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  2. stilljustafatguy

    How much walking 2-3 weeks post surgery?

    it took about a month for that dizzy feeling to go away for me. any walking i was doing was just casual like stores and such. i did try ikea and that was a mistake. went home and was a vegetable the rest of the day. almost 2 months out now and i do about 40 minutes on the treadmill. nothing serious. level 2 speed 2.
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  4. stilljustafatguy

    Must haves for right after surgery

    was only an overnight stay for me so honestly the only thing i cared about was a super comfy place to rest. nothing else seemed to matter to me lol.
  5. stilljustafatguy

    How sore can I expect to be post op?

    my only pain or discomfort was from the drain. at this point im almost 2 months out and i still feel like ive been doin sit ups from time to time. but im quite sure thats cuz i sit on my ass all day at work.
  6. I like to walk with my dogs for about an hour a day. How will that work post-op with water? Do I have to bring a bottle with me a drink the entire time? Or can I wait until I get home?
  7. Losingit2018

    Foodies - honestly how bad is it?

    One more thing. The folks that have issues with meat may be speaking of dry meat. It is important to keep the meat tender and juicy. If it is chewed well before swallowing, there really should be no issues at all. I have not had issues with any meat that I have tried. But I always make sure that the meat is moist and tender.
  8. Batty2000

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    You've absolutely got this! Sent from my SM-G970U using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Batty2000

    June 2019 Surgery Siblings!

    Sending you mad love, Frustr8. Sorry it's been a rough go of it. You've made so much progress -- be proud! I hope this summer brings you good health. [emoji175] Sent from my SM-G970U using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Losingit2018

    Foodies - honestly how bad is it?

    Either surgery does take work to be successful. That is a fact. I am more than a year out from sleeve and I have never had any stomach or bowel issues. I have made online friends that have had the same surgery and none of them have had these issues either. I love to cook and I also love to eat. I do not eat many carbs while in weight loss mode but I do know that I am able to eat small amounts if I so desire. EAting more than just a small portion of anything sweet makes me a bit nauseous. I think that once you reach maintenance you will be ok eating small amounts of carbs. What may surprise you is that once you go without them for awhile you may no longer crave them. If sugar is your thing you may need to keep it to something like special occasions only. Once I started eating better quality food and started losing weight, the “junk” food lost its appeal. This is all honest and true for me. Goid luck!
  11. sisternewt@yahoo.com

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I promised myself I wouldn’t write anything on here, but... oh well. I started out my May challenge with the best of intentions and good motivation. Maybe lasted a day. I am truly in a depression right now having the biggest pity party. I’m almost 5 months out. I had lost 40 pounds at 3 months and have only only lost 8 lbs in the last 2 months. And yes, I stick to plan, drink my water, and get my protein in. I’m just here. That’s it. And I hate feeling this way. Sorry to unload.
  12. Excellent information. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  13. I need some straight talk. I'm considering getting the sleeve, but I'm worried about whether or not I will be able to live with it. while I do want t lose weight, I can't even imagine it so it is hard to have an attitude that I will sacrifice anything for it. One concern is the food. If you are a foodie like me (I love food but I'm good with small amounts of it), how hard is it to live with this surgery? There is a lot of confusing information around. My potential surgeon says after 2 months, you can eat "normally" just smaller amounts. That sounds fantastic, but it doesn't jive with a lot of what I've read/heard. Some people indicate that they can't have carbs like bread. Others talk about having the kind of meat they eat severely restricted. What is the truth? I'm fine with restricting calories, etc., but I still want to be able to enjoy food. Another concern is "accidents". One lady I know talks a lot about all of the diarrhea accidents she had after surgery, particularly in the first year. She did have the full bypass, so maybe that is part of it, but I also know a woman who had the sleeve and talks about how she can never be far from a bathroom. I already have some irritable bowel issues (which is part of why I am considering the sleeve rather than bypass), and I really won't be pleased if that is going to get even worse. I want to have a realistic view of what life would be like post surgery. I really appreciate anything anyone is willing to share.
  14. I am almost 2 yrs out from surgery. I had gotten myself a pair of Miss Me Jeans for my “goal jeans” (from 24 to 14’s). Back when I was a 24- I mentally couldn’t imagine myself ever be close to a 14. (I seriously thought this was too far fetched of a goal) I would love to be there. I even took pics of the 2 pairs of jeans together that was I would have a visual of my success. Well- here I am rocking those 14’s. I probably could go down to 12’s! (Sw 280 to CW 203) Why can I not be happy with this?? I still feel so fat. Almost more conscious than I was when I was larger. It’s like my upper belly area is like a mega muffin top! 😩 I’m starting to be afraid- even if I were to lose more weight- would I even be happy with it. So depression comes in & says.. why bother trying.
  15. Every month for 6 months before surgery, and every month for at least 6 months after. I had a list of behaviors to incorporate prior to approval. My program is pretty rigorous. I am glad I had that time and coaching prior to surgery, I think it helped get me prepared for life after surgery. On Friday I have my first post-surgery appt. with a dietician. I have a list of questions, like suggestions for on long hikes and backpacking. She’s a great resource, and specializes in surgery patients and their needs. I’m a fan. I’d hunt one out that you can work with longer term.
  16. Never heard of that, but I guess we all live and learn as time goes on#
  17. Frustr8

    50+

    Not to totally take this in another direction but.....Have any of you now developed dry skin , especially on your face? I used to make fun of the older ladies in my family slithering on Ponds Cold Creme and such, well be careful what you mock, Karma has circled around and proves her point! Good Thing that I don't have an husband anymore, if he tried to kiss me, his lips would slide right off! LOL- it is what it is!
  18. gabybab

    No weight loss

    Othello, your concern is valid. I stalled for 3 weeks at the same weight. I was so upset to get on the scale and see it hadn't changed. I cried, because it wasnt moving. I'm now losing slow, but have lost 14 more lbs since then. Dont feel afraid to say you are concerned! Best to you!
  19. And that day The thought of the day "Don't fake being okay. You only hurt yourself by doing so. If you need help , ask for it and try to keep balance in your life." Ironic, isn't it!👈😣👉
  20. ish_sheddingitall

    April Sleevers

    Yea I can only eat about 600-700 calories per day. I think the more we can eat eventually the more we’ll lose. But stalls are part of the process.
  21. in my pre-op stages to get the sleeve I'm realizing how much I was an emotional eater because I'm trying to watch what I'm eating and do what the doctor is telling me to do. Did anybody suffer from your stomach feeling full but your brain doesn't? I drunk a smoothie they had strawberry papaya, squash and zucchini my stomach feels full but in my mind I want to eat? When you have the surgery does that go away or is it just self-discipline? Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Blackangel21

    Gastric sleeve surgery leak

    I'm praying for you hunnie [emoji173]️ Sent from my SM-N950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Frustr8

    Gastric sleeve surgery leak

    Yes TPN can be done at home, I had a PICC line and was on it 12 hours a day November 28th- February 26. That said, I was lucky to have my son's assistance, could I have done it all by myself? Doubtful, I am not built like Plasticwoman. I believe it saved my life by allowing my g.I. system a little healing time. Stay a fighter, and you are going to get this battle won.. You and I haven't had easy peasy journeys but we both will be victors in the end. I salute you Teebonee1, you are someone. to be honored for still not giving up or giving in!
  24. Frustr8

    Less than 24 hrs

    Very proud of you Shanda, and so happy to hear things went well, am praying everything stays that way!👍😝
  25. Frustr8

    Factor 5 Leiden

    Oh do be careful, I remember an NBC reporter during the Gulf War died of this.I think his name was David Bloom. And I think he was only 40 years old.
  26. Cheeseburgh

    ❤ MAY 2019 CHALLENGE❤

    I kind of got dressed up. We went to a Thai restaurant tonight, my clothes were clean, I matched, wore makeup and jewelry! The chicken was a little dry so I have heartburn tonight. First time I have dealt with this in months. Went to the gym again today and lived to tell about it. Tomorrow is my 9 month follow up. I screwed up last week and showed up 8 days early.
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