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Unclechaz

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Unclechaz reacted to JAKE H in OOTD   
    I hope everyone is going great. You all look amazing!!!

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    Unclechaz reacted to billho in A few milestones this week   
    I broke the three-week stall. I tried to stay positive, but I'll admit, I was concerned. I weighed in a few weeks ago at 230, then 228 (yes, I weigh every day), and it went back up. I was back to 232ish and it stuck there for about a week. That was frustrating. I'll admit that this coincided with me pushing my limits as I tried to introduce more normal foods into my diet. I am happy to report the past three days, the scale has started moving again and I hit 224.8 (HW 284) this morning. I'm happy with where I am so far and feel like I'm heading in the right direction. I am also thankful for the advice on this forum, so when I hit the stall, I was more patient than I otherwise would be, since I knew what to expect.
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    Unclechaz reacted to JAKE H in Keeping some muscle after Gastric Sleeve   
    july 10th 2019. A little over 15 months ago.
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    Unclechaz reacted to Deemar007 in Three year surgiversary.   
    SW 320.0
    GW 170.0
    CW 140.5 
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    Unclechaz reacted to ChubRub in Hit goal today! (Loose skin pics)   
    I’m thrilled to have reached goal today! Coincidentally, it happened on the anniversary of my initial consult with my surgeon. I’m down 100lbs and feel lighter than air!

    Pics are below! For those that wonder about loose skin, yeah I gots it! I’m having PS to remove it, but I’ll take the loose skin over fat any day! Tried to show what I look like with clothes on, with shirt pulled up and with loose skin untucked out of my pants! LOL!




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    Unclechaz reacted to BriarRose in I DID IT !   
    I DID IT !
    I hit MY weight goal. NOT my surgeon's goal 10 years ago when I started this advent....that was to weigh145 pounds. Then he agreed that having started at 320, (and then 5'3" ) that a more logical goal would be in the area of 160 to 170. The lowest I ever got was 175. And I did not maintain that for even a moment. The the next 8 years of losing my only sibling to the Flu at the age of 49 (please get your flu shot) and then my surviving parent a few years later... personal illness and drama.... and creeping weight gain....
    14 months ago at 220 pounds and 63 years old I got my act back together.
    I went back to eating Protein - first and foremost - protein, healthy vegetables and fruit, and a smattering of healthy whole grain carbs and healthy fats.
    I ate mindfully - and intentionally to fuel my mind and body.
    I ate a treat daily
    I slowly changed HOW I eat, what I eat, and when I eat it.
    I did not announce it, I did not talk about it. I just did it.
    I lost 45 pounds in the past 14 months. Not fast weight loss, but steady
    And I may decide to lose a bit more. Or not.
    Thank you for being my sounding board. Thank you for being here for support.
    Today I am thankful for my sleeve, for saggy baggy hanging skin and not caring. And for being healthy !


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    Unclechaz got a reaction from Hellie1028 in Straws   
    I used my kid's sippy cup for the first 10 days. Worked great.

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    Unclechaz reacted to James Marusek in Weight gain.....   
    The Forum Rules and Guidelines state:
    Disrespectful and Hurtful Posts are Forbidden
    In addition, “bashing” of individuals is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, statements that a person is:
    Lazy for choosing one type of weight loss surgery over another Unprepared for or undeserving of weight loss surgery because of Deserving of complications or disappointing weight loss because of their choice of weight loss surgery This tread is now frozen.
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    Unclechaz got a reaction from MXM in 3 miscarriages since WLS - help!   
    Yes, it has been, although Zantac and ranitidine have all been recalled over the past few months. It has also been linked to stillbirth and birth defects. I'm actually an attorney filing these cases, mostly for Zantac causing cancer.

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    Unclechaz reacted to It's time. in Under 200   
    Weighed in today at 199 pounds !! Can't remember when I was under 200. I am so thrilled.
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    Unclechaz got a reaction from New&Improved in Loving life, feeling amazing, 9 months post op check in :)   
    Congratulations!

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    Unclechaz reacted to New&Improved in Loving life, feeling amazing, 9 months post op check in :)   
    Well guys this is my monthly check in or check up.
    i hope I'm able to offer some inspiration to those who are yet to have surgery or still deciding.
    But I have got to say this roux en Y gastric bypass operation has saved my life!!!
    It's officially 9 months since I had my surgery here in Australia and it has been amazing, a breeze, no issues at all and lost weight consistently every month.
    I've been in maintenance now 3 months pretty much with my weight sitting on average 165lbs but I've also seen 163,164 and 165.
    i still weigh myself most days; it's a habit.
    i don't worry about logging my food but I do keep a mental note of my intake calories; I still use shakes most days as some days I'm not hungry but others day I am really hungry...
    I can eat mostly anything without any major issues and my weight has not changed at all which is great.
    So 9 months since surgery and 11 months since preop diet.
    Feeling amazing; looking great; starting to feel confident finally and my birthday coming very soon.
    Had to buy some more clothes once again even though my weight isn't changing I think my body composition is changing like overtime your skin may retract and I think mine is doing it naturally or via gravity either way it's Great.
    159lbs lost at my lowest weight but as I said my weight can vary a few lbs from day to day.
    I'll be 36 very soon but I look and feel 26 and can't wait to start living life and finding a lovely lady.
    My journey is over but I still have to keep focused and make sure I monitor my weight for the long term.
    i just want to say it is possible to be successful. It is possible to lose ALL your excess weight and keep it off...
    Thank you.
    Photos attached
    Positive feedback appreciated.




  13. Congrats!
    Unclechaz got a reaction from PollyEster in Onederland   
    I am posting this in the hopes that it may help someone....
    Onederland. I have read other people post about onederland for years now, and never thought it would one day be me. It just seemed so far out of reach. During my years of trying all different diet fads, I got close, but never hit the magic number (only to gain back everything, plus). Yesterday, was my first memory of ever seeing a 1 as the first digit on the scale.
    Less than 8 months ago, I weighed 316 pounds, scared out of my mind about surgery, and wondering if I would even lose 100 pounds in the end. The road hasn’t always been easy, but the results are so worth it. For those on the fence (as I was for 5 years) I can tell you without hesitation that this was the right move for me. As so many people have said before, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

  14. Congrats!
    Unclechaz got a reaction from PollyEster in Onederland   
    I am posting this in the hopes that it may help someone....
    Onederland. I have read other people post about onederland for years now, and never thought it would one day be me. It just seemed so far out of reach. During my years of trying all different diet fads, I got close, but never hit the magic number (only to gain back everything, plus). Yesterday, was my first memory of ever seeing a 1 as the first digit on the scale.
    Less than 8 months ago, I weighed 316 pounds, scared out of my mind about surgery, and wondering if I would even lose 100 pounds in the end. The road hasn’t always been easy, but the results are so worth it. For those on the fence (as I was for 5 years) I can tell you without hesitation that this was the right move for me. As so many people have said before, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

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    Unclechaz got a reaction from Sophie7713 in Dr. ShillingFord or Dr. Wizman   
    I went with Dr. Wizman in November. I don't believe you will find a surgeon more knowledgeable or experienced down here. He was great and his staff is great. The support they provide for life is great. I highly recommend.

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    Unclechaz reacted to karlee0206 in 100 lbs down!!   
    Hey All!

    I don’t comment much on here but you all have definitely been a big help to be on my journey!! I truly have loved hearing all of your stories, it has been a big motivational help to me. It’s nice to have a community that doesn’t have judgement and everyone can ask questions and share their stories with each other. I’m about 15lbs from goal and about 8 months out from my surgery.
    My before picture was from 2018 and probably wasn’t even my heaviest and then right was from yesterday!
    I think weight loss surgery is a great tool, but it 100% is all mental the rest of the journey. We have to daily make the right food choices and want to live a better life.

    Thanks for all of your support!!

    -Karlee

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    Unclechaz reacted to reedkib in My journey   
    I'm so in love with myself im learning the new me
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    Unclechaz reacted to Jdymitc in Onederland!!!   
    I started with a gastric sleeve surgery done in July 2019 weighing just shy of 350lbs. I had a lot of issues and tough recovery and it required a revision to a gastric bypass at the end of February 2020. I do not own a scale in my home as I would obsess over the number and with the whole Covid situation I was not going to in person dr appointments but today finally I was able to go and I weighed in at 187lbs!!!! That number seems crazy to me. I was over 200 at the age of 12 and I’m now 46. I want to laugh and cry at the same time. This last year was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and I am not back to being 100% healthy yet but I am so excited to finally be under the 200lb mark.
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    Unclechaz reacted to loridee11 in NSV & first vacation experience   
    I am almost 6 months post op and took my first vacation this week (Drove up to Tahoe). I went with some friends who did not know about the surgery but knew I was actively losing weight and trying to eat healthier and it wasn't awkward at all. I didn't snack, but I did eat some meals I shouldn't have. But between watching how much and exercise, I was down just over 2 lbs for the week. In the past, anytime I vacationed I would be up so I'm super excited.
    I had some great NSVs while I was out.
    - Hiked almost every day - around 5 miles, intermediate hikes, at elevation. Still hard, but I did it.
    - Kayaked, and was able to get in and out easily.
    - They had standard size bath towels in the bathroom, and it wrapped all the way around me without a gap!
    - It was my birthday and I didn't have any cake, and really didn't miss it.
    I tried alcohol for the first time since surgery. I had a glass a wine a couple of times and did fine. However, I had about 1/3 of a margarita and felt awful. I don't think I full on dumped, but I think if I had drunk any more I would have. It's the first time I've had any amount of sugar so lesson learned. I'm going back to not drinking for a while (it will continue to be an occasional event going forward).
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    Unclechaz reacted to GreenTealael in Onederland   
    CONGRATULATIONS

  21. Congrats!
    Unclechaz got a reaction from PollyEster in Onederland   
    I am posting this in the hopes that it may help someone....
    Onederland. I have read other people post about onederland for years now, and never thought it would one day be me. It just seemed so far out of reach. During my years of trying all different diet fads, I got close, but never hit the magic number (only to gain back everything, plus). Yesterday, was my first memory of ever seeing a 1 as the first digit on the scale.
    Less than 8 months ago, I weighed 316 pounds, scared out of my mind about surgery, and wondering if I would even lose 100 pounds in the end. The road hasn’t always been easy, but the results are so worth it. For those on the fence (as I was for 5 years) I can tell you without hesitation that this was the right move for me. As so many people have said before, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

  22. Congrats!
    Unclechaz got a reaction from PollyEster in Onederland   
    I am posting this in the hopes that it may help someone....
    Onederland. I have read other people post about onederland for years now, and never thought it would one day be me. It just seemed so far out of reach. During my years of trying all different diet fads, I got close, but never hit the magic number (only to gain back everything, plus). Yesterday, was my first memory of ever seeing a 1 as the first digit on the scale.
    Less than 8 months ago, I weighed 316 pounds, scared out of my mind about surgery, and wondering if I would even lose 100 pounds in the end. The road hasn’t always been easy, but the results are so worth it. For those on the fence (as I was for 5 years) I can tell you without hesitation that this was the right move for me. As so many people have said before, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

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    Unclechaz reacted to PollyEster in Onederland   
    This is completely awesome - well done, you! It's incredibly gratifying - and sometimes even astounding 😂 - when our good choices and hard work really begin paying off.
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    Unclechaz reacted to Puffy-no-more in Onederland   
    Congratulations!!!! I bet it feels so great. I hope to join you in that land in another day or 2!!
  25. Congrats!
    Unclechaz got a reaction from PollyEster in Onederland   
    I am posting this in the hopes that it may help someone....
    Onederland. I have read other people post about onederland for years now, and never thought it would one day be me. It just seemed so far out of reach. During my years of trying all different diet fads, I got close, but never hit the magic number (only to gain back everything, plus). Yesterday, was my first memory of ever seeing a 1 as the first digit on the scale.
    Less than 8 months ago, I weighed 316 pounds, scared out of my mind about surgery, and wondering if I would even lose 100 pounds in the end. The road hasn’t always been easy, but the results are so worth it. For those on the fence (as I was for 5 years) I can tell you without hesitation that this was the right move for me. As so many people have said before, my only regret is not doing it sooner.

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