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Status Updates posted by danieocean

  1. I am officially under my ultimate goal weight...holy cow! Just wanted to share an update on my progress. I didn't take a whole lot of progress pics. The before is the oldest one I have and its 2.5 months post op and the right photo is of me today! Thrilled with my progress. Hoping everyone is happy, healthy and doing great!

    Halfway and GOAL.jpg

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    2. deadmanwalking


      looking phenominal! congrats!

    3. Orchids&Dragons


      Congrats! You look fantastic!

    4. ypease


      you look marvelous! Congratulations.

  2. Excited! Only 10lbs away from being considered just "overweight" on the BMI chart instead of "obese". While I don't heavily rely on sticking to the "BMI" guidelines because every BODY is different, it still feels like an achievement! Also, our vacation to Ireland only 20 days away. Working hard to drop these last 11lbs before the trip to be back in the "100's"! Time will tell :) Hope everyone is happy and healthy!!!

    1. GreenTealael


      CONGRATS 🎉

    2. abefroman329


      Way to go!

  3. I've got the flu and in another stall. Why are these stalls so infuriating? One week now 221. UGH.  Already been there, done that but still frustrated. Hoping everyone is staying healthy and happy! XO! 

    1. GreenTealael


      Get well soon 🎈

  4. The stall officially broke yesterday and I'm down to 234! So 3lbs lost in 2 days! HALLELUJAH!

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    2. Leia


      Yay!!! Congrats!! Stalls are the worst.

    3. danieocean


      Thank you, Ladies! OMG I was losing my mind!!! Down to 229 today, body's back in gear.

    4. deadmanwalking
  5. My weight will JUST NOT BUDGE. I'm annoyed. This stall sucks. Can stress alone trigger a stall? I'm 237, have been for...oh 10 days now. I'm doing everything else I need to, but am more stressed than I have been. 

    1. KimTriesRNY


      You will stall. I’ve had stalls for over three weeks at a time. The lower you get, the longer it will take to lose the pounds. Just keep to the program, it will come off. It’s discouraging but everyone goes through it! 🤗

  6. Stuck in a stall, been 237 for a few days. Sucks! But good news, I no longer fit in a 2XL leggings or shirts. Back to XL in shirts and leggings!!! :) WOO!

    1. Orchids&Dragons


      Feels great, doesn't it? Congrats! And track those measurements! I'd rather see inches disappear than pounds any day!

  7. Going through a lot of personal issues...came to visit my mom to try and figure out what I need to do. I'm really experiencing that head hunger I keep hearing about. In my lowest moments I feel most hungry. My stomach hurts like I'm starving. Trying to get in and see a therapist ASAP. Just really struggling to keep it all together. It's really weird to feel like this and not have food...I feel lost. SOunds so ridiculous. Sorry to be a downer, just been a hell of a day. 😕

    1. Missouri-Lee's Summit

      Missouri-Lee's Summit

      Nothing you've said sounds ridiculous. Anything complicating your life is important and matters. I'm glad to hear that you are seeking out the help of a therapist. Many people try to ignore problems until they become overwhelmed by them... or they allow the stigma of seeing a therapist prevent them from getting help... or, unfortunately, they don't have access to a mental health professional.

      Good on you for visiting your mother and asking for help. As a mother of four adult children, it feels nice to still be needed. My own mother is going through the early stages of dementia now and I'm terrified of the day when she might not even recognize me. Treasure your parents. The older you get, the more you realize how fragile and fleeting life can be. (Talk about being a downer!)

      I hope your personal issues became more manageable soon. Try to stay strong, but never be afraid to ask for help. :)

    2. danieocean


      Thank you so much for your response. I still very much need my mom. It's nice to come home and have time to sort things out and talk with her about everything. I have no shame in seeing a therapist or recommending it to other people...they really can help! Trying my best every day, actually noticing my first stall...wondering if stress can trigger it? In any case, I'll stay on track.

      I am so sorry to hear about your mother! That breaks my heart, I hope that never happens, and if it does know that she's still there. What an awful disease, my heart goes out to you and your family!

      Thank you again for your sweetness and kind words, it's nice to be able to share and get support in the bad times especially!!!

  8. As of today, I have lost 60lbs since my journey began (first WLS appt)! Most of that weight has been lost in October,  since I weighed 282 on 10/2 and I now weigh 239, (25lbs down since surgery). I can't believe it! Wish my clothes would be falling off, but not quite there yet. I'm super excited about the progress I've made so far and even more motivated to lose, especially before vacation :)


    1. ProudGrammy


      hey newbie - you are doing great - keep up the good job!!

      congrats kathy

    2. FluffyChix


      Congrats! That's fabulous!!!

  9. I have a trip planned to Ireland at the beginning of February. I've been consistently losing a pound per day since surgery. Hoping to keep this momentum going to be in the "overweight BMI" category before the trip. Thats 47lbs in 3 months. Do you think it's possible? Flights have been so uncomfortable for so long. Working hard to lose as much as I can before the trip!!!


    1. sillykitty


      That's aggressive, but not impossible. Even if you only lose 30, it will still be a more comfortable flight and a more enjoyable trip. Have fun, I love Ireland!

    2. danieocean


      Absolutely, I'm going to be happy as long as I keep losing. These hips need to keep shrinking! LOL I hate spilling over into another seat...uncomfortable & embarrassing. This'll be our first time in Ireland, I'm really excited!

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