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Hi everyone! I'm nearly 2 1/2 years post-op. Had an unexpected (but very welcomed) pregnancy at age 40. Took the "you must add more carbs to your diet" thing overboard! Gained 41 pounds with the pregnancy. Cecilia is now 3 months old and I still have approx 18 pounds to lose. Ugh! This has been very difficult for me. I'm hungry all the time (breastfeeding has something to do with it). This feels as hard to me as it was before VSG. So frustrating! Wish I had that "super tiny one egg and your full" stomach again. Thanks for listening...
My son was 14 months when I had VSG and I continued to produce milk without any problems for months after. Of course your baby is younger. However, by the time you have surgery he/she may be closer to one. I had a couple posts regarding bf'ing and VSG. Check the search engine. Good luck!
I'm sorry, I don't know of any therapist. However, I'm sure you could find someone in Columbus. Maybe call one of the WLS docs there. I live north of Columbus so unfortunately, I've never even been able to attend one of the support group meetings.
Hello there. I was two years post-op in December and I am currently 35 weeks pregnant. This is my 7th pregnancy (6th to nearly full term) and I've had no problems whatsoever. And BTW, I'm also 41 years young. LOL
Unless you already have some issues (vitamin deficiencies, anemia, ect), there should be no issues regarding a post VSG pregnancy. You will need to increase your daily carb intake to around 100 grams/day. For me, nothing else is any different than it was pre-conception.
Two years ago today my life changed in a way that seemed so out of reach. After living a life of obesity and trying every diet pill/drink/program out there I discovered VSG. I'm 5'1" pre-op diet 236, surgery day 220, June 2012 137 pounds. My last bodpod showed a normal body fat % @ 26.2 (March 2012). I've exercised since 3 months post-op working my way up to 7 hours/wk. I was prepared to get another bodpod and had just talked my hubby into plastic surgery when...bam...prego with #6 at age 40!!
With pregnancy came a new way of eating. 100 carbs/day instead of 40.....what?! This has been difficult for me as the "junk" has found it's way back in. I've gained 30# thus far but have continued to work out hard dropping down to 4-5 hours/wk. I have great hope this will be my easiest delivery. I also intend on losing every pound...plus some!
I want to thank some special vets on here who have inspired and helped me (through posts, private messages, and even phone conversations)...Brandilynn, Frisco, USAFwife, and Elina. I've been on Obesityhelp nearly everyday for the past 2 1/2 years for support and encouragement. I rarely post or comment but I'm definitely still around.
I'm not smart enough to post pics but if you're so inclined, check out my profile.
Love to you all and have a Merry Christmas!
and another good one....
I would respectfully disagree. Fat is needed to absorb many vitamins (ADEK), it helps regulate hormones, helps keep one full, and so on....
Also, low fat products are not "real" foods.
I personally eat plenty of butter, bacon grease, and coconut oil. Yes, these are all healthy fats (this goes against the mainstream but there is plenty of good research out there).
Avoid trans-fats/hydrogenated oils.
Great web site if you're interested...www.kriskris.com
Oh how exciting and what a blessing! I'm 41 and will have my 6th baby (yep, you read that correctly) in about 10 weeks. I'm nearly two years out so I can eat absolutely normal. I believe you'll be fine just make sure you're eating more carbs and adequate protein. Pregnancy is not the time to eat "low carb." I was told 100carb/day and at least 80grams/protein.
Best of luck to you!
Wonderful response. Wish I had somewhere to save this. I wanted to ask you this question for a long time but didn't want to come across as a ***** I struggle at times with overindulging but feel that I'm able to "make it through the week" if I can have that donut on Sunday. This is most likely NOT the best attitude to have for long term wt loss. Next month will be two years for me and I still have much to learn.
I would agree your doc. There are absolutely no benefits to sugar. Ever. It depletes the immune system and has zero nutritional value. Maybe if I could be completely honest with myself I would go with the "complete abstinence" Sublimate always used to talk about.
Hope you/your family have a very happy Thanksgiving (whatever dish you decide to make!).
I suppose my response is going to be unpopular but.....Prior to pregnancy (I'm nearly 29 weeks now and working out/eating have been a bit of a challenge) I worked out 7 hours/week and would say that at least 80% of the time I would eat healthy meals/snacks. IMO it's a special day, what's it going to hurt to have a piece of pie? I personally don't want to live with the "I can NEVER have ABC again."
Elina, you've been at goal and appear to have the ability to "jump right back on the band wagon" when even up a pound. I'm confused why this is a big deal to you? I would understand if you just had surgery or weren't at goal. Please know that I ask this question with the utmost admiration and respect for you! Thanks for all the help you've given me and countless others. Just trying to understand....
The first thing one must realize is not everyone who is 5'1" should weigh 105 pounds. We all have different body structure as far as bones etc....so the only "true" way to determine a proper fitness/weight loss goal is to have a body composition test done when near/at "goal."
I've essentially been the same wt since last October. I exercise 7 hours/wk (whi*****ludes wt training). I'm 5'1" and 135-139 (depending on the day). That still puts me at an "overweight" BMI! However, my body fat % continues to decrease. I'm in the acceptable range now (23-30%) working toward lean (19-22%).
I am not meant to weigh 105 pounds which is very hard to accept sometimes since I'm so darn short. I would look very sick at that weight. At this time I wear size 8 pants and small/medium tops.
Hope that helps some. I'm sure someone else could explain better.