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    Dr. Chand
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  1. OK I have finally started the process, gone to the doctor, saw the gastric doctor, surgeon and nutritionist. I start my 6 month diet monitoring where they wait me to lose 10% and I am already have a difficult time not because I am not motivated to stick to the plan I just have no idea what to make for dinner to make it healthy does anyone have suggestions for cook books that will do double duty for maintenance after surgery? For example I like Tilapia but I have no idea how to cook it healthy,
  2. just looking for a buddy in the process. I'm from the south suburbs of Chicago going through this journey.
  3. i am just starting this process and I was already thinking. I am never going to have ice cream again. How sad it that, I still have months and months to go. I will have ice cream again just not three or four scoops. i am so very thanking to know I am not alone in how I am feeling.
  4. Well I had my first visit on Friday with my NUT. I immediately started to cry. I am so embarassed, humiliated at myself about my weight. They were so nice understanding, asked tons of questions. All the want me to do for now is eat yogurt for breakfast and track what I eat on myfitnesspal. I feel like i should be doing something drastic. I am a impatient person which is one reason I have such I hard time losing weight. .This is going to be a long 6 months.
  5. it took me a while too! NUT it took me forever to figure that out.
  6. Hello everyone, well I am starting my journey to losing weight, get healthy, feel better about myself. I figured if I wrote down my feelings I might be able to work thru any issues better, it makes me accountable because it is here in black and white. So here is a little about myself. I am a 51 year old female divorced with three grown daughters and two grandsons. Unfortunately I am also about 270lbs 5'4". About three months ago my primary care physician said he that I might be a candidate for WLS. So I did some research talked to a few people and here I am. Tomorrow I attend my first appointment with the WLS team and I am very excited. I don't know where this will take me but I hope to a thinner body. Talk to you tomorrow
  7. Good to know, I am just beginning this process will be meeting with the doctors and nutrionist is a couple weeks and I scared to death tht I will go thru all of this and then gain the weight back.
  8. I am trying to wrap my head around this entire process. What is the average time off from work people take. I have a low physical job and hope not to take too much time off. Any thoughts?
  9. I am at the infant stages of this process. I joined this forum to be as informed as possible. My question to all of you is your about your ability to lose wight before the surgery. I am afraid I am not going to be able to stick to the diet. Afterall that is one reason I got to be this size.
  10. Hi All-- I am just beginning this process. I have just made my first appointment and I am excited to start this journey, really I am excited to end the downward spiral I was on. I am only 5'4 and weigh 270 so I have a long way to go. I finally felt like I connected to people when I began reading this site. Especailly when relating to telling people. I have three adult daughters and really don't want to tell them. I feel ashamed at my weight and the fact that I have not been able to lose the weight on my own. I am glad I have this community to tell me hopes and fears to as well as encourage everyone on their journey!