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About NeedsTheBeach

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  • Birthday 01/30/1954

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  1. NeedsTheBeach

    March Bypass Buddies

    How much should we be eating? So I got some specific answers from Dr at 6 week checkup. He said that right now, it is VERY NORMAL to only be consuming between 500 and 600 calories per day (which is what I average). At a year out, it's probably going to go up to 600 to 800. Another year out, it may be 800 to 1000 maybe 1200, but that is not usual. That being said, he has never had the surgery, so I'm guessing your mileage may vary (from my lapband experience the dr did not have a clear understanding of what you could consume - depending on the type of food). The numbers provided by your own doctors may also vary widely. I think it is important to listen to your body (not your mind) on when to eat. And follow the eating pattern of protein first, followed by complex carbs and avoid simple carbs.
  2. NeedsTheBeach

    March Bypass Buddies

    Official 6 week weigh-in at Dr office. Down 20 lbs since day of surgery!
  3. NeedsTheBeach

    March Bypass Buddies

    When I started about 6 months ago, I was 277 (highest 285). Morning of surgery (also 3/11) I was 248.8. Today I'm 229, almost 20 down. Feeling good. Wish it were going a little faster. But slow and steady.
  4. NeedsTheBeach

    I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?

    I have arthritis in my knees so I also have some problem getting around (not nearly as bad as you!). My physical trainer suggested doing exercises in a pool in you have access to one.
  5. NeedsTheBeach

    Anyone get a March date yet?

    So, my protein goal is 75 grams day, which I just started hitting regularly in the last week or so. The absolute max calories I've gotten is about 700, but I average around 600 give or take 50. (I track in myfitnesspal.com.) I just finished a week of soft foods (soft cooked eggs, fat free refried beans, can tuna or chicken, soft cooked, mashed vegetables.) This week I can start ground meats, soft cooked beans/lentils and vegetables. I've also kicked up my workouts by adding more resistance/lifting along with cardo.
  6. NeedsTheBeach

    Anyone get a March date yet?

    I lost surgery weight in about 10-12 days. Then I only lost about 3 lbs the next 2 weeks. Then things kicked in and I'm going down every day! I was getting so worried that I had done this surgery for nothing, but I just needed to be patient. Now I'm on a roll, and I'm sure you will be soon too!
  7. NeedsTheBeach

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Me too! I record EVERYTHING I want to watch and then fast forward through all the commercials!
  8. NeedsTheBeach

    Anyone get a March date yet?

    My stall has finally ended and I'm starting to shed weight pretty quickly! Woohoo! Go ME!
  9. NeedsTheBeach

    Anyone get a March date yet?

    Claricey, I've only lost 4 lbs from my pre-surgery weight, and our surgery was the same day. I was reading a time article on weight loss and what works and doesn't and came across this: "when you lose weight, your resting metabolism (how much energy your body uses when at rest) slows down--possibly an evolutionary holdover from the days when food scarcity was common." I think that until our metabolisms pickup (which they can't now because we are eating so little), things are going to move slowly. This is a link to a whole series of articles on weight loss from TIme: http://time.com/collection/guide-to-weight-loss/
  10. NeedsTheBeach

    I need to talk about constipation post op

    My doctor said Milk of Magnesia every night until things got back to normal. Took only a few days for that to happen.
  11. My first was 8 days post surgery, 10 days since my last one. I was getting nervous!
  12. NeedsTheBeach

    March Bypass Buddies

    I think our bodies are in "starvation" mode. Taking in so few calories that are bodies are holding on to what we have. That is definitely true for me. As much as I feel like I'm eating (drinking really) all day, I'm only averaging 500 to 600 calories per day. The week after surgery (3/11) it was even less than that. The month before surgery I was only eating 1000 calories per day. I think once we get closer to taking in more regular foods the body will shift into lose mode.
  13. NeedsTheBeach

    Anyone get a March date yet?

    Wow, you are doing great! I've only lost a couple of pounds since surgery 2 weeks ago today. Care to share your eating and exercise routine?
  14. So I'm just barely 2 weeks post op, so hopefully this is a temporary thing. As the day progresses, I feel like my system is continually filling without draining fast enough. Having just barely 2 oz of pureed food or 8 oz of fluid in one hour makes me feel pretty full and as the day progresses I can intake less and less fluid. When I spoke with the Dr about this he said that it may be normal part of the healing process or SOMETIMES the new connection from stomach to intestines may not be large enough. They will take an x-ray at 6 weeks if I'm still having the issue and it may require surgery. I've never heard of this and wondering if anyone has had this done?
  15. NeedsTheBeach

    March Bypass Buddies

    I know it wasn't just me, but the Iron pill is making me nauseous. About 30 minutes after I take it, I can feel it trying to fight its way back out!