mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Progress Pics - I just got this to work in the off-topic forum, so lets see if I can duplicate my success.  Since starting my pre-op diet on Dec 23, I'm down 57 lbs and three sizes.  Before:  ...

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mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Thnking about getting another dog - I have two senior dogs, and the older of the two is on borrowed time (diabetes, arthritis, elevated liver enzymes, hair falling out, hearing lost, already exceeded the life expecta...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
3 month labs - I just got the results from my three month labs, and everything is good except carnitine.  I made sure to go through the entire report myself to make sure everything was in range, ...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
I'm Shedding - Damn it.  I mean, yes, I know it's pretty common, and it's temporary, and it will grow back, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.  My hair is two and a half feet long.  At an a...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
I'm obese! - Today is my two month surgiversary, and when I stepped on the scale this morning, I'm now just obese.  My starting BMI was 46.8, as of today it's 39.9.  Woohoo!

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
NSF - I'm down two sizes since surgery, and I've been pulling old stuff out of my closet rather than buying new clothes to save money.  Apparently, that's not going as well as I thought....

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 4 months ago
My Sleeve is Weird - For some reason, I felt like having mashed potatoes today.  Since they're not very nutritious, I added protein powder and crumbled veggie sausage.  It didn't sit well.  Naturally, ...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Finally - Monday I'll be four weeks out from surgery, and today was the first time I hit all my daily nutrition goals.  I got exactly 70 grams of protein and 64 oz of fluids, 671 calories, 3...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Never thought I'd say this - But I'm not eating enough fat.  I've been working on reaching my protein and fluid goals, and of course the shakes are either low or no fat.  As a result, I'm getting less than ...

mkvand wrote a blog post 6 years, 5 months ago
Reflections on the first three weeks - Things I've learned: Drinking is hard.  I honestly didn't expect to feel restriction with liquids, but I absolutely do.  My first few days I was only able to drink about thr...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
1st Week Post Op - I have to say, this week has been more difficult than I expected.  Unlike many people I've seen post, I do have restriction on how much liquid I can drink, so I'm not meeting my...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Back from Mexico - Minus most of my stomach. The surgery went well, fluids are staying down, and I just got home. 

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Pre-op diet day four - I posted at the end of day one that that day sucked, which it did.  I just wanted to give an update now that I'm four days in, for anyone whose liquid diet is coming up, or if a...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Pre-op diet day one - sucked.  When I read that starting the liquid diet can cause headaches, I wasn't expecting a full blown migraine.  And of course I had no migraine meds with me at work.  I had t...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
My protein arrived - In preparation for surgery, I ordered a bunch of samples from different companies, and the first shipment just arrived!  It's the unjury starter pack.  I'm tempted to try some n...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Surgery 1/6 with Dr. Alvarez - My financing was approved this week, so I've scheduled my surgery for January 6 with Dr. Alvarez.  I've already mailed the deposit, bought the plane tickets, and put in for time...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
Got my fianancing - I found out today that my financing was approved.  :)  I'm excited, so I wanted to share.  I also want to give background, especially for anyone else who is trying to figure out...

mkvand posted a discussion topic 6 years, 8 months ago
I think the universe wants me to get off my butt - I've been trying to exercise more to get in shape for surgery, but haven't been as consistent as I should be. I've never been good at working out on my own.  I always do better ...
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