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JoG last won the day on May 28 2018

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  1. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    That's really awesome. I've been away so sorry it's taken a while to get back to you. My current loss is 20kg all up. 9 was on optifast, the other 11 has been post op over a 7 week period. I don't seem to be as fast as others, but the clothes are telling a better story than the scales. Someone suggested I may be turning some fat into muscle, hence the slower loss on the scales. I also did have a holiday in the last couple of weeks, where I did indulge in some wine again. Back on track now and just starting to feel like regular exercise. I'm off to see my surgeon for post op visit this afternoon. Hopefully he is happy with me.
  2. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Congratulations - how long did that take may I ask?
  3. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi @zaruse, I feel your pain. I'm 3 weeks post op and just starting puree (although I attempted some on the weekend as my dietitian said if I felt ready and hungry I could, so I did). I'm finding any puree is hard to get down, and sits there for ages. I'm still losing a few hundred grams every 2nd day, so I'm not quite 17 kg since I started Opti fast. Apart from the discomfort once I swallow, I've also get violent diarrhea from time to time. Can't work out what causes it (I've always had a funny tummy/IBS), but it floors me and puts me in bed. My energy is still really low, I struggle not to have a sleep each day. I'm having more days/afternoons off than I thought I would. Perhaps it's age. I don't have my surgeon follow up for a few more weeks yet, so I'm keen to hear what he thinks of my progress. I just need to have more patience, I'm wanting to feel energy and incorporate exercise again! I'm still 100% so glad I've done this and can't wait for even the 6 month mark!
  4. JoG

    June 2018 Sleeves

    Good luck June-ers! I was done on 29 May. I've been so happy with it all. I'm just still struggling to regain energy, but that is to be expected. Rest when you can after for as long as you can. The liquid phase is a little tough going but I'm keeping the big picture in mind. NO REGRETS! All the best.
  5. JoG

    Mushie food ideas

    Hi there @LA_Way, can I ask if you had the sleeve and if your liquid phase was only 2 weeks? Mine is 3 weeks, and it's by far the hardest part. Interesting the variance between surgeons.
  6. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    I've lost 15.5 kg now. (10 in Optifast pre surgery phase) and another 5.5 in the 10 days since surgery. I'm the same as @zaruse with the middle area being the toughest to move I think. My winter baggy clothes look downright homeless now! I'm thinking of walking this weekend, as I'm keen to get back to exercise to help with loose skin. It's just the low energy I'm experiencing that's annoying at the moment, I'm having day time sleeps everyday. All in all it's just so amazing! Keep well everyone.
  7. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Sounds like a good app to download. I bought new bras today, with lace! Woo hoo..... no more granny bras.
  8. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks for the sharing -I'm also finding i'm stressing about nutrients and protein in the liquid stage. I'm now exactly one week post op and can't believe how quick it's going. I've also just started to drink what feels right. I can't do optifast on milk as was suggested by my dietician, and I've run out anyway. I'm doing smoothies with loads of berries, dash of juice and chobani yoghurt for breakfast. Lunch and dinner are soups. I'm only able to get 1/2 cup of soup in, with all the veges it seems to fill me up. It's the little things.... I can cross my legs easier, no foot pain in the morning, I bend over easier.....
  9. JoG

    Tomorrow is the big day

    Hi, I'm going great. Better each hour/day! Not hungry at all. I've got a bit of a lump when I swallow (indigestion I guess), but doesn't last and it reminds me to slow down! How about you?
  10. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Would love the meatloaf recipe you used!
  11. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Sleeve done. Going home today. It's gone really well I think. Still don't want much to drink, and diluted juice and peppermint tea much easier to swallow than water. Looking forward to variety, using the NutriBullet. The first day was rough, but felt better by the hour. Great pain meds in hospital. The Barium Swallow was by far the hardest thing so far. But it was short lived. thanks for sharing everyone.
  12. JoG

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    I'm in tomorrow. Lost 10kg on opti fast over 28 days. It was ok, boring but I kept the big picture in mind. No terrible hunger, just a little faint at times but had an egg and that helped. No constipation or any other nasties either as I really crammed veg and salad in the first two weeks and that kept things 'moving'! Tomorrow is sleeve day! I'm not nervous at all, just super excited to see the new me soon.
  13. JoG

    Mushie food ideas

    I agree with Denzel - since my very first visit, I've spaced out the purchases of portion control plate and bowl, the complete guide (it is a must have), a protein book and a recipe book for single serves. Lot's of great recipes and tips in all of these products. I also purchased my multi vitamins there.
  14. JoG

    Tomorrow is the big day

    Thanks - hope you are doing well.
  15. I've been an outside observer with everyone's comments. Thanks for the great read, information and inspiration. I've lost just over 10 kg on the optifast 28 day stage. Hopefully that is good, I wasn't really given a target to reach. It was just the focus on reducing the fatty liver. Anyone else being sleeved around now? Any other last minute tips from recent sleevers?