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    Fitness watch.

    Samsung makes a smart watch that should match well with your Note 9 phone. Get a model or two older to save money and buy used as well.
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    Spicy foods in post op life?

    Post-op, 18 months or so. I CRAVE hot food way more than I did before surgery, no issues at all. The spicier the better!
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    Are Smart Scales Worth it?

    Mine tells me my water weight percentage so, at least in my case, it accounts for those differences. I get trends over time and it's pretty awesome - weight, fat %, water %, muscle mass % and bone mass %. It also calculates my BMI. It's matched up pretty well to the unit at my doctors office when I've compared the results.
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    Favorite high protein recipes

    In my opinion, there's almost always something (or multiple somethings) that can be swapped out in a recipe for something that has more protein or is healthier. Swap ground turkey or chicken for beef, add protein powder to almost anything.
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    Covid vaccine

    Pfizer. 2nd shot over a month ago and I was well post-op at that time. Literally zero side effects from shot 2.
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    Built Bars? White Chocolate Birthday cake

    LOVE me some built bars, just ordered a box yesterday! Disappointed they were out of orange though
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    8 months in...

    Thank you! I also started 150 pounds heavier than you and it looks like you're doing great as well!
  8. Hey! Long time no see. I know I was here a lot right before and after surgery asking lots of questions but work got the better of me and I've switched jobs and just haven't had the time. However, I wanted to check back in and let everyone know how I was doing. Recap of my stats below. HW: 353 (measured but I'm sure I was in the 370's before) SW: 327 - Surgery Date 10/22/19 CW: 204 GW: 190? Yup - 123 pounds down since surgery and I'm still losing. My original goal was 210 so I would be overweight and not obese (by BMI) but after doing research and realizing that most people hit a low number and then settle about 10-15 pounds up from that I'm now shooting for 190 or below by my 1 year anniversary so I can hopefully settle long term around 200. I've gone from a 3XL shirt and size 50 pant to a L or M in shirt and size 34 pant as of last week! The pandemic and quarantine has actually helped me - I've taken up running and I've almost got my 5k time under 30 mins! I used to take 30 mins to walk 2 miles (which was still a fast pace). No complications and it seems there's nothing I can't tolerate food wise. I'm back on coffee without issue and dairy and red meats pose no problem. I've had pizza, Pasta, rice and more post-op - just in smaller servings and AFTER I eat my Protein. Tips? Do your research! I'm amazed at some of the questions - both on here and on a FB group. I swear some gastric sleeve surgeons and groups just herd people in and teach them nothing! Water and protein from day 1 - focus on getting them in. My water intake is around 128 oz daily, sometimes more. It helps a TON. Simple is best - don't over complicate things trying to get protein in. I'm lucky that I don't mind eating the same thing day after day so that's kinda what I plan out. I'm here for any questions anyone may have! Thanks!
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    Stopped feeling full

    One night didn't do anything. Period.
  10. Seems like you're better off without her. I know it's tough but remember you CAN choose your family! Be thankful she wants to leave and say goodbye. She's a bitter, spiteful awful person.
  11. I used it last year while I was flying to Europe to help keep me hydrated and help with jet lag. It's not worth the money and it has sugar in it. Don't do it.
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    Diet Doctor - Keto plan

    As stated already, keto is very high in fat. The problem there is that fat has 9 calories per gram where carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram. Eat 50 grams of something that's protein and it's only 200 calories - the same amount of mostly fat foods? 450 calories! HUGE difference!!
  13. Did they not give you prilosec? If not, ask for it for 3 months following surgery. Or take something OTC
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    Please Help

    I agree - not your gallbladder, it's likely dehydration. Can you go to an IV bar or something similar to jump start your hydration?
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    The No Excuses Support Thread

    Not sure how I feel about this - if she's eating the pancakes every day or 3+ times week then yes, I think it's a bad choice. If she's 3+ months post-op and eats it maybe once a week? I'm ok with that. I (hopefully) will subscribe to the moderation plan. Restricting whole kinds and types of foods in the past never worked for me. What do I plan to do? Find healthier versions of the things I like - and by healthier versions I mean lower carb and higher protein.

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