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Here I go, day 1, 4/29/2020
Goals: 
1. logging my food with my fitness pal. 
2. Tracking my weight loss in inches, lbs, BMI, and Pbf. 
3. Maintain at least 3 long walks (3 miles or more) in the park each week. 

I hope the tracking will help keep me motivated. The logging will help me be aware. The exercise will show faster results. 

Challenges to overcome before surgery... not proud of it but I drink too much so tapering the number of drinks each week will get get me there. Kinda like a countdown approach. Currently 6 drinks a night on average ... hope to be at 6 per week in 6 - 8 weeks. 

Then there’s the smoking... yep 30 years of it... gonna start working on that on June 1st. Don’t want to change too much at once kinda mentality. 

Lastly is this forum where I hope to find positive assurance and support. Creative ideas and thought processes are very welcomed.

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15 hours ago, paulbday said:

I hope to find positive assurance and support. Creative ideas and thought processes are very welcomed.

You have found the right place, Now get healthy and Happy and we all will support or answer questiions! Enjoy the journey

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"drink too much...six drinks a night"...as in, alcohol/liquor?

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Either way it’s wasted calories and can’t do it after surgery. Lots of positivity coming from this life changing journey.

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Hey just FYI, nicotine can cause ulcers (as well as NSAIDs) post-op. That includes the patch and vaping, so you may want to get on quitting before surgery so you can still use the patch/ gum to help you quit. My doctor insists on quitting prior to surgery, I'm surprised yours hasn't been more forthright about it. Best of luck, quitting isn't easy, but so worth it!

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I would not do quit smoking and the first phases of the journey at the same time! I am a smoker and I know how hard it is to quit. Untill you have your food addiction and your mental games over do not take on more then you can handle or you will be a train wreck! You will know when you have the WLS journey under control then the smoking and drinking can be addressed.

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