Lindsical's Journal, 20 January 2018

So I've never posted a full body pic because I was embarrassed about myself. It's normal. But the pic on the left was done 02/06/2017... Pic on the right was a week before surgery. That's 60 pounds lost, it's kind of amazing how different I look. That orange shirt, I can't wear it anymore. It looks like a tent on me.

I am allergic to milk protein. UGH. Today to get my fluids/proteins in I decided to try Fairlife... Milk is disgusting but the only way I'm gonna get my #s in with soymilk is adding unflavored protein powder to it.

I'm banging my head against a wall because WTF did I do to myself? I know that this is a psychological thing. I need to work on it but this is hard.

Diet Calendar Entry for 20 January 2018:
40 kcal Fat: 0.00g | Prot: 6.50g | Carb: 3.00g.   Breakfast: Water. Lunch: Fairlife Fat Free Milk. more...
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Congrats on the great progress and keep on going. 
20 Jan 18 by member: Draglist
Awesome Lindsical, you've been working hard ever since your arrival here and it shows...hope you see great results going forward too!! 
20 Jan 18 by member: Steven Lloyd
Way to go! 
20 Jan 18 by member: Jitterbug23
Wow ! I can see a big difference. Just keep taking a step at a time like you have been doing and you are going to make it.  
20 Jan 18 by member: sandycatiller
Take pride in what you have done and keep at it! And good for your courage to post a photo. 
20 Jan 18 by member: HawaiiTutu
And btw, as you lose and reshape, get rid of the clothes, like the orange shirt unless you want ONE thing to try on now and again as proof of how well you are doing! 
20 Jan 18 by member: HawaiiTutu
And YES, it is very hard. 
20 Jan 18 by member: HawaiiTutu
I love unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Nice to use instead of water in chai teas.  
20 Jan 18 by member: eberg13
It's not what you did...It's the lies that you believed. That we all believed. You look great!!! 
20 Jan 18 by member: PNWkayak
60 lbs is a fantastic accomplishment! Congratulations! For alternative protein sources check out Julian Bakery online. My sons are both lactose intolerant and they each found good alternatives there. One uses egg protein and the other uses a plant based protein powder. You can also google paleo protein shakes and find a lot of nondairy options. 
20 Jan 18 by member: Junk in thee trunk
looking good 
20 Jan 18 by member: Trainer Tee
This is fantastic Lindsical wtg Your my new hero❤️ 
20 Jan 18 by member: 8Patty
Trader Joe's sells an egg protein powder. Since you are only a week out, don't worry too much about numbers just yet. (Seriously. Until you are actually eating 3 ounces of solids). I am a gastric sleeve veteran, too. HW: 340 Surg. Date: 5-4-15 Surg Wt: 296 Current Weight: 177 Size 12 pant, Shirts: Med/Lrg If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. :) We want you to succeed not just in the short term, but the long term!  
20 Jan 18 by member: WereYorkie
Good for you. Keep at it. You can do this. Just take it one day at a time.  
20 Jan 18 by member: MayaD71
Thanks guys I'll look into all of the info you've given me! 
20 Jan 18 by member: Lindsical
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2005. It works. I admit I lost 90+ lbs and over 12 yrs found myself through no fault of the surgery back to 224 in 2/2017. I cut out Pepsi, bread, butter, and pastries. Started eating 80-85 gems of protein a day on 1250 calories. You’ve got lots of post-op support plus F.S. so I hope you do really great. I never enlarged my stomach by over eating. I just ate the wrong food in small portions frequently. Or I’m a real idiot. Right! An I’m even an Operating Room nurse so I know all the in’s and out’s of the surgery but eating is 99% emotion and 1% mechanics of lifting your hand, chewing and swallowing. I always said they fixed my stomach but not my head. Getting over 200 lbs made me realize I was throwing away the greatest gift I’d ever been given. You’ll see very soon what a blessing this surgery is to your quality of life. I’m at 165 again through my efforts since February 2017. I reached 165 by Thanksgiving. 160 is my goal and at 64 years old my Dr. is very pleased and my lab work is great. Good luck and I’ll follow your posts. 
20 Jan 18 by member: paulanavarette
You've done wonderfully! Just stick with it! 
20 Jan 18 by member: terriquinn
You should talk to your nutrition support team about your protein intake. It essential for healthy weight loss. 
20 Jan 18 by member: paulanavarette
You look great!  
20 Jan 18 by member: Hippymom
Go girl! You can do it! Don’t give up! 
20 Jan 18 by member: DaianaZW

     
 

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