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Quick question... Can someone list the Medifast recipes in the Naparima girl's high school cookbook? Looking forward for any comment. My 2nd question... I've been on the.

Liquid diet.

For 6 days and have 9 more to go until.

Surgery.

Can' help thinking is it really worth it? I've heard many of you say how fantastic you feel eventually post op and I guess I'm just scared about what I'm doing to my body. I know that the fat on my body, diabetes, and high blood pressure are taking their toll too and eventually something has to give. I'm just scared about what I'm doing to my body with a gastric bypass. I'm worried I'll be miserable. Some of you have said you feel the best you have in your whole life and that helps me feel confident in my choice and then I know others who are struggling 6 months or more who feel awful. Plus I have two small children that I worry about if something were to go wrong, G-d forbid.

I do want to be able to run and play with them and be there for them for the long haul. I know I'll never have this chance again and I'm fortunate that our insurance is paying. I know that I'm very lucky. I feel like I'm just a mess right now and I'm at a crossroads and I don't want to make a mistake...

Comments (16)

Ye, although you might wanna make sure and wait for another person here to confirm it as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

Comment #1

Thank you everyone!!! Your replies made me both laugh and cry. You're all so sweet and inspiring. I think I'm just psyching myself out. My psychologist said I am grieving for my food. I guess it is like a break-up, except the one thing I've always found comfort in is the very thing I'm.

Running.

From. It's very emotional. I know deep down it's the right thing, but it's still by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Today in particular has obviously been really rough..

I do appreciate you all being there for my breakdown. I can see why others have come to love this group so much. It's something that would be extremely hard without the friends I have found on this group..

Thank You!..

Comment #2

Believe me you are where we have been, most of us. I wa like you proud I made the decision, scared, excited, fearful and did I say...scared. I even told the doctor the morning of the.

Surgery.

, if he did not hurry up, he would have to do the.

Surgery.

In the parking lot. I was out of there!.

That was July 6th and 50 pounds ligher (just hit onederland this weekend) I can not tell you how glad I am that I did not go to the parking lot. Sure, I have had some down days, not bad, but I had to learn how to re learn my eating habits. I am still.

Learning.

..

Stay in touch, we will be here...

Comment #3

My hardest time was the first week on clear liquids..by far...just no flavors or textures...and damn some red jello!!!.

I am one of those that had a complication , but even with the infection that I am STILL healing from...not one time have I regretted doing this...as the pounds melt away, my smile gets bigger and bigger, as my fanny gets smaller and smaller....

Even people who kinda looked at me sideways when they learned of me doing this are now convinved this was the right hing to do...I had been 419 pounds this time last year...I lost 127 pounds pre-op...and since.

Surgery.

On September 15th...I have sdropped the 25 pounds of fluid weight they pumped into me..remember I had an infection, and they were filling me up..I was in the hospital 9 out of the first 12 days...6 days in, three days at home, then back for 3 more days....

The good news is when I was released, the clear liquid time was over, and I could start with full liquids and pureed food...I have advanced mt diet, just a little, but nothing severe, and it is still in the 500 to 600 calories a day range, and lord have mercy is it just melting away....

I have dropped at least another 20 pounds since I came home this last time, and that has been not so many days ago.....

Don't let fear of the unknown control you....

And like spidey said...after.

Surgery.

....food commercials, and all that junk is not even an issue any more...as much as I would love to have a piece of toast with my little scrambled egg...I know that bread would/ could literally kill me...it is good motivcation to stay focused...it won't be long before I can have 3 crackers...like week 9 I think it is...crackers are an all time favorite for me...so that will be a treat...cheese and crackers...ohhh yummy....only now I can eat three crackers and be so toally full and satisfied...not the whole dang box, as my past has revealed so many times....

I'm glad those days are gone...

Comment #4

I am so sorry for all the typos...please just over-look them..it is nearly midnight, and welll...my typer is all typed out for one day...lol..

Comment #5

I m 2 months out and the first week I was really upset and depressed. not with the.

Surgery.

But for allowing myself to get to the point where I needed to have the.

Surgery.

I felt the same way you are feeling now. wondered if I should go through with it and all. I weighed 421 pounds when I started my testing n pre.

Surgery.

Diet, I now weigh 344. diabetes? GONE!!!!!!.

Sleep.

Apnea? GONE!!!!!! able to walk for a mile or more and I even ran for the first time in over 30 years. I can get on the floor and play with my grandbaby and I can get up lol.. even through my not so good days (when I ate too fast or ate the wrong thing) it's still greatr!!!! I wouldnt change anything... not one day !! well yes I would .... I would have done it sooner!!! keep your head up and get ready to join us on the loser''s bench!..

Comment #6

I too have diabetes, HPB, cholesterol, bad joints, etc. The way I think about GBS is this: my body isn't working well as it is now. The remodel has a low risk of complications post.

Surgery.

, and those complications are way less serious than losing my kidneys or eyesight or having a heart attack or stroke. So. I'm remodeling. And expecting the best. You have a couple of darling kids to live for. I suggest you listen to your physicians and tune out the nay-sayers who aren't in your shoes. Make the choice that's the best for you...

Comment #7

Its okay to have second thoughts. I had second thoughts until they put me on the operating table. I was facing border line diabetic, a fatty liver, gall bladder stones, and.

Sleep.

Apnea. My health was not getting any better. After the.

Surgery.

I won't lie it doesnt hurt. The only pain I had was from the gas pressure. This is only my third week and I've lost 13 pounds since the.

Surgery.

I don't need my.

Sleep.

Apnea mask anymore. I feel more energy and healthy. I have two kids as well and I did this for my health so I may be with them for a long time...

Comment #8

The way I see it is that I will have some bad feelings that will be temporary before and after the.

Surgery.

However, I have gotten to a point of being miserable with who I am right now and it will not get better until I get my Medifast food under control. The only way to do it for me, is with the.

Surgery.

I just turned 50 and had sworn that I would get things under control or I would seriously consider wls. Well, it is time for me to get serious. I haven't even gotten to the.

Liquid diet.

And already grieve for food. I have given up Cokes (which is a biggy for me) and cut way back on fast food. I went out of town for the weekend with my husband to celebrate our anniversary and had decided I would be giving up alcohol when we returned. Margaritas are my favorite drink - well, what do I do Saturday night? I start.

Crying.

Because it will be my last margarita. I had only had one margarita, so I wasn't drunk. Today I don't seem to care. The true test will be when I'm out with friends and say no to alcohol. Try to remember these feelings are temporary and all the wonderful things to come that outway food!..

Comment #9

You have to make your own choices and decisions, but just something to think about....

You are on a.

Liquid diet.

Right now...if you're anything like me (or the old me) you eat to calm yourself. Guess what....

Liquid diet.

Doesn't calm you and you have to face your anxiety. This could be one reason why all the doubt is coming into your mind at this time...

Comment #10

I've been on the.

Liquid diet.

For 6 days and have 9 more to go until.

Surgery.

Can' help thinking is it really worth it? I've heard many of you say how fantastic you feel eventually post op and I guess I'm just scared about what I'm doing to my body. I know that the fat on my body, diabetes, and high blood pressure are taking their toll too and eventually something has to give. I'm just scared about what I'm doing to my body with a gastric bypass. I'm worried I'll be miserable. Some of you have said you feel the best you have in your whole life and that helps me feel confident in my choice and then I know others who are struggling 6 months or more who feel awful. Plus I have two small children that I worry about if something were to go wrong, G-d forbid.

I do want to be able to run and play with them and be there for them for the long haul. I know I'll never have this chance again and I'm fortunate that our insurance is paying. I know that I'm very lucky. I feel like I'm just a mess right now and I'm at a crossroads and I don't want to make a mistake...

Comment #11

Farmgirl,.

I love your idea of a re-model. It make sense and it is a different way of looking at it..

Everyone has been awesome with support. Yesterday I think was my worst day so far. A lot of girly hormones were flying and I think adding to my stress. I went to bed with the worst headache I have had in a long time. I think it was from.

Crying.

And not getting enough fluids. Around 8 pm I took two painkillers and thankfully my head eased up some. I slept so hard my husband woke me up to give me my long acting insulin that I take before bed and he said I actually mumbled an answer to something he was asking me and I finished my response with a snore. He teased me this morning that he's never known anyone to talk and snore at the same time. Yes, it was a rough day. Today I am feeling so much better!! Thank you!..

Comment #12

Just to words for you TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! well 3 words and exclamation marks. You will seeeeee!!!..

Comment #13

Don't surrender!!!! I had the same feelings, but I have two adult children that have yet to have had kids of their own. I also have 5 grandkids from 14 to 2 1/2. I want to see them get married some day, and maybe some day be a great grandfather! This is for them, and your future. Iv'e been married to the same woman for 37 years and it aint enough time. I want more!.

7 weeks out form 340 to 288, and feeling great!..

Comment #14

Your headache can also be carb withdrawal and.

Caffeine.

Withdrawal. I had a severe migraine day 3 and day 4 of my liquid protein fast. Woke up day 5 feeling pretty good..

You can do this. It is so worth it in the end. You will feel good. Hang in there..

It does get better. You will feel like crap. Why did I do this to my self? Then You will feel GREAT!.

Good Luck!.

Praying for you,.

Laura..

Comment #15

Everything will feel different before and after.

Surgery.

Follow your guidelines, communicate with your team and it will all be different and you will wonder what that cloud of doubt and dread was all about...

Comment #16

You have all the information in your head, how much better it will be to loose the weight and gain life.....Life be in it! Do it for yourself first then your family. Your family will need you always in Good Health!.

Altheia..

Comment #17


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.