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LeaG

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    LeaG got a reaction from GreenTealael in Help!!!!   
    I am having the same problem! Softer foods such as eggs, soft cheese, cream of wheat is all good and dandy. However, eating something heavier say bacon, beef, pork, or even some deli meats is like a big punch to my gut and makes me feel.....ugh!

    I feel fine at first, but then i just start to feel bad like if i ate too fast or too much. I feel like i am taking my time (i am a slow eater naturally) but sometimes, i feel like taking a sip of something to "help certain foods along" or else it feels dry and i feel like i might choke!
    I'll take the tiniest sip and it will still hurt me regardless. I don't want to jeopardize me stretching my pouch, and i get frustrated thinking about it too.

    My biggest thing so far, is that i carry A 64 OZ. VACUUM SEALED THERMOS STAINLESS STEEL TYPE water bottle so i have ice cold Water with me whenever i go.

    I am still finding that when i feel "hungry" i might actually be "thirsty" and vice versa.

    I am 2 months post op and have had a slow down in my weight loss and i feel like i should have lost more.

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    LeaG got a reaction from beingdina in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    That is amazing. I am super happy for you. Congratulations!!!!

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    LeaG got a reaction from ish_sheddingitall in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    EEEEEE!!!!! I'M SUPER EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! HOW AWESOME!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!

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    LeaG reacted to Tallymom in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    We are surgery twins and I am stalled too. Very frustrating. I am on 800 calories and doing everything right too. I’m just trying to focus on the long-term because I know my tool will work in the long run. Hang in there and PM me anytime.
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    LeaG reacted to Lenore805 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    Hi cmedina_75;
    my date was April 30th....How are you doing?
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    LeaG reacted to cmedina_75 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    I was April 29!!
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    LeaG reacted to Jillybean526 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    I'm gonna try this sounds good

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    LeaG reacted to Alwzla8 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    I will have to try that!!
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    LeaG reacted to Frustr8 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    I would take feeling full anytime over feeling Ready to Puke, today there are Storm Clouds in my heart and I wonder if it will turn worse rapidly. Tried some Bran Buds this am, trying to add Fiber in the hopes I will become more regular with #2. NOW WHAT?
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    LeaG reacted to Frustr8 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    It is rough -But you are Tuff- you're going to still make it through-- This is something I can guarantee YOU.
    Day by Day small steps👣 until you make it to where you should ve!
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    LeaG reacted to leahdavis33 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    I have trouble with the Protein Shakes as well. I bought the unflavored Protein isolate (I like the Isopure unflavored whey protein isolate) from Amazon. For 1 scoop, you get 25 g protein. You can add it to anything. Yogurt, Soup, smoothie, cottage cheese... I sometimes make my own shake with 1 scoop protein, 8 Oz either skim, coconut, or almond milk, a little vanilla extract, a tsp cocoa, sweetener, and a couple ice cubes... Have to wait a few minutes for the foam to settle it, but the Protein Powder has no flavor or aftertaste. That is my go to rescue to get the protein in when I'm struggling.
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    LeaG reacted to Jillybean526 in April 2019 Surgeries!   
    On May 18 it will be a month since my surgery. I never had a problem with liquids other than I never really felt full. I still however, have a problem getting the Protein Shakes down. To me they are way to sweet. Even with that I am down about 33lbs from my post surgery weigh in, I am also hoping that I get the go ahead for more solid/semi solod foods. I have been mashing down chicken and Turkey meatballs for the last week to try and get more Protein in...I tried to puree them but I couldnt get past the texture so I just make sure to mash them as good as possible and then chew each bite at least 20-30 times. I also bought baby food for some different tastes. Mostly the fruit but some veges like carrots, sweet potatoes and squash. You got this, remember everyone is different!
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    LeaG got a reaction from Vavoon_1020 in Stomach hungry but brain is not?   
    When you have the feeling of gas. WALK IT OFF. Walking will help move the gas out easier.

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    LeaG got a reaction from Nic C in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    I was 375 when I started my weight loss journey. I was able to drop down to 341 and had my VSG 04.30.19.
    I am now teetering 321-324 now.
    As for clothes, I have dropped two shirt sizes. I was a 5xl and now fit 3xl.
    DO NOT BUY NEW CLOTHES. GO THRIFT SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES.

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    LeaG got a reaction from Liz The New Me in Totally overwhelmed   
    I get it. I am only 3 weeks out and i am fighting just trying to get in something into my diet. I felt totally lost with the liquid diet, but i am hoping with the phase 2, i will be better. Good luck! Try Premier Protein and PB Fit powder for added Protein. Did they say anything about what you can and cant have?

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    LeaG reacted to Beautiful3 in Return to Work after Surgery   
    Worth it

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    LeaG got a reaction from Deenial in Return to Work after Surgery   
    For me. I work with dogs and animals all day on my feet and active. Bending and stooping and going up ladders as well. I am taking at least 6 weeks off. Last thing i want is a hernia or end up doing something that i could have prevented

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    LeaG reacted to Stitches78 in ANXIETY   
    My wife is really awesome. She's been very involved in everything and it means a ton. My Mom is one of those people who thinks they know better than the doctor. The only reason I even got to where I am is because my doctor, whom I had been working on weight issues for years, decided this might be the best way to go. We had tried diets and exercise, and it just never really took. I lose a few pounds and then just get stuck. And to say this is an easy way out is a joke. I know the amount of work it's going to take, and I'm prepared for it. It's going to be hard, but I know how I am, and I can do this. I just gotta keep calm until then.
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    LeaG reacted to ish_sheddingitall in Return to Work after Surgery   
    I took 5 weeks. I would highly recommend that wls patients take as much time as they can to work on their health, including mental health.
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    LeaG got a reaction from ish_sheddingitall in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    EEEEEE!!!!! I'M SUPER EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! HOW AWESOME!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!

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    LeaG reacted to Frustr8 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    And please Celebrate for ME, I am about ready to go to ONEderland, yeah me that started out Obese, Sad and 365+ pounds, I remember how triumphant I felt to break out of 300-How Much Did You Say? into Twoferland and putting a "1" in front of my weight will be Glorious! I am Glad I Didn't Give up on Me!😛
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    LeaG reacted to ish_sheddingitall in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    🗣🗣🗣IM OUT OF THE 300’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time in over 15 years!!!
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    LeaG reacted to Stitches78 in ANXIETY   
    My surgeon has been great. He gave me his phone number and email and has been available to answer any questions I've had. Everyone at the office has been great. Even the receptionists. So, I feel like I made a good choice. My wife is super supportive. She made me a book with recipes and she's even going to follow a similar diet. My parents think I'm being stupid...so I just don't mention it to them. But, I feel like I have the support I need. I've read about all the risks, and even though I know the chances are slim, I still worry. But I get anxious going to my yearly physical...so yeah. I think I'll be ok. I just need to get myself relaxed.
    I know it's going to be hard after. I used to be addicted to other things, and I've been able to give them up...but food is different. You need food to live and it's readily available. I think my biggest issue has always been that feeling of hunger. Hopefully that won't be as much of an issue.
    Oh, and I'm glad to know pb fit can be used. We actually buy it and eat it regularly. Thanks for the words. It's good to know I'm not alone in the anxiety game.

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    LeaG got a reaction from LearningToLoveMeAgain in ANXIETY   
    Ok, first off, let me just say...RELAX SWEETHEART! BREATHE! SMILE!

    I myself have OCD, Severe Anxiety, PTSD, and chronic depression.
    I know exactly what you are talking about and more. I went through the swing of emotion and was super excited and then super scared, nervous, wanted to throw up and run away and call it all off, but i had the love and support of my family and friends, and had to keep telling myself how much better i will feel.

    This is a big step. It is also a new you and a new life. You will have these thoughts and feelings, but it is because you feel unsure of yourself or the "what ifs"

    All i can offer you is this piece of advice as someone who has been through this.

    1. Make sure YOU are comfortable with your surgeon. Do they support you, Do they ask you questions, are they treating you with respect and not an assembly line patient "cut you open stitch you up" make sure they have EVERYTHING YOU NEED!

    2. ASK QUESTIONS! If there is an emergency during the procedure, what are the chances are bleeding, are you comfortable with bloodless surgery (if you do not take blood transfusions)

    3. Are there chances of it being an incomplete surgery? Bypass in particular

    Write down your questions for your surgeon and get one on one. If the surgeon cant answer ANY of these simple questions, then they don't have your best interest in mind. I hope this helps you.

    Remember: BREATHE AND RELAX. THIS IS ALL POSITIVE. A NEW YOU AND A FRESH START (if you're mentally ready) The surgery isn't the hard part. Not at all. It is the AFTER that is the hardest. Changing the way you think about food and your relationship with it will be the most hardest thing you will ever experience, but you will only find that out for yourself when you finally experience it firsthand. Some people, it is easier than others. For me, it was hard. I didn't realize how badly i missed food until after surgery. I know it won't be that long before i have solid food again, but the days just run together and seem so long. Getting a hobby and keeping your mind active is the best way to get your mind off things.

    Also, i strongly suggest in getting a good Protein Powder for shakes. I recommend Premier Protein powder that has the most Protein available with very little sugar. Also, PB Fit powder (peanut butter protein powder) for added protein. If you mix the chocolate protein powder with the Peanut Butter powder, it tastes similar to a russel stovers sugar free peanut butter cup in liquid form. Yummage! Anyhow. Hope this helps. TAKE CARE!!!!!

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    LeaG reacted to mariazmk in 4 week Post-Op 2 week stall and weight GAIN :(   
    Hey @Ellf I had the gastric sleeve done on the 16th of April. Since then I’ve done the liquid diet and then the filler liquid diet so Protein Shake etc and now I’ve started softs foods only from this Tuesday. I really do hope I lose it because, I am so worried I’ll never lose weight and the surgery hasn’t worked for me.
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