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    I'm so glad I found your profile. Something that the nutritionist keeps driving home and I absolutely do not agree with is low fat. I'm baffled by this "you must eat everything low fat" story. Have these nutritionists looked at what is in low fat foods compared to their full fat counterparts? Low fat products are loaded with chemicals, flavourants, sugar and general junk, to make it taste good. Why would they tell people who have had major surgery, to feed themselves chemicals like that??
    Anyway, can't wait to read more of your posts!
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    Tin Man, You are the Man. I would love for you to be a published author in my Multi-Author book, you give so much great advice and we all look to you for encouragement and support. You got Fan's Man...please in box me so that I can give you my information you "Rock" So hard and should consider being a voice for the "Sleeve Community" Love You Tin man for definitely your "big heart" and smile....love your Sister Seniorita Lolita....in Cali...
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    Tinman ,I live close to the beltway and 59 by the big airport ,I thought I read that you have a support group ? I'm interested can ya give me some info . Thanks
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    Percentage of protein/fat/carbs. I'm overcomplicating things I really want to just be able to eat what I need to eat and not pay attention to head hunger. But I'm still pretty new at this, so I'm still obsessing. I only know that at under 1,000 calories a day, I stall. Thanks for the voice of reason.
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    I'm curious - do you have a rough idea of your macro ratios? I just bumped up to 1,000 or more a day to break a stall, and it's helping. Thank you for reminding me that the point of this was to NOT spend the rest of my life obsessing about my eating
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    Hey there you always seem to have a lot of good advice. I am 2 years out and 30 lbs under my goal weight and Dr. wants me to put on 20 lbs as I only weigh 100 now. Can you give some advice on how to do that when I still can't eat much? I eat/drink anything I want just not much of it maybe 3-4 ozs at a time. I can eat one slice of pizza now yay me!!!! Just need to gain about 20 back.....never thought I would ever say that!!!!
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    Hello, I just wanted to let you know, I saw your pics and cld nor believe how well u look, you know sometimes some of us lose weight and look a little sick- lol but you look healthy anyway. Big congrats that is awesome!
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    I know you posted a link in a forum about your information regarding hydration but cannot find it again, would you mind posting it again or sending it to me directly? Thank you for staying on this site and continuing to help those of us who are new to this new life, we need all the help we can get!
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    Hello again, I hope you are well. I am so anxious! I still haven't lost any weight since April, which makes me3 mths ago. Don't know what to do. Any ideas Linda P>S> Had surgery Nov. 17, 2014
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    hello tinman,
    I hope you can assist me with some info...I have been stalled now for six weeks. I do water aerobics 3 hours per week in deep water. I had my surgery in September of 2014 and I am down 75 pounds. now no loss. help! christine
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    Just wanted to let you know that I am a newbe, and love your posts that I can see. I just got my surgery date, June 9th and look forward to your advice that hopefully you will give me if and when I need it. Your success has been amazing and the proof is in the result
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    Hey Tinman - I'm reaching out - I did a search but didn't see anything really related so I thought I would see if you could shed some light for me. Ever since I had surgery (5 weeks out today) I haven't really been able to sleep. It starts with not being able to shut my mind down and then I am waking up several times during the night. I have felt almost euphoric since I had surgery - everything feels good - I'm losing weight steadily (thanks to some of your advice I believe) - I have no aches and pains. But this insomnia is driving me insane! I don't have a thyroid so I do take Synthroid and I take a small dose of Estrogen (hyster in 1999). I'm 54 as of last week. All my labs were perfect at the time of surgery with the exception of potassium but I was taking a water pill which I'm not now. My PCP wants to recheck labs in June so I was trying to wait that out if I can. Any suggestions? Explanations? I bought a Nordic Track elliptical and it was delivered the week after I had surgery - I haven't really done much on it because I've had two really stubborn incisions that had big huge knots and my pcp didn't want me exercise until they healed.
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    Tinman, I just looked at your before/after pics. What an amazing job you've done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. I'm pretty sure that what I'd like is for you to just move in with us* once I get sleeved. Just to keep me cheery and prepared to go my own way, not some cookie cutter way. My husband is an awesome cook.

    * Alternately, maybe I'll just keep reading your sage advice here. Thanks for being awesome!
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    Hi, you were recommended to me by another member. I have been trying to get some of my questions answered, and your sage advice for others have helped me. I was wondering if I might ask you some questions from time to time. I am 5 months out having fatigue, and IBS troubles. my nutritionist is not really much help. She admits she has not has any weight issues herself. Hard to understand us who do. I read you are going to erase your blog? I am new here. Can you email me? Thank you so very much!
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