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Congratulations and good luck to everyone, I just got my surgery date this morning for May 8th, can’t wait!!!!


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I'm jumping in here now as I just got my date today! 2 May 2018 is my surgery date, and have started my pre-op phase immediately as they would ideally have liked me on the pre-op diet for 4 weeks with my BMI so close to 50.

Kids will be back at school that week after the 2 week term holiday, and hubby will be taking a week and a half off to manage the kidlets (6 & 9 years) while I'm in hospital and my first few days at home.

Any other Aussies in here? I'm in Adelaide and going with Dr Michael France at Ashford Specialist Centre.

I am so crazy excited, and glad I'm not having to jump through insurance hoops and lengthy delays like so many US sleevers.

I will have to stick with just lean meats and veggies today and tomorrow until my formulite Meal Replacements arrive by post (can't have Optifast as aspartame and other artificial sweeteners trigger nasty Migraines for me), then 2 shakes and one lean meat & veg meal a day until 2 days before surgery, only shakes the last day before surgery.

*does jiggly happy dance*





What do you use for shakes that do not have aspartame? I found one brand that doesn’t have it but it would be nice to have more options. I hate to take that stuff because it causes cancer.


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2 minutes ago, Minerva1113 said:


What do you use for shakes that do not have aspartame? I found one brand that doesn’t have it but it would be nice to have more options. I hate to take that stuff because it causes cancer.

I'll be using formulite Meal Replacement shakes (they'll soon have Soups available too), made here in Australia, however they don't yet ship overseas.
https://formulite.com.au/

Hopefully there are newer sweetener-free options becoming available over there in the US now too?

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I have purchased the protien powder from my weight loss center. Which I wll start tomarrow

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My sleeve is booked for 30th of April, i just want it to hurry up and arrive know:D

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3 minutes ago, Shonty said:

My sleeve is booked for 30th of April, i just want it to hurry up and arrive know:D

Same. Just got my date yesterday and it’s April 30

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2 minutes ago, Jerseygirl4523 said:

Same. Just got my date yesterday and it’s April 30

Great i look forward to following your journey:1310_thumbsup_tone1:

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7 minutes ago, Nannett1966 said:

April 18th

Surgery getting close and I have to admit I’m a bit nervous. I find myself wondering if this is for me, if I should just hit the gym and get really focused on healthier choices.

I think that happens to all of us. I am starting to see before and after pictures of women 4 months out that are my size and it’s asking me realize how quickly the weight will come off. A little nerve racking. So much change so quickly

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April 18th
Surgery getting close and I have to admit I’m a bit nervous. I find myself wondering if this is for me, if I should just hit the gym and get really focused on healthier choices. [emoji848]


I have had the same thoughts since I booked this back in November. But I know that this is what I need to help me in achieving my goals and as said above, the before and after pictures people are showing from just the last couple of months of post op are what make me keep the course and have this done. I want to see change and I need this tool to help me.

There may be days where it’s not pleasant and easy going but you have to remember this is going to help you for life not just short term and in the end I don’t think you or any of us is going to regret it.


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I have had the same thoughts since I booked this back in November. But I know that this is what I need to help me in achieving my goals and as said above, the before and after pictures people are showing from just the last couple of months of post op are what make me keep the course and have this done. I want to see change and I need this tool to help me.

There may be days where it’s not pleasant and easy going but you have to remember this is going to help you for life not just short term and in the end I don’t think you or any of us is going to regret it.



Thank you [emoji1374]


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Hello from the UK everyone. My surgery will be the 24th of April and I start my pre op diet on Saturday. I’m 5’4” currently weighing 227. Hoping to get to 125lbs Is that unrealistic?


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