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My doc has had me on a dose of Miralax each morning since my surgery. No constipation.

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My weight is also dropping slowly. I had my surgery on May 18 and did a 3-week pre-op diet before that. But I have only lost a total of around 32lbs in 7 weeks. I am not too disappointed though because I have an extremely stubborn body in terms of weight loss. In the past when I went on a diet, no matter how strict I was and how hard I exercised I would not lose weight AT ALL. So at least this slow pace is definitely better than nothing. I will take whatever speed weight loss I can get.

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13 minutes ago, sparkly_keeks said:

My weight is also dropping slowly. I had my surgery on May 18 and did a 3-week pre-op diet before that. But I have only lost a total of around 32lbs in 7 weeks. I am not too disappointed though because I have an extremely stubborn body in terms of weight loss. In the past when I went on a diet, no matter how strict I was and how hard I exercised I would not lose weight AT ALL. So at least this slow pace is definitely better than nothing. I will take whatever speed weight loss I can get.

I am the same way. I will welcome any loss after years of walking/running 4-5 miles a day and never losing an ounce. I am already so thrilled at how different I feel just from the hernia repair. 2/3 of my stomach was in my chest for probably 15 years and I didn’t know. Today I’m 4 days post op and I am amazed at this feeling of calm that I haven’t experienced in forever. I wonder if it’s because things are back in place where they should be.

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Milk of magnesia works well for me when I get constipated. I recommend the cherry flavor. I hear the original does NOT taste good.

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On 06/12/2022 at 18:34, hende289 said:



Milk of magnesia works well for me when I get constipated. I recommend the cherry flavor. I hear the original does NOT taste good.


I have to chase the cherry with Gatorade too, neither taste good!

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6 hours ago, Darcell76 said:

So I’m in the beginning of week three and I have not lost any weight all week. I’m also constipated. I’m down a total of 28lbs since the preop liquid diet. I started at 249lbs and I’m now 221lbs. What are you taking for constipation? How long is the stall period?

Over the counter stool softener Colace. If it's really bad senna. You can get senna plus it has colace in it. Senna is a laxative. I normally never constipated, but the increase of Protein caused a problem, I now take colace daily and if it gets bad I add the senna. I was not drinking enough fluids . Walking and increasing my Fluid intake it's helped. BTW I am week 4. I lost 10lbs the first 2 weeks, nothing of 10 days. They say that we lose Water first then as we increase our fluids we are losing inches even though it appears we are not losing weight. I have increased my walking. I have changed up my intake. I don't if that helped or just time as my body adjusted but I lost 4 oz for 3 days in a row then 1lb. It's not much lost 2lbs in 4 days but it's something.

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Slow weight loss here too. 12.5g loss over 7 weeks but not too fussed about it. It's all downwards.

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On 6/8/2022 at 9:38 AM, Raw188 said:

Oh yeah. Same place here. Surgery on the 24th. Actually gained half a pound right at the beginning of week 3. Not worried, supposed to be normal Water gain as the body restores glycogen that it burnt through when we started very-low-calorie living.

I started pureed yesterday. lunch was tuna salad. It set well. dinner, I pureed the taco meat, cheese, salsa and sour cream from the family's dinner. That didn't do so well. Didn't like the texture and it felt like a rock in my gut.

All we can do is one day at a time. Keep on.

Well I vomited first time this week then 2 more times different days. It was fat free Cottege cheese once and can’t remember the other but I learned that even a couple tablespoons can make you vomit if it’s too much for your tummy and it says noooo more so stop half way before feeling your done eating is the trick for me.

yesterday I was hungry for some reason a few times during the day so bites here and there and that worked.

the scale started to move ounces down at a time each day again. I’m happy with my progress going down now. Feel like I could be further ahead with the stages but week four and still feel like I should only eat puréed. Tummy hates me. Bored with ninja. Send help. SOS. LOL

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5 hours ago, okinc10 said:

Well I vomited first time this week then 2 more times different days. It was fat free Cottege cheese once and can’t remember the other but I learned that even a couple tablespoons can make you vomit if it’s too much for your tummy and it says noooo more so stop half way before feeling your done eating is the trick for me.

yesterday I was hungry for some reason a few times during the day so bites here and there and that worked.

the scale started to move ounces down at a time each day again. I’m happy with my progress going down now. Feel like I could be further ahead with the stages but week four and still feel like I should only eat puréed. Tummy hates me. Bored with ninja. Send help. SOS. LOL

Oh no! I met the limit of my pouch two days ago eating too much ricotta bake too fast. I felt for a few minutes that I was going to vomit. That passed and I didn't.

That sure does remind you and keep you in check.

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On 6/6/2022 at 4:38 PM, okinc10 said:

How are you doing?

I’m still having a hard time getting all of my Water in. Sometimes I drink too fast and feel like vomiting. Sometimes I feel like I have heartburn. I’ve been moved to the purée part, but I still feel like I can’t really eat anything other than thick Soup or blended fish/chicken chunks.
I feel like I’m not following the program well enough and I’m frustrated.

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On 6/12/2022 at 3:01 PM, Darcell76 said:

So I’m in the beginning of week three and I have not lost any weight all week. I’m also constipated. I’m down a total of 28lbs since the preop liquid diet. I started at 249lbs and I’m now 221lbs. What are you taking for constipation? How long is the stall period?

I've been taking Miralax and within a couple of days I've been passing, it's a temporary solution but I think once we're on solids we'll be good. I heard of the 3 week stall, and Ive also heard that its normal and isn't something we should worry about. Stay strong!

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On 6/12/2022 at 3:01 PM, Darcell76 said:

So I’m in the beginning of week three and I have not lost any weight all week. I’m also constipated. I’m down a total of 28lbs since the preop liquid diet. I started at 249lbs and I’m now 221lbs. What are you taking for constipation? How long is the stall period?

I was just looking for this topic. I had revision surgery on May 9, and I was losing at a nice pace, and then suddenly I can’t get past 20 pounds. I realized last week that I hadn’t had a bowel movement in a little bit, so I started taking Colace. It started feeling like it was coming, so I tried straining. It started coming out and got stuck. I was in immense pain! I was sweating and breathing heavy. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called 911. At the hospital they offered me a couple of options. I asked if they could give me an enema at the hospital, wait a bit, and then do some “drilling.” Oh Boy!
The doctor sent me home with prescriptions for Miralax and Lactulose. I had disposable gloves, which I used to go it and dig out the big pieces when they were stuck halfway out. You can get Miralax OTC. I don’t know if Lactulose comes OTC. It’s the Lactulose that really does it, but don’t go anywhere for a while. Buy overnight-size pads, because you’re going to leak. That’s the Miralax.
Call your doctor/surgeon and tell them you’re constipated and stuck in your weight loss. I lost 6 pounds of poop, and I’m back on track. It took 3-4 days to get that much out.

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may 17,2022!!
my start weight was originally 250, the with pre op diet i was 238, now at post op of one month 214.
i haven't lost weight in over a week!!! :(
any advice?

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6 minutes ago, Oomamacita said:

may 17,2022!!
my start weight was originally 250, the with pre op diet i was 238, now at post op of one month 214.
i haven't lost weight in over a week!!! :(
any advice?

Third week pause. It's normal. Happening to me right now. Keep with the program and it'll start dropping again.

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