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Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    macman got a reaction from GBLady41 in Anyone lose more than 50lbs in this age group (over 60) ?   
    I am not quite 60, but will be 59 shortly. I have lost a total 120 pounds. I lost 42 pounds in the six month lead to my surgery and the rest in the last 5 1/2 months. I have followed the program pretty closely. My activity level has been moderate for the most part. I am able to do cardio, on a recumbent bike or elliptical for 30 minutes, 4 times a week.
    I had the sleeve and had a surgical complication which slowed things down in the beginning, but that is long gone. High Blood Pressure and sleep apnea are gone.
    I too was worried about being a slow user due to age, but I think that eating per plan, eating low carb and increased activity have helped a lot.
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    macman got a reaction from GBLady41 in Anyone lose more than 50lbs in this age group (over 60) ?   
    I am not quite 60, but will be 59 shortly. I have lost a total 120 pounds. I lost 42 pounds in the six month lead to my surgery and the rest in the last 5 1/2 months. I have followed the program pretty closely. My activity level has been moderate for the most part. I am able to do cardio, on a recumbent bike or elliptical for 30 minutes, 4 times a week.
    I had the sleeve and had a surgical complication which slowed things down in the beginning, but that is long gone. High Blood Pressure and sleep apnea are gone.
    I too was worried about being a slow user due to age, but I think that eating per plan, eating low carb and increased activity have helped a lot.
  3. Like
    macman got a reaction from GBLady41 in Anyone lose more than 50lbs in this age group (over 60) ?   
    I am not quite 60, but will be 59 shortly. I have lost a total 120 pounds. I lost 42 pounds in the six month lead to my surgery and the rest in the last 5 1/2 months. I have followed the program pretty closely. My activity level has been moderate for the most part. I am able to do cardio, on a recumbent bike or elliptical for 30 minutes, 4 times a week.
    I had the sleeve and had a surgical complication which slowed things down in the beginning, but that is long gone. High Blood Pressure and sleep apnea are gone.
    I too was worried about being a slow user due to age, but I think that eating per plan, eating low carb and increased activity have helped a lot.
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    macman got a reaction from MisforMimi in Did You Have Complications After Weight Loss Surgery?   
    Hi Alex
    My gastric sleeve surgery procedure went without a hitch, except for the blood clot I developed post surgery. There was nothing to indicate I would be a problem. No extraordinary precautions were taken ahead of time. The blood clot started in my leg and progressed to become a pulmonary embolism. I spent two weeks in the hospital, one of which was in the Cardiac Intensive Care at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I count myself as very fortunate. I am thankful that my surgery was at a Bariatric Center of Excellence with a level one Trauma Center. Happily there do not appear to be any lasting issues related to the clot.
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    macman got a reaction from MisforMimi in Did You Have Complications After Weight Loss Surgery?   
    Hi Alex
    My gastric sleeve surgery procedure went without a hitch, except for the blood clot I developed post surgery. There was nothing to indicate I would be a problem. No extraordinary precautions were taken ahead of time. The blood clot started in my leg and progressed to become a pulmonary embolism. I spent two weeks in the hospital, one of which was in the Cardiac Intensive Care at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I count myself as very fortunate. I am thankful that my surgery was at a Bariatric Center of Excellence with a level one Trauma Center. Happily there do not appear to be any lasting issues related to the clot.
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    macman reacted to JLB15 in Anyone from Massachusetts?   
    I am from Worcester, Ma! 2 years and 4 months out , have lost 115lbs. Had my surgery at St. Vincent Hospital
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    macman got a reaction from MisforMimi in Did You Have Complications After Weight Loss Surgery?   
    Hi Alex
    My gastric sleeve surgery procedure went without a hitch, except for the blood clot I developed post surgery. There was nothing to indicate I would be a problem. No extraordinary precautions were taken ahead of time. The blood clot started in my leg and progressed to become a pulmonary embolism. I spent two weeks in the hospital, one of which was in the Cardiac Intensive Care at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I count myself as very fortunate. I am thankful that my surgery was at a Bariatric Center of Excellence with a level one Trauma Center. Happily there do not appear to be any lasting issues related to the clot.
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    macman got a reaction from KalelsWifey in Anyone from Massachusetts?   
    I am doing great! I am 16 months post surgery and have lost a total of 142 pounds. I have been pretty stable now for about six months. I feel good. I am very active, BP is the best it has ever been. It was a terrific decision for me
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    macman got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Folks Who Have Had Complications   
    My sleeve surgery was on 12/23/13. Two weeks after surgery I developed a DVT which travelled and became a Pulmonary Embolism. I spent two weeks in UMass Medical center, one of which was in Cardiac ICU. Doctors told me it was the largest PE they had seen. I was a lucky guy but one of my criteria was to have the surgery at a center of excellence that was equipped with everything necessary to help me if I had complications. UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Ma was that facility and more. Can't say enough about the Doctors, staff and level of care I received as part of the treatment and recovery.
    The complications were reviewed with me prior and the surgeon had no record of issues. Nor did I. I was not predisposed to developing clots, It just happened. At my six month visit the surgeon told me that based on my DVT occurrence, he had changed the protocols to include blood thinners before surgery for every patient.
    Given all that, I would do it again. In most cases, you can not predict if a complication will occur to you. You have to be aware and make the decision if surgery is worth the risk. For me, I have too much living ahead of me. I want to be around to see my grandchildren and to grow old with my wife. The risk of surgery was well worth it !
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    macman got a reaction from MisforMimi in Did You Have Complications After Weight Loss Surgery?   
    Hi Alex
    My gastric sleeve surgery procedure went without a hitch, except for the blood clot I developed post surgery. There was nothing to indicate I would be a problem. No extraordinary precautions were taken ahead of time. The blood clot started in my leg and progressed to become a pulmonary embolism. I spent two weeks in the hospital, one of which was in the Cardiac Intensive Care at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I count myself as very fortunate. I am thankful that my surgery was at a Bariatric Center of Excellence with a level one Trauma Center. Happily there do not appear to be any lasting issues related to the clot.
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    macman got a reaction from beltran2000 in Not getting enough protein, calories, or liquid   
    Since you are early post surgery and still on liquids you might try something that worked well for me. My NUT suggested that I drink 4 ounces of Protein Shake on the even hours and 4 ounces of Water or liquid on the odd hours, all day long (8am-10pm). This was a big help getting in fluids and Protein. My program also let me count Protein Shakes as fluids.
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    macman got a reaction from Chianti in Anyone lose 150+ pounds with the sleeve?   
    It is absolutely possible. I've lost 146 pounds to date. Stay disciplined, it is a lifestyle change. Good luck!
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    macman got a reaction from Rhondara in Recommendations to lose 100 lbs   
    I agree with not putting yourself into a timeframe. I am goal oriented and having a target helped, but make sure it is attainable.The weight loss happens when it happens. As long as you are steadily progressing towards the goal don't worry about how long it takes.
    Follow the plan from your surgeon, drink Water, and Protein first. 10 months post surgery, I still track every day because it works for me.
    One thing that also worked well for me was to closely monitor food intake and steadily increase calories and carbs as my body needed the energy for exercise. Whenever I was stuck or weight loss slowed, adding calories allowed the weight loss to continue.
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    macman got a reaction from Kindle in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW 362
    SW 320
    CW 216
    TPL 146
    TGP 132
    No change. Maintaining my weight within my bounce range.
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    macman reacted to whosaysyoucant in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW: 304 28-OCT-2013
    SW: 284 26-DEC-2103
    CW: 186.6
    TPL: 117.4
    TPG: 154
    Weight loss since surgery: 97.4
    Weight loss from highest weight: 117.4
    Interesting phenomenon...Because of my fast paced travel week, I exercised very little this past week and didn't eat very well...what happens? I lose 1.6 lbs. Hmmm....go figure!!!
    Have a great week everyone!
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    macman got a reaction from Kindle in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW 362
    SW 320
    CW 216
    TPL 146
    TGP 132
    No change. Maintaining my weight within my bounce range.
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    macman reacted to Texasmeg in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    I finally made goal this week! On to maintenance...
    HW 232
    SW 223
    CW 150
    TPL 82
    TGP 82

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    macman reacted to Gettingsexyback in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW 248
    SW 248
    CW 143
    TPL 105
    This has been one awesome journey and yes I have ate some really stupid stuff lately but I am back on track and lost 2 lbs this week!!! Geaux all of y'all December 2013 sleeves...we did it:-))))))
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    macman reacted to Texasmeg in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    I had my one year Dr. Appt today (a little over a month late). I'm maintaining at about 151 lbs. and my blood tests were all perfect - great news. I'm struggling a bit with sweets lately, but will (hopefully) win the battle.
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    macman reacted to Andrew0929 in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    Maintaining between 166 and 169; currently at 167.
    Still measuring and logging ...
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    macman reacted to Kindle in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW 238
    SW 216
    CW 137
    TPL 101
    TGP 88
    Back to the Bottom of my bounce range.
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    macman got a reaction from Andrew0929 in December 2013 Sleever Pounds Lost Log   
    HW 362
    SW 320
    CW 216
    TPL 146
    TGP 132
    No change
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    macman got a reaction from harley_quinn25 in Sushi?   
    For me, post surgery the sticky rice is deadly. Tried it only once and it felt like I swallowed a bowling ball. Too bad as it was one of my favorite foods pre op.
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    macman got a reaction from MisforMimi in Did You Have Complications After Weight Loss Surgery?   
    Hi Alex
    My gastric sleeve surgery procedure went without a hitch, except for the blood clot I developed post surgery. There was nothing to indicate I would be a problem. No extraordinary precautions were taken ahead of time. The blood clot started in my leg and progressed to become a pulmonary embolism. I spent two weeks in the hospital, one of which was in the Cardiac Intensive Care at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I count myself as very fortunate. I am thankful that my surgery was at a Bariatric Center of Excellence with a level one Trauma Center. Happily there do not appear to be any lasting issues related to the clot.
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    macman got a reaction from jenkbacon in Unjury protein powder questions?   
    I have used Unjury for the last 18 months. I use both chocolate Splendor and Vanilla. They are great mixed with ice and skim milk. I blend them with Torani sugar free syrups: Hazelnut, English Toffee, Salted Caramel. I also blend with Chike Iced coffee Protein Powder. I purchase direct from their website at Unjury.com
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