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On 3/25/2024 at 11:06 PM, SantaFeJennifer said:

My surgery date is April 19th... I am pretty nervous, but confident that this is the right move for me.

Me too!!! I started my liquid diet today. Nervous is an understatement but also excited because I know its the right thing for me.

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On 4/10/2024 at 3:41 PM, Vicki&Rich2016 said:

I had my surgery on April 1st. The 1st week was tough but each day gets easier! I’m ready to get out of the liquid stage.

Congrats!! week 1 is behind you now :) Do you have another week of liquids or are you moving on to pureed foods?

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How has everyone gone for goal setting?

They say you have to set SMART goals

Specific

Measurable

Achievable

Relevant

Time-Bound

And they also say not to focus on scale victories. That's a challenge for me! Numbers make such an obvious target.

So I've chosen some targets like

Do 20 minutes on the stationary bike, twice a week by May 19.

Drop 10 kg by June 19.

Do 1 pullup by July 19. And do a DXA sscanand reward myself with $100 per bf% dropped.

Turn down the CPAP by August 19.

By February 19 I want to fit into size 36 jeans.

Has anyone got some good targets sorted out?

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On 04/20/2024 at 19:58, S!NNER said:



Ok, I am two days out. Stomach feels full. When do I get to poop?


It’s probably the swelling - i had that feeling for 4 days so i feel for you. And don’t worry post op Constipation won’t last more than 4-5 days. Try and get your Water in that’ll help !

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Im drinking Protein water!

It doesn't feel too bad really. I'm finding that sitting upright helps a lot. My surgeon will be around a bit later this morning to have a chat about it all.

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Good Morning to all of the April surgery folks. I am a little late to the "party"! I had my gastric sleeve surgery on 4/11, and would love to connect to others who are currently on the same journey (and possibly the same time-frame, although not necessary). It would be nice to have a "tribe" to Celebrate the victories with, as well as to support one another through the struggles!

May everyone on this journey be successful in finding and creating the newest and best version of themselves!

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42 minutes ago, Onedayatatime365 said:

Good Morning to all of the April surgery folks. I am a little late to the "party"! I had my gastric sleeve surgery on 4/11, and would love to connect to others who are currently on the same journey (and possibly the same time-frame, although not necessary). It would be nice to have a "tribe" to Celebrate the victories with, as well as to support one another through the struggles!

May everyone on this journey be successful in finding and creating the newest and best version of themselves!

We’re a day apart! I had Gastric Bypass, but 🤷🏽‍♀️! Hope you’re doing well!

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