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FishingNurse

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Niki King in Popcorn After Gastric Sleeve Surgery....   
    I have been eating it since 3 months out
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Niki King in Popcorn After Gastric Sleeve Surgery....   
    I have been eating it since 3 months out
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from southernbellair79 in Eating Disorder Developing After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?   
    I am so glad you are seeking help!! I have a little fear about regain too, because I have already let my friends and family see me go up and down with my weight so many times it would just be horrible If I had my stomach chopped out and STILL gained it back.
    Luckily I am feeling like I am in control right now, I eat more than your average sleever, (1500 cals a day) I worry about eating too few calories and ruining my metabolism, losing my hair, and losing all my healthy lean muscle mass.
    so eating 1500 a day I am still losing weight and feeling AMAZING.
    Good luck, I hope you take good care of yourself. Keep us posted.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Niki King in Popcorn After Gastric Sleeve Surgery....   
    I have been eating it since 3 months out
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from rnymorales in Why No Drinking While Eating After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?   
    to be perfectly honest, I drink a small amount with meals. I am kind of a rebel. I also drink 2 or 3 sparkling waters per day. I don't reccomend this but I am just being honest. I have had zero troubles and I am having amazing weight loss.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Valkyrie568 in Why No Drinking While Eating After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?   
    Carbonation is controversial but my surgeon says it absolutely does not stretch the sleeve.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from southernbellair79 in Eating Disorder Developing After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?   
    I am so glad you are seeking help!! I have a little fear about regain too, because I have already let my friends and family see me go up and down with my weight so many times it would just be horrible If I had my stomach chopped out and STILL gained it back.
    Luckily I am feeling like I am in control right now, I eat more than your average sleever, (1500 cals a day) I worry about eating too few calories and ruining my metabolism, losing my hair, and losing all my healthy lean muscle mass.
    so eating 1500 a day I am still losing weight and feeling AMAZING.
    Good luck, I hope you take good care of yourself. Keep us posted.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from southernbellair79 in Tanning Bed   
    I would wait. Until your incisions are healed or keep them covered up!
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Lainybee1987 in What should my daily caloric intake goal be?   
    My nut won't give me a number to shoot for. She says as long as I get at least 65-70 grams of protien in a day thats what matters. But its my opinion that my body needs more than 600 calories a day to function properly. I personally shoot for 1000-1200 calories a day now that I work out 5 days a week. Those are good, healthy calories with an occasional treat. I do not want to lose my hair, or ruin my metabolism, and I would prefer to lose my weight slowly, preserve my muscle mass, and hopefully help my skin tone. I feel great, down almost 3 sizes, and I am halfway to goal at 2 months out! Its working for me.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from sweesee in How is everyone doing 3-5 years out?   
    I have been a member on this site since before I was "sleeved"... almost 4 years! I have not checked in for months! It feels good to come back and see how everyone is doing and read how excited all the newbies are!
    So basically 95% of the time I forget I had WLS. I have been hovering with in 10 pounds of my low weight. I go back and forth, like a normal person does. No complications except low Iron occasionally. My portions are more "normal" But my metabolism has picked back up and I am fairly active.
    STILL THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE FOR MYSELF :-)
    How about you? How are you doing 3-5 years out?
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Fighting300 in I cheated on my pre-op liquid diet   
    you haven't failed. That diet is HARD! I will never drink slim fast or carnation instant Breakfast again thanks to that diet. I cried on day 2 of my 14 day liquid diet. on day 8 I went out for a friends birthday and had buffalo wings and a beer. I some how pulled it together and made it from then on out. it all worked out. Its ok, we are human. Do the best you can and if you slip up a little its ok.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Deactivatedfatgal in Possible proof of very long term success   
    Someone brought up this question in another thread, and It made me want to share my Mom's story.
    She had stomach/ esophagus cancer 19 years ago. They basically removed a small part of her esophagus and 70% of her stomach. She went from 195lbs to 105lbs. She has not been over 108lbs since. (she happened to be a yo-yo dieter too) She says sometimes she struggles swallowing bread. NO cancer since. This procedure she had to remove the cancer is much like the procedure we all are having. And this weight loss has lasted 19 years. And she is healthy to this day.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from rnymorales in Why No Drinking While Eating After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?   
    to be perfectly honest, I drink a small amount with meals. I am kind of a rebel. I also drink 2 or 3 sparkling waters per day. I don't reccomend this but I am just being honest. I have had zero troubles and I am having amazing weight loss.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from mmelissab in When Can I Eat Rice?   
    I had rice at 6 weeks post op and I have it a few times per week in a burrito bowl :-)
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from ladycrank in Can You Eat Salad, Vegetables And Fruits With The Gastric Sleeve?   
    some of us are lucky (as my name says) and have sleeves of steel! Nothing bothers this sleeve. I eat salad nearly everyday :-) and I have since 2 months out.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from PrimaGoddess in After Wls No Sagging Skin   
    I have lost 95 lbs as well, and I have not loose skin, although a few wrinkles on my abdomen. I could care less, its not like I will show my abdomen to anyone besides my boyfriend-- and he thinks I am beautiful no matter what. Luckily my butt, thighs and arms look pretty damn good!
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Anita CharlesThomas-Morris in When Can You Start Eating Noodles, Pasta?   
    I can tolerate noodles very well and I have had no problem since 3 months out. I have noodles 2-3x per week. They are my fave!
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from stillgratefultoGod in Are our metabolism screwed forever?   
    Sure!
    Breakfast : 6:30 sipping / eating for 1 hour. medium ice vanilla latte from caribou coffee- not sugar free, with 2% milk and 1 turkey bacon mini sandwhich from caribou. Total: 400 cals, 20 grams of Protein
    snack 9:45am : babybels cheese 60 cals, 6 Protein.
    Lunch: 1 large egg made in to egg salad with regular mayo, 1 serving of cheezits. Total: 320 cals, 10 protein.
    Snack: Stoney field farm yogurt- organic banana flavor - 1 cup 200 cals, 9 protein.
    Dinner: steak burrito bowl from chipotle- about 2oz of steak, cheese, sour cream, 2 tablespoons of Beans, 2 tablespoons of rice and hot salsa. I figure about 350 cals and 15 protein.
    Dessert/ late night snack, edys whole fruit Popsicle. 100 cals.
    Very typical day- I get burrito bowls and eat them for days! And at 2000 cals I eat similar, like 2 eggs at lunch and a little more meat for dinner- and ususlly some veggies at dinner and sometimes for my afternoon snack.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from scubagirlblues in Are our metabolism screwed forever?   
    I made it my goal to not ruin my metabolism-- at the advisement of an awesome personal trainer. I eat about 2000 cals a day in maintenance now. I have for an entire year. If I creep up, I cut back a bit. I got my cals up to 1200 as soon as I could post-op in an attempt to not tank my metabolism. I lost most of my weight at the 1500 calorie point. I still made goal at 8.5 months post op! I think I am able to eat a hefty 2K per day now cause I work out and stay active and cause I didn't stay below 1200 cals a day for long. My friend that had gastric bypass ate 600 cals a day for almost year so now when she started eating a measly 1000-1200 a day now she has regained 50 pounds.
    Thats why I love my sleeve. I can maintain my weight now at a reasonable calorie count!!!!
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Amelie2016 in After Your Stomach Has Healed Can You Eat Fermented Foods (Like Kimchi, Sauer Kraut, Etc) And Spicy Food?   
    I eat everything with tobasco and franks! And I eat sour kraut all the time. Actually I feel Exacty like I did pre op just eat less!
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from BrightEyes529 in Eating Out... Restaurant... Fast Food.   
    I get a steak burrito bowl from Chipotle with black Beans and light on the rice. I also get cheese and sour cream and the hot salsa. Even at almost 8 months out this lasts me at least 4-5 meals. I used to eat the entire thing! And chips! I also go to subway and take the top of the bread off.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from Bariatric2015 in liquor   
    I waited 4 months I do enjoy an average of 3 beers at week. Have since about 6-7 month post op. currently 19 months out :-)
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from hopefullythininme in Star Jones weight gain (80 lbs)   
    I looked into this a little-- I don't think she quite gained 80 pounds. But how can ANYONE not gain SOME (5-15 pounds??) weight back after weight loss surgery? We were all significantly overweight. Thats why were are on this website. Our bodies always want to go back to being fat. Always! The first 6 months after weight loss surgery we are only able to get in MAYBE 300-800 cals in a day. After a few years we can get a LOT more in... 2000+ cals easily for some including myself. So after the first year our metabolism is totally rolling at snails pace-- death trap! So gaining a few pounds is not hard. Losing the weight was the easy part. Keeping it off is the harder part. Just like after the countless diets we all tried pre-sleeve or pre-bypass. Yes, its way easier post op but we gotta keep at it! My life saver for keeping weight off/ not gaining is lifting weights.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from hopefullythininme in Star Jones weight gain (80 lbs)   
    I looked into this a little-- I don't think she quite gained 80 pounds. But how can ANYONE not gain SOME (5-15 pounds??) weight back after weight loss surgery? We were all significantly overweight. Thats why were are on this website. Our bodies always want to go back to being fat. Always! The first 6 months after weight loss surgery we are only able to get in MAYBE 300-800 cals in a day. After a few years we can get a LOT more in... 2000+ cals easily for some including myself. So after the first year our metabolism is totally rolling at snails pace-- death trap! So gaining a few pounds is not hard. Losing the weight was the easy part. Keeping it off is the harder part. Just like after the countless diets we all tried pre-sleeve or pre-bypass. Yes, its way easier post op but we gotta keep at it! My life saver for keeping weight off/ not gaining is lifting weights.
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    FishingNurse got a reaction from hopefullythininme in Star Jones weight gain (80 lbs)   
    I looked into this a little-- I don't think she quite gained 80 pounds. But how can ANYONE not gain SOME (5-15 pounds??) weight back after weight loss surgery? We were all significantly overweight. Thats why were are on this website. Our bodies always want to go back to being fat. Always! The first 6 months after weight loss surgery we are only able to get in MAYBE 300-800 cals in a day. After a few years we can get a LOT more in... 2000+ cals easily for some including myself. So after the first year our metabolism is totally rolling at snails pace-- death trap! So gaining a few pounds is not hard. Losing the weight was the easy part. Keeping it off is the harder part. Just like after the countless diets we all tried pre-sleeve or pre-bypass. Yes, its way easier post op but we gotta keep at it! My life saver for keeping weight off/ not gaining is lifting weights.
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