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Just now, JessLess said:

If you know where you are going, would it help to look at the menu online before and decide what the best choice is? Almost everywhere has a salad with chicken on top. I do get kind of BORED during long meals, but I eat too fast.

I do look at menus ahead of time..my problem is the waste of food/money. I eat maybe half, if that... Ive become so cheap! 😂

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3 hours ago, jjacobs0816 said:

I do look at menus ahead of time..my problem is the waste of food/money. I eat maybe half, if that... Ive become so cheap! 😂

Take it home and make 3 more meals out of it? :) I used to live in New Orleans, not a big dieting town. I feel you. haha

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I had a slice of birthday cake, albeit a teeny one. Eldest decorated it for her own birthday and in my biased opinion did a fab job. Calculated that the whole thing, based on ingredients (vanilla sponge cake with buttercream inside, around, and piped as flowers on top, with run out blue icing) came out at 35,494 calories, then spotted the mistake. That would be 283 GRAMS of icing sugar, not OUNCES! Still bad enough for the serving.

Scared me so bad I asked hubby to hide it and have been making up for it the last couple of days with extra walks and super clean low carbs

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Attended a birthday party where i was asked to serve the cake (i know i know, but im really good at it 😂) upon tasting the flaked off icing i knew in my heart i was NOT eating this cake unless i wanted to dump my life away. Instead i ate 6723408915 stella doro Cookies , seemed like a fair compromise 😂 both offenders featured below

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Cake evil, Cookies not that a choice either- and a glass of Ice Water doesn't satisfy your soul, well that is a Rocky Hard location!

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We went to the Cheesecake Factory this Saturday. I studied all the outrageous calories in all my favorite cheesecake flavors, considered the low carb cheesecake. Considered just the bowl of strawberries and whipped cream. In the end I got the new Cinnabon cheesecake and it is DELICIOUS. It will take another day to finish. No regrets.

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Honestly, the low carb cheesecake isn't bad at all. I had it pre-op before. It's maybe 600 calories for the full slice, but let's be honest, WLS patients can maybe have a third of that. It's still really freaking big though.

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On 07/01/2019 at 12:45, Ellf said:



Honestly, the low carb cheesecake isn't bad at all. I had it pre-op before. It's maybe 600 calories for the full slice, but let's be honest, WLS patients can maybe have a third of that. It's still really freaking big though.


Yeah, if I was still in weight loss mode and not trying to put the brakes on my weight loss that’s the one I would have gone for. But the scale dropped another pound and so I went for broke!

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Last week on my way to drop off my son at Camp Wakonda we stopped and picked him up some Mc Donalds along the way. He usually finishes his food so I had no worries. But this time he left like 1/3 of his fries in the car alone with me for the drive home. Now I've been so good at not ordering myself anything from Micky D's and resisting the temptation of stealing fries from him. But for some reason, maybe it was being all alone with them, I caved. I ate them all. It was so good. The grease, the salt, the starch. Unfortunately my stomach wasn't too happy with my decision. The whole hour and a half drive home I was completely miserable with abdominal pain and nausea. Never again!

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1 hour ago, Wendums said:

Last week on my way to drop off my son at Camp Wakonda we stopped and picked him up some Mc Donalds along the way. He usually finishes his food so I had no worries. But this time he left like 1/3 of his fries in the car alone with me for the drive home. Now I've been so good at not ordering myself anything from Micky D's and resisting the temptation of stealing fries from him. But for some reason, maybe it was being all alone with them, I caved. I ate them all. It was so good. The grease, the salt, the starch. Unfortunately my stomach wasn't too happy with my decision. The whole hour and a half drive home I was completely miserable with abdominal pain and nausea. Never again!

I feel your pain. My sleeve doesn't like it when I try to indulge in greasy food either!

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I feel your pain. My sleeve doesn't like it when I try to indulge in greasy food either!
I feel like this has been an issue for me too and i might have just ignored it. So im changing my diet a bit. Going back to my losing phase way of eating to hopefully shift things back down. bread and rice are also an indulgence im getting rid of. It never sits well and takes forever for the rolling feeling to go away. Dense Protein and veg it is then.

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I love this thread so much. This thread is everything! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It makes a newbie like me feel normal and as if this is doable. \

Oh, and my cheat was on my pre-op diet (which was much easier than some of you had) I had a big ole brisket sandwich from the local BBQ joint--with broccoli casserole, etc. That was the worst of it, but not the only cheat. A hot damned mess, is what I was. So far post-surgery: completely on track and on task.

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This weekend at my fathers lake house for a big family celebration:

My second cousins and their spouses brought 2 jugs pre-made margarita mix (my dad doesn’t drink so the margaritas appearance was a surprise and completely blind-sided me and I wasn’t mentally prepared to say “no”)
Before I knew it, I had drank 2, 8 ounce cups of the magnificent stuff!

Which led me to a couple of bad choices at dinner (a few bites of Pasta salad and 1/3 baked potato, oh my!)

Needless to say, here it is Tuesday night and I’m STILL afraid to get on the scale for the week. 👀👀👀👀

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I ate 8 cheese its yesterday and a handful of cherrys with 5 60% cocoa cold chocolate chips. They tasted amazing and some weird way i still lost 1 pound this morning. I know i have to get back on track but kinda excited to feel alittle normal for once post sleeve. :) i cant wait to get 3 months out i gave myself that goal and will reward myself with the gift of being able to eat 1 piece of a california roll.. cant wait!

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Okay so I got on the scale this morning and I’m actually DOWN 1.4 pounds from Saturday morning.

This is huge because there are seriously weeks where I only lose 1-2 pounds in 7 days so to lose my “normal” after eating what was probably at least 150-200 gm carb in a single day (I usually don’t go over 25gm daily) felt like I cheated the diet gods.

Since this is the first time in almost 5 months that I’ve slipped, I’m trying my best to not beat myself up over it.

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