welcome aboard, you brave young soul!!! there's lots and lots of advice around here.
but let's skip to the important thing: FOOD!!!!!! think about your grocery store. got the layout??? now... think about what's on the outer edges: produce, meat, fish, dairy.
where's the high-carb stuff?? the bread? cake? cookies? crackers? snacks? IN THE AISLES!!!
SOOOOO there's no real need to get involved in high priced stuff like low carb bars or special foods. just stick to the outside of the grocery store, and don't shop in the aisles@!! well, everyone needs TP and laundry detergent and toothpaste once in a while, but you get the idea...
your food is the relatively unprocessed stuff. so, enjoy!! and don't forget to add tofu, as it's a great veg source of low-fat, low-carb protein. and it's cheap as well.
now, ask lots of questions, and post often, especially on the daily. we're a very supportive, talkative group.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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