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About Travelbug1955

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  1. I gain up to 2 pounds about once a month. It goes back down plus a couple of pounds later. It could be Water retention, I have to watch salt intake.
  2. Travelbug1955

    What are you eating 8 weeks out?

    Atkins diet website is a good place and they have an app to record all your foods. You can see how much protien, carbs and fat that you had and can set up goals. There are free recipes too! I enjoy the Atkins protien bars for meals and Snacks. They also have protien shakes and frozen meals full of Protein.
  3. I need suggestions of menus for the day. What has been helpful for your continued weight loss? My weight loss has been a struggle. My surgery was August 2013 and now in January, I am down only 45 pounds. I have been reading and found out that I should have lost at least 65 pounds by now. I have gone down from a 1X in plus size to a loose size 14. I would appreciate if some of you would share with me what you eat during the day. My stomach hurts when I eat red meat or bread. It is uncomfortable most times when I eat. I drink lots of Water. I have been following the Atkins diet, but my body seems to be weight loss resistant. Please share with me when your surgery was and how much weight you have lost. I would also like to know what you eat for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do you have Snacks? Any response will be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. I am 5 months post op and my stomach hurts or is umcomfortable everytime I eat. If I eat red meat or bread it hurts worse.
  5. Travelbug1955

    Here's a crazy question...

    My doctor removed my excess stomach through a lower left incision that was slightly larger than the others. Then he put a drainage tube into the incision and it was removed the second day post op. That incision healed up faster than the others and didn't leave a scar.
  6. Good Luck to you! I went to Mexico for my surgery too. I found that the people and hospital staff were very professional and knowledgable. I enjoyed my 3 day stay in Mexico and I hope you do too.
  7. The same thing has been happening to me! I was sleeved August 3. I lost 24 pounds right away, then it all came to a stop! I would gain 1/2 pound, then lose 1/2 pound, now I am up from 203 to 205! I am only eating about 300-400 calories a day and drinking all the fluids. I can't force myself to eat more or I get sick. I started walking 3 weeks ago, but it isn't doing any good at making my weight go down. I am following Atkins diet only eating protien and soft vegetables. I am watching carb intake to keep it down. I am so frustrated with this. It's been almost 3 weeks since I lost any weight. Please let me know what your nutritionist tells you. Best of luck.
  8. Travelbug1955

    Any Sleevers Here From MS?

    Ocean Springs, MS here! Sleeved August 3, 2013.
  9. Travelbug1955

    Stalls: Just because I get it doesn't mean I have to like it

    I am one month out today. My stall began last week. My weight has been hovering between 203 and 203.5 this past week. I haven't weighed less than 204 in 3 years. I am thinking this weight is a set point. I am sure there will be other set points where a stall will happen too. It is very frustrating because I am walking and hardly eating anything. I know that I am still losing because my clothes are looser. I hope by this next week, the stall will break through and go below the 200 mark. Wishing really hard!
  10. Travelbug1955

    Soft Foods Halibut & Vegetables in Parchment 19 gms protein

    My favorite seafood is Halibut! I will have to try this recipe, thanks for sharing!
  11. Travelbug1955

    Today is the day!

    You will do wonderful, keep us posted!
  12. Travelbug1955

    Lump Crab Artichoke Bake/Dip

    Yes,I found something that works well with me and tastes so good! I was allowed to have soft foods including meats like crab, chicken, fish, ground meat at weeks 3-4. It makes me feel good and I love it. Chew, chew, chew. Last night I ate meat loaf, mashed potatoes and soft green beans. Yummy!
  13. Travelbug1955

    Lump Crab Artichoke Bake/Dip

    I was having a tough time coming up with foods that would sit well in my stomach when soft foods were introduced. I found something that works well with me and tastes so good! Lump Crab Artichoke Dip warmed up feels so good! 1-8 oz can Lump Crab Meat, 1 cup of Chopped Artichoke Hearts (canned or frozen), 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 cup light Daisy Sour Cream, 1/2 cup Dukes Mayonaise, Juice of 1 Lemon, 1 tbsp of Fresh Parsley, chopped, 1 Clove of Minced Garlic, Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Pepper to taste. Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Add the Crab, chopped Artichoke Hearts, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Sour Cream, Mayonaise, Lemon Juice, and minced Garlic together in a bowl. Season with Sea Salt and Freshly Cracked Pepper, to taste. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Place into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Enjoy!
  14. Travelbug1955

    Egg Salad (perfect for when you start soft foods)

    I have it for breakfast!
  15. I made this for when I started on soft foods. Delicious and low carb since I use Duke's mayonaise which has 0 carbs. I don't have a serving size, just eat one tablespoon full and it fills me up. Bring to a boil 6-7 large eggs in a pan with water covering eggs. When boiling begins, turn off stove, remove eggs from heat, put a lid on the pan and let sit 20 minutes. Bring eggs to sink and run cold water over them so peeling will be easier. Dice eggs and place into a bowl. Measure 1 cup of Dukes Mayonaise, 1-2 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon grated onion, 1 teaspoon pickle relish, a dash of salt. Add a dash of cayenne pepper if you want to add some heat. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Mix with spoon or mixer until blended. Enjoy! I put this on celery for my husband and he loves it!

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