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  1. robindei

    Im A May Sleever!

    this site is SO FRUSTRATING! it takes forever to go from page to page and it won't let me edit my tracker, so I tried to do a new one and now that is not working either!! GRRRR. What's going on? This is such a great place to come to find out things, but it's useless if you can't look for things since it takes 5 minutes just to load a page!
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    Abington Bariatric

    see you there!!
  3. robindei

    Im A May Sleever!

    twisted kitten25 - are you a my fitness pal person? There's a ton of us on there and we can see everyones diarys of food and exercise and see what's working and what's not. If you want - my name is rdei on there and you can also join the May Sleevers "secret" facebook page - lots of sharing on there!
  4. robindei

    Im A May Sleever!

    well, I had mine on 5-22 and I hit a stall on week 3 until yesterday. What's that - a 4 week stall? I lost 30 lbs and then hung out there. Today I lost 4 lbs. Who knows why, maybe my body REALLY liked it at the 30 lbs loss. But after I had shrunk down (really, I went down an entire SIZE, and lost no lbs) I am starting to lose again. So maybe it's that my body didn't want a ton of loose skin?? All I know is that I kept to the foods, tried to eat less than 50 carbs a day, and get in 80 grs of protein and even if the scale doesn't show it - LOTs of my friends are noticing. And my closet is a more open place to try clothes on now. So stay the course. Even if the scales doesn't show - your body will. And sooner or later you WILL lose that weight!
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    Im A May Sleever!

    i'm an every day person. And I am adding more calories to my daily totals and I've been losing more weight now. Strange, but true.
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    Doing What I Am Suppose To

    congrats!! sounds like you are right on schedule - can't wait until you start posting your losses. It's fun!
  7. I can ONLY eat fish and sea food - at 6 weeks out. By sleeve doesn't like beef or chicken or pork. But it loves halibut, salmon, scallops, crab, lobster and just about any fish I've tried has been good. NOT Bluefish - that was really yucky!
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    i was just cleared by my surgeon to eat anything i want....4 weeks out! All drs are different, so you should just follow what yours recommends.
  9. robindei

    Bummed Beond Beleif . . .

    Rootman - So sorry for your loss of your furry companions and friends. Nothing more to say - my heart goes out to you.
  10. robindei

    Nightline "weigh Less Drink More"

    well, i'm voting for my transfer addiction from food to be sex. i mean, if i have a choice, that would definately be it.
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    90 Day Update With Photos

    you look wonderful!!
  12. robindei

    May 22Nd

    as an update on weight loss, from Surgery date 5-22 - I am now down 24 lbs! Yea!!
  13. This is exciting - and I'm only an hour away! I can't wait to go! Thank you!!
  14. robindei

    May Sleeve Buddies!

    Hi to all the May Sleevers - I was sleeved on 5-23 and as of today, I've lost 21 lbs! I just love that my son and hubs can eat pizza and wings, and I do not even want any of it. I love my sleeve!
  15. Hi Joni - How do you update your ticker? I've lost more weight and I can't seem to do an update without deleting the one I have and replacing it with a new ticker? Seems strange to me to do this every day, but I can't fugure it out. Can you help me?
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    Sippin Sippin Sippin

    I am so glad you asked this question. I am 8 days out and on the 7th day, I could drink a mouthful of water with no problem. I worried that I was going to do some harm to the new belly, but I have no side effects at all. I really love water and I was so glad to be able to drink again. Now, I am breaking it up with some Nestle Prue Life Splash. It's not as sweet as the Fruit 2 0, and it seems as if it's easier on me, too. I also hold the h20 in my mouth and exhale before I swallow, so I don't get any additional air in the new sleeve.
  17. I had heprin injection into my belly and it was nothing. Hardly even knew it was happening. There's a fat pad there that is the injection site and I didn't know when they started or stopped.
  18. robindei

    May Sleeve Buddies!

    Hi to all - I was sleeved on May 22nd and have lost 17 lbs so far!! Yeah! That includes the 5-day pre-op diet. I didn't feel like weighing myself when i came home from the hospital, or when I went in for the operation, either! I may be scale phobic!
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    Whats In Your Sleeve?

    Breakfast - .5 cup cream of rice with 3 T non fat dry milk and .5C non fat milk (10 grams of protein) Lunch - Lemon Oikos Youghurt and 1 C chicken broth with injury unflavored mixed in (35 grams of protein)
  20. I had my surgery on May 22nd. I tried to make sure i didn't have any extra air when i was swallowing. I guess my regular way to swallow used a lot of air and it felt like my chest was ready to explode. Now I take water or broth into my mounth and then exhale and then swallow. After I started this little trick, my chest pain went away. Although, I still stand to drink most fluids. This worked for me and I hope it works for you, too. I'm doing well, and getting in my protein now without a problem. Well, I'm getting close to the 60 to 70 that my dr recommends - yesterday I had 53 grams. But every day gets a bit easier and I hope all the best for you, too.
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    May 22Nd

    Hi to all the May 22nders. I did pretty well with the surgery and got out the next day. HOWever, I couldn't drink enough h20 and still had bad gas pains that weds. But, Thusday came and I was rid of all the gas and problems. I've moved on from clear liquids to full liquids and I'll be on those until 2 weeks after the 22nd. Then on to whirred foods for 2 weeks, and then, finally to textures at the end of next month. I feel great, and I'm going back to work on Weds. I've driven my car the last two days and have had no problems at all. I can drink, normally and don't have to do the sip thing - but I do exhale the air out before I swallow. It seems as if swallowing for me the regular way I used to do it - gave me too much air in my new tummy, and that hurt! Now all I need to do is find a good reliable list of how much protein is in everything, so I can accurately chart my intake. Hey, for a 56 year old - this was a pretty great experience.
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    Im A May Sleever!

    oh, but the good news is - in less than one week, I lost over 15 lbs!
  23. robindei

    Im A May Sleever!

    I am on Full Liquids for two weeks and then, on to the pureed stage for another 2 weeks. I don't get mushies until sometime next month. I guess my surgeon is more restrictive than others. But , for me, it's working great. My tummy is a complete unknown. I'm just starting to understand about the need for a gas-x strip before bed...and what happens if I don't eat every 3 hours (super light headed). How do you long termers deal with the mornings? I can't even talk I'm so in need of protein? Do you eat before bed time? Or is this something I'll get used to? I am eating my 60 grams of protein a day and drinking my 48 oz of h2o, but dang!
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    Im A May Sleever!

    Hi to all the May sleevers - I had mine done on May 22nd and today, 3 days later, I'm feeling pretty great. I had a pedi and a hair cut today, went shopping at the grocery, and ate some (about 1/3 cup) chicken chile (healthy request) blended and strained tonight for dinner while the boys had wings and pizza. Didn't even miss that pizza! At first when I came home, I didn't feel so great, gas pains and couldn't keep down h2o. But every hour I got better and happily, I'm feeling great. Walking my dogs, and sipping the smallest amounts of h2o and for some reason, I like the COLD better - lots of ice chips for me. I guess we are all different, since I read that alot of people liked the warm better. For me, cold is better. I feel like the next part of my life is opening before me! Yeah!!
  25. robindei

    May 22Nd

    I am totally nervous. Not sure why - maybe it's because I haven't been eating anything but liquids for the last 5 days! But it's hard to concentrate right now. But super excited anyway!! Can't wait for tomorrow - 9:30 AM!!

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