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  1. I was told "hunger" usually is a sign of dehydration and/or low protein. I have a hard time keeping both those up, but I know if I think I might be "hungry," I drink lots of water!
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    Tall Women, Tell Me Your Story!

    5'7"ish...starting weight 269. Goal weight 169 (was 170, but I wanted the 100!) Currently 163. Fitting between 12 and 14 Jean. But I look smaller (or so they tell me...) I don't want to lose more, but I am having a hard time remembering to eat, especially when stressed. What a change! Before, I binged when I was stressed!
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    When did you buy new clothes?

    Resale, resale, resale! I have gone from 24s to 12s. Every couple of weeks, drawers emptied, "new" clothes in.
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    Adjusting Goals

    It is a bitter pill to swallow, isn't it? I have learned, for myself, it isn't a number, but how you feel. A lot of "professionals" have set my goal much lower than I would. I am 5'7" and am currently 170. I feel and look great. I am wearing between a 14 and 16 (no W!) Most people think I am a 12. Point is, on the BMI I am still listed as "overweight," and I am fine with that. Most will acknowledge that the BMI is flawed, at best. Congratulations on making so much progress! You are an inspiration! I don't like going to the gym either. Currently I am incapacitated, and wishing I could exercise...go figure....
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    Cramps... No ibuprofen

    I am so confused on this. One of the deciding factor for me, between BP and VSG was the NSAIDS issue. I knew that I was a high candidate for arthritis, so I didn't want to give up the NSAIDs option. I chose sleeve specifically because I could continue these meds. Was anyone else given this information?? Low and behold, a degenerative hip disease has surfaced, and I don't know how I would handle it without 800mg of Ibuprofen.
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    Pretty fantastic NSV's

    I started back to work last week (1st grade teacher.) A student from last year gave me a hug, and her arms went ALL THE WAY AROUND!!
  7. An old WW habit. Once a week, fluctuations daily would drive me bonkers! I also count only the whole #. If it says 173.9, it is 173.
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    174! 7 lbs to goal!
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    Huh! My other posts haven't shown up on the spreadsheet. It looks like I haven't lost any. 2 lbs. A week. Down to 180!
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    Sorry I have been awol. 180
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    Probiotic Anyone?

    I am jumping on the probiotics as well. We will see!
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    Labor Day Challenge!

    Did I post? Didn't I post? 184. Thanks!
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    4th of July Challenge

    189. Refined goal (originally 194). Made it! 1 lb below goal! Woo hoo! Congratulations to all of us!
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    Surgery at 56?

    51. No problem.
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    Why the sleeve?

    One of the main considerations I had, was NSAIDS (Advil, Ibupropen, Naprosen, aspirin, etc.) are not an option with Bypass. It is my understanding that bypass patients can never take these anti-inflamatory pain relief ever again. I was told that there are other meds that can be prescribed, but not over the counter. I thought about it, and remembered that I can occasionally get migraines, and worried that I might develop arthritis as I aged, especially since I have broken several bones. Well, luckily, I did choose the sleeve. I had my surgery in February of this year, and last week, after mild pain in one of my hips, I was diagnosed with SEVERE arthritis in BOTH of my hips. I am so thankful that I can take my Advil!
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    TMI! Question

    Somebody told me about Natural Calm, a powder magnesium supplement. It has really helped, and, believe me, I had pineapples! BTW, I started with one heaping teaspoonfull, forget the starting with 1/2. DO NOT let more than two days go by without addressing it!
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    I am not certain, but I believe that the flips have a reduced Protein amount. I disagree with CatLu86 regarding yogurt. There are many beneficial digestive enzymes in it. It is also high in protein. That being said, you do need to watch your dairy intake. I suspect that it contributed to my awful constipation issues. It is interesting to me that your caloric goal is 500 - 600 calories a day when you are (according to your signature column) more than 6 months out. Is this your goal for calories, or your nutritionist's? My surgery was 2/10/15, and my NUT has encouraged me to eat between 800 - 1000. You may be getting too few calories.
  18. Ugh! An ongoing issue for me. I never go any earlier than 3 days. Even then, I often need "encouragement." This is the third day on Miralax, and now 4 days out from last #2. Once you have one, do not wait too long. On the second or third day, reach for help from constipation meds. Impaction is TERRIBLY painful.
  19. Yes. Overweight almost all of my life. I have had months here and there where I was "overweight" according to BMI, but mostly obese and morbidly obese. I have lost 72 lbs. I look in the mirror, and sometimes I don't recognize the person staring back at me. I am on a staycation now. If it wasn't for my sleeve (and MyFitnessPal!) I would be eating my way across LA. I am not hungry. I hope this lasts a long time. In any case, it works if you work it. Good Luck! We are here to cheer you on!
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    NSV shout outs

    Woo Hoo to all of your NSV! Mine this week was, for me, a biggie! The weight on the scale matches the weight on my drivers license!
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    Lazy in the kitchen!

    I was not much of a cook before the surgery, so inspiration, when I am not hungry, has been sorely lacking. I need to check out TJs. We eat out WAY too much, and with my working fewer hours next school year, I am worried about the budget.
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    Drinking Diet Soda

    OMG it burned! I also tried a sip of beer unsuccessfully. I don't know if that changes with time. Yes, I do miss bubbles too!
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    Easter error :(

    Whew! I thought you were going to say you ate the ears off of the chocolate bunny!
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    Who uses a fitbit?

    Well, not just a marketing tip. 20 years ago, when I was on Jenny Craig (or was it Lindora, of was it...) they recommended 10K steps. So, it wasn't a FitBit original.

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