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  • Check your logging with a fine tooth comb. When it became routine, it was easy for me to slip and not include everything. If you are sure about the intake, then your body must be adjusting to that level of calories. Shake it up with a different exercise, consider adding 100 calories per day (I assume you are still at a…
  • Thanks for being brave enough to share the reality of the surgery. Best wishes for as smooth a recovery as is possible!
  • There are plenty of threads on the main forum where folks bat this particular ball around over and over. One of the best overviews I found on the subject in the MFP forums is here: http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/819055/setting-your-calorie-and-macro-targets It describes the various building blocks of the…
  • One of the biggest lessons I needed to learn when I started this process is that 'me' has to come much closer to first in order to make the changes necessary. I needed to be able to go to the gym regularly, I needed to set an eating pattern that had my needs, and when I cook for the family, they would have to deal with it.…
  • For any stage of the eating process, I found it very useful to look at my MFP friends' diaries for that time. Gather a group of friends at all stages of the process and by knowing their surgery dates, it allowed me to look at real 'day in the life' stuff to see what I had coming later as well as ideas for when things got…
  • This one is not terribly active. The most active bariatric group is "Gastric ByPass/VSG/LapBand"
  • You were one of the main inspirations to me when I joined here and you continue to be today. Congrats!
  • I found the best way to get a peek is to gather a number of VSG friends, know their surgery timing and look at their food diaries for any stage of the process. I was sleeved at the end of September 2014 and I was still logging well in June of 2015. I had just hit goal and was transitioning into maintenance. I was still…
  • Protein shakes, broth and sugar free popsicles! Those popsicles saved my sanity during the two week liquid diet. In the long run, though, it all becomes a blur and is not even a blip in my memory any more. Stay strong and power through it. A successful liquid diet makes the surgery go easier for the surgeon, and an easy…
  • There are certainly issues with using BMI as the only indicator of proper weight, but it is still a decent way of comparing relative weight for people of different heights. Very few of us who are going through the WLS process are world class athletes. @msjennigirl, I started the WLS process at 420 pounds (BMI of 50 at my…
  • The family needs to understand that they are part of your life just like your surgery. Asking/telling them to keep their stuff in a certain cabinet seems like a reasonable compromise. Not sure how old they are, but making them part of the plan would help them help you.
  • To me, CICO is the math and science of metabolism, but finding a path to eating and moving that makes you satisfied and gives you the results you want is the real solution. James has found a path that works for him. CICO still determines the result, but not thinking in those terms is very freeing. We all need an eating and…
  • @mrscarrierobinson, way to go! These are the stories that hit home. We have spent so much time and effort avoiding these situations that when you can embrace them they feel *so* good! I am sure you have many more to come!
  • Prevention is certainly better than the alternative. I've not given birth, but I feel like I've come close based on some of my first year post op experiences. Water and fiber, folks! Can I get an Amen?!?
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  • I am coming up on three years post sleeve surgery. I lost 180 pounds total, with 100 of them coming pre-surgery. I managed to get to my goal weight and then tried to adjust to maintenance. As I added calories, I let some of the habits and behaviors slip and after about a year at goal, I started to creep back up. Currently…
  • It never happened to me, but a lot of folks here talk about acid issues feeling like hunger pangs. A quick web search confirmed a lot of discussion on the topic. I know they had me on reflux preventative medicine post surgery. Are you taking anything for acid?
  • Guys are certainly different than women. I hit goal around six months post surgery and was up to around 1800-2000. As you approach your goal weight, you will need to understand the BMR and TDEE concepts to understand the calories that will let you maintain or lose as your needs dictate. There are plenty of stickied posts…
  • Beautifully said, @pneschich. Post surgery is not without issues, but compared to the positives, they are small. Much like the liquid diet and first few weeks afgter surgery, the negativs become a blur among the positive changes we receive.
  • I was also a very active and athletic fat guy. What I didn't know was I was doing extra damage to my hips. I never would have considered surgery in my 20s. When my hips got bad, the future without golf, basketball or pain free walking started to look really bleak. That change in my ability to be mobile and athletic really…
  • This paragraph from @garber6th was the most profound thing I read here in 2014 as I was approaching surgery. My history of regain was the most scary part of trying to do it on my own again. I have a chart of my weight since 1999 as one of my profile pictures and finally got right with the idea that I needed help to break…
  • Sorry to hear that, Nicole. Trust your instincts that you are doing the right thing. Good luck on the surgery!!!
  • I'm not chasing a particularly low carb diet, so I typically use the total carbs macro look that MFP tracks. I also try to have high fiber choices so that my "net carbs" would be lower. Here's a blog I found on line that seems to take a balanced view and includes references to studies for further reading. It looks like (as…
  • Prayers for your stress to be resolved in positive ways!
  • Ditto. The third year seems to be another common bump in the road like the dreaded three week stall! Very similar to my story. Where I found hope was twofold: 1) I learned enough through the surgery pre process that I knew what to do and have recent evidence that it works; and 2) the sleeve gave me real restriction to…
  • Is it happening when you eat the first bite of food? Or when you are full. I had to recognize my 'full' signal. For me it was a tightening in the chest (and sometimes an unexpected sneeze). If I was eating too quickly, there were times where I would get the full signal but had already eaten the next bite or two, which lead…
  • My bariatric program has an insurance specialist who walks each patient through their own specific requirements. I did not know this was the case and didn't start the program until I had my insurance approval. The others in the program said that this lady knew every kind of insurance's ins and outs and guided them into the…
  • Well said, Aylajayne! Extra vitamins don't hurt and at least something in there is really likely to be needed. I am eating more now but still should be more diligent with my vitamin regimen.
  • Three weeks out you are still healing. Give it a few months and things will settle down. Everyone is different, but it changes as you get further out from surgery. I still can't chug, but when I am out golfing in the sun I can get through a couple of liters per round.
  • My family loves the lasagna cups!
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