I live in oklahoma, luckily the storm turn right when very close to my house. Im safe and no damage to my apartment. Only thing we were with out water a day. We Oklahomans bounce back and carry on..the clinic i went to for my gastric bypass was hit, but everyone in the office is safe and they just moved somewhere else and are moving on..
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Today we covered relationships with family, friends,boyfriends,girlfriends etc...alot of things change. Sometimes relationships will change cause your having surgery.
Sometimes you have problems. When you go out to resturants. Your not able to eat like you use to. People often think you personality changes. It does change you usally become more confident, better self estem,your not hiding in the shadows any more..some people become that sabotaging person, that still doesnt understand you dont eat the same. In marriages and boyfriend/ girlfriend relations. Some times they dont like your chages,or they think youll leave once your smaller.
As you change things around you change. If the person is a true friend they will be by your side. If you have problems in close relationships get help, counseling etc...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
They have several kinds..and great flavor.heck you dont even miss the bun. I just warm up and put sugar free ketchup on it and eat..
I found at a super target here ballpark smoked white Turkey hotdogs. 45 cals for one and 6 protein, 0 fat no carbs. And no skin on it like some hotdogs.
Tonight we talk about getting in water before and after surgery. 64 ozs a day. More if you exercise orin hot weather.
You may wonder why? Well it helps absorption of nutrients. Helps getting nutrients into cells. And excretion of nutrients.
The fluids i can have according to my dr. And nutritionist. Are: water, flavored waters with no caffeine or carbonation. Sugar free kool aid, decafe tea and coffee. Crystal light and mio but read carefully some have caffeine.
You may wonder why no caffeine or carbornation? Caffeine dehydrates you and carbonation causes ulcers and make your stomach hurt after surgery.
I cant have soda, coffee unless no caffeine. Tea no caffeine, energy drinks or some Crystal lights and mio some have caffeine read the small print. No alcohol what so ever.
And as far as drinking were not allowed to drink 30 mins before of after eating even no drinking during eating.
No drinking with a straw..before and after surgery.
After that we all just ask questions. Heres a few i thought were good.
°The nutritionist recommends we eat low fat cottage cheese and plain greek yogurt, i hate both but i discovered if you add a squeeze of mio or crystal light its yummy.
°We were advised to not chew gum..because when chewing you swallow air and it can brother your tummy. And even worst if you swallow it.. your stomach cant digest it.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
My nutritionist advised me to use the my fitness pal app, which is free..so I've been using it every day since. If any of you have a smart phone or internet use this. The wesite is www.myfitnesspal.com
My id is bneill37
The best way to add me is find search for member, search for me then click link on add as friend.
I'm very open in sharing my food tracking it keeps me accountable know others are watching. So join i'm here to support you along your journey.
I know i'm not the only person dealing with this issue i read and hear about this in support group and online forrums.
Why when you tell someone your having weight loss surgery the comment i hate to hear aren't you taking the easy way out? WHAT?
Or thats the surgery where u can eat anything and loss weight? Oh boy are they WRONG!
Honestly the genral public needs to be educated. I usually explain the process i'm going though and what i have to do. Cause really its far from easy! Hell i'm. Not having surgery till probably in july and as of march I've had to give up soda for good. No caffeinated drinks, no drinks with sugar or carbonation. I had to cold turkey give up all starchy veggies and no sweets..no pasta,bread,rice,tortillas etc...i have to limit carbs,sugar,sugar alcohols,fat.No drinking though a straw. For the rest of my life i need to get 90 grams of protein in a day..i have to track my food every day.i have to take a crap load of vitamins before and after surgery just to keep healthy. And the list goes on.
When i start to explain this i ask now does that sound easy? I dont think so..
When we decided to have weight loss surgery its not cause its gonna be easy way for us to lose weight. We have to really work hard, and commit to a rest of our life change.
So if your reading this and your one of those people who says negative things to someone having weight loss surgery, please think twice. Ask questions, most of us aren't ashamed to help educate you. Or go do some reasearch you be amazed what a person going though this process goes though. For every person/ and different form of surgery has a different path.
Stop and think if it was really so darn easy for us to lose weight dont you think I'd have dont along time ago.