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  1. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Honestly @trillions I’d be pushing a bit harder for the our surgeon to figure it out sooner rather than later. Like @LosingKAL my loss seems better when I eat well- starving each day is not sustainable! ive started to notice that walking around the property is getting easier and easier- for example walking up the driveway is easier now that I’m lugging one less sack of concrete around with me. Can’t wait until it is two bags!! im doing pretty well with food- can eat most things ok, haven’t attempted bread and stuff, but I’m not in any hurry to resurrect this addiction!
  2. zaruse

    Public waiting list, gastric sleeve

    Honestly I have no idea, but the timing between the referral being sent and then contacting you would suggest you are now in the system for surgery soonish? I don’t want to give you false hope, but the waiting is usually 12 months right? So you are on track?
  3. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi @trillions, so sorry to hear you are having a rough time. Big hugs xoxo it depends what I’m eating. If it is bbq chicken for example, one slice will do me. If it is beef stew with lots of gravy- 1/2 a cup (or more, over a long time). lots of people can’t tollerate eggs post surgery. I can most of the time, but often can’t eat a whole one. Refurgitation doesn’t sound quite right though- what does the surgeon propose to do, if the issue remains? Dont stress too much about the loss- it will happen! And the 5 months thing? They say we should maximise the beginning, but you can and will keep losing for ages. I’ve heard conflicting advice about food consumption. Some people say eat only what you can in 15mins, and leave the rest. Other say eat your 1/2 cup (or 1/4) in however much time it takes??!! Does anyone know?
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    I don’t know what size you are at the moment, but some of the plus size brands are not too bad for waist vs leg. Having said that, I’ve just left a couple of pairs of pants with my mum to take in a bit around the tummy, and even more down the leg.
  5. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    How is everyone going? I’m eating fairly normally now- some things I try just don’t agree with my tummy, so it is easier to just avoid them. Portions are still very small, I’m calling that a good thing! I find myself making better and smarter choices these days- when there is limited space I don’t want to waste it! Still haven’t touched alcohol- I will experiment at home first- I’ve always been a bit of a Cadbury, so I’m sure it is worse now... plus it is just empty calories. The weirdest thing is the people who know occasionally ask how many calories I think I’m consuming- honestly I wouldn’t have a clue! I don’t even really care.
  6. zaruse

    June 2018 Sleeves

    Good luck June sleevers!
  7. I got Isowhey Ivory Coast choc- probably not the best out there- but it is readily avail from chemist warehouse... and has a rich choc flavour without being too sweet.
  8. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Glad to hear you are well! The energy will come back!! @LosingKAL those numbers are astounding!!! Well done! Im minorly celebrating today- achieved my first 20kg goal! That is a whole bag of horse feed, or a bag of cement, for those playing at home... whoop! I expect the next 20 will take a bit longer, and be a bit harder but well on the path now!
  9. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Oh wow, I’m loving that you guys are able to get rid of clothes! Well done! I know we are all different, but what ‘order’ are you noticing changes? Move lost nearly 20kg, but carry most around my middle (thanks PCOS and genetics). So my pants are a tiny bit loose... but not enough to stop wearing. so far I’ve noticed it most in my face and across my shoulders. I know I’m less puffy around my middle, but it still isn’t looking much different.
  10. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Huzzah @Boganlicious! How are you feeling? @LosingKAL I’m technically allowed to transition to normal food now, but I’m erring on the side of caution. I did have a tiny bit of chicken schnitzel last night for dinner, with lots of gravy. It was delicious but I’ll hold off on having it again for a while!! im allowed to start stretching and exercising properly (still no lifting though) so I’m keen to start doing more, rebuild a bit of muscle and get them burning fat!
  11. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Well done @Boganlicious and @LosingKAL!! kicking butt! this time one month ago I was still in surgery... wow the time has gone fast! Check in time! start weight 134.9kg current weight: 115.2 total loss in 6 weeks (inc. 2 weeks pre op Opti) 19.7kg im stoked!
  12. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Me too! I’m not very good at following recipes, as I ad lib a LOT. but as an overview: 500-750g lean beef mince 2 finely diced onions Grated carrots, grated zucchini cup of breadcrumbs i use two eggs some tomato paste, some tomato sauce, some bbq sauce (are you sensing a theme here?), good slosh of Worcestershire sauce spices- salt, pepper, 1 or 2 tsp curry powder, oregano or whatever you have on hand. Smoosh it all together in a bowl with your hands, then pat it into a baking dish. Cook for about 20mins then drain off any fat, smother with bbq sauce and then keep cooking for another 40 or so mins. Good luck!
  13. zaruse

    Roux en y bypass

    Does your weight loss team include a phsychologist as well? They might be able to help identify any triggers that aren’t purely physiological?
  14. zaruse

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Whoa @LosingKAL 13.3kg in 3 weeks is incredible! Well done! keen to hear that @JoG is ok and the surgery went well xoxo
  15. zaruse

    Roux en y bypass

    WOW, congratulations on you loss @R.J. I’m going to look only at the positives- 30kg down is still awesome! Would the surgeon reduce your stomach capacity again when he does the bypass? Not being able to absorb as many calories forever might help you reach your goals too, even if it means a lifetime of supplements. Let us know how you go with the testing!