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One Week Post-Op



It's amazing how easy this journey has been so far. Now, granted, I am only a week post-op and there are so many challenges ahead that I haven't experienced that it is possible that my attitude will change, but for now, I am cruising along rather nicely.

So let's get the stats out of the way:

Decision Weight (3/1/10): 420.2 lbs

Weight at booking (3/17/10): 413.4 lbs

Surgery Weight (5/7/10): 394.0 lbs

Current Weight (5/13/10): 379.6 lbs

Down 40.6 from peak.

Down 33.8 from booking.

Down 14.4 from surgery.

So, as you can see, this has been a pretty good thing thus far and I am ridiculously pleased.

I am coming to the end of the clear liquid phase and will be incorporating liquid yogurt into my diet tomorrow. Any change is good, and I am looking forward to trying something new. (Oddly, I chewed a piece of gum yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks and realized that it was the first time I had chewed something in over a week. Weird sensation.)

So where am I at now? I am still looking to the future and hope that what Dr. Ortiz said to me before doing my surgery holds true. He said that if I were to follow all the rules that it would be possible that I could lose up to 68 lbs prior to my first fill. Now, I am not a fool and that seems incredibly "pie in the sky", but man, if I can get anywhere CLOSE to that I will be over the moon!

I have been taking it sort-of easy on the exercise front this week as my incisions heal. I have walked some, but nothing crazy. However, things are starting to feel better and I am ready to start exercising more regularly. I know that this will help me in the loss column (and the "feeling awesome" column) so it HAS to be done. I will see what happens as I ramp up.

So there you go. One week in and I feel great! I am excited, I am motivated and I *am* going to succeed.


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Sounds like you have everything under control. Like me, I think you will really enjoy getting off of the clear liquid diet. Even the creamed soups were like a major reward. I took it easy and slowly waded in to the next phase of the journey. I am very glad that I have done this and I hope you find the same rewards. I go for my first fill tomorrow so I am going to start another phase...but with all the wonderful people on this site to give information, encouragement and just to be there when I need to vent...really helps.

Best of luck to you on your journey. Keep us posted as to how you are doing.



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I keep reading all these great stories I can't wait for my surgery on July 7th, (day before my birthday) I think it is the best gift I can give myself.

Good luck to you.

I work as a children's entertainer, doing balloons and face painting, how much time should I allow before goig back to work? please advise?

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