Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 1 week ago
I have to respectfully disagree with parts of this, particularly if the...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

When Googling a bit of information for a friend, I came across this manual from the bariatric program at the Cleveland Clinic, Florida. This is a wonderful reference, especially for people who are considering surgery and need to research. It has inform


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Hello OH friends,

As you're probably aware, there can be a lot of conflicting information out there about WLS. What things do all patients go through? What are common factors to success? What things should we avoid? The wisdom and experiences s


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Hello OH friends,

As you're probably aware, there can be a lot of conflicting information out there about WLS. What things do all patients go through? What are common factors to success? What things should we avoid? The wisdom and experiences s


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Hello OH friends,

As you're probably aware, there can be a lot of conflicting information out there about WLS. What things do all patients go through? What are common factors to success? What things should we avoid? The wisdom and experiences s


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

There are already daily threads where people can post about the physical side of WLS-- what they're eating, how they're exercising, etc. I think it would be helpful to ALSO have a thread where people can be accountable for the emotional wide of WLS! So


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

If you don't have one yet, the Instant Pot is on sale on Amazon today. $70 for the 6qt model.

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Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote Which surgery is right for me? 2 months, 1 week ago

"Which surgery should I get?" This question pops up on the forums ALL THE TIME. And it's a big decision to make!

The default answer is: talk to your doctor and consider your medical history....


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 3 months ago
Is this really 2g carbs per serving with potatoes in there? I'm...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Since having surgery, I've fallen in love with cycling. One of my post-op goals was to ride 40mi in the big annual city bike race one year post-op; this past week, I've completely SMASHED that goal.

I rode three days of RAGBRAI, which is an ann


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 5 months ago
IV fluids push saline into your body and help dehydration, NOT lack...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Since WLS'ers can't have NSAIDs, I occasionally see folks post that they take turmeric to help with inflammation (arthritis, etc.).


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

I have an impossible time finding swimsuits that fit, no matter what I weigh! I have a long torso and broad shoulders and apparently nobody makes suits that fit me well and don't look ridiculous.

Enter... the rash guard!


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 6 months ago
Why would a bariatric-friendly recipe have oats in it?

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 7 months, 1 week ago

On a whim, I decided to sign up for a triathlon a few months ago. I do a ton of cycling, I'm a pretty good swimmer, and I hate to run, but 2 outta 3 ain't bad, right? Swim .5mi, ride 12mi, run 3mi.

The race was women-only and billed as UBER-non


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago
My sleeve is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I'm doing...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Bitch (/biCH/): n


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I caught a really good sale on ground turkey this week, and I've picked up several 5lb packages to portion out and freeze. Problem is, I'm not totally sure what to do with it other than make chili!

Lay it on me, peeps: what's your favorite thin


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 10 months ago
I'm a gadget geek, and I'd love to get a scale linked in with all my...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Does anyone use a mini exercise bike at their desk or on the sofa? Not a full bike, but one that just has pedals like this one.


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 1 year ago
1 packet sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix, enough vanilla (or...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

This weekend, I finished a 37mi bike ride in the big Tour de Tucson. The full ride is 106 but I did the shorter distance with my dad, who flew down from WA to do it with me.

Holy fck was I unprepared. The first half (downhill) was great, we cru


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Bitch (/biCH/): noun, informal. To express displeasure; grumble.


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 1 year, 1 month ago
Is there more than one year worth of data? I seem to recall that there...

Glo P. wrote 1 year, 1 month ago
Amazing how much you have lost.
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At my brother's wedding, several weeks before attending my surgeon's info session
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