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  1. I haven't felt well the past few days. How big of a deal is it to be below my protein goals if I don't eat enough for a couple of days? I don't really feel like forcing in food while I don't feel well, but I'd like to know if it could hurt me in the long run. Thanks
  2. cookiebun

    Feeling yucky, lack protein

    I usually get about 80g of protein a day. About 500-600 calories. Just wondering if being low for a couple days will have long term side effects.
  3. cookiebun

    Feeling yucky, lack protein

    I've had about 20g of protein today. I've only eaten about half a meal.
  4. cookiebun

    Feeling yucky, lack protein

    I am 10 weeks post op
  5. I was going along fine post op (9 weeks) until about last week. I have been getting bloated super easily, even from water. I notice I get more bloated on the days I don't poop. I used to poop every day preop, but now it's every 2-3 days. By the third day I can barely eat or drink. I'm taking gas x chewable to help short term. Is this part of an adjustment period? Should I try a mild laxative to help? I really try not to call the Dr (post op I hate my surgeon ). Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    Tofu & shiritaki noodles?

    Not a fan of the noodles, but I am addicted to Tofu right now. I have been eating the Nasoya Light firm tofu since about 5-6 weeks post op. 45 calories and 9 (I think) protein. I usually have it as a snack or as a side dish to add more protein to my main protein.
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    Ewww. Sorry poop question

    oops. Post op... autocorrect! Lol
  8. I just received my bill. Now I had complications, so it was huge! $76,000+. My insurance covered about $50,000. But I am only being billed $250.
  9. Went to the big charity concert first Boston Strong last night. A young cute guy sat next to me and was chatting me up and flirting with me. I have the best fiance Who Let me play along with the flirting to boost my ego. It felt awesome! Also, I never had time for dinner so I fought all the temptation to eat crappy food the stadium offers. I munched on a Quest bar to keep from getting shaky. So proud I won against the junk food.
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    Android App Testers Needed!

    I'm in! I'm more likely to use an app than have to sign into my laptop for it
  11. cookiebun


    I had thrust after surgery and was told it was common from the amount of antibiotics given in the hospital. I did have complications and was rushed in for a second surgery = more antibiotics, but I was told it was common. I had the white tongue and the horrible taste. The mouth rinse made me sick, so they gave me pills which took 2 weeks to wipe out the thrust, but now it is all good! Good luck
  12. I was sleeved on 4/2 and just reached 34 pounds today. I was stalled for 4 weeks... it was so frustrating, but it seems to have broken this week finally... gonna be a big LOSER!
  13. I am six weeks post op tomorrow. I have been in a stall since week 2. I know I lost ALOT in those 2 weeks, but how long can a stall last? I am eating about 800 calories and my protein is always at least 70g. I am walking most days (nothing aggressive since I am still in bits of pain). What can I do to break my stall. I am getting beyond frustrated. I was due for my period a month ago (sorry for tmi)... could that be holding up some weight loss too??? I need the scale to move soon or I am gonna lose it. NSV - I posed a picture on facebook of myself by accident (I was holding off on that) and I got tons of "you look fabulous" comments... I'm glad I am looking better, but I still want the scale to move. I am worried that it has been too long in a stall. Could my PCOS be part of it as well.... I don't know what else to do to break this stall. I am eating sooo much better than I ever was and so much less. why can't I lose? I eat primarily fish, chicken and tofu. When I go out to eat, I order fish or chicken and take most of it home... Help please!!!!
  14. cookiebun

    Any Massachusetts Sleevers?

    I'm from Marlboro, MA. sleeved 4/2/13
  15. Is there an update to your carb dilemna??? I am at the same point pretty much. 5 weeks out and don't know what to do about carbs!
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    Yes I am. I take B12, Multivitamin and a prescription for Nexium.
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    Ok, so I am 5.5 weeks post op. I am getting in great Protein numbers, my calories are under almost every day. That is all I had been focusing on, but it looks like my carb number is higher than people online say I should get. I get my carbs from dairy pretty much since I am not eating the typical carbs I have been used to. no bread, rice, Pasta, potato. I have been in the never ending stall... I can feel my body shifting still, so I guess that isn't horrible, but I want the scale number too move as well. if I am eating less than 800 calories and my carbs are from milk and cottage cheese, will I NOT be able to lose weight? This seems baffling to me. I was always told that milk is good for me. I crave milk like some people crave candy. I have a cup of milk every night. It is what I look forward to most of the day (I actually smile as I sip it). I usually have cottage cheese in the morning. I really don't want to cut out my milk, so is this really what could be holding me back??? Will suffering thru the sleeve really have no progress if I drink milk and eat cottage cheese??? I have made MASSIVE changes in my diet and entire routine. I have incorporated walking almost every day and like I said earlier... I eat about 800 or less calories a day almost entirely protein... my protein intake averages around 100g each day. Ugh.... frustration is getting to me I want my new life to show on the scale!!!! I lost 24 pounds within the first week of surgery... then got to 29 lb loss pretty soon after and the scale refuses to move since then. I know there are stalls, but shouldn't my body be used to my new eating habits? Could my menstral cycle affect the stall? I should have had my period about 2 week ago (sorry for the tmi), and I have had the PMS symptoms for the past 2 weeks... could I be retaining Water (for another PMS symptom) and that holding up my weight loss? Any suggestions??? help please
  18. I sent requests to all of you
  19. It is reduced fat milk and 1% cottage cheese. I suppose I WONT give up my dairy. I was told it is good for us to get the Protein and the Calcium, so for me the dairy seems like a win win... I LOVE it and I want it to love me too!
  20. I am about 5 weeks post op and I am still stalled. I am following my dr and NUT program of what to eat at this point. I am finding that my calories are going higher than I want (about 1000 or so). I eat fish and chicken most night. I have cottage cheese every day since it is the most settled food in my belly. I also have milk every night. I know my calories are high because of my dairy, but I can't give up my dairy. I actually crave dairy like some people crave sweets. Does anybody have any suggestions to help break my stall? Also I have been trying to walk every day. I had complications after surgery so I am not up to going to the gym yet, but I go to the mall and walk for at least a half hour almost every day. Getting frustrated...
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    Menu planning website

    I just followed your link... that website looks amazing... I LOVE the recipe section. but the meal planning section was great with ideas too. Thank you so much for sharing!
  22. I am new to this site and to my fitness pal... I don't know how to add people to MFP. if someone tells me how I will add you all... otherwise please add me... cookiebun Thanks
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    Suggestions on what to eat?

    I'm still on nausea meds 5 weeks out. I don't think I get my full amount of liquids in... but before surgery I didn't drink very much, so I drink more than I did back then. I am doing fairly well on the eating. Ground beef is a little tough, but chicken and fish go very well. Good luck... talk to your doctor for nausea meds so that you can get the Protein in!