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Hi, I am absolutely doing stuff!! Probably too much! I am keeping my calories at 1400 a day, working out, I just finished a 12 week Bariatric Lifestyle Coach (BariTale Coaching) and just signed up with Bariatric Nutritionist for a 12 week “how to eat successfully after surgery” program (Bariatric food Prep).

I bought some new pajamas for the hospital, some glass baby food jars and some tiny fancy espresso cutlery this week. [emoji23]

I’ve lost over 30 lbs already (with help from Lomaira Rx) and was given the “easier” pre-op diet which seems super easy and manageable. Not a liquid diet.

I got the time off finally in and approved today at work.

Just going to rinse and repeat until surgery day!!!
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Wow, congrats on your progress so far! I love watching the BariTale coaching videos on YouTube.

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On 07/06/2022 at 22:12, Connie88 said:






I also only have 1 week off, I’m hoping I can do some days working from home.





Who will be outpatient? I am and I’m nervous about it.


I thought I would be and I wanted to be, but my doctor confirmed yesterday that I will definitely be there overnight.

That said, I’ve been seeing videos of people packing elaborate bags, but I think that might be overkill. I might just go with my toiletries and chargers and call it a day.

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On 07/06/2022 at 20:00, RaisnHL said:

Has anyone gone through preop testing yet? I had an appointment today for blood work, EKG, & chest X-ray. From what I can tell, everything came back normal. I’ll follow up with surgeon on 7/21 to discuss the test. (Surgery date is 8/9 )

My pre-op resting is not until 5 days or so before. I have to do a COVID test at that time too.

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07/06/2022 10:08 PM, Doodles603 said:


Hi, I am absolutely doing stuff!! Probably too much! I am keeping my calories at 1400 a day, working out, I just finished a 12 week Bariatric Lifestyle Coach (BariTale Coaching) and just signed up with Bariatric Nutritionist for a 12 week “how to eat successfully after surgery” program (Bariatric food Prep).

I bought some new pajamas for the hospital, some glass baby food jars and some tiny fancy espresso cutlery this week. 😂

I’ve lost over 30 lbs already (with help from Lomaira Rx) and was given the “easier” pre-op diet which seems super easy and manageable. Not a liquid diet.

I got the time off finally in and approved today at work.

Just going to rinse and repeat until surgery day!!!


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I wanted to do something like this but one of the PA’s at my doctors office told me that my BMI could drop too low and my insurance could then rescind my approval. I feel like my BMI is high enough though that I could lose 20 or so and still have a high enough BMI. I’m 5’8/280lbs/42.6 BMI. I also have hypertension. 


I also bought baby food jars and smaller utensils. Lol. 

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On 07/07/2022 at 05:39, karakent said:


I thought I would be and I wanted to be, but my doctor confirmed yesterday that I will definitely be there overnight.



That said, I’ve been seeing videos of people packing elaborate bags, but I think that might be overkill. I might just go with my toiletries and chargers and call it a day.

Im going minimal too. Undies, bra, pajamas, charger, phone, toothbrush, face soap.

Planning on walking out with the same outfit I walked in with. LOL

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On 07/07/2022 at 05:51, karakent said:


I wanted to do something like this but one of the PA’s at my doctors office told me that my BMI could drop too low and my insurance could then rescind my approval. I feel like my BMI is high enough though that I could lose 20 or so and still have a high enough BMI. I’m 5’8/280lbs/42.6 BMI. I also have hypertension. 


I also bought baby food jars and smaller utensils. Lol. 

Wow. I mean i guess it could but isn’t 35 with cormorbidities the BMI insurance companies look for? My office is keen to get everyone losing weight to show the insurance company progress with their plan.

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15 hours ago, Doodles603 said:

Hi, I am absolutely doing stuff!! Probably too much! I am keeping my calories at 1400 a day, working out, I just finished a 12 week Bariatric Lifestyle Coach (BariTale Coaching) and just signed up with Bariatric Nutritionist for a 12 week “how to eat successfully after surgery” program (Bariatric food Prep).

I bought some new pajamas for the hospital, some glass baby food jars and some tiny fancy espresso cutlery this week. 😂

I’ve lost over 30 lbs already (with help from Lomaira Rx) and was given the “easier” pre-op diet which seems super easy and manageable. Not a liquid diet.

I got the time off finally in and approved today at work.

Just going to rinse and repeat until surgery day!!!

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WOW! I like your pre-op diet! That's incredible :)

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8 hours ago, Doodles603 said:

Im going minimal too. Undies, bra, pajamas, charger, phone, toothbrush, face soap.

Planning on walking out with the same outfit I walked in with. LOL

Me too - except I'm taking a fluffy bathrobe. I hear that you get really cold. A heating pad has been super helpful to some folks too.

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Hi all - I just got my date 8/22/22. New here and just wanted to say hello. Thanks to those who are already posting super useful info. :)

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8 minutes ago, zingermama said:

Hi all - I just got my date 8/22/22. New here and just wanted to say hello. Thanks to those who are already posting super useful info. :)

Welcome to the August Buddies group! Super bunch of folks here sharing lots of great information. Are you excited, nervous, or anything else? So glad you are here :D

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Just now, I Am Enough! said:

Welcome to the August Buddies group! Super bunch of folks here sharing lots of great information. Are you excited, nervous, or anything else? So glad you are here :D

Thank you so much! I'm currently excited, especially since insurance finally approved and I got my date, but I'll probably get more nervous as it gets closer. :)

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So today I learned something pretty interesting that I wanted to share. All of us have a high Protein intake that we have to have post-op so I was sure the collagen that I've been adding to my Water would count toward that protein intake level. I checked with my nutritionist and she said that collagen is fantastic to take for hair, skin, and nails but it is not a complete protein to count towards my total daily protein intake. So I got to researching and there is a product here on Bariatric Pal for liquid predigested protein. So I sent the link for my nutritionist to review and she came back that since this collagen has tryptophan in it that it completes the protein and can be applied to the daily count. So get this... 2 TBSP of this Liquid Protein equals 20 grams of protein! https://store.bariatricpal.com/products/pre-protein-20-liquid-predigested-protein-16oz-bottle-grape You can add this to your water easily. So in essence, if I'm struggling to get water down, I can also use this to ensure I'm getting the protein needed. So I'm kinda excited about this :D Has anyone else found any tips or tricks they are going to try?

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On 07/07/2022 at 18:16, zingermama said:



Hi all - I just got my date 8/22/22. New here and just wanted to say hello. Thanks to those who are already posting super useful info. :)


Hi! We’re surgery twins! My surgery is also scheduled for the 22nd! Super excited/nervous about it!

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My anxiety is going crazy... I feel like my surgery is so close, yet so far away still. I just want the date to get here!!!

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5 hours ago, SuziDavis said:

My anxiety is going crazy... I feel like my surgery is so close, yet so far away still. I just want the date to get here!!!

Girl me too! I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve haha

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