The Oral Surgery Diet Is Working

After two years of following the Girl Scout cookie diet I have realized that no matter how hard I try, that diet just doesn’t work for me.

I recently stumbled upon the Oral Surgery Diet and it’s a charmer.  While individuals differ, for me this diet may work because the surgery is divided into parts that will be accomplished over a couple of months.  Originally, I was told it would be done in one day, in one fell swoop.  Alas, my teeth/mouth are too screwed up for that.  So it’s one visit at a time.  It could be done slightly faster, but I’m going on a cruise and don’t want to be in another country if something goes wrong.

The last day of school a couple of my friends and I went out to lunch.  We are in the same age group (50s-60s) and laughed because our conversation quickly steered to what doctor appointments we have coming up, what meds we’re now on and what our current aches and pains are.

And, of course, our weight.  The Oral Surgery Diet is really working for me.  Loss of appetite and not being able to eat almost anything that isn’t soft food is helping me to shed pounds.  But I stop short of actually recommending it to anyone.

I’m the Bionic Woman, replacing one body part at a time.  And that’s only partially tongue-in-cheek.


About Barb Knowles

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19 Responses to The Oral Surgery Diet Is Working

  1. Sima says:

    Gosh! That’s terrible! Take care!

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  2. I’ve been on that diet. Sadly, it’s hard to maintain. One day you’ll wake and not notice that you’re not in pain and take a big bite of a cookie. Then you think, “What have I just done?!?”

    Hope you heal fast.

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  3. Dina says:

    Oh dear. Speedy recovery, Barb!

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    Oh Barb, you always manage to keep your humor in these difficult situations. Oral surgery is no fun and neither is a liquid/soft diet. Hope your pain isn’t too much and that the rest of the surgeries go well. You’ve definitely earned that cruise!

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  5. Good luck, Barb! You are so good at putting a positive spin on things. 🙂

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      At this point it is just an annoyance. I had 4 hours of ickiness and now have a break while it heals. Part 2 will be more difficult. I have lost 7 pounds which doesn’t even make a dent in what I need, so that’s why a light-hearted look at my lack of appetite. I’ll be babysitting the munchkins tomorrow but look forward to catching up on your blog in the next couple of days.

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  6. Paul says:

    Ah yes, the oral surgery diet! I remember it well. I dropped 5 pounds in the first week I had braces. I was eating soft foods like pudding and grapes (but only if they were cut in half, a whole grapes was too hard). And then when I had my wisdom teeth taken out, I felt stupid, and hungry. But by Day 5, I said screw the stitches still in my mouth, I’m eating a sub.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      DON’T TELL ME THAT! I’m counting on this to help me change my crappy diet habits. The only “junk” food I’m eating now is rice pudding. And I like to think it isn’t that bad. Maybe I should read the label, lol.


  7. Barb, talk about going to extremes to lose weight. I’m gonna book a cruise and call my oral surgeon right away! 😀

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  8. Ann Coleman says:

    Oh, I’m so sorry! I hope it is over soon, and you can enjoy that cruise. (And I love the idea of a Girl Scout cookie diet. Are you SURE it doesn’t work?)

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