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  1. 3 points

    Preop weight loss

    My surgeon didn't give me a requirement, but since my insurance required a six month pre-op diet program, I decided to lose as much as possible before surgery day. I lost 99 pounds during those six months (from 397 to 298), changed my relationship with food, and set myself up for success post op (I've lost an additional 105 pounds since the surgery day). I followed a keto way of eating during those six months, and I have done the same thing post-op (including during the post-op food stages). I don't eat more than 20 carbs per day.
  2. 2 points

    Long term food plan

    Ha, we are in the same boat. 2 weeks post op. One more week of full liquids. I'm hungry! I spoke to Nut today and she said to stay on track for another week and increase my protein as much as I want. i hate sf, ff stuff. I dont find it real food. Frankenfood. Only sf I do is crystal light. So, I make fresh soups and fruit infused waters and teas. ina garten's roasted tomato basil soup is awesome. Easy, puréed and strain through a fine strainer. Love it. I made this before surgery. Adding plain yogurt to bump protein and make it creamier. I made a Thai carrot soup which had peanut butter sauce in it. Amazingly! Epicurous.com has a fantastic black bean cumin jalapeño soups. This ne needed about 1 more cup of water to thin. Add a very small amount of liquid cheese (Campbell's cheese soup). Sour cream. Yummy. i make my own bone broth. No chemicals, good protein and healing collagen. Easy and cheap. I can make a gallon for about 9 bucks. I drink my protein shakes to hit my goal, then have fun. The soups are pretty low carb and fat because I'm only eating 1/2 Cup over 20-30 minutes. Good fiber also, which we need. Frankenfood had no fiber. Obviously I enjoy cooking, so I'm keeping busy tring to be creative. Hang in there.
  3. 2 points
    Thank you so much 😊 for responding and I will keep up with my pain medication. It's too late for regrets so I will try to be more positive!
  4. 1 point

    Suggestions, please ?

    Hey, y'all beautiful people! I need a little help. I was sleeved on 6/1/17, so I'm on soft foods now. The last few times I've eaten, though, I've had discomfort. It felt like the food was sitting at the base of my throat. I think it's because I'm eating too fast. So here is my question... What do you do to slow down when you're eating??? Thanks for the help, y'all!
  5. 1 point

    Post-Op DIet Phases

    I know every doctor is different and every person is different but i wanted to get feedback on other peoples diet post op. I had surgery June 22 and have been on Phase 1 liquids of water, jello, broth and protein shakes. Does Week 2 start this coming Thursday June 29 and Week 3 July 6 and Week 4 July 13? I am doing just fine but I really want to move on to the next steps. Luckily I have no pains and no issues holding down water or protein shakes. Broth is something i will not do so i am just very excited to start the next phases!
  6. 1 point
    Hi Elizabeth Ann, I'm also in Georgia... I sleeve in 43 days in Mexico. I hope I do as well with the pain as you. I have never had surgery. You sound like your doing great. It seems most people have a very hard time drinking at this stage. I wish you the best of Luck.
  7. 1 point

    Suggestions, please ?

    use a small spoon and make sure you actually set it down on the table between bites.
  8. 1 point

    I'm a LOSER! And it's a good thing!

    Hi all, I'm a loser! It's the first time I've ever been happy to say that! Truly, I am 13 days post surgery and really losing weight, something that has been so difficult for me since I had a hysterectomy. I'm a bundle of nerves, happiness and full of water (lol). I'm also full of questions... My doctor is never really forthcoming about how much weight he thinks I will lose. He gave me an estimate, grudgingly, but never really said he thinks I will lose ______. I'm curious to know how much weight everyone else lost 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1-year post surgery. Yes, I know, everyone's journey will be different, but I'm excited and nervous and I have no true knowledge to grab to level set my expectations. I looked for a local support group here in NYC/Brooklyn, but nothing. I know I could get this kind of feedback in that group setting, but since I don't have one, can anyone help me out here? For instance, I'm 13 days past surgery, and I've lost 11.5 lbs, a total of 28.7 since the pre-op diet. I know it isn't a contest, but I was wondering if that is on par with others. I don't have lofty goals, I want to lose 100 lbs total (from my pre-op weight), and I know that it will take some work - just the surgery won't do it, but I would love some ideas on how much others lost...The success stories are great but don't give me an understanding of the journey, the milestones. I mean, just that moment of stepping on the scales and seeing yourself under 200 lbs! When was that - post surgery? HOW was that? I'd love to hear. Also, those little measuring sticks below your signature... ADORABLE? Where did you get them? I love it! Thanks!!!
  9. 1 point

    Got my date!! July 27th!!!

    So fast... I wish mine would go so quick too. I see my surgeon this July 14 [emoji847] . I can't help but get excited as I see others about to get their surgery. Best of luck to everyone! “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps
  10. 1 point

    Vsg date June 29

    I was so excited about my vsg but getting jittery today, my surgery date is June 29,I am a DFW TX mom of 2, I'd like a buddy to help support along the way. Any Texas female sleevers?? I've wanted this for 2 years.

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