Nov 20, 2009My name is Heather. I live in Topeka , Kansas. My weight is right now 370 pounds. Waaay too much. I started this journey for bariatric surgery some 2 years ago, but as of November 2 of this year, that is when I started my pre-op diet. I started it two weeks earlier than the doctor told me to(with dr 's ok) . I have lost 8 pounds this month( starting weight was 378) and I have kept at it since then. It is a special diabetic preop diet that is very restrictive and yes, I do get hungry. My body is getting used to not having so much food. My food weaknesses are : Bread, cheese, and fast food. I have completely eliminated all of them from my life. I simply do not need them anymore. I can't have just one sliced of bread, I have to have 6. I can't have just one ounce of grated cheese, I have to have half a pound. And I used to LOVE hamburgers with mustard and tomatos and those baked potatos with chili and cheese from Wendy's! I can't have those anymore. No more. I have to thank both of my parents for their help. They are paying for most of my surgery. I could not do this without their help. They have saved my life.