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NYC_PAULA

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. NYC_PAULA

    Non Scale Victories

    I added a weights machine circuit to my fitness routine a couple months ago. I’ve noticed that I can do more reps and lift heavier weights on each machine now compared to a couple months ago.
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    June 2019 challenge

    Run and weight circuit day. 5. I’m always afraid of failing or not being liked by others. I get a little better at quieting my inner critic but it’s not easy.
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    June 2019 challenge

    I've been traveling for work so just hoping in now. I was sleeved on 2/7/19 My goals for this month are -Lose 10 pounds (that seems to be what I average in a month) -Do 3 sessions of Bridge 2 10K each week. I just started yesterday with my first session. I'm training to run in a DC Comics 10K run this fall. Good luck everyone with your June goals!
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    VITAMINS AFTER GASTRIC SLEEVE?????

    The next day. I did liquid or dissolve tab vitamins during the first few weeks and went back to regular pills you swallow on stage 3 of the diet.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I didn't really do the To-Do list or journaling challenge. I'm constantly learning new things at work though. Today was my weekly weigh in. Down 3 more pounds. Hoping to lose 4 more to get to my goal at the end of the month but we'll see.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    Playing catch up 17. I have an ongoing clean out project in my apartment. I'm donating clothes that are now too big and other items to Housing Works in my city. 18. I had a mani-pedi which included a massage! 19. I plan on taking a long shower after a run this morning.
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    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Same I'm three months out and I'm about 46 pounds down from surgery. I was told I was on track by my surgeon's office.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    16. Listen to a podcast- Listening to Unspooled as I get ready. I'll probably listen to more podcasts on my commute. At the halfway mark of the challenge. I'm 5 pounds down so I'm hoping to be another 7 pounds down by the end of the month. I've had a couple of slower weight loss weeks at just one pound per week so I'm hoping bumping up the exercise will help.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    15. Read a Book-I've been listening to an audiobook-Tennet of Wildfell Hall. I had my three month follow up today and my team feels that I'm on track. Just waiting to get the results from my blood work.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    12. Listen to music. It was a rainy day here so...living room dance party!
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    Non Scale Victories

    I'm three months post op. I can run for 30 minutes at least three times a week. I haven't had the stamina for that in a while. I feel like I'm coming back to me.
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    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I feel like how much food I can hold varies from day to day. Stress plays a big part. Pre-surgery I was a stress and emotional eater. Now it's the opposite. If I'm stressed I have little interest in food and go back to protein shakes because it's an easy way to make sure I'm getting some calories and protein in.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I need to get better about posting daily. Playing catch up Day 7-Work up a sweat- I did go for a 30-minute run that day Day 8-Get crafting-I've been working on making some birthday cards this week Day 9-Meditate-I did a 15 minute guided meditation Day 10-Yoga-I didn't do on Friday because that is my rest day, but I am doing a yoga class tomorrow along with weight day. Day 11-Complete a Puzzle-Not a physical puzzle but working on some problem solving for some work projects so that counts as a puzzle right?
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    Non Scale Victories

    Congratulations. That's amazing.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    B Side- I have always liked a runny yoke after surgery on the soft food stage scrambled eggs didn't sit well with me at first so poached eggs were the way to go. Once I got to the end of the soft food stage I was okay with scrambled eggs again. Lately, I've been doing omelets on the weekend because the low-fat cheese and meat add some extra protein. For weekdays I've been making egg white "muffins". Baked egg whites in muffin tins with veggies and cheese. They are perfect to take on the go and pop in the microwave at work.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    Sorry I have missed a few days of posting. Day 3. Watch a performance-Didn't go to a live show but did binge watch Fleabag this weekend. Day 4. Have an early night-check Day 5. Garden-I live in an apartment with no garden access, but I did go to the farmers market and central park this weekend. Day 6. Talk to a friend-Going to see a friend tonight I'm not doing the push-up challenge because I'm working on a consistent routine for weight machines in between cardio this month and that's about all I can handle. I am doing the junk food challenge and so far so good. I can still only do about 4-5 ounces of food per meal so focusing on protein kind of forces me to make good choices. Now that it is spring I'm switching up my meals a bit. I'm doing more greek yogurt for breakfast or snacks than I was this winter. I'm also happy that I don't have an issue with raw vegetables so salads are happening, although mine tend to be very protein heavy so I can get my 70 grams per day. I made a yummy salad for lunch today. Microgreens, chicken, lavender goat cheese, strawberries, and homemade balsamic vinegarette.
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    Where are my 5ft tall peeps at?

    I think that is a very healthy outlook to have!
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I agree. I have a good feeling about this month. Work is really busy and my class is wrapping up in a few weeks but I have a good feeling that nicer weather and sunshine are going to inspire a good wellness routine.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    2. Make some art. It's not visual art but I did write a sketch for my writing class before work this morning so I'm counting that as my art for the day. Tonight is weight day followed by Yoga so I know I won't have the energy to create something when I get home. B-Side: Favorite outdoor activity is running. I hate running on a treadmill but love it if I can do it outdoors. Thursdays are also my weekly weigh-in day. I'm down another 3 pounds which is a great way to kick off this challenge. 9 more pounds to go by the end of the month.
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    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I’m in. Staring Weight 224 Status: 2+ months post op Goals: Loose 12 pounds by May 31 Bump up the workout routine with at least 2 days of strength training and 3 days of 30+ minutes of cardio. Day 1: Go outside. I went for a run this morning.
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    ❤ APRIL 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I will try to create a goal board this evening. I'm finding short term goals as a really good motivator for me so perhaps I'll tie it to the May Challenge. I forgot to weigh in this morning since it's not my normal weigh-in day so I'll go with my last weigh in from last week. I'm ending this challenge 10 pounds lighter which was my goal. Ready to rock May and hopefully be better about posting daily to check in.
  22. Pretty well so far. I've lost over 40 pounds in about 10 weeks.
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    ❤ APRIL 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    B side: Yes to May challenge. I love these and they help keep me accountable.
  24. I was in the same boat. I had my band removed and did the sleeve. I'm only 2 1/2 months out and very happy with the results. I had a lot of acid reflux when I had the band (because it slipped) so my surgeon had me do extra tests to make sure that the sleeve was a good option for me vs gastric bypass. We decided it was and I have to say I'm very happy with it so far. I'm on daily acid reflux medication as a precaution but I haven't experienced any reflux since surgery. Good luck.
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    Protein shakes and bars forever?

    The goal with my nutritionist and surgeon was to slowly start weaning off shakes and bars once I started getting solid foods. I was told to get in a minimum of 70 grams of protein a day. By focusing on lean protein choices like eggs, fish, lean meats, lite cheese, and beans I can get about 20 grams per meal. I have one small high protein snack to get in the extra 10+ grams of protein. Sometimes that snack is a shake or bar and sometimes I'll even do a shake or bar for a meal if I'm in a hurry but I'm trying to focus on whole foods for the most part.
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