RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Soup's On - I'm about 14 weeks PO now and doing pretty well with the food and vitamins and water. I have a question about soup, though. Since it's mostly liquid and I'm supposed to wait 30 ...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 6 years, 12 months ago
NSV & Telogen Effluvium is a Fickle Mistress - First, the NSV! I'm down another size in jeans! Wooo! I'm now in a 22 and it fits without me looking like 10 lbs. of potatoes in a 5 lb. sack. Yay! Oh! I also have removed 4" fr...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Gym - Frequency, Intensity, Duration - I went to the gym on Saturday and yesterday. Woo! (I'm pretty proud of myself.) I noticed when I was there yesterday that I didn't feel quite as strong and energetic as I had th...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Gym NSV - I did 40 minutes at the gym yesterday (I used to be toasted after 20 minutes) and it wasn't misery! Woo! I did 20 minutes on the treadmill on level 3 of the hills setting and an...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Heartburn & Missing Doses - My doc put me on a new formulation of my blood pressure medicine since surgery because of the absorption problems I was having with a sustained release version of the same med. ...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Edamame - Is edamame a starch, protein, or veggie? I've been thinking about it as a protein, but maybe I'm wrong? REcently, I've been getting into it for a snack....a 1/2 C. steamed in th...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years ago
Any Vegetarians Out There? - I wouldn't say that I'm a vegetarian and I'm not sure that I really want to be....but I find I feel better and my digestion is less screwy when I eat less meat. I'm interested t...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Not Hungry vs. "Full" - I had my 6 week check up at the Weight Center and in talking w/the doc, he told me that because all of the nerves i the stomach are cut during surgery that the full feeling will...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Painfully Dry Skin - I have been having terribly dry skin since surgery. It's mainly on my face, but not entirely. My hands and feet are itchy and the skin feels tight, and my face is literally flak...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Magic Bullet and Alternatives - What kind of individual blender for protein smoothies do y'all recommend? Magic bullet? Hamilton Beach? I'm hoping to spend only around $30.

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Chocolate Protein Mix & Peanutbutter Cravings - I'm looking for recommendations for a chocolate flavored protein mix, preferably whey isolate, but I'm open to others. I prefer a deep, rich, chocolate flavor that isn't too swe...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
PB2, Protein Coffee/Ice Cream/Hot Choc, SF Syrups - So...I have questions about this stuff. PB2: What is it? What does it taste like? How would you use it in food? Why would you choose it over peanuts or peanut butter? Pr...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Gym! - This afternoon I went to the gym w/my wife for the first time in 3 years! We did 20 minutes on the treadmill and 10 on the bike and then I almost staggered out of there with leg...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Too Much B12? - I've been accidentally taking a double dose of B12 (I bought lozenges that are 1000 mcg instead of 500 mcg). Do you think it's a big deal, or will I just pee out the excess?

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Tofu! - I know this may seem silly, but I was looking for something to eat off a menu at a Chinese restaurant last night and I realized that I haven't had tofu since forever. I like it,...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
TMI - Help Please - I'm a few days short of 1 month PO. At 3:00 yesterday afternoon, I had a scrambled egg w/a little LF cheese and a few slices of peeled fresh apple (all on my surgeon's food ...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Fish and Seafood - I have a personal policy about eating food from cans (I hate the taste and therefore, don't), so tuna fish is out AFAIC. But, I'm really in the mood for fish and seafood. I was ...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
Gym Routines & Ear Candy - So, as of next week I'll be cleared to return to full activity and I'll be returning to the gym for the first time in about 9 months. (Before surgery I was in a walking boot for...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 1 month ago
23 Days PO - In Pain - Help! - For the last few days I've had sharp pains (not constantly, but several times a day) about 4 finger-widths (cm) above my belly button, right in the center (maybe an inch below t...

RebeccaElise wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
My Blog - Come visit me on my blog, Through a Cooking Glass, where I talk about my journey through WLS and learning how to live, eat, and cook on the other side. http://throughacookin...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Not All Cheeses are Created Equal - I've been doing pretty well with small amounts of reduced fat cheese added to things like scrambled eggs or refried beans. Today I tried a slice of swiss cheese on my scrambled ...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Meals - Timing and Frequency - I am a nurse by profession. I'm not working right now, but I still seem to keep the crazy hours I have when I am working. Specifically, my days tend to be very long (up to 18-20...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Cold Medicine - This is not necessarily specific to WLS, but does anyone have a recommendation for an OTC cold medicine? I hardly ever take the stuff, but I'm in misery. My main symptoms are lo...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
3 Weeks PO - Please Help Me Plan - I am 2 weeks PO and on soft solids (protein only) and this evening I'll be attending my first social occasion since surgery. It's a holiday party at a friend's house about an ho...

RebeccaElise posted a discussion topic 7 years, 2 months ago
Allegra and GBP - I have terrible allergies and if I don't control them I end up with asthma attacks. I used to take Allegra 180 mg daily before surgery and I really need to still take it, but I'...
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