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Hey There! Any December 2021 Surgery Friends?



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On 01/03/2022 at 20:30, Brittney928 said:



I had my surgery on Dec 1 the first week was ROUGH! I was debating if I did the right thing.




5 weeks later I KNOW I did




highest weight 245




surgery weight 225




current weight 205




35yrs old 5’7


We are very similar. Would you mind telling me what your daily food intake looks like at this stage?

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The biggest misunderstanding is you don’t need 64oz of “water”, you need 64oz of Fluid. Fluid includes full liquids too like Jello, broth, sugar free pudding, Water, Protein Shakes, drinkable yogurt (yogurt with milk added), etc. As for the Protein if you add two scoops of GENEPRO to a 16.9 oz water bottle that’s 60 grams in itself. Sip that bottle throughout the day and you’ll get 60 grams from that & then get your extra 20+ protein from foods like eggs, Beans, ricotta, yogurt, meats, etc. Hope this helps!

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What phase are you in? I think refried Beans helped me once I hit the purée phase. Now I’m going naturally after about 10 days of needing laxatives/stool softeners to produce a movement

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Congrats! You are almost at onederland. I was 241.5 surgery date. Didn’t lose anything before surgery (Dec 17th) which was annoying since I wasn’t eating and I was walking 10,000 steps a day minimum. 7 days out of surgery I was down to 228 (13.5 lb loss) and then stagnated at 228 for about the next 2 weeks. Pretty sure pms and my menstrual cycle prevented me from losing more weight. I stopped obsessing over the scale because I was feeling like I wasn’t losing after the first initial loss so now I will only weigh in this coming Friday and every Friday thereafter, however I do feel the difference in my close. I can’t wait to be out of the 200’s. It hasn’t even been 3 weeks out of surgery but I want to be “skinny” already lol, but I also don’t want the extra loose skin so I need to remind myself to be patient and be positive that I am on my way to a healthier life. Also I can’t remember the last time I lost 13.5 lbs so fast so I need to see that as a win! You are on your way as well. Happy for you and that you are feeling better now and seeing results!

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When was your surgery date? Yes!! I want it gone too lol, but the quicker you lose they’ll probably be more unwanted extra skin. We got this!

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Question - I was loosing .5 a day average post op. Today I’m out day 13 and I haven’t lost anything since I started purée phase 4 days ago. I know a stall at a normal around week 3 but is this normal? I’m eating tuna because that’s all I seem to tolerate. Anyone else having this issue? I’m walking daily and have an appt on the 13th with the nutritionist hoping that’ll get things moving.

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Just had my surgery December 28th, and just one week out. I'm having a hard time getting all of these Protein and fluids in. 😳 and I have only lost like 2 pounds. hmmm follow up with surgeon next week.

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25 days out and down 18 pounds. I am sticking to the once a week weigh in. I agree that it feels like it’s coming off sooo slooow. I reminded myself that I would have overeaten over the holidays so I “saved” 10 more pounds. We all need Jedi mind tricks. How are folks doing with their Vitamins? I’m not as consistent as I want to be yet. Doing a once a day chewable bariatric Vitamin and 3 Patches - Vitamin D, vitamin B and collagen.

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On 10/12/2021 at 2:45 PM, armartin98 said:

I got my surgery date for the sleeve for December 22, 2021 in Sebastian, Florida. Let's get through the pre stuff together.

i share your day. did mine in new jersey. how u doing? i only stayed in hospital for over night. now looking at it i shoulda been more persistent and stayed an extra night.

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4 hours ago, csrouse said:

25 days out and down 18 pounds. I am sticking to the once a week weigh in. I agree that it feels like it’s coming off sooo slooow. I reminded myself that I would have overeaten over the holidays so I “saved” 10 more pounds. We all need Jedi mind tricks. How are folks doing with their Vitamins? I’m not as consistent as I want to be yet. Doing a once a day chewable bariatric Vitamin and 3 Patches - Vitamin D, Vitamin B and collagen.

i stopped taking my multi with Iron 45 chewable. it was gross. hoping tomorrow my capsule form multi will arrive. the other vitamin i’m not in yet. my nutritionist said wait till our first pre op meeting in january 27th. how are i doing with them? any u can stomach and have no problems?

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I bought Multi Vitamins from the Vitamin Shoppe and they are chewable and taste good to me. I didn’t have to wait or pay for shipping which was a plus and it’s a 60 day supply for $20

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I found that pudding went down the easiest and was the most filling post op. Pudding also counts toward your Fluid intake as it’s a full liquid. Not sure if you are past the clear phase but I would suggest you try sugar free pudding and maybe some GENEPRO to add to your liquids. Soup also helped me get my fluids in. Drink a little .. take a break.. drink more.. repeat.. best of luck!

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Not sure if your age but are you still menstruating? I lost 13.5 pounds post op in the first week but 2nd week and now 3 rd week I lost nothing, but week 2 was before my cycle and week 3 was my cycle.. I’m waiting for my body to get back to normal hormonal levels. I stopped weighing myself daily because it was messing with my head. I know during surgery it was my ovulation time so I expect to lose weight again after my cycle is over up until a week after ovulation and then stall again. Everyone is different but ppl don’t correlate their cycle with their weight loss stagnation or progress enough. Just mu opinion. Once you understand your luteal phase and follicular phase I find this helps tremendously. Best of luck!!

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