When I was in CA the weekend before last with my Girls (my family… Niece’s & Cousin’s) I got to talking to one of my Nieces about her weight-loss surgery. She went on to tell me that she was only 165 pounds when she got her surgery. I thought about it later and how could that be that she only lost like 40 pounds? That doesn’t seem right. Irregardless, she sent me an e-mail the day after I got nome about this new procedure that is not invasive called StomaPhyx. I have 50 pounds to lose. I know that it is hard to do, but does it really call for a procedure being done in order for me to get this damn weight off? I know my hormones suck. I know that I have to struggle with myself to exercise more than I am used too. I know that I love alcohol. I know that I need to actually eat more than I do, or more often I guess I should say. There are a lot of factors, but Weight-loss Surgery?
I checked out the link she sent me. Did some research… price, recovery time, how the procedure is done, etc., etc. This is the conclusion I came too. If I treated my body like I just had this procedure and focused on what the post-op eating habits are I wonder what would happen? For the first 2 weeks it is just liquids… high protein. After 2 – 3 weeks it is soft foods… jello, pudding, etc. It says that for the first year the person is consuming 400-500 calories! After the first year they progress up to 1,000 calories, or a bit more.
This is my take… If I do a 2 week liquid diet, wouldn’t I lose weight as well? I would think so! I just don’t see why someone would need surgery in order to follow this. Wait! Stop! Okay, I have to back-up. Yes, I do see why. There are people who are compulsive eaters, over eaters, yadda-yadda… more power to them to do what works for them. As for me, I think that I need to just do the “post-op” drill for a couple of weeks and see where it takes me. To be quite honest, I am terrified of getting some kind of surgery done and so is my bank account. $8,000 to lose 50 pounds. What the hell!!! So, last night I ate the last handful of Whoppers and today I started my First Day of My Liquid Diet. 2 Weeks. I think that I can do it. So far so good today. Let’s see how I do when I make my family dinner tonight. I should be okay though. I just keep thinking about what else I could do with that 8 grand and take another sip off of my protein shake. Mind you I am not stopping drinking tea, milk, fruit shakes, or alcohol. All liquids right? I have to draw the line somewhere. I will write about my 2 weeks off and on… wish me luck!! 🙂