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Ruby Hernandez

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  1. Feel free to post your progress pictures, here! 🔆 This is a no judgement zone! I’ll start first 🙋🏻‍♀️ I had my surgery on May 13, 2019; I am currently 3 & 1/2 Months Post-Op. Heighest Weight: 315.0 lbs Weight on Day 1 Of Pre-Op liquid diet (5/1/19): 301.0 lbs Weight on Surgery Day (5/13/19): 286.6 lbs Current Weight (9/3/19): 234.0 lbs
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    Progress Pictures 💪🏻

    Thank you, cpgirl! 😊💙 I was never one to take full-body pictures, so I really only have this picture (from around surgery time) that my friend took of me 1 week before I started my Pre-Op Diet. I was 302 lbs at the time. I am currently 231.5 lbs 🤗
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    Progress Pictures 💪🏻

    Thank you very much! 😊💛
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    Progress Pictures 💪🏻

    Thank you so much, the journey has been hard but it is, definitely, well worth it! 😊❤️
  5. Ruby Hernandez

    Progress Pictures 💪🏻

    Thank you so much! 😭💛
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    Progress Pictures 💪🏻

    Thank you so much! 🤗💓
  7. Ruby Hernandez

    VSG Photo Journey

    A collection of pictures throughout my weightloss journey.
  8. Hello Everyone! So I am currently 2 Months and a Half Post-Op from my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (5/13/19). So far, I have had a great recovery and have had no problems getting food down. Today though, I threw up for the first time in this whole entire journey. I ate a Dill Pickle wrapped in Ham and Cheese. Is it normal for my first vomit experience to have come this late into my journey? Could it have been the acid in the vinegar from the pickle? What do you all think?
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    Alumness Consultant

    From the album: VSG Photo Journey

    2 & 1/2 Months Post-Op (had surgery on 5/13/19) and I am feeling amazing! 😊

    © Ruby Hernandez

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    I am currently 2 & 1/2 Months Post-Op (had surgery on 5/13/19). I am an Alumness Consultant to the Technology Student Association at my former high school, so I wore this today while volunteering at their Open House. I feel great! 😊
  11. Luckily, I hadn’t experienced any vomiting before this morning (I’ve also been feeling perfectly fine after the experience; I even went for a run). It appears that you have a tough stomach since you haven’t thrown up in more than 50 years, so I think that you should be fine! However, there will be some foods your stomach just can’t tolerate anymore. It’s too bad that there is no strict list of foods that we should know to stay away from, as all of our bodies react differently, so we all have to learn the hard way ☹️ Good luck on your surgery though! 😊
  12. The surgery forces us to make changes, even if we still want to hold on to some things 😭 I love pickles!
  13. Thank you everyone, for all of your responses! I just ate some salad and it went down without a problem. I am very convinced it was the pickle. Thank you, again! 😊
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    Before and After Pics

    I am currently 2 Months Post-Op (had surgery on 5/13/19) this is my current look! 😊
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    10 Week Post-Op Stall?

    Thank you so much for the responses everyone!
  16. Hello Everyone! I wanted to seek out some advice from you all, as I am worrying about my weight stall/gain. I am currently 10 Weeks Post-Op (2 Months) and I have been exercising (Swimming and Running) everyday for at least 2 hours since I was 3 Weeks Post-Op. I am very responsible with my diet and I carefully watch my portions. 3 days ago I was 251.0 lbs and now I’m back to being 253.8 lbs. Why am I at this weight stall/gain? Am I doing something wrong? I personally feel a lot stronger and I have noticed muscle gain in my arms and legs, but could muscle really make me stall that much? I also had a lot of nerve pain near my biceps last night, could that be due to muscle gain? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you! ❣️
  17. From the album: VSG Photo Journey

    On the Sea Screamer Boat while on a vacation to Panama City Beach, FL 💚

    © Ruby Hernandez

  18. Hey Sleevers! Just wondering, is anyone else having a Veritcal Sleeve surgery this month? My surgery is on May 13 (two days before my birthday). Let me know! 💜 P.S If you already had surgery this month, let me know how it went! 🌸
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    I use one Glycerin Suppository in the morning and one at night, everyday! It helps me tremendously with the constipation and gas pains. 👍🏻
  20. I got this Cauliflower Crusted Pizza recipe from YouTube and decided to make it; it was delicious! May I add, this is my first time cooking something that isn’t soup or mac n’ cheese. I decided to cut the portions in half since I’m sleeved. This Cauliflower Pizza is super simple and delicious! Ingredients: - Cheese Grater - 1 Cup of Grated Cauliflower - 1/2 Egg - 1/2 Cup Parmesean - Pizza Sauce - Mozzarella - Spinach - 4 Sliced Cherry Tomatoes Recipe Link: https://youtu.be/XaCYSX5WE5M
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    Cauliflower Crusted Pizza ♨️

    Thank you so much! 😊
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    18 Days Post-Op

    From the album: VSG Photo Journey

    18 Days Post-Op and feeling great 💜

    © Ruby Hernandez

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    Eating Salad

    that is kind of scary to me, given the ease with which the sleeve can be damaged during healing. All of the veggies I have eaten are cooked until they’re soft, so everything has been perfectly fine. My program is okay with it and my body has gladly welcomed all of the food as well. 😊

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