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Hi all,

I am 6 weeks post op and have lost 25 pounds. I find I have very low energy by mid morning and this lasts until around 4 pm. I am taking my Vitamins and Iron religiously, eating the right foods and making sure I have my required Protein. I think I may be losing too fast, considering I am a low BMI (33) when I started. I wanted to start back at the gym by week 6 but all I want to do right now is curl up in bed and sleep. Has anyone else gone through this?

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You are still pretty recently post-op. You may feel better, but your body is still working to heal on less resources.

Be patient with yourself. Do what you can, don't do what you can't. It will get better.

Good luck,

Tek

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I think it took a couple of months before my energy returned -

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I took 2 naps a day for the first month, then 1 nap a day for the next month or so! Give it a little more time. Good luck!!

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

I think it took a couple of months before my energy returned -

Thank you, I needed to see this.

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2 minutes ago, ChubRub said:

I took 2 naps a day for the first month, then 1 nap a day for the next month or so! Give it a little more time. Good luck!!

Thank you. I was worried I was doing something wrong.

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Your body will tell you what it needs. You just have to listen to it.

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On 10/7/2020 at 6:43 AM, Loriey said:

Hi all,

I am 6 weeks post op and have lost 25 pounds. I find I have very low energy by mid morning and this lasts until around 4 pm. I am taking my Vitamins and Iron religiously, eating the right foods and making sure I have my required Protein. I think I may be losing too fast, considering I am a low BMI (33) when I started. I wanted to start back at the gym by week 6 but all I want to do right now is curl up in bed and sleep. Has anyone else gone through this?

This week I am 3 months since surgery and still have some days with low energy. I spoke with one of the nurse case managers this week, she called for a check in. I told her about it and she said it is exactly what everyone here said. The body is still healing and not a lot of food intake will take our bodies sometimes a while to adjust to. Some people take longer. I am fine with this as I am very pleased with the loss of weight.

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On 10/10/2020 at 11:45 AM, KarmaNina said:

This week I am 3 months since surgery and still have some days with low energy. I spoke with one of the nurse case managers this week, she called for a check in. I told her about it and she said it is exactly what everyone here said. The body is still healing and not a lot of food intake will take our bodies sometimes a while to adjust to. Some people take longer. I am fine with this as I am very pleased with the loss of weight.

Thank you for responding. I'm glad you checked with your nurse. I was going to d that too.

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On 1/4/2021 at 2:20 PM, OAGBPal said:

Another MGB'er here; I'm in Week 5 and fatigue has truly set in. I'm powering through to get my walks, and I'm obviously staying with the program and all, but man, I'm tired. I hope it clears.

How are you now?

Sorry, for the late reply. I am now 4.5 months after surgery and everything has fallen into place. Tons of energy, still losing weight. I'm 11 lbs from my goal weight. I have started back at the gym a couple of months ago, and now that we are on COVID lockdown, I am working out at home. I have so much energy that I can't help but exercise. Things are great! I hope things will as smooth for you as they did for me.

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On 1/4/2021 at 2:20 PM, OAGBPal said:

Another MGB'er here; I'm in Week 5 and fatigue has truly set in. I'm powering through to get my walks, and I'm obviously staying with the program and all, but man, I'm tired. I hope it clears.

How are you now?

I also had the MGB 2 months and 1 week ago! I find mornings difficult...but once I am up, I am raring to go!

I think the low carb thing does it also. There is such a thing of Keto flu....where you are exhausted. So body healing, new way of eating, exercise....we will be tired! But then it switches and you will have energy.

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On 1/15/2021 at 7:58 AM, Loriey said:

Sorry, for the late reply. I am now 4.5 months after surgery and everything has fallen into place. Tons of energy, still losing weight. I'm 11 lbs from my goal weight. I have started back at the gym a couple of months ago, and now that we are on COVID lockdown, I am working out at home. I have so much energy that I can't help but exercise. Things are great! I hope things will as smooth for you as they did for me.

Hi Lori - you are on the home stretch! 8 pounds to go! Amazing! Are you finding any loose skin? Has it been pretty easy for you?

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On 1/29/2021 at 11:59 AM, TrueNorth1 said:

Hi Lori - you are on the home stretch! 8 pounds to go! Amazing! Are you finding any loose skin? Has it been pretty easy for you?

Yes. the homestretch. I can't believe were I am. I haven't been this small since my early teens. Oh yes, because of the quick weight loss and my age, I definitely have loose skin. But I am working out and trying my hardest to fix this. I know it won't completely tighten up but I'm ok with that. I find it has been easy, mind you I also work to lose weight. I don't leave it up to the surgery. I work out 5 times per week, drink lots of Water and really watch my intake. If you use the surgery as a helpful tool, you'll be successful.

How are you making out? Are you feeling better?

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25 minutes ago, Loriey said:

Yes. the homestretch. I can't believe were I am. I haven't been this small since my early teens. Oh yes, because of the quick weight loss and my age, I definitely have loose skin. But I am working out and trying my hardest to fix this. I know it won't completely tighten up but I'm ok with that. I find it has been easy, mind you I also work to lose weight. I don't leave it up to the surgery. I work out 5 times per week, drink lots of Water and really watch my intake. If you use the surgery as a helpful tool, you'll be successful.

How are you making out? Are you feeling better?

Hi Lori - so happy for you!!
yes, I am the same as you. I’m down to 154 and hoping to be 145 end of March and 130 for end of June. I’m also walking 13,000 to 20,000 steps a day and now doing weights at home. I can’t wait for gyms to reopen for variety. I also am careful of what I am eating and portion. eating very healthy. But will treat myself to something every now and then. But it’s small amounts. I still haven’t had pizza or bread. It has been effort on my part for sure. I’m the lowest I have been in 10 years! Lower than the band. I always wanted to be back to 130-135 but couldn’t get that last 20 off. So I think it’s going to happen with the MGB! Can’t believe it. And what a perfect time we did so. Once things open up I’ll be where I want to be. So very happy!

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On 2/12/2021 at 9:50 AM, TrueNorth1 said:

Hi Lori - so happy for you!!
yes, I am the same as you. I’m down to 154 and hoping to be 145 end of March and 130 for end of June. I’m also walking 13,000 to 20,000 steps a day and now doing weights at home. I can’t wait for gyms to reopen for variety. I also am careful of what I am eating and portion. eating very healthy. But will treat myself to something every now and then. But it’s small amounts. I still haven’t had pizza or bread. It has been effort on my part for sure. I’m the lowest I have been in 10 years! Lower than the band. I always wanted to be back to 130-135 but couldn’t get that last 20 off. So I think it’s going to happen with the MGB! Can’t believe it. And what a perfect time we did so. Once things open up I’ll be where I want to be. So very happy!

Wow, you are doing so great. Congratulations. This MGB was a life changer for me. Absolutely happy with my decision. Keep up the great work, I'm sure you'll hit your goal weight.

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