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So I had a meeting last night at a Mexican restaurant. Was very apprehensive about eating there in front of a crowd. I ended up ordering fajitas. Just kind of picked at the chicken and had a few bites of Beans. Nobody even looked my way! Not sure why I was worried. The only downfall was that with a full plate of food in front of me, I couldn't resist kind of grazing during the whole meeting. I'm still not really sure how much I can eat at one time. Maybe it would have been smarter to ask for a box right away and just leave out what I think I should be eating, but still pretty happy about the experience.

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Hi Mizzzlisa,

Glad to hear it went well for you. I have the same problem eating out. The only way I beat it was doing as you suggest and getting a box right away. I will ask for a couple of small boxes and divide the meal into 3 or 4 portions, then box them for later. Found myself sometimes eating more when I got home so I started putting a 24 hour rule on my left overs. I wont eat them for a minimum of 24 hours after I first got them, I put date/time on the box with a sharpie marker and everything. Seems like a bunch of head games to me but it helps. Like they say on the beer commercial...."Its only weird if it doesn't work!!" Good Luck and congrats on your trip out.

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thats a great system grey bc i was thinking samething-that once i get leftovers home id be able to eat more by then so waiting till next day as per your rule is a great idea! but u let yourself have it for lunch right? which would be say 18hrs not 24......you're not literal about the24 hrs r u?

also....mizz...i was wondering--do u stop eating bc youre full or bc u cant fit anymore in? i ask bc when i was preop everyonesaid id be 'full' after couple of bites----but nowthat im postop-2 weeks today---i find that my hungerissame as before----butthen i eat--and several bites in i get this feeling of-----almost bad indigestion and i haveto stop eating bc of it----so im stopping bc of that uncomfortablefeeling NOT bc i no longer feel hungry.................im still on purees and hoping when i moveto solids itll bedifferent------does anyone identify w my experience?

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Grey, that is an excellent suggestion! I think I'm going to portion out what I brought home so I can more easily track what I'm eating.

And super girl, I have learned that the feeling of fullness is not the same post sleeve. I don't feel that bloaty stomach stretched feeling like I would have before surgery. It's a more localized sense of tightness than really a feeling of fullness. A few days ago, it became much easier for me to eat and drink more at a time. I'm 3 weeks today. I am trying to get into a routine of always getting my fluids cause sometimes I'm just lazy about it, so today so far I have eaten this:

First thing when I woke up I drank a premier chocolate shake. About 6:30 am. Then about 8oz coffee ( yeah I know, not supposed to haha but I was cold and it tastes soooo good) then 22oz of Water by 9:00. Breakfast was 1/2 a bratwurst. It's now 11:40am and I just finished my second 22oz of Water. Getting ready to cut off fluids so I can eat lunch by 12:30. Leftovers from last night. So far I am comfortable. Don't feel bloated from the water, no pain in my sleeve. That would not have been the case a week ago. I think for myself anyway it's not my body will not allow me to get fluids in its just that it has to be a priority. Anyway. Sorry for the long post.

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thats a great system grey bc i was thinking samething-that once i get leftovers home id be able to eat more by then so waiting till next day as per your rule is a great idea! but u let yourself have it for lunch right? which would be say 18hrs not 24......you're not literal about the24 hrs r u?

also....mizz...i was wondering--do u stop eating bc youre full or bc u cant fit anymore in? i ask bc when i was preop everyonesaid id be 'full' after couple of bites----but nowthat im postop-2 weeks today---i find that my hungerissame as before----butthen i eat--and several bites in i get this feeling of-----almost bad indigestion and i haveto stop eating bc of it----so im stopping bc of that uncomfortablefeeling NOT bc i no longer feel hungry.................im still on purees and hoping when i moveto solids itll bedifferent------does anyone identify w my experience?

What you're describing is the full feeling

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What you're describing is the full feeling

I am almost 3 weeks out and am having this feeling, too. Is it a full feeling or an over eaten feeling?

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