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texasnewf

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  1. Well it's a small milestone but I've officially lost 100 lbs since surgery on July 1. I was 441 then and now I'm 341 as of Dec 1. Overall for the year that puts me at 132lbs lost! I've been eating right, no cheating, working with weights for my arms and just started swimming 2 wks ago. I go swimming 4 days a week for 30 mins. I still have a long way to go but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. Hi there ! Just wondering the best Protein Powder to add to soups that most importantly - don't add a aftertaste. Something that don't mess with the flavor of what I'm making.. I intend to roast veggies, broth, spices,etc and add my own protein powder. Thanks, 😀 Craig
  3. texasnewf

    5 months post op update

    Wow you are rocking it too ! You are doing the right things as well .. I'm sure you will reach your goal ... I just wish I didn't have another 90-100 to lose .. lol .. But I'm determined.. eating right, lifting weights, and swimming 3 times a week (since I can't walk - bad knees) I'm sure to do all I can to reach the next goal by this time next year .. or sooner ! Good luck with your success !
  4. texasnewf

    Officially in Wonderland!

    Congrats Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Has anyone had a venus insufficiency in their leg ? I just had an ultrasound at a vein specialist and that's what the technician said. I go to see the doctor this Friday about what the treatment will be.. I'm just curious, worried.. I just got all the clearance for my VSG surgery and now I found out this. My left toes have been numb for the last several months so I finally decided to get it checked. Just wondering what to do ? Thanks Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. texasnewf

    This is weird

    This is strange, I've been tracking, in Sept I was stalled for 19 days. But i lost 17lbs during the 11 days I wasn't. The key here I've found is to keep on track as hard as it may seem. [emoji3] Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. texasnewf

    I really don't like stalls

    Congrats looly ! Keep it up ! I too finished the stall a couple days after this post (7 day stall) and I lost 7 lbs since then. Down to 373 now! Just have to stick with plan I guess
  8. Had my surgery July 1. I was losing weight like crazy. I had one 4 day stall in August- not too bad. Then Sept rolls in, Already lost 58 lbs since July 1. I stalled from Sept 5 to Sept 12 (7 days) then I only lost 2 lbs ! Then stalled again from Sept 13 to Sept 20 and lost another 2 lbs this morning .. I hope it gets better tomorrow and next week. I am eating exactly same diet religiously 650-700 calories per day and tons of water (over 100oz) , and 75-85g protein every day . On another note I have been a lot more active and doing things around the garage and yard, cutting tree limbs, etc. I know I'm building muscle and my pants are getting more slack. I am thinking about getting into swimming at the gym to get some cardio in. Anyone have suggestions on how to keep the stalls from happening ? Thanks !
  9. texasnewf

    I really don't like stalls

    Thanks everyone, I guess I have to just stick to plan .. and hide the scale lol .. but I'm a scale junkie.. every morning I have to check it first thing
  10. texasnewf

    30lbs

    Congratulations !
  11. It's been about 7 weeks since surgery and I've lost 45 lbs and now I've been in a stall for the last 5 days. Hopefully it will get back to normal in a few days., Nothing has changed, I'm still drinking lots of water, eating same foods.. keeping calories to 650/day as per Docs orders... I guess this is normal for the weight loss ? Your body just readjusting itself ?
  12. texasnewf

    The dreaded Weight loss Stall

    Thanks for the info. I broke the stall a few days ago and already lost 4 more lbs.. It was discouraging being in a stall but I guess as long as we realize it will happen from time to time we can deal with it.. Sticking with the plan and Never Give Up !
  13. texasnewf

    The dreaded Weight loss Stall

    Wow, I didn't know a stall could last that long. Thanks for letting me know .. I know it's depressing after 5 days, I can't imagine for 3 weeks.. Here's hoping to success for you, me , everyone !
  14. Ok, I am being serious. At the end of my first week on pureed foods I was craving the Chinese food flavors. So I ordered Chicken and Vegs in brown sauce and asked the lady for extra sauce (I told her I had to put in blender so she laughed and said no problem) Other that it looking strange when all blended it tasted heavenly I'm only eating 3 ounces in a meal so I have to put over half of it in the freezer as it will last me over a week. I figure since it's just 3 oz, it can't be too many calories, any thoughts ?
  15. texasnewf

    Chinese Food Puree

    Good points. I'm throwing out the chinese food. Nothing but seaweed and tofu for me from now on
  16. texasnewf

    Chinese Food Puree

    As per Doctors orders I have to be on pureed foods for 2 more weeks. Then on to regular foods.
  17. texasnewf

    Chinese Food Puree

    Oh Darn, Thanks for the info, I hadn't thought about this sauce being high in calories. I thought I was getting a good mix of protein and vegetables. I guess I'll try it without the sauce. I bet it still tastes good.
  18. I scoured the forum for tips from people and came up with a revised list of things to try. I'll be adding to this and updating as time goes on but this is a lot to go on and gives me hope as I start my pureed diet phase this weekend. Enjoy ! 1. Eggface Ricotta Bake (google it) 2. Green bean casserole (bariatric style) with canned chicken 3. Tuna casserole (bariatric style) with green Beans instead of peas 4. Mexican beef with cheese or beans with cheese (too carby for me--made me hungry too soon after eating) 5. Broccoli, spinach or cauliflower pureed with light cream cheese, lemon juice, s/p/g (steam the crap out of it first) 6. Smashed cauliflower with bacon and green onions (put in a food processor) 7. Any Soup or chili made bariatric style 8. Fish in foil pouches with lemon and spices/herbs. 9. zucchini sauteed with onion, tomatoes and herbs and pureed--can add any kind of lean meat.< /span> 10. yogurt/cottage cheese blends with berries. 11. Pureed black Beans with a bit of cheese 12. Yellow Split Pea Soup puree 13. Buffalo chicken Dip puree 14. Broccoli cheese Soup puree 15. Pureed Chicken salad 16. 4 Cheese mashed cauliflower 17. Hummus - Roasted Red Pepper by Sabra 18. Eggface Cottage Cheese Bake (sub out cottage cheese for ricotta + parmesan + ps mozza shreds + low carb marinara) 19. Cottage cheese flavored with taco seasoning 20. Progresso chicken enchilada soup with mashed cauliflower & ground chicken pureed 21. Scrambled egg with a little milk and topped with a teaspoon of salsa 22. Pureed Italian sausage with a little green and red pepper with Spagetti sauce 23. Applesause (unsweetened) with a sprinkle of cinnamon 24. Pureed Lentil soup with shredded cheese 25. Shiitake mushroom pizza with ground chicken and pizza sauce and cheese on top - all put in blender. Sounds weird but really good https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/loaded-cauliflower-soup https://www.food.com/recipe/shellys-baked-ricotta-324036
  19. texasnewf

    Here is a list of Pureed Food Ideas

    Yes, I was on liquids for 3 weeks and now just started the blender/pureed phase for 3 more weeks before going to normal food. Hope this helps I've tried several of the ones on the list and taste great ! good luck ! As for the liquid diet.. All I can say is just stick it out.. its BORING .. but eventually you will taste normal flavors again .. lol
  20. I scoured the forum for tips from people and came up with a revised list of things to try. I'll be adding to this and updating as time goes on but this is a lot to go on and gives me hope as I start my Pureed diet phase this weekend. Enjoy ! 1. Eggface Ricotta Bake (google it) 2. Green bean casserole (bariatric style) with canned chicken 3. Tuna casserole (bariatric style) with green Beans instead of peas 4. Mexican beef with cheese or beans with cheese (too carby for me--made me hungry too soon after eating) 5. Broccoli, spinach or cauliflower pureed with light cream cheese, lemon juice, s/p/g (steam the crap out of it first) 6. Smashed cauliflower with bacon and green onions (put in a food processor) 7. Any Soup or chili made bariatric style 8. Fish in foil pouches with lemon and spices/herbs. 9. zucchini sauteed with onion, tomatoes and herbs and pureed--can add any kind of lean meat.< /span> 10. yogurt/cottage cheese blends with berries. 11. Pureed black Beans with a bit of cheese 12. Yellow Split Pea Soup puree 13. Buffalo chicken Dip puree 14. Broccoli cheese Soup puree 15. Pureed Chicken Salad 16. 4 Cheese mashed cauliflower 17. Hummus - Roasted Red Pepper by Sabra 18. Eggface Cottage Cheese Bake (sub out cottage cheese for ricotta + parmesan + ps mozza shreds + low carb marinara) 19. Cottage cheese flavored with taco seasoning 20. Progresso chicken enchilada soup with mashed cauliflower & ground chicken pureed 21. Scrambled egg with a little milk and topped with a teaspoon of salsa 22. Pureed Italian sausage with a little green and red pepper with Spagetti sauce 23. Applesause (unsweetened) with a sprinkle of cinnamon 24. Pureed Lentil soup with shredded cheese 25. Shiitake mushroom pizza with ground chicken and pizza sauce and cheese on top - all put in blender. Sounds weird but really good https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/loaded-cauliflower-soup https://www.food.com/recipe/shellys-baked-ricotta-324036
  21. Has anyone else had problems sleeping since they had the sleeve surgery ? It's been just shy of two weeks and the first week I didn't have any issues but now just about every night I have to take a prescription sleeping pill. Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. texasnewf

    Issues with Pre-op diet

    It's hard for sure.. Post Op I wasn't hungry the first 2 weeks.. but now at beginning of 3rd week Im getting hungry. The best advice I can give you is to persevere. You got this ! Think about the success later... I'm down 13 lbs in 13 days already Post-OP.. that's what keeps me going .. I still have 1 more week on liquids.. its killing me but I know if I'm going to be successful that I have to do it by the book.
  23. texasnewf

    Trouble sleeping after Sleeve

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I have melatonin so I will try taking that as well. I also have sleep apnea so I'll be glad if I lose enough to get rid of that stupid machine too... although in some cases it's not weight related.. but I think in my case it is...
  24. texasnewf

    GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!

    Congrats on a job well done Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app

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