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So, since surgery, I have been noticing all sorts of different incremental changes to my life. It has been like adopting an entirely new routine and set of habits that belonged go somebody else. It has been great. I'm wondering if anybody has noticed some small but surprising details that they hadn't expected. For example, it took me a while to adjust to the new time it takes microwave food. Before, I hardly ever had leftovers, but if I was heating up a plate for myself it would take 2 minutes, a stir, and another minute to warm up my pile o' slop (patent pending). It took me a while to realize it only takes 30-45 seconds now to get my small-sized portion piping hot. I just think these odd little things are interesting. I was hoping the rest of you would share similar small changes you noticed post op.

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Yes, I've made all types of changes and adjustments. I almost always when home, eat from the same 2 dishes lol not even for Portion Control but because I don't need anything else. I buy snack size reusuable ziploc bags for food storage for my products to separate them by quantity, and I only use drink containers I know the multiple size of (16,24,32) so I can easily count up to my hydration goals lol.

CONGRATS on your success so far 💜

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So funny! I noticed the microwave time difference yesterday! Also, I’m finally now getting used to the wait time for drinking before and after meals. Small changes!

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So funny! I noticed the microwave time difference yesterday! Also, I’m finally now getting used to the wait time for drinking before and after meals. Small changes!
Yeah, the swimming pool rules are definitely different. I keep picking up my Water during or after a meal. Luckily I catch myself before drinking most of the time.

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21 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Yes, I've made all types of changes and adjustments. I almost always when home, eat from the same 2 dishes lol not even for Portion Control but because I don't need anything else. I buy snack size reusuable ziploc bags for food storage for my products to separate them by quantity, and I only use drink containers I know the multiple size of (16,24,32) so I can easily count up to my hydration goals lol.

CONGRATS on your success so far 💜

Haha, Tea, 2 dishes. That's great. The ziploc bag sizes have definitely changed on my end as well. Before, everything was in a gallon sized bag and wouldn't last more than one meal after that. I've also finally started using all of the bento boxes I've had all of these years. Now that they finally hold enough food to fill me. Well now I can eat two meals out of one and there will usually still be a few bits left.

Also, I should probably get some friendly drink volumes. I do really well with hydration but I have a 25oz at work and a 32oz at home and the numbers really don't like each other. I usually just stop counting after I've hit 100+ and I just keep trying to hammer the Water anyway. Thanks for the reply, you're always a big help.

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