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kellym1220

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from GreenTealael in 4 days post surgery missing fall food   
    Also, I've tried the pumpkin Spice Premier Protein...I think it needs something...maybe a dash of cinnamon? But still very "fall-ish". The fact that I am in Florida and Fall doesn't really exist could be part of it!! I'm currently on Pinterest looking up pumpkin recipes!
    Regardless, this stage will pass and you will be able to enjoy the foods you love...albeit Protein forward and in smaller portions. I'm hosting Thanksgiving and planning to use a cookie/melon baller to serve the foods I shouldn't have but LOVE!! Focusing on the turkey to get my protein in, but also making a low carb pumpkin cheesecake to not feel deprived!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Double_Me in 4 days post surgery missing fall food   
    When you get to pureed stage, look for pumpkin forward recipes! Also, Soup is my favorite fall food...which is good when you get to that stage. What are your favorite fall foods?
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    kellym1220 reacted to AccountingCalories in Had surgery today, feeling great!   
    I’m sorry for my scattered thoughts, currently doped up a tad bit!

    I know everyone’s experience is different, but I wanted to share my thoughts (especially for those that are worried about the surgery!)

    I have never had surgery prior to this VSG, and also suffer from pretty severe anxiety and was so so worried about getting an IV, pain, being nauseous, staying in the hospital alone, etc. I just wanted to share that my surgery went great!! I have minimal pain and nausea and feel pretty darn good. I’m so excited for this life changing opportunity.

    To those of you in the preop stages of wls, please don’t let anxiety or fears hold you back from changing your life!! As much as I wanted this surgery, I contemplated cancelling it almost daily due to fear. As mentioned, everyone’s experience is different, but don’t let the “what if’s” hold you back!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Good morning! Got my Mr. Tortilla delivery yesterday, so I made egg and cheese tacos this morning. This is 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 T of shredded cheese, 1T sour cream and 2 T of salsa. I was able to eat 1 taco and the overflow egg and cheese. It was good...but the tortilla (Pico de Gallo) had a strange texture...I think it would have been better if I had cooked both sides of the tortilla. Cook one side, add filling, then cook the other with the filling inside. But still, VERY satisfying!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from ChubRub in Favorite Grocery Products   
    I've been eating a half serving of Special K High Protein (7.5g of Protein) and a half cup of 1% milk (4g of protein). Fills me up and I always seem to lose better with that Breakfast than any other.

    But, has anyone tried these? I get mine at Thrive Market (on line) but I think they have them at Trader Joe's now...as well as Amazon. 90 calories and 9g of protein. I like the jalapeno ones best!!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Zom B in Anyone have their surgery in Mexico?   
    Look in this thread...
    https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/486-mexico-self-pay-weight-loss-surgery/
    Good luck!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Zom B in Anyone have their surgery in Mexico?   
    Look in this thread...
    https://www.bariatricpal.com/forum/486-mexico-self-pay-weight-loss-surgery/
    Good luck!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Just ordered Smartcakes from Amazon - Cinnamon and Raspberry Cream. I wanted Lemon...but they were (even more) outrageously priced! $34 for 8 packs vs. $24,
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Good morning! Got my Mr. Tortilla delivery yesterday, so I made egg and cheese tacos this morning. This is 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 T of shredded cheese, 1T sour cream and 2 T of salsa. I was able to eat 1 taco and the overflow egg and cheese. It was good...but the tortilla (Pico de Gallo) had a strange texture...I think it would have been better if I had cooked both sides of the tortilla. Cook one side, add filling, then cook the other with the filling inside. But still, VERY satisfying!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Good morning! Got my Mr. Tortilla delivery yesterday, so I made egg and cheese tacos this morning. This is 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 T of shredded cheese, 1T sour cream and 2 T of salsa. I was able to eat 1 taco and the overflow egg and cheese. It was good...but the tortilla (Pico de Gallo) had a strange texture...I think it would have been better if I had cooked both sides of the tortilla. Cook one side, add filling, then cook the other with the filling inside. But still, VERY satisfying!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Liz989 in 3 Weeks Post Op VSG Question   
    As stated above, the three week stall is so common! Also, were you on a two week liquid "liver shrinking" diet? If so, you could have dropped a significant amount of weight pre-surgery, which can lower your "weight" loss in the first couple of weeks. Focus on staying hydrated and getting your Protein in...it will come off!
    Good luck!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Good morning! Got my Mr. Tortilla delivery yesterday, so I made egg and cheese tacos this morning. This is 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 T of shredded cheese, 1T sour cream and 2 T of salsa. I was able to eat 1 taco and the overflow egg and cheese. It was good...but the tortilla (Pico de Gallo) had a strange texture...I think it would have been better if I had cooked both sides of the tortilla. Cook one side, add filling, then cook the other with the filling inside. But still, VERY satisfying!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Double_Me in 4 days post surgery missing fall food   
    When you get to pureed stage, look for pumpkin forward recipes! Also, Soup is my favorite fall food...which is good when you get to that stage. What are your favorite fall foods?
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Double_Me in 4 days post surgery missing fall food   
    When you get to pureed stage, look for pumpkin forward recipes! Also, Soup is my favorite fall food...which is good when you get to that stage. What are your favorite fall foods?
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from MelissaTEXAS in Favorite Grocery Products   
    I had these last night with some salsa and YUM! The regular chips don't do much for me, but these were really food! I'm going to try and make nachos with them!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Pandemonium in How was your first time eating out with friends?   
    My first meals out were with my family at about 6 weeks, so that made it easier...and a relief to know I could go out and eat something I enjoyed and not overeat. Once I had a salmon salad and had abut half of the salmon and no salad...maybe a bit of Tomato too. I also ate a sashimi appetizer at a sushi restaurant and a half of a seared ahi appetizer at a seafood restaurant, plus two raw oysters.
    I need to work on slowing down...both because I have ALWAYS eaten far faster than any of my dining companions (except my boss...who may have influenced my eating style), and slowing down would have us finishing about the same time and because they advise you to eat SLOWLY on after surgery so you can give your tummy a chance to tell your brain that you are full!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Spicey Sam in I'm hours hours away and anxiety setting in!!   
    Nerves are normal!! But I think you will find that most of the posters agree that this was the best decision of their life!
    I will tell you that I thought I would not be able to eat normally or enjoy food again...but even two months out, I have gone out to dinner and been able to enjoy food while still losing weight.
    The first weeks are tough, but after you get over the hump, the changes are amazing!
    Good luck!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Pandemonium in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Just ordered from Mr. Tortilla! Can't wait for some low carb street tacos! I LOVE this thread!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Spicey Sam in I'm hours hours away and anxiety setting in!!   
    Nerves are normal!! But I think you will find that most of the posters agree that this was the best decision of their life!
    I will tell you that I thought I would not be able to eat normally or enjoy food again...but even two months out, I have gone out to dinner and been able to enjoy food while still losing weight.
    The first weeks are tough, but after you get over the hump, the changes are amazing!
    Good luck!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from WishMeSmaller in 6 day Post op shaking help   
    The only advice I can give is call your doctor...I have not seen this or experienced anything like this. Better safe than sorry!!
    Good luck!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Pandemonium in Favorite Grocery Products   
    Just ordered from Mr. Tortilla! Can't wait for some low carb street tacos! I LOVE this thread!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Spicey Sam in I'm hours hours away and anxiety setting in!!   
    Nerves are normal!! But I think you will find that most of the posters agree that this was the best decision of their life!
    I will tell you that I thought I would not be able to eat normally or enjoy food again...but even two months out, I have gone out to dinner and been able to enjoy food while still losing weight.
    The first weeks are tough, but after you get over the hump, the changes are amazing!
    Good luck!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Heather13 in First time feeling some buyers remorse   
    I'm only a month out...and have also discovered a change in my tastes (although I would have definitely had a bite of the ribs...with something healthy that was on my food plan). I would try to come up with something like pulled chicken breast/thighs with sugar free barbecue sauce to satisfy my cravings.
    I have been trying to find healthy substitutions for things I love...I have never enjoyed sashimi (my saying was "without rice, it's just raw fish") but now I love it! And it's so much healthier for me.
    I also love Mexican food, so I made shredded chicken with SF taco seasoning in my Instant Pot and ate 2 oz of that with 2 oz of fat free refried Beans with 1T each of shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream. I logged it and it had 168 calories and 18 grams of Protein. I'll be honest, I couldn't eat it all...but I'm just starting real foods.
    I read almost all of the Topic "Food Before and After Photos" which gave me great ideas on food I could still enjoy, albeit in smaller portions!
    This is an opportunity to try new things and see what you like...focus on protein and healthy substitutions. Good luck on your journey!!

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    kellym1220 got a reaction from IWantTheDream in Favorite Grocery Products   
    PLEASE let me know how they are!! I love tacos!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Rara in help- Eating too much,   
    I'm pretty new here, but have you looked at the thread food Before and After Photos? I find that so inspiring to see what people are eating and how much they are eating! It's a very long thread, but I started at the beginning, which is when the most prolific posters were getting started on this journey! I have also found inspiration in the Favorite Grocery Products thread. Good luck!!

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