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GreenTealael

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. GreenTealael

    Pride!

    Medium looks good on you!!!
  2. GreenTealael

    No energy!

    Tons of fluids including broth w/a pinch of sea salt (to help absorb electrolytes) and some sort of electrolyte supplement (sugar free versions of Propel, Gatorade,etc) But as always... Ask your team first 💜
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    Longest stall ever!

    Congratulations on beating it 🏆
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    I have a "would you rather' question

    I'm on both sides lol I had VSG, almost no restriction felt on most foods and dump more than most bypassers I've encountered, mostly from random things including proteins but not pastry 😳 & still lost very slowly.I've decided to work with the hand I was dealt, not against it. You can find your sweet spot and accomplish great things. And the grass is always greener where you water it Good luck 💜
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    ***Qustions for Sleevers***

    I didn't hear a specific number at all 😳 I'm not gaining 20lbs of anything... I can no longer carry an extra 5lbs of groceries in my hands from the car to the house... That's my incentive 😂
  6. GreenTealael

    Protein??

    This is a simple and complex question. What has your Team/Nutritionist/Dietician laid out for your plan?
  7. GreenTealael

    Feeling Hopless...:(

    Stalls, stressors, medical catastrophes & unfortunate events can happen at any time it seems (and usually the worst time possible) but the way you handle them may make all the difference in how you feel about what comes next. Hopefully you can find ways to manage your mood that ultimately makes you feel empowered, healthy, healed and helps you along in your journey, (but never hopeless)💜
  8. GreenTealael

    How to get back on track

    Link to May's Motivational Challenge Good luck! You can do it 💜
  9. Like weight loss before and after photos but of your new diet ! I'm especially interested in before and after meal photos (take a pic at the point you feel restriction) but it can be of recipe substitutions, your refrigerator/pantry/shopping cart/etc VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 167
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    ***Qustions for Sleevers***

    VSG 11/17 NY Do you feel you were given enough information on this procedure pre op and post op? yes I went to the 3 required teaching pre op info sessions and monthly post op support groups. They were repetitive but drilled the info in. Did they explain that you will still feel real and head hunger with any surgery procedure? Or tell you hunger will go away? I don't think I ever really bought into the bargain of never feeling hunger again so I didnt count on that. It seemed like a fairly tale. I wasn't banking on that helping me personally. And they always reinforced the fact that *some people* experienced it. I was just hoping for reduced capacity and restriction honestly. Did they give you clear instructions on how to work your plan? yes they provided clear personalized information, especially since I was hell bent on going vegan again... Settled on flexible vegetarianism, thank goodness 😆 Was the psych evaluation just a hoop to jump through? Would you have benefited doing more therapy before surgery? Initially I worried because I've never seen a therapist prior and thought Damnit this is going to make or break it all, then when I arrived at the office i thought piece of pie piece of cake I'll ace this... They want to get people in and out. But surprisingly during my singular session when I didn't have the answers to some unexpected questions (which I freely admitted... Rookie move) the therapist in his elder wisdom suggested I watch some more YouTubes and join an online support group or two! I think it was just the right amount of sessions for me. Were your follow up appointments with your surgeons and dietician helpful? Extremely. They always always always felr accessible and helpful. Listened to my concerns, ran the proper tests ,called me tiny, ran extras if i had a concern, answered emails, told me I was pretty, said I could eat fun food abroad, shot straight with me if I was behind the losing curve, told me to try to give up coffee for GERD's sake (and I did... no impact) They have been amazing amd I'm so sorry if anyone has anything less Did you understand that you can gain weight back? Did they help with a list of instructions and things to do and not to do? Yes. But I think I began to worry like 6 months post when i started seeing post floating around stating that it was inevitable. Like a natural law. That absolutely everyone will regain a certain amount and just prepare for it. And it felt so contradictory to what i was being taught. I was in contact with sone people in support group who regained but they were honest about why... They ate stuff that caused it. And others that didn't regain. They did not eat stuff. Sure medical issue can attribute to regain but none of the 20+ people on either side of maintaining said that. It was always just food. but back to the question yes they were very clear about portion control and sustainable lifestyle changes. If you had regain, did you contact your team and were they helpful? I have had regain already its usually a few lbs. Never more that 7-8lbs from my lowest ever. I do feel like I could come up with a plan which involve my Team. For now im still closely working the plan they gave me. They gave me instructions into the 2yr period. They said be vigilant. Don't start making continuous poor overall choices (like rice/bread/pasta/chips daily - this may work for some but will not work for me at all especially since I dont really eat animal protein so I'm hardly ever dense protein forward)
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Salmon Paté has made its way back into circulation... It will never leave for long honestly. Slight Asian flair with Kimchi and raw cabbage/carrot/cucumbers (slaw?) On a lettuce bun of course Paté is Maybe 3 oz by weight / .33 cup by measurement Only ventured to eat half, Before and after
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    Food Before and After Photos

    ❤❤❤❤❤Smoothie Time❤❤❤❤❤ (Taste more like a milkshake honestly because of the flavors and thickness) 😍😍😍 Raspberry Vanilla Shake 😍😍😍 1/3 cup frozen mixed berries ,~15 oz water (nearly freezing), ~2 oz Vanilla PP, 1 water enhancer (Raspberry True Lemon), * optional sugar substitute (orange stevia) B........ L........E......... N ..........D......... and enjoy a milk shake like smoothie 20190520_110710.mp4
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  14. Hoping this thread could be a resource for anyone hoping to identify little things that add up to unwanted gains before they become a bigger problems ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ After WLS, I Gain A Little Weight When I ________
  15. After WLS, I Gain A Little Weight When I eat at parties and events because I cannot control the calories in the food & when I pretend calories don't count for me, they obviously do 😳
  16. GreenTealael

    weight gain after gastric sleeve

    Thank you for sticking around and providing B A L A N C E 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
  17. Mine is collecting dust 😂😂😂 lol The only things i actually weigh are nuts and now i can measure those by sight too
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    Sweets

    I cycle in and out of eating certain types of fun foods but they are usually always during a social outings these days like vacations, parties, events, etc. And even then its shared or just a small amount, nothing like before. Actually, I was just offered a bite of a snickers icecream bar (on a very warm day) and I declined. But most definitely its not a habit, routine or regular occurrence anymore because its not realistic for me to maintain this weight and always celebrate with sweet food. Sometimes I need to just pass and eat salad or hummus
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    Surgery tomorrow April 20

    💜CONGRATULATIONS💜
  20. Tiny cups and plates, measuring cups and utensils 💜Congratulations💜
  21. GreenTealael

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

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  22. I have finally come to the realization that I may be relying on protein shakes out of pure laziness. I can clearly get all of my protein from food at this point and I can use then as creamer in coffee but I end up tossing a lot of it out. I may give them up fairly soon or use very rarely. At what point were you able to give them up and rely solely on food sources for protein ? VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169
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    Giving up protein shakes

    The original journal but it costs $$$ to access https://www.nature.com/articles/s42255-019-0059-2.ris
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