Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Post-Op January 2014 Losers Club!



Recommended Posts

I have a question. Does anyone know what our carbohydrate intake should be? I want to ask the Nut. but I don't see her til may so I thought someone here may have already asked thier Nut. I am trying to set up myfitnesspal so that I can try to track my nutritional goals. Thank you :rolleyes:

Edited by anewme0108

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have much more energy! I can go without taking a nap throughout the whole day. I can walk a 2 mile trail without loosing breath and I can do 30 minutes on the elliptical without stopping. I can say that I have hit a stall but I know that my body mass is still shrinking. My wedding ring is falling off and a 18 inch chain sits in my cleavage now. lol. but I am so happy with my progress even with the complications that I have had. I have my 3 month check up today and I am down 67 pounds according to my scale. I am in a 16-18 pant from a 22-24 and a xl from a 2xl-3xl.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wat to go cfergie911.... :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have much more energy! I can go without taking a nap throughout the whole day. I can walk a 2 mile trail without loosing breath and I can do 30 minutes on the elliptical without stopping. I can say that I have hit a stall but I know that my body mass is still shrinking. My wedding ring is falling off and a 18 inch chain sits in my cleavage now. lol. but I am so happy with my progress even with the complications that I have had. I have my 3 month check up today and I am down 67 pounds according to my scale. I am in a 16-18 pant from a 22-24 and a xl from a 2xl-3xl.

Cfergie that's is fantastic!!!!!! Congrats to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I weighed myself today. I try not to do it too often. I've lost 30 lbs. I know it's slow compared to most but I am thrilled!!! Hope everyone else is doing well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgery was Jan 9. I'm doing good. I'm slow loser but doc said normal. 2# a week. I weight in at 154 today. Was 190 at surgery. I jog 3 miles a morning and am happy so far. I eat the same stuff mostly.. get tired of it but my nut is very strict and still has me on liquids, oatmeal, cheese, and eggs.. no mushies yet. I see him in 2 weeks and get my next diet plan. I have much more energy, don't nap in the day and having trouble sleeping at night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My surgery was Jan 9. I'm doing good. I'm slow loser but doc said normal. 2# a week. I weight in at 154 today. Was 190 at surgery. I jog 3 miles a morning and am happy so far. I eat the same stuff mostly.. get tired of it but my nut is very strict and still has me on liquids, oatmeal, cheese, and eggs.. no mushies yet. I see him in 2 weeks and get my next diet plan. I have much more energy, don't nap in the day and having trouble sleeping at night.

That's fantastic!! I would say for your starting weight you are doing great!! I started similar, 195, currently 157. I get frustrated that it's not coming off faster, or as fast as it was. However it is still coming off! What's your goal? Mine was 145, but now that I'm lowering it to 135, realizing as I get smaller there's more to lose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Path2me, my goal is about 125-130. I get frustrated too at times but it still drops.. since I jog and have leg muscles I'm small for the weight.. I do miss salads and other healthy foods but in time we will meet again!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I had surgery on January 9th. I have lost 49 lbs since surgery with me losing 118 lbs in the past year. I am eating pretty much what I want within reason while staying within the sugar/fat/protein triangle. I even have small baby spinach salad loaded with meat and a cap-ful of dressing. My problem that I have been having has been dizzy spells, almost fainting, and fatigue on a daily basis. I talked with my PCP and GI Nutrition team. They ruled out deficiencies and hypoglycemia. I have been referred to a cardiologist because since surgery my blood pressure has gotten really low as well as my pre-surgical EKGs came back with sinus bradycardia and an arrhythmia. So I have to find out what is going on. I find it funny that I am losing weight to get healthy and now I might have to get a pacemaker in order for my heart to speed up and pump harder in order to be healthy. But other than that I find myself walking more, trying out yoga, and signing up for 5K races. I feel like a new person.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Path2me, my goal is about 125-130. I get frustrated too at times but it still drops.. since I jog and have leg muscles I'm small for the weight.. I do miss salads and other healthy foods but in time we will meet again!!

Since we are similar starting weight, surgery date, goals and loss - we can help motivate each other though the ups and downs... Hopefully more downs, in the good way ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since we are similar starting weight, surgery date, goals and loss - we can help motivate each other though the ups and downs... Hopefully more downs, in the good way ;)

Can you add me to your fitness pal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bummer! I gained 3.5 pounds. I have a Protein Shake in the a.m. An egg in the afternoon, and for dinner I have a piece of chicken, steak, or hamburg. I'm lactose intolerant so it's hard to find safe foods to eat. I'm working out everyday. I'm confused as to why I'm gaining.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a question. Does anyone know what our carbohydrate intake should be? I want to ask the Nut. but I don't see her til may so I thought someone here may have already asked thier Nut. I am trying to set up myfitnesspal so that I can try to track my nutritional goals. Thank you :rolleyes:

I am a June, 2013 RNY patient, so I have been doing this for a few months now. I use MyFitnessPal.com religiously. I have mine set so 40% come from Protein, 30% from fat an 30% carbs. It has been working for me. Good luck!

Carol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a question. Does anyone know what our carbohydrate intake should be? I want to ask the Nut. but I don't see her til may so I thought someone here may have already asked thier Nut. I am trying to set up myfitnesspal so that I can try to track my nutritional goals. Thank you :rolleyes:

I am a June, 2013 RNY patient, so I have been doing this for a few months now. I use MyFitnessPal.com religiously. I have mine set so 40% come from Protein, 30% from fat an 30% carbs. It has been working for me. Good luck!

Carol

Thank you Carol....I will set mine this way also :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Liz R

      Trying to update my ticker - I'm down 100 pounds!! 
      · 1 reply
      1. Alisa_S

        I don't know how to update the ticker, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    • Alisa_S

      I joined BariatricPal in 2008 & I FINALLY made the descision to have WLS!! I'm so excited & not sure what I need to do to get the ball rolling, but I made an appointment with my PCP for 7/19. It's a start I guess.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Elnaz

      Losing weight is my dream
      · 1 reply
      1. Alisa_S

        I've been dreaming about it for 30 years or so. It's time to make it happen!

    • OhMyGawdItzKla

      I joined yesterday when I was struggling with this preop diet... 
      It typically comes and goes, the hard times and easier times. I'm on day 6 of 14  shakes, water, sf Popsicles and jello. And I might actually be losing my mind. But, oh dear lord has the fear set in. Not about the surgery itself, but life afterwards. If I feel this crappy on the preop diet, am I going to feel like this forever after? 
      I know most of the answers are no, not forever. It might be worse after for a while, then get better. I know it's a more of a mental challenge than physical after the first couple weeks of healing. I get all of that. But I'm starting to feel scared about losing myself afterwards. 
      It might be my hormones or desire to chew something salty talking.. It may go away soon or tomorrow.. I can hope, anyway. But right now.. The fear is real. 
       
      And this liquid diet can bite me. 
      · 2 replies
      1. NickelChip

        Fear is normal, but if it makes you feel any better, I'm 4.5 months post-op and the pre-op diet was by far the hardest part of the whole process. There will be challenges and a lot of new things to learn, but I can honestly say at this point I feel so much more "back to normal" and was even able to go on a week-long vacation with my kids without stressing over it. It's so worthwhile.

      2. OhMyGawdItzKla

        @NickelChip This actually does make me feel better! Thank you so much! After the onslaught of Covid, we've all had to deal with a "new normal", so I know it's possible. It's just the fear and frustration in this moment that makes me question if I can find another "new normal" afterwards. The thought of just a few more months seems daunting some times, but I really do appreciate input and real experience. I'll use that to get me through for a few more hours! LOL. Thank you so much! And I'm glad everything is going so well for you! ❤️

    • mamabear30106

      I started my 10 day pre op diet yesterday I need flavor!! I'm not big on the chocolate protein shakes so I just got to use up what I have was thinking about freezing it to make it like a ice cream so its something I can chew a little. Idk this is hard but I know I can do it just need to find new things to try 
      · 1 reply
      1. JennyBeez

        You can try. I've read other people have had good results with protein-shake popsicles, etc. My personal experience with it? Sucked.

        I tried making 'fudgesicles' with a couple different flavors of a premade shake, as well as a protein powder I blended myself and all of them came out revolting? The powder ones, all the protein sunk to the middle; the premade shakes, the popsicle had a disgusting texture and the protein seemed to leave a weird fluffy film on the outside? I couldn't stomach it.

        Maybe look into flavoring additives? I was able to have sugar-free coffee /soda syrup flavorings, sugar-free drink flavorings and baking additives like almond, rum or pepperment extract. The extracts helped me the most as they added no extra sweetener.

        On the other hand, if you can get your hands on an unflavored/unsweetened protein powder, the syrup flavorings are perfect. I love to use Boost "Just Protein" (which is unflavored) with milk and a Chai-flavored sugarfree syrup.

        Good luck!

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×