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One Month After Gastric Bypass

I was making myself a little crazy by weighing in every day, so I only weigh in once a week now, and I take my measurements monthly. I also take pictures monthly (but I won't be showing those for awhile).

Since my surgery on 11/29/10, I have lost:

  • 22 pounds
  • 2 inches off my chest
  • 5 inches off my hips
  • 5 inches off my waist
  • 1 inch off my neck
  • 1 inch off each arm
  • 2 inches off each calf
  • 2 inches off each thigh

Since my surgery, I have gained:

  • Clothes that fit me better
  • An easier time going up stairs
  • Dragon breath

Things I have been doing well:

  • Getting enough protein every day
  • Not eating things I shouldn't eat
  • Staying away from caffeine
  • Staying away from carbonated drinks

Things I need to improve:

  • Getting enough fluid every day
  • Trying new foods
  • Taking all of my supplements every day
  • Finding a support group


Yo-yo Mama

I had no idea! I wish it was something my FIL was able to do but due to his age, they would never recommend it.

The dragon breath should diminish with more fluid intake, so there's that.


Wow! Congratulations Michelle! I'm so excited for you!


Awesome! I'm so excited for you!


Congrats! Remember one step at a time. I'm looking forward to reading your progress!


Way to go! Are you going to have to avoid caffeine forever?

Peeved Michelle

Thanks, everyone.

I could probably have caffeine now, but since my preferred method of caffeinge delivery is diet soda, it doesn't matter than much to me.


Just wanted to add to the congratulations! I also have the diet soda addiction, but 1 year after my WLS and 100 lbs later, I can have the occassional diet soda without spiraling out of control (and without feeling guilty!). Much success for 2011!


Thanks for keeping us updated. How do you feel? What meds have you gotten rid of?

Peeved Michelle

Cynlee: I wasn't on any meds to begin with. My blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. were all within normal ranges.


cool! I'm totally excited for you! But, why the dragon breath?

Peeved Michelle

The breath is due to the low level of carbs I have been eating. It should subside as I am able to eat more carbs. I had a few bites of pasta last night with no adverse effects, which is such a relief.

More info about ketosis breath here: http://www.themouthdoctor.com/badbreath/16-badbreathketosis.htm/

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