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

May Surgeries - check in!



Recommended Posts

Hi all, 1 month post surgery today, I've lost 40 lbs overall , 20 since surgery. I've been experiencing the dreaded 3 week stall, its frustrating but not unexpected with all the forums about it out there. I started riding my bike again, I don't like walking and started a at home exercise regime. Doing yard work is my best exercise! I'm trying to get more than 600 calories a day, it's tough when I'm not hungry, I've been focusing on getting Protein. I don't miss my Diet Dr. Pepper habit, which i thought would be the hardest part. food selection hasn't been too bad, I do like the ricotta bake, I add shrimp and mushrooms. sugar free Jello for Snacks and tons of yogurt. I can start regular foods next week but I don't expect I'll be getting too adventurous until I get further out. . I've had a few colleagues ask me if I've lost weight as my face they see on Teams calls is much thinner, I've told a few and not ashamed by it. We booked a trip to Nassau, Bahamas next month and I look forward to not being the beached whale. Hope you all the best, John..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 6/9/2021 at 7:56 AM, JDLane said:

I'm 4 weeks out today and I had a rough day yesterday. I was exhausted when I woke up in the morning. Had no desire to eat or drink and generally felt crappy. At some point in the late afternoon I took two bigger sips of Water and then immediately vomited. It burned like heck, my throat was burning for probably 2 hours afterwards even with drinking more and trying to wash it away.

I'm fairly certain I did not drink enough the day before so I woke up feeling crappy and then continued to not drink well for the first half of the day. I focused on fluids over eating in the afternoon and I feel better today. So I do not recommend even slight dehydration, no fun.

Ugh, I just went through something similar this week. Feeling better today, but it was a rough night/day before. It is definitely a learning curve, living with this small pouch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 6/9/2021 at 9:29 PM, SoulGardener said:

I had surgery May 5th; have lost 17 pounds. However, for the last week I’ve had diverticulitis. Maybe it’s the antibiotics, but I am so weak. All I want to do is sleep. This isn’t good… I contacted the clinic. They said it’s because I am not getting enough Protein and calories. They never told me the number of calories to be consumed each day. I’ve been getting 500. They said I need to double that but only eat 3 meals/day. food stays a long time in my pouch, and so far I haven’t been able to eat much at a time. With what they want me to eat, along with the tiny portions only three times a day…. it doesn’t make much sense to me how I will get in 1,000. Anyone else run into this?

I don't understand how they think you can get that many calories in in 3 meals a day. I am still not able to get that many calories throughout the day either, and I am still drinking 1-2 Protein Shakes a day just to get enough Protein. I'm so sorry you've had such a bad time this past week. Diverticulitis is the worst!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 month update: I lost 34.5 total (since 5/1) and 23.5 since surgery (5/11). I feel great, try to walk about 2 miles a day and do a lot of work around the house, including gardening. I found I can eat almost anything, as long as at each meal I eat 2 oz or less (definitely have to scale everything). I end up eating about 5 meals a day, and I am able to get the 80 grams of Protein as I focus a lot on fish. I've adventured to try (in small bite-sized quantities) other things: ground meat/burger (without bun, of course), 1 rib (that was not too great --it's a bit too fatty). Have not really tried raw foods yet, except tomatoes. Have definitely noticed that need to keep drinking to be hydrated. There are some days where I am not as careful and then I need to take 3-4 hours to rehydrate, including my body waking me up during the night to go get Water. I am not hungry and it's great! (I used to be sooo hungry before, all the time!) I wonder whether people who never gained weight always have felt like I feel now (with no hunger..): It is very liberating, to be honest, to not have that thing in your stomach and head tell you that you're hungry. Thank you for listening! Hope everyone else is doing well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds great! Glad to hear you're doing well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all. Just found this forum and I'm excited to read other people's experiences. I'm coming up on 1 month post surgery. May 18th was my sleeve. I'm currently down about 33 lbs since surgery. My doctor has me eating fish, turkey and cooked vegetables. Amazingly, I've never once vomited after eating and my reflux has been pretty non-existent. The one thing I've found frustrating is getting tired pretty quickly while exercising or doing yard work. Things I used to do before without a problem are really tiring me out. I guess I just have to remember my body is adjusting to the much lower calorie intake, which means less energy for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started my puree phase on Thursday and have tried mashed tuna, soft scrambled eggs, ricotta bake, and a little bit of mashed sweet potatoes so far. I haven't really haven't had too much issues with pain. I try to make sure the food is really blended well. Just of coupleof instances of going a little too fast which I understanding pacing is a learning curve. The one thing I am experiencing after eating is this constant feeling of needing to burp but I really can't. Was wondering if anyone else is going through this? Is it just my stomach adjusting to real food again or something else? It last for about an hour or so after eating and then I can finally burp a few times and it feels better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

22 minutes ago, dwells6192 said:

I started my puree phase on Thursday and have tried mashed tuna, soft scrambled eggs, ricotta bake, and a little bit of mashed sweet potatoes so far. I haven't really haven't had too much issues with pain. I try to make sure the food is really blended well. Just of coupleof instances of going a little too fast which I understanding pacing is a learning curve. The one thing I am experiencing after eating is this constant feeling of needing to burp but I really can't. Was wondering if anyone else is going through this? Is it just my stomach adjusting to real food again or something else? It last for about an hour or so after eating and then I can finally burp a few times and it feels better.

I’ve definitely had the burping issue. I think it’s because sometimes I am trying to finish the whole 1/4 cup of food and it’s just too much at that time. My dietitian said it can be a sign I’m just full. Or maybe it’s just because I’m always talking and inhaling too much while I eat 🤷🏽‍♀️ I’m just glad to hear I’m not the only burper out there 😆

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am so looking forward to purée. 3 more days of full fluids to go. dinner is currently half a Premier Protein & Tomato Soup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ahhhh! 2 days in to puréed stage…. I’m cutting up a rotisserie chicken for my kids and I just couldn’t resist…. a nibbled on two pretty decent size pieces of the chicken skin! I did chew it thoroughly (I wanted to have that taste in my mouth forever 😆). Didn’t feel sick or anything afterwards but when I looked it up my God the Protein is at least high but the fat is thru the roof. I caved! This soon! I had to confess. I drank a ton of Water afterwards and just made my last meal of the day a little bit of Soup with Protein Powder added. Ugh I’m disappointed in myself 😔. I won’t go off the rails or anything I just needed to have a taste 😔 any encouraging words??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Everyone 👋,

I had my surgery on the 24th, I have lost 16lbs in total so far and 1.3lbs last week. However, I am up 1.5lbs since yesterday 😔. I am getting 50-55oz of Water and do 2 Protein Shakes a day each one of them is 30gms of Protein, regular bowl movement. I am suppose to start soft foods today but, I fear I won't lose any weight if start eating anything at all. What am I doing wrong? The weigh in has me in tears this morning 😔. Any suggestions on what I can do to help lose weight 😢

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 06/14/2021 at 08:56, Fatfit said:



Hi Everyone 👋,




I had my surgery on the 24th, I have lost 16lbs in total so far and 1.3lbs last week. However, I am up 1.5lbs since yesterday 😔. I am getting 50-55oz of Water and do 2 Protein Shakes a day each one of them is 30gms of Protein, regular bowl movement. I am suppose to start soft foods today but, I fear I won't lose any weight if start eating anything at all. What am I doing wrong? The weigh in has me in tears this morning 😔. Any suggestions on what I can do to help lose weight 😢


Three week stall, look it up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My doctor's PA made me promise not to weigh until the 5week post op visit. She said otherwise I would break my own heart because weight fluctuates after surgery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had surgery the 24th also, I too have only lost 16 lbs. I totally agree with It being the 3 week stall. Follow the program. It will work out! ☺️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is 16 the magic number? 😂 I am two weeks post-op today and down 16. Most of that was the first week. My surgeon gave the lecture on it doesn’t happen overnight. You will have stalls. It’s a 12-18 month process.

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

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Tunchi71

      3 months later and down 60 lbs......is that good?
      · 1 reply
      1. Tunchi71

        I ended up having the surgery on March 1st.

    • spatty

      June 17th is almost here. Picked up everything I need for my after surgery needs. After work will go home and finish packing a light overnight bag to make sure I don't forget anything. And the final countdown begins. Not nervous at all just looking forward to the call for my arrival time. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Fredeique2020  »  Catherinetheokay

      I am 19 days post op and I am still struggling to drink the fluids. I am not even able to drink the protein shakes their now nasty to me , I tried the protein bars & it didn’t end well. I have chest pains & I can barely eat. I am weak & my mouth is always dry, and feeling nauseous. Can anyone provide any advise. At least I doing the vitamins. Recently my chest & stomach have a burning sensation. 
      · 2 replies
      1. SamanthaC12

        I had a very difficult time finding protein shakes that tasted okay and didn't make me sick. I ended up drinking FairLife Core Power protein shakes. I love the chocolate (tastes like chocolate milk to me). I like to blend it with some ice and PB2 powder (or real PB) to give the smoothie consistency. I also found that if I put Panera's Turkey Vegetable soup through the blender, I could eat it. I survived off those two things. My chest pains were from the gas, which was incredibly bad and took so much longer than I expected to resolve. I'd definitely stay away from bars or anything solid until you've conquered liquids. I'd love to tell you the dry mouth will get better soon, but it didn't for me for a very long time (months). The plus to that was that I drank a ton of water. The good new is I suspect you are close to the light at the end of the tunnel on this first and hardest part of the journey. It gets SO much easier after this part.

      2. Iluvbats

        I am 2 days post-op and really struggling with everything. My depression isn't helping any. I couldn't even finish one shake today and swallowing meds is just excruciating.

    • Crystalmoon

      I am a week post op and I honestly feel like crap! I keep feeling so nauseous and I can’t get my self to drink a good amount of water. I honestly feel very regretful today. When does it get better? 
      · 2 replies
      1. adventuremomof4

        By the third week you will feel some relief. Don't push yourself too much with quantity that first week. I just made sure to keep sipping and walking which helped me feel better.

      2. Iluvbats

        I hear you. This has been the hardest day for me so far (2 days post-op).

    • Crystalmoon

      I honestly haven’t weighed myself since surgery, looking forward to doing it! 
      · 1 reply
      1. AAJamesdycle

        Im happy 6251

  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×