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  1. Every year my hospital (Siani Hospital of Baltimore) hosts a Protein party for people that either had or are thinking of having bariatric surgery. We have vendors show up to answer questions and hand out free sample of their product. This is being held on Thursday March 20th 6-7:30pm. We also have door prizes. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
  2. Hello, my surgery was Jan. 21st 2013. I started out weighing 360lbs and wearing 4xl shirts and size 44-46 waist pants. In the last 9 months I have lost 140lbs and now weigh 220lbs and wear xl shirt and down to a size 32-34 waist pants. Here is before and now pictures since a picture might help you more.
  3. Here is the link to the unjury Cheese. http://www.unjury.com/store/protein/high-protein/mac-n-cheese/proteind-cheese-sauce
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    high protein snacks?

    Not sure how far out you are but my go to snacks are quest bars, mixed nuts, or ostrim sticks (protein packed slim jim).
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    Sleeve or bypass

    Everyone is different. So one person might lose more than another or lose faster or slower than someone else. If you are willing to put the time in and do the work you can lose 100lbs with the sleeve no problem. I am 9 months out and have lost 140lbs so far. But I started at 360lbs so I had more to lose. I also work out 5-6 times a week. Lie said it comes down to what best is for you and how much you will work to get to where you want to be. Just do as much research before you decide. I started with thinking I wanted the band and started everything just to drop out and wait almost 2 years before coming back to have the sleeve surgery. I was mentally ready for the surgery and want to do more research before hand. This is a great site to ask questions and learn.
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    cold all the time

    After losing a lot of weight I am cold more than I was before. I dont have that extra person to keep me warm. Before surgery I would have 3 fans going when I was sleeping. now I have one fan on low setting and that is getting to be to much and might have to start adding more blankets.
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    No weight loss - 8 days post op

    Well in the hospital they pump you full of water. That could be one reason. Dont stress up just yet your body is healing. You just had major surgery and put a lot of stress on your body. Give it time to heal and stay on track with your diet.
  8. Hey, I am 9 months out and have been on a stall for about a month and a half. But in that time I have droped a shirt size and pants size. So yes I am not loosing weight per say I am shrinking. I am also lifting and working out so it might be the growth in muscle making it seem I am not losing weight but really I a losing fat and gaining muscle. Stalls are normal. Your body does it because its change and adjusting. Also you need to get back on track go back to the basics. get the Protein and Water in and small meals every 3-4 hours. If you can get a workout in when you can. got to change things up. Hang in there
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    Beef Jerky anyone?

    I ate Ostrim sticks for awhile 2-4 months after surgery. It was enough to fill me up and has 14g of Protein and only 100cal. http://www.protos-inc.com/ My Nut recommends them to other patients as well after I brought them up to her.
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    For every 8oz of liquid (milk, water) add 2 tablespoons of PB2. 2 tablespoons is one serving of PB2. I add it to my chocolate Protein drinks every morning. I think the best part of the PB2 in shakes is the lumps of PB2 you get. But if you don't like the lumps you can get a shaker bottle with the little wire ball. That seems to help break down the lumps. Also I use it to make icing for my protein cupcakes I make. If you want to check the recipe at here is the link: http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/topic/95285-protein-cupcakes-with-pb2-icing/page__hl__%2Bprotein+%2Bcupcakes
  11. Ok I don't have any apps that I us to keep track of what I eat but if you are looking for a runnin app. Zmbies, Run 5k or Zombies, Run full app is a great app. Its a story while you run and it motivates you by having zombies chase you. You can hear them groanng and breathing as they get closer to you. The k version will train you to do a 5k in 8 weeks. 3 runs a week. I am now on the full version. Sorry I know this doesn't help you with your question but you said you were slacking and getting out and moving will help as well.
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    What do you watch on Netflix?

    From what I hear Jan or Feb. But I heard she will be sent to a new prison after what happened at the end of season 1. I guess she is getting more time in jail. But that is just hearsay from people in chat rooms and forums. But there is a few unanswered questions from season 1 they need to take care of before they ship her off to a new prison if that happens.
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    Headed to gnc today

    If you go to GNC Quest Bars are always a good choice. They have tons of flavors and each bar is 20g of Protein. If you like pumpkin The GNC Lean shakes has a new pumpkin spice pre made Protein Drink. Can't wait to try it. But mostly the only thing I get from GNC is Quest bars.
  14. Its different for everyone, but I lost a lot of weight really fast in the first 6 months. After that it has slowed down to a pound or 2 a week. I been on a stall for a month now with no weight loss. I am 8 months out by the way. I started at 360lbs and down to 221lbs.
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    Liquids day 1 sucks

    I give respect to any and all that do a pre surgery liquid diet. I was one of the lucky ones that didnt have to do one. Hang in there.

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