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Soozern

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Soozern

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    Norwich
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    UK

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  1. Hey Kate! Nice to see you! I've not logged on here for ages but I am just back from visiting my son in Australia and feel I need to concentrate on my food for a while. I didn't put on or lose any weight while away but did slip into eating some weird rubbish, so have decided to get back to entering food on MFP.
  2. Just wanted to post to say a huge well done and congratulations to Chris on your one year anniversary. Chris had her surgery a month before me and has been the most amazing companion on this journey. I really couldn't have done it without you. I don't think either of us can quite believe just how much we have lost. My surgeon said he thought I would get down to about 13 stone, but I am now 10st 13lb and wearing size 10 tops and 12 trousers/skirts. I hope you have a great day Chris and look forward to keeping in touch while we both maintain. If anyone has doubts about this surgery I would say it has completely transformed my life. I was just existing before but now I am truly living life to the full!
  3. @@chrisredjeep Look forward to catching up! x
  4. @@jintycb Hahaha that's me - the crazy lady who is always laughing. I knew it would be good to lose weight, but NEVER thought I would feel this good!
  5. I had my sleeve op in Aug last year and have steadily and consistently lost weight, although it has slowed over the last couple of months. I never had any particular goal in mind and was just happy to lose ANY weight. I was previously size UK 18-20. So when I reached size 14 (a size I haven't been for a very long time) I went out and had a huge spending spree on new clothes, some of them better quality (ie more expensive) than I normally buy. I was SO happy! A couple of months on and they are now all too big! So my advice is: Make do with less/cheaper clothes until you are at least a year post-op and your weight has well and truly settled Good luck to everyone with their journey!
  6. @@Christinamo7 It will happen quicker than you think. The past months have simply flown by. Good luck!
  7. @@FMoore2004 Thanks! Even at my fattest I've been fairly active, as I have two dogs and a huge garden, so never had a problem getting to 10k steps a day. I started doing some weight training a few weeks after surgery and eight weeks ago started the C25K. I've tried running in the past but just couldn't do it. Having lost the weight I can now easily run for half an hour - no problem!
  8. @@shrinkingkimber I had my op in the UK 25 Aug last year - best thing I have ever done!
  9. @J Germaine Johnson I'm in the UK and it seems very few people get this op paid for and if you do the process takes a couple of years. I didn't feel I had any time to waste, as I'm 63, so happy I stumped up the money for it when I did. I know this is something I will never regret. I literally feel like a different person! Good luck and keep us posted how you get on!
  10. @@MzStockton Thanks! I've only just got back and didn't have internet access, so sorry for delay. I had my op in UK on 25 Aug last year - SO glad I did!
  11. @@chrisredjeep Had a brilliant time away and only just got home, having stayed a few extra days. Funnily enough I weighed the same as I did when I last saw a lot of the people there! I've just had a very fat 20 years in between! I didn't take my running gear and wouldn't really have had time, but I was back out this morning and don't have any plans to stop! Hope things are good with you - are you home yet?
  12. @@RosieCheeks I've lost just over 100lbs - not totally accurate as I only weigh once a month,so probably a bit more than that. I used to be obsessed with both food and scales, but now have new interests!
  13. I've just realised I have lost 100lbs! I only weigh once a month so this actually happened a couple of weeks ago! I've gone from 260lb to 160lb, although it may be a bit less than that now. The last 20years has totally revolved around my bathroom scales and I simply haven't had a life. Thankfully now I have been able to put the scales away and get out there and live life.....happy' happy, happy! I am off to a reunion this weekend with people I haven't seen for years (some of them for 30+ years). This is something I would NEVER have had the confidence to do last year. I will probably look a lot more wrinkly than some people there (I'm 63) but I simple don't care. Having lost weight I just can't describe how good I feel! Happy days! I feel there is nothing I can't do - I am just coming to the end of the C25K and can now run for 25 minutes! For anyone considering the sleeve I really can't think of any down sides - just DO IT!
  14. I am off to a reunion this weekend with people I haven't seen for years (some of them for 30+ years). This is something I would NEVER have had the confidence to do last year. I will probably look a lot more wrinkly than some people there (I'm 63) but I simple don't care. Having lost weight I just can't describe how good I feel! Happy days! I feel there is nothing I can't do - I am just coming to the end of the C25K and can now run for 25 minutes! For anyone considering the sleeve I really can't think of any down sides - just DO IT!
  15. Soozern

    English sleever

    Nice to see another UK sleever on the fourm. Well done on your weight loss. It's nice if people who have been sleeved for a while post, so that newbies can see how successful it is in the long term. I was sleeved in August 2015 and knew I would lose weight, but the whole thing has been totally life changing. At my first hospital appointment I weighed 260lbs. I did a pre-op diet and had my op with Spire in Norfolk. I must admit I was quite sick for the first couple of days and struggled to drink much, but after that it has been onwards and upwards all the way. I'm now down to about 160lb (I only weigh oncea month) and have almost completed the C25K, so can now run for 25 mins. Nothing short of a miracle! There is a UK part of the Gastric Sleeve forum which has been really good, although I don't get around to posting much! Lovely people and lots of helpful suggestions. Keep up the good work!
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