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Preop Diet And The Journey Begins!



Today, March 19, 2012 is the start of a new life not just for me but my family as well. Today marks the beginning of a life for health, fitness and well being. When I started this journey on February 17th, I never thought that I would be here based on all the things I have heard and seen. Hearing my husband stating he would have to wait six months and reading his information, who would have thought that a month later I am starting my PreOp Diet. However, when I think back over my life, in 2002 I started Hydroxcut and lost 60 pounds and gained it all back with the birth of my son in 2003. In 2009 for one solid year, I took Adipex and lost 30 pounds and gained it all back. In 2011, I was a contestant in the Genghis Grill Health Kwest and lost 13 pounds and gained. So for almost 10 years, I have been trying to get this weight off and nothing work. I have decided to put my fears aside with this being a major surgery and starting to concentrate on what God has prepared for me ahead. This will be a huge milestone, but I am so happy I have the support from my husband and mom which means the world to me. To the wonderful support system on LapBand Talk, you are the absolute best anyone can ask for.

Yes, the next two weeks will be hard but I will make it even with me being sick right now. What I realize this morning is that it will be better for me to prepare everything for me to eat during the day to avoid eating the junk foods at work. But I am going to enjoy my soup and salad tonight like no other!



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I'm so happy for you, and I am so awaiting for the day I make it to pre-op and then move forward!! Trust in God and he will see you through all of this!!

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Thank you very much. This first day is hard but I'm going to do it no matter what. Trust and believe that I am asking God to help me each step of the way.

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great attitude. the first few days were the hardest but i was sooooo determined not to mess up cuz i wanted this so badly and that outweighed anything that could hurt my process. this is a great place for support. glad you have your hubbie and mom for support. best wishes in your journey hun

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You will do fine! I recently had my band and survived the pre-op diet. I've had some tempation during this phase,but each day get better and better. Today a suck on a wheat hard preztzel until it was mushy, then chew it. i feel guilty and can feel it moving into my stomach. From this point on I've learned that the tempation is not worth the guilt. Hopefully it will disgard soon, but for now it back to liquids and soups.

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OMG!!! Yesterday was so hard until i went to bed at 8pm just to keep from eating. Are we to be concerned about sugar as well? I have decided to track my fat, calories and protein to ensure my diet is low calories and low fat, but the sugar content is extremely high. However, I did manage to get at least 68 grams of protein. My bariatric coordinator wanted me to get between 40 and 80 grams since I am concern about losing my hair....I worked hard at it. This morning i am drinking a Yoplait Greek Yogurt Smoothie which has 14 grams of carbs but only 2.5 grams of fat with packed with 30 grams of protein especially since I added a scoop of vanilla whey protein.

Sometime today i am going to call my coordinator because there is only so much oatmeal, salad, fruits and vegetables I can eat within two weeks. I wonder if I can have wheat bread just one slice.

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