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  1. 66 likes
    Best decision I've made in my life. I'm down 75 kg (165 lb) in around 11 months and working for the last 17 kg to reach my goal weight. A small advice to all weight stuck sleevers, GYM GYM GYM ! SW: 176.6 kg (389 lbs) CW: 102 kg (224 lbs) GW: 85 kg (187 lbs)
  2. 59 likes
    So...4 months out and (almost) 4 stones down...the before and after photos are at 3 stone off, I look SO different again, just need to take a pic. I have lost 12 inches off my waist and 14 off my 'mum tum' (its flabby flap has gone from 3 inches of sag to under 1/2) I am lighter than my other half...therefore no longer the heaviest in the house *high 5* I have lost the combined weight of my 4 year old, the cat and 2 of our hens I buy a UK size 16 off the peg (previously a 22) I have just applied for and got a job which I wouldn't have dreamed of even applying for 5 months ago...start tomorrow eek! My 4 teens are super proud of my new look and (though they aren't consciously doing it) are actively spending more time with me around their friends...and my 4 year old is thrilled with my new energy levels. I'm away to take climbing instruction and have joined 2 groups to learn that and ukulele...and am involved with sorting a 20yr reunion for my high school (a stark contrast from my previous very anti-social self) I have legs...really nice ones...I have always totally viewed them as my worst asset and had no idea that these shapely beings existed beneath my previous tree trunks. My boobs are no longer my best asset...this really worried me pre-op as I was massively defined by them...you know what??? I don't care (and neither does he)! I can go buy vintage clothes...and they fit...and they look amazing (hand knitted 70s dress from a charity shop is my absolute favourite buy) The skin looseness is nothing like I thought it would be Learning that food is fuel and not enjoyable is hard and the mental process behind it isn't a nice one...but the feeling of accomplishment helps more than I could have ever believed! I love yoga! This is the best investment I have ever made in myself...I am just so, so happy! yes...there are negatives, but they are far outweighed by all the zillions of good stuff :D
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    When it comes to faces, it does seem like a lot of us go through phases where we look a little sunken and sickly, but it does seem to even out eventually. Age seems to have a lot to do with it. For younger people, the skin and plumpness seem to bounce back eventually in maintenance. For older people, they can end up with some sagging skin in their neck and jowls. But I will say the same thing about this as I do to the people who fear hair loss and loose skin... no one ever died from it. People die every single day from obesity-related illnesses!
  4. 40 likes
    140LBS+ gone! Thank you Lord! [emoji1374][emoji173] Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  5. 37 likes
    It's getting really slow and I have a bunch of silly self critical complaints but BEST DECISION EVER!!!! (now to fix these boobs)
  6. 37 likes
    I cant even describe the feeling! Starting weight January 2016: 261lbs SW- March 2016: 239lbs CW/GW-February 2017: 136lbs Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using the BariatricPal App
  7. 33 likes
    NEVER EVER EVER go to the Grocery store when you are 3 days in to your pre-op liquid diet. My preparation left a lot to be desired. I decided that starting my Liquid phase 4 days early was a Great idea lol. They almost had to mop up the drool on aisle 9. I wasn't even obsessing over any of the wrong foods but those Rotisserie Chickens were calling my name laying there looking all Sexy. I am Thankful to say that I survived and left the Store felling like Conan The Barbarian all Rough, Tough and Victorious.
  8. 28 likes
    I am a little less than three months out and am down 40 lbs from my highest weight!! Only 100 to go! Left pic is at highest weight, right is last weekend. HW 285.8 SW 272.8 CW 246.4 GW 140 Sleeved 11/23
  9. 27 likes
    My weight loss journey started in 2010 when I weighed 386 pounds. I became stagnant and didn't lose any weight for several years after I lost the initial 100 pounds. I got the sleeve in June of 2016 and it saved my life. Learning how to eat again has been fiffucult. Learning how to eat around my food addiction has been especially difficult. But im happier than I've ever been and I'm going to run a 5k next month!
  10. 27 likes
    Just keep pushing! There will be days where you will think this was not worth it. Look through your old pics and remember how you felt at the time. I know during this time of my life, I was at my biggest, very depressed, and completely heartbroken. This surgery has been a great tool the kick started all the changes in my life. I will forever stay humble. Weeks out: 24 SW: 371 CW: 240 WL: 131lbs
  11. 26 likes
    I am feeling incredible! I cant believe how amazing this journey has been, best decision I have ever made! I am down 138 pounds today, I can not wait to see what the next 4 months has in store for me. [emoji4][emoji4][emoji4] how is everyone else doing on their journey? Show pictures, I like to see everyone's progress. Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  12. 24 likes
    My starting weight was 294. I am now 116. I NEVER thought I would be a 39 year old mom that can wear a size 0. I didn't seek that out as a goal, it just happened. My doctor gave me the goal of 135-145. I hit the top end of the goal in 9 months. It took about 3 months to lose the other 10 pounds. I started training for my first half marathon in July of last year and got down to 121 then. Even though I stayed the same weight, during that time I went from a size 6 to a size 2. I lost more weight after stopping birth control. With all that said....how you look after is based on so many different factors. I lost 178 pounds, but have minimal excess skin. I know others that have lost 80 pounds and have LOTS of excess skin. I give credit to my workout regime in part. You cannot just do cardio, you must do weight training. The hair loss. I experienced that starting the 3rd month through about the 9th month. It was minimal though. I have PCOS and experienced much worse before the surgery. I have been committed to getting my protein and taking my vitamins. I agree with the others. Looking a certain way is still healthier than being obese or morbidly obese in my case.
  13. 23 likes
    I'm officially post-op! I'm writing this at the end of my first day in hospital. It's been a day full of frustrating gas pain, moderate nausea, and some incision pain, but meds help with that. (I opt out of nausea meds because it only lasts five minutes at a time.) That being said, I have not experienced the so-called "Sleever's Regret" — not once! In fact, I'm actually planning my vsg anniversary trip to Disneyland in 2018! I hope I can pass gas tomorrow because it hurts something AWFUL! Other than that, I'm still very happy with my decision and look forward to all the new adventures. Thanks for reading! [emoji173]️ Follow me @vsg_dan on Instagram if you want!
  14. 23 likes
    I'm only 5'4" so 108 is my cutoff for underweight. At 116 I am above that and all muscle!!!
  15. 23 likes
    You don't have to be rude I wasn't rude Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. 22 likes
    Every time I see pics like this I'm in awe. 6 years ago myrtle beach and last week myrtle beach trip
  17. 22 likes
    Hello everyone! Sorry for the undies but wanted to drop a progress pic to Celebrate my 6 month surgiversary! (the plan was to wear the same clothes but the bra is too big to stay on anymore... I'm not complaining haha) 5'11" HW: 300.0 (3/29/16) SW: 278.4 (8/1/16) CW: 204.5 (2/1/17) GW: 170 Down 95.5 total, 73.9 since surgery I was hoping I'd hit 100lbs lost/onederland by 6 months but I've been in what hopefully is just a stall for the past 3 weeks... the holidays were a struggle and I think that belatedly set me back a bit but I'm back on track so should see it moving again soon As for actual measurements, I forgot to take them at my highest weight or surgery weight so my first set of measurements is from 8/25 (262lbs) but I've lost at least 6in from the smallest part of my waist, 5 from my navel, 7 from my hips, and then 2-4 inches everywhere else. Still struggling to consistently get enough Protein and avoiding carbs but it's a work in progress! Here's to losing the last 35lbs (or more!) before my 1 year surgiversary
  18. 22 likes
    My goal weight was 165, which is actually 10 pounds "overweight" by the BMI charts. The lowest I got was 153, but that was definitely too thin for me. 165 is my happy space. To the OP, here are some pics for you. My highest weight was 270, my weight in the "after" photos was around goal of 165. I am 5'6" tall.
  19. 20 likes
    I saw this picture and it really resonated with me. There are going to be days when you fall off plan a little bit but all you need to do is get back on that train. I wanted to share this because I think everyone can relate! This weekend I know I fell off a little bit, traveling is always extra hard on me but today is a new day! I'm back on plan and ready to take on some healthy meals. Onward and downward!
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    I'm not on here much as most of you are pre surgery or going through the weight loss process. I do pop up now and then just to let you know what's doing in terms of living life post WLS. I'm four years post surgery and have been in maintenance for about 2 1/2 years. When I do come on the boards, I see posts about what to eat, what not to eat, how much weight has been lost, how much has been gained, and other similar topics. When I was in the early stages of my weight loss journey, i read and posted alot regarding those same issues. Now that I'm further out, I don't focus on the details...I just focus on living my life as a normal sized person with all that entails. I just wanted to post these two pictures to show the new folks that you can be successful with weight loss. Know that while I'm smiling in the before and after pictures, I was not happy in the before shots because of the issues surrounding my obesity. Also know that I have been, and am still in therapy to address my food addiction and the root causes of my obesity. It's my path and know that I'm not advocating that this should be part of yours. Again, I'm here just as a reminder that once the newness is over, the weight loss is done, and the emotions settle down....this is the reason I had the surgery. It's about health, mobility, and living my life rather than watching from the sidelines.
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    This is understandable. The thing is that most people don't look sickly for long or just don't loose enough to be skeletal. Once people hit their nadir weight, things tend to even and shift. Just like @@JamieLogical said. Will you have loose skin, probably. It really isn't as bad as it may seem. I'm much happier with my saggy skin and being able to do more. Also a lot healthier. Also sometimes people might tell you to stop loosing weight because they are jealous, not used to you being smaller, not sure what a healthy weight looks like, etc, etc, etc. The reasons go on and on. The truth is that we are used to ourselves heavy. It just takes time for us and others to get used to us being skinny/skinnier. In time we can develop new identities about ourselves. That is really all it is. Learning to accept looking different. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using the BariatricPal App
  22. 20 likes
    A thin, 'sunken in' looking face won't kill you. Being obese will.
  23. 19 likes
    Surgery date oct 18 Hw 253 Sw 231 Cw 175 Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  24. 18 likes
    I started at 260 the insurance process the day of surgery I was 245 it was a hell of a journey some days it wasn't so good but I keep going today am at 150.0 I feel great mi personal goal is 135 so am goin for that no matter what other people that do not like mi progress say hatter's always goin to hate am a school bus driver have of mi yard are obese some have changed whith me some have been supper supportive like the Manager don't let nobody make u feel down this I mi time and I am shining like a star lol [emoji4] [emoji4] [emoji4] [emoji12] [emoji12] [emoji12] [emoji123] [emoji123] Sent from my Z981 using the BariatricPal App Sent from my Z981 using the BariatricPal App
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    I am getting married April 1 and have the almost perfect wedding dress except spanx are not doing the job with my loose skin. The back of the dress is fairly low so my compression garment can't be too high and the material is too thin to wear boning (it will show). I bought it thinking spanx would work but I need to either bandage this skin somehow or tape it to give a smoother appearance. I found a product on Amazon called Skinnies that can be used for stomach, arms and thighs and wondering if anyone has had luck with it or can suggest something else. Surran wrap would be just too hot for my Texas wedding. Down 150 lbs! I didn't want to have plastics before pregnancy.
  26. 16 likes
    It's been one year today since I had my sleeve done. My life has changed in every aspect. My start weight was 333.1lbs My weight this morning was 137.8lbs That's a total loss of 195.3lbs!! I've also lost a total of 95 inches...I'm a size 6 now...used to be a size 30. I have accomplished this by being very focused and strict with my eating and exercise. I eat very low carb, and always get in my Protein, Vitamins and Water every day. For all of you just starting out, just know that anything is possible, and if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  27. 16 likes
    On a Sunday afternoon 10 weeks ago the Harsh reality that I was Very Quickly heading for the Grave or a Nursing home hit me. My chest was aching, shortness of Breath, feeling of Doom and Despair running through my Brain. All of those poor food choices and lack of being active had finally caught up to me. I had been to a Seminar for the Surgery a month earlier and found out that even though I had insurance my plan had opted out of Bariatric Surgeries. I took the Blaring Hint and changed my eating habits thinking that until i could have the Surgery I would at least eat like I had already gone through with it. That Sunday shook me out of my Comfort Zone and put me in action within 3 days later the flight was booked and deposit was made. Fast Forward 10 weeks and 73 pounds off I completed 3 basic tasks yesterday I hadn't done years. 1) I tied my shoes "Drum Roll Please" while they were on my feet!!! 2) I walked 2 miles Continuous 3) I comfortably cut my own toe nails (a gross thing to be Happy about I know) but honestly this alone is a Victory. I would recommend to all those that don"t have the finances or are waiting for approval to start today working towards eating portions that you will be eating after Surgery. 7 days into a Liquid diet I realize that my body was lying to me when it said I couldn't survive on Liquids alone. I am now looking forward to many more Personal Victories.
  28. 16 likes
    I had started my journey at 540 pounds. I was so overweight I needed oxygen all the time because I couldn't breathe properly. When I had surgery in May of 2016 I was 480 pounds. Today (February 8, 2017) I am 319!! I can't wait to reach the 200's and then the 100's! Here are some comparison pics! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  29. 15 likes
    Note the cup on the plate...that's my dinner. Smelled good but didn't really miss the ribs and potatoes
  30. 15 likes
    My insurance authorized my surgery!!! I am soooo very happy! God is good! Just wanted to share that great news with you all. It has been a long journey but this is actually gonna happen! February 20 2017!!! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
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