Part of the furniture
Number of posts : 613
Age : 51
Location : Geelong
Registration date : 2014-12-29
|Subject: Re: Thanks from a newbie! Sat 13 Feb 2016, 9:36 pm|| |
Welcome Jazz, and congratulations on making the decision to seek help to improve your health.
I'm so impressed with your diet and fitness changes. I wish I was starting from the same point as you! If you do decide to take the surgical option I think you find you'll be starting from a really good place. All that pre-sleeve work you've been doing will have set you up for success.
Don't be shy! Jump in on any thread and have your say!
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Number of posts : 432
Location : NSW
Registration date : 2014-01-29
|Subject: Re: Thanks from a newbie! Sat 13 Feb 2016, 1:49 pm|| |
What a great introduction!
I too spent a long time thinking and not thinking about surgery. I looked into a band maybe 7 years ago..... But didn't like the idea.
I've spent two years looking into a sleeve and finally did it in January.
I learnt so much on this forum, that I asked my dr questions...... But knew a lot already from here.
Good luck with your research and dr appointment.
Number of posts : 24
Location : Qld, Australia
Registration date : 2016-02-12
|Subject: Thanks from a newbie! Sat 13 Feb 2016, 12:42 pm|| |
So here I am, in cyberspace quietly reading and viewing all the wonderful shares here. It has been a couple of weeks of lurking in the background and now I have decided it is time to own my journey.... My reasons for seeking out information about sleeving are to improve health;
Yep, a few things to tackle, but I have been trying for so long like all of you...... Being who I am, I have tried to avoid the 'surgical' option for so long, being stupidly stubborn about it really. Being uninformed I thought it was an easy fix for lazy people - how wrong I am! So given that my latest attempt to get myself slim and healthy has been ongoing for 2 years now with no a whole lot to show for it I started to become 'informed' about surgery. It is now obvious to me that surgery is the missing piece of the puzzle as I have totally changed my diet (excluding sugar and most gluten), eating whole foods that are nutritionally rich and been attending the gym 2 -4 times a week (including 2 sessions per week with a personal trainer). While my fitness and strength is a whole lot better I am only 2 sizes smaller, and 2 kilos lighter? There is no doubt in my mind that I am prone to binge eating, stress eating and struggle immensely to control cravings..... My first appointment with a surgeon is April 7 and I have no idea what will happen after that or how long it will take but I am committed to this! So anyway, thanks to all of you who bare all to help others navigate their way through the journey and I look forward to hanging around here, being inspired, supporting and growing in my own confidence.
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