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Mousecat - I totally agree with your idea to abstain from certain “trigger foods”. I think of it like someone addicted to drugs or alcohol who can NEVER have that again. I plan to NEVER eat Doritos or barbecue chips again. I know myself enough to know that I can’t eat those in moderation. Good luck with you surgery!!

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OMG, I'm going through a similar thought pattern at the moment. My surgery is not until early Feb 2019 and I first met my surgeon in August 2018 so I've had all this time to relax and not worry about dieting. On the other hand I've gained about 5kgs since then and I've got to get through Christmas and New Years yet. I will be starting a pre-op diet on the 21st January 2019 but I'm worried that I'm going to blow up to the size of a house before then. I have my first appointment with my dietitian in a couple of weeks and I'm just wondering... do they ask you to lose x amount of kilos from the day you see your dietitian or do they just ask that you lose for example 5 kgs from whatever you are at the start of your pre-op diet? I guess they are all different but I'm worried they want me to lose the weight from when i first saw my surgeon in August which was 5 kgs ago 😕

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I'm going to try. Monday is my big trip to buy a ton of shakes and puree baby foods. I've already gained 10 or 15lbs since my first appointment. I am scared of when I go back, which is the day before my surgery, and I will have gained even more. Hopefully if I can stick to the preop, I can get closer to my starting weight. [emoji53]

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If you have a walmarts you can order the Premier Protein shakes and they will ship free when you spend a certain dollar amount. I think it's like 35?

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I am self pay so I went in first time to meet surgeon on October 2 and he said we could do surgery in as little as 3 weeks.I chose November 19th and meet with the nutrionist on October 16th.I did great then on the 28th I told myself I had to go to Flanagins and have my last be bad day Oh and did I 20 wings,fircracker shrimp,tumble weed oinion straws,and 2 pitchers of beer.I was disappointed in myself cause it really caused me to stop loosing weight and show a gain on the scale.I was back on track the next day and down 21 pounds .My surgeon says 1 week liquid only but I think Im going to do almost 2.I meet with him this Tuesday for my pre opp so we will see what he says.They say the more you loose before surgery the better chances you wont have any complication and I want everything to run as it should post opp.SO SHOULD EVERONE ELSE ON HERE SO HAVE A LAST BAD DAY OR MEAL THEN MUSTER UP SOME WILL POWER AND DO AS YOUR SURGEON AND NUTRITIONIST SAYS THEY DO THIS ALL THE TIME AND KNOW WHATS BEST.good luck to everyone .

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On 10/5/2018 at 4:44 PM, mousecat88 said:

food funerals

@mousecat88

the week before surgery, i went nuts with eating

One day i asked hubby to buy some jelly donuts!! etc

i also thought i would never eat real food (sweets etc)

i weighted 10 lbs more DOS then i went to doc 1rst time!!!🙄

eeeek i said it, boy do i feel better

kathy

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I did the same thing! I had pizza, dairy Queen blizzard twice patty melt from the bar I frequently go with my husband . I'm glad I did because I'm not planning on getting off program after all this is a life style change.

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Absolutely been doing this! In fact cooking some ribs on the green egg right now to get it out of my system for awhile.

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On 10/5/2018 at 3:44 PM, mousecat88 said:

Ever since I was approved for surgery about 3 weeks ago, I have been eating so poorly. I have been eating every single thing I have convinced myself I will "never have again"... to the point of absurdity. Like a bucket list. I am eating worse than I ever have in my entire life, probably. I am really struggling to get on track. I had no weight loss requirement before surgery or anything, and my doctor knows I've gained weight but said it was okay at my last appointment with him. Because he said it was okay, my brain gave me a free leash to just go and eat whatever junk I can find. I'm struggling to stop. My lunch today was just a huge plate of potato and macaroni salad... followed, ironically, by an Atkins bar. My Breakfast was brownies and Doritos. And I don't even LIKE sweets. I have to start the pre-op liquid (I get one meal a day) diet on the 16th. Did anyone struggle with this coming up to their surgery? I saw some people in Reddit refer to it as their food funerals.

Oooh I see you have had your surgery now, the day after mine! I did the same thing with my food lol. How I controlled it (and the money I was flinging at food), was to drink a shake for Breakfast and lunch, then whatever I wanted for dinner. Surprisingly, it worked. I didn't gain weight, didn't lose either lol, and it made the liquid diet sooo much easier to stick to! I lost 24 pounds in 10 days lol. I won't ever regret those things I ate... it was sooo good!

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I’ve never posted on this site but this is so me.... extreme eating. I had the sleeve already which has helped tremendously with this. So there is hope. I’m with you man lol I get it!

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I'm slowly creeping up on my two year anniversary. food funerals are completely unnecessary. I ate like crap before my surgery as well. You are getting this surgery in order to change your relationship with food.

You will be able to fit more volume as time goes on. Although it's never the same (think Thanksgiving with seconds and dessert) Your tastebuds may even change. This surgery is ultimately a tool that will help you separate head hunger from real hunger to help get you on track to making healthy, lasting, changes.

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I experienced the same thing, I just had to go through it.

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I was sleeved four years ago. There's not a single thing I can't eat now. Sure, I eat a lot less food per serving, but there's nothing I can't eat anymore.

We create so much anxiety for ourselves, convincing ourselves that we'll never eat certain foods, we'll never eat out again, people will treat us differently, & we'll never enjoy life again. And you know what? All of that is made up in our heads.

Good luck to you. You are not alone.

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I am having surgery on Monday 11/5/18. Only preop is liquid diet today and magnesium citrate. I ate Japanese food for dinner last night and pizza for lunch. Friday I shared a steak with my husband & 2 glasses of wine. I am freaked out because I have had a lingering cough for 2 weeks that has not gone away. Probably allergies. But afraid of pain from coughing post op. AND I have a fatty liver.

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On 11/04/2018 at 13:21, Mama_Gee said:



I am having surgery on Monday 11/5/18. Only preop is liquid diet today and magnesium citrate. I ate Japanese food for dinner last night and pizza for lunch. Friday I shared a steak with my husband & 2 glasses of wine. I am freaked out because I have had a lingering cough for 2 weeks that has not gone away. Probably allergies. But afraid of pain from coughing post op. AND I have a fatty liver.


One day liquid? Wow that’s the shortest I’ve seen. Good luck!

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I am almost 7 months post op and 99 lbs down. I have eaten chips, candy, ice cream and I even had a glass of wine on my anniversary. I do struggle with eating some things too much (chips, Halloween candy). I don’t really enjoy drinking anymore, so that’s been easy. I have been giving myself permission to throw away the extra of trigger foods. It would be very easy to keep eating a handful of chips. Every 15 minutes. Until the bag is done. But I also don’t want to say I will never have bread or chips ever again. It will always be a struggle for me, but it’s so much easier now.

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