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ScaleSkater
on 5/31/19 10:41 am
Topic: RE: Soft Food Diet

My program was 2 oz of meat and a tiny portion of fruit/veg early out. We didn't get 3 to 4 oz until 6 months. So I agree, go with your body feedback and not the book. Even now (like last night) - I measured 4 oz of dense pork and could only eat 1/2 to 2/3rds - just keep track and hit your overall daily protein goals. Good luck

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (stretch goal to get 10 under) / CW 160 (I'm near the charts ideal weight - wonder if I can stay here)

RNY November 2016

PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019

ScaleSkater
on 5/31/19 10:38 am
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

While I won't say I wish I'd done it earlier, as I wasn't ready in my mind to commit to what is needed. Today, I am trilled and am loving life. This side of the bench is great - come on over!!!

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW 175 (stretch goal to get 10 under) / CW 160 (I'm near the charts ideal weight - wonder if I can stay here)

RNY November 2016

PS: L/R arm skin removal; belt panniculectomy - April, 2019

Citizen Kim
on 5/31/19 10:22 am - Castle Rock, CO
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

15 years out in July and never regretted it for one minute!

I have taken it very seriously though, taking vitamins, exercising, etc, so am way healthier than most of my 56 year old peers

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 5/31/19 10:22 am
RNY on 08/05/19
Topic: RE: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

I have regained a fair bit of weight (and working to lose it), and I am facing a revision to RNY due to GERD. I'm still very happy with my decision and I'm glad I had surgery.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

MotivatedToFit
on 5/31/19 10:19 am
Topic: RE: Soft Food Diet

Thanks for this advice. I definitely will look at it from that point of view now. Mentally I am still used to being able to eat a lot. I definitely need to mentally adjust to the smaller portion sizes.

Liz J.
on 5/31/19 9:46 am - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16
Topic: RE: Soft Food Diet

It took me a while to hold 3-4 oz, at least 4-6 months before that happened. I still can't do more 5 oz at 2.5 years out.

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

Vanvooh
on 5/31/19 9:45 am
Topic: Are most of you happy with your decision to have this surgery?

Hi All,

I have been peppering the board with a ton of questions so thank you for all your responses. I saw my Dr the other day and told him I did not want to have the surgery and he pushed me a bit on ith the other way. He said he does not know anyone *****grets it. Now I have scoured these boards left right and six ways to Sunday so I know there are some who have regrets. But I guess I want to take my own survey of sorts- so I will ask the question...

In general- are most of you happy with the decision you made? Or if you had to do it over, knowing what you know now- would you not do it?

Thanks !

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 5/31/19 7:49 am
RNY on 08/05/19
Topic: RE: Soft Food Diet

I wouldn't be in such a big hurry to be able to eat more. The more restriction you have, the fewer calories you can eat, and the faster you'll lose weight.

From my years here on OH, it takes most people quite a while to be able to eat 3 - 4oz in a sitting, maybe at least six months?

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

White Dove
on 5/30/19 8:15 pm
Topic: RE: Soft Food Diet

It took me about four months to get to four ounces of protein at one time. That is still my limit.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Kathy S.
on 5/30/19 5:19 pm - Lexington, KY
VSG on 02/15/19
Topic: RE: How Much Time off work?
I'm a 64-year-old professor, so I can sit or stand most of my time at work. I had surgery on a Friday and went back to work the next Wednesday. I had very little nausea, and I was able to sip water and protein shakes from the day after surgery. I feel that helped with my quick recovery.

Good luck with your scheduling!


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