3 days til my Surgery........and Props for Premier Protein Shakes

ovalspice
on 3/15/13 1:31 pm - Toronto, Canada

Hi everyone,

I posted about 2 weeks ago, really struggling with the whole Optifast deal, having trouble not cheating, etc. Guess what? Its Friday night and my surgery is on Monday at 8am!!! I've lost 22lbs on Optifast. I feel like it should be more, but I'm trying to focus on that amount being a victory. The big victory so far is that I"ve lost 32lbs total since December/12.

I'm excited and scared at the same time. But I feel ready. Its time for my life to change for the better.

Oh ya  - I bought a case of the Premier Protein Shakes (ready to drink) at Costco b/c it was recommended by one of the dieticians at HRRH bariatric clinic. And it was actually not bad at all. Though I will confess that anything besides that damn Optifast would taste like heaven to me right now lol. But really, its not something I would run a mile to go get, but its definitely not unpleasant and goes down easily. And there's 30g of protein in each one. And they're packaged like drink boxes, but a little bigger. So, I'm so happy to have this as part of my post op plan to help with getting all the protein in that we need!!!

It's really nice to be feeling positive about this. I hope I can hold on to that feeling!!

Cheers peeps,

Andrea

kristaeb
on 3/15/13 1:43 pm

Good luck on Monday. And congrats on your weight loss so far.... Take care Krista..

orcoco
on 3/15/13 1:45 pm

My mom has her surgery at HRRH as well on Monday.  She said tonight she'll be so happy to be done with Optifast too!

Congrats on the weight loss so far!  Good luck Monday!

Referral to Humber April 1, 2012     Orientation September 4, 2012     Meet Surgeon October 5, 2012      SW, Dietician, Nurse November 16, 2012     Dr Glazier Nov 22, 2012  Start Optifast Nov 23, 2012   Pre-Op Nov 27, 2012  Surgery December 14 with Dr. Starr

 

    

orcoco
on 3/15/13 1:47 pm

My mom has Dr. Starr too...he's going to be busy Monday! :)

 

Referral to Humber April 1, 2012     Orientation September 4, 2012     Meet Surgeon October 5, 2012      SW, Dietician, Nurse November 16, 2012     Dr Glazier Nov 22, 2012  Start Optifast Nov 23, 2012   Pre-Op Nov 27, 2012  Surgery December 14 with Dr. Starr

 

    

ovalspice
on 3/15/13 2:18 pm - Toronto, Canada

lol yep Dr. Starr is going to be busy. I'm up first at 8am. Which means I have to be there for 6am. Yuck! But its all worth it. I'm thinking I'm going to have trouble sleeping anyway, so I might just end up staying awake the whole night.

I would give my right arm to be done with this Optifast lol

 

Thanks for the congratulations and kind words everyone!

    

Highest weight: 428lbs Dec/12: RNY surgery at HRRH March 18/13. Current Weight: 315lbs

Onward and
Downward

on 3/15/13 9:06 pm, edited 3/15/13 9:06 pm - Canada
RNY on 11/07/12

Yes, I actually bought a Costco membership so I could get the Premier Protein shakes.  I tried several other kinds and couldn't choke them down, but I don't mind PPS at all.

Best of luck with your surgery!  Sounds like you're preparing well for post-op life.  It's an amazing ride!

Referral to registry: Oct 21, 2011    Orientation (TWH): Feb 22, 2012     Surgery: Nov 7, 2012

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jellyfishattack
on 3/15/13 10:05 pm, edited 3/15/13 10:05 pm - Canada
RNY on 03/11/13

Hi Andrea,

You're doing so amazing - 10lbs before Opti and 22lbs on Opti!    Twenty-two pounds is a lot of weight to lose on Opti - consider that a great victory!!!!  Your surgeons will be so pleased when they operate on you now!

You'll be in my thoughts on the day of your surgery and I wish you all the best for a safe, successful operation, and a speedy and uneventful recovery!!

Jenn.  :)

 1st appointment - Feb. 23rd, 2012. RNY Dr Cyriac Mar. 11th, 2013.

  

       

   

RidingFan
on 3/15/13 10:55 pm - Ajax, Canada
RNY on 04/29/13

Great job so far and all the best for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

Referred HRRH Apr.  2012, Info. Session: Sept 12/12, Surgeon Consult: Dr L Smith Sept 19/12,  RD/SW/RN/ Nov 19/12.  Surgery Date:  April 29, 2013

       

Moselle
on 3/15/13 11:19 pm - Athens, Canada

I think you off to an amazing start,. 32 lbs is a huge success in my books!  I wish you all the best for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery.  You'll be on the bench you know it and reporting your NSV's.

Hugs, Muriel

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  HW: 267         SW: 248       GW:155       LW: 132      CW: 143-148      

Artimesia
on 3/16/13 1:50 am - Toronto, Canada

congratulations on your accomplishment so far in shedding 32 lbs - best wishes in regards to your surgery and recovery,

Sheila

         

    

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