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  1. @tracyringoHello Tracy! I am glad that surgery went well and that you are recovering as expected. Do you mind explaining why you will give up restriction? I thought the bypass also entailed having a pouch that would limit how much you can eat. I send you a hug and hope all keeps going very well.
  2. Hello! would you mind sharing a bit of your progress, how are you maintaining and if you have had any issues? I will be one year post VSG next month and am very interested in hearing from long term sleevers. Hope all is well and many thanks!!
  3. I hope all goes really well. Will be thinking of you and sending you lots of good vibes!
  4. Hi Celine, I am 10 months past VSG, am at my weight goal and feel very happy. I never had GERD, just before the operation I had a couple of days with heartburn. At the surgery my surgeon found a big hiatal hernia which he repaired, and I have never had heartburn or GERD. I know it's early days, but since I also had 3 c-sections and a tummy tuck I thought that I would comment, in case it is useful. I am extremely happy with my results. I recovered very quickly and after I left the hospital didn't even need any painkillers at home. I do worry that I may develop GERD later on, but my surgeon does
  5. All the best for your revision. Perhaps with what is going on the hospital will be extra careful and will give you more protections against any infections. I hope you recover very well and send good vibes your way!
  6. @17May16Hello! I hope you are feeling better. Did you find out what was causing the pain?
  7. @Res Ipsa Thank you, you are right, I will try to get to the "sweet spot" based on how I look and feel. @athenarose thanks! I think I need to lose more as I am at the very top of the healthy BMI, and feel that I can lose a bit more around my middle to feel normal and not overweight. @Rob_VSG Wow, my body fat is 28% so way higher than yours. I will focus also on reducing that, as part of my goal weight. @cinwa ; @Brass Monkey: @Cheesehead many thanks for the feedback. I will keep trying to lose a bit more to see how far I can get to. I will ask my doctor for a bone density test w
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    Great news!! I hope things keep improving for you. You must be so pleased!
  9. Hello! I am back again with a question on goal weight. I started with 99 kg and initially my surgeon had suggested 70 as a good weight to keep - this would still put me in an overweight BMI. The nutritionist I saw after surgery said that I should aim to 63 kg which is at the highest end of healthy BMI for me. I am now hovering between 62-63 but I still feel that I would like to lose a bit more, and I am finding the process of losing additional weight a bit slow. Which made me wonder whether my body thinks that I'm at a right weight now. In an ideal world, I think that 60 would make me feel gre
  10. Jen, you are amazing!! What a great way to celebrate your 3 years of success! Thank you so much for sharing your story, it's really inspirational. And you look so happy and glowing.
  11. @Brass MonkeyHello! Thanks for your comment. I only saw it today. I wanted to say that I have finally started to lose weight again, and moved from 64.5 to 62.5, so that feels like huge progress. I don't know exactly what I did that managed to break the stall, I suppose that I was a bit more mindful of what I was eating and how many times a day. I have reduced cashews but since I like them so much, I still have some every other day or so. I hope that you are feeling well and also making lots of progress!
  12. @Res Ipsa Thank you so much for the tips, they are very useful. I was not aware that cashews were not good, I have been eating lots of them so perhaps that is part of the problem. Will try to drink more liquids as snacks such as Premier Protein, I also like the chocolate one but I like the new one I'm drinking so much better - less sweet and creamier. I am not doing any exercise at the moment but plan to start soon. I find it very difficult to get motivated but will try it to see if it helps to lose the last pounds. Many thanks again!!
  13. Hello, I wanted to ask for advice. I am 7 months post VSG, and alsmot at my goal weight. Ideally, I have 10 more pounds to lose to be where the surgeon recommended in my last consultation. The problem is that I seem to have reached a stall and have been in the same range of 64 kg for the last three weeks. I weight everyday and I can see that I go up and down 500-600 gm, but lately it has been increasing rather than losing. I am worried that this is the beginning of weight gain. In terms of my eating, the things that have changed are: (i) I am drinking Crystal Light to meet the fluid requi
  14. Hello Soozie, I am also in the UK and was also prescribed Forceval. For some reason it made me sick since the beginning, so I could not take it. Instead, I tried a chewable multivitaminic, which I bough in the US when I traveled there. For me it has been a huge difference as they are very easy to swallow and do not make me feel sick, so I thought I would mention it to you in case it is useful. The brand is called Bariatric Advantage, and my surgeon here in the UK said they are ok. I also take the iron, D3 and biotin in chewable form. I take the calcium in the morning and night and the iron in
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