Day 10 on Opti

on 3/1/18 7:47 am
VSG on 03/06/18

And today , more than ever, It feels like I can eat a horse while its galloping. And the stomach cramps ... Staying the course though, I see light at the end of the tunnel.

on 3/1/18 8:26 am
RNY on 02/26/18

It's a tough road for sure, but 10 days in you got this! Try adding some extra broth or sf jello if you can have it. Good luck!

HW: 285 SW: 260 CW: 177 Dr. Grantcharov, St. Michael's

Referral: May 2017 Orientation: June 5/17 Nurse: Aug. 17/17 Doctor/Dietician/SW finished by Dec. 11/17 Surgical Ed. Class: Dec. 18/17 Surgeon: Jan. 9/18 Surgery: February 26, 2018!!

on 3/1/18 10:14 am - Lindsay, Canada
RNY on 02/26/18

I know it's hard but you can do this try adding more water or other things you can have it's probably mostly head hunger at this point but that doesn't make it any less real

57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:195

TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18

Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -?


on 3/1/18 10:33 am

I'm right behind you on day 8. I was so consumed about food that I snapped at my husband for talking about what he had for dinner. I was so upset with myself for doing it afterwards. Last night I dreamed of a buffet. So I got up and drank some water. Worst hunger craving so far!

Orientation- May 2017, Pre nutrition class- Aug 2017, Blood work- Aug 2017. RPN meeting- Sept 2017. Dietician and Psychiatrist Dec 2017. Internist- Dec 2017. Meet the Surgeon Feb 20th 2018. VSG surgery march 17, 2018 with Dr. Gmora

on 3/1/18 10:42 am
VSG on 03/06/18

thanks for the support - on a side note, i have so much more energy than before, loving the feeling. down side, i snap to and have to apologize on a regular basis.

on 3/1/18 2:11 pm

It's hard but you're doing great; you've got this. When the cravings got too much for me, I tried to distract myself with movies, reading, crafts, video games, walks...anything. I found binge watching videos on YouTube from the weight loss surgery community really helped to keep me motivated. Don't start looking at recipes though; I did and it drove me crazy, lol.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 3/5/18 5:40 am, edited 3/4/18 9:42 pm
VSG on 03/06/18

Last day on Opti... Surgery tomorrow in Guelph @10:30. Nervous but exited at the same time. Lost 12 KGS (26LBS) on Opti in two weeks..

on 3/5/18 8:22 am

I'm just on day 1....I'm sure it will be worth it. Good luck!!

Orientation Oct 24, 2017 at Humber; Meet surgeon Dec 12/17. Internist Jan 24/18; SW/Nut/nurse appt Feb 15/18;surgery March 19/18

Opti -12; M1 -25; M2 -18; M3- 18 M4-9 M5-11 M6-7

on 3/5/18 10:29 am
VSG on 03/06/18

Hi there Hope, it is by far worth it. Its a tuff road, and you can see from most comments how tuff it is, but stay the course. its part of the journey.

on 4/5/18 6:57 pm - Canada
Revision on 04/23/18