It’s midnight, it is now officially the day of surgery, and the latest phase takes effect, as of this moment, nothing more to drink (or eat, though I haven’t been allowed to eat in weeks anyway) until after the surgery, even water.
Surgery is tomorrow at 10 am Pacific time (just 10 hours away).
This morning at 10 am Pacific time marked 48 hours till I go under the knife. That means it is officially time to switch to clear liquids only. On the bright side, no more protein shakes until a few days after surgery. On the not so bright side, I’m now severely limiting my caloric intake even more.
I had my monthly normal weigh in this afternoon and was down only slightly from my pre-op appointment with my surgeon from a couple weeks ago. I’m now down to 404.0 lbs which brings my total weight loss down to 86.2 pounds.
For those of my friends and family who believe in the power of prayer, please pray for me as I go through this final diet step before surgery, and on Thursday at 10 am Pacific time, when the operation will begin.
Note for those confused why losing 2.7 more pounds only brings me to 86.2 pounds when I had previously stated I had lost 86.1 pounds. I apparently was mistaken when I wrote that my initial weigh in number was 492.8 pounds back in January, 2011. My initial weigh in was actually 490.2 pounds. I have adjusted the numbers from my previous 2 posts accordingly to indicate that at my previous post the number should have been 83.5 pounds.
and I’m really feeling the pressure of this liquid only diet. It’s hard, it’s extremely hard. The strange thing is, it’s not the lack of food that makes it hardest. What makes it really hard is that I’m just sick of the protein shakes.
Fortunately a good friend and coworker has brought me some home made chicken stock that while still just being liquid broth, is a great respit for me once a day from the monotony of protein shakes. Thank you.
Next thursday I will go under, and when I come out I’ll have a tiny stomach that should make dieting easier, hopefully.
Today was my pre-op appointment with the surgeon to make sure I’m all set for surgery. When I stepped on the scale (which looked just like the one pictured on the right) today I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I’m down to 406.7. This means I’ve lost 83.5 pounds total so far and I haven’t even had the surgery yet.
Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
I attribute the accelerated weight loss to the liquid only diet the surgeon has me on leading up to the surgery date.