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    Re: Curious about alcohol after the sleeve

    On the rare occasion when I have a drink I think of it as food so I don't worry about drinking while I eat. A few sips of cab is nice with my small piece of steak. Wine does not taste the same to...
  2. Thread: Kale Chips

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    Re: Kale Chips

    I love kale chips! I have a food dehydrator so I make them in there. I have a recipe that uses nutritional yeast so so you get protein and veggies all at once!
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    Re: Disney, The good , the bad and the ugly!!

    You my dear are a success!!! Do not let what others say cause you to doubt this! You had several big goals for yourself and you met them! You have done very very well! What you have been doing...
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    Re: Before and After Photos of me!

    Congratulations!!!
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    Re: Filtered milk

    Thanks for the link! It's interesting. However I dont believe they are "filtering" out the lactose by its size the way their cartoon video says. Otherwise why would they need to add the lactase to...
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    Re: What a difference a year makes!

    WOW!!! Congrats!!! Laissez les bon temps roule!!!!!!! You earned it!!!!!
    ps I hope I spelled that right!
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    Filtered milk

    Yesterday at the store I noticed something I had not seen. A dairy product called filtered milk. The label says 50% more protein and 30% more calcium and 50% less sugar. An 8 oz serving has 13 g...
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    Re: When did your hair thicken up?

    I started noticing regrowth when I was about a year out. My hair still isnt as thick or healthy looking as it was pre surgery, but it looks so much better now!!! Hang in there!
  9. Re: Advice on recovering from surgery with a toddler

    I had one c-section and for me the sleeve was a much easier recovery! My kids are much older so I cant speak specifically to the post op period with little ones, but I can compare the 2 surgeries...
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    Re: Think's Sleeve Update

    Congrats!!! It's great to hear from you and I'm glad you're are doing so well!!!
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    Re: Do you miss food?

    I truly do not miss food. In fact for the first time I actually feel satisfied when I eat. Also as Kindle mentioned I love eating the leftovers of really good meals! Also I do not mind...
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    Re: Hair styles for the thinner hair ?

    It looks beautiful!
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    Re: Hair styles for the thinner hair ?

    I went with a chin length bob. This is where a great hairstylist is worth every penny! Our faces are changing and styles you may have tried in the past and not liked may be very flattering with...
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    Re: Can you take vitamins at 1 week post op?

    I started off with Flintstone complete chewable vitamins. I started taking them day 2 or 3. No one told me when to start. I figured I needed the vitamins for healing. I switched to centrum...
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    Re: Food scales

    I use a digital scale I got from amazon. I don't weigh every meal, but I do periodically just to make sure i am not over or underestimating portion size, I think in the beginning its important so...
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    Re: Great news I forgot to share with you!!

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you both!!!
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    Re: Marathon post-VSG?

    My brother is also sleeved. I watched him for 3 years before getting my money together to get my sleeve. He has begun doing iron mans too. I think he has run several half marathons as well. He...
  18. Re: Hair Loss Data Collection ... Doing Science at Home

    MLB I have found that aveda makes this leave in conditioner stuff in a light blue tube called smooth infusions. Dont get the green tube. It has been the only thing I have found that makes that...
  19. Re: Hair Loss Data Collection ... Doing Science at Home

    Ann my experience is you just have to ride it out. My hair fell out longer than most. I was on clear liquids for one week. Then began protein shakes day 7. Since that day I got between 75 and 100...
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    Re: Austin anyone?

    Hook em horns!!! But I live in the land of Mike the Tiger not Texas.
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    Re: Anyone else go home the same day?

    I did my sleeve as an out patient. My dr came and visited me the next 2 days to make sure I was recovering well. I did great. The first 24 hours were the worst. The first week was rough, but by...
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    Re: 1 year surgiversary today.

    Congratulations!!! You are doing a fantastic job!!! We miss you around here and I am so glad for your update!!!
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    Re: Hair Loss is stopping!

    Woo hoo! Doing the happy dance with you! Having that fall out slow down was a major milestone for me too! Like you I was very faithful with vitamins and getting all my protein in but my hair still...
  24. Re: Not gonna sugar coat... Bowel movement questions

    For me protein shakes were very constipating. Try adding generic benefiber or miralax to your shake or if needed take a dose of milk of magnesia.
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    Re: Update pics

    Wow! Great work!
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