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Slowing things down...

Discussion in 'General Post-Op Chat' started by Pixx, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    So far, my biggest hang up as a bypass patient is slowing things down. :eek: Eating after this surgery is such a chore. :confused: Chew, chew, chew, swallow...wait a bit, start over. Blah! Eating takes forever now! o_O I know that eventually I will get used to this process. At some point. Not anytime soon, as I'm still complaining about it...but yeah, someday. :D Heaven help me when I forget to slow things down because my new belly doesn't let me get away with anything. :( Yes, yes, I know that was part and parcel to the whole thing but sheesh, sometimes it's just been a long day and I am not focused and well...not the best way to end the day. :rolleyes: I can't be the only one that finds the challenges to this new lifestyle at times frustrating! Anyone else have any little annoyances that you might want to share? Anyway, thanks, just needed my moment of 'grrr'...back to positive thinking! ;)
     
  2. lmyrin1

    lmyrin1 New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    2
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    12/13/17
    Start Weight:
    226
    Current Weight:
    206
    Goal Weight:
    155
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm in my third week post op and having a hard time getting some foods that are "legal" down. I burb a lot and I'm always afraid of stretching the stomach.
     
  3. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    I think I need to slow down often as well. I know it should take up to 30 minutes to eat. But it seems like I'm always in a hurry. I feel I might have stretched my stomach cause I gotta have a drink on hand. I mean what if the food was a little too dry or salty or spicier than expected. Waiting 30 after I eat is challenging to say the least. I will keep on striving to do better but I realize that it's the hardest part of the lifestyle change for me.
     
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  4. Wanda Brooks

    Wanda Brooks New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Surgery Type:
    Sleave
    Surgery Date:
    12/21/17
    Start Weight:
    349
    Current Weight:
    Dont know
    Goal Weight:
    210
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
     
  5. Wanda Brooks

    Wanda Brooks New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Surgery Type:
    Sleave
    Surgery Date:
    12/21/17
    Start Weight:
    349
    Current Weight:
    Dont know
    Goal Weight:
    210
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Yes i just had surgery on the 21st of december right into the holiday festivities and boy am i frustrating...my soul & mind are doing and emotionally eractic since i realized i couldnt eat the norm. This is my second week in & im still not convinced i made the best choice for me. Before surgery i lost 60 lbs on my own why couldnt i just chew mu food till mushie space my drinks and exercise without feeling like im being tortured?
     
  6. Donna Steinman

    Donna Steinman Active Member

    Messages:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    15
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    05--02-2017
    Start Weight:
    227.0
    Current Weight:
    201
    Goal Weight:
    120
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    I had the same issue it gets better over time m seven months post op now I have to watch that I don't eat the wrong things or to much. Even though can only eat a small amount I can overeat if I eat all day long. So I weigh every day to keep myself in check. I'm only eleven pounds from goal weight.
     
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  7. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    778
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I felt the same way for the first couple of weeks after surgery, but felt I couldn't tell anyone because I was afraid they would say I told you say, but now I am a year out and about 10 lbs from my goal and feel wonderful, I am so happy I did it and when you are able to eat regular food again and more weight comes off you will be glad you did it too, what you are feeling is normal, and we are here to help you along the way
     
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