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Well today starts my 14 day all liquid Optifast diet. I started this Journey over 10 years ago with my high weight being #423 over several years I was able to lose 175# with diet and exercise and kept it off until 2006. Then I had a heart attack at my lowest weight of 248#. That started the gain back and other health issue too. When I decided to go WLS my weight was 360 # about 6 months ago. My Surgical clearance was 333# so that is 27# loss over 6 month monitored weight program. Today I start the all liquid at 327# Just 4# away to get my 100# loss back. It will be interesting to see what my day of surgery weight will be. If you are the praying type like me, I would appreciate some now till surgery on October 20, 2014!!

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Great job on pre-op diet and congrats on your future sleeve!

I have watched so many in my family battle obesity and I ended up losing a few pounds and gaining back double over the years.

My highest was 337 and I'm 5'4, so I'm like the girl on willy wonka that turns into a blueberry lol. I got down to 320 on supervised diet and that was a struggle! I lost another 10 on preop diet and last Monday at my weigh in I was 304! I haven't been this weight in years!

You may have days where you wonder "what did I do to myself" but if you read on here, we all think that during the first few weeks! It really is making a huge difference in my relationship with food.

Even though I am 2 weeks post op today, I no longer wake up wondering what I'm going to eat today, that behavior reminds me of my friend who wouldn't get out of bed before having a cigarette. Her life revolved around them, and my life revolves around food. It feels like the sleeve helped me break up with food lol. Now I only eat to get calories in and live!

Eat to Live!

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Yours is 5 days before me. I was told my surgeon doesn't do liquid diet till 2 days pre op. However I've been drinking 2 Optifast a day with a dinner of meat and salad and for a snack a can of tuna and salad. That has helped a lot I haven't been as hungry as I normally am ????

So good luck and keep us updated.

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Dtiller prays going up & may blessings come down.

My surgery is 10/17, please keep me in your prayers as well.

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Dtiller prays going up & may blessings come down.

My surgery is 10/17, please keep me in your prayers as well.

Absolutly, you are covered. I plan on praying for our Class of October 2014 Sleevers too!

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Started my opti today, too! 2 shakes and a bar down. Getting ready for some soup! You got this.,

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Wow, you are doing GREAT, keep up the good work. My surgery is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 as well. I just started my 14 day liquid diet as well. We are doing what we need to do, in order to be the HEALTHY. I will also be praying for all of the sleeve-ers, as well as everybody else.

I just joined this site and I think it is an awesome communication tool.

Much Peace and Many Blessings to you.

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@@Fdross

I am also scheduled for 10/20. It'll be here before we know it!

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@@Fdross

I am also scheduled for 10/20. It'll be here before we know it!

Great! There seems to be several going on 20th!! Please stay in touch with you journey..

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Started my 14 day Optifast liquid diet today too. Tomato Soup is gross. I can handle the chocolate and vanilla. I'm hoping the chicken Soup will be good otherwise I'm on sweet stuff for two weeks. Got my EGD tomorrow and other pre-op tests. Outside of hating the Tomato Soup, it was pretty good today. Can't eat after 11 am so tomorrow should be ok too. I will add you to my prayers as I hope you will do for me. Hang in there. I'm right there with you.

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chicken Soup wasn't too bad :)

I worry the Tomato might be too acidic for me. My doc will let me exchange stuff.

I liked the vanilla and strawberry shakes but thought the chocolate was ehh.

Tried any bars? I have chocolate and berry yogurt. The chocolate has the diet bar taste about it.

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chicken Soup wasn't too bad :)

I worry the Tomato might be too acidic for me. My doc will let me exchange stuff.

I liked the vanilla and strawberry shakes but thought the chocolate was ehh.

Tried any bars? I have chocolate and berry yogurt. The chocolate has the diet bar taste about it.

That's funny, I like the choc the best. However, I can tolerate them all. Bars do not impress me but its something to chew. I miss the premier bars and drinks. Its just 14 days right we can do anything for a couple weeks. I have to do 8 items a day. That turns into something about every 2 hours I am awake. I had to set alarms to remind me. Not hungrey at all so far. I think I will be ready for change things up by the end.

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Started my 14 day Optifast liquid diet today too. Tomato Soup is gross. I can handle the chocolate and vanilla. I'm hoping the chicken Soup will be good otherwise I'm on sweet stuff for two weeks. Got my EGD tomorrow and other pre-op tests. Outside of hating the Tomato soup, it was pretty good today. Can't eat after 11 am so tomorrow should be ok too. I will add you to my prayers as I hope you will do for me. Hang in there. I'm right there with you.

Oh no, I have not tried Tomato soup but will today. The chicken was ok. Good Luck and keep us posted! Thanks for the prayers and I will make sure I cover you and your family too.

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I have the Soup at night. I add sautee some low starch veges with Pam and then add Water and the soup powder. Its been fulfilling and not too bad. For the shakes, I add ice and sometimes a shot of espresso. Not bad. The bars are hopeless. I want to return those. Its only 2 weeks.

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I have the Soup at night. I add sautee some low starch veges with Pam and then add Water and the soup powder. Its been fulfilling and not too bad. For the shakes, I add ice and sometimes a shot of espresso. Not bad. The bars are hopeless. I want to return those. Its only 2 weeks.

That would be nice to add veg. That would not be allowed with my doc. Silly bars and ice is the only thing I can chew. I can do SF Jello but so far tummy to full of the other stuff.

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