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O.T.R. sleever

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  1. O.T.R. sleever

    Surgery Yesterday

    Watermelon juice is awesome
  2. O.T.R. sleever

    Wine Post Op

    Arrrrrgh!!!! I just realized I can never have beer again.... Regret Regret Regret.... Ok I'm over it. Maybe.
  3. O.T.R. sleever

    Fruit Cravings?

    Can't say I recomend it, but I had 1/2 of an orange/mango smoothie from Starbucks in the airport on the way home from surgery. That was about 72hrs post op, and I had no problems with it at all. Except it almost killed me to throw away 1/2 of a $6 smoothie
  4. O.T.R. sleever

    I Am So Pathetic. :(((

    Ha ha, now I really feel good about chewing watermelon till it was just pulp, then disposing of it.
  5. O.T.R. sleever

    How To Pick A Protein Powder

    My personal recommendation is "Unjury" it's only available online. It's the only protein powder I've found that actually taste good (or has no flavor) & completely dissolves. I've been using their chicken soup flavor & it dissolves into a clear liquid soup, which is great for our diets.
  6. O.T.R. sleever

    Six Weeks Post Op- Stalled 2 Weeks :(

    I read an explanation somewhere else in this forum that explains the 4+- week stall and possibly even a bit of gain back. I'll do my best to relay it. In the pre-op & the first level or 2 of post-op diet you are receiving very little Protein this actually causes the body to cannibalize itself tearing down some of the muscle in your body to provide the protein it needs. Once you get to the stage where you are providing protein through what you consume, you're body starts replacing that muscle it consumed. Since your body is building healthy muscle at the same time it depletes stored fat cells (keep in mind muscle is considerably heavier than fat) you appear to stall or even gain back a few pounds. Stay the course. Keep the end goal in mind. Win the war, even if a battle or two don't appear victorious.
  7. O.T.R. sleever

    8 Days Post Op And...

    hmmmm, normal? As I look around me, normal seems to be.... Overweight, in debt, running in a hamster wheel trying to be what other people think you should be. I WANT TO BE WIERD!! Set your own goals & expectations & exceeded them.... Come be weird with me, and let all the "normal" people keep trying to impress eachother.
  8. Wow!! 21lbs in one week?!?! That's incredible! If I may ask, what was your pre-op weight? I'm trying to figure out if pre-op weights have a direct affect on initial weight loss.
  9. O.T.R. sleever

    How Soon Did You Return To Work?

    This is a thread that I wanted to see. I am now 1 week post op, and am planing to return to work in 3 days. I'm sure a lot of this is very dependent on how physically strenuous your work is.
  10. Coming from a mans prospective, and yes, to quote Sir-Mix-Alot, I like big butts! Really it's more about shape than it is about size. Keep on the right track your nice round (somewhat smaller) booty will be even more attractive than the one you remember.
  11. O.T.R. sleever

    July 4Th Challenge

    Good luck everybody!!!
  12. O.T.R. sleever

    Anyone Regret Your Sleeve?

    Protein is one of my biggest concerns too. I can say a great source is Isopure drinks. They are a clear beverage that contain 40g of protein in 20 oz. I currently split a bottle into 3servings but foresee a time when I will comfortably be able to drink 1/2 bottle at a time.
  13. O.T.R. sleever

    There Comming To Take Me In 5 Mins

    W00T W00T!!!! I hope your recovery has been as smooth as mine so far!
  14. O.T.R. sleever

    One Week Post Op

    Whoo Hooo!!! I love the sound of this. I can't wait to need new cloths!!!
  15. O.T.R. sleever

    12 Year Old Gastric Sleeve Patient

    I have to say, although I am exceedingly happy that this process was so successful for this young lady, I just can't bring myself to advocating WLS for a child still in developmental stage of life. I know where I am and what got me here. I have very little willpower over food, I am self indulgent, and the thing the sleeve is doing for me is taking these decisions out of my hands for period of time, in which I can (hopefully) develope new habits and views on food. As much as I hate so say it, as a society, we have worshiped at the alter of food way too long. To think that we are passing warped views of food to our children (I am guilty of this) really makes me want to cry.
  16. O.T.R. sleever

    Is This Too Easy?

    Thanks for all the quick responses. This seems to be a very active place. This is really all so surreal to me so far.
  17. O.T.R. sleever

    May Sleeve Buddies!

    Pre-op diet started 5/21 sleeved 5/23 Down a total of 18lb. I guess I should have weighed myself pre & post-op
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    Me before VSG