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Old 08-04-2008, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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5/30/08
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Surgery Date:
5' 4"
Height:
235 lb
Start Weight:
147 lb
Current Weight:
150 lb
Goal Weight:
88 lb
Weight Loss:
-3 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
37.4468085106 %
% Lost:

Body Mass Index
40.3332519531
BMI Start:
25.2297363281
BMI Current:
25.7446289062
BMI Goal:

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Question I'm so tired and weak . . .

I'm almost a month out, and I went back to work a little less than 2 weeks after surgery. For the most part, I'm doing OK, but I am often exhausted and weak. I took one day off work my first week back to sleep, and last week I took a half-day off for the same reason. I normally sleep for about an hour every day when I come home from work before I make dinner. On the weekends, I nap 2+ hours a day both Saturdays and Sundays. I'm getting in my 60 grams of protein daily, sometimes closer to 80 grams, and all of my liquids. I'm able to eat yogurt, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, ground turkey, turkey bacon, beans, soups, eggs, chicken and tiny amounts of beef. I think I'm getting between 400-600 calories a day. I walk and do light cardio at the gym occasionally. Is it normal for me to be so tired? I have fibromyalgia, which also contributes to my level of fatigue, so maybe the combination of WLS and fibromyalgia has knocked me for a loop. When will it get better?
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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4/30/2007
Start Date:
9/5/07
Surgery Date:
5' 4"
Height:
233 lb
Start Weight:
132 lb
Current Weight:
125 lb
Goal Weight:
101 lb
Weight Loss:
7 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
43.347639485 %
% Lost:

Body Mass Index
39.9899902344
BMI Start:
22.6552734375
BMI Current:
21.4538574219
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I don't know about anybody else, but I was extremely tired for the first 5 - 6 weeks. After that I started feeling better, but yeah, I took a lot of naps and went to bed early too.

Hang in there, it should get better soon.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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9/28/07
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5' 6"
Height:
279 lb
Start Weight:
186 lb
Current Weight:
175 lb
Goal Weight:
93 lb
Weight Loss:
11 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
33.3333333333 %
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18 months
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45.0268595041
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30.0179063361
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I'm sure Doc will be on here soon with some advice. You sound like you are doing good, but I'm not so sure that's enough calories with you both working and working out at the gym. Like I said, hopefully, Doc will be on soon to post for you.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Start Weight:
147 lb
Current Weight:
150 lb
Goal Weight:
88 lb
Weight Loss:
-3 lb
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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3/12/08
Surgery Date:
5' 3"
Height:
316 lb
Start Weight:
206 lb
Current Weight:
180 lb
Goal Weight:
110 lb
Weight Loss:
26 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
34.8101265823 %
% Lost:
7/09
Goal Date:

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55.9707734946
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36.487276392
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31.8820861678
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!
Your Getting That Much Protein In Everyday!!!!!!!!

That's Great, I Still Struggle With The Protein...

Rest When Your Body Days Rest..

Don't Feel Bad, Cause You Still Are In The Healing Stages!!!

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Old 08-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Height:
286 lb
Start Weight:
165 lb
Current Weight:
150 lb
Goal Weight:
121 lb
Weight Loss:
15 lb
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42.3076923077 %
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eventually
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29.2252456538
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Being tired was my main complication. I was wiped for weeks and still get wiped this far out. It comes and goes, but I'd say it's a variation of normal.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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January 7,2008
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Height:
315 lb
Start Weight:
220 lb
Current Weight:
160 lb
Goal Weight:
95 lb
Weight Loss:
60 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
30.1587301587 %
% Lost:
1 year
Goal Date:

Body Mass Index
49.3305858766
BMI Start:
34.4531075963
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25.0568055246
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I felt really tired in the first months after the surgery, I would literally go to bed by 1am and sleep til noon.....and I spent alot of my time in my bed....but now I find I barely sleep I still hit the bed by 1am but I'm usually up by 9....which I guess is about 8 hours but my sleep is always sporadic.
That is so good that you can get all that protein in...that is my biggest weakness because I'm not a big meat eater....fruits and veggies are my thing....but I'm working on it....I think the weakness and fatigue passes....once your energy level goes up with the weight loss.

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Sounds like you're doing well. The level of fatigue varies, and some have complained of it even at 2-3 months out. Under a month out is quite normal.
Keep in mind that your inside isn't yet healed completely and up to speed, so you need to pace yourself--which you seem to be doing well by taking time off when needed.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Goal Weight:
100 lb
Weight Loss:
29 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
38.61003861 %
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September 2009
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I am 3 months out and still have waves of fatigue. I think it's just our bodies way of dealing with something major being done to it. Make sure to rest when you can. If you are getting in your protein and fluids, are you getting in all of your vitamins? Those definitely make a big difference for me. I hope you feel better soon.
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Height:
304 lb
Start Weight:
179 lb
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178 lb
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125 lb
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28.0323011807
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Hey, you just had surgery. Take it easy. You went back to work pretty quickly. Make sure you rest, if your tired, take that as an indication to lay down. Power naps never were my thing, I still prefer the one hour one still years later, probably due to being 9 years older....lol
Your doing well at this point. Probably dont need to worry about taking any vitamins yet, Wait till you get the ok from the surgeon.
Its not at all unusual to have fatigue from time to time during differant stages of weight loss. Listen to how you feel, and rest. I don't recall the type of work you do, but any work and your what, less than a month out, while still recovering from everything.
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