I started my pre-op diet on the 18th, and as of today I am down 17 pounds. I haven't cheated, and I've been emphasizing protein and water.
My doctor encourages food versus shakes, so I've been putting together foods like tuna, green beans, brussels sprouts, etc to help keep me full and not feeling deprived. I bought a food scale to help me measure out precise portions, which has helped when it comes to chicken.
And yes, the bathroom? It feels like my home away from home!