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I figured it would be nice to have a section where we could just confess to some of the potentially dumb things we've done, pre or post op. Just so others can see we are all human. I want this to be kept as civil as possible, where people can own up to things without anyone else chiming in with anything negative, we all know what we did wasn't "right" but I'm sure we ALL have done something we shouldn't have.

I'll start.

I cheated on my pre-op diet a few times. I also like to find loop holes and exploit the crap out of them. I drank beer for a week+ on my pre-op, because it didn't say I couldn't. I only stopped after I was forced to, because my wife asked my surgeon and of course they said "no"... boo. I also ate a whole slice of French meat Pie at my Dad's 60th birthday luncheon.

I cheated on my post-op diet/puree stage a bit too. I ate rice cakes and Protein chips or other veggie chips. Not a lot, but it happened. I "pureed" a steak and cheese sandwich once. I ate a few fried ravioli on my puree stage as well.

This past weekend, I had a beer. My wife and I took my parents out to dinner at a local casino, it's Restaurant week, so we found a good looking location and went out to eat, part of the deal was that you got a draft beer with your meal. So, I had a shipyard summer ale with my grilled chicken parm sandwich (only ended up eating 3 bites of the chicken and none of the bread).

I did all that thus far and nothing bad happened.

I understand the changes are to ensure we stick to our diets, but understanding that we are all human and WILL either slip up or just stray from our diets on purpose like I did. It's good to see that, it's possible to still live and be able to enjoy a few things we "shouldn't" without any negatives happening.

So, what's your WLS confession?

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Wow!!! So glad you were honest and open to share your struggles and hiccups along the way. I'm on my pre op and did really well the first 5 days, had to travel and it's been a struggle with family reunions and my son's 10th bday party all over the last 4 days...whew glad to get that off my chest. But today everyone's gone and I'm back on my grind.

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Peatnut butter is my new cocaine

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I confess that it brings me IMMENSE joy that I weigh less than my two best friends. :lol:

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I confess that it brings me IMMENSE joy that I weigh less than my two best friends. [emoji38]
🤣🤣🤣That's too funny!!! I'm the heaviest of all my friends can't wait until I'm in the range of thier size.

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I was amazing on my pre-surgical all-liquid diet and the “full liquid” phase post op. Not a single cheat!

The purée stage I’m in now is so much harder though. I keep thinking, “if I chew enough, anything can be considered a purée”! I haven’t physically been made to regret it yet, but I did feel super guilty when I had one of my husband’s wontons last night, for example.
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Great idea, Matt!

I had TWO glasses of wine last night when hubby & I went out for our birthdays/anniversary. I had a designated driver and I don't feel guilty in the least. Part of me wishes I had gotten sick though, so that I wouldn't be tempted to do it again :P Additionally, I had the wine with my meal!

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I just ate a bag of skinny pop from the vending machine at work. The most delicious 100 calories I have had in weeks.

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OMG, so many ...

I rushed through my stages and ate real food starting week 3. Week 3 I was at a work event and I drank, all week, and I ate everything but fibrous veggies. No ill effects at all, I have never looked back.

I had no preop diet, except liquids only the day before surgery. I had a burger that morning. I was taking magnisium citrate to clear me out that afternoon, I figured it would get flushed out (and it did!)

I drink diet soda almost everyday. I just can't do Water, or crystal light, etc., I can never get close to 64 oz without it. I drink fountain only, so not a lot of carbonation.

I just don't believe in the we must have 64 oz of water every day or it is some terrible bad thing. It is honestly so uniquely American. Europeans say they can tell American tourists by the bottle of water they always have with them. Presurgery, there were days I probably consumed 16 oz of liquid total, to no ill effect.

So, that's a lot of bad stuff. My surgeon's PA grudgingly signed off on the diet soda. I also have a good friend who's a GI, and he's a lot easier to have real conversations with (vs. my surgeon), and he signed off on all of the above, as long as I promised to stop if I had any issues at all.

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10 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

OMG, so many ...

I rushed through my stages and ate real food starting week 3. Week 3 I was at a work event and I drank, all week, and I ate everything but fibrous veggies. No ill effects at all, I have never looked back.

I had no preop diet, except liquids only the day before surgery. I had a burger that morning. I was taking magnisium citrate to clear me out that afternoon, I figured it would get flushed out (and it did!)

I drink diet soda almost everyday. I just can't do Water, or crystal light, etc., I can never get close to 64 oz without it. I drink fountain only, so not a lot of carbonation.

I just don't believe in the we must have 64 oz of Water every day or it is some terrible bad ting. It is honestly so uniquely American. Europeans say they can tell American tourists by the bottle of water they always have with them. Presurgery, there were days I probably consumed 16 oz of liquid total, to no ill effect.

So, that's a lot of bad stuff. My surgeon's PA grudgingly signed off on the diet soda. I also have a good friend who's a GI, and he's a lot easier to have real conversations with (vs. my surgeon), and he signed off on all of the above, as long as I promised to stop if I had any issues at all.

You rebel, you!

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10 minutes ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

You rebel, you!

Or also called, "maddeningly strong willed" or "frustratingly stubborn" :lol:

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37 minutes ago, sillykitty said:

I drink diet soda almost everyday. I just can't do Water, or crystal light, etc., I can never get close to 64 oz without it. I drink fountain only, so not a lot of carbonation.

I drink diet soda too. A lot less than I used to, but I need that caffeine pick me up. We are naughty naughty girls :lol:

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Great idea, Matt!

I had TWO glasses of wine last night when hubby & I went out for our birthdays/anniversary. I had a designated driver and I don't feel guilty in the least. Part of me wishes I had gotten sick though, so that I wouldn't be tempted to do it again :P Additionally, I had the wine with my meal!

You wild woman!! Glad you did not get sick at a restaurant...that is actually among my biggest fears:o

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I had a small amount (maybe 1/2 ounce) of Jameson in connection with a toast at a friend's birthday party when I was exactly 3 weeks post op. I just knew I would have a seizure and pass out but nothing happened.

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14 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

I drink diet soda too. A lot less than I used to, but I need that caffeine pick me up. We are naughty naughty girls :lol:

If it makes you feel any better, my GI friend had one of his residents pull all of the research on diet soda for him to review. He told me to make sure I took at least 1500 mg of Calcium a day, and to watch out if it triggered a carb or sugar cravings. Those were is only concerns.

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