Need to lose for op 8th Oct

CurtisGetsHealthy

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S: 25st12.6lb C: 25st12.6lb G: 22st7lb BMI: 52 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi all,
I've been gone from this site for a long time but I remember loving reading this when I last properly did a VLCD all the way back in January 2012 (wow how time flies! Cannot believe that is 10+ yeard ago).

Anyway since then I've continued to be a yo-yo dieter with lot's of plans followed and a small amount of weight lost before the inevitable gain. Some of the more memorable attempts include
-Jan 2012 = 2 stone on Cambridge Diet
-Winter 2012 = 5% body weight on WW
-Summer 2015 = 1.5 stone+ WW
-Start of 2018 = 1.5 stone+ SW
-Sept 19 - Feb 20 = 3.5 stone on a low carb diet
Then COVID hit and it's been gains since then! Anyway you get the picture!!
I finally decided I have enough and I need more help last month when I considered a gastric ballon. In reaching out for quotes I came round to the idea that actually maybe I need a more permanent and longer term tool to help me to follow a low carb plan (which is the best I've felt on a diet). I'm now booked in for a gastric bypass Sat 8th Oct. Ahead of that I need to try and lose ~45 lbs to get to a BMI 45. Apparently men's fat is distributed differently so I need to get to this BMI to make the operation feasible. Following Exante (VLCD) and/or low carb over the next 3 months to get me ready!

Using this thread to hold myself accountable - going to weigh in on Mondays and also post along the journey to the op. I do hope I can join any others following VLCD/low carb and look forward to watching your journeys too!
 
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Katherine12

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S: 17st6lb C: 16st9lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st11lb(4.51%)
Hi just wanted to say your story kind of resonated with me in a way. I guess most of us are old hands at dieting/gaining. I am going to be watching your thread with interest and cheering you on!

I'm currently doing a combination of Exante/Optifast (4 products/day) and since 1st July I have lost 11lbs. Obviously most of that is water weight, but already I feel less bloated and healthier. The first days were a bit tough but I literally took it hour by hour.

I haven't updated my diary yet since I fell off the wagon last year. I probably should at some point!
 

CurtisGetsHealthy

Full Member
S: 25st12.6lb C: 25st12.6lb G: 22st7lb BMI: 52 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hey Katherine, Congrats on the 11lbs - it can't all be water weight so you should celebrate the success! Yes the first 3 days of VLCD from memory are the hardest (and I think I'm one of the luckier ones - I don't get headaches, just have to fight the 'start tomorrow/Monday' demons!!). Let me know if you're start up you're diary again and I'll follow along (when I figure out how to work this site again haha)
 

Puppy Fat

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Best of luck - I have just started (11/07/22) on SNS and have a similar target/ timeline to yours - 3 stone in 3 months is my target.
 

Katherine12

Full Member
S: 17st6lb C: 16st9lb G: 10st13lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st11lb(4.51%)
Hi Curtis, how are you getting on? Did you manage to start. As you know it gets much easier.

I still haven't started my diary on here again yet but apart from Tuesday (it was my birthday) I have been sticking with the VLCD. But I am a bit worried because I go away on Tuesday for 16 days holiday.

Looking forward to hearing how you are doing.
 

Jo1989

Gold Member
S: 16st10.8lb C: 14st2lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 28 Loss: 2st8.8lb(15.67%)
Hi Curtis. Just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing. I’ll be watching eagerly for your results.
 




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