Almost 7 Months Post Op (Down 100 Lbs)
May 21, 2016
Almost 7 months post op (VSG on 10/28/15)- down 100 lbs. I've had a few family members tell me to stop here but I still want to lose about 40 more pounds. I'm currently at 224 lbs and my goal is 180 lbs. I'm thinking maybe they are not used to seeing me this size. Have any of you gotten the same feedback? See pics below. The one at the end in all black with the ocean background is my before pic at 324 lbs.
One Week Post-Op
Nov 05, 2015
First of all, I'm overly thrilled that I found this website a few weeks before my surgery, which was on 10/28. I got so many tips that really helped me through this process. I would have been totally lost. I lost 16 lbs on my 2 week pre-op liquid diet and one week after the surgery lost an additional 14 lbs (total 30 lbs). Everything is going pretty good except my protein intake. The day after the surgery I was off pain meds and have been walking daily since. However, it took me some time to get up to 25-30 minutes of walking because I had no energy for the first 3 days. It has been extremely difficult to get in enough protein. I've only been able to get in an average of 20 g per day. I'm absolutely SICK and TIRED of protein shakes and chicken broth. I can only get down half of the protein shake so I started skim milk yesterday but the milk has 16g of sugar and I'm supposed to be on a low-fat, low-sugar diet.
As far as vitamins, I'm only taking Centrum Vitamints. I have 5 days left before I can go on the soft-diet. Please provide any advice you can on how to get in more protein or vitamins.
VSG Surgery Scheduled 10/28/15
Oct 11, 2015
I have been researching WLS for years and finally made up my mind to just do it! My surgery (VSG) is scheduled for 10/28/15 and I am excited and nervous--more excited than anything. Can someone please realistically advise how long I should expect to be out of work after the surgery? I have a desk job--nothing strenuous.