Joyfullness wrote 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
What a great letter to your stomach! I read it to mine also. Prayers are with you today, may you have a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing your progress. I am just behind you, I am on a 4 month Medical weigh loss for insurance approval. I am starting my month two, I haven't been doing great but acceptable. I am pledging to start exercise and no more cheating! take care :)

crystalcandoit wrote Disappointment and uncertan future. 5 hours, 51 minutes ago

I am currently sitting in a hospital room with my full stomach.  The surgeon went in and found out that I had a significant hiatal hernia, so VSG is not an option.  I would have to have the RNY ins...

michelle_reset wrote 7 hours, 36 minutes ago
Thank you for writing such an eloquent letter to your stomach. I read it to my stomach in preparation for our weight loss journey. I am anticipating VSG in April. All the best to you for a safe and speedy recovery.

crystalcandoit wrote Break up day!! (Surgery Morning) and a big thank you!! 19 hours, 45 minutes ago

It is surgery morning and I am up bright and early because I have a training session to do at 6:00 AM for my client before I head to the hospital.  I have been NPO since Midnight and I am hoping th...

tlleitner wrote 1 day, 8 hours ago
I'm 1 year post op and it's the best thing I have ever done! Good luck tomorrow. Something I have observed is that the most successful people I have seen have previously followed a diet plan and reached their goal. I believe you will do great. Love the letter and will be sharing it with others.

3krazykids wrote 1 day, 11 hours ago
Amazing! Best wishes for speedy recovery keep us posted I just started this journey too no surgery date yet but committed I love reading about success stories and perseverance knowing I am not the only one that struggles

crystalcandoit wrote Last day of Pre-op..tomorrow is the day!! 1 day, 14 hours ago

This time tomorrow I will be at the hospital in Pre-op for my surgery of 12:30 PM.  This is my last day of my pre-op liquid diet and at midnight I go NPO.  I am ready mentally and physically for th...

crystalcandoit wrote Watching Football while on a liquid diet 2 days, 8 hours ago

Fun Fact about me...I lived in New Orleans for about 6 years not too long ago and became a huge Saints fan.  I was living there the last time they won the Superbowl and partied down in the French Q...

crystalcandoit wrote Pre-Op Nesting?? 3 days, 9 hours ago

I feel like I am nesting for myself post-surgery...Today i have cleaned and organized my pantry, fridge, and freezer.  I threw out a lot of junk food that was sitting in pantry that my daughter won...

crystalcandoit wrote 3 days until surgery and I am getting less nervous by the day 3 days, 13 hours ago

I got my surgery time yesterday and it is 12:30 on 1-16-18, and I am super excited.  I have three days left of my pre-op diet and I am surviving!!  I have all of my post op medications already fill...

Kim Gyurina, OH Staff wrote 4 days, 11 hours ago
Please keep us all updated on your progress, and congratulations on making decisions toward a healthier YOU! Nothing but positives from here forward! We're with you!

Kathy S. wrote 4 days, 11 hours ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: t-loss-surgery-journey/ tial-stay-what-to-pack/ are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

crystalcandoit wrote Pre-op diet at an airport with major travel delays. 4 days, 13 hours ago

I flew home yesterday while on my pre-op liquid diet...lessons learned.  I was delayed on both my flights and had to spend over 5 hours in the airport waiting for flights.  Typically I would just g...

Cathy W. wrote 4 days, 14 hours ago
I love your article and letter. I wish I'd done that too when I had my WLS in 2001. Thank you for sharing it!

crystalcandoit wrote Day 2 of Pre-Op Liquid diet...God is trying to test me 6 days, 3 hours ago

I am sitting in my hotel room, finishing up Day 2 of my Pre-Op Liquid diet and I am feeling tested by some higher power.   As I mentioned yesterday, I am on a business trip and right now I reflecti...

rustimart wrote 6 days, 12 hours ago
Your doing amazing on all your pre-opt items! I love your posts! Congratulations on you surgery on the 16th! Am looking forward to all your updates!

Cathy W. wrote 6 days, 12 hours ago
Congratulations on your surgery next week. I've got a seat saved for you on the WLS Loser's Bench! :)

crystalcandoit wrote Survived Day on of Pre-Op Liquid Diet 6 days, 18 hours ago

So yesterday was day one of the 7 day Pre-Op liquid diet for my surgery on January 16th and I survived.  I am only allowed to have 30 grams of protien a day for the next week and all other liquids ...

crystalcandoit posted a discussion topic 1 week, 4 days ago

I am 3 1/2 days away from starting my pre-op liquid diet for my VSG surgery on 1-16-18 and this afternoon the major cravings has started. It is like my mind is telling me, "we should eat _____ French fries, Chinese food, donuts, etc... one last time

crystalcandoit wrote I love my surgeon!! 1 week, 5 days ago

We got hit with a snow storm here in Virginia last night and received over a foot of snow.  Some people might think a foot of snow, what is the big deal?  Here in coastal Virginia a foot of snow cl...

crystalcandoit wrote Pre-op labs done-Check 1 week, 6 days ago

I am at the point that I am just checking things off my list of things to do before surgery on January 16th.  Getting these darn pre-op labs done has been a challenge of sorts.  My surgeon has left...

crystalcandoit has a new goal: to keep lossing weight and to get under 300 pounds 2 weeks ago
Continue my healthy eating up until my pre-op diet takes affect. Then follow my pre-op diet as prescribed. Then get my surgery on 1-16-18 and follow my post-op plan.

crystalcandoit has achieved her goal: Lose 50 before Surgery 2 weeks ago
I am going to stick with the plan that has been working for me so far. I am down 39 pounds since I began.

crystalcandoit wrote Offfically at 50 pounds lost!!!! 2 weeks ago

I was at at my last pre-op class prior to my surgery on January 16th so I took the opportunity to sneak a little weigh in on the scale I have been using for my official weigh ins and it is official...

crystalcandoit wrote Happy New Year and my resolutions 2 weeks, 1 day ago

My New Years Resolutions fall into 3 categories...Let Go, Continue, and Believe:

Let Go:
Let go of the hurt and pain others have caused me.
Let go of any disappointments
Let go of ...