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Hello everyone. My date is September 28th for sleeve surgery, but I have an issue. I had a telehealth appointment 2 weeks ago and lied about my weigh in to my dietician for her to clear me. I am really 375 pounds And I told her that I weight 365 :( ! Insurance approved me and everything and I am trying so hard to lose weight by the 10th of September before I am busted and I am just scared that the surgeon will cancel my date. My question is ... If they see that my weight is 375 and not 365, will the surgeon cancel my surgery or still perform surgery due to the fact that insurance has approved me? I am hoping that this is a safe space and that there won’t be anything too harsh said. I am human, I have a problem, and I am not perfect. Thank you. :(

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3 minutes ago, NewYorkButterfly said:

Hello everyone. My date is September 28th for sleeve surgery, but I have an issue. I had a telehealth appointment 2 weeks ago and lied about my weigh in to my dietician for her to clear me. I am really 375 pounds And I told her that I weight 365 :( ! Insurance approved me and everything and I am trying so hard to lose weight by the 10th of September before I am busted and I am just scared that the surgeon will cancel my date. My question is ... If they see that my weight is 375 and not 365, will the surgeon cancel my surgery or still perform surgery due to the fact that insurance has approved me? I am hoping that this is a safe space and that there won’t be anything too harsh said. I am human, I have a problem, and I am not perfect. Thank you. :(

I don’t think you have anything to worry about, but I am confused. You say you told them you were 365, but you’re really 375, but your profile says 360. Perhaps you lost weight, but I wouldn’t worry about it. But for the sake of your health please be honest with your doctor and dietician, that’s the only way they can help you.

Also, if it makes you feel any better I told my doctor and dietician I was 13 pounds lighter than I was; not because I didn’t want to be truthful, but I couldn’t bring myself to step on my home scale. It had probably been four months since I’d weighed myself, and I went with my last recorded weight. Then one day, about a month ago, I mustered the nerve to step on the scales. Not good, but I was honest and started doing something about it immediately. I lost the 13, and I’m on target to drop another 10 before my surgery in 4 days.

Good luck.Try not to worry too much.

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7 minutes ago, Topaz_Black said:

I don’t think you have anything to worry about, but I am confused. You say you told them you were 365, but you’re really 375, but your profile says 360. Perhaps you lost weight, but I wouldn’t worry about it. But for the sake of your health please be honest with your doctor and dietician, that’s the only way they can help you.

Also, if it makes you feel any better I told my doctor and dietician I was 13 pounds lighter than I was; not because I didn’t want to be truthful, but I couldn’t bring myself to step on my home scale. It had probably been four months since I’d weighed myself, and I went with my last recorded weight. Then one day, about a month ago, I mustered the nerve to step on the scales. Not good, but I was honest and started doing something about it immediately. I lost the 13, and I’m on target to drop another 10 before my surgery in 4 days.

Good luck.Try not to worry too much.

Hello! Thank you for your response. I haven’t logged onto the forum since January and I was 360 in January and have not updated my profile. I gained weight during quarantine. Smh. I will just try my best to lose some weight and pray. Thank you!

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4 minutes ago, Cheeseburgh said:

Just say your home scale must be off.

OMG! I was thinking of saying that. I feel so horrible because my bariatric team is amazing and have been working with me since last year. If I get really desperate I will just have to say this and wait for what they say after. My pre surgical testing is the 10th, so I am going to try my hardest to lose as much as I can and at least get to 370. Thank you for your response.

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I think you can lose that by the 10th. I've lost 45 pounds since May 23, 2020. Its not easy, but EVERYTHING my dietician told me worked. Are you skipping drinking fluids while eating, eating only WHAT you are allowed, not drinking for 30 min before and after eating, using small plates, measuring food, using the CORRECT shakes, logging food (I love the Lose It app.), journaling about your emotions when you go to eat and you aren't hungry, stopping when SATISFIED not FULL, Water all day (when allowed), chewing really slow, exercising a little I'm 336 on oxygen so you can do this girl. I do it in bed.. lol. You have to trust the process. I am getting therapy which wasn't required. HUGE help. We don't even talk about food. Lol. You can do this! I promise!

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8 minutes ago, askmehow said:

I think you can lose that by the 10th. I've lost 45 pounds since May 23, 2020. Its not easy, but EVERYTHING my dietician told me worked. Are you skipping drinking fluids while eating, eating only WHAT you are allowed, not drinking for 30 min before and after eating, using small plates, measuring food, using the CORRECT shakes, logging food (I love the Lose It app.), journaling about your emotions when you go to eat and you aren't hungry, stopping when SATISFIED not FULL, Water all day (when allowed), chewing really slow, exercising a little I'm 336 on oxygen so you can do this girl. I do it in bed.. lol. You have to trust the process. I am getting therapy which wasn't required. HUGE help. We don't even talk about food. Lol. You can do this! I promise!

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Thank you for your response. You know, you told me something that I have never thought of before, the "using a journal to write down my emotions when I go to eat and am not hungry" thing. I think that may help. I have been using myfitnesspal and everything and I still snack around, sometimes I even snack off of the plates of the meals that I prepare for my kids. I am scared because I know I need to get these habits on point before I transform and I am praying that I will be strong enough after. I will also try chewing slowly because I am not doing that at all, I eat crazy fast :-/. and I am going to get some small plates, I have not been shopping for anything yet. It still hasn't registered in my head that I have a date and this is all about to go down. I appreciate the feedback and tips, thank you very much. ❤️

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I lost 15 pounds on the two week pre-op diet so maybe try to go on the pre-op diet a little early. I was 321 on my surgery date so I was also in the 300's so I can tell you it's definitely possible to lose those 10 pounds before you see the doctor.

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You are far from the only person who had gained weight during quarantine! There was a very intense thread about it on this forum recently (so intense, it had to be shut down). Nobody should judge you for that — it’s a tough time for everyone.

Some insurance companies, and maybe some bariatric programs, do have a requirement that you not gain any more weight before the surgery. This may or may not be the case for you, but you might want to check.

I bet you can lose 10 pounds, or close to it, before September 10. You said you track everything in MyFitnessPal, and that’s a great start. I lost over 60 pounds in the 5 months before surgery just by doing two things: tracking everything in MyFitnessPal (and staying well under my calorie limit) and intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting really helped me to get out of the habit of snacking. I did 16 hour fasts every day, starting after dinner and ending with lunch the next day. It was hard at first, but not so bad once I got used to it. I could push through the hunger and temptation knowing that I could have an indulgent dinner. I think it was a good workout for my willpower.

Look for foods that are filling and tasty but relatively low in calories. Look at the foods you normally eat and figure out which ones are the healthiest. Salads are great, especially if you use light dressing. You can have a big salad with lots of grilled chicken for under 300 calories. popcorn was another one of my favorites. Not exactly the healthiest snack, but a mini bag of “blast o butter” microwave popcorn Is just 210 calories and really filling (even lower in calories if you pop your own with an air popper, but you have to start somewhere). I LOVE Built Bars (protein bars). Some flavors used to be 110 calories and made a great daily treat (they recently changed and now they’re 130, but still a heck of a lot better than a candy bar).

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Anytime. I totally understand about eating fast. I still struggle with drinking Water too fast because I'm ALWAYS thirsty. Yes, when I was with my ex fiance and we had my nephew and his son it was SOOOO hard to not eat as I cooked and they never wanted to eat the good food I ate. Honestly, healthy Snacks are my saving grace and planning everything. Glad you're on here because I think most of all feel the exact same at one time or another. Good luck. Let us know how it's going.

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My experience is the surgery won't be cancelled. Surgeons despite being medical professionals still need to generate income. Especially If your surgeon is affiliated with a hospital network. With the losses in revenue from cancelled elective surgeries they need to recoup as much as possible. WLS is a money maker for them. Continue to lose as much as you can but, I'm almost positive we will be reading about your post surgery journey on this forum. Enjoy the good health you'll soon be getting.

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I don’t think they will cancel the surgery and you have plenty of time to drop the weight before your surgery date. During the liquid diet phase I lost 13 pounds. You got this!

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Thank you for your responses everyone. I have learned a lot and taken notes. I was really panicking. You all seriously helped me with your advice. I will update you all with everything. Maybe hopefully this advice and whatever outcome can help someone else who was panicking like me. ❤️❤️❤️

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I lost 15 pounds on the two week pre-op diet so maybe try to go on the pre-op diet a little early. I was 321 on my surgery date so I was also in the 300's so I can tell you it's definitely possible to lose those 10 pounds before you see the doctor.
This I am on day 6 of the pre op and i am down 16 lbs. If you really stick to it, it ia possible. However, i would really be honest with them and say you were estimating and it appears like you were wrong. You are getting this done because you need the help. My surgeon expected me to continue to lose weight after my last appointment so I would just be up front and know that you will lose some of the weight during pre-op

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They didn't weigh me when I went to the hospital so my last weigh-in with the doctor was about 3 weeks before surgery.

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