hi Elizabeth - looks like you're off to a great start. and while you're wise to try to get as much weight off as possible before surgery [ALWAYS a good idea to make any surgery as safe as possible], the main reason for the supervised diet is to see if you can actually follow instructions and if you're motivated enough to stick to something over the long haul.
i see you're looking to lose a total of about 200 pounds - you can do it! are your parents thinking about surgery, too?
what scares you about the surgery? it's a big step - big decision. how did you decide this was the right thing for you? and what kind of surgery are you having?
no matter what, making a decision is always a good feeling. hang out - talk with us - you're doing great.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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