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  1. Re: Weight gain, almost 3 years out and alcohol

    Well done you!
    Keep up the good work. You'll be back where you want to be in no time at all :-)
  2. Re: Weight gain, almost 3 years out and alcohol

    It's easy to get into a habit that isn't so good for us...and really difficult to stop.
    I don't have any great advice unfortunately but I do sympathise with you.

    I didn't drink much before...
  3. Thread: Getting There

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    Re: Getting There

    I weigh every day but if you do that you have to be ok with the natural fluctuations that can occur. It's the unnatural fluctuations that you need to take a closer look at :-)
    I have a weight that I...
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    Re: keeping in touch

    Hi Ellie
    These sure are trying times.

    I feel so fortunate to be living in NZ right now. Sometimes being a tiny island at the bottom of the world has its advantages. :)

    We totally eliminated...
  5. Thread: Hi I'm new

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    Re: Hi I'm new

    I don't think the nervousness is irrational. It's totally understandable.
    In my case ignorance was bliss. I had no idea what to expect and as everything went to plan I had an easy time of it -...
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    Re: Widow to Weight Loss

    Welcome.
    You are certainly on the way to a healthy new you.
    There are some great people here who and very happy to offer support and advice and to share their stories.
    Glad that you aboard :-)
  7. Thread: Hi I'm new

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Hi I'm new

    I had never had any sort of operation prior to being sleeved and I was amazed at how smoothly it all went. Those general anesthetics are amazing! I walked in to the theatre got onto the operating...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    Yay John! Sounds like you are doing really well. Good for you.
    I have a smoothie like you made most days for breakfast, not only does it taste good, I feel full longer and I also get a good shot of...
  9. Thread: concerned

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: concerned

    As Above - making water a priority is a must. Sip all the time. I am nearly 3 years out and always have a water bottle with me wherever I go.
    Echoing the protein first, good veg and then if room so...
  10. Re: How long after surgery can I drink coffee?

    I don't drink coffee but I was told to hang fire on the tea for about 3 weeks. Is there a coffee flavoured protein drink that you could have?
  11. Thread: New Member

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome.
    There are lots of great people here that are very happy to offer support and advice.
    Hope all goes well for you.
  12. Thread: Hi I'm new

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    Re: Hi I'm new

    How exciting :-)
    Totally natural to be a little scared but as long as you follow your surgeons instructions you will be just fine.
    This is the beginning of a whole new adventure for you.
    All the...
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    Re: Any Cauliflower Pizza Tips?

    Hmm...have seen recipes for these but never been tempted. Perhaps you could repurpose the remaining crusts into something else?
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    Re: Crunchy - so tired of soft and liquids

    Personally I wouldn't be looking to eat anything that wasn't on the meal plan from my surgeon if I was only 1 week out from surgery.
    I assume that you have been given a plan? You need to give your...
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    Re: favorite meal replacement

    Yes, tastes can change after surgery. As Katrina suggested try a different flavor or brand. Just buy small quantities or ask for samples until you find something you like again.
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    Hi John

    It sounds like you are getting set up for success again which is great. Counselling and a good nutritionist will definitely help I'm sure.

    Just a reminder to chew your food thoroughly -...
  17. Thread: Men!!!

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    Re: Men!!!

    Absolutely not fair!
    Sounds like a great hike though :-)
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    Re: Pain after gastric sleeve surgery

    I took the pain relief offered in the hospital (2 days) but once home I didn't require anything. I didn't have pain more discomfort like I'd done 1000 sit ups. Moving from laying down to sitting up...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    Also, planning is a big thing for me. I know what I am going to eat each day and shop accordingly. If I am working in the office I prepare my food the night before so it is all good to go in the...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    The spinach smoothie is good - thanks to sraebaer for putting us on to it.
    I use:
    Couple of handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves (usually weighs about 30-40 grams).
    100-200 mls milk - or any...
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    Re: liquid diet blues for 2 weeks

    The liquid diet was the worst part of the whole process and even then it wasn't so bad.
    Keep your eye on the prize (safer successful surgery) and then you really just have to suck it up and get on...
  22. Re: Does meal replacement count with liquid total

    Just a note re the vitamins. I was told not to start until 3 weeks after surgery, and then I found out very quickly that I can't take them on an empty stomach.
    I now have capsules which I like much...
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    Re: Post Sleeve diet dilemma

    Hi John

    I think you have really answered your own questions.

    I'm going to be blunt here so stop reading if you don't want to hear it...…..

    There is absolutely no point in having weight loss...
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    Re: LIFE CHANGE - Caring for Mum

    Annie - you are an absolute star.
    Seriously you deserve a medal (at the very least) for everything that you do for others.
    You really are the best person that I know.
    Thank you for being you!...
  25. Thread: Guess Who??

    by KiwiGal
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    Re: Guess Who??

    Hellooooo!!!!!
    So good to have you back with us Kristi.
    You really have had an awful time. I'm pinning my hopes on the rest of 2020 and beyond being much better for you.
    Sending you lots of love...
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