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    Eating TOO much??

    Good to insure you plan your meals now and stick to the plan to avoid over eating. As mentioned, also eating slow and learn to stop when satisfied, not full.
  2. Plan and track everything, and stick to the plan. Without that we have no real control over the volume and macros we take in. A little slip of the wrong food can add thousands of calories, and if it is simple carbs, our body will crave even more, not less. (Sugar addition is perfect example) I had RNY, but my Son had Sleeve, and as soon as he stopped tracking and controlling the volume and macros, he started gaining weight. He has no real way of knowing what he is actually eating, nor what his body really needs to maintain, let alone lose the gained weight.
  3. Yes I have with good results. From severe calorie deficit for months, I stalled, and could not gain any muscle weight. Only losing muscle mass. I increased my calories for a few days (Maintenance level) then down to 30% deficit from it, and now even though actual bathroom the scale is not moving, my muscle mass is increasing and my fat levels are going down. My scale says I have 15 lbs. more to lose to goal, but muscle/Fat ration says 5 lbs. only of fat to lose, and my cloths fit like that too. We have to eat to fuel our workouts. For some that do not exercise or only a little a increase for a day will help some, but if muscle loss keeps happening, our metabolism will go to a crawl because it does not need to be revved up. The more fat a person needs to lose, the more and longer a deficit can be in place before metabolism is affected much. Note: Every person is different and responds differently. It takes a lot of trial and error to get it right, and also our body constantly adapts so what we did one week, may not be what works a few weeks later. Good luck.
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    Waist Sizes

    Is that a question you thought you would ever ask? Congrats.
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    Protein shakes

    I'm open to either. I was thinking the powder though Sent from my SM-G935T using the BariatricPal App I like Syntrax whey Isolate protein powders. They have a few different flavors, that I like and good quality Protein. I use them in shakes, with cottage cheese and make my own sugar free hot cocoa, with it and organic cocoa powder. I also buy unflavored whey isolate for shakes which I change up the flavors with fruit or spices. (Love pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie spices) Important to look at nutrition labels well. Some Whey Proteins have added sugars or fillers that are not needed and add carbs that are not needed. I believe the Syntrax and others I use have 3 grams carbs per serving, and zero to only 1 gram sugar. They also give about 25 grams protein per serving and mix well.
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    I guess you are never too old to get on a bicycle.

    I have ridden multiday 400 mile tours with men that are in their 80's, and they keep a solid pace each day. I am humbled by those that never give up and excel in the later years.
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    6 to 8 months post op...stall

    I am stalled as well at 7 months I lost 100 lbs, but stuck for last 4 weeks I too hope it breaks soon, to get last 20 lbs down, but enjoying how well I feel Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Hot Coco

    During this phase for me I did use it, but also put in chocolate whey Protein Powder with it to up the Protein. Also there are Protein enhanced hot cocoa from Bariatric Pal, that I liked.
  9. 4.5 hrs Revision from band and gallbladder removal Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. I have been using their product for about 4 months and up to now had no issues, till now. I got my last order and it was wrong, but my biggest concern is they are not responding to multiple phone messages or e-mails for well over a week. THX
  11. I find as I get older that my muscles do not respond as before as well. When I am going to do anything more than I am used to, I have to stretch before and especially after to help, and most of all stay hydrated.
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    I like the taste, but the texture is not my favorite. I was hoping for more of a jerky feel, and these are much softer. like a very fine ground meat texture.
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    Any eat quinoa?

    I eat it almost every day It is my carb in my PreWorkout shake and I use it in place of rice too. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I just started the patches and multi, Iron and B12 are no longer taken orally. I will get my labs done again in 2 weeks and expect good results. I only take calcium chewable and probiotic (My choosing) orally. The cost is not too bad, and I use my HSA account to offset the cost a little.
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    Sticker shock . . .

    Wow I just got the bill from hospital and Dr. for RNY. Total was over $52,000.00 Even with insurance this is a huge pocket shock. Is this in line with what others are seeing?
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    ONE year anniversary!

    Congrats, you have made great progress.
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    Food Porn

    I have eaten a lot of exotic foods over the years, but till this day I can not handle Brussels Sprouts. I can still taste those little rotten cabbages from when I was young child.
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    I'm in Onederland today!

    Congrats on your success so far This is a great milestone and glad you and your husband are supporting each other through this journey together. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. I use a Blender Bottle for my post morning workouts, it is quick and I make shakes up the night before. But I also have a regular blender for more complex mixes of veggies and cooking. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Finally Approved!

    Congrats Best to you in your journey Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. I had vertical band and stomach stapling 20+ years ago. Not till this year did I find a bariatric surgeon that did revisions, and knew how to convert mine to RNY. Every person is different based on past surgery, adhesions and history. Finding the right Dr. is important. 5 years ago I went to U of M hospital with recommendations that they knew what to do for my problems with VBG, but even they only guessed at what may be done. I did not want to be a guess & try subject, so put up with issues till this year. Glad I waited, because all went very well and I have not felt this good in years.
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    Dang sleep

    I guess I am not alone with this issue. I too am wide awake at 2 to 3 AM every morning, no matter what time I go to sleep. I do not need to get up till 5AM so really need the extra time. I tried Melatonin, with no luck, and now take ZZQuil which gets me more sound sleep till 2 AM, then wide awake.
  23. I am 3.5 months out and keep mine at 1200 per day I workout everyday so needed the extra Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    My Dr. took mine out during WLS because I had some stones, and he know it would need to come out later. I am not really having any issues but do take digestive enzymes supplement to support the loss of bile enzymes the gallbladder produced.
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    Magic bullet

    I liked mine but, Remember to have the lid on tight before turning over and blending. I failed to a couple times and had a major mess on the counter and inside the machine. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App

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