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  1. Thread: No Snow, So Sad

    by Shirl
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    Re: No Snow, So Sad

    Woweee! I just don't know what I don't know! I am going to be more careful about wishing for Snow!

    @PamG I always thought of "hiking" as a more precarious walk with steep inclines and down hill...
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    Re: Do articles like this piss anyone else off?

    I agree and I encourage you to write a well thought out letter to the editors. Xoxoxo
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    Re: The Party is Over!!

    Totally echo what Sandra said.

    I just wanted to add that I have been a slow loser, with stalls and monthly cycle gains, but losing I am still. Your body needs to adjust to the metabolic changes...
  4. Thread: Goals

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    Re: Goals

    I'm close to my 8-month post-op sleeversary and I have met several weight loss goals.

    My first goal was to halt weight gain, and I have certainly accomplished that considering my weight has been...
  5. Re: I'm just about to start one of the biggest challenges of my life....

    In MHO the surgery will not "make you change your eating habits." Those coping skills you have acquired over your life are deeply ingrained and it's going to take daily and mindful work to overcome...
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    Re: Great Site with Awesome Info

    I'm glad you found it!
  7. Re: Scales, infant spoons and insulated coffee mugs! Oh my!

    The only thing that it's surprising to me about all that you said is that you are doing it post op as opposed to during your pre-op prep.

    I think my NUT hammered that on my brain the first five...
  8. Thread: Popcorn?

    by Shirl
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    Re: Popcorn?

    Have you tried Popcorn by now?

    I buy the childs pack, is the smallest popcorn bag movie theaters have and normally give my partner the drink that comes with it. I still have not had any soda pop...
  9. Thread: Popcorn?

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    Re: Popcorn?

    I discovered Enlighted ice-cream bars a few months back! I have chocolate mint and salted caramel in my freezer right now! It's my once a week treat!
  10. Thread: Acid Reflux

    by Shirl
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    Re: Acid Reflux

    You can reduce your chances of heartburn by eating stomach-acid reducing diet and by sleeping on an incline.
  11. Thread: Bad Advice

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    Re: Bad Advice

    J

    Sorry to hear you have regrets.

    I personally did not go forward into surgery by the gastric sleeve advice I may or may not have gotten.

    I did intensive research on my own and consulted...
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    Re: very low carb and getting enough fiber

    Yea I don't know then, all I can offer is that if you are taking fiber it may or may not count toward your carbs - for instance, the triple fiber I take is 5g carbs and 4g fiber, so you only net 1g...
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    Re: very low carb and getting enough fiber

    I use Renew Life Organic Triple Fiber only 40 cals, 5g carbs and 3g protein.

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    Mix with a diluted juice to curb those sugars ;)!

    Ps... I don't use it everyday, only when I'm feeling...
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    Re: Gastric sleeve 22 years post off

    Glad you are finding solutions!

    Have you maintained near or at your goal weight for the past 22 years?

    What have been your key tools (I like calling them "anchors" or "pillars") for success so...
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    Re: Best protein shakes?

    Have you tried making homemade protein shakes? You really can't beat the taste and quality!

    Things I learned about protein supplements they are not all made alike. There are three milk by-product...
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    Re: Today, 5 days post

    You haven't read my posts.

    I was so hungry I'd cried sipping broths and protein shakes for two weeks post op!
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    Re: I tested what makes me full now

    There is veteran sleever here named Tinman and he would tell you eat whatever you like just don't over eat it. My therapist and I are actually working on that, but I personally cannot tell you what...
  18. Thread: protein drinks

    by Shirl
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    Re: protein drinks

    Hopefully you have or will have a dietitian to support you during your pre op prep, but in the meantime I am happy to share how my dietician/nutritionist explained it to me.

    Meal replacements...
  19. Thread: Hello

    by Shirl
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    Re: Hello

    ✨Welcome!✨

    You've definitely have come to the right place for anonymity and support!

    I am just under 8 months post op and my weight loss has been slow and gradual compared to others here, and...
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    Re: I tested what makes me full now

    I know mac and cheese is tempting, but it is important that you stay away from white flour products during your recovery. They will feel you up fast and it has little nutritional value compared to...
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    Re: I was so bumming about not being able

    I totally relate!

    I cut off caffeine for about six weeks post op, and it started sipping here and there about a month post op. I drink about two cup servings nowadays, I really do hope it doesn't...
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    Re: What's On Your Menu Today?

    Feel better Jerseygirl! No snow here, but icy cold and have not gone out but to run a few quick errands.

    PamG you are so close! My daughter is 5'10, and at 180lbs she looks muscular and fabulous,...
  23. Thread: signature limits

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    Re: signature limits

    I'd shorten your wks to w, and dates to just m/d.

    You may consider just keeping your weight to monthly results.
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    Re: Replacement of food

    Ha! totally me too! For example Christmas decorations, I need to put away, and I still haven't done diddly! Though tradition in my family is that wait until after January 6th - The Three Wise Men...
  25. Thread: Considering...

    by Shirl
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    Re: Considering...

    ✨Welcome!✨

    Knowing what I know now??? My only regret is that I didn't do the Sleeve Gastrectomy sooner!

    Knowing what I know now??? If I had a chance to do it again, I would just be more...
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