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WanderingHeart

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from lizonaplane in Post VSG Regrets?   
    So I actually was also worried about Water consumption. In the beginning, I did have to sip water slowly throughout the day. I work from home and parked my water next to my desk and it was fine. I had to remember to keep sipping but I managed. About 3 weeks in, I noticed I was able to do 2.5 sips at a time. At 4.5 months out now, I can take down 3.5 sips/gulps at once. I can actually easily drink 30 ounces in just over an hour.

    However, I was traveling a few weeks ago and fresh fruit and vegetables were less accessible on the road trip and I was being less attentive to water and didn’t want to stop every hour to use the bathroom. When I got home, the lack of Fiber and hydration landed me in the hospital with incredibly painful stomach pain. Lesson learned.

    still no regrets - down almost 70 pounds.
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    I’ve actually noticed that it’s really hard to get the portion just right and if I’m down to a few more bites and I’m feeling full, I end up trying to finish.
    But if I have more than a few bites to finish, it’s easier for me to say “I’ll finish this for my next meal.”

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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    I’ve actually noticed that it’s really hard to get the portion just right and if I’m down to a few more bites and I’m feeling full, I end up trying to finish.
    But if I have more than a few bites to finish, it’s easier for me to say “I’ll finish this for my next meal.”

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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from lizonaplane in Post VSG Regrets?   
    So I actually was also worried about Water consumption. In the beginning, I did have to sip water slowly throughout the day. I work from home and parked my water next to my desk and it was fine. I had to remember to keep sipping but I managed. About 3 weeks in, I noticed I was able to do 2.5 sips at a time. At 4.5 months out now, I can take down 3.5 sips/gulps at once. I can actually easily drink 30 ounces in just over an hour.

    However, I was traveling a few weeks ago and fresh fruit and vegetables were less accessible on the road trip and I was being less attentive to water and didn’t want to stop every hour to use the bathroom. When I got home, the lack of Fiber and hydration landed me in the hospital with incredibly painful stomach pain. Lesson learned.

    still no regrets - down almost 70 pounds.
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    WanderingHeart reacted to GreenTealael in OOTD   
    I have not bought clothing in a long time since I’m not going anywhere special but my youngest daughter convinced me to buy it for a date night. I didn’t think I could fit it but she said it’s small and you’re small (as if that’s how it works 😩) well she was right. I think it is a generous cut.
     
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from Laurie C. in How do they pick your goal weight?   
    My surgeon said the average was 60% of excess weight and did a calculation to tell me what that was - but never set a goal weight. I had an idea of where I want to be but I also acknowledge that I’m not sure what my happiest weight will be. I just kind of picked 150 pounds but if I’m happy and comfortable and active at a higher weight, I’m good with that too.

    I also heard that wherever you are around three months is likely half of what you’ll lose altogether.
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    WanderingHeart reacted to Maribelle76 in How do they pick your goal weight?   
    My doctor has never mentioned a goal weight at all. And I appreciate that. I probably wouldn't listen to him anyway, because I know where I like my body to be. My guess is they are kind of just eyeballing it based on the hundreds or thousands of other patients they've had in the past. You definitely know your own body the best, though, so make your own goal your primary focus.
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    WanderingHeart reacted to SecondChance4Kelli in ONEderland   
    Surgery was July 20th and today I hit ONEderland!

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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from Starwarsandcupcakes in Food Before and After Photos   
    Lunch: strawberries, slice of prosciutto, Marcona almonds, firehook garlic thyme crackers, Beechers cheddar, and a soft cheese called Diva. Yummy


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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Best way to lose weight after vsg   
    Most surgeons give you a plan that starts with a liquid phase. That is for allowing your stomach to heal, but it may end up being less than 500 calories per day. Depending on the plan they give you and how your body adjusts, you may be eating 500-700 during those transitional weeks after surgery.
    i never track calories, personally. I listen to my body’s signs of fullness and prioritize Protein and fresh vegs and fruit.

    It is possible that consuming too few calories will actually result in your body stalling because it will think you are starving and go into survival mode.
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    There is in the nutrition section but it’s not updated frequently
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    WanderingHeart reacted to Tracyringo in 4 years post op   
    Today marks 4 years from my original surgery. I have lost a total of 160lbs !!


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    WanderingHeart reacted to kristieshannon in OOTD   
    Not really anything special outfit wise, but a fun day nonetheless. My daughter flew out to Boston to make the drive back to Seattle with me as my travel nurse contract has ended and I’m heading back home. We stopped in Chicago today to take a break from the road. We stopped at Millennium Park for photos with The Bean. My daughter was actually teary when I let her take a pic of me, said “Mom I’m so glad you’ll let me take pictures now so we can keep our memories”. I have so few pics of me with my kids while they were growing up, I couldn’t stand to see myself in pictures. One more benefit of WLS!

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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Best way to lose weight after vsg   
    Most surgeons give you a plan that starts with a liquid phase. That is for allowing your stomach to heal, but it may end up being less than 500 calories per day. Depending on the plan they give you and how your body adjusts, you may be eating 500-700 during those transitional weeks after surgery.
    i never track calories, personally. I listen to my body’s signs of fullness and prioritize Protein and fresh vegs and fruit.

    It is possible that consuming too few calories will actually result in your body stalling because it will think you are starving and go into survival mode.
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from Starwarsandcupcakes in Food Before and After Photos   
    Lunch: strawberries, slice of prosciutto, Marcona almonds, firehook garlic thyme crackers, Beechers cheddar, and a soft cheese called Diva. Yummy


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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from Starwarsandcupcakes in Food Before and After Photos   
    Lunch: strawberries, slice of prosciutto, Marcona almonds, firehook garlic thyme crackers, Beechers cheddar, and a soft cheese called Diva. Yummy


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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from Starwarsandcupcakes in Food Before and After Photos   
    Lunch: strawberries, slice of prosciutto, Marcona almonds, firehook garlic thyme crackers, Beechers cheddar, and a soft cheese called Diva. Yummy


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    WanderingHeart reacted to MizzKay in Any April 2021 surgeries?!   
    Hello @ Blueslily I am doin awesome and I will be 4 months post op this month. I have been doing good with Fluid and Protein intake. But theres always room for improvement. Right now I just hate this fatigue I been experiencing. Im down almost 60 pounds. Here is a before/ after picture.


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    WanderingHeart reacted to ms.sss in Food Before and After Photos   
    Oh! And i baked a cherry pie this afternoon.
    Totally forgot to take a pic of it baked before fam and friends ate the entire thing, oopsies.
    I had a forkful to taste as i was still pretty full from my prosciutto-cheese-cherry snack. It was delicious…I guess its a good thing its all gone lol.
    Estimated cals from the bite: 50 calories (yes, i will log bites of food, don’t judge me! lol)



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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Growing food is so empowering!
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Growing food is so empowering!
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    WanderingHeart reacted to Starwarsandcupcakes in Food Before and After Photos   
    Found some Camembert on sale while picking up more kale and spinach today so had that for dinner with garlic olive oil crostini, 1/3 a croissant and snow peas. The one piece of cheese is from the kids trying it and they aren’t a fan so more for me 😋
    Ended up eating a total of 5 crostini, about one whole wedge of Camembert, the 1/3 croissant, and 3 total snow peas. I’m still working on the raw veggies not blended thing. Getting there though!
    Also, I may have impulse bought several hydroponic systems over the last month and finally started germinating seeds in 2 of them today! Growing cherry tomatoes, Genovese and Thai basil, thyme, curly parsley, big daddy peppers, pak Choi, curled cress, red fire lettuce, dwarf kale, Chinese cabbage (2 kinds), baby leaf mustard greens, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, and I think Chinese lettuce. Waiting on another aerogarden 🤷‍♀️ to arrive Thursday to grow some salad greens and move the herbs from the one they’re in now. No one seems as excited about my recent adventure as I do! 😂





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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    While there are meat shortages, Wallace prices haven’t gone up. A few things are out of stock but no price gouging
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    While there are meat shortages, Wallace prices haven’t gone up. A few things are out of stock but no price gouging
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    WanderingHeart got a reaction from GreenTealael in Food Before and After Photos   
    Hey as a fellow organic foodie, have you tried Wallace Farms? Their meat is clean and so yummy! They ship to your door!

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