Thank you folks for the support, encouragement, and kind words. At about one month now, 2 weeks pre operation diet, 2 weeks post operation diet, I am already down close to 35 lbs.
One great factor about this diet is if my body can tolerate it, I can still eat everything, just not nearly as much. Looking forward to ordering a kids cheese burger meal and telling the server to have the kitchen add bacon & jalapenos then cut it in half as I will only be able to finish about half of it.
(still) Big Ron