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greensmoothie

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    greensmoothie got a reaction from mousecat88 in Food funerals?   
    I can relate. I ate so horribly before surgery because I felt like I was never going to be able to eat those foods again. My doctor warned me of this but it didn’t stop me. Now that I am about 3 months post VSG I can eat whatever I want (in small portions).


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    greensmoothie reacted to GreenTealael in FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS   
    I'll kick it off.
    Me at my smartest vs me at my cutest lol


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from mousecat88 in Food funerals?   
    I can relate. I ate so horribly before surgery because I felt like I was never going to be able to eat those foods again. My doctor warned me of this but it didn’t stop me. Now that I am about 3 months post VSG I can eat whatever I want (in small portions).


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    greensmoothie reacted to Creekimp13 in Why I eat baked potatoes, brown rice and whole grain bread   
    Yep, I eat them all. Love them. They're a daily part of my diet. Sometimes multiple times a day.
    OMG, they're carbs!
    Yep, they are. But they're not refined, over-processed, or bad.
    And you know what else they are?
    Excellent sources of plant based Protein and Fiber.
    A baked potato has 160 calories. By itself, it has 4g of protein. Throw some vegetarian chili on there and you're in the high teens. Awesome lunch!
    Brown rice...half a cup has around 100 calories and 3g of protein. Add some bean or peas and you've got complete amino acids...tons of protein... and a crazy awesome amount of fiber.
    Why is dietary fiber important? To grow good gut bugs. Your microbiota and the health of your gut (and metabolism) depend on happy little bacteria. The strains of gut bugs that live in the guts of skinny people....have a favorite food: dietary fiber. Feed your good bugs good things and they'll be good to you.
    They like to eat fruit, veggies, Beans, whole wheat bread...
    Whole wheat bread? I eat this A LOT:)
    For instance.....A lite Thomas English wheat muffin has 5g of protein for 100 calories. This dietary powerhouse has 8g of dietary fiber! Smear that sucker with your favorite nut butter or fruit preserves, and you're in business.
    One of my favorite go-to dinners these days...... is fresh homemade wheat bread with 16 veggie soup...and fruit for dessert.
    I eat about four servings of fruit a day...and that's not even counting the watermelon I huddle over in the car while hissing "My Precious...." LOL:)
    A banana is not "a candy bar" A banana is a wonderful healthy food. I eat lots of them. Hell, I have a Yonanas that makes them into ice cream. They're terrific.


    Normal weight does not HAVE to mean giving up carbs. It means being carb smart, balancing, and making mindful choices.
    More than one way to do this whole thing.
    Weight loss success does not mean ONLY eating meat for the rest of your life with broccoli on the side. That's great once in a while, though!
    Not trying to tell anyone they're doing it wrong.....just sayin'....there's more than one way to do it right:)

    Extreme thinking, extreme dieting, extreme self denial....is not sustainable.
    Work on a forever diet you can live with.
    Be mindful, be accountable....but be kind to yourself.






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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Spellbound in Non Plain Water Drink Choices   
    I drank Low Sugar Apple juice, Gatorade, Crystal Light and chamomile tea. For some unknown reason I had a hard time with plain Water after surgery. I’m almost 3 months out now and can drink water just fine. Good luck!


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Lola4rmKona in 18 months post op   
    Congratulations


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from mousecat88 in Food funerals?   
    I can relate. I ate so horribly before surgery because I felt like I was never going to be able to eat those foods again. My doctor warned me of this but it didn’t stop me. Now that I am about 3 months post VSG I can eat whatever I want (in small portions).


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    greensmoothie reacted to Lola4rmKona in 18 months post op   
    Hey guys, haven't been here for a while and thought I'd check in. Still losing slowly but surely. Ladies, stay away from wine and other new addictions that might take over where food once reigned! Lol. Keep to your goals and do you. Every journey is different so never compare yourself to others. At 18 months postoperative I thought I would have figured it all out by now. That is not the case. I still am mindful of my Protein and calories intake as well as liquids. Still on my Quest for Vitamins that I can settle on (have tried gummies, pills, patches). Still eat with my eyes and have to remind myself food is simply fuel and not a party. Still have to remind myself I have lost the weight and to stop ordering 3 sizes too big because it might not fit. The list goes on but wherever you are in your journey, you are doing great and you will reach your goal. Might not be tomorrow but keep working at it and you will get there. Most importantly, if you have an off day, dont beat yourself up about it and continue forward. For those of you dealing with naysayers of all sorts, I say do you. Your future self will thank you for it. Who I am now am very thankful for the me 18 months ago. My pictures below say it all. I got to a point where I was so miserable, I rarely took pictures and continued eating myself to death because it was my escape. I posted preop pic, one year anniversary, and most recent. Good luck everyone.Take care and Aloha!
    Flo
    Surgery Day: 4/11/17
    HW: 312
    PreOp after 2 week liquid diet: 302
    PostOp at 18 mths: 219  
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    greensmoothie got a reaction from clsumrall in Body Temperature   
    I am freezing all the time now. I’m glad you posted this question.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from clsumrall in Body Temperature   
    I am freezing all the time now. I’m glad you posted this question.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from clsumrall in Body Temperature   
    I am freezing all the time now. I’m glad you posted this question.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Kay07 in Onederland Is Amazeballs   
    Congratulations!!!


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    greensmoothie reacted to Kay07 in Onederland Is Amazeballs   
    Thank you all SO MUCH! It has definitely not been a simple easy loss, I’ve worked my butt off (literally, I’ve no butt 😭) to get here between fighting the cravings, watching what I eat, and pushing my workouts I have to say I feel incredible! Best decision I have ever made. Here is a quick pic from today. I HAVE A WAIST!!!!

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    greensmoothie reacted to Kay07 in Onederland Is Amazeballs   
    Guess who hit onderland after stalling for 3.5 weeks at 201? THIS lady did! Woohoo!

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    greensmoothie reacted to ellie123 in Summer 2018 Surgery Buddies: POST-OP Discussion   
    Me Own Popsicles
    Being on clears is hard, I want to bite into something!
    Sharing a new hack! Instead of SF colored nutritinless junk, I took matters into my hands, ordered a kit on Amazon and made these beauties out of Vitamin Water and such!
    I took one on my hot walk in Texas and it kept me cool and nourished.



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    greensmoothie got a reaction from AJP in Female Facial Hair - IS THIS EVER GOING TO END? :(   
    I bought the Bella Flash by Silk’n from costco. I like it.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Frustr8 in Terrified of puréed phase   
    I am about 6 weeks post sleeve surgery. It was really hard to tolerate anything other than Jello and broth at first. I never hit the Protein and Water daily goals. I struggled to keep a lot of foods I tried down (TMI - I vomited a lot). I spoke with my doctor about it and he said to focus on water goals and reduced the water goal to 40 ounces per day. When I had an aversion to water he said I could hit my liquid goals with Gatorade, crystal light and the like.

    So long story short ... I stayed on liquids a little longer despite being able to go to soft foods. Despite these food plans that say you can eat X on a certain date, you know your body and what you are ready to eat. I think it’s good to take it slow. If something doesn’t work then try it again later on down the road.

    Like I said in the beginning of this post, I am six weeks out. Today I can eat and drink almost anything now without any issue. As your stomach heals it gets better.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Frustr8 in Female Facial Hair - IS THIS EVER GOING TO END? :(   
    I second the laser recommendation. I bought an at home laser hair remover and I absolutely love it.


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    greensmoothie reacted to Ylime in Summer 2018 Surgery Buddies: POST-OP Discussion   
    It’s official - I’m here! Surgery went well yesterday. Finally out of the groggy feeling and trying to mange my pain. Glad to be on the other side!
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    greensmoothie reacted to TxAlpha06 in Nice Pace....Lift...Lift...Lift...   
    Getting there....
    3 months today.....
    Not rushing....lifting heavy....staying solid....

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    greensmoothie reacted to mav2126 in Broke my stall!!!   
    i broke my stall. I was stuck at 228-229 for 2 weeks and I just weighed in at 225. Woot! Woot! I can't tell you how stressed I was during the stall. I thought I would never lose weight again and that I wasted all this effort on the surgery. Man it was a roller coaster. Not fun.
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    greensmoothie got a reaction from Frustr8 in Summer 2018 Surgery Buddies: POST-OP Discussion   
    3 1/2 weeks out and I am having this experience.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from KRush88 in I’m officially a sleever   
    Congratulations.... wishing you a speedy recovery.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from KRush88 in I’m officially a sleever   
    Congratulations.... wishing you a speedy recovery.


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    greensmoothie got a reaction from _Shane_ in WHAT made you choose YOUR SURGEON?   
    My surgeon had the gastric sleeve surgery. He gives all of his patients his personal cell number so you can text him with any questions, any time of the day or night. He knows exactly what I am going through, having experienced it himself. This is why I chose him and I was not disappointed.



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