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Day 30

Day 30 and it has gotten hard to maintain a positive attitude. I am so hungry, but with just today and tomorrow left it would be a great disservice to myself to go off liquids now. So I guess now I will start shopping around for meal ideas. Are family reunion is 4 weeks from today and I have always been the cook, be it stove oven grill or whatever so we will see what which is happens. I got my first compliment yesterday. Someone told me I was thinner in the face. That was pretty cool. I told my

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Day 28

Wow it finally worked. Well here I am on day 28 and the last three days are going to be the hardest I think. I have had very few episodes where I have felt these cravings. Maybe it's because I have been planning some things to eat once I start back on solids. I think if it was not for my band and not wanting to go against the advice I was given, I would be trying to eat now. I am still doing protein shakes, soup,smoothies and water. I now weigh 307lbs down from 353lbs pre-op. I feel ok but, my e

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I'll try again

I kind of gave up writing in here because the site keeps telling me that I'm forbidden or not authorized to write in my own blog. So I'm just going to try to post this to it and see what happens.

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Day 20

Sorry I neglected this. Today is my 20th day since I started this journey, adventure or whatever. Today I can start my Muscle milk again . Yesterday I had my first soup. I was having serious doubts on my 7th or 8th day post-op. I guess I should tell you what happened on the 19th. I got to the Clinic about 7:20am and proceeded to fill out all the paper work and give up the money. I then got my IV put in. I then saw Dr. Miranda and she told me her part, and weighed me 334lbs and set a goal of 260l

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Monday day eleven

Well here I am at the Lucerna. It's 6:40 am I leave for the OCC in about 2o minutes. Went down to Revelution Ave and shopped a bit On Sunday. We maet avery nice woman and her daughter at the hotel and they went with us. They are from Canada and seem to have some of the same problems that we have and their taxes really suck. Gotta go I can't type fast enough to say all I need to.Thanx tc all see you soon.

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The eighth day.

Eight, wow count em, eight. Day eight began with my coffee and figuring out the day. I had my shake about 9:30 after going to get milk. I moved my old chair into the basement and made room for the treadmill I bought. I put down a mat and power strip and ended my participation in this. Drank another shake around 2:30 and the guys delivering the treadmill called. They wanted to know if I was home. I said Yes and went outside and they were across the street. Trying to deliver it to my neighbors. An

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The seventh day

Day 7 Wow What can I say. Still doing the usual, 2 cups of coffee and a shake in the morning, A shake for lunch and a bowl of steamed broccoli later in the afternoon. Chicken club panini for supper and 11/2 liters of water. I'm pretty pumped I bought a Wii fit plus and when I hooked it up it said get off you are over 330lbs. So I thought I would try again today and was able to get it all setup because it said I weighed 325lbs. I am suppose to lose 17lbs by Monday. I don't know if I will lose tha

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The fifth day

What up, What up. Well let's see day five is done. This was my first tough day. Hunger kind of crept up on me a lot today. I did not do that bad though. I did my usual for the day with 2 cups of coffee, and a shake in the am oh yeah and a Metamucil capsule. For lunch I had a bag of celery with Wishbone Spritzer and a shake. I came home and had a lean cuisine angel-hair pasts and shrimp + a lean cuisine steak, mushroom and cheese panini and a bowl of steamed broccoli. I guess I can't watch Food

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My 4th day

Day #4 over with, gone, done, history. Today I got up at 5:30 am. I had 2 cups of coffee and a shake at 9:00. I then walked about a mile and a half. We went over to my Mother in laws and got some games loaded onto the laptop (slots and such)and my golf game. Came home had a shake and a bowl of steamed broccoli. For supper I had a lean cuisine shrimp and angel hair pasta with a cup of steamed broccoli.Still not to bad for the fat guy having major doubts about doing this. Pre-op is 1/2 over (wooho

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My third day.

Day 3 was pretty easy. I had a shake for breakfast , some celery , another shake for lunch , and a lean cuisine chicken club. I mowed the yard , cleaned out the fridge and cleaned the house toady. Not much else to tell. I'm still kinda weirded out that I not climbing the walls yet. Oh yeah I vacuumed and washed my truck some wher along the line.

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My Second Day

Hi all it's day 2 and so far so good. I can't believe it I'm sitting here drinking a shake and I'm doing pretty fair. Yesterday I started my pre-op diet. I had a shake for breakfast and lunch. I had a Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini and 2 celery stalks. Today I have had 2 cups of cowith spinach leaves a shake, 2celery stalks, and a shake. I'm going to have a salad with Spritzer(ranch)with spinach leaves and another Chicken Club. I was sure I was going to have problems. You know I think if you

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My first day

Well the first day is here. This is also my first blog. I really don't know where to start. So I guess I 'll start with me. I'm 50 years old and weigh 350#.For years I had no trouble maintaining my weight. To the point that I never even thought about it. I used to be very active with hiking, mountain biking,weight lifting etc. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest which I believe to be the best place in America to live. Anyhoo I usually had jobs that were physical or where I needed to stay in shap

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