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    Pudgy and paralized!!

    Can you provide us with more detail regarding your inquiry?
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    Scheduling pre-op diet visits UHC

    Oh, the time of the month does not matter. It is only matters that you went that month as scheduled. If you miss a month then it messes up your progress.
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    April/May 2018 Support Group Link

    April/May 2018 Advice and Support for WLS - That is the name of the group The picture says "It's not that some people have....." I hope that helps.
  4. You should be fine. As long as everything goes well with your surgery, you will be able to walk around. As @frust8 said to remember to drink lots of liquids and to take breaks when necessary. No need to be like a New Yorker trying to catch their connecting train lol.
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    Water retention

    Oh the dreaded stalls. I retain more with weight training & cardio. If I just do cardio, I have not problem losing. I think it is because we are gaining muscle. Our bodies hold onto water more to help heal and rejuvenate the muscles. By sticking with my current workout style, I have stalled a lot. Fluctuating between 3 - 5 lbs. On only cardio days, I lose a lot of weight but on weight training days, I gain that weight back. I have stopped focusing on my scale at this point and have been focusing on the inches and fat loss. I see a huge change in my body, flexibility, mobility, strength, and stamina.
  6. I am in Love with myself right now. 

    There is soo many times I felt like giving up and just saying F*** it. I will never lose any more weight or get rid of all of this fat. I am soo glad that I did not. I took this picture after a work out on Friday and I have to say "Dammmmnnn Gina" lol. I am coming together so nicely. I may not need to spend that much money on stomach after all lol. I am soo excited to keep this going. I cannot wait to see what I look like in 6 more months. This year has been amazing. My Ab is starting to come in too. 


    1. Newme17


      Keep it up hon!!!!

    2. Sleeve1stFitNext


      @Newme17 Thank you. I am considering powerlifting next. I am really enjoying lifting and I want to start pushing myself more.

    3. Newme17


      I love lifting too, but haven’t considered power lifting. If you go that way...I’ll cheer you on! 💪🏽🏋🏽‍♀️

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    Before and After

    From the album: 12-Month Post Op

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    In Love With How I Look

    From the album: 12-Month Post Op

    I never thought that I would like how I look. I am soo excited that my body is starting to come together really nicely.
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    Ice cream or sweets

    Halo Top - I love Halo Top
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    The scale has moved!![emoji1430]

    Congratulations on the scale movement. Feels good when start losing again.
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    Overdid Fluids - Problem?

    Stretching the sleeve is not the problem. Busting the Staple line or creating a leak is. The best thing to do is drink from a smaller cup or put smaller amounts of water in the cup. There are patients who can drink large amounts of water at a time. Remember not every sleeve is the same. However, you are still fresh out and now is not the time to be putting pressure on your sleeve.
  12. Wow, I am sorry to hear that. Well although the experience was not a pleasant one, at least you are in good health!!
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    Carbs per Day?

    Less than 20g. That includes the carbs located in your protein shakes.
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    Question about shakes

    Yeah, I would feel really thirsty after drinking one. I think its due to the protein. I just wait 30 minutes and then drink water.
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    4 week liquid diet...

    I only had to do two weeks of the diet and my first 3 days was the hardest. It will most likely be the hardest for you too. However, after that hump, you get used to the diet. A little trick I did was add vinegar to my veggies with some pepper to give it a little kick. It was like there was meat there lol.
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    Question about shakes

    Hmmm. That is a good question. I believe they only apply towards Protein. I could be wrong though. I only apply them to Protein as they make me feel dehydrated at times.
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    Me and food

    Unfortunately, we have to change our relationship with food. This will happen over the course of the year. I used to use junk food to comfort me. It was my go to when I was in my feelings. Every now and again, I want to just binge but I do not. I hit the gym instead. I now view food as a source to energize my body, to help me achieve my workout goals. By doing that, I have a better control over my relationship with it. Now Eat to Live and Live to Eat.
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    Onederland FINALLY! Progress Pics

    Yassss Queen!!!! Welcome to The One hundreds!!!
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    How Many Carbs Per Day

    The goal for calories is based on your body type and the amount of exercise you do. I reach for the following (Add that I do a lot of lifting): 1) 30g Carbs 2) 126g Protein 3) 52g of Fats I use MyFitnessPal to track my macros. It gives me a good idea of where I stand each day.