on 4/15/13 11:45 pm
on 4/15/13 11:50 pm
My 'last meal' consisted of a huge chocolate bunny that my husband bought me for Easter. He went all out because it was going to be my last one ever. Well, in my usual fashion I ate every last bit of it. Made myself sick enough that I haven't even craved chocolate since! Good luck with the liquid diet--the first two days were the hardest.
You'll do fine. Sooner or later you will be able to have most of the things you used to eat. You will just now have to eat them in moderation and you may have to modify a few of them to take out sugar and such. It is NOT the end of ever eating again. My neighbor had RNY years ago and she eats everything she wants, maybe not as much as she used to. She is a wonderful cook (I say Chef) and has sent stuff over for me and my family many times over. I look forward to eating more of it after I get on solid foods. She's such an inspiration to me along with a co-worker of mine as well.
Best of luck to you!!
[Highest: 303] [Surgery Day: 295] [Current: 199.8] [Goal: 180] [To Go: 19.8] [Height: 5' 8"]
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I was of the same mindset and honestly it is better to cut back over two weeks, I think before you start liquids. I went through a pretty rough "detox" for about 3-4 days. LOL. Really made me sick the first couple of days but boy, I sure started feeling better after the detox. In retrospect, I should have started cutting back on sugars, carbs 2 weeks prior to wean myself off! But that was who I was... EAT EAT EAT and EAT some more! Oh me, I praise the Lord that for the most part those days are OVER!
My surgery is scheduled May 7 and I have the same type of feelings. These "last meals" just don't taste as satisfying and usually just a small portion is enough. It's like it's not worth it. I to hope this means I'm ready for this big change. I know there is a lot of hard work to come but I'm excited about it!
Don't take the last meal concept too far. I did. I spent the month before surgery, after approval, eating all of my favorite meals and treats. I gained about 16 pounds in that month and then was so pissed at myself post op when I could've been that much closer to my goal. It still ticks me off thinking about it now.
on 4/16/13 4:20 am - toronto, Canada
My surgery is April 29 and I'm now drinking liquids only. But for my last meal, I went to my favorite restaurant. I thought I was going to eat like crazy but I had a "normal" quantity of food, left the restaurant without being full, but happy because at that moment I had closed a chapter of my life and I'm ready for a happier and healthier one...
I am almost 7 months out. I agree, every single one of my "LAST meals" was disappointing. Like you said, I think it must be a mind thing. I was truly ready to make the changes that come with this major decision. I tried Five Guys burgers and fries...disappointed. I LOVE Cinnabon and had not had one in ages so I bought one...disappointed. Even my fast food faves were lack luster. No regrets. I feel I got it out of my system and realized that I won't be missing anything. I don't miss any of that stuff! You will be fine! Best of luck to you and congrats on your decision to take charge of your health!