Time for the clear liquids only

Doctor with Scalpel

This morning at 10 am Pacific time marked 48 hours till I go under the knife.  That means it is officially time to switch to clear liquids only.  On the bright side, no more protein shakes until a few days after surgery.  On the not-so-bright side, I’m now severely limiting my caloric intake even more.

I had my monthly normal weigh-in this afternoon and was down only slightly from my pre-op appointment with my surgeon from a couple of weeks ago.  I’m now down to 404.0 lbs which brings my total weight loss down to 86.2 pounds.

For those of my friends and family who believe in the power of prayer, please pray for me as I go through this final diet step before surgery, and on Thursday at 10 am Pacific time, when the operation will begin.

Note for those confused about why losing 2.7 more pounds only brings me to 86.2 pounds when I had previously stated I had lost 86.1 pounds. I apparently was mistaken when I wrote that my initial weigh-in number was 492.8 pounds back in January 2011.  My initial weigh-in was actually 490.2 pounds.  I have adjusted the numbers from my previous 2 posts accordingly to indicate that in my previous post, the number should have been 83.5 pounds.