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9/13/14 3:53 P

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Hi Tomojac! Super excited for you to take these steps towards WLS. I pray everything goes smoothly and you get a date. I was both excited and nervous too (I think we all are at some point), and I want to encourage you to make the choices that are best for you, your family, and most importantly, your health!
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9/13/14 11:45 A

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I am at the beginning of my bariatric surgery journey. This week I had my first psychologist appointment. On Monday I see the endocrinologist and the dietitian. I am both excited and scared but I know this is probably the best this for me right now. One day at a time.

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9/12/14 11:15 P

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Hi Carol
How are you?

Thank you
I dried some apple and pineapple .turned out very good.
I am planning to dry some tomatoes , beets and zucchini next :)
It's a good preserving method and you can keep most of he vitamins if you don't put the temp to high. I think this would be a good way to eat more veggies with my smaller stomach.
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9/12/14 9:55 P

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Kaza!! WOW! You are amazing! Congratulations on all of your hard work and success! I can fruits and veggies (from my summer crop) to last us all through the winter. It's hot sticky work when the weather is over 100 degrees in the kitchen, but it soooooo worth it!

Keep me posted on the dehydrator.....I don't have one, but lots of my friends dehydrate all the fixin's for soups and stews.....

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9/11/14 1:24 P

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Hi everyone
How are you all doing.
Not many posts around here emoticon

I am doing ok , going down slowly but surely . Weighing at 212lbs today
Going to the farm and buying tones of veggies kept me so busy for days .
And I just my self a dehydrator and dried some apples and pineapples it's great.
Does anyone have one. And what do you dry on it?

Have a great day all
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wishing you all a fabulous holiday weekend,

have FUN and be safe, hugsssssssssssssss emoticon

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" Sharon " lives in Colorado.

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8/23/14 10:44 P

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Congrats on the new job and finishing the first week.
It's hard to adjust and stay away from the temptation,
You can do this
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I started a new job with Mariposa County....just finished (survived) my first week. It's exciting and challenging and very very rewarding! It is an adjustment -- now I understand what everyone was talking about when they said how hard it is to stay away from all the office "goodies". I'm packing lunches and snacks.....so far I've been able to stick to plan (for the most part). Carbs have been higher than I like (50-100g per day), so I'm watching the scale closely. I haven't been able to adjust my walking schedule to fit in a full 30 minutes before or after work, though I walk quite a bit on the job. Praying daily for humility, patience, and peace -- and for God to use me for His glory with those I come in contact with throughout the day!

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8/22/14 3:27 P

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Thank you
It's ok we are all busy
And taking care of our elderly parents isn't easy.
I hope everything is good
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8/19/14 10:28 A

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emoticon Kaza 56 pounds that is wonderful!!
Sorry I haven't been active very much. My husband and I are taking care of his parents now. My father in-law is 91 and my mother in-law is 87. their both in bad health and need a lot of care.


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8/19/14 10:15 A

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Hello everyone
How are you all doing ?
Seems that everyone is busy
Have a good day
Kaza

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emoticon skimbro, yahoo!!!! emoticon

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I will meet with the bariatric doctor on August 20, 2014. emoticon

I hope all goes well. I have more medical issues to deal with, so having the surgery will help me.

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Still going down , YES!
221.4 lbs today , down 7 lbs in the last 2 weeks.
I am working hard on my protein and I exercise , so it's paying off.
Soon I'll bee out of 100 kg's.

A total of 56 lbs in 3 months (2 1/2 month post op)
I am getting exited now emoticon
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Thank you Roweena
Glad you got your surgery date.
I wish you all the best
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Grats Kaz! Those plateaus can be a bummer and I'm glad yours broke! :)

I met with my surgeon yesterday. My surgery is scheduled for Aug 20, 2014. This is the 3rd day on the pre-op diet. Its not bad at all. The only thing I do not like is the supplements. But, I'll only be on those for a few months so it's all good. I am actually not near as apprehensive and getting quite excited. I really look forward to the new me on the horizon.
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Woooooo Hoooooo! Kaza! Way to Go!!

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Hi
I think I broke my plateau , don't want to jinx it .
225.8 lbs today
I hope it will keep going down.
I want to be at 219lbs by the end of the month I will make it if I don't hit another stall.

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Thanks! That is awesome to hear. :)

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Congrats Roweena on your surgery date! It's ok to be nervous. You'll be so happy you made this decision. We are all here to support each other so let us know how we can help.


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Roweena
Congrats on your surgery date. It's so normal to be nervous . This wasn't my first surgery and it was the surgery that I was the most nervous about.
The pre op diet wasn't easy but doable .
Everything is going to be fine and you ll be so happy to see the pounds melting.
I am 9 weeks post op , if you have any question and I have an answer I'll be glad to share it
Good luck
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I am starting my pre-op diet today. I go and see my surgeon tomorrow and we'll schedule the surgery for the week of the 18th. I would be lying if I did say I was apprehensive. It is major surgery and I've never had any before. But going to our support group and reading your posts here helps tremendously. I've done a lot to get this far and I am sure it will be great for me. Congrats you guys on your great successes.

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I will definitely. Celebrate when I go to onederland

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Kaza the day I went below 200 I did the happy dance I was some kind of happy.


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Carol
So hard to be patient
I told my self I go on the scale once a week.
This morning I went on it anyway . This time I was happy lost 1.5 lbs
I am at 226.8 lbs ( I weighted that 5 years a go)
I can not wait to go under 220 lbs for now

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Just have a little patience Julie and Kaza, I promise you the weight will come off. My weight slowed down and it felt like I was never going to get to my goal. Just keep doing what you have been and slowly increase your exercise if you need to. My granny use to tell me Rome wasn't built in a day. Patience is not my virtue. I as Carol would say am addicted to weighing myself. I do it two or three times a day, and then I get mad if I don't like what I see.
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Hi Jen and Julie

I worry about not losing to. I am scared that my weight loss will stop and I did the surgery to lose 40 lbs....
I am 9 weeks post op and lost 37 lbs after surgery another 12 lbs from the pre op diet.

Anyway I only weight my self once a week .now that I am losing 1 lbs or less a week I am getting very frustrated and don't want to weight my self anymore. I should do another measurement. Weight it's a number on the scale , but it feels so good when you see it going down significantly .

If we keep pushing we will see results , it's just so hard to be patient

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Thanks for sharing Julie. I also have Fibromyalgia but over the course of 2 years worked my way up to biking 17 miles 4 days a week at the gym. It's amazing what out bodies can do if we take it slow. I started going twice a week and biked for 30 minutes without any resistance. There were a lot of pain killers at first.

I found Pilates very hard while I'm overweight but give it a try. I was just too heavy to recover from losing balance and pulled things like my back. I was 130 lbs overweight not 70 so it might be great.

I can truthfully say I feel better on gym days than non gym days now. Talk to your doctor - maybe there is something you can take to push through the intense burning and aching of your legs doing cardio. If I forgot to take my meds an hour before the gym I can hardly tolerate anything.

I hope you like the fruit protein shakes.

Congrats so far.

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I am experiencing slow weight loss after surgery and it helps if I just don't look at the scale except for my once a week weigh-in. I am averaging about 2 lbs a week and struggle to get 800 calories in. My surgery was June 17 and I have lost right at 30 pounds. I have had a week where I only lost 0.5 lb.

Even more challenging now as I am getting sick of protein drinks! I am going to try fresh fruit mixed with ice and protein powder and see if that is better than the pre-mixed ones for a change.

I do aqua therapy 2-3 times a week and I am thinking I need to add a home pilates routine or something to keep me more active the other days. I have fibromyalgia so my body fights me.

I want this other 70 lbs off now! I guess this is why my doctor said it would take about a year. As long as I am losing I should be grateful, every one's bodies' are different. If I had not had the surgery this is the point where I probably would have started gaining the weight back. And if I think about it, even a quarter of a pound lost is about the size of a stick of butter leaving my body so every little bit counts.

I am an extremely patient person when it comes to everyone else (I am a technical support rep for Apple) but not so much when it comes to myself! I was worried the whole week I was in Florida on vacation that I wouldn't lose weight, even though I was eating mostly the right foods in the right amounts. When I got home, I had lost 3 lbs! I am learning to just keep doing what I know I should be doing, and the weight will be gone before I know it!

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I'd have trouble finding hope if I didn't lose weight 10 days out. Was it just one week or worse?

I'm glad your sharing this. Without knowing that can happen I would think they'd screwed up my surgery. I'm terrified that they won't use a small enough boogie. I'm even thinking of asking the doctor what size he's going to use. I doubt he'd like me questioning him. This is pretty scary stuff.

I really need to see psychologist but I don't want her to unapprove me for surgery. I guess if she does it's because I'm not ready and haven't progressed enough after telling her my fears. I'm probably not the only one who has been afraid of failing or having an eating disorder after surgery.

Kaza, I do think your weight decreasing is what matters more than the speed. It's hard not to compare ourselves with others.

I started my 3 crystal clear things I can do today to help me reach my long term goals.

I will put them in a blog.

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Thank you Jen I will
It's not my first stall!!! I had one only 10 days post op. I'll keep doing what I'm told my my Dr and Nut.

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Kaza maybe it's your first stall. Check out my blog on platue busters the suggestions are from the Bariatric Clinic. I hope you can find at least one thing you can change.

I'd be frustrated too - just make sure you deal with it in a new way.

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Feeling down


i weighed my self today: I am very frustrated. lost 0.8lbs this week. and just a pound the week before!!
why so little this early i am only 2 month post op. I am so grateful for the surgery but this little so soon makes me so disappointed. i am working hard ,eating healthy , forcing the water intake and exercising. i know that i am going in the right direction , i just expected to lose more in the beginning :(
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emoticon JEN

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WI - 280.6 another 3lbs down this week.

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hi
Jen , i know you didn't mean to sound like you thought I too young. i was sharing how i felt. emoticon no need to be sorry . ok :)

Carol it happens to all of us , don't stress about it . as long as you don't repeat it to often and dont fall of the wagon. you are strong and can do this .

i just lost one pound since last week. it's going so slow and i am impatient. I am going to try not to weight my self till 1st of august .
i started doing some weight training and biking. was very sore last night didn't sleep well lol but its all worth it. when i have pain i know its working.

have a great day all
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emoticon emoticon Firegrub: Glad to hear everything went OK with your surgery, now the hard work begins.


Edited by: CSYOUNG1952 at: 7/28/2014 (22:34)
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I was bad yesterday too. I'm not a stress eater (thankfully) but we had guests for dinner last night and had cheese fondue. I would have been fine if I wasn't dipping BREAD into the cheese. It was SOOOOO GOOOOOD! I don't normally eat bread so it was a treat. A naughty yet delicious treat. I need to get back on the right track now.

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I had a stressed out Saturday and ate 3 cinnamon muffins that I have made for the kids.... ate another two on Sunday and another one this morning -- WTH!!!

I'm headed out the door for a long walk and will ride my stationary bike for 20 minutes to burn off all the extra calories.....

oh yeah, I'm up a pound this morning! Time to get back on plan and kick my rear end back in gear!!

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Congrats Firegrub

Kaza - thanks so much - I didn't mean to sound like I thought you were too young. Not at all. More that it's nice to have company my own age. Most people 40 and over tell me they wish they'd done it years ago. I'm happy to also do this when I'm young so that I have a better life and can enjoy being young now.

Have a good week everyone. I'm looking forward to weighing in tomorrow. I had a good week.



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Congrats , such a great feeling ha
Glad everything is ok
They kept you 5 days in the hospital?
They kept me only one night.
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Got home from my surgery last night. Had surgery 5 days ago and was very happy this morning with my first weigh in at home. I've lost 10 lbs! This is very encouraging.

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Thank you Jen

I Don't think that I am to young. I wish that i've done the surgery before.
I have tried hard for many years always gaining back what I lost and gaining more.
I have 2 sisters that had the bypass.
I want to enjoy my life when I'm younger to . It's never to late to do the surgery.there was a 74 years old lady who had the surgery where I had mine.

I really hope that you get your surgery date soon and with the weight loss you get of your pills.
I have moderated sleep apnea that I hope goes away.
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Kaza I think you made the right decision by paying for surgery. Thank you also for sharing your age. I'm 37 and the youngest in all of my classes and sometimes wonder...did I try enough on my own? For me though I need medical intervention and to be monitored more closely because of my chronic conditions. That's the part that makes me fit right in with everyone else. I take over 20 pills a day. 6 of those are supplements I take 2x day for arthritis but still it's a bad situation. More than 1/2 will probably be gone once Iose weight.

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Hello
Jen: thank you for all the info
it most be similaire here in Quebec . It's a very long wait and lots of commitments.
I am so lucky that I was able to come up with the money and have the surgery fast.
I when I turned 30 last December I decided to have the surgery so I've put my self on the long waiting list. I said to my self by the time I have the surgery and lose the wait I be around 34-35 years old. I wasn't able to have a baby yet( lots of drugs and infertility clinic) and since me and my husband of 7 years really want to have a baby. that was the best decision I could make.
I am poor now but so happy hehe:) my health is more important than the money.

Lori have a great vacation
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emoticon Have a great time on your get away Lori and stay safe.

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Jen... No... we're not coming to Canada. We're headed to our condo in the Dominican Republic to get away and re-group as a family before we start our school year.

The next few days will be a little busy getting last minute things together and of course, doing the last minute important things in life... new haircut, mani/pedi, lol!!

My day has already started early this morning... read my bible devotional, walked 2 miles, washing clothes. The rest of the day will just be filled with odds and ends things to take care of and making sure I eat and track my food intake. Overall, I'm feeling great and ready to conquer the new day!!

Happy Thursday, friends!!

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In Calgary Alberta it has been a long wait. If they didn't make program changes I'm not sure if I would have seen a surgeon yet. Part 1 - orientation, assessment and 12 weeks of classes took almost 18 months to start. Partly because my doctor didn't refer me properly I think it's about a year usually. Part 2: qualify for surgery you need to complete the mandatory classes and show you are continuing to set weekly goals (like eating breakfast 30min or sooner after waking up) tracking food and activity, wearing pedometer proof you have started making lifestyle changes. If you are really sick then surgery could happen in the next 6-9 months. You are given a priority based on your health. Having diabetes or pre-diabetes is helpful - I don't - so I'm lucky they decided to do some surgeries based on high likelihood of success and involvement in the program. So 15 months from my orientation I got an appointment with a surgeon. This turned out to be another screening appointment - is your BMI over 35 etc. My next appointment is in October I'm loosely guessing Surgery end of November - January if I'm healthy enough for surgery.

Referral September 2011 - Surgery December 2014 - a long wait. Only 20% of those wanting surgery will get it. Mostly because they don't attend classes or try new things. Or they are "yes..but" people, psychologist won't sign off. That number is also from when sicker clients had priority and with that you weren't really on a waiting list because new people get bumped up the list. About 9 months ago I considered driving 90 minutes to RedDeer because they were about to take 200 patients it's population is 100,000 compared to Calgary which is 1.2 million and only gets 60 surgeries a year. It's not fair at all. The Red Deer 200 are part of a study or special funding was given for them. However they are very strict here that if you don't have your Surgery in Calgary through healthcare you can't be followed up with - dietician, psychologist, special blood work in Calgary. I've heard you can pay $5000 a year to be followed in a private clinic in Calgary. I've heard that if you have surgery in Mexico and your incision gets infected healthcare won't pay for your care even if you are hospitalized. Crazy...crazy...crazy.

I do know of someone who was 450lbs man who was newly diagnosed with heart failure, sleep apnea, kidney problems last December that will probably have surgery before me if he hasn't already but they considered him urgent. I know him and he was hoping they would just liposuction his belly instead of putting him on a diet. But once he started his classes he started changing his life. He list 30kg in the first 6 weeks.

I didn't actually know of private clinics in Calgary until recently. I thought it was healthcare funded or out of country. I'm also a single mom on disability so am very thankful the Heathcare system will help me even though it was a long wait.

Sorry for the book. I'm going camping tomorrow and need to get to sleep.


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Lori. You were so busy, I wish you a good trip .have tones of fun with the family.

Jen I am in Quebec and the waiting list it's very long. 2-3 years for the first appointment and then more waiting . So I had to turn to private and they have nothing to do with a therapist .just the surgeon and a nut .
How is it in Alberta ?

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Hi Lori

I'm glad you have help at your fingertips. So many surgery patients have little or no support. A trend in Canada has been to get Lapband Surgery in Mexico - then they come back to Canada thinking they can get fills here through public Heathcare and they are wrong. There is no one here that wants to help them. I think it's a way of discouraging the Mexico way. It's pretty sad. There are plenty of private clinic USA and Canada patients having very little guidance too.

You mentioned leaving the country does that mean you are coming up to Canada? If so which provinces?

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Jen- Thanks for responding and worrying about me!! I do alot of mind work and self-talk. The nice thing for me is that I do speak to my NUT often and she reveiws my meal tracker with me to make sure I'm taking in everything I need. It's not that I don't eat. I'm just bored with eating. I've come to realize over the past couple of months that my biggest issue is that my kids have been gone most of the summer, making it harder to make decisions about cooking for two. My kids make it exciting to cook and they also love to get in on the action, especially since we've been trying so many new foods, recipes, ideas. Both kids will be home on Sunday, we're leaving the country for a few weeks to re-group and just hang out together then we'll be back in time for school and "regular" everyday life. I actually do speak to a psychologist every week about my surgery, feelings, etc... I have a private practice in Counseling Psychology so I already knew going into this that the hardest part for me was going to be the head work. I do love your analogy with the lemon...great idea!!

Welcome to any of the newbies I may have missed and congrats to everyone having surgery or working toward their surgery dates!!

As for today... I am doing fantastic. Went to the Y early this morning to do my water aerobics class and a little strength training. Getting excited about our upcoming vacation. I've got our homeschool year planned out and everything is ready to go so I won't need to worry about any of that when vacation time is over. Since we'll be out of the country, I've already prepared myself with individual serving packets of different flavored protein powders, my Quest Bars, vitamins, and Propel packets. Basically, everything is packed for everybody and all we need is for both kids to get home from their trips... my daughter is backpacking in the Ozarks and my son is on a Jr High mission trip with our church. We leave the day after they get home and I'm soooo ready!!

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that's great firegrub
I hope everything goes as should .
Give us some news when you can.
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FIREGRUB1 I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that everything goes smoothly for you.


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Thanks Jen.

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Good Luck Firegrub!!

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Getting my sleeve in the morning. Excited!

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Kaza, I will be given a date when I go in October assuming that my tests come okay. I have a upper GI barium study to check for hiatical hernia and swallowing problems. I also need to have some blood work done. Most likely it will be 4-8 weeks after October 14th.

I guess when I heard strict doctor I was worrying that he may not make my sleeve as small as most and expect more willpower from me.

Something else that has been discussed here a bit is who to tell. I'm planning on telling everyone - surgery isn't not a secret. I've tried it out on a few people and it's been good.

I'm a bit worried about telling the my Facebook world because I worry about hearing how surgery doesn't work and how others have gained the weight back. I'm worried people will try and talk me out of it. I guess my answer would be in Alberta, Canada you don't get government funded surgery without doing exceptional for 12 weeks of classes, food journalling and pedometer since assessment, and weekly goal setting. Not everyone who wants surgery will get it - especially if you don't have diabetes like me. I've even volunteered to facilitate Chronic Disease self management classes at the center I go to. I did meet a couple people that have gained a lot of weight back. It was easy to see why too - that info will help me too. Did anyone else tell people about their surgery months before their surgery? What was your experience?

The reason it's not a secret is that I don't want to lie and for me if Im ashamed of having surgery there is more work I need to do. I'm a pretty open person. Hopefully I can inspire some people along the way. People will also understand why I'm eating the way I am without me having to hide in a closet to eat so I have nothing to explain.

I'm not saying you who decide not to tell are ashamed of having surgery!! Or are worried about public failure. There may be many other reasons.


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Hi Jen
When are you having the wls?
Don't starting worrying now . And you don't need to worry after.this is a good decision.
It's better to have a strict dr than a one that don't care much. You'll be fine and so happy to lose weight so fast and not starve yourself to achieve it.
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Where am I today...

I had an appointment July 4th to see the surgeon. This appointment turned out to be another screening appointment to see if I qualify for surgery. The next step was for me to do a barium study and the 3 surgeons to divide up all the approved surgeries that day between them. I really liked this surgeon I talked to and was hoping to get him.

I got a call about a week later and have an appointment October 14th for an assessment. I've talked to my WMP nurse and she said I will have to sign consent forms that day and will be given a surgery date and told how long to do the liquid diet.

I didn't get the surgeon I wanted but I got the most experienced surgeon. I asked about switching surgeons and they really don't do that and they explained how they decide them up. I was also told all 3 are very liked by their patients. Yes I can live with this. Then I was talking to a friend that had lapband surgery 5 years ago and she told me my doctor was very strict with his patients. That concerns me and it got my mind worrying about other things such as boogie size. I need to ask her what she meant by strict when she gets back from holidays.

I had lost 10lbs since July 4th but my eating hasn't been as good since starting to worry. I've been pretty inactive since then too. I only weigh once a week so I have a day or two to get back on track. I was very motivated before hearing the "strict" comment and want to get back to that place. Losing was the main motivator.

I'm having VSG. Boogie size is the size of a tube they use during surgery to get the sleeve the right size.






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Lori - I've had the problem you are having - no appetite. For me it got bad enough that I felt nauseas at the thought of food and knew I had to eat something. Junk food went down better than regular food. The worst part was how tired I got. If you can get a psychologists help now I think you should. If not you may want to use your mind to help you through this. What I mean by that is fake it until you make it. Imagine, vocalize and act like you are enjoying what you eat.

Another problem no appetite caused me was when I enjoyed something clean I would eat as much as I could because I knew my body needed some nourishment. Now my body is conditioned to think if it tastes good eat as much as possible and my body releases hormones to support that - its very hard to combat actual hunger. I'm hoping surgery will help this.

Your mind is powerful - if you think about the way a lemon feels in your hand, how it smells and how juicy it might be and then imagine you take a big bite into it and your mouth dribbles with juice and so on - what happens? Most people - salivia, puckering, even tears. Your body did this using your mind there is no lemon in your hand.

I sure hope you can find help soon. I'm worried for you.

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Lori: congrats on your weight loss only 2 pounds to go that's awesome .

It appears that I didn't get sick because I eat to fast.because my hubby got sick to.
When we came back from our little trip I was so tired so I bought marinated chicken.(wich we blame for beeing sick)
So on top of my cold I am still nauseous 24 h later I can't eat, even water it's hard. I don't know what to do.I just it will pass soon. I need some nutrients to Get over the cold.

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KAZA... I sometimes have to set a timer because I have a tendency to eat too fast. I've gone back to eating with my toddler silverware because it forces me to take smaller bites which also helps slow things down a bit, lol!! It gets easier...

As of this week, I'm 7 months post op and 78 pounds down... that's 8 pounds beyond my doctor's goal weight and only 2 more pounds to go before I hit my personal goal weight...WOOHOO!! I am so grateful that I was able to have this surgery and that my insurance paid for it. I haven't had any problems and my health continues to do nothing but improve, thank you God!!

The only snag I've been hitting alot lately is that because I don't really get hungry, I just haven't had much of a desire to eat. Nothing tickles my fancy. I just eat because I know I'm suppose to...almost like having to do a chore. My family asks, " What do you feel like eating for dinner?" Lately, it's been, "I don't have a clue. Yall decide what you want and we'll cook it but it has to include protein." Seriously!? That is just so not me...

Has anyone, especially you all that are at least 6 months post op or more, gone through anything similar? My fear is that since food seems so boring to me right now, that I'll start wanting to eat things that'll put me right back into the same place I was 7 months ago.

H-E-L-P!!

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Thank you

I spent 2 nights in Vermont and it wasn't easy for my nutrition.
Today we came back made lunch at home and when I realize how fast I was eating , it was to late .got sick and threw up .i really need to have a timer or watch with me when I eat.

I had to resist and not to buy any clothing for my self, but I bought 4 pairs of shoes at a very good price :)


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Kaza - Wow! You are doing great! I still get heartburn once in a while and I take the medicine prescribed by my surgeon -- I figure it's only once in while that I need it, so it's nice to have it around the house.

Lori -- you and Kaza are right -- when you get that craving I think it's better to take a small bite and satisfy it rather than eating bunches of "something else" and still fighting the craving.

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Lori of course
This past week I started craving pizza . I love love pizza ,
I got a slice of spinach pizza and eat it in 2 seating . For the rest of my cravings I just ignore it because my stomach can't handle it . It's to early on anyway. It's better this way.
If we are craving something and we ignore it to much we will indulge big time ,no?
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Lately, I've been having a constant craving for hot BUTTERED popcorn!! I finally gave in and had some at the movies a couple of days ago with my daughter. I only had a few bites but it was enough to just get that taste. Do I still want more... absolutely, lol!! Will I give in...uuummmm... what I've been realizing is that I have alot more self-control than I give myself credit for so every once in a while if the craving hits, I'll wait it out and see if the it passes. If not, I'll have my a few bites and be done with it.

Anyone else get these kinds of cravings? Of things we really shouldn't be eating (slider foods, etc...)?

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I understand Carol . Try to have a good time ....

I don't know what to do ,I am having hasn't burn and I am against medication because they are so bad for you. I topped taking the one my surgeon prescribed as they told me to take it only for a month. Has anybody experienced this ? What do you do about it?
Before surgery. I had a occasional heart burn

I bought this protein shake and it's horrible . It's called vega and it's 23$ for 10 portion of 15g of protein. I had it with water need to find another way to use it.

Beside that I am out of the 240s today at 239lbs :) can't wait yo be out of the 230's to . Last time I was in the 220's was 5 years a go.

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I can feel the anxiety building this morning, which is manifesting itself in IBS, as I get ready to spend a few days with my parents. Don't get the wrong impression....they are very loving, supportive people, but they are still the only people in this world who can make this 48 year old woman feel like a 12 year old little girl......

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Welcome Lolitalisa!! So glad you've joined us and congratulations on your upcoming surgery date. There's lots of wonderful support here so don't be afraid to reach out to us... we're here for each other. Best wishes for success!!

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Hi Lolitalisa! Welcome and congratulations on your upcoming date! I am super excited for you to share this journey with us! I was 100lbs overweight when I began my journey and am thrilled to have this wonderful "tool", a great team of drs. and the support here on SP to reach my goal weight and keep it off. I wish you every success!
~ Carol

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Congrats Lolita
You'll see, this is one of the best decision you could make . I had my surgery on Mai 29th . And I am so happy. I lost weight that normally takes me 4-5months of starvation to lose.
It's normal to be nervous as I was, time will fly by.
I hope that everything goes well with your journey

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Hiiiii!!! My Name is Lisa and I am at the beginning stages of my journey. My date is currently set for August 13 and I am both scared and excited. I have an appointment in 2 weeks to meet with the nutritionist and then my pre-op education class on the 30. I hope that this not only helps me become healthier but to inspire my aunt and sister as well

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Congrats Kaza on your 37 lbs. That's fantastic!! You're doing great. Keep up the good work!

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hello
thanks Connie

I am eating more protein not the 60 g yet but it will come.
As a result the scale is moving and I'm so happy. Today I was 240.6 lbs . 37 lbs gone emoticon
I'm going to start to do some light weight to make some lean muscles and I would love to start
Doing s one yoga at home. Does any of you do yoga ant tips?
Thanks kaza


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LeeLeeMarie; emoticon emoticon emoticon

KAZA: emoticon I'm glad the scales are moving again.

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Congrats leeleemarie
That's a lot of wait and lot of hard work.
Losing weight is one think ,keeping it another and we have to work for it.
Keep up the good work.
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Thanks!! I feel so much better having lost 155 pounds!! (About 82% of my excess body fat) I still struggle but the battles are getting easier! :)

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LeeLeeMarie! WOW!! I'll say it again, WOW!!! You are such an inspiration!
Way to go lady!!!

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I have lost passed the doctor's goal!! AND I only have about 15 pounds to my personal goal!! :)

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Kaza! Hooooraaaay! The stall is broken! Congratulations on a great check up and continued success!

Grammypat - Wooooo Hoooo! July 9th is right around the corner! Congrats on getting a date!

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emoticon GRAMMYPAT! Congratulations on your surgery date! Good Luck!

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Hi, I'm new here. I am on Day 2 of my PreOP Plan. My surgery is scheduled for July 9. Working on the chewing and eating slower.

Grammy Pat
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose. Your insecurities they try to alter you.
But you know you're made for more- so don't be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes and you can walk on the water to.





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Hello everyone
I had my dr appointment today.they were very happy with my wait loss.
Didn't care much for my stall.
I have lost another 2 lbs finally . Meaning that in the past 17 days I have lost 5 lbs and the 15lbs after the surgery was all in the first 10 days. So a total of 32 lbs loss pre-op yay

After my nut saw my food journal: I'm having 25-30g of protein a day and an average of 1.2 l of water. So she suggested some high protein cheeses and some drinks so that I can have my 60g of protein a day.
They said I should not have fruits yet. I have to be able to have 2 portion of vegetable a day and after that I can add 1 portion of fruit. I should start having whole grains and gradually move from very cooked veggies to raw....
And for helping me being regular I should add 2 teaspoon of crushed not powder flaxseed ( add it to Greek yogourt).
That's it for now

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Thank you
Still not moving

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Kaza - Congratulations on your success thus far! Sounds like you've hit a stall....it's normal and OH SO FRUSTRATING! Have you taken measurements? You might be a place where the scale doesn't move but the tape measure does.

Hang in there! The weight will continue to come off if you stick to your prescribed plan.

(((hugs)))

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Hi
Lori I hope you get everything in order before your vacation

Connie I do take b12 and vit. D beside my daily multivitamin

I'm still not losing any weight still .trying to be patient.

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Lori -- WOW! Your life sounds so exciting! I'm a little envious -- but very excited for you to have "couples time" and your trip south of the border!! I pray you get into the drs. office before your big trip.

I'm feeling much better after having, yet another, tooth pulled (I suffer from Bruxism). I didn't gain any weight, kept my proteins up, and carbs low over the 5 days of recovery even though I was on a "soft" diet. 2 months of maintaining goal weight and seeing some tone in new muscles from light weights, riding my stationary bike, and 30 minute cardio walk. Still extremely constipated.....a laxative may be on the menu for tonight!!

much love to everyone!! (((hugs)))

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Well I was supposed to go get some new labs done to see if we can figure out why I'm feeling so tired all of a sudden. The appt was set but the bariatric nurse who handles all of this stuff called to reschedule because she's sick and there is no one else in the office that can do it.

LOL... now I can't do it until week after next because we're leaving Sunday for some much needed couples time. We're going to rejuvinate in the Hot Springsof Arkansas and spoiling ourselves in the Old Arlington Hotel. Maybe some spa time, several massages, thermal baths, clean mountain air, and some good pampering is just what I need. According to my labs in May, all of my vitamin levels, iron, etc... were completely normal.

I've got to get some energy. We leave in July for our condo in the Dominican Republic and I do not want to be dragging around the whole time nor do I want to be that far away if something is wrong!!

Lori

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You might also want to try a vitamin B12 for your energy. When I started taking it my energy level improved big time. I take an iron pill at night.

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The vitamins I take are Bariatric Fusion. I can only get them online or at the hospital pharmacy. They are more expensive than the OTC vitamins but they were recommended by my surgeon to make sure I'm getting everything I need. I figure the money I'm saving on food with no longer eating as much, makes up for the cost of the vitamins.

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thank you
i take centrum chewable 20$ for 60 pills im in canada everything its more expensive.and it does not have my 100% daily iron for sure. i have to find another one maybe i try the kids one.

i am definitly not taking enough protein and i hate the taste of the powder. how much protein anyway around 60g?

i am so frustrated with the scale i have only lost 3 lbs in the last 11 days . i was going down so fast in at first.
so i have lost 18 lbs after the surgery 22 days , does that sounds good or poeple lose more at first?

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Kaza -- congrats on getting back to work! I know you don't feel like eating, but are you getting enough protein? are you mixing protein powders in with your juices? Right now it's all about getting your protein in any way you can -- even if you are drinking it. Don't worry you will get into a routine pretty soon where you will want to sit down and eat a meal, but for now, protein, protein, protein!

As for the vitamins, I have several friends that take Flinstone's chewables twice a day. I take a Centrum chewable once a day ($10 for 100 pills at Walmart). Most surgeons are more concerned with you getting all the supplements in rather than what specific brand you are taking. The only recommendation my surgeon had was to make sure I was taking a multi-vitamin that had 100% daily iron.

(((hugs)))

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no i haven't tried children's vitamins , i guess you have to take more than one?
i have low energy for now but i think its because i dont eat enough.
the thing i find hard its the timing for drinking and eating . it makes me eat less because i want to drink when im thirsty or to take some meds...then i have to wait....then i dont eat....
anyway this a new way of life and i have to get use to it
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Right after my surgery I didn't feel like eating much either. I made sure I drank plenty of fluids and I ate what I could. The pain and your dizziness I think I would mention to your doctor, I didn't have any of this myself.My chewable vitamin is a kids one that my doctor recommended and it taste great, have you tried a children's kind?

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RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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