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    Zero carb bread

    I tried eating it once. Had intense stomach pain for about 4 hours. Worst thing I’ve felt since surgery, which was over a year ago. I can tolerate the Flat Out wraps and corn tortillas fine but not trying the Zero Carb bread again!
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    First support group

    They might all be different but at mine everyone introduces themselves. After that, talking is optional. I am shy too and really enjoy support groups at over a year post op. You’ll be fine. 😀
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    I met my goal!

    Congratulations!! 🎉
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    This is my first photo post on BP! I read this forum almost every day and find it so helpful but never had the nerve to post a picture. My one year surgiversary was last week and I’ve lost 118 lbs total. Hit my goal in less than 10 months and been maintaining since. Before this summer, I don’t remember the last time I wore white pants, but now I have 3 pairs! 😊
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    I ate very little fruit until maintenance mode. Now I eat some fruit most days. Never had any issues tolerating fruit.
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    No issues here either
  7. I was able to add fresh fruits and veggies 6 weeks post-op. No issues with salad except limited capacity. I still try to eat the protein first, or most of it, almost a year post op.
  8. I’m like kcgirl— a year out and usually cold. On the bright side, I used to sweat like a pig and now rarely do. I’m even cold at the gym sometimes!
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    Chinese Food Puree

    My puréed Foods were things like yogurt, ricotta cheese, applesauce (unsweetened), non-chunky soups, thin cream of wheat... I never actually puréed anything except canned peaches and pears.
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    It’s your stomach digesting. Lots of noise and movement going on in there. At least that’s what I have!
  11. I lost all my excess weight in 10 months. 115 lbs down. I’ve been maintaining for a month now and so far so good. Logged everything every day, focused on protein, limited carbs, go to the gym. Nothing magical but doing it all works!
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    Week four update

    Sounds like you’re doing great—congrats! The energy comes with time. After 3-4 months, I had more energy than I can ever remember.
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    Weekend Weight Loss

    That was exactly my pattern. Weight loss almost always happened on the weekend. I have no idea why but it became predictable.
  14. I have people tell me often that I look younger after losing 115 lbs but I think I look older. Either way, I look and feel so much healthier that it’s worth it. And I’m a size 8, which is crazy to me!
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    Tennis shoes??

    I agree with flip flops. You’re not going to want to bend over to tie your shoes or deal with socks. Definitely slip on shoes.
  16. Olive oil, avocado, nuts, 2% or 4% yogurt or cottage cheese
  17. @summerset—tzatziki recipe please!
  18. I’ve gone from 44DD to 34C. Band and cup sizes both go down!
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    Grilled cheese alternative?

    Be careful with the zero carb bread. I’m 10 months out and tried it about 3 months ago. I felt like a balloon was expanding in my stomach for 4 hours. It was awful! I’ve had good luck with Flatout Wraps. The chipotle flavored one is smaller and just like 60 calories I think. Or I do half an original one.
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    Evening sweet tooth

    Swiss Miss reduced calorie hot cocoa (35 cal) made with Skim Milk has been my go-to evening snack.
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    Single DUE to surgery

    @Hop_Scotch excellent article! Thanks so much for sharing.
  22. Yep I have this. I’m almost 10 months post sleeve.
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    Hunger at Night

    Is it possible you’re thirsty in the middle of the night? I’ve noticed I sometimes confuse the two now and a glass of water, Gatorade Zero, etc can really fill me up when I think I’m hungry. Maybe try drinking 8-16 oz at 2 am and see if that helps??
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    Weight loss pre-surgery

    Depends on your insurance requirements and surgeon’s requirements. Make sure you understand both.
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    Soft food/ puréed recipes

    The Baritastic app has some simple recipes. Ricotta bake was one of my favs.