As of yesterday, I am only getting lunches from Diet Gourmet. My plan now (and I'll ask the nutrionist about this on Thursday), is to transition to a full liquid diet in April.
One of the reasons I am doing this, is that I'm not losing weight with what I am doing and I have reached a really bad point where EVERYTHING hurts.
The other reason is that I can be ready surgery as soon as it happens. One thing I've learned about the lap band is that you need to get used to being on a liquid diet. My medical team wants you on a liquid diet for two weeks before the surgery and while you are healing. They also want you on one before and after a fill.
So yesterday, I did SlimFast in the morning -- and I have been doing that for the past few weeks -- except for while I was in New Orleans.
I did Diet Gourmet lunch for lunch.
Then alternated between SlimFast drinks and bars in the afternoon and evening.
Until I couldn't take it any more around 8:00 pm and got some fast food chicken.
Still that means I've cut down from three meals a day to two.
We won't talk about what happened on Thursday when I did agility on a different night. That and running into a bunch of my old dog friends wasn't good for food. Something I am working on.
I was hoping I would get insurance approval after the psych evaluation. I had put two and two together and didn't get the four I was hoping for. My case manager was really pushing for me to get my paper work into he and I was hoping it meant that she could put my paperwork in early and get it approved and that obviously hasn't happened.
I have a slight hope for that to happen after the next nutrionist appointment too, but I'm not holding my breath.
I think I am losing weight but I won't know for sure until Thursday.