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Roadrunner 1

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from allwet in DECREASED expenses after the sleeve? Obviously food, but detail is requested   
    Hi Ernie,
    There are a number of costs that will be reduced at the same time it also depends on your spending habits overall. For me an expensive set of fairly large clothes is no longer needed at all. The comparison in clothing costs alone is a fraction of larger size items 6X etc compared to 2X. For me carbonated bevs. are also not needed and due to old soda habits they were elimenated long ago. Not using as many medications is another expense that will be reduced. it was awesome and gratifying to buy size 38 shorts recently (cost was 4 dollars compared to nearly 50 for same material in a 4X). Fast food has been fairly reduced and the typical chains like burger joints are no longer frequented by me. You will save ALOT depending on your fiscal habits etc. Some new costs associated with cooking more while adding more variety is a happy trade for your improved life and health overall. It def was and is for me.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Who will like me skinny??   
    Like a few others said, you should love yourself. I saw a TED talk on PBS that comes to mind. Long story short there was a woman that went through 2 divorces and didnt figure out she needed to basically marry (love herself as well as all of her faults etc) before she could marry anyone else. You can date when you feel its right for you. To me it would be a good idea to start dating before your goal weight. It takes some time to get used to finding the kind of individual that will be a good match and good for you. I;ve lost more than likely anyone that posted so far and feel a little uncomfortable asking out women that might've seen me at higher weights or not. Ofcourse the fact that relationships are more appealing to me than dating could be more of a factor than my comfort with my weight. Everyones experience is different. Focus on meeting those that can understand you etc. So in my opinion it does not really matter who will like you skinny and its ok if you date ___ number of guys as long as you meet the match that you want to settle down with long term.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from deltagirl93 in Looking for men to date   
    My advise is use diff. avenues (some in person as well as online etc) and connect with someone who genuinely wants to know you and go from there. That will likely widen the pool (of potential matches) since looking particurlary for guys that know exactly what you more or less went through narrows it quite a bit. Also many guys want to meet women so try to minimize it somewhat instead of overthinking it. Not saying you are rather making a suggestion. Last but not least it is ok to ask the guy you may be interested in and some guys actually like that because they dont risk getting rejected etc.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from ifeelpretty007 in Maybe I’ve been doing dating all wrong??   
    Your sister is likely correct. Had that same issue when I was younger. You can also place yourself in the f zone too.
    My advice is to communicate more, be bold make a move here and there on a guy you're into. Work on your self esteem and, or confidence. Many of us dont really figure out dating. And many of the guys that are looking for more than one thing get labeled as nice and shoved aside for the semi charming jerk etc. Try to be patient as you look around for what is out there.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from sunbunny83 in Sleeve Buddy need - Surgery date 12/4   
    its normal either way. I remember going through some of that. Then i began getting a little irritated due to alot of the ads as well as not wanting to plan meals much. Also knowing that i needed to heal and balancing being patient etc. Youll progress and that will likely change. I suggest looking at good books that guide you through recipes based on the diff phases or stages of the sleeve diet.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from CaliforniaCandy in Sleeve Buddy need - Surgery date 12/4   
    Hi Sunbunny,
    How is your recovery going? I am in Fl also and my stats are somewhat close to yours except for height. I started out over 400 lbs. I'm also close in age. It may be tough to do a number of things while you're recovering, so try to be patient as you go through the process. If you have any questions drop a message anytime. Also getting close to getting under 300 for the first time in at least 10 years or more.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from {.Narin.} in 3 years post op. Need a buddy or mentor to keep me accountable.   
    I understand exactly where you're coming from. As a person with a minimal budget I know the shakes can get a bit pricey. You don't need to go to the gym to be active. Try to preoccupy yourself with a fun hobby etc that will help you get active again while enjoying it more. Instead of grazing try more lean meats and/or (burgers from trader joes-if there is one near you). They have the most inexpensive burgers I've seen anywhere. The positive is that you noticed your behavior lately and want to correct it, so give yourself some credit. You can get back that weight.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from {.Narin.} in I'm having a hard time with my initial diet   
    I second what the previous person said. I can add to that as well. The best single recipe site I find countless recipes on is pinterest. It would serve you really well to begin reducing your sugar, while increasing your Protein. Also try to practice eating your protein first (which is what the dietician advises post-op). I was as low as 1800-2k calories a day fairly steadily before getting approved. The major hinderance to my weight decreasing on that plan was too much carbs and drinking with almost every meal. If it helps think of your digestive system kind of like a furnace. It is meant to burn whats put in as fuel. It cant do that well if liquids slow down that process. Carbs also affect how much you retain Water.
    You want to stay away from refined sugars, foods with alot of sodium and/or preservatives. The more natural the better which is why plenty of ppl on hear do so much better eliminating fast food. You can still get healthy food out and about just look at the numbers on sites like myfitnesspal or sites of places you like that list their nutrition stats. Forgive me if I'm going on a bit. i want to be as helpful as possible while giving good explanation. If you have any more questions feel free to message me.

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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Morning Vs Evening   
    Hi All,
    I agree with the majority hear for a number of reasons. Also it depends on what the purpose is for you personally. I worked out often when I was in decent shape (the 200s). I can say from personal experience doing 2 a days took its toll. Its very important to make a great habit or keeping active longterm and not overdoing it (to prevent getting hurt or painfully sore). There is a definite difference between soreness from muscle being gained etc and being close to getting hurt. So combining great healthy habits and exercise program is likely more important than the time of day to workout. For plenty of people the evening is better for keeping stress down while starting earlier can boost your metabolism or at least aid in getting it going earlier in the day. Hope that helps.
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    Roadrunner 1 got a reaction from Mstlawrence in Looking for a Mentor!   
    Im two months post op. I can answer a fair amount of questions. I understand exactly where you are in the process. I dont know if you are looking for someone who is further along or not. If I can help feel free to reply. Im really new on here. I've been doing plenty of research lately on healthy recipes etc. Im also doing really well with my weight loss. I can say I personally wish I would've scheduled mine sooner.
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    Roadrunner 1 reacted to Liraxyz in Any Florida sleevers?   
    I'm from Lehigh Acres, had my sleeve done by Dr. Wizman at Coral Springs Medical Center. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!