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  1. Walk or move whenever you can. You are worth it. Stand up at your desk. Take the longer route to the restroom. I find if I put myself first even during the frantic, busy times, I get more done and I am less prone to stress eating. I also make sure I plan my food. If I packed my food, I'm less likely to eat other stress foods. Good luck. You are worth taking care of.
  2. domi

    SF Popsicles

    Sugar Free Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops are the best!!
  3. What helped me the most with losing weight was the psychologist and personal nutritionist. Surgery helped, but a year later, it is still the psychological and nutrition that I need to continue working on. The sleeve has helped me by reducing what I can eat, but it is not the solution. It is a valuable tool and part of the whole solution.
  4. I wore slip on shoes and left my cell phone at home. You aren't there long and the less you bring, the easier it is to go home.
  5. In the beginning, going out was a little tough just learning what to choose. My family was great. WE went to the habit and I would order the tuna steak all by itself, no bread or I would just order a burger patty from other fast food restaurants. Then we ventured out more. I love ordering shrimp cocktail as my meal. I will also just eat off my families plates sometimes. My husband says I'm a cheap date. I also order in to-go containers, then take my leftovers to work. Most of my friends and family have been very supportive and accommodating.
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    Need help

    It takes a little while after surgery for your body to regulate. How often you work out depend on how you are feeling. Your surgeon will give you the go ahead to increase exercise. Until he/she does, walk. I walked as much and as often as I could. Make sure you are getting your protein and water in and the scale will start moving. Some people in the beginning of their journey have some constipation and once this is relieved, they start losing weight. I was finally cleared at 2 months to start with a physical trainer, that really got my weight loss going. Good luck to you on your journey. Don't compare yourself to others because we all lose at different rates. Take Care.
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    Gastric Sleeve

    It was amazing. I had 4 tiny incisions. I only had pain meds in the hospital and then some Tylenol at home. After the first week, I was able to sleep comfortably. I was up walking the day of my surgery. Good luck to you.
  8. domi

    So depressed I need help

    Check out this doctor's website: https://www.sleeveacademy.com/store he got me back to eating healthier. Good luck!
  9. domi

    date nights

    I go out with my husband and found that ordering an appetizer is usually plenty for me. I have found shrimp cocktail or prosciutto wrapped asparagus is perfect. I can even have a glass of wine. It takes me longer to eat this than my husband takes to eat all of his food.
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    Just not feeling good

    My doctor's office. After seeing my doctor and getting a blood test, he put in an order for a full year of B-12 injections. I just get a nurse appointment once a month and she gives me a shot. It really helps my energy levels.
  11. domi

    Just not feeling good

    I felt crappy until I got on solid food. I have also added B-12 shots. They are helping immensely.
  12. domi

    Broke out in sweat

    it happens to me when I eat chicken. Chicken is plumped full of steroids and antibiotics. My doctor has told me to only eat organic chicken at it has helped.
  13. domi

    Any regrets

    I have found this dr very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp6n4PijvgR_rhDZx_X8xwQ
  14. Talk to your doctor and his nutritionist and let them know your concern. Mine was the same until I asked if I could talk to the nutritionist. The doctor said many of his patients are not fully committed and he thinks they lose more quickly when not having to think about real food. He allowed me to work with my nutritionist and truly learn what I should eat. Good luck to you.
  15. domi

    Plateau since month 6

    I went through this same thing. I did everything I could do food wise, I was told to try swimming. The change in activity to swimming was a whole body workout and this got my metabolism moving again. Good luck to you.