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Age : 54
Location : Australia, Gippsland
Registration date : 2014-06-23
|Subject: Welcome Tim Mon 18 Aug 2014, 10:17 am|| |
Welcome Tim, I am from Gippsland and am being sleeved on the 4th of September at The Valley Private. This is a great group and you will meets lots of people just like you here.
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Age : 47
Location : The beautiful Mornington Peninsula
Registration date : 2013-07-17
|Subject: Re: Hello from Melbourne - sleeved 6th August 2014 Mon 18 Aug 2014, 10:12 am|| |
I used to eat probably as more of a habit than anything else. And honestly, for the life of me, I can't really remember it bothering me that I don't eat what I used to anymore. I guess it does help that all of the foods I loved so much pre op, now taste like ass.
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Number of posts : 208
Location : Goulburn NSW
Registration date : 2014-06-15
|Subject: Re: Hello from Melbourne - sleeved 6th August 2014 Mon 18 Aug 2014, 7:09 am|| |
There's cheating and there's cheating.
I had a "final meal" at Zambrero for dinner last Monday. That was three and a half days pre-op. It was a bowl meal, with pork, refried beans, lettuce, tomato salsa, onion salsa, guacamole, a tiny bit of grated cheese, and some red chilli sauce. That sauce alone should have kicked my metabolism up a gear.
It didn't hurt.
As for emotional eating, I'm probably the last person to give advice there. However, I stole the following from Dr Google.
Alternatives to emotional eating
- If you’re depressed or lonely, call someone who always makes you feel better, play with your dog or cat, or look at a favorite photo or cherished memento.
- If you’re anxious, expend your nervous energy by dancing to your favorite song, squeezing a stress ball, or taking a brisk walk.
- If you’re exhausted, treat yourself with a hot cup of tea, take a bath, light some scented candles, or wrap yourself in a warm blanket.
- If you’re bored, read a good book, watch a comedy show, explore the outdoors, or turn to an activity you enjoy (woodworking, playing the guitar, shooting hoops, scrapbooking, etc.).
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Age : 43
Location : Australia
Registration date : 2014-08-18
|Subject: Hello from Melbourne - sleeved 6th August 2014 Mon 18 Aug 2014, 5:43 am|| |
Hi everyone, I'm so glad I stumbled across this forum!! My name is Tim and I am 40 years old from Melbourne, Australia. I had my Gastric sleeve on the 6th August here in Melbourne. I did cheat a few time on the pre-op diet, but 2 weeks after surgery I have lost 12 KG already and am now at 171KG.....long way to go I know!! It is challenging to not have "comfort food"-not physically as I don't feel hungry that much, just mentally I mean. I have always loved to eat as a sort of comfort and now I can't so this is very hard. I would like to be in touch with more of you and share experiences/advice etc.