on 9/9/17 8:39 pm

I just wanted to share in the excitement that I finally got approved and have a date of November 15th. The bariatric doctor that I am going to is in high demand and he is one of the best in the state so I am glad that I am in his hands. This is going to be interesting because I will probably be on my liquid diet around Thanksgiving and I'm sure I will have people around me trying to make me eat real food.

on 9/9/17 8:55 pm
WLS on 12/21/15 with

Say something like " I need to just keep drinking liquids today. I am afraid of what might happen if I do anything else". Just give them one of those knowing looks and let their imagination run free!

Cathy H.
on 9/9/17 9:02 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

Congratulations on your surgery date! As for Thanksgiving, you'll be fine. I was only able to eat a bit of mashed potatoes last Thanksgiving, but I got to spend the time with my family and that was wonderful. I hope your family is supportive of your surgery and won't put any pressure on you! Best of luck!

CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 9/10/17 4:47 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Congratulations! I was on soft foods for Easter a short while after surgery and had to go to a brunch. I just had what was on my plan (scrambled eggs at that point I think). It was fine. You'll be surprised at how little people pay attention to what other people eat. Hopefully if they know about your surgery they will be supportive. If not, you can just say you are having "stomach issues", which will be true. People rarely ask more at that point as they don't want to potentially hear about vomit or diarrhea.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Gwen M.
on 9/10/17 7:44 am
VSG on 03/13/14


This is a great time to practice ignoring food pushers!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 9/10/17 2:25 pm
VSG on 06/26/17

Congratulations :) It will go fast and before you know it you will be sitting on the losers bench with us :)

Good luck with Thanksgiving

on 9/11/17 6:39 pm

Yah!!!! :-)

I know this is cliche but if I can do liquids, you can!! I mean that from the bottom of my heart. maybe take an ice cold protein shake to thanksgiving? :-)

on 9/12/17 11:44 pm
VSG on 03/14/17

If you can make it through the pre-op diet without cheating then you can make it through the post-op diet period ... regardless of people tempting you.

If you fall down you just have to get back up.

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