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fluffy562

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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in My Journey 8 weeks   
    Today has hit 8 weeks for me and I wanted to share my journey. I can't believe that time has flown but in the beginning, it felt like eternity. My surgery itself was pretty smooth. Not much pain just mostly discomfort because of the incisions. My first four weeks were definitely a challenge mentally. 2 weeks of puree probably was the hardest. That and my Water intake. But when I hit that 4 week mark and I was given the green light from the doctor that I was on my own, it felt liberating in a way. I didn't feel so restricted and I became mentally more conscious about what I put in my mouth and I focused on Protein and water. My strength and mentality changed.
    I don't own a scale. Mentally it has always been depressing for me and I decided NOT to get one. I didn't want to let the numbers define my journey. Being that I have been on all kinds of diets and my weight has always YO-yo'd, I have a closet full of jeans in all different size ranges. I organized them by sizes in different slots and will let that tell me where I am at.
    At last weeks doctors visit ( 7 weeks) I was down 30 pounds. I couldn't be more proud!! I feel so good and full of energy. This probably has been one of the best decisions I have made to do this surgery. I haven't started exercising yet , I do walk my dogs 2x a day for about 20 mins each time and have since a week out from my surgery. I know that I need to get started. At least walking long periods. I make sure all meals are protein based and if I have room, I will eat a bite of veggies. I cook a lot at home for my family and make sure its in the diet and on the days it's not. I usually have left overs. I always have a protein bar/snack in my car and water at all times. My meals consist of about 3 oz of protein and usually can't eat much past that. I have about 4- 5 meals like this a day. Every morning I have collagen protein in my coffee so I know I start the day with 22 g of protein and then usually go from there. If by the end of the day I haven't hit my goal, I end it with a Premier Protein shake.
    For those of you that are just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to read all the posts on here daily and just kept saying to myself will this ever get easier and YES, it does. I've excepted my new lifestyle and hope that my journey continues to be as smooth as it has since week 4. I'm sure I will hit bumps here and there and I know it's always going to be mentally challenging when food has always been comfort for me. But I can say today I feel strong and I just take it day by day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in My Journey 8 weeks   
    Today has hit 8 weeks for me and I wanted to share my journey. I can't believe that time has flown but in the beginning, it felt like eternity. My surgery itself was pretty smooth. Not much pain just mostly discomfort because of the incisions. My first four weeks were definitely a challenge mentally. 2 weeks of puree probably was the hardest. That and my Water intake. But when I hit that 4 week mark and I was given the green light from the doctor that I was on my own, it felt liberating in a way. I didn't feel so restricted and I became mentally more conscious about what I put in my mouth and I focused on Protein and water. My strength and mentality changed.
    I don't own a scale. Mentally it has always been depressing for me and I decided NOT to get one. I didn't want to let the numbers define my journey. Being that I have been on all kinds of diets and my weight has always YO-yo'd, I have a closet full of jeans in all different size ranges. I organized them by sizes in different slots and will let that tell me where I am at.
    At last weeks doctors visit ( 7 weeks) I was down 30 pounds. I couldn't be more proud!! I feel so good and full of energy. This probably has been one of the best decisions I have made to do this surgery. I haven't started exercising yet , I do walk my dogs 2x a day for about 20 mins each time and have since a week out from my surgery. I know that I need to get started. At least walking long periods. I make sure all meals are protein based and if I have room, I will eat a bite of veggies. I cook a lot at home for my family and make sure its in the diet and on the days it's not. I usually have left overs. I always have a protein bar/snack in my car and water at all times. My meals consist of about 3 oz of protein and usually can't eat much past that. I have about 4- 5 meals like this a day. Every morning I have collagen protein in my coffee so I know I start the day with 22 g of protein and then usually go from there. If by the end of the day I haven't hit my goal, I end it with a Premier Protein shake.
    For those of you that are just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to read all the posts on here daily and just kept saying to myself will this ever get easier and YES, it does. I've excepted my new lifestyle and hope that my journey continues to be as smooth as it has since week 4. I'm sure I will hit bumps here and there and I know it's always going to be mentally challenging when food has always been comfort for me. But I can say today I feel strong and I just take it day by day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in My Journey 8 weeks   
    Today has hit 8 weeks for me and I wanted to share my journey. I can't believe that time has flown but in the beginning, it felt like eternity. My surgery itself was pretty smooth. Not much pain just mostly discomfort because of the incisions. My first four weeks were definitely a challenge mentally. 2 weeks of puree probably was the hardest. That and my Water intake. But when I hit that 4 week mark and I was given the green light from the doctor that I was on my own, it felt liberating in a way. I didn't feel so restricted and I became mentally more conscious about what I put in my mouth and I focused on Protein and water. My strength and mentality changed.
    I don't own a scale. Mentally it has always been depressing for me and I decided NOT to get one. I didn't want to let the numbers define my journey. Being that I have been on all kinds of diets and my weight has always YO-yo'd, I have a closet full of jeans in all different size ranges. I organized them by sizes in different slots and will let that tell me where I am at.
    At last weeks doctors visit ( 7 weeks) I was down 30 pounds. I couldn't be more proud!! I feel so good and full of energy. This probably has been one of the best decisions I have made to do this surgery. I haven't started exercising yet , I do walk my dogs 2x a day for about 20 mins each time and have since a week out from my surgery. I know that I need to get started. At least walking long periods. I make sure all meals are protein based and if I have room, I will eat a bite of veggies. I cook a lot at home for my family and make sure its in the diet and on the days it's not. I usually have left overs. I always have a protein bar/snack in my car and water at all times. My meals consist of about 3 oz of protein and usually can't eat much past that. I have about 4- 5 meals like this a day. Every morning I have collagen protein in my coffee so I know I start the day with 22 g of protein and then usually go from there. If by the end of the day I haven't hit my goal, I end it with a Premier Protein shake.
    For those of you that are just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to read all the posts on here daily and just kept saying to myself will this ever get easier and YES, it does. I've excepted my new lifestyle and hope that my journey continues to be as smooth as it has since week 4. I'm sure I will hit bumps here and there and I know it's always going to be mentally challenging when food has always been comfort for me. But I can say today I feel strong and I just take it day by day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in My Journey 8 weeks   
    Today has hit 8 weeks for me and I wanted to share my journey. I can't believe that time has flown but in the beginning, it felt like eternity. My surgery itself was pretty smooth. Not much pain just mostly discomfort because of the incisions. My first four weeks were definitely a challenge mentally. 2 weeks of puree probably was the hardest. That and my Water intake. But when I hit that 4 week mark and I was given the green light from the doctor that I was on my own, it felt liberating in a way. I didn't feel so restricted and I became mentally more conscious about what I put in my mouth and I focused on Protein and water. My strength and mentality changed.
    I don't own a scale. Mentally it has always been depressing for me and I decided NOT to get one. I didn't want to let the numbers define my journey. Being that I have been on all kinds of diets and my weight has always YO-yo'd, I have a closet full of jeans in all different size ranges. I organized them by sizes in different slots and will let that tell me where I am at.
    At last weeks doctors visit ( 7 weeks) I was down 30 pounds. I couldn't be more proud!! I feel so good and full of energy. This probably has been one of the best decisions I have made to do this surgery. I haven't started exercising yet , I do walk my dogs 2x a day for about 20 mins each time and have since a week out from my surgery. I know that I need to get started. At least walking long periods. I make sure all meals are protein based and if I have room, I will eat a bite of veggies. I cook a lot at home for my family and make sure its in the diet and on the days it's not. I usually have left overs. I always have a protein bar/snack in my car and water at all times. My meals consist of about 3 oz of protein and usually can't eat much past that. I have about 4- 5 meals like this a day. Every morning I have collagen protein in my coffee so I know I start the day with 22 g of protein and then usually go from there. If by the end of the day I haven't hit my goal, I end it with a Premier Protein shake.
    For those of you that are just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to read all the posts on here daily and just kept saying to myself will this ever get easier and YES, it does. I've excepted my new lifestyle and hope that my journey continues to be as smooth as it has since week 4. I'm sure I will hit bumps here and there and I know it's always going to be mentally challenging when food has always been comfort for me. But I can say today I feel strong and I just take it day by day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in My Journey 8 weeks   
    Today has hit 8 weeks for me and I wanted to share my journey. I can't believe that time has flown but in the beginning, it felt like eternity. My surgery itself was pretty smooth. Not much pain just mostly discomfort because of the incisions. My first four weeks were definitely a challenge mentally. 2 weeks of puree probably was the hardest. That and my Water intake. But when I hit that 4 week mark and I was given the green light from the doctor that I was on my own, it felt liberating in a way. I didn't feel so restricted and I became mentally more conscious about what I put in my mouth and I focused on Protein and water. My strength and mentality changed.
    I don't own a scale. Mentally it has always been depressing for me and I decided NOT to get one. I didn't want to let the numbers define my journey. Being that I have been on all kinds of diets and my weight has always YO-yo'd, I have a closet full of jeans in all different size ranges. I organized them by sizes in different slots and will let that tell me where I am at.
    At last weeks doctors visit ( 7 weeks) I was down 30 pounds. I couldn't be more proud!! I feel so good and full of energy. This probably has been one of the best decisions I have made to do this surgery. I haven't started exercising yet , I do walk my dogs 2x a day for about 20 mins each time and have since a week out from my surgery. I know that I need to get started. At least walking long periods. I make sure all meals are protein based and if I have room, I will eat a bite of veggies. I cook a lot at home for my family and make sure its in the diet and on the days it's not. I usually have left overs. I always have a protein bar/snack in my car and water at all times. My meals consist of about 3 oz of protein and usually can't eat much past that. I have about 4- 5 meals like this a day. Every morning I have collagen protein in my coffee so I know I start the day with 22 g of protein and then usually go from there. If by the end of the day I haven't hit my goal, I end it with a Premier Protein shake.
    For those of you that are just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to read all the posts on here daily and just kept saying to myself will this ever get easier and YES, it does. I've excepted my new lifestyle and hope that my journey continues to be as smooth as it has since week 4. I'm sure I will hit bumps here and there and I know it's always going to be mentally challenging when food has always been comfort for me. But I can say today I feel strong and I just take it day by day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Hungry   
    Thanks. I will try more fiber. And yes I stop drinking 30 mins before and 30 mins after.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in Hungry   
    Thanks! That was a good read😊 I appreciate the reassurance cause I was about to call my doctor and say “ Helllloooo” I paid cash. I expect nothing but the top shelf!! Lol
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from ProudGrammy in 5 things I've learned 5 yrs out   
    EXACTLY what i needed to hear. I'm only 2 weeks out but the future sounds worth it all. Thank You. Sadly, I've already lost one friend of 16 years from jealously I think? Sad, but I'm staying strong and moving forward.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Hungry   
    Thanks. I will try more fiber. And yes I stop drinking 30 mins before and 30 mins after.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Hungry   
    I’m on Prilosec. I can eat 3-4 oz of Protein and then I stop and 20 mins later my stomach feels empty. Like I didn’t eat.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in Hungry   
    Thanks! That was a good read😊 I appreciate the reassurance cause I was about to call my doctor and say “ Helllloooo” I paid cash. I expect nothing but the top shelf!! Lol
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Charlie75 in Hungry   
    I’m 2 days shy of being 5 weeks post op. I’m constantly hungry, I eat Proteins all meals and I don’t feel restriction. I just mentally stop at 3-4 oz cause I’m not really sure how far I should take it?
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 in Hungry   
    Thanks! That was a good read😊 I appreciate the reassurance cause I was about to call my doctor and say “ Helllloooo” I paid cash. I expect nothing but the top shelf!! Lol
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from GreenTealael in slider foods   
    What exactly are slider foods?
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from dreamingofasleeve in Two year anniversary!   
    thanks for the encouragement! everyday is a rollercoaster for me. It's always nice to hear successful stories
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Camalli26 in Post op pain - be honest   
    i have a high tolerance for pain so I was up and walking around after surgery, I'm extremely independent and could of done it alone ( my m0m was here and didn't need her) I just iced the incisions when they were uncomfortable. I pretty much slept a lot and watched movies. oh and walking 10 mins 3 x a day
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from CrankyMagpie in Afraid that I'm going to let fear of pain prevent me from going through with surgery   
    i can't say i had "pain". it was more like must being sore. It's definitely tolerable. Never once did i think why did I do this. you're so focused on drinking Water and Protein, pain didn't play factor
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from KRush88 in My journey so far....   
    i think 28 pounds is amazing!! keep it up
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Pureed food ideas   
    i just steamed cauliflower. put it in a blender with very little butter. salt and pepper. blended. like mashed potatoes with out the starch. i drink two premier shakes a day so my doctor said what ever i had in-between was ok.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Ginger-Snap in Mental Hunger ☹️   
    i am 23 days out and YES, its mentally challenging!! especially when you want taste what your cooking out of habit. I just keep cooking nightly and make sure that I drink a lot of Water prior or sip what I'm having for my meal prior to cooking and then just sit with everyone through conversation.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Sleeved36 in Waste Food   
    i find it hard in the puree stage. because my family isn't eating any of the things I get. I buy the smallest quantity of smallest container of things, then I have to put it in a glass container for the next day. Avocados are hard to use up being my family doesn't eat, so that went to a waste. anything after 3 days in the fridge I have to toss. So don't go crazy buying a lot.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from AiyanaC in 5 months post op before & after   
    way to go! feel proud
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from clsumrall in Acid Reflux Concerns - Oct. Sleeve Surgery   
    I never had reflux before my surgery and now I do. they have had to change my medicines twice, it's the worst! My doctor says it will go away, but when?? Put a big damper on a whole day.
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Mandy1013 in Secret sleevers?   
    Ive only told my husband and mom when I scheduled the surgery. I told my teenage boys 2 days before surgery as well as my two best friends. I am a hairdresser and I am sure I will be questioned as my clients see me monthly. But I'm not sure if I will say or what I will say. You have to do what is right for you. I am sad that one of my best friends of 15 years is jealous and has pulled away since. I have a gut feeling she has told her family whom I close with and I will be very disappointed if so...... this is my journey to tell, not hers
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    fluffy562 got a reaction from Mandy1013 in Feeling resentful, missing my favorite foods   
    today has been hard for me... for some reason I question will I ever get to enjoy going out again or being able to make dinner for the whole family and eat with them? guess I'm in a funk
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