I have decided that if I am going to have surgery within the next 6 months then I need to lose as much as I can in preparation. I am going to try SS'ing or shakes with a low carb meal in the evening, as long as I stick to something it'll be good. I need to make sure I am alright for surgery and that my fatty liver has shrunk, If I can make it through day 1 I will be pleased. On a scale of 1-10 my confidence for succeeding is about 2 which isn't as bad as I thought lol. I will drink at least 2L a day, no milk in my tea or coffee. My health is suffering now because there's protein leaking into my kidneys due to high salt intake from the Chinese meals I'm eating. So it's type 2 diabetes, high BP, asthma, depression and a possible kidney transplant if I do not lose weight.