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    I kind of just need to vent and air out my laundry. So feel free to read on and offer advice as you see fit. I know it is long so you don’t have to read it either. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t but I wanted to share this with people who might understand. I do have some before and after pictures at the bottoms also if you just want to look at those! I am having a hard time lately. I had my sleeve surgery on 5/29/16. I started this process at the end of October 2015 weighing in at 540 pounds. I used to have to wear portable oxygen 24/7 because I was so overweight my fat was pressing against my lungs and restricting my breathing. I have managed to get down to 248 pounds since my surgery 14 months ago. Now I can walk 6 miles up and down hills without even getting out of breath. I just had the first of many plastic surgeries on June 5th. It was just an interim surgery since I am not at goal yet, but losing over 290 pounds will affect your skin drastically and I needed my stomach hang removed for quality of life reasons. I want many more plastic surgeries. My thighs are my biggest concern. My plastic surgeon told me he wants me to get to goal and wait at least 9 months at a stable weight before we do any more though. My doctor’s just want me to get to a size 12 or 10 as my goal. I started at a size 38/40 and now I am a size 14/16. That is insane to me honestly. I don’t think I have been a size 14/16 since I was 10 years old. Now, to be clear, I am a huge self-sabotager. I have been challenged by this since I was a kid. I have been in therapy since I was 6 with various issues and still see a great therapist every week. For over the past month I have not been cooking. Mostly because I had no energy and I was in pain still from my surgery. I don’t heal that great after surgery and it lasts with me a long time. Instead of meal planning and cooking I have been eating take out, sweets, and junk and I know it’s not helpful. Thankfully I have only gained about .8 of a pound with my self-sabotaging ways. Honestly guys, I think it’s because I’m scared. I’m scared of what it will be like without my fat around me. I have been overweight since I was 3 years old. It’s all I’ve known. I used to have day dreams when I was in school of just getting on the bus and unzipping myself from this fat suit I was stuck in and everyone being amazing at this beautiful girl I actually was. Here I am at 30, basically doing that and it terrifies me. I’m not saying I’m unhappy with the weightloss, not at all. I am ECSTATIC! I can actually live my life and join in on the world instead of being trapped in my body and only living as a shell of a human being. I can go to amusement parks and fit on the rides. Which is what I did this weekend as a kind of declaration of freedom and just a time to enjoy myself with friends. I can be active, I don’t need to worry about if I will fit in a small space (but still my mind tells me I won’t and I’m scared every time that I won’t fit. I was terrified to get on every roller coaster at the park. Not because of the ride, but I was afraid I wouldn’t fit and the embarrassment would kill me). This has been a draining experience, both physically and mentally. But for me, the mental part has been the hardest. I was able to recognize that I was self-sabotaging out of fear though. I was able to get up, shake myself off, and start again. Because that is what you have to do. I have meal planned, weighed and measured my food, tracked everything, and started more activity. I will not let my manipulative brain win this time. I have come too far to stop now. I will not give up and I will NEVER go back to the girl who couldn’t live the life she wanted.
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    Donated everything except this pair of pants so I could do this....
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    Hello fam, just a Lil update on my life . 7 months post op. I was sleeved Dec 5. I am officially divorced now. I am happy n really enjoying me in this new bod. The surgery wasn't the reason for my divorce ,my husband was a caterer cheater , lol. But the surgery made him feel that now I was a threat in the marriage because I was getting attention . But it was his insecurities n lied that kept him from appreciating the woman he had. So , hell with him, I'm single as a dollar bill now. I am 7 mos post op and down 90 lbs ( 89.7 to be exact). I weigh 153 lbs and I am 5'7. I now wear a size 4 in women's clothing and even fit into size 2 Vera wang dress today, NSV for me. My surgeon set my goal at 150 lbI feel so good about the choice I made to have this surgery and I would do it 10 more time if I had to. Enjoy the pics and good lock to everyone .
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    About year ago, I had my gastric sleeve surgery. Its been a crazy time learning exactly how my body interacts with different foods. The truth is, everyone is different, and you just have to learn for yourself what will work for you. Im not perfect. I eat pizza from time to time. Ive blown it out a weekend or 2, or 3. But then I review everything my doctor told me, and I bounce back. From the start I told my doctor that I never wanted to be fat again, I did not want to lose hair and I didn't want loose skin. Well, I did lose some hair, quite a bit at first. It hasn't come back, but is has stopped falling out... I think. I was advised that no matter what, if I lose weight fast, I will have loose skin. So Ive been determined to lose weight as slow as possible. I take in more calories and food than is probably recommended, but I also work out. I started out close to 300 pounds. Today I'm about 206. I lost a bulk in the first month, then about 50 plus pounds over the next 10 months. A part of me wanted to lose much more per month, but I also did not have any loose skin, which was a (superficial) goal. My goal is to get down to around 170-180. Ive been trying to amp it up a bit in the Gym to accomplish that. The most satisfying part of my weight loss journey has been all the energy I have to spend on my 2 young sons and my beautiful wife. I just turned 39, and I feel better than I ever have, ( with the exception of a little knee tendonitis) I sometimes forget my vitamins, and occasionally fall back into bad eating habits, but instead of gaining 30 pounds like before, the scale my move just a few ticks up, enough to put me into panic mode and get on track. Im off all my meds, no more high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, no acid reflux ( just finsteride for hair loss). I look forward to the next year and continuing toward my goal. I wish everyone well, and hope all those who are just beginning the process great success!
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    I am super excited. The first time in over 16 years I am finally under 200#. This was my first mini goal. I've still got a ways to go but I'm happy with this today. 198# Yay
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    I can't believe I made it into the 100's , Goodbye 200's. Started the process in June 2016, was 290 lbs, diabetic, sleep apnea, GERD, high blood pressure, back and knee problems. Surgery 4/4/17 weighed 250 lbs, I had been going to the nutritionist and learning to eat right, gave up regular coffee and switched to decaffeinated, still drink decaffeinated, I finally get to shop in the regular section, no more plus size, I am so happy, feel so much better, no longer on meds for diabetes, GERD, no sleep apnea, and blood pressure meds cut in half then again hoping to stop at 6 month checkup. I had multiple stresses through the program, my apartment but my down and I lost everything, I got custody of my 15year old daughter. Became an American citizen, my brother passed away, Today I weigh 193 lbs. My goal is 175 Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I just can't believe it!!!!! It feels sooo good!!! I was in a month long stall and I'm finally In the 140's. I'm down 66lns in 3 months
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    Hello everyone it's been a while since I've been here,came today to show my results im 100lbs down 374lbs to 274lbs Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Picture on the left was a couple of hours before surgery. Pic on the right is the day of my 13 week check up. 75 pounds down. Come on everyone !!! We can do this. We have a community supporting and cheering us on [emoji4].
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    I am 20 months out and feel awesome. Starting weight was 387 I never thought I would see 1?? Anything ever appear on my scale. I look at my pics now and sometimes shead tears on how much of life I missed out on because I didn't feel like doing much because of the weight. It takes work but you can do anything you put your mind to. Hope this inspires someone that is struggling right now it gets better you just have to learn how to use your tool correctly. Top left pic was my start and some pics in between bottom middle is my most current pic (pink pants) I would have never! 😂
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    9 months ago when I took the picture on the left I was miserable, depressed and down right disgusted with myself. Yesterday July 23rd, 9 weeks post op I decided to take some new pictures. The one on the right is one of those pictures. I am so thankful I had such an amazing surgeon and team members. They made sure my surgery was done properly in order to make sure my success is achievable. Dr Maytorena, Long Term WLS, and my coordinator gave me so much more than I could ever have imagined. In 9 short weeks, yes you read that right, I am down over 50 pounds almost 70 pounds counting my preop! I feel better than I have in years! I have more self esteem, better sleep, I'm more active and I now love my life again! I wanted this more than anything in the world and my team made sure it was done the right way, to begin with in order for me to be successful. For that I am forever grateful! If you want to be successful as well I highly recommend these guys. I am not affiliated with them at all other than I had my sleev there. I am sharing my story in hopes that it inspires someone else. Don't ever give up because YOU CAN SUCCEED!!! Sent from my SM-G935U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Before I had my surgery, and during the majority of my weight loss, I spent a lot of time looking at other people's pictures so I could reassure myself that I too, could have the results I had hoped for. Well let me tell you my friends, you inspired me so much that I actually have done it!Still planning for my plastic surgery to remove my excess skin, but this is what 150+ pounds of weight loss looks like!
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    Today a stranger called me skinny... Sitting in a doctor's office a woman I used to be comparable in size to asked me to trade seats with her because I had (out of old habit) sat down in a bigger chair without arms and the only seat left was a smaller chair with arms. She walked over and blushingly embarrassed and asked if I would mind moving over to the other seat so she could sit down too. I smiled politely and told her of course. She joked that some chairs were for skinny people like me and some were for fat people like her. I felt the hurt in what she said. I remembered it, I knew the bitter taste of those words. I moved that armed chair closer to the unarmed chair and told her a year ago I would have needed that bigger chair. I told her I understood and that I was sorry I was thoughtless enough to even require her to ask me to trade in the first place. We talked for a while. I told her about my RNY bypass and how in 11 months I was down 120lbs. I lost a person. I told her that in my head I still look for the bigger seats because that person from a year ago still lives in my head. I only see a real difference in pictures. The biggest change I made for myself because of that realization was to take lots of pictures. Everyday I show myself the progress I have made because I can't see it in the mirror that clearly. I showed her my pictures and she was amazed. We discussed my before and current stats including weights and measurements. I made a friend today. She called me skinny and it felt foreign and bizarre but we touched each other's lives and found a common bond.
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    I hit 249 on scale today! First time in as many years as I can remember (probably 7 years or more) that I've been below 250! Success is possible! Those who struggle - keep at it and celebrate the little victories! Sent from my LG-TP450 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    For real, the amount of conflicting advice and recommendations out there vis a vis this surgery is enough to drive a person completely bonkers. Crush pills/pills are fine not crushed Eat this after surgery/don't eat this Some peopl;e get to eat this/some people get to not eat Work out/don't work out Damn, y'all.
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    The irony of obese people who had to to resort to WLS judging other obese people who had to resort to WLS is staggering. Obese is obese. Whether you're 250 pounds or 650 pounds, the struggles are basically the same. Be humble and remember that.
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    ...so today, I told my mother in law that I was having WLS and getting sleeved Friday (28-Jul). She told me to save myself the recovery and just stop eating french fries. Where was that helpful information all along?!?!?! LOL In all seriousness, I am in the process of getting approved for time off after my surgery and the short term benefits manager at my company literally told me that if I utilized the work gym, I wouldn't have to take time off to "deal with this now". Seriously, WTF people. Its hard enough making the decision I made, so not very thankful for the peanut gallery! I am trying to stay positive and blocking out all the judgy comments. I am hoping that will be easier when I can rock an "I told you so" body. <end rant>
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    Well, I am less than 24-hours out from my GS surgery. I am first up on Monday (8/21) which means I arrive at the hospital at 6 am and in theory will have my procedure at 730 am. I have to acknowledge that reading these forums has been invaluable. I am not sure mentally I would have been able to get from here to there without this resource. Every time I have a question or a doubt, I jump to the forums. And the knowledge here and the encouragement from so many posters has usually calmed my nerves. That said, I do have just a little bit of pre-op jitters but mostly feel strong that this is the best thing for me. My recent high weight is around 327, I am down pre-op to around 312.5 ... and the pre-op diet (3 shakes a day and a small meal with protein and a veggie) hasn't been too difficult for me. Anyhow, I am hoping all will go well. I'll check back in and post when I can. I am sure the next few days will be challenging but I am hoping for the best.
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    10 months ago I made the best decision ever . 95 lbs gone forever
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    From 295 to 241 surgery may 15 so happy have way to my first goal which is 200 long term goal 175
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    I had gastric bypass Jan 18. My highest weight was 235. My day of surgery I weighed 192. My current weight today is 136. Boy has it been a journey of ups and downs but well worth it. I will however be getting plastics in the near future. I went from a 38 DDD to a b cup full of skin YUCK!
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    Down 55 lbs. I feel amazing. This is the best decision I could have made. 60 lbs to goal weight.
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    I made it to onederland at 198 lbs yesterday, and finally weigh less than my husband! 94 lbs lost total since my high weight. HW 292 2/1/2017 SW 248 5/1/2017 RNY CW 198 7/28/2017
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    That's why the $30,000 surgery is free. Honestly it was after watching this show that I decided to get surgery so I don't consider it a freak show.
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    Melissa's story on my 600lb life is the reason I got surgery as well. My HW was only 290, but I could see myself in her story and never wanted to get there. It shows the real struggle, including the addiction and failure of the surgery. Sometimes I get SO angry at the people on the show until I put myself in their shoes and realize how hard it is to make the best choices (even after surgery.) whether you're 200lbs or 600, it's still a rotten, horrible feeling to be overweight and have a food addiction. Props to them for being real and brave enough to go on TV.
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    Hi there! So I really think that we all get scared of changes that could happen and how it will affect our lives. I think that you have come sooooo freaking far, and way too far to revert back. You look so amazing and you're truly an inspiration. I think now what you have to focus on is self love and you obviously went to inquire about plastics because you want to feel more comfortable in the new body you are coming into and that is absolutely 100% acceptable. I know it's scary to adapt to a person you've never seen looking back at you in the mirror but if you think your thighs are a problem area to you and you think plastics would make you feel better about yourself, then reach your goal! Don't stop! I've been insecure my whole life...and in high school I had a teacher tell me "Every day you wake up, look in the mirror, and give yourself a compliment...say one thing you like about yourself". I never did it. I realize now that I have hardly any self love...so even if I lose all the weight, I'm still going to find something about my body that is wrong, that I don't like. I'm now learning, compliment myself, feel good about myself, love the body I'm in, stretch marks, cellulite and saggy skin because I'm not going to get a new body...if I can't love myself, how can I be happy? And I have so many fears about not being able to indulge the way I used to, how I will look after the weight loss, still being disgusted by who I see in the mirror, and sooo much more...but we gotta just stay hopeful and start to love ourselves and have more faith in ourselves! Don't look back at the girl you used to be, look at who you are today, and who you want to be in the future. Keep moving forward! <3
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    Honestly, I think it has to do with people being jealous or insecure. I genuinely feel that in SOME cases, especially with women, they wouldn't want to compliment you or give you the confidence or make you feel good about yourself because they don't want you to look better or thinner than them. It's really sad honestly. Someone in my life (a female) weighs a little less than me since my weight loss. She was happy that I was about 30-35 lbs more than her. It made her happy knowing I was bigger than her. But now my weight is going down and she has not asked about surgery, how I"m doing, feeling, etc. She says I cheated and took the easy way out and is getting pissed off because I'm a few lbs away from being the same weight as her now. She doesn't realize I'm struggling on this journey of being on liquids for an entire month and not eating fast food or drinking sodas anymore and having portion control and exercising will all contribute to my weight loss...the surgery isn't a magic pill....it gives me the will power and hope I didn't have before. Eff the people who don't support you or notice you. They want you to stay down, how you were before surgery. Your light is shining through as your coming into your new skin....just shine and blind em.
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    This is totally happening! I can finally see a difference in myself even though everyone else said they already saw it. All this thanks to my amazing surgical team! Thanks Long Term WLS, Dr Maytorena and my awesome coordinator Ruben! [emoji173][emoji123][emoji109]🏼 getting stronger and smaller one day at a time! So blessed to have had the best Surgeon! VSG done right the first time! Sent from my SM-G935U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I'm heading for the hospital in the morning. I have to admit I'm incredibly nervous. Being postponed by two weeks has shaken me and I occasionally think the worst. That said if things go well, and of course the odds are they will, I feel fired up and ready. The pre-op diet has been brilliant. The postponement meant I've been on it for four weeks and I've lost 30-odd pounds. I started a couple of weeks early and have never deviated and hardly craved - I think my head's in the right place. That said the anxiety is exhausting - I want to get to sleep, get in there and move on to the next stage of my journey.
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    Currently I am 13mo out and 220 something pounds down Use your tool wisely and it will work wonders ♡ Best decision of my life.
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    My plastic surgery was today! I had it done by Dr. Kara in Scarborough, Ontario. He did a lower body lift with fleur de lis tummy tuck, muscle repair and lipo!! He is absolutely wonderful. So caring and was literally excited to transform me!! Surgery lasted 7 hours and he removed 10lbs of skin and fat!!! I'm doing well, haven't moved yet, so we'll see how that goes in an hour or two. Otherwise pain is good. I actually feel better then after my RNY! Anxious to get to see something, but certainly not in a rush. Very sleepy, I'll update more later
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    I had sleeve surgery March 20th and best thing I could have done for myself. Today I hit 199!!! It's not much into the ONEderland, but it's much better than where I started at 281!! Sent from my VS995 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    This person is obese This highlights how absurd BMI is. This picture is from last Monday. I was 183 lbs. BMI 30.5 I think it was. Obese class 1. When I look at that picture, I don't look obese, I don't feel obese. I don't consider myself obese. I started with an BMI of 42+, obese class 2. I have another 31 lbs to loose to reach a normal BMI. It might not happen and I'm okay with that. I have lost 74.5 lbs since two weeks before surgery (surgery date 3.20.17)
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    Just sharing my progress with you guys! Hope everyone is doing great!
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    I kind of just need to vent and air out my laundry. So feel free to read on and offer advice as you see fit. I know it is long so you don’t have to read it either. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t but I wanted to share this with people who might understand. I do have some before and after pictures at the bottoms also if you just want to look at those! I am having a hard time lately. I had my sleeve surgery on 5/29/16. I started this process at the end of October 2015 weighing in at 540 pounds. I used to have to wear portable oxygen 24/7 because I was so overweight my fat was pressing against my lungs and restricting my breathing. I have managed to get down to 248 pounds since my surgery 14 months ago. Now I can walk 6 miles up and down hills without even getting out of breath. I just had the first of many plastic surgeries on June 5th. It was just an interim surgery since I am not at goal yet, but losing over 290 pounds will affect your skin drastically and I needed my stomach hang removed for quality of life reasons. I want many more plastic surgeries. My thighs are my biggest concern. My plastic surgeon told me he wants me to get to goal and wait at least 9 months at a stable weight before we do any more though. My doctor’s just want me to get to a size 12 or 10 as my goal. I started at a size 38/40 and now I am a size 14/16. That is insane to me honestly. I don’t think I have been a size 14/16 since I was 10 years old. Now, to be clear, I am a huge self-sabotager. I have been challenged by this since I was a kid. I have been in therapy since I was 6 with various issues and still see a great therapist every week. For over the past month I have not been cooking. Mostly because I had no energy and I was in pain still from my surgery. I don’t heal that great after surgery and it lasts with me a long time. Instead of meal planning and cooking I have been eating take out, sweets, and junk and I know it’s not helpful. Thankfully I have only gained about .8 of a pound with my self-sabotaging ways. Honestly guys, I think it’s because I’m scared. I’m scared of what it will be like without my fat around me. I have been overweight since I was 3 years old. It’s all I’ve known. I used to have day dreams when I was in school of just getting on the bus and unzipping myself from this fat suit I was stuck in and everyone being amazing at this beautiful girl I actually was. Here I am at 30, basically doing that and it terrifies me. I’m not saying I’m unhappy with the weightloss, not at all. I am ECSTATIC! I can actually live my life and join in on the world instead of being trapped in my body and only living as a shell of a human being. I can go to amusement parks and fit on the rides. Which is what I did this weekend as a kind of declaration of freedom and just a time to enjoy myself with friends. I can be active, I don’t need to worry about if I will fit in a small space (but still my mind tells me I won’t and I’m scared every time that I won’t fit. I was terrified to get on every roller coaster at the park. Not because of the ride, but I was afraid I wouldn’t fit and the embarrassment would kill me). This has been a draining experience, both physically and mentally. But for me, the mental part has been the hardest. I was able to recognize that I was self-sabotaging out of fear though. I was able to get up, shake myself off, and start again. Because that is what you have to do. I have meal planned, weighed and measured my food, tracked everything, and started more activity. I will not let my manipulative brain win this time. I have come too far to stop now. I will not give up and I will NEVER go back to the girl who couldn’t live the life she wanted.
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    Sure, I'm happy the most painful part is over, no regrets, I knew what I was getting into, it just sucks for about two days. And I'm sure I' ll be happier and happier as I heal and the pain goes away and the weight drops. Just saying, it's no walk in the park. Or no picnic. Basically it's no picnic in the park that you walked to. It's kinda like, someone knocked your ass out, stabbed you six times in the gut and you woke up in the hospital unable to eat anything or sleep at all.
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    I can not believe I am at my 1 yr anniversary already. Seems just like yesterday I was getting ready to go into surgery. I have to say best decision I made. I am down 80 pounds as of today:) My family have been very supportive from the start of my journey and I am so, grateful to all of them. I could not have done it with out them. Looking to get the other 20 pounds off and I will be at my goal I set for myself. Congratulations to everyone on here to becoming a healthier you!!! HW 263 SW 249 CW 183
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    I'm so happy and grateful to have done this amazing thing for my self so happy I got the sleeve From 295 pounds to 234 I'm so happy can't wait to get to my goal 3 months out of surgery 61 pounds down
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    Today I ran 16 minutes! Like, I ran ran. Training for a 5k. Completed week 5 day 2 of training tonight which called for two 8 minute runs. It feels good to be active again. Also, I was recently able to slip on a size 16 dress (down from a size 26) in about 8 weeks time! Keep running toward your goals and crush them! Hw: 310 SW: approx. 293 (5/31/2017) Cw:249 Sent from my LG-TP450 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    @Mershyou are kinda being an aggressive prick. You post a topic, you open up the conversation, then don't like the path the conversation follows. It sounds like you are doing awesome and are very successful. You have a solid plan to live your life and meet your goals. You have a dietician and a trainer and "get all the advice you need" . If you have all the support and all the information and don't enjoy the opinions of others to support you, then might I suggest you stop visiting this site. You seem to have support all around you. And yes this is my opinion and judgment based on your sarcastic bullying remarks to a perfect stranger on a social media site.
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    67 pounds and at goal. Best thing I've ever done for myself. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using BariatricPal mobile app
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    8 months post op and 136 pounds gone forever!!! Highest weight was 398. Weight surgery day was 345 and today I’m at 209 patiently waiting to hit ONEderland!!!
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    I personally think it is taking advantage of someone who is in a desperate situation. It is an opportunity to show the voyeurs the warts and all of being fat, instead of exploring it as an illness. Why is it necessary to show them naked in the shower or someone else having to wipe their bums. In my opinion this is purely for the entertainment of people who do not understand the illness and tragedy behind super obesity. For people like us who have weight problems we can see the struggle and pain and it can be motivating. We are but a small portion of the watching audience and the rest is humiliating and dehumanizing. Inside every overweight person is someone with feelings and problems and hopes and dreams. Surely it would be better to explore the illness from all sides rather than focus on the surgery and the way they look. As the message says this is a CASTING call, to me, that says it all. Just my thoughts on this.
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    I don't think its a freak show per se. It shines a light on someones experience and unfortunately its oftentimes painful and unpleasant. You dont get to 250, 300, 400 or 500 lbs because you like tuna and cupcakes. Something horrible happened or is going on
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    Yep. You hit the nail on the head. My friend and I were both sleeved and reached our goal weights. However, her family members (most of whom are badly overweight, by the way) have been unsupportive. They tried to discourage her from having surgery in the first place even though she had a heart problem, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and high blood pressure controlled by 5 different medications. Why did they not want her to be sleeved? "You might lose your curves," they all shouted. Now that most of her health problems have resolved and she's at her goal weight, they all holler that she's "too skinny with no curves" although her weight of 145 pounds places her at the upper limits of a normal BMI for her height of 5'5. She's a size 8, which is not too skinny unless your views on body image are warped. Take a look at the people insisting you'll lose your curves: They're all overweight and focus on you instead of their own problems. They fixate on looks and aesthetics rather than improved health. Some of them secretly hope you don't lose enough weight. Some of them even secretly hope you regain the weight. To be honest, I enjoy being normal-weight over having a curvaceous booty and nice-sized breasts any day of the week. Some of my friends' relatives talk behind my back and say I had a better shape when I was heavy, but every single one of these haters needs to look in the mirror at their own ruined overweight bodies. The concern-trolls are not truly concerned. They're insecure and should mind their own business.
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    The first pic was taken at my highest weight of 262 and the other was taken last weekend. I'm down 74 pounds.
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