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It's really hard. Don't give up! As time goes by it will get easier!

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Hi new granmother,

I am in the same boat so to speak! I am 10 days dfrom my surgery and I went to see my nutrionist yeasterday. I have started to try and eat, drink and behave as if I have had surgery and it is hard! I have found that reading during meal times is a great help. Putting down my fork after taking a very small bite and chew, chew, chew!

I hope this helps.

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It was about 2 months for me, I was draggin' a$$ and then it just suddenly let up and I had SOME energy. I started to really exercise at about 4 months and my energy level just really soared.

Now if I could just get to sleep at night :(

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believe me when I say I understand your fear and I felt the same way. I'm just recently sleeved so I can only speak of my recent experience buy for me it's been really ok. I only had one day pre-op of all liquids so my last real food was last Saturday night. I miss the physical sensation of eating a little but I'm not really hungry. The liquids really fill you up. I can have some thicker pur?ed things next week and I'm looking forward to a Decaf coffee with milk but I'm following Dr's orders to the letter on the post-op eating. I know this was the best thing for me.

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I can't say I've been the best either, and I definitely went through the food funerals, as they call it. And it really was a psychological thing for me....that I would "never enjoy food the way i do now, again" but then a couple days ago, it just clicked that I was done with that. And tonight I was allllll about Chinese for dinner and even called in my order. THen I started thinking about what I'm planning on doing tonight (packing up my fat clothes) and it just hit me......Am I seriously going to make myself bigger with all this Chinese WHILE I am packing up my fat clothes...it just seemed so wrong. So I called and cancelled the order. It was just one little step, but I felt very empowered after. You will get there. Its a big thing to change the way you think. So give yourself a break and Celebrate the little victories. My surgery is Tuesday and I have actually gained a couple lbs over the LONG process because of doing this. But my thinking is, it took me all that, to get here. I started just incorporating shakes and small changes over the last week just to get used to them and ESPECIALLY so that I know what I like beforehand and I'm not trying to figure out what tastes good AFTER I have surgery. I hope these little tips help. Keep up with coming on here and posting all your victories, even if it is just saying NO to chinese food :) Have faith in yourself!

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