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    Teachamy reacted to FromFlabToFab in Excess skin after 70 pound weight loss?   
    I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

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    Teachamy got a reaction from Oceana in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    Hi All,
    My name is Amy. I am new to the forum and I look forward to reading all of your posts. I have finally decided to seek gastric sleeve surgery and I am in the beginning stages. I have received a refarral from my PCP, have gone to the first info. session, and am approved by my insurance company for surgery. Seeking health has been a life-long journey for me. I exercise regularly, and eat a balanced diet. Unforunately, my body has many auto-immune conditions, including Type I diabetes, chronic hives, hashimotos thyroid, and celiac diease. Worsening blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and cholesterol levels are complicated by weight gain. I have worked with a nutrionist for 11 yrs, and I am ready to see the results of my efforts. I hope the gastric sleeve will be a helpful tool for me!
    I have a 35 BMI, and would love to know the expereinces of others with a lower BMI. Thanks!

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    Teachamy reacted to Taradawn15 in Yay, not Obese anymore now I'm just overweight! Yay   
    Hey fellow Oct Sleevers, I had an appt yesterday and I am under 30 BMI, which means i am no longer in the obese range, 80 pounds down and I am feeling good. I went to buy me myself a congrats pair of pants and guess what I fit nicely into a size 10! WHAT, I started at a 24/26 and now can fit into a 10! Yay I am so excited, how are you all doing? Here's some before and after pictures!4 years ago1 year ago1 month agoyesterday
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    Teachamy reacted to BeatrizS1974<3 sleeve in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    Day of surgery my BMI was 36.0 . 2 1/2 months post op i am currently 30.6 . My weight loss has been a bit on the slow side but i have also lost a total of over 30 inches from all over my body which makes up for the slow weight loss! I am so happy to have had the opportunity to have my sleeve surgery. good luck
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    Teachamy reacted to superchica879 in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    I also had a 35 bmi and I am down 36 lbs in 4 weeks. I also have immune disorders. I won't lie the beginning was a little rough for me and I wondered if this was the right decision but after about two weeks out I am super glad I did!
    Everyday gets better.....it's a complete life change ????
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    Teachamy reacted to DrmBig4Evr in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    I too was 35 BMI and I have lost about 20 lbs since surgery, it will be 3 weeks for me tomorrow! Welcome!
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    Teachamy reacted to skinnyginny in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    Hi Amy -- I am 3 week post-op today and I started with a BMI of 35.73 (or something like that). I'm down 22 pounds so far and have not regretted the decision for one second. My weight has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. Up and down the scale, year after year and I just got tired... tired of my weight being a factor in every decision I made. So, I finally did something about it. 3 weeks down, a lifetime to go! Good Luck!
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    Teachamy reacted to sharonintx in New here! Any low BMIers?   
    Hi Amy and welcome. I went into surgery with a BMI of 35.5. I got thru the surgery easier than most of the ladies that were with me that day. I was up walking around w/in 3 hours and never felt sick or had much pain. The only thing really bothering me almost 3 weeks later is being tired. i know it will get better day by day so I just rest a lot and go with the flow.
    You will do great!
    I've lost 21 lbs in 19 days. Sure beats the diet merry go round.

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