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4/16/14 9:47 P

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No I haven't had the surgery, I did look into it at one time & was going to go through it, but changed my mind against it. This Dr. was suppose to be a specialist in weight loss in the more conventional ways ( diets) but I was very disappointed in her. I truly believe she was only setting you up to fail so that she could try to sell you on the surgery.
Thankfully I had conditioned myself for months saying I was going to go on a diet when I went to see her. It took me about 4 days to decide what I was going to do, which was what has worked best for me in the past & that is eating healthy. So here I am had a little weight loss, trying to get into an exercise regime. I don't have it down to regular but I get it in a couple time a week and for me that is good. So thank again, it's been a pleasure.

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4/16/14 8:57 P

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THANKS for sharing the details of monkey brains---that's a new one for me.

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4/16/14 8:54 P

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I assume you have had bariatric surgery.???
I also know that following bariatric surgery--there are supplements that you need to take for the rest of your life. (yes, the rest of your life)
Being low in vitamin D can definitely impact energy level.
So while your diet make look healthy for the "standard adult"; your needs are different following bariatric surgery. I encourage you to follow the center's advice regarding supplement intake and follow up with them regarding your tiredness.

Becky

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4/16/14 8:41 P

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lol, monkey brains has nothing to do with monkeys or brains. It was a ground turkey dish. It was suppose to be more like a spanish rice but looked & tasted more like chili only very thick. What I didn't like about it was when I was all done making it it was like 690 cal / 2 cup serving. It was like Ouch! I didn't want to eat it even in smaller portions. I made Mock hot dog w/ "meat sauce" using it as the sauce w. a couple of slices of Canadian Bacon on mujlti-grain toast that was't bad. Used it on turkey hot dogs & put myself through the roof on sodium.
I am at the Drs. frequently, & just had my yearly last month I think. Other than my vitamin D showing low at the Bariatric Center I didn't seem to have any deficiencies. Though calcium would be another I would think but I do take a dose of that too that I forgot to mention.Otherwise.... You have answered my question about if it could be my diet & I am happy to say it is not. So I thank you very much Becky, I appreciate your input.



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4/16/14 8:12 P

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I did take a look at your nutrition tracker, and nothing is screaming at me.
Looks like most days you are within a 1200-1550 calorie range.
You are meeting your protein needs.
Getting about 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies---this could be a little higher.
What are "monkey brains?"

Since this is a new onset; you probably need to make an appointment with your doctor for a general check-up and physical. When was the last time you had this done??

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4/16/14 5:39 P

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This is what I see when I click your page:

This SparkPage is set to private. LINDA_COTY2000 must add you as a friend to see this page.

Go to your spark page and click to edit it.

on the left hand side, look for these options:

More Options:

Only allow my SparkFriends to see my page
Turn my page offline
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Allow comments on my page (you have ability to delete)
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Show I the Spark Activity Tracker

Turn off the option to only have friends view your page - then click on the option to share your food tracker

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4/16/14 5:00 P

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I believe my web page is viewable. I went back to check, the only thing I changed was I clicked to make it online (as opposed to make it offline) Would that have anything to do with it. I did already have the trackers marked viewable. and I did make sure to save my changes. If you are still unable to see it, maybe I should have someone walk me through it.

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4/16/14 10:29 A

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Ok, Becky I think I have it set to public now, thought I had before.
I am on 3 vitamins Vitamin D, the once a day multi ( just standard ) the B Complex- The one that gave me the multi was a bariatric specialist. I referred myself to her, waited months to get in, all the time telling myself I would be starting a diet then. When I went, she asked me what worked for me in the past & what didn't.
She prescribed that & vitamin D ( there must have been blood work , because she said I was low ( happens a lot ) She gave me a sheet of paper, went over the Protein Sparing Diet gave me an appointment to go back & out the door I went. No support No nothing. I think the next appointment would have been to talk me into getting the surgery, which I had considered once.
My Neurologist put me on B complex for Carpel Tunnel.
The tiredness I have been having seems to me started sometime after I started the diet. I don't know if it makes sense or not but possibly after I started exercising. I have pretty much been a lump on a log since I had back surgery that didn't go so well. But I am getting stronger & I credit the exercising to part of that & I am walking better. But I still can't walk or stand more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time without my pain starting & quickly becoming unbearable.

Edited by: LINDA_COTY2000 at: 4/16/2014 (17:02)

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4/16/14 7:33 A

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Is you Sparkpage set to "private".
I do not have access to it. I do not see it.


Who told you to be taking vitamin-mineral supplements---was this based on testing? what nutrients where found to be low? Did this advice come from your doctor? Could this be related to your tiredness??
Becky


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4/15/14 11:01 P

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Hi Becky, thank you on getting back to me right away. I was just getting ready to go to bed. This is quite late for me lately.
I do have a Sparkpage & have marked my tracker as public. I am suppose to be taking a number of vitamins each day which I rarely take. One is a standard multivitamin. But I think you will find looking at my diet that I'm doing pretty good, other than Calcium. Please let me know what you think. Salt intake had been a problem but I am doing better with that too. ( except this one day with the turkey hot dogs. That was very bad.





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4/15/14 9:50 P

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You have to create a spark page first - it only takes a minute, then click to make trackers public :)

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4/15/14 9:40 P

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I believe I start on this change of diet back on March 9th. According to my count I have only lost 14.5 lbs but Sparkpeople seem to insist on making it 20. Using an earlier starting weight from an earlier attempt. I tried fixing it once but as you see it is still using the higher #.
Thank you for the advice, I will edit my post to the attn: Becky & I'll go look how to change my tracker to public.
Thanks again
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Hi This is Dietitian Becky

For folks to see your nutrition tracker, you will need to create a SPARKPAGE.
There is a box to check on the sparkpage, to make your Nutrition Tracker public.

Let us know if you need more help with this.

Also...are you taking a multivitamin-mineral supplement??

Becky

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4/15/14 8:47 P

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Yeah, Dietician Becky comes on - can you change your thread title to catch her attention? She is a registered dietician, so hers is the advice you want the most.

Anyway, a lot of people here have experience with nutrition and can look and give you suggestions, too.

Edited to add - you have to make your nutrition tracker public before anyone can look....and you've been losing 4 pounds a week for 5 weeks?

Edited by: EELPIE at: 4/15/2014 (20:51)
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Hi there,
I have been on the website for about 5 weeks now & have lost 20 lbs I am very happy to say, and thank all the amazing people for the support input & and support in general.
My problem is I have been very tired lately and I am thinking that its been about the length of time that I have been watching what I eat . So I am wondering if it is indeed related.
when I say tired I mean going to bed at 8:30 at night & sleeping to 8:30 in the morning, or getting to the point while I am at the computer or just sitting at the table that I actually have to fight to keep my eyes open. I do also have Sleep Apnea but its only been 7 months since I got the machine so I doubt if that,'s the cause.
Is there a nutritionist for SparkPeople that might be able to take a look at the nutrients I've been getting or even on the past meals?
I would really like to get past this so I would GREATLY appreciate their help.

Thanks,

Linda

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