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NelliSleeve

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. I just got my surgery date for March 5. I am excited and nervous at the same time but I'm trying to hold it all together.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    My before and after 70 down. One week from a year post op
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Hello. I am down 70lbs with 10-15 more to go. My one year post op is March 5. I have kinda stalled a bit and I'm finding it hard to get off the last few pounds.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    That's great!! You are not alone when it comes to stalling but you'll get to your goal.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Hi March sleevers!!! So we all are about 9 months in. How's it going? I got sleeved March 5th. I stalled for a few months but now down 63 lbs. 17 lbs to goal which I would like to reach by my one year anniversary. Has anyone tried Keto along with Intermittent fasting on their journey?
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I'm down almost 60lbs with 20 more to go. The rest of the weight is coming off slowly but that's okay, I guess. It hasn't even been a year and I'm so close to goal so I can't complain. When I tell people I have 20 more to lose they ask from where so I guess that's a good sign.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Your results are amazing!!! Keep it up. I doubt myself as well but what I had to remember is that your results are more than what shows up on the scale but also the non-scale victories. Imagine how much you have done for your health. You are only going to continue to make progress if you keep doing what you are doing.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I'm down 56 lbs. which seems low to me but my surgeon says that my results are exceptional. I'm 4' 11". I started at a size 16/XL almost 18 and I'm now a 8/10/Medium. I have about 20 lbs. more to lose based on the goal given to me by my nutritionist. It's interesting because I had originally selected a goal of 135 lbs. but I guess in looking at my body composition and muscle tone she felt I could be heavier. I do have muscular legs and I wanted to keep my curves. I've been in the gym strength training since 6-weeks post-op. I feel stronger, definitely much lighter. My main goal is to continue to reduce the fat around my waist and inner thigh (I'm hoping this is where the rest of the 20 lbs. will come from because I really don't have fat anywhere else), build muscles and shape my body.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I really like your attitude because its not solely about how many pounds lost. I was sleeved 3/5 and down 32 lbs since surgery. My weight loss has slow down to the tune of maybe 2 lbs a month BUT with the weight training I'm doing my body is changing. Every time I look in the mirror there is something different or smaller about my body and it is very noticeable to others.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I understand. Down 36lbs incl 2 week pre OP, March 5th but as I lose I'm realizing that I don't want to lose as much as I originally thought. Building lean muscle has really shaped my body. Therefore, I only have 39 lbs more until goal. By you losing 39lbs in 3 months you should be proud of yourself. You're doing well. Keep it up.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I think he is doing that. No, I am not with AAMC
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    So, I had my 6 week post op appointment yesterday and my surgeon says that my weight loss is that of a 3 month patient. I wonder, how could this be? Currently at 195lbs, I'm down 30lbs from my highest weight of 225 (2/1/2018) but I've only lost 17lbs since surgery (3/5/2018). Does that sound right to anyone? I had expected to lose more but he seems to think I'm ahead of the game.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I'm doing pretty good. I'm on soft foods now. It does take effort to get my protein and fluids but I'm getting the hang of it. I've lost about 14lbs since surgery, 27lbs total (from my highest weight which was a month pre-op) I was hoping to lose more but when I calculate it, I've lost almost 3lbs a week on average so who can complain about that... How about you?
  14. I've begun the process of undergoing the gastric sleeve surgery. I have the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program insurance. My surgeon seems to believe that my 4 months of supervised weight loss requirement can be satisfied with a physician supervised diet that I was on in 2015 but that ended on 3/30/16. Does anyone know what the acceptable timeframe is for the supervised weight loss? I'm a little nervous that my supervised weight loss may be too old.
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    BCBC FEP insurance approval

    Thanks but I've already been approved, had the surgery and am now 2 weeks post op.
  16. I just got my surgery date for March 5. I am excited and nervous at the same time but I'm trying to hold it all together.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    WARNING, THIS IS TMI!! Had my first bowel movement since surgery. I had my prior one the morning of surgery. It was a very painful experience!!! My colon was contracting on its own, working to try and push things out. It literally took 2 hours to finally come out. Once it did it was hard and the thickest most compacted turd i had ever seen in my life but what a relief. I'm sure that had to be 3 pounds.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I'm doing great with Protein. I start off each day with a Premier Protein brand premade shake which has 30 grams! I have greek yogurt which has about 12 grams. I have 1- 16oz bottle of Protein2 0 which is a protein infused water that has 15 grams or the Premier Protein Clear which has 20 grams (I was told that the protein water counts toward both fluids and protein so double whammy 😁) The rest of my fluids are plain water. Then I finish the day with another Premier Protein shake (30 grams) or a pudding, soup, etc with unflavored protein powder added (10-20 grams) So, protein intake can range from 67-92 grams. I am a 4' 11" female.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    It's Day 6 after surgery. While getting in my fluids and protein are a challenge I'm doing it, averaging 70g of protein a day and 56oz in fluids (plain water and clear protein water). My goal is to get up to 64 oz of water/protein water. After feeling some regrets in the hospital because of the pain, I think I can do this. I'm finally feeling that I can embrace this new stomach and life and finally reach my goals!! 😁
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Was sleeved on March 5th and this is the 1st time I've felt well enough to speak on the experience. I was in so much pain the first few days, drinking felt wierd (it still does) but I think things are manageable now that I'm home. Really starting to think I can do this, a long cry from the regret i was feeling in the hospital. I hope it gets better from here
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    Surgery is tomorrow morning and I can't believe it. Been Hangry for the past 2 week but I'm ready and nervous for this next stage.
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    I am on Day 5 and I have a lot more energy too. I'm down about 3-4lbs since Day 1 but I'm on my cycle now, so I'm bloated. Can't wait to see how much I lose in total before surgery!!
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    Any March 2018 Sleevers?

    It counts to me. Congratulations!
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    BCBC FEP insurance approval

    My supervised diet is conservative, each month for 4 months. It's just that the diet is approaching 2 years old. I don't know I guess I'll just have to wait to see.
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