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Posts posted by FireFly

  1. I had 1/4 of a "real" one yesterday with a couple of pieces of fajita beef and onions. I was sooooo happy. :thumbup1: Saturday I'm going to El Charo and plan on a carne asada taco. I won't be able to eat the whole taco but 2 bites will make me very happy.

    By the way PNW Beans go down really easy. I've been eating them since the mushie stage. If you soak and change the Water a few times while they soak it minimizes any gassiness if that is what you are afraid of.

  2. You are going to be amazed how satisfied you are with just a taste. I am so happy to be able to savor things and not go nuts and eat until I'm sick.

    I have not had any regrets either. The hardest thing is to judge when to stop eating. I too still struggle with the whole 2oz thing. If its 2oz on my plate than I feel as though I should eat it. I have not gotten sick yet but I have been uncomfortable and felt as though I was going to be sick. I miss the flavor of lots of foods but I am still on mushies and looking forward to when I can taste real solid food. I don't miss eating alot just savoring the flavors, if that makes sense

  3. Only did I regret it during the first 10 days. After that I felt a lot better physically and mentally.

    Sure there is the risk of complications with any surgery. But don't forget the risks of being overweight. They have to be considered too.

    I'm 7 weeks out. I went out to dinner last night. I had 2 nibbles of a chicken & cream cheese spring roll, 1 BBQ rib and a couple of bites of fried sweet potato cubes. For dessert I had 2 bites of a sugar free chocolate pie. There was a pretty long time from dinner to dessert. I came away very happy and satisfied. I had a taste of everything I wanted.

    Without the sleeve no matter my good intentions I would have over eaten.

    I still struggle with the 2 more bites on my plate. I have eaten them and then regretted it. Either feeling miserable or barfing!

  4. I'm 59 and had sleeve surgery 6 weeks ago. I had no problems. I never took any pain meds once I was free of the hospital. I healed nicely too. I was kind of slow for a week or so after I got home but I bounced back. Once I could get enough Protein I was back to my normal self.

    I am not going to die like my mother! She was obese and had many co-morbidities. She was a mess the last 10 years of her life confined to a wheel chair for 5 of those years. I plan to LIVE as well as I can! She could have had bypass surgery in the 60s or 70s but noooo. She thought it a terrible thing to do. She made her choice and I made mine.

  5. Congrats on one month. Keep up the good work!

    Your loss is about the same as mine. I have a more to lose. I am only weighing monthly now. I really want to see a more dramatic loss. A month will do that.

    I'm doing better with food now. I am still avoiding beef. Fish seems the best but Im not a fish fan. Halibut is ok and lobster super yummy. Wish I could eat lobster everyday.

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