the exercise forum is one of the best resources on the internet for information. no matter what your abilities are, there's practical stuff to use. given your protein issues, i'd also suggest the vegetarian forum. they have a lot of good vegan ideas in there. I pop in there occasionally.
the note at the top isn't there because we have issues going into other areas, it's because we've had a number of folks who come in here to tell us that we're doing it wrong, and if only we'd .... [fill in the blank - it always comes down to what THEY'RE doing] we could avoid surgery.
And then they ask for WHY WE DID IT. Like we have to justify our choices! you know firsthand how much goes into the decision, and that it's never a casual idea that we woke up one morning and thought surgery might be a good idea.
If you have any issues as you post in other sections that you can't resolve on your own - like someone being really rude about the surgery or calling you lazy because of your choice or whatever [not just something like 'well, i'd never have surgery'] - click the REPORT icon [it's the little egg with the exclamation point under your avatar]. It goes directly to the moderator forum, and one of the moderators will DO SOMETHING. send a warning, delete the post, ban the offender, try to mediate. it won't be ignored.
In general, this community is extremely supportive and helpful, but as with any group, there are always a few ...
oh. and some of the forums are more social chats than others, and feel free to jump in. Each forum has its own personality - some have daily check in threads [hasn't worked well with this one - as people start functioning well after their surgery, they tend to start living more and posting less], others have week-long or month-long accountability threads for food and exercise [again, hasn't worked all that well in this one, as everyone has idiosyncracies with what works and what doesn't].
hope this helps! and keep on looking until you find what makes you comfortable.
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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Last edited by jiffypop; 03-06-2013 at 11:42 AM.
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