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Happiness-is-a-choice
on 2/15/18 11:42 am
Topic: RE: Dealing with "date night"....

That is too bad ... well good luck to you.

Go shopping for you instead! I was being so nice and saying her! Lol. :)

Jester
on 2/15/18 11:33 am
RNY on 03/21/16
Topic: RE: Dealing with "date night"....

Haha, yeah, it is. And we're now in the process of getting a divorce, so this ship seems to have sailed.

Happiness-is-a-choice
on 2/15/18 11:31 am
Topic: RE: Dealing with "date night"....

Just realized this post is a year old Lol!!! I have never ventured into WLS spouses before!

Happiness-is-a-choice
on 2/15/18 11:27 am
Topic: RE: Dealing with "date night"....

How about walk around the mall and the money you would have spent in dinner buy something for the house... I don't know nice new sheets for your bed, some other houseware? Or let her pick out a new top or shoes or something... most woman love shopping... I know she does not like walking but might feel different if a mall and made fun!

my husband and I use to like to go to Barnes and Noble too ... before kids and now with our girls (16 and 14) let them each pick out a book.

Writergurl08
on 11/15/17 9:47 am
RNY on 02/15/18
Topic: RE: Heping mysef by helping him

Oh, also, there are literally hundreds of protein shakes on the market, we tried a lot and I'm still trying more in preparation for my own surgery

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

Writergurl08
on 11/15/17 9:37 am
RNY on 02/15/18
Topic: RE: Heping mysef by helping him

our "liquid diet" wasn't as restrictive as some. We did protein shakes, but also could have yogurt without fruit chunks, strained soups, sugar-free jello and pudding, broths, and all the water we could get in (all surgeons will have different requirements).

That was in May. My doctor was fine with it, and I have always taken a multivitamin anyway.

now I still follow a low-carb, high-protein approach with my husband. I do measure out my food still, but I am not eating the exact same portions he is, but mostly that's because I'm adding a lot more servings of vegetables in a day than he can fit in.

Im currently in pre-op evaluation to have my own surgery

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

MPeterson2311
on 11/15/17 9:17 am
Topic: RE: Heping mysef by helping him

Wow! I am surprised your doctor "ok-ed" that! I hope you get routinely checked as I have heard sometimes a liquid diet has vitamin deficiencies :( Were you recommended to take a vitamin? I am curious. I have heard liquid diet thrown around for years for pre-surgery, post-surgery, etc. but it ALWAYS came with a HUGE price tag of "buy our shakes!" which I could never afford.

Blueeyesmiles
on 8/20/17 2:08 am
Topic: RE: My boyfriend broke up because of my wls.

I know you posted this a little while ago. I'm sorry that this happened. How are you making out now?

Thinking of you ( HUGS).

b.

Writergurl08
on 5/27/17 6:37 am
RNY on 02/15/18
Topic: RE: Heping mysef by helping him

Yes, I'm quite familiar with the portions, my mom had the same surgery when I was in high school, and several family members have had it since. I know I won't feel full the same way a person would had they had the surgery and the dumping Syndrome isn't something I'll have to deal with, though as a diabetic, I avoid sugar anyway.

I am measuring all of my food to what my husband theoretically eats. we're still on liquids right now, 4 oz per hour, but I know with solid food it might only take 2-3 for him to get full. Since I won't feel full, I'm planning on eating what I've measured out and no more. I also won't have the hormonal changes and the malabsorption that come with the surgery. I know it's not going to be exactly the same, and yes I could "cheat" at anytime with not nearly the consequences he would have, but I do have a lot of support from my doctor as well as his bariatric doctor, and I feel like my husband is happy that we're both doing this together

H.A.L.A B.
on 5/27/17 12:28 am
Topic: RE: Heping mysef by helping him

I had RNY 9 years ago.

It is a very sweet of you to do the diet as he is. But have in mind that it may be difficult for you. His insides ha been changed - while yours are still as before. what, specially in the beginning - would be easy for him to follow - it may be a very hard time for you to do. in the first few months post op -2-3 oz of food made me full. Eating more than that was not only not possible - I rally did not want to eat more. RNY not only changed my insides but also my hormones, and the way my body dealt with hunger and food. I often was not hungry or if I did get hungry - eating just 2 oz-3 made me full. Even now - I often can't eat more than 6-8 oz total, if 4-5 of that are dense proteins.

In addition - eating sugary foods made me ill,very ill - getting sick a couple of times made me really not want desserts like cakes, cookies or ice cream.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

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