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emet1976

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Thank you, gradycat. It really does help to know we're not alone. I will dispute the calories in/calories out theory ALL DAY LONG : ) I know I don't eat near as many calories as I naturally burn, not even including the exercising I do. So it really just comes down to what our own bodies are capable of doing and when they choose to burn or store. Everyone is different that's for sure! Congrats on your success by the way - this is not easy!
  2. I am exactly the same. I was sleeved on 2/20. Lost 55lbs pretty quickly and then the brakes went on! I've been stuck and teetering with a 1-2lb loss (and gain) for over a month now. I still follow the rules and mostly do keto foods so it's very frustrating. I feel like this is it - and once I can up my intake to the full 8oz per meal that I'll stop losing altogether and actually start to gain. I too have felt like I should've gone with bypass. Glad to know I'm not alone! Starting weight on surgery date (2/20/2019): 275 4.5 months post-op: 215 Height - 5'7 (female) 42 years young
  3. Thank you for the suggestions and encouragement. P.S. My husband is a meat cutter/butcher as well
  4. I'm not sure if I'm on track or if I'm being too hard on myself so I'm fishing for other people's results I guess you could say. I had VSG on 2/20/2019. I was 273 that morning at the hospital but came home at 279 from fluids (I suppose since it surely wasn't from eating ). Today I am 231. There have been several days of no movement on the scale, which discourages me because I know I'm not eating much so it's frustrating! I have my 3-month post-op appt. on Monday and am hoping to see 229, which would be 44 pounds according to their scales since 2/20/2019. Granted, I've never lost 44 pounds in 3 months so I'm pleased but I'm just curious.
  5. emet1976

    2 week stall

    I feel the same way. I had my surgery on 2/20. That morning I was 272. I came home from the hospital at 279 from the fluids. Today, 19 days post-op, I'm 259. BUT according to my weight loss clinic I'm sure they'll go by the 272 so they'll only see a 17 pound loss in 3 weeks (I have my first post-op appt. this week). 259 is an increase from 2 days ago by the way! How can I gain when I've literally had 500 calories or less a day?! I too feel deflated and like I could eat pizza and chips and at least justify a gain! I think you and I are similar in our numbers and height so I was somewhat pleased to see your post. Thanks for sharing.
  6. emet1976

    Anyone get their sleeve February 2019

    Awesome!! I'm about 25lbs down if I go back to Feb. 6th when I started the pre-op. I guess I just hoped for the 2lb loss daily for the first 2 weeks post-op but hey, we're on the "loser's bench!"
  7. emet1976

    Anyone get their sleeve February 2019

    Sleeved 2/20. . . 11 pounds for me - not impressed considering I'm only eating the equivalent of 1 yogurt a day! : ) I guess we have to just trust the process and know that it may be a slow loss for some of us, which could be a good thing.
  8. emet1976

    Anyone get their sleeve February 2019

    I was sleeved 2/20. The first 6 days were miserable (gas). Finally feeling human again but already stalling on the scale, which is very frustrating considering how little I'm eating. Surgery day weight was 272, came home at 279 thanks to the fluids. Today (and yesterday) I am 262. That just seems so low for just 2 weeks post-op!
  9. Newbie here! Approved for VSG surgery on 2/20/2019 and feeling extremely anxious, nervous, scared. . . any words of encouragement or anybody else having surgery on the same day or near to it - I would love to keep in touch with you! 42 years old - female 5'7, 280 lbs. Indianapolis, Indiana
  10. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    I havent been able to get the protein or fluids in, well not as much as the diet calls for. It has been slow going so far.
  11. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Franciscan Health, Indpls, IN
  12. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    It hasnt been as easy as I imagined but not terrible. Gas pains setting me back mostly.
  13. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Hope all is well with you!
  14. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    I hope all went well for you & your surgery!
  15. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Thank u! All went well. At home & just trying to adjust. The cut where the drain was is the most sore. And the gas pains!
  16. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Good morning! I'm just curious - did the lap band fail in some way? Years ago I considered it but was advised against it because of a poor success rate? Got pregnant a couple years later, had a baby in 2017 and now I'm waiting for the sleeve surgery.
  17. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    I'm supposed to be exercising???? JK - Day 2 for me as well. Hang in there!!
  18. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Thank you for your reply! I would love to keep in touch. Really struggling with anxiety, which is not the norm for me. Just want to close my eyes and wake up about 6 months ahead and 40lbs lighter 😉
  19. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Maybe all the second-guessing is perfectly normal because I've been doing that too!! My clinic nurse said not to stress too much about the pre-op diet & just do the best I can. We can do this!! My bff had it done 10/2017 & says she would do it again in a heartbeat!! Just have to get past the first several weeks.
  20. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    My pre-op upper GI is tomorrow and the diet starts. I've really been indulging the last few days, hoping I can do a mind reset and get myself together! I do look forward to my "tool" to help change everything I've done wrong (related to food) for the last 20+ years! Thank you for your response by the way!
  21. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Do you work - did you take time off work after surgery if you do?
  22. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    They want me doing 2 (30-gram) protein shakes and 1 light meal a day starting tomorrow. Plus 64 oz of water.
  23. emet1976

    Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2/20/2019

    Thank you for this! I've never been so anxious in my life but I'm ready for a change! Pre-op diet starts tomorrow. . .
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