At orientation back in November or December, they said “we hope to see you lose 10-15 pounds during the liver shrinking diet.” Im apparently crazy because I’ve had fleeting thoughts of – if I don’t lose that much are they going to think I cheated and cancel/delay my surgery? I know this is crazy. So, I’m going with the story that the hunger of the diet is making me a little crazy.
I have lost about 8 pounds in the eleven days I’ve been on the diet. I have three more days to go (half of one of those days, I’ll be solely on clear liquids). So, I still have time to hit 10 pounds. Moreover, they weighed me on day seven of the diet! So, they can only know that I’ve lost SOME weight on the diet!
I have spent the last two nights waking up mid-night and literally being unable to go back to sleep because I was too hungry! So, I’ve been expecting to see a loss. No such luck. I’ve got to learn to avoid being so enslaved by the scale!