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Surgery date 07/13/20
Hw: 295
Weight day of Surgery: 280
Cw: 266

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I had my surgery on July 17, and was 178 day of surgery, and am 165 today; 13 pounds in 16 days :) woot woot!! fingers crossed I can keep it up, but I know it will slow down soon as I am a lower BMI. For folks who are having trouble losing weight after surgery, you may want to look into thryoid function & hormone issues with an MD or naturopath. I have hashimoto's & take thyroid meds, which I think may be helping with my weight loss, and also am using a testosterone cream to help with muscle preservation & metabolic rate during this very low calorie phase. good luck to all!! :) :)

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Going to have some fun had mine July 18 - Hit goal 12/27/1966 Lost 155 pounds

So next year this time you will be so impressed and happy you will pass it on like I am

Keep it up Fellow July ers!

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For all of you losing a bit more slowly, just keep on keeping on! For reference, I am almost 47 years old and 5’8” tall.


Gastric Bypass on 7/6/20

HW: 265

SW: 249

CW: 233; 16 pounds in about one month post op.

Feeling good. Clothes fitting better and some too loose. About 600 kcal/day. 55-75 G Protein per day. Excited to keep this going!

ps. I only lost about 5 pounds in the first two weeks. If you have a slow start, don’t worry. Just stick with the plan and keep going. 😊

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July surgery on my 3rd week out and been doing alright. Lost 14lbs since surgery. Been getting 90+ Protein, all Vitamins covered. I believe I need to walk more but after my 2 week visit they said do not walk more than 1500 steps and to rest more. Sure glad I did that s vsg surgery though. It is really helping me feel better about myself and I feel happy.

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Surgery was on 7/7, so I just hit the 4 week mark.

HW - 341

SW - 263.8

CW 238.4

Today was also the milestone of hitting 100 pounds lost. As far as my condition goes, the past 7-10 days have found me doing worse than I was previously. I've begun to have periodic dizzy spells that most commonly happen when I stand up, but also when I exert myself. As such, my exercise has not really been happening between the ongoing heat in the past week or so and this dizziness. Was worried I would see lower weight loss this week as a result, but am pleasantly surprised that I came up just shy of 5lbs.

The other issue is constipation. Right now, I'm having bowel movements every 3-4 days. What's worse is that when I have them, it's causing hemorrhoids that leave me in excruciating pain for the entire day afterwards. My doctor prescribed some Colace, but near as I can tell, it isn't helping.

I've also had nothing but terrible sleep the last couple of weeks, though this can partially be blamed on the fact that the two new CPAP masks that my provider will let me use are just terrible. They don't cover the mask that I prefer. It sucks.

I'm also STILL on just full liquids because that's what my doctor wants me on for as long as possible in order to maximize weight loss and avoid the slow down. This has been pretty damn awful, but I'm getting through it. Doctor wants me to do it for 8 weeks. I'm telling him at my follow-up with his next Monday that I'm done and ready to move on. He's getting 5 weeks from me.

Otherwise, I'm doing well. All but 1 incision is fully healed and that one is getting close. Just looking forward to being able to start transitioning into other food phases and start the slow path back to the new normal.

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Ok; I think it's Murphy's Law, or some way of the Universe telling you to slow the heck down😈 🛑 😈, but the day I posted my progress here, I hit my first stall, barely two weeks after surgery. The scale hasn't budged in 5 days now, even though I've been eating 500-800 calories per day 😫 nooooo!!!!!! 😖 I can't even exercise intensely yet, so I'm not sure what to do. I'm taking thyroid hormones, so I know that's not it, and I'm taking some hormone supplements to minimize muscle loss & try to support metabolism (test & DHEA). It may be Water retention from the testosterone, but I know that a lot of people go through this around the 3rd week. Guess I was just early 👎 I'm going to try the elliptical if I can get the energy today, and also add in some l-carnitine & try to drink more water 🤷‍♀️

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RNY- 7/16/20

HW: 319
SW: 277
CW: 259

The scale hasn’t budged much even though I’m following my plan. I have noticed that my clothes are getting a little looser though, so sometimes the scale can’t tell someone everything. Don’t get discouraged, everyone is different, and we will all get there when it’s time. I’ve also been able to resume hiking this past week. Averaging about 3 miles each trip out. I guess I’m not as worried, because I know how my body would stall during pre-op and then in a week or so I’d drop a stubborn 5 pounds. I’m a slow loser, but I’m going to keep at it. Good luck everyone!

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