Whatcha Eating Today VSGers? Monday 1/1/18

Erin T.
on 1/1/18 3:30 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Well, my first attempt at writing the date and I had to try a couple times! Happy 2018! I hope you all had a fun celebration last night, whether that was out at a party or tucked in your bed. One kid was asleep by 8pm and we put the other one down at 9pm. With all the illness running around this house, no one needed to stay up until midnight! I was sleep by 10pm and Jon came to bed a little after 11pm. We're obviously not a house of partiers! We did watch a movie and have some popcorn.

QOTD: How do you like your popcorn? Butter, salt, caramel? None at all? My favorite is movie theater popcorn with lots of salt. For obvious reasons, I don't get that very much these days!

11 months post-op/Maintenance/132.1lbs

M1: Coffee, PP, Miralax, HC

M2: Egg, Sausage, Cheese

M3: Turkey & Cheese or Ham & Cheese

M4: Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh w/ Veggies

M5: Yogurt w/ PB

E: More foam rolling, but it's -26 again so I won't be getting outside for a work out.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Acedding27
on 1/1/18 4:33 am
VSG on 12/14/17

Happy New Year! DW and I were tucked into bed at midnight, haha! We said our happies and went to bed to ring in 2018. In our early twenties, we would always stay out until the buttcrack of dawn. Then, we started having dinner and movies. Now, it's rare that we are even awake. Ah, how things change.

QOTD: Well, it used to be the pop-up bowl of kettle corn. Since surgery, I seem to crave salty rather than sweet, however. When I'm cleared for popcorn and can afford it in my macros, I'll probably have some lightly salted because that sounds delicious right now!

B: decaf coffee, premier protein caramel

L1: 1/2 premier chocolate

L2: 1 oz of refried beans and 2 oz. Of baked chicken

D: 2 oz. Turkey and 1 oz. Low-fat cheddar

S: sugar free apple cider, Greek yogurt, 1/2 premier chocolate

Erin T.
on 1/1/18 4:36 am
VSG on 01/17/17

Are you successful at eating 3oz already? At your point, I could only eat 1/2-1oz total of anything other than yogurt. My lunch will be pretty much the same as your dinner and I'll only have one more ounce than that (3oz of turkey and 1oz of cheese).

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Acedding27
on 1/1/18 4:44 am
VSG on 12/14/17

My instructions from my two week follow-up say that my meals should now be between 2 and 4 ounces, as long as it's comfortable. I don't eat more than three unless it's plain yogurt drink. I never feel uncomfortable, except the first couple times when I ate too fast. It takes me about 25-35 minutes to eat. I haven't thrown up or gotten any weird gurgles.

I don't know if you mean like, weight loss wise successful? I've lost 43 pounds in the last 35 days. I was 373 on November 26th and I'm 330 today.

Erin T.
on 1/1/18 4:47 am
VSG on 01/17/17

No, not commenting on your weight loss. Just, I could not eat 2-3oz of something like chicken or cheese until I was about 6 months out. And I know in the beginning some folks don't feel restriction even if it's there because the nerves are cut.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Acedding27
on 1/1/18 4:55 am
VSG on 12/14/17

I did worry that it was too much since I have seen that a lot across the boards, but everyone also says to follow the plan you're given. I literally have not thrown up a single time or felt weird (now that I have said that, I'm sure that I will though, haha) and I know I won't feel the restriction for several months (or until my stomach has healed.)

I may decrease to 2 oz. of solids for meals. I bet that would expedite my weight loss, too.

Erin T.
on 1/1/18 4:57 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I think for the first 4-6 weeks of solids I was around 400 calories. Then that slowly, SLOWLY increased to 700-800/day by 6 months.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Ladyblu
on 1/1/18 5:31 am - Jacksonville, FL
VSG on 09/29/17

I was able to eat 3 oz by the time I was out of pureed foods. (Except beef, that was 1-3 oz and still is today). I never thought to ask my surgeon what size my sleeve was, but I plan to at my next appt. Only because I'm curious.

Erin T.
on 1/1/18 6:02 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I've heard that size of the sleeve doesn't really matter a terrible amount in the scheme of things. I did ask and got an answer, and I remember mine was small...32 or 34? But, the surgeon acted like that was really inconsequential in the scheme of things.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 1/1/18 4:48 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Happy New Year! We were in bed by 11 last night. Though we stayed up past midnight a few times over the years it was never a priority for us and last night was as festive as we get (early toasts at a friends home then dinner at a nice French restaurant).

QOTD: I can take or leave popcorn, so I haven't had any since WLS.

1 year, 9 months post-op

B: eggbeaters, cottage cheese and Canadian bacon

L: Tuna salad, pickles and cottage cheese

D: Leftover scallops from last nights dinner

S: almonds (a natural laxative for me, needed today!)

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

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