Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to having my surgery on Monday. My journey has been pretty smooth and uneventful since I started this process the end of February 2017. My insurance doesn't require supervised weight loss for non-Federal employees. I started my pre-op diet on Friday August 4th and have really enjoyed it. I'm required to drink a protein shake for breakfast and 2 snacks, while lunch and dinner is 3 oz of lean protein, a salad and veggies (non-starchy). I haven't been hungry or even cheated and I'm pretty proud of myself. I weighed myself after 8 days and I had released 13.6lbs. I will say there is one problem that I have with this diet, the constipation, Lord have mercy. I should have been warned because I am never constipated. I have added more fiberous veggies, taking Miralax and this weekend I will drink some magnesium citrate and some warm prune juice. I still have a few things to pickup and will go get a pedicure to get ready. Last minute cleaning, laundry, paying bills will keep my mind off of the clock. I'm sorry this was so long but just felt like sharing my experience. Looking forward to seeing the new me transform before my eyes. Best of luck to all of the August sleepers.