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AutumnPunkin

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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from FinallyWhit76 in Anyone 5'6 And 300 Lbs When They Started?   
    Hello all.
    As you guessed , that is my height and weight. I am waiting to hear back regarding my wls consultation and wanted to know how someone is similar shoes is doing? Tough parameters and the chances are slim but it is easier for me to relate to. Love all the stories and info from anyone in general. You are all such an inspiration!!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from alicia54 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Wow!!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from alicia54 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Wow!!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from Seagull in Excess skin - warning photos   
    So today I was asked about excess skin. So I wanted to share my skin. Warning there are photos of me in my bra.
    So a little about me.
    I had gastric bypass on Halloween 2013.
    Hw: 333 pounds
    Surgery weight: 283 pounds
    Current weight: 180 pounds
    Estimated excess skin weight from doctor: 20 pounds
    Height 5 foot 6 inches
    Size 10 stretchy, size 12 regular fit, size 14 tight fit.
    Size M shirts
    Size WHEN I started 4xl
    I will try to attach some before, after and skin photos.
    Goal weight 140-150 pounds.
    Goal life: healthy, and live life to the fullest
    I wanted to share these because I look not so bad with clothing. I don't like having the excess skin, but it doesn't define me.
    Remember it can take up to two years for skin to shrink.
    I am not ashamed of my excess skin. Do I wish it was gone, yes I do, but life unhealthy was much worse
    I hope this does not deter you to lose weight and have this surgery, because this life is so much better and it is worth it!
    Let me know if you have any questions
    I will likely do this again when I hit goal weight. As you can see in the below pictures, I still have a lot of adipose tissue in the skin, so I am sure it will get better
    Cheers!











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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from SuperSleeveMe in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    My before and now
    Highest weight 333 pounds
    Surgery weight 282 pounds
    Current weight 183 pounds
    Height 5 foot 6 inches
    Size 10, 12, 14 (ladies sizing is soooooooo inconsistent)
    Average size, 14 pants
    Size medium
    Goal: 140-150 pounds



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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from Cali_Angel in Gastric Bypass Surgery Progress Pictures   
    Here are my before and after. Today is my 1 year surgiversary!
    Started at 333 pounds and currently 173 pounds
    I have 17 pounds to go until goal!!!





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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from bsweetness in Gastric Bypass Surgery Progress Pictures   
    SO I am 9 months post op, and have lost 150 pounds. Current weight, 183, highest weight 333 pounds. I feel amazing! I am participating in my first 5k this Saturday, and am participating in a 9k obstacle course run in august. Woohoo! I love my new life.



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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from o00 in What was your most recent NSV? (non-scale victory)   
    My most recent was being told to sit in the small corner because I was the skinniest person!!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from Cali_Angel in Gastric Bypass Surgery Progress Pictures   
    Here are my before and after. Today is my 1 year surgiversary!
    Started at 333 pounds and currently 173 pounds
    I have 17 pounds to go until goal!!!





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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from Cali_Angel in Gastric Bypass Surgery Progress Pictures   
    Here are my before and after. Today is my 1 year surgiversary!
    Started at 333 pounds and currently 173 pounds
    I have 17 pounds to go until goal!!!





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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from alicia54 in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Wow!!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from SuperSleeveMe in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    My before and now
    Highest weight 333 pounds
    Surgery weight 282 pounds
    Current weight 183 pounds
    Height 5 foot 6 inches
    Size 10, 12, 14 (ladies sizing is soooooooo inconsistent)
    Average size, 14 pants
    Size medium
    Goal: 140-150 pounds



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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from JustWatchMe in What is your TRUE weight loss goal?   
    My goals were personal and professional. As a nursing student, I felt like a hypocrite. Herr I was, 333 pounds and needing to advise other people on their own diet. How seriously would my patients take me, when I am morbidly obese myself. It is like going to a dietician who is overweight. I refused to let myself enter nursing, and not be able to actually help my patients. Also, my career is very physical. Although my weight did not stop me from doing my job, I felt exhausted at the end of the day, and my feet killed me. Also infection control. My big bum kept rubbing the curtains and that could have transferred organisms from patient to patient. You can wash your hands between each patient, sure, but what was on my clothing!
    On a personal note, I really wanted to have a fit body, as I described as being a "Mom body". I did want to lose weight, but I am not sure if I was ever so fixed on the weight. My goal for body style, was to be that of a mom who had a baby (to accept my excess skin) and be fit and toned despite the excess skin. This is still my goal.
    I have lost 170 pounds, and my weight loss goals are pretty much minimal. Although I still want to lose 30 more pounds, my goal for year 2 is mindfulness of food, accountability and strength. In my opinion, being 140 pounds and scrawny is not something I want. I would rather be 140 pounds, mom yoga fit body. So my biggest strive for this year is to strengthen this body and appreciate it.
    So how did I plan to accomplish this?
    I enrolled in yoga, I go 4 times a week, and I run 3 times per week, and have signed up for 6 5k/10k runs that include obstacles for the next 5 months.
    In the end, I am fine with my weight right now and I just need to tone more.
    Diet wise- I am ting to be more nutrient conscious. I am already severely deficient, and need to I prove this.
    I love your posts lipstick lady
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from KalelsWifey in Let's talk about EXERCISE!   
    I just got off of a very stressful semester in school, and was not able to do any exercises. Literally the day after finals, I stepped it up.
    To do that, I knew my goals this year we're to focus on strength training, and body toning (I am 1.5 years. Year 1 was weight loss, year 2 is strength)
    So I joined an oxygen hot yoga, and signed up for 4 classes a week, 1 relaxation and stretch, a yoga pilates infusion, a fast and furious (a torturous but awesome class), and a 6am boot camp class. These are all perfect for beginning my strength training and focusing on being able to lift my own body and develop control. On top of this, I run 3-5 km 3 times a week. For rewards, I signed up for 6 races, 4 5k and 2 10k.
    All the 5 KS are obstacle races and have at least 15-25 obstacles and are essentially condensed mini tough mudder. They are challenging and allow me to apply my strength training to climb over walls, under barb wire and through mud pits. They are so much fun and crossing that finish line always makes the training worth it.
    As the summer progresses, I plan to add strength training, but not sure yet what. I need to see how my body progresses. I am hoping to lose 20-30 pounds by September 14th (my birthday), which will provide me hopefully with a more toned body and finally be at goal, with a total of 190-200 pounds lost total.
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from KalelsWifey in Let's talk about EXERCISE!   
    I just got off of a very stressful semester in school, and was not able to do any exercises. Literally the day after finals, I stepped it up.
    To do that, I knew my goals this year we're to focus on strength training, and body toning (I am 1.5 years. Year 1 was weight loss, year 2 is strength)
    So I joined an oxygen hot yoga, and signed up for 4 classes a week, 1 relaxation and stretch, a yoga pilates infusion, a fast and furious (a torturous but awesome class), and a 6am boot camp class. These are all perfect for beginning my strength training and focusing on being able to lift my own body and develop control. On top of this, I run 3-5 km 3 times a week. For rewards, I signed up for 6 races, 4 5k and 2 10k.
    All the 5 KS are obstacle races and have at least 15-25 obstacles and are essentially condensed mini tough mudder. They are challenging and allow me to apply my strength training to climb over walls, under barb wire and through mud pits. They are so much fun and crossing that finish line always makes the training worth it.
    As the summer progresses, I plan to add strength training, but not sure yet what. I need to see how my body progresses. I am hoping to lose 20-30 pounds by September 14th (my birthday), which will provide me hopefully with a more toned body and finally be at goal, with a total of 190-200 pounds lost total.
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to AZDee in Plastics: Before & After (post your pics here!)   
    Here are a few of my before and after plastic surgery. I didn't take too many photos before...     Not too bad for a 60 year old lady!
    And Newsetofcurves you are going to love your results! Dr Peter Fisher is amazing...he will be doing my long thigh lift later this summer...can't wait!
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from JustWatchMe in What is your TRUE weight loss goal?   
    My goals were personal and professional. As a nursing student, I felt like a hypocrite. Herr I was, 333 pounds and needing to advise other people on their own diet. How seriously would my patients take me, when I am morbidly obese myself. It is like going to a dietician who is overweight. I refused to let myself enter nursing, and not be able to actually help my patients. Also, my career is very physical. Although my weight did not stop me from doing my job, I felt exhausted at the end of the day, and my feet killed me. Also infection control. My big bum kept rubbing the curtains and that could have transferred organisms from patient to patient. You can wash your hands between each patient, sure, but what was on my clothing!
    On a personal note, I really wanted to have a fit body, as I described as being a "Mom body". I did want to lose weight, but I am not sure if I was ever so fixed on the weight. My goal for body style, was to be that of a mom who had a baby (to accept my excess skin) and be fit and toned despite the excess skin. This is still my goal.
    I have lost 170 pounds, and my weight loss goals are pretty much minimal. Although I still want to lose 30 more pounds, my goal for year 2 is mindfulness of food, accountability and strength. In my opinion, being 140 pounds and scrawny is not something I want. I would rather be 140 pounds, mom yoga fit body. So my biggest strive for this year is to strengthen this body and appreciate it.
    So how did I plan to accomplish this?
    I enrolled in yoga, I go 4 times a week, and I run 3 times per week, and have signed up for 6 5k/10k runs that include obstacles for the next 5 months.
    In the end, I am fine with my weight right now and I just need to tone more.
    Diet wise- I am ting to be more nutrient conscious. I am already severely deficient, and need to I prove this.
    I love your posts lipstick lady
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to TXMissy in Let's talk about EXERCISE!   
    Still under restrictions, but it didn't stop me from walking at lunch and then in the evenings. I even jogged a block for thd first time in forever, Yesterday. I can't wait to be able to do more of a workout. Both of my kids are active and are ready to put me to work.
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to brown eyed gal in Let's talk about EXERCISE!   
    I live in a small town, not much opportunity for classes so I walk on my lunch hour. I also do free weights at home.
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from JustWatchMe in What is your TRUE weight loss goal?   
    My goals were personal and professional. As a nursing student, I felt like a hypocrite. Herr I was, 333 pounds and needing to advise other people on their own diet. How seriously would my patients take me, when I am morbidly obese myself. It is like going to a dietician who is overweight. I refused to let myself enter nursing, and not be able to actually help my patients. Also, my career is very physical. Although my weight did not stop me from doing my job, I felt exhausted at the end of the day, and my feet killed me. Also infection control. My big bum kept rubbing the curtains and that could have transferred organisms from patient to patient. You can wash your hands between each patient, sure, but what was on my clothing!
    On a personal note, I really wanted to have a fit body, as I described as being a "Mom body". I did want to lose weight, but I am not sure if I was ever so fixed on the weight. My goal for body style, was to be that of a mom who had a baby (to accept my excess skin) and be fit and toned despite the excess skin. This is still my goal.
    I have lost 170 pounds, and my weight loss goals are pretty much minimal. Although I still want to lose 30 more pounds, my goal for year 2 is mindfulness of food, accountability and strength. In my opinion, being 140 pounds and scrawny is not something I want. I would rather be 140 pounds, mom yoga fit body. So my biggest strive for this year is to strengthen this body and appreciate it.
    So how did I plan to accomplish this?
    I enrolled in yoga, I go 4 times a week, and I run 3 times per week, and have signed up for 6 5k/10k runs that include obstacles for the next 5 months.
    In the end, I am fine with my weight right now and I just need to tone more.
    Diet wise- I am ting to be more nutrient conscious. I am already severely deficient, and need to I prove this.
    I love your posts lipstick lady
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to LipstickLady in What is your TRUE weight loss goal?   
    One of the many reasons I switched from my first bariatric surgeon was because he was morbidly obese.
    During our third appointment, he asked me why I gained 5 pounds over the Christmas holidays. I looked at him and asked why he appeared to have gained 20. Needless to say, we weren't a match.
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from JustWatchMe in What is your TRUE weight loss goal?   
    My goals were personal and professional. As a nursing student, I felt like a hypocrite. Herr I was, 333 pounds and needing to advise other people on their own diet. How seriously would my patients take me, when I am morbidly obese myself. It is like going to a dietician who is overweight. I refused to let myself enter nursing, and not be able to actually help my patients. Also, my career is very physical. Although my weight did not stop me from doing my job, I felt exhausted at the end of the day, and my feet killed me. Also infection control. My big bum kept rubbing the curtains and that could have transferred organisms from patient to patient. You can wash your hands between each patient, sure, but what was on my clothing!
    On a personal note, I really wanted to have a fit body, as I described as being a "Mom body". I did want to lose weight, but I am not sure if I was ever so fixed on the weight. My goal for body style, was to be that of a mom who had a baby (to accept my excess skin) and be fit and toned despite the excess skin. This is still my goal.
    I have lost 170 pounds, and my weight loss goals are pretty much minimal. Although I still want to lose 30 more pounds, my goal for year 2 is mindfulness of food, accountability and strength. In my opinion, being 140 pounds and scrawny is not something I want. I would rather be 140 pounds, mom yoga fit body. So my biggest strive for this year is to strengthen this body and appreciate it.
    So how did I plan to accomplish this?
    I enrolled in yoga, I go 4 times a week, and I run 3 times per week, and have signed up for 6 5k/10k runs that include obstacles for the next 5 months.
    In the end, I am fine with my weight right now and I just need to tone more.
    Diet wise- I am ting to be more nutrient conscious. I am already severely deficient, and need to I prove this.
    I love your posts lipstick lady
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to NewSetOfCurves in Look what I can do!   
    Hey there @@AutumnPunkin! The pink part that runs along my calf is part of my compression leggings. However, if you're talking about the band below my knee, that is a knee strap for "jumpers knee" (it supports an inflamed tendon).
    I have a girlfriend that came to visit and she is into yoga. When she came with me to the gym and followed my workout, she also joined me with a closing 20 minute session of abs. She then told me that if I really wanted to put my core to the test, that I should practice doing the yoga head stand (I do not remember the name of the pose). Of course, I could not do it without the supporting wall, but the fact that I could do it (even with the wall support) just amazed me because not even in my youth did I accomplish such a feat. YOU CAN and YOU WILL DO IT! Keep it up AutumnPunkin!!!
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    AutumnPunkin reacted to Bluesea71 in Plastic surgery and pregnancy   
    I will chime in here as a woman who has had two children already before WLS. I have almost zero loose skin on my body post wls EXCEPT in the area of my stomach below my belly button. It is stretched out as a result of two pregnancies. I have Freddy Kruger stretch marks where the skin was stretched beyond repair. There is a reason why plastic surgeons don't recommend tummy tucks to patients who plan to have children. There is a chance you will stretch out the muscles that were tightened and the skin will be stretched. If you have an endless surplus of cash to get surgery now, go for it! Just know there is a pretty good chance you may have to have a revision later. As far as other procedures, you weren't very specific in your post what you were considering. It may be wise to seek the guidance of a plastic surgeon to address your concerns.
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    AutumnPunkin got a reaction from NewSetOfCurves in Look what I can do!   
    What is on your calf? A weight?
    Lookin awesome BTW! I am working on that particular goal myself right now
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