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HealthyLifeStyle

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  1. It has been 7 months, and 2 days since my WLS. I finally hit my GOAL when weighing in this morning. I have never been this small in my adult life. It is such a great feeling, knowing that everything I worked for up to this point has been worth it. My ONLY regret is that I didn't do this 10 years ago. I have lost 81 lbs., went from a size 20 jeans, now in a size 6, (I posted a few days ago that I was a size 8, but my new jeans were actually too big, and I had to get a size 6). I am sooooooo happy!!! 😄😄😄😄😄
  2. HealthyLifeStyle

    Protein Shakes

    I am so happy that my doctors office FINALLY told me that I can count my protein shakes as liquid. I am just past 6 months, and all along they kept telling me to count it as a snack, or a replacement meal. I have been having such a hard time getting in all the liquid, plus the shakes, plus the food. This alleviates some of the pressure.
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    What Are You Looking Forward To In Spring?

    Exactly 7 months ago today.
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    Raking

    It is finally nice where I live, here in NH. It has been in the 60's for the past 3 days. Every day I go outside, and rake/burn leaves. It will take a while, as I have an acre of land to clean up, but I look fwd. to it. This is the most exercise I have done in years! Before the WLS, I had to use a cane, and a wheelchair, just to get around. Now I do not need these things. It feels so good to be free! I never thought I would like doing yard work, but I am enjoying every single minute of it. The first day, I only did it for about 45 minutes. The second day, about an hour, and today, almost 2 hours. I am sore, but not overly, like I was afraid of. Doing stuff like this has been a long time coming. Now I am curious to know how many calories I am burning? I guess it really doesn't matter at this point. I am just enjoying getting some exercise!!
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    Raking

    Thank you very much! You are always giving people great advice, encouragement, etc. I love reading your posts, comments, etc.
  6. HealthyLifeStyle

    Covid Vaccine

    My first vaccine is scheduled very soon. I am wondering if anyone has got it yet. I am curious if there are any side effects. I am a little bit nervous because as I have been losing weight, I noticed different side effects in meds, such as my body reacting more sensitively. I even feel weird if I take 3 Tylenol, instead of 2. It's like my body can't digest them properly or something.
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    Rip Off!!!!

    My order was delivered. I open up the box, to see only one pizza crust. Where are the others? I look at the invoice, and this is how it reads: Thin Slim Foods Zero Carb Protein Pizza Crust-Single Pack (4 Servings). When I ordered it, I thought I was getting 4 crusts. It costs $8.95, for 1 crust? So I contacted customer service to let them know that I thought the ad was misleading. She were NOT helpful at all. She kept posting the nutrition label, like 3 times. I was like, OK so I did not read the nutrition label when purchasing. I didn't know that I had to do that? Then she really made me mad, bringing up the fact that they credited me for something I returned that I did not like. I told her that has NOTHING to do with THIS issue. She tells me that they did it out of courtesy. Ok so move on. That was that, and this is this! I ask if I can return it, because paying almost $9 for one crust seems excessive. I ask her to send me a return label. She tells me that I can return it if I would like, but that they do not issue return labels. So now to return it, its going to cost me more money!! I am so pissed off right now!!
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    Rip Off!!!!

    Thank you for letting me know this. I am planning a Wal-Mart trip today.
  9. HealthyLifeStyle

    Night time munching

    Oh thanks for the idea. I will try the Greek yogurt with ranch as a dip. I am getting sick of hummus, and cottage cheese.
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    Down 6 sizes!

    I am in shock. I have gone from a size 20 jeans, to an 8, in only 7 months! I went from a 2x in shirts to a medium, or small, depending on the material, and brand. I still see myself as chubby, because I have loose skin around my hips, and abdomen. I wonder what size I would be in, if I didn't have the extra skin? I am looking fwd. to having some type of tuck, removal, etc. of my extra skin. I only have 5 months to go before I reach my 1 yr. The time is flying by. I have never in my adult life, been this size. I was always the chubby/fat kid in school (always teased, and bullied). I yo-yo dieted most of my adult life, but would often give up if I wasn't losing quick enough. Only to gain the weight back, and then some. It feels good, but weird at the same time to actually be this small. I have to learn to be kind to myself, and accept how I feel, and look now. It is not easy.
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    Down 6 sizes!

    Thank you so much! I still can't believe its me, when looking in the mirror. I hope my brain can catch up soon.
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    What Are You Looking Forward To In Spring?

    I am looking fwd to being able to walk around my neighborhood, walking the dogs. I haven't been able to do that in 7 years. I had to use a cane, or a wheelchair to get around. Now that I am able to walk without it, I want to just walk anywhere I can!
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    Chickpea "Pasta"

    Just here to let you know that I took some advice. I was craving pasta so badly. A few of you told me to try Chickpea Pasta. I was very unsure about it. I bought some, and it was in my cabinet for a couple of weeks. I kept saying that I would try it the next day for dinner, but then I would talk myself out of it. LOL Well, I finally bit the bullet last night. I made chicken sausage, with peppers, and onions, then put it into low sugar spaghetti sauce. Boiled up some of the "pasta", and it was absolutely delicious! It was a little bit harder than regular pasta, but it took the craving away. Now I can experiment with it some more. I love this site because a few of you have given me some great ideas to try. Thank You, and keep them coming. ☺️
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    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    TY I will check it out.
  15. I can relate to this. I hated when they gave me the robe to wear. It was always too small. I always had to wear two of them. One going fwd, and the other backwards. It must have felt so good!
  16. Thank you for the info. I honestly had no idea about the expense. I hope it is lower for me. I am in New Hampshire.
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    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I never heard of the brand Quorn. Is it sold at regular markets, or is it a specialty item?
  18. HealthyLifeStyle

    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I will have to try it. I wouldn't eat it plain, but putting it in something might just do it.
  19. HealthyLifeStyle

    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I never realized that they would be easier on the belly. I will give it a try.
  20. HealthyLifeStyle

    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I tried eating tofu, and I don't care for it at all. Its weird.
  21. HealthyLifeStyle

    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I like boca burgers. I used to eat them once in a while, before my surgery. My mom eats them, and got me hooked one summer.
  22. HealthyLifeStyle

    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I have read some stuff about this in the past. It is def something to be aware of. I will do more research to see if this is something I will eat. If I do, it would only be once in a while for a substitute.
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    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I also avoid deli meats because of the chemicals in them. I only eat red meat, hamburger, maybe 2 x's a month, if that. I can not process steak, still, after 7 months PO. It just sits in my belly, and it hurts going down.
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    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    Looks like I will do some research to see which ones have the better protein count.
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    Plant Based Meats- Are you eating any?

    I will have to try them.
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