First post, Big Changes. August 6, 2010 12:30 pm
I had my first appointment with my surgeon on Tuesday (Aug 3rd). Gastric sleeve is what I working towards but I need to lose about 35 lbs in the next month. Talked to my nutritionist for the first time on Wednesday (Aug 4th) and worked out a Slim-Fast with one evening meal plan. 1000 calories maximum a day is the goal. I have to say that 2 days later it has not been a problem so far. I had no idea that the bars and shakes diets tasted so much better then they did 20 years ago. Ive been at about 800 calories and 23 grams of fat for the past two days. When weighing is have lost about 3 lbs so far. I know from past experience that this diet will not work long term but it will get me to my surgery weight by next month.
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I have also been having a problem with my period being continues since May 23rd. (Too much information yet, no one ever wants to listen to that problem but it is affecting everything else.) I cant go anywhere because it is severe ( I mean like people think I need and ambulance at the grocery store severe.) This problem has to be stopped first because I cant take some of the medication required for the gastric sleeve until it stops. Blood thinners bad and all right now. So that means my first surgery day to get through is a biopsy and D&C (if you don't know what that is look it up, I'm not describing it.) They have done about everything other test they can and at least are pretty sure I don't have cancer (which would be a whole other type of diet I guess). Losing a pound a day would make that surgery better too, because of my size they cant do it and the office or clinic so I have to go to the hospital. I guess I'm going to get to know the Winchester Medical Center staff really well. I cant wait to not feel the 3 months of PMS any more, my family have been very patient and helpful, but worried also. Fat stores estrogen so I have too much of it, I guess I'm just too my woman for even myself.