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So... what to write here.... Well, been a large guy all of my life. I am blessed to be pretty extroverted, and can laugh at myself. After becoming a Dad and realizing how my weight was impacting enjoying life with them, I tried different diets and what not. Was really excited to join one of these weight loss places in town that advertises great results only to see how cost prohibitive it was and felt more like a scam. Decided to pursue bariatric surgery. Given little to no other health issues (HBP only) my surgeon and I decided on the Sleeve. In the middle of the pre-op diet (so much fun). Surgery is set for the end of September.

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Just keep focus and remember that the surgery is a tool. No different than a shovel or a hammer. You have to do all the other stuff like drinking a ton of Water, walking every single day, getting the Protein you need and taking Vitamins. On top of that, and maybe even more important is the mental part of it. If you are one who craves and dreams about food all the time it is going to be a rough slog. You have to figure out how to beat the mental part of it if that is something that is an issue. I never had that, I just see the weight coming off and it motivates me to do more. Don't be afraid to reach out for mental help through a counselor or similar if you need it.

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Good luck to you, I hope you have an easy recovery & successful surgery. This message board is filled with informative & supportive posters that can help you through this process.

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Best of luck to you. I'm an extrovert, too, and let me tell you, even with the small weight loss I have between the pre-op and this week, I am already a bundle of energy... I'm gonna be annoying when I get down to fighting weight!

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Good luck on this amazing journey! Your kids will one day appreciate that you make the choice to save your own life! It’s all worth it!

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