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    Vertical Sleeve
  1. My 10-year wedding anniversary is Nov 3. I need to lose another 40 pounds to fit into the suit I was wearing when I met my wife. I'm exercising 6 days per week and getting lots and lots of fluid and walking. I'm trying real hard, but it will happen when it happens. I'll definitely post a before an after on Valentine's!
  2. My six week post op appt was Monday. I have been working full time and nursing school started 4 weeks ago (my very last semester!!) so I was worried that stress had made me stall. I'm drinking around 80-90oz of hydrating fluid per day and have eliminated any caffeine from my diet (I do miss my morning coffee.) My weight loss so far has been 44 pounds since surgery! That's a little more that a pound per day. My WLS and Nut were very happy. They weren't expecting this type of loss until month 3. I also started doing 30 min of moderate elliptical cardio each morning this week. They think a realistic goal if adding in this type of exercise would be goal weight by Valentine's Day. Im reenergized by the news and my energy is at an all time high since surgery. hope everyone is doing well.
  3. Didn't even think of that! Thanks!
  4. I already saw you guys taking about it and I have all the ingredients already in my house. I plan on doing it tomorrow.
  5. Thanks for asking @kayak19. I have been working from home the last week and the two days this week. Tomorrow I physically go back to the office. My energy is better now that I'm ingesting food, although super small amounts. I also start my vitamins and supplements tomorrow. I was also cleared to start my elliptical machine for 30min/day. The results of my doctors appointment today showed that I had lost 31 pounds since surgery (two weeks ago). Getting that news helped energize my afternoon.
  6. My WLS was extremely happy today. HW: 345 SW: 322 CW: 291 im cleared for using my elliptical and soft foods. Ready to get the rest of this off.
  7. Called doctor, he wasn't concerned. Said that was part of it. I did go in for a CBC and CMP (blood count and electrolytes) because I was getting some orthostatic hypotension. Results pendinh but he didn't think I had a problem. Soft foods tomorrow, looking forward to it.
  8. I have my two week follow up on Tuesday, was trying to make it until then. I'm still able to drink water.
  9. I'm 13 days post op, been doing ok except for protein intake, my surgeon has no requirement for it during this 2 week period. My problem is all of a sudden I've had two days of unexplained nausea. I don't have reflux. Yesterday and today I can't even sip Powerade Zero without wanting to spit it out, even at a 50-50 mix. It's also been accompanied by a slight headache for the last 3 days. I know I'm not dehydrated as I've been getting 96oz per day and urine is clear. anyone have this? Is it stomach acid? any advice
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. Impact Whey protein from myprotein.com chocolate smooth flavor, 1 scoop in 4oz water gives 20grams of protein
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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