Erin T. posted a discussion topic 2 days, 14 hours ago

How has your surgery effected your spouse/partners weight? My husband was a totally average weight 10 weeks ago when I had surgery but he's lost 11lbs and although he's always been active he's now consciously working out too. It used to be my goal to w


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 3 days, 9 hours ago

Is it just one of those things I need to file in the "Small price to pay..." category? It started out it was happening just when getting out of bed in the morning. I now make sure to sit first and pump my legs before getting up and that's mostly ok. Bu


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 3 days, 16 hours ago

I'm up on the scale from Tuesday morning and that's frustrating. I know it's because Tuesday was an "ideal day" (very little eating at the airport the day before). But I have a feeling this might be the first week I don't see any movement or even a tin


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 4 days, 9 hours ago

I returned from a vacation to Savannah, GA Monday and was able to weigh in for the first time in a week on Tuesday morning. I'm down 43lbs since I started my pre-op diet 11 weeks ago and am now 1lb less than the day I got pregnant with my oldest ch


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 week ago

Today is my last day in GA. Sad to be leaving, but I miss my kids and DH and will be glad to fly home tomorrow. Even if I have to go home to the remnants of Stella! I went strawberry picking yesterday, which for this NY-er is pretty cool. Plus, my firs


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

Hopefully it's ok if I post this? I'm headed out for the day and was missing my morning check in. I hope everyone else is sleeping in.

B: Ricotta Pancake, 1oz Sausage & a dab of cream cheese

L: Leftover Corn Beef

D: Shrimp


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

I went to the movies today and didn't have popcorn or diet coke (or any snack for that matter!). This was one of those hurdles I needed to get over, because the movies was always about food for me. It was great to go and enjoy without the food!

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Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

I mean the little comical things that make you go "Well, that's not something I considered". For me:

  1. My slippers fall off when I walk down the stairs. I had skinny feet before surgery, how did they possibly shrink more?

Erin T. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago

My stomach gurgles a ton when I eat. Just to cover my bases here, I:

  1. Eat slow, chew very well
  2. Have never had pain/been sick due to overeating (and weigh and measure everything)
  3. Haven't stepped off plan a single time

Erin T. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Currently, I'm taking Bariatric Fusion chewable vitamins. Four per day, two at breakfast and two at dinner. That's all. This is by direction of my Bari Center. I was supposed to take them for a month minimum and I bought enough for a little more than 2


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Today I got results from my yearly physical with my primary care and my A1c is 5.5% and I'm taking 8.6 units per day (down from 6.1% and 60 units of insulin per day in November). My cholesterol is total 175 and LDL is 118, Triglycerides are 80. I think


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 1 day ago

I was at a vendor event and found a dress from another vendor that I just loved. I went back to it several times, but it was an XL. A few months ago I had bought the same style dress from the same company in a 3XL an even though it "fit" it was very sn


Erin T. uploaded a new photo 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Erin T. posted a discussion topic 4 weeks ago

Where you physically can't fit much food for no reason at all? 

The day before yesterday I was hungry all day. It was un-nerving and the first day since surgery that I fought with head hunger. I didn't eat any more than normal, but I did have a


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I'm 5 1/2 weeks post op and have reintroduced eggs, chicken, turkey, pork, fish (salmon, white fish of varying sorts) and shrimp. The denser meats have either been canned or crock pot cooked as I'm still on a slow climb to "real food". I have had no is


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Had one of the chicken ones for dinner tonight and seriously YUM. They are nice and soft too (I'm eating crock pot meats at this point) and there's nothing scary in them. 

 

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Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Today I am officially 1 month post op, down 30lbs (since start of pre-op diet) and into Onederland! Official weigh in is tomorrow, but I had to step on today just to see! 


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Did you start with your surgeon's recommendation and then adjust as you got closer? I'm 5'7" tall and my surgeon's goal for me is 160. I feel like it's feasible to go lower but the last time I can remember being in the 160's I was 5'1" tall and 13 year


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I know my targets, but how much are you actually managing to get? I am getting 100% of my fluid intake every single day. My protein target is 60-80g and I'm struggling hard for those last 10-15g now that I moved on to purees. I'm having two "solid" mea


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Is it really flavorless? I'm in the puree stage and I'm doing fantastic getting some new meals in me (eggs, canned chicken/fish, white fish, cheese, etc). But I'm needing to drink a premier protein shake AND 1/2 of an unjury shake daily to get in my pr


Erin T. uploaded a new photo 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Erin T. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Tonight I got to sit with my family and eat what they ate for the first time since starting my pre-op 26 days ago! They had fish tacos and I had tilapia cooked with taco seasoning, 1/2 oz of shredded cheese and a tiny dollop of sour cream. It was heave


Erin T. posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

This is a dumb question. I work in IT, it should be easier, but I can't figure out where to edit my signature at all. 

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