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1 hour ago, BlackBeauty734 said:

My Surgery date is for 9/13/2021 8am I am very excited and nervous! I had a week of liquid diet which was very hard for me! Im praying my liver did shrink some. I'm just preparing my mind, body, and soul for tomm morning! Im ready to get rid of this excess weight, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol! Wish me luck! I pray for you and you pray for me🙏🏿🙏🏿!

Good luck on your surgery tomorrow! mine is tomorrow at 11am! You will be in my prayers tonight. I hope your surgery goes well and may the lord bless your surgeons hands and keep you safe 🙏

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Y'all...... Surgery is next Tuesday (9/21) and I'm starting to question it alllllllll. What if I fail? What if this is just another thing I screw up and end up NOT losing weight, or worse, gaining weight? What if it doesn't work for me? What if I'm one of those people who loses 20lbs and then stops (not to negate a 20lb loss, that is GREAT, but its only a drop in the bucket for me)? I will never be able to forgive myself if I spend all this time and money and put my family through the stress of surgery, just to fail again. I'm not scared of the surgery of the rest of the pre-op diet or the work required post-op. But I am TERRIFIED of failing again and I'm not sure how to get out of my own head. Anyone else spiraling? How do we break the shame cycle?

ETA: Yes, I've done therapy and it was very helpful. Not currently attending, but am working through a self-paced program specific to binge eating/ food addition and shame. I know this is in my head and I'm taking steps to work on it, just crowd sourcing some encouragement.

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1 hour ago, Kenda0928 said:

Y'all...... Surgery is next Tuesday (9/21) and I'm starting to question it alllllllll. What if I fail? What if this is just another thing I screw up and end up NOT losing weight, or worse, gaining weight? What if it doesn't work for me? What if I'm one of those people who loses 20lbs and then stops (not to negate a 20lb loss, that is GREAT, but its only a drop in the bucket for me)? I will never be able to forgive myself if I spend all this time and money and put my family through the stress of surgery, just to fail again. I'm not scared of the surgery of the rest of the pre-op diet or the work required post-op. But I am TERRIFIED of failing again and I'm not sure how to get out of my own head. Anyone else spiraling? How do we break the shame cycle?

ETA: Yes, I've done therapy and it was very helpful. Not currently attending, but am working through a self-paced program specific to binge eating/ food addition and shame. I know this is in my head and I'm taking steps to work on it, just crowd sourcing some encouragement.

I just had it and while I felt hungry yesterday, today I can't even look at food. If it stays this way I'm gonna be a thin as a rake in no time at all.

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1 hour ago, Kenda0928 said:

Y'all...... Surgery is next Tuesday (9/21) and I'm starting to question it alllllllll. What if I fail? What if this is just another thing I screw up and end up NOT losing weight, or worse, gaining weight? What if it doesn't work for me? What if I'm one of those people who loses 20lbs and then stops (not to negate a 20lb loss, that is GREAT, but its only a drop in the bucket for me)? I will never be able to forgive myself if I spend all this time and money and put my family through the stress of surgery, just to fail again. I'm not scared of the surgery of the rest of the pre-op diet or the work required post-op. But I am TERRIFIED of failing again and I'm not sure how to get out of my own head. Anyone else spiraling? How do we break the shame cycle?

ETA: Yes, I've done therapy and it was very helpful. Not currently attending, but am working through a self-paced program specific to binge eating/ food addition and shame. I know this is in my head and I'm taking steps to work on it, just crowd sourcing some encouragement.

mine is scheduled for the 23rd. I'm seriously questioning too. Not only am I hangry! (thanks liquid diet!) i'm having all the "I can never have xxxxx again" thoughts. I KNOW this is my emotions working, not my rational mind, but is it all worth it? I keep going back to my FB groups and NOT ONE PERSON has said they regret it. That is a huge motivator for me. NOT ONE PERSON. think of that!! I wish you luck, where is your surgery? i am in central Maine!

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36 minutes ago, Azalea Crosby said:

I keep going back to my FB groups and NOT ONE PERSON has said they regret it. That is a huge motivator for me. NOT ONE PERSON. think of that!! I wish you luck, where is your surgery? i am in central Maine!

You are 100% right. I don't think I've seen a single person say they regret the surgery, except for a one or two oddballs who had completely bizarre complications. I need to just stick to the facts!

I am in Az, but having surgery in Tijuana, Mx.

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There is also a September Ops group

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My surgery is 9/20 only 5 days left
Of 2 week liquids 4.5 slim fasts a day and sugar free Jello and Water only and slim fasts the high Protein ones strawberry are filling me up. Cleveland clinics hospitals are discussing sitting non essential surgeries down again so I’m
Praying they wait Till After mine 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼….

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16 hours ago, Azalea Crosby said:

mine is scheduled for the 23rd. I'm seriously questioning too. Not only am I hangry! (thanks liquid diet!) i'm having all the "I can never have xxxxx again" thoughts. I KNOW this is my emotions working, not my rational mind, but is it all worth it? I keep going back to my FB groups and NOT ONE PERSON has said they regret it. That is a huge motivator for me. NOT ONE PERSON. think of that!! I wish you luck, where is your surgery? i am in central Maine!

I am 2 weeks post surgery and I just have not focused on food at all. I don't think about what I cannot have or what I miss. I am laser focused on drinking my required amount of Water, doing my walking of atleast an hour a day even if I have to break it up over 2 sessions and finally, focusing on the good...the weight that is lost. It is motivating to me to see the weight falling off. I am losing about 8 pounds a week since the surgery after I lost almost 20 in the pre surgery diet. I don't want to ruin that so I focus on anything and everything I can except food. Besides, I cannot eat hardly anything without restriction, so it all works out. Focus on the FUTURE and get away from the past food etc.

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Hello everyone, here is an update....its been a few days since surgery and I'm doing great already down 7lbs....I'm taking in 30mls of shake / Water every 15 min per doctor orders. I make sure I walk and use incentive spirometer to prevent pneumonia. Sometimes I feel hungry but I think it's a head thing! My doctor wants me to get down 64 ounces of water a day and 2 60 gram Protein Shakes a day....I'm no where near able to do that yet, I can get down 1 30 gram Protein Shake and maybe 20 ounces of water. I'll keep trying though. I had my surgery in Monroe Mi for those of you who asked. Also after surgery I had hardly no pain, I slept most of day because of the anesthesia but other than that, I was up walking marathons they were very proud of me. I'm so excited about my journey I do not regret it so far! Good luck to all, keep us posted!

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9/27 VGS - on the preop diet now. Pending stress test results for final clearance!

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Good afternoon everyone! I am brand new to this site, but would love to join in on the fun! I have my surgery scheduled for September 21st! That's only 5 days away! I've been on the liquid diet for just over a week now, cheated once which I regret now, but I am back on track and ready to do this!

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On 8/28/2021 at 12:31 PM, NeenersNW said:

Hi all, my first time here, my surgery is scheduled for September 13th I was told only a clear liquid diet the day before surgery and nothing after midnight but otherwise eat a normal diet, is this typical?

I am adjusting my diet starting today to include a Protein Shake and healthy meals with my daily Vitamins.

Has anyone else had the same directions from their doctor and where you told to avoid caffeine?

Hello my doctor told me to avoid caffeine And carbonated drinks that I was to drink two Proteins shakes one for Breakfast one for lunch and to eat 3 ounces of Protein or the inside size of my palm and the outside fingers to be my vegetables and non-starchy vegetables add to drink 64 ounces of Water and this was one week before my surgery I’m on liquids now and he just moved me to soft foods like A soft egg, Liquidy refried Beans, Milk but it Has to be mootopia,almond milk. But not to drink too much milk as it is considered a carb and still has sugar.And my surgery was on September 7.

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1 hour ago, Elliot said:

Hope it's going well. I was September 8th

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Congrats on your surgery, I hope everything went well for you! I'm still struggling with gas pains and weird foamy burps..idk its weird. You have any of these symptoms?

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