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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 not seem worried at all. I consulted three bariatric surgeons during the reserach period, and they all recommended a sleeve for me. I had a BMI of 35 at the time of the first consultation but at the time of the operation my BMI was 39. Now my BMI is 24.1 : ) Good luck!
  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 when I have my appointment in May, to see how I am doing with regards to bone health.
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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 great, specially around my middle which is still where fats accumulates the most. I would appreciate any insights on how other people decided what final weight was ok to maintain. I have not started exercising routinely, and I have noticed that when I do, the weight loss starts again, so this may be a consideration. Many thanks in advance!
  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 requirements instead of water; (ii) I started to drink a powder chocolate protein shake which I like better than Premier Protein (which I was drinking before this stall); (iii) I have been getting hungrier during the day so I am eating cashews as a snack more frequently; (iv) I stopped eating fish because for some reason I don't feel like it - last year I had a portion of baked salmon 2-3 times a week; (v) I can tolerate a bigger food volume, but I think this is normal as time passes. It's not a huge amount anyway (1.5 cups), but a bit more than I could eat before. Do you have any recommendations to kick start the weight loss? or should I just continue as I am and hope that the weight may fall on its own in due course? Many thanks in advance!
  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 the middle of the day. I wish you all the best!