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Hi everyone. I had my Lapro RNY last Tuesday at about noon. I am back to work today and feeling great. I am struggling a little with the high Protein clear liquid diet that my doctor has put me on for two full weeks (and three days). I'm not finding it hard to get the required liquids in...just getting really bored and being mentally challenged with breaking the addiction to food. I'll admit, the surgery DOES NOT end your desire to eat...NO NO, it does not. Last night, my husband made sushi and I cried, for a long time. I just wanted to eat something...anything. But, I made it and I have a feeling that it will get easier. I I hope so at least.

At my pre-op appt. I weighed 323. The day of my surgery (5 days later) I weighed 315. Today I am at 305, one week out. Is this good? I guess ten pounds in a week is pretty good considering I've never been able to do that on my own but I don't really know what to expect.

Here's what I'm "eating": Physicians Specialty chocolate dream protein (with skim milk) and Unjury chicken Soup flavored Protein Powder with warm Water. sugar free Jello, Powerade Zero, & Chicken broth (low sodium). Yep, that's it. Pitiful! ;)

I'm excited about what the future holds and I've already had to get rid of a few pairs of jeans. It was an odd feeling to put on denim and it be baggy. But woo hoo!!!!

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Hi everyone. I had my Lapro RNY last Tuesday at about noon. I am back to work today and feeling great. I am struggling a little with the high Protein clear liquid diet that my doctor has put me on for two full weeks (and three days). I'm not finding it hard to get the required liquids in...just getting really bored and being mentally challenged with breaking the addiction to food. I'll admit' date=' the surgery DOES NOT end your desire to eat...NO NO, it does not. Last night, my husband made sushi and I cried, for a long time. I just wanted to eat something...anything. But, I made it and I have a feeling that it will get easier. I I hope so at least.

At my pre-op appt. I weighed 323. The day of my surgery (5 days later) I weighed 315. Today I am at 305, one week out. Is this good? I guess ten pounds in a week is pretty good considering I've never been able to do that on my own but I don't really know what to expect.

Here's what I'm "eating": Physicians Specialty chocolate dream Protein (with skim milk) and unjury chicken Soup flavored protein powder with warm Water. sugar free Jello, Powerade Zero, & chicken broth (low sodium). Yep, that's it. Pitiful! ;)

I'm excited about what the future holds and I've already had to get rid of a few pairs of jeans. It was an odd feeling to put on denim and it be baggy. But woo hoo!!!![/quote']

Congratulations... We were the same weigth.. you are doing great.. im almost 4 weeks post op.. and weigth 290 today.. and 315 day of surgery.. September 26..

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Hi Beth, my name is Ranee. Indeed we have used the same surgeon who I like to call my "life saver". Dr. Roller is absolutely amazing in every way. I am 10.5 mo post op RNY bypass. I currently weigh in at 155lbs and was 298 pre op day of surgery. So that's 143lbs lost so far. Even still as I type this it seems soooo surreal. Congrats on your new journey that has only just began!!!

You are absolutely right in saying that gbs doesn't change your mind. I think this is one of the many reasons we are all called to do mental evals. It's take a whole heck of a lot to NOT eat when you want it that badly. I too cried when my husband and daughter would eat in front of me. I actually had them eat in the room away from me MANY times bc it was that hard. So your not alone.

I am currently at a 10.5 month park in my journey. Being out this far, I can give you a promise that it will get easier and better. Once your able to eat(chew) food, even if it's not that appealing it will be the most fabulous thing lol. I feel like I have so much I could share with you but there may be a cut off on this thing lol so, I'll just leave the question asking for you. I have always been an open book when it comes to my gastric bypass. So if you ever have a question feel free to ask. On your Weightloss thus far, I think it's fabulous! I'm pretty sure there is no "right" amount you should be losing-everyone loses weight in their own way and own pace. Trust me, it'll pick up before you know it!!! Congratulations again, Beth. You have one amazing life transformation ahead of you. ????

❤️ Ranee

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Hi Beth' date=' my name is Ranee. Indeed we have used the same surgeon who I like to call my "life saver". Dr. Roller is absolutely amazing in every way. I am 10.5 mo post op RNY bypass. I currently weigh in at 155lbs and was 298 pre op day of surgery. So that's 143lbs lost so far. Even still as I type this it seems soooo surreal. Congrats on your new journey that has only just began!!!

You are absolutely right in saying that gbs doesn't change your mind. I think this is one of the many reasons we are all called to do mental evals. It's take a whole heck of a lot to NOT eat when you want it that badly. I too cried when my husband and daughter would eat in front of me. I actually had them eat in the room away from me MANY times bc it was that hard. So your not alone.

I am currently at a 10.5 month park in my journey. Being out this far, I can give you a promise that it will get easier and better. Once your able to eat(chew) food, even if it's not that appealing it will be the most fabulous thing lol. I feel like I have so much I could share with you but there may be a cut off on this thing lol so, I'll just leave the question asking for you. I have always been an open book when it comes to my gastric bypass. So if you ever have a question feel free to ask. On your Weightloss thus far, I think it's fabulous! I'm pretty sure there is no "right" amount you should be losing-everyone loses weight in their own way and own pace. Trust me, it'll pick up before you know it!!! Congratulations again, Beth. You have one amazing life transformation ahead of you. dde03

❤️ Ranee[/quote']

Omgosh! Ranee, you have giving me so much hope! That is an amazing weight loss! I am so happy for you, may I be as blessed on my weight loss journey! I am scheduled for 11-11-13 as well as my husband. It is wonderful how everyone comes together and supports one another and gives an inspirational pep talk! Your kind words to Beth have touched so many of us. Thank you, Janifer

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Hi Beth! Thank you for sharing and wishing you much success with your weight loss! That is a great weight loss in such a short time! I can't wait for my surgery 11-11-13. I feel confident with everyone on this forum with their support and inspiring journeys to help me reach my goals. So please keep us updated on your success! Thank you, Janifer

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Yes...thank you so much for the encouragement and kind words. Its definitely making this easier. Ranee....your weight loss is awesome!!! I'm so motivated by that. Btw...you look amazing!

Janifer...I'll definitely keep everyone posted on the loss, struggles & successes. I think this site is super supportive! Congrats on ur upcoming surgery. I will tell you, I was so scared right before mine but I am so glad I went through with it. The pain was nothing compared to the pain I feel in my hips and knees everyday. I didn't even take any pain medicine want I got out of the hospital. That's what I was most scared of was the pain . Today I weighed myself and I was 301 lbs. That's 14 lbs down since my surgery 9 days ago! Its amazing how it just comes off. I am seeing the loss in my face and neck, thighs and tummy. I'm just so so glad I went through with this. You'll do wonderful! :)

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You girls are sweet. I am so glad that I can give you encouragement and inspiration!! It is such a crazy amazing thing that we get to experience. I really give credit to The Lord for making my surgery possible. I know there are so many people who want surgery but it is just nearly impossible for so many. I look forward to watching both of your journeys unfold. Congratulation Janifer on your surgery date!!!! I will never forget that day I got the call saying "it's been approved!!". It's an amazing feeling. I did a lot of blogging at the beginning of my journey. Once I got back to work and gym, I sadly quit blogging bc time just honestly got away from me. But I tell you that it is awesome to have those to go back to and read. In the beginning, my one thing I always said was I wanted to be able to read my blogs and remember exactly what I was feeling and going through at that particular time. So I very much encourage you both to do the same. You'll be so glad you did. Another thing would do is to measure! I sadly, never did this and I so wish I had. There will be times where you don't see the scale move but the inches are still melting away. I'll try to find my blog address so that you could read them if you'd like. They are not much but a very real view of what life is like before and after gastric bypass surgery.

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Can you mix your shakes with milk?

Yes, the encourage you to use skim milk but I personally would rather have it with Water. Everyone is different though.

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Hi Beth' date=' my name is Ranee. Indeed we have used the same surgeon who I like to call my "life saver". Dr. Roller is absolutely amazing in every way. I am 10.5 mo post op RNY bypass. I currently weigh in at 155lbs and was 298 pre op day of surgery. So that's 143lbs lost so far. Even still as I type this it seems soooo surreal. Congrats on your new journey that has only just began!!! You are absolutely right in saying that gbs doesn't change your mind. I think this is one of the many reasons we are all called to do mental evals. It's take a whole heck of a lot to NOT eat when you want it that badly. I too cried when my husband and daughter would eat in front of me. I actually had them eat in the room away from me MANY times bc it was that hard. So your not alone. I am currently at a 10.5 month park in my journey. Being out this far, I can give you a promise that it will get easier and better. Once your able to eat(chew) food, even if it's not that appealing it will be the most fabulous thing lol. I feel like I have so much I could share with you but there may be a cut off on this thing lol so, I'll just leave the question asking for you. I have always been an open book when it comes to my gastric bypass. So if you ever have a question feel free to ask. On your Weightloss thus far, I think it's fabulous! I'm pretty sure there is no "right" amount you should be losing-everyone loses weight in their own way and own pace. Trust me, it'll pick up before you know it!!! Congratulations again, Beth. You have one amazing life transformation ahead of you. dde03 ❤️ Ranee[/quote']

Thanks Ranee!! I am with the other girls on you being so encouraging!! I hope to have surgery beginning of next year. I just completed my 6 month nutrition classes and now waiting to get an appointment with the surgeon but he doesn't operate in December. Love reading posts like yours!! Wonderful!!

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Beth you said you are already back to work how many days did u take off I was going to do 2 weeks but my surgery is 11/19 so I can only have 9 days because of black Friday I'm a manager in major retail store I'm kind of nervous bout that to getting my fluids n protien in

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Beth you said you are already back to work how many days did u take off I was going to do 2 weeks but my surgery is 11/19 so I can only have 9 days because of black Friday I'm a manager in major retail store I'm kind of nervous bout that to getting my fluids n protien in

I totally understand having to go back to work since your a manager. Just be careful because my surgeon puts us a exercise restriction for 6 weeks especially no lifting over 20 lbs.

Good luck :)

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Beth you said you are already back to work how many days did u take off I was going to do 2 weeks but my surgery is 11/19 so I can only have 9 days because of black Friday I'm a manager in major retail store I'm kind of nervous bout that to getting my fluids n protien in

I wish you all the quick healing vibes possible post-op! I used to manage retail stores 20+ years ago. I can't imagine WLS recovery during the holidays and I've had a relatively easy recovery so far. I get really exhausted almost every day and I've had some dumping/GI issues as I've introduced new foods. Have you considered waiting until after the holidays for your surgery, so you can not worry about timing and take care of yourself?

Molly 1/2/13

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No because I've meet one deductible of 2500 an my out of pocket deductible of 7500 I've gotten down to 3000 so if I wait to first of year ill have the 10,000 to start over n couldn't afford it :( that's why I've been so desperate to make it this year this is our first year to be open 25 hours straight! I have family medical leave n pto but I'm just doing this cuz I don't want to leave my co managers short there's only a few of us we are a small Jcpennys in small town an hope to not be busy an the mall we are in is getting remodel so only us n bells is going to be open so I hope most people will go to the bigger malls lol but besides being over 3 departments of the store I'm over the truck delivery an it getting put out ugh but I told my boss my restrictions so

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