Little bird

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About Little bird

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 06/16/1967

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    Drawing, painting, knitting and outdoors


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  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Rowitz

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  1. Little bird

    3 months post - op !

    Thank you and congrats on your 50 # loss!!! It's amazing and NSV , wearing clothes that now fit! Less aches / swelling and pains. Increased confidence
  2. Little bird

    3 months post - op !

    Good morning ! I can't believe it's been 3 months post - op ! I'm now down 53 pounds and feeling good. I exercise daily and still eating 5-6 small / snack size meals daily. Visited my NUT this week and was given the green light to add complex carbs ( only 2 times weekly ). She wants me to stop protein drinks / shakes. Serving size is now 1/2 cup for a meal. My goal was 100 pound loss , fo I'm half way there! Hoping to reach that goal by my birthday in June ! Hope all of you are doing well
  3. Little bird

    Cold medicine

    I agree with the above ; Redt ! Rest ! Rest ! So the immune system can fight this battle. Increase fluids, vaporizer , Vicks chest vapor rub for cough / nasal congestion , Tylenol for fevers / aches. Feel better soon !!!
  4. Little bird

    Adding carbs??

    Excellent response! Thank you!
  5. Little bird

    Adding carbs??

    So sorry I haven't yet responded. Since posting, a family member has had major surgery, I lost my job and have been in a deep / dark depression. Please me kind with your responses and don't judge others when you have no idea what battles they are fighting in their life's. Today was the first day I opened this site , as I'm helping family members, attending counseling and job searching. Fir the update; I had my 3 month post op with my NUT yesterday and she said I could add complex carbs back into my diet ( sparingly- 2 times a week ).
  6. I'm 9 1/2 weeks post op and I won't see my Nut until 10/24. My question is; when did you add carbs , such as brown rice and whole what pasta back into diet? My program calls for sweet potatoes or white potatoes 1-2 x weekly. I'm good with small portions ( program still says 1/4-1/3 cup total for each meal. What is everybody else doing at 9-10 weeks post op??
  7. Little bird


    One week out could also be caused by pain Meds. If you're still taking pain Meds, ask your doctor for a different med and also add an antiemetic. Ice chips help to get fluid in and sugar free Popsicles ( 1 pop equals 2 ounces ).. good luck and remember this is short lived!
  8. Little bird

    Drinking with meals

    Thank you all for all the great advice!! I'm going to ask about the 30 before & after, that is much more do able !!
  9. Little bird

    Drinking with meals

    Great idea! Thanks!
  10. Little bird

    Drinking with meals

    It is very difficult!!!!
  11. Little bird

    Drinking with meals

    What about drinking prior to meals/ snacks ? I find it so difficult to get my required water in and eat foods ... I work in a medical office, so I'm on the go and try to go things on schedule. But ... I find myself drinking fluids than saying " oh wait , I can't eat now.. I need to wait a hour".. When that time comes, I'm off and busy seeing patients again.. So , just back to drinking.. Or very off schedule with foods
  12. Ok, I need to hear from all the sleeve people .. Do you all not drink fluids with food? My program says to wait a hour after you eat to drink. Is everyone else doing this or not??
  13. Little bird

    4 days post VSG and I'm freaking out

    This is great information! I wish my program allowed this. I will be 7 weeks post op ( in 2 days ), and my Nut has me still eating a strict 1/4 - 1/3 cup at each meal ( 3 meals and 2 snacks ). Which is only 2- 2 1/2 ounces. I've been told to continue this
  14. Little bird

    Two Months Post Op

    You look soooo younger!!! You are turning back time girl!! Great job!!!
  15. Little bird

    Julyers updates

    Phase 1 of closet cleaning done! I gave away 5 bags of clothes that are way too big!!! Good bye size 18-20 !!! I will never wear that size again !!!