Sunday, March 14, 2010

No date yet

I was hoping otherwise, but no date yet.

Not all bad news though, I confirmed that the paperwork was sent and is going through the channels. In my dealings with the good people at UPMC, I am confident that they would not have submitted an incomplete packet. So as the phrase goes - any day now.

Regarding the all liquid diet, today day 17. If I had known it was going to be this long, I would have started a few days later. But I suppose it was a gamble anyway.

Funny how our minds can be our strongest ally or worst enemy. For the past 2.5 weeks, I have been a rock of discipline. Didn't feel an ounce of temptation. But for the past two days, on one hand I have been struggling to get all my shakes in - just not hungry at all. On the other hand, head hunger is kicking my ass.

Maybe it's because before my last surgery date, when it was postponed, the surgeon said "At this point, your liver has shrunk and if you ate a low fat diet for a week, we would be okay." Maybe it's because I have read on a few blogs of people that cheated and their surgeon never knew. Maybe it is because I just made a lasagna for my family (I fancy myself a bit of an amateur culinary specialist and lasagna is one of my solids), but foods are speaking out to me. More like blaring at me.

The positive side is that I weighed in a 296.5 this morning. I started this journey at 361. My wife quipped this morning that I could stay on all liquids for a month longer and not need the surgery. Yeah right, c'mon, I'm a Fat Bastard. I'd be 380 two months later.

Have a good week everyone.


  1. I hear you about The Rock Of Temptation vs Losing the plot!! Ack.. I think I have been self-sabotaging myself this week. I am so close to a goal I want and yet.. argh!!

    Fingers crossed you get that date soon!!

  2. I have to're my personal hero for doing the liquid diet as long as you have pretty much voluntarily! I kicked and screamed the entire way! And cooking for my family was the WORST part!

    Here's hoping that you get your very soon! And keep up the good work! You are SUPER FAT BASTARD!!

  3. Hopefully you'll hear something soon.

  4. You are doing so awesome!!! I hope they give you your date soon and it is so amazing that even though you are doing so great on your own, you realize that the band is about more than just taking the weight off.

  5. Great progress so far...The band should ensure that you do not put the weight back on.....

    As a self pay , and out of the regulations of the US,UK or Australia , my Doc wanted a low fat diet for 2 weeks before the surgery only ( no liquid diet needed ) and I struggled and actually put a Kg on during this time...After the Op the Doc thanked me for doing such a great job in shrinking the liver..!!!


  6. You are doing fantastic!! I agree, the Pre-Op diet wasn't hard for me either, but the head hunger (bandster hell) is killing me!!!

    Hope you get the news you want SOON!!

  7. Thanks everybody. The DASH called me Super Fat Bastard. LOL. Able to tackle Chinese food buffets in a single bound.

  8. I am amazed by your super heroe, super powers. Hang in there! I finally got approval and everything just went so quickly, I hope it all falls into place!

  9. I feel your pain, I hope you get that date soon. I was ready to KILL a person on Day 14 of my liquid diet.
    Hang in there!

  10. Wow! You've done so great on the liquid diet~ I'm very impressed!
    I know what you mean though about gaining it all back. That is what would happen once you went off the liquids and back on solids. That is why we are getting banded~to keep it off!
    Great job!

  11. That head hunger gets us every time. Hang in there as the surgery is worth it and you will be successful if you keep the will.

  12. Just read through your blog, really hope that you get a date soon. Your weight loss is fantastic, well done.