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  1. MamaMelly

    Only 7 wks post op & pregnant.

    You will be fine!! Shame on Amazon for their comment. God Bless you!! Just take care of yourself and everything else will follow.
  2. MamaMelly

    Lost And Alone

    Look at everyone rally around you! You can do this! Keep working at it! In the meantime, do your best to reduce your calories and move as much as you can! It is NOT hopeless chica, put your focus towards the beautiful life ahead of you!
  3. MamaMelly

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Yes, that pain is normal. However, it is extremely important to be cognisant of what you are doing and how much you are lifting. While you are healing, you can inujure yourself if you do not follow doctors orders and only lift what you should. Take it easy As for the protein, you need to go buy samples of several different products and find one that works for you. Personally, I cannot stomach the Isopure. I tried many flavors. I found I liked the Atkins premade, but I also discovered Premiere protein shakes. they are at sam's club and have 30 g of protein per shake. I bought powdered protein from GNC and it makes me instantly run to the bathroom. It was almost $20 a bag, so that's why I encourage you to buy single servings before committing to a kind/brand! Good luck, protein is vital to your success so I hope you find something that works!
  4. MamaMelly

    The Easy Way.....

    It's all about balance, and everyone's balance is different. There are no blanket statements that apply to the sleeve! Keep on, keepin on!
  5. Uhm, you need a new doctor, You can have a safe preganancy with VSG!
  6. UHM, child birth hands down.
  7. MamaMelly

    So Sloooow...argh!

    http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/topic/50163-frustrated-what-am-i-doing-wrong/#entry464211 I posted this earlier today!
  8. Allright Thanks Ladies. I know this is the most successful I have ever been. I just need to stop comparing myself to other's losses. I am usually around 60-70 grams of protein. thanks for your encouragement!
  9. Hello everyone, I was sleeved 8/2, so I'm a little over 3 weeks post op. The first week, I lost 12 lbs! I could hardly believe it! Since then, I've lost 3 more lbs. It's been super frustrating, as the scale will be down one, then up one, then down one over and over again. I know there is a stall around 2 weeks out-but does it last for two weeks?! I am exercising, nothing crazy, walking and elliptical. I average between 650-800 calories. Any ideas/help/advice? Thanks in advance.
  10. MamaMelly

    Six Pound Gain!?!

    As others said, water weight. And quite possibly poo!! Don't fret-you just got back. Give it a couple days. :-)
  11. MamaMelly

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Hey thanks for your reply. I've been researching this a lot, and there is some preliminary studies that show a correlation between reduced ghrelin hormone and sleep. It's really frustrating some nights! It's like having a newborn all over again.
  12. MamaMelly

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    Hey, question for those that have been sleeved-are you guys having a hard time sleeping? I don't think I've slept through the night since my surgery! Frustrating.
  13. MamaMelly

    5 Confessions (Join In)

    Oh my goodness!!! Me too!!!! He's so nice and adorable! LoL! Here I thought I would take that secret to my grave....
  14. MamaMelly

    August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?

    I wrote a letter to my son just in case too!! Sobbed the whole time, but was glad I did it.
  15. I'm 15 days post-op and my sleep has been terrible the whole time. I wake up and can't fall back asleep all of the time!! Hoping its temporary.

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