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Posts posted by Cashaggy

  1. I had my sleeve done March 22 and so now I’m two weeks out. I initially lost 12 pounds - in the first week - but now I’ve hit a stall. I even put on a pound over this last week. I was feeling really discouraged but reading this thread and seeing people’s experiences and all the encouragement from everyone has been so helpful. I’ve noticed I’m shrinking, even if the scales aren’t moving, so just need to sit with this frustration. I too have had issues with constipation; a first for me and very annoying. Hope everyone is doing okay

  2. 2 minutes ago, SLsleeved said:

    Awesome! Glad it's going well. That gas pain is horrendous at first but does definitely get better!

    I am 5 days post op and doing pretty well, mostly just sore and my tummy grumbles and gurgles a LOT. I am only on Clear Liquids until Monday but so far I haven't really felt hungry or thirsty. I can't tell if I am getting full or not but I'm slowly sipping all day. I get random pains after I drink sometimes but I think maybe I drink too fast or too much at once.

    Definitely a learning process!!

    Thank you! That’s really great to hear that you’re feeling good 5 days out from surgery. I tried to do a search of the forums to get an idea of when the gas pain might ease. I know everyone is different and heals at different rates so I figured there would be a range, but couldn’t really find what I was looking for. It’s nice to know how you’re doing and only getting those random pains. It sounds like you’re doing really well! Congratulations 😊 and thanks again for the update.

  3. I had my surgery yesterday! I was really nervous but the team and the nursing staff have been great. Like a lot of people have said the gas pain is pretty unpleasant; walking really helps but I think the pain medication helps even more. I’m up and about but napping a lot. Looking forward to the end of these sharp gas pains in my shoulder and chest but feeling well supported in the interim. Hope everyone is going well leading up to, and post, surgery.

  4. Congratulations @FluffyChix On your great work! I have read this whole thread over the last few days and it’s been such a joy. You are all very inspirational and funny and kind. I am pre op for a sleeve gastrectomy on 22 March but I’ve been doing IF (16:8-18:6) for the last six weeks. It’s been so helpful with cravings and weight loss too - I’ve lost 20 pounds so far. I look forward to using it as a tool 6+ months post op like you all. Again, well done on your wonderful achievement. Please keep all the posts coming!

  5. 20 hours ago, insta_adventurer said:

    I certainly fall into ruts. Breakfast is always coffee and a Protein Belvita bar. I know the bars aren’t super healthy, but it’s 10g of Protein and the carbs are good morning energy. Plus they’re tasty and I can enjoy it while I go through my morning work emails. I try to go low carb after that.

    lunch is always basically meat. There might be a little veggies involved, but I typically try to fill up on the protein parts of whatever I’m eating. I like getting the freezer lean cuisines or smart ones and basically eating everything but the carbs in them. It ends up being a good portion for my pouch once the carbs are removed.

    Dinner’s always meat and veg. Usually chicken. I live for taco day. I could eat Mexican food and dishes (minus the rice or shells) every day and be a very happy girl.

    I am seriously buckling down on the head hunger battle. Has anyone tried therapy for specifically this? I know the answer is “find something else to do” or “don’t do it”... but I’m wondering if anyone has had luck with therapists in finding strategies to not cave.

    Hi, I am currently pre op, but I’m loving this thread. In terms of “head hunger”, I’ve fount EFT really helpful for cravings and emotional eating. It might look a little woo woo but there’s good evidence behind it. Here’s a video of it in case you’re interested:

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