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9 minutes ago, JukeboxJess said:

Is anyone else tired of talking about it with friends? I feel like I made a mistake telling so many people... I keep getting asked what I can eat now, and do I feel like I have more energy, and my face looks thinner, are my clothes feeling looser?!
I mean, the compliments are fine, but I am not used to talking about these things... Also, I'm scared to venture beyond soft foods too much. I also haven't noticed the scale moving much lately... I try to only check once a week.
I don't know, I'm just tired of dedicating so much of my life to thinking about food!

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I was worried about what everyone els would think so I decided to keep the amount of people I told to a minimum, however I do get many questions about my clothing being big and my face slimming out. Because of this I stopped posting pics and kind of stay in the house. Don't worry about the scale, it will drive you nuts! If you're concerned with not losing weight or the scale not changing just remember 60 grams of Protein and 64 oz of Water. Also depending on how far along you are post op you may need to take in more calories. I completely understand how you feel thinking about food. Figure out when you think about it and replace it with a game or anything that changes your thought at the time. Good luck!

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11 hours ago, DaleAnn said:

You should try chicken

That is one of my staples right now actually. I put chicken breast in food processor and pulse a few times - makes it really small like crumbs almost, then add low fat mayo and a little salt and pepper. Make enough for the week, then every night for dinner have 1/3 c (all I can eat of it right now) with one TBS unflavored Protein Powder for the added boost. It is really filling. I've been trying to have something different at each meal to mix things up - especially since multi-vitamins make me feel sick and I'm using the Patches (unsure how well they are absorbed), but I guess I could try having it for lunch also. It does seem like the more choices you have, the more you tend to eat. I've always felt that way, even when dieting in the past...

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10 hours ago, Ready_4_Relief said:

He then proceeded to tell me if it doesn't get better I will have to have the bypass surgery. I'm super nervous!

Oh my gosh, good luck with everything, and let us know how it's going please!

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Is anyone else tired of talking about it with friends? I feel like I made a mistake telling so many people... I keep getting asked what I can eat now, and do I feel like I have more energy, and my face looks thinner, are my clothes feeling looser?!
I mean, the compliments are fine, but I am not used to talking about these things... Also, I'm scared to venture beyond soft foods too much. I also haven't noticed the scale moving much lately... I try to only check once a week.
I don't know, I'm just tired of dedicating so much of my life to thinking about food!

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Yes! Personally people looked at me like I was disabled when I would tell them no I can’t eat that for lunch (typically McDonald’s, KFC, anything with grease) I rarely even hang out with the so called friends I used to have since their lives have been dedicated around food apparently that I no longer get talked to or invited. I see it as you keep doing what you have to for yourself! Talk about it if you want to and don’t if you don’t want to.

Btw I’m on soft foods too and am scared as well.

Good luck!


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