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I wish I had taken the advice to NOT purchase a ton of things before surgery as tastes/feelings/desires and needs would change after surgery - that is very true!
For me, my post-surgery saviors were: bed wedge, tomato soup, Chobani yogurt, immersion blender and my pedometer.
Best of luck to you!
How wonderful!!!! Congrats to you! And to think, you're on your way and there will be more & more of these moments to come!!! Wooohoooo Tom!! So happy for you!
Eh, when I wanted cereal...I ate cereal. It depends how you're looking at this process. I went in KNOWING I had to make changes...I didn't eat all the wrong stuff prior to surgery...I simply ate TOO MUCH stuff. But I was not about to do something that required me to deprive myself of anything. And, therefore, I don't. I have what I want...in moderation. That's the key. If you're not capable of that, don't have want you want. If you think you can...try it. There's nothing wrong with trying it. If you fail, you restart and realize your error. If you're able to not deprive yourself of things you want...don't! I'd be completely miserable if I had to do that. Just my .02. And, yes, I have chocolate sprinkles on my sherbet too!
17lbs in a month. There's NOTHING wrong with that! Water, high protein...and exercise. Follow your MDs plan for now - don't worry about the scale as hard as that may be. The weight will come off!
Looking GREAT!!! Congrats, girl!
If you're eating 600 or les calories a day, you need to start eating more. And, if you're lacking on your liquids, you need to get more in. Keep in mind, this is not the same process for everyBODY. We are all different. What works for one does not work for everyone. And, the other important thing to remember....this isn't a race! I lost 13lbs per month. As long as you're losing, know that you're doing something right!!
Me! I was low even at 309lbs but VERY low since losing 126. My MD keeps things in check and feels I'm doing fine...does often tell me to eat a bit more salt that I normally would though!
I have degenerative disc disease, numerous herniations, nerve damage and I have had surgery (twice) on my spine. I chose VSG and have been incredibly pleased with my decision. Wouldn't have wanted any other surgery. As for NSAIDS, I take them with NO problem. As a matter of fact, I do everything that I did prior to surgery...the only differences are that I feel better, get around better, eat less and am living a much healthier life. Good luck!
Wow. My insurance covers ALL my bariatric appointments. No question.
Mine insurance did to. I did, however, have a $500 program fee at my hospital. Thus, my insurance copay was $500, so the program fee just went towards that. Worked out perfectly.
I've been 25 lbs from goal since just after a year out. And, I'm thrilled about that! Starting at over 300 lbs, I certainly expected to be one of those who was losing 20-30lbs a month. Never happened. I averaged 13lbs/month....actually hit 13lbs several months in a row. And, that was OK. I'm doing well, feel great, can fit into normal clothing, am more active. And, I know (with VERY hard work), I'll eventually get that kick in the rear I need to lose that last 25.
Don't sweat the small stuff people. A loss is a loss and you will get to where you want to be if you give it all you have and don't give up!
Just purchased a few new cases - I see that they've changed packaging again....anyone know if the formula changed at all? Taste is similar but I think I sense something a bit different??
Mine didn't so I made a visit to a plastic surgeon...after losing 125+ lbs, he said it's not uncommon for such bags to make an appearance. A bit of filler in my eye trough and I was good to go!
Other than two instances of what I would consider the "foamies" after consuming too much of something I shouldn't have (pasta once, chinese food the other time), I have had no side effects whatsoever. None! Best decision I've ever made!