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  1. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    OK weird question - I have had this GROSS metallic taste in my mouth for almost a month. It is driving me nuts and DR.s have no clue. I am going for blood work next week. This is making me eat stuff I really should NOT be eating! Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I am so sorry you are feeling this way. I think staying hydrated should be #1. I would not worry about protein until you are feeling better. I am not a dr but important to not get dehydrated. Get better fast!
  3. I cannot even imagine what you are going thru. Please know the both of you will be in my prayers.
  4. chefcoll

    100 LBS down 8 1/2 mths po!

  5. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I too have been so frustrated! Seems like the scale has not moved in a month! I only weigh in on Sundays. I go to the gym 3 x /week and do somewhat (usually 4 pple there) of a personal training class. In good weather, i walk on the other days. I stopped logging onto MFP due to the time it takes and quite frankly sick of thinking of food 24/7! However - am i the only one who wonders "am i normal"? I know everyone is different but oh boy - it would be so nice to know you are doing the right thing or the weight coming off is at a "normal" pace. I started this process Aug of 2013 and weighed 337. The morning of my surgery i was 292. At one of my post-op visits the nut said i was losing too fast and she was concerned. Damn her - she cursed me!! Been like a snail's pace every since!! Seriously wonder if I am done losing! Can anyone else elaborate if you feel the same way? Also - is anyone chewing gum yet? And one more thing - I am leaving in a few days to an all inclusive place in the DR. I have one suitcase of food! This is nuts! Protein drinks - bars - crackers etc! Has anyone ventured to any place like this yet? Part of me is excited and part of me is scared!! THANK YOU!
  6. chefcoll

    HELP ME!

    I have had a Cpap for many years. I have to say i rather enjoy it - lol. It really helps me to go to sleep!
  7. chefcoll

    no weight loss in 1 month

    Can you talk to your program/ nutritionist?
  8. chefcoll

    1 year later! :)

  9. Ya know what they say...if it was easy - everyone would do it!!! HANG IN THERE!
  10. Roo - i think the mere fact that you posted this tells us and YOURSELF, you have the drive. Now get into the drivers seat and take charge! YOU CAN DO IT!
  11. chefcoll

    4 Months Post Op Pics

    HOLY MOLY!!!! Congrats!!!!
  12. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I might also add that i add skim milk to the protein drinks and get extra protein that way! For each oz of milk = i G of protein! Win Win!
  13. chefcoll


    Thank you very much everyone!
  14. What book or books have you read about VSG that you would recommend? THANK YOU!
  15. chefcoll

    Is my NUT crazy?

    I had my surgery Dec 10 and just started phase 4 of soft foods. That seems WAY too high of calories and so forth. I actually had just this discussion over the phone w/ a nut from my center yesterday b/c i wanted to start tracking via my fitnesspal.com. She stated they do NOT like to tell us exactly how many cal or fat and so forth b/c it is more important at this point still for liquids and protein. I pushed her for a calorie # and she said 700 - 800. Those numbers (yours) really scare me ! I would call the surgeon ASAP! Just my 2 cents!
  16. chefcoll

    Can't do this anymore

    You need a big fat hug!!!! I swear honey every day gets a bit better. It does not seem it at the time but it does. Importance right now is to try to stay hydrated!
  17. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    be proud of yourself!
  18. chefcoll

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    NOOOoooo to the salad! Way too early!
  19. LindseyD - I cannot tell you how sorry I am and I can never imagine what you are going thru. You are so brave for sharing your thoughts and emotions. Do not let anyone ever take that away from you. Your sister has to be so incredibly proud of you for being her voice. Please try to stay strong. xox
  20. chefcoll

    Stress, newly sleeved

    Sending you hugs and prayers - i am so sorry.
  21. I am 100% certain your sister is still with you and celebrating for you. You need to be proud of yourself - I bet she is!
  22. This may be a stupid question but does know when one is safe from having a leak? Like is there a time-frame? TIA

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