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4 minutes ago, MistySkye said:

I have had no issues getting enough Protein and I'm usually 90-100. I always start with 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 oz cheese for Breakfast. Morning snack almost always a cheese stick and 1/2 tbsp Peanut Butter. lunch - usually 3-4 Turkey Deli Slices with some mayo and a cheese stick (or slice of cheese). Afternoon snack - varies sometimes 1/2-1 Protein Bar (i.e. Built Bar), or turkey pepperoni stick, or greek yogurt. dinner chicken or turkey. In addition, I have either Fairlife Milk or Premier Protein in my Decaf coffee twice a day. (I put Inulin Fibre in my coffee too)

...there is vegetables and fruit too! I just did not list them :)

Fluids certainly the harder struggle for me. At least I get 16 oz X2 w/ the coffee, but Water can be a problem. I aim for 6 cups a day, don't always meet it.

BTW, I'm pretty sure I have a cheese stick with Peanut Butter addiction. I have seriously had that everyday since I was allowed Peanut Butter LOL

HOw many calories a day are you taking in?

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2 hours ago, vlmisur1 said:

I had my surgery May 23,3021, I’m struggling getting my Protein and Water in still anyone else still having this problem

Here is a random day in my log:

Breakfast: 1/2 a scrambled egg, 1 turkey sausage link, 1/4 biscuit

snack: premier shake

lunch: 1/2 seared tuna salad

snack: coffee with milk, a bite of a donut

dinner: 2-3 oz grilled chicken with grilled veg

1/2 ear corn on cob

so this totaled 633 calories, 69g Protein, 37g net carb and I had about 64oz Water. And honestly I probably ate another snack after dinner that I forgot to log so it may have been closer to 800 calories.

I always have 1 Protein Shake a day and that's half my protein needs so it's easier to get the other 30g through food. My hunger levels vary so some days I may only eat 600 calories and some days it's over 1000.

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54 minutes ago, Tony B - NJ said:

HOw many calories a day are you taking in?

700-900 per day.

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700 to 1000 but typically closer to the 700

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4 months post-op! How is everyone doing?

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8 minutes ago, CJEE said:

4 months post-op! How is everyone doing?

Still doing well. No issues with any foods that I've tried. Depending on the food, I can eat about a cup or a little more now. Always stop when I start to feel that full feeling. I never push the limits or over stuff myself. Still basically follow the guidelines on the amounts of food I should be eating suggested by the nutritionist. And I make an effort to eat 3 times a day.

I do not drink nearly as much Water as originally suggested (I get in roughly 45 oz now, not 64, including my morning coffee) but I spoke to the nutritionist and surgeon about it and they said as long as my urine was light/clear, not to worry about it. And it is, so I don't.

Was cleared a few weeks ago to use weights but haven't started yet. I have however invested in a crosswalk treadmill that I found on FB marketplace for cheap. I walk for 30 min each day at a good pace of about 3.3-3.5 mph (using the crosswalk feature). I may start doing that twice a day soon.

And finally, as of today I am down 57 lbs since May 19th (surgery day) and a total of 75 lbs since March 1st.

Hope you all are doing well too!

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I crossed into onderland yesterday. I am 14 weeks post-op tomorrow. Down 45.2.

Getting all my Protein and Water. No food issues. About 3-4oz of protein and I’m full. Makes it hard to incorporate veggies, but I try. 3 weeks until I go on vacation for 2 weeks. That will be the real test…

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2 minutes ago, MistySkye said:

I crossed into onderland yesterday. I am 14 weeks post-op tomorrow. Down 45.2.

Congratulations 🍾

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47 minutes ago, CJEE said:

4 months post-op! How is everyone doing?

I’m actually feeling pretty great. Tolerating food well and sticking to the plan. High Protein, low carb, low fat. Avoiding all the bad stuff. I still find myself relying a lot on Protein Shakes to hit my protein goals. My weight loss slowed in July and my dietician told me I was pushing too hard with working out and not getting enough protein. Go figure 🤷🏽‍♀️ I started pushing for 70-90 grams of protein a day and just walking and went back to 3-4lbs weight loss per week. I’m officially down 65lbs and have a lot more energy. I hope everyone else is doing well. This journey has had its ups and downs, but it’s been worth it.

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1 hour ago, AFrijoles said:

I’m actually feeling pretty great. Tolerating food well and sticking to the plan. High Protein, low carb, low fat. Avoiding all the bad stuff. I still find myself relying a lot on Protein Shakes to hit my Protein goals. My weight loss slowed in July and my dietician told me I was pushing too hard with working out and not getting enough protein. Go figure 🤷🏽‍♀️ I started pushing for 70-90 grams of protein a day and just walking and went back to 3-4lbs weight loss per week. I’m officially down 65lbs and have a lot more energy. I hope everyone else is doing well. This journey has had its ups and downs, but it’s been worth it.

Awesome job! It looks like we had the same surgeon :)

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On 9/5/2021 at 4:15 PM, CJEE said:

4 months post-op! How is everyone doing?

Doing well. Sunday marks 4 months since surgery. I’m down 52lbs since surgery and 67 since pre op diet started. food has begun to taste better to me which is both good and bad news. I reigned myself in after a holiday weekend with family centered around food. It was a good reminder that what got me to 277 lbs is still in and around me. Thankfully, I’m still only able to consume about 5-6 oz at a time. I drink a Protein Shake almost daily to bump up Protein as I’m not able to consume enough food to get there without. Am always working to get enough Water tho. All in all I’m great and so thankful I had this surgery.

I love hearing from you all!

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