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  1. See my issue is that I have not seen one before picture with skin as bad as mine. My starting weight was 375 and I want to go into my tummy tuck with realistic expectations but nowhere do I see skin literally hanging until mid thigh. My tummy tuck is almost fully covered (I live in Canada) because of the skin issues I'm having. Does anyone know where I can find extreme skin before and afters? Thanks!
  2. SaraB

    105 pounds down!

    Thanks for all the support everyone!!
  3. Hi!! I'm Sara and I started my journey with 200 to lose as well. My surgery was Jan. 5 and I'm down 130. Pre op I looked at this number as super daunting and unattainable but it took a little faith to book my surgery thinking, well I have to do something. Not one second post op did it even occur to me I won't eventually hit my goal. I know that with this tool and the determination that was needed to get through the first month that I can reach it! It's hard to believe pre op, for me it wasn't until after my surgery that I knew I made the right decision. I still weigh more than some people's start weights but now it's not just a number, it's a lifestyle. I'm sending positive vibes your way and know that many others have walked in a similar path. Congratulations on making a decision for YOU!
  4. SaraB

    105 pounds down!

    Thanks all! 127 down as of this a.m. I have my first plastics consult tomorrow. I'm starting the process early because I'm having major skin issues and here in Canada it's covered with medical documentation. So excited!
  5. SaraB

    What did you eat today :) ?

    5 months out tomorrow. Breakfast - 1 cheese stick lunch - about 3 oz of grilled pork at a Vietnamese restaurant Afternoon snack - 1 cheese stick dinner - the cloverleaf tuna and crackers thingy. After dinner snack - 100 calorie pack of chicken deli meat I might have some watermelon later too if I have time. - although I had a good eating day today unfortunately I had 3 flat diet cokes. Going to focus on Water tonight!!
  6. Surgery on Jan.5th and I'm down 119 as of this morning. I have roughly another 70 pounds to goal.
  7. SaraB

    105 pounds down!

    Thanks ladies! As of this am I'm down 115 but I had an awful eating day today. No self control and terrible food choices. Even after this 115 loss I'm still reminded that this surgery was only on my stomach not my head. Part if it is lack of good food choices due to pay day being on Thursday and I'm down to bare nones in the kitchen. I'm going to try to have a successful day tomorrow and then kill it on Thursday when I can restock my healthy options which will make avoiding junk so much easier.
  8. SaraB

    105 pounds down!

    I'm 5'9. I don't do super low carb, I probably stay around 60 grams of carbs a day. I log everything I eat and I have completely avoided alcohol. Thanks for all the positivity everyone!!!
  9. I hit 105 down this past Saturday, 4 months post op. I still have another 100 to go and was feeling down so I made some progress pics and thought I'd share! Surgery done on 1/5/13 with Dr. aceves. SW - 375 CW - 269 GW - 170 The leopard print pic is the oldest and the coral picture is the most recent from this past Saturday. My myfitnesspal username is sarabsleeved, feel free to add!
  10. I read 12 pages then couldn't go on in this thread but I still wanted to comment so forgive me if I'm off subject! I'm a 25 year old with a starting bmi of 56. What rubs me the wrong way with low bmiers is that without therapeutic intervention I feel like its just continuing the cycle of disordered eating. For me, I went to therapy often for two years before the survey and I still go every 6 weeks. None of the issues that got me to morbidly obese were food related, the sleeve is and will continue to be a tool that has helped me lose 90 pounds in 16 weeks and will continue to help me lose another 110 to get to my goal bmi of 29!! Suggesting therapy is not an insult, therapy is giving yourself a gift of self love and setting yourself up for success. I have met low bmiers who had the surgery for the right reasons and worked on their issues concerning food and its not my place to judge or preach but my advice to you is to set up a support system that goes above the basic calories invests calories out. This surgery is a tool, designed to increase quality of life
  11. I'm 5'9.5. Surgery weight was 375, current weight 3 months after surgery is 287.9. My goal weight is 175 which would mean a 200 pound loss, wish me luck!!
  12. SaraB


    I pop Zantac like its going out of style. I probably take 4 150 mg pills a day. Without it my throat hurts and I feel empty in my stomach. I have an appt next week to see my pp to get a prescription strength acid reducer.
  13. I had my sleeve done by Dr Aceves. I am 8 weeks post op today and down 63.5 pounds. The experience was fabulous and I would do it again with him as my surgeon if I had to. The hospital was clean, communication was easy and the care was very attentive. Pm me if you want any advice or info. I'm actually going back to him end of April to accompany my aunt for her sleeve. She came with me in January when I got mine and she liked the whole process so much she booked her own! Good luck with making your decision
  14. Sarabsleeved is my username, feel free to add me, I'd love some inspiration as well as feedback when it comes to daily menus!
  15. Forst of all, I am so sorry that your experience was so awful! The decision to have this surgery is stressful enough I can't imagine having confidence issues in your hospital once you arrive. I went to Mexicali and my Surgeon was Dr. Aceves. He was great, doesn't do more than three surgeries a day and I saw him multiple times a day during my three night hospital stay. Just so you know not all Mexico experiences are scary! I'm so glad you had no complications and are recovering smoothly. You sharing your story could save someone else future pain and suffering!

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