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Surgery Progress, Allergy Testing and Sleep

I saw my doctor again yesterday, and I got some great news regarding the next step on my journey toward weight-loss surgery. I’m excited about it, but right now I’m still processing through my thoughts, faxing the paperwork and trying not to let it consume my thoughts.

I also asked to take an allergy test in the hopes that maybe we’d discover the cause of my skin issues. (I knew it was cellulitis, but I asked anyway just to be sure.) I was tested for all kinds of things, and I wasn’t allergic to any of them. My skin feels much better right now than it has in weeks, but I look forward to the day when that pain is a distant memory.

I’ve wondered whether or not I was allergic to soy for years, and I learned that I’m not allergic to that either. The protein powder that I use does not contain soy, but the powder that my boyfriend is currently using does contain soy. They’re both delicious, but his is a little smoother. He has more flavor options too. I’m still hesitant to consume soy on a regular basis, though I can’t explain why.

Now it’s time to get some sleep. Thursday is typically the last official day of my work week, and this week I’m ready to get it done. It’s also weigh-in day for me at Weight Watchers.

The week has flown by so far, but I’m looking forward to having some fun with my mom and Michael over the weekend. I’ve been waking up before 5 am all week, and I’ll continue for the next two weeks as well. Thankfully, I feel pretty rested. I’m just striving to be in bed by 10 pm instead of midnight.

On that note, good night.  Until next time…Zzzzz……









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  • Reply
    August 10, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I know what you mean by trying not to let things consume your thoughts. It’s a challenge to let go of all the questions that can race through our minds especially during times of change. We are truly thinkers! Again, I support you and enjoy following along with your journey as you share it. I hope you consider trying Colloidal Silver first aid ointment for your skin. Do some research on YouTube, a lot of info. I am a believer because the liquid version cleared my ear infection. It’s truly amazing.

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      August 24, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you for being such an encourager. My skin is better than it was, and the open parts are almost completely better. It’s been a rough road in that way, but I’m feeling some relief now.

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        August 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm

        I’m so happy to hear from you! I’m very glad to hear that you’re starting to feel better.

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    August 11, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Talk to your dr about soy. I know there has been a lot of conflicting info on women (especially young women) eating soy products. Ask her about it. Have you tried Quest protein powder? It’s the only one I like.

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      August 24, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      I haven’t tried Quest, but I LOVE Tera’s Whey. I’m definitely happy with it even though to soy-based one does taste even better. If I see Quest somewhere I’ll try it.

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    August 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Syntrax Nectar protein powders are great! That is what I used after surgery and still do occasionally. And for a RTD shake I’ve always used Premiere Protein. Low sugar, high protein. Both recommended by my bariatric program. Also, Isopure is something I drank out of surgery during the liquid phase (no milk based). My fave was the Punch and Apple.

    I’m not a fan of soy. Very sensitive to it and not sure that it’s really a complete protein like Whey. Talk to your talk doc or an RD and, of course, do your own research.

    One day at a time, girl. You’ve got it!

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      August 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm

      I love the green apple Isopure. I will definitely be drinking that if it’s approved.

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