Six Month Supervised Diet

My 6 month supervised diet.

Dr. Weight                                             Real Weight

October 2016                                317                                                            312

November 2016                            310                                                            307.5

December 2016                            308                                                            305.5

January 2017                                  307                                                           306

February 2017                               301.6                                                         301.6

March 2017                                    301                                                            301


After reading others experience I took their advice. I wore weights to my 1st thru 3rd weigh-in.  This gives one the cushion in case they gain weight. I had the round tube like weights. I put them in my bra.

Even though my diet ended in March, I did not get all my testing done until April. My paperwork was submitted on April 27th 2017. The original check list I was given ask for PCP notes showing weight the last two years. However the insurance company came back and asked for weight showing from 2013 to present. That was submitted May 3rd 2017, I was approved May 5th 2017.

Progress on Pre-op Diet

May 5th and 6th did not stay on track.

7th and 8th had what is listed below.

9th had a protein bar and then 3 slices of pizza and 8 oz of soda.

(Obviously not on the diet)  Still lost a pound.

10th and 11th stayed on track.

Will post as the last week goes on.


May 8, 2017 is my 4th day on the Pre-op diet.  I have had;

Think Thin Peanut Butter Bar 230 cal. 20g Protein

Premier Protein Vanilla          160   cal.  30g Protein

Carnation No Sugar Added       60 cal.    5g Protein

New Direction Chocolate       200 cal.     27g Protein

Total                    650 cal.      82g Protein

Per the WLS Center we are to have a minimum of 70g of protein a day.

I also drink lots of water too. I don’t eat any other foods. They have listed tea, gator aid, juice and broth. I choose not to eat of these for 2 reasons. One to lose more weight on the pre-op. The truth is I know I will have to eat these after surgery. I figured best way to not get tired of them now was to avoid them.




Weight for Pre-op Diet


Day 1    307lbs      5/5/2017

Day 7                      5/11/2017

Day 13                     5/18/2017  DAY OF SURGERY!!!!!

As you can tell I had gained 6lbs from the end of my supervised diet till my pro-op diet.


Becoming Lina ” Journey Begins”

This is my journey of weight loss.

I am 47 and weigh 307 lbs at only 5 foot 4’. My heaviest weight was 350 lbs, which was on May 31st 2014. That was the day the surgeon cut my GIST Cancer from my stomach. Just having that piece of my stomach removed I was able to get down to 317 lbs.

I was not an overweight child or young teen. When my father committed suicide I was 15 years old. That is when I began to eat. I guess I ate because it was the only thing as a child I could control. In high school I was 140. Compared to the other girls I was “thick”. In my early 20’s I had 2 kids and the weight just kept on coming. By the time I had my 3 kid at 29 I was over 200 lbs. Then over the years it has just a cycle of eating too much. Being too fat to really exercise so I got fatter and fatter.

I don’t blame anyone but myself. I ate, I gained. It was a control thing. I controlled that I made myself unattractive. My way of not getting hurt by a man again, because let’s face it. In my 15 year old mind set, if my dad left me they all will.

Currently on the liquid pre-op diet. I am having my gastric sleeve surgery on May 18th 2017. I was totally not prepared for this part. I had started the 6 month supervised diet in October 2016. Had all my lung and heart test done, got cleared on the psych evaluation. The lady at the weight loss center said it was a 2 week turn around for approval. Well this was not the case. Seriously, within a few days I was approved. On Friday May 5th I got the call, I was approved. I was told to start the liquid high protein diet till the day before surgery.  Since I thought it would be a few weeks at least, I had nothing. When she called it was already noon and I had ate. My thinking then was well hell, just eat and start Saturday.

I had to go to the WLS center to purchase some protein packets. Just 2 boxes total of 14 pouches was about 59.00. They had said to use it for the 2 weeks the product would have been about 250.00. There was no way I was paying that.

Saturday came and I was ready, or so I thought. I headed to the art studio with the pouches and began my day. I have never drank protein shakes or anything like it. I won’t lie I was worried it was going to taste bad. The product is New Direction, I got the chocolate shake box and chocolate pudding. At noon I made myself the chocolate pudding in the shaker cup. It was not as bad what I had expected.

I went home about 3pm decided that I needed to go to the store. Only that never happened. In the end I at tacos and ice cream. Which is totally not what I was to do. After doing research online I decided what to purchase. I went to the store on Sunday; today and got it all.  I have had about 700 calories and 70 grams of protein. I am on track and ready to get this done.