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  • 3.5 oz of chicken breast has 31 grams of protein. Eat chicken, lean beef, pork loin, seafood and you will hit that protein target in probably about 9-10 oz a day.
  • Depo was the absolute worst thing ever. Not only did I struggle with losing weight while doing a supervised weight loss program through Weight Watcher and my dietitian and my GP but it wreaked havoc with my period. I started my period and 18 months later (and no that's not a typo) I hadn't stopped bleeding. I'd had a D&C…
  • I had a lap band in 2012. The band is placed around a small "pouch" at the top of the stomach about the size of a golf ball. Food goes into the pouch and it takes a very long time to move into the rest of the stomach which makes you feel full faster and longer. It does not inhibit the body's ability to absorb calories but…
  • You will need to discuss your post-op plan with your surgeon. Not everyone's is the same. Mine was totally different from KC82. When I woke up in my room after surgery they waited until I was able to stand before having me start walking the halls. My surgeon requires 2 nights in the hospital. I was not allowed to have…
  • I have major osteoarthritis in my knees. I do a water aerobics class M-W-F for 45 minutes. It supposedly burns about 335 calories but I don't eat back my exercise calories. My class is at noon.
  • Well I spent $3,000 on a personal trainer and went to the gym every day. But I didn't change how I ate and I didn't lose a single pound. Big waste of money.
  • I was told by my dietitian that calories can't tell time so it doesn't really make a difference when you eat them. The key is sticking to your daily goal.
  • Exercise makes me sleepy. Always has. By the end of an aerobics class I'm yawning big time.
  • I'm only 3 months out and I'm at 1,000 calories. My NUT told me to avoid the processed bars and shakes and things like that at this point and eat chicken, pork, steak, ground beef, turkey, cheese and veggies. I tend to eat 3 meals a day without the snacks. Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs with cheese, bell pepper, onion…
  • I take the generic Walgreen's version of Flintstones Complete in the morning along with 5,000 mg of B12 and 3,000 mg of Biotin. I also take 3,000 mg of Vit D. I'm terrible about taking the calcium. I also started taking two of the Walgreen's brand children's chewable probiotics.
  • I am 3 months out and I do experience hunger. When I wake up in the morning my stomach is growling loudly. But after I eat breakfast around 8:30 a.m. it can be 2 or 3 pm before I think about eating anything again. And my tastes have changed big time. I don't crave sweets any longer and I can't stand the taste of ice cream…
  • Lost 5.8 on the pre-op but I was traveling one of those weeks and didn't have as much control as I needed. Had the sleeve on 6/1 and have lost 36 since then.
  • There seems to be a lot of interesting information on here. I had a gastric sleeve, not bypass on June 1st. I'm down 36 lbs since June 2nd. I eat about 1,000 calories a day of lean protein and veggies with occasional fruit. I can drink water with no problems. You can't drink 15 minutes before and 30 minutes after a meal.…
  • For me even when my stomach is growling loudly I still don't really feel hungry. It's that I know at that point I need to eat but whether I do or not is no big deal. I get cranky when I'm hungry so when I hear/feel my stomach I do make sure to eat something though.
  • I don't really see how fast or slow you eat makes a difference if you have portioned out your food. If you have 2 oz of food on your plate, whether you eat that 2 oz in 5 minutes or 20 minutes you are still eating the same amount of food. I think it's way more important to stick to the plan and get in your protein daily…
  • Scrambled egg with tomato and a little bit of cheese. Sometimes I add onion and bell pepper and spinach.
  • I've lost 146 pounds so far not doing any exercise. My knees are bone on bone and I can't do much.
  • I'm 8 weeks out and I have found the weight loss to be slower for sure. But it's much better and I'm not throwing up everything I eat either.
  • I was sleeved 6/1 and I still have no energy either. I'm a band to sleeve revision and the weight loss has been slow. I'm starting to think we are missing something with so much protein and not enough veggies and no fruit. The diet is pretty limited and I think that adds to the lower energy for me.
  • Grilled steak medium rare. Broiled lobster tails. Grilled pork loin with honey mustard BBQ sauce. Tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, fresh cantaloupe, strawberries, Quest protein chips with light Laughing Cow cheese.
  • Yes the one giant bruise on my right arm where they kept drawing blood is still not gone and it's been 7 weeks since surgery. I always bruise though.
  • I am very sorry for your loss. You know what you need to do. You spent a lot of time, effort and money to get to this point and you don't want to waste all that. And your friend would not have wanted you to do that either. He would have wanted to see you celebrate getting to goal. So back on the wagon girl!
  • You can't eat what you don't buy. So I stopped buying the crap. I buy fresh veggies and fruit instead. I signed up for a produce delivery service that brings me a box of fresh produce every Friday right to my front door. We also have a Nu Wave oven which allows me to cook chicken or pork loin or steak from frozen if I…
  • I only like Syntrax Matrix or Nectar. I like chocolate truffle, Caribbean cooler, crystal sky, twisted cherry, peanut butter cookie and strawberry.
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  • KDar1988 that happened to me all the time with the band and it would make me so mad. I understand where you're coming from on that one. It was frustrating.
  • If you have already been following a weight loss plan of some kind, you might see if your doctor will write a letter stating that. I had been logging on MFP and following Weight Watchers and while my doctor wasn't supervising it directly, she wrote a letter to the insurance company that I had been doing it and had not been…
  • Complications? None really. Unpleasant things? The hospital bed was not comfortable. I had 22 bruises and 5 weeks later they're still not all gone from getting blood draws, the IV and heparin shots all the time while I was in the hospital. The surgery itself was really easy. I don't remember going into the actual operating…
  • You too! Time for a baseball game and fireworks!!
  • Also you could try Qwest protein bars as those are really tasty and they also make a protein chip that's good. I prefer Sea Salt chips but they have salt and vinegar, BBQ and sour cream and cheddar.