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

December 2017 Gastric Bypass!



Recommended Posts

It has been 3 weeks since my bypass surgery. I lost about 40 pounds since the date of my surgery. I find it weird that after 3 week I'm barely hungry. I sometimes eat 1-2 per day. Today I ate a small bowl of about 3-4 oz of oatmeal and I ate about 80% then at night I had some Soup. I would like to know from others if they are going through the same thing as i am? Those who had the surgery more than 3 weeks ago did your get hungrier each week or it just stayed the same.

Also I'm looking at what I want to eat, has anyone tried eating cauliflower rice or quinoa? which one should I eat and which one states better? Do you think I should be able to eat it even though it only been 3 weeks since my surgery?

I'm not quite there weeks out yet, but I already have hunger. My doctor only wants me to eat Protein at this point, so no veggies yet.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! I'm amazed how good I feel, I did have a flare up of my Fibromyalgia this past Sunday I was feeling so good I forgot not to push myself. I'm feeling better now other than my arthritis. I go for my two weeks follow up this Thursday, I'm assuming my doctor will move me to the puree stage, I haven't had any issue with the shakes but I also have not experienced and hunger sensation. The smell of some food makes me want to have a bite, I was cooking bacon for my family and started crying, it was super weird but I was warned that may happen. Also good commercials advertising food bothers me a bit too. So far I've lost 20lbs since the day of my surgery.

I'm so glad things are going really well for you.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, real sight said:


What foods did you buy for purée? Please help I’m eating eggs. And still so weak. The Protein Shakes make me constipated, ThankU


I threw up a scrambled egg this morning. I can’t decide if I’m throwing up bc I’m eating too much or eating too fast. I know it’s not bc I’m not chewing enough.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/26/2017 at 7:22 PM, tankheadmommy said:


Lol...why am I not surprised!! Hey look, sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do. The good thing is, I know you take this process seriously and you won't put yourself in jeopardy. [emoji4]

Indeed my friend. How are doing?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Indeed my friend. How are doing?

I'm doing pretty good and feeling great. I went back to work 2 weeks after surgery and that is going pretty good. I have been able to ditched soft foods, so it is easier for me to recognize when I'm full. I started walking on the treadmill this week and it is going pretty well. I just need to make sure I don't overdo it, since I still have pain from my largest incision. I've been able to get in all my Water, Protein, and Vitamins without any issues. I'm losing very slow and holding onto a lot of Fluid. I think I need to get rid of the cheese and then I will start to see more of a lost. Overall, I am pleased!

How are you doing? I know you had an awesome start after surgery. I've been wondering how my surgery buddy is progressing.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/9/2018 at 12:42 PM, MissSimpson said:

I threw up a scrambled egg this morning. I can’t decide if I’m throwing up bc I’m eating too much or eating too fast. I know it’s not bc I’m not chewing enough.

I think it's the fast. I have been DRINKING too much too fast and getting some pain in my chest/pouch area. So I am learning how to take it slow. Most of us who were obese IN THE PAST (we are shrinking now! yay!) were used to gulping our food down pretty quickly without chewing much. It's kind of a stress reaction because may fat people feel judged if they slowly eat and savor every bite of their food. We must learn new habits, and we can!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/9/2018 at 10:48 AM, tankheadmommy said:

I think I have lost about 30-40 pounds since surgery, too. I'm really excited. Wait I was 360 a day or two before surgery and am now 333. So Almost 30 pounds. I hardly have any appetite and only eat about one Protein Shake a day, no solids for a few more days (will do cottage cheese as I love Breakstone's brand with the small curds and 2% fat.) I love it with salt and a little fresh ground pepper on top. It's very creamy and not slimy and lumpy like other brands of cottage cheese, BTW. It's the ONLY brand I will eat.

Edited by NatureLover888

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/9/2018 at 10:46 AM, tankheadmommy said:


I'm not quite there weeks out yet, but I already have hunger. My doctor only wants me to eat Protein at this point, so no veggies yet.

My doctor prescribed me 15 milligrams of Phentermine per day to help prevent me from getting hungry and cheating. I thought that was VERY considerate of him. I have only used it for 2-3 days now but it's insurance that I won't possibly damage my pouch by trying to eat soft solid foods before week 3. I am following my diet strictly.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, NatureLover888 said:

I think it's the fast. I have been DRINKING too much too fast and getting some pain in my chest/pouch area. So I am learning how to take it slow. Most of us who were obese IN THE PAST (we are shrinking now! yay!) were used to gulping our food down pretty quickly without chewing much. It's kind of a stress reaction because may fat people feel judged if they slowly eat and savor every bite of their food. We must learn new habits, and we can!

Doctor seemed to think it’s eating too fast, too. I’m taking it VERY slowly now and choosing extra soft foods. Doctor called it a “learning curve.”

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/9/2018 at 9:46 AM, tankheadmommy said:

Edited by Linz13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/8/2018 at 11:56 PM, Francisco82 said:

Edited by Linz13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/8/2018 at 11:56 PM, Francisco82 said:

It has been 3 weeks since my bypass surgery. I lost about 40 pounds since the date of my surgery. I find it weird that after 3 week I'm barely hungry. I sometimes eat 1-2 per day. Today I ate a small bowl of about 3-4 oz of oatmeal and I ate about 80% then at night I had some Soup. I would like to know from others if they are going through the same thing as i am? Those who had the surgery more than 3 weeks ago did your get hungrier each week or it just stayed the same.

Also I'm looking at what I want to eat, has anyone tried eating cauliflower rice or quinoa? which one should I eat and which one states better? Do you think I should be able to eat it even though it only been 3 weeks since my surgery?

I've had cauliflower rice, it went fine, I'm having the same issues with hunger as you, I'm 2 1/2 weeks out. My husband took me to eat for our anniversary last night I had broiled fish but I guess I ate too much, I ate 2 oz. of the fish and felt like I had to puke and had terrible indigestion. I took my Calcium tablet and my heart burn medication this morning and it came back. I'm hoping the feeling goes away soon. I feel like if I threw up it would make me better but I know my insides are still healing and I'm afraid I might tear something possibly. I was cleared for soft food, high Protein anything that can be cut easily with a plastic fork so I know it wasn't from eating something too hard. I am so uncomfortable now though. I'm hoping I don't get dehydrated today. 😕

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/8/2018 at 11:56 PM, Francisco82 said:

Edited by Linz13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/12/2018 at 7:38 PM, MissSimpson said:

Doctor seemed to think it’s eating too fast, too. I’m taking it VERY slowly now and choosing extra soft foods. Doctor called it a “learning curve.”

I'm having the chest pain too, how long does it take to go away! I ate dinner too fast last night I'm assuming. I'm going to have to eat by myself for awhile, I feel bad when it seems like people are waiting on me to finish eating. I'm fine when I've eaten by myself. I'm so glad I got on here this morning and saw the posts, I thought I seriously hurt myself or something.

Edited by Linz13
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone it been 6 days since my surgery think God I have not had much pain. Only when I get up and down, not to much hunger I no I have to eat to keep myself well and not get dehydrated. So for so good praise be to God. Start weight 247 BFS 218 now 213. Happy with what I am losing


Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320A using BariatricPal mobile app

  • Like 2

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

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Mattymatt

      Getting back to work has been really good for me! I am so busy I hardly have time to think about food or eat much and the scale and pants really show. I am either going to need a smaller belt or new jeans. A new belt is cheaper so I'll try this first. My tee shirts hang on me now.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Izzy Bizzy

      Im 4 weeks out now and i still get dizzy a lot, i will be doing the most minimalistic things and suddenly have this rush come over me where i feel week and dizzy. Usually not while I'm working out tho. It will happen on the way home from the gym, or in the shower after the gym. It kind of is just annoying at this point... but I'm down 38 pounds from the hospital and i continue to lose weight every day, weather it be .1 pound or 5 pounds in a day progress is progress. It has also been tough because it is summer and it is the summer before my senior year, i want to be out with my friends and go to parties that they are having but for the first two weeks i was kept at my parents side and they only let me go to a birthday party last week for the first time, i feel like i haven't seen my friends as much as I'm used to in the summer, and it kinda sucks, but at the end of the day it was my choice and i hope i made the right one. Im type excited to go back to band camp physically ready, and mentally motivated to push my self more than before. Im excited to do the 3 laps around the band field and not be 5 minutes behind everyone else. I am excited to lose more weight before band starts and i can wear my new boujee workout gear. I am excited to see if anybody notices my weight loss and if it affects my social life once school starts. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Izzy Bizzy

      Everyday is a struggle but I'm getting there...  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Tierra T Tij

      My Body Image Issues:
      07/20/18 Friday
      I am writing this because it seems like no matter how hard I do love myself and have confidence it's like it's hard to believe the words I say and also my old eating disorder/OCD mind tends to take over sometimes and before I know it I'm counting EVERY food that I eat and feeling very fat/freaking out. I'm trying to do my affirmations everyday and fix myself up nice to make myself feel better but it seems like nothing makes me feel better and I go back to either these bad thoughts or I want to self harm to heal myself or randomly yell at people. I get no stress release from my frustrations thus I become even more OCD spend and have other  bad addictions besides OCD'ing on the food I eat like overly exercise until my feet really blister or hurt or over spend on items I think I need to feel a void. I'm tired of putting myself through the ringer but it feels like nothing is never ever enough for me and I'm always searching for answers in the wrong places.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ConnieCoops

      Summer heat has been debilitating to taking frequent walks. My future success depends on amping up exercise. So happy to see others achieving remarkable weight loss
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×