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BizTraveller

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About BizTraveller

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    Guru in Training
  • Birthday 07/31/1957

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    Male
  • City
    Alexandria
  • State
    Virginia

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  1. I also hit goal pretty fast. I was 10 lbs below my goal at 6 months. I eat about 1,800 calories to maintain now with about 120 grams Protein. I stopped exercising because I needed to stop loosing, Looking forward to getting back to that soon. I miss having muscles. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Guys with low T

    Diagnosing and treating my low T was the most important thing I have done for my health. In a couple of weeks I noticed a dramatic improvement in mental function and mood. The sexual drive was the least of it. I realized I was being treated erroneously for depression for years. Support his treatment. It can be a very big deal. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Heat/ sweating soo much

    I used to break out in a sweat when I peeled an orange. Now I am down 110 lbs. I am below my goal weight and cold all the time Sent from my iPad using VST
  4. I am 8 months out and can eat almost anything, but flour tortillas, Pasta, and rice feel unpleasant pretty quickly. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Booze?

    No problem with Moscato. I have a few favorite places in Roma myself. I do wish pasta would go down a little easier.... Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Dehydration long term & dizziness anyone?

    Just want to add my vote. I am 8 months out and 110 lbs down, I have The blood tests and blood pressure of an 18-year old, this week I have fainted and fallen twice when getting up quickly from laying down on the couch. I have bee pretty lax about caffeine and alcohol lately. I am going to watch that and follow this thread. This can be pretty serious. I fell hard the last time. If I had hit something on the way down it could have been real serious. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Passed out

    I have the same problem. I came off my blood pressure meds right after surgery with no problems. Now I am 8 months out and I am stable with 110 lbs weight loss. I have problems with dizziness when I get up, and I have fainted and fallen twice. I am being very careful when I get up now. I am being real careful about getting my fluids, and I am exercising more to see if that helps. There seems to be very few treatment options. Sent from my iPad using VST
  8. Congrats! It is really not the big deal people make it out to be. I started the occasional drink at 99 days and still made goal at three months. It is nice to feel normal. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    BP problems

    I lost 100 lbs in 5 months and then another 10 lbs in the last 2 months. I have had more than a few dizzy spells from low BP. Hydration seems to help. Alcohol makes it worse. I am hoping for some improvement as time goes by. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    How long until "real" food?

    +1 on this. I started drinking the occasional beer at 3 months. I drink several a week now. I still made goal in 5 months, and at 7 months I am below my target and so trying to gain a few pounds back. My Dr and NUT say that stretching a sleeve is nearly impossible. I never cease to be amazed at the inconsistent and contradictory advice we get from our professionals. You would think there would actually be some science written down someplace. My wife had a bypass 10 years ago and never got anywhere near the weight loss she desired. But that was because she ate around the surgery. I'd guess that is a lot more common than stretching sleeves.
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    How long until "real" food?

    I had the same worries. I love food and I am a serious world traveller. I could be a producer for Anthony Bourdain. I was eating satay and grilled stingray at my favorite Hawker Center in Singapore 6 1/2 weeks post-op. At 8 weeks I was eating seafood tapas in Mallorca. At 12 weeks it was Pub food in the.Soho neighborhood of London. At 14 weeks I was living on Ceviche in Santiago Chile. Here is a picture of dinner in Singapore. No worries.... Sent from my iPad using VST
  12. I was at a BMI of 34.9 for my surgery on July 11. 5 months later I was down 101 lbs with a BMI of 25. Leveling off at target weight mow. Just follow the program and it works. Sent from my iPad using VST
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    Anyone have bcbs federal?

    Same experience. I changed to BCBS in anticipation of the surgery. It is the best you can get.
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    Hey July Sleevers!

    Today is 5 months Post-Op. I am down 100 and basically at my oak weight. I just ate a lot if Protein and kept he calories around 1000. I never really had a stall. Now I am ramping up o 1500 calories to maintain. Sent from my iPad using VST

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