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  1. bjcarver

    Weight Regain After Gastric Sleeve

    I am also part of the regain club. I have gained 32 pounds over the past 7 months. It’s the most annoying thing but entirely my own problem. It all started when I began grazing throughout the day, which my surgeon told me would cause weight gain. I started eating carbs with no restraint. I began drinking sodas daily after 3 years of drinking them like 1 time a month. I started using straws and starting eating whatever I wanted. I have started the 5 day pouch reset diet and have lost 4 pounds so far due to the liquids only phase. Hoping that after these next few days I will have better restraint and I WILL be watching what I am eating- protein first, veggies second and carbs third. No more sodas daily! Back in the gym at least 3 times a week. I know we can get the weight back off, we know exactly what it takes.
  2. I had my 3 month surgiversary 2 weeks ago and was at a longggg stall! However, so far I've lost 65 pounds including pre-op diet and 45 pounds since surgery. I'm hoping for a great month number 4! Drinking water is still SO hard. I'm really bad at it. I hope everyone else is doing well. This is me getting into size 16 jeans at forever 21. I was so excited!
  3. I am 3 weeks post op and -20 pounds since surgery. Before surgery I lost 14 pounds. I am excited to be able to eat some foods again! And have way more energy now that I am on soft foods. Glad to be getting thru this process successfully! How is everyone else?
  4. I agree with both of you. Sleeved September 16th and it was definitely a very difficult day... Extreme nausea and vomiting. Glad to be home but I can't even imagine eating food. I keep worrying I'm not sipping enough and will end up back in the hospital. Let's hope it gets better!
  5. 2 days post op... Recovery has been difficult to say the least bit I'm doing better now. Glad the nausea is finally subsiding. How are you other this week sleevers doing?
  6. @@MicheleL me too! Good luck to us both. I know you're as excited as I am to be on the post op side of all of this.
  7. Good luck to everyone having surgery today and this week! I'm so excited. Do any of my September buddies have an Instagram? I just started one for my weight loss journey. Username: vsgbjc
  8. bjcarver

    Sleeve buddies!

    @jeffreyc79 thank you! If any of you are on Instagram, I just started one. My username is vsgbjc.
  9. bjcarver

    Sleeve buddies!

    @jeffreyc79 so far so good! Some days I want to just eat a piece of chicken but then I remember how far I've come and how it's just a few more days and it brings me back to earth. It's hard, but worth it. I'm not nervous, just excited. I can't wait to be on the other side of all of this, and grateful that I accepted this challenge and made it thru.
  10. bjcarver

    Sleeve buddies!

    Hey everyone My Name is Brittany and I'm 25 from Charlotte, NC. I get sleeved this Wednesday, the 16th. I appreciate any tips you guys have for me! <3
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  13. @@byebyefat i'm taking comfortable pjs and bedroom shoes to walk around the hospital in, gas ex strips (because literally everyone I know talks about how bad the gas pains are after surgery) books, my heating pad and laptop.
  14. Today is day 8 of my liquid diet. My surgeon requires 14 days of an entirely liquid diet, but I allowed myself cooked veggies on days 4 and 5. So, I guess I technically cheated. I am doing good now, though. I have my pre-op apt in 2 days, hoping to see a good amount of weight lost so far! I have been avoiding the scale so that I won't be obsessive. How's everyone else doing? Any other "cheaters"? haha
  15. Today begins my 2 week liquid diet. I'm extremely nervous! All I want to keep thinking is about the goal I will be achieving and no more yo-yo dieting, but the thought of failure always tries to get in the way. Good luck to everyone else on the liquid diet... We got this!!!
  16. @@maggie409 I copied your words and put it in a note on my phone to remind myself when the going gets tough. I start my liquid diet in two days and I'm constantly afraid of the failure. I feel like your words have given me a bit of peace. Thank you!
  17. @@MicheleL Awesome! I'm in Charlotte and my doctor is Dr. Carl Lowe at Carolina's Surgical. How about you?
  18. @@Jazziegrl oh we have the same date yay! I've learned that what helps me with the nerves is doing as much research as possible. Reading as many forums on here as possible, especially other people's journeys, which keep me motivated. If you have a liquid diet before like I do, research different protein shakes and broths. Talk to others who have had the surgery. I also follow a bunch of people on Instagram who have had the sleeve recently to see what their lives are like right after surgery. Good luck!
  19. I got my official date of 9/16! I start my 2 week liquid diet on sept 2. ????????????
  20. @@sleeve_getter Yeah, it's needed. I was diagnosed with gallstones 2 years ago and put off getting the surgery because I was in college. It's a positive thing though, because statistics say that most people who have weight loss surgery end up having to have it removed soon after.
  21. I had my nutrition and psych eval last week and am very excited to say that I was told I could pretty much chose my surgery date in september! I have decided to go with the middle of september, likely the 15th or 16th due to a vacation that I have at the end of august. My family just felt that being on a liquid diet while on vacation would not be a good time, and even though it is stalling me-- I agree. Until then, I have been continuing to watch what I eat, began replacing lunch with protein shakes (so far my favorite is EAS 100% Whey protein powder in Vanilla with unsweetened almond milk, it's 26g of protein and 180 cals for the powder and milk), exercising and doing so much research that my eyes and brain hurt. I am getting my gallbladder removed with my sleeve procedure, so I am trying to prepare myself as much as possible before next month... I'm sure it's going to be rough.
  22. bjcarver

    Any NC sleeves!?

    @@GoodiDre everything has been great so far! Dr Lowe is amazing. I definitely recommend you check them out.
  23. bjcarver

    Any NC sleeves!?

    @@GoodiDre my apt was 2 months after my seminar with Carolinas weight management! That's why I went with carolina's surgical (well, that and my mom's surgeon is there)
  24. I consider myself very lucky! My mother had gastric bypass with the same insurance 4 years ago and was required to do a 6 month supervised diet. She was very surprised when she found out I wasn't. Thank you for being welcoming ladies!
  25. Just began my journey, but my insurance doesn't require a supervised diet so my surgeon said September is realistic. Next stop- Psych eval the 23rd, NUT apt the 28th then SUBMITTING TIME! I'm very excited to move on into this chapter of my life, considering i've been overweight since BIRTH. haha