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Tuesday was my 6 week mark. The weight is coming off slowly and I am so happy with the progress. I’m working out but not overly ambitious.
I’m having trouble with my energy level. I tire very easily. I want to nap most days by noon. I am so exhausted by the end of the day, it’s hard to move.
I’m also weak. My body is hypersensitive right now to pain. It’s making me insane. I had 4 immunizations on Tuesday. The arm with the flu and tetanus woke me up with pain. The muscles tightened all the way to my neck. Just ridiculous.
im getting 50 grams of Protein a day. I’m only consuming Protein Drinks and Water at this point. I had a dairy issue last week which left me super sensitive to swallowing solid food so I’m just avoiding it.
I’m very happy I had this surgery. Stress and menopause were terrible on my body. I weighed 155 this morning so this is working. I just need some energy.
Any ideas what I can do to increase my energy level?

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Honestly, food. You need to get more food in you. Something muschy. Try mashed potatoes, Soups, something that will give you energy. With your weight being so low already, drinking only shakes and Water at this stage is too little.

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Muscle Milk makes a non dairy (ready made low cal high protein) shake thats worth a try

Besides that electrolytes, Vitamins and rest

Good Luck 💙

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You need to up your Protein hon. Exhaustion at this time is normal, but you do need to eat more and advance your diet as you tolerate. Try going to mushies or even thicker cream Soups. Blended veggie soups work great at this time of year. ((hugs)) I wouldn't bother working out until you can get your diet and sleep taken care of. They are way more important to long term health. And if exhaustion continues, see the doc. They need to do blood work to see if you are low in anything.

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4 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

You need to up your Protein hon. Exhaustion at this time is normal, but you do need to eat more and advance your diet as you tolerate. Try going to mushies or even thicker cream Soups. Blended veggie Soups work great at this time of year. ((hugs)) I wouldn't bother working out until you can get your diet and sleep taken care of. They are way more important to long term health. And if exhaustion continues, see the doc. They need to do blood work to see if you are low in anything.

I had blood work done on Tuesday and everything was great. My doctor is pushing the exercise. She thinks I’m not doing enough. . I weigh 10 pounds more than I did last year and I don’t have much endurance. Yoga, stretching, elliptical(I am on it as soon as I wake up), walking 10 miles a day, and gym 4 times a week. She is also 30 years younger and really doesn’t understand menopause.
I will try some more soups and see if it helps. I’m so overly cautious after a bad yogurt reaction .
The doctor that did the sleeve talked about 400 calories a day with 50 grams Protein. Is that a typical goal?

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Here you go again = You are not balanced and draining yourself =

I have been there so has a ton of us, I agree with everyone above and Up it all if you can, I have the same issue with food it just does not work well, So i use a huge amounts of vitiamins and supplements. The supplements are the key they give me the energy and minerals for fuel. You are low on gas, so fill up quickly with fuel. If you have a nutra bullet make yourself some strong heavy smoothies, pack them full of minerals and fuel. You do that for 3 days and you will see a huge change in your body and feelings.

It is hard nobody is saying it is not but once you get balanced you will feel better

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5 minutes ago, Sandyyy said:

I weigh 10 pounds more than I did last year and I don’t have much endurance. Yoga, stretching, elliptical(I am on it as soon as I wake up), walking 10 miles a day, and gym 4 times a week.

Fu*k! I'm eighteen months and take in on average this week about 1000cals per day. I'd be exhausted too with that schedule! Do you really walk 10mi per day? Do you really go to the gym 4 days per week? Do you really do elliptical on top of that? Do you also do yoga and stretching and your doctor thinks you aren't DOING ENOUGH? For reals? That's total insanity!

You're getting in 500cals or less per day. I gotta call BS. No wonder your tired. The real question is, how are you not dead?

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57 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Fu*k! I'm eighteen months and take in on average this week about 1000cals per day. I'd be exhausted too with that schedule! Do you really walk 10mi per day? Do you really go to the gym 4 days per week? Do you really do elliptical on top of that? Do you also do yoga and stretching and your doctor thinks you aren't DOING ENOUGH? For reals? That's total insanity!

You're getting in 500cals or less per day. I gotta call BS. No wonder your tired. The real question is, how are you not dead?

For the exercise, I am getting the elliptical, walking and yoga in. But those I do at home with the tv on. The gym is harder, but I try. They have a really nice circuit that takes an hour and works the whole body.
10,000 calories. I’m kinda speechless. That is not what the surgeon mentioned. I just pulled out the handout and it says at 6 months 1200 calories per day or less. Looking at the handouts, he must tell everyone this limit.
I was active prior to surgery but gained so much weight the last 5 years. I would diet and lose a pound, then gain 2. It was terrible. My body morphed in ways that was difficult to handle. Everything like yard work, cleaning, skiing, biking, bringing groceries in, and just getting off the floor was so difficult.
My metabolism is very slow. I will increase food a little and see what happens

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1 hour ago, AJ Tylo said:

Here you go again = You are not balanced and draining yourself =

I have been there so has a ton of us, I agree with everyone above and Up it all if you can, I have the same issue with food it just does not work well, So i use a huge amounts of vitiamins and supplements. The supplements are the key they give me the energy and minerals for fuel. You are low on gas, so fill up quickly with fuel. If you have a nutra bullet make yourself some strong heavy smoothies, pack them full of minerals and fuel. You do that for 3 days and you will see a huge change in your body and feelings.

It is hard nobody is saying it is not but once you get balanced you will feel better

I’m doing lots of supplements. I’m still using Patches that I bought from surgeon because my stomach is sensitive. Maybe I need to review them and make sure I’m getting 100%.

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You're 6 weeks out. Personally my surgeons told me that's when fatigue would be at its worst. Plus you're not eating real food. I don't think its anything more than that. In a month or so you'll feel better, especially if you get some real food in you! Personally the fatigue hasn't really hit me past week 1 so I'm blessed and can't relate much.

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Try B12, either injection, nasal spray or sublingual. I feel absolutely wrecked if I am low on B12

Patches are not proven to work. Many surgeons specifically disallow them.

10,000 calories. I’m kinda speechless

@FluffyChix wrote 1,000 cals, not 10,000

BUT ....

Something though doesn't add up,

  • You had VSG at 178 lbs (29.6 BMI). Your Goal weight is 108, an 18 BMI, which is underweight.
  • You are only drinking Protein Shakes. 50 g of Protein. Assuming you are drinking PP or Muscle Milk, you're getting only about 300 cals
  • You are exercising to the extreme.

These are huge red flags for an eating disorder and/or body dysmorphia

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25 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

Try B12, either injection, nasal spray or sublingual. I feel absolutely wrecked if I am low on B12

Patches are not proven to work. Many surgeons specifically disallow them.

10,000 calories. I’m kinda speechless

@FluffyChix wrote 1,000 cals, not 10,000

BUT ....

Something though doesn't add up,

  • You had VSG at 178 lbs (29.6 BMI). Your Goal weight is 108, an 18 BMI, which is underweight.
  • You are only drinking Protein Shakes. 50 g of Protein. Assuming you are drinking PP or Muscle Milk, you're getting only about 300 cals
  • You are exercising to the extreme.

These are huge red flags for an eating disorder and/or body dysmorphia

The B12 shot is a great idea. I got the Patches from my surgeon. I never even looked to see how effective they are, I just assumed.
10,000 vs 1,000. My error. Reading on the treadmill. 1,000 makes much more sense.
178 is what I got to after a heavy eating week. It’s the highest ever and I stopped at several buffets in Vegas to hit that goal. My height fluctuates a bit and I think I gave them the lowest height. We played with the numbers to get to near 30. It was self pay so I didn’t have any hoops to go through.
I was happy at 115-120. That’s where I was for the bulk of my adult life. My doctor gave me the 108. He said at my age with bone and muscle, it’s the best weight. I mentioned it to an oncologist and he agreed.
My body issues were terrible as I gained weight. It affected everything. Such a terrible time. I never could turn it around. Some women are curvy and beautiful. Not me. I also got so lazy with personal care..sweats and a ponytail. Ughh. Even my shoes didn’t fit. I got a hair cut. Went and got my makeup updated.
I’m feeling so much better with the rolls disappearing.

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When do you see your team again? Labs? Let us know how it goes!

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I won’t see the surgical team again. Just following up with regular physician from this point.

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