denzel

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About denzel

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    Sleeved 02.02.15
  • Birthday 05/22/1963

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Perth
  • Interests 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
  • Band/Sleeve Status Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 100% (Goal Weight!)

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  1. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    You KNOW that you haven't put on 2.2 kg in a week and one day, as you weigh the same on your home scales as you had previously!  Also, in the past you have found that your surgeons scales weigh more than yours. 
    But it is demoralising    , even if it isn't realistic. 
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  2. denzel added a post in a topic: Dietician questions   

    I started off putting purees into ice cube trays and freezing them.  Easy enough to dig out, defrost and heat.  Those plastic containers for baby food are a good size, you'd get a couple of post-op puree meals into one!  I didn't do any cooking pre-op, no need to.   
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  3. denzel added a post in a topic: Dietician questions   

    I saw my dietitian who gave me very detailed guidelines about what I could and what I couldn't eat along with amounts at every stage of my progression through the pre- and post-op recovery stage. I saw her pre-op and at every stage, so about every 2/52 weeks post-op as I transitioned through the stages. 
    I saw Jo-Ann Dembo from "Diet By D'Zyne", she specialises in bariatric.   I made her aware that I preferred low-carb. 
    Write all your questions down, get your books - I thoroughly recommend  Sally Johnsons' "Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery".  I purchased about 5 books, but have found this one the best. 
    There are some super recipes appropriate for every stage of bariatric post-surgery in here.  I bought my copy of this at my pre-op dietitians appointment along with a bariatric bowl and bariatric portion plate.
    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. 
    I have a feeling that you live in Gosnells?  If so, I could drop some dainty tiny white porcelain espresso cups off for you.  They are perfect size for purees - about 1/4 cup from memory.
    All the best!
     
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  4. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    Weight this week 53.97 kg, BMI 22.9, down 630 gm from last week  body fat and hydration % same as last week (despite a huge munch-out on cheese last night ...).
    (Keep in mind my weigh gain was a result of Cymbalta Withdrawal Syndrome severely affecting my energy and causing me to eat more trying to gain energy).

    I continue to follow a LCHF diet, and have made the effort to chew more and to take a break between mouthfuls.  I continue to use small crockery and cutlery.
    I have been back and looked at the guidelines given to me by my dietitian post-op.  I had consulted her at every stage - pre-op, and then at every progression post-op, and have found a very basic guide for a plan for getting in protein when on full diet. 
    I continue to walk briskly minimum 3.4 km daily with two houndies.
    Still feeling very fatigued and drained with post-exertional malaise (ME/CFS), feel great in the mornings until after I walk the hounds and then it's downhill from there. As far as my "energy/wellness/health budget" go, I either spend it on walking the dogs, or other activities such as housework.  Walking the dogs wins out ....

    I would like to consult a dietitian to get a meal plan for a bariatric keto diet.
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  5. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    Weight this week 53.97 kg, BMI 22.9, down 630 gm from last week body fat and hydration % same as last week (despite a huge munch-out on cheese last night ...).
    (Keep in mind my weigh gain was a result of Cymbalta Withdrawal Syndrome severely affecting my energy and causing me to eat more trying to gain energy).

    I continue to follow a LCHF diet, and have made the effort to chew more and to take a break between mouthfuls.  I continue to use small crockery and cutlery.
    I have been back and looked at the guidelines given to me by my dietitian post-op.  I had consulted her at every stage - pre-op, and then at every progression post-op, and have found a very basic guide for a plan for getting in protein when on full diet. 
    I continue to walk briskly minimum 3.4 km daily with two houndies.
    Still feeling very fatigued and drained with post-exertional malaise (ME/CFS), feel great in the mornings until after I walk the hounds and then it's downhill from there. As far as my "energy/wellness/health budget" go, I either spend it on walking the dogs, or other activities such as housework.  Walking the dogs wins out ....

    I would like to consult a dietitian to get a meal plan for a bariatric keto diet.

    Wishing everyone else a happy, healthy week! 
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  6. denzel added a post in a topic: Assistance with Accessing Super - Info   

    !!!!  
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  7. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    Not happy Jan.  I thought that I'd be reporting in, dancing a jig.  I've been active, been careful with what I eat.  And have freakin' gained weight  .  Weight 54.61 kg, BMI = 23.17.
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  8. denzel added a post in a topic: Weigh In Wednesday   

    Not happy Jan.  I thought that I'd be reporting in, dancing a jig.  I've been active, been careful with what I eat.  And have freakin' gained weight  .  Weight 54.61 kg, BMI = 23.17.
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  9. denzel added a post in a topic: I'm booked   

    Yay!  How exciting!  You'll find that the time flies! 
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  10. denzel added a post in a topic: Gastric Sleeve Support Site   

    Wow!  I hadn't noticed that!  Thank you for drawing that to our attention, dammit, 'cos it was a good site and I found the section for long-termers particularly helpful and supportive.  I HAD re-signed up to it ... 

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  11. denzel added a post in a topic: Gastric Sleeve Support Site   

    There's a new one - I've registered on that, same username, and it looks as though the old one is up again under a new domain http://sleeversforums.motionforum.net/  I'm still on there, same username!
    All the best!
     
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  12. denzel added a post in a topic: Australian Gastric Sleeve Support Site   

    New gastric sleeve support site up and running!  https://www.gastricsleevesupport.com/ 
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  13. denzel added a post in a topic: Gastric Sleeve Support Site   

    New gastric sleeve support site up and running!  https://www.gastricsleevesupport.com/ 
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  14. denzel added a post in a topic: I've stalled, please tell me this is normal   

    Don't panic! Folks, weight loss is not linear! The weight WILL come off! 
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  15. denzel added a post in a topic: Accountability   

    FINALLY - I am reporting in!  And on a Wednesday at that!  I have had another hideous week of health.  I think that I had intercostal neuralgia - it felt like trigeminal neuralgia which I've had before (nasty), but located just under my left ribs.  My GP sent me to hospital to exclude cardiac after doing an ECG and giving me aspirin.  Had another ECG done there, chest x-ray, and bloods taken for troponin - all fine.   Anyway, I had many distrubed nights with little sleep, and no sleep at all one night.  I had it in total for over a week.   .
    Weight-wise I can FINALLY report that there has been a downturn on the scales.  Weight = 53.61 kg, BMI = 22.7 *phew*.
    I had no indiscretions food-wise over Easter.
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