bellejar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago

Hello! I am a little over 7 months out from surgery and I have been in a stall for a little over that month time period. Just wondering about when others had their first stall and just some general cheerleading and affirmation around such things! 


bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
I can still have my ice cream (and so can you) - http://www.arcticzero.com/store/150-Calorie-Pints/NewFlavorsDessertBox A kind coworker brought in a pint of Arctic Zero for me that she felt would be great for my WLS diet. It is!...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
2 months post surgery update! - Happy Holidays, losers! I would like this start this out by saying how much I love my sleeve. I am 200% grateful that I was brave enough to do this for myself. In the past 2 mont...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago
NSV Cupcakes - I hosted an event for youth in which I provided cupcakes. I didn't a single nibble of one! I am staring at the leftovers and maybe singing "You really got a hold on me."

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago
tell me about your stalls? - I am 5 weeks out as of today and I have already had 2 stalls! The first one was from week 1 to week 2 after surgery and I have had one from last week until this week (still going)....

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Thank you! - I appreciate everyone who posts their journey, the good and the bad. It is so so helpful. I also want to say thanks to everyone who posted on my thread seeking affirmation I have b...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Help please! - Can I please get some affirmation about a few things? #1 I am only 2 weeks out from surgery and I have been in a stall since right after week one! No loss the second week at all. ...

bellejar wrote a blog post 6 years, 2 months ago
Protein Pumpkin Mini Muffins (Wingin' it!) - Preheat oven to 350 degrees Ingredients 1/2 cup pumpkin purée  1/2 cup greek yogurt 1/2 cup almond flour 2 tbs coconut margarine 1/4 cup SF vanilla torani syrup 1/4 cup baki...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks - https://www.flickr.com/photos/kewpiemania/sets/72157649226499702/ Pizza Night! Bariatric style.    

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Caution: slightly yuck ahead - I haven't had any issues so far with my sleeve (tomorrow is 2 weeks out) but as if the last 4 days or so, I have had some ummmm decently intense diarrhea. Only once a day, and othe...

bellejar posted a comment 6 years, 2 months ago
It makes about 5 1/4 cups of pudding. Total recipe has 30 grams of...

bellejar wrote a blog post 6 years, 2 months ago
latest way I am getting protein in - Blend: 1 avocado 1/4 cup chocolate soymilk pinch of sea salt 1 tsp vanilla 1 ripe banana 1 heaping scoop of chocolate protein powder portion into 1/4 cups and chill in fridg...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Foodie Alert: Protein Beverage Recipe - I know many of us are always looking at ways to get our protein and water in daily. I modified one of my favorite fancy summer beverage recipes and this is what I came up with. Pr...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
First NSV - I am a little over a week out of surgery, and with the added two week pre-surgery diet, I have dropped quite a bit to start! I was at an important grant meeting for the organizatio...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
liquid stage breakthrough - I have discovered something absolutely wonderful that I am calling The Head Hunger Hammer. It is Campbell's Cheeseburger Soup whizzed up in the blender super fine, watered down, an...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Puréed stage favorites? - Day 3 out of surgery gives me a lot if time to think about food. Some ways that I am trying to combat this is to walk on the treadmill, sip sip sip protein drinks and water, and ha...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Officially sleeved! - My surgery was on Monday at 10:15 am. My surgeons were DR. Gatschet and Dr. Shadle (http://www.sacramentobmi.com/home)  and surgery was performed at Sutter Roseville Medical Center...

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Hi everyone! - I have been lurking for a bit on some of the other boards and have finally figured out how to find my people! I am a queer femme living in Sacramento and I am getting a sleeve on M...

bellejar added a goal 6 years, 3 months ago
Run and dance again. To feel strong in my body. To be able to run from zombies.

bellejar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Hello. I'm new! - I have been lurking for a few months while dealing with all of the red tape and getting poked by needles business came and went. I was (finally) approved for surgery last week and ...

bellejar wrote a blog post 6 years, 3 months ago
Day 5: 2 Week PreOp Liquid Diet - So it's been going ok! I have been following my pre-op diet to the letter. I have resisted food offered. And, it's already showing up in my weight loss. I started at 301.5 right be...

bellejar wrote a blog post 6 years, 3 months ago
Day 1: 2 Week PreOp Liquid Diet - Yesterday I ate like I was on death row except instead of one meal of my choosing, I just kind of grazed all of my favorites. I ended the evening with (carrot) cake and ($27 a lb a...
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