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  1. I found this water bottle online that infuses fresh fruit into your water. Check it out! http://zinganything.com/product/aquazinger
  2. I regularly have a Jello Temptations Chocolate Mousse cup for dessert.
  3. RAAinNH

    Hematoma at site of port removal

    The incision by my hematoma opened up and drained for three weeks. Fortunately, the incision healed well.
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    Manwich Meatballs

    Manwich Meatballs *** 1 can, 15 oz of Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce. 1 package of 97% lean ground turkey 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup dried seasoned breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons of olive oil I egg Combine ingredients except the can of Manwich. Mix well then shape mixture into 20 meatballs. Brown meatballs over medium heat in a non stick skillet that his been sprayed with Pam. Cook until all sides of the meatballs are browned. (They do not need to be cooked through) Pour one 15 oz can of Manwich Sloppy Joe mix into a crockpot that has been set to low. Cook on low for 4 hours or until meatballs are cook through. Each meatball has 7.4 grams of Protein and 3.2 grams of carbs
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    Honey and Greek Yogurt

    I use a little agave in plain greek yogurt. A little goes a long way.
  6. Hi Janet... my story sounds a lot like yours. I lost 30 pounds total with the band and regained what I had lost. I went to a new doctor last January who suggested I have the band removed. A lot people have little to no weight loss and many complications. I suffered with acid reflux for two years before I had revision surgery. I am so much happier with the sleeve. If your doctor is resistant to a revision try getting another opinion. I am so glad I did!
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    Pumpkin recipes

    Pumpkin Fluff INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping 4 serving fat-free sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix 15 oz canned pumpkin 1sp pumpking pie spice (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 cup fat-free skim milk DIRECTIONS: Mix Milk and pudding together until dissolved. Stir in pumpkin and spices until well mixed. gently stir in cool whip. refridgerate for at least 1 hours and enjoy. Number of Servings: 8 Nutritional Info Servings Per Recipe: 8 Amount Per Serving Calories: 79.0 Total Fat: 0.5 g Cholesterol: 1.6 mg Sodium: 16.2 mg Total Carbs: 5.4 g Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g Protein: 1.6 g
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    Pumpkin recipes

    I bought a box of pumpkin coffee K-cups from Dunkin Donuts. We have a Keurig coffee maker at work. I thought it would be nice to have a pumpkin latte once in a while.
  9. RAAinNH

    Evening Primrose Oil

    I was just found out that I have low thyroid. How much EPO do you take a day? Do you also take medication?
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    Dessert Alternatives?

    My favorite guilt free desert is Jello Mousse Temptations with a dab of Cool Whip Free on top. It's perfect size when I need a chocolate fix!
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    Ground Turkey

    Turkey Chili, Turkey Meatballs & Turkey Burgers.
  12. First, I would like to try ziplining in the White Mountains during fall foliage! Second, I would like to take a mule trail ride in the Grand Canyon. If I survive both, I will think of more adventures!
  13. When I had the lapband, I had terrible heartburn and took a ppi everyday but it didn't give me much relief. After the Sleeve surgery and 45 pounds lost, I don't have heartburn. I am still taking a ppi but my doctor will start reducing my dosage and hopefully, I won't need it anymore. I had considered having a Bypass instead of the Seeve as I was told it would eliminate my heartburn all together. I am so glad I opted for the Sleeve.
  14. Great idea to have a second picture taken at the same place! You look wonderful... congratulations!
  15. RAAinNH

    No more sleep apnea

    Congratulations! I'm hoping to ditch my CPAP in the near future!
  16. RAAinNH

    Peanut butter?

    I just bought Jiff whipped peanut butter. I can't wait to try it on sliced apples.
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    Introducing myself

    Welcome! This is a wonderful place for support!
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    Why is this forum even here?

    just checkin' to see how many dots I have.....
  19. Try reading Kaye Bailey's book the 5 day pouch test, it will help you restart your weight loss. You can purchase the book on her site. Just Google "5 day pouch test". Hang in there ... good luck!
  20. RAAinNH

    Sleeved on June 24.

    I had my revision from the lapband to the sleeve on June 26th. I'm feeling great!
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    I know I have messed up :(

    For extra support, try reading Kaye Bailey's 5 day pouch test. It was written for people who had gastric bypass but the same principals apply to the gastric sleeve. The book will walk you through restarting your weight loss. Just Google 5 day pouch test. Good Luck! Keep us posted!
  22. I had my band removed and was Sleeved during the same surgery. My band was filled at the time of the revision. For one reason or the other, the surgeon did not have the fluid removed prior to the surgery. I did have some scarring on my stomach but fortunately, the surgeon was able to work around it.
  23. I had my band removed and Sleeve in the same surgery. The band did scar my stomach, however, my surgeon was able to work around the scarring and my surgery was successful. It was understood when I went into surgery that the surgeon would only remove the band if there were problems. I would have had to return for Sleeve surgery at a later date. Lucky for me, everything went smoothly.
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    Sweet taste

    Try mixing half of your sweetened protein powder with unflavored protein powder to cut down on the sweetness. I personally use unflavored Isopure powder and mix it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a teaspoon each of unsweetened cocoa and instant coffee.
  25. I'm currently in my third week of a stall. I am keeping the faith!

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