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Hello there friends.

Just finished first month of supervised weight management. I know I have LOADS to work on for the next 6 months until I can fully qualify for surgery. I am looking for a fellow pre op person who is starting this journey or actually anyone who has been down the road also. I need someone to help keep me accountable. I have been doing the food diary thing now for 2 weeks (didn't know until this past Thursday when I attended seminar that it was a thing.) and have been trying to get some ducks in order so I can continue.

Things I am struggling with currently:

Portion Control. Holy cow that's huge. Never had to pre measure things out ever in my life. Need to do it and keep doing this.

Calories per day: I never really ever took into account how many calories I take in. I know that I have measured carbs in the past and will continue to do that now.

Choices of foods: Its far easier for me to buy a cheap pack of bologna than it is to find something else and actually prepare food. But also I love bologna. Like I can put away a bologna sandwich and not think about it.

Some changes I have started implementing:

I have made contact with bariatric dietitian tonight. I sent email and will follow up with more contact if no reply this next week.

I have started going back through diaries and marking caloric content of foods and totaling up daily estimated calories in

If this is something you think you could or would want to do: let me know! I want to ensure the success for this journey.

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Good for you! Good luck with everything.

Have you tried My Fitness Pal? It's free online and the app is free on your cell phone. You can use the camera on your phone to scan the bar code and it will enter the food/nutrition information for you. You would have to adjust the portions to what you're actually eating, but this is definitely easier and less frustrating than a hand written food journal.

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I am not accountable with electronic journal. I forget to do them for days. Handwritten is best for me.

Still looking for someone to help keep me going.

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Always have your friends here, We care, we've been there and we always want the best for you#

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I am starting too. Let me know if you still need a buddy! :)

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15 hours ago, Selmeeka said:

I am starting too. Let me know if you still need a buddy! :)

yes. Indeed I am looking for someone still. Since my original post, I have visited my doctor for month 2 of 7 required before I can submit for authorization with my insurance. My doctor has advised me to try a keto based diet. Ordinarily this would be awesome for me. but for whatever reason I can't seem to stop craving the things I can't have: fruit, juice, sweets, Snacks, breads. :( But I keep trying. Had a first cheat day this past day. had some Pasta and pie. but I monitored my portions so that made me feel better. Back to the diet now.

I have been regularly getting my 7k steps in. Most days I have closer to 10k steps. So I been doing decent enough on my activity aspect of all this. I just need to nail down this nutrition side. lol. I don't know what we can and can't share on this site as far as personal info goes, or how that works. do you?

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That’s the key. Getting back on track. I myself struggle. As for personal info I’m not sure. I’m still new to this site and to the process. It’s been so much information at once so I’m still trying to put the pieces together. I’ll inbox you if you wanna chat more.

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Hey guys so I’m willing to be an acountabilibuddy for those just starting also I’m on my preop diet but I get ya know real food just no starches I’m doing this for the next 4 weeks and 5 days then Clear Liquids only for 2 days. So far the diet is going good and I’m finding I’m not hungry for carbs or sweets because we get things like Protein ice cream and really compared to some of you guys like honestly I think I’d stab something if I could not chew for two whole weeks keep me posted on yalls progress and anyone who needs to vent I’m here

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Probably an unpopular opinion, but in my humble opinion, if you are eating such that you need a diary or an app like myfitnesspal to calculate your daily calories/fat/carbs, you are eating too much.

During the pre-op diet phase, I kept it simple - dinner would be lean Protein and vegetables. Breakfast and lunch usually Protein Shakes. That's it. Every day. No need to count calories or use an app. Does it suck? Sort of, but it's only 6 months and keep your eye on the prize. I'm down 50 pounds since January. 41 pounds down prior to the liquid pre-op diet.

Actually, compared to the 2-week liquid pre-op diet I'm on now (surgery the 13th!) I'd give anything to have that lean chicken or fish and brussel sprouts right now.

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On 08/09/2018 at 01:06, _Shane_ said:



Probably an unpopular opinion, but in my humble opinion, if you are eating such that you need a diary or an app like myfitnesspal to calculate your daily calories/fat/carbs, you are eating too much.




During the pre-op diet phase, I kept it simple - dinner would be lean Protein and vegetables. Breakfast and lunch usually Protein Shakes. That's it. Every day. No need to count calories or use an app. Does it suck? Sort of, but it's only 6 months and keep your eye on the prize. I'm down 50 pounds since January. 41 pounds down prior to the liquid pre-op diet.




Actually, compared to the 2-week liquid pre-op diet I'm on now (surgery the 13th!) I'd give anything to have that lean chicken or fish and brussel sprouts right now.


I’m post op and I use an app to make sure I’m getting enough Protein, which was suggested by my nutritionist

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I have to keep a very in depth detailed journal of foods and exercises. The surgeons office I chose makes all participants in my category do this. I count calories, carbs, and Protein. In addition I count my daily steps and track daily exercises. I don't do it because I want to. I find the journal kind of cumbersome. But my insurance requires it, so my doc requires it.

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I have to keep a very in depth detailed journal of foods and exercises. The surgeons office I chose makes all participants in my category do this. I count calories, carbs, and Protein. In addition I count my daily steps and track daily exercises. I don't do it because I want to. I find the journal kind of cumbersome. But my insurance requires it, so my doc requires it.
I find that MFP or similar apps keep me on track, I don't and haven't over eaten since I started using the app. My nutritionist requires me to log my meals and honestly I prefer to.

I was doing keto prior to pre op and the app helped me discover what foods my body couldn't tolerate and what foods made me balloon up.

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