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  1. Remix

    Best place in Mexico?

    I got my surgery done in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Surgeon was Dr. Hidalgo. He was amazing. No troubles at all. I went the sleeve route because my bmi was only 30. I'm now at bmi of 22 (142 lbs) and feel amazing! The hospital was clean and ran smoothly. The Dr was terrific. Some of the staff didn't know English but the Dr is completely fluent and easily understood. I was alone and felt safe and well cared for from the moment the plane landed in PV until I sadly had to leave their beautiful country. No complaints whatsoever. I was literally laying on the beach 2 days after surgery. I was walking hours after surgery. The next day it didn't even feel like I'd had surgery. Great care. I'd totally recommend this Dr. I'm a Canadian. The flight was 5.5 hours. I was just careful to stay hydrated and walk around on the plane to ensure I didn't get a blood clot. Don't let people scare you with warnings of Mexico. People have unfounded ideas about dirty hospitals and corrupt Dr's etc. From my experience, it's quite the opposite. Just do your research and talk to the surgeon before committing to the surgery. Good luck on your journey! Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  2. 1.5 years post surgery I cant tolerate Milk anymore. I can't stand sweet foods but I think that's because I haven't had them in a long time. I tried a sip of pop a whole ago. It tasted like thick syrup. So gross ???? Many foods taste too salty. I also got used to Protein shakes thankfully. Before surgery it took everything I had to get the down. Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  3. 144 Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  4. I'm sorry I forgot to post. I was 142.4 on Monday Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  5. CW 144 GW 139 Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  6. I'm in. Thanks for organizing this challenge! I'll weigh in on Monday Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  7. If it's not too late to join, please sign me up. CW 143 Goal 135 I'm in weight loss stage..albeit slow loss stage... Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  8. Can i join please? I'm currently at 140 and my goal will be 135 lbs. Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
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    Low BMI is it possible

    Hi there. Your original post sounds like me last year. I had a bmi of 30, I was doing everything I could to lose the weight with no success. Today marks 8 months since my sleeve surgery in Mexico. I've lost 50 lbs. My bmi is now 21. I've gone from obese to overweight to normal. I'd say do the surgery. It was the best decision I've made. I'm so happy and healthy and living life to the fullest. The surgery has less risk of complications and an easier recovery for those of us with lower bmis. The day after surgery, I felt great and the day after that I was on the beach & it didn't even feel like I'd had surgery! It's your own decision but I just wanted to let you know I can completely relate to your story. Wishing you the best! Take care! Sent from my SM-G925W8 using the BariatricPal App
  10. I'm in! Thanks so much for taking this on! This challenge ends on my bday and I'm leaving for Mexico the day before so will be working hard to get my body beach ready in the weeks ahead!!! Goal is 125 lbs. Current weight is 136 lbs.
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    Just waiting ????

    Eeek!!! What an exciting day for you! Try not to worry. This is the beginning of a wonderful, rewarding journey. What a gift to give yourself. You'll be proud and amazed and happy and healthy. Good luck today. 2016 is going to be an incredible year for you!!! Keep us posted. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
  12. I was sleeved July 11, 2015. I was 5'7" and weighed 185 (bmi of 30). My goal was to lose 50 lbs. I've hit my original goal! I'm at 135 but am aiming to lose another 10. Currrently my bmi is 21. Ive gone from a size 16 pant to size 8. I feel amazing. I go to kickboxing class 2x/week. This is something I wouldn't have ever tried before and I can't tell you how much I love it!! I've gotten my life back!! I'm happy, healthy and confident again and I'm beyond thrilled. Recovery for us low bmi-ers is much easier than those who have more to lose. Honestly, by the next day I felt like I hadn't had surgery at all!! I haven't regretted my surgery for a second in the almost 6 months since. Not a second. I was self pay. I'm a Canadian who went to PV Mexico for surgery. There was no way I would have qualified for free surgery through health care. It only costed me $5500 US and the care I received was incredible...as was spending time on the beaches of Mexico haha. I went there for surgery alone and never once felt scared or unsafe. I decided I'd rather go alone for surgery and have family join me for a holiday there once the weight was gone. Guess what?!! My 2 sons, my boyfriend and I are booked to return to Puerto Vallarta during February break!!! Soooo exciting!! There has been no sagging skin. I spent a lot of time exercising in the beginning because I was worried about that. I take Multivitamins plus b12, Calcium and Biotin supplements daily. Going to add a multi B Vitamin as well. Congrats on your decision to have surgery. It's an incredible gift to yourself. I hope your journey is as wonderful as mine has been. Let me know if you have any questions!!
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    Love this idea!! My exercise goal is 4 hours/week. I'm at 136 lbs and goal is 125.

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