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  1. jackieemac


    I'm in! Sorry, I requested access and then saw after that you said not to[emoji85]
  2. I feel you!! I just had my one week post op appt a few days ago and my surgeon cleared me to continue walking and now can add squats but just with my own body weight Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    21 looking for journey buddies

    I don't live there but I'm 22 and just had my vsg 12/7! Definitely could use some more support lol Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Running for weight loss! SO good... never thought I would be able to build up to a point where I could run that much. It's also interval training which is really good for you Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I'm about 9 days post op and obviously I don't feel restriction because I'm not eating anything haha I did move to full liquids though. When can I expect to start feel restriction because as I write I'm eating tomato Soup but don't really seem to get full from it. I'm not necessarily concerned at all because I do take a long time to sit a drink my shakes and eat etc. but I'm just curious as to when people started to notice the restriction? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  6. I had mine the 7th and my right side was the only painful spot and my surgeon says it's common because that's where they took out the stomach. So maybe that's the same for you. Try ice chips to get Fluid in. It allows you to keep your mouth wet and hydrate with slow sips when you swallow. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    I think it's very normal to be craving certain things especially if you're cooking for your family and watching other people eat things that you can't right now. I for sure am finding it very difficult and gr very very irritated lol I just have to keep reminding myself that this clear liquid/full liquid is only temporary. You just have to keep on keepin' on. I know that even though I'm ready to switch to full liquids, I have not gone off plan once no matter how sad, frustrated, angry I get. My time will come when I can eat a nice piece of broccoli and some salmon for now maybe try having ice chips. It's helped me with the desire for something crunchy but is also helping me get my fluids in Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  8. I had my sleeve done Wednesday.. I was on a 2 week liquid diet and occasionally lean mean at dinner. I didn't cheat once.. I made it through thanksgiving and all the leftovers without touching anything. I'm not hungry and I recognize it's just head hunger and cravings but im just so sad because I'm just mourning all my past habits, I suppose. I see foods in tv or commercials and just crave it. I guess you can say I'm in the regret stage of it all. I think once I can move on to at least full liquids and keep progressing I'll feel better. I'm hoping... Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    4 days post op and confused

    Thank you so much everyone! Glad to have somewhere to talk about it all because I've kept this a secret from everyone except a select few. @@kim0518 oh nono don't worry I haven't had anything other then Water, Isopure and broth. The lean mean I was talking about was from pre op diet. Don't worry, I'm not straying from the plan:) Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  10. I'm on my fourth day of my liquid diet and EVERY night so far I have had dreams that I cheated on the liquid diet. In real life I haven't gone off track once! But when I wake up from a dream I'm like ahhhh shit! And then I'm relieved when I realize it didn't really happen lol Anyone else experience this? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    4 days post op and confused

    @@sleeveisa yeah I had to make a deal with myself that I'll only be weighed at the doctors because otherwise I'll obsess over it which ends up sabotaging me every time lol but my surgeon said definitely not to weigh yourself after the hospital because you we most likely weigh more then started because of the fluids. Thankfully I've had a smooth recovery and no problems getting liquids in... I suggest ice chips. I think it's honestly how I'm keeping so hydrated because I get the chewing sensation and wait for it to melt to swallow and I have like 4 full cups of ice chips a day! Lol so maybe try that out! Just keep taking it slow:) keep me posted! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    4 days post op and confused

    @-kate_ @@blizair09 thanks so much definitely sticking to the plan and power through. I know it'll all fall into place and I'll get into a routine Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    4 days post op and confused

    @@Ewants2shrink relieved to know this is part of the process. And oh my gosh I totally feel you with the tears my mom came in before and asked if I was okay because I seem down and I'm just like wellll I just went to the grocery stall with all you and it was torture so right now I need to be alone Hahahah excited to have even just an egg! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  14. jackieemac

    Protein shakes

    I used shakeology.. I know it's expensive but honestly I was happy to spend the extra money knowing it's something that i can stomach but even actually enjoy. Of course just like anything else you get tired of it, but I was happy with my choice to use shakeology ! I'm day four post op so i won't know if I'll still like it once I move to full liquids.. but for pre op it was great! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. jackieemac


    My surgeon ordered an upper gi so I wasn't allowed to even sip Water or anything until the day after and made sure the test went well. What makes you think you have a leak ?
  16. Two days until surgery and haven't cheated on my liquid diet! I was allowed to have vegetables and grilled meat, etc. and my question is is it okay if I ate that today? The only thing I see on all my papers is clear liquid only for day before surgery (tomorrow). I'll obviously tell my surgeon I have ground turkey meat today but do you think it will be a problem? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    pre op diet

    I feel you.. I'm on day 10 and I'm just not even hungry anymore mostly because I just don't want to have to drink another shake. Just try and keep super busy to keep your mind off it Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    Dates here!

    @@Ashley Wright ayyay!! how is your pre op diet going? just a few days away!
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    Help [emoji85]

    I'm on day 9 of pre op liquid diet and I've searched through all the threads to try and find some answers but couldn't seem to. I'm supposed to be getting 1200 calories in a day with shakes but I can't seem to go past 800 calories. I just feel nauseous but not bad enough where I can't function. I'm drinking PLENTY of Water. I just feel weird a full and I feel like usually one should be miserable and hungry on a liquid diet lol so I'm just confused and a little worried. Any one else feel this way? Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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    What's your pre surgery weight?

    I'm 5'5" and started at 222. Surgery is on the same day- just a week away! Would love to be in touch Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. I'm in day 8... best tip I have is keep busybusybusy! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  22. jackieemac


    i not really sure if im able to start a post or not but i have some questions for everyone!
  23. jackieemac


    definitely can relate. I know it will all be worth it in the end, of course. I havent been anxious until about this past week. I've been under plenty of times but its still always the "what if's" that get me, but then again i suppose that is normal. I've heard horror stories so I'm just trying to keep those as far out of my mind as possible. I start my liquid diet tomorrow and I think its going to be a rude awakening lol. I just moved home after living on my own for a while and my brother and sister and extended family are all coming at once and none of them know besides my parents so im just very stressed out about having to lie my way through all the "why arent you eating? its thanksgiving blahblahblah". I think my biggest fear are the years to come and the potential failure. My head is just spinning. lol im just ready to start my liquid diet tomorrow and get this thing going.
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    December 2016 sleevers group members

    ahh, i love this! so excited for us all
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    Crohns Disease and VSG

    So great to hear!! I'm glad you're doing well!!! And congrats on your journey:) I'm excited for us both as well!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App And thank you for your I put on what shakes you use!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App