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About RehabNurse
Sleeved or not sleeved:
I have had a gastric sleeve.
Gastric Sleeve Surgeon:
Dr. Smith
Surgery date:


10/23/14 Initial Consult 200 lb, 5'1 tall
4/6/15 Highest Wt 225 (yes: 25 lb gain)
4/20/15 Surgery Wt 218, BMI 41

1 mo 203.0 -15
2 mo 190.5 -12.5
3 mo 184.5 -6
4 mo 177.0 -7.5
5 mo 171.0 -6
6 mo 164.5 -6.5
7 mo 157.5 -7
8 mo 152.5 -5
9 mo 149 -3.5
10 m 143 -6
11 m 142 -1
1 yr 138.5 -3.5
13 m 133 -5.5
14 m 128 -5
15 m 125 -3
16 m 121 -4
17 m 120 -1
18 m 118 -2

Dec '17: BMI 23.5; consumes 2000+ kcal/day


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Officially reached the Century Club

by RehabNurse on 10-02-2016 at 07:36 AM
On September 29th I stepped onto the scale and weighed in at 117.7 pounds. Because I weighed a little less than 218 pounds on the day I was sleeved 17+ months ago, I have officially lost 100 pounds since the surgery. Therefore, I have officially reached the 'Century Club.'

I was 225.5 pounds approximately one week prior to the surgery, but lost 7.5 pounds on the pre-op diet of protein shakes and salads.

I hope to lose a few more pounds in order to have a bounce range

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Very sore calves!

by RehabNurse on 07-30-2015 at 12:37 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, I did 45 minutes of step aerobics at home on a stepping platform before going to work. I deliberately chose that timing for a couple of specific reasons:

1. My calves usually become too sore too walk about 24 hours after I've done step aerobics or stair-climbing for the first time in a very long time. This is due to delayed onset muscle soreness (abbreviated D.O.M.S.).

2. If I exercised right before going to work, I would not feel the soreness

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A good Monday...I cannot complain

by RehabNurse on 07-27-2015 at 09:06 PM
I started exercising a couple of days ago, on Saturday July 25th. I managed to power-walk for approximately one hour at Foster Park and Overton Park. Well, the delayed onset muscle soreness (abbreviated D.O.M.S.) struck me like a baseball bat on Sunday afternoon because it felt as if I was carrying a 50-pound weight on my sore butt every time I walked.

Therefore, I didn't exercise on Sunday. I used Sunday as a rest day, and every healthy exercise regimen should incorporate rest days.

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Three months out... An update

by RehabNurse on 07-25-2015 at 02:04 PM
I'm a little more than three months out. While I am pleased I've lost a total of 41 pounds (34 pounds after the sleeve), I am somewhat disappointed I only lost 6 pounds in the past month. However, I figured I would be a slower loser than many other people due to my metabolic issues. I've got hypothyroidism and insulin resistance. Also, my metabolism is beat down due to decades of yo-yo dieting.

I admit I haven't really exercised since being sleeved. This is because I've got chronic

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Before and After Photos

Picture BEFORE 225.00 lbs. - before
Picture AFTER after - 119.00 lbs.

Member: RehabNurse

Surgery date: 04/20/2015

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