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1 hour ago, KellySleeve1 said:

I had my sleeve on the 22nd June and now I can eat anything I want apart from tough meats. My dr told me to eat between 900- 1,200 cals a day. I usually have around 900. I’ve lost 20lb so far but this week my weight loss has really slowed down.

Congratulations 🎈 on your progress! My surgeon told me at 3 weeks post op, that weight loss would slow when solid food was introduced which I did expect. The body metabolizes solids differently. It’s part of the process. Choose nutrient dense, healthy foods, and start building lean muscle. Muscle burns fat. Good luck and keep up the good work!

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2 hours ago, 3TAforumgastric said:

is anyone else struggling to get to eating lots of greens and salads? So over eating yoghurts, smoothies and high Protein cheese with potato. I want to feel like it’s a healthier plate. Can anyone eat a salad yet? My op was on the 9th of June

I’m interested to see who is eating salad. I really want to eat salad. I miss it! I’m thinking of chopped steamed spinach in the meantime. My stall was at 4 weeks and lasted 3 days. I immediately went back on liquids with 1 tablespoon of puréed food/once a day, and the numbers are going down again. My Water is always first and always at least 64 ounces. No artificial sweeteners or flavors in it. Crystal lite, etc make me stall. It’s not my imagination. As a former runner, I am very aware of what I should and should not consume. I don’t eat cheese…I do eat cottage cheese. No more potatoes since I’m off purée basically. I think I’ve had total 4 tablespoons of mashed potatoes during purée stage. I love chocolate hummus, Bone Broth, smoked salmon, a one-egg white omelette… and food was not important to me for most of my life so I’m thrilled to be back ‘there’ again. I am so happy and relieved to finally after 10 years of trying to lose weight that there is not anything I feel the need to eat. I’m 100% committed to maintaining at least my mind set that social encounters and occasions do not have to include food. And, if they do, I can be present with a glass of ice water. I’m so thankful that I’ve had this procedure (RNY), I no longer have acid reflux (typically 10-12 Pepcid a day if not more), I am not short of breath (type IV hiatal hernia)…I am incredibly blessed. This is the best thing I have ever done for me!

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I start soft food on Tuesday! What’s everyone’s favorite foods to try at this stage?

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Hello everyone!

I am 6 weeks post sleeve - I got sleeved July 8th, and I'm thrilled to report that I have now joined the great 100s Club! I have lost 42 pounds so far - I did not lose any pre op, in fact, I gained!

I can't say that all has been perfect because I do have my days when I miss and crave foods that I shouldn't be eating and I do sneak a little in here and there, but I keep it all down! No stomach issues! I can't wait to start eating salads - week 8, I think!

Happy journey, all!

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Congratulations on your new membership to ONEderland!!! You’re doing great!!! I completely understand the cravings for old favorite foods!

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On 7/23/2022 at 2:44 PM, SummerC said:

Hello everyone!

I am 6 weeks post sleeve - I got sleeved July 8th, and I'm thrilled to report that I have now joined the great 100s Club! I have lost 42 pounds so far - I did not lose any pre op, in fact, I gained!

I can't say that all has been perfect because I do have my days when I miss and crave foods that I shouldn't be eating and I do sneak a little in here and there, but I keep it all down! No stomach issues! I can't wait to start eating salads - week 8, I think!

Happy journey, all!

6 wks 42 lbs!!!!

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On 3/24/2022 at 2:57 PM, Jessica1024 said:

Got a surgery date of June 22 2022 !!! Who is with me ?!?!

I also had surgery on 6/22/22. How are you doing now that we are officially 5 weeks post op?

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My biggest issue is lack of energy. Working on increasing calorie count and Water intake.

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I had RNY on 6/8 with type IV hernia repair and gall bladder removal. I was 223 the day of surgery. I’m thrilled to be at 183 today.
I’m started to feel less tired and lethargic just this past week although, the first 2 weeks post op I was full of energy.
I started my Vitamins, I’m doing the Water thing just fine, and I’m getting my Protein using
https://protgold.com/
I used it a few years ago after surgery and it is a miracle worker for me.
I have absolutely learned that I do not metabolize artificial sweeteners. When I eliminated them, my stall ended. I also stopped the Premier shakes and began using the pro-t to meet my Protein requirements. I mix it in my Water and I’m killing two birds with one stone.
I’ve been craving cucumbers and I am enjoying them with hummus. No salad yet for me. I still don’t have any appetite, but my head craves  things…that just takes discipline on my part.
I love Soup and the Bariatric Advantage chicken Soup is something I really enjoy.

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Had surgery 6/28/22 245 day of surgery today 215 . Super happy of the weight I been loosing the hardest part for me to get over was the cravings . I’m doing much better now . Premier Protein in the morning one egg white bite from costco 3 hours after Protein I’ll have Greek non fat yogurt . After that 1-2 popsicles then evening I’ll have another protein .

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On 7/27/2022 at 11:41 AM, Mariann812 said:

I had RNY on 6/8 with type IV hernia repair and gall bladder removal. I was 223 the day of surgery. I’m thrilled to be at 183 today.
I’m started to feel less tired and lethargic just this past week although, the first 2 weeks post op I was full of energy.
I started my Vitamins, I’m doing the Water thing just fine, and I’m getting my Protein using
https://protgold.com/
I used it a few years ago after surgery and it is a miracle worker for me.
I have absolutely learned that I do not metabolize artificial sweeteners. When I eliminated them, my stall ended. I also stopped the Premier shakes and began using the pro-t to meet my Protein requirements. I mix it in my Water and I’m killing two birds with one stone.
I’ve been craving cucumbers and I am enjoying them with hummus. No salad yet for me. I still don’t have any appetite, but my head craves things…that just takes discipline on my part.
I love Soup and the Bariatric Advantage chicken Soup is something I really enjoy.

Thank you SO MUCH for the information on the protgold protein!!!! I'm 5 weeks post-op and so sick of Protein Shakes. I went on and ordered the berry flavor bottle with 1 oz servings.

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Hey guys!!! I'm new here, honesty had no idea that Bariatric Pal had a Forum haha. I am 6 weeks post-op, RNY on 6/27/02022. I am down 33lbs since the surgery date and am in an awful stall!! :( is anyone else going through a stall?

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On 7/27/2022 at 1:20 PM, Kamallett said:

I also had surgery on 6/22/22. How are you doing now that we are officially 5 weeks post op?

Lost 19 pounds since surgery. Slow going.

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My bypass was 6/8/22. Here’s a quick update.

I went into surgery at 208 lbs. I had started the liquid pre-op at 222. I came home from surgery on 6/10 at 223… IV FLUIDS from the hospital caused that.

On 6/30, I weighed 192. It was my 3 wk visit with the surgeon. We talked about stalls and not weighing every day.
Today is 8/10, 2 months 2 days post op and I weigh 178. Historically I am a slow loser, so I’m over the moon at how this is going. I’m averaging about 1/2 lb loss a day.
I found meeting my hydration and Protein goals challenging and I had to focus to meet them. It took me a few weeks, possibly 5 weeks even. I made sure I made hydration goals first and then I focused on protein. I found that large amounts of anything with artificial sweeteners (crystal light, etc) stalled my weight loss. Except for 2 s/f ice pops per day, I steer clear of artificial sweeteners. I stopped drinking Protein Shakes when I made the connection between stalls and artificial sweeteners. I put PRO-T (17 G protein) in a bottle of Water a few times a day to meet my protein goals. I buy it on Amazon and I used it after cosmetic surgery a few years ago with great results. I was slow (intentionally) to progress through food stages by choice. I have not been hungry, I have to remind myself to eat (I’m thrilled), and I eat what I feel like eating if it’s something allowed I go through phases: cucumbers, hummus, Soup, zucchini, pickles, egg salad, tuna, Peanut Butter. A couple of bites and I’m full.

I walk 3 miles a day, 4-5 times a week. I take Vitamins my surgeon has prescribed. I am always drinking water. I have one cup of coffee a day and have essentially lost my love of it.
UNPLEASANT: I’ve had 3 vomiting episodes. All my fault because I ate too fast. They were basically uneventful and I was immediately fine. One dumping episode. I didn’t realize buttermilk has sugar in it and I made a dressing for zucchini spirals. I never needed pain meds in the hospital post op probably because I was given a 3 day nerve block in the abdomen by the anesthesiologist. I NEVER had a single gas pain.

Ask me any questions: I will try to organize this info and perhaps make it easier to follow. In no particular order, my go-to foods are: ricotta cheese, lettuce with skinny girl dressing, tomatoes, zucchini, chicken-crust pizza (recipe from sugar free Mom-Google it-its TDF), many recipes from Bariatric Kitchen on fb. There are SO many recipes…more than I could ever hope to prepare in my lifetime. LOL My attitude has reverted to what it had been most of my life: eat to live. The emotional eating is an issue I have dealt with personally and I dealt with it by removing myself from the kitchen and drinking a bottle of water. When you are sipping, it takes awhile to drink a bottle of water and that’s a good thing. Good luck and feel free to ask me any questions.

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