The countdown is now on: 19 days until my weight loss surgery!
For the last couple of weeks I have been eating everything in sight. I have been doing the usual coping with the stress of this life changing event by eating. Plus it is as though I have been going through a mourning period with food. I have been wanting to eat foods that I will no longer be able to eat once I have my surgery.
Tomorrow though, everything changes. I have to start my pre-surgery diet plan tomorrow. The diet is two parts leading up to my surgery. The first part consists of 1600 calories a day (high protein, low carb, no caffeine, no sugar, no fruit, no alcohol) and then for the second part I go down to 1200 calories with the same restrictions.
I have joined an online weight loss surgery forum so I can learn from others who have had the surgery. I filled up my kindle with weight loss surgery reading and workbooks. Every day from here on out I will be keeping track of everything I eat and it will be reviewed by my nutrition counselor. The kitchen cupboards have been cleaned out of food that I would pick for binging. Small plates, spoons, protein powders and a mini blender are going to be my best friends in the kitchen. I have hopefully put everything in place to help ensure my success.
This is going to be one heck of an exciting month!