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The Long Journey To Become Half The Women I Am

Discussion in 'Pre-Op Diaries' started by Bling Babe, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Day 7 of my initial milk diet ( to lose 5%) and weighed myself today, I'm so upset that I've only lost 2kg, I've been so good, I've stuck to it to the letter and not eaten a single thing, other than my jelly, I really did expect to lose more in week 1 especially having read how people have lost 21lb plus over the 4 weeks...... Struggling to stay positive now, I need to lose about 12lb by 12th October.......just feeling pant right now
     
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  2. Rose2016

    Rose2016 Well-Known Member

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    stop comparing yourself to others - stick to the diet, get in as many walks as possible and it will happen.
     
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  3. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Stop that right now missy! That's 2kg in 7 days and that's amazing. Usually people who have lost more on the diet have a lot more weight to lose. At the start of my journey I had an extra 18 stone I had to lose to even be in a normal bmi. Now lift your head up and continue you can do this! Smash your goal. You're one step closer to being on the losers bench just remember that xx
     
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  4. Rose2016

    Rose2016 Well-Known Member

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    That's 4.4 lbs in 7 days. You've got til 12 October which is 19 days to lose the remaining 12lbs.
     
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  5. los in it

    los in it Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the others so please don't bash yourself a lose is a lose plus it's the liver that REALLY matters in this case any weight lose is a bonus some people lose masses really quickly at the start then slow down others do it the other way round a little sluggish then drops off fast either way your lighter than you were thus time last week so celebrate that!
     
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  6. starryeyed

    starryeyed Well-Known Member

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    Yep - it's the liver shrinkage to enable the surgery to be done safely. Plenty of time for the 12lb to go. X
     
  7. countrywench

    countrywench Well-Known Member

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    Agreed with others .. I'd like to lose that in 7 days believe me ! I'd be delighted !
    People who drop huge amounts on this LSD diet usually have a high BMI , like me at 55 ..
    Weight just doesn't drop off quickly I'm afraid .. So be patient , it will come off and your only 7 days into it even though it might feel like forever lol !
     
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  8. Turps

    Turps Well-Known Member

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    Add me to the list of others saying don't compare yourself to others. I get it, I really do, but the diet is to shrink your liver and not to actually lose weight. Plus, the people who lose loads often have much more to lose in the first place.
    I know it's hard to be patient, but you'll get there.
     
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  9. FeeBee

    FeeBee Well-Known Member

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    What they all said. I know they want you to lose a certain amount but I'm a bit frustrated for you because when you do it pre op they are very clear it is to shrink your liver not necessarily to lose a lot of weight.
    Keep at it though, you can do it!
     
  10. Penelope

    Penelope Well-Known Member

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    When I went on the milk and yogurt diet before my operation I only lost just over 1 pound in the first week but had lost over 22 lbs before I had the op (6 weeks later) I think some people take a little longer to get going :)
     
  11. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm feeling better today and still sticking to it like glue, been a bit moody and snappy with OH past couple of day though but I'm sure he understands, thank you for all your support it means the world XxX
     
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  12. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you your so right, how are you feeling after your surgery ?
     
  13. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Your absolutely right thank you but I'm a little confused about the liver, I understand why they ask you to do the diet immediately pre op but why at the start of the journey is the liver important ? , I'm just not understanding that
     
  14. los in it

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    I've seen this before on here and I don't have a scoobie either! I was told not to get all bent out of shape during the LSD as life is already hard just getting to that point and the team kept telling us about moving the liver during the op so I trusted them when my time came I lost more than my target and when I saw my surgeon post op she said my liver was " just lovely and small!" so it was truly worth it I think I lose around 13 lbs on the LSD
    Let's hope can tell us why were after the ceremony or before?
     
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  15. Turps

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    I'm glad you're feeling better. This whole thing is such a huge deal -- and often a lengthy one -- that's it's no wonder that our emotions end up all over the place.
     
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  16. Rose2016

    Rose2016 Well-Known Member

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    I feel tired, happy, relieved and a wee bit proud of myself for this big step. It's a long and sometimes lonely journey (I didn't know about this forum when I started - you are much more switched on than I was) but so worth it.
     
  17. Rose2016

    Rose2016 Well-Known Member

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    That last one was in reply to @Bling Babe 's question
     
  18. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    And you should be so very proud of yourself, much more than a wee bit, how long did it take you to get to surgery ? Sending you a big hug Hun, well done.... Get plenty of rest and listen to your body X
     
  19. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    so happy to be able to say my 1st "true" week (Mon to Mon) weigh in showed a 5.5 lb loss, gave me a boost after my upset on Friday, glad I didn't throw in the towel
     
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  20. countrywench

    countrywench Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bling ..
    The liver thing ? I asked my surgeon this as well .. Why is it important ? There is a tool that is inserted through one of those ports , it looks like a spatula for the want of a better word , or a large loop of stainless steel , this tool is clipped to the side of the table and it scoops underneath the liver and lifts it clear out of the way as the stomach is right underneath it .. If it's swollen with fat and generally bigger than it should be , the tool cannot hold it properly and the liver may hang over the sides of it and droop , cutting off blood to those droopy parts ? Shrinkage cuts down on accidentally catching it with any other tools that are inserted through all the other ports etc and cuts out bruising .. Basically the liver is covering where the surgeon wants to be and an enlarged liver completely covers the bottom part of the rib cage and blocks the view of the stomach .. Plus the tool can only hold a certain weight ..
    There are some very good videos on the surgery on YouTube if you have the stomach to watch ..

    You need to be in the best condition you can be for the op so keep focused on that .. No food is worth your health is it ?
    Well done on getting through your first week !
    Huge congrats on your weight loss as well ! That's awesome !
    Xxxxxxxx
     
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