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Hey...I did not know this was here. I was sleeved on 1/22. I hit the wall on 2/14 and had to go in the hospital for dehydration, but I am back on track now. I am down 54.lbs, and off of two meds. WHOOO HOOOOO!!!! Glad to be in the number!!!!

Hi Everybody!!!!

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Glad your feeling better!!! And woohoo on the loss. That's awesome. I'm down 35 lbs and off several meds. The best part. Almost. Lol. Let's keep in touch

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How's everyone week going?

I'm Feeling good. Aiming for 80g Protein daily. Don't think I'll ever be able to get it without a protein shake/protein bar.

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How's everyone week going?

I'm Feeling good. Aiming for 80g Protein daily. Don't think I'll ever be able to get it without a protein shake/protein bar.

I am on my 8th week post op. Down 35# from sleeve date 1/4/14

My question is about solid foods. Is it to early? I try small bits of chicken but it sticks there and causes presure in my stomach. I just go back to Protein Shakes and puried foods. But I'm not getting my allotment of protein in and I'm feeling tired most days. How many weeks/months are you all waiting to add solid foods?

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I started regular food (according to doctor) after 6 weeks. Are you chewing thoroughly? Are you taking 30 or more mins to eat? Are you overeating? You should probably reevaluate your eating habits. I think you should be close to or should be eating regular foods by now.

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I started regular food (according to doctor) after 6 weeks. Are you chewing thoroughly? Are you taking 30 or more mins to eat? Are you overeating? You should probably reevaluate your eating habits. I think you should be close to or should be eating regular foods by now.

I do tend to chew foods well...but forget to set the fork down between bites.. but don't get more than 2 or 3 bites before the feeling of restriction hits..then i have to stop eatting for about 20 min. And normally just give it up till my next effort to eat. (I don't get hungry..i just try to get my Proteins in)

Your input was very helpfull. If i need to take a half hour to eat...i definitely need to wait longer between bites. Thank you.

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I've been eating regular foods for a couple of weeks also with no problem. I just take tiny bites and chew them about 30 times. I'm still only able to hold about 1/4 cup of food, which is fine. I get a hiccup when I'm full so I don't take another bite when that happens. I also have to do at least one Protein shake a day to get in all the Protein. We are 7 weeks out now and I'm down 47 lbs. But I have a lot to lose, so the weight will come off slowly pretty soon. With a bad knee, I am not able to exercise much yet. I think once I have 100 lbs. off, I will be able to do that more easily.

I'm glad to hear the rest of you are doing well also.

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I've been eating regular foods for a couple of weeks also with no problem. I just take tiny bites and chew them about 30 times. I'm still only able to hold about 1/4 cup of food, which is fine. I get a hiccup when I'm full so I don't take another bite when that happens. I also have to do at least one Protein shake a day to get in all the Protein. We are 7 weeks out now and I'm down 47 lbs. But I have a lot to lose, so the weight will come off slowly pretty soon. With a bad knee, I am not able to exercise much yet. I think once I have 100 lbs. off, I will be able to do that more easily.

I'm glad to hear the rest of you are doing well also.

Congrats on the losses.

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Hello everyone I was sleeved on 1/14. I am now down 27lb, from week 6-7 I only loss 1.4 lbs,I was hoping to be at 30lb loss at the end 0f my 7 week. I have started working out and I have noticed inches shedding off but the scale is not moving. I am having a problem with getting all my Protein and liq. requirements in. I try to eat more but the full feeling is a horrible feeling.

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Hi hang!

Well I'm down 30 pounds since day of surgery. I'm happy. I was hoping for more by now but I have to concentrate on the fact that it is coming off, I feel a thousand time better since the removal of my lap-band and I'm doing what I'm supposed to....for the most part!

I think the only thing I am still doing wrong is eating faster than I should. 20 minutes is the average.

I have a Protein Shake just about everyday.

Have a great day everyone!

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Hey All,

ChEcking in....

i made an interesting discovery recently that reminded me to go back to basics. I went to the first horse show of the year. it was running around like a crazy person never eating Breakfast alwasy hungry not drinking enough and low and behold i got home expecting to have lost 5 lbs and the the scale didn't move. the next day i went back on my norman breakfast 8 Protein shake* 5/6 small meals and i had lost a pound. it reminds me to EAT BREAKFAST........HOPE YOU GUYS ARE DOING WELL have a great day :)

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That is a great discovery! I don't weigh myself anymore but I do notice when I'm rushing I make bad food choices. I take either a Protein shake or bar with me everywhere I go now.

Happy 8 week surgiversary! How's everyone doing?

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Happy 8 weeks to you too doneganregime1!! It sure seems like longer than that to me.

dim59 Did you take your measurements before? I find that sometimes when the scale isn't moving the inches are. I've lost 8 inches on my hips, on my waist and 5 on my bust.

I think sometimes our bodies need to take a break and change things up.

My NUT said if you aren't eating enough your weight loss will slow down also. She recommended 800 cal. a day now. I'm still having to do 2 shakes a day to get in enough Protein. I don't see any other way with the lilttle bit we can eat. Maybe in time our stomachs will hold a bit more food and we can cut back on the shakes.< /p>

I'm glad to hear you are all doing so well.

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I just wanted to pop in and ask if you can believe this is our 2 month surgiversary?? Yowza! The time has flown by, yet it seems I've been sleeved for a long time. As if this morning, I'm down 49.2 pounds - 30.2 since day of surgery.

I hope you're all doing great!

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Hello ladies im doing great...I'm glad to read that everybody else is doing great also, i still have to see my Dr every 6 weeks....and that's the only time when I weight myself.....

Im still struggling with the Protein intake too...

Somedays im almost not hungry at all....and some days I can eat a little more n also depending on the food I can eat more or less...

Also a week ago I had a period, for the first time in a long time n on my own, without medication to induce, I have pcos, I hope it continues n my fertility is back n eventually conceive in Gods timing.

I'm 43 lbs off and 30 po ...happy :)

Happy weekend everyone!

God bless you.

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