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FWJ

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About FWJ

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    Female
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    AL

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  1. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Congratulations!!!! My anniversary is on the 20th. Including the little that I put on during Christmas, I am about 12 pounds from my goal. I too am very happy with my progress and REFUSE to go back!!! We have all done so well!!!
  2. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Believe it or not, I am good in a large or XL, depending on the cut...
  3. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    You should be proud! That is an awesome accomplishment! I don't know if anyone else has gotten to this point, but shopping is so overwhelming for me now! I used to just go straight to the plus sizes in a store and it wasn't too large to shop. But NOW! I am in "regular" sizes and there are just too many choices!!! I am definitely not a size 10, but I am no longer in plus sizes either...
  4. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    I have just been released from the doctor 4 months after shoulder surgery. Prior to then I was on my own target to reach my goal by the end of this month. I must admit, I have been struggling. I have been up and down in my weight and noticed that I can eat more too. I have recently begun counting calories in vs calories burned. Just trying to get a handle on me! I still have until January to get the last 11 pounds off. I am just going to keep working at it... I have made a lot of revelations about my eating and I am trying to change accordingly. I cannot eat out as much as the sodium content keeps me bloated. I can eat waaayyyy more junk/snack food that regular food (even nuts). I just never seem to get full from it. So I try to stay away from it. Any tips on getting my mind back right?
  5. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Congratulations!!!!! You should be so proud of yourself! I understand about the struggles.
  6. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! Keep up the great work! From what I understand very few people get to where you are after the surgery!!! You are an inspiration!
  7. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Just trust the process. I am sure that you have lost more than that. You probably still have some swelling. Just stick as close to the eating guidelines as possible. Have you though about doing liquids for a week to try to reset? We have all come so far...
  8. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Thank you! I am glad to hear that! Therapy has not been too painful.
  9. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Congratulations! I myself had a little setback. I tore my rotator cuff and had surgery 2 weeks ago. For whatever reason, I have a lot of swelling. I did pick up a few pounds prior to the surgery. Stress eating and worrying. I am getting back on track this week and pray that those 3-4 pounds come off this week. It may just be swelling from the surgery itself. I have begun walking again, but I cant do my regular workout for 3 months. Can't run just yet, another 4 weeks for that. I had gotten down to 187.6. I was 10 pounds away from first goal!! I don't know why I thought that this weight loss would be easy with the surgery. It is still a lot of work! My goal is to get there before October. I have a problem with my protein too. I just started adding unflavored protein powder to many of my meals. I have not had any negative effects from over eating. I don't know if I am just not over eating or what. I weigh in on Fridays.
  10. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    What does your doctor or nutritionist recommend? Have you tries a liquid multivitamin or taking at night before bed.
  11. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Great job!!! I am so excited for you! You may want to update your profile numbers. My reflux on comes from spicy foods and tomato base. Products. I just take a lot of antacids if I feel I want spaghetti!!
  12. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    Congratulations on you awesome weight loss. I am 55. My weight on the day of surgery was 234. The 252 is pre liquid diet!!! I don't have a a lot of sagging skin either. I credit the working out. I would like to one day get to 160. I say that because everyone has told me that when you get to your lowest weight, you will gain about 20 of them back. I pray not. I will stop when my body says so.
  13. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    OK guys. So I went for a 5 month check up and I am officially down 60 pounds!!!! I started at 252 and I am now at 191! The doctor is very pleased with my progress... My GP wants me to get to 160. I am good with 175. I think we can all agree that at this point we are all happy with our decisions!!!! I am down from a size 22w to a size 16, with those getting bigger!!! I can no longer shop in the Plus size department!!!! I have not been this size since middle school!!!
  14. FWJ

    January 2020 Surgery Folks

    LOL!!! The egg muffins have no carbs at all. They consist of eggs, cheese, bacon, mushrooms and spinach. They are made in a muffin tin for convenience, hence the name egg muffins. I rarely count my calories. But when I do it is less than 1,000. I add unflavored protein to almost everything in an effort to get more protein in. The nutritionist said to eat when I get hungry. The surgeon said 3 meals per day with few if any snacks. I have yet to receive a calorie/carb or protein plan. I will mail the nutritionist and ask. What I have found is that the beans and brown rice (healthy carbs) keep me full longer than say green beans and chicken. Are healthy carbs not good at all? Remember I am only eating a total of 4 oz per meal... I rarely eat snacks with carbs and they are generally a 100 calorie snack. Thanks for the info. I will email my nutritionist...
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