Hello again with another update - 6 months this time- from your friendly neighborhood sleeve-bud.
I’ve lost a total of 67 lbs so far. I was luckier than most; I didn’t get a stall or slow down until month 4. That first stall for about 2 weeks.
It is right around this time where I started straying from following my doc’s instructions to a t. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not condoning that behavior; I’m just saying; that’s what happened with me. I am holding steady at 182 with a 5’6” frame and honestly; if I stayed right here going forward, I would be OK with that. My weight loss has slowed down; partly because, well; it’s been 5-6 months... and of course it would’ve gone faster if I were sticking to what I’m supposed to be doing.
Quick side note: You know how when you first notice your collar bones it’s an awesome feeling? Well, the knocking together of your knees when lying sideways gets old pretty fast. Yes, yes, I know; clearly I prefer my knees knocking together to being obese but... Anyway; any suggestions other than a pillow between your knees (-which doesn’t always work) are welcome.
Overall it is amazing how quickly one gets used to being a size 12 (as opposed to being a size 16 going on 18) and how quickly this becomes the new reality. It gets old receiving compliments on how much weight I've lost. I don't mean boring but I do mean that it gets increasingly difficult to relate to the person who I was.. I see obese people around me and recognize mimics or certain actions I used to do. I feel for them but only to a point where I vaguely remember being one of them. That isn't me anymore.
I'm not one of those people who can say "I wish I had done this sooner"... after all it was a confluence of events that brought me to where I was and I don't think I would appreciate my current situation if this had not been something I have suffered for, worked for and prepared myself for. Sort of along the lines of "earned money is sweeter than found money" if you know what I mean.
All in all, I have only three words for you: this is awesome!
Congrats ladies, I still have 2 more doctor visits for the required 6 consecutive by my insurance. i can't wait, then I have to wait for approval from insurance. Happy May to the both of you!!! Can't wait to hear from you after surgery!!
Congratulations!!!! I got approved April 4th...had my work up done and on 4/17 I got my date! I'm getting sleeved on May 9th!!!!!!! #OfficialMaySleever I'm currently going into day 5 of a 14-day liquid diet. LETS GOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Congratulations! Finding out your approved feels so good. I found out I was approved 4/23 and I teared! I had to fight insurance for approval for initial consultation, so when I got approved for surgery without a fight it felt so good. My surgery date is 5/11! We are officially May sleevers!
Hey. Glad to hear. I went down from 360 to 195 in 6 months. I had surgery May 29 and by November I lost all the weight. Gym is definitely necessary. Unfortunately I stopped for 5 months while I took care a few family situations and ended up gaining 25 lbs which have me upset but I know why. Now I’m getting back into that gym and since it’s warming up I can take my bicycle out.
I JUST realized that I have already reduced my BMI enough to get out of the Extreme/Morbid Obesity category. I am now "just" obese. Did I ever think I would Celebrate such a thing? No! But here I am absolutely thrilled about it! My body may not yet "show" what I've done, but it IS making a difference.