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I assume most of us had to attend nutrition and pre-surgery classes as part of this process. In our class, I think I could pick out a couple of people who are not going to be very successful. After being told that we could have neither alcohol nor carbonated drinks, one woman declared that she will NOT give up champagne. Another one said that her hectic schedule meant she had to eat fast food, and that would not change after surgery (which reminded me of "My 600-Pound Life).

I'm not saying that I'm going to be a saint and never cheat, but I can't understand why you would be doing this if you were going in with the intention of cheating. Am I being too judgy?

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I don't think you are judging. You are probably shock to hear that there are some people who will go through the long hard process of WLS but aren't willing to make lifestyle changes in order to reap the maximum benefits. Hopefully the more they attend the preop classes the more educated they will become in understanding the importance of giving up certain food. Like everything else some will be successful while others may not be.

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In my final class just before surgery a man said he could control his eating. Had no issues but had a case of gout and that’s why he was getting the sleeve. Another women said she couldn’t give up gum or Diet Coke. After the meeting she stands and can barely walk. Yes. I was judgy with them both.

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3 hours ago, Chris56 said:

In my final class just before surgery a man said he could control his eating. Had no issues but had a case of gout and that’s why he was getting the sleeve. Another women said she couldn’t give up gum or Diet Coke. After the meeting she stands and can barely walk. Yes. I was judgy with them both.

It does seem like a waste of time and money getting surgery if they're not prepared to change... Just like my 600 lb life.. it makes me furious!! On a couple episodes they completely disregard what Dr now says. Thinks they know better.

Onelady keep making excuses only lost 50lbs in 6 months when he said most people her size lose 50lb a month... Very infuriating

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Everyone has to start somewhere. Maybe in 6 months or a year those folks will see successful weight loss as more important to their health than Diet Coke or champagne! But maybe they are OK with where they are. "Fat and happy" is how I hear some diabetics describe their lifestyle when they don't want to control their disease. The immediate gratification is more important than the long term benefits for a lot of people. But for those of us who value our health more than any pet food addiction, we will find a way to beat it. IT IS JUST NOT WORTH IT! There is no pet food that is worth dying for!

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I wish I had classes! I’m not aware of anyone who runs classes near where I am. It seems to be just a few one on one meetings with the surgeon and dietician (and psychologist if you choose).

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I'm glad I actually don't have to pay for all that added stuff here in Australia... Emailed doctor and sounds like a couple of consultations and a dietitian appointment or 2 and that's all we need, plenty of material to read and internet to find recipes and stuff.

No hoops to jump through with life coaches and psychologists trying to control our decision.

My BMI is all I need to be approved :)

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I haven’t got my date but have had all bloods and heart tests done and the anaesthetic team are happy to go ahead. 140kg and sleep apnea. Need to be able to walk. Too heavy. I’m turning 68 this year. From Australia

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