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  1. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    From what I understand stalls in weight loss are normal. I don't know why, but I guess they happen. Mine stalls for a few days during my period week. I guess examine what you are eating very carefully. I sometimes am tempted to go back to purees sometimes. Just hang in there, it will pick up again.
  2. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    I was nervous too, and there are many recipes on websites and pinterest. Some of the sites are bariatriccookery.com and bariatriceating.com. diabeticconnect.com. There are also many cookbooks you can buy. If you google high protein low carb recipes, a lot comes up. Pinterest too has boards for bariatric cooking and low carbs. There is a lot out there. My doctor told me no carbs and 4 ozs. of protein per meal with some veggies. I have been making great recipes. Also, if you have a recipes it helps to bake it in a muffin tin for portion control. I made a sausage frittata which was all protein and it was great. Good luck!
  3. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    It's weird Donna, I get hungry before bed sometimes. I usually get hungry before meals. I am still eating very little because for one I am so afraid to overeat and stretch my pouch and I am really not clear on how much I should be having now. I see my surgeon this week and will find out. I am getting probably about 50 to 60 ounces of water a day. I use Mio drops or sugar free, caffeine free ice tea or crystal light. The other thing is every day I feel different. If you are interested, I have a blog www.ajourneyworthtaking51.blogger.com. Thanks, I hope it gets better for you. I am very happy with my decision too.
  4. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    Donna, I am sorry you are feeling disappointed. I had my surgery January 7th. I am down about 33 pounds so far. I want to ask you if you are constipated because I had a slow two weeks and I read that constipation can cause the scale to not move and I know I didn't gain weight. I am feeling good most of the time with more energy and less aches and pains. The one thing I started to recently struggle with is this inner shaky feeling. I had blood work done and I have low Iron. I am mostly very upbeat, but I have had days of feeling blah. Fatigue and low energy can be that you're not getting enough of something, such as iron or Protein. Hang in there, I am sure it will get better. But if things get worse, I would mention it to your doctor.
  5. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    I had a fight with a piece of raw broccoli and angered my sleeve. I was cooking and I forgot and ate a large piece and didn't chew well. Oh man, I won't be doing that again!! It was awful, pains and spit up bile. I had this awful taste in my mouth almost like blood, but it wasn't blood. Wow, you really have to be mindful at all times. I'm such a goober!
  6. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers Come In!

    Good, still having upper gas when I eat. That's the only complaint. And sick of this Winter.
  7. frankenbelly51

    So nervous

    It's very natural to be nervous. I was hoping I made the right decision right before. If you are interested, I have a blog www.ajourneyworthtaking51.blogspot.com It describes the process I went through. I hope this helps you. Good luck!!
  8. frankenbelly51

    January 2014 Sleevers

    My surgery was January 7th. It went great and I am down about 20 pounds already. I feel great and am very happy with my decision. Best of luck to all!
  9. frankenbelly51

    Did you enjoy your weight loss journey?

    I really did enjoy my journey and I am only 3 weeks post-op. It was a wonderful experience. I was surrounded by great people and I found it very interesting. I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to improve many aspects of my life. I am not experiencing any depression, thank goodness. I think the best is yet to come.

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