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TropicalGirl1205

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  1. TropicalGirl1205

    4 years out

    Is anyone on here post op 4 years or more? Just checking to see how everything is and if there has been any weight gain. It gets so much harder the further out you are. I lost 175 lbs but in the past year gained about 15 lbs back from my lowest. It is extremely hard to lose weight now and I feel like I eat like a normal person again. And I feel like I'm hungry all the time. This is making me nervous. I try eating healthy and exercising but doesn't seem to be helping.
  2. TropicalGirl1205

    18 months out

    Friday 8/22 was my official 18 month surgiversary. I still cannot believe it's been that long already! Feels like just yesterday I had the procedure. I was sleeved February 22, 2013. My starting weight was 318 and I was wearing a size 24 and 3X. I can proudly say I now weigh 148 lbs and fit into size 6/8 and am wearing all smalls! What a journey it has been! I have worked extremely hard to come this far and I would do it over and over again. I strongly believe in exercise!! I dedicate myself to the gym at least 3 times a week! My BMI went from 52 to now 23.5. I am now, hopefully, anticipating my abdominoplasty surgery in the next month or 2!
  3. I was going through pictures and I just had to share these before and after pictures. Beginning weight: 318 Current weight: 145
  4. TropicalGirl1205

    18 months out

    Friday 8/22 was my official 18 month surgiversary. I still cannot believe it's been that long already! Feels like just yesterday I had the procedure. I was sleeved February 22, 2013. My starting weight was 318 and I was wearing a size 24 and 3X. I can proudly say I now weigh 148 lbs and fit into size 6/8 and am wearing all smalls! What a journey it has been! I have worked extremely hard to come this far and I would do it over and over again. I strongly believe in exercise!! I dedicate myself to the gym at least 3 times a week! My BMI went from 52 to now 23.5. I am now, hopefully, anticipating my abdominoplasty surgery in the next month or 2!
  5. TropicalGirl1205

    18 months out

    Thank you everybody for your support! I go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I do about an hour of cardio and 20 mins of machines. The cardio is the most important part of losing the lbs, especially from the mid section! It helps with stress a TON, also!
  6. Well, I was sleeved February of 2013 and have lost half of my body weight since! 152 lbs to be exact. Now I'm faced with the loose saggy skin on my stomach! I've worked so hard to lose the weight and now I have this issue. It's not like I haven't been working out because since day 1 I have committed myself to the gym! Guess there's nothing you can do about the skin. I was wondering if anyone (I live in NJ) has gotten skin surgery covered under insurance? I actually have a different insurance company sines the surgery. I have QualCare. If anyone knows anything I would greatly appreciate it!!
  7. TropicalGirl1205

    13 month update

    I really wanted to do a 1 year update but got really distracted. I am 13 months out of surgery and have lost 150 lbs! Went from a size 24 to a size 10. I feel absolutely amazing and have all this energy. I am truly a new person! If I had to do it all over again I would time and time again! People are amazed that I am the same person. Here are a couple pics!
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    13 month update

    Thanks everyone! Very much appreciated! It slowed down a little but around 8 months but just by switching up your diet and intensifying your workouts at the gym you should still be able to lose 2-3 lbs a week!
  9. TropicalGirl1205

    Nj anyone?

    Anyone live in central or south NJ??
  10. TropicalGirl1205

    Nj anyone?

    What's your name?
  11. TropicalGirl1205

    Onederland!

    Im so excited to finally say I'm finally in Onederland!! It may be 199 but that's good enough for me!! I had VSG done February 22 and started out at 318 and now am 199! Have lost 119 lbs and still going!
  12. TropicalGirl1205

    Onederland!

    Thanks! I feel great. Yes I so workout and that's how I keep losing the weight. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week!
  13. TropicalGirl1205

    9.5 Months Out

    I am 9.5 months post op and down 113 lbs. I can't complain i guess! I'm just wondering what people are eating this far out of surgery and about how many calories everyone is consuming in their average day?? I still would like to lose another 40 lbs or so. It's getting way harder to lose now! I am committed to the gym and eat pretty healthy. I just have these stalls. Or 1 week I'll go up 1 or 2 lbs out of nowhere. It drives me crazy! Any advice and recommendations are appreciated!!
  14. Today im exactly 8 months out since surgery and feeling great. I have lost 103 lbs and going strong. Even though weight loss has slowed down a bit, im pushing myself harder and harder especially at the gym. ONEderland is just a few pounds away and I cannot wait for it!
  15. TropicalGirl1205

    8 month surgiversary day!

    Thanks so much guys!!
  16. TropicalGirl1205

    7.5 months out

    I am 7.5 months out and down 95 lbs! I am def not losing like I was in the beginning. I am dying to lose another 25 lbs but is taking so long!! I dont know what to do to lose a little faster. I am still doing protein drinks and I go to the gym routinely. Any suggestions will be appreciated! :-)
  17. TropicalGirl1205

    7.5 months out

    Thanks! I know ive come a long way I just get like this now and then. Im a little impatient. I try to set smaller goals for myself instead of big ones that I wont be able to reach, which seems to be working a little better. Its just crazy how 2 weeks can go ny and I wont lose anything and then I will lose 5 lbs the 3rd week. Just so weird to me. I like consistency! Lol
  18. TropicalGirl1205

    7.5 months out

    Thanks! I know ive come a long way I just get like this now and then. Im a little impatient. I try to set smaller goals for myself instead of big ones that I wont be able to reach, which seems to be working a little better. Its just crazy how 2 weeks can go ny and I wont lose anything and then I will lose 5 lbs the 3rd week. Just so weird to me. I like consistency! Lol
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    7.5 months out

    I am 7.5 months out and down 95 lbs! I am def not losing like I was in the beginning. I am dying to lose another 25 lbs but is taking so long!! I dont know what to do to lose a little faster. I am still doing protein drinks and I go to the gym routinely. Any suggestions will be appreciated! :-)
  20. TropicalGirl1205

    Non-scale victory!

    I was shopping in Kohls yesterday and the same thing with me! I got a pair of jeans that I thought would not fit and I actually had to go down a size! Thats the first time in my life I went down and not up! Haha
  21. TropicalGirl1205

    Protein shakes

    I found Rockin Refuel protein shake. That has 30 grams and tastes better than Premier Protein! Tastes almost like a weak chocolate milk! So good! Made by shamrock farms. Stop and shop or shop rite. Even 7 11 has them
  22. TropicalGirl1205

    workouts

    Hey everyone, I am a little over 6 months out and down 90 lbs...ive been extremely committed to going to the gym 3 times a week. I usually do about 45 mins on the elliptical and burn about 550 calories. At this point i really want to start incorporating muscular workouts (all the machines) in the gym. If I cut down to 30 mins on the elliptical and do all the machines for 15 mins will I still lose weight? Just scared by cutting down the cardio will limit the weight loss. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated!!
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