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  • Your pouch can stretch and you can "shrink" it. Especially if you have VSG. Your stomach is a muscle. It will get used to stretching more, it will never stretch to a huge size again, but a couple of ounces is enough to make you gain weight. You don't need a reset, per se. It does help having someone give you a plan to…
  • Hey! So my plan has one full week of clear liquids, 2 weeks of all liquids, 2 weeks of purees, 2 weeks of soft, then a gradual progression from there. The biggest things I remember, as I transitioned from one phase to the next, the amount I could consume DIMINISHED greatly. That's completely normal. As the viscosity and…
  • This is why I count macros and calories. I make sure to hit my protein goals because I am lifting weights five days a week. Beyond that, I kinda let the carbs and fats fall where they will. So, if I want alcohol, I deduct the calories and make sure I'm staying under my calorie goals. I'm five years post-VSG, had a 45 lb…
  • @jcavanna2 set alerts on your phone! DO IT GIRL! lol, I do it for my evening calcium, or I forget to take it. :)
  • Oh, and I mix it in my first 32 oz bottle of water, the watermelon flavor, with a scoop of collagen and fiber. When I used 2 or 3 oz of water it would make me feel sick. My doctor said I'm still getting all the vitamins, no reason a slower dosing could hurt...
  • Hey Jen! Not sure what that means, but keep me updated, please! I use Barilife powders. According to the label, it has 111% copper in one scoop. Two scoops is recommended per label, my surgeon approved me for one scoop.
  • It has been a minute since I've been here! When the scale started going back up, I backed away, lol! Surgery date: 10/15/2015 Surgery done: VSG HW: 307 (ish, I know it was higher, but didn't have scales to accommodate) SW: 285 (I think, it's been five years!) LW: 142 CW: 159 HW (post surgery): 180, this January. I have…
  • @KennyPollard do not eat to full. You cannot do it. You need to remove that mindset, even after the RNY. Eating to FULL is eating too much. We need to learn to eat to satiety. It's a difficult distinction and living in a world of "clean your plate" didn't help. Weigh and measure your portions. Put only what you know you…
  • Easier said than done. I think the psychological part of these programs are weak. The surgery forces us for the first 12-18 months. After that, when restriction is less, and we can eat more...it's pure will. I wish counseling was a mandatory part of it throughout to help get to the why of why we eat. Oftentimes, that 18…
  • Reach out, send me a message. If you're on Facebook, friend me...we can connect through here or messenger. We do have the accountability thread as a great start. If you need more, let me know! I'm always down! Helping others makes me keep myself more accountable.
  • Happy Monday morning! So, my workouts have taken a bit of a pause. Part of it, I work with a dear friend who has hurt her right foot and cannot drive. So, I pick her up and drive her home. It would be an additional 20 miles at the end of my day to get to the gym, plus, it would put me in awful traffic heading home from the…
  • Not a Monday...but needs to be shared! I need to be on top of logging at least my proteins. I got my annual labs drawn, everything is in "normal" ranges, but my protein and calcium are both at the low end. I need to make the conscious effort to get both in! Not logging, I THINK I know, but clearly I don't. Started logging…
  • CarboHYDRATE...if "off plan" means adding carbs, there's a lot of quick water weight that packs on. Guess what, that comes off quickly too! (Usually)
  • MORNING! A rough one here at work so far...ughhh… Anyway, I've been really good this week. Yay! I'm down a pound. My workouts have been on hold because of scheduling issues, but I'm ok with that. I did a 3 mile kayak trip on Saturday, it was beautiful! Short one...we're slowly ramping back up to our long ones.…
  • At my one year, my surgeon told me it would happen. I was 142 at that point. I didn't listen and tried to fight it off, then accepted I would be at 155. Then, I lost everything with my skin removal and that's all ancient history. Still trying to get my *kitten* right. I'm at 158 again, from 172 last fall. I'd like to see…
  • Join our June accountability thread! Reach out, send me a message. I have no issues helping any way I can! YOU GOT THIS!
  • Congrats on the weekend! It's so hard when being social to just do it sometimes! The workout thing, there are so many benefits to working out in the morning! You boost your metabolism, you have the feel good hormones flowing...all while you're up and active! I used to start work later and could do it in the morning. Now, I…
  • Good morning! Another long weekend in the books. I didn't do bad. Getting myself back on track! It's so easy to fall off, seems to take so much to get back on! I've come to realize this is going to be a struggle, and I'm ok with that, as long as I keep finding ways to improve myself. I'm back to the gym too. When my…
  • Sorry guys! My parents came to town and everything took a back burner...well, almost everything. Car towed twice in two days for different problems. Urgent care the following day. Several family dinners, and horrible choices. I've not faced the scale, but will on Monday. I'm making better choices, but know my body and know…
  • I would definitely ask the original surgeon what size bougie they used on you. If your stomach was so large they couldn't tell you had VSG done, that's a problem. I'd be curious to see the photos of your stomach just after your sleeve surgery. If it was done properly, trust me, it would be physically impossible to stretch…
  • and I screwed that up, lol, but you get the idea...
  • Ok guys! First Monday in May! Checking in: I'm failing miserably at logging. When I work, there's no excuse, I sit in front of a desk and have access all day. I need to work on it. Making time for me? Went great last week! I didn't exercise Mon-Wed, I knew I needed it physically and mentally. I did a little shopping each…
  • I love Jarrow brands. They have high strain counts, and they have some that are in blister packs so you don't have to refrigerate them. You can also find them locally or online. I usually buy online when I see deals on the different vitamin/health store websites. I don't know if they help, per se, but they aren't that…
  • No. It is IMPOSSIBLE to stretch your stomach that much. It IS possible to stretch it some, but you would have to be eating yourself to sick full constantly. Depending on your surgeon, 75%-85% of your stomach was removed. The stomach is a muscle. You cannot stretch it out that much. Now, being a muscle, your stomach has a…
  • FINAL MONDAY OF APRIL! I'll start a new May board on Wednesday...keep the momentum! Use the next few days to come up with something you plan on working on in May. Whether it be a carry-over from April, or something new is totally up to you! No rules here, just keep working on you! APRIL THOUGHTS FOR MYSELF: I need to…
  • HEY HEY HEY!!!! It's MONDAY! How was everyone's weekend? Did we all make it through Passover and Easter, if celebrated? I failed miserably, but I'm ok with that! It was just myself and Paul at his mom's. She's an interesting lady. She did make less food than originally threatened, but still had a whole turkey, a dozen…
  • It was absolutely the fact that you did not eat one! We all struggle, and we all buy crap. We don't all pass it up! That's all we can do. Keep moving, keep being honest, don't beat ourselves up...try again! Plus, depending on the gain, our hormones fluctuate like mad as women, that gain may not be as bad as you think.
  • HEY HEY! It's MONDAY! Food and exercise have been better. Not perfect, but better! Had an incident with a candy dish at Paul's mom's house this weekend...WHOOPS! No regrets. Exercise is on. Still working PiYo by Beach Body. Chalene Johnson (creator and the one who does the video) is seriously KICKING my BUTT. (Pushups have…
  • How many calories do you get in a day? I was doing intermittent fasting and was unable to surpass 1000 calories...
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