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I just started back on solids today after finishing my 21 days post op. Yeah Me!! I survived "Bandster Hell"!! Hey where is my t-shirt?? Anyway, I must admit that the last 10 days I was basically surviving on water and chocolate milk. Needless to say, I was not getting all my protein in during that period. Today my son and I went shopping and I was exhausted within the first hour of walking around in the mall. Not very tasking work. What do I need to do to get back to a normal functioning energy level?? I gave myself a B12 shot this morning, but I was wondering what else some of you think I need to be doing??

As always, thanks for your input!!

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Make sure you are getting all your protein in!! That is very important - get those vitamins in as well as protein bullets if you need them.

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Just make sure you get that protein in! And remember what Dr. Ortiz told us, spend the next 3 weeks testing the band by seeing how little you can eat rather than how much you can eat. This part has been the hardest for me, I just had my first fill today, but the last 3 weeks I have been able to eat the same as I did before so it has been difficult to make those healthy choices and eat less. Exercise also really helps to bring energy back. Good Luck!!

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It went pretty well actually. They said my port was located a little higher on the abdomen then most patients but at any rate they filled me up and sent me on my way. I am a little nervous because I don't know if I have any restriction or not yet, I have been on liquids all day and tomorrow so we'll see how the solids go in a couple of days.

Good luck with yours tomorrow!

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That's great that everything went well. Have you noticed any difference just from drinking? Like do you get full faster, and are you not hungry throughout the day?

I am anxious to see what happens after I get my fill tomorrow. I can't believe it's been 6 weeks, time flies!

Well good luck to you as you start solids again :)

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Make sure you are getting all your protein in!! That is very important - get those vitamins in as well as protein bullets if you need them.

Hey Gurl! Yes, after being on liquids for 21 days, you would be weak...but then you had a choice to increase your proteins while on liquids. It is important to maintain your protein intake daily to be successful. It gives you the energy you need. Also, as I am finding out myself, as the months go by, MY body needs are different and I need to listen to what my body is saying and asking. Right now, I am doing between 90 and 110 grams of proteins because I am doing heavy cardio and strengthening exercises. I eat anywhere between 1100 and 1500 calories too. Between the both of these, I am balancing out my metabolism and my energy is great! In addition, I am doing a colon cleansing with the fat burner pills and I am on top of things my body is asking for. I am sleeping great, my energy is right there, I am WANTING to do more exercises and you know what?...I am NOT focusing too hard on my foods intake! YEAH! In fact, I have to use my cell phone and set calendar 'events' to make sure I am taking in my vitamins and supplements AND my 3 meals a day. So, right now, this is working for me. I am happy right now and I am enjoying my life with my family and friends. This is a good thing for me!

Hope I haven't babble on nonsence...but just want you to know where I am at and how I am doing it.

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