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    Creating a new thread because the other one has gotten really long. So, here are my before and currents to keep the topic moving. Current as of last week:
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    Flavorless? Yes. Tasteless? Not really. The closest I've found is the ISOPure unflavored. It doesn't taste like anything specific, but you can taste it when mixed in to other things, if that makes sense. Its not bad or off putting, but vaguely there. I had better luck with it when mixed into savory foods (soups and purees) vs. sweet things (pudding or drinks). Have you tried bone broth? Its a good source of savory protein and hydration. You could also try the protein waters @Voogs mentioned- they are more like Gatorade; less sweet than the shakes and no chalky texture.
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    Isopure Whey Protein Isolate comes in an unflavored variety. I've mixed with water, milk and kool aid type drinks. Also protein water like Premier Protein clear or Protein2O are pretty good alternatives.
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    Why so many sleeves

    Sleeve is an easier surgery for doctors to perform and it's an easier recovery usually. I was back home the day of surgery and back to normal within a week or so. My surgeon recommended it over the bypass because if it wasn't successful there was still the bypass to do later, which is what ended up happening. I got severe GERD from the sleeve and ended up gaining some weight back. I just had the revision to bypass last month and wish I had just went straight to bypass a few years ago instead of doing the sleeve first. Sleeve recovery was simple and I lost 78 lbs in a year, then my gallbladder had to be removed, acid reflux/GERD got worse, and the weight gain started right after that. I didn't have acid/GERD issues before the sleeve. Recovery after bypass was harder for me, took me about a month to get my energy levels back up, but totally worth it so far. I took 3 weeks off work, but should have taken 4 weeks, but I work from home so I got through it. Congrats on getting your surgery date!
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    Newbie here

    Hi nice to meet you I am also new here and just finished completing everything on my checklist. Everything was submitted to my insurance on 1/20/2023. So waiting to here if they approve for the bypass
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    August surgery buddies!

    Five months in and today officially hit Onederland!!!! I never thought it would happen. I have not seen a 1 in front of my weight in the past 10+ years! I am 5 months out and 70 lbs down now. I’ve had multiple stalls and lots of frustration, but am hoping to continue to get closer to “overweight” on the BMI scale in the next month or two. Reading these posts, I’m so proud of how far all of us have come :)
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    The Greater Fool

    Weight regain after revision

    You can eat more because you no longer have a Pyloric valve between your sleeve and your intestines, so your food doesn't stop in your sleeve but goes directly into your intestines. So, effective restriction is probably a bit less. Which is why you should measure your food for each meal and stop when you complete the meal or get that no-more feeling, whichever comes first. We can't rely on just restriction to do the trick because for most people restriction declines with time. We need to build the right habits. It's easier when restriction is tight and weight loss is some positive reinforcement. It's harder later when trying to get back on track, but it can still be done. We just need to rely on portion control more and the positive weight loss reinforcement takes a bit longer. As for motivation, what was it to get surgery? Has that changed? Good luck, Tek
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    Here are a few resources I found helpful: "The Physiology of Body Weight Regulation: Are We Too Efficient for Our Own Good?" http://spectrum.diabetesjournals.org/content/20/3/166.full "Long-term persistence of adaptive thermogenesis in subjects who have maintained a reduced body weight" http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/88/4/906.long "After 'The Biggest Loser', their bodies fought to regain weight" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html?_r=0 The physiological mechanisms of regulation of body weight - how they work and how they are altered, is still a very active area of research. Sadly most people, even most doctors, aren't well versed on this subject.
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    Ok I finally found a pre picture so I will try to upload them. The teal dress is a size 10!

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