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bhrobins

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. 48 yr male, 6' 3", High Weight 382. Surgery Weight 309, Sleeve on 5/18/2020. Current weight 238. Targeting 215-225. I lost 73 lbs over 10 months pre-op. At 5+ months out from the sleeve, I'm down another 71 lbs. Averaging about .45lb/day so far, but I am slowing down. Currently eating 900 cals/day with 100+g Protein. Walking 4-5x/week for a total of ~6-8 miles. Stick to the program - hydrate, Proteins,  light exercise - and it will work.
  2. I agree with others that everyone loses at different rates and schedules. Having said that, though, my stats are very similar to yours so I thought I'd share. 48 yr male, 6' 2", HW 382. SW 309, Sleeve on 5/18/2020. At 6 weeks out, I was down 23 lbs. Now at 15 weeks out, I'm down 52 lbs. Averaging about .5lb/day so far, but I am slowing down. Currently eating 850 cals/day with 100+g protein. Walking 4-5x/week for a total of ~6-8 miles. Keep up the program - hydrate, proteins, light exercise - and it will work. You got this!
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    MAY 2020 Sleevers

    VSG on 5/18/2020 6' 2" 48yr male HW 382, SW 309, CW 257 Down 52 lbs since surgery, with about 32 to go for my goal. Was averaging about 630 cals, 83g protein through first 3 months. Met with the dietician and she wanted me to bump to 900 cals and 100+g protein because I'm a "big guy" then add another 100 cals each month through 6 months to get to 1200 cals. That seems extreme, but I have worked up to 850 cals with 100g protein. I'm full alot, though. I have cheated a few times with a "bad day" at 1000-1100 cals. We usually keep the junk out of the house, so I am not tempted. Still feeling plenty of restriction, so binging is not an option. Overall my experience has been great. I have never vomited and only a couple of times was nauseated with certain foods. Still plugging away at protein + water + walking and light resistance band work. Congrats to each of you for your success. Use this new tool and work the system.
  4. I had VSG on a Monday (5/18) and back to my desk job on that Thursday. So just 3 days for me. I was fortunate to do it during COVID, so was able to work from home in T-shirt and shorts. Not sure I would have been ready to dress up and go into work that quickly.
  5. 48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG HW 382, SW 309, CW 282 First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 40-60 lbs left to meet my first and second goal. You can do it, stick to the program, proteins + fluids, you know the drill. The second pic isn't great - I'm about to have to retire another size of shirts in the next few weeks.
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    Before and After Pics

    48yr Male, 5/18/20 VSG HW 382, SW 309, CW 282, GW 240/225 First visit to the nutritionist was 7/3/2019. Had a long pre-op program then was delayed by COVID-19, so wasn't sleeved until 5/18/20. Lost 73# pre-op, 27# since - for a total of 100! Excited to hit this goal, and only have about 42/57 lbs left to meet my first and second goal. You can do it, stick to the program, Proteins + fluids, you know the drill. 
  7. Ok, so my wife said the after picture wasn't very good. Here's a better one.
  8. I had VSG on 5/18. My insurance required a 6 month program prior to surgery, then I was delayed 2 more months with COVID-19. I lost quite a bit -73 lbs- pre-op (48y male, 6' 2", HW 382, SW 309, CW 301). Surgery went well. Surgery day was rough with gas pain, but discharged by 2pm day after surgery and feeling good now. I walked about a mile a day from day 2-5. Since day 5, I have walked 2 miles per day and do some resistance band training every other day. I lost about 8 lbs in the first week, but have been stalled for the last 4 days. Since day 4, I have been averaging 400-500 calories daily with 70-80g protein, ~30g carbs, almost no fat. Most carbs are from milk with the protein shakes or light fruit juice. I am getting in my hydration with non-milk liquids at ~70oz/day. Still on a liquid diet until 2 weeks post-op. Is my pre-op weight loss slowing me down, or is this normal? A little frustrated as I thought this would be the time weight would just fall off.
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    VSG Stall 1 week post-op

    I read a lot about the "3 week stall", but thought I was too early for that. Maybe not. I also wanted to be sure I'm not doing something wrong or missing anything. Just shocked that a 300lb guy taking in 4-500 calories and exercising can maintain and not lose. I guess I need to be more patient.
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    VSG on 5/11/20

    Hey guys, I was scheduled for VSG on 3/30, but was delayed to 5/11 when the hospitals stopped doing elective surgeries because of COVID-19. My insurance requires a 6 month program, plus I had some travel that pushed surgery out a few more months. All in all, I've been at the pre-op routine for 10 months now. I'm down 63 lbs so far (382 -> 319) and am feeling like I can do this, but am nervous for the surgery. Not specifically the procedure and recovery, but the lifetime of change this will mean for me. During this 10 months, I have enjoyed going on vacation or a holiday, eating what I want, then losing all the weight in a week or two. My preference is no WLS, but am afraid I can't be disciplined enough to stay on the pre-op style program for the rest of my life. Anyone else have these thoughts prior to surgery?
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    Any new surgery dates yet?

    Originally 3/30, but now scheduled for a VSG on 5/18
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    VSG on 5/11/20

    Thanks for the feedback. My VSG has been pushed to 5/18, but I'm ready. Looking forward to a continued transformation.
  13. Yes, mine was delayed from 3/30 to 5/11. Getting closer, finally!
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