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  1. enjoyinglife

    Super newbie here!

    Hi Amy, This is the right place for all your questions and support. All the best!!!
  2. I do not get dumping syndrome and I eat whatever I want. (sweets included) I stay very active and I use my food scale to measure out my portions. On weeks where I feel a little bit out of control I go back to counting calories. I also still weigh myself every Monday morning. I give myself a 5 pound swing either way from my goal weight.All the best!!!
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    Hi Tami, Congrats on your success!! Do you have support groups where you are? Nothing beats human interaction in my book. When I start feeling like I am going off track, I tell myself to live in the "now" and get back to basics. For me that means two things: Exercising for 30 minutes a day and keeping my portion sizes under control. (Keep using my food scale) I tried kayaking this summer and I love it. So, maybe try a new activity?
  4. enjoyinglife

    "What are you doing?!"

    I am open and honest with people about having had WLS.
  5. enjoyinglife

    Surgery Monday 6/15/2015

    Wishing you all the best!!!
  6. enjoyinglife

    My naked kitty! Pics inside!

    awww......... Sorry I invaded the powder room.
  7. I took two full weeks off of work. I had zero complications. I didn't have a lot of energy the first week. I didn't do anything around the house. I had help for that. I also don't remember driving at all. All the best!!!
  8. enjoyinglife

    I hit my first goal...

    Congrats on your success so far!!!
  9. enjoyinglife

    30 or 60 minutes after a meal?

    I do 15/15. I still won't drink and eat at the same time. I know others post-op that do.
  10. I have found that sometimes I mistake my hunger for thirst. On days that I drink my 80 to 100 oz of Water, I do not eat as much or feel as hungry. My snack idea: water...
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    Jack links jerky bites post op

    I started off eating the cans of shredded beef jerky. It is made by Jacks Links. My NUT had no problem with me doing that. I didn't start eating the jerky until I was cleared for stage three foods.
  12. I was cleared for any type of exercise ten weeks post op.
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    I recommend it. It was a welcome break from drinking Protein shakes.

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