Re: Weight loss
I posted a few ideas in another post about low fat diet tips. There may be a few ideas in there. I am in a similar situation with you. I have gone from 120 pounds in October to 101 pounds today. The first month I lost the majority of my weight, about 15 pounds. Since the beginning of December I have hovered around 104, and then slowly went from 104 to 101. I suspect that at some point in the future you'd reach your plateau where you slow down on the weight loss. I did, and many others have, so hopefully you will too. There comes a certain point where your body says enough is enough and it starts to prevent you from losing weight as best it can. I think that's where I'm at now.
Anyhow, try eating things with calories in them. As a snack, try a protein shake. Eat lots of boneless, skinless chicken breast because it's low in fat (and has tons of protein for you). Some dairy may be okay, I am fine with cottage cheese and milk so long as they're low fat. Same with yogurt. Try eating a few nuts. Just introduce them slowly into your diet. Try snacking on things with higher calories. Pretzels are fat free or low fat but heavier on the calories than you'd expect. Eat all the time. You just need to keep putting that food in your mouth when you're not hungry. Instead of 2 or 3 meals a day, eat 5 small ones. Snack all the time. I cannot believe how much I eat. It's low fat so I get hungry much sooner than I used to. In the beginning I had to force myself to eat snacks. Now I can't stop, and thankfully, too! If I wasn't snacking my weight would drop even more.
Good luck. Why the waiting list for surgery? Socialized medicine? I suppose it's not relavent but I'm curious. We here in the US don't have to wait like that typically. However, we also pay a ton if we get sick, so I suppose with everything there's a big trade-off.