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Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-19-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
My restriction is still great after 5 1/2 years...

My restriction is still great after 5 1/2 years too! It really works with protein, and can even slow me down with carbs.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-31-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
30 pounds! That's awesome. :jumpjoy:

30 pounds! That's awesome. :jumpjoy:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-22-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
Nice to see people posting from time to time....

Nice to see people posting from time to time. Don't generally have much to add to the conversation, except to say that 5 years later I am still so happy with my sleeve. My eating isn't always...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 09-28-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
I have Chai everyday. Here's how I do it: I heat...

I have Chai everyday. Here's how I do it: I heat 1/2 cup of fairlife milk in my mug in the microwave. I then drop in a tea bag (I like Stash brand, but Bigelow is good too). Add hot water and some...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 09-12-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,382
Posted By Jesse
Yeah Lucky 21!!! :jumpjoy: sounds like your new...

Yeah Lucky 21!!! :jumpjoy: sounds like your new life is off to a great beginning.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-31-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jesse
Best wishes for a successful surgery and much joy...

Best wishes for a successful surgery and much joy in your changing and evolving life!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-15-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jesse
I remember that feeling of hope. :) My post...

I remember that feeling of hope. :) My post surgery life is even better than I hoped for. You'll see :shake:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-13-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jesse
Reflections on my 5 year wls anniversary

Today is the 5th anniversary of my weight loss surgery. I first learned about the gastric sleeve on this forum. Every year I like to post a reflection, in case there are any lurkers like I once was...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-10-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Jesse
It's true this site has become very quiet. If you...

It's true this site has become very quiet. If you ask specific questions, I bet you'll get some answers. For general information, I would read the old threads. Lots of info archived here back when...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-20-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
I'm happy to see a bit of activity in this forum....

I'm happy to see a bit of activity in this forum. I was a frequent poster here for many years. It was a lifeline when I was getting ready for surgery and post surgery as I learned to navigate a new...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-19-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,497
Posted By Jesse
Perfection today, certainly not. Still grateful...

Perfection today, certainly not. Still grateful everyday, absolutely yes. I :heart: my sleeve.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 09-05-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Goodbye summer. Thanks for the family and...

Goodbye summer. Thanks for the family and friends, the music, the light on the water, the sun on my face. You were pretty much perfect. :heart:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-17-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Maryposa, did you run your half marathon yet, or...

Maryposa, did you run your half marathon yet, or are you still training?
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-17-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,154
Posted By Jesse
Calling all former "regulars", how about a drive by update?

So many people have been part of this forum in the five years I've been here, some continue to post and many eventually drifted away. If you still check in once in awhile, post a quick update ~ it...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-16-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
I am not a big fan of protein shakes, but I do l...

I am not a big fan of protein shakes, but I do l like the rtd premier protein (chocolate, don't really like the vanilla). In a quest to up my protein, I have been blending a chocolate shake with a...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-14-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Just checking in. Summer is winding down, and...

Just checking in. Summer is winding down, and school is calling. I love that teaching can be rewarding and meaningful work, but also allows for time off to refuel and reflect. So I've been making...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-01-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jesse
I remember it well. I was so swollen I couldn't...

I remember it well. I was so swollen I couldn't button my capris :sad: I had to do the pregnancy trick where you weave a rubber band around the button, through the button hole and then back again....
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-31-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By Jesse
You are burning up fat, but due to the trauma of...

You are burning up fat, but due to the trauma of surgery and all the other hormonal shifts, you are retaining water. My first month I lost 23 pounds (so about the same as you). My second month total...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-24-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Just checking in. Enjoying the summer, and I've...

Just checking in. Enjoying the summer, and I've been taking advantage of the heat by swimming a lot. This spring I resolved to stop caring about my truly destroyed thighs and bought a swimsuit...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-18-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Wendy do you just eat eggs on your egg fast? Any...

Wendy do you just eat eggs on your egg fast? Any protein supplements? Green veggies? How many eggs do you end up eating a day?
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-16-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
3 day egg fast, hmmm. Just eggs? Glad to hear it...

3 day egg fast, hmmm. Just eggs? Glad to hear it had such satisfying results :).

Back from my 10 day vacation. Yesterday made the rounds to several grocery stores to stock up on all my provisions....
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-12-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By Jesse
Checking in. I'm on day 9 of a 10 day trip to...

Checking in. I'm on day 9 of a 10 day trip to Boston. We had lobster last night, and as I finished my lobster tail my daughter said good protein Mom :). They know the drill.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-05-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jesse
I eat leftovers for breakfast if I don't feel...

I eat leftovers for breakfast if I don't feel like frying an egg or making other breakfast type stuff. I love cottage cheese and blueberries as another quick go to meal, but I realize not everyone...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-05-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jesse
I have the gastric sleeve, and it has been a...

I have the gastric sleeve, and it has been a strong and effective tool to improve my health and overall quality of life. :heart:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-04-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jesse
I am 4 years out from surgery. My surgery made it...

I am 4 years out from surgery. My surgery made it possible to lose almost 140 pounds, but more importantly, it has helped me maintain that loss. Previous to surgery, I never ever was able to maintain...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-28-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
Jeepers, add dentist. Woke up with a sore jaw,...

Jeepers, add dentist. Woke up with a sore jaw, and now it's throbbing, so I called my dental clinic and my dentist had a cancellation this evening, so they can fit me in! I'm getting all the health...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-28-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
For a healthy person, I've had a boatload of...

For a healthy person, I've had a boatload of medical appointments the past week. A chiropractic evaluation, followed by a visit to an imaging center for spine xrays, an annual surgery follow up, a...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-24-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
I'm supposed to take 1500 mg. I don't usually get...

I'm supposed to take 1500 mg. I don't usually get that much, but I do eat that much calcium most days. I also take extra vitamin D. I have osteopenia in both my hips and every scan shows a little...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-23-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
I just had my four year check up and the staff...

I just had my four year check up and the staff was very pleased with where I am at. They encouraged me to do a better job on my calcium supplements, so I'm going to commit to taking them with better...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-22-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
Hopefully it's so quiet in here because everyone...

Hopefully it's so quiet in here because everyone is off having lots of summer fun. I have been off for two weeks and I am having the best time. Summer's are brief but so beautiful in Minneapolis, so...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-13-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,468
Posted By Jesse
Reflections on the 4th Anniversary of my WLS

I first heard about the sleeve on this forum, so each year I post a reflection on the anniversary of my surgery, in case there are any lurkers out there, like I once was, wondering if wls could help...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-11-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jesse
I know very little about reactive hypoglycemia,...

I know very little about reactive hypoglycemia, except that I know another sleever who had to up her carbs; that going super low carb was triggering it. I think it is more common with bypass than...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-11-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jesse
I thought of one other idea, could your stomach...

I thought of one other idea, could your stomach be having spasms when food enters? Not to diss your doctor, but saying you never knew hunger before is kind of dismissive. I've never heard any of my...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-11-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jesse
China's given you some good advice. Do you take...

China's given you some good advice. Do you take anything for acid? Have you been checked for an ulcer? Do you eat regularily? Increasing good fats does seem like something to try. I hope that gives...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-09-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
Argh, crutches :stars: I hurt my knee pretty bad...

Argh, crutches :stars: I hurt my knee pretty bad years ago before my surgery. Crutches did build up my arm muscles though. Hope you're off them quickly.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-07-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
Doctor's visit ~ 4 years ago, blood pressure was...

Doctor's visit ~ 4 years ago, blood pressure was in the high 130s over high 80s WITH blood pressure medication. Yesterday 120/70 , no medication. I :heart: my sleeve.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-07-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
Counting down the days until summer break. I'm on...

Counting down the days until summer break. I'm on antibiotics due to strep throat, hoping they don't mess too much with my tummy.
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-01-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Jesse
All you extreme athletes, I admire your...

All you extreme athletes, I admire your determination!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-31-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jesse
I've been trying to lose 7 pounds since December....

I've been trying to lose 7 pounds since December. I'm going to try upping my protein to 80 grams or more a day. I consistently get 60, but usually not much more. Meanwhile, I will keep weighing...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 05-26-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jesse
Some nice cammies at Penny's

I wear a lot is spanx type stuff to smooth things out, and during cold weather I don't mind at all, because it's another layer to keep me warm. But in the summer, not so much. I bought a new cammie...
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