34 responses

  1. Momma Fargo
    May 3, 2013

    You go, girl! Keep up and you will make your goal! It’s hard and I know from my own experience with weightloss. Look how far you have come and you are doing it for the right reasons. Stay healthy!

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Thank you!! I’m excited to regain my motivation and get my metabolism working again. Doing great so far!

  2. OurFamilyWorld
    May 3, 2013

    I’m going to pass this on to my friend. She had the bypass surgery a couple of years ago, and she lost a lot of weight. Now she’s putting it back on and is really upset.

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Yes, definitely pass it on! I can feel my old self coming back.. it retrains your mind and body to eat the way you did when you first had the surgery. I’m very glad I did it.

  3. Kari
    May 3, 2013

    Good luck to you with this! It sounds like a pretty tough plan to follow.

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Thanks Kari! Not as bad as I thought.. the time between the first day and the second morning was the worst. But, I’m doing pretty well with it.

  4. Chrysa
    May 3, 2013

    Wow! Good luck to you with this. It’s a big undertaking, but I’m sure you can do it!

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Thank you very much!

  5. Amber Edwards
    May 3, 2013

    Good luck to you! It is always difficult to change things like diet.
    I struggle with this a lot as well. Recently I decided I was no longer going to eat or drink anything with calories after 8pm. I struggle because the hubs is right there next to me on the couch snacking away on CHOCOLATE of all things!! But I’ve made it almost a full week and I feel so much better! Just that one small change has helped me to not be bloated in the mornings, sleep better, and I have lost 2 lbs this week! I’ll continue to keep this up and then begin adding in exercise and changing our diets a step at a time. I want the changes to last long term so we are going slow.

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Yes, I have one of “those” too.. sits and eats everything in front of me. lol Little changes make a huge difference, and so far so good.. I can feel my energy and motivation kickstarting again. Good luck to you too!

  6. Amiyrah
    May 3, 2013

    Wishing you lots of luck!

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Thank you!

  7. Phil
    May 4, 2013

    Good luck on this! I am sure you will be successful. It’s all about the diet too and what you pictured here are a really clean food choice.

    • Tree
      May 5, 2013

      Thanks Phil! So far so good… on Day 3, and I’m surviving. :)

  8. Pam Heuer
    July 25, 2013

    Good luck! I’m on day 3 of the 5 day pouch test. This morning, I really didn’t care if I solid food or not so that’s good. I had one egg and some cottage cheese foe breakfast. For lunch I had tune with a boiled egg cut up in it and I mixed the FF cottage cheese in with it. I lost 3 pounds on the first 2 days. Keep us posted.

    • Tree
      July 26, 2013

      Hi Pam.. that’s awesome! I wish you the best on your pouch test too. I forgot all about posting an update.. I did lose 6 lbs during my 5-day, so I guess the old pouch is still working. :)

  9. Claudia
    July 31, 2013

    Hi,
    Could you share specifics of the 5 day pouch test?

    • Tree
      July 31, 2013

      Hi Claudia… you can click on the link (5 Day Pouch Test) in my post to get the breakdown of the diet. :)

  10. Ashlie
    August 5, 2013

    Hi, has anyone woked out while doing the 5dpt? I usually work out around 3-4 times a week for 30 mins. Does anyone think this will freak my body out?

    • Tree
      August 8, 2013

      I don’t see why it would… I haven’t heard anything about not exercising during the 5 day pouch test. Let me know if you find anything on it.

      • Ashlie
        August 9, 2013

        Today is day 5 for me. After the first day I was up a pound, but was worried about exercising since I thought my calories might be too low! I worked out days 2, 3, and 4. After day 3 I was down 3.4, and after day 4 I was down 1.4 (4.8 total over the 4 days), we shall see if I drop anymore after today!

      • Tree
        August 9, 2013

        That is so awesome! I never did update my progress on my blog, but I lost 6 lbs during the 5 day pouch test, and finally broke my plateau and reached my next goal! Keep up the good work!

      • Ashlie
        August 10, 2013

        Just an update on my 5dpt, I lost a another 2.2, so a total of 7 pounds exactly! This was great for restarting my weight loss!!

      • Tree
        August 10, 2013

        Congratulations!! Now you know your pouch is still working, and you can continue on with your weight loss journey!

  11. Blair
    August 29, 2013

    I too had WLS, 8 years ago. Lost 150lbs but toy with 20lbs over the past few years. I am so excited about this pouch test, I am on day 2, and so far surprised. I feel hope again for the first time I’m awhile with weightloss. Please share your results or any suggestions for day 3 and forward!!! :)

    • Tree L.
      September 9, 2013

      Hi Blair.. that is awesome!! The pouch test did help me drop 6 of the 40 stubborn lbs. I still have left to lose and I’m down 2 more. I lost 81 lbs after my gastric sleeve surgery and then hit a plateau about a year ago… have gone back and forth between gaining and losing 3 to 5 lbs until recently. Hope you had great success with the pouch test on your final day too!

  12. johanna mercado
    October 20, 2013

    thank you so much for show examples of foods at the top also I started at 372 on may 13,2013 was my gastric sleeve I’m at 276 but, haven’t lost any pounds in three weeks , I crave things sometimes my biggest problem is no to crave rice but I will use this 5 day test to get back on track also I recently went back to work and started taking decafe coffee which is not the best with skim milk and two splendas I still need to keep on my journey I exercise four times a week . Im opened and determnined for any suggestions Also when I workout I get very light headed and dizzy

    • Tree
      October 28, 2013

      Hi Johanna, That is a terrific accomplishment… almost 100 lbs!! Wow. How did you make out with the 5 day pouch test? I also hit my plateau about a year into my surgery. I sometimes have to go back to the way I was eating after my surgery for a few days to get my weight loss started again. Just remember that you do need to eat to lose weight.. and lots of protein works for me, as it fills you up. Good luck to you!

  13. Mary
    December 7, 2013

    Wondering if this worked for you? I also have been sleeved. and after 2 years, starting to gain, and still have a lot I want to lose. So wondering if worked. I thought for R-Y patience’s so never tried.

    • Tree
      December 7, 2013

      Hi Mary.. yes, it did work for me. I lost 6 lbs in the 5 days. However, it’s pretty much going back to the beginning of how you eat after you have the sleeve procedure, and you have to follow it exactly. Good luck to you!

  14. Jessica
    February 9, 2014

    I had the gastric sleeve performed on January 10, 2013 and as of today am down 130lbs. I found your blog by searching for info on the 5 day test. I have noticed lately that I am eating a lot more and do NOT want to stretch my stomach or gain any weight back I still have 50 more lbs to go to get to my goal so I am starting this test tomorrow and hopefully it will help me over this hurdle I have hit and put me back on track! Thank you for this post and good luck on the rest of your journey!

    • Tree
      February 12, 2014

      Wow!! That is an amazing accomplishment! The 5 day did work for me.. allowed me to lose 6 lbs. However, I’m back in the same rut of not losing any more. It’s been several months, so I think I’ll try it again along with boosting my exercise. Good luck to you!

  15. Maria
    April 14, 2014

    I had my sleeve on January 15th 2013, i have lost 100 lbs but have been at a stand still for a couple of months … Because of that i noticed i started with the old habits eating slider foods snacking late night, then i gained 4 lbs..boy its so easy to gain even after the surgery so i did the 5 day pouch test today was my fifth day and i lost the 4 lbs and hoping when i get on scale tomorrow morning i might loose another… I am happy to say my pouch works just fine felt full just as i did at the beginning of my journey…its like i got a jump start and ready to continue towards my goal of 10 more pounds. Good luck to everyone :)

    • Tree
      April 14, 2014

      Congratulations!! That’s an awesome accomplishment. I’m glad the pouch test reassured you that it’s still working.. mine too! Now I can concentrate on doing what I can to get the last bit of weight off.

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