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Hello all!

So I’m 10 days post op, vertical sleeve (5-16-19) and I don’t know how much weight I should be losing per day. I freaked out yesterday because my scale went up. I was 352 to 359 but I really am not eating much. I’m drinking a lot of Water but as for pureed foods, I’m having about an oz of ground chicken with a tbsp of chunky salsa (without added sugar) or 1/4 oz of refried Beans as a snack plus the Protein Shakes around my 5th snack. Today I weighed myself and I’m back to 353 but I have to admit, I’m going through it! I’m freaking out afraid that I’m failing at this! I also don’t have much support. My husband doesn’t want to hear my whining, and I can’t talk to my friends because they aren’t obese. I’m feeling all the emotions now. Also, I’m not really feeling full. I just stop eating the moment I feel gassy, and wondering if that’s normal. Not to mention, my BM is odd, I’ve used the bathroom just twice this week. TMI. I’m sorry. I hope I’m not the only one experiencing this! I hope it gets better as the time goes and I do see this weight come off. The pain and the emotional adjusting has to be worth it. Sigh :’(. And yes, I’m feeling a bit depressed. I’m just faking it as much as I can. I’m such a social person and life is around food and it no longer is. Plus mg bday is on Wednesday and I already know I’ll be alone and bored af cause I don’t know what to do without food!!! Sorry for the rant. Thank you for reading! Xoxo

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I can totally relate to this. I am sometimes obsessed with my weight and the scale and it plays those little games of going up and down 2 pounds without rhyme or reason. Just hang in there and eat your 6- ox of Protein a day and get in your 64 oz of Water and stay away from carbs and you'll be fine.

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If you are following your team's plan for you for food amounts and stages you'll be just fine. I gained weight, 10 pounds, from the IVs in the hospital, so it took me a week to lose the Water weight. At 10 days out I was still on Protein Shakes only, no food, so I don't know about that. I would measure and weigh everything, and only eat the amount you're allowed to eat. Good luck.

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2 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

I can totally relate to this. I am sometimes obsessed with my weight and the scale and it plays those little games of going up and down 2 pounds without rhyme or reason. Just hang in there and eat your 6- ox of Protein a day and get in your 64 oz of Water and stay away from carbs and you'll be fine.

Thank you! I’m def staying away from carbs. I’m afraid of them right now. I’m glad I can tolerate eggs and chicken so that’s my Protein as well as these gross Protein Shakes lol.

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all those things you mentioned are normal - weight gain due to IVs in the hospital, constipation, etc - normal. Just stick to the eating plan your clinic gave you and you WILL lose weight. The only way you'll fail is if you don't follow the plan.

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4 hours ago, Tiffany L. said:

Hello all!

So I’m 10 days post op, vertical sleeve (5-16-19) and I don’t know how much weight I should be losing per day. I freaked out yesterday because my scale went up. I was 352 to 359 but I really am not eating much. I’m drinking a lot of Water but as for pureed foods, I’m having about an oz of ground chicken with a tbsp of chunky salsa (without added sugar) or 1/4 oz of refried Beans as a snack plus the Protein Shakes around my 5th snack. Today I weighed myself and I’m back to 353 but I have to admit, I’m going through it! I’m freaking out afraid that I’m failing at this! I also don’t have much support. My husband doesn’t want to hear my whining, and I can’t talk to my friends because they aren’t obese. I’m feeling all the emotions now. Also, I’m not really feeling full. I just stop eating the moment I feel gassy, and wondering if that’s normal. Not to mention, my BM is odd, I’ve used the bathroom just twice this week. TMI. I’m sorry. I hope I’m not the only one experiencing this! I hope it gets better as the time goes and I do see this weight come off. The pain and the emotional adjusting has to be worth it. Sigh :’(. And yes, I’m feeling a bit depressed. I’m just faking it as much as I can. I’m such a social person and life is around food and it no longer is. Plus mg bday is on Wednesday and I already know I’ll be alone and bored af cause I don’t know what to do without food!!! Sorry for the rant. Thank you for reading! Xoxo

You can talk with us anytime for support.

This is a big adjustment. All you described is normal. You also have some hormones release as you lose weight. Expect to feel emotional for a while. We all lose at different rates. Concentrate on the fact you are losing weight not the rate. You are not failing at this. Trust the process. The goal is healthy.

First stages of foods are not fun. Many of us have hunger at this point. You will feel a better sensation of full as your diet progresses. It’s easier to be social around food at real food stage. Have realistic expectations. Give yourself time to heal.

Your B Day is Wednesday! Wow this is a perfect time to Celebrate the start of weight loss. Think about where your weight will be on your next birthday/ first year sleeve anniversary.

Here is my B day gift – It’s a virtual weight loss simulator. (not 100% accurate)

https://modelmydiet.com/

https://modelmydiet.com/

plan your next birthday, how do you want to celebrate it? On Wednesday, Search online and pinterest a hot dress and party ideas.

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Hi Tiffany, I can understand your feelings. My surgery was on the the 14th and I have gone through feeling as if I made a huge mistake to wondering if I am going to be successful to wondering why I am still feeling hungry when following my plan. During my first appointment, I mentioned these feelings to the nurse practitioner and she stated those feelings are perfectly normal. As far as food and feeling hungry, I was advised that once I start on soft foods (this week), I will notice a vast difference between the liquid and puréed periods. This is is where the will work and willpower begins.

I am still feeling apprehensive but let’s just take each day and process one step at a time. And if it makes sense, maybe step away from the scale for a couple of weeks until the liquid-soft food phase has passed.

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