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If you get hungry between meals, your “snacks” should be low-cal drinks. And when I say low-cal, I mean below 50 caps. Crystal Lite and peppermint/herbal teas are my go-to Snacks, if I’m really feeling a pinch I’ll do 12oz coffee with half and half and a little sugar (this is right up against the line). My stomach registers it as food, at least.

The other thing I have a lot of are cheese sticks, but I’d only move to those when drinks are satisfying. Otherwise you risk just starting the hunger ball rolling.

After a few months of idling, I’m in a good groove right now - I voluntarily walk more distance than I need to (skip the bus, walk to the train) and when I buy food for lunch I’m able to mark the point at which I should stop eating and bin the rest. The clothes I wear are mostly medium, and the change in weather isn’t the nightmare it used to be (trying to coordinate clothes for many different temperatures that still look good together). I am RIDICULOUSLY chill and managing to maintain it, even while I’m back at work. I’m definitely going to start incorporating more vegan meals and yoga into daily life, since those two things appear to have made a pretty big impact on pretty much everything.

I’ll probably get tetchy again when I stall here, but life is so much better than a year ago. Even though I’ve got a tiny little pull in the skin under my neck and my underarms are practically spinnakers. Priorities!

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It finally happened! I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, tracking everything I eat on MFP and being more conscious of how much I’m eating, and I’ve been moving/walking/jogging more. I’m so excited to see the scale moving in general after two months of stagnation, but even more excited to be UNDER 200 LBS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!! 198.8!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!

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2 minutes ago, AEdoesRnY said:

It finally happened! I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, tracking everything I eat on MFP and being more conscious of how much I’m eating, and I’ve been moving/walking/jogging more. I’m so excited to see the scale moving in general after two months of stagnation, but even more excited to be UNDER 200 LBS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!! 198.8!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!

Yay! Congrats!!! Now quickly!! Run and change your ticker to reflect your onederland status. :D 🍾

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On 04/10/2019 at 06:27, FluffyChix said:





Yay! Congrats!!! Now quickly!! Run and change your ticker to reflect your onederland status. :D 🍾


Lol did that seconds after posting!!! Yay!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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14 minutes ago, AEdoesRnY said:

It finally happened! I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, tracking everything I eat on MFP and being more conscious of how much I’m eating, and I’ve been moving/walking/jogging more. I’m so excited to see the scale moving in general after two months of stagnation, but even more excited to be UNDER 200 LBS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!! 198.8!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!

Congratulations! Feels amazing, doesn't it?

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41 minutes ago, AEdoesRnY said:

It finally happened! I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, tracking everything I eat on MFP and being more conscious of how much I’m eating, and I’ve been moving/walking/jogging more. I’m so excited to see the scale moving in general after two months of stagnation, but even more excited to be UNDER 200 LBS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!

Yay!!!! 198.8!!!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!

Yasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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On 04/10/2019 at 07:08, FluffyChix said:



It's still showing as 201.3. But super congrats!




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Thanks! I tried again and will look at the ticker on my computer later today!

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Soooo 1.5yr follow up today.

Apparently i have perfect labs. I challenged this as being nice and the PA said no, most perfect he's seen at the practice since joining 😳

But

Reflux is happening more frequently and even with Water. So back on PPI i go with Carafete (sp?) For good measure before a follow up a d possible endo to check for damage.

And...

Dumping. No silver bullet fix but most nuclear fix is rny conversion to mitigate both (definitely reflux but *sometimes* dumping and sometimes not ...Don't want a conversion and they are not pushing for it. But they explained all the options fully especially if there is severe erosion. Hoping meds do the trick.😭)

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I hope the meds work out for you!

Oddly enough, I didn’t have reflux and acid issues until I got my RNY. It’s controlled with a PPI that I’ve almost weened off of completely, but if I go too many hours without eating, the pain comes rearing it’s ugly head. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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3 minutes ago, Jolexis said:

I hope the meds work out for you!

Oddly enough, I didn’t have reflux and acid issues until I got my RNY. It’s controlled with a PPI that I’ve almost weened off of completely, but if I go too many hours without eating, the pain comes rearing it’s ugly head. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Thanks! Yeahhhhhh I'm hoping one round will do me justice especially since my diet is pretty straight and narrow.

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Public service announcement: this is pretty damn good.

Tons of Protein, feels damn close to genuine Pasta, my only caveat is that you need to pair it with a pretty bulky savory sauce (whether that’s veggie or bolognese). The pasta-sauce ratio has to favor the sauce. Also don’t put it back in the pot to coat it with sauce, I think that makes some of the Water express again. So drain it, instantly massage a little sauce through it to make sure it doesn’t clump, then put a large helping of sauce on top of it and eat. The serving suggestion on the box suggests pesto can get round the ratio thing; will report back.

All hail vegan innovation.

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I got it on Amazon - I’d tasted it before, so I splurged on 6 boxes at once. The similar version in my local store combined edamame and mung Beans and was fettuccini-formed, which was nowhere near as good. The spaghetti shape was key, I think.

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