Post op VSG Girl! On the highway to a healthy and sexy new me!
VSG scheduled for 5/2/14. Am soooo excited. Have...
Pre VSG pics
My Weight is 225
Goal weight 135 ish.
2 weeks pre-op!
1 week Pre-op tomorrow!!!!
I will start my 1 week pre-op protein shake and clear liquids diet tomorrow 4/25/14. This is unfortunate since I will be at a wedding tomorrow :(. But anyhow, I am actually ready to start the liquids...It means I am closer to surgery, recovery and a healthy new meeee!!!
ooohhhh, I almost forgot... Dr Jay also Wants me to take magnesium Citrate the night before surgery to colon cleanse. He also prescribed a scopolamine patch to put behind my ear the morning of surgery to help with nausea and a Rx nausea pill with a sip of water. He also prescribed scar cream that I can use to help fade incision scars after they are healed! Dr. Jay is on top of things people. I love this guy!
Well, I will post some more pre-op pics soon and try to update you guys on how I do on the liquid diet.
Blessings and good health to you all!
New protein samples!!!
I also found Thai ginget flavor infused chicken broth at Walmard
excuse my misspelled words in the last post...should be ginger, Walmart, Pharmacy
1 day pre-op!!!!!
I'm sooo excited, my surgery is at 12 noon tomorrow. I will post pics!
1 week post op, new exercise equipment
Also, I'm finding it harder to get down the protein shakes these days, I have a good variety but am just sick of them.I know protein is important and I need to have 2 shakes a day but Im sooo tired of them :(......help!
17 lb total in 2 weeks!!!
However, I do need mental help...I have been craving a cheeseburger! Im trying to change my thoughts because Im not really hungry!
1 month post op VSG!
I hated the liquid diet pre and post op. 3weeks post op was on full liquid diet...hated that too. Every one else was enjoying food. I knew it would make me sick if I tried. I just stuck to the clear liquids since I didn't like the blended soups much.
I am on a soft food diet now and feeling satisfied. Although I am permitted to eat...I tend to stick with Greek yogurt, applesauce and really soft things. Tuna and chicken salad is uncomfortable going down my throat...painful at times...when when Im sure to chew it well. I how this discomfort goes away soon.
Just started the chocolate calcium chews and they taste pretty good.
Ohhhhh...guess what snack I USED to love?? Potato chips! I tried a few yesterday and nothing...i didn't really enjoy the taste anymore! That is a good thing! But I have had a donut craving for about a week, maybe a bite or will satisfy that. I also really miss eating fresh salads. Although my body cant handle many foods, my head still has not come to terms with this reality.
Still having trouble getting down 60 oz of liquid daily and s most days i don't want to drink 2 protein shakes...I always have 1 which is 38 g of protein and will try drink another at night but mist days don't finish it. I exercise 1 to 3 days a week. These are the areas I need too improve in...fluids, protein and exercise.
Lastly, I get hungry often but with a few bites of food or gulps of protein shake I feel full and satisfied.
Updated pics comeing soon (gotta do my hair first lol)
almost 12 weeks post op
Still don't care for the protein shakes but gotta have them.
15 months post op!
Here is the long overdue update! Starting wt. 226... current wt. 149 and wt. loss is mostly stagnant. Goal wt. is 135.
Doing well, can eat anything. Sometimes I have sugar cravings but good news is I still can't eat much. Still need to increase exercise. Very lazy when it comes to exercise but did get gym membership for motivation.
Also will plan to have tummy tuck... still have lots of belly fat ????.
Dr. Jay requires an EGD be done prior to having the VSG. Although I have met with him only twice (initial consult and EGD procedure) he had great bedside manners and seemed very knowledgeable and resourceful. I feel comfortable putting my health in his care. I will see him again for a pre-op appointment.