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200 Pounds To Lose Is Doable

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Started by phatdivabbw, Apr 07, 2012 3:15 PM
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    phatdivabbw

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  • Starting Weight: 448 lbs
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Posted April 7, 2012 - 3:15 PM

#1
At my consult my weight was 448lbs. This was a shocker to me but I didn't have a meltdown because I know I'm taking control of my health. I have been very open and honest with friends and family with sharing my weight. First I get the repulsive look and then I get "you don't look that big". I honestly don't know how to respond. So I shrug it off.

I'm trying not to think about weight as one lump sum. I want to break it down in obtainable goals. I did read about a man who lost 100lbs in 4 weeks. Has anyone else achieved this quick success. I'm fearful of sagging skin so my plan is to exercise and moisturize compulsively.

I'm waiting for my paperwork to be submitted to the insurance company and then my approval letter. I hope to be sleeved this month.

Lewanda :)

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    Denise's New Life

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Posted April 7, 2012 - 3:28 PM

#2
Lewanda,
I am one year out today and statrted out at 460 highest weight, 450 when I first went to the surgeon for the first time . 410 when I had surgery and today 234 :) I still have 54pd to go and know it will happen. I do have saggy skin but not as bad as I thought. i feel great. you will do wondrful just keep your eye on the prize. A New You.
Denise


    GivingItMyAll

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  • Surgeon: Gintaras Antanavicius
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2012
  • Starting Weight: 245 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 69 lbs
  • Current Weight: 176 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 170 lbs
  • BMI: 30.2
Posted April 7, 2012 - 3:49 PM

#3
When I went to my support group meeting I met a man who started at 500+ pounds and had lost 100 pounds in 7 weeks. He was truly an inspiration. You can do this! We can do this!


    Wheetsin

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Posted April 7, 2012 - 3:54 PM

#4
It's doable. With my lapband I went from about 390 to about 210. I had just cleared an 18 month stall and was on my way back down again, but found out I was pregnant. I was about 280 after giving birth, dropped down to about 250 a few months later with band complications, back up to about 290 when my band was taken out, and back up to about 345 when I had my sleeve (two weeks ago Tuesday).

My goal will be in the 170 - 185 range which won't be quite 200 lbs, but if I'd regained all the weight I lost with my lapband, it's be over 200 lbs.

Your skin is going to sag. There's really no way around it. I love a quote from my surgeon, "It is a matter fact. If you lose 150 pounds from an elastic organ such as skin, you’re going to have saggy skin."


    Missmarbe

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  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
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  • Starting Weight: 440 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 51 lbs
  • Current Weight: 389 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 200 lbs
  • BMI: 60.9
Posted April 7, 2012 - 4:06 PM

#5
Lewanda,

I went on my initial consult with a weight of 440. I went into surgery after my pre-op diet with a weight of 423 (give or take per my surgeon). I weighed 416 on my 1 week post op visit. I plan on getting down to 200 pounds. My best friend had VSG 1 year ago, and he went from 438 to 230 in a year! I hear that men losr faater and he has been very dedicated in working out and eating right. I know how you feel with the people who say " you don't look like you weight that much". I just say, " Everybody carries weight differently". And know I surely do, You will do well. Praying for your insurance approval, and safe surgery and speedy recovery!!!!!!


Marla


    phatdivabbw

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Posted April 7, 2012 - 8:12 PM

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Thanks everyone! I am going to give it 110%. I've been reading everything today. My kids think I'm obsessed. Naw!!!!


    downsizing

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 12:06 PM

#7
Im loving this thread! Lewanda you are a beautiful girl, and rhis weight loss tool will help you get to where you can be as healthy as you are beautiful! My heaviest was 386, and i was 359 on surgery day. That was a week and a half ago - not going to weigh until my 2 week check up next week. Better thimg await us - and im thankful for this weightloss tool! Good luck!!


    D1NOnlySexyLady

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Posted April 12, 2012 - 12:31 PM

#8

When I went to my support group meeting I met a man who started at 500+ pounds and had lost 100 pounds in 7 weeks. He was truly an inspiration. You can do this! We can do this!


Wow 100 lbs in seven weeks that's amazing did he share what he did?


    GivingItMyAll

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  • Starting Weight: 245 lbs
  • Weight Lost: 69 lbs
  • Current Weight: 176 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 170 lbs
  • BMI: 30.2
Posted April 12, 2012 - 4:52 PM

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Wow 100 lbs in seven weeks that's amazing did he share what he did?


Not sure. I'll ask him if I see him at this month's support group.


    D1NOnlySexyLady

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Posted April 13, 2012 - 3:04 PM

#10

Not sure. I'll ask him if I see him at this month's support group.


Thanks you I really want to do everything right in order to have all the effects from the sleeve



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