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7/17/11 4:57 P

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Welcome, Time2Shine,
Classes before sugery is a great approach! Have you joined a support group? If not then go to one. The recovery time is different for each and every one of us. In the beginning you are only able to eat one or two oz because your pouch is swollen and healing but after a few months most are able to eat more. How much really depends on your physical size and varies for each of us. Even how long we are at each stage varies. Your surgeon and dietician will be able to tell you what you surgeon's plans are for you. i eat smaller meals than before surgery and use a smaller plate for meals. I have a few more food sensitivities. The doctor and nutritionist and my naturopath do my lab work and adjust my vitamins. Mine are chewable and I need more supplements but that is the only difference from before. This is a tool and not a miracle fix. You will need to watch what you eat, drink plenty of fluids, and exercise. Sound familiar? You will just eat less and so you will loose weight.

If you want to read a book that covers most of the basics then I recommend The Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies and the companion book The Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook for Dummies. They are excellent resources.

cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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TIME_2_SHINE's Photo TIME_2_SHINE SparkPoints: (18,555)
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7/15/11 2:42 P

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I'm still in my required classes so I don't have a scheduled date but I to am curious how the process has been. If you worked before are you back? How much can you eat/drink? How are the vitamins? Lots and lots of questions lol

~Christy~
Had the Gastric Sleeve 11/9/11. Lost a good amount before, a little less after and stalled when I was told my 2 lbs. a week average wasn't fast enough. Held my weight for at least 6 months and for the first time ever I got pregnant. At 8 weeks I lost the baby and didn't care about anything for the 2 years that followed! Gained 50+/- pounds. Looking to make myself a priority again!


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7/14/11 4:59 P

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7/13/11 4:59 P

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emoticon to the team! Good luck with your goals!

I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here.

Jim Henson


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7/13/11 3:21 P

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Welcome to the Pouch Club Angela! I am glad that your recovery is going well.

cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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7/13/11 2:37 P

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Welcome from Southern California.

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7/13/11 1:31 P

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Glad you are doing well. Welcome back.

How has the process been for you? I am scheduled to have surgery on July 25th.

Know God Know Peace; No God No Peace


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7/13/11 1:24 P

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Welcome back and congrats on having surgery. What type did you have? It took me several months to feel "normal" again, but we are all different!

Next month will be one year for me and being healthy again was well worth it.

Julie

HW 315#
1st consult 241#
Day of Surgery 228#
Current Weight 98#
RNY Surgery 8-5-10
Magic happens every second of every minute, just be open to see it in the little ways!


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Hi.

Just coming back to spark after finally deciding to take the leap and have surgery. I feel better every day but so look forward to feeling normal again.

Two weeks and down nearly 20 lbs though. So it appears that it was worth it since it would have taken me months to lose that much prior to the surgery.

Angela

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