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About caligirl3

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  • Birthday 01/15/1972

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    Single mama to two great kiddos
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    SCUBA diving, swimming, kayaking/SUP boarding, beach combing, traveling...
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    IP Paralegal
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  1. I really find if we start with our Protein, not drink Water (like grilled chicken and asparagus or broccoli), then add some mashed potato or corn, we will do just fine... A few sips of water and done... You won't gain weight on that, we can't not lose if we're eating fish and stuff...
  2. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    My losses are SO SLOW!!! I need some tips...
  3. Learning that if I follow the guidelines, the weight is going to come off. I'm down 3 pounds already for the week, 16.5 total in December. My official weekly weigh-in day is on the 25th. I don't really need to over-think things. I'm getting to the stage, though, where I really want some phase 2 foods (puree/soft food) - which I move on to on Christmas day (yay me)! I'm fantasizing about cottage cheese w/salsa, hummus, scrambled eggs, egg salad, tuna salad, blended soups, real smoothies instea...

  4. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Day 19 here (12/4/13), and down 16.5 pounds. It's slowing a bit, averaging 3-4 pounds a week now with a large first week's loss... I'm happy about that. My surgeon puts us on 3 weeks liquids before we can start on the puree stage, and I'm going out of my mind. I'm so sick of sweets, it's driving me nuts. I'm drinking a lot of soups, and I confess this weekend I ate a small handful of goldfish crackers with my pea soup. I mashed them up in my mouth until very soft and sipped my soup, so it was like a puree consistency. I'm just dying to eat something! I cannot wait for Wed. when I can!
  5. I measured out a teaspoon of smooth natural nothing added pb and savored every lick! I'm less than 2 weeks post op. It tasted fantastic. It's a soft food right?

    1. cheryl2586


      Not a good choice. A lot of fat, sugar and not much protein

    2. lthueme


      try some almond butter, I gave up peanut butter a few months ago and switched to almond butter instead. I only buy the all natural no stir from MaraNatha and I keep it to about 1 tsp. Fat from almonds is healthier than peanuts



    3. Idlewood4


      I did the same thing. My nut said it's actually a good protein choice if I go for the natural, nothing added, and keep it to a tsp. I love it as a treat.

  6. I seriously almost dug a fingerful of peanut butter from the jar last night - no lie... Took every bit of strength not to. I'm Day 15...

    1. ☠carolinagirl☠


      if you want some, eat some. you are not on a diet..

    2. B-52


      I like peanut butter!!

    3. terrydumont46


      i needed a snack and i wanted peanut butter. i don't even really go for it, but i really craved it. tolerated a tablespoon of it just fine and i was happy.

  7. I've weighed the same for the last 3 days... Going to try to get in 64 oz water/liquids today. SO hard to do only 12 days out.

  8. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Good luck all Dec. sleevers. I was sleeved on 12/4 and I'm down 13.5 pounds. Today is my 2 week weigh in, I've been stalled at this exact weight for 5 whole days, and I'm hoping to see the scale move soon!
  9. Start weight: 265 12/4/13 surgery date: 263 12/11/13 Wk 1: 255.5 Total lost: 9.5 pounds!!! So far so good! 5'8 1/2 41 yrs — feeling awesome.
  10. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Start weight: 265 12/4/13 surgery date: 263 12/11/13 Wk 1: 255.5 Total lost: 9.5 pounds!!! So far so good! 5'8 1/2 41 yrs — feeling awesome.
  11. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Following you too Maddie! To prepare, I bought 3 types of protein drinks (powder and liquid) for my pre-op diet. Next weekend, after I get paid, I will buy my vitamins. I'm waiting until my surgeon pre-op appt. before I invest. I read so many mixed things - gummies, no gummies, flinstone chewables, no flintstones... I do already have b12 sublingual tabs and biotin though, so I'll keep those. Looking for recommendations on: chewable or liquid multi chewable calcium chewable fiber (do we need this?) D (heard we needed this too) Advice on how/when to take these. Ugh, so many pills, and I HATE pills!
  12. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    I'm so excited to be nearing my surgery date. This is my last "normal" weekend, as I'll be starting my 2 week pre-op liquid diet on Wednesday. So, I'm excited to be beginning the weight loss phase of this journey. Pre-ops are done! I've just started a blog about this journey. Feel free to follow me> I don't have the guts to put it all out there on video in a vlog, but I will keep a record of my weight loss journey here: http://lissavsg.wordpress.com
  13. caligirl3

    December 2013 Sleevers Come In!

    Wow this group has grown!!! I'm having a hard time keeping up! 2 weeks and 6 days countdown for me. I start the liquid diet in 6 days. Yes, that means no Thanksgiving dinner this year. Oh well, I'm hoping to take off about 10 pounds pre-op, so my eyes are on the prize. All my clothes are fitting pretty snug these days due to food funerals I've been having... Not a good strategy I know. It's getting so real. I just made my final co-insurance payment, and filled out all pre-op paperwork at the hospital, so all I have to do is check in on the op day. So very excited and proud of me putting myself first. As a single mom, I'm never putting my needs first, and it's about time.
  14. Thanks for replying! Where do you live? Congrats on your success!