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Jan 13, 2014 Sleeved Friends



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Hey ladies!

Thanks for the info Kathy! I'm gonna look online for those spencos.

I love the Swiss cheese laughing cow wedges. The garlic and herb one didn't taste too good to me. I found some low fat/carb whole wheat crackers I eat with them.

Went back to work last week, and It went pretty well! I ate every 3-4 hours. Took too much food though haha. My coworkers asked me so many questions and were very welcoming!!!

I start regular foods on Tuesday! Can't wait to weigh tomorrow! Ttyl.

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I feel human almost! Went out to eat last night to bonefish grill thought I'd have a crab cake hated it! I've always loved them in the past. Gave them it hubby and had a some of his tilapia. I really need to learn how to make fish. I'm too chicken to try lol.

Went to the movies and had a little popcorn. I really felt normal even though I had such a small amount.

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Hello again ladies.

My doctor is pretty strict and I can only have 3 meals a day, no Snacks, no carbs. What helps me at night is to eat two of the sugar free popsicles. It's something you can bite into and chew and counts as a liquid like it did during our "liquids only" days. I particularly like the tropical flavored ones.

I went out to eat for the first time last night. I ordered beef with carrots. The beef was so tender and flavorful...it was the first thing I've had that I didn't have to cook myself. The carrots ended up being a few shreds like you would find in a salad, so that wasn't much. I was only able to eat 1/4 cup, so I took 3/4 of it home with me.

But I do hate to spent a bunch of money on a meal and only barely touch it. I did ask to see the kids menu, but there was nothing on there but fried food and carbs.

I think learning to eat out and not spend a ton will be an acquired tactic!!!

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Did anyone weigh this week? I lost around 3 lbs!

Have a good week ladies!

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I did! I lost 2 pounds. Not much but better than gaining it.

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Sorry I've been MIA. I have a cold, and feel rotten, but I'll be back to catch up when I can.

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Oh no jane!!! Feel better soon...

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Sorry to hear you're feeling bad Jane...get well soon.

I lost 3.5 lbs. this week.

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Thanks for the well wishes! I'm much better now.

Congrats to all the "losers", lol. I weighed in at my first group support meeting this week, and I'm down 43 pounds total, which is 24 pounds since surgery. I'm "this close" to zipping up another size down in jeans. What a great feeling!

My daughter is working full time now, so I'm babysitting more hours. Makes it hard to get in here to post. But I'll pop in when I can.

I hope you're all having a good weekend!

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I am down 19 pounds since surgery, 24 since pre-Surg diet. The past few days, I find that my appetite and stomach capacity have started to creep up. Foods that I could not eat post-op are starting to be okay. Yesterday I had a small nibble of my friend's b-day cake. I tracked it, sure, and was within my goals for the day but ... Feeling a bit more normal, whether that is a good thing or not. Very glad of Fitnesspal right now as it holds me accountable!

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Jane, I'm glad you are feeling better...babysitting will sure keep you active.

I know what you mean about those jeans. I tried on a pair from my closet today and I'm still too big for them, but soon, very, very soon!!!

It sounds like everyone is doing well - congrats to all of us.

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Hello all,

Jane glad you're better! :-)

Went to my 6 week checkup on Friday. Down 21 lbs since surgery. Was able to get off all of meds except Vitamins, of course. Nurse talked to me about 2 types of victories: loss of pounds and loss of inches. Some ppl don't count that but it's just as important as the scale. She told me to stop weighing myself. She also told me instead of having a weight loss goal (which she felt was very achievable, instead have a size goal). She also said that I need to get in at least 80g of protein- that 60g is the minimum amount I should be getting. We had a very lengthy chat. I'm feeling better about what I've accomplished so far and what I can accomplish in the future!!! :-)

Hope everyone have a great week!

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Can you believe we are 6 weeks out! I lost 1 and a half pounds this week. A tiny bit more then the past 2 weeks,

I'm loving myfitnesspal is anyone ekes using it?

Went shopping for some tops yesterday. I don't think I'm mentally ready for any shopping yet.

Have a good week,

Dianne

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My surgery was 1-8-14. How are you doing.

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Non Sleeve Victory: my new pants are size Large instead of Extra Large. Yahoo!

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