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  1. Thread: Portion Size

    by kleb42
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    Re: Portion Size

    Ive never felt nauseous once...I do eat smaller portions, but that's how you lose weight
  2. Thread: Constipation ??

    by kleb42
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    Re: Constipation ??

    Constipation is on the biggest side effects of the surgery...Id get some magnesium Citrate...it's a liquid. Im 8 months out and take one stool softener everyday to keep things going.
  3. Re: booked a date...worried about difficult recovery

    I was off pain meds by day 3 and back in the gym by day 5. You will be fine, I'm very active in the Instagram vsg world and for the most part people have a very easy recovery. Don't stress yourself...
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    Re: 3months only 30lbs lost and fine with it

    I was in the gym 6 days after surgery and it was encouraged....I started on the recumbent bike and the treadmill. Walking will help with gas pains and you should be active! I had a very easy...
  5. Re: 7 weeks post-op and still hating my decision!!!

    I had my surgery 5 days before you...things definitely taste different. Try unflavored protein powder in whatever you CAN get down. It will get better, just keep trying small amounts of things...
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    Re: 14 days after Gastric leave surgery

    Yay, Im 4 weeks out. Feeling great.:) Welcome.
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    Re: Surgery Tomorrow

    Good luck to you!! You will be exactly one month behind me.:)
    Dont worry about not eating in front of people, you will be able to eat again...also, you will end up telling people, in the end this...
  8. Thread: Gastric Sleeve

    by kleb42
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    Re: Gastric Sleeve

    If my surgery wasnt going to be covered, I would have gone to Mexico in a heartbeat. Look into it.
  9. Thread: Introduction

    by kleb42
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    Re: Introduction

    Welcome!! Im 43 and this has been the best thing Ive ever done for myself. If you have Instagram, my name on there is kleb42_vsg, this forum is amazing, but Instagram is also a great support...
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    Re: TMI, but I need to know....

    Believe it or not, a fiber supplement will still help you...it will "bulk" up your stool.....I used to have HORRIBLE IBS, and that's what my dr recommended. You can also take Immodium daily with no...
  11. Thread: hello

    by kleb42
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    Re: hello

    Welcome! I had surgery on the same day! :)
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    Re: question for exercisers:

    Ive been back at the gym since day 5..(with the okay from my surgeon) and I have no issues, I do 70 mins of cardio 6 days a week, I am definitely more hungry when I workout this much, I do add a...
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    Re: Constantly hungry at almost 3 weeks out!

    Im having a very similar experience, I dont have a huge amount of restriction. I can drink no problem and eat eggs and now chicken and tuna no problem. I do find that when Im having acid issues, I...
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    Re: I feel the differents

    There are so many places where you can get deals, Kohl's has really cute workout clothes, sign up to get emails and they do 20% off all of the time. Walmart has inexpensive leggings, tanks, Target...
  15. Thread: Ladies...

    by kleb42
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    Re: Ladies...

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    August I had a period for almost 6 months, I ended up having a polyp in my Cervix. Definitely see your gyn. It could be nothing, you never know.
  16. Thread: Atkins Lift

    by kleb42
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    Re: Atkins Lift

    I love the Lift drinks....great alternative to always having protein shakes.
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    Re: 2 years post op need advise

    Walking on the treadmill isnt enough, you need to work hard, and get into your target heart rate to burn fat.
  18. Re: Seeking similar gals who are pre and post op

    Im 43 and live in Saugus, Ma.....am 19 days out. I fyou're on Instagram...my name on there is kleb42_vsg....Im documenting my journey.
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    Re: Medical Marijuana post op

    Im 19 days out and havent had one moment of nausea, I was off all pain medication after day 4. It's actually easier than you think.
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    Re: What i worry about...

    There are these "protein balls" by Premier Protein that come in little baggies and you can put them in milk and its very similar to cereal.
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    Re: Day 5 Preop and Crashed!!!

    You will be FINE....drink a bottle of magnesium Citrate and do clear liquids for the next few days....try not to stress, I was on the pre op for 2 weeks and had a few slip ups and was fine.
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    Re: Exercise vs. NO exercise?

    Im only 19 days out, but I joined Planet Fitness over a year ago and started slow...I believe that Ive had such a great recovery because Ive spent so much time in gym, Im in a group with other girls...
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    Re: Missing peanut butter

    Get some PB2 and mix it with water to make some peanut butter, Jif now has a version as well.
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    Re: Sip, Sip, Sip...etc.

    It really depends, I've been able to drink normally since the beginning....dont worry, you will do great!
  25. Thread: Scared to death

    by kleb42
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    Re: Scared to death

    You will do GREAT!!! This is the scariest/hardest time....Im 19 days out and came out of the hospital off of all diabetes medications and have lost 40lbs since my highest weight, I was back in the...
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