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Here it is 7 hours since I received my dates of when to start my high Protein diet, my liquid diet and my procedure (March 28, April 9-10, and April 11)and reality seemed to set in. I have been on this journey since September ‘17 always knowing what the end result would be but I always thought I had time to prep my self. I guess to pre-game. Being conscious of what I ate more, turning up my activity level or even to venture into awareness of self control. Now that I have solid dates I am feeling like I am failing already. I don’t know maybe I am the only one. I just don’t want this to be in vain. I am glad that I came across this support platform. I need help to get out of this mindset and refocus

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Omg! I feel the same way... surgery is 4/23. I start my 4 week liquid diet on Friday... it's okay, we got this!

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I feel the same way my date is April 17. Such a stressful journey. But I keep reminding myself we CAN do this and will be okay in the end.




It is. The stress didn’t hit me until that call today. I guess I had it all masked[emoji17]


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Omg! I feel the same way... surgery is 4/23. I start my 4 week liquid diet on Friday... it's okay, we got this!

Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app



Thank you. We do!!


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Different stages of this journey have different challenges. One of the hardest parts of the pre-surgical phase is adhering to the required diet when you still have the ability to eat a lot of food--and you may be feeling this is the "last chance." Opinions differ on whether to have "food funerals"; I did, because I knew I wouldn't be eating that stuff for a long time, if ever again (fettucine Alfredo, for example). But I had them before I started my pre-op diet, and I lost 25 pounds on that!

Take it one step at a time. You've done all the stuff you had to up until now and you can do the next steps, too. Everyone is different: I had almost no post-surgical pain, but I pretty much hated the first month of liquid and slushy stuff. Still, lost weight then. Still losing weight.

Best thing I learned on this site, I think: there will be stalls. They will drive you crazy. You can try different things to get past them, but whatever you do, as long as you follow your program, you will lose weight. And have the best chance of keeping it off you've ever had!

Good luck all.

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