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Marybeth, love love love your post!! Especially your coin purse analogy, gotta remember that one!!

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Thank you so much! You've given me a lot to think about tonight and when I'm scouring the forums for info. Again, thank you so very much :) I'm on my phone, not my laptop, so do you mind letting me know how much you lost?

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146 to date but I did a decent amount pre-op :)

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I am having trouble getting to my Protein quota set by my doctor; at least 75-85 grams per day. I have been mixing Protein Powder with Protein drinks just to get more in the mornings...but, boy oh boy, the calories add up. My morning routine comes to about 516 calories. That's one serving of Chobani yogurt with 1 packet of unflavored Protein power and one Lean Body Protein shake with one packet of unflavored Protein Powder. Those three items add up to more than half of the 800 calories I've been trying to stick to as advised for these first few months. I also take a handful of Vitamins which must be worth at least 5-10 calories each.

Wondering if anyone knows anything about GENEPRO Genetic Tri-Protein Peptide. It says it contains 30 grams of protein (instanized peptide whey, hydrolyzed whey, and genetic hexapeptide protein.

Is this the kind of protein I want and need? One thing nice is that the serving size (one scoop) is much smaller than the packets like unjury or Jarrrow Formulas, which I have been using. Plus it's only got 15mg of sodium. But is it the "right kind" of protein????

Thanks to anyone who can whey in on this topic :)

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I do not use it myself but I have heard of it among others who do use it. I know it won an award last year and everyone who has anything to say about it says all good things. I hope someone has personal experiences with it that they can share.

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Another things I recommend is muscle milk.. the taste leave a little to be desired but the sugar content and calories aren't too bad and they have 30gms of Protein in one

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I put my question on a couple of the boards on this site. Hoping someone will have used it or some someone else who has. I just don't know what Protein peptides are. But boy, is it nice stuff...very fine, doesn't clump, and one serving is just a little scoop, maybe a tablespoon and a teaspoon measure. That's a lot nicer than the packets of Protein that are you have to blend and shake and really work hard to get it mixed into anything.

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I am having trouble getting to my Protein quota set by my doctor; at least 75-85 grams per day. I have been mixing Protein powder with Protein drinks just to get more in the mornings...but, boy oh boy, the calories add up. My morning routine comes to about 516 calories. That's one serving of Chobani yogurt with 1 packet of unflavored Protein power and one Lean Body Protein shake with one packet of unflavored protein powder. Those three items add up to more than half of the 800 calories I've been trying to stick to as advised for these first few months. I also take a handful of Vitamins which must be worth at least 5-10 calories each.

Wondering if anyone knows anything about GENEPRO Genetic Tri-Protein Peptide. It says it contains 30 grams of protein (instanized peptide whey, hydrolyzed whey, and genetic hexapeptide protein.

Is this the kind of protein I want and need? One thing nice is that the serving size (one scoop) is much smaller than the packets like powders?utm_source=BariatricPal&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=CommentLink" target="_ad" data-id="1" >unjury or Jarrrow Formulas, which I have been using. Plus it's only got 15mg of sodium. But is it the "right kind" of protein????

Thanks to anyone who can whey in on this topic :)

I've tried GENEPRO. That's what I currently use if I don't get enough throughout the day or something but I don't chose to use as an everyday thing. I hate powders and it's been easier to get down than any other powder I've tried, but a powder can only be so good.. I've found that if u mix it with something really cold like a smoothie or slush or really hot tea or coffee it tastes better.

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I am having trouble getting to my Protein quota set by my doctor; at least 75-85 grams per day. I have been mixing Protein powder with protein drinks just to get more in the mornings...but, boy oh boy, the calories add up. My morning routine comes to about 516 calories. That's one serving of Chobani yogurt with 1 packet of unflavored protein power and one Lean Body protein shake with one packet of unflavored protein powder. Those three items add up to more than half of the 800 calories I've been trying to stick to as advised for these first few months. I also take a handful of Vitamins which must be worth at least 5-10 calories each.

Wondering if anyone knows anything about GENEPRO Genetic Tri-Protein Peptide. It says it contains 30 grams of protein (instanized peptide whey, hydrolyzed whey, and genetic hexapeptide protein.

Is this the kind of protein I want and need? One thing nice is that the serving size (one scoop) is much smaller than the packets like unjury or Jarrrow Formulas, which I have been using. Plus it's only got 15mg of sodium. But is it the "right kind" of protein????

Thanks to anyone who can whey in on this topic :)

I do t know about this protein, but I use premire Protein shakes. They are 30 gm of protein for 8 oz and they come in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. I get them at costco, but I've seen them at Walmart to.

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Do you have a monthly chart?? I'm now 4 months out and would love to be in the 140s like you are. Just wondering if I'm on track!

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I would love a seasoned sleever to buddy with. I was sleeved in Oct 2012 and lost just over 100 pounds. I've been off track for awhile and gained back almost 25 pounds.

I'm determined to get back on track and although I don't have to get as low as I was originally I do need to take off at least 15-20 pounds and more importantly eat right, exercise and not use food as a go to.

Thanks,

Pamela

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Wow, you look great! My surgery is set for October 14th. I am 48 and have 3 kids. I have my pre-designed testing next Thursday. I am nervous and excited. I hope I can do as well as you.

I am also scheduled for oct 14 in nashville 47 grown kids cw 260

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It is exciting. Have you started your pre-op diet? Do you have to do one? I am 3 days in to mine and starving. I am also pretty nervous about the surgery. Sometimes, I wonder why in the world am I doing this and then I remind myself of all the reasons this weight has become unacceptable to me. How are you feeling about everything? My youngest is 14, my oldest is 23, and my middle child is 18. What does CW stand for? I am not up on all the abbreviations. lol

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OMGOODNESS!!! I WANT A MENTOR ... MY DATE WAS OCTOBER 1ST...IM IN PAIN FROM THE GAS... MY STOMACH IS ACTUALY GROWLING BUT IM TERRIFIED OF EATING NYTHING .... I HATE VOMITING ALWAYS HAVE AND IM SCARED I WILL IF I DO EAT SOMETHING... I HAD HICCUPS YESTERDAY AND THAT ALMOST KILLED ME... SOMEONE HELP MEEEE

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OMGOODNESS!!! I WANT A MENTOR ... MY DATE WAS OCTOBER 1ST...IM IN PAIN FROM THE GAS... MY STOMACH IS ACTUALY GROWLING BUT IM TERRIFIED OF EATING NYTHING .... I HATE VOMITING ALWAYS HAVE AND IM SCARED I WILL IF I DO EAT SOMETHING... I HAD HICCUPS YESTERDAY AND THAT ALMOST KILLED ME... SOMEONE HELP MEEEE

The beginning is the hardest. Walk walk and walk some more. It will help relieve the gas. Hiccups means you are taking in liquid too quickly. You should be taking baby sips (and no straws).

Message me if I can help.

Pamela

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