Cheating

hynesj85
on 9/17/13 12:35 pm - Mississauga, Canada
RNY on 10/02/13

Anyone cheat on Opti...I am at 8 days now...10 to go, it is not bad but Opti is so gross. I heard alot of others say they were allowed things that I am not allowed...seems like every hospital is different. Can you lovely friends give me a run down of what you were allowed threw your hospital.

 

Cheers!

Referral Sent June 03 2013////Orientation @ TWH July 08 2013////Nurse Practitioner July 10 2013////Sleep Study July 20 2013////Social Worker July 23 2013////Nutrition Class August 20 2013////Dietitian August 13/21 2013////Psychologist August 13 2013////Sleep Study Results August 21 2013////Surgeon Appointment Sept 06 2013////SURGERY @TEGH October 2 2013    

 

    
Lori_Lee
on 9/17/13 12:55 pm - Canada

Try hard, stay focused. Don't cheat. 

Remember the reason your doing Opti, not a diet but so the surgeon can SAFELY move your liver aside so he can operate on you. for a major organ changing operation.  My thought process was that too many cheats ad excuses is what got me to the unhappy and unhealthy place i was in.  I wanted out, and cheating was not a path I wanted to go down.  This is not a time to cheat. 

Sorry, I feel strongly about it. The road after is not all smooth, be strong for the long haul. 

Lori Lee

TWH Orientation - Oct 17, 2012   SW - Nov 19, 2012   Nurse - Dec 12, 2012  Group Nutrition Class - Jan 14, 2013  Psychologist Feb 12, 2013  Nutrition March 15, 2013 Surgeon - April 5th (Dr Penner) Surgery May 16th 

    

hynesj85
on 9/17/13 12:59 pm - Mississauga, Canada
RNY on 10/02/13

I agree. I have not cheated and I am not going to but again, I more want to know what people were allowed on their pre op diet as all the hospitals seem to be different. 

Referral Sent June 03 2013////Orientation @ TWH July 08 2013////Nurse Practitioner July 10 2013////Sleep Study July 20 2013////Social Worker July 23 2013////Nutrition Class August 20 2013////Dietitian August 13/21 2013////Psychologist August 13 2013////Sleep Study Results August 21 2013////Surgeon Appointment Sept 06 2013////SURGERY @TEGH October 2 2013    

 

    
* Gail R *
on 9/19/13 9:52 am - SF Bay Area, CA

Well said Barb!! 

 

I also went thru TWH and followed exactly what they said! I was mooooore then ready for this new life style! I was sick and tired of being unhealthy and big, not being able to live my life to it's fullest! 

 

Hynesj85, are you ready for this?? I ask because from posts that I have read thru, I don't think you are completely ready for this new life style change. 

If you fall off the wagon, it's not as simple as a 5dpt... you have to follow everything that Mary, Katie or Lorraine has told you in the nut classes and the one on one sessions. Have you talked to Jairo about some of probable issues? 

 

Read all your paperwork! Follow alllll the rules! If there is an issue that is what our team is here for, as well as the longtime vets here. We have all been thru this life change and I can say, I would NEVER turn back the clock! 

Good luck! 

~Gail R~  high wt.288,  surg wt 274, LW 143, CW 153,  GW164

Nanato2
on 9/17/13 10:10 pm - Canada
VSG on 02/12/13

Through TWH you are only allowed broth and jello try not to focus on what others are allowed and stick to TWH plan. You are doing great keep up the good work.

Referral- March 2012, Letter April 19, Orientation TWH- June 6, NP - July 3, Sleep Apena test July 16, Internist and SW  - July 17, Nutritional class - July 23, Dietician appt. July 30th, Psych-Social appt - Aug 20th. Follow up with doctor sleep apena Aug. 28th  Surgeons appt. - Dec. 14th Dr. Jackson. Surgery date - Feb 12 2013 - VSG   

                
Lori_Lee
on 9/17/13 1:07 pm - Canada

I was allowed broth and jello. Enjoyed the broth and only had jello once.  I did really like the opti and loved not having to think about food after years and years of only thinking about it.  

the prize is coming.  

Have you lost anything? 

TWH Orientation - Oct 17, 2012   SW - Nov 19, 2012   Nurse - Dec 12, 2012  Group Nutrition Class - Jan 14, 2013  Psychologist Feb 12, 2013  Nutrition March 15, 2013 Surgeon - April 5th (Dr Penner) Surgery May 16th 

    

hynesj85
on 9/17/13 1:15 pm - Mississauga, Canada
RNY on 10/02/13

Yeah, I lost 10lbs since starting. I don't mind the Opti but it is driving me nuts to only be allowed sweet things except broth. I am more of a savory person so having so much sweet is driving me nuts.

Referral Sent June 03 2013////Orientation @ TWH July 08 2013////Nurse Practitioner July 10 2013////Sleep Study July 20 2013////Social Worker July 23 2013////Nutrition Class August 20 2013////Dietitian August 13/21 2013////Psychologist August 13 2013////Sleep Study Results August 21 2013////Surgeon Appointment Sept 06 2013////SURGERY @TEGH October 2 2013    

 

    
time2changeme
on 9/17/13 1:20 pm

I understand, it can be a challenge someday's, but I can honestly say in the 6 weeks I was on optifast, I didnt cheat, even cooking a huge Thanksgiving Dinner.  When the doctor told me l had to be on optifast for 6 weeks, I questioned if I would be able to do it or not, but it was part of my journey before surgery and my options were limited. I was only allowed, crystal light, herbal teas, water, and chicken or beef broth.  Hang in there, your half way there!!

I wish you all the best on your journey :-)

 

hynesj85
on 9/17/13 1:52 pm - Mississauga, Canada
RNY on 10/02/13

Oh my...why did you have to do Opti for so long? You are truly my idol....I don't think I can do it for longer then the 2.5 weeks I have to already.

Referral Sent June 03 2013////Orientation @ TWH July 08 2013////Nurse Practitioner July 10 2013////Sleep Study July 20 2013////Social Worker July 23 2013////Nutrition Class August 20 2013////Dietitian August 13/21 2013////Psychologist August 13 2013////Sleep Study Results August 21 2013////Surgeon Appointment Sept 06 2013////SURGERY @TEGH October 2 2013    

 

    
Pawsitive_One
on 9/17/13 1:22 pm
RNY on 07/02/13

Perhaps its best not to know so that you're not tempted to go against what your surgeon has advised you to do? 

There's a quote I posted earlier by Kenneth H. Blanchard: 

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

This is a little something for everyone to think about from time to time whether they be pre-op, post-op or vets and it can apply to anything in one's life.  Its important for everyone to ask themselves if they're interested in losing weight or are they committed to losing weight?    Either way, the result is entirely in your hands.

Hang in there hynesj85!    

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