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  1. Aliya78

    Water goal issues

    I found I had challenges after surgery getting enough liquid. I was able to drink small 1 skim milk chai latte after the first week. I since then have added crystal light drinks to up my liquid intake and this got me through. I could always drink 1 glass of water relatively easily but would get nauseous after that, but when I added the flavor to the water it became way easier.
  2. Folks, I'm a "June Sleever" but from 2017 (June 30 2017). It's been one of the best decisions in my life. I'm down 66 kg (145 lbs) from my vist dr. visit and (56 kg 123 lbs) since surgery. Follow your doctors advice to a "Tee" and it will work without fail. you'll have stalls( don't freak out), find a way to exercise (partner, trainer something), drink water as much as you can (and it you can't Crystal light was my saving grace in the summers when I was over water). Eat your protein first , take your multi vitamin. First day was the worst ( I wondered what I did), had lots of worries (but don't anymore), don't crave food anymore either. I didn't tell a lot of people (including our kids) and went off for a week on "holiday"... we have one daughter that has a tendency to be chubby and we didn't want her to think this was an "easy option". Amazingly when she saw me losing so much, she got motivated and went low carbs and is now a fit 17 year old (she lost 12 kg about 26 lbs since middle of feb). I don't think I'd do anything different. I'm 3.5 kg from my original goal and may make it by surgery anniversary. Wishing you all the best and may you have as good if not better results!
  3. I'm 5 ft 9 in and weighed 373 at my first doctors appointment and 354 lbs. on surgery day (had the sleeve) last June 30th. I now weight 228 lbs My initial goal was 220 lbs. Am happy with size. I'm now wearing size 16 shirts (down from 24) and size 18 pants (down from a tight 26). Waist is front and center. I was surprised to see it when it first appeared, but have a quality hourglass shape now. Also skin seems to have bounced back quite well even though I'm 50 years old. I think being tall has been helpful. I am still losing, albiet a lot slower, and will give it another six months for my body to decide where it wants to stay.
  4. I've slowed at well. Have 18 lbs to go to my original goal, however am still toning. Many have noticed a difference despite scale not going down in the last 3-4 weeks so still pleased. Increasing a bit of exercise and being more observant on water intake in effort to get a move downward on scales.
  5. Have been a migraine sufferer since I was 9 years old, averaging 2 a month. Since surgery, I've only had 2 migraines and 1 headache (9 months out). The 2 migraines were directly due to my having eaten decent amount sugar after 8 pm (woke up with flaming migraine each time about 5 am)...1st was at a wedding and 2nd was celebrating a birthday (had wedding desserts and birthday cake and ice cream). While I've had a sweet from time to time usually early in the day and a small amount. From everything I've read, I believe my new eating plan has allowed me to balance my serotonin and that it went haywire when I ate too much sugar. The regular headache was direct dehydration.
  6. I was 373 lbs at drs. visit and 352 lbs on day of surgery. I didn't have any complications other than really bad nausea immediately after surgery that triggered vomiting (they kept me in recovery an extra 3 hours because of it and kept me an extra 1/2 day at hosp for observation), but that was all over in a day Six months out today and I've lost 92 since surgery (113 since 1st dr. visit).
  7. Aliya78

    6 months post sleeve

    Well done! You look fabulous.
  8. I'm 6 months out and also don't/haven't felt hungry. I eat at restaurants with friends, but always end up taking home about 2/3rds of most meals. I do make wiser menu selections, but I haven't missed the old way I ate at all. No regrets. Still losing so will need to see what happens when I start to work on maintenance, but with the weight loss I have been able to become way more active and I believe this will help me prevent weight gain.
  9. Aliya78

    Joint pain.

    My chiropractor told me I'd like suffer joint pain during weight loss because joints would be adjusting to new weight as you drop and that it could take up to 6 months after the rapid weight loss stopped for the joints to no longer ache. My joint pain started about 2 months out and has been off and on since that time, but good news is that joints that first hurt no longer do, but other joints kick in with pain for a bit and then also alleviate. I have high hopes when I reach goal it will go away.
  10. Take care. I've been watching from a far and your explanations and updates have been helpful. I anticipate I'll have similar surgery at somepoint if I am successful in reaching my final weightloss goal. So please take care.
  11. 4 nights total, two on the river and one on either side in motel
  12. Aliya78

    Need Advice/help 4 months post op

    Cottage cheese and hummus have been my saving grace when I have felt I couldn't eat. I remain on omeprozole as a precaution as am taking arthritis medicine as well.
  13. I live in New Zealand and will be canoeing the the Whanganui River.
  14. My goals were to be able to go canoeing comfortably, to be able to ride a horse, and to travel without worry about seating and weight limits. Am excited as have canoe trip planned in 2 months.
  15. Aliya78

    Time off

    I took off 3 weeks, but probably could have gone back after 2 weeks if I had to. The first week was quite tough and had restriction moving, but by end of week 2 felt fine and was doing all basic things with ease. The nice thing of taking longer was it gives you time to get into an exercise routine and make good progress at the start.
  16. Aliya78


    I'm a fan of magnesium pill. Have been taking 1 daily dose for two months now (after struggling with constipation for 2 months after surgery) and it is making all the difference.
  17. Aliya78

    New Zealand Vsg Support

    I agree this online forum for vsg has been helpful for me. For the first month or so I prior to surgery and for a month or so after I checked in regularly. nearly daily and just looked at the new posts. I had my surgery done this June in Hamilton and also have visited with the Nutritionist and the Psychologist twice that was offered and included with my surgery. Perhaps you find both in NZ and visit a couple times. I found them helpful as well.
  18. Went for my annual check up and clean with dentist. Had VSG in June. My dentist was asking me what was going on as a couple of my teeth showed deterioration. She's recommended a calcium treatment that I'm to put on at night before I sleep.
  19. Aliya78

    More then 60%

    I have assumed that the people who don't meet the average or lower may be disillusioned and don't post as much.
  20. Aliya78

    3 months post of with pics

    You look amazing too! Keep up the good living and the good work.
  21. Having not lost weight for nearly two weeks after surgery, I was starting to stress even thought I had heard of the three week stall. I then read this article and discussed it with my husband who's a meat science who confirmed its accuracy. A breath of relief and kept doing what I was supposed to and weight started dropping quickly again. Thought I'd share if someone else was experience and wondering what was going on. Here's the link: The article I read
  22. Aliya78

    Happy! Happy!! Happy!!!

    This is awesome news. Keep up the good work!
  23. Chest pain for me, was across both shoulders and felt like a lot of pressure. It alleviated when I'd get up out of bed and with some pain killer. It was tolerable but painful til moved and had painkiller.....but mine would come and go.