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Jealbaroma

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Jealbaroma

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  • Birthday 11/09/1974

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Government
  • City
    Miami
  • State
    FL - Florida
  • Zip Code
    33170

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  1. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Girl, have you ever seen the cartoon of the skeletal woman sitting with her hands crossed in her lap on a park bench...... the caption reads 'waiting for the perfect man'? This is how I feel about my weight loss. First stall at week three, like the rest of the planet, lasted ten days. Now it's been 13 days since weight loss at 8 weeks post op. I've had more days of stalling then weight loss. And yes, these two crappy pounds keep floating back and forth. However on the bright side I notice the difference in my clothes. Today I'm wearing a pair of slacks that are going to Goodwill. They look like pajamas! I remember putting them on pre-op and flopping on the floor like a fish to get them on! But we all know that this didn't happen to us overnight. It's like that Pantene commercial - it won't happen overnight but it will happen. I'd like to hear from everyone too! Good luck with your dad....I hope everything is okay?
  2. I'm eight weeks post-op and have hit my second stall. Totally hit that three week stall like everyone else, it lasted 10 days for me. I'm on day 13 of this current stall. It seems since surgery I have more stall days than loss days. Anyone else hit their second, third, tenth stall? If so can you please share your story so I can feel better? I've lost 22 pounds since surgery so I'm very happy and proud of myself! And just so everyone knows I eat around 800 - 900 calories a day (I'm 5'8"), exercise is here and there and I get about 80 g of Protein a day. I may not exercise everyday but I'm an active person. Thanks everyone for your comments or suggestions!!!
  3. Jealbaroma

    Looking for July Sleevers!

    Sorry my post was entered twice...
  4. Jealbaroma

    Looking for July Sleevers!

    I'm totally there with you, I'm 7 weeks post op (a June sleever) and the 3 week plateau did come with a pound or two weight gain and nooooo weight loss for a week. Here is week 7 and I've gained 2 pounds! Here we go again. Booooo! I'm right with you in calories too, I hear about ppl who can BARELY stomach 600 calories, I'm between 800 - 1100. I'm 5'8". While your caloric intake is higher than others at your stage, you aren't eating enough to GAIN weight. Your Protein looks good, Water is good (I'm not doing well in the water intake department), exercise looks good. Remember, you will hear this throughout this site and the SAME thing happened to me with my first stall, getting into 'onederland' sometimes takes a while. My first stall at 3 weeks I was at 201 and stuck like Chuck. One week later I lost 4 pounds! We have different set points, maybe this is yours. I am now stuck again at 7 weeks, same issues as first stall and even though I know it will pass I am discouraged. But stalls come and go from what I hear, so we better get used to it. Just keep truckin' along and stay positive.
  5. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    I hit that stall for WEEKS. I think I finally broke through, since posting about my stall I've lost 3 pounds (in a week). My stall lasted for exactly two weeks. I read and read and read others stories to find comfort. The stall is very common and everyone kept saying 'this will pass, hang in there, this works'. But I was mad and assumed I was different, I cannot lose weight like others can. Nobody understands my body. I had a little pity party. So I will say this: this will pass, hang in there, this WORKS! I get it now, that scale will move. I'm eating differently than you guys though. I have a Protein shake everyday but I kinda eat what I want now as long as it's soft. No fried, crunchy, sweets, or red meat/pork. When I do eat I get a really small bowl and eat sloooooowly. I have 3 pieces of sushi and I'm done. Can you guys feel the food going down? This is new to me. I actually feel it hit my stomach too. After a few bites I'm like 'whoa!, that's it for me!'. I'm getting around 700 - 900 calories a day and about 70 grams of protein. I'm NOT drinking the amount of Water I should. And I'm not exercising however tomorrow I'm going to start the C25K app.
  6. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Thank you MommaCEO for the 200 lb. issue. Maybe that is my problem. I'm at 202 right now and holding steady. Although for a fleeting moment, I was 200.9. That was such a great day......... Yes, the stall is still here. No weight loss in 12 days except for a 1 pound weight GAIN. Lots of others have experienced the same thing, from what I'm reading. And from what I see, the stall can last a week or two. Here is an article I found while obsessively looking for others who have stalled. I thought this was interesting... http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html#.U7FAqBYvvHj Okay ladies (any men following this? I dunno) it's Monday! Let's all get on here and tell everyone our progress! I would love to hear from you!
  7. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    I've gained another .5 pounds. Weight loss over the past 10 days is + 1 pound. I'm eating around 700 - 800 calories a day. Most of it from protein shakes, which I actually like. Yesterday I made fun of it, today I'm pissed. When in the WORLD will the scale move? Of course weighing ourselves everyday is not ideal however if I weighed myself a week ago, I would see I weighed LESS than I do right now. WTH? I'm wondering if I'm getting enough water. Were you guys told not to drink while eating, waiting 20 - 30 minutes before and after eating to drink? This is hard to get used to, planning when I can drink fluids. Then I forget and I'm hungry and it's time to eat 4 spoons of soup. FULL!! Oh, I can drink in 30 minutes. Forget. Dinner time! So today I'm going to make an effort to drink more. We will see. My fingers are all bloated. I'm rambling. Good luck ladies. Hang in there. This is a great way to get out our frustrations together.
  8. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    i'm glad I'm not the only one. Shiner86 I'm right with you. Lost 12 pounds the first week (ahhhh, memories.....) then nada. And here is week 3 and I'm STILL waiting for the scale to move. Oh, pardon me, it did move! I've gained .5 pounds. And I'm eating enough to sustain a small reptile. I've heard it all, body adjusting to surgery, starvation mode (referring to food gathering days as a caveman). So I've come to this conclusion: I'm a post-op, caveman who eats like a lizard. Yaaaaaaaay me! Thanks guys for keeping this topic going. Hey, while we lose weight (NOT!) we can at least laugh about it??? And we all know we will but in the meantime this kinda sucks.
  9. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Thank you! Ironically you are spot on. I haven't been below the weight I am right now since, oh - I was 10? Hahaha! My body must be going nuts! Today I started walking. Good luck everyone! We ARE all doing great! You guys inspire me!
  10. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    I seem to have hit a stall. No weight loss for the past 5 days now. Booooo! But I've read it could be my body adjusting to surgery. So I'm cool with that. I don't expect, as I'm sure any of you guys do, an overnight miracle. Today I start on purees like many of you do. OMG, I've never been so excited to blend stuff!! My highest weight (following our 'Topic Mama' IfICanDream) was 268. Surgery weight: 214 (June 9th) Current weight: 201 Goal weight: 140 Height: 5'8" The biggest 'perk' I've noticed so far is my cravings for sweets is GONE! Yesterday I made a chocolate trifle, which is my favorite dessert. I would sneak bowls of it when no one was watching. My mind would constantly be on that huge chocolate creation in the refrigerator. Last night I was serving it to my friends and I couldn't care less about it. The smell didn't effect me. I had absolutely no desire to even take the smallest taste of the pudding part. I find little changes like this fascinating. I know it's still very soon post-op but I would love to hear if anyone else has experienced any changes like this? Something different? I'm so glad everyone is doing well!
  11. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Wow, I found this entire post very useful. Especially the Biotin thing, I've heard the same about hair loss. I don't have much hair to begin with so I'm NOT looking forward to the thinning stage. I heard that, if it happens (everyone is different), will be around month 3 or 4 post op. Has anyone else heard this or something different? Thank you for posting this! My first post-op appointment is tomorrow and you've answered most of the questions I have!
  12. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    17 pounds?!?!?! Daaaaaaayam! Good for you!!! So for me my pureed stage is approaching in less than a week. I'm so sick of protein shakes but I know they are important for lean body mass and healthy hair, skin and nails, so that motivates me. For all of you on, or about to be on, the pureed stage this is what I've found (on this site, another topic) --thai spice tuna pureed with sriracha sauce --sweet & spicy tuna pureed with low carb bbq sauce --rotisserie chicken (no skin!) pureed with low carb bbq sauce, sriracha sauce, or peanut satay sauce --chicken pureed with marinara sauce and nuked in the microwave with mozzarella cheese --ground beef pureed with vodka sauce or tartufata sauce --lemon dill salmon pureed with olive oil mayo (the types of fish are those flavored tuna and salmon pouches you can pick up at the grocery store). --sauteed shrimp sauteed with garlic aioli & mayo or remoulade I've also read about having a small amount of refried beans with melted cheddar cheese on top. For more recipes I found this: http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/08/pureed-foods.html Hope this helps! After finding these recipes I'm looking forward to pureed foods. This stage will be 2 weeks for me. Let me know what you all think.
  13. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Thanks Jealbaroma! It's feels like a new beginning Sorry to hear that gas has been so bad for you! Mine has been pretty minimal. Mainly, I seem to notice in the night. To be honest, I think it's because I can hear all of the weird noises that my stomach and intestines probably have been making all day! Have you tried the gas-x strips? They seem to help me (even if it's just a placebo effect Bloating: so much of it! I managed to lose 48 lbs on a pre-op diet, and it literally looks like I have it all back on! I'm secretly hoping that it means, that once I lose all of the water weight that I'll be like 20 pounds lighter even though I KNOW that there is no way I still have that much water left in me. Pretty much my entire massive stomach is swollen. You should consider yourself super lucky that it's just your lower abdomen! Have you been able to get much exercise in yet? Any major pain? I'd love to hear how you're doing! Wow! Congrats on the pre-op weight loss. That is awesome! I will try gas-x strips. I've been thinking about it but wonder if that deters from the natural flow of this gas GETTING THE HELL OUT OF MY BODY ALREADY? Hahahaha! I have no pain anymore, I bounced back quick however yesterday I went to Costco and didn't do well. It was crowded, loud, big, etc. I usually don't care but it bothered me. My the end of our trip I was pissed off and hurting, and a little nauseous. I wanted to go home. Anyway back to work for me tomorrow however I have a desk job so it should be okay. Thank you so much for creating this topic, it's really nice to see how everyone progresses. We are all different - that's for sure. I hope you have another great day today!!
  14. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Hi cutiecake, no bowel for a week isn't a good thing. When was your surgery? You've been on fluids since your surgery or what stage are you at? Remember pain meds can cause constipation. My DR told me it was safe to take a stool softener, NOT a laxative. So if you have those around I would try it, especially if you are in pain. Maybe just one pill (if the directions are to take two). I had the SAME problem as you the day before yesterday (which was day 4 post-op). I'm prone to being constipated so I wasn't surprised. I tried and tried and strained and strained. Finally, yesterday morning my bowels had a Kumbaya moment and I felt MUCH better. You can also try sipping water like every 2 minutes and walk walk walk. Straining is okay, it won't hurt your incisions. My DR explained it this way: we've had MAJOR surgery done, our GI is going nuts. We have to give our bodies time to get all their abilities back. It may take longer for others to achieve that. Good luck and don't worry. If by Monday you are still waiting, call your DR.
  15. Jealbaroma

    June 9th Sleeve - Looking for friends!

    Yaaaaaaay! I'm glad you're having a great day and congrats on the weight loss! That makes sense about the headaches too. What level is your gas at now? I'm so ready to move past this stage. For days post-op every time I burped I felt like throwing up. The pain was nuts as the gas rolled up my esophagus. Now it just happens when I eat (sugar free pudding and yogurt now) or drink. Also I still have a lot of lower stomach bloating. How about you? Again I'm so glad you are having a great day!!!

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