After returning from our trip I began the liquid pre-op diet the very next morning, on my way to my pre-op appointment. I drank half a shake and by the time I got to the office I was so sick to my stomach. After spending a good deal of time in the bathroom the pre-op nurse told me to jettison the shakes and to jsut count calories - no more than 870 each day.
After finishing 3 days of 800-87 calories a day I am feeling triumphant. It was tough - saynig good-bye to the Diet Coke and all sweets etc. I am trying to work on identifying the emotions behind the hunger I am feeling. When you are eating so little, it is actually easier to identify the emotions because they are not just numbed by food.
The weight seems to be moving in the right direction which is a relief. I am having some cold feet for sure, not sure what to expect and worried about the initial recovery.