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  1. Hi everyone. So glad I found this forum whilst searching for everything and anything about the Gastric Sleeve procedure I am going to have on the 6th February. Looking forward to reading all the advice and tips everyone can give me as I start this journey, my LAST weightloss journey. I have tried just about everything else as I have been dieting since I was 18 years old and now am in my 50's. I am 5ft 8in, and weighed in at 122.8kg when I started the Optifast sachets last Tuesday. I plan to lose around 45 kilos and keep it off !! The 4 x Optifast Sachets and 2 cups of vegetables per day haven't been too difficult (of course there are times I would love a sandwich or two) but I think because it is only for two weeks and it will decrease the amount of fat in my liver prior to the surgery, I am committed to giving it my best. Would love to receive advice and tips from everyone as I go forth, and would also like to invite other people who might be just starting out as well to come on board this thread so we can motivate and help each other. Look forward to sharing my weightloss journey. Cheers...Margy
  2. Margy

    Gastric Sleeve February 2019

    Unfortunately after fasting all day yesterday and being admitted to hospital for the operation, my surgeon was held up with a difficult operation so mine was cancelled at 10.30 pm and I was sent home. I have to go to a different hospital for the operation today and had to start the fasting again this morning, obviously, and it will be done later this evening, so another long day ahead of me. Hopefully no set backs today, fingers crossed,.
  3. Margy

    Gastric Sleeve February 2019

    Wow Froody, your post op photo looks great. I think I will be left with a sagging stomach also. Could I ask in what region price wise it was for you to have this operation. I do have top Hospital cover but there would be out of pocket expenses I expect.
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  5. Margy

    Gastric Sleeve February 2019

    Jachut - thanks for the tips. Yes I have watched the procedure on you tube and it is a big surgery. I have been thinking of nothing else since my first visit with the surgeon 4 months ago and although it is daunting I am trying to focus on the positives sure to come. I have read many people's experiences and feel I am ready to face the pain and nausea but I suppose until I actually go through I won't fully understand. If you don't mind me asking - how much weight have you lost so far? Boganlicious - thanks for your advice. I really need to change my relationship with food this time so I know what you are referring to. I have lost weight before but never got even close to my goal weight before falling into the old traps. I'm really hoping that I embark on this journey with a different mindset. Can I ask what is SIPS. I've seen it mentioned elsewhere but not sure what it is. Congratulations on your amazing weightloss in such a short time! You must be so happy with the results. Well Done. I have not told " all" my family yet as I am a bit ashamed of myself to have let it get this far. But those I'm closest to have been very supportive. It's definitely not "the easy way out" though. A life long change. I will keep you posted.