kamac posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 1 day ago

We all know sticking to our food plan can be tough at times. I'm 8 weeks post-surgery, and while it hasn't always been easy, I've stayed focused and on track. Reading and posting here has been very helpful.

So I'm wondering if any of you kind


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I'm 5 weeks post-surgery, and for the past couple of days I've been feeling a new sensation in my chest when I eat. It's a "full" feeling, like tightness, slightly uncomfortable but not painful. Once or twice I've had some squeezing discomfort like a t


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I came across this recently and thought I'd share the link:

http://www.sugar-and-sweetener-guide.com/glycemic-index-for-sweeteners.html

I think it


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Do you drink ketoade?

I'm only 3 weeks post-op and keeping my carbs very low. I've been well under 20g per day, with 80-100g protein, and very low fat and very low sodium because I'm still mostly eating protein shakes (egg white protein powder


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Hi gang. I've seen a few posters mention they take a prenatal multivitamin post-surgery. For those that do, what brand do you take? Was it specifically recommended by your local bariatric center?

I'm 3 weeks post-op, and am currently taking Cel


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Good morning, VSGers.

I'm curious- long after surgery did you chew or crush your vitamins? When did you start swallowing regular vitamin pills?


kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

The booklet from my bariatric center lists the daily requirement as 36-45mg of iron per day. Do you think this is enough? How much iron do you take a day?

I also just noticed that my Celebrate chewable Iron + C, which was recommended by my cent


kamac wrote on Demo607's support wall 2 months ago
Hello and welcome! I thought you should know, I tried answering your question in the VSG forum, but there seems to a glitch in the site and it won't let me post a response. You might want to try reposting it. Just wanted to let you know, so you wouldn't think folks are ignoring your question! :)

kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Hello! I'm still 3 weeks away from the pureed food stage, but I'm starting to make a shopping list in preparation for it. Everything in my booklet is pretty straightforward.

One of the allowed foods is "extra lean ground meat". So it would seem


kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone. 4 days ago I had my VSG. I'm recovering quite well and feeling pretty good. But one thing is really bothering me- hunger!

The same day after wls, in the hospital, I was lying there and suddenly became aware that my stomach was grow


kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone, had my surgery yesterday as planned...got sleeved instead of bypassed but everything went well!

Everyone at St Mike's has been wonderful- the surgeons, the nurses, the anesthesiologists, the gentleman who brings the meals, there's


kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm here in my hotel room at the Delta Chelsea, smelling like disinfectant after my shower with the antiseptic wash as instructed. It's coming on 10pm and I have no idea how I'm going to sleep tonight...got the alarm set for 4am, check in at the hospit


kamac posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

My surgery is next week and I'm working out my meal plan for the "full fluid" stage (10-14 days). I want to get a minimum of 100g protein a day, and I'd also like to limit my carbs as much as possible.

Is it realistic to count and limit carbs a


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Apologizes in advance for the TMI...

I'm 13 days into my pre-surgery diet (having surgery in 2 weeks). The first 4 days I was on Optifast, then switched to a real food plan, given to me by the dietician, because I seemed to have an allergic rea


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Just some random thoughts on my Optifast experience so far...
(apologies in advance for my rambling )

Blender: I read here months ago ab


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I'm on my 3rd day of Optifast and have surgery scheduled on July 9. As of today, my BMI is 59.3 (if I calculate at my current height of 5'8"...when I'm a healthy weight, I'm actually 5'9" and if I use that as my height my BMI is 57.6. Anyways, it's hig


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Hiya. It's 2am and I've finished my 2nd day of Optifast...so far, so good, except I can't sleep! So I'm shopping for protein powders online, lol...

Whey protein gives me a very sore throat. I have the same problem with cow milk (although not wi


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

After hitting a snag in the assessment/approval process last summer, I was finally cleared for surgery in March. Last week I had Pre-Surgery Class, and today I met the surgeon and signed the consent forms. I was expecting a surgery date in maybe a coup


kamac wrote Non-Scale Goals 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Run up the stairs.

Run in the park with my niece and nephew.

Sit in a booth at a restuarant.

Go to Egypt and India.

Wear a skirt in the summer.

Cross my legs. Sit...


kamac posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I've finally been approved for surgery and have my pre-surgery class next week. I'm really excited and happy (and more than a little nervous) to move forward and start a new chapter in my life!

BUT...I'm also ashamed and upset with myself for h


kamac posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
Hi, I just wanted to say I've been reading your posts and your...

kamac posted a discussion topic 1 year, 4 months ago

Hello! I'm wondering if any of you folks who have had a massive weight loss could give me your thoughts/share your experiences with respect to loose skin. Specifically, does anyone have experience with traveling around a country like India (or another


kamac wrote A Reminder to Myself 1 year, 6 months ago

Friday, March 3, 2017

I'm an emotional eater- I eat sweet, starchy foods to comfort myself, calm myself down, and treat myself. The last several weeks I've been working hard at changing this...


kamac posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 months ago

I met someone IRL today and we were chatting, and coincidentally it turned out this person had WLS a couple of years ago. This person said they regretted having RYN- that they were still "big" after an in

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