I Started Optifast 1 Year Ago Today

Kathy1212
on 1/11/18 1:08 pm

Hi guys!

When I woke up this morning, I had a craving for vanilla protein shake and couldn't understand why as I only use it as a coffee whitener now. Then it dawned on me that it's January 11th. Last year on this date, I was in Toronto Ontario, staying with my ex sister in law and her family, facing day 1 of a 3 week opti diet. The day previous I had met the surgeon and his team and was full of excitement and anxiety. I'd never stuck to a diet before and was so worried that I'd screw up and blow the opti diet, but I was determined not to. Back then I didn't know that I could do it, and the me I am today is proud of the me I was then.

That day was rough, as we didn't have any bottled water or ice and opti with Toronto tap water is awful, lol. I didn't know how I was going to make it.

We went to Square One, a huge mall (compared to what is available here in the Sault, lol), and I had such a hard time walking. I weighed 304 Lbs last year at this time, and I had to stop often to take my ventolin and catch my breath. My entire body hurt from walking, and now I can go for hours with no pain.

This morning I weighed in at 172.4 Lbs; down 131.6 Lbs from a year ago today. I am really hoping to get out of the 170's by my surgiversary on Feb. 1st. Can't believe it's only 3 weeks away! This year has flown by!

This journey has been amazing, and I want to thank you all for your support over the past year.

Here are some photos from some of my walks this week:



Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Smoka
on 1/11/18 1:22 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Nice photos. Congratulations on all of your success! btw, my scale said the same weight as yours this morning!

Barb

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW145

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs

Kathy1212
on 1/11/18 1:53 pm

Thank you! How cool that we weigh the same today!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

Smoka
on 1/11/18 5:36 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

I know. Funny eh!

Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW145

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs

Tuktu
on 1/11/18 1:35 pm
RNY on 03/07/17

What a difference one year can make! I hope you make your goal by your surgiversary

Kathy1212
on 1/11/18 1:53 pm

Thank you! Me too :-).

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

LeslieCL
on 1/11/18 1:54 pm

You'll do it Kathy. WY to go! I'm in a hotel near the hospital with my husband just because I hate to drive in rush hour. I'm ready.

Referred January 7/17, Orientation Humber May 28/17, Meet Dr. August 4/17, TRIO November 3/17, Internist November 21/17, Surgeon again December 21/17, Pre-op assessment January 4/18 and Surgery January 12/18.

Kathy1212
on 1/12/18 7:34 am

Good luck with your surgery! Wishing you an easy recovery. See you on the loser's bench! Can't wait to hear from you post op!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

TheRealMeWithin
on 1/11/18 3:25 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

Happy Opti-versary! what a year it has been

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

Kathy1212
on 1/12/18 7:34 am

Thank you! It's been such a great year!

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017

  Kathy  

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