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@lisalalani it does feel surreal. I will be 2 weeks post op and I am waiting to chew something as well. At my first week checkup I thought yogurt or thicker fluids would be introduced. I was wrong, just Clear Liquids and the intro of Protein. I am so praying for baby food, mushies, cream Soup, or something of substance.

This experience is surreal. I am very grateful for the surgery. I will follow the rules to the T. Good luck with your lost. If it gets to hard, take a nap or go for a walk.

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Dooter, have you realized we're almost like sleeve twins? Except I'm a revision, and we have differents urgery dates, and... but stat-wise, we're really close.

My pre-op was (apparently) 348. I didn't look when they weighed me so I didn't know until today how much I had regained after my band removal. Ugh, like 50 lbs in 6 months. That shouldn't even be possible. Before I got fat I was happy around 180. 175 puts me just barely into the really high side of "normal" weight on the BMI charts (I'm about 5'10).

Wow!! 5'10"?!? That's awesome! I used to be 5'6", but now I measure 5'5". Someone on here said that they lost weight and got an inch back! I'm hoping to also. If I were 8'2" I'd be the perfect weight right now!! :lol: Realistically, I'd be really happy at 180, but the greedy side of me wants 140. hehe We'll see. ;)

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I have my one week post op tomorrow. Does the doctor change your diet to anything other than full liquid then? I am on full liquids now. I am hoping to get to mushies soon...oh, to be able to chew...! ;) LOL! I am so glad that I got the surgery. It is such a HUGE change to my life. I have wanted it for so long (10 years) that now that I have had surgery, it seems surreal. Does anyone else feel that way?

It'll happen before you know it! When the food world opens back up, you feel like a kid in a candy store. You make all these big plans for what you want to try, then you realize...this is all going to go bad before I can eat it all!! haha! My whole first week was clear liquid, so the second week I got to add Protein Shakes and strained, cream Soups. Did that for 2 weeks, then blender food for 2 more. Every doc seems to be just a little different though. Hang in there!! :)

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My word............... My sleeve loves hot (temparature) stuff. When I drink very warm broth, my sleeve is so well behaved. Any thing cooler than thatt, it is unhappy!!!!! I'm still on all clears but I admit I have cheated with a couple teaspoons of SF pudding and some string cheese. I am hoping for pounds lost and a move to the mushy stage at my 1 month post op next week!!!!!! I am researching what I can have during that stage because I willbe back at work and I don't want to do ANY thing wrong!

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You guys are doing GREAT!!!! Keep up the good work!! I'm hopeing to be out of the 300s in the next 7 weeks!! Pray my strength!! LOL... I haven't been to the gym in a week (spring vacation).. so hopefully I can get lose 3-4 lbs a week!!!

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I just hit my 50-lbs lost mark on the scale this morning.

Yes, I did a happy shimmy dance in my underoos.

Glad to see so many are doing so well. It feels good to be a nice, round, 25% of the way toward goal in just over three months!!!

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I'm 7 weeks away from surgery...can I get a woot woot! :o))

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I'm 7 weeks away from surgery...can I get a woot woot! :o))

Woot! Woot! :)

I just finished my psych eval, and I know she said I was fine and she would fax it over to the doctor's today. I think I'll get a call to come in and pay this week (I'm self-pay) and then I should get a surgery date and schedule the rest of my pre op stuff.

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WOOT WOOT! I'm down 50 lbs from my highest weight EVA today!!! It feels so good in my heart & soul to know that I'll NEVER be 350+lbs again!!!

HW: 369.7 lbs 11/17/11

SW: 331.0 lbs 4/4/12

CW: 319.5 lbs 4/16/12

GW: 169 lbs one sweet day...

Dooter-I love the roll call! You are one of the most supportive persons on this site! Thanks!!!

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WOOT WOOT! I'm down 50 lbs from my highest weight EVA today!!! It feels so good in my heart & soul to know that I'll NEVER be 350+lbs again!!!

HW: 369.7 lbs 11/17/11

SW: 331.0 lbs 4/4/12

CW: 319.5 lbs 4/16/12

GW: 169 lbs one sweet day...

Dooter-I love the roll call! You are one of the most supportive persons on this site! Thanks!!!

AWWWWWW Thanks!!! :x I'm down 50 as of today tooooo!!!! YEAHHH BABY!!!!

WE ROCK!!! :lol:

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I've been so busy, I've hardly been checking sleevetalk. I'm maintaining when I need to be losing. My workload has been so heavy for several months, I've only been working out once a week --luckily having a trainer gets me in the gym minimally. Things should ease up in three weeks and then I'll be back at the gym 5 days a week. At least I'm not gaining. Before surgery, with a year like I've had (I'm in education, so I date a "year" from August), I would have easily gained 40 pounds -- if not more. Looks like lots of folks are doing great! Way to go!

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I've been so busy, I've hardly been checking sleevetalk. I'm maintaining when I need to be losing. My workload has been so heavy for several months, I've only been working out once a week --luckily having a trainer gets me in the gym minimally. Things should ease up in three weeks and then I'll be back at the gym 5 days a week. At least I'm not gaining. Before surgery, with a year like I've had (I'm in education, so I date a "year" from August), I would have easily gained 40 pounds -- if not more. Looks like lots of folks are doing great! Way to go!

Not gaining is GOOD!! ;)

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Hi - I have been reading on this board for several months, but only found this group today. I have read the entire thread. Thank you to all who have posted to this group.

I was beginning to think I was the only one who had so far to go. I lost 30 lbs on my pre-surgery diet over a period of 4 months. I had surgery 12/28 and weighed in at 337. I actually celebrated when my weight dropped below 300 lbs.

By my 3 month followup last month I was at 287. I weighed at the gym last week, but it showed I was at 292 - I was upset, because I have been doing well and exercizing at least 2 times per week for an hour. However, I checked it with no weight on it and it didn't balance until the scale was at 12 lbs. I haven't weighed since then, but I plan to tonight at the gym (I'll check the scale empty before I weigh though). :)

I know it seems stupid but I was so excited last week when I bought a pair of jeans at Walmart AND THEY FIT!!! I didn't have to go to the speciality store to get jeans.

I can wear smaller sizes, but I don't feel smaller...I guess my brain isn't keeping up. I was in a size 30 jeans (tight) before surgery and am wearing a 24 now. I actually had to buy jeans because I couldn't keep my oldest small pair pulled up. It doesn't seem quite real though.

Thanks for being here.

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Hi - I have been reading on this board for several months, but only found this group today. I have read the entire thread. Thank you to all who have posted to this group. I was beginning to think I was the only one who had so far to go. I lost 30 lbs on my pre-surgery diet over a period of 4 months. I had surgery 12/28 and weighed in at 337. I actually celebrated when my weight dropped below 300 lbs. By my 3 month followup last month I was at 287. I weighed at the gym last week, but it showed I was at 292 - I was upset, because I have been doing well and exercizing at least 2 times per week for an hour. However, I checked it with no weight on it and it didn't balance until the scale was at 12 lbs. I haven't weighed since then, but I plan to tonight at the gym (I'll check the scale empty before I weigh though). :) I know it seems stupid but I was so excited last week when I bought a pair of jeans at Walmart AND THEY FIT!!! I didn't have to go to the speciality store to get jeans. I can wear smaller sizes, but I don't feel smaller...I guess my brain isn't keeping up. I was in a size 30 jeans (tight) before surgery and am wearing a 24 now. I actually had to buy jeans because I couldn't keep my oldest small pair pulled up. It doesn't seem quite real though. Thanks for being here.

Welcome! Glad you spoke up. Our stories are very similar!

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My one month post-op was yesterday. Maybe today will be the day, but so far I've not yet managed more than 50gm Protein in a day. I'm trying, but anything thicker than Water fills me up like no one's business. Capacity-wise - I'm still around 2 tbls. So when I eat I try to eat the highest protein things permitted at this stage of my post-op diet, which would be either well cooked fish (I make a fish chowder and eat out the boiled fish pieces, or tuna) or deli chicken, and light cheese. I'm digging the light babybels, but I usually can't eat anything else if I have one. Sometimes I can wrap a piece of thinnest slice deli meat around it. I think I can do sashimi next week, which will probably be my saving grace.

My RTD protein took me 2.75 hours to finish this morning. Sigh. I need to figure out a way to keep them cold for long periods of time, out of the fridge. Still no sickness or nausea. Occasional, mild heartburn so I'm doing the PPI 2x daily now. Some very minor GERD (nothing compared to what I had with my slipped band) but only if I eat late at night. I've found that if I stop eating about 3 hrs before I go to bed (which I should do anyway) there's no trouble. Still not doing any significant exercise. From about 2 weeks, until about 5 days ago I had a MAJOR energy slump. I couldn't even get through a shower without feeling like I needed to sit down. It came on overnight, then disappeared overnight. Thank goodness our bodies can balance themselves out fairly quickly. Going to go shopping this weekend for some exercise equip for home, and trying to convince DH that having one of those little indoor exercise pools installed is about the best idea ever! ;)

About 2 weeks out I had an unprecedented breakout. I've had clear skin for years & years, so this was quite shocking, but understandable considering how quickly my body was releasing hormones into my system. It's mostly over now, but TOM came 7 days early. :angry:

I really don't know how much weight I've lost (I will not own a scale until I'm into something resembling maintenance). I was like 40 something pounds down from my suirgery weight when I went in for my 2 week post-op (yeah, 40ish lbs in 2 weeks, now you know why my skin was breaking out and my skin is so dry I have ashy toes). Tomorrow is my psych post-op so if it's available I'll hop on their scale then. I gained a bunch of weight just before my surgery (lapband was removed about 6 mos prior and I steadily gained after), so judging just by how my clothes are fitting, and how I knew they fit then, I'm guessing I'm right around 55 lbs lost -- maybe barely into the 200s now, with a surgery date weight of about 350.

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