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    Although I have made the crust from raw cauliflower before I found it too time consuming. I now keep these in the freezer: https://www.califlourfoods.com/ They also make great chips for dipping in hummus.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Great NSV!! Saw my Endocrinologist today - A1C is 6.1!!!! Down from 7.5! Hot dang!!
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    3/14 down 33 including pre op (as of 5/14) and pretty unhappy with my results. I am giving new meaning to being a slow loser. Going to Endo to get a full workup. So far I’m disappointed. Lost 78 overall. Did better before the surgery apparently. Oh well.
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    Don't pray for me

    I don’t think saying that I will pray for someone assumes anything about them rather it says something about me. To use the chicken example if you choose to slaughter a chicken in my honor I don’t care. I’m not slaughtering it, you are. The act of praying for someone doesn’t mean I think that person is religious it means that I am. I wouldn’t be offended by that....
  5. I say that the feeling is different. I’m not stopping because I’m satisfied and ready to stop, I’m stopping to avoid feeling sick. I’m still getting use to portion size at 2 months. I tried to eat 4 grilled chicken wings for dinner.... nope couldn’t do it. Don’t feel satisfied but I am full. To me satisfaction came from eating the amount I “wanted” and saying “that’s enough” and that was usually after at least 10 chicken wings. Of course that’s why I weighed as much as I did/do I accept my limits now because I have a different goal. At least I can still enjoy foods I liked before even if it’s just a taste or so.
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    Interesting article

    First - I’ll honestly say I didn’t read the article; so take this with a grain of salt. Disney manages to make better rides that are much more accommodating with no problems. They are safe for a 45 pound child and a 450 pound adult. I don’t expect cheaper places like 6 flags and pop up amusement parks at state fairs to spend the money to accommodate larger bodies but if Disney can do it so can Universal. It’s purely a choice albeit probably financial but it’s not a safety issue. It can be done.
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    9 weeks Post Op Calories

    About to start week 7 and I’m between 800-1000 and try to get close to 1000 especially on days I workout. 50 total carbs or less and at least 80 grams of protein. Upping my calories helped me break my stall. I started at a much higher weight than most an less than 800 calories was not working after the first couple of weeks.
  8. I like to buy fresh foods mostly when I grocery shop but I always end up with more than I can eat. I bough 3 avocados (what was I thinking?) and 2 went bad before I got around to eating them. Same with cucumbers and zucchini. It’s such a mental thing I know. I’m still shopping like my stomach is pre-surgery size. I used to eat an entire zucchini in 1 meal - now it’s at least 3 meals. I need to figure this out. I don’t want to have to go grocery store stopping all the time but I don’t want to waste money or food either. Fun times! [emoji854]
  9. Yes, love him. I also watch him on YouTube.
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    Any Atlanta Ga sleevers???

    Hey! I’m an Atlanta sleever too - 3/14. The only problem I’m currently having is that I’m not losing any weight. [emoji854] I know if I keep up following the rules I will get down as I expected. I haven’t had regrets but have been in disbelief that I had my stomach cut out! Whats going on with you? I think we just need to keep in mind that we are still pretty new out and our bodies are adjusting. Things really are going to be ok! [emoji3]
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    So I made pizza for dinner and sadly couldn’t eat much (yay!). It is a turkey fest! 1 slice of turkey bacon, 6 slices of turkey pepperoni and 1.5 ounces of ground turkey. 1.5 ounces of cheese, 2 tablespoons of sauce, few mushrooms on a cauliflower crust. 4-5 servings. [emoji3] Protein goals met! Yep!
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    What am I doing wrong?

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    What am I doing wrong?

    It calculates a percentage and then I have to add the actual protein numbers up. I’m actually thinking about switching to the MFP app because I’ve heard good things about it.
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    What am I doing wrong?

    Oh and ignore the time of day. I got tired of specifying when I ate the food in my Fitbit app. Hehehe
  15. So.... I know about the dreaded stall but I’m worried that I will not continue to lose weight. This has been my previous problem with calorie restricted diets- the weight drops at first and then stops. Here is a snap shot of what I’ve eaten today - I’m on regular food. Total -730 calories My Weight - over 350 pounds How can I not lose weight on so few calories? On My 600 pound life in the hospital some of the patients eat a restricted 1200 calorie diet and lose 100 pounds laying in the bed. I move around everyday and workout 3x’s a week. Now my mind is going in circles like it used to - should I stop exercising, do I need more calories? Or should I exercise more and eat only 500 calories? Ugh! I was really hoping not to have to deal with this BS after having surgery. I thought the “tool” would help with portion/calories and as long as I exercise and ate nutritious food the pounds would drop. I’m hopeful that one day I’ll just come back here to say I was being impatient, but I’ve been trying to lose weight since I was a child, I’m tired!