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Hi. I was sleeved Feb.19. In the hospital 2 days no complications. Went back to work in a week. Everythig seems to be going well. I have lost 26lbs. I am a very impatient person and want this to happen like yesturday. I know it takes time though. I have been overweight for most of my adult life.

I love this site. Everyone has great advice and when I am feeling like this is going to take forever I read everyones post and I seem to be where I should be. I do get hungry especially at night (I work nights) at around 9pm. I just drink my crystal light and suck it up. Well I guess I am done. Just wanted to introduce myself.

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congratulations for getting sleeved and for de-lurking :-) Are you eating solid foods yet? If so, some good Protein snack would probably chase those hunger pangs away. If you're still on mushies, maybe a snack of cottage cheese.< /p>

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I am on solid foods. I just dont know if I should be eating that late.

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Hi Alisonsim!

Just wanted to welcome you! I'm new too here, so I have no advice but wanted to say **HI**!

Spatters "de-lurking" comment crack me up! I agree....congrats on the de-lurking as well! LOL! If everyone "lurked" we wouldn't get any good info that is good to share! I've learned more here than any meeting I've gone to so far!

Hope to see you around more often!

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welcome to the club.. it is a great place to get advice and meet new people in the same boat as you are and completely understand what you are going thru.. great recipes.. great advice.. great stories of success.. .im post op dec 20th and down 68lbs.. and feeling great... glad you came out of lurk mode and are sharing your story and introducing yourself.. and again welcome.

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Heh.. Maybe we need a lurking anonymous thread for everyone to stand up and introduce themselves ;)

Welcome Alison.. Good luck on your journey to a new you

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Hi, Alisonsim, and welcome! 26 lbs. is a nice loss for the first month! I'm totally with you about wanting to see it happen now, now, NOW! but if you think about it, it might be pretty scary to lose it all overnight :P Somehow, I don't think that would bode well for minimizing saggy skin, at the least!

With regard to eating at night, it really depends on your normal schedule. What time to you go to bed? What time do you get up in the morning? Your schedule should be based on your waking hours more than anything else. What I've been told is that I need to eat Breakfast within 2 hours of rising - eating Breakfast is statistically good for weight loss, and it gets your metabolism rolling for the day (this is something I have to force myself to do some days, as I'm a notorious breakfast skipper). I also should ensure that I've finished eating no closer than 2 hours to bedtime (to minimize problems with reflux and allow your digestive system a better chance to do its work efficiently).

If your schedule would allow it, I'd shift dinner a bit later. If that's not practical, I'd have a protein-rich snack - yogurt, cottage cheese, a low-carb Protein bar - around 8:30 or so to keep you going. Basically, if you split your calories so you're eating every 4-5 hours you're probably doing fine :)

Good luck!

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Hi everyone I had my sleeve on February 25, I am down 22 lbs. This has been a move to better myself. Health wise this is a. + + for me. My only problem so far is learning to drink slow I have always been a Water glupper. My doctor said Tuesday March 26 I can have my first solids any suggestions. :-P

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Good advice Spacedust about shifting my schedule to later. I think I will try that!

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