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lk2813

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    lk2813 got a reaction from Ash_Bri85 in Surgery yesterday!   
    I was Aug 24. Just got out of the Hospital today. I am doing 30mls of clear fluids every 15 mins. I can do sugar free Jello in a 30ml cup instead or a SF popsicle instead. I can't add Protein until Monday. I haven't had gas pain or passed gas! My pain is from the large incision where they took out the stomach. Hope all goes well.



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    lk2813 reacted to Introversion in Goal weight??   
    I set my own goal weight...my starting weight on surgery day was 218 lbs and a 41 BMI.
    I'm vertically challenged at only 5'1", so I'm short. My original goal weight was 110 lbs and a 20 BMI, but since I was losing so slowly, I readjusted my expectations at 3 months out.
    My revised goal weight was 130 pounds, which placed me at a BMI of 24.7 (upper limit of normal). I reached 130 pounds at 14 months out and decided to keep going.
    I entered maintenance at 118 pounds and a BMI of 22. Not only do I like how I look and feel at this weight, but it's been easy to maintain.
    The moral of the story: you'll need to devote additional effort if you want to get to 135 pounds, but it is possible in spite of what your surgeon says.
    Good luck to you.
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    lk2813 got a reaction from Apple1 in Gastric Sleeve - BMI 31   
    I too have been concerned about having a lower BMI and losing weight. My BMI is 35 and I have Diabetes, GERD, Arthritis, sleep Apnea and high cholesterol. I gained 80 in less than a year due to being on a steroid for my Arthritis and haven't been able to lose the weight. I also went through menopause which didn't help. I have my surgery on the 24th and pray that this tool helps me to lose the weight so I can have my life back. I do feel though that when your BMI is lower you get looked at differently like it is for cosmetic reasons and not health. That's so frustrating



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    lk2813 reacted to ThickGirl5683 in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    Eat allllllll my faves... Wing stop, ice cream, cake etc. Lol....

    I wish I had taken before pics

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    lk2813 reacted to lpierre12375 in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    I'm having surgery the 25th!


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    lk2813 reacted to kas15 in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    Take measurements of your body. I wish I had done this preop. I took measurements about 6 weeks postop and they help during weight loss stalls. I may not see the scale move but I'm losing inches.



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    lk2813 reacted to Allie589 in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    I wish I would've walked more pre surgery. I wish I would've walked daily.

    I too went nuts on my "last meals" and literally cleaned plates at places where leftovers are always in abundance!! [emoji15]



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    lk2813 reacted to breanna1978 in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    I'm on the 24th too!

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    lk2813 got a reaction from Apple1 in Gastric Sleeve - BMI 31   
    I too have been concerned about having a lower BMI and losing weight. My BMI is 35 and I have Diabetes, GERD, Arthritis, sleep Apnea and high cholesterol. I gained 80 in less than a year due to being on a steroid for my Arthritis and haven't been able to lose the weight. I also went through menopause which didn't help. I have my surgery on the 24th and pray that this tool helps me to lose the weight so I can have my life back. I do feel though that when your BMI is lower you get looked at differently like it is for cosmetic reasons and not health. That's so frustrating



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    lk2813 got a reaction from Arielle in What do you wish you did before surgery??   
    Hi I am having my surgery on 8/24. I am trying to think of everything I want to do before surgery besides drink a glass of wine and have my last piece of pizza I was wondering for those who have had surgery what things you did or wish you had done before surgery? What clothes did you take some before pictures in for you transformation pictures? What foods did you buy?? I would really appreciate your suggestions and advice! Thanks
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    lk2813 got a reaction from Apple1 in Gastric Sleeve - BMI 31   
    I too have been concerned about having a lower BMI and losing weight. My BMI is 35 and I have Diabetes, GERD, Arthritis, sleep Apnea and high cholesterol. I gained 80 in less than a year due to being on a steroid for my Arthritis and haven't been able to lose the weight. I also went through menopause which didn't help. I have my surgery on the 24th and pray that this tool helps me to lose the weight so I can have my life back. I do feel though that when your BMI is lower you get looked at differently like it is for cosmetic reasons and not health. That's so frustrating



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    lk2813 got a reaction from MaggieH2 in Nerved out[emoji33]   
    I am the 24th too!!! I am excited an nervous. It has almost been a year with this process. I got approved for April but had to push back due to new job. Now I feel like It has been so long since I have been researching and working with the center. I kinda forgot everything. My pre op class is tomorrow so that is exciting. My family seems to be asking me questions I don't have the answers to. We should be loser buddies!!!



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    lk2813 reacted to Joann454 in Lacking the motivation to even walk...   
    I had zero energy for two months. It was so frustrating and I have been losing slowly too. But I'm losing and keep losing. Try not to be discouraged. Many people don't exercise for months after surgery. Hang in there. It'll happen.
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    lk2813 reacted to lindabalseca in Any good protein shakes ?   
    Not a fan of the chocolate....vanilla is ok but I prefer the caramel lol


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