I have been on OptiFast for 13 days now. I am somewhat disappointed even though just the other day I was happy with it. This is the life of a over weight person. We like Miracles. I have lost 16 pounds so far. This morning the scale said 300 pounds. That’s 2 pounds per days. I should be thrilled but I am not. I want more. I want it faster. I want it to just melt off. It took many years to get where I am and I will have to realize I cannot undo years of hard earned fat to come off in a few days. I was hoping for a 20 pound loss before surgery and I still have 5 days to achieve that. It is very doable.
I did have a weak moment. Two nights ago my sleep was horrible do to my own fault. I am on a prescription antacid just until surgery day because just a month ago I found out I have Celiac disease. Celiac Disease is the intolerance of Gluten in food. I knew I was always very uncomfortable after eating but I assumed everyone intestines felt like that were being twisted after eating. WHO KNEW! I only found out because of my stomach scope. I need to take these pills to make sure my stomach is as healthy as possible for the surergy. Makes perfect sense! But…. they look a lot like my Restless Legs Meds. I mixed them up it was crazy. I was up all night and it is the MOST frustrating thing ever. If you do not have restless legs I am SOOO very happy for you. I would not wish it on anyone. I took three antacids over the night trying to calm my legs so I could sleep by MISTAKE! I was going crazy trying to figure out why my meds were not working, they always work. I finally figure out I was taking the wrong stuff. First time ever I have done this.. so my stomach was very happy but my legs were miserable.
The point of this is.. I was miserable, hangry, exhausted, headache and over all yuckie. At 7am with no sleep I went into the kitchen and started looking in the re-fridge. I knew what I was doing and at that point I did not care. I looked for the lowest fat and sugar free thing I could find. Cottage cheese was the winner. I ate about a cup and a half. That was 3 grams of fat. After I gobbled my cottage cheese and laid back down I finally fell asleep 30 minutes later. I woke up at 11am and I was surprisingly guilt free. There are many other things I could have eaten that would have been worse. If that was the worst thing I do in 3 weeks I am proud of myself.
My daily diet is: Three OptiFast Shakes, dinner of raw veggies with low fat dressing, a Aquafina or Vitamin water a day, a big glass of Crystal Light Lemonade and a Tim Horton’s Green Tea with 3 sweetener. I have never Pee’d so much in my life.
Recap: I cheated and I am ok. I will never mix up meds again. OptiFast is so much easier. I am 16 pounds down and I am trying to be happy with that.