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  1. The fish needs to be defrosted before cooking. My friend who loves fish told me how to cook this. It was a real winner here. My husband said it was the best meal he has had in a long time.

    The lemons keep the fish off the foil so it doesn't stick or burn and the flavor it gives the fish is amazing. The capers were that little bit of something extra that made it even better. Also a sprinkle of salt & pepper.

    I see you were sleeved the same time as me. How are you doing with real food?

  2. I am a confirmed fish hater but cooked and ate halibut today. It was delicious. I used foil, put down 2 slices of lemon, the piece of fish, a teaspoon of butter and a teaspoon of capers. Sealed leaving a small open space at the top. Then grilled on medium for 5 minutes, opened the foil all the way and cooked another 3 minutes. We got the frozen halibut at costco last week.

    I was able to eat 1.5 ounces. 1 ounce or less of chicken made me barf. I'm thrilled I found something that goes down easy and stays down.

  3. I take mine the same way but with Crystal Light instead of apple juice. Its fast and the taste is gone with the second sip of Crystal Light. Some pills are nastier than others. I take 5 things! 2 for BP, Nexium Mups, Tamoxifen and Lexapro. I crush them all in a little pill crusher I got at the pharmacy for under $4.

    I'm a month out and probably take all but the Nexium Mups whole but I'm not messing with success just yet.

    I would check with your doctor and tell him the way that capsule is making you feel. I crushed pills for about 4 weeks and used a 1oz plastic shot-like cup, mixed it with about 1/2 oz apple juice, and drank that down and immediately sipped some more apple juice to wash away the bitter taste. After that my surgeon told me that as long as I was able to swallow pills it was OK to do so. It seems that opinion differs from surgeon to surgeon...go figure!

  4. Tracking really opened my eyes! I was guessing because I can't eat that much. But I need to keep carbs down as well as Protein up. Its much easier to do when I can see in front of me what I had and what I need for the day.

    Tomorrow I'm trying the halibut. Today I had the cheese off a slice of pizza. I was at a dog show. I had string cheese and a Medifast shake with me but I wanted that pizza taste. :crying:

    If I don't like the fish I'll have pintos. I have a bunch cooked.

  5. WOW time has flown. I was sleeved 30 days ago. I'm down 18 pounds.

    I resumed my walking 2 weeks ago and returned to Curves today. Curves about killed me but I feel great. I was panting when I left. :001_unsure:

    Its been a real struggle to get in my Protein but I have finally figured out how to do it. I'm mixing powders? utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury Unflavored with 2 Medifast shakes a day. That keeps my numbers up. I only discovered this a few days ago. It has made a big difference in my energy level already.

    chicken seems to not agree with me just yet. I haven't tried any other meat or fish. Cottage cheese, string cheese and pinto Beans are about the only real foods I eat. I did have the cheese out of a cheese enchilada that was wonderful.

  6. Thanks Barbara. I am not anxious to try this ago soon. LOL Its the first thing that really disagreed with me. I can sure live without it.

    How have you been. I am not real sure why I haven't been posting but I haven't. :(

    I've been walking and in a little while am going to Curves for the first time since surgery.

  7. pumpkin first of all its your first week. You just had a major surgical procedure, feel like crap, probably aren't sleeping well and can only eat Clear Liquids. Of course you are feeling like you are. I was feeling like that too. I am just a matter of days ahead of you. But yesterday and today I feel great.

    No one ever said this first month was going to be easy. I went grocery shopping today. That was tough but I survived without a meltdown. I actually was cheerful because I bought a couple of things I can eat tomorrow when I go to full liquids.

  8. I have lost 10 pounds as of yesterday. I am making an effort not to get addicted to the scale. Trying for just once a week weighing.

    My tummy isn't bad. The site of the where the drain was is sore but the others are not. I can sleep on either side so I'm happy enough.

    Met some nice people. A man from the Pacific North West, a woman from Canada and 2 ladies from Tennessee (I think).

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