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That is EXACTLY why I had this surgery! Every woman in my family is/was obese, and they all had diabetes and high blood pressure. I wanted to break the cycle, and I knew my day would come if I didn't lose weight. Thank God I never got diabetes or HBP, and now I am on the road to good health. I'm so excited about this surgery, I have never regretted it. Stay on the path, I wish you much success!
My sister had the VSG in March this year. She was 260ish when she had it and has lost over 80 lbs so far. She had this in lieu of the lap band because she didn't want a foreign object in her, but she was also cash pay and could not afford the RNY which is what her doctor recommended. She has had pain whenever she eats meat, and they cannot determine why, so she eats a lot of "slider" foods...and carbs. She has also experimented with cakes, cookies and ice cream-which she can eat in smaller amounts. Long term, I worry about her continued success. But, as the other posters have said--all surgeries work to lose the weight, we have to work to keep it lost!! Best wishes.
Sounds like you are doing great! I've had weeks where I will only lose one or two pounds and then I'll lose four or five for a couple weeks.....as far as calories, I have been journaling on this website in the health tracker and I get between 500-650 per day. I just can't eat more than that. I exercise 5 times a week alternating weights and treadmill.
I don't use protein shakes as my surgeon only wants protein from food, so most of my food is protein--with some veggies. Every surgeon is different--do what they tell you to, and you will be successful!
Hmmm--easier, probably not. Much more successful? ABSOLUTELY! I can only speak for myself--I for years (just like ALL OF YOU) tried diet after diet, and I exercised too--only to lose a little and gain alot! The surgery was a breeze for me, and I literally took off running from day one-no problems with ANYTHING.....but I wouldn't say it is easy. I have to watch everything I eat and drink, had to "break up" with some old "lovers".....sodas, candy, desserts....carbs!--and I had to ramp up the exercise ALOT......but at least with my new found discipline I am seeing results for the first time in my life! I will NEVER regret my decision!