Welcome to Fitday. I wish you every success with the surgery and your new lifestyle. It seems like you've got a great plan! Fitday helps many of us to stay on track and I think it'll help you, too. It's really helped me to make gradual lifestyle changes that are effective & that I can maintain. I've been 100 pounds over weight for a decade and overweight for 3 decades...losing & gaining, losing & gaining
throughout. Now I'm taking control by learning what works long term as a lifestyle that can be maintained from now on. The weight is slowly coming off & I'm gradually feeling stronger & more fit. I have about 70 more pounds to go now. I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful results! We have a thread for those of us with 100 pounds or more to loose where you'll find understanding & support, too.