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Would love to chat with some people who have gone through the sugery! Surgery date was august 26 and I'm now 7 weeks out and down 35 pounds! Goal weight is 175!

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Hi all! I had my gastric sleeve done on August 26th to be exact! I'm having a really hard time getting Protein down. I take my Vitamins and stuff like I'm suppose to but' date=' getting that Protein down is not working for me. Lord knows I do not want to lose my hair but if some of you guys could give me some tips that would be awesome. <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />[/quote']

Hi! I had my surgery Aug 29th. Some days I too find at the end of the day I haven't gotten all my protein in. I have started drinking two high protein Slim Fast shakes, and that meets my minimum protein for the day. For me, drinking my protein is way easier than eating it. Just can't imagine being able to eat that much. Once I factor in the two shakes, I know how much I can have calorie-wise for the remainder of the day.

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Having a down week ... Trying to stay positive ... It's just mid week - I've worked out twice this week so far and haven't lost a pound . Still eating healthy foods .. Just around 600 cal a day and plenty of Protein and Water .

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Hi! I had my surgery Aug 29th. Some days I too find at the end of the day I haven't gotten all my Protein in. I have started drinking two high Protein Slim Fast shakes' date=' and that meets my minimum protein for the day. For me, drinking my protein is way easier than eating it. Just can't imagine being able to eat that much. Once I factor in the two shakes, I know how much I can have calorie-wise for the remainder of the day.[/quote']

How much protein is in the slim fast shakes you drink?

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Have most of you started working out yet? What are you doing? Anyone doing yoga or bar classes?

- Jen, Sleeved 8/29

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Have most of you started working out yet? What are you doing? Anyone doing yoga or bar classes?

- Jen' date=' Sleeved 8/29[/quote']

I started a couple weeks ago. Right now I'm walking and doing the couch to 5k. I'm burning way more calories than I'm eating and it makes me super tired.

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Hi guys, I've just got home from hospital Been in for 3 weeks. Sadly I either had a very small leak that sorted itself or I had a bleed. Just 2 days before my 6 week anniversary I got these awful sharp pains in my left side so contacted my surgeon. They admitted me and sent me for a CT scan as they thought I had a pulmonary embolism. Turns out I had a collection of Fluid under my left lung. They had to insert a drain which I still have. The stuff coming out looked gross and stank. Still, at least I'm still here. The output is now minimal sand hopeful they'll take it out Friday. They did say I was one of the luckier unlucky ones as some people are really ill with it for 3 months! Good grief! Couldn't eat while in hospital as felt sick all the time and lost 9.5lbs in 3 weeks. Got dehydrated too. I just feel lucky I didn't ignore it as might have developed sepsis! So let me be a warning to you all. Even if you think you're out of the woods, if you get any sharp pains in your side get in touch with your surgeon quick!

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That's one thing I wanted to ask. Has anyone else lost their thirst? Only I haven't felt thirsty once since my surgery and it worries me. I can go hours before realising I haven't drunk anything....

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That's one thing I wanted to ask. Has anyone else lost their thirst? Only I haven't felt thirsty once since my surgery and it worries me. I can go hours before realising I haven't drunk anything....

Mine comes and goes. Right now the thirst is pretty much gone. Contributing factors for me are a sinus cold, whose drainage has affected my stomach. Can't eat much either. Ugh.

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How much Protein is in the slim fast shakes you drink?

20g, with only 2g net carbs, 180 calories...I should have stated my protein window is 40-60g a day. You can get them on Amazon.com and have them delivered automatically each month.

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Hi guys' date=' I've just got home from hospital Been in for 3 weeks. Sadly I either had a very small leak that sorted itself or I had a bleed. Just 2 days before my 6 week anniversary I got these awful sharp pains in my left side so contacted my surgeon. They admitted me and sent me for a CT scan as they thought I had a pulmonary embolism. Turns out I had a collection of Fluid under my left lung. They had to insert a drain which I still have. The stuff coming out looked gross and stank. Still, at least I'm still here. The output is now minimal sand hopeful they'll take it out Friday. They did say I was one of the luckier unlucky ones as some people are really ill with it for 3 months! Good grief! Couldn't eat while in hospital as felt sick all the time and lost 9.5lbs in 3 weeks. Got dehydrated too. I just feel lucky I didn't ignore it as might have developed sepsis! So let me be a warning to you all. Even if you think you're out of the woods, if you get any sharp pains in your side get in touch with your surgeon quick![/quote']

Omg! So glad you are doing better! It was my biggest fear during recovery, that I would harm my sleeve in some way...now I realize it is still a possibility. I am about to hit my 7 week anniversary tomorrow, and will be much more careful when chewing, etc. thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you recover fully soon.

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20g' date=' with only 2g net carbs, 180 calories...I should have stated my Protein window is 40-60g a day. You can get them on Amazon.com and have them delivered automatically each month.[/quote']

Mine is suppose to be 60-70g a day I barely make that lol

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Have most of you started working out yet? What are you doing? Anyone doing yoga or bar classes? - Jen' date=' Sleeved 8/29[/quote']

I started working out two days after surgery. Now I walk 2-3 miles Or do Zumba for 30 to 40 minutes both of which burns between 550 -600 cal.

I am going to start couch 2 5k also! I was sleeved 8/29 too :)

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Milestone!!!

HW: 248 (2010)

First pre-op appt in May: 236

Surgery am weight: 219.8

CW:189.8

30lbs since surgery 8/12!! Whoop!

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