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Well, I am on day 6 of my liquid diet. I have lost 16 lbs. :thumbup: I can't tell but my clothes are fitting differently. I am extremely happy about that. I can honestly say I did not cheat. It was really hard on Monday and Tuesday but now I am used to it. I drink alot of Water and unsweetened tea. Creamed strained Soups, Protein shakes, broth and sugar free popsicles aren't too bad in satisfying hunger and the need to snack. Staying really busy helps too!!!

I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am on Monday. Really excited and getting a lil nervous.

Hope everyone has a blessed day!!!!! :biggrin0:

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you must be so excited your day is coming up fast!!! Plus you should be very pround of your self for not cheating thats excelent and that means you will work your sleeve to the max!!! Congrtas and good luck

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That's impressive...I don't find the post-op liquid diet to be that hard, but I don't think I would've been able to do a pre-op liquid diet...I wanted to kill everyone in my path that one day before surgery where I had to fast for my blood tests, lol.

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hi everyone,

I'm kind of in the same situation - I'm on day two of seven for my liquid pre-op diet. Going a little crazy emotionally, and my stomach is rumbling, but it gets better if I make sure to have a Protein shake every 3 hours or so...otherwise I get quite crabby. I have to make it until Friday!! Wish me luck!

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Im finding it might be much easier for me to go on liquid diet now knowing that most of you have been told you need to be on it for week or longer, mine is only 3 days prior to surgery which i guess is nothing.

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I had to be on mine for a week. All I could have were Protein shakes with 14 grams of sugar or less, low Fat cream Soups strained, broth, Water with sugar free drop ins, unsweet tea and coffee, and sugar free popsicles. I could have all of those that I wanted so I was never hungry. I ate or drank until I was satisfied. I did 3 shakes a day and a can of Soup at lunch and broth at night if I had the urge to eat. If I felt I needed a snack at night I ate a popsicle. I kept my self really busy so I wouldn't think about food.

It is not easy because you want everything you didn't eat the week before. I craved a pbj for the first 2 days.

Anyone who is on a liquid or getting ready to start hang in there. It really is not as bad as it seems.

Many Blessings to All!!!!

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Lil Red Raider - Just wanted to wish you a successful and uneventful surgery tomorrow, as well as a speedy recovery! It sounds like you are focused and ready. Let us know how you are doing when you feel up to it.

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Good luck and best wishes on your BIG DAY tomorrow. :thumbup:Save me a seat on the loser's bench because I'm right behind you. WOO HOO.

Deb

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