Happy Valentines Day to me... this is when I continue on my journey of healthy living. My surgeon requires weight loss prior to surgery (minimum of 10lbs prior to last pre-op appointment), and then - a two week liquid fast. I am already down 30 pounds. And from what I understand I could lose 15-25 pounds during the liquid fast (just a couple of protein shakes a day). And then my new lifestyle after RNY on Valentines Day.
So - do I eat a piece of my favorite Godiva Dark Chocolate before I start my fast on January 31st? I have been really impressed with myself that I have not given into my sweet tooth in many weeks. Very difficult initially, but now I don't miss it. I also have given up in the past 12 weeks caffeine, diet Pepsi, alcohol, and all carbonated beverages.
My goal? My gentleman and I are traveling to Europe in May - I hope I am down 100lbs from my Christmas weight by then. Wish me well! This trip will only be about three months post-op, but has been cleared by the doctors office, of course depending on the outcome of the surgery.
Best wishes to all on your life journey.