I am overjoyed, ecstatic, jubilant, excited, nervous, happy and dancing around like a kid in a toy store with unlimited supplies of toys.
I started this Opti-fast diet about 3 weeks ago and I am happy to say I have dropped 11 pounds. Since I started at this new doctor office in April I have dropped 25 pounds altogether.
However, I do have to admit that I have dreams of chocolate chip cookies and McDonald’s French fries floating as clouds in the skies. I grabbed my imaginary bat and swat each of the suckers out of the sky. This dang diet has me fighting urges left and right…but your girl is like a boxer I go out kicking and fighting like a champ. I wake up chanting Muhammad Ali famous quote. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. My mouth can’t eat what my eyes can’t see.” Lol, I just changed it around to fit me.
One thing that I have to admit is that even though I complained about going to this whole other gastric bypass doctor office and starting over (read my earlier post https://tracysmanning.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/my-set-back-will-be-a-set-up-for-my-come-back/). I have to admit that this was the best decision I have ever made. Dr. Scott and his team really look out for the client and make sure that you are well prepared for any and everything that pertains to weight loss surgery.
The first preparation class discussed Phase 1 which includes the full liquid diet after the surgery. I learned several things. One thing that really surprise me was the information about rinsing your mouth with Listerine 2-3 times a daily for 2 weeks because you could develop thrush. Second no straws, gum, sports bottles with a sport caps or sip cups because you can fill your small pouch with air and which can cause it to rupture.
Every week we go over different things that we will have to know while in the hospital and after we are released from the hospital. I am absorbing a lot and keeping a note-book of everything. I am looking forward to losing these pounds and strutting my stuff.