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Way to go dreamgirl

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Get to the gym for a walk. Might start water aerobics tomorrow :)

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." - Jillian Michaels


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Hi Jen
Glad you are doing good
Way to go. 8 lbs already
My pre op diet was only 4 shakes a day and a cup of veggie ....it wasn't easy but I lost 12 lbs in those 2 weeks .

All the thoughts you have its normal .
For me the surgery was a great decision .
You don't want yo back down now!!
If you go on a low carb diet would you be able to keep it up?
I am sure you have tried many diets before and like me didn't get the results you wanted....
For sure you can not pig out anymore but you will lose weight without starving yourself witch I find it's great

My protein intake is 75 g now ( 7 1/2 month post op) and I don't always make it , specially if I don't have a protein shake daily .
Good luck and stay strong

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Pre op diet has been better today. 2 weeks started Wednesday. I'm on a 1200 or 1550 calorie all liquid diet depending if I'm at the gym or not. Only 50-60 grams protein.

Yesterday I was second guessing surgery a lot. Over knowing I will never be able to pig out on Chinese food and other treats. Crazy. But normal.

I did NOT eat a bunch of stuff before my prep diet. I ended up too tired to make fajitas which were supposed to be my last food for the next month. I ate some leftovers.

Yesterday I was wishing I had just pigged out one last time. I have heard from lots of people the feel good full feeling will be gone. I will miss that. Now that I'm on the prep diet I can see it as a high. Luckily it's not something I did often before. A few times a month at the most. But yesterday I was thinking maybe I should just take vitamins and go on a low carb diet instead of surgery and still be able to be a foodie who can get high from food. This is embarrassing.

I'm worried with thoughts like this I'm doomed too.

I have lost 8lbs since Wednesday and it all feels like muscle and water. I'm dehydrated and my legs feel like lead weights. I prefer other people's pre-op diets. Especially the ones where they eat meat and vegetables. I have cheated with tablespoons of peanut butter a few times. If it happens again I will have to wreck it and throw it out.

Today I'm not hungry like Wed, Thurs and Fri but I'm having some head hunger. Trying to justify eating some plain Tuna because my protein is low. People who haven't had surgery 100% DVD is 50g. I'm getting that so I need to smarten up. To.e to read my nutrition textbooks to be reminded normal people don't need 75grams. Only after surgery because I won't absorb it as well.

By the way does anyone else have a protein range after surgery. Mine is 72-95. I'm never supposed to go above 95 especially if I'm using protein supplements.



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Hi Jen how is your pre op diet going?

From my experience about the carbs:
In the beggining you eat those refinde carbs because it's easier in your new stomach
My surgeon told me to avoid carbs as much as possible in the first year , my nutrutinion told me that I can eat some healthy whole grain carbs after getting my protein and veggies.

One the most important reason that I avoid grains is the room in my stomach .you don't have that much room to eat and you want to get your protein ( other wise you will lose hair and muscles and I won't even talk about nails)
After over 7 months post op I still have difficulty getting the veggies in
But everyone is diffrent so go to your own rythme and listen to your body




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1/9/15 11:02 A

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Moving this question about carbs after surgery.

Edited by: JENS_NEW_LIFE at: 1/10/2015 (19:42)
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Good job Skimbro
One day at a time and you will succeed emoticon

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Doing things slow for the best results.

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Thank you for the encouraging post Kazablanka2009.

I am on day 2. I have stayed focused and maintained my goals for today. emoticon

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Skimbro you can do it
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Begin day 1 of my refocusing. Today is day 1 of me doing what I need to do for me to achieve my goals on this weight-loss journey. emoticon

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You can do it

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my plan for today is to emoticon eating tootsie rolls, lawrd LOL

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Good for you it's only 8 Celsius here Siping anyway :)

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My plan for today is to sip, sip, sip.. all day long -- it's hot out here in California!!

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My plan for the weekend is to enjoy my family!! Now that I am working during the days and my hubby is working night shift, we see each other only 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening as we are coming and going from work. This weekend we both have Saturday and Sunday off and we are going to do NOTHING but talk, watch garbage TV, and enjoy the time together!!

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Kick the carbs.......how easily they creep back into my daily grub!! Yesterday I ate a whopping 138g of garbage carbs! Today I am getting back to 50g net carbs all from fruits and veggies!!

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To drink lots of water , have a good workout and lots of cooking

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This is our 75th Annual County Fair in our little town of Mariposa, CA (just outside Yosemite National Park)..... I will definitely get my walk on today as the family sees all the 4H and FFA animals the kids have raised all year, the exhibits of homemade baked, canned, and garden grown goodies, plus all the arts and crafts from young and old alike. We'll end the evening with an old fashion Destruction Derby (think cars crashing repeatedly into each other until only one survives) and a walk down the Carnival midway. Rodeo tomorrow night and we'll end the weekend with an Orchestra Symphony Concert comprised of local talent. It's a weekend of good friends and good wholesome fun!

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My plan for today is to stock up my travel tote with essentials for work: BIG bottle of multivitamins (I am going to take my multi at lunch from now on), BIG bottle of Tylenol, B12 dots, beef jerky, pure protein bars, mixed nuts, herbal tea bags, Crystal Light "on the go" packets, instant decaf, and non-dairy powder creamer.... I guess I'm settling in and might as well have the essentials on hand.

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Congrats on your new job
Hope that everything goes great
Have a good walk
I had to walk in the rain last night.
Kaza

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I'm starting a new job this morning...... lunch and snack all packed up with a BIG water bottle and a thermos of decaf.

Walking the dogs early this morning and it's CHILLY out......

Praying for humility, patience, and grace....

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My mini 2 day pouch test did wonders for me! Back on track now - 1000-1200 calories, low carb, high fiber, high protein, high fat..... feeling good!

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It's liquids for me today.....I've been carb overloading (bad carb overloading) for the past four days. Protein shakes for breakfast, dinner, and snack, with Black Bean Soup for lunch. I think I'll do this tomorrow too -- sort of a mini 2 Day Pouch Test.....

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Sorry to hear that. I hope she is ok
You need to take some relax time for yourself.
It's not always easy to found that time.
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Happy Friday everyone! This week has been a stressful week -- major project components organized and volunteers coordinated for a big build on Saturday.....DD#1 in car accident while away at college (totaled her car, no one seriously injured !!!Praise God!!!).....scheduling mid-Aug college campus tours throughout the state for DD#2.... and falling behind on writing my proposal for a 5K Color Run at the High School in October.....

I've stayed on track with calories/exercise, but haven't been sleeping well....I'm up every 2-3 hours and toss and turn most of the night. Sunday after church I will take a long nap!!

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It to walk this morning, then clean my house (Wednesday is cleaning day) -- this afternoon I am going to work on a 5K Color Run proposal for the High School (I've been putting this off all summer). And, of course, stick to plan -- High Protein, Low Carb....meat and veggies!

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My plan for today is to get back on plan.......I'm eating out of boredom and sleep deprivation. I need a good night's rest and some stimulating activity to keep me out of the fridge!!

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My daughters and I are headed to their grandparent's place in the city to spend a few days. Gma and Gpa are on weight watchers together, so I don't expect there to be a ton of "junk" food in the house, but I have prepare a couple of big ziplocks of chopped veggies and four healthy dips to take along and share.

I'm still going through the trial and error of finding a balance of cal/protein/carbs/fiber/fats to keep me in maintenance range. I'm working on increasing my cardio fitness minutes to burn 200-300 calorie a day and just starting strength training to tone problem areas (I'm not a fan of abdominals).

I pray everyone has a wonderful fun-filled and safe weekend!

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Carol I hope you get the position you are looking for.
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Thanks Connie! First interview went well -- the people I met are wonderful and joyful, and I only "wobbled" a little in my high heels. I went back in for a 2nd interview yesterday to meet with the BIG boss -- he is a perfect gentleman and would be great to work for. I do not, however, believe I will get the job. There is an internal candidate that has worked in the department for many years and should get the deserved promotion. With that said, if she gets the promotion, her position will then be open, and I would be happy to work for and support her. I find out next week what happens next.

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Carol I hope everything goes your way. I haven't wore high heels in a long time my arthritis keeps me from wearing them.


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I have an interview today and I am walking around the house this morning in my high heels -- it's been over 3 years since I had a job (outside of the home) and didn't want to "wobble" down the hallways.....

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No protein shakes for me yet but I defiantly have to start.
I am forcing and I can't get enough. I can handle chicken for about 40g of it .
I need to have a lactose free protein shake. I bought some bRs that the my nut suggested but I can't have them yet it has nuts and other stuff that I'm not use to it they.
Thanks for the recipe I'll try to find the ingredients here. I never heard of carnation instan breakfast!!
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Kaza do you use any of the protein shakes? I make a peanut butter one that I love. I use a pack of the Carnation Instant Breakfast, a scoop of whey powder, 1 cup of almond breeze and 1 Tbsp. of peanut butter. Mix it in a blender and it is delicious and full of protein. It has 39 grams of protein over half my daily intake and I drink most of my shakes in the morning for breakfast, so I've started my day off in the right direction. I had a hard time with protein when I first started out because my new tummy didn't like meat of any kind. there is a protein bar called "Pure Protein" when you eat one of these it's packed with 20 grams of protein. Usually in the evening if I see I haven't gotten enough protein in I will eat one of these.

emoticon your doing great!!

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My plan is to get closer to my 60g of protein today. I'm at 25 g till now

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Arm and Tummy Toning! 10 minutes each -- I know I can do it!!

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My plan for today is to eat more "rainbow" veggies

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My plan for today is to walk 2 miles on my treadmill (walked 1 this morning) by the end of the day and to drink, drink, drink ALL of my water!!

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My plan for today is to exercise 30 minutes on my stationary bike. And to stick to 1000 calories -- I'm shooting for 50-60g protein, 50-60g gross carbs, 50-60g fat on a daily basis.

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My plan for today is to just stick to what I know I should be eating and get my exercise in!! Didn't do so well over the weekend. Some of that was intentional and some was time. I ate popcorn at the movies, had pizza, forgot to take my vitamins, got busy and lost track of time so I substituted protein bars for meals. Not the worst but so out of the ordinary for me to be so care-free about what I'm eating...not gonna beat myself up over it. It happened and now it's time to move on!!

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emoticon I like that plan Kaza. Sip Sip Sip Walk Walk Walk.

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My plan today is to drink as much as possible and walk
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Today I am going to concentrate on getting all my protein. Yesterday I was so busy with other things I forgot to eat lunch and I know I did not get nearly enough protein (or food). Not hard to forget when I don't ever feel hungry. Have to make sure today is better.

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Today I stop the endless grazing! Yesterday I purchased a Resistance Chair with the stationary bike attachment at a yard sale (yeah! super cheap). If I feel the need to graze, I'm going to pedal until the craving goes away!!

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I put myself on a liquid diet to see if I could do it, I lasted 4 days. Today I plan on eating sensibly and try to stay off these bloomin scales, that's my weakness right there. I am so afraid of gaining.


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My plan for today is to stick to my food plan. Had a baked egg cup (spark recipe) for breakfast, caprese salad for lunch and 1/2 a turkey burger (no bun) for dinner. And some watermelon somewhere during the day for my snack. Mmmmmm! Should keep me around my 700 calories for the day.

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Splurged yesterday by taking my DD#2 out to dinner to celebrate the academic awards she won this year...... Ate half a chili burger (no bun) and 4 onion rings.

Today I am going back to plan..... 1200 calories..... which means it's back to chicken and salads for me today!!

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My plan for today is to stick to my eating plan, make sure I'm getting in all my water, and walk at least one mile. After that, we're headed to our local farmer's market to get our fresh fruits & veggies for the upcoming week. Then I'm picking up my son from his confirmation retreat and we're just gonna chill for the rest of the day and do some things he wants to do. Love me some one on one time with my little manboy!!

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That is great
We all know that after losing it the hardest thing it's to keep it.
Have a great day

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I keep jumping on the scale every morning expecting to see weight re-gain......but no the scale is holding steady at goal weight!! Yipee!

So my plan for today is to stick to my plan. 1100-1200 calories, 50-70g protein, under 50g net carbs, and a 30 minute walk.

If it's working -- don't change it -- there's nothing to fix!!

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My plan for today its to have my 4 protein drinks and get trough the day
Drinking lots of water
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My plan for today is to try my best to get all my protein. I have a hard time with that sometimes. I try to eat only high protein foods but there just isn't enough room sometimes to get it all in. emoticon

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Connie -- I like your plan.....I'm adopting your plan as my plan. Protein and veggies. And I'm not skipping breakfast. And I will take all my vitamins (I missed a Calcium dose yesterday). And I will find something to do beside lay on the sofa and watch garbage tv this afternoon.

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My plan today is to maintain what I have lost. I'm not eating any carbs, just meat, green veggies and a little fruit.

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My Plan Monday May 5 is to get to the gym, weigh in and kill it. This means a (20min) warm-up, Spin Class (40), 1 Mile Walk and Lower Body ST (4 exercises 2 sets of 10-15). This is challenging but I do it at least once a week.

Providing Im not sick this is something I know I can do and nobody else can screw up (unless they are home sick or get suspended) It's been a weekend of failure and it's over...I'll start tomorrow knowing I am strong and determined woman!

To those looking at this in amazement (good and bad) - what I'm doing has a negative side - unless I do the above "routine" I feel like I didn't quite do what I should. It takes that to feel accomplishment. After this weekend I don't care - I want to zone out and snatch up those endorphins. I can work on the negative aspect another day!


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emoticon Exercise emoticon Eat within my calories emoticon drink more water. emoticon and pester my hubby because he's been teasing me for the last two days. Revenge is sweet!!

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My plan for today is to STAY AWAY from SUGAR!!

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My plan for today is to stay under 1000 calories and 50g carbs. This has been a challenge for me all week long.

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I will have to try dishwasher cleaner. I think things might be clogged up from the dissolving dishwasher packs. I've ran it twice since yesterday and it seems to be getting better. The spaghetti came off our plates. I love this dishwasher (with the right detergent) it cleans off anything - this is why it probably needs cleaned.

Did my at home ST - I even added a couple extra core exercises. I'm concerned that I had bladder leakage from one of the exercises I have never had that problem with core work before. Let's just hope my body was tired and it's part of fibromyalgia. I have enough bladder problems already. emoticon Being overweight is hard on our bodies. I'm glad I'm doing something about it.

Water bottle is beside me.

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JENS_NEW_LIFE: My dishwasher is eight years old and I would die if it went out. I clean my dishwasher once a month with a special dishwasher cleaner you can buy. People think just putting Clorox in there will keep it clean it doesn't. The cleaner is cheap I think I pay $3.50 for mine and that's a lot cheaper than having a mechanic come out and clean it for you.

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2 Goals for today.
#1 - fill up my water bottle and sip throughout the day
#2 - do my at home Strength Training - I am notorious for not doing it because my DS10 has messed up our family room to the point I can't. Today I'm bringing my equipment upstairs and doing it there. The sooner the better.

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Thanks Connie I will try the lemon.

So today I've had a dryer mishap (things in the dryer that shouldn't be) and a freezer mishap - lid was cracked open since Saturday. Both mishaps were my DD13.

I've got my water bottle filled and am trying to keep sipping on it. The real challenge is going to be not giving up today. Especially since I need to weigh and measure my spaghetti sauce. Figuring out how much of the recipe goes on my plate is the hard part but if I keep making it the same way I will only need to measure how much is in the pot once. I may try and mark the pot by measuring water too. However I'm giving myself Grace to just eat white spaghetti instead of cooking whole grain seperate today. I will have extra dishes from weighing stuff already.

I just remembered my dishwasher isn't working well, this morning the dishes weren't clean. I ran a second test load and it didn't do as good as it usually does. It is to be seen what will happen with supper dishes. What a day!

Connie - you will get there eventually. Exercise is key for me because it gives me the energy I need to keep up with all of my lifestyle changes. It took almost a year to work up to what I do now but it was worth it. Work as hard as you can without causing pain. For my arthritis that meant the upright exercise bike and lots of sweating and heavy breathing but it has decreased my pain overall now. Walking wasn't an option because of my arthritis.

UPDATE: DS10 had meltdown right before supper. I measured the pasta and measured the sauce and guessed how much of the sauce was meat and how much was crushed Tomatos. I also logged my before bed snack and am just under my calorie allowance. I'm about to have a nice long hot bath, read, and go to bed early.



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JENS_NEW_LIFE: Try some lemon in your water, sometimes I even put a pack or two of Truvia with the lemon.
I'm cutting back on the calories and pushing up the exercise. Give or take a pound these last few pounds are the hardest for me to lose. BUT I'M SHOUTING IT OUT!! I'M GONNA GET THERE!!

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My plan for today, tomorrow and onward is to start drinking water. I drink lots at the gym but not much at home. I'm pre-op and know this is something that needs to change. The main reason I don't drink water is because I don't feel like water. So it's a matter of sucking it up.



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Is to eat more leafy greens -- it's spring and the salads are calling my name!!

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My plan for today is to eat 4oz at each meal -- and not drink for 1 hour afterwards. I want to see if I can stay full on 12oz. I am eating 2 oz protein, 1 oz beans, 1 oz cheese. The idea here is to get my protein in 6 oz, the beans for slow digesting carbs, and the cheese for flavor.

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Not to eat and drink at the same time requested by my Bariatric Doctor.

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Thanks for your concern BECKYBRN I'm a little better, still hurt like I don't know what. I have a appointment with my arthritis doctor next week. At least the pain has moved from my neck and into my left shoulder. that neck pain is a killer.

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Drink 80oz of water today I have drink 50oz of water so far and plenty of trips to the bathroom. LOL!!! emoticon

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I hope you didn't injure yourself seriously and that you feel better after a day of rest.

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I lost 4 ounces on day 2 of the 5 day pouch test. I was wanting at least a pound but I'll take what ever I can get. Wasn't able to exercise because I fell walking to the Army hospital to get my prescription filled. Banged myself up pretty good and ended up in the bed with deep heat. muscle relaxers and the heating pad.
Today is day three and I get to have fish.

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Connie - I will be watching your progress on the 5DPT with great anticipation! Best wishes!
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Day two of the 5 day pouch test. I lost 1 pound so far. I have a busy day today so maybe the head hunger will leave me alone. Doctors app. water arobics and shopping for Easter outfits with my two little grand daughters. emoticon

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To get all my water intake in today that my Doctor require for me to drink everyday. emoticon

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Thank you so much CLYNNTHOMAS yes I will continue to take my vitamins. emoticon

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Special6 - this is a great goal!! Vitamin deficiency is literally a "killer" for us after WLS. Great Goal for today and everyday!

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To get all my vitamins in for today that my Doctor require for me to take. emoticon

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To drink 64 ounces of water today. emoticon

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GLMcFarland - great saying, "plan the work, work the plan" -- I'm definitely going to use this one!!


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To get in my vitamins in that my Doctor requires to take everyday.

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My plan for today is to follow my plan! While that may sound like double-talk, I have a food plan and an exercise plan -- I just need to follow the plans! I need to not listen to my excuses -- plan the work, work the plan! I need to follow my plan when faced with emotional, rather than physical, hunger.

Today I will follow my plan!

It is my intention to live a healthy life with
Mindful eating for energy and nutrition,
Consistent exercise for stamina, strength and flexibility, and
Daily reflection on self-awareness and respect.


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I am on my way to the pool now....kids are on Spring Break this week so we will be doing some heavy duty house cleaning.....

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Today I went for a walk outside...it was wonderful.
tomorrow I will be going to the pool.


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HAPPY SPRING EVERYBODY!!
I have been down for a week fighting old Mr. Arthritis, he just won't leave me alone. The sun is shining so pretty outside so I went out to try and do a little yard work and hubby ran me back in the house. He's afraid I'll do too much but I did persuade him to help me clean my iris bed out, they have already started blooming and they are so pretty.

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RNY Date: 8/8/2013
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Hi everyone! Sorry, it has been awhile. Thanks for all the snack options. I thought about picking up string cheese, and totally forgot last week at the store. Will get some this week. Dry Roasted Soy Beans? I might try them..... lol, not sure how I feel about that. But, if I dont try, how will I know? The good thing is, the busier we get, the less I want or think about snacking. My meals are all good, and I have just been having a protein shake for lunch, Which gives me more calories for dinner. If my knee would just quit hurting a bit, I would like to get out and walk some on these nice days that I am not going to Curves.

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My plan for today is to get back to walking........ I have been visiting a dear friend, who will be transferred to a nursing home soon..... my daily visits have shorted my daily walks.

Edited by: CLYNNTHOMAS at: 3/20/2014 (10:42)
Carol Thomas
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my plan for today was to get to the pool & shop for some new clothes. Was successful on both items!!
tomorrow I have a funeral to go to-it is a huge blessing...she had been living with MS for 50 years!


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Oh Connie -- so sorry to hear you are in pain. I pray that "ole arthritis" just disappears.

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