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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from norcal butterfly in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    Hi all- My weight the day of surgery was 226.2lbs Week 1 post-op- I lost 12 lbs
    Weeks 2 & 3 I lost and regained the same 1 pound. I am: Tracking in MyFitnessPal and getting in 60-65 grams of protein/day BM’s are regular and has been very early on Fluid intake is consistently 64 fl oz. & more and has been very early on Portion sizes are from 1 oz. - 1.5 oz. I am eating 3 meals/day and drinking 1/2 Protein Shake between Breakfast & lunch and the other 1/2 between lunch & dinner, drinking Fairlife milk 2% a couple of hours after dinner (supposed to be 1% but it was not available that day in grocery) Calories were previously in the 400s and I have increased this week to the mid 500s I am getting concerned that it has been 14-15 days with no loss and I will be 4 weeks post-op next week and I am stuck. I am looking for some suggestions. Thank you!
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from Lillymunster in What do you wish you had known before going in for surgery?   
    Congratulations!
    I personally didn't use much of what I packed including gas-x strips, chapstick, etc. I didn't even use my cellphone since I was knocked out from the IV Phenergan.
    Before you are discharged don't forget to ask your nurse about bringing home extra 1 oz medicine cups! Those little things are pretty helpful!
    I found having things like a fleece blanket and fleece sweater helpful in the comfort aspect of things.
    Also, I completely forgot about popsicles my 1st week post-op---don't do this. When I did remember about them, they of course were AMAZING.
    Good luck!
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from dreamynow in for fun! what was your 'last meal'?   
    I was self-pay, so I didn't have to meet insurance requirements. I didn't do much of a pre-op diet either.
    Two days before surgery, my "last meal" was divine--- it was Thai food. Red chicken curry with mixed vegetables, a taste of drunken noodles and to finish things off the right way, one scoop of carvel ice cream in the flavor, "Cookie Butter"!
    I was a little paranoid to eat my "last meal" the day before surgery as I felt it was too close and kept things pretty mild the day and night before.
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from GreenTealael in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    28lbs in 2 months is fantastic! That's (3) 10lb bags of potatoes!
    Getting under 200lbs is my first goal as well! I totally understand the struggle of getting additional cals in between meeting Fluid requirements, Protein Shake requirements and making sure it's spaced out with meals. I feel like all I do is drink all day.
    My meal plan progressed through the stages rather quickly and I was eating pureed ground turkey at day 3 post-op. I've tried chicken recently---chicken thighs and legs and as long as it is moist, I'm good. I know I cannot due chicken breasts for awhile unless it's been in the slow cooker in some sort of sauce.
    What I've been doing to make my ground turkey more moist (I do not blend/puree it anymore), is adding a chicken Bone Broth supplement to it (I guess it's like chicken stock) and it's additional an 15 grams of protein and tastes really good!
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Creekimp13 in Weight loss stall 3 weeks post- OP   
    We do 3 meals and 3 Snacks totally 1000-1200 calories and at least 60grams of Protein.
    Old school standard for weight loss surgery was to have people eat low calorie as long as possible, and keep them on three meals to teach this habit. What you're describing is very much how it's always been done.
    My group is part of a larger group of bariatric doctors who are following a protocol developed by a research hospital (University of Michigan). This protocol has been impressing the bariatric community and is being picked up this year by Cedars Sinai and Bethesda.
    One of the things they've learned is that you get one chance to reset your metabolism...and that resetting it at a starvation level is probably not the best idea. So the new protocol is to get people eating as close to maintenance level as possible...as soon as possible...for the best metabolic reset. Exercise is stressed, too. You want your new metabolism to be a hot burning furnace that can handle normal calorie loads.
    They've been looking at ten years of data, and have found that people who eat very restricted calories do lose weight faster...but that people who eat more (1000-1200) will lose just as much, but at a healthier pace....and at the end of five years have less regain.
    Bariatric endocrinology is an emerging science:)
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Creekimp13 in Weight loss stall 3 weeks post- OP   
    Happy to....here's a sample from my nutritionist from a couple weeks ago.


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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Bariatric Baddie in What do you wish you had known before going in for surgery?   
    Thank you! What are the cups for?


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    greygoosecytosis reacted to LELH in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    Thank you so much! I hope things are picking up for you!
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from bogglesauce in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    I did not expect to stall this early out and it makes me question if whether or not I will lose the 1-2 lbs/week my team expects us to lose.
    I am having a hard time getting to 600 cals/day, but will definitely try increasing my Protein intake, thank you!
    Is this your first stall? How far out are you?
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from Creekimp13 in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    Man oh man, are you right---totally frustrating. I have PCOS, so I haven't gotten a regular period in > 6 months. And had a heck of an experience with post-op blood thinners and vaginal bleeding OR menstruating last week (I say "or" because the minute I stopped blood thinners, I stopped bleeding).
    Thank you for replying and sharing your experience! Fingers crossed my drop comes soon!
    Thanks again




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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from ohmama1203 in Weight loss stall 3 weeks post- OP   
    Looking forward to your update!
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to GreenTealael in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    Everyone say try as hard as you can to increase Protein which is hard but perhaps add Protein Powder to the milk, etc .
    Let us know when it does break!
    I'm stalled too so I feel your pain
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Creekimp13 in Weight loss stall 3 weeks post- OP   
    I feel the three week Stall pain....been there the last couple of weeks.
    Stall broke and I lost four and a half pounds in the last two days. Just suddenly. It happens...the legends are true:)
    I'm 5 weeks post op and eating 1000-1200 calories a day, tolerating more foods, and have a lot of energy.
    Feeling really good:)
    Wishing you all a quick end to the stall:) It'll happen.

    (someone asked for my stats on another thread...don't know if this is helpful to anyone, but figured it was on topic.)
    Started at 270 in June.
    Lost 30 pounds in 6 months of pre-surg diet visits using the mayo Clinic Diet mostly. (240)
    Lost 10 pounds in 2 week pre-surg liquid diet. (230)
    Lost 14 pounds first month after surgery. (216 today)
    So, I lost 23% of my excess body weight the first month (60 pounds excess weight on day of surgery)....which beats the heck out of the 18% that is the average first month weight loss. Feeling positive!

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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Jennical in Weight loss stall 3 weeks post- OP   
    I know the feeling. Its frustrating but your doing what your supposed to do and your very organized and keeping track of everything. This will pass. At least according to my aunt who had a similar experience this is normal. Tomorrow I have a follow up with my Surgeon. Will post a update.
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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from Creekimp13 in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    Man oh man, are you right---totally frustrating. I have PCOS, so I haven't gotten a regular period in > 6 months. And had a heck of an experience with post-op blood thinners and vaginal bleeding OR menstruating last week (I say "or" because the minute I stopped blood thinners, I stopped bleeding).
    Thank you for replying and sharing your experience! Fingers crossed my drop comes soon!
    Thanks again




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    greygoosecytosis reacted to Creekimp13 in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    I hit the three weeks stall...and had been stuck for almost two weeks. Was making me crazy. Totally empathize with those hitting one. Man, it's frustrating!
    Got my period yesterday and lost two pounds...and woke up this morning another two and a half pounds down!
    Not an ounce for two weeks....then, BOOM!...four and a half pounds. The legends are true!
    Be consistent, be patient. Your hard work IS counting...I promise. scale just needs a minute to catch up:)
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to LELH in 3 weeks post-op, no weight loss for 2 weeks.   
    I'm not due for surgery for 5 days so take this with a grain of salt. I have seen many many people lament over the "week 3 stall" so it seems you aren't alone. Word on the street is that that you are losing inches during these stalls. Grab your tape measure and see if you numbers have changed. If you are doing everything right it will pass! Good luck!



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    greygoosecytosis got a reaction from ginnybark in Weight loss first week.   
    I was also sleeved on 12/18. When I got home from the hospital and weighed myself, I gained 4.8lbs. My second day home and after peeing A TON, ended up dropping 7lbs ---- of course, mostly Water. I also struggle with weighing myself too much and will be attempting to just pick one day to weigh myself and keeping the scale completely out-of- sight until the next time, for temptation-sake. Happy Holidays!
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to RickM in Immediate post-op food ideas- pureed foods at 3 days post-op   
    Our plan was similar, starting with purees and soft foods as tolerated, along with liquids, from the hospital on out. They had been doing sleeves for some twenty years in their practice at that point, so I figure they know what it can tolerate. The general rule was to try new things one at a time to test for tolerance. I can't quite remember what I had when, but certainly had yogurt,-eggs, Soups - starting with straining any chunks, then mashing up the chunks, cheeses, etc. The majority of the Protein was from shakes at first, and that gives you the flexibility to try other things in between to see how you are progressing. Some have more inflammation in the stomach than others, so will be less tolerant of non-liquids for a while. YMMV. Take it slow and easy, and get all your Water in. I would tend to leave the meats toward a little later in the progression, and the moister, fatter dark meat poultry tends to go down better than the drier white meat.
    For having on hand ahead of time, I would suggest some yogurt, eggs and a selection of soups, from broth based to cream based and chunky. Jello made with protein is also a good early food for getting your protein in - whatever your dietary allowances in your program, you will likely still be getting most of your protein from supplements for a while, as you just can't eat much of any other protein sources to do the job, yogurt and eggs being the main ones that you will likely be able to have an any useful quantity.
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to redhead_che in Immediate post-op food ideas- pureed foods at 3 days post-op   
    I liked this recipe for advancing slowly. It’s a bunch of cheese and sauce basically but it’s good! This lady’s whole blog has been helpful to me.

    http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/08/pureed-foods.html?m=1



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    greygoosecytosis reacted to DropWt4Life in Immediate post-op food ideas- pureed foods at 3 days post-op   
    Not only that, but no many people are allowed meat at 3 days post-op either. I couldn't have it until 4 weeks post-op. I would suggest taking it slowly...as slowly as you can. I would not eat ground turkey or chicken on day 3. It took me 2 days just to be able to knock out a few ounces of broth. I didn't even want the Jello that they were giving me with every meal.
    That full sensation is like nothing you've ever felt before. Your stomach now feels as though it is underneath your sternum bone. It is so weird. Anyway, lots of people don't do well with meat in any form for a little while, and I think that the yogurt, cottage cheese, Protein Shakes, and broths are going to feel better to you going down.
    I'm sorry, but I just can't get over the quick progression from Water, ice chips and broth one day, and tuna, ground chicken and turkey the next. Please verify that, and whatever you do, eat super slowly and chew, chew, chew.
    Good luck!
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    greygoosecytosis reacted to jennyqp in Dr. Kahlil Shillingford & Dr. Wizman & Dr.Taggar in South Florida   
    I had the leak test the next day. I stayed in the hospital the full 3 days two nights. All I wanted to do was sleep. I felt like the nurses were in every 10 minutes. I suppose that's a good thing. I took no pain pills after leaving the hospital. I had no gas pains. I did walk the halls because the nurses told me to do it as much as possible.



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    greygoosecytosis reacted to gwbicster in Dr. Kahlil Shillingford & Dr. Wizman & Dr.Taggar in South Florida   
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfMSOUsiP9VXUbd6KDnkwqw

    This is a lady who flew down from up north and had her sleeve performed by Dr. S. Same procedure, same hospital, same self-pay as me. Watching this before really helped me to know exactly what to expect.

    Good luck!
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