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Going into week 6 and I have lost a total of 30 pounds emoticon

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6/25/15 4:37 P

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Glad to hear about your progress MABEAZ emoticon

I had my first follow up with my nutritionist yesterday. She said I am doing very well and that after next week I will have no limitations except those that my body choose for me emoticon

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6/24/15 1:36 P

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I am 4 days post op for my sleeve. Doing pretty well. Getting 64-96 oz water and 5 protein shakes in. Plan to add my vitamin and Juice Plus today as well. It has taken almost 9 months to get here but I finally made it.

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Feeling good!

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6/21/15 9:25 A

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Ending week 5 of my post VGS emoticon

I managed to push past the 3 week stall emoticon

This week I lost 4.8 pounds emoticon

Last week I lost 2.8 pounds emoticon

I have lost a total of 27 pounds since the surgery emoticon

This may seem low for some, but it is perfect for me because it gives my body more time to get adjusted and it helps me give my skin the attention it needs to bounce back as much as possible emoticon

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6/10/15 12:17 P

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I am 4 week post op as of today. Struggling a little bit but most of it is all good.

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I am in week 4 post op as of today! emoticon

Last week I was in the 3 week stall...I did not gain or loose weight. emoticon emoticon

I am hoping to get the scale moving down again this week emoticon

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I am in week 3 post VGS surgery and still learning to balance meals, exercise, and other daily routines that are new to me...but very glad I made the decision to have the surgery emoticon

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5/31/15 10:02 A

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Thanks for the information JENS_NEW_LIFE I will try that.

I have lost 21 pounds post VGS and happy about that.

Making mistakes along the way, but learning quickly from them.

I am not afraid to return to what works for me and try new things slowly...not in a race to eat solids and I learned that it may take me at least 2 to 3 months before my stomach will be able to tolerate solid foods on a regular basis...I'm okay with that emoticon

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5/29/15 4:43 P

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Skimbro 1% or skim milk helped me get my protein in pretty easily. 9 grams per cup. Drink it instead of water until you can eat more.

Don't be hard on yourself about not tolerating food yet. I was on full liquids (milk, pudding, applesauce, protein shakes, broth, yogurt) for 3 weeks before I was told to move on to soft foods. Your stomach takes time to heal. Keep trying but know you aren't going to hurt your progress by not eating much food quite yet.

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Just moved to Phase 2 (soft foods) emoticon

However, having problems with getting 60 grams of protein and any amount of food in without a protein shake emoticon

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I'm 11 months out and need support. My "honeymoon" period seems to me over...lol But, I just need to get back on track with tracking my proteins and working out!! If anyone has any questions to ask, please feel free to ask!!!

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Surgery complete emoticon . Now in Phase 1 clear liquid diet. emoticon

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My surgery date is tomorrow, Monday May 18, 2015 @ 2 pm check in 11 am emoticon emoticon emoticon

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hi!
I see my surgeon next week and get my surgery date!! I am sooo excited!!

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I am five pounds from being able to cal my surgeon and scheduling the surgery. I have met with the dietitian and psychologist and have gotten the green light from both of them. It seems like things are going a bit fast, but at the same time I am excited to make changes and live my life the way I want to live it!

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emoticon hi I'm Deborah and I am just starting my journey. I am super excited and nervous. I have a great friend that has already had the sleeve but thanks to some of my other health issues I have to have gastric bypass but I'm ok with that because it's reversible if anything goes wrong. I am glad to have a group that will understand my questions and fears cause my family sure doesn't even when they try.

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Congrats on everyone's weigh loss and decision to take a huge step. Surgery is scary but it saved my life!!

I'm over 2 years post-op. I had the Gastric Sleeve and I'm doing great!! Initially, I lost about 213 pounds, going from 343 pounds (highest) to my lowest at 130 pounds. My loved ones (and I) were scared about being that thin and my body wasn't quite happy with it. I've since gained 30 pounds and I've been around 160 pounds since. I'm looking at losing another 10 pounds to get down to 150 pounds. It feels so difficult but I know I can do it. I've done it before. I just need to get back into that mind-set again.

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Hi Jen
Way to go on your weight loss
Almost 50 lbs gone emoticon

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Just a quick check in. You can see how I am doing by my scale below.

On my way to dietician in a minute
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Hi Tamara

Congratulation on your weight loss
60 lbs in 3 months it's more than great .
Way to go on getting off those mess

I am over 10 moths post op and have lost 115lbs . Have another 17 lbs to go
For me to it was the best decision
Good luck

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Checking in.
I'm 3 months post-op. I had the sleeve. I have lost 60 lbs. since surgery and I'm doing great! I still struggle to get all my water in every day (there just isn't room for it) but I'm not dehydrated so I'm doing okay. This was the best decision I have ever made. I can move again! I have been taken off of one of two diabetes meds and also one of two high blood pressure medicines. I'm on my way!
Good luck to everyone!

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That's great
Yes you can do it .
Just watching a little your portions and you'll lose those 10 lbs.
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I had my first appointment with my surgeon yesterday and he gave me my goal weight for the operation. I need to loose ten more pounds. I want to have the operation in July, so this is totally doable! I am excited! This is really going to happen!

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Yes it will
It won't be easy but it's all worth it


Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Yes I have a two week pre op diet. I think it is mostly protein drinks. I am looking forward to it. I think t will make it all real for me.

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4/6/15 7:28 A

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You are so welcome Trina
It's ok we all go through it.
Now just focus of forming some good habits.
Exercise, drink lots of water, eat healthy as possible .

Will you have to do a pre op diet?
Me I had. A 2 week protein shake only . It was hard but I lost 12 lbs on it.

Yalda


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Thanks! I know it will, it just seems far away right now. I am trying not to drive myself crazy with looking at recipes, before and after photos, tip and tricks, things to know.... I am so appreciative of the support!! Thank you so much!!

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I know what you mean
It's so normal to be feeling that way
37 days will pass by so fast

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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37 days until my surgery. I can't wait. I am a little scared but I know it will be for the best. I wish I were getting it done tomorrow.

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Congrats on your decision
I wish you all the best in this journey

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About three years ago I went to an information session, consultation with surgeon and began the process. Then I decided I would give it another go via diet and exercise and re-evaluate after I turned 40. Well, I turned 40 this year and I'm at least 25lbs heaver than I was 3 years ago. Today I went back to the surgeon and began the process for insurance approval, etc. I'm ready to move forward!

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Congrats
You must be so exited
It's normal to be nervous . You'll do fine

Are going to have a pre op diet?

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My date for RNY is April 14th. Very nervous!Getting everything prepared-cleaning pantry out, getting vitamins, protein shakes, small bowls, exercising in preparation of surgery, taking my vitamins and iron. .

"Nothing Changes, if nothing changes"
"May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears"


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3/16/15 2:34 P

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Hi
Christine that is wonderfull I hope everything goes well


Star child that's great . I hope you get your surgery date soon after

I wish you both lots of success in this journey

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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I have my dietitian, psych, and surgeon appointments all scheduled for mid April. I am so excited! I am trying my best to follow the guidelines they gave me in Orientation, so I can be successful.

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I got a phone call late yesterday from my surgeon's office -- my insurance approved the surgery (VSG)! And I am scheduled for Monday March 23rd (2015)!! I am so excited and nervous at the same time! LOL

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Also, I've had SEVERAL "food funerals" this week. lol It's making me happy to say goodbye the things I will likely never (or rarely ever) have again.

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Hello everyone

Where are you at on your weight loss journey?
How is everything going?

Have a good day

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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That's great
I hope everything goes well at your appointment and on your surgey
Congrats

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Woo Hoo! I have a check up on Thursday (19th) at noon for them to review my blood sugar readings and my weight. I fell off the wagon and had gained 10 pounds so they need to make sure that is gone (and hopefully more) and that my blood sugar readings are all below 200. Then my surgery is at 7:30am on 02/23/15

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That's great news
I hope everything goes well

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I have 2 more tests/appointments before my scheduled surgery February 23, 2015 @ 7 am. emoticon

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Hi girls

Jen that's great 20 lbs already . Don't forget to mesure to
I'll chekck your YouTube chanel :)

Karri woohoo 15 inches it's amazing

My weight loss it's super slow now . I have to mesure my self again . After the 100lbs loss it's moving like a turtle...I try to stay positive and keep working out . As this rate I won't be able to lose my 29 lbs by the end of May . But I am still proud of myself. 103lbs in 8 months it's good enough.

take care
Yalda

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I'm looking forward to checking out your Youtube channel!

So yesterday I was 3 weeks post-op and I lost 1 pound. It was kind of discouraging but I did my monthly measurements as well and since 12/29/14 I've lost nearly 15 inches. So that made it a bit better! :)



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I didn't lose on my pre-op diet but was down 20lbs 5 days after surgery. I guess my body finally did let go of it. Down 2lbs week 2. I'm fine with that after a big loss. I was a bit worried I'd see a gain because of dehydration last Monday.

Went to walk in clinic to get off my diuretics. Dehydration issues. Was successful my BP was lower off mess for 5 days than it had been before surgery on 2 different blood pressure meds Interesting I got rid if those so quick.

I have a youtube channel Jens new life check it out. It's about my WLS journey.

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Hi
How is everyone doing?

Way to go in your workout karri
And glad that you are feeling well

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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Made it to the gym yesterday (did 30 minutes on the treadmill) and back to work today. I'm feeling really well.

They took out my gallbladder when they did my rny so I don't have to worry about stones or anything like that . :)



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Hi everyone
Jen congrats , glad that your home
Don't worry and sleep just don't dehydrate
It was very difficult fir me to get my protein and water in to .
Take a day at a time

Thank you Girl . Do not worry because we list weight on the ore op diet it's normal to stall after losinfpg 30 lbs so fast , your body needs to adjust .

Have a great day

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Surgery was Wednesday. I Got out of hospital yesterday. I probably would have stayed another day but didn't want to be stuck there for the weekend.

Im not getting in my liquids or protein yet because I'm sleeping too much.

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Hi Kazablanka2009!

Congratulations on your success!!!!!! I had no idea that others had the stall in weight loss 2 weeks out. Everywhere that I read said it wasn't normal and I was starting to panic. I am so happy to hear that other people experienced this as well. Hallelujah! Have a great day!!

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Good morning everyone

Girlbug. Congrats on your weight loss. Me to I had a 2 week stall just 2 weeks post op.
It's normal so don't worry and 6 months from now you'll be so diffrent and smaller :)
It's now easy but so worth it , you got to take it slow in the first couple of months . Personally I didn't eat much . I am almost 8 months post op and have list 103 lbs :)


Karri. That's great news and glad that you don't have anything serious.
Are they going to do something for the stones ? Or you just have to wait?
It's great that you are going back to the gym but don't over do it ...
Happy exercising

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My follow up went really well. I saw the nutritionist who was really happy that I was tracking everything especially my protein and fluids, she was impressed that I get 64oz already. The physician's assistant said everything looked really good including the incision that had to be left open, it's all healing well. The pathology report on my gallbladder came back that it was completely full of stones and the walls of the gallbladder were abnormally thick but no cancer or anything like that. I'm feeling pretty good, driving again (yay), and tomorrow I'm starting back at the gym. :)



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1. Where are you at in your journey?
2. How many calories are you taking in daily on average?
3. How many pounds lost as of today?
4. How are you feeling these days?

Hi Everyone!

1. I had the Duodenal Switch surgery on 12/23/14. It's definitely a process!!

2. I currently get between 450-850 calories. If I eat food not prepared by me I can get up in the 1000 calorie range though.

3. As of today I have lost about 30 pounds - it's been exactly one month today. But I haven't lost any weight over the last two weeks. Yesterday when I jumped on the scale the weight loss had finally started again!!

4. It varies how I am feeling by the minute. Weight loss surgery is not easy. Sometimes I can eat a food and tolerate it well one day and the next day it will not do well with me. Sometimes my body is in so much pain that I can't relax or sleep. Despite all the crazy issues I had during and after the surgery I am still very happy that I decided to go through with this drastic measure to improve my overall health! I look forward to seeing where I am at 6 months from now. :)

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Karrie , how is everything? Let us know how your follow up goes.

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Great job!!

I'm 9 days post-op, tomorrow I go for my follow up. Been feeling alright, trying to move as much as possible :)



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Hi Jana
Welcome to the team

You have made a great decision ,for me it was one of the best decision in my life .
I wish you all the best in this journey and hope you get your approval as soi on as possible .
Feel free to ask questions if you have any
I am 7 1/2 month post op ( sleeve )

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1. Where are you at in your journey? Just made the decision. Insurance requires 6 months of medically supervised weight loss before they will approve the surgery.

Looking forward to learning from this Spark Team as I move toward the surgery hopefully in July 2015.

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Thanks for the congrats! emoticon

Now I am focusing on loosing as much weight as I can before the big day emoticon emoticon

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Yay Karrie
I am so happy for you
I hope everything goes smoothly


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Surgery is Monday!! :) I learned that the surgeon is also taking out my gallbladder because it's either full of stones or what they call a "porcelain" gallbladder (meaning it's calcified and puts me at a greater risk of gallbladder cancer). So at least he's taking it out while he's in there.

I'm not really nervous, just ready.



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Hello

Aisha ,that's great . You are doing good .

Skimbro , congrats on getting your date .its very exiting

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I have my surgery day...February 23, 2015 emoticon

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Hello everyone!

Went to post-op class yesterday and that went fine. The only problem was the horrible weather. It took the normal two hour trip home into almost three and a half. Didn't find out if my surgeon got my test results,so still have a bit of worry, but not too much. Planning on spending the week after surgery with mom so I have someone to help me with stuff and with my dog. It seems strange that you go in one day and get out around noon the second day. I am still completely excited! Made cookies for mom last night and didn't even have a bit of an urge to eat even one. I have never experienced that sensation before. They were very pleased with my weight loss from the liquid diet at the hospital. I am hoping everything goes smoothly.

Well enough babbling. Goodnight everyone!

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Hello girls

I know it's not easy , but stay strong girls emoticon
It's all so worth it girls
I lost 100 lbs in 7 months . And we all know how difficult is to lose only half of that so the surgery it's a big help

Just try to think about the results and you'll be ok

Aisha I hope you will have good results for your test . And way to go and staying strong and not eating pizza or cookies...

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I bought baby plates and silverware from the dollar store too!! You're right it's like a whole new world trying to eat with it!!

I'm on day 9 of the liquid diet, it hasn't been as bad as I thought. Just making sure I'm definitely getting my fluids in along with my 4 shakes. I turned into an emotional mess yesterday and had a bit of a meltdown but talked with some amazing girls I met via an online FB support group so I ended up feeling a lot better.

I have my pre-op class tomorrow, surgery is Monday. I'm SO excited!



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I'm using Pure Protein which is okay, I mix it with a cup of skim milk. I have done pretty good. Haven't had problems with cravings or too much hunger. The only time I had any weakness was when my stepfather made a pizza. I usually don't like pizza that comes from boxes, but this ones smelled so good right from the oven. I haven't had anything to eat in so long it feels like forever now. I start day 6 of my liquid diet today, since it is just past midnight for me now. Will be going to sleep soon. I went out earlier today to do my laundry at a community center I go to, and the worst possible thing was there. Two BIG bags of cookies! I was soooo tempted to eat and never lift up my head. I wanted to call my mom for support, but the phone didn't have a dial tone and their computer wasn't working and I didn't have my cell phone with me. So basically, I curled up on the couch and watched TV. I didn't eat any cookies. I talked to my mom later, and I feel stronger for that. I am praying my hemoglobin is high enough for the doctor tomorrow. I got my time of month, right before blood work, so I have a funny feeling it might be down. It has been bouncing all over the place, but hopefully the surgeon doesn't cancel my surgery because of it. Will find out by tomorrow afternoon. I will update you guys on it when I find out. I have my pre-op class on Thursday. I am really looking forward to that. I want to be able to eat again. lol Went to the dollar store on Saturday and picked up some baby spoons and forks. They really change the way you eat. Soup becomes a complete different dish. lol I actually enjoy eating soup with the baby spoon, except it gets cold too soon. Well, enough of me talking all night. Too much energy for some reason lately. Must be because my braid is able to work without thinking about food all the time. LOL Have a great Tuesday!

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Karri
It is a scary thing to do . I was so nervous on the surgery day and when I went in to the operation room I couldn't breath .

I am so happy that I did it and so happy with the results .
You will be to . Follow the rules and enjoy the result .


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It's hard to believe that surgery is a week from tomorrow. I had a bit of a melt down moment last night where I thought OH GOSH what am I doing to myself?!! But I posted on a Facebook support group and just got some great support. So I'm feeling good today.

Still plugging away on my liquid diet, hit up the Vitamin Shoppe today and got a couple of samples of different protein powders. I was SO excited for banana flavored lol.



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Hi everyone

I am exited for you girls: karrimarri, Jen and snowingsummer
I hope everything goes well for all of you.

Karri 9 lbs that's great

Snowing summer I hope your test will go well

How are you sunshine?

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congrats to those having their upcoming surgery, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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It looks like there are a few of us having surgery in January. I'm excited. Mine is the 21st VSG.

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I did the same thing, totally set myself up on a schedule, seems to be working great. I'm on day 5 and still plugging along. I got on the scale this morning just to see and I've shed nearly 9 pounds.
What shakes are you using? I have 5 different flavors of the Body Fortress but I'm thinking of checking into the Syntha-6 a lot of my workout friends say it's amazing.



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First day of liquid diet was a breeze. I was completely shocked. I drank a couple of cups of broth, not too many because of all the sodium, and ate my snacks. Ate my meal shakes at regular times also. It was almost too easy. I actually ate at regular times which I have never done in my life. I also took my medications at regular times and tested my blood sugar. I think having to be on this liquid diet might actually be a good thing.

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Aisha, I'm in the liquid phase as well (mine started the 29th) it hasn't been as bad as I anticipated. I even survived grocery shopping yesterday :)

I'm heading to a support group on Monday evening, pre-op clas on the 7th, then surgery is the 12th. It's crazy how quickly it's getting here. I'm SO excited.

I'm sure it will all turn out well for you! :)



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SnowininSummer -- Praying all goes well for you! Surgery is just around the corner!

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Got all my stuff for my liquid diet and am all ready for that. I start my liquid diet tomorrow. Feeling so hyped right now. My house is completely cleaned, almost as cleaned as when I first moved in, excepted filled with all my junk. lol I am also happy because my mom decided that she would be with me for my liquid diet, but I'm not sure if she will be or even for how long. Her husband is always bring home treats and candy. I got my paperwork from my clinic about the pre-op class I have to go to, there is no problem with that. The only problem I might have is that I have to do a pre-op physical and they want pre-op hemoglobin and I have been having problems with that for months. I hope for once that that comes back fine. I want this surgery so badly. That sounds so horrible! To actually want someone hurt you. So my physical is on the 6th and I will find out then. I hope they will let my surgery go ahead, if not I will be crushed, but I know my health is the most important thing.

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas

Karri you can do this . It's not an easy 2 weeks .
Enjoy your last meal lol

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It's a rainy Saturday here in Toledo so I'm glad I got all of the Christmas stuff down yesterday! I start my liquid diet on Monday, 2 weeks until surgery!!! :)



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hi everyone,

and HAPPY Saturday, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

Glad we made it thru the holiday emoticon

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hello

Synkytten you have made a great decision. i hope you get your date soon

Aisha congrats, that's great that you have your date .it s a new life in the new year.

merry christmass evryone


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I am super excited. I just found out today that I read reach my goal weight and even though I almost wasn't at my goal weight I met it by .1 pounds so I sent the way up to the cities and I got approved for surgery so on January 15 I am having my surgery. Starting on January 1 I am doing my liquid diet and I set up all the appointments I need to do and I'm so excited I can't believe this is happening!

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I'm just starting. I'm pre op, just fell into the idea of WLS. Was recommended by drs and a few friends. I'm 26 years old with diabetes type II, kidney disease, a fatty liver due to my weight, tachycardia also due to my weight, and asthma, which I have always had.

The process seems to take forver. I don't want to have to wait an entire year to do this.

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Hello everyone

Aisha congrats on reaching your weight goal .its great and hopefully you get your date soon

Global juju, you are welcome
Just take it slow and be patient , don't force anything . You. Will see the pounds melting

I am almost 7 months post op and I gained a pound. That shows that as soon as you let your self go ( even if you can't eat much ) you will gain weight. It is a life time commitment .
I am disappointed but not discouraged . I have lost 95 lbs and I have 37 lbs to go . I will get there . My goal is to lose the remaining weight in the next 5 months

Have a great day everyone

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Thanks so much, Kaz! I am five and a half days post-op,mama so far, loving it. Trying to listen to my new tummy and trying to learn tha I don't have to eat (drink) everything.

You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!!!

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Hello everyone. Haven't checked in for a while, because nothing has been happening in my journey. I had to lose some of the weight I gained again, why does that keep on happening! It was about 10 pounds but the surgeon has gotten a lot more firm since a lot of his patients have been trying to slip through the cracks. Also, had to see the dietician 2 times again, since the last time I saw her was a year ago and my insurance required current visits. So the visit are done and today I reached my goal weight. So I plan to go to a clinic in town and get weighed and have the weight faxed to the surgeon. They said after they received it they could get prior authorization.I hope that doesn't take too long. I know I definitely won't be able to get my surgery this year, but January would be great! I have started working out to WATP again, which I haven't done for a while. So here is to hoping my clothes don't weigh too much tomorrow. lol

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That's a great deal sharon

Life is short, spend it happy :)

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12/21 = $10 ~ no joke ~ GET A 24 LB TURKEY ROASTER OVEN FOR $10 AT WALMART ONLINE for real

no JOKE!

read my sparkpage on this topic for the details, hugs

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Hi everyone
Sorry I was so busy I couldn't post

Went to Dr for my dizziness , I have low blood pressure so I have to add salt to my diet!!!
I don't like salt that much , I only put a little in the meals I'm cooking. No choice now ...

Sharon you are welcome
Time flies....
I hope you have fun with your new toy lol

Jen congrats , it will be here sooner than you think


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Surgery on Jan 21. VSG

Does anyone here have a weight loss YouTube channel?

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emoticon Hi everyone, hope all is well with everyone.

cant believe next week is xmas.... the ONLY reason why I remember is because I get 2 days OFF from work LOL giggling.


Tomorrow my Power Tower is scheduled to arrive by UPS.
it is an exercise machine that you stand in and hold yourself UP with your elbows and do crunches and leg lifts to work on strengthening the stomach muscles and strength training period really and you can also get off the machine and do like push ups and chin ups....

okay ANY excuse to go shopping but its a NEW toy to me emoticon and it may inspire me to get back on track I tell ya LOL and its my new xmas present :) to me by me. :)

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Karrimarie congrats and scheduling your pre-admissions appointment :) emoticon

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emoticon Kaza, your post was sooooooo wonderful and ya know what? I completely completeyyyyyyyyyy forgot about taking my vitamins, thank you :)

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