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    Sticky: Re: What's On Your Menu Today? Part 2

    B: 1/2 crispy bacon, drained - 1/4 plain waffle
    S: Premier protein shake
    L: Apple chicken walnut salad
    S: Chobani yogurt
    D: Low fat chili with lots of lean meat
    Air popped popscorn. No salt no...
  2. Thread: Hello

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Hello

    Good morning and welcome to this group of wonderful, supportive folks.

    Ask all your questions. Chances are someone will be able to help, or seer you the right way. It's wonderful to feel the...
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    Re: Please help me VSG regrets/Pain

    This will pass and you will feel more like yourself every few days. Be extra kind to yourself. Rest as you need to.
  4. Thread: Waiting..

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Waiting..

    What a great question. I can't really answer it. I was scheduled for surgery 2 weeks after first appointment, so just was immediatly on the 800 calorie Optifast preop. And afterwards hasn't been...
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    Re: Newbie...1 week from today.

    Hope all went well! Let us know how you are.
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    Re: delete my account

    If you are leaving because you need more time, just deactivate your account as sraebaer says. You can come back.
    Please consider there are so many things you can learn here, even if you don't VGS....
  7. Thread: Milestones!

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Milestones!

    Well done! I'm starting back on physical stuff this very morning. I'm a year out, but had lots of other adjustments going on. You inspire me, as does Sharon!
  8. Re: An Introduction from One Being Pushed Over the Fence

    HoleyBayMax, first welcome to the forum; second, prayers for you to be around for your family for a long time.
    Although I have had sever types of cancer, along with multiple chronic health issues, I...
  9. Thread: Shingles!!!

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Shingles!!!

    I've had the shot, which they now tell me only lasts a few years -- th enew vaccine, Shingrex, is a double dose and not available and expensive.
  10. Thread: Hi to all

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Hi to all

    Cathrodine, welcome! Looking forward to folllowing your success.
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    Re: Timeline of events

    Sharon is spot on that all surgeons are different. I had 2 week preop - 800 calories a day Optifast. Then 4 days clear liquids, 2 weeks full liquid, 2-3 weeks puree (depending on how it was being...
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    Re: This time...I am ready.

    So glad you're moving forward for the best care of yourself!
  13. Re: Date is set, read everything I possibly could about sleeve procedure and so ready to go!!

    Welcome to this wonderful group! You are so prepared and so ahead on the process of change that I agree - you will rock.
    I was 65 last year when I had my sleeve, and these lovely folks have been...
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    Re: 6 years post op and struggling a bit...

    I am sorry you are not feeling well; it is upsetting and a little scary to not be sure what will fix both things. Well done finding a PCP - be sure they really listen wo what you want to at a lower...
  15. Thread: Happy New Year

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Right back at ya,Ellie. I came home the same weight, am down 2 lbs. Gym to restart on Monday as I'm making a major medication change and am "partly cloudy" feeling.

    So looking forward to a New...
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    Survived 10 day vacation!

    Hooray -- no gain on 10 day vacation. That said, I am back to very healthy choices this week since I didn't feel as well with some of the lss healthy ones. I was careful, but decided to go without...
  17. Re: Surgery approval with previous heart surgery?

    I had a triple bypass that failed after 6 months. My cardiologist quickly approved me because this surgery is known to help with co morbidities. I did have one visit from cardio after surgery for an...
  18. Re: Dreading Wednesday - going home to scales :(

    HOORAY - Scales was the same as when I left for 10 days. Grateful!
  19. Thread: Bii

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Bii

    I am a BC survivor with implants -- I don't remember the first kind I got, but they got all weird and we took them out. I did not get will (oh yeah, contracture). Any way, I have "Gummy" bears and...
  20. Thread: Lying Doctor?

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Lying Doctor?

    Please do be aware of all the altitude sickness signals, especially compromised judgement. I lost a dear friend on Nanda Devi, and she had been an experience hiker for years (her dad was Willi ...
  21. Thread: Lying Doctor?

    by AnnieG
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    Re: Lying Doctor?

    No way do you look 62 -- except for you that beautiful is what 62 looks like@ Like weight, its just a number.
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    Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Well said, Sharon! I'd even put rocks in my pockets!
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    Re: I feel silly complaining about this

    Not for the same reasons -- but my BMI was too low even with co morbidities. So we did self pay, after lots of thinking about the investment. For us it was good, but are kids are all grown.....
  24. Dreading Wednesday - going home to scales :(

    We've been on vacation 10 days with friends who are fabulous cooks and who love going out. It is an absolute ball. Last year, being only a few months out with sleeve, I actually brought my scales...
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    Re: I kept my dinner!

    I throw up or "toad froth" a couple times of week, so I hear you about the bags in the car and pulling over. Usually its when I eat too fast. And most of the time going out means I eat more slowly...
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