I’m 8 weeks post-op! ~ VSG Journey Update
I’m 8 weeks post-op! ~ Here’s my VSG Journey Update
I am here today bringing you my 8 weeks post-op VSG update. Okay so let’s get right into it, my stats are as follows. My highest recorded weight was 255 lbs recorded in September 2017. This was when I first started my weight loss surgery journey. On the day of surgery I weighed in at 230.1 lbs. I had surgery at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts on January 3, 2017 with Dr. Susana Wishnia. Today I weighed in at 197 lbs, my goal weight is 160 lbs and I am 39 with a height of 4’10”.
I want to apologize because I had all the intentions of doing a one month update but these past 8 weeks have been crazy busy. I do however share my VSG journey constantly on my @silviewls Instagram account so be sure to follow me there. Okay back to my update… I am officially in Onederland!!!! I am super excited to no longer be in the 200’s. I have lost 33 lbs since surgery and 58 lbs from my highest weight! In the first 4 weeks I lost I whopping 23 lbs, which was mind-blowing! Weeks 5-8 however have been very tough. I have only lost 10 lbs over these four weeks. And really it was only in week 5 that I had this loss. I have been stalled for the past 3 weeks at 197 lbs.
I don’t know if this stall has to do with the fact that now I am allowed to eat soft solid foods. Foods like fish, chicken salad, ground beef in chili, tuna, you get the idea. I still have a restriction when it comes to my sleeve. I can only eat 2 oz of solid food and things like soup, protein shakes, smoothies I can take 4 oz. The good thing is that when it comes to water I have no restriction at all so I can easily get my 62-70 oz of water a day. This water intake has only happened for the last 2 weeks, before that I could only take about 3-4 oz of water at a time. As far as meds are concerned I am now taking all of my vitamins and my depression, fibromyalgia meds.
The supplements I am currently taking are:
Calcium Chews, Omeprazole, B12, D3, Iron, Chewable Multivitamin, Stool Softener ( I take this 4 times a week), and a Stool Softener w/ laxative (which I take 3 times a week).
I was having a really hard time taking the Calcium pills, which are HUGE. This is why my surgeon recommended I take the Calcium chews instead. I have also been having a really bad time with constipation. That’s why I take a stool softener with a laxative or Milk of Magnesia 3 times a week. I talk more about this issue, as well as the many non-scale victories that I have had in these past weeks in my 8 weeks post-op video on YouTube. I will start posting weekly updates on my YouTube channel, while on the blog I will post monthly updates. So if you’re interested in keeping up with me weekly please subscribe to my channel. I do have a VSG Journey playlist where all these videos will be.
Thank you so much for following along on my journey. It is a very exciting one for me and I hope that I can be of help to others by sharing it. You can check out my other VSG posts here, don’t forget to let me know if you have your own weight loss surgery blog or channel so I can check you out too!
I am so happy for you. I know that this is a tough journey but one you will cherish in the years to come. Thank you for sharing. God Bless
im so glad this is working out for you. my grandmother rejected this and i wish she had done it
So happy for you that things are going good keep up the good work
I had abdominal surgery for a different reason but I do get the complications that come after. I had constipation and pain. I hope you continue to get the results you want and keep the updates coming. I’m interested and hope your weight loss picks back up.
I am so happy for you! I wish I had opted for the bariatric surgery, but went for the liposuction instead. It didn’t turn out so well for me. The only thing that got lighter was my wallet 🙁 But please keep us updated and many more happy, success stories! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Susan.:)