Was sleeved on 1/10. I started my 6 month pre-op journey in June at a weight of 368. My next visit was at an all time high of 370. That is when it hit me that I wasn’t mentally ready and I knew that I had to mentally prepare before I would truest be ready. The next visit I had dropped some weight and then some more the next. I was feeling good losing weight and I slow came to realize that I was truly ready. In my December appointment I was down to 360ish and I was excited to get my surgery date for January. Surgery day rolled around and I weighed in at 340 (after an awesome 2wk pre-op diet).
Over the last 2 months I have experienced two stalls and many mini-victories. My first stall lasted 5-6 days at around week 3. My second stall lasted a little over 2 weeks, I just overcame it two days ago and was getting very frustrated. I was at my 300 pound brick wall. I weighed in at 301.6 everyday for two weeks straight! I thought my scale was broke, but no matter where I moved it to on the floor in the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom.... garage, it didn’t make a difference! Still 301.6.... Finally, two days ago I crawled on my scale and BAMM! I beat down my brick wall and seen a beautiful 299.5 and this morning 297.6.
With this accomplishment behind me I am excited once again and am looking forward to my next mini goal of 280. I find it mentally satisfying of setting small realistic goals and reaching them. If my only goal is to reach 200, I will have a long miserable journey. But, if I set small goals I will enjoy my journey and not be discouraged as easy.
So here I am, 9 weeks 2 days out (on 3/16/18) and a total of 72.4 pounds lost since my July 2017 weigh-in.
i have read so many encouraging stories on here. I hope that mine may bring some comfort to somebody that is discouraged due to a stall or even had a bad weigh-in during their pre-op phase. Good luck and have fun on your journey to a better life!
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Starting Weight: 369 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 340 lbs
Current Weight: 286 lbs
Goal Weight: 220 lbs
Weight Lost: 83 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit:
Surgery Date: 01/10/2018
Hospital Stay: 1 Day
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a