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  1. Re: Seriously Considering, but is this REALLY long term?

    The sleeve is long term as long as you make the long term commitment. The sleeve only helps you to eat less so you need to do all of the other work in making sure you eat healthy foods. I'm two...
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    How bad is the pain with arm lift?

    I'm having the excess skin from my upper arms removed in about 6 weeks and I'm starting to get concerned that there will be a lot of pain. I don't like taking any type of pain medicine so just...
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    Re: Freaking Pissed Off

    You can't change those around you. You need to accept that YOU have changed and YOU can't let these things upset you or sabotage you. I never asked my family or friends to change their habits just...
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    And this is exactly the reason why I did it

    When I decided to take such a drastic step and have surgery I was trying to deal with the news my cardiologist gave me. With a very concerned look on her face she said "You WILL have a heart attack...
  5. Thread: Granola bars?

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    Re: Granola bars?

    Granola bars are full of sugar and very little if any protein so I wouldn't recommend them at any phase. You can get all kinds of protein bars from Amazon. I personally like Quest bars the best as...
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    Re: Water after you have eaten a meal?

    I was shown a demonstration at my doctors office of how water quickly pushes food out of your stomach which is why they suggest waiting 30 minutes so that your food has time to digest and so that you...
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    What lunch looks like 19 months post op

    I'm 19 months post-op and decided to share what my typical lunch looks like. This is fresh spinach, cucumbers, avocado, deli turkey slices and vinegar and oil (no bottled salad dressing). I put my...
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    Re: stopped losing weight

    Stop thinking of this as a diet. This is a new way of life. The tool WILL work as long as you use it correctly. You can't expect your car to run if you put the wrong type of oil or the wrong type...
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    Re: stopped losing weight

    Measure out your portions and don't eat any more than that even if you feel like you can or if your head is telling you that you are still hungry. I've been doing that since day 1 and at almost 19...
  10. Re: Sugar, whole foods, and struggles to maintain our weight loss

    I'm not a believer in the statement "you can eat whatever you want just in smaller quantities". Now that our stomach is so small we have to be sure to feed it wholesome foods and not the fast food...
  11. Thread: Healthy Energy!

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    Re: Healthy Energy!

    B12 tablets that you put under your tongue work well. I also put chia seeds in my daily protein drink which provides energy. Not sure where you are in your journey and if you can have seeds or not.
  12. Thread: Diet soda

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    Re: Diet soda

    I haven't had any soda or carbonated type beverage for over 18 months. Once in a while when I hear someone open one and hear the fizz I will miss it but then quickly remember all the junk that is in...
  13. Thread: It's Just Life

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    Re: It's Just Life

    Congratulations! I'm right there with you! This is my new life. No more stressing out about food or exercise or the number on the scale. I eat to fuel my body not to feed my emotions! I...
  14. Re: Super thin hair before the sleeve....worried about hair loss

    I had thin/fine hair prior to surgery and went through a stage post-op where it became much thinner. I started using a hair vitamin that was recommended by my hairstylist which helped generate new...
  15. Re: Yes There Are Stupid Questions, and This Might Be One Of Them

    Find out what your BMR is which is the number of calories you burn just for normal daily function (does not include exercise). This is the number you have to hit every day to maintain your current...
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    Re: Feeling Very Regretful

    I am 18 months post op and just had my yearly physical. All of my lab work was excellent. I continue to take my multi-vitamin and calcium every single day and I eat foods that are nutritious and...
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    Re: Water question for newbies or vets.

    Water has always been my choice of beverage however post sleeve I can no longer drink a full glass all at once. I have to constantly sip to get one glass down which makes it harder to get the same...
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    Re: Getting sleeved again?

    To be candidly honest, before you go through another surgery, you really need to figure out why the first one didn't work. If you didn't put forth the effort and do your part then the second sleeve...
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    Re: Scared and Need Info.

    The thought of surgery is very frightening but your chance of dying from it is far less than your chance of dying from your current health conditions! I went from being a walking heart attack and...
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    Re: Do YOU eat junk food?

    I don't eat junk food. It's not that I restrict it but rather that it doesn't have the same appeal to me anymore. Since I can eat only a small amount I need to make sure that I eat things that will...
  21. Thread: Marathon

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    Re: Marathon

    I've completed 2 half-marathons since surgery. The first one was on my one-year surgery anniversary on Thanksgiving Day and the second was this past weekend. Since I don't eat bread, rice, or pasta...
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    Re: Negative reaction from Husband.

    If your husband feels threatened that is his issue to deal with and has nothing to do with your weight loss. Keep up the fantastic work! Accept the compliments with a smile and know you are doing...
  23. Re: Question about tolerating proteins/foods for those a ways out

    I sent you an email. :)
  24. Thread: Scallops? NO!

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    Re: Scallops? NO!

    Were the scallops grilled or were they sauteed in butter? My stomach can't handle things cooked in butter or cream sauces but can handle it ok if it is just grilled.
  25. Re: Question about tolerating proteins/foods for those a ways out

    I'm 16 months out and still have a hard time with most meats unless I put them in a soup. I really rely on and enjoy homemade soup because it goes down so much better than anything else. Since...
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