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6/4/20 1:27 A

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Hey Everyone,

I was sleeved April 7, 2008, so I'm 12 years post op. I didn't have a pre surgery diet because I was self cash pay. I decided to have surgery at the end of February and had all the pre surgery tests and had surgery in about 6 weeks. So I'm sorry I can't help you.
I can tell you that it's worth everything you are going through. I have lost 130 pounds.
Once you have surgery, the hunger hormone grehlin is removed so you don't get hungry. I still eat 5 small meals a day. I eat about every 2-3 hours protein first. You can be successful!!!
Come to the general chat. That's where we discuss things. Someone should be able to help you since we have people in all stages of weight loss. Veterans like myself, Bob and a few others and newbies like y'all

I look forward to getting to know you.



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6/3/20 7:50 P

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I had to do a liquid diet for a week before my final weigh in because I had gained weight, and my insurance required I maintain my weight throughout my approval process. So I will say the first 4 days are the hardest! You're fatigued, cranky, hungry, probably have headaches. It just sucks. And if you're like me and have a family to feed, it's really hard to make food for them and watch them eat it while you're stuck with a protein shake. But it is so so so worth it! I'm 8 months out now and can eat whatever I want (obviously in moderation). I've lost about 125lbs and about 20lbs to go until goal weight.

Also keep in mind that most people have to do a liquid diet or some sort of pre-surgery diet in order to shrink their liver. Many obese people have fatty liver. The surgeon wants to shrink that liver down, so there is less chance of damaging it when they go in to remove your stomach. I don't know about you, but I always did better with will power when there is a medical incentive.

Good luck!

~Jess, but you can call me Jessica for short

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6/2/20 10:55 P

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I am just 5 days post surgery, the pre surgery diet is difficult but if you eat slowly it seems to make you feel fuller and to be honest the first 3 days were the hardest. But just remind yourself why your doing this and how important it is. If I can do it you can too. You got this.

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6/2/20 7:58 P

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Hallooooo out there! My name is Cher and I've just started the pre surgery diet. It's been, well this is day three. I'm HUNGRY. (or maybe that's my ulcer complaining not quite sure) At any rate, how do/did y'all DO THIS?? I'm worried that I won't be able to keep it up. How long does it take for the stomach to shrink so you don't want/can't eat as much? What tricks did/do you use? I know I'll be eating even LESS after surgery and I just don't know how to do this!

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