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I can't have yogurts or juices, or skim milk until after my surgery. I think they do the "lean and green" as an option because it helps clean you out. 😉

I started drastically decreasing my actual food intake to once day 30 days ago. So that has helped. I've lost 13 lbs since beginning of June. I'm hoping I can lose at least 10 the next 2 weeks of doing this.

My hardest part now that I'm not actually eating is drinking enough Water. I just don't get as thirsty and I have to make myself drink.

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I struggle also with getting enough Water. For years I thought I drank lots of it lol apparently not enough🤣

Do you find that your sleeping has changed at all?

Back when I first started this journey... I slept like a baby every night. 8 to 10 hours every night.

These last couple. Of months... I have a terrible time falling asleep... And can't seem to stay asleep.

Finnsmith... Thank you... And the best of luck with yours as well!! What kind of recovery time are you looking at?

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Bariatric buddies, I need help with encouragement. I've done SO MUCH for 9 months worth of bariatric pre-op requirements and surgery is on Thursday coming up. Now that I'm getting closer it seems like I want to back out but at the same time I don't. I'm having a battle with myself right now and it sucks. I've been overweight almost my whole life (since 6, 30 now) and I'm sick of it but I know I will miss being able to eat to feel good again if I have the surgery or so I think right now. I am able to control myself but it's the reality of not having that choice that bothers me. Also I can like chug a nice cool whole water bottle down nonstop in like 5 seconds (and I'm proud of it lol) and I won't be able to do that anymore. I do want a healthier life but that gut feeling is getting more intense and real the more time ticks. Feels like I'm almost at the high peak of roller coaster except you can get out before it drops.

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Hi Gloria🤗

Breath Hun... All these feelings you're in battle with right now, are normal.

I've battled my weight pretty much most of my life as well and I'm 57.

It's not like you won't be able to eat things you love again. Sure it's going to be awhile... And our stages of recovery will feel slow.. But... Hang in there.

One day at a time. One step at a time. One success at a time.

Being healthy is key. Obese people loose out on so much life.

Weigh out the good and the bad... And decide for yourself who you are doing this for and why you're doing it. What your goals are.

Feeling great... Having energy... Living longer... Avoiding illnesses and diseases like cancer.. And perhaps setting examples for others... Your children( if you have).

You've come this far for a reason... And you've worked so hard!!!

I have faith in you🙏💜

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24 minutes ago, MeNotYou said:

Hi Gloria🤗

Breath Hun... All these feelings you're in battle with right now, are normal.

I've battled my weight pretty much most of my life as well and I'm 57.

It's not like you won't be able to eat things you love again. Sure it's going to be awhile... And our stages of recovery will feel slow.. But... Hang in there.

One day at a time. One step at a time. One success at a time.

Being healthy is key. Obese people loose out on so much life.

Weigh out the good and the bad... And decide for yourself who you are doing this for and why you're doing it. What your goals are.

Feeling great... Having energy... Living longer... Avoiding illnesses and diseases like cancer.. And perhaps setting examples for others... Your children( if you have).

You've come this far for a reason... And you've worked so hard!!!

I have faith in you🙏💜

♥️♥️♥️ Thank you!♥️♥️♥️

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I have my sleeve revision to bypass on 8/11!

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Hi August surgery buddies! Anyone interested in a group chat/or FB group to stay in touch during this process?

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On 7/22/2023 at 2:56 PM, ShooterInTheSix said:

I'm booked for my Roux-en-Y on Aug 28 with my pre-admission appointment on Aug 14 which is the same day I start my 2 week liquid diet.

CONGRATULATIONS Surgery Buddy!!!! I just got my VSG surgery date....August 28th!!! My Pre-Admission appointment is Aug 16th :)

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15 hours ago, emgo said:

Hi August surgery buddies! Anyone interested in a group chat/or FB group to stay in touch during this process?

I would love to be a part of that!

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