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  1. butterbean

    Im A May Sleever!

    I'm in a stall too and my exercise is starting to slip. Actually I'm not eating or drinking enough either. I've got to get back on track.
  2. butterbean

    May Sleevers

    I still use 1 Protein shake a day, but I eat egg whites, tilipia, chicken, greek yogurt, etc. I walk but I'm not really pushing myself yet. I need to up the intensity some but I'm enjoying it the way it is now.
  3. 2 months out and 40 lbs down since leaving the hospital.
  4. butterbean

    May Sleevers

    I was sleeved on May 30 also. My numbers are below, in my signature. My biggest challenge is eating slowly, taking small bites and getting enough liquid in. I have had no complications, have no problem eating anything (nothing hurts or upsets my stomach), and I don't feel hunger, I just feel really empty and gurgly when it's time to eat.
  5. butterbean

    Sudden Hopelessness.......

    You can get this done without insurance. If you want it, don't let anything stand in your way.
  6. butterbean

    Bald Soon:-(

    Just curious (and scared)...how far out are you?
  7. butterbean

    Hair Lose Please Help

    I'm so scared of this. Is there anything you can do ahead of time to lessen it? I'm getting my protein (60 g minimum), taking biotin (5000 mg a day) and just started using Ovation hair therapy. I'm looking at the link supersweetums posted right now...but is there anything else?
  8. I posted something simiar to this around the same time post op as you. People told me that once you get to solids you feel more restriction. It is very true. I'm about 2 mons P/o now and it's night and day. salmon, steak, chicken, tuna, turkey...so little goes soooo farrrrr!
  9. When my Weight Watchers leader told me the program wasn't working for me and I needed to try something else. I had already tried Nutrisystem, Adipex, Phen Phen, atkins, south beach, cabbage soup, slim fast meals, and the blood type diet. I needed something REALLY different. I found it!
  10. yes...I feel the same way. Lots of health nuts that print out research to give to me saying how awful Crystal Lite is. Really?? They don't have anything better to do???
  11. This is very hard for me too. My coworkers haven't seen me since 8 days before surgery and I'm almost 2 MONTHS postop. I look different! I saw a few today and they asked too many questions...typical conversation... Them: You've lost weight? What are you doing?? Me: Thank you! Portion control, eating lean Protein, lot of Water, exercising...just really committed! Them: Are you taking pills? did you go to the doctor? Me: Just Vitamins. I've seen a nutritonist too. Them: How much have you lost? Me: Since when? Haha! Over a lifetime probably a thousand pounds, this time I'm committed to keeping it off? Them: Good for you! Did you have a bypass??? Me: CRAZY look on my face...No, gastric bypass is not for me. I never lie, but I am not truthful. I feel sleezy and dishonest. I teach so I interact with a lot of women, and they don't let things go easily. I just don't want to be judged.
  12. Also, special K makes a mix you add to water that has 5 g of protein....It's pink lemonade. Taste like crystal lite. http://www.amazon.com/Special-Protein-Water-Lemonade-packs/dp/B001AQ9GEO
  13. i live of of tilipia, egg whites, and greek yogurt. You can get individually frozen 4 oz filets of tilipia at walmart. You can bake them or george foreman them, and I have every kind of of Mrs. Dash available to change up the flavor. Egg whites-I use liquid egg whites. 9 tblsp is 15 g of Protein. I add a little salsa, cheese, spinach, or even hot sauce to change up the taste. I hate greek yogurt too, but i got some sugar free syrup to add to it and it really improved the taste. I also bought one of those little plastic Popsicle maker containers and added my Protein Drink to it to make protein popsicles.
  14. I think the sleeve helps me the most in these decisions. I have limited space, so I have to make every bite count, it's quality...not quantity. whatever I eat, I make it a nutritious as possible. Lean protein, whole grain carbs, no junk. It's easy now (8 weeks out) because there is no extra room and I don't feel hunger.
  15. butterbean

    Goodbye 75 Pounds :)

    Congrats! That is wonderful. I'm almost 8 weeks out and haven't tried crab legs yet. I loved them before surgery, hope they still love me! I'll have to try some soon

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