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  1. BandMomsRock

    IMG 1004

    You look great. Congrats!!!
  2. BandMomsRock

    8 week Comparison

    It's been 8 weeks since surgery and I'm still doing pretty well. I've had no trouble eating different foods. I've been pretty happy with my weight loss progress so far. 38.8 pounds in 8 weeks :thumbup:
  3. That's so good to hear. I'm glad your feeling better, and congrats on the fantastic weight loss progress!!
  4. BandMomsRock

    5 Weeks Post-Op - 30 lbs. GONE !!

    It's been 5 week today since my surgery. I've lost a total of 30 pounds. So far I'm doing really well. I did something stupid tonight, though. I had pizza for the first time. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Stupid me, I totally forgot that I have a tiny stomach and I started eating it at the pace and bite size of my pre-surgery days. Needless to say, I was in alot of pain after about 3-4 bites. I only ate about 1/2 of one slice. It tasted REALLY Good, but I wish I hadn't ruined to moment by eating it too fast. I posted a comparison picture of me pre-op and one tonight (5 weeks post-op). I can actually see the difference - Woot Woot.
  5. BandMomsRock

    Mark this day I have reach Major Goal #1

    Wow - 100 pounds, that's awesome. You are truly an inspiration to the rest of us. Congratulations!!!!
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    Love the hair cut. It's so becoming. You're doing great. Keep up the good work.
  7. BandMomsRock

    I'm getting sleeved today!!!!

    Congrats!!! Prayers going up for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery!!! It's gonna be great!!
  8. BandMomsRock

    4 Weeks Post-op Today

    Can't believe 4 weeks have passed since my surgery. Tomorrow I get to start on regular foods. I have absolutely no idea what I'm even going to try. All I know is that I'm tired of the mushies. I'm sure tomorrow isn't going to be the greatest day as far as the recommended diet, but I'm going to at least enjoy eating something that I really want to eat. Then I'll have to start working on what my day to day diet is going to look like. As of today, I've lost 28 pounds and 7.75 inches. I'm pretty happy about that.
  9. BandMomsRock

    4 Weeks Post-op Today

    I didn't feel too bad. The first 3 or 4 days were the worst of it. After that, I felt a little better each day. All in all, it wasn't too bad.
  10. BandMomsRock

    3 Weeks Post-op

    I finally got to start eating mushies this week. One more week on mushies and then I get to start add regular foods. I can't wait. In the mean time, I'm enjoying my Chicken Noodle soup with ricotta cheese in it, I love the instant mashed potatoes and the lentils. So far, I'm tolerating everything pretty well. I'm just not getting the amount of protein or liquids in yet. I get between 32-40 ounce of liquids in per day (I'm supposed to get to 64 ounces) and I get about 52-55 grams of protein (I'm supposed to get 60-80). I'll keep trying!!! My incisions are healing nicely. All in all, I'm feeling almost back to normal. I'm up to a 1 mile walk per day and I'll be trying to gradually increase that. I'd like to get to 2 miles/day. So far I've lost about 24 lbs. I didn't lose as much this week, but I switched to mushies this week and I had my monthly visitor, so I still think I'm doing well. :scared0: Tough times for me are when there are delicious food smells in the house from the rest of the family. The smell of bacon really got to me!!! I'm still being true to my post-op diet, but sometimes I'm really being challenged. :crying:
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    3 More days of Mushies :(

    OK, I've had enough of the restricted diet. It's not a hunger thing, it's just that I want some variety. I can't wait til this is over!!! It's been over 4 weeks since I've had "regular", non-mushie, non-liquid food. I just want to sink my teeth into something - even if it is only a few bites!!!!! It's really hard when the rest of the family is eating. And today we're going to the church picnic and there won't be anything there that I can eat :tongue_smilie:
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    3 More days of Mushies :(

    Well, I made it through the picnic. I brought chicken noodle soup with me and ate that while everyone else was eating yummy picnic food. Tuesday can't get here fast enough.
  13. Wow, you look great. You must be feeling so good about your progress so far!!!!
  14. BandMomsRock

    Made a mistake

    I don't really have any advice, but I hope you are feeling better and that you didn't do any serious damage. Please keep us posted.
  15. BandMomsRock

    2 weeks Post-Op - And the scale says....

    Well today is 2 weeks since my surgery. I'm feeling almost back to normal. I'm still getting tired by the early evening and I'm still struggling to get enough liquids in. So far the most I've done is 40 oz. All in all, things are going pretty well, but I can't wait until tomorrow. I finally get to start eating mushies tomorrow. - I'm so sick of broth, jello, and protein shakes as my only foods. Tomorrow is going to be a great day. I started back to work at 8 days post-op and worked just a few hours a day. Today, at 14 days post-op I worked my first full day. It went well, just a bit tired. So here's the exciting news. The scale says I've lost 21 pounds. Woot Woot.
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    2 Days til Mushies and counting!!

    I can't wait until Tuesday when I finally get to start eating mushies. I went grocery shopping already in anticipation of the occasion and I'm laughing at myself. I bought everything that was on the list of allowable foods. When I got home I realized that with my new stomach size, I probably bought enough for 6 weeks of mushies. Oh well, some habits die hard. :scared0:
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    Upper GI OH MY!

    I had an upper GI, and I agree, the barium was terrible and the test was uncomfortable. I did not, however, have any problem with constipation. I'm sorry you've been having problems. I hope all will be well soon.
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    oh my...

    Prayers for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery. You'll do great!!!
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    Follow-up with Doctor

    That's awesome. Glad to hear you are doing so well. You're right, this isn't going to be an easy ride, but I think it will be a much healthier one!!! Keep up the good work.
  20. Congrats - Sending up prayers for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery. - Keep us posted on your progress.
  21. I'm 4 days post op and I was wondering about a few things. About how long does it take for the incisions to heal? I guess I'm trying to figure out about how long it will be until I can sleep on my side again. How long might it be before I can consume more fluids? Yesteday, I could only get about 8-10 oz total in all day. I know everyone is different, but I'd love to get some input and get a feel for averages. Thanks
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    I'm still on clear liquids and I advance to the mushies on Tuesday. I'm struggling a bit myself, too. Can't wait to eat something. The only thing that keeps me going is that I really want my stomach to heal properly and I don't want to have trouble with a leak. I keep trying to remind myself that this stage is just temporary. I wish you luck with the rest of diet. You can do it!!!

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