Christmas Time

Before the Beginning

I am about one month away from beginning this new journey.  I am excited, terrified, and sad all at the same time.  Twelve weeks without food.  Twelve weeks without food. Seriously, 12 weeks without food! After my initial consultation in December, I more or less cried for 3 days.  I know it sounds silly, but food has become such an important part of my life.  I have become known as an excellent and creative cook.  I spend so much time planning meals, get togethers, parties etc…there in lies part of the problem.  I don’t have a love – hate relationship with food – I have a love, love, and even more love relationship for everything and anything food related.  So, time to deal with this- time to not focus on food.  Now that I have resolved myself to do this, I am anxious to start.  I wish it started earlier – I want to do it and survive it.

3 thoughts on “Christmas Time

  1. Good luck to you! I did the shakes for 18 weeks and still use them as a snack here and there. If you’re doing Optifast through a bariatric program, I encourage you to take advantage of all of the classes and support that your doctor’s office offers. My doc’s office offered weekly classes on nutrition, exercise, and changing eating behaviors. There was also a monthly support group and written activities to do in an Optifast notebook. My earlier blog posts have lots of information, too. Feel free to contact me for information. 🙂


    1. Thanks! I am doing it with the local hospital. It is a six month program with weekly classes. I am determined to do this. Your blogs are and will be very helpful to me.

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