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OK I’m done now focusing on myself. I hope y’all have a great day !

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On 08/23/2019 at 08:29, Everythinganna said:






I will have to try this because I can eat the hell out of some Pork rinds. And I love beef Jerky too. Those are some of my go to’s. Never thought of doing the Hummus pork rind combo. Interesting!


It is delicious. Makes you feel like you’re eating chips and bean dip.

It’s one of those guilty pleasures I have because my sleeve is still so darned tight at times.

Lol, listen to me gripe about that!

I’ve decided in the last month that since I’ve maybe only got another 6-12 weeks in my honeymoon phase that I’ve got to double down on my efforts.

I’ve been obsessively pre-planning all of my calories and macro ratios.
I’ve also been playing around with IF to get myself ready for when the honeymoon is well and truly over.
Since I still have 20-25 pounds to where I want to end up, I’ve got to make the very most of these next few weeks and feel like I can’t let up.
For now I’m eating a minimum 60gm Protein a day and I’m making darn sure I get that protein in before I eat a single bite of anything else.

I’ve also got my broken toe more or less healed and have started doing some interval training on the treadmill to add to my Pilates.

I’m so excited because I finally got down into the 160’s and am posting a pic to show everyone what that looks like.
I still have a fair amount of pudge on my legs and hips and my a** has disappeared into what I refer to as bari-booty (no more booty, just a series of wrinkles giving the appearance of a booty).

Ultimate goal weight is between 145-150. Still have a bit to go....

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Hey guys...what have you been eating every day? And how many calories a day? I'm st 243 and it hasnt moved for a month!

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On 08/23/2019 at 12:51, Tejee said:

Hey guys...what have you been eating every day? And how many calories a day? I'm st 243 and it hasnt moved for a month!

Sent from my SM-G965U using BariatricPal mobile app

Protein Protein protein protein.
I fluctuate between 500-800 calories daily and I’m fairly active.

I also play around with TRE (time restricted eating) windows to get the most bang for my buck

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Well... at least it’s still there for now.

I got that boldify that Anna mentioned earlier and I think it definitely gave me more volume.
Will have to do a before and after pic next time

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On 8/23/2019 at 12:31 AM, Sheribear68 said:

No, but then again I’ve pretty much been able to drink Water since week 1.

I’m to the point now where I can chug up to 8 ounces at once, but my sleeve still fills fast with food.
I drink coffee with milk almost every morning and I drink milk and Water.< br /> That’s almost exclusively what I have unless I add some Gatorade zero to my waters when I start to get muscle cramps.

I'm so glad to hear that, Sheri. I can now drink water almost normally, and I drink a LOT! I was concerned that my restriction was loosening. I'm going to ask my doctor about this next week. (I an also eat more food, BTW.)

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On 8/23/2019 at 1:57 PM, Sheribear68 said:

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Well... at least it’s still there for now.

I got that boldify that Anna mentioned earlier and I think it definitely gave me more volume.
Will have to do a before and after pic next time

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Looks full and I love the style!

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I also bought the Bumble and Bumble spray in Blondish and I find it’s easier to control the placement. Have you tried that one Sheri? I’m still trying to find the right combo of products for me....

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On 8/23/2019 at 10:57 AM, Sheribear68 said:

hair hair hair

Well... at least it’s still there for now.

I got that boldify that Anna mentioned earlier and I think it definitely gave me more volume.
Will have to do a before and after pic next time

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It looks pretty!💗

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Maybe it's just a fluke but I washed my hair and had less shedding. It was sudden and really bad at the 4 month mark and has been a steady loss ever since. I am hoping maybe I went thru the worst of it and it will start slowing down now. Fingers crossed!

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On 8/24/2019 at 8:01 AM, Recidivist said:

I'm so glad to hear that, Sheri. I can now drink Water almost normally, and I drink a LOT! I was concerned that my restriction was loosening. I'm going to ask my doctor about this next week. (I an also eat more food, BTW.)

Please tell us what your doctor says. I'm shocked at how much I can eat now. I mean, I'm trying not to obviously, but restriction used to hit and now it doesn't.

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1 hour ago, froufrou said:

Please tell us what your doctor says. I'm shocked at how much I can eat now. I mean, I'm trying not to obviously, but restriction used to hit and now it doesn't.

I'm worried about how much more I can eat too. Not so much in one sitting, but i can eat within another hour to two hours and that is not good for a food addict like myself.

I talked to my PA at my 6 month checkup and told her my concerns. She wants me to see my nutritionist to go over food. I'm not eating so much that i would not be losing at least 1 pound a week, but I'm not really losing anything. I'm afraid my honeymoon may be over. 🥵

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On 08/26/2019 at 05:47, Everythinganna said:



I also bought the Bumble and Bumble spray in Blondish and I find it’s easier to control the placement. Have you tried that one Sheri? I’m still trying to find the right combo of products for me....


Nope. Need to try some of that as well.
Thanks for the idea

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On 08/24/2019 at 09:01, Recidivist said:






I'm so glad to hear that, Sheri. I can now drink Water almost normally, and I drink a LOT! I was concerned that my restriction was loosening. I'm going to ask my doctor about this next week. (I an also eat more food, BTW.)


Yeah I’ll ask this Thursday as well.

I dunno. I still get pretty full, especially when I try to eat meals too close together.
If I try to eat less than 2-3 hrs apart, I struggle hard core. But before my first meal of the day (usually not before noon) I can flat out guzzle water.
Once my first meal hits it slows waaaaaaay down.

I hate to sound like I’m constantly pushing IF, but I really think IF is helping me so much on this journey.
Last week I did a couple of 20:4 days and I swear my sleeve is tighter now.

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On 08/26/2019 at 19:17, gabybab said:






I'm worried about how much more I can eat too. Not so much in one sitting, but i can eat within another hour to two hours and that is not good for a food addict like myself.




I talked to my PA at my 6 month checkup and told her my concerns. She wants me to see my nutritionist to go over food. I'm not eating so much that i would not be losing at least 1 pound a week, but I'm not really losing anything. I'm afraid my honeymoon may be over. 🥵


I’m so glad you’re taking to health care pros and to us about this. Maybe it’s also time for a mental health pro who specializes in bariatrics?

In addition to logging food, make sure you’re logging your mental state when you find yourself wanting to graze.
Also, I find it extremely helpful to put myself on TRE (time-restricted eating).
Today my eating window was 8 hours.
I broke my fast at 11:45am and I have 8 minutes left. After my window closes, no food til the next day.
Trying to push my Protein and calories in can be a challenge and I make a game out of it some days

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