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Everything posted by lolarose13

  1. Same here. I was sleeve 3 years ago and I’m 20 pounds short from target weight. Doctor put me on victoza but the side effects are Awful and it is just too expensive. Now I take Contrave and this is my first week and today I felt really in control. It’s good so far.
  2. Hi, tlemieux. I used to live in Mesa too! I had my sleeve surgery almost 3 years ago with Dr. Suarez and since then I moved to FL and my old habits are creeping in. Right now I’m 15lb from my goal. I was only 5 pounds from 130 but I started gaining weight just like you. The struggle is real and I love getting a reminder that is up to me to make this change and finally hit my goal. Let’s finish what we started!
  3. I went from Band to Sleeve in the same surgery. It was a huge relief as I was not doing good with the band. Things with the sleeve are way better.
  4. lolarose13

    weight gain after gastric sleeve

    Following! I went down to 125, I’m 145 now 5.1feet.
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    Weight gain !

    Feel the pain! Had my sleeve in 2016. Went down to 125lb and now I’m 145lb. I don’t want to keep gaining but I feel so lost and it is hard to “reset” ☹️
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    Looking for surgery sisters in phoenix

    Yay!!! Only a couple of days to have your sleeve! I'm 10 weeks post-op. My pre-op diet was only a week because my BMI was 35 with several commorbities. I got the BA shake, coffee flavor. It was really good but after surgery I couldn't drink it anymore, so I did muscle milk or premier Protein. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Looking for surgery sisters in phoenix

    Im being sleeved Aug 25 2016 at st Luke's thru Bridges and I live in Peoria Hi! I was sleeved June 6th, 2016. I went through the Bridges program at St. Luke's Medical Center and Dr. Juarez was my surgeon. Best experience ever! I'm feeling great Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Congratulations!!!!! We are overweight buddies! I found out today that my BMI dropped to 29, yay US! I'm 9 weeks out and super excited to continue my journey to be healthy! ❤️ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Surgeons in Phoenix

    I had surgery with Dr. Hilario Juarez at St. Luke's Medical Center 2 months ago. Amazing doctor and staff! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. Hi! I was wondering if Un-filling the band pre-surgery is necessary. I'm submitting all my papers to the insurance this week and I was wondering if I should request an unfill in order to prepare for the surgery. Right now my band has 5.5 cc of saline. How was your experience with your revision? Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  11. Hi! I had my lap-band revision to sleeve exactly 1 month ago. I'm super happy and I feel more active than ever! I'm trying to get as much Protein that I can but I'm still find it difficult to eat much. My starting weigh was 175 and I'm at 158 right now. I haven't lost any weight in more than a week now so I hope I can break this stall... Overall great experience and my incisions are beautifully healed. SW 175 CW 158 GW 120 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Pokemon GO

    Hi! I'm 5 weeks out and starting to get more active. I'm a huge videogames fan and I just started to play the new Pokemon Go game in my phone and I'm quite impressed with the game but also with how much I'm walking because of this!!!! The more that you walk around the more Pokémons you can find!!!! So for all you nerdies out there that want to step up your exercise, I totally recommend this game! Good luck and catch'em all! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Pokemon GO

    Pokémon Go is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game for iOS and Android devices. The game allows players to capture, battle, train, and trade virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real word. What makes this game unique is that it uses your phone’s location services and camera so that you can catch Pokémon in real life. That is, when you walk around the streets of whatever city or town you live in, your avatar moves inside the game. So finding new Pokémon and checkpoints for the game actually requires you to get off the couch and walk down the block. Also, different Pokémon live in different areas of the world; for example, water-type Pokémon are found near Water. Right now I'm in San Diego and I got some cool ocean-type Pokémons! Here is a quide of how you play super simple! http://www.idigitaltimes.com/pokemon-go-beginners-guide-catching-battling-and-everything-you-need-know-544262 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. Hi! I'm heading to the hospital right now. A little nervous and hoping my doctor can do the lap-band removal and sleeve at the same time! I'll keep you posted! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Let's talk incision healing & scars fading!

    I started using Mederma PM at night, the incisions are healing and looking pretty good. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Calling all June '16 sleevers!

    How are you guys doing? I'm going to be 1 month post-op on Wednesday and I'm so happy! Got my energy back! Love my sleeve! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    What my band should have done.

    Same here! I had my revision June 6th and I'm just so happy with my new life! I'm not hungry at all, I eat a tiny bit and I'm full, and I don't have to run to the bathroom with that aweful pain in the chest after having one bite of chicken! This is night and day! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Band to sleeve....insurance question

    Hi! I had my revision from band to sleeve June 6th, and yes, I had to good through the whole process again. I have BS of Califirnia. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  19. I was sleeved June 6 as well and I've lost 16 pounds the first 2 weeks. Just like you, I haven't loose any weight since then and yes, I'm frustated. I think I need to get more Protein in, and eat a little more. Today I ate 800 calories for the first time and had 60grs of protein. I plan to continue this way and be patience until the scale moves again... Good luck to us! and hang in there, I know how this feels Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I mix half of a banana, frozen peaches and 1 shake of vanilla muscle milk 32gr of Protein (11oz) and it tastes like a milk shake! Twice a day and you get 64grs of protein. Blueberries are nice too. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Today is the day!

    Thank you! I'm doing great and enjoying life so far. I lost 16 pounds the first week but now I'm in a stall and my body refuses to loose weight, sigh. I know I need to start eating more and getting more Protein but is been kinda hard eating for me. I'm really comfortable drinking shakes, but I'm in the soft food stage now and I have no appetite at all. I hope my body reacts and I can star loosing again. I guess I need more calories in because right now I'm probably at 300-400 a day. My advice would be: things will get better! First days are really uncomfortable and the incision where the port was still bother me. Walk walk walk! To get the gas out and drink lots of fluids the first week! As a comparison with the lap-band, the sleeve is the real deal! You will feel no hunger and BIG restriction after a couple of bites. I wish I had this done in the first place and I have no regrets with the sleeve! I do have tons of ideas for the liquid diet and the soft food diet so let me know and I can share some with you! You will do great! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    8 week post op

    Hi, same here. I'm almost 3 weeks post op and I lost 16 pounds the first week, and nothing after that. I'm taking care of my Proteins and fluids but I don't really eat a lot. It is really weird that my body refused to loose weight. Any recommendations to beat the stall? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Anyone from the AZ?

    I had my surgery at St. Luke's Medical Center with Dr. Juarez. I went through their Bridges program and I had the best experience ever! An amazing surgeon and staff. They are a center of excellence. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I'm at a major stall!

    I lost 30 pounds of water! When I lose 30 pounds of fat I'll be happy Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App Hi buddy! We were sleeved the same day and I feel your pain. I've lost 16 pounds so far, but absolutely nothing the last 5 days. The doctor changed my diet to mushy foods today and he told me that probably my body went to starvation mode (less than 500 calories a day) and the metabolism get super slow. Also he advised to get more calories in and get at least 60 grams of Protein. Now I can eat pretty much any type of lean meats mashed so I need to step up my protein game. Also, Premier Protein shakes are 32grs of protein, 2 of those and you are set. Let see if this works! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App