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Miles in the UK

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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from alissajs in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Fantastic work, well done. You must be so proud and feel a million times better!!

  2. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK reacted to alissajs in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Tried on my old jeans. These were tight in January!

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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Looks like everyone is doing well, no matter how small the loss, it is a loss. Well done all.
    Like everyone, isolation is harder when the kids have so much rubbish in the house to eat, but I have adpated to having smaller versions of what they eat, so we may have hot dogs, but I don't have a bun, I may have a corn wrap, and if they are having fries, I will have 3 or 4 and no more. Had a stall last week of -0.5lbs, but back to losing 3-3.5lbs a week every week as of today. So 83lbs down since the op, feeling strong, cycling loads, doing so much gardening and lifting etc, I feel great, my body looks so different and lets just say my wife is very very pleased, says it is like having a new man!!
    Pic on the right was NYE 2019 (4 months ago in fancy dress Run DMC gear at an 80's party), the pic on the left is me today. So shirt off pics I am afraid, didn't do that.
    The best thing I have ever done. As a big drinker before, I have not had a sip since NYE and I feel great. I will have another drink soon, but at the moment I am not bothered even though my wife is having a G&T or fruit cider most nights.
    Just being a better me. Love it.
    Stay safe all.


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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Looks like everyone is doing well, no matter how small the loss, it is a loss. Well done all.
    Like everyone, isolation is harder when the kids have so much rubbish in the house to eat, but I have adpated to having smaller versions of what they eat, so we may have hot dogs, but I don't have a bun, I may have a corn wrap, and if they are having fries, I will have 3 or 4 and no more. Had a stall last week of -0.5lbs, but back to losing 3-3.5lbs a week every week as of today. So 83lbs down since the op, feeling strong, cycling loads, doing so much gardening and lifting etc, I feel great, my body looks so different and lets just say my wife is very very pleased, says it is like having a new man!!
    Pic on the right was NYE 2019 (4 months ago in fancy dress Run DMC gear at an 80's party), the pic on the left is me today. So shirt off pics I am afraid, didn't do that.
    The best thing I have ever done. As a big drinker before, I have not had a sip since NYE and I feel great. I will have another drink soon, but at the moment I am not bothered even though my wife is having a G&T or fruit cider most nights.
    Just being a better me. Love it.
    Stay safe all.


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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Looks like everyone is doing well, no matter how small the loss, it is a loss. Well done all.
    Like everyone, isolation is harder when the kids have so much rubbish in the house to eat, but I have adpated to having smaller versions of what they eat, so we may have hot dogs, but I don't have a bun, I may have a corn wrap, and if they are having fries, I will have 3 or 4 and no more. Had a stall last week of -0.5lbs, but back to losing 3-3.5lbs a week every week as of today. So 83lbs down since the op, feeling strong, cycling loads, doing so much gardening and lifting etc, I feel great, my body looks so different and lets just say my wife is very very pleased, says it is like having a new man!!
    Pic on the right was NYE 2019 (4 months ago in fancy dress Run DMC gear at an 80's party), the pic on the left is me today. So shirt off pics I am afraid, didn't do that.
    The best thing I have ever done. As a big drinker before, I have not had a sip since NYE and I feel great. I will have another drink soon, but at the moment I am not bothered even though my wife is having a G&T or fruit cider most nights.
    Just being a better me. Love it.
    Stay safe all.


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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
  10. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    I've been cleared to eat what I like, but I am still being good. 58lbs down since the 8th of Jan and 53lbs down since the op on the 15th of Jan. I had / have a lot to lose but I am being good. Been told I can exercise now as well today so going to get on the WattBike I have hired and start lifting some 5kg dumbells, should help with firming too, which actually is not too bad so far, belly is shrinking well. An average day for food for me looks like -
    Breakfast - shake - 25g of Protein with Vitamins and minerals & cup of Decaf tea Mid morning - either a 20g protein yogurt (low sugar) or 1/2 a 30g Phd Smart Protein Bar lunch - chicken breast cut up with a few carrots or Beans Mid afternoon - either a 20g protein yogurt (low sugar) or 1/2 a 30g Phd Smart Protein Bar dinner - 4oz steak or chicken breast or cottage pie or scrambled eggs & either low salt / sugar baked beans, refried beans, veg mix I am pushing down as much Water as possible and having my vits and supps.
    Feel good. Some discomfort if I eat too much or too quickly, but on the whole it has been good. No reflux or vomiting. A little loose out back if I eat too much dairy (possibly sugars) but otherwise good.
    Doc told me to only weigh myself once a week to help overcome any negativity of slow loss days, which I now do and is working well. Losing about 4.5lbs a week now.
    One thing I have noticed is my breath stinks, I am sure this is ketosis as I am eating mainly protein-based foods, but is this something anyone else has found. Hate it!
    Working hard to look good on a trip to the US (Pendleton Camp, San Diego and Santa Monica) and I am going on in June, need to look my best!
  11. Like
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    Checking back in after a few weeks off the app. I am doing well, eating is a lot easier now, I am able to eat most things and apart from some gentle pain saying I have eaten too much (corn wrap with chicken, cream cheese and some diced onion almost destroyed me). Loss seems to be going well, was signed off by the surgeon. Went swimming at the weekend but wore a pair of old shorts that haven't fitted me for 3 years, they almost fell off as soon as I got into the water... awesome! Felt good.
    Keep it up January Folks, looks like everyone is doing well.
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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Dale P. in Before/After Male Pic   
    Well done pal, cannot wait for a few more months!!

  13. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Folks   
    I've been cleared to eat what I like, but I am still being good. 58lbs down since the 8th of Jan and 53lbs down since the op on the 15th of Jan. I had / have a lot to lose but I am being good. Been told I can exercise now as well today so going to get on the WattBike I have hired and start lifting some 5kg dumbells, should help with firming too, which actually is not too bad so far, belly is shrinking well. An average day for food for me looks like -
    Breakfast - shake - 25g of Protein with Vitamins and minerals & cup of Decaf tea Mid morning - either a 20g protein yogurt (low sugar) or 1/2 a 30g Phd Smart Protein Bar lunch - chicken breast cut up with a few carrots or Beans Mid afternoon - either a 20g protein yogurt (low sugar) or 1/2 a 30g Phd Smart Protein Bar dinner - 4oz steak or chicken breast or cottage pie or scrambled eggs & either low salt / sugar baked beans, refried beans, veg mix I am pushing down as much Water as possible and having my vits and supps.
    Feel good. Some discomfort if I eat too much or too quickly, but on the whole it has been good. No reflux or vomiting. A little loose out back if I eat too much dairy (possibly sugars) but otherwise good.
    Doc told me to only weigh myself once a week to help overcome any negativity of slow loss days, which I now do and is working well. Losing about 4.5lbs a week now.
    One thing I have noticed is my breath stinks, I am sure this is ketosis as I am eating mainly protein-based foods, but is this something anyone else has found. Hate it!
    Working hard to look good on a trip to the US (Pendleton Camp, San Diego and Santa Monica) and I am going on in June, need to look my best!
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    Miles in the UK got a reaction from JAKE H in Swimming - 3.5 weeks after sleeve op   
    Thanks guys, my doc and dietician both said wait until week 6..... chemicals are not great with the scars. Mine are pretty good, the glue came away last week on all.
    Will do what they said. But they did tell me I can start on mashed food stage so Cottage Pie tonight. It will be nice to chew something again after 3.5 weeks.
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    Miles in the UK reacted to breavsg in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Just want to say congratulations to everyone in our January group! We made it! Now on to healthier lives and new eating behavior!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327AZ using BariatricPal mobile app


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    Miles in the UK reacted to GettinSkinnywithit in 21 y/o guy never able to have alcohol again?   
    I'm 14 months out and can share a bottle of wine no problem and sometimes more of the share ends up in my glass. Since I don't drink as much, I've gravitated to finer Italian and French wines. You can MOST certainly drink post-op, in fact my surgical team warned several times that alcoholism is a real problem post-op. I've had nothing but red wine, except that one day I had two mimosas and slept all afternoon from the sugar crash and the bubbly made me drunk very quickly. Life post op is way different then the picture your doctor is painting but use the honeymoon period post op to your advantage. I"m down 125 pounds and no matter what will never let it come back on but I am certainly enjoying life to it's fullest right now just in smaller bites. I'd give up any alcohol in a heart beat to keep my weight off but right now I'm at a happy balance and within the same 2-4 pounds for the last three months.
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    Miles in the UK reacted to sarahSingh91 in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    I had my surgery Jan 14!!! My incisions are healed. I still have my blood thinner injections. But no pills except Vitamins. Glad your doing great!!!!!
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    Miles in the UK reacted to Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Welcome on board Miles. Good luck to you in your journey. They gave me a nice double insulated cup in the hospital so I carry it everywhere to remind me to keep sipping Water constantly. I even fill it up and sit it on my nightstand so I can sip when i get up at night to go to the bathroom and first thing in the morning. Don't focus on the big goal of 2 liters, but break it down to hourly goals to meet. It makes it easier for me to get my water in daily.
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    Miles in the UK reacted to Sophie7713 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Many best wishes for the new you in the new year + decade, McCaw! Looking handsome and healthy for 2020. Wow.
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    Miles in the UK reacted to McCaw1980 in December 2018 Sleevers!   
    Quick update. 202 pounds gone in a year!




  21. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Hello all. Had my Sleeve on 01/15 or 15.01 if in the uk! Followed my pre-op diet and op went well. One night in ICU then one night in my private room, then home with a carrier bag of drugs, injections and bits. Loss went really well in the first 2 weeks, then I have stalled a little this week, but put that down to the 3 week curse, however I have been told to introduce scrambled egg, baked Beans, slightly chunkier Soup as i suffered from diarrhea for the first week out of hospital. Wounds healing well and everything else seems ok. A few pains here and there but not had any pain killers since day 5. I am struggling to get 2 litres of Water down me though, so need to work on that.
    Well done everyone, big steps towards a better life for all.
  22. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Hello all. Had my Sleeve on 01/15 or 15.01 if in the uk! Followed my pre-op diet and op went well. One night in ICU then one night in my private room, then home with a carrier bag of drugs, injections and bits. Loss went really well in the first 2 weeks, then I have stalled a little this week, but put that down to the 3 week curse, however I have been told to introduce scrambled egg, baked Beans, slightly chunkier Soup as i suffered from diarrhea for the first week out of hospital. Wounds healing well and everything else seems ok. A few pains here and there but not had any pain killers since day 5. I am struggling to get 2 litres of Water down me though, so need to work on that.
    Well done everyone, big steps towards a better life for all.
  23. Congrats!
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from Uomograsso in January 2020 Surgery Date   
    Hello all. Had my Sleeve on 01/15 or 15.01 if in the uk! Followed my pre-op diet and op went well. One night in ICU then one night in my private room, then home with a carrier bag of drugs, injections and bits. Loss went really well in the first 2 weeks, then I have stalled a little this week, but put that down to the 3 week curse, however I have been told to introduce scrambled egg, baked Beans, slightly chunkier Soup as i suffered from diarrhea for the first week out of hospital. Wounds healing well and everything else seems ok. A few pains here and there but not had any pain killers since day 5. I am struggling to get 2 litres of Water down me though, so need to work on that.
    Well done everyone, big steps towards a better life for all.
  24. Like
    Miles in the UK got a reaction from JAKE H in January Guys   
    first post chaps. I had my GS on 15th of Jan. So far ok. 8 days in. 2 days in hospital. Losing well and no real pain now and not been sick at all. Just a lot of burping still and still have loose bowel movements. Anyone else finding this? Was told by the dietician that I should progress a little early onto slightly bulkier Soups, scrambled egg, etc to help with the diarrhea but still here now. Taking in about 550-650 cals a day, minimal carbs and almost no sugar.
    Anyhow, nice to join and hope to be an active member
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