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GET OUR Proteins IN!!!! IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU DO, AT LEAST 60GRAMS DAILY

I have now started experiencing hair loss! I'm freaking out!

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@@Unbesleeveable, my NUT said I should get in a minimum of 65g a day. I started lifting weights and was advised to take at least 100g on days I weight lift.

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Hello Ladies, I was sleeved on 4/8/14. I am 5 feet even. My pre-surgery weight was 219 lbs. The day of surgery I weighed 207 lbs. I am 8 months post op and currently weigh 144 lbs. I still have 14-24 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. Here are a few progress pics.

The picture where I was wearing the black and white striped dress is from 12/12/14. This is my current weight. post-216590-0-48179800-1418848525_thumb.jpg post-216590-0-43578500-1418848551_thumb.jpg

I wish you all the best on your journey!

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Hey missbrown30,you look awesome. Great job! Keep up the good work.

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I always had a problem with the top of my head being shorter. I don't know if it is due to genetics or what. I noticed today that it is a little shorter. I just started taking 10,000 mcg of Biotin like 7 days ago. With the proper care of eating and moisturizing my hair correctly ,I hope it will start to grow.

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It's nice to hear everyone's story. I received my approval today and I will know my date on Friday. They also told me to be ready to start my 2 week liquid diet on Friday. I am so ready for this. I too had to do the 6 month nutrition classes, didn't want to but I knew it was protocol. Anyway I'll keep you all posted on the happening......I'm in NC.

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Hey guys ! I was the one who started this thread and I'm so glad to see you all connecting. Here's a little photo update on me . Right now I'm just working on getting workouts in. I've been in and out of the hospital since my pouch keeps getting restricted but I'm doing well now. I've stalled for the second time so I'm going to kick up the workouts and Protein to try and get the scale moving again. Hope you all are doing well. And you can find me on instagram @theshrinkingdutchess .

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Hey guys ! I was the one who started this thread and I'm so glad to see you all connecting. Here's a little photo update on me . Right now I'm just working on getting workouts in. I've been in and out of the hospital since my pouch keeps getting restricted but I'm doing well now. I've stalled for the second time so I'm going to kick up the workouts and Protein to try and get the scale moving again. Hope you all are doing well. And you can find me on instagram @@theshrinkingdutchess .

I'll be sure to add you...you can follow find me as @Mrsdrez . Thanks for the thread.

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The holidays will be tough but manageable

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Hey guys ! I was the one who started this thread and I'm so glad to see you all connecting. Here's a little photo update on me . Right now I'm just working on getting workouts in. I've been in and out of the hospital since my pouch keeps getting restricted but I'm doing well now. I've stalled for the second time so I'm going to kick up the workouts and Protein to try and get the scale moving again. Hope you all are doing well. And you can find me on instagram @@theshrinkingdutchess .

Shrinking dutchess in deed. Look at all that weight you lost on, what, 5 months? Please share your success. Good job.

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Hello all! Congrats to those that have been sleeved. I hope you are all doing well and making progress. Thanks for sharing your stories. They're really helpful to those of us that have not been sleeved yet.

I am scheduled to be sleeved on 12/29 in Tijuana, MX. My insurance wouldn't cover the surgery because my bmi is not high enough and I don't have any of the co-morbidity conditions that are required for coverage. For those ladies that went to MX (I saw a couple throughout the thread that said they were going), did you have any difficulties? Who was your surgeon?

I'm on my pre-op diet right now and I have one of the ones that allows for two or three Protein shakes and a lean and green meal, which I'm grateful for. I know some are only allowed Clear liquids and sometimes for a full two weeks! Can't wait to get through it and get my surgery done. It's all I think about.

Best of luck to you all on your journey! I hope each and everyone of you not only meet your goal but also conquer whatever issues and bad habits you had that got you to where you were to begin with. I'm praying for you and please pray for me!

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Hello

Congratulations to all on your new journey. Keep up the great work. I began on May 30, and i have lost a total of 75lbs so far but i have a long way to go before i reach my goal weight, which is 155.

Good luck everyone!

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      June 17th is almost here. Picked up everything I need for my after surgery needs. After work will go home and finish packing a light overnight bag to make sure I don't forget anything. And the final countdown begins. Not nervous at all just looking forward to the call for my arrival time. 
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      I am 19 days post op and I am still struggling to drink the fluids. I am not even able to drink the protein shakes their now nasty to me , I tried the protein bars & it didn’t end well. I have chest pains & I can barely eat. I am weak & my mouth is always dry, and feeling nauseous. Can anyone provide any advise. At least I doing the vitamins. Recently my chest & stomach have a burning sensation. 
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      1. SamanthaC12

        I had a very difficult time finding protein shakes that tasted okay and didn't make me sick. I ended up drinking FairLife Core Power protein shakes. I love the chocolate (tastes like chocolate milk to me). I like to blend it with some ice and PB2 powder (or real PB) to give the smoothie consistency. I also found that if I put Panera's Turkey Vegetable soup through the blender, I could eat it. I survived off those two things. My chest pains were from the gas, which was incredibly bad and took so much longer than I expected to resolve. I'd definitely stay away from bars or anything solid until you've conquered liquids. I'd love to tell you the dry mouth will get better soon, but it didn't for me for a very long time (months). The plus to that was that I drank a ton of water. The good new is I suspect you are close to the light at the end of the tunnel on this first and hardest part of the journey. It gets SO much easier after this part.

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      I am a week post op and I honestly feel like crap! I keep feeling so nauseous and I can’t get my self to drink a good amount of water. I honestly feel very regretful today. When does it get better? 
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      1. adventuremomof4

        By the third week you will feel some relief. Don't push yourself too much with quantity that first week. I just made sure to keep sipping and walking which helped me feel better.

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      I honestly haven’t weighed myself since surgery, looking forward to doing it! 
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