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  1. melissamiranda

    One week post-op and hungry!

    I am 1 week post op too and I am right there with you. It's more than head hunger for me. I get that hunger feeling in my stomach every hour or so, but I find that drinking water helps satiate it. Like the previous poster said, we just have to keep ourselves occupied
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    Protein drinks

    Hi Mamalala! After 1 week post op you should be able to transition to a full liquid diet, which includes creamy strained soups, sugar free/light yogurt, and protein shakes. Premier Protein is by far the best tasting protein on the market and has the highest protein content with the least amount of calories. I would definitely check with your doctor's office to make sure this is ok, since everyone's post op needs/instructions vary from person to person.
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    Food Dreams

    YES! I am 1 week post op today, just started on full liquids and I never thought I'd love a protein shake as much as I do now. Eeryday I'm craving something different. Yesterday was craving ahi tuna, today I'm craving cheese and guacamole.
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    Feeling Positive!!!

    Hey everyone! It's been a few weeks since I've been on here, I've officially had the worlds craziest work month (the life of a nurse.) Anyway, I was banded on 7/25/12 and I'm feeling really great. Just had my 2nd fill yesterday, so I now have a total of 7cc in my band. I'm feeling so close to my "sweet spot", Dr. Thinks my next fill should really work wonders. Yeah! I haven't weighed myself since 2 days before my last fill, in which I actually did 2 days of clear liquids& Protein shakes prior to the fill and I'm going to do an extra2 days of it as well...sooo a total of 7 days of stage 1. I feel that its jumpstarting my diet again. My last weigh in at the doctors I was 209/210 (myscale said 209, his said 210) which was on the 20th. I've given myself a challenge. I told myself I want.to be out of the 200s by Oct. 1st, and its driving me nuts that I am not weighing myself everyday BUT guys, its so much better this way! I feel like I'm losing, I've been exercising everyday and burning a good amount of calories and my diet is awesome. Please please please pray that this can happen!! Even if the scale reads 201/200 on Oct 1st, I'll still feel great. I will update you guys on that day. I hope you're all doing well, I'm so grateful on my weight loss journey so far! Thanks!!!!XOXO -Melissa M.
  5. I was banded July 25th and since then have lost 13 pounds. I'm glad that I've lost weight but I haven't list any weight in 4 days, I seem to be stuck at this weight. I only take in about 500 cals a day and I exercise 3-4 times a week. Since I'm newly post op with an empty band I'm hoping this is normal. I'm on stage 2 of.my diet and start stage 3 on Tuesday. I'm taking in a minimum of 50g of Protein a day but usually average around 60 g, and I'm drinking a minimum of 50 oz of Water a day. Just want to know if this is normal? I'm hoping I continue to lose weight!!! I'm not necessarily discouraged, but I want to know that its normal!! Thanks, -Melissa M.
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    Need To Know If This Is Normal.

    Thanks, I appreciate that, but last Tuesday I weighed myself and its the same weight as today. Hopefully by Tuesday it will be another pound or so. My hunger has its ups and downs. Like today, I couldn't care to eat...had to force myself to get some food in. But then yesterday I was craving tons and tons of stuff and all I wanted was a grilled chicken breast. Lol. I've noticed that I can eat a bit more food because everything isn't swollen inside anymore, which stinks. Hopefully my first fill will kick things up a bit. I'm not sure though, I'm just hoping -Melissa M.
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  8. Hello fellow post op band buddies!! I was banded on July 25th (9 days ago) and I've lost 13 pounds already. Super excited! Had my first post op visit on Tuesday and the doc said everything is healing nicely and that all should be fine. My meeting with the dietitian also went well, but she told me to stop weighing myself everyday, to limit it to once a week. It's very difficult for me to do this because I have these reoccouring stress dreams that I'm gaining weight, so every morning I have to weigh myself. She told me not to do this everyday because she said she doesn't want me to get discouraged if I don't lose weight one week or so. How often do you guys weigh yourselves? I go for my first fill on August 22nd, so hopefully that may help boost my weightloss? Any encouraging words would be so greatly appreciated. I'm following everything by the book to the letter. I just want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. Warmly, -Melissa M.
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    Don't Weigh Myself?!?!?!?!?!

    Thanks guys!! All the feedback is tremendous! I hid my scale and I'm going to weigh myself every Tuesday. I don't think that it necessary to weigh myself everyday if I know I'm following my diet correctly. We will see what Tuesday has to say! -Melissa M.
  10. You really should try to make it to the ER. I'm a nurse, too and hate the idea of taking myself to the hospital but it sounds like you may have the symptoms of band slippage, which is sometimes a result from hard vomiting. Best of luck, keep us posted!! -Melissa M.
  11. melissamiranda

    Drinking after surgery

    Yeah I can appreciate that it's an important part of your life, but for this first year i'm not going to be drinking at all. Yeah that's great that you include your wine into your diet, but me personally I feel that it wouldn't be worth it. I love wine. Like, really love wine, but I am going to sacrifice it for now to get the best weight loss possible this year. Alcohol will be on my "No" list until July 25th, 2013. I can have just as much fun without alcohol, went out with my girlfriends last night and had a blast as I was there DD. I guess it just depends on what's more important to you.
  12. melissamiranda

    I Didn't Want Anyone To Know!!!

    I didn't tell most people about my surgery until a couple days after, only if it came up. I still have friends that have no idea I have it done, and a lot of my family doesn't know either. My immediate family knows and my boyfriends family knows but that's about it. I didn't even tell.them until 2 days before surgery....for the same reasons you didn't want to tell anyone - I didn't want to hear peoples judgemental remarks like "why don't you do it the 'natural' way" or "surgery is so extreme, don't do it" I was set in my ways and didn't want to hear anything different from anyone else. Best of luck to you. -Melissa M.
  13. melissamiranda

    Drinking after surgery

    You guys sound ridiculous. Alcohol is one of the biggest set backs for any diet plan, especially for people who have had weight loss surgery. We all had surgery to lose weight, the last resort option, and with that comes sacrifice!!! If you want to continue to lose weight properly with no set backs, lay off the booze! I'm 22 years old and have made so many sacrifices for this surgery to be successful. It really comes down to what is most important to you. They recommend no alcohol for at least the first 6 months, but ideally the first year because this is when you lose the majority of the weight that you need to. In order to be healthy weight, you need to give up somethings. Sure a couple glasses of wine, sporadically and socially, is okay. But to go out bar hopping and get shitfaced every other weekend is highly unnecessary. You can still have a good time without consuming alcohol!!!! It may seem hard, but its not. It's almost as if I would pose the question " would it be okay to have McDonald's once a week?" ...sure I could but it would take me THAT much longer to achieve the results I want. Take another look into why you got this surgery in the first place...its not a cure-all-be-all, you have to put this tool to work, and lots of work! And no carbonation EVER in your life with the band is what I've been told by my doctor...can cause the pouch to expand and can cause band slippage and/or erosion. No carbonation = no beer, people. Hope this helps. -Melissa M.
  14. melissamiranda

    Don't Weigh Myself?!?!?!?!?!

    Oh wow okay so do you find that you liked the number on the scale everytime you got on it when you weighed yourself less frequently? -Melissa M.
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    May Bandsters!

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    Fun Question

    Ahh love all these things!! For me its simple: 1. Sounds cliche, but I want to rock a bikini...nothing skimpy but it would be amazing to wear something that DOESN'T cover my entire torso! 2. Look great in a Form fitting "little black dress" with an amazing new pair of high heels. 3. To be able to one day get rid of my Spanx! 4. Lastly, I want to train for a sports event, not sure which kind but something that would require serious physical training. (My original plan was to join the army, but apparently once you have weight loss surgery, its an automatic disqualification - Boo!) -Melissa M.
  17. melissamiranda

    Best Breakfast Idea - What Works For You?

    I hear you on that. I started prepping/making my breakfasts before I go to bed, so then when I wake up, all I have to do is microwave it or mix it. oatmeal is quick and easy, as well as yogurt with some almonds or fruit, or even any egg dishes can be cooked.the night before and left in tupperware to re heat the next day. Hope this helps! -Melissa M.
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    What Should I Expect?

    Yeah like everyone says, depends on your age, health history, and such for determining factors on how well you heal. Also, if you're a smoker (which is ridiculous), your healing time is also longer. I was back to work 2 days post op. Just had my surgery done a week ago. I feel great. -Melissa M.
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    This is me, all of me.

    Newly post op patient of lapband surgery, so no super noticable results yet. These are some pictures of me from the past couple of years.