Hi Eclectic, you sound a lot like me when I first took that big step of signing up for PHI.
I was over 170kgs too, had tried every fad and program out there, pounded away at the gym till I lost more joint mobility than weight and got to the point I could only order my clothes online. I too didnt know when to stop eating, and it wasnt just junk food, any food, salad, veggies, just huge servings and I never ever got full.
Let me tell you, this sleeve will NOT let you overeat lol Ive gone from eating a whole large pizza and half a garlic bread to about half a slice, and I dont have the desire to even order it anymore.
I thought I would be living a miserable life, existing on rations and baby food jars of food, but its just not like that at all. I can still eat anything I want, just a lot lot less of it. We still go out to eat, we still have friends over and entertain , but now Im more interested in the quality of the food than eyeballing the bowls to see which one might contain more food.
And in just over 4 months, Ive lost 38kgs, I can buy clothes and bras from department stores again, I fit back in the booths at restaurants, I have space between me and the steering wheel and while I still have a ways to go I have so much more energy. Not to mention the extra $$ in my pocket (well not really, now instead of a sneaky maccas run when Im alone its a sneaky run to the clothes store lol).
The choice is yours of course and you need to be at peace with the decision you made, for me, there was no other option, and once I got over the surgery I couldnt be happier - I hope you find your happiness too :)