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jaminator

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. 18 months now. 74 pounds gone. Bootcamp 3 -4 days per week. Eating less. Feel better
  2. jaminator

    I cried

    It just takes a while for you to get used to having something in the stomach. I couldnt each much at all the first few months. Now, a year and a half later i can eat about 6 wings. Cant say much about the hair since mine was gone long before surgery.
  3. Im with you on this. Im about 1.5 years out. I eat pretty much whatever i want, Ijust dont eat a lot of it. And I usually have some kind of dense protein at the center of most meals. But its not unusual for me to have potatoes, or a slice of pizza every now and then. Ive found that as long as i am excercising i can keep my weight steady now by just eating multiple small meals - even if i have some cheat foods in there. Or even GASP BEER!
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    I tried a diet coke today...

    HAHA! I was walking around Berlin a few years ago checking out the sights, and i stopped at a small convenience mart near the city center and ask for a bottle of water. The lady behind the window asked me if i wanted "still" or "fizzy" (I think it was fizzy). I couldnt really understand because of the accent. She could obviously tell I was a dumb American who didnt understand, so then she said "You vant zee bubbles or not zee bubbles". I said OOHHHHHHHH!!! No bubbles please!
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    I tried a diet coke today...

    Eh... i asked my surgeon about alcohol and carbonation post op and she told me you have to live your life. If you think you will never have anything sinful you’re just setting yourself up for failure. She also said carbonation is fine for some and hard to tolerate for others, but it’s not harmful to your pouch. She said there is a lot of misinformation out there on the topic, many times used as scare tactics to keep people from drinking full sugar soda.
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    Can we talk about staying hydrated?

    Popsicles powerade zero watermelon water just mix it up so it doesn’t stay so boring
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    I tried a diet coke today...

    I drink beer wine and bourbon and no problems and no regrets. I exercise a lot to make up for it n
  8. Don’t sweat it. I’m a year and 4 months out and I can eat whatever I want, just significantly less than before. Drink your water and do the work and slowly you’ll be able to eat something besides the bland first few stages. But it does suck for the first three months.
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    Failing

    Try sprouts veggie chocolate protein with skim milk and crushed ice in a blender, (or orgain or vega protein) Not so cloyingly ssweet and that combo can get you 30-40g per pop. Sometime i mix cold brew coffee in too.
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    Eating is a hassle

    It will get better but the first few months can be tough. Just have to push through it because if you dont get something in you, then you will totally crash and have no energy.
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    What were your starting workouts?

    About 6 months out. Just google group fitness camps, I am sure there are some in your area.
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    It's not fun anymore

    group fitness camps are the most motivating for me.
  13. jaminator

    Burn Boot Camp

    Im doing camp gladiator for 6 months now and its been great. Really built up my strength and everyone tells me i look great.
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    What were your starting workouts?

    I did walks and then moved to camp gladiator group fitness. I do that 3-4 days a week for one hour and its a reall azz kicking.
  15. the longer you get out the less discomfort you will have. I can eat about 6-8 ounces depending on what it is and i feel fine.
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    Fairlife Core Power Protein Coffee Shake

    I make my own out of crushed ice, carbmaster skim milk from kroger, cold brew coffee and a scoop of sprouts brand pea powder chocolate protein powder. Much lower sugar and about 30 grams protein. Fairlife stuff is also expensive so per serving this is cheaper.
  17. Im a year out and can now finally eat a decent meal. I would try to skip the rice. My strategy has been protein and some kind of veg. I can now eat about a 6 ounce steak and a small amount of veg and feel pretty good. If i eat starchy stuff like rice it makes me feel way to full and then hungry again in a short time. But for the first 6 months i was worried i would only be able to eat a couple ounces of food at a time for the rest of my life which would suck because i am doing these fitness bootcamps 4 times a week and without the calories they are super hard.
  18. Im a year out and can eat anything i want to. I just eat a whole lot less of it. Combined with workouts 3 times a weeks I have a good situation where i can maintain my weight and still have occasional cheat days.
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    Comments from people getting to me

    I tell them that im eating more protein and eating less and getting exercise and thats it. And its TRUE!
  20. took me about 45 days until i could guzzle a big drink of water. Just had to sip until then.
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    Water at Bedtime

    probably. the first month or two it was a lot more difficult to even get the daily amount in.
  22. jaminator

    Anyone NOT lose their hair?

    Mine was lost long ago so i shortcutted this particular aspect.....
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