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So far so good!!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mombags, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Mombags

    Mombags New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve gastrectomy
    Surgery Date:
    June 15, 2017
    Start Weight:
    277
    Current Weight:
    270
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I am 3 weeks post sleeve gastric surgery. I started my journey last November when diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. At that time I weighed 296. Cut sugars and most all foods that I enjoyed and 7 months later went into surgery weighing 277. I am 3 weeks post op tomorrow and am 18 pounds down since surgery. First 2 weeks were really tough with the liquids only but got cleared from doc today to start introducing more foods. That makes me happy!! I am one of the lucky ones as I had only one or 2 days of nausea and hardly any discomfort from surgery. I have tons more energy and am starting to feel like my old self again. My one hurdle is finding drinks other than water that are not "diet" tasting. I have never been one to drink diet drinks and struggle with the after taste. Does anyone have suggestions for a tastier drink? So I am 2 weeks PO and down 18 pounds. Does this seem to be approximately the average out there? (Just curious).
     
  2. Maggie C

    Maggie C Active Member

    Messages:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    14
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    05/19/2017
    Start Weight:
    190
    Current Weight:
    182
    Goal Weight:
    130
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Bigelow makes some great decaf flavored tea bags. I add 5 Stevia packets for a 2qt brew.
     
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  3. Mombags

    Mombags New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve gastrectomy
    Surgery Date:
    June 15, 2017
    Start Weight:
    277
    Current Weight:
    270
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
     
  4. Mombags

    Mombags New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    4
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve gastrectomy
    Surgery Date:
    June 15, 2017
    Start Weight:
    277
    Current Weight:
    270
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks! I will give them a try.
     
  5. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    572
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    165
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Water, water, and some more water, lol,you could add a packet of sugar free flavoring to it also, the lemonade flavor is yummy
     
  6. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    704
    Trophy Points:
    50
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    253.6
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    First off. Congrats on your 18#. That is great. My surgery was back on Dec 6 and I forget how fast I lost it in the beginning. I know it was quick. It has slowed down for me as time has gone on, but I have not been eating as well as I did in the beginning either. I am down 106.4# right now. As for drinks, that has been a struggle for me as I do not like sweeteners. I drink water, unsweetened tea, lemon and lime water. Good luck getting your fluids in.
     
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