Andrew1974

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About Andrew1974

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  • Birthday 03/26/1974

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Blue Mountains
  • Interests Women, Music, Motorsport, Cars, Friends and Family and enjoying life
  • Band/Sleeve Status Pre-Op/Optifast
  • Weight Loss Status Just Starting

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  1. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Hello all,
    Hope this finds you all in good health. I haven't been on here for a while, not from lack of interest on the contrary. I had my gastric sleeving surgery in March then a month latter I was offered a new job and have since changed jobs to something I like very much.
    So no beating around the bush here. When I started this journey very late last year I weighed 180kg. By the time I got the operation on the 1st of March 2017 I was at exactly 160kg. This morning I reached another milestone. I weigh as of today 119.1kg. I have not been this weight in over twenty years!!
    I wouldn't say the journey has been a walk in the park, it is a totally new way of living. But it has been a damn sight easier than I ever expected and the absolute, 100% best thing I have ever done for myself. My only grumble is having to buy new cloths and that's only cause I am a tight arse. I have so much more energy and love getting out exercising and walking around. I even have got back on Mountain Bike for the first time in twenty years (although I forgot how hard bike seats are on the old fundamental orifice).
    So if your thinking about it and can't make up your mind then all I can do is say for me it was the best decision ever. I would never kid you that it's easy cause it isn't but if you go in with the right frame of mind you have a damn god chance of success.
    Anyway all eligible single women please form an orderly queue to the right..........
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  2. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Well it is now two months exactly since the operation. I have now lost 35kg all up of which Twenty has been since the operation. I have been really happy with the progress hoping that it continues. I haven't found the new eating to be a problem or really feel like I am missing anything. Exercising ever day is not a chore anymore it is something that I look forward too! So all in all it has been a positive journey so far here's hoping that it continues
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  3. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Well the operation is now done and dusted, had it last Wednesday and was let home Friday. Haven't been feeling too bad although am a bit ummmm backed up.
    My only issue with the whole thing was lack of explanation of the whole hospital process and letting me know what was happening while I was there. I am probably just being very picky
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  4. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Tomorrow is the big day the nervous have hit. Just got try and relax I suppose.
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  5. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Yeah the optifast hasn't been the chore I thought it would. I am now 5 days from surgery and have droped 10kg since I went on opti fast 11 days ago/
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  6. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Well I am no officially on the Optifast journey. Had my hospital appointment last Friday so It is all go for the 1st of March 2017
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  7. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Did my usual monday weigh in the scales are the same. Must say I was dissapointed but maybe I am expecting too much before the surgery 
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  8. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Well the countdown is on one month to go
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  9. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Thanks David I do appreciate that mate
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  10. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Got the pre admission forms and have been filling them out this afternoon.
    I just am hoping like I hell I remain strong willed enough to make sure this works
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  11. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: Love my sleeve   

    You should be really proud of how far you have come
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  12. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    I gave up soft drinks in October 2016, Now I dont touch fizzy drink. Never smoked so that isnt a problem. And cutting down on portion sizes, that is a work in progress. Thats a good idea about preparing for the post op faze with meals I really hadn't thought of that yet. I do think as the time gets closer the nerves will get worse but that is only normal I think, 
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  13. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Things are getting real folks. I have my pre admission thing on the 10th of Feb then only a couple of weeks till the operation.
     
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  14. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    Thank you your are right, well now it is less than two months to go.
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  15. Andrew1974 added a post in a topic: After false starts here I go   

    This waiting bit to get the surgery done is painful. Don't get me wrong I am not a sadist wanting to go into hospital but I am ready to move on with life and this is a piece in that puzzle. I have lost a few kg's in the last couple of months but was hoping for more. Patience is not one of my strong suits.
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