2 weeks to go!!

Hello world!!

Today I start the last phase of the preparation for the bariatric surgery.
For the next 2 weeks I have to go into a liquid diet. I have to drink 3 protein shakes a day with no sugar and no calorie liquids.
Now… you have to understand that as a Brazilian, I grew up drinking coffee. I remember having for breakfast bread with butter, a glass of coffee with milk, and lots of sugar. I’ve never lost my love for it, sometimes I make a fresh pot late at night. I even learned to have it without sugar (ok…now and then I still have a cup with 3 sugars). Now, I’m allowed only a single cup of coffee per day!!! It will be very hard, but I will do it!
I will do whatever it takes for this surgery to work!!

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18 thoughts on “2 weeks to go!!

  1. Hi Raquel,
    greetings from NY to NY!
    i wanted to thank you for the follow! 🙂
    limiting coffee is TOUGH but i applaud you on your commitments! Ever try teachino? its a very good alternative if you crave that roasted coffee flavor, and its actually good for you!
    I wish you success on your wellness journey. ❤

    ~Noelle, GR

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    1. Hi Noelle.
      I have never heard of teachino before, what is it??? I would love to have something that tastes like coffee, and that is good for me..
      I’ll take it!!! 🙂

      Raquel

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      1. http://teeccino.com/product/950/Dandelion-French-Roast-Herbal-Coffee.html

        they offer a variety of flavors and ‘roasts’ in tea bag form or ‘ground’ by the bag. it has a great reviews and i think it has a clean great tasting close to coffee flavor. vanilla nut it heaven, and i really like hazelnut! its a great alternative to use in between coffee indulgences. Im on a candida diet and take homeopathic medications so coffee can interfere with that. thats when i turned to teachino! Hope you give it a try and like it. Great stuff, friends and family are hooked too.

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  2. I admire your attitude to stick with it for your surgery and not let it overwhelm or defeat you. You are doing great and giving up coffee is soooo hard. I was guilty of adding so much creamer to mine that it was one of the hardest things to give up. You can do it!

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    1. I have (had) the same problem, too much creamer and too many “little yellow packages”. So much so that I could hardly taste the coffee itself.
      I know it’s going to be hard, but not impossible. I smoked for 20 years and quit it, and some people say that that is the hardest thing to do.
      Thanks for the words of encouragement, it’s really nice to see that there are people out there going through the same thing!

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      1. I’m counting on it!
        The problem is that you can quit smoking at once, I mean, you don’t need a cigarette to live.
        Unfortunately, I can’t do the same with eating 🙂

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      2. That’s soooo true. I’ve told people that too when comparing it to drug addiction. Like if they sold heroin in the checkout line I think breaking the habit would be much harder than it already is. I wish you luck!

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  3. A liquid diet?? That sounds pretty hard. 😦 And giving up (mostly) coffee is hard as well.. I feel for you. Coffee is on my mind every day. 😥
    But I wish you good luck and take your time healing. You’ll need it. 🙂

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    1. hi Miusho!
      The liquid diet is tough, but the lonely cup of coffee is the hardest part of the deal. As I said on my post I grew up
      on the stuff, but if making my liver smaller is going to make the surgeons job easier, I will do it… no question about it!
      Thanks for the good wishes 🙂

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    1. I know!!! It’s been so hard! But they said I could have one cup a day, so I divide it in two times.
      Half a cup in the morning and half in the afternoon.
      Not exactly cheating, right?

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    1. I know what you mean, but I went into the meeting with my mind open, and with the certainty that I could and would do whatever I
      had to do to make it work. I didn’t think that I would “try” to keep the diet, I KNEW that I would. The same way I did when I quit
      smoking, instead of saying “I’m trying to quit it” I said “I’m not smoking anymore”.
      Just set your mind, easy to say, but not so impossible to do.
      Let me know how things are going, ok?
      Good Luck!

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      1. You’re right, a solid mindset like that HAS to help! I’ll keep updating if you do 🙂 I need to know all the nitty gritty unpretty stuff from someone. Best of luck with your upcoming surgery, you’re in my prayers!

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      2. Thanks, that’s really sweet of you, and you can count on my keeping you updated!!! And I more than appreciate the prayers!!! Yoyu will be in mine as well!

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