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39 minutes ago, Dogmom68 said:

Kudos to you for sticking with your pre-op diet! I understand how difficult it is to stay strong and I feel the same way you do about wanting to eat something different. I’m so sick of Protein Shakes and yogurt I could cry! And I have one week to go. We can do this!!!😁

You got this!!!! UGH I wish I can have yogurt during my pre-op diet.

You guys will finish strong.

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5 minutes ago, jenuinelygenuinely said:

You got this!!! You will finish strong. Have you weighed yourself since the pre-op diet?

I have. I'm down 8 lbs since starting it. First 6 days I was losing about .5-1 lb and then I started to stall out. I gained about 1 lb back in Water weight within 3 days then started to see the scale drop again the other day. The scale going up was frustrating considering how few calories we are taking in but I knew what was causing It so didn't let it get to me too much. I know the point of it isn't to lose weight but it is a way of showing our liver is shrinking so I was stepping on the scale daily. I also have a scale that checks other things so it's nice to see those numbers move as well. Day of surgery I will step on the scale one last time for a while. Thanks for all the positive vibes. : )

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On 07/29/2022 at 12:11, jenuinelygenuinely said:






That is such a great idea!!! I will be purging the kitchen this weekend!


Hey! How’s the kitchen clear-out going? Anybody else getting prepped and ready? What else have you all bought to prepare for after surgery?

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07/29/2022 04:01 PM, SHORTY_ said:






I have. I'm down 8 lbs since starting it. First 6 days I was losing about .5-1 lb and then I started to stall out. I gained about 1 lb back in Water weight within 3 days then started to see the scale drop again the other day. The scale going up was frustrating considering how few calories we are taking in but I knew what was causing It so didn't let it get to me too much. I know the point of it isn't to lose weight but it is a way of showing our liver is shrinking so I was stepping on the scale daily. I also have a scale that checks other things so it's nice to see those numbers move as well. Day of surgery I will step on the scale one last time for a while. Thanks for all the positive vibes. : )


Wow! 8 lbs! I’ve actually gained 2 lbs 🙄 and I’m not sure why considering I’m following instructions for my pre-op! Very frustrating! Maybe my body is just fighting to hold on to weight since I feel like I’m starving. I still hate drinking Protein Shakes and eating yogurt since I don’t know how I’m supposed to lose weight doing that. 🤷🏼‍♀️ If they would just let me eat natural, non-processed, non-artificially sweetened Proteins like egg whites, chicken, ham, etc.. then I know my weight would begin to drop some. Maybe I’ll just call my dietitian on Monday….

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On 07/30/2022 at 19:40, Dsrtprtty said:

I’m scheduled for August 18, and I’m the same weight and height as you!!! Would love to have a buddy!!!

Are you talking about Dogmom68?

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On 07/29/2022 at 12:11, jenuinelygenuinely said:






That is such a great idea!!! I will be purging the kitchen this weekend!


I just went through all of my cabinets and got rid if of EVERYTHING I can’t use. I wish I had taken before pictures. There was sooooo much in there that I didn’t even know I had! Lol. Lots of expired stuff too 🤷🏻‍♀️. I ended up with a big box of donations stuff and two garbage bags worth of junk to throw away. My fridge is next. I’m too tired to tackle it right now though!

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7 hours ago, Dogmom68 said:

Hey! How’s the kitchen clear-out going? Anybody else getting prepped and ready? What else have you all bought to prepare for after surgery?

I cleared out all JUNK from my kitchen and fridge! I gave them all to my mom since her house is like a "community house" where all the kids get dropped off for grandma and grandpa to babysit lol. Going to costco Business Center after my pre-op appointment on Tuesday! Super excited to see what they have, I remember the last time I went there were a lot of Protein Drinks and other non-sugar options.

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2 hours ago, karakent said:

I just went through all of my cabinets and got rid if of EVERYTHING I can’t use. I wish I had taken before pictures. There was sooooo much in there that I didn’t even know I had! Lol. Lots of expired stuff too 🤷🏻‍♀️. I ended up with a big box of donations stuff and two garbage bags worth of junk to throw away. My fridge is next. I’m too tired to tackle it right now though!

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Love it!!!! How do you like that Premier Protein clear drink? I tried the Gatorade Protein Drink and you can taste the Protein in it.

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5 hours ago, karakent said:

Are you talking about Dogmom68?

Woo hoo! August 18th! I'm so excited! I think there are 3 of us for this date 🥰

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15 hours ago, Dogmom68 said:

Wow! 8 lbs! I’ve actually gained 2 lbs 🙄 and I’m not sure why considering I’m following instructions for my pre-op! Very frustrating! Maybe my body is just fighting to hold on to weight since I feel like I’m starving. I still hate drinking Protein Shakes and eating yogurt since I don’t know how I’m supposed to lose weight doing that. 🤷🏼‍♀️ If they would just let me eat natural, non-processed, non-artificially sweetened Proteins like egg whites, chicken, ham, etc.. then I know my weight would begin to drop some. Maybe I’ll just call my dietitian on Monday….

Don't let that discouraged you, there could be a lot of reasons for that. I know my cause was sodium so I definitely try to be more aware of that. Sometimes I gotta have some broth with some in it though because if not I'm borderline caving. I'm 2 days away now so I'm more focused now that the start line is within reach. I know that the end of this phase of eating isn't ending Tuesday but it's a start of a beautiful new chapter that I am ready for. I'm definitely ready for the soft food stage I could kill for some cottage cheese honestly, haha.

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On 07/30/2022 at 23:54, jenuinelygenuinely said:






Love it!!!! How do you like that Premier Protein clear drink? I tried the Gatorade Protein Drink and you can taste the Protein in it.


I definitely like it better than the Gatorade. The only way I could finish a bottle of the Gatorade was to mix it with almost equal parts Water. I was thinking that maybe that’s what I will do rather than using things like Crystal Light when I want a little something flavorful in my water. I’ll mix these with my water. That way I’ll have Protein in my water but it won’t be an overwhelming flavor. I have a bottle of unflavored Liquid Protein on its way to me but I don’t trust that I can put that in my water without it giving it a funky taste. I’m curious about those protein chicken broths and puddings that I bought. I might have one of those today to see how it goes. And if I like it. My liquids start next Monday (8/8) and I want to make sure I’m ready to go. I wonder if anyone else has tried them or something like them.

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2 hours ago, karakent said:

I definitely like it better than the Gatorade. The only way I could finish a bottle of the Gatorade was to mix it with almost equal parts Water. I was thinking that maybe that’s what I will do rather than using things like Crystal Light when I want a little something flavorful in my Water. I’ll mix these with my water. That way I’ll have Protein in my water but it won’t be an overwhelming flavor. I have a bottle of unflavored Liquid Protein on its way to me but I don’t trust that I can put that in my water without it giving it a funky taste. I’m curious about those Protein chicken broths and puddings that I bought. I might have one of those today to see how it goes. And if I like it. My liquids start next Monday (8/8) and I want to make sure I’m ready to go. I wonder if anyone else has tried them or something like them.

You're such a superstar giving us great ideas! Let me know how the Liquid Protein is! but then again mixing water with the already protein liquid might do the job.

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I'm on day 10 of 21 days of liver shrinking diet. Last night I started dreaming about food. This is pure savagery. Can't they just put me in an induced coma and hook me up to a drip? Sigh.

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On 7/29/2022 at 1:42 PM, SHORTY_ said:

My surgery is only 4 days away and these last few days have been soooooo rough mentally. I'm not hungry but I could cave to the temptations. 2 days ago was my birthday and My co-worker brought in my fav. cake. I grabbed a piece so she wouldn't question why I wasn't eating any and made my brother eat it for me. I picked up Pasta last night for my daughter because I just didn't have the energy to cook and the smells were making me weak. I ended up going to bed early because I was so frustrated with myself. We're celebrating birthdays at work again today and we ordered pizza and Pasta so I just stayed in my office to avoid as much as I could. I'm proud of myself for sticking to the preop 100% with no slips. But good lord I feel like I'm being tested to my max haha. I know it will all be worth it but I am ready for at least the soft food stage. I'm so bored with what I am able to have that it makes me not even want to eat it.

Good Luck Today!

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