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bigmamaAfrica

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Congratulations! You look great ???? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  2. I was sleeved in March and so far i have been going through my old stash of clothes but they are all still baggy. The sloppy look is not cute for the office, so I will be buying some new office wear pieces. I live in Ivory Coast and tailoring is really good. I am getting lots of cute dresses made. Even twinning with my kids! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Wondering about wls youtubers channels

    On top of those already mentioned above I also watch Leelee VSG, See Jane Shrink, and SJs journey..also recently watched some videos from Perforce. Being based in (and from) Africa it can be difficult to relate sometimes but i love their personal stories and sense of humors. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    African American Sleevers

    I enjoy spicy food and often add freshly cut chilli peppers to my food. I've been fortunate not to have any issues at all. I was sleeved end of March. I think everyone's body is different you will probably have to do some testing to see what your new tummy will handle Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Lotion with Vit. E AND Keratin?

    What's the name of your shop? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    361 Days Later: My Story

    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Meal/Snack Ideas

    What toasted sesame seeds? If you're looking for crunchy savory snack? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Do You Visit a Farmer’s Market?

    We are actually at the local market right now stocking up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Aside from staples, I also like to test the locally grown fruits that are only found in this country. Much cheaper than the grocery shops. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    How Has Your Food Budget Changed?

    Overall given the increases in meats and cheeses and nuts in my grocery shopping- my monthly bill has definitely gone up! I have also decided its way too expensive to buy Protein powder in Africa so when I'm done with this pack its off my shopping list. My budget on going out has remained more or less the same - just i always have a doggy bag now! Or my poor partner has finishes my plate! Lol Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    361 Days Later: My Story

    Congratulations! You are doing so well and are very in tune with your body and its needs. Curious to know what app you are using to log your food? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Advice from ex smokers?

    I also second that! Tell people. It keeps you in check and it also lets them know why you may be a little testy.. Sent from my iPad using the BariatricPal App
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    Advice from ex smokers?

    I have quit twice in the past 2 yrs.. Both times cold turkey. Between pregnancy and nursing I was not smoking for most of 2014/15.. My second quit phase was right before the Sleeve surgery in March. Had my last ciggie week before my op. My wife smokes (heavily) and so the first few days is always rough on both of us..I'm sensitive to the smell and her always going for a cigarette just irks me! Lol. But, it gets better. I just redirect my attention - thank goodness for toddlers! Going out can be hard (alcohol n cigarettes are a match made in heaven).. But luckily, my alcohol consumption in general has drastically reduced... Again.. Could be the toddlers! So my advice is have very exhausting young children in the house at all times! Lol On a serious note though - don't be nervous, you will be ok. It so commendable that you're even starting early. You're planning for success. Even without WLS, quitting is always the best choice for your health. Good luck Sent from my iPad using the BariatricPal App
  13. I can lose weight just through diet but for bigger results i add in exercise. I also feel exercise (especially weight/ resistance training) helps with toning, tightening and building a leaner shape. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. I have recently been suffering from constant constipation and painful bowel movements. I know its from the high Protein diet (in the past 2 weeks I've been pure protein) and I'm slacking on Water intake. Im refocusing this week and aiming to go back to 2L per day. I want to also add some veggies that have high fibre. I want to reserve taking supplements and/or medication as a last resort. Any recommendations for quick fix veggies with high fibre. Do Beans have fibre and protein? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. Anybody out there based on the African continent? Im from Tanzania, living in West Africa.. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    South African?

    Hello all... Im from Tanzania (east Africa).. Wanted to say Hi! How's everyone doing? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Food to get things moving

    @@Valentina - my mom is also a believer in the soap trick! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Food to get things moving

    Thanks so much guys! I managed a rather painful movement at 6am today. So i will heed the advice to clean out the pipes with some kind of med. Thank you for the list of foods. Ironically i give my babies apples n prunes daily to manage their poops! ..didn't even think to dip into their stash! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Constipation.

    Recently constipation has come back with a vengeance! Getting my Water in is a big challenge - also looking into getting something from the pharmacy because its getting uncomfortable now... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Which Food Did (Or Will) You Miss the Most?

    You can stick with only sashimi? That's how i survive! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. @"jenn1", i just opened this thread today and i havent gone through all the replies but i wanted to say i think both Vets and Newbies can learn from each other, being a Vet doesnt make you the most knowledgeable nor does being a Newbi give you examption from doing your homework and not being babied. I was sleeved end of March I live in Africa, I don't have a NUT or a regimented program. I'm on the site looking for topics and tips to help me navigate this process. I value anyone who gives advice and shares their experience without judgement be you new or vet. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Petite

    Im still on my journey so i cant really answer but just wanted to second your question! Why is it assumed fat people are tall?? The struggle for plus size petites.. Lol. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Calling Late March buddies.

    Surgery 30 March. SW 123kg CW 104kg... I feel pretty good, i follow a high Protein diet, try and stay around 1000 to 1200 cals and at least 2 litres of Water. I have not been exercising, aside from running after my twin toddlers - and this is something that i want to focus on seriously once we move into our new house by the end of July. My hair has been breaking n has become super fragile.. But it hasn't bothered me too much since i keep it in braids most of the time. How has everybody else's progress been? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  24. Me and my side kick. I was sleeved on Mar 30th. I live in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (West Africa). Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    What foods do you avoid?

    Ditto. I believe everything in moderation. It avoids feelings of deprivation for me and food binges that i will ultimately regret. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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