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  1. onelessfatgirl

    Post op march sleevers

    I've hit that week 3 change in weight loss. I had lost close to 30 lbs but gained a few back. I was really bummed at first. But, I'm not worried I read up on it and understand my body is trying to preserve it's stores of fat and water. I am exercising more and more. I take the stairs at work about 8-12 times a day. My goal is to do 20-40 mins cardio 3 times a week and alternate days with 3 days light free weights and yoga/pilates exercises. I'm feeling good - normal. I've come down 2 pants sizes and can tell my body is changing shape. So, I'm just hopeful that things will start moving before too long. My family has been so supportive! My husband takes pleasure in shopping and concocting new drinks and dishes for me (and him about 50% of the time) to eat. We've taken several family walks/bike rides which my kids are loving. And, on Easter my Aunt hugged me and told me she could see a big difference, the weight was falling off, and she was proud of me. Both my mom and husband see me daily and have commented on how my face is changing and my pants seem or look too baggy like they may fall off. The one down side is that I can tell I'm more hormonal. I can cry at the simplest things. SMH. But despite the freeze on the scale and t he occasional tears, I'm doing well. I'm thanking God every day for seeing me through this, for helping me stay positive, and for giving me supporters.
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    Video of sleeve proceedure

    My procedure was conducted with the Da Vinci robotic assist. You can see it here:
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    Steri-strips. Heeelp!

    I learned I'm highly allergic to them! Itchy, itchy, itchy still! The doc took them off of me at my one week follow up but even though it's been a few days and I'm treating it as Rx'ed I'm still bugged and want to scratch. My doc said as long as the incision sites were scabbed over it's ok to gently pull them off.
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    What's for dinner tonight?

    I bought powdered Idahoan potatoes. Cooked it in the micro with water. Then I blended 2 tbsp potatoes, 1 tbsp ricotta, and 4 tbsp skim milk.
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    Any March Sleevers?

    Hey all! I've lurked and liked a lot but haven't posted in a while. I was successfully sleeved Tues 3/12. I went home the next day. I have been doing great! The first few days was pretty routine : wake up, use my "breathing game" as my boys call it, walk around my house at least 15 minutes (I worked in loads more to include light chores and lifting 3lb weights), sip on my Water the whole while, take more psin meds, sleep for a few hours, repete. By the weekend I was awake more, moving more, and drinking more including my Protein. Yesterday I went a full day with out pain meds. And today I drove! I took myself to the store so I could buy some things for the pureed stage. I also met my friend for "lunch" and got a few things for Easter. I'm having my one week follow up now (in the waiting room). And boy am I glad because the incision sites are getting itchy! No other symptoms though so I think I may be allergic to the strips. Anyhow, I know there's a lot of anxiety and excitement that goes along with this surgery. Especially in light of the tragic passing of lifesaveremt. But let me just say this, we all know there are risks. Shoot one could die from a blood clot that broke free while flying. Everyday we live there is risk. Everyday we are dying. For me, it's a matter of how can I live the fullest life possible in whatever time I have. Despite my best efforts there were lots of things that my "fat self" prohibited me from doing. I have been on a mission to break away from the chains that hold/held me back. I started my pre op liquid diet at 258.6. Today I weigh 235.1. This will take work and it involves risks but to have much you must risk much...nothing ventured nothing gained. There so much I want to gain.... My health back The ability to run, jump, bend, etc without knee pain Confidence in myself and so I mo longer feel ashamed for looking this way The ability and desire to go dancing, shopping, traveling, etc with my friends and family What's in it for you? What are you going to gain?
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    I've read plenty of threads by post op sleevers who got pregnant using any and all forms of hormonal bc (ring, patch, pill, iud, shot). You can't be too careful when losing lots of weight!
  7. In my jome I have stairs to get in the front door. And stairs either up or down to get to one of the bathrooms. The stairs haven't been problematic for me but I have been taking a bit slower so I don't get run over by one of my dogs.
  8. onelessfatgirl

    Big day

    Hi Brandy, sorry I didn't see your reply post earlier. How are you feeling?
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    Anybody else using a baby spoon?

    I'm not to the eating stage yet but I do have a few baby spoons and small snapware I'm planning on using.
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    March 12th Sleevers this is OUR day!

    Sorry for the typos. Guess I'm blurry eyed at 4am.
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    Big day

    Brandy, tomorrow will be the beginning of a much healthier and lighter life for your, me, and a few others. I like you am dropping my kids off tonight (to stay with my parents) and I'll be off to the hospital at 5am pst. What part of the country are you in? As you planning to use the ewaiting room on here? Just asking so we can support each other.
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    What a Journey!

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'll be on the losers bench tomorrow afternoon.
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    Now I know why I'm doing this.

    Ya know rickster, I can sure empathize with you on the knee and back pain. Minus the 60 year old guy aspect. My knees began to ache occasionally and within a matter of months constantly. When I would use them to stand or sit or bend in any way they'd feel almost as if they were balloons about to pop. As a 29 year old mother of two active boys (5 and 7) the moment hit me like a ton of bricks when I couldn't bend down to look my son in the face as he spoke to me. In the next few days I began to realize more and more things I wasn't able to really do (or was doing with modifications) due to my knees. It a was heart breaking realization. I have to lose over 100 lbs. I have been battling weight issues since puberty and once I had children the weight loss barrier became even more resistant to my diligent tactics of diet and exercise. I'd stick to a plan X (you choose, I've probably done it) for 3-4 months religiously and only loose about 10-15 lbs. The one time I did manage to lose 30 was when I was basically starving myself on less than 1000 calories a day and working out 2-3 hours a day 6-7 days a week. Each and every time I have gained it all back and then some. I gotta make changes. My husband keeps asking me if I am sure (because he is scared) and I AM. I am the one in constant pain (and embarrassment in most cases). I just can't live like this any longer. Not for me nor for my family. My surgery is Tuesday and I am ready for this very drastic but much needed change to my (our) lifestyle. And I think my husband is too, honestly. Not because of anything to do with me but because he's at his highest weight ever and knows we both would benefit from healthier habits and routines and it would be a much better example for our children and all those around us. God bless you sir and cheers on your decision!

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