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Tobeornottobe

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from 7TimesBlessed in Husband not supportive   
    That sucks that your spouse isn't supportive. I didn't have that problem. My S.O. was extremely supportive, went to every appointment with me and sat in the hospital with me although I told him to go home and the doctor would call him.
    Maybe you can invite him to attend a seminar with you. It could be motivated by fear. Fear of the unknown is scary for most people.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from BariatricBetty24 in Calling Vegan BariatricPal Members: Which Protein Powder Do You Use?   
    Just wanted to add Naked Pea Protein 27 grams of Protein. I bought it from Amazon 5 pounds (76 servings) for about $54. The great thing is since it has no sweeteners it can be used in sweet and savory dishes.
    The pea protein I used before was awfully expensive.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from swimbikerun in Virginia   
    Welcome.
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    Tobeornottobe reacted to shrinkingkimber in Virginia   
    Just wanna say hi fellow Virginians! There aren't any Bariatric surgeons close by here in southwest VA so my surgery is in TN.
    Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Chelle Bean in Workout routine   
    Lunges - rear, curtesy, forward . Squats - plié, wide. Work your adductors. Dead lifts.
    You can find examples on you tube.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Chelle Bean in Workout routine   
    Lunges - rear, curtesy, forward . Squats - plié, wide. Work your adductors. Dead lifts.
    You can find examples on you tube.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from 7TimesBlessed in Husband not supportive   
    That sucks that your spouse isn't supportive. I didn't have that problem. My S.O. was extremely supportive, went to every appointment with me and sat in the hospital with me although I told him to go home and the doctor would call him.
    Maybe you can invite him to attend a seminar with you. It could be motivated by fear. Fear of the unknown is scary for most people.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Proud2BMe in Sisters's "Concerned" Speech! LOL   
    First, congrats on your weight loss.
    Second, she may be genuinely concerned. When our loved ones are used to seeing us a certain size and we start losing, we may indeed look sickly to them.
    I guess it can also be a bit of jealousy as well since you said she needs to lose weight. Maybe you can use this as a opportunity to bring it up to her.
    Again, congrats!!!
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Alex Brecher in The Best and the Worst: Your Weight Loss Surgery MEDICAL SERVICE Experience   
    I felt strong enough. I didn't push myself too hard and only started back to lifting weights this week. My doc saw no harm as long as I was careful. I was also told no weight over ten pounds and no ab work. I have been doing high rep low weight so nothing over ten pounds.
    I may be a little nuts lol
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Proud2BMe in Sisters's "Concerned" Speech! LOL   
    First, congrats on your weight loss.
    Second, she may be genuinely concerned. When our loved ones are used to seeing us a certain size and we start losing, we may indeed look sickly to them.
    I guess it can also be a bit of jealousy as well since you said she needs to lose weight. Maybe you can use this as a opportunity to bring it up to her.
    Again, congrats!!!
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Alex Brecher in The Best and the Worst: Your Weight Loss Surgery MEDICAL SERVICE Experience   
    My worst experiences would have to be with the bariatric coordinator at the office. She would not return phone calls or emails and if you were able to catch her, she acted like it was a HUGE bother to answer your questions. I finally got fed up enough to threaten to report her to the office manager. Things got a bit better after that. When I was in the hospital waiting, my surgery was delayed and no one informed me as to what was going on. I finally lost it on one of the nurses who apologized profusely. The anesthesiologist was a bit of an ass who did not acknowledge my presence. The nurses were pretty great except one. I was in extreme pain and it was past the time for my pain meds. I called and she told me she would be back in 5 minutes. Thirty minutes later, she still wasn't back. I ended up getting a new nurse for the duration of the shift.
    The best: the surgeon did an amazing job. I had minimal pain from gas (walking as soon as I was able after surgery and as often as possible) and minimal pain from the incisions. I have not had any issues with throwing up. I was back to exercising and back to work within a week. I would deem it a success. Please note: I'm only a month out.
    The most annoying the On-Q pump which i was grateful for in hindsight and the Lovenox shots (needle phobic).
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from lauraellen80 in Lettuce   
    Lettuce does offer some nutrients.
    This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from lauraellen80 in Lettuce   
    Lettuce does offer some nutrients.
    This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron, Potassium and Manganese.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Proud2BMe in Sisters's "Concerned" Speech! LOL   
    First, congrats on your weight loss.
    Second, she may be genuinely concerned. When our loved ones are used to seeing us a certain size and we start losing, we may indeed look sickly to them.
    I guess it can also be a bit of jealousy as well since you said she needs to lose weight. Maybe you can use this as a opportunity to bring it up to her.
    Again, congrats!!!
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Alex Brecher in What’s Your Attitude Towards Carbs?   
    Carbs are necessary for energy. Like everything, it all works in moderation.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Inner Surfer Girl in What can I do with...Avocado?   
    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crab-stuffed-avocados
    Avocado toast is good as well. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/your-new-avocado-toast
    http://natashaskitchen.com/2015/06/01/cucumber-tomato-avocado-salad/
    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2015/04/obsessively-good-avocado-cucumber-salad/ - this one is a personal fave
    I'm not sure you can eat cucumber and tomatoes yet, I can't but can't wait until I get clearance.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Julie norton in International Travels - Fears and Concerns   
    The portions in Europe are generally smaller than American portions. The quality of ingredients and the food are generally better as well. I don't think you really have much to worry about. Relax and enjoy your trip.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Julie norton in International Travels - Fears and Concerns   
    The portions in Europe are generally smaller than American portions. The quality of ingredients and the food are generally better as well. I don't think you really have much to worry about. Relax and enjoy your trip.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Julie norton in International Travels - Fears and Concerns   
    The portions in Europe are generally smaller than American portions. The quality of ingredients and the food are generally better as well. I don't think you really have much to worry about. Relax and enjoy your trip.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Inner Surfer Girl in What can I do with...Avocado?   
    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crab-stuffed-avocados
    Avocado toast is good as well. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/your-new-avocado-toast
    http://natashaskitchen.com/2015/06/01/cucumber-tomato-avocado-salad/
    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2015/04/obsessively-good-avocado-cucumber-salad/ - this one is a personal fave
    I'm not sure you can eat cucumber and tomatoes yet, I can't but can't wait until I get clearance.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Inner Surfer Girl in What can I do with...Avocado?   
    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crab-stuffed-avocados
    Avocado toast is good as well. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/your-new-avocado-toast
    http://natashaskitchen.com/2015/06/01/cucumber-tomato-avocado-salad/
    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2015/04/obsessively-good-avocado-cucumber-salad/ - this one is a personal fave
    I'm not sure you can eat cucumber and tomatoes yet, I can't but can't wait until I get clearance.
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    Tobeornottobe reacted to dhrguru in Excess Skin: And the Emotional, Thick Skinned Woman   
    I'm down a 100# with 60 to go to my personal goal. I have loose skin in the typical places. For where I am thus far, I'm ok with how it looks. I don't wear Spanx cause I hate them, and really don't think things are so bad that I need them. Considering, asides from the fact I can't afford it anyway, I have no intentions for skin surgery. 1) I'm not willing to put my family through the risk and potential complications... Rny was enough. 2) my scars always keloid, no way could I live with that's much scarring/keloid.
    I saw the skin tight episode and was really disturbed by how unhappy she was. It seemed abnormal to me. And even afterward, she didn't seem to be that happy, she came across to me as a person with no joy.
    I do love to see the before/after of those who do have the surgery, but I'll have to just live though those people!
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from FocusOnMeNow in What To Do On Weekends   
    I live in the DC area and there are tons of things to do on weekends. Some cities have websites that will inform as to what is happening on any given week or month.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Bacon-n-Limes in What to expect at the hospital   
    Hi Bacon-n-Limes,
    Your updates are inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
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    Tobeornottobe got a reaction from Rose1up! in Surgery day!   
    Congrats!!
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