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    I'm learning new things about myself everyday and I LOVE it :)
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  1. Just a gentle reminder to my fellow sleevers to always stay hydrated! Spring is here summer is around the corner so water is essential. I had my sleeve in January 24 2012 so I'm over a year out. Even now im still trying get my 64 minimum! I started at 240 highest and currently I weigh 165- my goal is 140 so 25 lbs away from there! I check the scale every other week because now I dont care about my weight I care about how I feel. By now I can eat anything 6 to 8 oz max if its protein then 6 max. Carbs I can stuff more lol. I ate carby foods and gained 10 pounds and I acknowledge every savory bite. Breaks over!! I'm going back to protein shakes and sticking with my vitamins and I know I'll hit my goal. What I'm focusing on is yoga, cardio and strength training. I love working out! Its an amazing and beautiful experience to know that you can do something and not feel tired in pain. At 24 years old feeling that happiness brought tears to my eyes. I LOVE my body. My scars my tiger marks are a part of me. I'm okay with it. I eat as many fruits and veggies as I want because I can't eat that much anyways. The sleeve works there is no excuse! I can share one slice of pizza with my mom and feel good when before I ate the whole box. Seriously. I share food with my family when before food was something I couldn't even control. Working out is my high. I just need to remember to drink water! Hope this motivated and helpes some good luck and well wishes to all!
  2. Shells

    Nuts and seeds

    Good question I waited 8 weeks at least. I had creamy pb for protein at 4 weeks
  3. I started using a straw after 10 weeks. I work at sbux and I use the smaller straws and it makes no difference on my tummy.
  4. Shells

    Omg! My External Appeal Was Approved!

    Congratulations! Wishing you the best and I'm so happy that you fought for your health!!!
  5. Hey all my surgeon is Dr.Dutta and my surgery was at Fremont Kaiser in CA. Hospital stay was two days. My mom was sleeved March 24th by Dr. Chu, we love our surgeons and our hospitol!!!! Great experience and taken care of by wonderful nurses, VERY thankful for this.
  6. Shells

    Eggface Protein Ice Cream !

    Ooh sounds yummy! Definitely plan on trying this when it gets warmer in the Bay Area!
  7. I'm three months post op next weds and I just started adding nuts back into my meal plan this week.
  8. Shells

    Can U Ever Have?

    I gave up carbonated drinks. Not worth all the hard work I went through. If I ever have a craving I let it go flat. I'm not trying to put extra air in my sleeve.
  9. Beans and cottage cheese are two foods items I hated to eat and now love! Also protein shakes I had sometimes but now is a daily staple. Just ordered protein bars really excited to try those.
  10. Shells

    Finally 159 From 223 Yay Pic

    You look fabulous, awesome!!!! I definitely need to start lifting weights and increase my protein. Thank you for the tips and your confidence shines radiantly!
  11. Sip slowly, if you have too much you'll feel discomfort. My sign of eating too much or drinking too fast is hiccups or rarely throwing up. Just sip slowly but consistently.
  12. Shells

    Now, That Wasn't So Bad...!

    Awesome to hear! My first three weeks I was exhausted and fatigued. Now at 10 weeks I feel like myself again and so happy I love my sleeve!
  13. Shells


    Yep still burp when I eat and at times it's painful. I burp when I drink water too! Don't like it but compared to being overweight I love it lol
  14. Shells

    Yay Nsv

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! That is wonderful!
  15. Keep doing what your doing Dooter. Eat Protein first no matter how much it is, it's SO MUCH better than eating junk crap (doesn't deserve to be called food), fatty shakes, etc. Okay some crackers is ok, better than a whole bag of chips. Keep working out, your body is just adapting. I spoke with my doctor last Friday for my 2 month appt and they want me to eat a cup and a half of listed foods and I know I cannot do that. At max I can currently eat 4-6 ounces and they're saying that I need to slowly uptake food to keep calories up. My scale was stuck for two weeks and I took a break from the scale for 2 weeks and today I found out I lost 6 pounds!! Take your protein first. Work out. 64 oz of Fluid Breathe and know everyday, your life is changing. You got this!!

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