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#1 kozmo20

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

Did anyone have a "Last Supper"?

 

Mine is going to be Super Bowl Sunday and I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.  Part of me wants to just get started and not worry about it, the other part is telling me that I will not anything solid for awhile, enjoy it while I can.

 

 

Thoughts or perspective?

 

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

Oh not only did I have a last supper, I had a farewell weekend!! went out to eat for Canjun food on Friday, Sushi on Saturday and Italian on Sunday with lots and lots of desserts!  It was a fantastic weekend and now that I am half way through my liquid diet I am so glad I did it.  I know eating like that again won't happen, so I needed to do it.  Good luck to you on your Last supper!


 
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

In the week before my surgeon's appointment where I expected to get my pre-op diet instructions, I snarfed down EVERYTHING I could think that I might miss. I remember sitting and watching Biggest Loser (right?) while munching a triple cheeseburger, onion rings, and ice cream. I felt like a hypocrite but it was part of my "food funeral" experience.

 

When I went to my pre-op visit, I was ready and prepared. They said I could just start the next day since I would be there during lunch, but I wanted to get started so I drank a shake right there. I was READY!

 

I honestly think the same approach in a different person (or in me at a different time) may have triggered a binge that made it difficult to stick to the pre op diet.

 

I did have a little freak out the day before surgery, but I got through it. And, with the help of my blog, my TT family, and my incredibly supportive friends and family at home, I have done a great job completely changing my relationship with food and developing a whole new, healthy taste preference post op.

 

You will likely get several different perspectives on this question (and just about any other you might ask.) That's what I love about this forum, you get ideas and POVs from so many different people to use as you see fit. Just keep in mind this whole process takes HARD WORK and, to really be successful, you have to figure out what works for you.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

I totally had a weekend of last suppers, with lots of desserts. My most sought after meal was a crab leg buffet. I knew I'd have crab legs again, but l'd never have my weight in crab legs drenched in butter again, so that was my big hoorah! Good luck!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

The weekend before we went out for egg benedict and bloody marys and to the outback for supper. or many of my food funeral I have not had since:) Not really missing them either:) Good luck and enjoy!
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

Cheesecake Factory the day before surgery. Enough said :)
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

I did and it blurred with all the other "last suppers" I have had starring new diets. In comparison this gift- - this gift of WLS it was insignificant! I crave nothing now - I don't feel deprived. Best wishes as you start your journey!!!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 10:00 PM

The month before surgery I made a point of trying a few places I had meant to try for a while, but just hadn't gotten around to. Which was great because I feel like I got it out of my system. The day before I started my pre-op diet was my husband's birthday and we went to the Melting Pot and had a full meal and dessert. It was a really nice day and after the meal we took a walk at the beach. I was ready for the change and the pre-op diet was one more hoop I had to jump through to have my surgery. I really feel good about having the WLS and I physically feel better than I have in many years. I would totally enjoy the Super Bowl Party! Good Luck! Jen

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

Njjenny- if I had to choose a last supper on this earth - it would be the Melting pot! Good taste! Is that your little one in your profile photo??

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:08 AM

That is my granddaughter, Reagan. She is almost six now, but it is one of my favorite pictures! This summer she will have a sibling, which will be my sixth grandchild. Jen

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:14 AM

How blest are you!!!! We lived in Bergen county for six years loved Northern NJ!

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:25 AM

I went out to lunch at my favorite restaurant with a bunch of friends, and then had chili with tortilla chips for dinner. I was so full, that I was ready to start the liquid diet. I am now on day 6 of the liquid diet, and am glad I had a "last supper". I actually started my liquid diet one day before my final visit with my surgeon, so I was worried that the "last supper" would have shown a huge gain, but I was down 6 pounds and I felt great.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

my "last supper" lasted about 3 weeks  :P  I revisited all the old favorites, we cooked all my favorite ethnic foods and hit a bunch of favorite places - but about 4-5 days before my pre-op liquid diet started, I was pretty much done. I started eating smaller portions, chewing like I was post-op to practice and began experimenting with protein shakes. 

 

So in the end, my tru "last supper" the day before the pre-op diet was grilled chicken and ceasar salad. Funny how things work out.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:14 AM

Yeah I went to places I would miss and stuffed myself, especially mancinos grinders, I went there like 3 times before I started my liquid diet!


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

Super Bowl Food!!! I say enjoy! Go for the ooey gooey cheese dips with french bread, the mini wiener roll ups, the chips and dips... give them all a wonderful farewell. Go with the thought that they are leaving and you will not be losing out on anything. Then, saddle up and enjoy the ride. We are in for an incredible rewarding journey. I am having my surgery the day after you and I am being good with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday. :)

 

Oh, Njjenny... the Melting Pot... I have always wanted to go there and never have! :( Maybe I will be bad on Saturday for lunch and be good for the Super Bowl...



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

live it up while you can, cause eventually that way of eating and being will go away (not that it is a bad thing to go away, but might as well enjoy the stuffing now before a pre-op diet if you can).


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

I'm looking forward to Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, as my last supper. It will never be worth the price after surgery, even though I could get plenty of protein! At the same time I have to do a final weigh-in the day before surgery, so I don't want any binge eating to throw me out of surgery. I don't have to do any long liquid dieting, just have to lose 10 pounds (done) and do clear liquids the day before surgery. Decisions decisions



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

I totally hit up a few of my favorites right before surgery - triple mac and cheese with chicken, pizza, beer, ice cream.  No regrets.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

I actually had to work the night before I started my pre-op diet.  I have some great friends and they bought me some BBQ!  Had BBQ Pork Plate with baked beans and french fries.  It was amazing.  Also had one last Pepsi.  Hadn't had a pop since April of last year, and truly probably could have gone without the Pepsi, but I did savor it lol.  



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

My food funeral was held at Texas Roadhouse with a big, juicy, fatty Prime Rib and some rolls with their cinnamon butter! Nomnomnom. SO glad my husband talked me into going :)