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    Happy New Year all.

    Had my sleeve done December 14.
    12/3/20 351
    12/14/20 331 -20
    01/03/21 307 -24

    My questions are these. Or, more statements.
    So. I rarely take the medication they gave me.
    I think one is for possible gall stones, the other maybe for ulcers.
    I had neither before. My blood work was all normal for being heavy. I am 46, 6'1, and was pretty active before tearing my miniscus.
    Just not a fan of meds.
    Food wise, I find myself eating a scrambled egg for breakfast
    A small can of tuna with mustard for lunch.
    And a little grilled chicken for dinner.
    I know I am not really sticking to the pureed food that is recommended.
    I have yet to have discomfort or nausea or vomiting.
    I am not having huge portions of this stuff
    I am going to start back at the gym today and wanted to know what you think.
    Obviously I am going to up my calories since spinning on a bike for 45 minutes will probably make me hungry after eating an egg for breakfast.
    Am I rushing things trying to get back to the gym?
    I feel really good. I practically stopped snoring and I sleep through the night without tossing and turning and waking up.

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    The med questions should be for your doctor. You were probably given them for a reason. I can tell you I've developed gall stones since surgery 7 years ago.

    I was also very active as a heavy person. Walked, hiked, skied, etc. I think it helped me afterwards because I was used to exercising. Still going strong! I was cleared for exercise 2 weeks after surgery. (Besides walking, I started that right away.) But that's something else you should probably ask your surgeon as I know many people had to wait longer than I did. Don't worry about eating more when you work out, you can only eat so much at this point.

    I never vomited; I did feel uncomfortable after eating something like chicken early on.

    Sounds like you're doing great, my only concern is you said you are not really sticking the the food that is recommended for you at this stage. At three weeks out you are deciding what you should eat? Sorry, but your surgeon has you on a plan for a reason. Like keeping solid food from getting stuck in your staple line and causing an infection. You have to follow the food plan they gave you. At three weeks you are changing the rules and that's sort of a set up for continuing to do what you want, not what you should. You want to lose your weight and keep it off, right? Just my thoughts.

    If I were you I'd ask if exercise is OK, enjoy working out and eating what you should. Best of luck to you!


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    Totally agree with Sharon. It is too early for you to be changing up what your bariatric team has determined--a plan that works. Here's my analogy: Would you give a three week old baby a can of tuna? Of course not, because their stomachs can't handle it. Your tummy is brand new. Don't rush the process. Follow the guidelines and you'll continue to be successful.



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    It sounds like you are doing well.

    Ask your surgeon about the exercise. I could do walking as soon as I was able but told to wait until 8 weeks for bike riding.

    It is very important to follow the post-op liquid/food plan that was given to you by your surgeon. I had a required six month pathway before surgery. The liquid diet, surgery, and recovery was hard (and still is) that I could not imagine messing up anything internally. I think it sets us up to be very disciplined about our health and making the right decisions.



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    Happy new year! Thanks for sharing your story. Best of luck to you too.

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    I never really thought about what you guys were saying about the food... I just figured it was to try to introduce food slowly. Doing it my way got me heavy, that's for sure.
    As much as I varied from their menu, it wasnt crazy. Scrambled eggs, the chicken was soft, not puried. I'm still doing well now a full month out. Not really eating a lot, or exotic foods. Tuna, eggs soft chicken and fish.

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    good luck, lots of good advice on here. Please be patient and follow the plan, there is time to introduce new foods, but in my opinion it is too soon.


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