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  1. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    NewJerseyMom, 60 pounds is awesome! You must feel so much better already. And AnnetteNJ, thanks for the tip on Planet Fitness. There are few gyms by me, but there is a Planet Fitness by my job. I will check them out this week.
  2. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    Ha! I was so confused. Doing okay - down 25 pounds so far. I have been struggling to get in my protein and water so still held back on the diet. I want to get in more time working out, but can’t decide on a gym or exercise routine. I used to go to the Max, but it is expensive and I don’t feel like I have enough energy on the limited diet to get through that work out. How are you doing since you are a week ahead of me? What kind of exercise do you do?
  3. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    Hi Annette! I am so excited to see someone else from Ocean County. I’m from Manahawkin and was sleeved 3/7.
  4. I am embarrassed to write this, but I need help. I had sleeve surgery on 3/7/18. I have been taking stool softener since arriving home, and have had 1 good bowel movement. Today I am extremely constipated. I have stool there, but it will not come out. The straining has caused bleeding, and now I am unable to urinate. I am afraid I am dehydrated and tried to drink water, but it is just sitting in my bladder causing me to be more uncomfortable. I have been up all night as I cannot sleep. Any suggestions? I am desperate!
  5. Luvabull2

    Help! Severe constipation

    Feeling much better frust8. Spoke to my doctor this morning and made some changes to my diet which will hopefully keep this from happening again. Everybody’s advice helped. Having this community who has been through what you are going through and truly understands is a wonderful thing! Thank you!
  6. Luvabull2

    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    The vitamins are messing with me too. They didn’t bother me initially while I was on anti-nausea medication, but since then I have been vomiting after taking the vitamins.
  7. Luvabull2

    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Thanks Aniraclre for posting this! I am scheduled to go back tomorrow as I had my surgery on 3/7. I have the same concerns about eating at work, so if anybody has any suggestions I would be grateful!
  8. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    Thanks so much! Any suggestions for good FB groups? I am always looking for more information.
  9. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    I am doing okay so far. Lost 14.4 the first week. Trying to get moving more but I am assuming going back to work on Wednesday will fix that. I have a treadmill and have been looking at going back to the gym, but my stomach is still sore. I just can’t wait to eat something else! Thanks for starting this NJ string.
  10. Luvabull2

    Hi I’m a Jersey girl newbie

    Hi Annette! I am in Manahawkin and 11 days post surgery.
  11. Luvabull2

    Air fryer!!!

    I am so glad to find this topic. I am only 9 days post op and have been thinking about purchasing an air fryer (after watching an infomercial...lol). I am struggling thinking about what I will cook when I can eat food. These comments sold me, because it looks like it will allow me to eat healthy while still satisfying my non-dieting boyfriend. Is the instant pot good as well?
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    Low Carb Wonton Wrappers

    I think you can buy them in any grocery store in the produce area, but on a side note do you like your air fryer. I am 9 days post op and have been thinking about getting one (after watching infomercials at home). Looking for some input.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Thanks@frust8. I live in New Jersey, and had my surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. I love my doctor, and in fact the whole office staff. They are great about answering my questions night or day. Lol. I am not sure if I got rid of all of my water weight yet, but lost 14.4 pounds in 6 days. I am struggling with the water, but even more so with the protein shakes they started me on last night. I am hoping this will pass.
  14. Luvabull2

    Secret sleevers?!

    I had actually only told 3 friends. My boyfriend was the last to know because I knew he would not be supportive. He has never struggled with his weight, and does not understand how it feels. I had my surgery on 3/7, and he has been trying to be supportive, but it is not easy for him.
  15. Luvabull2

    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Eventer, I feel your pain. I had my surgery on 3/7 and at my post op yesterday they started me on full liquids. I am struggling so much with getting the protein in. I feel gassy and bloated, and have to struggle to get even halfway through a shake. I felt sick all day.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I had mine March 7th too. I am so glad to find this page, because it helps so much to hear from others, especially going through the same thing right now.