarely

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Aug 08, 2017
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2 months post-op