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3 weks Post-Op (aka listen to your doc!)

Friday, March 15, 2013

So, 3 weeks Post op and I am finally tracking everything I should be tracking :)

Rough start out of the gate- Nausea and I were constant companions after surgery. Hence I was not getting all of my liquids & protein in. I went to our 1 month wellness group meeting and realized to be as successful as possible I REALLY needed to get all the darn protein in- I have a hatred for protein shakes now emoticon but they certainly do help meet the protein goal. At least with the Stage 3 diet I am on I can get most of my protein through food. I only really need 1 protein shake made with milk.

Water is another struggle. Currently I am only constantly getting in about 40 oz of water. I know I am dehydrated, but getting up to 64 oz's has been really tough for whatever reason. Water feels quite heavy when I drink it, so constantly sipping is difficult for me- I will overcome!

I am really happy with my weeight loss so far though. When I started I was at 312, I am now down to 283- 29 lbs in basically 3 weeks is awesome! Can't wait to keep going! emoticon

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  • PATTYR81
    You are doing great!!! and I LOVE your positive attitude!

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    2571 days ago
    Congrats on your surgery! These early weeks are the toughest and you are doing a fantastic job in meeting the key goals early on.
    2572 days ago
    So happy for you...things seem to be progressing very well! I think the tracking piece is just a life long habbit we all need to commit to. The weight loss so far must feel great! emoticon
    2573 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6755914
    I am so happy that you are feeling better...
    Drinking the water protects the kidneys, and protein accelerates weightloss after RNY. (So I have heard)
    Wonderful, Wonderful results already!
    2574 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Keep tracking and trying to sip a little more water each day, good job losing the 29 pounds.
    2574 days ago
    Glad you are recovering! Hope the nausea goes away (if it hasn't already). Did you have weightloss surgery? My cousin had the lapband and she looks great! Protein is VERY important because you do not want to lose muscle. Keep up the great work.
    Missourians Team
    2574 days ago
    Keep tracking and keep up that support (meetings and here)!

    Maybe try some herbal tea to help with the water?

    The surgery option has always scared the HECK out of me: I cannot get my head around how to get your needed nutrition in under such severe limitations. But , I respect your dedication and courage.

    and especially CONGRATS on that weight loss!
    2574 days ago
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