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Bluebonnetgirl

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Bluebonnetgirl

    Feeling frustrated, and regretful

    Hi Everyone! Hope all has been well with you. Just checking in to see how all if us are doing! I have been on a stall the last couple of weeks but keeping my head up and chugging along. Down 42 pounds total including weight lost on pre-op diet. How are you doing?
  2. Bluebonnetgirl

    Daily Calories

    I agree with everyone else 300 seems low. I am to stay between 600-800 for the first year. My Nutritionist told me it was fine to break my meals into 2 meals so I eat 6 small meals a day and am losing. I am down to 207 from 245 and I am one month and one day out from surgery.
  3. Bluebonnetgirl

    Please Help, Advice Needed!

    I had surgery in the same day as you and. Just went through a similar experience. I was stalled with no weight loss and gaining and losing the same pound or two for a week and a half. I just kept following my regimen and suddenly yesterday ai was down three pounds. I figured my body was just adjusting to the until weight loss and just trusted the process. That was really hard for me because on previous diets a stall like that would totally derail me. I am pretty proud of myself for sticking it through. My doctor said everyone's experience is different except for that first stall 3-4 weeks out. She said universally everyone experiences some sort of stall.
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    Pain pump🤷🏽‍♀️

    I was glad for the pain pump. It helps keep your tummy numb. I came home with mine and was instructed to remove it three days later. I think they are very common now for WLS surgery. The liquid diet is super hard and very trying at times, but you can do it! I was on liquids for 15 Days and once it was over I was so glad. I had surgery on July 15 and yesterday I got to move to normal foods. Just try to remember this is temporary.
  5. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    In the beginning it was hard for me too. I had my surgery July 15. I found taking very small sips from a shot glass worked best or taking warm drinks from a cappuccino cup worked for me. I drank protein water to do double duty. And if those tricks didn't work, I grabbed sugar free popsicles and tried to suck on a few of those an hour. Mine were 1.5 ounces each so four of those an hour gave me six ounces of hydration
  6. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I had my surgery on July 15 and initially after surgery, I had similar feelings. I am feeling better and not regretful at this point and looking forward to the positive changes.
  7. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Getting your hydration is very important. I think alot of people recommend getting 4 oz every 15 minutes. But however to can do it is fine as long as it doesn't cause discomfort. I sip all day long! I just started puree foods and have kept it pretty simple. Alot of people talk about the ricotta bake. I haven't tried it becuz my store was out of ricotta but I plan to try it. So far I have has cottage cheese with pureed fruit, refried beans and pureed salsa chicken, tonight I made shrimp scampi and pureed the shrimp and had mashed potatoes. I need to try some veggies next. I chose just a few foods to start and plan to add a different one every few days as tolerated. Mu stomach stayed swollen for quite a few days even though I was losing weight. I amon Day 14 and it seems to be pretty normal now. I hope your recovery is a smooth one and look forward to hearing updates on your progress.
  8. I take things in regular size containers. Talk more, move my utensils around stirring food or moving food around in the container more and so far it is going okay. I am still in the Full liquid stage so I do a lot soups and yogurts. So far no one has noticed, that I am aware of. I do tell people I am doing more mindful eating so pausing between bites, etc... Mindful eating is a buzzword so it seems to placate them.
  9. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Don't worry. If you search the forum, you will see others who have had the same experience as you. In those cases their restriction hit either when they started purees or when they went to solid foods. Glad you are doing well!
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Mine are incisions closes with glue. I think I may have an allergic reaction to the glue
  11. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I am one week two days out from surgery and overall feeling good. My incisions seem to be healing well and don't hurt, but there is a large area of redness around each one. It doesn't hurt, there is no drainage and no heat. But noticably red around them. I am very fair skinned. Is this normal?
  12. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Right now my hubby and kids (I have older kids) are taking care of their own meals until I am cleared to eat a regular diet. I am nervous about when I will need to start cooking family meals again. Anyone have any tips on cooking for a family and yourself?
  13. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Surgery Status: 1 week Post Op Today (surgery July 15). Feeling good, on Full liquids Phase: Post-Op: Phase 2: Full Liquids Highest Known weight: 283 lbs Starting weight: 245 Surgery weight: 223 Current Weight: 214.2 Inch Loss: Haven't taken measurements but will start now. NSV: wearing shorts today that I could not even zip up prior to surgery '
  14. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Yes I have had loose stools due to the liquid diet. I just started full liquids and do we today.
  15. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Good Luck! Looking forward to seeing your journey.
  16. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    It does get better with each day! Had my surgery on July 15 and was questioning what I had done the first few days but feeling better and starting Full liquids today. Don't rush it!
  17. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    I have been on a clear liquid diet since July 5. Tomorrow I get to start FULL liquids and I am here for it! If I never eat another bowl of broth again in my life, it will be too soon! On the plus side I have lost 27 pounds. HW: 283 SW: 235 CW: 217
  18. I am still having the pain also. I think it's better and then wham. Waves and waves of it. I walk and move as much as possible. Ready for that part to be gone.
  19. Bluebonnetgirl

    Water sipping

    I am there with you. I am having a terrible time with constant sipping. I can't hardly do anything flavored and the thought of sipping more water repulses me. But I do not want to end up dehydrated.
  20. I am so glad she is feeling better. Looking forward to seeing/hearing about her journey.
  21. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Thank you for replying. It really helps to hear how others are getting their liquids in.
  22. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    At Deena did you drink one cup at once or sip it? I can't getuch in with these baby sips
  23. Yes, I had/have the same thing. I woke up in the recovery room and that was the first thing I was saying. It has gotten better (I am on day three). My doctor says it's normal and will resolve in a few days.
  24. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Any tricks to getting down this protein water?
  25. Bluebonnetgirl

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Update:had to stay one more night in the hospital for severe dehydration. Other than that it's not been too bad. Minimal pain. Mostly just from the gas trying to escape. Headed home now!

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