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  1. Thread: Hi all

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    Re: Hi all

    Welcome. Time flies - it'll be here before you know it!
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    Re: set up initial appointment

    This is a great forum with awesome people. Congrats on starting your journey!
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    Re: New Member 17 days until surgery

    The preop diet is no fun, but it's a critical part of the journey and it's so worth it! Good luck and welcome!
  4. Thread: Mr Tracy M

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    Re: Mr Tracy M

    Awesome! You're doing fantastic!
  5. Thread: New Me

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    Re: New Me

    If you're giving up food, you're doing it wrong!

    You do need to eat healthy. You need to eat more veggies and less carbs. And less sweets.

    But I had a good thanksgiving. I ate food, stuck...
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    Re: 9 months on Sunday!

    I LOVE being able to grab something from my closet knowing it'll just fit. It really does make it so much easier to get out and go!


    Congrats!
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    Re: FIVE Year Surgiversary!

    Why can't you do a whole lot now? 45 days post op you ought to be cleared for full exercising I would think.
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    Re: Non-Scale Victories

    Completely agree. I still take my BP at home regularly. For now, I'm in complete agreement I need to take meds. My doc allows me to alter the meds if it dips low. (if I do, I send him an email...
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    Re: Non-Scale Victories

    Oh - revisting one of my previous posts...

    When I was a 19 year old Marine, I had high blood pressure. As a 49 year old slightly overweight guy, I still have high blood pressure. I'm back on one...
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    Re: Non-Scale Victories

    Two victories this week...

    1) This is the exciting one. I'm wearing a large shirt today. First time in forever. Most of my large shirts are still a tad tight, but this one fits perfect. The...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving to y'all

    my wife is a bit weird. This time of year, she loves turkey. one a week it seems. We had turkey tonight. I had a little turkey, probably a tablespoon (two tops) of mashed potatoes, a little gravy...
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    Re: 1 year Surgiversary!!

    Great Post! Posts like this is what pushed me to get this surgery!

    Thank you!
  13. Re: Two Year Surgiversary--Loving My Sleeved Life

    You are amazing! Wow!!!
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving to y'all

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I have done ZERO research on this yet, other than some very brief reading. Apparentely there are Califlour Stuffing recipes out there.

    Quick google turned up this one:...
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    Re: 100 Pounds gone forever!!!

    You didn't say it, but I think the real difference is self-confidence.

    I mentioned elsewhere the story of my red pants. I bought some red jeans for Christmas. I got them off Amazon, and I didn't...
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    Re: 100 Pounds gone forever!!!

    definitely will.

    Full disclosure...

    I don't recall exactly what happened to my dress blues. Only thing I know is - I don't have them.

    I do have my dress greens though.
    28013

    Picture...
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    Re: 100 Pounds gone forever!!!

    I'm 5'10. A healthy BMI for me puts me under 173.

    Both my surgeon and my regular doc want me to get anywhere between 200-220.
    My goal is still 179. So still 60 pounds.
    I'll be happy in...
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    100 Pounds gone forever!!!

    Starting - 339
    Current - 239!!!

    Still got a was to go, but really loving the changes so far!

    2801028011
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    Re: Tomorrow is my day!

    Awesome! Glad you're doing well!
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    Re: Tomorrow is my day!

    Awesome. You'll do great. Yay!
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    Re: Rules That I can Live With....Maintenance

    I do pretty much the same (very similar anyway, with the exception of 3 meals a day).

    Regarding the DEXA scan, I'll ask my doc about that. But I'm actually a guinea pig for that as well, at least...
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    Re: Low Carb 'Replacements' and suggestions

    I've heard kale chips (baked in the oven) are really good too. I'll have to try that.
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    Re: Low Carb 'Replacements' and suggestions

    All the craze nowadays seems to be Cali'flour this or that.

    READ labels. The Cali'flour pizza crust is extremely low carb. Other califlour pizza crusts I've seen in stores is 20+ grams carbs...
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    Re: Low Carb 'Replacements' and suggestions

    My pleasure. Hopefully this helps folks out there. Low carb is NOT easy, but it's not impossible either.

    I'm only posting stuff I've tried and recommend!
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    Re: Low Carb 'Replacements' and suggestions

    Black Bean and Edemame Pasta

    https://www.explorecuisine.com/

    Found at kroger & Heb here in houston
    I pay about $4 a box. That's a lot more expensive than regular pasta, but based on my...
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