I had my 6 month follow-up appointment. I was slightly discouraged when I kept hearing "Oh, you're losing very slow compared to others.." Huh?
My weight on the day I started Opti was 235.5, this morning I was 178lbs, but a couple weeks ago I w
Ok, I know, this topic has been beat to death. I knew going into this surgery that Hair Loss is REAL - I just didn't realize how MUCH hair loss. So here I am, like clock work, month 3, washed my hair, and CHUNKS/CLUMPS of hair are just falling out effo
UGH! Huge SIGH
Last week I felt like I was getting a bladder infection - but was not entirely sure. I thought maybe I could be dehydrated so I increased my water and drank diluted cranberry. Yesterday I woke up and was unfortunately peeing bloo
Can't believe its already been a month (on the 16th) since surgery!
I am on soft foods now, and it seems to be going well. I am still never hungry, and force myself to eat. Still finding it difficult to get in all my protein. Today I weighed in
I am ALMOST 1 month post op (day 24) and I feel amazing. I do not feel like someone who had surgery! Aside from the fact that I am never hungry, I would never know that I had this surgery. I feel like I am progressing well, have not had an angry pouch
Wow. Tomorrow is the day. It felt like this day would never come, but now that it's arriving, I feel like it's happening so fast!
I am anxious. But excited. I expect the first few weeks to be difficult (I have a band and I did a liquid diet wi
Its a personal preference of mine to keep my surgery private.
I am on day 9 of Optifast.
Basically I told those I work with (one is a friend who is nosey) that I am doing a detox. I have kept it short as I really don't think its that i
My surgery is next week, and I wanted to start getting organized.
The dietitian suggested chewable vitamins, but when I spoke with a friend who had the surgery, she said they don't absorb as well, and to get regular vitamins and crush them. Is
I am on day 6 of 14 of Optifast and I have trouble getting in 4 shakes a day. I can manage 3 but 4 is overkill and makes me feel incredibly nauseous. The hunger has surpressed and I'm getting in a lot of water and some broth, but that 4th shake is a st
so MANY emotions...
Tomorrow is the start of Optifast, for some reason I am more intimidated by Optifast than I am of the surgery itself.
I am revising from Band to Bypass, and every day my band reminds me why this is the right thing f
Ok, I start Optifast in 1 week (2 weeks on Optifast)
I am so incredibly nervous to start this. I have made some really positive changes in my life and cut out a lot of crap so I am not sure why I am so scared of this next step. Does anyone have