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2 Years Post Op

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Barbara278

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Well hard to believe that it's been 2 years since my VSG. Life really does become normal again. I've done fairly well, but have developed a few bad habits since surgery. I snack on candy which I never used to do prior to surgery. I am working on doing better at it. I've gained a few pounds as a result and really have to watch closely.

 

I can pretty much still eat anything I want without problems. I am able to consume more than I could right after surgery but still not able to eat large quantities of anything. Which is great! I no longer have to sip my water. I can take regular drinks like I used to. I remember right after surgery and for a few months I really had to take baby sips of my drinks.

 

In two weeks I will be having plastic surgery. YAH!!! I'm having a breast lift with Augmentation. A tummy tuck and arm lift. They will be doing all 3 surgeries at once. I knew eventually I would need to have plastics. I have lots of hanging skin that never bounced back. Partially due to my age and just my genetics.

 

I'll try to post before and after pictures once I've recovered.

 

This journey has been so worth it. It saved my life!

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Congrats Barbara! It is so good to hear from you. I'm just 8 months out and a few pounds from goal and maintenance is a bit scary to me. It boosts my confidence to learn that you are happy and successful two years out.

Best wishes on your upcoming surgeries. Can't wait to see the pics!

Lynda

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Barbara, I am seven months out today, and am struggling with the whole maintenance issue. The weight loss period was a breeze compared to trying to maintain the loss! I have lost 98 pounds, and am 10 pounds from goal, but with my lousy eating habits, I have gained and lost the same 2-3 pounds for over 2 months now. I am also struggling with trying to buckle down and work out on a regular basis. I bought into the theory that WLS was "the easy" way to deal with weight loss. Well maybe the loosing period was easy (it really was!) but maintenance sucks!

Seriously though, good to hear from someone who is farther down the line than me! Can't wait to see your post op pictures after your plastic surgery!

Kathy

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