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  1. alipollard

    Drinking for the first time! Tips?

    I was cleared by my surgeon at my month pre op. I have had about a drink a week of vodka/water with limes and have not had any issues.
  2. alipollard

    Afraid to start solids

    Thank you everyone for your support! Great advice and feedback.
  3. I am able to start solids on Monday. I am nervous because I have not eaten any solids since April 6th. I have lost almost 40 pounds. I am loving the way I feel and I am so afraid to start my old habits. I know protein first, but it's still scary. Did anyone else feel this way? What did you start by eating? Thanks in advance!
  4. I was super worried also because when I started pureed foods I was not experiencing that "full" feeling. I was wondering if I was even sleeved. Haha! I was sleeved April 27th and just about 5 days ago that full feeling kicked in Trust me, you will know. Hope that helps!
  5. alipollard

    Post surgery concerns! Help!

    I am on 20lb weight restriction for a month.
  6. Pureed until Memorial day. Greek yogurt, Eas carb control protein drinks, cottage cheese sometimes. Eggs were gross to me...still have a popcicle a day. Averaging around 500 calories a day. How about you? Oh and I started with a string cheese yesterday I just chew it down to nothing lol.
  7. I started at 3O1 and now I am 269 but went into surgery at 275, lost a lot in my 3 weeks pre op diet. I have learned this is definitely a tool and not a miracle cure. I have been doing cardio every day and seeing the scale not move is hard.
  8. I actually was up 2 lbs for about 5 days posted op. Then I dropped it after a week plus a few pounds. I am 3 weeks post op Monday and I have not lost anything all week. It's frustrating but my doctor warned me this might happen then it will start coming off.
  9. I had surgery April 27th. First surgery also. Water was very hard to get down. My second and third day were the worst. I woke up 5 days post op and felt so much better. The gass pains were also better. Now, I did not have a BM until 1 week post op. I then went another week and no BM. I took a full dose mirlax and had horrible loose stools. I definitely wouldn't take a full dose to start. It will get easier! Now I don't even feel like I had surgery.
  10. I am 2 weeks post op also. I am hungry! I have a friend that had this done and she said she was the same way until about a month out. It is hard right now!
  11. alipollard

    I feel like a pig.....

    I was sleeved April 27th and I can eat a whole yogurt.
  12. alipollard

    How long was your hospital stay?

    I was same day. In at 8am out at 2pm.
  13. alipollard

    Not feeling full-1 week post op today

    Thank you for.your reply! Yes, I am following all the rules so I will be ok! Just needed some encouragement bc I see everyone talking of that "full" feeling.
  14. Hi, I advanced to the pureed phase today of the plan. I did 3 weeks of pre op and 1 week post op of clear liquids. I am now on pureed for 3 weeks and so excited!! Im down 27 lbs. But, my issue is today when I ate my pureed, yogurt, soup etc I did not feel full. I am compliant and drinking my water with no issues also. I called my NUT and she said some people do not get that full feeling during the pureed stage. Has anyone else.experienced this? I feel great today, even used a timer to wait 2 min before bites etc. I almost dont feel "sleeved" but I know I was.
  15. alipollard

    Extreme Diarrhea

    Yes! Sleeved 27th. Didnt have a bm for a week then Sat-Sun was diarehha, and also couldnt pass gas without being on the toilet. Today has been better.