Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days 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 1 month, 1 week ago
IV fluids push saline into your body and help dehydration, NOT lack...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Why would a bariatric-friendly recipe have oats in it?

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 3 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 5 months, 4 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 6 months, 1 week 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 6 months, 3 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 8 months, 3 weeks ago
1 packet sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix, enough vanilla (or...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 9 months 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 9 months, 2 weeks ago

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


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Is there more than one year worth of data? I seem to recall that there...

maandme wrote 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Amazing how much you have lost.

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 10 months ago
Respectfully, I bet you'd be WAY more comfortable (and...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago
OK, now I DEFINITELY need to come to the east coast to join the...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote Julie's foolproof jerky 11 months ago

You'll need:

  • London broil
  • Small bottle habanero sauce (I use Yucatan Sunshine)
  • Large bottle cayenne sauce (I use Louisiana sauce)
  • Half bottle pre-mixed Montr...

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag wrote Research: slow metabolism and portion sizes 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Two great articles discussing some of the reasons why we become obese. Hint: it's all because of what we're eating.

h...


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a discussion topic 11 months, 2 weeks ago

I just spotted a great article that addresses the (not really supported) concept that eating too few calories for a long period of time will screw you up and put you into "starvation mode." It's very well-written and easy to understand.


Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Long distance high-five, Bec! Great stuff!

Sparklekitty (Julie), Science-Loving Hag posted a comment 11 months, 4 weeks ago
Working on regain after having a baby. Good protein bars are a must...

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

There's a TON of medical information on the Internet, and it can be hard to figure out what to trust when you're Googling something your doctor said. Here are a few things that can help you evaluate what you find to make sure you're getting correct inf

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At my brother's wedding, several weeks before attending my surgeon's info session
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