Topic: RE: Did you diet right away
We felt like this our entire lives and look at the price! I had to take a 6 month insurance class about nutrition and food, it took me 1.5 months to get my head right and realize, this will be for life, I better see what life might be like with a whole lot fewer calories..so for 4.5 months I kept lowering them right up to surgery. (used the logging tools) I didn't want the shock of my life after surgery or my body to have to adjust from 3000 calories a day to 1-300 overnight........ In hindsight, it was the right choice... I was only tired the first two days after surgery, I could have gone back to work in a week and did part time and I had become very used to the food plan I have been on since surgery... Its time to let go...past time really, do all you can to lose weight during this time, your doctor will have an easier time doing the surgery, the fat around your liver is some of the first fat to be lost when you lose weight...less chance of him/her nicking your liver or something else and much easier for him/her to cut and staple a nice clean smooth stomach line. (less complications and less risk of them postponing your procedure, start getting used to low carb, low calories, protein and water)
You don't have to abide by your minds ranting; "never again, oh me, I better get all I can", in time you will be able to eat everything in moderation. Do three days of no carbs (that will help get your mind right), start logging your food, on-line offers you the best and most complete feedback, (if your not doing that already) Use this time to make peace with your positive choice to change your life, lose a bunch of weight and let your body chemistry get ready for the changes that are coming post surgery, review your list of reasons why you made this choice, what brought you to this point, start letting go of the past (losing those carbs will make this easier), read the daily posts and pics on here from the amazing transformations, folks have made....don't let your mind tell you, you can rely upon the surgery alone to change you. You can Do this... and all this will get easier after surgery. Best of Luck...
HW: 425 SW: 337 CW: 262 GW: 217 (surgeon)
Pre-surgery loss; 88 lbs (mostly in my required 6 month insurance class)