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About annberman

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  • Birthday 06/05/1963

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    Dr. Darius Ameri
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    Winchester Hospital
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  1. Nashua nutrition offers samples of every protein they carry. I think they are around $2 each. Great company to work with. Your tastes will change after surgery. I found that the thinner the shake, the easier it was to drink. Also, try the Syntrax Vanilla and Chocolate....I think they are easy to get down and really don't have an odor to them. Good luck! It is worth it!
  2. I just completed this...good to bring all those basics and good habits back to the forefront. Good luck!
  3. Hi all! I haven't been on here much, but wanted to share my pic from this morning (ignore my daughter's messy room...). Celebrating 3 years of better health! And of course, it was Patriots Day at school today! If you are just starting out, hang in there, follow your program, and you will be successful!
  4. My daughter had RNY at age 19. Her life was miserable at self esteem, no social life, etc. Her knees and feet hurt all the time. Surgery was the BEST thing she ever did for herself. If you are ready, and you pass the psych exam, are ready to make lifelong changes, then I say go for it!
  5. Yes, I'm cold ALL. THE. TIME! I cannot stand for any cold air to touch my body. I carry a sweatshirt with me to the pool in the summer!! Don't scrimp on paying good money for a winter coat. Mittens instead of gloves. Scarves and hats. Lots of layers. Lots of blankets on the couch and the bed. I am almost 3 years out, and I don't think it's going to get better....
  6. Not at all! I just eat the protein first! My husband does most of our cooking and always adds extra protein to his stews and soups. We eat "blended recipes" all the time. As for salad meals, I do the the protein first, although I will stab some veggies on my fork as well. I don't get the same enjoyment out of a salad meal, so I don't gravitate towards them.
  7. I bet it was the spices.....try ground beef instead. Some people can't tolerate it, but I think I lived on anything with ground beef for a long time!!
  8. I love these chips, but only the cheddar ones you tried. Great when you need some crunch!
  9. I use a "Packit" and love it! I pack my lunch up at 6:30am and it is still cold at 2:00pm. Not freezing cold, but cold enough.
  10. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, tuna....I kind of stuck with this stuff plus my protein shakes....the thought of puréed chicken or meat made me sick. It's temporary, so just stick with your plan.
  11. "Thanks for your concern. I am under a doctor's care." And then just smile and walk away.
  12. Nashua You can buy samples of many kinds of protein powder. They send you one serving size for $1.99 each. Great, reliable company. However, I second the vote for the Syntrax brands. I keep tubs of vanilla and chocolate in the house, and have samples of some of the other flavors around for variety.
  13. I lost for 18 months until my weight stabilized, 10lbs below my goal. Try eating foods with higher calorie counts (l live on peanut butter) and try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Focus on getting in your protein. I still have a protein shake now and then, especially when I get home from work, which is about 2 hours before dinner.
  14. I waited until I was done losing....
  15. I drink 16-24oz a day, usually 10oz of regular, and the rest decaf. However, I am almost 18 months out and just started regular coffee about 6 months ago. Start now finding a decaf you like and make the switch will be easier in the long run.