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Thank you for your support

Thursday, February 11, 2016      2 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... I've been writing these blogs partly to help myself stay on track, and partly to share what I know (or think I know?) about weight loss surgery. This time I want to take a moment to thank everyone who... Read more

WLS support

Tuesday, February 09, 2016      4 comments

It is very important to have plenty of support during the WLS journey. I really don't think success is likely without it. I don't mean this as an insult to anyone. I mean that WLS is basically just making the stomach smaller. And really, how... Read more

Post-op eating?

Monday, February 08, 2016      5 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... So how am I doing with food? Depends on the day. I have one protein shake for breakfast. Every day. There are some shakes that have 30 or 32 grams of protein. I like those because I know that's ha... Read more

Post-op diet, stage 4

Friday, February 05, 2016      4 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... After day 45 on my program, Stage 4 begins. Gradually. 1000 Calorie Meal Plan - slowly work towards - 8 protein servings - 2 vegetable servings - 2 fruit servings - 1 dairy serving - 2 ... Read more

Post-op Exercise

Thursday, February 04, 2016      6 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... Time to move! The day after surgery, while still in the hospital, tethered to an IV pole, they encourage walking. Not only does it help with gas pain, it increases circulation and aids healing. It... Read more

Incisions

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      8 comments

Ok, this blog may be a big gruesome, but I suspect there are people out there that want to know when the incisions are like. So I'm surprising myself by posting a pic of my belly right after surgery, and another more recent one. The first ... Read more

Post-op diet, stage 3b

Tuesday, February 02, 2016      8 comments

After three weeks post-op, I was excited to start stage 3b. That's when more textures were introduced. Here's what my instructions were: Protein - 8 SERVINGS (1 serving = 7 grams of protein) - 1 oz chicken/turkey (dark meat is fine)... Read more

Post-op diet, stage 3a

Monday, February 01, 2016      9 comments

After two weeks of clear liquids and protein shakes, I was thrilled to finally start eating "soft texture" foods. The following is from the Stage 3 handout: This stage gradually re-introduces soft foods to your system. You will stil... Read more

Post-op diet, stages 1 and 2

Friday, January 29, 2016      5 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... Post-op diet, stage 1 is very short: Day One, the day of surgery. It's officially clear liquids; no sugar, caffeine, dairy, carbonation, etc. I was in the hospital, and only sucking on a sponge, and steali... Read more

WLS: the big day!

Thursday, January 28, 2016      5 comments

Finally! October 20! I was so excited! emoticon Read more

Pre-op diet

Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... Like I said yesterday, I had to lose some weight before I'd even be given a surgery date. I was very motivated to stick to a diet to get this surgery, otherwise I'm not sure I could have maintained it. ... Read more

Pre-op stuff

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      3 comments

Continuing my WLS series... While waiting to get approval and a date for surgery, I had lots of appointments, plus all that reading. Bottom line, I had one thing to do: my surgeon said I needed to lose 10-20% before he'd give me a su... Read more

Assuming I'd have WLS

Monday, January 25, 2016      3 comments

At some point I assumed I would go through with weight loss surgery. I was still looking for reasons not to; it's such a drastic irreversible step! So I kept reading kindle books and blog on what others have experienced. Of course I also ... Read more

Preparing for WLS?

Friday, January 22, 2016      4 comments

Even not yet decided, I wanted to be prepared. Living as if? Partly to see what the lifestyle would be like, if I could do it. Over the summer, I gave up coffee and caffeine. I started by slowly switching to decaf, then I stopped altogeth... Read more

Why am I blogging about WLS?

Thursday, January 21, 2016      8 comments

Why am I writing these blogs about weight loss surgery? * I am not trying to convince anyone to have it done. * WLS is not a good choice for everyone! I just want to share information. Some people have asked me casually about it,... Read more


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