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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Gigi_2000 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Good morning! It's been a while since I have posted on this thread...I was suffering through the dreaded week 3 stall! I'm glad I have started losing again, and I hope to continue on!
    I was a little concerned about this weekend, as I was hosting my mom and my sister for Labor Day weekend. Due to a pre-surgery grill accident, I don't have a grill right now, so grilling was out! I told my mom that I wasn't up for cooking much, but I was dying to go out, since my son, Kat, will not eat in restaurants due to the pandemic. We went out for Mexican, NY Deli, sushi and seafood. And I actually LOST weight! YAY! Mexican, I ordered shrimp fajitas (ate about 1/3 of the shrimp and some refried Beans and saved the rest of the shrimp for dinner last night, although I couldn't eat them all). NY Deli, a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce with tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. I ate a couple of cucumber slices and a carrot stick before I realized that I am not technically supposed to eat raw veggies yet! Sushi - sashimi appetizer (9 pieces, I ate 7 and gave my mom 2) and seafood, ate 2 of my mom's oysters (yum) and ordered the seared ahi appetizer, which I could only eat half. Last night, my son made couscous with grilled vegetables, which I ate about 2T of couscous, with some veggies and some of the leftover shrimp.
    Why am I telling you this? Because one of my biggest fears was going out to eat and not being able to enjoy myself (and my food!) I had a great time, and while both my mom and sister were aware of why I was ordering what I was...I think I could have pulled it off at a work dinner or date! I even had a margarita on Friday (with SF margarita mix) and a glass of wine on Sunday! (Shhhhh! Don't tell my surgeon or NUT!) LOL
    I hope everyone had a great weekend (not that it's over yet) and is continuing to be a loser!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Sassafras1 in Food Before and After Photos   
    I just want to say THANK YOU!!! This thread has been amazing on teaching me what I can eat and how much I should plan on eating and how I can eat out/take out and just generally enjoy eating in a new way! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Sassafras1 in Food Before and After Photos   
    I just want to say THANK YOU!!! This thread has been amazing on teaching me what I can eat and how much I should plan on eating and how I can eat out/take out and just generally enjoy eating in a new way! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Gigi_2000 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Good morning! It's been a while since I have posted on this thread...I was suffering through the dreaded week 3 stall! I'm glad I have started losing again, and I hope to continue on!
    I was a little concerned about this weekend, as I was hosting my mom and my sister for Labor Day weekend. Due to a pre-surgery grill accident, I don't have a grill right now, so grilling was out! I told my mom that I wasn't up for cooking much, but I was dying to go out, since my son, Kat, will not eat in restaurants due to the pandemic. We went out for Mexican, NY Deli, sushi and seafood. And I actually LOST weight! YAY! Mexican, I ordered shrimp fajitas (ate about 1/3 of the shrimp and some refried Beans and saved the rest of the shrimp for dinner last night, although I couldn't eat them all). NY Deli, a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce with tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. I ate a couple of cucumber slices and a carrot stick before I realized that I am not technically supposed to eat raw veggies yet! Sushi - sashimi appetizer (9 pieces, I ate 7 and gave my mom 2) and seafood, ate 2 of my mom's oysters (yum) and ordered the seared ahi appetizer, which I could only eat half. Last night, my son made couscous with grilled vegetables, which I ate about 2T of couscous, with some veggies and some of the leftover shrimp.
    Why am I telling you this? Because one of my biggest fears was going out to eat and not being able to enjoy myself (and my food!) I had a great time, and while both my mom and sister were aware of why I was ordering what I was...I think I could have pulled it off at a work dinner or date! I even had a margarita on Friday (with SF margarita mix) and a glass of wine on Sunday! (Shhhhh! Don't tell my surgeon or NUT!) LOL
    I hope everyone had a great weekend (not that it's over yet) and is continuing to be a loser!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Sassafras1 in Food Before and After Photos   
    I just want to say THANK YOU!!! This thread has been amazing on teaching me what I can eat and how much I should plan on eating and how I can eat out/take out and just generally enjoy eating in a new way! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Gigi_2000 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Good morning! It's been a while since I have posted on this thread...I was suffering through the dreaded week 3 stall! I'm glad I have started losing again, and I hope to continue on!
    I was a little concerned about this weekend, as I was hosting my mom and my sister for Labor Day weekend. Due to a pre-surgery grill accident, I don't have a grill right now, so grilling was out! I told my mom that I wasn't up for cooking much, but I was dying to go out, since my son, Kat, will not eat in restaurants due to the pandemic. We went out for Mexican, NY Deli, sushi and seafood. And I actually LOST weight! YAY! Mexican, I ordered shrimp fajitas (ate about 1/3 of the shrimp and some refried Beans and saved the rest of the shrimp for dinner last night, although I couldn't eat them all). NY Deli, a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce with tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. I ate a couple of cucumber slices and a carrot stick before I realized that I am not technically supposed to eat raw veggies yet! Sushi - sashimi appetizer (9 pieces, I ate 7 and gave my mom 2) and seafood, ate 2 of my mom's oysters (yum) and ordered the seared ahi appetizer, which I could only eat half. Last night, my son made couscous with grilled vegetables, which I ate about 2T of couscous, with some veggies and some of the leftover shrimp.
    Why am I telling you this? Because one of my biggest fears was going out to eat and not being able to enjoy myself (and my food!) I had a great time, and while both my mom and sister were aware of why I was ordering what I was...I think I could have pulled it off at a work dinner or date! I even had a margarita on Friday (with SF margarita mix) and a glass of wine on Sunday! (Shhhhh! Don't tell my surgeon or NUT!) LOL
    I hope everyone had a great weekend (not that it's over yet) and is continuing to be a loser!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Gigi_2000 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Good morning! It's been a while since I have posted on this thread...I was suffering through the dreaded week 3 stall! I'm glad I have started losing again, and I hope to continue on!
    I was a little concerned about this weekend, as I was hosting my mom and my sister for Labor Day weekend. Due to a pre-surgery grill accident, I don't have a grill right now, so grilling was out! I told my mom that I wasn't up for cooking much, but I was dying to go out, since my son, Kat, will not eat in restaurants due to the pandemic. We went out for Mexican, NY Deli, sushi and seafood. And I actually LOST weight! YAY! Mexican, I ordered shrimp fajitas (ate about 1/3 of the shrimp and some refried Beans and saved the rest of the shrimp for dinner last night, although I couldn't eat them all). NY Deli, a scoop of chicken salad on lettuce with tomatoes, carrots and cucumber. I ate a couple of cucumber slices and a carrot stick before I realized that I am not technically supposed to eat raw veggies yet! Sushi - sashimi appetizer (9 pieces, I ate 7 and gave my mom 2) and seafood, ate 2 of my mom's oysters (yum) and ordered the seared ahi appetizer, which I could only eat half. Last night, my son made couscous with grilled vegetables, which I ate about 2T of couscous, with some veggies and some of the leftover shrimp.
    Why am I telling you this? Because one of my biggest fears was going out to eat and not being able to enjoy myself (and my food!) I had a great time, and while both my mom and sister were aware of why I was ordering what I was...I think I could have pulled it off at a work dinner or date! I even had a margarita on Friday (with SF margarita mix) and a glass of wine on Sunday! (Shhhhh! Don't tell my surgeon or NUT!) LOL
    I hope everyone had a great weekend (not that it's over yet) and is continuing to be a loser!!
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    kellym1220 reacted to summerset in Favorite Grocery Products   
    "Natural Flavor" - no idea what this could contain.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from ChubRub in Favorite Grocery Products   
    I found these Probiotic Mjni Cookies at Aldi...I usually have a half serving...but 1 gram of Protein per cookie. Not huge, but yummy and perfect for my tiny tummy!
    Edited to add Way better than making them myself!!


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    kellym1220 reacted to Jenniferamy76 in Surgeon recommendation 5 star   
    I had Dr Shillingford in Boca Raton,FL. He is amazing and my hospital stay was perfect. It was at Northwest medical center. Can not say enough about him. He is a center for excellence physician!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from STLoser 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 reacted to Lily66 in First time feeling some buyers remorse   
    I’m nearly 6 months out and cooked (refrigerator prepared) pulled pork from Aldi for hubs last night, along with hush puppies, fries and onion rings in the air fryer (he’s tall & thin). I tried a bite of the pork while cooking to test flavor and it did not sit well. It had great flavor and he loved it but my tastes and desires have changed Big Time. There was no desire what so ever to try the sides I had prepared for him.
    At 3 months post WLS I was like you, my head and memory wanted to enjoy it and I felt a bit left out watching others. Now? I feel a knot at the back of my throat saying “I no longer like how that makes me feel”.
    So I live vicariously through his ooohs, ahhhs, yums and crunching, and instead of lusting after his food, I smile, ‘grateful for this gift of a new me’ and the memory is all I need. I’m serious, I no longer feel deprived of sugary fatty foods, I simply do not want them.
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    kellym1220 reacted to catwoman7 in First time feeling some buyers remorse   
    five years out here. I can eat anything except for really fatty meals. For example, before I had surgery, my husband and I loved to go out for Friday night fish fries. Two or three fish filets, battered or breaded and deep-fried, topped with tartar sauce, with a side of fries and a side of cole slaw made with mayo. That would be a no-go for me now. I'd be in the bathroom getting sick after eating that. I could maybe eat half of a deep-fried fish filet. Anything else I ate with it would have to be non-fatty.
    but pretty much anything else - yes. Just less of it. I used to be able to eat half a large pizza in one sitting. Now I can eat one or two pieces.
    but when you think about it - that's the way normal-sized women usually eat (unless they're exercise fiends or were blessed with great metabolism). A few weeks before surgery, I watched what my female co-workers ate for lunch. There were a couple who ate what at the time I would have called a normal lunch. A sandwich, chips, maybe a cookie. Or maybe take-out from a deli or a fast food place. But a majority of them ate things like a sandwich and an apple. Or a sandwich and some baby carrots. Or a thing of yogurt and bagel. Honestly, I think that's just normal in the non-obese world. Unfortunately, I might add... But that's the way I usually eat now, too.
    I started counting calories when I was about a year out. I still do. As long as I stay at or under 1700 calories most days of the week, I can maintain my weight. I do occasionally go over that - and sometimes by a lot (like on special occasions), but I try to keep that to only special occasions. Most days, I do stay within my range. That calorie range will vary for everyone depending on a lot of factors. But anyway, to address your first concern, yes - I could work ribs into my daily plan and still stay within my range...
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from DwGirl in Preop soup enhancements   
    Those powdered Soups SUCK! I have not been able to stomach them at all. I recommend Swanson Sipping Bone Broths, they have 9 grams of Protein and 45 calories. I like chicken with Rosemary Lemon the best.
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from Annette P in help i think im overeating   
    I am no expert but I would advise that you blend your mango with a Protein Shake or add Protein Powder like GENEPRO or Isopure flavorless or vanilla. I would sub a shake for the apple juice. That will add more Protein to your morning, which should help keep you feeling fuller.
    Good luck!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from LAJ23 in Almost 3wks post-op and still in pain   
    Pain may be normal, but PLEASE call your surgeon and let him know what is going on. Good luck!!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from LAJ23 in Almost 3wks post-op and still in pain   
    Pain may be normal, but PLEASE call your surgeon and let him know what is going on. Good luck!!
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    kellym1220 reacted to FlabulousQueen in Things I won't miss about being fat!   
    I won't miss getting out of breathe when I walk up or down the stairs.
    I won't miss my legs rubbing together causing a rash.
    I won't miss feeling uncomfortable on theme park rides.
    I won't miss standing up to wipe my bottom after using the bathroom (tmi).
    I won't miss feeling uncomfortable sitting in a booth.
    I won't miss sweaty under-boobs!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from anniedebbie in I’ve always wanted??!! What are yours?   
    I have always wanted to:
    1) Go on vacation and rock a swimsuit and sundresses
    2) Get things out of the bottom cabinet without calling my daughter
    3) Get down on the ground and get back up again!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from LaLaDee 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 anniedebbie in I’ve always wanted??!! What are yours?   
    I have always wanted to:
    1) Go on vacation and rock a swimsuit and sundresses
    2) Get things out of the bottom cabinet without calling my daughter
    3) Get down on the ground and get back up again!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from nolo56788 in ESG Procedure 8/19 - Liquid Phase Tips   
    When I couldn't face another Protein Shake day, I drank Swanson Sipping Broths, 45 calories and 9 grams of Protein. When I was really craving something more "solid" I mixed Healthy Request Cream of chicken with 1% milk, heated it and strained the chunks out of it, Once, when I felt I was going mad, I had my son go to Panera and get the Summer Corn Choder, which I blended and strained...yum!
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from breavsg in Rounding second base heading to third...   
    Good luck!! It is honestly an amazing transition...the first week is rough but it gets better every day! And the surgery is not too bad...I slept through the whole thing! LMAO
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from breavsg in Rounding second base heading to third...   
    Good luck!! It is honestly an amazing transition...the first week is rough but it gets better every day! And the surgery is not too bad...I slept through the whole thing! LMAO
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    kellym1220 got a reaction from anniedebbie in I’ve always wanted??!! What are yours?   
    I have always wanted to:
    1) Go on vacation and rock a swimsuit and sundresses
    2) Get things out of the bottom cabinet without calling my daughter
    3) Get down on the ground and get back up again!

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