OkieLoser

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About OkieLoser

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Central US

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  • Height (ft-in)
    6-03
  • Start Weight
    345
  • Current Weight
    322
  • Goal Weight
    200
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    43
  • Surgery Date
    08/07/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  1. Thanks for the recommendations. I purchased a sampler pack of the nectar protein and a tub of the isopure unflavored. I'll be taking them with me as a backup. I have a fridge in my office so the first day back I will be packing it with Greek yogurt!
  2. I talked to my employer, who was expecting a 4 week absence, and they were more than happy to let me work from home for a while. I actually go back in the office Tuesday Aug 22, which will be my second day of soft foods (string cheese, Greek yogurt, scrambled egg, tuna with condiments.) My plan is to find what my body tolerates on Monday and then only eat those while at work so that I don't have any issues at work.
  3. Impact Whey protein from myprotein.com chocolate smooth flavor, 1 scoop in 4oz water gives 20grams of protein
  4. Well today was a good day and a bad day. 1. I had to work because of my Surgeon only clearing me for 7 days post op. That stinks. 2. I was having some leg pain so I followed up with my PCP, she doesn't think anything is wrong other than electrolyte issues due to no nutritional intake. But one thing did look troubling. My Heartrate was 106 (pre sleeve was 75-85 routinely.) she ran a full battery of lab work to see why. I know it isn't dehydration because urine is clear and I'm voiding every 90 minutes. Plus drinking 3000ml (100oz) of fluid daily should be overkill for hydration. I should know results soon. 3. Now to the good stuff, I weighed 322 the day of surgery (one week ago.) today, 308 so that's a plus. 4. I was able to find a protein drink that gives me 20 grams of protein per serving (4oz) and it didn't taste bad or mess up my insides (so far.) hoping they will become a 3x/day thing so I can hit 60grams each day.
  5. Exactly my thoughts. I'm just gonna take super small portions of the soft diet on week 3 and wait about 10 minutes to see how they affect me before I proceed. I'm super tired and my surgeon only wants me sipping on the protein shakes. No protein requirement for the first two weeks. I ordered a sampler pack pack of the protein nectar mixes to start adding them into my daily intake.
  6. My surgeon told me he was only writing me off for 7 days. So tomorrow I go back to work. my discharge instructions from the hospital said 4-weeks of no work, my surgeon just doesn't want to fill out the papers required for me to activate my short term disability at work. It really pissed me off because we discussed 3 weeks prior to surgery and he didn't mention this
  7. I had the same surgery on the same day. I am drinking 3L (100oz) of water, electrolyte replacement drinks, and small amounts of broth daily. this morning for example I drank 750ml in the first hour I was awake. My understanding is that fluids pass quickly and it's good for your body to cleanse. hope his helps
  8. I'm sure it's meaning the raw tomato with seeds.
  9. I won't be able to try lactose for a while (I'm 5 days post op) but it was mentioned several times during my nutrition counseling that you could become lactose intolerant after the sleeve surgery. i see lots of people who have had the sleeve eating and drinking lactose foods/beverages. How many actually developed this issue post op?
  10. Wow, that sounds delicious
  11. I would only use it to mix my protein shakes. I wouldn't drink it as fluid.
  12. im on a modified liquid diet. I don't get SF pudding and such until Aug 21. Mainly electrolyte replacement drinks and water. Sips of protein drinks and broths. I can have strained soups as well. I'll have to inquire about the cashew milk, I'd love to mix my protein shakes with it.
  13. already doing the popsicles, they are a great break to the day. Will look into jello
  14. Thanks for all of the advice, starting to have some hunger today. Had 240ml of chicken broth warm. My wife is picking up some SF kool-aid and CF tea for me to mix up in my fluids. I still have until Monday Aug 21st until I can start on the soft foods like Greek Yogurt and a scrambled egg. any other suggestions for making it through the next 10 days?
  15. I purchased the reduced sodium broth for home use. I need to pick up some protein powder.