Fat Fit, Needing to Drop Some Pounds

I am not the typical overweight person. I work out...

I am not the typical overweight person. I work out pretty regularly and stay active. As I approach my 50's it has become increasingly difficult to lose weight. It is my hope that the balloon will inhibit food intake so that I can retrain myself and get educated about how much is enough. Since this procedure requires no cutting I was willing to give it a try.

Crazy nausea

Days 1 and 2 have been pretty miserable. Nothing stays down, no water, ice chips, Popsicles, medication all comes up. My stomach is empty and I'm thirsty. Tiny sips of ice cold water helps for a short while.

Sleeping, if you can,must be done on your left side. I feel very weak.

First 5 Days 12 pounds lost

I know its just water, but I do see a jawline again.

One week. THIS WORKS!

I am NOT HUNGRY ????
I sincerely have to remind myself to eat.
Had a follow up with the Dr. today
Says all looks good. I finally feel like myself again. 13.5 lbs.lost
Breakfast 1/4 cup coffee, 1/4 cup grits.
Water
3:30 less than half a cup of pureed beef stew. I have a feeling the pot I made is going to last a while. Very hearty. Gives me everything. Makes me feel full
Water
6:05 the best poop EVERRRRR
Feeling lighter than ever I took a walk to the tennis courts. I got ahead of myself, was a puddle by the time I got home but feeling optimistic. Not today. But soon
Rewarded myself with a sugarfree green jello, *YUCK!!!
Water
Cleaned up my house until 9:00, took vitamins supplements and meds. Bath.
I got this!

Back to the Gym

First day in the gym feels awkward. You won't feel the balloon inside but there will be a faint sense of tension in your chest. Take it easy. Elliptical. Muscle toning. I need new gym clothes I sincerely see the difference. Will try swimming tomorrow.

Oh What A Relief it is!!!!

Been able to do three days in the gym per week consistently. Of course some days are better than others. Bought a pedometer for $5. My arch nemesis: GERD. Acid reflux is getting my nerves!! I am able to eat VERY small meals, but when I do it seems like they aren't digesting. In the middle of the night I get a horrible burning, sour stomach feeling. Just awful. Water just dilutes it. Makes more. Texted my Dr. and good news I can use Alka Seltzer!! It worked
Stock up on chews when you're on the go, they even have an added benefit of Calcium, the old school fizzy works great! Day of Balloon weight, 238, weight today 214!!
Tarzana Bariatric Surgeon

Very nice, got me in and out very quickly, answered all questions. Stays in touch post op ,texting and checking your progress. Very thorough.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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