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JeezLouise91

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to greenreader in What couldn't you be without now?   
    This is such a great post. As a newbie, these suggestions are so helpful. Thank you!



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    JeezLouise91 reacted to kandywolf in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Ninja! I can make a shake and ice that it is the consistency of a wendys frosty!
    Bone Broth was my go to!
    Matrix Protein powders is what I use (perfect chocolate is my favorite) they are decent if they are blended. I can tolerate it in a Blender Bottle if I have to. I bought a sample pack months before my surgery and tried every flavor they make. 1 flavor a day until I did all. Perfect chocolate and Peanut Butter cookie were the 2 that I can tolerate. I have been using silk nut milk. Little thicker like cashew milk, but it actually has protein! I never knew almond milk had nothing! So it is a thicker consistency, which seems to blend smoother. 1 shake can give you half the protein you need a day!
    PB2 powdered peanut butter, flavor and protein.
    I could not do the protein Water, it gave me heartburn.
    ETA!
    LulaRoe leggings! I started wearing them 80 lbs ago!
    SW 350 (11/15)
    BSW 260 (10/17/17)
    CW 228 (12/29/17)
    RGW 199
    GW 175
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to _Kate_ in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Small containers, good kitchen scales, myfittnesspal on my phone, a bariatric plate and small cutlery.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Diana_in_Philly in What couldn't you be without now?   
    My food scale. Small plates/bowls (kiddie size - cheap ones from Ikea). My Ninja blender.
    Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt (15 g Protein in a serving)
    Fairlife Skim Milk (13 g protein in 8 ounces)
    Premier Protein pre-mixed shakes (I liked their taste best)
    I still use all of these today, 15 months post op. Best of luck
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to SassyScienceNerd in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I'm 8 months out and I'd say the most helpful gadgets are just ramekins and small containers. I bake little portions of casseroles in the ramekins, serve most of my meals in them, it's great for making sure I'm not cooking too much. (I throw away A LOT of wasted food these days). I love little containers for my lunches at work. Keeping my portions tiny helps me not to accidentally overeat which makes me miserable and sick.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Xerox in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I havent prepared either, my brother is looking in to Protein powder for me as he has more experience with this, other than that I intend to buy a whole chicken, roast it, collect the chicken stock and boil the whole chicken to create a broth and package the meat/ broth for different stages of my recovery. Ill probably mix some broth with vegetables and then strain the veggies out for use during puree stage. I live on a bland diet now so if this sounds terrible to you, dont worry I'm just boring lol.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Sullie06 in What couldn't you be without now?   
    My husband got me a package of the little 2 ounce plastic cups with lids and those were really helpful when I got to pureed because I was on 2 ounces 6X a day with Protein Shakes between. I could make a meal and puree it and store it in those. I used the left over cups later to make PB2 in for when I wanted some Peanut Butter.
    Also GNC has lots of Protein options so try everything, don't buy in bulk now. I couldn't stomach shakes after surgery well so I drank protein waters. They also have protein Tea as well now. GNC Lean 25 shakes are really good too, lots of flavors and much smoother than most premade shakes.
    Finally I loved my magic bullet for puree'd meals. I found it worked better than the full sized blender and I could store my left overs in one of the cups. I make smoothies with Protein Powder now when I'm having a low protein day and the magic bullet cups come with lids that I can take with me.

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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Losebig in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Protein Shakes and Gatorade G2 (currently living on those two things). I also am finding that a drinking bottle or similar with a know quantity or measurements is helpful. I fill up an empty g2 bottle (20 oz) and at the start of the day I have everything I need to drink already portioned out so I can keep track and know how much is left before I hit my hydration goal.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to DrDoughGirl in What couldn't you be without now?   
    jeez_sleevedlouise don't be upset with me when you start spending hours on Pinterest looking at ideas and suggestions!
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to GotProlactinoma in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I forgot to say, make sure the blender cups have the metal shaker balls. And buy extra shaker balls. I lost one and was so glad I had a spare.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to GotProlactinoma in What couldn't you be without now?   
    For after surgery, it is nice to have the good quality smoothie travel cups with the canisters attached underneath for the Protein Powder. Have a few of those ready to go. Also get Water travel cups with tight lids to go everywhere you go, at home, On the go, with measurements on the sides to let you know how much Fluid you are getting in. Those are what I couldn’t have done without. For when you are back commuting make sure you have premeasured amounts of Protein powder every where you spend time (home, office, car). Along with bottled water in quantity for car and work. That way, in a pinch, when you feel shaky and low on protein, you can just mix protein powder into plain water and it will make you feel better ASAP, even if no flavor.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to Molly23 in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Propel. I felt really dizzy in the morning and that helped replenish me enough that I would feel better within an hour or two. Blender bottles to shake up Protein powders. Oikos zero yogurt was a huge life saver. I basically only ate that and shakes for a couple weeks. Memory foam pillow. When my stomach hurt it felt so nice to hug the pillow. It had enough density and was also soft on my sore tummy. I agree that those gimmicky Vitamin machines are just unnecessary. My NUT recommended Flinstones Vitamins and I've been taking them ever since now 8 months later. All blood work has come back normal so they seem to be just fine. They have more Iron than adult chewable and WAY cheaper. Ask your doctor/NUT if they recommend them for you.
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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from kelliekell in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I'm feeling 70% nervous 30% excited hahaha I'm not gunna lie part of me is wondering if I'm going to go through with it but for now I'm forcing positive thinking, talking to lots of people in the same boat as us, and pushing on as best as I can! How are you feeling? Yes I need to get my Multivitamins still! I am just as the hospital waiting room now, sure it's my last appointment before surgery so they'll be giving me a list of bits and bobs hopefully!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise

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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from numinousvessel in Any January 2018 Sleevers?   
    Mine was January 10th but got moved to January 17th! I'm soo nervous but the before and after pictures keep me going!

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gretsada in So scared   
    I am due to have mine this month and have had the same thoughts as you! A fact I keep telling myself which helped was that this surgery has less risks than a c-section, and loads of women around the world get that done! We're going to be fine xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gretsada in So scared   
    I am due to have mine this month and have had the same thoughts as you! A fact I keep telling myself which helped was that this surgery has less risks than a c-section, and loads of women around the world get that done! We're going to be fine xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gretsada in So scared   
    I am due to have mine this month and have had the same thoughts as you! A fact I keep telling myself which helped was that this surgery has less risks than a c-section, and loads of women around the world get that done! We're going to be fine xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gretsada in So scared   
    I am due to have mine this month and have had the same thoughts as you! A fact I keep telling myself which helped was that this surgery has less risks than a c-section, and loads of women around the world get that done! We're going to be fine xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from Gretsada in So scared   
    I am due to have mine this month and have had the same thoughts as you! A fact I keep telling myself which helped was that this surgery has less risks than a c-section, and loads of women around the world get that done! We're going to be fine xx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from SummerDream in Depression and Anxiety Post-Op   
    Thank you for posting this. I also have ptsd, anxiety and depression. I wanted to know the answers too but didn't want to make the post. Much respect xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from SummerDream in Depression and Anxiety Post-Op   
    Thank you for posting this. I also have ptsd, anxiety and depression. I wanted to know the answers too but didn't want to make the post. Much respect xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from SummerDream in Depression and Anxiety Post-Op   
    Thank you for posting this. I also have ptsd, anxiety and depression. I wanted to know the answers too but didn't want to make the post. Much respect xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 got a reaction from SummerDream in Depression and Anxiety Post-Op   
    Thank you for posting this. I also have ptsd, anxiety and depression. I wanted to know the answers too but didn't want to make the post. Much respect xxx

    Surgery due January 17th 2018

    CW 238
    GW 133

    Instagram: jeez_sleevedlouise


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    JeezLouise91 reacted to DrDoughGirl in What couldn't you be without now?   
    I love Protein2o as well. My biggest suggestion (and I'm about a week post-surgery) is to do your research for the first few weeks--shakes, Vitamins, etc. I tried different samples of shakes and Protein options. I was on Pinterest forever reading all sorts of different ideas. Of course you'll have a ton of ideas, but you'll just have to go through all the information and suggestions from everyone and take the ones that you feel are best for you.
    After my research, I bought the shakes and drinks that I liked. Bought other things that I would be able to eat. So I had everything stocked and ready to go.
    I will add that I tried the Tespo machine that gives you the liquid shots of vitamins. I didn't care for it at all. I initially didn't think about the fact that you're only getting an allowance of 4 oz of liquid at a time, but you have multiple vitamins with the machine, which ended up being 6 oz or more. Just didn't seem worth it to me to take up my liquids with that.
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    JeezLouise91 reacted to etc. etc. etc. in What couldn't you be without now?   
    Protein2o saved me. It's a flavored water thing available at most grocery stores (usually near where Propel and Powerade and stuff are stocked). The flavors vary, but they all have 15 grams of Protein and 0-4 grams of carbs. These drinks have been extremely useful for me in keeping a high protein intake without having to go nuts. I like the coconut and mixed berry, but all of them are at least decent.
    http://www.drinkprotein2o.com/
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