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GradyCat

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    GradyCat got a reaction from MeTooToo in Privacy concerns...?   
    I never told anyone about my surgery, even now 2 years later. But I'm not ashamed of it. It's a TOOL. It doesn't mean we were losers who couldn't do it on our own. Obesity is a MEDICAL PROBLEM. I can understand your not wanting people to know. It's a tough choice. A personal decision. Good luck with your choice.
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    GradyCat got a reaction from Arabesque in New here-Gastric sleeve 2019   
    I found myself in a similar position and only three weeks ago took back the reigns of my eating program. I am focusing on eating just like I was when I first was sleeved: 60g Protein, 64 oz Water, low carb, low fat. Go back to the basics. Your pouch is still there and will be your best friend as it will restrict you from eating too much at any one setting. You need to cut out the snacking in between meals, though, as you know. You can do this!
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    GradyCat got a reaction from Arabesque in Having trouble with motivation to exercise   
    You just had a major operation. Don't worry about the exercise just yet. And 12 pounds in 3 weeks is AWESOME! Why are you beating yourself up? Take time to heal and focus on the proper eating and when you're ready you'll get energy to exercise.
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    GradyCat got a reaction from Worried1 in I am so done with this liquid diet...   
    sugar-free popsicles will get you through this. Have you tried sugar-free Jello. You can kinda chew on it.
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    GradyCat reacted to Sunniblue20 in Revision date set for December 15th   
    Hi all! I’m new here. I finally got my surgery date and I’m very excited. I had rny in 2002 lost 175lbs and then after I had my daughter gained it all back in 10years. My surgeon says my pouch is fine but the opening to my intestines is big so good just flows through. I’m ready to get this done so I can be active and healthy.
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    GradyCat reacted to brebrexoxo in Newbie   
    Hello everyone I’m new here. Hope everyone is well 🥰 I’m just wondering if anyone can offer any tips before I go into surgery. I’m having the sleeve procedure:). Still awaiting a date but I just completed my last steps with pre op in order for them to give me a date. Thanks in advance . Much love and blessings 💚
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    GradyCat reacted to Ruxa in One year post op health issue   
    Dear friends,
    I had GS one year ago, absolutely no complications and no side conditions, this year has been amazing, I look and I feel great.
    3 weeks ago I started feeling very bloated, with headaches and general weakness... I did a covid test then my blood test as well as salmonella, e coli and parasites, everything came clean. I take Probiotics and digestive enzymes, yet my stomach issues are still persisting. I get stomach ache after I eat, I get bloated, and my tummy started making some weird loud noises. I have to mention that fact that one month ago I did, out of curiosity (never had any issues with any foods), the food intolerances tests and I came out quite intolerant to wheat, lactose, eggs and chocolate. I eliminated all of them for 2 days now, but I still don't feel well.
    Have you had anything similar? Due to covid I am working from home in a very small town with limited access to specialized doctors, I am just wondering if I should go and see a doctor in a proper health center...
    Thank you and stay safe and in good spirits!
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    GradyCat reacted to Loopyjane12a in New here-Gastric sleeve 2019   
    Hi everyone.
    I'm so glad I came across this site as I have been desperate to talk to people to see how others have coled with their weight loss since surgery.
    I am really struggling and have found old bad eating habits have crept in again. I am 18 months post surgery and lost 7 stone 7lbs. Most of that ca.e off in the first year but the last 6 months nothing is coming off. It just stopped.
    I have mobility problems and walk with crutches and if I go out have to use an electric wheelchair. Because of this the surgeons said I would possibly lose 3 stone if I was lucky so in their terms I've.more than doubled my weight loss. But due to only being 5'1" I'm still obese at 11 stone 7lb.
    I have become so frustrated at not even a 1lb coming off each month I've started eating crisps and cake and chocolate again. I know I shouldn't but I'm addicted again. I didn't touch anything sweet for over a year but now, boredom, loneliness and frustration have triggered old habits.
    I need help, I just don't know what to do and don't want weight to go back on.
    I can't walk or exercise, and started to get very down that the weight wasn't coming off I've given up.
    Did anyone else have this happen? If so, what did you do and how to cope?
    ANY ADVICE?
    LOOPY
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    GradyCat reacted to Bobbifaces in Having trouble with motivation to exercise   
    I am having the biggest problem getting the motivation to exercise. I have no energy to do so. I am 3 weeks post op and have only lost 12 lbs. I feel defective and like the surgery may not work as well on me. I also get cravings like crazy on some days. Idk, I really hope I turn things around.
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    GradyCat got a reaction from mocha2871@yahoo.com in Its done but oh my GOD   
    I remember sitting in the hospital room the first 24 hours post-op thinking, "I'd never do this again!" and then suddenly the nausea stopped and everything was right with the world and I've felt great ever since. It's worth it, just a rough few first days. Think about the long run though, not the short-term.
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    GradyCat reacted to ichabodny in Why different diets from different doctors?   
    Stayed to the letter to what they wanted-particularly my NUT. She seemed to know me and what can be easiest but healthiest. Every surgeon does their own way with the entire program and they know you best; it's really best to just go strictly with what they want.
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    GradyCat reacted to Normandagle in Why different diets from different doctors?   
    Just seems weird that some of the plans vary so much. You would think there would be a standard. Next questions i guess is, did you atrixtly adhere to what your apecific doctor/ NUT said or did you add something to one of the stages because you saw other's programs allowed it?
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    GradyCat reacted to ichabodny in Why different diets from different doctors?   
    My surgeon did the very same with me. Our NUT is in house and works as part of the team but I do have a Dr in the team besides my surgeon. My Dr is more strict with my diet while my NUT is a bit more easy-going. At this point (close to 3 months post op now) my NUT has always answered me by saying to not worry about calories right now.
    They just want me to get my Proteins met first and foremost and then add anything I can else that is on the list (it does include potatoes, Beans, fruits, Keto ice-cream, etc) and she says to add some potato if it's easier to eat with chicken to get down. However, I read about a lot of different Protein level preferences (always the same lowest but some require much, much higher) and even Vitamin differences.
    Just follow what your Dr says. A lot also can depend on specific health problems, ages, prior history, etc.
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    GradyCat reacted to ichabodny in Post surgery liquid diet help??   
    Second this and how! Sugar-free popsicles were life-savers for me. Just do what you can and try to stay hydrated. I used GENEPRO as well- I was really sick as a dog for the first couple weeks for complications but especially the first 10 days. Try to drink as much as you can and try broth. Some people have it easier with warmer and some with cold. I know it can be stressful at this stage so just do the best you can. Move around and keep track of when you are drinking- force about an ounce at a time of anything you can handle.
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    GradyCat got a reaction from ajb1029 in Tracking apps   
    I use MyFitnessPal. It's free and it measures a daily food diary, weight, and measurements.
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    GradyCat reacted to Threestacks86 in Pre-Op Diet   
    I’m sorry not really recipes but stuff you did to get you through the liquid phase of the pre op and post op part.
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    GradyCat reacted to bhrobins in Show Us Your Macros   
    6 months post op VSG last week. 48yr male 6'3", 227 lbs.
    NUT bumped me to 1200 cal target a couple weeks ago as I near goal weight (215).
    Today was 1214 cal, 116g carb, 38g fat, 93g Protein, 48g sugar (mostly from fruit and milk).
    That is pretty typical for me these days.
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    GradyCat reacted to ms.sss in Show Us Your Macros   
    Ahhhhhh i get it now! Lol
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    GradyCat reacted to California Guy in Show Us Your Macros   
    I'm counting 200 calories for running. My height / weight calls for 2600 calories for a male, but I consume 2100. Together I'm running a 700 calorie deficit.
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    GradyCat reacted to ms.sss in Show Us Your Macros   
    Hmmm...700 calories burned for 2 miles seems like alot? I was under the impression that the average was 100 cals burned per mile (a little more if u run super fast...)?
    In any case, thats awesome u are running every day!
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    GradyCat reacted to California Guy in Show Us Your Macros   
    I'm consuming 2070 calories per day. 63 g fat of which only 20 are saturated. 112 g Protein. 115 g sugar of which only 22 are added sugars. I'm running 2 miles per day so I should have a daily 700 calorie deficit.
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    GradyCat reacted to BigSue in Show Us Your Macros   
    4 months post-op here. Yesterday was not a great day for my Protein intake but here goes:
    444 calories 51 grams protein 40 grams carbs 12 grams fat 7 grams sugars
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    GradyCat got a reaction from Arabesque in rate of weight loss   
    Everybody's body is different. 2 lbs a week is GREAT! Congratulations. Some people might lose 3 lbs, some people might lose 1 lb. It all depends on what weight you started at, how much you have to lose, and your own body's response to the surgery. Keep up the good work and don't get stuck comparing yourself to others down the road because there'll be stalls.
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    GradyCat got a reaction from Arabesque in rate of weight loss   
    Everybody's body is different. 2 lbs a week is GREAT! Congratulations. Some people might lose 3 lbs, some people might lose 1 lb. It all depends on what weight you started at, how much you have to lose, and your own body's response to the surgery. Keep up the good work and don't get stuck comparing yourself to others down the road because there'll be stalls.
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    GradyCat reacted to Jaelzion in Show Us Your Macros   
    This is pretty typical except the carbs are a little higher than usual.
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