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9 hours ago, madssmadss said:

How much food are you eating that feels comfortable? I have never had the eat two spoons and feel stuffed. I'm more like at least a half a cup.

Same here...I wonder if the nerves havent really reconnected yet and so I dont feel anything. Admittedly, Im feeling better day by day and am starting to eat more regularly.

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Same here...I wonder if the nerves havent really reconnected yet and so I dont feel anything. Admittedly, Im feeling better day by day and am starting to eat more regularly.
Me too. I'm diligent about measuring out my food, and I'm sticking at 1/4 cup at meals.

What's driving me a little crazy today is that I need 2 Protein Shakes a day to get in my Protein numbers, but they are so calorie dense. I know I'm not supposed to be concerned about calories, and really... who is this woman who's stressed about 170 calories???? But still, it irks me.

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I believe the most important thing is to get the right amount of Protein. Its easy to get obsessed with this kinda thing. is it 170 calories in each shake or for two? I believe my shakes are either 110 if I use Jay Robb whey Poweder or 140 if I use Orgain 'clean protein' pre prepared. Jay Rob has 25 protein the other has 20. What are your calorie goals, if you have them? I'm kinda thinking I should stay under 1000? I also must start walking!

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3 hours ago, MrsGamgee said:

What's driving me a little crazy today is that I need 2 Protein Shakes a day to get in my Protein numbers, but they are so calorie dense. I know I'm not supposed to be concerned about calories, and really... who is this woman who's stressed about 170 calories???? But still, it irks me.

I know exactly how you feel. ive has to kick myself a couple of times with the same thought. Cutting calories after surgery is probably a no-no. We need just the same calories or not more as in the pre-op diet otherwise we are limiting our recovery. I see the first few weeks as just getting back to normal...so for me posting, "I lost x lbs directly after surgery" isn't a realistic result of wls but instead a bi-product of just plain old surgery. In fact, I wont be stepping on the scales anytime soon to avoid playing that game with myself.

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I believe the most important thing is to get the right amount of Protein. Its easy to get obsessed with this kinda thing. is it 170 calories in each shake or for two? I believe my shakes are either 110 if I use Jay Robb Whey Poweder or 140 if I use Orgain 'clean protein' pre prepared. Jay Rob has 25 protein the other has 20. What are your calorie goals, if you have them? I'm kinda thinking I should stay under 1000? I also must start walking!
Mine are 170 per shake. Part of that is I'm using unsweetened almond milk to mix them because if I do plain Water, they're nasty to me. I'm using Diesel chocolate Obsession right now for my shakes... it tasted the best out of all the samples I tried.

I'm staying around the 700 cal mark right now, with the two shakes. Right where I should be according to my RD. I just find it mind boggling that *I'm* at a point in my food-addicted life where I'm stressed about 170 calories. So bizarre!

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I know exactly how you feel. ive has to kick myself a couple of times with the same thought. Cutting calories after surgery is probably a no-no. We need just the same calories or not more as in the pre-op diet otherwise we are limiting our recovery. I see the first few weeks as just getting back to normal...so for me posting, "I lost x lbs directly after surgery" isn't a realistic result of wls but instead a bi-product of just plain old surgery. In fact, I wont be stepping on the scales anytime soon to avoid playing that game with myself.
I honestly didn't even give a thought to the fact that my body would need a certain level of calories hor the healing process! Doh!

I have no willpower when it comes to the scale. Every morning like clockwork, and I've been seeing some numbers that surprise me a bit. But I know my 3 week stall is looming, and I'm really hoping that awareness will help me deal.

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I wanted to share these pics because they are a little surreal to me.

The first is from two years ago (yes, that's the incomparable Stan Lee... it's from Fan Expo in Calgary), the second is from this morning. I'm wearing the same outfit in both pics. There's a 50lb difference between the two. I didn't really see the difference until I looked at how stretched my shirt was over my belly in the first pic. 20190602_093624.jpeg20190602_093551.jpeg

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