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My Big Day 3/15/2011

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 got a reaction from jlbstep in How are the Florida sleevers doing????   
    Hi Deb...I happened to run across your post regarding Fl sleevers and thought I should add a reply as I am in Fort Lauderdale...south Florida. Where is Auburndale? I am doing great with my sleeve. I am losing consistantly every week and receive compliments daily. I have dropped two scrub sizes at work and 4 pant sizes. I started my pre-op diet at 271, was around 255 the day of surgery, and am now 216. I was wearing a size 24 (barely) and am now beginning to see 18's become lose. I can now shop in the regular size area at whatever store and wear the size xl with no problem. My days in the plus sizes are dwindling down as I near size 16 pants. It has been a great journey and I continue to try to achieve the things my doctor asks of me...protein, 100 oz of Fluid daily, exercise daily, and taking all the Vitamins. I am 10 weeks post-op today and still haven't gotten a set routine with all of that but do try to take the majority of the vitamins and drink as much fluid as I can. I am pretty good with the Protein intake as I always start the day with a Protein Shake to give me a boost of protein. I have been doing atleast 3 days of exercise every week. What has your journey been like so far?
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 got a reaction from mnbsleeve in Ashamed of WLS?   
    Just wait until those people start to see the pounds shed off of you and your life turn around...then they will be begging to know what you are doing. That is when you proudly say that you had weight loss surgery and it saved your life! Now that I have lost 105 lbs I tell anyone and everyone how I did it. I am an advocate to weight loss surgery for weight loss when you have failed at diet attempts. I think it takes a considerable amount of courage and intelligence to undergo this form of weight loss and anyone who does so should be extremely proud of their decision to add 10 to 15 years to their life expectancy. Good luck and hold your head high knowing that you are one of the lucky few that will actually be fulfilling their new years resolution this year!
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 got a reaction from MegInNOLA in Hundredth Pound GONE!   
    What a beautiful story you have here. So inspirational to others just beginning their journeys. I am almost 8 months out from my surgery and doing awesome with the weight loss...just made the 100 lb mark this morning. I have a ways to go still about 30 lbs but I know I'll get there and reading stories like yours gives me the motivation to keep going. So happy for you!
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 got a reaction from Just Jess in pre-op diet?   
    Mine is as follows...
    Breakfast 8 oz skim milk, 1/2 scoop Protein powder, 4 oz fruit
    mid-morning premade Protein shake
    lunch 4 oz fruit, 6-8 oz plain yogurt
    afternoon 4 oz vegetable, 1 oz peanuts or1/2 cup hummus or Beans, or 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
    dinner 4 oz Protein, 4 oz vegetable, 1/2 cup whole grains or 1/2 potato with 1 tbsp olive oil
    early evening 8 oz skim milk, 1/2 scoop Protein Powder, 4 oz fruit
    The above diet for two full weeks and then on the last day you can eat the Breakfast, mid-morning shake, and lunch then switch to Clear liquids after that and take mag citrate at 5:00, then lots of Water before midnight and npo after that. Wondering how fast mag citrate works? Hmmm.
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 reacted to Lakelady in Went for my Pre op today- 1st I ever heard of a catheter being used   
    If it's worth anything I was pleasantly surprised not to have a catheter a couple weeks ago when I was sleeved. I'm also a nurse and place catheters but have never personally had one. It wasn't a bother to get up and pee. i was pleased.
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    My Big Day 3/15/2011 reacted to DougNichols in Step by step guide to the VSG experience!   
    Feeling fantastic! Went to the gym today, and set the treadmill on level 1, speed 1 (pace around the house kinda intensity) for 30 minutes.
    Found some great organic Soups that are all creamy, and got my V8 / ISOPures.
    Not weighing myself, cause I know it'll drop like magic. Just focusing on the basics - the rest will fall in place.