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Hello all....

THis is my first post but I have been lurking and reading for weeks. My insurance doesn't have any requirements for weight checks or weight loss....but my doctor requires 5%. I have been STRUGGLING for the past month and half losing and gaining the same 6 pounds. I have to lose about 10 lbs total now before Dec 13th....any advice. This is the last step for me to get a date and I am really starting to want to give up. I am following around a 1400 calorie plan most days and not drinking any alcohol and at least 100ounces of Water a day, sometimes more. I have a lot of excess weight to lose, so it's not that I only have a few pounds to lose..... SHort of dropping my calories to around 800 a day (which I know works), I am not sure how else I will lose this weight in two week.

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Do the preop diet.. All liquid and some of it being Protein Shakes. I was down 20 pounds in the two weeks I had to do the pre op diet before surgery.

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This is what I was thinking of doing. I am just looking online at different "plans" to follow ...I have been drinking Protein Shakes anyway, so why not add in some broths and another shake. I have one work luncheon and my son's birthday before weigh in but if I just eat a sensible meal at each that shouldn't derail me.

Thanks for the reply!

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Do a cleanse with mag 7, ballerina tea, or any other cleanse you like to use that should shed at least 5 or more pounds. Then I did about 500 -1000 calories a day (fresh smoothies help) and did hitt cardio wrapped up for 5 of the days. Also Water fasted the last day and a half. This helped me drop 14 in a little less than 2 weeks

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I’ve been on the liquid diet for my preop and have lost 6 lbs in 5 days. Something that help before my surgery was approved was my doctor put me on adipex. It kills your appetite and makes you feel amazing

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Be careful those kind of things can be hard. I had a meeting yesterday and they bought amazing smelling Mexican food as a thank you for our hard work that I had to smell while drinking my liquid diet and trying to focus. And today is my son’s birthday. I may cry when I pick up the pizzas and have to drive home w them in the car.

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I am going to give the pre op diet a try. Maybe a modification here and there. I took an Rx to lose weight years ago. Worked great. Lost a ton ...but felt like trash basically day to day because of side effects. I just need to win the battle with my brain right now :)

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@kjuno pizza would be too hard for me so I feel your pain. It’s the one thing I really have a hard time resisting. I freakin love pizza 😢

and my work luncheon- I requested a few healthier things that I know I can have and not feel like I went off the deep end. As long as it’s during the day and there is no wine around, I am fine. I am trying to cold turkey quit red wine since I know it’s a huge no no post op.

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That’s how cigarettes were I smoked for 18 yrs. I did need the help of Chantix but passed the blood test.

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Like someone else said... do the pre-op diet. 1 low sugar Protein Shake for Breakfast. 1 low sugar Protein shake for lunch. 6oz of lean meat or fish with 1.5 cups of green veggies (think broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, etc) for dinner.< br />
The pounds will melt off, but yes, hard to stick to this diet long-term. Just think about how badly you want this and let that help you stay committed.

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So the dr office just called me...they are submitting to insurance today. I still go next week for a weight check, but since it's not insurance required I guess they are not going to wait- all of the other requirements have been met. So fingers crossed that I get approved and get a date soon. Hoping for a January date. I am still working on losing weight....it's going okay so far.....pushing Protein and fluids!

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