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  2. Bmanns01

    October 2018 Sleevers

    Just had my 6 month follow up on Monday (actual six month date will be 4/29). The surgeon says he is pleased with my current progress as I have already lost 47.7% of my excess weight. This seems low to me but the scale seems to have stalled out since I started exercising at the beginning of the year. (TO be fair i should clarify it is not a complete stall but just a drastic slow down. ) I am still on the graduated intake and in the process of expanding to 4-6oz of food per meal. I have found that some of the meats and heavier foods are harder to get in the additional amounts without feeling uncomfortable or bloated. But I am determined to keep pushing forward with the plan and see how far I can get. I am almost certain at this point and the current rate of loss that my goal (125lbs) will not be achieved by 11/1 but if it isn't I don't want it to be because I gave up or didn't try. I have discovered that getting slimmer doesn't always mean getting healthier as I seem to have developed a low blood pressure issue that is being monitored and the exercise is causing some chaffing/rash issues under my arms and on my legs that I am learning to manage. Its hard not to get frustrated with everything happening (and the scale not moving) but I just keep telling myself that this WILL be better for me in the long run and when this is all said and done I will be better off than I was before. Ive also taken to doing comparison shots from different periods of my weight loss to remind myself that even if the scale isn't moving there are still positive changes happening. It also helps to read everyone else's experiences and updates and to know that even though i am frustrated, we are all on our own journey and we are all progressing at our own pace. I cant let myself get drug down without pulling myself back up and getting back to work. It is going to take time and effort but I can do this.
  3. Sugarblack


    Would also like information on reversal if anyone has gone though the process and how did it turn out. Would it get rid of GERD?
  4. I talked to my dr about snacking because she wants me to increase my calories. She said to figure out everything I need to eat in a day to get the required calories/protein/water, etc and eat on it all day if I have to. If my lunch takes 2 hours to eat then so be it. She doesn’t believe it is “snacking”. I’m just eating what I’m required to eat for the day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. starladustangel

    Anyone in the Tacoma WA area?

    We are close to there in the Midland area. I am going through CHI Franciscan. My mom went through Multicare for her WLS and had a good experience though.
  6. I had to do the 6 months of weigh ins before surgery, and was told not to lose anything. I just squeaked under the 35 BMI cut-off with co-morbidities. My weight fluctuated between 188-192 during the weigh-ins, then I lost a couple of pounds during the 3 day pre-op diet so it was 187 the morning of surgery.
  7. RoseKay91

    Pounds lost

    Starting weight 214lbs. VSG Surgery date April 16, 2019. Weight today 190.3lbs.
  8. nssmia

    Surgery in Mexico

    I did a lot of research on lots of docs. I'm an R.N. a most important aspect is the experience of the surgeon. Also, I wanted to be in a center or hospital that is JCI accredited. That means that that center achieved high standards of care. I am being evaluated by OCC and Dr Ariel Ortiz at OCC. For a sleeve. Dr Corvala at Angeles hospital is very good as well. Good luck Sent from my SM-J727V using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. ms.sss

    Is my goal reasonable?

    I think it's doable (mind you, I am basically just as far out as you are). Everyone will be different, but if your own monthly losses aren't tapering out significantly yet, then I would *think* your own honeymoon period is still going strong, right? But seriously though, looks like you've already lost about two-thirds of our excess weight. You're already waaaay ahead of the game in terms of averages. Congrats!
  10. Wickedwinner

    (ms.sss) 6 Month Post-op Update

    That’s awesome. I’m four months out and have only lost 60 so I don’t think I’ll lose as much as you at 6 months. Congrats! When did your hair start coming out? I haven’t had that. My dr promised me that if I got 100 grams of protein a day I wouldn’t lose it and I was pretty faithful to that. After my 3 month appt they said I could back it down to 80. I also don’t exercise as much as you. That is something I definitely need to step up. Thanks for the inspiration! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. RnYBeyhive

    Pounds lost

    I’m 7 months post op from Gastric Bypass and I’ve lost 100lbs. Before surgery I lost 21lbs
  12. amagee

    April Sleevers

    My sleeve was April 4. I dropped weight the first week but have not lost any in the past 10 days. A pound down, a pound up. Has this happened to anyone else?
  13. RnYBeyhive

    Six months post-op+ : The Sophomores Thread

    7 months post RnY and I’m finally getting the hang of eating enough to fuel my body to run and survive moving all day at work! Am I the only one who has considered vegetarianism at this point after surgery? Honestly eating meat feels like a chore now and I could do without it. I’ve been meal prepping for a couple of weeks and I think I want to make next week a vegetarian or pescatarian week.
  14. Hum, Well I guess everyone is different I'm definitely getting more then 300 400 calories a day for sure. following my plan, not sure why at 800 calories a day the scale is stuck at my current weight, hopefully it moves soon Thanks :)
  15. 6 months today! 96.9 lbs lost since the 2wk pre-op liquid diet :) 


  16. ms.sss

    October 2018 Sleevers

    So today is my 6th month anniversary day! 96.9 lbs lost since my 2-wk pre-op liquid diet. My BMI in October was 43.2, this morning, I clocked in at 25.4, I,m sooooo close to the top end of the "normal" BMI range for my height. Yay me! I wrote a longer-ish update here as I didn't want to double post 😉 : btw, I also have a (beloved) spreadsheet that details inches and lbs lost by post-op week, post-op month, and calendar month. I was going to post it, but I'm not sure if its very interesting to anyone, lol. but I can post it/dm it if anyone is interested.
  17. Mikeyy

    Weight flies just as fast as time!

    Amazing 150lbs in 10 months wow tell me more about your daily regime? Any special foods or exercise that helped tone up? I'm 320, male and 183cm I want to lose 140lbs myself
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  19. I had gastric sleeve surgery on October 24, 2018. So that makes today my 6 month post op anniversary. It's been a crazy experience so far, this weight loss surgery thing. I am still amazed sometimes at how much my life has changed for the better. I started off at 235 lbs on Oct 10, 2018 (start of my 2wk pre-op liquid diet) and am now 138.1 lbs, which means I lost 96.9 lbs (or 41% of my TOTAL body weight) since October 10th. Crazy. Went from a BMI of 43.2 (morbidly obese) to 25.4 (almost a normal 25!) Chest-Waist-Hips measurements (in inches) went from 48 - 431/2 - 491/2 to 35 - 29 - 361/2 Off all prescription meds, no longer pre-diabetic nor do I have a fatty liver anymore. And Mr. is so very happy that I stopped snoring (like a freight train, apparently) the day after surgery. I feel stronger, more confident, more energized and more.....AWESOME. Of course there are some downsides: Alot of my hair has fallen out (but I *think* it has stopped and new teeny hairs seem to be spouting...but this may just be wishful thinking lol) My arms are pretty saggy. Though I am already shopping around for surgeons to get this fixed, hopefully by the fall. I am trying to wean myself off of my PPI and it is proving to be an unpleasant task. I've only been at it for a week and a bit, so I'm still holding out hope that it will turn around soon. I have a love-hate relationship with my toilet as far as pooping goes. But for the record, I would still do this all again in a heartbeat. I am more than pleased with my progress so far and credit it with the following: ** Disclaimer: the following works for ME, and may not jive with others' way of doing things...** Tracking and recording EVERYTHING I eat and drink Weighing myself every morning (and track fat, lean body mass percentages) Take my body measurements once a week Try to get 70g of protein a day (don't always make this) Drink at least 2.5 litres of water a day Keep net carbs to less than 20g per day Go to bed on an empty stomach Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night (don't always make this either) Exercise of some form or another for at least 1 hour every day ...and when I can, get said exercise in before I have my first meal of the day. I had already surpassed my doc's projected goal for me back in January, and I am about 18 lbs from my own personal goal and am pretty excited about it , though I may be more excited about getting rid of these bat wings.
  20. I've spoken to many people who had complications with VSG GERD reflux and slow weight loss.. Curious if anybody wish they choose RNY but for some reason insurance won't cover? Have a friend in that position! Why are doctors pushing VSG?
  21. Perhaps try structured eating first (set meal times) then find a diet style you like (wholefoods, vegan, Mediterranean, keto, etc) then one by one substitute out low quality foods for higher ones (milk chocolate for dark, reg. icecream for halotop, rice for riced cauliflower, sugar for a zero cal sub, etc) until you can fully convert back to where the practice wants you to be. Good luck 💜
  22. yes_anastasia

    Who else is terrified of plastics?!

    I'm definitely afraid too. I'm having an Extended Tummy tuck with fleur de lis and breast lift with implants next Thursday May 2! Eeeek! Everyone I've talked to says it's absolutely worth it!
  23. karenbb8

    April Sleevers

    me too!! 4/29/19 will be the day our lives changed. good luck whoops, saw you posted on the 20th which means you prolly meant april 22nd
  24. mousecat88

    People post less about perfect

    I don't feel competitive, but it's in my nature to compare. I know we are all unique and it is unrealistic to compare - but like someone else said, people talk about honeymoon periods and even my surgeon stresses the importance of losing "as much as you can as fast as I can" (which is probably a bad thing for them to do)... and it makes me feel a lot of pressure because I don't want to be a failure... again.... especially after, as my mom so aptly puts it... "mutilating my body".
  25. This is the truth! This should be a header or something lol
  26. seaforest


    24. Ok, just finished my plank and lunges for today. There are so many ways to be creative. Right now, I'm on day 2 of an intermittent fasting trial so I've been having to be creative about getting all my protein in in a shorter amount of time. Also, I'm being creative as I consider ways to get more exercise in today - shall I garden, do a Body Groove session, or what later today? Or maybe I'll take a walk during my lunch break. All because my fitbit didn't acknowledge how much time I exercised at the gym this morning. Silliness I know but there it is.
  27. He told me to portion out 2 baby carrots to have in between my meals and put them in a filing cabinet away from me so I have to get up if I want to snack on them. He is full of good advice that I never follow. LOL. He also said sugar-free mints (I am a gum swallower). I am just so petrified of *accidentally* snacking on Taco Bell. lolll. I'm going to this OA meeting and I'll see how that goes.
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