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    Re: What about... ALCOHOL

    I drink more now than what I did previously. Primarily I drink vodka and water or vodka and cranberry. No the dietician isn't thrilled but I am still holding stready between 198 & 205 lbs.

    With...
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    Re: Worried it won't stick

    Stay worried...I mean that...Change your entire life. You have to get off the carbs and learn how to live/eat again. It is easy afterwards to eventually reach for the ice cream or chocolate. If you...
  3. Re: SECOND SURGIVERSARY: Loving My Life. Goodbye, 100 Pounds!

    Awesome post as usual...good morning sunshine!
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    Re: Exercise, sweat, and hydration

    I would suggest you start living like you had surgery now. Measure your hydrating fluids and shoot for 72-96 oz. with 1/3 being electrolyte fluid. After surgery every ounce of sweat means an added...
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    Re: Been a year already?

    Thank you Melissa. I know the weight thing is different for women then men. Men are more accepted being overweight. I have noticed people treat me different even if they knew me large.

    I will say...
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    Re: 3 wk stall....how long does this last?!

    Are you gaining weight? If no, do what you are supposed to be doing and stop worrying about it.

    Hydrating fluids 96 ounces each day! 1/3 should have electrolytes. No fluids for an hour after you...
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    Been a year already?

    Hello All

    It has been awhile since I've posted so I thought I would do the 1 year post.

    Since surgery I have lost 95 pounds. The vast majority of that in the first 6 months. Total I am down...
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    Re: i want to cry

    3 weeks after surgery my wife and I go out to see a show. At first before we got there she told me she was drinking that night. Man I got mad. How could she do that she knows I love Ron White and it...
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    Re: Best self pay prices in the USA

    Sleeve at the WeightWise clinic in Edmond, OK

    $10k
  10. Re: How does it feel to loose 50+ lbs in such a short time?

    Hello Honey!

    For me I haven't wrapped my head around it. I'm down 80lbs in about 6 months. I still think I am 300lbs and my biggest fear is getting on the scale and seeing it go up 5lbs.

    Yes,...
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    Been awhile but another NSV

    Hello all!

    It's been awhile since I started a thread but I have to share this NSV. Let me start by saying this is a double edged sword.

    My wife and I bought matching T-shirts a few months ago....
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    Re: Sleeve Failure??

    CMG is right on as well.

    Also many people do not lose the first month. Some of it is because once you shift from liquid to soft foods the body starts storing again.

    Fluids
    Protein
    Light...
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    Re: Sleeve Failure??

    Water intake is 96oz a day? You could also be in starvation mode with all the exercise. All we really need to do is 30 minutes a day walking just getting the heart rate up a little bit into the fat...
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    Re: 7 months post gastric sleeve

    Sounds like a potential supplement issue. Also I eat almost no vegetables. Just about all I eat at meal time is proteins.

    As for supplements I use Bariatric Advantage multi with iron. Vitamin B...
  15. Thread: My NSV

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    Re: My NSV

    Good Stuff!
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    Re: Are you cold??

    I made the comment the other day about how I can't get warm anymore. My feet are always freezing. I'm like Numbers and going with long-johns under slacks and heavier socks.
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    Re: Heightened sense of smell?

    I had that happen. It went away and back to normal about 3 months later.
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    Re: How to get more water in?

    Here's my schedule hope it works for somebody...

    8oz with my vitamins
    12oz decaf coffee
    Eat breakfast
    Wait an hour
    Drink 20oz before I have lunch
    Wait an hour afte lunch
    Drink 2 x 20oz...
  19. Re: "I'm not losing fast enough!" (Yes, you are!)

    Thanks Ann great post

    I dropped 40 lbs in 6 weeks after surgery and asked the nurse if that was ok. She slapped me on the arm.. Down 100 since my highest weight and 75 in 5 months. I'm 42 years...
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    Re: How many ounces?

    Ahhh Kindle & Laffy your comments took me back. I remember the timer and taking all day to get in fluids. So glad those days are past now.

    Sip sip sip!
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    Re: Questions please help!

    Miralax can be your friend once you are a month out .. I do a dose in either Proti-15 hot chocolate or decaf coffee almost daily and everything stays great now. It is something you have to experiment...
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    Re: Post op , day 2

    Mine just pumped my stomach up with gas and used soap and water like you check for a gas leak on plumbing.....kidding just kidding, he just used soap
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    Re: Questions please help!

    Ok I used to hate talks about stools but since the surgery it can be a major thing. Keep in mind that is the final step of digestion!

    Ok on the diarrhea, are you on solids already? If you are...
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    Re: Enter the world of Onederland !!!!

    Great Job Dean!
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    Milestone at 4-1/2 months

    Today it happened. I stepped on the scale and have lost 75lbs since surgery on 7/7/15. I'm down 100lbs from when I started back on this journey in October 2014. Went from size 42 jeans to size 34...
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