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since my orientation with kaiser and waiting for my first class i have gained. i tried to do the liquid diet failed. i tried low cal diet failed. how will i be able to do this after the surgery. im so worried is there anyone else who has not had the surgery yet.

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I start liquids Monday. Not relishing the idea, but I know I can do it for 2 weeks standing on my head, because I was forced to do it for 3 months before. (Illness) It all depends on what motivates you. Personally, I am motivated by the fact that if I do NOT do the 2 week liquids, I will either get cut open like a fish or have the surgery canceled. That's not an option to me, so I will do it gladly and lap up every drop, num num num.

Now, let's talk AFTER surgery: From what I've read on this forum, it's not too much of an issue. You've decreased your stomach size, and you've decrease your hunger hormone (grehlin). I've heard some say they are hungry after surgery, but most don't. I will be motivated to stick to liquids after the surgery because it will 1. Help me heal well and completely, decreasing the chance of developing a leak and 2. avoid unnecessary pain caused by eating too much too soon. If these things motivate you to stick to liquids when the time comes, then you will do fine. Just make sure you are committed to doing what you need to do to be successful.

p.s....I've gained a few since I scheduled the surgery too....I think it's normal (ish) ;)

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Hey there, I haven't lost much weight since my classes with Kaiser. They rather you did, but def can't gain. I go for my pre op with the surgeon on Feb 7th and will get my surgery date then. So I'm going to start a liquid diet Monday to try n lose a lil more weight by then. I think its normal what ur feeling and going thru. Make small changes if possible, it'll be easier.....no soda, park a lil further no snacking etc. The classes are full of info and ideas. Good luck :)

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newbie i cant wait for class my class starts feb 7. im on so cal. maybe i did to much reading up or just trying to get ahead but it messed me all up. they make you wait so long to start classes. my orentation was in late december and my first class is not until feb. sucks. so have you finished all your classes

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since my orientation with kaiser and waiting for my first class i have gained. i tried to do the liquid diet failed. i tried low cal diet failed. how will i be able to do this after the surgery. im so worried is there anyone else who has not had the surgery yet.

Hi New Grandma! Give yourself a break. I lost 2 pounds in 12 weeks while doing those classes. Yup, pretty much everything failed. You said "how will I be able to do this after the surgery"? Well, you just will. First you will be so swollen and sore you'll think that drinking Water is a chore, let alone eating anything. And the restriction you feel after surgery will amaze you. You CAN do this! After surgery just follow all your surgeon's instructions and the weight will come off. It might not seem like it now, but you CAN and WILL do this. Keep the faith :)

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I think I started Options January 2010 at 218 and left in April 2010 at 216...My surgeon called me in June 2010 and said try to lose and DO NOT GAIN...That haunted me...I think I actually gained at got to 221 but finally pulled myself together and got down to 204 by my surgery date August 27, 2010. I used the Weight Watcher method. If I did it, YOU CAN DO IT :)...Best wishes to you!

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I didn't have a pre-op diet but I didn't want to give my insurance any excuses, so I lost 1 pound a week. I used myfitnesspal.com. When you set it up, it will tell you how many calories, Protein, carbs etc you need to eat per day. It was not hard at all (since my goal was 1 pound a week) and I was a volume eater. You can do this!

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