I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
I had my.
When I was 53 and 340 lbs., now I am 2 years older and weigh about 155, so my biggest problem is saggy skin. My second complaint is that I have wasted a lot of money on new sized clothes that only fit me a few weeks and then become too big. Lastly, it feels weird when people don't recognize me. Otherwise I am very happy that I had this.
And feel 20 years younger. It has been a miracle...
I only had.
A week ago, so for now the worst is I miss food/being able to eat anything. Some people loose their hunger after GBS. I didn't. So it'll be tough for this whole month to go by on clear liquids... But this shall also pass! :D..
For me it's simple...
1. No more Dr Pepper... sad sad sad.
2. My brain still is DYING for a huge juicy cheeseburger....
3. Every protein tastes like arse! Even if 100 people think it tastes great I can't stomach the stuff!!!.
But I am very happy with my.
And my results besides these negative aspects..
Good Luck to you!!!..
Hmmm not a whole lot....
1. The first few weeks are gnarly... lots of changes, hormones going crazy. I was a different person at about 7 weeks. The hair loss at about month 4-6 was hideous too but it stopped..
2. Excess skin after massive weight loss and the plastic surgeries I've elected to have to remove it. Still some to go and PS is/was waaaay more painful then RNY.
3. The head stuff... I used to say (pre-op) "If only I lost the weight my life would be great" so it was difficult realizing when the weight was gone not every one of life's problems went with it. In fact, now there was nothing to blame it forces you to look at what are the real issues (the why's of why we chose to self medicate with food).
4. I choose not to eat bread, pasta, rice, or potatoes post-op. Seems hard but really isn't... I rarely crave them it's amazing when you purge your body... but I was in NYC & those bagels looked really good (Cali bagels suck), walked away though..
1. Bread, especially.
Bread and crusty French bread..
There are a few other things but I am.
To live without them. I've lost 41 pounds and it is starting to feel really good :-)..
After almost 2yrs since my.
I still hate.
2.) not being able to eat on Holidays(not being able to enjoy all those tastes pies and cakes).
3.) my cravings coming back and having to rededicate myself to my diet.
GBS chnged my life and I would not be here without it..
I'm an "all or nothing" kind o f person, and determined early on I'd be very compliant with my vitamins,.
Intake, etc So a down side for me is being a clock watcher. It's second nature now, but several of these must have two hours between when you take each one, as they fight for absorption and of course we want to maximize every bit we can get. (I also take.
Another challenge, and for me the biggest, is not being able to drink water down like a camel. Still sipping away, a year+ later. I can drink more now, than in the beginning, but often last summer felt thirsty, even with sipping all the time, it seemed..
Like others , I was also a drinker of liquids with meals, and that I manage well, but then the waiting 30-60 minutes (*for me seems to depend on the meal how long I have to wait to drink again*) remains a hard thing for me..
Still, all worth it..
I am 16 months out and I have NO regrets. Love my new life. The 3 worst things (and they aren't bad) would be :.
1) hair loss after.
(and it does come back).
2) loss of energy for the first couple of months (but that too comes back and now I am better than ever).
3)Not eating and drinking at the same time. Miss my iced teas with meals. Never was much for soda, so giving that up was no big deal. I don't drink much alcohol, sogiiving that up is no big deal, but.
With breakfast and iced tea with dinner are harder to give up..
BUT I would do it over again in a heartbeat. In the beginning I had to force myself to eat. I was never hungry, but my appetite came back after about 9 months. I am now a size 6 (down from a 26) and clothes shopping is fun again! I am active and.
And in general enjoying life much more. Good luck with your.
I hate the words "worst" and "negative". Prefer to look at them as challenges and adjusments. Here goes:.
1) Hormonal shifts.
2) not wanting to have my social life revolve around being a BBW and the BBW community. It means finding new friends with different interests - mainly ones which do not revolve around Medifast food and being generally unhealthy.
3) doctors who have no experience with people with massive weight loss. It affects my quality of care outside my WLS treatment and care...
So I have my.
Date set for July 6 and I am super excited. I've done a lot of.
And read a lot of studies but I'm interested to hear from this group - such an interesting bunch!.
So even if GBS has been a blessing in your life.... tell me what the 3 most negative aspects of it were!..
Ok, what I experienced with hormonal shifts. Fat stores estrogen. The rapid weight loss after GBS makes you dump it like crazy. I was launched headlong into a pretty uncomfortable case of perimenopause (I am 48). Around month 2 I was a basket case and could not hold my temper. Sex was difficult and I thought I would lose my mind, not to mention all my friends.
Changing to an IUD with a different hormone mix than the one I had helped early on. Now I am also on topical hormone replacement to maintain the integrity of my pelvic tissues. As a young woman I doubt you will experience the same problems...
I had my.
On April 19th.
The G Tube felt like someone was kicking me in my side. Was so happy when it came out..
But, now everything is great..
I feel great, never constantly hungry like before..
I am eating things I like, just in smaller portions..
There's no more wolfing down a double cheeseburger with bacon or 3 chili dogs..
Havent had any bacon yet and dont know if I want any. No desire for it..
The only negative thing is wife is jealous. Says I did it so I can get skinny and find a skinny girlfriend. Thats the farthest from the truth...
Well, my hardest part of the.
Was severe depression and back pain for the first 2 months. but thank God that all went away. feeling great!.
Date was Feb.9,2010 and so far lost 70#.
1) I developed a stricture about a month after my.
And ended up back in the hospital on an IV and had to have an endoscopy with balloon dilation 3x to fix it. After that everything was golden!.
2) No more bread has been the hardest for me, because bread is my most favorite food! But that's what gave me my big ass too. lol So I don't really miss it THAT much..
3) If I eat sugar it puts me to.
- I mean INSTANTLY - like fall face-first into my plate sleepy. So I never know if I'm going to need an immediate.
After I eat something with sugar in it or if I'm going to be ok, so I just.