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BelgianGuy

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  1. Hugs
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ms.sss in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    I must say it's not the easiest to come back to the forums once you are... used to your new way of life, especially since I had little to no regain!

    Thanks a lot for the compliment 😃 it's very kind of you!
  2. Hugs
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ms.sss in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    I must say it's not the easiest to come back to the forums once you are... used to your new way of life, especially since I had little to no regain!

    Thanks a lot for the compliment 😃 it's very kind of you!
  3. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Hello everyone, I had my surgery on the 26th of February 2016... Almost four years now!

    I just wanted to show that it's possible to maintain your weight even after a few years... I'm happy with the decision I made even though I was only 23 back then. It changed many aspects of my life, mostly in a very good way!
    Here are some "before pics":

    Here are some pics from my 2019/2020 trip to Slovakia (I did Celebrate new year's eve with nice drinks, oops):
     
    If I can be useful or answer any question, don't hesite to ask me anything
    Cheers from Belgium!
  4. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Hello everyone, I had my surgery on the 26th of February 2016... Almost four years now!

    I just wanted to show that it's possible to maintain your weight even after a few years... I'm happy with the decision I made even though I was only 23 back then. It changed many aspects of my life, mostly in a very good way!
    Here are some "before pics":

    Here are some pics from my 2019/2020 trip to Slovakia (I did Celebrate new year's eve with nice drinks, oops):
     
    If I can be useful or answer any question, don't hesite to ask me anything
    Cheers from Belgium!
  5. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Hello everyone, I had my surgery on the 26th of February 2016... Almost four years now!

    I just wanted to show that it's possible to maintain your weight even after a few years... I'm happy with the decision I made even though I was only 23 back then. It changed many aspects of my life, mostly in a very good way!
    Here are some "before pics":

    Here are some pics from my 2019/2020 trip to Slovakia (I did Celebrate new year's eve with nice drinks, oops):
     
    If I can be useful or answer any question, don't hesite to ask me anything
    Cheers from Belgium!
  6. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Hello everyone, I had my surgery on the 26th of February 2016... Almost four years now!

    I just wanted to show that it's possible to maintain your weight even after a few years... I'm happy with the decision I made even though I was only 23 back then. It changed many aspects of my life, mostly in a very good way!
    Here are some "before pics":

    Here are some pics from my 2019/2020 trip to Slovakia (I did Celebrate new year's eve with nice drinks, oops):
     
    If I can be useful or answer any question, don't hesite to ask me anything
    Cheers from Belgium!
  7. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Hello everyone, I had my surgery on the 26th of February 2016... Almost four years now!

    I just wanted to show that it's possible to maintain your weight even after a few years... I'm happy with the decision I made even though I was only 23 back then. It changed many aspects of my life, mostly in a very good way!
    Here are some "before pics":

    Here are some pics from my 2019/2020 trip to Slovakia (I did Celebrate new year's eve with nice drinks, oops):
     
    If I can be useful or answer any question, don't hesite to ask me anything
    Cheers from Belgium!
  8. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  9. Congrats!
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    When I had my sleeve, I was 23.
    I lost more than 50kgs. And I did try dieting and exercising before, losing twenty kgs, regaining twenty-five...
    So yeah, people don't know sh*t about what you are personally going through, so they can mostly keep their opinion for themselves. Just smile and nod and do what you intended to do.
    Today I am 26, I finally have a body I am not ashamed of and I am really happy with the results.
  10. Congrats!
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    When I had my sleeve, I was 23.
    I lost more than 50kgs. And I did try dieting and exercising before, losing twenty kgs, regaining twenty-five...
    So yeah, people don't know sh*t about what you are personally going through, so they can mostly keep their opinion for themselves. Just smile and nod and do what you intended to do.
    Today I am 26, I finally have a body I am not ashamed of and I am really happy with the results.
  11. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  12. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from DaisyChainOz in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    9 months after getting sleeved, I just hit a pretty important milestone (for "metric" people) for I have indeed lost 50kilos!! (which roughly translates to 110,5pounds). I am really happy about the results, my lifestyle habits have changed for the best and I am so very glad I have reached more than my goal in less than a year, I know I'll have to stay focus and do my best to stay this way, but right now I am so glad I did it. Cheers everyone

    (Me in July 2015)

    And me today (tonight)!
  13. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  14. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  15. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  16. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from rs in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Thanks a lot to the both of you 😃
  17. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  18. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  19. Congrats!
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    When I had my sleeve, I was 23.
    I lost more than 50kgs. And I did try dieting and exercising before, losing twenty kgs, regaining twenty-five...
    So yeah, people don't know sh*t about what you are personally going through, so they can mostly keep their opinion for themselves. Just smile and nod and do what you intended to do.
    Today I am 26, I finally have a body I am not ashamed of and I am really happy with the results.
  20. Congrats!
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    When I had my sleeve, I was 23.
    I lost more than 50kgs. And I did try dieting and exercising before, losing twenty kgs, regaining twenty-five...
    So yeah, people don't know sh*t about what you are personally going through, so they can mostly keep their opinion for themselves. Just smile and nod and do what you intended to do.
    Today I am 26, I finally have a body I am not ashamed of and I am really happy with the results.
  21. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from Goody222 in I didn't realize when I lost weight that _____   
    sleeping on the side seems to the be quite common, I can't sleep on the side without a piece of my blanket between my knees.
    To this day, when I take public transportation, I still tend to retract into my seat when someone sits besides me because unconsciously I still think I take a seat and a half on my own, which is not the case anymore, I must just seem very antipathic somehow :x
    And the only "bad" thing about the after-surgery body is how cold I always am. Winter has become a true enemy of mine, I wear layers and layers of clothes, scarves, gloves, and yet, I am always shivering when the temperature reaches below 10°c... Which is quite unfortunate since Belgium is not the warmest place on earth!
  22. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  23. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  24. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
  25. Like
    BelgianGuy got a reaction from koketika in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    So it had been a while since I had posted anything down here. My surgery was on the 25th of February 2016.
    I used to look like this:

    After three years, many things have changed.
    I must admit I still fancy a bit of fast food, a beer, wine or a whisky from time to time, but I don't feel addicted to those like I used to. I eat healthier, I learnt to avoid stupid behaviour and I don't give a s*** anymore about what my family can tell me regarding the fact I now eat "like a bird" (at least I am not dying each time I climb up stairs).
    I had a few throw backs health-wise that are non-weight related (started to have epileptic crisis) and I was scared the treatment would lead me back to a wrong path food-wise, but hopefully, it wasn't the case. I also was diagnosed with osteoroposis, but it hasn't been linked with my sleeve surgery (it's very uncommon amongst male patients, let alone 27years old ones), apparentely, it's more a lack of luck regarding my genes. Every blood test I have made indicates that I have a very healthy diet and that I lack of nothing but a bit of luck 😛
    I still bike, walk and hike a lot, I had a small regain (two kilos) but in two years, I don't think it's that horrific.
    Here is how I look recently:
     
    If I can help answer any question, relieve a doubt or whatever I can do to be useful, don't hesitate to PM me or ask me something here.

    Cheers from Belgium
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