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Hello ladies! I'm very new, had my first official appointment last week this starting my 6 month pre-op journey. I have a couple of friends that have had the surgery that I've been asking any advice.

Although I'm excited for this journey and ultimately the surgery, I'm a little apprehensive about it. Like it may not actually be a reality and I'm going to wake from this dream and it'll be psych! The jokes on me.

My weight has been a struggle since puberty and I'm ready for that to end and start life as the woman I've always wanted to be.

I know the next 6 months is a journey to learning how to eat properly and the lifestyle changes and reprogramming how to eat and nutrition.

I've been told that if I lose 17lb, which can realistically happen in 6 months, that I will no longer qualify. Which is causing some issues for me... having to keep a food diary, make diet changes, eat properly, etc.. how do I all that and NOT lose 17lb ?!?!?

I've already been told by a friend who's had the surgery to start Biotin now to lessen Hair loss post surgery. And to start experimenting with Protein Shakes and find something I like now so post OP I'll not have any problems.

Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions!

Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app

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I would suggest :

Using the search feature on the site. Chances are there's a thread already created (with a wealth of information) about a question you may have

Taking a ton of full body photos

Not buying too much of anything pre-op

Learning to enjoy sipping water/fluids instead of guzzling it

Loving yourself completely (big, small, perfect, flawed & everything in between)

Using support systems in person or virtually for accountability

Practicing a sustainable exercise routine

Safe Journey!

Edited by GreenTealael

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