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So, there I was in Salt Lake City last Friday for my psychology test, third pre-op nutritionist, and psychology interview. (I started the pre, pre-op diet June 29, 2018, and have lost 17.8 pounds so far.) After the interview, I had a ticket to see the comedian, Pablo Francisco, at Wiseguys Comedy club in an SLC suburb. While I was driving from the hospital to the club, I passed several places where I could have eaten but did not stop. At the club, I ordered a buffalo chicken sandwich without the buffalo sauce and no french fries. I planned to just eat the meat and watch the show. When my plate arrived, it had fries and I just unconsciously started eating them. By the time I noticed what I was doing, I had eaten half of them. Well, I stopped and started eating the chicken sandwich, bun and all. In between bites (I was practicing to eat slowly), I would sometimes eat another fry, until they were gone. So, I had the intent of eating just the meat and ended up eating all the fries and bun too.

But wait, there's more...

After leaving the club, I was driving north and stopped at a Del Taco and ordered a spicy chicken burrito, a chicken soft taco, a macho (large) fries, and a bottle of Water. A couple of hours after consuming all of that, I needed to stop for gas and a bathroom break. When I came out of the bathroom, I walked past the donut case and bought two chocolate iced long johns. I also got a chocolate milk. For the rest of the way home, I had intestinal cramps (I'm lactose intolerant) and had to stop a couple of times to "relieve" the gas - I was not sure if they would be dry or wet, so I took no chances.

I got right back on the horse on Saturday morning... B)

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6 minutes ago, macadamia said:

I got right back on the horse on Saturday morning... B)

And that's what makes this a happy ending. Most of us have the "oh, well, I've already blown it" moment . . . and then proceed to lose our ever-lovin'-minds. Glad you were able to just chalk this up to food funerals and move on!

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That would be awesome! I’m having RNY bypass tomorrow, but once I’m back in action we totally should!
OMG CONGRATS private message me...

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Peatnut butter is my new cocaine

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In the words of the timeless Rick James
" Cocaine is a hella of a drug "

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I confess that it brings me IMMENSE joy that I weigh less than my two best friends. :lol:

I also like weighing the least , not always, but getting there lol

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It’s not post-op but pre-op I went to McDonald’s at least twice right after my weigh ins. On day one of the liquid diet I ate two tacos and some white cheddar popcorn. But no cheating since and down 6 lbs.

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On 07/16/2018 at 15:12, Tealael said:

Except the most expensive types ... Voss, alkaline, etc... What's up with that?!?! Did I get the celebrity model sleeve? Lol

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Voss is regular in our home and when I can find it- I get Diamond water! He likes Evian too. But yeah anything bottled and weird looking from Whole Foods we have. Lol.

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Voss is regular in our home and when I can find it- I get Diamond water! He likes Evian too. But yeah anything bottled and weird looking from Whole Foods we have. Lol.
Hahahaha, its more about taste and softeness of the Water for me if that makes sense...and it appears the more expensive the better my sleeve tolerates it !?!?!

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You guys rock!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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4 hours ago, AshAsh1 said:

its very possible that its the level of minerals in the Water. My surgeon explained that our pouches sometimes don't like the "texture" (whatever that's supposed to mean) to plain Water. If you add something, anything to it, its supposed to help. I can even do a little lemon or lime and it goes down OK.

I gagged the day after my surgery on the thumble of water that they start you out on and I have trouble even now at 11 weeks with plain water. I mostly put in SF flavors and like magic I have no trouble swallowing it! My favorite is AW Root Beer flavoring. It goes down smooth and almost too fast.

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Shoot, where do I start! Let’s see, we’ll I’m 2 weeks away from being 5 months post op and I can almost eat about anything now (well, very small portions of anything) but when it comes to carbs, i have no problem putting the hurt on them. I had a small cup of ice cream last night. Within a matter of 4 days, I managed to kill a box of Trader Joe’s Double Ginger Snaps. I don’t drink any carbonated drinks but I do drink sweet tea. I can eat bread...well, a slice but my biggest problem is candy. I love it and struggle sometimes with just saying NO! And yet in spite of all of my sinfulness I’m still losing weight. As of today, I’m weighing in at 249lbs. That’s 67 lbs lost since my surgery. When I started this journey back in July of last year, I was 365lbs. So total, that’s 116 lbs in a year. Not to toot my horn, if it wasn’t for working out 3 days a week (max allowed. family trumps exercise😄) is still be pretty big I imagine. Anyway, it’s gym night so, gotta go!

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I drink seltzer Water and beer and I drink with my food if I must 🤷🏻‍♀️ plain water makes me feel like I just gained consciousness after drowning in a pool.. it’s a weird feeling.. my stomach just feels full to capacity with swamp water lol

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On 07/16/2018 at 18:24, Tealael said:

Hahahaha, its more about taste and softeness of the Water for me if that makes sense...and it appears the more expensive the better my sleeve tolerates it !?!?!

VSG2017 HW 249 SW 238 CW 169

Yeah it’s makes sense. Not sure if it’s mental for me or what... but I can taste the difference

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Life Water and Walmart has it's brand of ph mineral enhanced water that are good.

My cheats - I am a month out and I'm too lazy to eat 3 meals it's too much work. So I eat a Premier Protein shake with coffee added to it for Breakfast and lunch. Then I have done fairly well to eat a decent dinner -- then fourth meal time comes right at bedtime. This is when bets are off. Peanut Butter, semi sweet chocolate chips, pop tarts, chocolate candy. I'm not exceeding 900 cals a day but I'm not losing either. The whole you wont be hungry again is bs. I wish I had the bypass. My binge foods are slider foods.

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