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Ok.... honesty time. I’m having my surgery 8/12/19. My pre-op requires 1st week 2 meals 1 Protein Shake. 2nd week 2 shakes 1 meal. Today should be my 3rd day of 2 meals 1 shake but I’m struggling. I think I’m still thinking about how restrictive my life will be post op. Normally I have great discipline. People around me always comment on how when I put my mind to something I do it. Does or did Anyone else have this problem?

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Remind yourself about your WHY.

Why did you choose to engage in this journey? What was it that pushed you past the point of potentiation and caused you to pull the trigger on entering your surgeon's WLS program?

What were your longterm visions.

Always focus on your WHY. It's the ultimate payout and keeps you focused. It's your touchstone.

Remember, we will do anything to rationalize our addictions and to live life with our confirmation bias. We WANT to remain in homeostasis and avoid change. We will defend our beliefs and belief systems unto death.

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Hiya my surgery is the same day as yours :D I am not enjoying this restricted diet but am happily plodding along. Your pre-op diet is different to mine, I have a choice of 4 types I can mix and match. I can do restricted calorie, restricted carbs and portions, Meal Replacement or, 2 shakes & 1 meal a day. I'm allowed to mix and match as long as I keep to 800-1000 calories a day.

What are you struggling with? Hunger? Boredom?

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On 07/31/2019 at 09:52, FluffyChix said:



Remind yourself about your WHY.




Why did you choose to engage in this journey? What was it that pushed you past the point of potentiation and caused you to pull the trigger on entering your surgeon's WLS program?




What were your longterm visions.




Always focus on your WHY. It's the ultimate payout and keeps you focused. It's your touchstone.




Remember, we will do anything to rationalize our addictions and to live life with our confirmation bias. We WANT to remain in homeostasis and avoid change.


Thank you so much. This is the place to be honest . I know that once I’ve been honest then I can & will do better. What you’ve said is the truth.

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Sure, we all feel that way. But we realize that we've made a lifetime of poor food choices and that these changes going forward are necessary to be healthy.

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On 07/31/2019 at 09:56, Bastian said:



Hiya my surgery is the same day as yours :D I am not enjoying this restricted diet but am happily plodding along. Your pre-op diet is different to mine, I have a choice of 4 types I can mix and match. I can do restricted calorie, restricted carbs and portions, Meal Replacement or, 2 shakes & 1 meal a day. I'm allowed to mix and match as long as I keep to 800-1000 calories a day.




What are you struggling with? Hunger? Boredom?


I’m still eating 3 meals. No sugar, nothing bad , no binging but still eating 3 meals. My dr & Nutrionist haven’t put many restrictions on me so I think I’m being too lackadaisical. I’m sharing my truth because I know it will help to keep me accountable! On another note.... aren’t you sooo excited? I’ll follow you & perhaps we can keep up to date on each other’s progress progress !!! 😄

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On 07/31/2019 at 10:00, GradyCat said:



Sure, we all feel that way. But we realize that we've made a lifetime of poor food choices and that these changes going forward are necessary to be healthy.


Thank you!

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1 minute ago, Chiptress said:
6 minutes ago, Bastian said:


Hiya my surgery is the same day as yours :D I am not enjoying this restricted diet but am happily plodding along. Your pre-op diet is different to mine, I have a choice of 4 types I can mix and match. I can do restricted calorie, restricted carbs and portions, Meal Replacement or, 2 shakes & 1 meal a day. I'm allowed to mix and match as long as I keep to 800-1000 calories a day.


What are you struggling with? Hunger? Boredom?

I’m still eating 3 meals. No sugar, nothing bad , no binging but still eating 3 meals. My dr & Nutrionist haven’t put many restrictions on me so I think I’m being too lackadaisical. I’m sharing my truth because I know it will help to keep me accountable! On another note.... aren’t you sooo excited? I’ll follow you & perhaps we can keep up to date on each other’s progress progress !!! 😄

Ah yes, mine is still 3 meals a day too unless I have a shake for two of the meals. I am glad I didn't have to do 4 weeks though! I am SUPER excited :D I had my pre-op assessment today, MRSA swabs/bloods/ecg and saw my anaesthetist this morning. She was lovely and doing all that today just made me even more excited. Yes good idea, when we are recovering we can compare stories lol. I honestly can't wait for the 12th, my op is in the afternoon so that is going to be one very long and slow morning!

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Ok..... I’m proud of myself. I just made a Protein Shake & it’s replacing my late Breakfast . It’s good to be honest & hold myself accountable. Ty guys for your support it means a lot. I don’t have much support from those closest to me so this forum really helps!

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On 07/31/2019 at 10:41, Mikeyy said:



I'll be on 3 shakes a day everyday for 3-4weeks yay 😛






Wow weee! My nutritionist/surgeon seem so laxed compared to most. Best of luck! When’s your surgery?

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10 minutes ago, Chiptress said:
16 minutes ago, Mikeyy said:


I'll be on 3 shakes a day everyday for 3-4weeks yay 😛


Wow weee! My nutritionist/surgeon seem so laxed compared to most. Best of luck! When’s your surgery?

Yeah My surgeon wants V.L.C.D

Also it prepares you for the first few weeks post op which will be mostly shakes anyway while on liquids so he feels it gets your body and mind set before surgery begins and even shed a few kgs at the same time!

Planned for end of Sep but doctor going overseas to train other surgeons so I've been pushed back to end of October so still got plenty of time to prepare myself :)

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25 minutes ago, Mikeyy said:

I'll be on 3 shakes a day everyday for 3-4weeks yay 😛

oh that sucks, yeah my diet is just to help shrink the liver and make it floppy so it is easy to move, no other reason. I was told 2 weeks only as bmi is 36 so lower end of the scale. Be strong Mikeyy!

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2 hours ago, Chiptress said:

Ok.... honesty time. I’m having my surgery 8/12/19. My pre-op requires 1st week 2 meals 1 Protein Shake. 2nd week 2 shakes 1 meal. Today should be my 3rd day of 2 meals 1 shake but I’m struggling. I think I’m still thinking about how restrictive my life will be post op. Normally I have great discipline. People around me always comment on how when I put my mind to something I do it. Does or did Anyone else have this problem?

I'm sure many people do but the reasons to do it properly are compelling.

1. Reduced liver fat so that it remains flexible and mobile enough to lift and move without breaking/tearing/bruising (not small enough and Surgeon may decide to cancel surgery and just close up WHILE in surgery)

2. Kictstarts Ketogenesis and increases overall weightloss total

3. Prepares you for life immediately post op where your diet will be just liquids for a while

4. Detoxes you off Sugar/Carb filled foods so cravings may be reduced or eliminated

5. Proves (even if just to yourself) that you can follow directions and adhere to sound medical plans/advice. Compliance to your program *may* net you the best possible outcome

Good Luck 💜

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18 hours ago, Chiptress said:

Ok.... honesty time. I’m having my surgery 8/12/19. My pre-op requires 1st week 2 meals 1 Protein Shake. 2nd week 2 shakes 1 meal. Today should be my 3rd day of 2 meals 1 shake but I’m struggling. I think I’m still thinking about how restrictive my life will be post op. Normally I have great discipline. People around me always comment on how when I put my mind to something I do it. Does or did Anyone else have this problem?

Absolutely, I think I have to let go of the have nots and get back on my discipline routine. I'm normally so strong and focused.

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