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About denzel

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    Sleeved 02.02.15
  • Birthday 05/22/1963

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    travel, exploring, flora, fauna, naturalist (not to be confused in anyway with naturist!),land care, outdoors, health, medical, reading, animals - pets, specifically greyhounds, parrots and cockatoos, positive reinforcement training, former scuba diver and belly dancer, socialising
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    100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. denzel

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Well done and congratulations @LosingKAL ! Particularly since you have had a gastric band - IMHO these, re management of the individual with them, would be more difficult for those folk with them than those of us with a sleeve gastrectomy/bypass/ variations on a bypass. Kudos to you!
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    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    I went from 35 BMI at my all-time heaviest to 17.something at my all-time skinniest, (approx 18 BMI difference, no wonder I looked like a prune!). The pics are on my blog. (and I am a lot older, and have had many more years gaining/loosing weight, and my poor skin simply couldn't stretch and retract anymore) .
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    Post Gastric Sleeve

    I think that we all have been in this position. I chose (i.e. paid for) extra bariatric specialised dietitian services post-op. Someone to guide and support me through the process. I can't find the paperwork here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this was when I didn't feel ready to progress further. I got stuck on soft foods/puree before I felt able to progress (texture/amount). "I can get maybe 4-5 teaspoons down before i feel over full". This is normal at the stage you are at! There are some really good resources out there such as There are some super recipes appropriate for every stage of bariatric post-surgery in Sally Johnsons' "Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery". https://dietitianconnection.com/products/books/your-complete-guide-to-nutrition-for-weight-loss-surgery/ I think that this should be a compulsory purchase for every bariatric patient. All the best!
  4. denzel

    1 year Anniversary

    Congratulations and very well done @RT05! 3 - nearly 4 years out - I still struggle with getting the fluids in. My intake of solids is variable. I find that some mornings my sleeve seems to be "tighter". Things don't seem to go down so well, or I reach satiety easier. Some mornings I can pack in a good amount e.g. two eggs + some bacon, other days not. (I also do a LCHF way of eating, and due to my own health/medical issues am also gluten-free and follow a low-FODMAP diet. I continue to use tiny cutlery and crockery, and have to remind myself "20, 20, 20" (which I forget). If, (and so incredibly seldom), that I go out for a meal, then I will order an entree - and may/may not be able to eat it. Currently I am bang on my bariatric dietitians long-term - and mine - goal weight for me (53 kg +/- 3 kg, being 153.5 cm tall), being 50 kg. I am a tad under. My lowest I got to was back in 2015 being 41.3 kg (gut infection) - scaringly skinny - and recent highest was 54.8 kg (following a horrific sudden and abrupt medication withdrawal - Lyrica - for Fibromyalgia). I have worked my ass off to drop that 4.8 + kg. And am diligent to what and how much I put in my mouth. Every day. All the best!
  5. denzel

    Weigh In Wednesday

    Height/waist ratio is a better indicator of fatness, or not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waist-to-height_ratio
  6. denzel

    Non Scale Victories (NSVs)

    Chucking out old baggy saggy knickers. Now wearing a girls AGE 10-12. Boy-leg style, super comfy!
  7. denzel

    Preparing yourself for lapband surgery

    Well done @Rosemary! Enjoy your outfits and outings!
  8. denzel

    Have Put on Weight

    Don't give up hope! This is only a "glitch". It sounds as though you have hit the three-four week "plateau" - we all went through it! Also, keep in mind weight can fluctuate a lot depending on hydration/fluid retention. Hang on in there! Wishing you all the best.
  9. denzel


    Yes (not new scales, but fairly accurate). Keep in mind body fat5 is affected by hydration, so if your hydration is good, boy fat % is down. Body fat % today was 26.1% I am at the lower end of average for women. And I am nearly 55 1/2, so not bad for an old chook! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_fat_percentage A better measurement than BMI is the height/waist circumference ratio.
  10. denzel


    Up 300 gm to 49.53 kg for me, BMI = 21.0
  11. denzel

    Weigh In Wednesday

    Up 300 gm to 49.53 kg for me, BMI = 21.0
  12. denzel


    Wishing you all the best for a successful and safe surgery and recovery. And for healthy and safe weight loss to follow!
  13. denzel

    Help please!

    Also, re insulin resistance, being a vegan you are probably on a very high carb diet - this is something you might like to look at.
  14. denzel


    I'm a happy loser! Down 810 gm for me to 49.2 kg, BMI = 20.8