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    Re: Just starting, total noob...

    Sending you the best of wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

    It’s really weird, but grocery stores weren’t carrying bone broths when I had surgery so I ordered from OssoGood...
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    Re: Just starting, total noob...

    Why do we need to go a pre-surgery diet?

    Imagine for a second that you have surgery today. You wake up in a few hours from now, and they tell you cannot have anything to eat or drink for the next...
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    Re: Howdy from new member PhilD

    Hi, Phil, and ✨Welcome!✨

    You've definitely have come to the right place, I found reading older threads extremely helpful when I first joined the forum.

    Congratulations on your decision to join...
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    Re: So Tired Please Advise

    Are you logging your food to make sure you are eating what you say are? I used to think I was getting enough protein and water, but after I started logging I realized I was short all around.

    I am...
  5. Thread: Post op diet

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    Re: Post op diet

    Friend, I understand the fears and apprehension you are experiencing. I have been there. I, however, joined this forum about three months before my surgery on May 16, 2016, and before that, I had...
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    Fooducate Blog

    Now that I am getting back into keeping track of my food intake I am finding a lot of useful information on my food tracking app.


    @Fooducate:

    6 Reasons to Get More Protein from Plant...
  7. Thread: puking

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    Re: puking

    Definitely discuss this issue with your Bariatric surgeon.

    The only time I actually threw up was because I took medicine on an empty stomach. It felt like morning sickness to me. I did have the...
  8. 2-year Post-Op physical and blood-work finally done!

    I met with my primary care physician earlier this week. We covered all the bases, and she referred me to get a mammogram and a colonoscopy among all the blood panel that is needed to make sure I am...
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    Re: Surgery is EXPENSIVE

    Yes it is! And I agree with others about insurance scamming is out of control in the U.S.

    I went with the outpatient option which still added up to over $3000 after I started getting the piecemeal...
  10. Thread: Funny Gym Story

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    Re: Funny Gym Story

    Christy! You are an inspiration! Your body transformation is proof we can and will reclaim our bodies. Everything aligned with you and I hope to find that combination of self willed and determination...
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    Re: Funny Gym Story

    Thank you! I am going to keep reminding myself of that!

    Hugs!
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    Re: Funny Gym Story

    Sending you immense love and energy for a speedy and healthy recovery!

    I always forget that Meditation is a form of underestimated exercise ;-)
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    Re: Funny Gym Story

    Traveling is fun! I want to get on a cruise ship and go around the world someday!

    My trainer has given me “homework” and recommended resistance bands if I don’t want to invest in weights. If you...
  14. Thread: Funny Gym Story

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    Funny Gym Story

    So last week I meet with a new trainer to help me get back in the exercise mode, and to help me work around my foot injury.

    She started testing my posture and how to use the weight resistance...
  15. Re: Does the stomach return to normal function in the future?

    Sounds like your “normal” question is referring to all the activities you personally relate to your eating beliefs and habits. Only you would know what those are and decide which will serve you well...
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    Re: Kansas City, Missouri

    Welcome! I am in SoCal.

    You may want to checkout the geographical forum https://www.gastricsleeve.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=33

    Best wishes in your recovery stage!

    Hugs!
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    Re: Off Topic Nurse or Doctor Question

    Sraebaer. Iím sorry you are going through this, and that your mom is not doing well. Iím keeping you in my heart and thoughts.

    As you know, I am neither a doctor or a nurse. Iím a rising second...
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    Re: Decaffeinated Coffee for Clear Liquids

    I also used and still use the Premier Protein Vanilla or Caramel shake as ďcreamerĒ in my coffee and teas!

    For those way farther into your recovery/maintenance stage I use the Premier Protein in...
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    Re: They're Back!! I HATE Water Weight!!

    I would look beyond your macros, and keep a close watch on micronutrients too. It could be the sodium???

    I haven’t really have come across any nutritional studies that say carbohydrates are the...
  20. Re: Is there really such a thing as a "pouch reset"?

    Last week when I noticed my waistline bulging out of my size ten shorts, I knew it was time to get a reality check. Of course one of the first things I thought about was the notorious "pouch reset." ...
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    Re: 4 years post op-desperate and ashamed

    Hearing you and holding you in my heart and thoughts.

    For me a recent fifteen pound gain meant that not only did I stop using my tool, I also stopped eating mindfully, stopped eating protein...
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    Re: Losing a little bit of steam - Frustrated

    Hi, JessieJess, as Ann2 says “mileage varies,” but have you tried carb cycling? Low carb doesn’t really work for me. And honestly with my rigorous mental strain at the moment I cannot afford the...
  23. Thread: Struggling

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    Re: Struggling

    Hi, CindyJ, I am pretty much in the same boat as you. Definitely concur with MellowJoy, Itís been a few days since I had to face the truth myself. I had not been on the forum for over six months and...
  24. Re: I've got blisters on my fingers......tinman's surgerversary rant

    Firstly, all y'alls affected by Hurricane Harvey are in my heart and thoughts! Wish I had the right words.

    And most importantly, congratulations to you Tinman! Sometimes I will be reading...
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    Re: Kidney stone, nausea and confused....

    GiGi, firstly, W O W!!! your sweet energy transcends through your avatar! you look radiant and Congratulations on your success thus far!

    Have you tried Chanca Piedra Herbal tea? you can find on...
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