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

HELLO JANUARY SLEEVERS!



Recommended Posts

I'm on day 2 of the liver shrinking diet. I lost 5.2 lbs in 1 day!!!!! We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Eating 2 Protein shakes, 1 fruit, yoghurt or ff cottage cheese and dinner of 4oz lean meat, green vegetables and 1/4 potatoes. I'm hungry but noticed if I delay eating to later in the day that helps.

2 days down and 11 days more to go!!

Starting weight 284

Current 277

Sleeve date 1/29

Edited by chavezmommy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm on day 2 of the liver shrinking diet. I lost 5.2 lbs in 1 day!!!!! We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Eating 2 Protein shakes, 1 fruit, yoghurt or ff cottage cheese and dinner of 4oz lean meat, green vegetables and 1/4 potatoes. I'm hungry but noticed if I delay eating to later in the day that helps.

2 days down and 11 days more to go!!

Starting weight 284

Current 277

Sleeve date 1/29

You're lucky, all I could have on my pre surgery diet was any liquid without sugar, one glass of juice orngatorade a day, as many sugar free Popsicles or no sugar added fudge pops, two cups of raw veggies and two small pieces of fruit or one cup canned fruit, broth, and three of either SF pudding or light yogurt. Hang in there, it'll get easier!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sleeve was 1/12 my biggest complaint is the incision where they took out my stomach. I was having trouble getting my liquids in so I started to use a straw ????. It's going a lot easier now..but holy cow be prepared when your bowels wake up. ????

Edited by cindyw41

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sleeve was 1/12 my biggest complaint is the incision where they took out my stomach. I was having trouble getting my liquids in so I started to use a straw ????. It's going a lot easier now..but holy cow be prepared when your bowels wake up. ????

I wish my bowels would! I have severe constipation it's the worst of my life I would rather be right out of surgery again than deal with this!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sleeve was 1/12 my biggest complaint is the incision where they took out my stomach. I was having trouble getting my liquids in so I started to use a straw ????. It's going a lot easier now..but holy cow be prepared when your bowels wake up. ????

how did you get your bowels to wake up? I'm 2 days post-op with no movement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sleeve was 1/12 my biggest complaint is the incision where they took out my stomach. I was having trouble getting my liquids in so I started to use a straw ????. It's going a lot easier now..but holy cow be prepared when your bowels wake up. ????

how did you get your bowels to wake up? I'm 2 days post-op with no movement.
My advice, start taking stool softeners.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had my surgery on Jan 5th. First four days were the hardest. Had pain and gas. I try to get 75 to 90 g of Protein by drinking Protein Drinks. Water is easier now always seem to be thirsty, I was 217 before surgery now I am 205. I don't want to loose too quickly to avoid the skin sagging issue. I am happy with the lost. I eat Greek yogurt, broth and mashed Beans not all in one day, but pretty much what I eat for the week. Not really hungry. Only can get 500 to 600 calories a day. I was size 16 now in 14. Feeling really good. Multi Vitamins, Iron, Biotin, d ,c and Calcium as well as B12.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sleeve was 1/12 my biggest complaint is the incision where they took out my stomach. I was having trouble getting my liquids in so I started to use a straw ????. It's going a lot easier now..but holy cow be prepared when your bowels wake up. ????

how did you get your bowels to wake up? I'm 2 days post-op with no movement.

I didn't do anything, to be honest there shouldn't be anything in there that should need softened. It was about 5 days post op that they woke up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When mine "woke up" it was so hard I ended up in ER to have the blockage extracted. It was day 4 post op and I tried everything at home. Fleet enimas, GoLytley etc. That's why I recommend stool softeners early on post op. I think the Norco and Iron are both constipating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I was on a cleanse prior to surgery to make sure there were no solids left in the bowel. Surprised they didn't have you do that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One week down on the pre-op diet, one to go! This time next Monday I'll be joining you all on the losers' bench, and I can't wait! I think I've reached the saturation point on researching, though. I'm finding myself worrying about things that I don't need to think about yet, like what I'm going to be able to eat on the cruise my husband and I are leaving for on April 1. One day at a time, I keep telling myself. By the time I get there, I'll know what I can and can't eat.

One question I do have is about supplements. My surgeon and nutritionist really haven't given me much guidance. Lots of encouragement (you can do this! you got this!) but not a lot of information. Surgeon just has me taking Bariatric Advantage Multivitamins. Is that enough? Should I be taking more, like maybe B12 and/or Probiotics?

Anyone else from CT on this thread?

Edited by LiMurr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@LiMurr

My surgeon said that I'll be on a Multi and Calcium/d for the rest of my life. They also suggested at B12 sub

By April you'll be back to regular eating. Just keep in tune with your body and stop eating when you're satisfied.

Edited by cindyw41

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone. I had my surgery Tuesday January 5th. Very excited to be here and to be on this journey.

Keep us updated how youre doing.

Thanks! I'm doing pretty well actually. Have had the gas a bit still but it seems to be making it's way out alright. I've been a bit emotional today but think that's all a very early part of this journey. I hope you are doing well!

Great. How emotional? regrets? excited?

I'm just ending the first week of preop liquid diet. All Liquids. Starting day 7 today

Hi hun, so very sorry it took me so long to reply to this. I'm kinda not that great with using forums and was trying to figure out how to find my notifications. I just found them..lol Anyway, I'm almost 2 weeks out now (tomorrow I'll be 2 weeks) and I am better every day. I have not been too emotional. Just kind of nervous I think was more the word. No regrets now and yes I am very very excited. Good luck to you!! Please let me know how you are doing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone. I had my surgery Tuesday January 5th. Very excited to be here and to be on this journey.

I was sleeved the 6th. I'm glad to find someone close to my date. How are you feeling? I feel like I didn't even have surgery by today.

Hi there! So sorry it took me a long time to reply. I am not really good at forums and couldn't figure out how to get my notifications until just a bit ago. LOL I'm feeling great and I'm 2 weeks out tomorrow. I actually will be able to start purees I believe. I have my nutrition class in the morning and will find out more about that. I hope you are feeling good and doing good!

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

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • allwet

      https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(19)30834-4
      this one is interesting but a tough slog to get thru
      this review is easier to understand
      https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/07/weight-loss-rage-proteins/594073/
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jobber

      Feel like it's time for a status update, I haven't been on here regularly in a while and I need to keep my mindset focused on my goals.
      I haven't weighed myself in ~ 3 weeks.  I think I'm becoming the opposite of "obsessive" about tracking my progress and it could cause me some issues.  The good thing is that there have still been quite a number of NSV's happening that is telling me that I'm still progressing without knowing what the scale says.
      First one is that a belt I bought about 5 weeks ago because all my other belts were too big is also on the last hole so I'll have to buy yet another belt again.  second, I bought new jeans about a month ago and I have a lot more slack in the waist than I did when I purchased them.  I also boarded a plane and had about 8 inches of slack in the belt.  Finally, I hit my goal last week of being able to ride go-carts with my kids.  The last time I tried about 4 years ago, I had to leave because I couldn't fit in the harness.  This was sweet victory and I showed those two how it was done on the race course!!  😈
      · 1 reply
      1. FluffyChix

        Congrats!!!

    • Krestel

      I just looked through all my old pants after my pre-op pants started getting to big. Keep in mind that I wear men's pants (usually cargos) because I am so tall 5'10"/5'11" ish. I also find that men's baggies tend to fit me better.
      I started out at a 44 in waist pant and quickly found that I was back down to my 42's. So even when thise got to be too big, I had to start pulling old clothes out of storage. After finding my 38's, I thought that these would not yet fit, but when I tried them on, they fit perfectly. I also found some older pants that now fit better than I remembered. What a relief! It's not like I can pop down to the store like I could do in the US and the styles here in Sweden are all skinnt jeans which I cant stand. I also found some 36's, but I'm not mentally ready to try those on yet. The biggest challenge will be buying women's clothing again. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • allwet

      slow and steady wins the race.  don't get discouraged and just keep at it. Let your sleeve do its job and try not to stress yourself out.
      hope you are all having a great summer and enjoying what your sleeve has given you.
      just got back from a wedding in OR. and man am i afraid to get on the scale  
      · 2 replies
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        Fascinating! Thank you!

      2. Krestel

        Great reminder about how fast you can lose weight. The mind games we play with ourselves are the worst.

    • TinaLeo  »  mombrown35

      I had ESG on July 1st down  15 lbs at weigh in July 11th
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×