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  • #16
    Eating after DS

    Good going Bridg. We are no longer in the finish your plate crowd and do we CARE, HECK NO. We are satisfied. Hallelujah.

    Take care.

    BC
    Cookie822

    I Wanna Look Good Naked!
    Surgery weight: 254 lbs. 01/07/2008
    Weight 02/06/2008: 224 (-30lbs total)
    Weight 03/07/2008: 214 (-40lbs total)
    Weight 04/07/2008: 201 (-53 lbs total)
    Weight 05/07/2008: 191 (-63 lbs total)
    Weight 06/07/2008: 181 (-73 lbs total)
    Weight 07/07/2008: 174 (-80 lbs total)
    Weight 08/07/2008: 164 (-90 lbs total)
    Weight 09/07/2008: 159 (-95 lbs total)
    Weight 10/07/2008: 154 (-100 lbs total)
    Weight 11/07/2008: 150 (-104 lbs total)
    Weight 12/07/2008: 145 (-109 lbs total)
    Weight 01/07/2009: 142 (-112 lbs total)
    Weight 02/07/2009: 139 (-115 lbs total)
    Weight 03/07/2009: 137 (-117 lbs total)
    Weight 04/07/2009: 134 (-120 lbs total)
    Weight 05/07/2009: 130 (-124 lbs total)
    Weight 06/07/2009: 129 (-125 lbs total)
    Weight 07/07/2009: 125 (-129 lbs total)
    Weight 08/07/2009 - 08/07/10: 125 (-129 lbs total)
    Current Weight 124 lbs

    I'm a lab rat are YOU: My data


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    • #17
      I too am one month since my surgery, but my hunger is not tamed! I find myself so hungry that I wake up in the middle of the night or that other people hear my stomach growling, but I can't seem to tame it. I try to fill it with the protein shakes or applesauce, yogurt (lactose free), popsicles, broth, jello, smooth soups, etc, but it doesn't work. I'm sick of my protein shakes and can't bear to look at applesauce anymore.
      Highest weight: 237 lbs.
      Pre-op weight: 227 lbs.
      Height: 5"6' (or 5"4" if you believe my surgeon)
      Surgery Date: 08-11-2008
      Surgery type: Lap DS (includes vertical sleeve plus modified gastric bypass)
      Weight as of 08-31-2008: 210 lbs.
      Weight as of 10-13-2008 (9 weeks post-op): 182 lbs.
      Weight as of 11-15-2008 (about 14 weeks post-op): 177 lbs
      Weight as of 05-22-2009 (about 9 months post-op): 125 lbs
      Weight as of 07-28-2009 (about 11.5 months post-op): 115.5 lbs.

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      • #18
        Hi "Justme."

        Are you filled up with just a couple of bites of food? For some people this is what happens to them and it lasts even when further out. If I recall correctly it is Dani (Kiteless) who has to wake up in the middle of the night to eat something like an apple with peanut butter.

        For me, it is very for me to go to sleep if I am hungry and I am hungry every two to three hours. Suddenly we are given a metabolism that works.

        It will get better once you are able to hold more food. BUT, if you were like I was pre-op ... not hungry for 8 hours after eating (a large meal), trust me that those days are OVER!!!! But like I said, once you are able to eat more food, you'll be better.

        Mike by the way, who started this post is now about 9 months out and has met his goal weight, I think.
        Last edited by Jenn; September 12th, 2008, 09:09 AM.
        Jenn
        Post-Op
        Surgery: July 18, 2006
        Surgeon: Dr. Pomp of Weill Cornell Physicians NYC
















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        • #19
          YEAAAAAAHHHHHH BABY!!!!!!

          Kinda neat to go back and read the stuff posted prior to surgery and just a few weeks after, kinda like a time capsule.
          DS with Dr. Aniceto Baltsar Alcoy, Spain
          December 11, 2007 390 #'s
          January 1, 2008 352
          February 6, 2008 325
          March 6, 2008 310
          April 1, 2008 293
          April 7, 2008 290 .............100#'s lost
          May 12, 2008 265................125#'s
          June 26, 2008 249.................141#'s
          July 10, 2008 240.................150#'s
          August 5, 2008 227..................163#'s
          Sept 5, 2008 218....................172#'s
          October 21, 2008 205....................185#'s
          December 11,2008 203....................187#'s 1year
          January 1, 2009 200....................190#'s
          July 27, 2010 195-198...............

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          • #20
            I had my surgery in January of 2002 and then a revision in 2003 and to this day I take a doggie bag home that feeds me a couple of more meals. When I hungry I can fix a few crackers with peanut butter and be filled up for about another 2 hours. Ever since I started having iron infusions and paying close attention I have totally reorganized my fridge and pantry, I would defy anyone to find one bad type carb anywhere in my home lol, I make sure I get in no less than 125 grams of protien in a day (and for someone that only wants the portions I do that has been tricky) I bought high protein shakes and bars, I bought the flax seed type peanut butter, jelly without sugar, double protein bread, I do not eat anything in the white family at all (white flour/pastas/potatoes etc...).

            I do cardio 5 days a week faithfully and I was doing 3 days of weight lifting up until this iron problem and now the hematologist won't allow me to because heavy weight lifting tears muscle fibers (which is what it is suppose to do) and it takes extra protein/iron to heal them and get your muscles bigger and they don't want me wasting what they are doing on that right now, but as soon as I have the go ahead I'll be right back at that too.

            Its a different world and I love it!
            Switched January 8, 2002
            Weight 299 lbs.
            Present Weight 145 lbs.

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            • #21
              Mike, this thread provides a great flashback to the early days after surgery.

              I am 97 lbs down from SURGERY WEIGHT and loving it.

              I HAVE NO CLOTHES THAT FIT, they hang every where. Since birth, I am confident in saying that I carry my weight in my stomach. This means buying clothes that fit your middle; not your shoulders or excess room in rear and legs that looks like you are wearing someone else's old clothes.

              My tummy tuck is already approved by insurance and I can't wait to get that bulge in front excised from this body. But for that tummy I would be two or three sizes smaller and sleeves will not hang on my shoulders and pants will fit correctly all over.

              As I said, I just can't wait for that day.

              I went to a Mexican restaurant here in Austin last nite: Matt's El Rancho - the KING of Mexican restaurants (a 3 generation family owned business). The Bob Armstrong dip is great (queso with big dollop of guacamole and ground meat). I ate three chips with this on top. Then I had the guacamole enchiladas and ate 6 bites - that was it. Done, over, bring the doggie bag. But dang was it all good. In the late evening I had a good portion of protein since my earlier meal didn't make the grade.

              Tomorrow I am scheduling my 9 month lab work. I would be surprised if my cholesterol is over 100 at all. At 6 months out it was 124 and the following month at my annual physical (with my PCP) it had dropped to 113. Lord only knows where I have dropped to since then.

              I have decided to adopt a new eating-out mantra. Either order from the appetizer menu or split my meal with someone else. It's not really an issue of money, but more of waste and sometimes doggie bag leftovers don't really taste that great. I continue to be amazed with everyone else at the size of restaurant portions of food; man we eat alot of food that we really don't need to live.
              Cookie822

              I Wanna Look Good Naked!
              Surgery weight: 254 lbs. 01/07/2008
              Weight 02/06/2008: 224 (-30lbs total)
              Weight 03/07/2008: 214 (-40lbs total)
              Weight 04/07/2008: 201 (-53 lbs total)
              Weight 05/07/2008: 191 (-63 lbs total)
              Weight 06/07/2008: 181 (-73 lbs total)
              Weight 07/07/2008: 174 (-80 lbs total)
              Weight 08/07/2008: 164 (-90 lbs total)
              Weight 09/07/2008: 159 (-95 lbs total)
              Weight 10/07/2008: 154 (-100 lbs total)
              Weight 11/07/2008: 150 (-104 lbs total)
              Weight 12/07/2008: 145 (-109 lbs total)
              Weight 01/07/2009: 142 (-112 lbs total)
              Weight 02/07/2009: 139 (-115 lbs total)
              Weight 03/07/2009: 137 (-117 lbs total)
              Weight 04/07/2009: 134 (-120 lbs total)
              Weight 05/07/2009: 130 (-124 lbs total)
              Weight 06/07/2009: 129 (-125 lbs total)
              Weight 07/07/2009: 125 (-129 lbs total)
              Weight 08/07/2009 - 08/07/10: 125 (-129 lbs total)
              Current Weight 124 lbs

              I'm a lab rat are YOU: My data


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              • #22
                Happy Belated Anniversary Cookie

                Congratulations Cookie that is awesome. Already a year I am almost there myself in about a week...

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                • #23
                  Hi,

                  I am only 7 days post op and I can honestly say that I haven't felt hungry at all. I am still on pureed food and have been finding it a bit difficult to get in enough protein so I have ordered a suppliment.

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                  • #24
                    Yasmine,
                    Generally the rule is 30grams of protein by 30 days, 60g by 60 and 90g by 90 days. Unless your surgeon wants you hitting 100 right out of surgery. Protein drinks & bullets may be the only way. I ate a lot of tuna salad or egg salad, took most the day to eat a can. A can of tuna is 35g, add in shredded cheese and you can get up to 40g. Protein bullets come in 25 and 42g. Protein shakes 24-36g. I had problems with the whey in the shakes and the 42g bullets, early out. Switched to egg white protein shakes. Just a reminder to sip, sip, sip to get in all your water. That's more important right now. Little walks help too.
                    Chris
                    HW 225~SW 205~CW 139~GW 132 BMI 26.3
                    DS - Dr Rabkin - Surgery 4/17/08
                    PS in Monterrey Jan 13, 2011 with Dr Sauceda

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                    • #25
                      Just wanted to add that my experience of hunger has been very different from that of some other people on here. It is now 2yrs since the first part of my Ds was done and I still very rarely get hungry. The person who brought me home from hospital is 8yrs out and she experiences the same as me - if we haven't eaten for ages, we get a little twinge of hunger, which you'd expect to increase gradually, but somehow it doesn't - it just goes away if ignored and maybe comes back a couple of hours later, but no more strongly. I've even conducted experiments on myself because I wanted to feel REAL hunger again - couldn't be done without passing out first!! I realise not everyone is the same and we are very lucky. I did fully expect normal hunger to have returned by now, but I suppose that once they've removed the main ghrelin factory it shouldn't.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by girl81 View Post
                        Do you notice that low carb/high fat helps reduce cravings?
                        I've found that taking chromium picolinate (500 mcg 2x/day) sharply reduces my desire for sweets. You have to take it for a few weeks before it kicks in, but the result is dramatic--well, for me it was.
                        6'2", 45 years.
                        Had DS surgery April 29th 2010
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                        • #27
                          Kinda neat to see that the time capsule is still in here, just checking in. Almost 3yrs out now for me, I flucuate between 195 and 198 lbs for the last couple of years, guess I am where I am supposed to be, no problems just enjoying life. Thank you again Dr. B and thanks to you folks for the guidance along the way.
                          DS with Dr. Aniceto Baltsar Alcoy, Spain
                          December 11, 2007 390 #'s
                          January 1, 2008 352
                          February 6, 2008 325
                          March 6, 2008 310
                          April 1, 2008 293
                          April 7, 2008 290 .............100#'s lost
                          May 12, 2008 265................125#'s
                          June 26, 2008 249.................141#'s
                          July 10, 2008 240.................150#'s
                          August 5, 2008 227..................163#'s
                          Sept 5, 2008 218....................172#'s
                          October 21, 2008 205....................185#'s
                          December 11,2008 203....................187#'s 1year
                          January 1, 2009 200....................190#'s
                          July 27, 2010 195-198...............

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