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  1. chicagirl


    Thank you for this post! It is very encouraging. I'm one month out and frustrated. Would you mind posting a typical days menu for yourself? Thanks so much & congrats!!
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    3 weeks out...struggling!

    I'd def recommend the Unjury chicken soup. Tastes just like broth and has 21g protein. I get 1 or 2 in a day, plus an ensure shake. I can't envision ever getting 80g protein in without supplementing ... but that's my goal
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    Advancing diet...?

    I've just listened to my gut. I asked my Doc if I could do that and he said yes. I think you'll know what you can't handle- and I'm assuming you aren't going to go crazy and start eating food that is a few months out. I've been fine- I'm on week 3 & eating eggs, tuna, few bites of a burger, Oatmeal and cereal. I get full fast so even if I'm thinking of eating a lot, I just can't. Hope that helps ! Good luck!!!
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    Does anyone know if the gummies are ok to take other than the calories? I'm 3 weeks out and can't stand the chewable vitamins I'm on. I'm looking for something bearable as well....
  5. chicagirl

    Two weeks post op

    Hi 2sissy! I was sleeved on 2/18. Down 13 preop and only down 5-7 since surgery. I'm going to add walking this week to see if that helps and really focus more on getting at least 80g protein . My starting bmi was 36- how about yours? I'm confident it'll work-just taking each day slow. But it can be very frustrating if I choose to focus on the scale vs all the work I'm doing Hang in there !!
  6. Can I ask what they did for you at the ER? I have a fear of being in this situation. Hope you are ok!
  7. That sounds terrible and painful! You poor thing! When they went in to do my sleeve they found a hernia and repaired it- which I was thankful for. I don't have terrible heartburn anymore. The sleeve is not painful and you'll do great! It just let's you know when it can't hold anymore. The trick is listening to your body. I had similar stats - 223 then 210 after preop diet. Now 203. Good luck to you- this is an exciting time!!
  8. Welcome Jeninpink!! It gets better -trust me!! The preop diet is the worst. All the withdrawal symptoms made me feel ughhh. I am 3 weeks out and feeling good. I wish I was losing more but I'm just sticking to the program. What happened with your band?
  9. Hi, Thank you for that info!! It's really helpful to me as I am 3 weeks out and transitioning my diet but not really confident I'm "doing this right". I'm frustrated because I'm not losing weight although my clothes fit more comfortably. It's exciting to hear everyone's weight loss but makes me wonder why I'm stuck... I'm using an app to track what I eat which helps as well.
  10. Hi ! I'm 2 weeks out today as well and am on the slowww train! Weight before preop diet 223, surgery weight 210, current 204.. I did get my period today so I'm hoping that is slowing this down... I'm worried that something is wrong but I'm just sticking to my plan and hope to add exercise next week! ????
  11. Hi everyone! I was sleeved on 2/18 @ Alexian Bros. I would love to be a part of a support group- trading tips and encouragement
  12. chicagirl

    GOAL met!

    OMG- congrats!! You look like a different person!!
  13. chicagirl

    Any1 scared it wouldnt "work?"

    I'm sorry to hear you haven't lost in 2 months. I'm curious what your doctor attributes it to..? It sounds like you are following the plan and working out a lot. You must be noticing a change in the way your clothes fit..and feeling healthy..? It takes a lot of discipline to workout that often and stay on your protein. I give you a lot of credit for that- remember it's a long journey and this is only one little part of it. Hang in there !!!
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    That awkward moment when....

    OMG- that is a great story!!! Love it!!!
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    Hi Missdixie- I had surgery on 2/18 and have the exact same stats as you. I went up two lbs yesterday but back down 1 today. I think I have to stop weighing myself- although in the back of my head I just want reassurance that this is working. I don't feel a difference in my clothes either- but I think I'm still somewhat swollen. ...it's very frustrating but it's gotta work- we are hardly eating anything!!! What are you eating for protein? I'm so sick of shakes and starting to think about "real food". Lol. Good luck to you!!

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