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I just got sleeved Monday ! it's my second day post opp and I was able to leave the hospital the same day. no place like your own bed. it's been two days and I lost 8 pounds lol! crazy right? I was 267 pre opp and today am 259. hope to be 130

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

Might ask my surgeon about it on Friday. It's so weird as I used to be so thirsty before the surgery.

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Omg! So glad you are doing better! It was my biggest fear during recovery' date=' 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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Well. I think the damage had been done earlier and I only got the symptoms at week 6. But it shows that things can be going on that you don't know about.

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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....

I used to be able to drink 2 or 3 of the large bottles of Water a day before surgery. Now I'm barely thirsty and HATE water. It is so weird. I tried every bottled water brand out there, and can't stand any of them. The only thing I drink now are Protein Shakes and Vitamin Water Zero. And even then it is barely 1 of each a day. I miss my water.

- Jen, Sleeved 8/29

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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....

I have to force the liquids......but that's been a lifelong problem.....it's just harder to guzzle to get caught up to the 64 ounces the DR wants...........good luck.......glad you didn't ignore those sharp pains......hope you are feeling better!

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Chrissythemoo, I am so sorry you had to go through this. Being in the hospital can not be fun. Also the liquids they give you to drink in hospital, stink. Have you tried flavoring your Water with things like Decaf tea, green blueberry tea, all sorts of decaf herbal teas or crystal light flavor changers. It is good to hear you are on the mend. Your cautionary tale will help someone else I am sure.

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hey all i have a question ... well really a complaint ok soooo i had surgery on 8/14 ....9 weeks ago my last preop weight was 210 and currently 188.9 that is barley 20# in 9 weeks ??!!! i had this surgery to help me lose weight at a faster pace then 2 lbs a week esp when folks are lose 3-5 lbs a week consistantly im sooooo frustrated i can only hold about 1/2 cup mabe 1/3 at a time and i know im eating under 800/cal a day i feel like this is not gonna work for me at 9 weeks out i fell like ibshould be in the 170's not still close to 200# nothing really bothers my sleeve ibcan eat almost anythibg but i dnt i try to make good choices with the occasional slip up here & there but 20# really sooooooo thats all i get 25k later !!!!!? so now what ?!!????

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hey all i have a question ... well really a complaint ok soooo i had surgery on 8/14 ....9 weeks ago my last preop weight was 210 and currently 188.9 that is barley 20# in 9 weeks ??!!! i had this surgery to help me lose weight at a faster pace then 2 lbs a week esp when folks are lose 3-5 lbs a week consistantly im sooooo frustrated i can only hold about 1/2 cup mabe 1/3 at a time and i know im eating under 800/cal a day i feel like this is not gonna work for me at 9 weeks out i fell like ibshould be in the 170's not still close to 200# nothing really bothers my sleeve ibcan eat almost anythibg but i dnt i try to make good choices with the occasional slip up here & there but 20# really sooooooo thats all i get 25k later !!!!!? so now what ?!!????

Some days I get frustrated too! I was sleeved on 8/5 and depending on what starting weight you use I'm down between 30 and 16 pounds. My weight when starting this journey was 204, my weight the date of surgery was 190, today I weighed 174. When I think I have only lost 16# since surgery, I begin to wonder if I wasted my money as well.

What keeps me going is knowing that if I keep following the rules eventually the weight will come off. There is no way I'm going to stay at 174 forever when I only consume 700-800 calories a day including 70g of Protein. I started off with a lower BMI than most, so it's just going to take me longer.

My body has already changed significantly. My husband compliments me constantly and anyone who hasn't seen me since before surgery tells me how skinny I look. Not sure how that few pounds of loss can make this much difference, but it does.

Just keep doing what you are doing and try not to compare yourself to others. Try on the clothes you were wearing prior to surgery and I bet you will see a big difference. Go clothes shopping and see how you look in the size of clothes you couldn't fit in before the surgery (just don't buy them, since you are still shrinking ...).

In a few months I bet you will come back and tell us how great you are looking!

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hey all i have a question ... well really a complaint ok soooo i had surgery on 8/14 ....9 weeks ago my last preop weight was 210 and currently 188.9 that is barley 20# in 9 weeks ??!!! i had this surgery to help me lose weight at a faster pace then 2 lbs a week esp when folks are lose 3-5 lbs a week consistantly im sooooo frustrated i can only hold about 1/2 cup mabe 1/3 at a time and i know im eating under 800/cal a day i feel like this is not gonna work for me at 9 weeks out i fell like ibshould be in the 170's not still close to 200# nothing really bothers my sleeve ibcan eat almost anythibg but i dnt i try to make good choices with the occasional slip up here & there but 20# really sooooooo thats all i get 25k later !!!!!? so now what ?!!????

I think the less you have to lose, the slower it is. However, with this tool, it will also help not put the weight back on. I'm 9 weeks out and have lost 30lbs as of this am, 189.8. My last preop weight was 219.8. I understand the frustration, I have come to realize that even though I thought it would go faster, that would not have been as healthy for me. I certainly didn't put all the weight on in 9 weeks, I can't expect it to come off that quick either. Also, as ladies we have other issues that contribute to our Weightloss/stalls (or hormones).

Over time I hope that you will be able to see the benefits of this new tool, and be able to work this program to your best advantage.

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Some days I get frustrated too! I was sleeved on 8/5 and depending on what starting weight you use I'm down between 30 and 16 pounds. My weight when starting this journey was 204' date=' my weight the date of surgery was 190, today I weighed 174. When I think I have only lost 16# since surgery, I begin to wonder if I wasted my money as well.

What keeps me going is knowing that if I keep following the rules eventually the weight will come off. There is no way I'm going to stay at 174 forever when I only consume 700-800 calories a day including 70g of Protein. I started off with a lower BMI than most, so it's just going to take me longer.

My body has already changed significantly. My husband compliments me constantly and anyone who hasn't seen me since before surgery tells me how skinny I look. Not sure how that few pounds of loss can make this much difference, but it does.

Just keep doing what you are doing and try not to compare yourself to others. Try on the clothes you were wearing prior to surgery and I bet you will see a big difference. Go clothes shopping and see how you look in the size of clothes you couldn't fit in before the surgery (just don't buy them, since you are still shrinking ...).

In a few months I bet you will come back and tell us how great you are looking![/quote']

thank you so much for your response you have no idea !!! and true my 18 i had to give away and the 16's are a bit baggy i just wish i wasnt so crazy about this numbers thing really ...thanks again the best of luck to you !!!

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Some days I get frustrated too! I was sleeved on 8/5 and depending on what starting weight you use I'm down between 30 and 16 pounds. My weight when starting this journey was 204' date=' my weight the date of surgery was 190, today I weighed 174. When I think I have only lost 16# since surgery, I begin to wonder if I wasted my money as well.

What keeps me going is knowing that if I keep following the rules eventually the weight will come off. There is no way I'm going to stay at 174 forever when I only consume 700-800 calories a day including 70g of Protein. I started off with a lower BMI than most, so it's just going to take me longer.

My body has already changed significantly. My husband compliments me constantly and anyone who hasn't seen me since before surgery tells me how skinny I look. Not sure how that few pounds of loss can make this much difference, but it does.

Just keep doing what you are doing and try not to compare yourself to others. Try on the clothes you were wearing prior to surgery and I bet you will see a big difference. Go clothes shopping and see how you look in the size of clothes you couldn't fit in before the surgery (just don't buy them, since you are still shrinking ...).

In a few months I bet you will come back and tell us how great you are looking![/quote']

thank you so much for your response you have no idea !!! and true my 18 i had to give away and the 16's are a bit baggy i just wish i wasnt so crazy about this numbers thing really ...thanks again the best of luck to you !!!

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Some days I get frustrated too! I was sleeved on 8/5 and depending on what starting weight you use I'm down between 30 and 16 pounds. My weight when starting this journey was 204' date=' my weight the date of surgery was 190, today I weighed 174. When I think I have only lost 16# since surgery, I begin to wonder if I wasted my money as well.

What keeps me going is knowing that if I keep following the rules eventually the weight will come off. There is no way I'm going to stay at 174 forever when I only consume 700-800 calories a day including 70g of Protein. I started off with a lower BMI than most, so it's just going to take me longer.

My body has already changed significantly. My husband compliments me constantly and anyone who hasn't seen me since before surgery tells me how skinny I look. Not sure how that few pounds of loss can make this much difference, but it does.

Just keep doing what you are doing and try not to compare yourself to others. Try on the clothes you were wearing prior to surgery and I bet you will see a big difference. Go clothes shopping and see how you look in the size of clothes you couldn't fit in before the surgery (just don't buy them, since you are still shrinking ...).

In a few months I bet you will come back and tell us how great you are looking![/quote']

thank you so much for your response you have no idea !!! and true my 18 i had to give away and the 16's are a bit baggy i just wish i wasnt so crazy about this numbers thing really ...thanks again the best of luck to you !!!

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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....

I'm the same way. I struggle to get all my fluids down. I'm just not thirsty and have no desire for Water or crystal light or anything

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We all lose weight at a different rate. Your body doesn't know you spent 25k on it. 210 pounds is really small as I see it, I am 8 weeks out and have not seen 210 yet, started at 246 or 254 depending when I weighed in. I would be thrilled to weigh 188. How tall are you and what was your BMI? What does your Dr think? What does your thyroid look like? So many factors go into this weight loss thing. Are you exercising? I am wondering if you are looking for an excuse to sabatoge yourself. Stay on the program and you will get there. Its hard but being fat is harder.

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2 months today an feeling great starting 280 vsg day 247 an today 207 first month lost 32lbs 2nd month only 8 lbs. 8 don't sound like much but i am happy.

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