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Mr Alley Gator

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  1. Mr Alley Gator

    Multi Patch...Anyone?

    USe them every day works great
  2. Mr Alley Gator

    Pureed Meats Struggles

    Are you sure they said pureed meat? Never seen that around here - Stick with eggs and beans or buy bologna and hotdogs. Read whats in them at the deli first -
  3. As a fellow guy and one who has posted on this site many times for this same subject My view People Suck, This is your decision for your health F#$ck what others say! This is very common on this board and you should search thru for many others. I agree with your husband you do what you want, For yourself not for what others want.
  4. Mr Alley Gator

    BCBS of Florida

    Nope they do not cover it! Same plan as mine - Florida health care excludes it mostly all plans You can do a cash Payment seems only option that is what I had to do or go to mexico if money is a issue
  5. Mr Alley Gator

    How long did your stalls last?

    They will break for me I did intermediate fasting and bounced my calories around - Broke them every time
  6. Mr Alley Gator

    Meal planning trackers?

    I have two teanagers also and a Wife that eats a ton! First things first you need to make sure you put yourself first during these first few months - This is your time to get healthy and happy. Assuming you have bad eating habits now focus on the meal plans for the family that you can eat also. I am a trained chef from Johnson and whales so I know food and food groups. I do not meal prep I cook daily for myself, My family and most of the time my parents. When setting up your plan set your protein first. For example today I just diced up up a whole ham to make Ham and Bean soup. This will feed the kids and family and allow me to get a ton from the Ham and Beans. Yesterday I did pulled chicken Tacos. This gave me the proteins and the the rest of the group made tacos and ate the Spanish Rice. Much easier to plan where you and the family can enjoy the same food. However you will be limited but still can eat normal food. Also Food is not going to be a concern after a short while - Once you get adjusted to the lifestyle cooking and meal planning will be easy
  7. You are new to this your tummy will tighten up once you eat solid foods Give it time stay on plan and all will work out
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    How long until starting exercise?

    Calm down but great attitude. You need to let you body heal 4-5 weeks - Just walk till you drop I also used a eliptical a few weeks out but on low gear. Best thing to do now is drink water - Get you vitamins and mineral plan in order and walk 10k steps per day. Sounds like alot but it really isn't that hard that is two good long walks and working
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    Water bottle recommendations

    I have a set of these solid glass nice https://www.amazon.com/HydroMATE-Markers-PlasticCover-Motivational-Reminders/dp/B089JGKMCW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2DVOLJ7T7BUNY&dchild=1&keywords=Glass+Water+bottles&nav_sdd=aps&qid=1608658652&sprefix=water+bottles&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyTllBWTFGUlI0UjgzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzM5NzE0MzRVNEpSMjJIUEFRNCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTIwMTIwMlVHWVJFWjVNNTJKVSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
  10. Mr Alley Gator

    7 days post-op.

    Love the sippy cup idea, As a fellow male trust me on this. Move Move Move as much as you can get the air out. To this day I Mostly get up and walk around about 4 times during a meal. Moving gets the new gut shifting around. As for the Acid refux call you Doc they have pills for this. Do not let it go on for to long or you will damage your throat like i did and have to get it stretched balloned....... It sucked Now to the fact You did this to save your life for you kids, So did I .... of course they worry when things are out of kilter in the household. Took my kids a long time to get used to How dad eats and why No more Mc Ribs. It all plays out well and you are in the Bullshit phase it will get a ton better shortly
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    Ok try this worked for my friend. Make you self some strong and I mean super strong Broths, Get yourself a big pot about 3 gallon and follow : how to make Chinese vegetable broth. Be careful on the Salt, as a trained chef you do not need to add all that salt. If it says 1 pound of carrots add 30% more to make it stronger. What you are doing is taking all the vitamins and minerals out of the bases and making the water Supercharged. You can do this with beef bones, chicken bones, Seafood ect. Now since you can not eat the meat yet Do not panic buy it fresh and freeze it when done to be eaten later. She sipped this all day long and it kept the hunger issue down and manageable. I did the same thing with a seafood broth and it kept me sane during the liquid only phase. As for x mas do not let it bother you, Just wait to see what Santa brings you next x mas when you down 75 pounds or more.
  12. Mr Alley Gator

    Always hungry...

    You sure your hungry? Or head hungry? You are at the time of Head games. Spread out your meals over 5 instead of 3 same quantity but split 5 ways
  13. Mr Alley Gator

    Pre-op liquid diet is Bullsh*t!!!

    I chewed gum! and I had never chewed gum. Doc said chew on some peanuts then spit them out so i chose to use sunflower seeds. The shells kept me busy and I just spit them into a jar. They said you can not eat nobody said you can not chew.
  14. Mr Alley Gator

    Stall very early on?

    You body is on the defense and is locking down. Do not panic just stay on your plan. From a guy who hates water you have to get that up! You will break quickly. Yes soft foods are a pain in the ass for sure
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    Please help

    Yes i have seen it here people have had additional surgeries or switched methods like Bypass to sleeve. I would call a Surgeon and go see one. You got this you have done it before so now you just focus and get healthy again
  16. Mr Alley Gator

    Up All Night

    Takes a long time to eat pasta or rice it swells up in you belly and raises hell!
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    protein = $$

    First of all welcome to a area of mass confusion. Key is the proteins powders - With the powders you can make all your smoothies and foods like soup. I personally do not buy the pre made ones I make stronger healthier products Amazon has sales of the powders just pay attention to the amount per serving. As for Broth make your own and freeze it - I make vegetable/mushroom, Beef and Seafood. You can get the bones usually for free and it only takes a few lobster shells and oyster shells makes a ton of Broth. I make about 5 gallons at a time and freeze it in quart containers - Most of my contents comes from the food i make for two teanagers
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    My weight loss journey

    You are not alone same thing here only took one trip thru the Naples Cardiac ward to wake me up. Welcome and you will find a great group here
  19. Mr Alley Gator

    new to group

    Ask away Tons of good veterans here like myself paying it forward
  20. I get it every so often Found that if i drink to fast or smoke it get it - I take a prescribed ant acid for heartburn and it stops immediately Pick up a bottle for of gas relief drops for baby;s they work great also Nice job bet you feel good
  21. So for all of you who had it done this year How was you first Eating Fest Holiday Survival? I saw all the posts prior to thanksgiving worried and confused as to how to handle it. Vets pass on your experiences also - So how did you first T Day go? I will start Mine- Well this is my second thanksgiving so I new what to expect, Cooked 5 Turkeys feed the army of family friends and then vacuum sealed all the leftovers. I picked and nibbled but never even had a plate down just used a little ramicon throughout the day. No mental problems No issues. Way better the last year my first turkey day, was stressed and aggravated and mostly jealous of those pounding down pounds of Food. Now not a issue So Friday took all the college kids (had Notre dame, University of Florida, FGCU, Sienna, and Ohio state Represented) out fishing, Great more food and vacuum sealing. Just for the fun of it Fish picture Now Post op I am the one behind the two kids kneeling down and the other one is a PRE WLS pic photo - Now eating a pound of fried fish I do miss - Hope everyone had a good holiday
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    Freaking out.

    You need to fast and here is a quick way to drop - not really a good plan but it is a hail marry at this point You are officially at 500 calories a day but you will be full and this will help you because you have to do it for the first week after surgery and before Nothing but broth and soup Here is a link to the ones I use every day for protien tastes good and will fill you up https://www.amazon.com/Bariatric-Choice-High-Protein-Low-Carb/dp/B01EB64NSS/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=3HNWN91N6CK06&dchild=1&keywords=protein+soups+low+sodium&qid=1606832878&sprefix=protien+soups%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRTVMTFc0M0JZQ0U5JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDE3NjQ1RktIR1pHVjcwU0VJJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2Nzc0NTgxSExHRzRCUzJWSFMxJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== FULL BLOWN ALL LIQUID DIET AND MOVE WALK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN IT IS POSSIBLE TO LOOSE A POUND A DAY BY FASTING BUT DANG YOU HAVE TO START NOW. STOP EATING AND DRINKING AT LEAST TWELVE HOURS TO GET ALL THE WATER OUT OF YOUR BODY FOR THE BIG WEIGH IN GOOD LUCK FIND A FRIEND TO WALK AND HELP YOU.
  23. Mr Alley Gator

    Help after Dumping still sick 20 hours later

    You were warned now you body is telling you its view! We all been there heck I did it yesterday with a Jelly Donut
  24. Mr Alley Gator

    Tracking apps

    My fitness is the one i used also however I did not measure ............ heck i was getting a size smaller pair of shorts ever other week - As for inches Stand in front of a mirror in the exact place every month. Take a picture you will be amazed after the months roll by how the pictures change! Kinda your hidden picture log.
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    Privacy concerns...?

    This must be a female thing? I did not tell anyone and now after getting to where i want to be if people ask i just say I was done with being FAT- I focused on my diet and health and using other tools with exercise I managed to do it. FYI your tool is going to give you portion control so the first time you eat with others going to be pretty obvious something is goofy. When they woof down a sub and you eat a 4 oz meal and shake. This is your decision and your life what others think or view who the hell cares. I would rather be thin and healthy with some opinions thrown at me, then fat and unhealthy w/no views or opinions from others

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