Start weights 300.2.lbs (May 15th 2010)
Day 4 of liquid diet 295.1 ( June 11th 2010) 18 more days of liquid diet.
4.9.lbs gone! I am not sure if this is a good number. I feel like I should be loosing more.:bored:
My diet consit of ESA Advantage Edge Carb Control. It has 110 calories ( depending on flavor) 3g of fat, 17g protein, 3g of carbs. I have about 4-5 shakes a day. I have all the SF crystal light I can stand. AND of course water.
Now the Facts are done here is the skinny on liquid diets...They Suck Major Monkey But!!!
It is harder than HELLLLLL to go from eatting to the point where I need the band.. to Just liquids and about... 600 calories a day. HARD AS HELLLLL!!!
Day one was the worse. I did great all day long. I cheated at night with a few baby crutons, carrots, 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
Day two was even worse then day one b/c I new what to expect! I did great all day.. cheated that night with green beans and just about a 1/8 of cup of mac and cheese.
Day three still bad but not as bad. Did great all day. Cheated just a little with chicken and rice at dinner.
Day 4!!!! SOOOOO much better. It is true what people write on here. By day four it gets better. I did great all day. I wasnt hungry. I felt better. Dinner came and I cooked for my family and I didnt even want to eat. I did end up eatting about an ounce of baked chicken. I started feeling really dizzy and I was about to walk my mile. Didnt want to pass out on the field.
I figure by Sunday ( day 6 ) I wont have to cheat anymore.
God bless anyone who can just get on this diet and ride it tell the end. I am just not one of those people. If I had the self control it took to just put down food. I wouldnt need the band.
I do leave tomorrow for Dallas! God willing my car doesnt break down again. My appt. Is Monday for my class, then pre-reg at the hospital.
SideNote** I am supposed to be useing Optifast or Bariatric Advantage. On monday I will get the Bariatric Advantage and ues that from then tell my surgery june 29th.
Personaly I did not know that I would be out of pocket for shakes.
I read on here where people had diets, liquid diets, but I did not know I would have to purchase my own 'meals.' Opti fast 100 a week or bariatric advantage 55 a week. I didnt have the money at the time. This week I will. So I have been using the ESA drinks.
I am no doctor... at all. But, I read on a post here that a person told me that we are addicted to carbs and once we flush that shit out of our system it makes the liquid diet much easier. Day 1 and 2 I said BULL SHIT! but, day 4 I am starting to understand. I wasnt hungry today. At all. My daughters Chocolate birthday cake I made her is sitting on my counter. I walk by it like 20 times a day. And I have no desier to eat it.
Now a week ago. I would have woken up in the middle of the night to snack on it I would have eatten some while cooking breakfast for my kids and so on. but, I just dont want to anymore. Maybe there is something to this carb thing!!!:thumbup::eek:
Sidenote** I was always a fat/calorie counter never a carb counter. HOllY HELL! If you are trying to stick to 20g of carbs a day??... YOu might as well dig a hole in the back yard and climb in. EVERYTHING HAS CARBS!!!! carrots, apples, green beans. I mean everything. And HUGE carbs at that. so, if you are watching your carbs like me.. good luck to ya!
Ok, I wrote a novel.
Good luck to everyone. xoxo Tori
Cant belive that 3 weeks have gone by already!!
I am leaving on sunday at 1 to head to my friends house ( 5 hrs away) then leave Tuesday at 4 am to head to the hospital!!!
I am ready. I am not nervous yet. lol:scared2:
I will probley get nervous on the ride to the hospital. Its funny but the only thing I am worried about is my IV. lol. I know that is stupid. but after having my c-section and recovering. I KNOW nothing is worse than that recovery.
I got my pain meds today. Ready to pack!! going to walmart tomorrow to get my GAS X and some other things I will need that week.
I am ready. I hope that my liver will work with me and it will not be inlarged.
I am ready ready ready!! Lets get-r-done. I am going to the movies tonight. Seeing Knight n day!! :smile:
I dont care what anybody says. Tom Cruise is still HOT HOT HOT:thumbup:
xoxox To all. I will write back next time hopefull Bannded. lol.:tongue2:
Ok. I was supposed to leave Big Spring Sunday for my class and to pick up my liquid diet stuff.
Last week my van's engine blew up!!! I mean smoke pooring out!! It died! but, my wonderful hubby is working on replacing the engine. Saturday night ( 8hr from leaving for Dallas) My Suburban wont start:eek:! The Timeing chain??? went out on it!!!:eek:
I was pissed that I arranged for my mom to watch my kids, And my friends were expecting me. and now NO CAR!!!:cursing:
so, I was cig free for over a week!! but I had to have one. broke down and smoked one! but, just one!
After a day of crying and thinking that my surgery was going to be cancelled. I called my dr. office today. they told me to start my liquid diet today and the class will be next week. and surgery is still planned for the 29th.
Made my day MUCH better.
I was doing research over the NET. and I found that to shrink your liver you need about 800 calories a day, very low carbs, somewhat high protein. I am using the EAS Carb control. I will use this tell next week when I get to dallas and pick up the Optifast.
Start to pray one of my car's will be fixed by sunday.
Monday was my class. It was really good.. informative.
Liquid diet is still kick my a$$! I am ready for this to be over with.
I am sick to death of worring about my weight! Am I loosing enough? will the doctor be able to do the surgery? how much is everyone else loosing?
Just on and on and on. I weigh myself at least 5 times a day.
I fee like I am being lost in a weight black hole.
just 13 more days of this shit. I want this over with. I want to KNOW I have the band that way I can focus on my weigh.
Feeling really down today. Depressed, anxious. Feeling that if I dont get my band it will be my fault. with no one to blame.
13 more days....
Well My doc requiers you to be Nicotein free for one month per op.:thumbup:
So I started today. I had my last Marlboro last night. I leave June 6th for my appt on June7th. i start my liquid diet june 8th. Doc requiers 3 week liquid diet pre op and post op. Opti meals are 100 a week. That is just way too much! I found whey protein. Its 1 scoop, 140 calories, 24 grams of protein. hope my doc will let me suppliment. this huge jug of whey protein is 16.88. way better than 100 a week!
I cant afford $600 for dinks, and I dont even get a buzz:biggrin:!! so pray for whey protein!!
I will post June 7th after my appt.