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Yup!! Eek. I had a tough night last night, with the liquid diet. I was super hungry and could not stomach the idea of another Protein Shake or broth, so I had 2 scrambled eggs. I decided they were soft, high Protein, low calorie, and low carb so they should be ok? I felt SO much better after eating them, I suspect they will be a go-to for the next week.

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How much weight has everyone lost in the first week on the liquid diet? I'm down 8 lbs. My hope is to lose another 4 lbs before surgery, which will mean I lost an even 20 lbs between my first appointment with my surgeon and my day of surgery.

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1 minute ago, kaydo said:

Yup!! Eek. I had a tough night last night, with the liquid diet. I was super hungry and could not stomach the idea of another Protein Shake or broth, so I had 2 scrambled eggs. I decided they were soft, high Protein, low calorie, and low carb so they should be ok? I felt SO much better after eating them, I suspect they will be a go-to for the next week.

I haven't had a pre-op diet, and only do for the day before. That's actually making me a bit nervous because I feel a bit less emotionally/physically prepared (if that makes sense). Sure, I could just do the liquid diet on my own with surgeon's instructions. But let's be serious. Christmas is coming. :o

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Oh that's right, I forgot. The fact that some surgeons don't require the liquid diet really makes me suspicious of the whole thing. (Especially because I know that I used to have fatty liver but I lost weight earlier this year and my gastroenterologist said it was no longer fatty at my last testing.) Certainly in some ways this diet is prepping me for post-op eating but in a lot of ways it's just torturous (because I won't be so freaking HUNGRY post-op). I think the "liquids all day + lean meat and veggies for dinner" would make me far less insane right now but my surgeon is all liquid so I'm doing my best to stick with it. Sure does stink, though.

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How did my fellow 12/28 sleevers do today? We host a Christmas brunch for my husband's family every year and there was no getting out of it. I am not telling them about the surgery so it was tricky. I made a tonne of food and didn't eat any of the appetizers or Desserts, but I did put together a little plate of food to nibble at while everyone ate, mostly fruit, some eggs, and a few bits of starch. It was just going to be too hard to explain away, otherwise. I've been good on the liquid diet overall so hopefully it won't matter much. Can't believe surgery is 3 days away... eep. Merry Christmas!

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On 12/21/2017 at 9:32 AM, kaydo said:

Oh that's right, I forgot. The fact that some surgeons don't require the liquid diet really makes me suspicious of the whole thing. (Especially because I know that I used to have fatty liver but I lost weight earlier this year and my gastroenterologist said it was no longer fatty at my last testing.) Certainly in some ways this diet is prepping me for post-op eating but in a lot of ways it's just torturous (because I won't be so freaking HUNGRY post-op). I think the "liquids all day + lean meat and veggies for dinner" would make me far less insane right now but my surgeon is all liquid so I'm doing my best to stick with it. Sure does stink, though.

My surgeon does sometimes require a pre-op diet. I don't know how he decides. It might be BMI, or maybe when he poked around my abdomen. (Can they feel your liver when they do that?!) As much as I've been happy about no pre-op diet, I feel a bit less prepared than others might. We can compare notes after and see which one of us felt better equipped to manage post op intake. :D

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Only 2 days to go!! So psyched and starting to get nervous!

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How much weight has everyone lost in the first week on the liquid diet? I'm down 8 lbs. My hope is to lose another 4 lbs before surgery, which will mean I lost an even 20 lbs between my first appointment with my surgeon and my day of surgery.

I lost 13 pounds the first week of the pre-op diet. 4 days into my second week and so far I have dropped 1 more pound.


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Hi,
I start my pre-op liquid diet on 12/14/17 and was wondering does anyone have good ideas for things to have other then Protein Shakes?
My dietitian said that she doesn't want me going over 1000 calories. Any suggestions help!


Blended Soups with no chunks https://pin.it/xef5hyq7u4g67h
And
http://curvylogic.com/pre-op-liquid-diet-gastric-sleeve/

Oh and Tropical sugar free popsicles
You can do it[emoji171]

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Noon tomorrow. Wow it goes by so fast!

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Noon tomorrow. Wow it goes by so fast!

Mine’s at nine. Good luck to us! [emoji173]️[emoji173]️[emoji173]️


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Blended Soups with no chunks https://pin.it/xef5hyq7u4g67h
And
http://curvylogic.com/pre-op-liquid-diet-gastric-sleeve/

Oh and Tropical sugar free popsicles
You can do it[emoji171]

~*~Sent via BariatricPal mobile app. Join me on my journey at www.curvylogic.com~*~


I bought a variety pack of soups from BariatricPal. They’re pretty tasty and filling.


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2 hours ago, MissSimpson said:


Mine’s at nine. Good luck to us!

Good luck! My surgery is at 7am. Have to be there at 5:30. My mother was supposed to come from out of town today but there's still too much snow where she is, so I had to scramble to find a babysitter (who could come to our house at 5am tomorrow) but thankfully I found one.

I'm getting more scared and second-guessing myself all over the place. I've lost 20 lbs since I first met with my surgeon on 9/22 and I keep thinking maybe I should just be more disciplined and do this on my own but then I know the sleeve will make it easier to do.

Did anyone see the Vox series this week about bariatric surgery? Very interesting (and timely) to read:

The main story is about a teenager and her mom, who both got the sleeve:
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/18/16707428/bariatric-surgery-teen-weight-loss-jewel

Then there were other pieces where they talked to a bunch of people who had the surgery a few years ago, to see how they've done with it:
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/19/16742884/weight-loss-bariatric-surgery-pros-cons-stories

And a more general overview of the surgery:
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/7/16587316/bariatric-surgery-weight-loss-lap-band

Good luck everyone!

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My surgery is at 2:55pm ! When you guys can, please update me on how you're feeling! I'm starting to get nervous!

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Will do! I'm crazy nervous, but just went to CVS and stocked up on all the "must-haves" (lip balm, lotion, baby wipes, good kleenex, breath spray, etc) so that's calming me somewhat. :)

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