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O.T.R. sleever

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from sleevemeup in Help! Kinda Stressed...   
    Ankle weights
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from browneyes72 in So...preop Diet Tanked But Lost 5 Lbs.   
    "Success is falling nine times and getting up ten."
    Jon Bon Jovi
    Slips are gonna happen, you had a couple of 2500cal days while on a pre-op diet that is self imposed. I seem to remember you stating a typical day would have been in the 5K calorie range.... You're 2day slip still left you 5000 calories lower than you would have been a couple weeks ago. You've done great, better than I ever would have on sheer will power.
    You will get back up, you will succeed, because with the willpower & strength you have, failure is not an option
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    O.T.R. sleever reacted to Gastricsleeve4me in Water Flavoring, What's Your Favorite?   
    It's powder, but makes more of like a juice (depending on how much Water you add) than anything else. It does NOT give me the dry feeling that the isopure does. I'm still drinking isopure top, but enjoying the Syntrax better (syntrax is the brand...nectar is the "line" of powders). Highly recommend the sample pack, since people seem to vary on the flavors they like. I ordered it from mybariatricpantry.com and it came on only a few days
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from MinaT in Chewing Everything To Death!   
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from MGM in hi there!!! are there really gay people here?!?!?!?   
    How about a non judgmental straight guy that always seem to find himself hanging out in the g/l communities? Close enough?
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from MinaT in What Do You Do To Keep Yourself Sane?   
    No offense taken at all. I know my path is not the one most people choose, nor should they, I am more self indulgent than most people so I knew that if I gave up good food before I absolutely had to I'd regret it.
    As far as a lifestyle change, I absolutely do view this as that, I'll never again be able to sit down and eat a whole Five Guys bacon cheeseburger, or a 22oz bone in ribeye, or have a full plate of seafood portofino w/calamari appetizer ...... This is all a good thing, as that is exactly what brought me to where I was 2weeks ago.
    I'm only 10 days out and I already am seeing huge improvements. I can walk now, without being in pain, my feet are sore from all the walking I've been doing, but they aren't swelling up like they did before. I'm even looking forward to getting back on a dirt bike and playing in the mud(I haven't done that in 20yrs).
    I'm not saying the path I chose is right fore anybody but me, I'm saying that is what I did & I have no regrets
    You do what is right for you. I'm behind you 100%.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from BeanieandRosie'smom in Looking For A Female Buddy With Vsg Experience   
    Glad to see you've locked it down, and got your mind made up. You're gonna do great. Unfortunately I'm a guy, but I'm sure there will be plenty of ladies around.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Finding MeMe in The More I Lose, The More I Fear...   
    The key here is exercise. Skin will shrink (all be it slower than the weight loss) but exercise does miracles for your body, and yes, even stimulates you're skin to tighten. Success is dependent on a lifestyle change, not just a diet change.
    Keep positive, and keep focused. ????????
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Spatters3 in Feeling Miserable   
    Couple things. The first few days after surgery you're stomach is very swollen & irritated so it will fill up faster. Secondly your body can only process between 20-27 grams in one sitting (ladies are typically closer to the 20g) so eating 50 grams in a sitting is absolutely useless. I understand this is not easy, I've cheated a bit myself, but the big sacrifice is short lived. A little momentary satisfaction will never bring you true happiness.
    "Don't give up what you want most for what you want right now"
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from under construction in Trying This Again!   
    Hi Veronica, I'm 9 days post op, and can tell you the absolute worst part of this whole ordeal was all the doubt and worrying befor the surgery. It's really been pretty easy since the surgery, and that being said with the knowledge that not everything went perfectly. I had a couple small issues one being that I became combative coming out of anesthesia (that kinda scares me that I can be that way) and the second was that the drain either wasn't placed properly or didn't work properly. Either way a few sets of bandage changes an everything was fine. The only regret I have is that I didn't do this sooner(I know that sounds cliché). I've given up the last 10 years of my life to low self esteem and self hatred. I couldn't walk more than 100 yards without back pain. I can't really explain why but I've had no pain of any kind since my surgery. I have a new lease on life, and soon you will to.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from ta1020 in Non-Food Rewards?   
    I'm thinking big & long term on this one. My reward to myself when I hit goal weight is a really nice custom tailored suit. Haven't decided on whethered it's gonna be Brooks Bros or Armani yet but it's gonna be rrediculously expensive & I'm gonna look great in it
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from under construction in Trying This Again!   
    Hi Veronica, I'm 9 days post op, and can tell you the absolute worst part of this whole ordeal was all the doubt and worrying befor the surgery. It's really been pretty easy since the surgery, and that being said with the knowledge that not everything went perfectly. I had a couple small issues one being that I became combative coming out of anesthesia (that kinda scares me that I can be that way) and the second was that the drain either wasn't placed properly or didn't work properly. Either way a few sets of bandage changes an everything was fine. The only regret I have is that I didn't do this sooner(I know that sounds cliché). I've given up the last 10 years of my life to low self esteem and self hatred. I couldn't walk more than 100 yards without back pain. I can't really explain why but I've had no pain of any kind since my surgery. I have a new lease on life, and soon you will to.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Adahlia in I Need A Lil Support. Week 1 Post Op N Feelin A Lil Discouraged.   
    Adahlia, has anybody lately told you how beautiful you are? Absolutely stunning.
    I do have to say I feel your pain. I would kill for a Five Guys burger about now. And the taste that seems to linger is very unpleasant.
    This too shall pass, the season is short, & our lives will be richer & longer for the sacrifices we make today. BTW I was sleeved on th 23rd also
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from ta1020 in Non-Food Rewards?   
    I'm thinking big & long term on this one. My reward to myself when I hit goal weight is a really nice custom tailored suit. Haven't decided on whethered it's gonna be Brooks Bros or Armani yet but it's gonna be rrediculously expensive & I'm gonna look great in it
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Luwanna in Hurting....when Does It End?   
    BTW I am originally from Murfreesboro, so you are right in my old stomping grounds. I live in Missouri now but still get down that way to visit family on a pretty regular basis. So, hi neighbor.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from anais02 in Almost Done With Full Liquid...i Want Food!   
    YES, do it!! There will be temptations, but I'm only 8 days out & have already lost 21#. Yes I would kill for a good burger right now, but I'll be able to have one in a few short months. The heavy sacrifice is short lived, the improved life is forever.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from randalljohn in 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.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from Finding MeMe in Soooo Disappointed!   
    As upsetting as it is, I can understand their hesitancy. All service men & women are first soldiers & secondly their MOS. in theheat of battle it is very possible that you may not have the opportunity to stop & eat for long stretches of time (possibly even days) and when you do you'd have to pack in all the nourishment your body can handle.
    I empathize with the loss of a dream, but there is more than one way to serve our country & as was stated before in this thread, it is very common for military hospitals to have civilian contractors.
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    O.T.R. sleever got a reaction from MKambalimath in 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.
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