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    Gastric Sleeve Member Zosime's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Question Lap band, your days are numbered!

    I have so enjoyed the witty and encouraging posts on this forum... Hearing the advice and feeling the positive energy is getting me to that level of comfort I need to be at.

    My lap band revision to sleeve surgery is with Almanza on September 5; yep, Labor Day.... I have had the lap band since October 2007, and I am at peace with it, but hubby HATES it. No big problem for me, but no great results either. The past year has been a double whammy of menopause and hypothyroidism, which equals weight gain. Still under 45 lbs from lap band in 2007, but weight is getting out of control. I had the fortune four months ago of being put on thyroid meds, which has increased my energy to the point that I walk between 4 to 5 miles per day. I have also learned from your experiences and have made adaptations in preparation for surgery next month. Weaning myself off Diet soda, drinking water, stocking up on protein powder, and continuing the walking. Have dropped 11 pounds in four months from just walking.

    Please tell me, how is the amount of protein grams needed per day determined? I have seen posts of anywhere from 40 - 100 per day. Is there a mathematical formula based on factors of weight, height, and age?

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I don't discuss weight issues easily; It is a very personal journey, so I greatly appreciate your experiences and encouragements for each other. Hoping for your continued successes!




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    Gastric Sleeve Member RehabNurse's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    04/20/2015
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    Dr. Smith
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    Default Re: Lap band, your days are numbered!

    The protein recommendation differs for each surgeon. However, those with chronic kidney disease or decreased renal function will be prescribed a lower protein diet because high dietary protein intake is taxing/hard on already-weakened kidneys. For most people, 60 to 100 grams of protein is prescribed per day.

    I've been hypothyroid for 11 years and, although I lost rather slowly with the sleeve, I recently reached my goal weight (see my signature line for monthly weight loss stats). Revision patients also tend to lose slower than first-time weight loss surgery patients because the body's metabolic rate is no longer shocked by the second round of bariatric surgery, although your mileage may vary.

    Good luck to you! I think you'll see more progress with the sleeve than the lap-band.


    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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    Gastric Sleeve Member Zosime's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
    Name
    Tracy
    Surgery date
    09/05/2016
    Surgeon
    Almanza
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    23
    Said "Thanks" 30 Times
    Was Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
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    Default Re: Lap band, your days are numbered!

    Wow, I think your progress is wonderful! Thanks for the information and Hooray for you



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