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Aliana Wood

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Aliana Wood

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  • Birthday 01/01/1993

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  1. Aliana Wood

    June Surgeries

    The month of August has been rough on me as far as weight loss. I started back doing in person work and they brought in catered food every single day of the first week. It derailed me a bit. Now, I am starting to get back on track with my protein and water.
  2. Aliana Wood

    No urge to deficate

    It's very common and normal. You are hardly eating anything, so there is nothing to poop out. If you really hate it after a few days, you can take a stool softener. My hospital gave me some of those.
  3. Aliana Wood

    Is it Worth it?

    I'm just guessing if you are thinking of getting surgery, you have already tried to lose the weight the old fashioned way and it hasn't worked before. You have no logical reason to believe that you can somehow lose the weight on your own this time when you weren't able to do it before. You NEED this surgery. Yes, the surgery is definitely worth it. It helps you lose weight and the weight loss actually lasts. Your quality of life will only improve after the surgery. Yes, the first month after surgery is hard and you can't eat the things you want to eat. After about 2 months, you are able to start back eating "regular" foods, just in smaller quantities. It will all be fine.
  4. I would 100% recommend the surgery to young people. I wish I had gotten it a few years ago when I was 23 and not waited until I was in my late 20s. I would have had the chance to enjoy my 20s a whole lot more. You have probably already tried dieting several times and it didn't work, that's why you're considering surgery in the first place. Doing the pre-op diet can trick some people into thinking they can lose the weight on their own. They Can't. If they could, they would have done it by now. I don't know your situation, but for me, being very fat prevented me from truly enjoying my life the way that I wanted. I wanted to be that girl on the beach in a bikini. I wanted to go hiking with friends. I wanted to run a marathon. I wanted to date more and be confident about it. Being fat held me back from that. If I had had a full time job with health insurance at 23, I would have run to get this surgery.
  5. If I were in your position, I would honestly go with what the insurance pays for. I wouldn't want to, but for me, cost would be very very important. But if you can afford it and you really don't want the bypass, then go ahead and self pay.
  6. Aliana Wood

    Low start bmi …

    Are you even able to get gastric sleeve surgery with a BMI under 35? I didn't think it was possible.
  7. Aliana Wood

    June Surgeries

    How is everyone coming along since surgery? How much weight have you lost? How are you feeling?
  8. I just bought a case of premier clear to drink and that was pretty much it.
  9. Aliana Wood

    Still a slow loser

    60 pounds in 6 months is not a slow loss. That is a decent amount of weight to lose in such a short time, especially depending on what your overall goal is and starting weight.
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    Try Centrum Multivitamins (make sure to take them with food).
  11. Aliana Wood

    Multi Vitamin Suggestions??

    Centrum Multivitamin (2 a Day) Vitamin B12 (Sublingual) Citracal Calcium Citrate (Petites)
  12. Aliana Wood

    What was your tipping point?

    Honestly my tipping point was wanting to get some kind of enjoyment out of my 20s and also finally having a full time job with health insurance that covered it. I was getting into my late 20s and just didn't want my life to keep going by with me doing nothing with my life but coming home from work, watching tv, and eating. I wanted to live a more active life and I wanted to experience (just once) what it was like to feel young and hot! I know that's kind of vain, but it's the truth. I also have always dreamed of running a marathon or half marathon.
  13. This was about 2.5 weeks post op, after full liquids ended and purees started. I had about 3 or 4 of them. Just regular ritz crackers. But of course, I have to put in the disclaimer, your results may vary and it’s always best to stick to the doctor’s plan.
  14. Had crackers during puree stage simply because I wanted a typical "snack." It was fine. No issues whatsoever.
  15. Aliana Wood

    Tracking App

    I use the Lose It! app. I have used My Fitness Pal in the past as well. Both are great. I just like the look of Lose It! more.

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