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1 minute ago, Sue swapping over said:

Hi

does anyone find head hunger hard ……. I know I’m not hungry but all I can think of is bloody food. Grrrrrrr

yes!!! and all of the food commercials doesn’t help, especially when I know I can’t eat it lol

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I’m Aug 30th

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1 hour ago, Sue swapping over said:

Hi

does anyone find head hunger hard ……. I know I’m not hungry but all I can think of is bloody food. Grrrrrrr

My surgery was August 10th, and I’m on blended foods right now so I know what you mean. I feel like I crave food even though I’m not hungry. I am a week away from soft chopped and I am so excited. The ricotta bake did help me feel like I was eating more normal foods. Puréed Soups from Panera also helped. They say the head hunger gets better, and I hope so!! I think we’re in a weird stage where we can’t eat what we want, and we don’t see significant weight loss yet so we feel kind of stuck. You’ll do great, we just have to give it time! 🤞

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3 hours ago, Plsmi7th said:

My surgery was August 10th, and I’m on blended foods right now so I know what you mean. I feel like I crave food even though I’m not hungry. I am a week away from soft chopped and I am so excited. The ricotta bake did help me feel like I was eating more normal foods. Puréed Soups from Panera also helped. They say the head hunger gets better, and I hope so!! I think we’re in a weird stage where we can’t eat what we want, and we don’t see significant weight loss yet so we feel kind of stuck. You’ll do great, we just have to give it time! 🤞

My surgery was august 4th..within a few days I started with creamier Soups and I loved Panera soups the cream of broccoli and I would eat cream of chicken at home. Once I was at 12-13 days I started puréed foods..I eat hard boiled eggs like 1 is a full meal but omg it’s so good..I started with chicken and tuna and low fat string cheese- I make sure they’re chopped up very well and chew a lot and I’ve had no issues! Also I got mashed cauliflower and other veggies with seasonings (no butters or anything tho). It’s day 17 and overall I’ve lost 29 pounds- 14 before surgery and 15 since the 4th! Good luck! Lmk if you have any questions I can help with!

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So glad to hear all my August surgery peeps are doing well! I go in tomorrow morning at 5:30AM and am finding myself in my emotions today. Tons of worries and just the emotional toll of knowing I need to go to this extreme to lose weight. I keep telling myself my last 10-15 years have proven I need a tool to help me stay healthy and I know it's the right thing. It's like this unexpected last minute wave of shame and guilt. I hate the thought of putting anyone out and my husband will be bearing the brunt of this with extra childcare, chores, errands, etc.

I thought I could get through this without a therapist, but I am seeing now how that will be a helpful resource. I can only imagine the emotions that will come with this lifestyle change and the changes my body will be going through.

Trying to breathe, stay focused and look to the future today. Thanks for listening! I am so excited to continue to hear about all of your journeys! Best wishes to you all! ❤️

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I had mine August 16. Feeling pretty good. Had gas first few days. Lost 11 pounds since Monday. I too felt nervous. Kept thinking I-may cancel. So glad I had it done. No appetite after surgery. Drinking Gatorade zero. chicken Soup Protein Drinks. Jello. Smart Water. Good luck. You can do this for quality of life and longevity 🤗

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My surgery was this past Tuesday 8/17. Procedure went fine, extreme nausea following, bloating and gas for two days, generally uncomfortable for two more - now on day 5 I'm finally feeling more "normal" and getting my energy back.

My doctor has his patients begin the soft Protein diet immediately upon arrival home from the hospital on day 2, so I've been eating small 2-3oz portions of yogurt, hummus, ricotta, egg. Reading other posts here makes me feel very fortunate that the liquid diet didn't extend longer - 14 days pre-op was more than enough for me!

I shed 20lbs on the pre-op liquid diet and have lost 6 more since Tuesday, so I'm down 26lbs from my highest weigh-in, which is very motivating for me.

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7 hours ago, mamabear_2_2 said:

So glad to hear all my August surgery peeps are doing well! I go in tomorrow morning at 5:30AM and am finding myself in my emotions today. Tons of worries and just the emotional toll of knowing I need to go to this extreme to lose weight. I keep telling myself my last 10-15 years have proven I need a tool to help me stay healthy and I know it's the right thing. It's like this unexpected last minute wave of shame and guilt. I hate the thought of putting anyone out and my husband will be bearing the brunt of this with extra childcare, chores, errands, etc.

I thought I could get through this without a therapist, but I am seeing now how that will be a helpful resource. I can only imagine the emotions that will come with this lifestyle change and the changes my body will be going through.

Trying to breathe, stay focused and look to the future today. Thanks for listening! I am so excited to continue to hear about all of your journeys! Best wishes to you all! ❤️

Hey mama bear,

My surgery is tomorrow morning as well. I have so many worries and am worried about my kids. I just keep hearing the saying in my head that if god brought me to it, he will bring me through it. That is helping me to build my courage and get through this. It will all be okay.

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Ok! So, 3 weeks post VSG. Down 26 lbs. But still find myself in the soft foods stage with a hard time transitioning. Can barely keep anything down other than applesauce, broth, greek yogurt and my shake. I know it gets better with time. It’s just not the same for everybody.

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On 08/22/2021 at 19:07, nubianqueen0402 said:






Hey mama bear,




My surgery is tomorrow morning as well. I have so many worries and am worried about my kids. I just keep hearing the saying in my head that if god brought me to it, he will bring me through it. That is helping me to build my courage and get through this. It will all be okay.


I’m going into my surgery tomorrow morning. I am usually calm, but this does have my anxieties up. My calmness might be having stressed early or maybe I’m just trying to be positive and fooling myself that I am not as worried about tomorrow. Either way I feel comfort reading the message above “If God brought me to it, he will bring me through it.” I’ve never heard that before. It makes me feel better. Thank you.

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