ejirish posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi all-

I'm 3 years out & struggling with my daily intake of food. I know low carb works best for me. I've joined weigh****chers on & off... I just find it all overwhelming and confusing. Like- why is fruit a "free" food? makes no sen


ejirish posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi all-

I'm 3 years out & struggling with my daily intake of food. I know low carb works best for me. I've joined weightwatchers on & off... I just find it all overwhelming and confusing. Like- why is fruit a "free" food? makes no se


ejirish posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

I'm a 46 y/o female- sleeved 3 yrs ago. Lost a lot- very happy- never made it under 200 though... I'm trying mentally to find the mindset to go full speed back into the dieting. I work f/t m-f and i have at least 40 to go (according to me) to be back i


ejirish posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

Hi Friends

First of all- I'm very grateful for the VSG- and I wouldnt redo anything... that said.. while I havent gained (by the grace of god) I havent lost. I'm 46, female, 5'6 and stuck at 227. I cant believe it. I've read so many stories abo


ejirish posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I recently logged my food and am at 1000/1200... and 60 carbs...and havent lost any weight in an embarrassingly long time...

I'm definitely sensitive to carbs but I thought 60 was pretty good! I dont eat bread or pasta (or drink)... i


ejirish posted a discussion topic 2 years, 9 months ago

 

UGH! I know what I need to do... get back to measuring & weighing... I also need to exercise. I KNOW that I know these things... I need to force myself to actually do them. 61 lbs is embarrassing at 9 months out- I've always been a very slow


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

So, I'm guessing I've lost at least 1/3rd of my hair volume... its broken and shedding...  its deeply depressing. This started in August... how much longer? Any treatments I should do?

 

I've been foiling my hair since my early 20's...


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Sleeved 5/23, down about 45...I know...I'm a SLOW loser! I went from a loose size 22W to a perfect fitting 16W... I'm SO PSYCHED about that! I get lots of compliments, and one girl asked me straight out if I had "the surgery"... I was shocked at first.


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

Any success stories? I've been getting my hair foiled blond for more years that I care to say - so, I dont know if this is in my head or what


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

I've lost 23 lbs since 5/23 and thats great- and wonderful- and I dont want to come across like I'm complaining- BUT- I am a little wtf... I've been up and down 6 ounces for two weeks of the month... first I blamed TOM, then I blamed cheese- now I'm ju


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago

Just wanted to check in... can't believe it's been a month already!

 

Things have been OK...figuring out food & fullness has been quite the experience. I ate a scrambled egg and it was a nightmare...but "sunny side up" is fine...

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ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I plan to follow 800 cals a day, 60+ g protein, that said what is a realistic carb goal/maximum? 

 

I have so many questions for the NUT Monday- my whole book points to low fat this/that- part skim- fake eggs- what the heck? It appears


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

Over the past few nights its been HOT here in CT, and my husband has  been BBQ'ing- last night he made a gorgeous dinner and I have to admit I almost cried..I would have loved to shove my face with some bbq chix and all of the good stuff...and then to


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I have another week of full liquid ahead of me- but as I look ahead to puree/soft foods I'm very surprised about how many 'full fat' recipes are out there i.e. like on Pinterest- things like Ricotta bakes using normal Ricotta, mozzarella...and dont get


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I was sleeved Monday, and discharged last evening. I had that acid feeling so I took the pepcid that i was prescribed (pill). It went down fine, but then the fireworks started in my gut, and I havent shaken off this weird valcano feeling... every sip,


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I couldn't vomiting. It was the absolute worst. I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I finally turned the corner .

 

ive been vomit free since about 3pm. They also gave me an amazing acid blocker- miracle drugs I tell ya. 

I


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

it was a hell night. I dry heaved and that was terrifying. I'm having passing waves of remorse, but honestly, there's no going back... Just forward. I'm in medium pain... But all in all ok. Walking hasn't paid off yes, nothing has passed north or south


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

I had my light breakfast this am, for the rest of today is just clear liquids... protein drinks werent on the list, so I'm assuming theyre a no? I know, I know...I should have asked the nut in my last visit. I wasnt thinking. Of course, now I'm hungry.


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

Monday is around the corner. I'm mildly freaking out. I have butterflies almost all day long, but I'm still sleeping through the night which for me is a miracle. Usually when I stress out I'm up all night...

 

I cant wait just to get th


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm getting sleeved May 23rd... I'm not trying to get too ahead of myself, but I dont have too much inventory... I was thinking of getting a couple of long skirts in smaller sizes but with a waist band to adjust or something... I work for a "biz casual


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I'm still not ready. I've been reading millions of blogs and stories for months and months, I still dont quite know what to expect. To make matters worse, I have to return to work June 6th, and June 8th I have an all day meeting- I'll be locked in a ro


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

So, my surgery date is may 23rd, assuming insurance approves- which I should  know this week (knock wood)

 

I know we're all different, but I'd love to hear from anyone with similar 'specs' as me...like  most, I've battled me weight for


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I should hear this week that cigna approved it!...knock wood. 

 

I'm trying hard to get organized... I already told my job I'm off for 2 weeks. I'll work from home a couple days the 3rd week  if I have to...

 

I already


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

My mind went blank...what should I ask her?? I'm literally freaking out. 

I was thinking-

what results to expect?

How small will she make the sleeve?

Robot or hands?

diet to expect after?

 

I know


ejirish posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

I'm on the path to get sleeved May 6th... I still have to meet the surgeon on Apr 26th for my consult. I guess theyre assuming insurance will approve in time for May 6th? Plus I have to tell my job and go on short term leave... anyway...

 

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