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    Gastric Sleeve Member cbridges1962's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Ata Ahmad
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    Unhappy Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Hi fellow losers,

    I have not posted in forever. Sorry about that. I've been discouraged. I have lost 95 lbs total, and that's so awesome to me. I'm very happy about that , trust me. But, I feel like I'm losing control again, and I'm sooooo scared. Carbs are all I think about; I want to cry, for real.

    Things I'm doing:

    Drinking some water every day, not enough.
    Eating protein, about 60 a day. Not consistent. Getting too many carbs.
    I don't feel satisfied. After 30 minutes of eating I feel hungry, or "head hunger". grrrrrr.

    I guess I need to eat very low carb again. Just don't have energy when I do that. Whahahaahhahah!

    Advice from those who know would be greatly appreciated.


    324** 01.01.13 HIGHEST WEIGHT
    312** 04.01.13 DAY OF PRE-OP
    285**05.08.13 DAY OF SURGERY
    266**06.05.13 MONTH 1
    247**07.08.13 MONTH 2
    239**08.08.13 MONTH 3 TTL LOSS 85
    234**09.08.13 MONTH 4 TTL LOSS 90
    229***10.08.13 MONTH 5 TTL LOSS 95
    231***11.08.13 MONTH 6
    234.5***12.12.13 MONTH 7 (RESTARTING LOW CARB LIFESTYLE)
    ***myfitnesspal.com name: cindy_324_160***

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Kimpossible318's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Kim
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    09/16/2013
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    Dr. Dexter Turnquest
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    I know I have no business posting since I'm just 3 weeks out, but I do want to say congratulations on your success thus far and that you can totally get back on track! Once you kick the carb habit, it no longer haunts you. It is just so hard to take those initial steps. Look up cool and new interesting recipes like making french bread pizza but replacing the french bread with hollowed out zucchini. I got a whole bunch of ideas from Pinterest when I was studying up the procedure. You can do it! You can do it!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member kacie77's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    08/27/2013
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    Dr. Chung
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
    Pull yourself up by the boot straps and kick it in high gear! You have come to far to have a pity party!!!!

    Things to eat:
    Yogurt (light)
    String Cheese
    Cottage Cheese with fruit
    Protein bar
    Oatmeal
    Fresh fruit-apples, bananas, pineapples, etc



    And Premier Protein shakes are delicious--get them at Sams

    Get your walking in!!!
    I am going to follow you on myfitnesspal...I am downloading it now!

    I know I am a newbie at this but I know you can do it!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member cbridges1962's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Surgery date
    05/08/2013
    Surgeon
    Ata Ahmad
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Kim-Thank you for your encouraging words. I believe I can do it. I swear I don't understand why it is so hard, I have been doing awesome up till about 3 weeks ago and my weight-loss stopped. I know one thing is for sure, I will not go back to that place before surgery. No way!


    324** 01.01.13 HIGHEST WEIGHT
    312** 04.01.13 DAY OF PRE-OP
    285**05.08.13 DAY OF SURGERY
    266**06.05.13 MONTH 1
    247**07.08.13 MONTH 2
    239**08.08.13 MONTH 3 TTL LOSS 85
    234**09.08.13 MONTH 4 TTL LOSS 90
    229***10.08.13 MONTH 5 TTL LOSS 95
    231***11.08.13 MONTH 6
    234.5***12.12.13 MONTH 7 (RESTARTING LOW CARB LIFESTYLE)
    ***myfitnesspal.com name: cindy_324_160***

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    Gastric Sleeve Member cbridges1962's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    05/08/2013
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    Ata Ahmad
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Kacie-You crack me up. You sound like my husband. Thank you for your words. You are right; I need to quit feeling sorry for myself and appreciate what I've done. Picking myself back up now, can you see me?

    Cindy


    324** 01.01.13 HIGHEST WEIGHT
    312** 04.01.13 DAY OF PRE-OP
    285**05.08.13 DAY OF SURGERY
    266**06.05.13 MONTH 1
    247**07.08.13 MONTH 2
    239**08.08.13 MONTH 3 TTL LOSS 85
    234**09.08.13 MONTH 4 TTL LOSS 90
    229***10.08.13 MONTH 5 TTL LOSS 95
    231***11.08.13 MONTH 6
    234.5***12.12.13 MONTH 7 (RESTARTING LOW CARB LIFESTYLE)
    ***myfitnesspal.com name: cindy_324_160***

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Granna1965's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Gwen
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    09/24/2013
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    Dr. Brad Snyder
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    are you still taking your vitamins? the low carb is where you need to be. Extra B12 will help the energy. Either pill or shot form. If its that bad maybe you should go for the shot! You can do this! You did it for 95 lbs, you can continue. You have proved to us all you know what to do........ best of luck to you

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    Gastric Sleeve Member richsgirl2002's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Vickie
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    09/30/2013
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    Dr. Farhan
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    95 lbs is a HUGE success!!! Take the success and use it. I have heard something about a pouch test, I am not entirely sure what that is but is that something that would help you???


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tina2705's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    08/14/2012
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    Dr. Mario Almanza
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    hey, maybe we should do the 5 day pouch thingy together


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Slamer3's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Adrienne
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    07/22/2013
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    Dr. Lisa hawver Martin
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Cindy , I can see you now ....your picking yourself up and moving forward... A suggestion I would make is that you give the 5 day pouch test a try . I have heard a lot have used it and reset there sleeve restriction back to how it was after surgery ...I wish you best of luck and also would like to add your my fitness pal ...I swear by this program it helps me keep on track with food calories and protein and helps me stay accountable !



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    Weight day before surgery.....256.8
    Preop diet start...275.8
    3 days after surgery...266

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    Gastric Sleeve Member cbridges1962's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    05/08/2013
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    Ata Ahmad
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Thank you guys. Tina-I would love to do the 5DPT with you, and anyone else that would like to as well. Send me note when you are ready.

    Granna-I just had blood work done and it showed I have way too much B12, but I'm low on Vit A.

    I feel my restriction is still good. It's about head hunger and I know it. Also, when I eat carbs I crave them so horribly. Have to go back to low carb. I feel the 5DPT would reset me back to fat burning mode.


    324** 01.01.13 HIGHEST WEIGHT
    312** 04.01.13 DAY OF PRE-OP
    285**05.08.13 DAY OF SURGERY
    266**06.05.13 MONTH 1
    247**07.08.13 MONTH 2
    239**08.08.13 MONTH 3 TTL LOSS 85
    234**09.08.13 MONTH 4 TTL LOSS 90
    229***10.08.13 MONTH 5 TTL LOSS 95
    231***11.08.13 MONTH 6
    234.5***12.12.13 MONTH 7 (RESTARTING LOW CARB LIFESTYLE)
    ***myfitnesspal.com name: cindy_324_160***

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Its_Me's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Jill
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    10/22/2012
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    Dr. Oliak
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    I can do 5 day pouch test next week. . . . got too many things going on w/work and travel this week.



    Start weight: 286 (8/28/12)
    Pre-op weight: 272 (10/22/12)
    Goal to weigh what my drivers license says: 225 (3/9/13)
    First goal weight: 199 (7/20/13)
    Second goal weight: 186 - 100 lbs lost ( )
    Third goal weight: 175 ( )
    Fourth goal weight: 150 ( )
    Final goal weight: remains to be seen

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    Gastric Sleeve Member reading mom's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    05/28/2013
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    Dr Borland
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    Congratulations on all your progress so far! You have so much to be proud of! Hang it there girl! You can do it! Please be gentle with your self!


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    Gastric Sleeve Member Luann's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    11/05/2013
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    Dr. Alejandro Lopez
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    I haven't even been sleeved yet, so take this with a grain of salt. Some people I think can tolerate carbs better than others, I know if I stay away from pretty much all refined carbs I don't crave them. If I break down and have a pop tart or a few bites of dessert it gets me on a bad cycle (which I am fully in right now) and I get the carb cravings / sugar high and then crash. Then I feel like I need more sugar to pick me up because I'm dragging.

    If you could just go long enough, eat protein & get your water in I bet the carb cravings would be a lot less. The detox period from the carbs is tough but once you are through it, it's worth it. Good luck, don't give up. You've done so well and sacrificed so much to get where you are now.

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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Sandra
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    07/23/2013
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    Dr Fernando Garcia
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    I can do 5 day pouch test too....been kind of slipping these last two weeks.....just let me know....will add you to myfitnesspal.... 95 lbs lost is wonderful, you can do even more



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Sandra
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    07/23/2013
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    Dr Fernando Garcia
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    Default Re: Boy!; do I need encouragement.

    i thought this site was very interesting....check it out.....Surgical Weight Loss 5 Day Pouch Test



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