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Hi all: I’m hanging out in June SB because I am hoping against hope that my surgery date is mid June. My Results visit is 5/16 and I hope to get the date at that visit. Cigna has had my insurance packet for 1 week. Doctor’s office says they take 2 weeks to study it.
I began the liver shrinking diet on Tuesday, 5/3 (per doctors office) and I’m down 6 lbs which is nothing short of a miracle for me.
A typical eating plan in a day is 2 Atkins Plus shakes, 1 or 2 Oikos yogurts, an Aldi Shrimp meal (140 calories), 64oz Water and sugar free ice pops. I WAS hungry on Day 4-yesterday- but I dropped 2 lbs overnight which explains that.
I’m using vitamin patches because they are easy and convenient. My nutritionist said they are not effective but drinking all that water makes the thought of swallowing pills impossible. I get blood drawn in one month and any positive change in my levels means the Patches are okay. We’ll see.
Good luck to all…I am having RNY LAP with hiatal hernia repair.
Oh, yeah, endoscopy scheduled tentatively for 5/20.
Keep your surgery and recovery stories coming. I learn so much from them.

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You are starting the pre op diet already? Even before your surgery is scheduled possibily for mid June? seems very early especially with your low BMI. For most its 1 week or 2 weeks before surgery date. But of course i am no surgeon lmao. Good luck!! You loose weight pretty fast during the pre op diet. I lost i think 12lb during my two week liquid diet.

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On 05/07/2022 at 10:35, liveaboard15 said:



You are starting the pre op diet already? Even before your surgery is scheduled possibily for mid June? seems very early especially with your low BMI. For most its 1 week or 2 weeks before surgery date. But of course i am no surgeon lmao. Good luck!! You loose weight pretty fast during the pre op diet. I lost i think 12lb during my two week liquid diet.


I asked the surgery coordinator the same thing when we set up the 5/16 appointment? “You want me to start now? I could be 6-7 weeks out from surgery.” She replied: “Let’s see. Your BMI really isn’t that high, you could start it after you see him on 5/16 if you want. BUT, some of our patients like to start it as far in advance as they can.”
🤷🏻‍♀️I decided to start it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It gave me a chance to find a Protein Drink I really like. And, truthfully, I think my surgeon things I’ll opt for a surgery date like 5/20 if it’s available. But, I’m committed to staying in school till the students are finished which is 6/8. I’m not scheduling a date prior to that.
I’m fine with it. It’s been good for me to see that the numbers on the scale are going in the correct direction, and I haven’t eaten my arms off yet. 🤣😂 It’s giving me time to develop coping strategies…I’m not an emotional eater, but I will pop something into my mouth simply because it’s there for the taking. I wasn’t always like that, but when the lbs started coming in, I figured what the heck…might as well enjoy it.
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week and every.single.day thete was food EVERYWHERE: candy apples 😳, burgers and fries, Bagels and cream cheese, donuts, you name it. I stayed away from the myriad of places where food was spread out and kept busy and focused. My assistant is a *itch who never eats anything and this week she kept bringing plates of food into our room. I ignored her. 🤷🏻‍♀️
I guess I started early more for me than anything else. I’m thrilled to see I’m losing on this plan, because in the past, I could cut back, walk incessantly and actually gain a pound after a month. 🤦🏻‍♀️
This has been good for me.
🤗

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On 5/7/2022 at 7:08 AM, Mariann812 said:

Hi all: I’m hanging out in June SB because I am hoping against hope that my surgery date is mid June. My Results visit is 5/16 and I hope to get the date at that visit. Cigna has had my insurance packet for 1 week. Doctor’s office says they take 2 weeks to study it.
I began the liver shrinking diet on Tuesday, 5/3 (per doctors office) and I’m down 6 lbs which is nothing short of a miracle for me.
A typical eating plan in a day is 2 Atkins Plus shakes, 1 or 2 Oikos yogurts, an Aldi Shrimp meal (140 calories), 64oz Water and sugar free ice pops. I WAS hungry on Day 4-yesterday- but I dropped 2 lbs overnight which explains that.
I’m using vitamin patches because they are easy and convenient. My nutritionist said they are not effective but drinking all that Water makes the thought of swallowing pills impossible. I get blood drawn in one month and any positive change in my levels means the Patches are okay. We’ll see.
Good luck to all…I am having RNY LAP with hiatal hernia repair.
Oh, yeah, endoscopy scheduled tentatively for 5/20.
Keep your surgery and recovery stories coming. I learn so much from them.

Good luck, Mariann! It is exciting to know your surgery date is getting closer! That does seem like a long time to do the pre-op diet, but on the plus side, if you get really hungry, you could actually eat something substantial as long as it is prior to two weeks from your actual surgery date. I guess it will be good practice! I lost 12 pounds during my 2 week pre-op which was awesome because it put my right back into ONEderland! lol - I hear your frustration about the office foodies. Before my VSG it was a daily battle to stay away from all of the workplace Snacks. Now when I look at the jars of candy and trays of donuts all I can think is how miserable I was after eating that stuff and how much better I feel now :)

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On 05/08/2022 at 10:34, Sleeving It Reel said:






Good luck, Mariann! It is exciting to know your surgery date is getting closer! That does seem like a long time to do the pre-op diet, but on the plus side, if you get really hungry, you could actually eat something substantial as long as it is prior to two weeks from your actual surgery date. I guess it will be good practice! I lost 12 pounds during my 2 week pre-op which was awesome because it put my right back into ONEderland! lol - I hear your frustration about the office foodies. Before my VSG it was a daily battle to stay away from all of the workplace Snacks. Now when I look at the jars of candy and trays of donuts all I can think is how miserable I was after eating that stuff and how much better I feel now :)


Thank you! I’m trying to focus on the positive of doing the liver shrinking for such a long time, and so far I’m okay with it. It does give me a sense of being in control….which is the exact opposite of how I would feel after indulging in junk food.< br /> I can take a huge amount of satisfaction now from a few cooked shrimp. LOL
I hadn’t even thought about the fact that with this much advance time, it does provide the opportunity to eat something if I must. In fact, this weekend I ordered these cinnamon rolls from someone doing a fundraiser for Ukraine. I did not intend to even try to eat one. However, I did let myself have one small taste, and I was good with that. THAT was an interesting thing to do. My nutritionist had talked about it in class, and I’m glad I tried it.
As far as onederland, I can’t wait to get back there. 🤗 Already I see that my 3X clothes are hanging off me. With school coming to an end, at least I can wait till September to buy new clothes.
And, if I lost 12 lbs on this pre-op diet, I’d turn cartwheels! LOL
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for writing! 🤗

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On 5/8/2022 at 8:00 AM, Mariann812 said:

Thank you! I’m trying to focus on the positive of doing the liver shrinking for such a long time, and so far I’m okay with it. It does give me a sense of being in control….which is the exact opposite of how I would feel after indulging in junk food.< br /> I can take a huge amount of satisfaction now from a few cooked shrimp. LOL
I hadn’t even thought about the fact that with this much advance time, it does provide the opportunity to eat something if I must. In fact, this weekend I ordered these cinnamon rolls from someone doing a fundraiser for Ukraine. I did not intend to even try to eat one. However, I did let myself have one small taste, and I was good with that. THAT was an interesting thing to do. My nutritionist had talked about it in class, and I’m glad I tried it.
As far as onederland, I can’t wait to get back there. 🤗 Already I see that my 3X clothes are hanging off me. With school coming to an end, at least I can wait till September to buy new clothes.
And, if I lost 12 lbs on this pre-op diet, I’d turn cartwheels! LOL
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks for writing! 🤗

Sorry for the late reply. I haven't logged on for awhile! I hope your preop diet is going smoothly!

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